25 February 2019 | Barcelona

Bloomberg CEO Forum at MWC

Connectivity is breaking down borders, like never before, empowering business leaders to collaborate and solve some of the world’s most critical challenges. As more companies move to the cloud and billions of objects connect and send data through the internet of things (IoT), creating a pervasive network of intelligent connectivity – including 5G services – will be a key enabler to everything.

February 25 - Monday

3:30 pm


4:00 pm

Welcome Remarks


4:05 pm

Fireside Chat


  • Omar Abbosh

    Group Chief Executive Officer - Communications, Media & Technology, Accenture


4:20 pm

Enterprise - All Systems Go

5G is creating new opportunities, and more flexibility for increasing revenue in the enterprise. During this panel CEOs will share their vision for transforming their enterprise business and compelling use cases for how intelligent connectivity will increase profitability for the B2B community. How long will it take, what are the roadblocks and who will win the race?



  • Stefan Nicola

    German Telecoms, Media and Technology Reporter, Bloomberg LP

4:45 pm

Bloomberg Intelligence Presentation

Bloomberg Intelligence will run a survey of investors and analysts over the next couple of months to gain perspective from the investment community on the scale of the 5G and IoT opportunity. We’ll explore which parts of the value chain, Telcos, technology consultants or digital service providers are expected to benefit most. The results of this survey will be shared in this presentation revealing new insights on how shareholders are thinking about connectivity.


  • Matthew Bloxham

    Head of EMEA Telecom, Media and Technology Research, Bloomberg Intelligence

5:00 pm

The Business Case for Collaboration: Living the Ecosystem

Digital disruption calls for new ways to innovate and bring new products to market much faster. One company doing it all alone through long cycles of R&D investments is a concept of the past.

Today, new competitors leverage agile technologies and innovation-led approaches to bring together complex ecosystems of partners that collaborate efficiently over online platforms.

This session will focus on the complex yet interesting opportunities ahead for companies who know how to attract strong ecosystems of partners and what industry verticals are set to benefit the most from this technology evolution.



5:30 pm

Shaping the Workforce of the Future

The workforce of the future is being redefined by AI and robotics, but realising the promise of the connected world is going to depend as much on people as technology. While robots can analyse data faster, it’s humans who will ask the right questions to solve critical problems and CEO’s who pivot their workforce quickly will maintain a competitive edge. We’ll hear from CEOs who are shaping their future workforce to embrace new technologies, adopt an agile mind-set, encourage creativity and disruptive thinking.

And examine the challenges and opportunities ahead to expand into the enterprise space and co-create connective solutions.



6:00 pm

Closing Remarks & Networking Reception


Omar Abbosh

Group Chief Executive Officer - Communications, Media & Technology Accenture

Thaddeus Arroyo

Chief Executive Officer AT&T Business

Matthew Bloxham

Head of EMEA Telecom, Media and Technology Research Bloomberg Intelligence

Kathrin Buvac

President of Nokia Enterprise and Chief Strategy Officer Nokia

Nejra Cehic

Anchor Bloomberg Television and Radio

Chua Sock Koong

Group CEO Singtel

Niklas Heuveldop

CEO & President North America Ericsson

Marie Mawad

Reporter Global Tech Bloomberg

Stefan Nicola

German Telecoms, Media and Technology Reporter Bloomberg LP

Andrew Penn

Chief Executive Officer Telstra

Rima Qureshi

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Verizon

Helmut Reisinger

Chief Executive Officer of Orange Business Services Orange

Mike Sutcliff

Group Chief Executive Officer Accenture Digital

Gunn Wærsted

Chairman Telenor

Bob Wheeler

President & CEO Airstream


Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 459,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.