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Exploring key insights from MWC Barcelona 2024

Date: 18 March 2024 18:00 - 18 March 2024 20:45

Event overview

Join Digital Catapult and Women in Telecoms & Technology (WiTT) for an evening of post-MWC insights and networking on Monday 18 March. This is an in-person event which will be held at Digital Catapult’s office in central London, as well as being live streamed globally. 

MWC Barcelona (formerly known as Mobile World Congress) is, according to the GSMA, “the largest and most influential event for the connectivity ecosystem. Whether you’re a global mobile operator, device manufacturer, technology provider, vendor, content owner, or are simply interested in the future of tech, you need to be here.” Last year’s show saw more than 88,500 attendees from 202 countries/territories.

For the past 12 years, WiTT has hosted a post-MWC event to provide news and views from the show for those of us who weren’t able to make it to Barcelona. Hot off the press from MWC Barcelona 2024, Digital Catapult is delighted to be partnering with WiTT to bring you content-rich discussions around the key trends and most talked about topics from this year’s show.

Topics to be addressed by our panel will include:

  • 5G and beyond
  • Our Digital DNA
  • How mobile technologies will impact industries such as manufacturing and fintech

If you’re attending in person, you will have the chance to make new connections by networking informally with fellow attendees over a drink both before and after the main presentation. There is also the opportunity to take a tour of Digital Catapult’s SONIC Labs. Guided by our expert technologists through our state-of-the-art facility, you will gain insights into the latest cutting-edge global R&D developments in the open networking ecosystem. 

Who should attend

This inclusive event is designed for anyone interested in trends in mobile tech and how new developments might be applied to a range of vertical industry sectors.

We welcome all guests with varying levels of technical knowledge from across the telecoms sector, as well as those from other industries that increasingly rely on mobile technologies, including manufacturing, fintech, sports & entertainment and smart mobility.

Please note that as space is limited, we would advise early registration if you are planning to join us in person.

Unable to join us in person? Sign up to watch the livestream

If you are not able to make it in person, we will be livestreaming the presentations to give you the chance to participate virtually. Simply sign up by filling out the “Register to attend online” form below.

Why attend

This lively and informative event offers a window into some of the most important issues discussed at this year’s MWC Barcelona and their likely impact on the mobile sector and a range of industries using mobile technologies. By attending, you will have the chance to:

  • Explore the latest advances in mobile technologies and key drivers of change
  • Gain insights from industry leaders into key challenges and opportunities faced by the mobile telecoms sector
  • Hear more about how mobile telecoms innovations can support the future growth and reimagining of key industry sectors such as manufacturing, fintech and beyond
  • Network and make new connections with people who share a passion and curiosity for the development and potential of exciting new technologies


18:00 – Arrivals and registrations

18:30 – Welcome and Introductions

18:45 – Panel discussion
Chaired by Michelle Senecal de Fonseca – Board Director for WiTT and other organisations

  • Nitu Kaushal – MD of Cloud First Intelligence Edge Business, Accenture
  • Sarah Roberts – Group Chief Marketing Officer at Boldyn Networks
  • Teresa Walsh – Chief Intelligence Officer and MD for the EMEA region, FS-ISAC (Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center)
  • Sophie Weston – Senior Policy, Research and Engagement Manager, Digital Catapult

19:35 – Panel Q&A

19:55 – Wrap-up and thank you

20:00 – Networking and SONIC Labs Tour

20:45 – Event ends

Panellists will be announced closer to the event date.

Register to attend in-person

Register to attend online

Legal and Privacy Terms

WiTT and Catapult (each a “Host”) are co-hosting this event, and each Host is individually (not jointly) a Controller. Each Host is individually responsible to you for how that Host respectively stores, uses and processes your personal data in accordance with that Host’s privacy policy. One Host is not responsible to you for the other Host’s storage, use or processing of your data. Actions taken by one Host (e.g. deleting personal data) will be independent of the other Host. If you need to make a data request, please make such request directly to the relevant Host(s). Each Host’s privacy policy can be found at Co-Host:; and Catapult

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