Mobile @the Heart of Health GSMA-mHealth Alliance Mobile Health Summit 2012

Apr 20, 2012, 04:00 ET from GSMA

LONDON, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA-mHA Mobile Health Summit will be hosted in Cape Town, South Africa on 29th May – 1st June 2012. Taking advantage of the global reach of the GSMA and mHealth Alliance, this year's summit will demonstrate the commercial scale and sustainability of mobile health initiatives.

Mobile and health executives and government leaders representing all areas of the mobile health ecosystem, from the private and public sectors, the technology, health and development fields and from academia will present, discuss and debate some of the most critical issues in the industry. These include service provider business models and MNO partnerships, regulation and privacy and the on-the-ground innovations that are saving lives.

This year's keynote speakers who will share their insights into the critical global business trends, growth strategies and technological innovations for mobile health include:

  • Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape, South Africa 
  • Andre Beyers, CMO, Airtel Africa 
  • Thierry Zylberberg, EVP Strategic Partnerships, GM Health Line of Business, France Telecom
  • Gabi Zedlmayer, VP, Office of Global Social Innovation, HP 
  • Scott C. Ratzan, VP, Global Health, Johnson & Johnson
  • Axel Nemetz, Head of Health, Vodafone

Press accreditation for this year's summit is now currently open:

To become accredited for GSMA-mHealth Alliance Mobile Health Summit 2012:

  • Contact and apply for press accreditation
  • Provide all relevant documentation and links to support the accreditation application.

In order to register, media will be required to comply with strict press accreditation criteria and provide verification of their media status.  (The criteria for media accreditation can be found here:

Once the accreditation application has been submitted, the GSMA press team will then review each application. Upon positive review of the application, press will be accredited and will receive confirmation of their accreditation and registration. If the application is declined, media will be notified and can either re-submit their accreditation application with appropriate support or register as an attendee. 

About the GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world's mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organisations. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as the Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Congress. 

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