February 24, 2020 | Barcelona

Bloomberg CEO Forum at MWC

With regard to health and safety, the GSMA has cancelled MWC Barcelona 2020, and we have therefore cancelled this event.

We appreciate your interest in attending, and look forward to welcoming you to future Bloomberg Live events around the world.


February 24 - Monday

3:30 pm

Registration and Networking

4:00 pm

Welcome Remarks


4:05 pm

Driving Growth Through Trust

The telecom sector is depended on by millions of customers to deliver an uncompromising service, whilst being reliable guardians of our personal data. Trust is the currency for both maintaining a loyal customer base and for enabling future revenue growth through the lure of a dependable reputation. In an immensely competitive landscape, what can telcos do to win, develop and build on this trust from its customers? And when trust is established, how can telcos then spring forward to capitalize on the business opportunities that are being facilitated by 5G, IOT and AI?



  • Laura Abasolo

    Chief Finance and Control Officer, Telefónica S.A.

  • Ronan Dunne

    EVP & Group CEO, Verizon Consumer Group

  • Ruza Sabanovic

    EVP and Head of Technologies and Services, Telenor Group

  • John Walsh

    Group Chief Executive – Communications, Media, and Technology, Accenture

4:35 pm

Unlocking 5G: Use Cases and Collaborative New Business Models

New products, services, business models and entire industries are being born as 5G provides a huge leap forward in speed, capacity and connectivity. Our multi-stakeholder panel will discuss the cross-industry collaboration that is taking place across the 5G ecosystem to create profitable new business models and pinpoint use cases that are starting to revolutionise their sectors. We will delve into how AI-driven services, powered by 5G, are set to multiply through the intelligent use of smart data and what new capabilities we can expect to see in the near future.



5:05 pm

5G, IoT and Sustainability

Since 2015, the UN’s 2030 Agenda has set the goal of shared prosperity in a sustainable world. In 2016 the Paris Agreement spelled out the importance of preventing a rise of global temperatures. Now, with a decade to go until the year 2030, and the impending acceleration of millions of intelligently connected mobile devices driven by 5G, how do we ensure the 5G revolution is managed sustainably? Our panel will discuss how the 5G network can run efficiently whilst also opening the door to broader positive social impact – such as improving the efficiency of energy networks, transport and smart cities.


  • Matthew Bloxham

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


5:40 pm

Closing Remarks


5:45 pm

Cocktails & Networking Reception


Laura Abasolo

Chief Finance and Control Officer Telefónica S.A.

Matthew Bloxham

Head of EMEA Telecom, Media and Technology Research Bloomberg Intelligence

Ronan Dunne

EVP & Group CEO Verizon Consumer Group

Mark Evans

Chief Executive Officer Telefónica UK Limited (O2)

Mari-Noëlle Jego-Laveissiere

Deputy CEO, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer Orange

Andreas Müller

Industrial 5G Lead, Bosch; Chairman, 5G-ACIA

Ruza Sabanovic

EVP and Head of Technologies and Services Telenor Group

Thomas Seal

Media and Telecoms Reporter Bloomberg

Chua Sock Koong

Group CEO Singtel

John Walsh

Group Chief Executive – Communications, Media, and Technology Accenture

Alex Webb

Columnist Bloomberg Opinion

Nejra Cehic

Anchor Bloomberg Television and Radio


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.