Mobile Intelligence Conference

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Acquire vital information on new technologies, issues and practices.

The CTIA Mobile Intelligence Conference is an open-dialogue program designed to propel the wireless industry forward by advancing “The Art of the Possible.” Join the conversation, and take away crucial technical intelligence, best business practices and the key issues that are driving the next generation of wireless technology.

2016 Tracks:

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Everything Intelligent: Taking the Networks to 5G

Programming for engineers, RF experts, network design and integration specialists, technologists and analysts interested in hearing from carrier and OEM CTOs about the evolution from 4G to 5G network infrastructures, the emerging focus on network virtualization and the scale and efficiencies SDN and other solutions bring. Technologists, entrepreneurs and business insiders will discuss the latest trends in network densification, efforts to extend the utility of 4G, developments in mmWave technologies and the global race to identify and harmonize additional spectrum bands to support 5G use cases. View all sessions >>

Day 1: Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Building the Road to 5G: A CTO Perspective 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
The Economics of 5G: Can Operators Expand Capacity and Save Dollars Too? 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Optimal Spectrum Scenarios for 4G and 5G Networks

1:00 PM – 1:50 PM

Innovations at the Core: Enhancing Networks Capabilities 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
Densifying Mobile Broadband Networks: Leveraging Today's 4G Networks and Spectrum Portfolios to Stay Ahead of Capacity Demand 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM
Smart Cities: Mobile Innovation Driving the Future of Communities and Citizens

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Day 2: Thursday, September 8, 2016
Win, Place or Show: The Global Race for Supremacy in 5G Deployments 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Making the Most of Unlicensed Spectrum: Can the Engineers Overcome Policy Concerns? 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
On-Demand Capacity: Scaling for Big Sporting Events and Massive Crowds in Dense Urban Areas 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Extending the Life (and Reach) of 4G Networks: Use Cases for Drones 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM


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Everything Connected: Smart City + Smart Consumer

Programming for mobile executives, analysts, entrepreneurs, marketing and advertising executives focused on IoT deployment, smart city strategies and requirements and the downstream consumer innovations IoT and 5G networks will create across segments ranging from wearables and retail to connected cars, mobile payments and mHealth. Experts will discuss global consumer adoption trends, Adtech viability and consumer appetite for mobile video. Speakers will also tackle issues surrounding consumer privacy and data security and how these might impact the evolution of 5G services and applications.

Everything Connected: Smart City  View all sessions>>

Day 1: Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Delivering IoT in Big Cities and Small Towns: Assessing the Potential for Smart City Mobile Connectivity 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Securing the Foundation of a 5G World: Establishing a Framework for Cybersecurity that Enables IoT 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
Smart Cities: Understanding the Infrastructure of IoT 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
When it Absolutely, Positively Needs to be There Now: Harnessing the Power of the IoT Logistics Revolution 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM
Detroit Muscle and Mobile Connectivity: Transforming One of America’s Favorite Obsessions 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Everything Connected: Smart Consumer  View all sessions>>

Day 2: Thursday, September 8, 2016
The Expanding Video Buffet: Can Mobile Advertising Save the Day? 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Exploring Mobile Marketing and Advertising Ramifications of Social Media 11:50 AM – 12:45 PM
Harnessing Mobile to Create a Better, More Personal Retail Experience 12:40 PM – 1:25 PM
Protecting IoT Consumers Amidst the Complexities of Connectivity 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Beyond the Wrist: Understanding the Vision for Wearables 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM
Who’s Going Mobile and Why: Consumer Adoption Trends around the World 4:00 PM – 4:50 PM


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Everything Enterprise: 5G Use Cases

Programming for enterprise executives, IT professionals, analysts, investors, network security and marketing experts interested in creating business plans that maximize 4G capabilities and leverage emerging 5G use cases, including the promise for augmented and virtual reality; business process transformation across industry segments; the evolving approach to cybersecurity solutions; the downstream consumer applications flowing from industrial IoT; and how predictive analytics paired with 5G network and device capabilities can improve margins. View all sessions >>

Day 1: Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Cybersecurity: Understanding the Ecosystem 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Home Sweet (Mobile) Home: A Connectivity Vision Beyond Monitoring 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Through Mobile: Revenue Driver or Fad? 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
Leveraging 5G Capabilities to Improve Business Processes 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
Charging Into the Digital World (Amdocs)  3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
IoT Network Longevity Beyond the Gs (Ingenu)  3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Day 2: Thursday, September 8, 2016
The Power of Mobile Data: Using Predictive Analytics to Improve Margins 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
The Wireless Platform on Wheels: Downstream Opportunities Outside the Auto Industry 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Mobile Video and Advertising: Mad Men on Steroids? 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
Drones and the Wireless Industry: Information, Insights and Actionable Tools to Utilize UAS in Your Business (AUVSI) 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Model Driving NFV Architectures and Services with a Bonus (Canonical) 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM


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Everything Policy: How Washington Shapes Mobile

Programming for executives, government workers, analysts and researchers looking for a better understanding of how regulations impact the future of wireless services and devices; what’s on the upcoming communications policy agenda for various federal and state agencies; and what spectrum is likely going to be made available for licensed and unlicensed use by commercial wireless operators in the next ten years. Movers and shakers driving national communications policy will explore how government actions in areas like cybersecurity, privacy and spectrum policy can shape how the mobile broadband sector evolves in the U.S. View all sessions >>

Day 1: Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Sometimes the Best Things in Life Are Free: How the Open Internet Court Decision Could Impact Free Data Services 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Emerging Issues in Wireless: The FCC and NTIA Perspective 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
A New Paradigm for Cybersecurity: Partnership v Regulation 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Day 2: Thursday, September 8, 2016
Privacy by Design: The Business of Protecting Consumers and Their Data in the Global Marketplace 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
Washington Talks Wireless with FCC Commissioners 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
Catching the Millimeter and Other Spectrum Waves: Policy Update from a 5G Perspective 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM

Our Mobile Nation: Wireless Policy in the Next Administration

4:00 PM – 4:50 PM


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