With the presence of executives, authorities, and analysts from more than 40 countries, the fifth edition of the Mobile 360 Latin America was held this week for the second time in Mexico City.
The focus of the meeting was to analyze how Latin America can adopt the latest innovations and, at the same time, improve and expand the use of existing technologies to accelerate the digital transformation of businesses and societies.
There are four key points that should be considered in such a framework: timely release of spectrum under the right conditions; approval of consolidation to boost investments while maintaining effective competition; equivalent rules for digital service providers - that is, a level playing field for operators and Internet companies; and harmonized international policies on privacy and data protection.
The inaugural conference also featured masterly presentations by Javier Jiménez Espriú, Secretary of Communications and Transportation of Mexico; Carlos Slim Domit, President of the Board of América Móvil; and Gabriel Contreras, Commissioner President of the Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT).
Carlos Morales Paulin, CEO of Telefónica México, and Eduardo Gutiérrez, President of IBM Mexico, participated in a panel on how to intelligently connect to Latin America, moderated by Laxmi Akkaraju, Chief Strategy Officer of the GSMA. The welcome to the event was made by Javier Piñeiro, the new Regional Director for Latin America of the GSMA.
The debate sessions continued throughout Tuesday with topics such as the impact of the networks of the future, discovering the potential of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things and regulatory challenges for the arrival of 5G.
On Wednesday, the main conference was dedicated to the power of data and automation, how to build trust in the digital economy, and how to boost business agility in the midst of digital transformation. Featured speakers included AT & T, Cisco, Ericsson, Facebook, Google, Korea Telecom, Nokia and Telecom Argentina, among others.
Mobile 360 Latin America also offered a varied program of workshops, meetings and special activities, including the Latin America Strategy & Innovation Forum meeting and a round table on gender diversity in the technology industry. It also had its place, for the second time in a Mobile 360 Series conference, the 4YFN Startups Zone (Four Years From Now), in which they exhibited their local startup solutions.
On the third and final day, a meeting was held on successful models for the deployment of infrastructure in the region organized by the National Telecommunications Association (ANATEL) and a summit of Internet of Things companies in charge of the IDB Invest, arm for the private sector of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).