From open platforms, to open collaboration, to open innovation, more telecommunications service providers (SPs) are looking to open to deliver more services faster, to meet customer expectations, beat out competitors, and excel in the digital era. In a few short days, MWC Barcelona will be underway in Barcelona, giving the industry an opportunity to coalesce and take on new challenges together.

And if you want to talk "open," visit Red Hat in hall 2, stand #2G40, to talk with our experts about how Red Hat can help you innovate around your core business and how you might be able to unlock new services at the edge to boost efficiency and fulfill the promise of 5G. And, visit our partners on-site to see what’s possible with our open innovation ecosystem. Check our MWC19 microsite for details on demos throughout the show.

Keep reading for more details. We hope to see you at MWC19 Barcelona!

The Innovation Floodgates are Open

4YFN Keynote by Susan James, director of telecommunications strategy, Red Hat

Wednesday, February 27, 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in Fira Montjuic Hall 8 - Banco Sabadell Stage

Join Red Hat’s Susan James at the 4YFN (4 Years From Now) event co-located with MWC, for her keynote on organizational innovation. Susan will share strategies and lessons learned for surviving this era of "disrupt or be disrupted" digital transformation, along with insights into how today’s organizations can innovate around their core business and take hold of opportunities to disrupt in order to stay ahead of the competition.

Media & Entertainment: Tips and Tricks for 5G and the Network Edge

MWC19 Panel with Azhar Sayeed, global chief architect for telecom, Red Hat

Thursday, February 28, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in hall 4, auditorium 2

Red Hat’s Azhar Sayeed will join a panel on 5G and the network edge, moderated by Mark Smith, strategic marketing consultant for IBC and TM Forum. In the context of media and entertainment, panelists are scheduled to discuss how a secure, agile, and virtualized network can unlock new services at the edge, maximize efficiencies of the infrastructure, and deliver on the promise of 5G.

GSMA Women4Tech Roundtable

The Women4Tech program takes place throughout MWC19 and aims to increase gender diversity in the telecom industry with the intent of enhancing organizational performance and improving life in the communities served by the telecommunication industry.

As part of the program, Red Hat is sponsoring the Women4Tech roundtable, hosting more than 25 senior technology leaders from around the globe. The roundtable will be moderated by Dr. Stefanie Chiras, VP and general manager of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Laxmi Akkaraju, chief strategy officer of Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA). Chris Wright, VP and CTO of Red Hat, will also be presenting at the event. We look forward to having productive discussions on how diversity is driving innovation in the era of digital transformation, and how an open culture can help create a more diverse and inclusive workforce.

On-site demos and solutions

A number of Red Hat’s ecosystem partners will be attending MWC19 and showcasing demos and solutions important for network optimization, ecosystem innovation, and more. Visit the Red Hat booth in hall 2, stand #2G40, for details.

To learn more about Red Hat’s presence at MWC or to schedule time with one of our experts, see our MWC 2019 event page to get all the details.

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