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CTIA Spring Show Expands Keynotes, Adds Jennifer Lopez

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 2:21pm
Ben Munson

CTIA has added Jennifer Lopez, Rovio COO Harri Koponen and more to the list of keynote speakers who will appear at its May show in Las Vegas, May 21-23.

Lopez, in addition being an actor and a singer, serves as Chairman and CEO of Nuyorican, a production company. She’s headlining a day two segment titled “Mobile and the Fastest Growing Consumer Segment: The Modern Latino,” that will also feature Marni Walden, EVP and COO for Verizon Wireless; and Marcelo Claure, Chairman and CEO of Brightstar.

Also beefing up the schedule for day two is the addition of Rovio’s Harri Koponen. Before becoming an executive at the company responsible for the hugely successful app Angry Birds, Koponen served as CEO at Tele2 AB and deputy CEO of TeliaSonera.

The “Power Women in Tech” roundtable scheduled for day one has added Allison Cerra, VP of global marketing and communications for Alcatel-Lucent; Mary Chan, president of the global connected consumer division at General Motors; and Peggy Johnson, EVP and president of global market development for Qualcomm. As previously announced, the moderator will be Mary Dillon, CEO of U.S. Cellular, and will also include Beth Jacob, EVP and CIO for Target; Gerri Martin-Flickinger, SVP and CIO at Adobe.

As previously announced, CTIA will also feature keynotes from actor and avid tech investor Ashton Kutcher, Telefonica S.A. COO Jose Marie Alvarez-Pallete Lopez, Social Radar CEO Michael Chasen, Deutsche Telekom Chief Product and Innovation Officer Thomas Kiessling, Global Head of Mobile at Walmart Gibu Thomas and MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor.

The new announcement has also added some detail about Ashton Kutcher’s talk, which is now being referred to as a fireside chat. He is scheduled to speak on the final day of the conference.

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