I'm just about starting to get geared up for Mobile World Congress. I'll be chairing the Embedded Mobile: State of the Market congress session. The speaker line-up is great, spanning a whole host of verticals. I'm hoping to hear about AT&T's success in the consumer electronics space from Glenn Lurie, President Emerging Devices. We also have Dr. Michael Würtenberger, VP ConnectedDrive at BMW, and Chris Chung, Head of Emerging Technologies at British Gas to give us the Automotive and Utilities perspectives. Between those three we're covering off probably the three most exciting sectors in M2M. The final speaker is Amir Lahat, Head of Business Ventures at Nokia Siemens Networks. I once described him as having the best job in telecoms. If you want to know more, you'll have to come along. He'll be pulling all the strands together and talking about how MNOs can make money, which is why we're all here.
The session is 3.45-5.15 on Wednesday in Hall 5, Room 5. It should be an absolute corker and I recommend you come along.
The other big thing we have going on at MWC...I can't talk about right now. Watch out for at least one very interesting announcement from us.
Yesterday I saw a tweet that it was "only 38 days to go" until MWC, which I guess means that today it's 37 days. Which seems about right. Shifting it back a couple of weeks seems helpful until I remember that I'm also off to CeBIT to speak at M2M Zone's half day M2M session the following week.