Zuckerberg to deliver first keynote at Mobile World Congress

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Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook

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Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will headline the first of this week’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) Mobile World Live keynote sessions today, the day the MWC kicks off in Barcelona, Spain.

Joining Zuckerberg in the session to take place from 6-6.45pm today will be tech writer and journalist David Kirkpatrick. The duo will discuss the importance of extending the benefits of ubiquitous internet access to the unconnected world.

In addition to the live audience in the Conference Village in the Fira Gran Via, the Mobile World Live keynotes will be streamed live across the venue and to viewers around the world via the Mobile World Live portal.

Another tech leaders to deliver a keynote speech at Mobile World Live this week is Ginni Rometty, chairman, president and CEO of IBM, who will speak on 26 February. Other confirmed speakers include Joseph Tucci, chairman and CEO of EMC Corporation; and John Chambers, chairman and CEO of Cisco.

The MWC is an annual event that includes an exhibition, conference and programmes for the mobile industry. The event runs until 27 February.

Mark Zuckerberg image via Shutterstock

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