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.

John McRae leads Syniverse’s Carrier business unit, which enables mobile network operator interoperability and interconnection. McRae has built a career that includes over 20 years of leadership positions for various mobile, financial services and consulting companies. Prior to his current role, McRae served as Syniverse Group Vice President and General Manager of Operations for EMEA and Asia. In that role, he oversaw all Syniverse business operations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. He also served as Group Vice President, Portfolio Management, responsible for the management of Syniverse’s overall portfolio of products and solutions, and served as Group Vice President, Revenue and Connectivity Management and Chief Information Officer, among other senior roles. Prior to Syniverse, McRae served as CEO of Nationwide Credit and, earlier, held senior positions at companies including 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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