Ashton Kutcher among CTIA 2013 Keynote Speakers

February 12, 2013  - By

CTIA 2013, a leading wireless tech conference, will be held May 20-23 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Representing a growing $1 trillion global marketplace, CTIA 2013 will explore the trends shaping the vast mobile ecosystem as well as the impact of mobility on other vertical markets, such as health care, retail, education and government. Presented by CTIA–The Wireless Association, an authority leading the mobile movement since 1984, CTIA 2013 will continue to illuminate the future by showcasing the leaders, ideas and experiences transforming the dynamic wireless industry.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Mary Dillon, 2013 Chairperson of CTIA’s Board of Directors and U.S. Cellular President and CEO;
  • Ashton Kutcher, actor and technology venture capitalist;
  • José María Álvarez-Pallete López, Chief Operating Officer, Telefónica S.A.;
  • Michael Chasen, CEO of Social Radar and Co-founder and former CEO of Blackboard Inc.;
  • Dr. Thomas Kiessling, Chief Product and Innovation Officer, Deutsche Telekom AG;
  • Gibu Thomas, Global Head of Mobile for Walmart;
  • and MicroStrategy CEO and bestselling author of The Mobile Wave Michael Saylor.

“CTIA 2013 keynote speakers are the thought leaders, the innovators and the influencers shaping the wireless story. These individuals have been at the forefront at disrupting the status quo by making consumers’ lives better via wireless technology,” said CTIA Vice President and Show Director Robert Mesirow.

Ashton Kutcher is described in CTIA press materials as a “passionate champion of new and emerging technologies, award-winning actor and technology investor. He has been on the bleeding edge of digital social media from its earliest days. His race with CNN to be the first to one million Twitter followers became a worldwide news story and cemented Ashton’s status as a new media superstar. His unparalleled relationships with the tech industry’s best and brightest leaders keep his VC firm Katalyst far ahead of this fast-moving frontier. Kutcher also stars as Steve Jobs in the upcoming film jOBS, slated to hit theaters April 19.”

Also speaking is Michael Saylor, MicroStrategy Founder, chairman, president and CEO and the author of bestselling book, The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything.

A “Power Women in Tech Roundtable” will be moderated by U.S. Cellular CEO and CTIA Board of Directors Chairperson Mary Dillon. It will bring together the female executives defining mobility across industry sectors. The roundtable includes Target EVP and Chief Information Officer Beth Jacob and Adobe SVP and Chief Information Officer Gerri Martin-Flickinger.

May 20 is for Pre-Conference Seminars, and May 21-23 for the main Conference & Exposition. To register, visit www.ctia2013.com.

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