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CTIA 2013™ Rounds Out Keynote Roster With C-Level Executives, Experts And Celebrities

Mary Chan (General Motors), Marni Walden (Verizon Wireless), Harri Koponen (Rovio), Jennifer Lopez (entrepreneur, actress and entertainer), Peggy Johnson (Qualcomm), Marcelo Claure (Brightstar) and Allison Cerra (Alcatel-Lucent) Join the Keynote Lineup

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CTIA–The Wireless Association® today released its full keynote roster for CTIA 2013™ taking place May 21-23, 2013 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.


The new speakers are:

  • Mary Chan , President, Global Connected Consumer, General Motors;
  • Marni Walden , Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Verizon Wireless;
  • Harri Koponen , Chief Operations Officer, Rovio Entertainment Ltd.;
  • Jennifer Lopez , entrepreneur, actress and entertainer and Chairman and CEO of Nuyorican Inc.;
  • Peggy Johnson , Executive Vice President and President, Global Market Development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.;  
  • Marcelo Claure , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Brightstar; and
  • Allison Cerra , Vice President, Global Marketing and Communications, Alcatel-Lucent.

"We've created these 'must attend' keynote sessions at CTIA 2013 with the innovators and disrupters who are defining the future of our wireless world, which will benefit executives, innovators and media throughout the wireless industry," said CTIA Vice President and Show Director Robert Mesirow.


Tuesday, May 21- 9:00-11:00 a.m. PDT

Moderated by Mary Dillon, President and CEO, U.S. Cellular and Board of Directors Chairperson, CTIA, t he Power Panel is comprised of:

  • Mary Chan, President, Global Connected Consumer, General Motors;
  • Beth Jacob , Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Target Corporation;
  • Peggy Johnson , Executive Vice President and President, Global Market Development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.; and
  • Gerri Martin-Flickinger , Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Adobe Systems Incorporated;
  • Allison Cerra , Vice President, Global Marketing & Communications, Alcatel-Lucent.

In addition, keynote remarks will be given by:

  • Jose María Alvarez-Pallete Lopez , Chief Operating Officer, Telefonica S.A. and
  • Michael Saylor , Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, MicroStrategy and author of bestselling book, The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything.

Wednesday, May 22 - 9:00-11:00 a.m. PDT

  • Michael Chasen , Chief Executive Officer, SocialRadar and Co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer, Blackboard Inc.;
  • Dr. Thomas Kiessling , Chief Product and Innovation Officer, Deutsche Telekom;
  • Harri Koponen , Chief Operations Officer, Rovio Entertainment Ltd.; and
  • Gibu Thomas , Global Head of Mobile, Walmart.

Wednesday, May 22 - 3:00-4:00 p.m. PDT

Mobile and the Fastest Growing Consumer Segment: The Modern Latino, 50 Million & Counting…

The panelists are:

  • Jennifer Lopez , Chairman and CEO, Nuyorican Inc. and Forbes Most Powerful Celebrity of 2012;
  • Marni Walden , Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Verizon Wireless and one of the 2012 Most Influential Woman in Wireless; and
  • Marcelo Claure , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Brightstar and 2012 Hispanic Businessman of the Year.

Thursday, May 23 - 9:30-10:30 a.m. PDT

  • Ashton Kutcher , passionate champion of new and emerging technologies and award-winning actor and star of the upcoming Steve Jobs film "jOBS" will close out the week.

See the full keynote roster at To get smarter about the event or to register, visit Early bird attendee registration ends March 26.

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About CTIA Shows CTIA Shows bring together all industries advanced by wireless technology for intense business, learning and networking. CTIA 2013™ takes place May 21-23, 2013 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas and MobileCON™ 2013 takes place Oct. 16-18, 2013 at the San Jose Convention Center in Silicon Valley. Visit

About CTIACTIA–The Wireless Association® ( is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.

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