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CTIA Super Mobility 2016 Enlists Grammy® and Academy Award® Winner John Legend to Join Dynamic Keynote Lineup

Aug 18, 2016

Critically-acclaimed musician, producer and philanthropist to speak Sept. 9 on the convergence of technology, entertainment and activism

WASHINGTON, August 18, 2016 – Today, CTIA Super Mobility 2016™, the largest wireless event in America, announced that John Legend, an Academy Award® winner and 10-time Grammy®-winning singer-songwriter will join its keynote speaker lineup. As a world-renowned artist, he will provide an entertainer’s perspective on how mobile technology continues to impact the music and entertainment industry. CTIA Super Mobility 2016 will take place Sept. 7-9 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nev., USA.

John Legend will sit down for a fireside chat with Chris Hercik, senior vice president of Creative + Content, The Foundry @ Time Inc., on Friday, Sept. 9 at 9:30 a.m. PT to discuss his music, business collaborations, film projects and philanthropic initiatives that challenge the status quo and inspire innovation, creativity and positive change. The audience will hear how streaming services, social media and content have changed the way Legend approaches his craft and interaction with fans worldwide.

“CTIA Super Mobility is the must-attend event for everything wireless across all industries. Over the last several years, we’ve seen a rapid convergence between mobility and entertainment, which has driven innovation and changed the way audiences not only consume content but also engage with artists,” said CTIA President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker.

Fortune named Legend No. 6 on its 2016 list of “World’s Greatest Leaders” among notables like Pope Francis and Apple’s Tim Cook, recognizing his philanthropic efforts in education and prison reform. His nonprofit, the Show Me Campaign, supports programs using education and technology to break the cycle of poverty. Legend also serves Management Leadership for Tomorrow, an organization that cultivates minority business talent, and partners with Samsung on STEM education initiatives.

The CTIA Super Mobility 2016 keynote lineup:

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. PT

  • Meredith Attwell Baker, President and CEO, CTIA
  • Glenn Lurie, President and CEO, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Operations
  • Peter Chernin, CEO, The Chernin Group
  • Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

Thursday, Sept. 8, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. PT

  • John Stratton, EVP and president of operations, Verizon
  • Matt Grob, EVP and CTO, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
  • Mark Cuban, Chairman and CEO, AXS TV; Owner, Dallas Mavericks
  • Rajeev Suri, President and CEO, Nokia

Friday, Sept. 9, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. PT

  • John Legend, Award-Winning Recording Artist and Activist

CTIA Super Mobility 2016 press registration is open at bit.ly/supermobilitypressreg.

For more information and to stay up to date on show news, please visit CTIASuperMobility2016.com.


About CTIA Super Mobility 2016
CTIA Super Mobility 2016™ (CTIASuperMobility2016.com) is the largest mobile event in America and the only B2B marketplace dedicated to demonstrating products and strategies for smart cities, mobile-first enterprises and connected consumers around the globe. For three days, more than 30,000 technology and business professionals, 1,000 exhibiting companies and dozens of collocated partner organizations gather to discover next-generation technologies, people and ideas transforming everything wireless. Powered by CTIA for 30+ years, this award-winning trade show advances the association’s commitment to foster wireless innovation and enable connected life. CTIA Super Mobility 2016 takes place September 7-9, 2016 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA.

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CTIA® (www.ctia.org) represents the U.S. wireless communications industry. With members from wireless carriers and their suppliers to providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products, the association brings together a dynamic group of companies that enable consumers to lead a 21st century connected life. CTIA members benefit from its vigorous advocacy at all levels of government for policies that foster the continued innovation, investment and economic impact of America’s competitive and world-leading mobile ecosystem. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices and initiatives and convenes the industry’s leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.

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CTIA Super Mobility Press Contacts:
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