Impressions from Mobile World Congress 2018

The Syniverse pavilion.

Mobile World Congress is definitely one of my favorite times of the year. The people, the buzz, and the innovation make for a rare moment when much of the best and brightest of mobile is on display in one place.

I just returned from this year’s show, and, as usual, I’m more energized and optimistic than ever about what’s ahead for mobile. Over 107,000 attendees came to the event, and Syniverse was fortunate to have more than 45 of our colleagues attend and host over 200 meetings at our pavilion.

I’ve been asked a lot about what I saw and heard at the show, and I recently took a moment to share some thoughts on video, which I invite you to view below. As I talk about, understanding new revenue opportunities and improving people’s mobile experience amid today’s rapidly evolving technology landscape remain crucial, and it’s an area that Syniverse will be closely involved in. Please take a look.


As Group Vice President, Portfolio Management, John McRae oversees Syniverse’s product portfolio across enterprise, MNO, and MVNO customers, and is responsible for the management of Syniverse’s overall portfolio of products and solutions. Previously, John served as Group Vice President, Revenue and Connectivity Management; Chief Information Officer; Senior Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise and Intelligence Solutions; and Senior Vice President of Global Customer Operations. Since joining Syniverse in 2011 and before, John has built a career that includes more than 20 years of leadership positions for leading mobile, financial services and strategic consulting companies. Prior to Syniverse, he was CEO of Nationwide Credit, and he also held senior operations and consulting positions at several other companies, including Emdeon and Deloitte Consulting. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from the University of Michigan, Dearborn, and an MBA in operations and global finance from Case Western Reserve University.



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