For this past week, one sunny European location has been buzzing with techies. That’s because it’s MWC Barcelona week! That’s right, we’re talking about the largest mobile event in the world.
It’s not an exaggeration to say that the event overtakes Barcelona. Wherever you look, there are people walking around with the MWC badges. Metro is full of people from all over the world all going in the same direction and taxis are filled with people making business calls. For one whole week, Barcelona transforms from a digitally oriented city to a complete tech central as so many specialists from all around the world gather together in one place.
Being one of the most important tech and mobile conferences in the world, the event was set in 8 huge consecutive halls, each focusing on a slightly different area in the industry. Walking between those numerous halls one could easily see the change in scenery even without noticing that they have entered to a different hall. As each hall was full of a specific type of products or services it was very easy to connect and meet relevant people.
Smart cars, AI robots, foldable phones and head devices that help you power nap more efficiently are just some of the technological solutions displayed at MWC. The theme for this year’s event was “Intelligent Connectivity” that included 8 separate core themes: Connectivity, AI, Industry 4.0, Immersive Content, Disruptive Innovation, Digital Wellness, Digital Trust, and The Future. Intelligent connectivity is used to describe the combination of the advanced 5G networks, IoT, AI and big data. The topic was chosen as the intelligent connectivity is the start of a new era that is made of personalized and contextualized experiences available to the people right when they want it.