NAB Announces Speakers for Symposium at Mobile World Congress
The National Association of Broadcasters released the full line-up of speakers for the two-day symposium, NAB Show @ Mobile World Congress “Capturing the Moment Through Mobile and Broadcast .” The symposium, sponsored by Ericsson, will be held February 25-26 as part of mPowered Industries at the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The Symposium will feature influential leaders in media and technology, including Paul Brenner , senior vice president and CTO, Emmis Communications Corporation; Scott Burnell , global lead, Business Development and Management, Ford Motor Company; Bernhard Grill , head of Audio Department, Fraunhofer IIS; and Michelle Munson , president and co-founder, Aspera, Inc. As previously announced , keynote speaker James McQuivey  of Forrester Research is a top analyst studying the impact and new business opportunities created by digital disruption.
The symposium’s thirty speakers  are experts in broadcast and mobile technologies and will discuss how broadcasters and wireless providers can work together to expand business opportunities and to satisfy future consumer expectations. “Capturing the Moment Through Mobile and Broadcast” will focus on how live events generate attention in a media landscape filled with unlimited content options and how advances in mobile devices, social networks and apps give individuals new ways to consume, share and experience live, newsworthy events.
Newly announced sessions include “Is the Smartphone the Future of Radio? ” and “How Mobile Video Is Changing the Broadcast Industry .” Brenner and Burnell are among the presenters for “The Automobile, the Smartphone and Broadcast Media .” Brenner has worked with NAB Labs, the technology division of NAB, on NextRadio, a smartphone app that allows consumers to enjoy over-the-air local FM radio accompanied by rich graphical media.
"We look forward to the insights these highly respected industry leaders will provide during NAB Show’s symposium at Mobile World Congress,” said John Marino vice president, Technology at NAB. "We have carefully curated a program to address technology advances that will enhance global business opportunities for broadcasters and wireless operators."
This partnership is part of the "NAB Show Collaborative," an initiative focused on leading the global media and entertainment industry through partnerships with international organizations and events, offering best-in-class education, open dialogue and showcased technologies to inspire growth and innovation to all segments of the industry, from content creation to consumption.
Click here  to register for NAB Show @ Mobile World Congress "Capturing the Moment Through Mobile and Broadcast."
About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 5-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. With more than 93,000 attendees from 156 countries and 1,550+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. Complete details are available at www.nabshow.com .
About NAB Labs
Created in 2012, NAB Labs is a program of the National Association of Broadcasters that provides a platform for innovation, a venue for forging partnerships and testing new technology, and educational events to create awareness about over-the-air radio and television technology initiatives.
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org .
About Mobile World Congress
The Mobile World Congress is the cornerstone of the Mobile World Capital, which will be hosted in Barcelona from 2013 to 2018. The Mobile World Capital encompasses programmes and activities that span the entire year and will benefit not only the citizens of Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain, but also the worldwide mobile industry. For more information on the Mobile World Capital, visit www.mobileworldcapital.com .