Report: Mobile World Congress 2013 [Barcelona]

Report: Mobile World Congress 2013 [Barcelona]

If one sentence could sum up the 2013 GSMA Mobile World Congress, which took place 25–28 February in Barcelona, Spain, it might just be: “We are now digitally enhanced human beings”. 

This year’s Congress far surpassed the 2012 event; the figures speak for themselves:

  • More than 72,000 visitors from over 200 countries
  • Over 50 per cent of this year's Mobile World Congress attendees held C-level positions, including more than 4,300 CEOs
  • More than 1,700 exhibiting companies
  • More than 320 million Euros contributed to the local economy

This new report from GFT gives an overview in what was presented and discussed at the Mobile World Congress 2013 (MWC 2103).

This paper provides a general overview of the key trends we identified at the event, including:

  1. The device revolution is upon us
  2. Translating big data into big knowledge is a major challenge
  3. Mobile payment has reached new milestones
  4. Cloud technology is here to stay
  5. Mobile apps are the new industrial revolution
  6. We expect shopping and commerce to be at our fingertips

The last section of the report contains the trends and  predictions derived from the Congress in the form of an IT trends radar. It is designed to help readers understand the emerging technologies and trends shown at MWC13 that are likely to affect the IT market in the near future.

Click on the link to access the report: GFT_TechReport_MWC_Barcelona_2013.pdf

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