The pandemic drove change at an unprecedented rate, riding on a wave of connectivity. Join Accenture’s virtual program at MWC Barcelona to explore and harness that change to drive new business growth, and to capture the value of tomorrow for society, people and the planet.

We believe that creating sustainable value starts with a vision – and we bring examples of both to #MWC21 through our signature research, latest thinking and client success stories.

Highlights of our program include:

  • Technology Vision 2021 – technology trends impacting business and IT leaders.
  • Fjord Trends 2021 – looking from a human perspective at what’s next for business, tech and design.
  • Industry convergence – we look through the lens of experience across industries, functions and geographies, at defined and designed solutions that unleash speed and scale.

We look forward to meeting you and bringing the MWC Barcelona 2021 theme of ‘Connected Impact’ to life!

We are excited to be shortlisted in the GLOMO awards!


JULIE SWEET | Mon June 28, 17:00-18:00 CET

Networks for change

In discussion with Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA, Julie explores how connectivity can help every industry rise to the challenge of change to create value.

Jeff Wang | Mon June 28, 13:00-14:00 CET

The new role of your home

How are technologies redefining your home and what are the long-term implications for work and entertainment?

Tejas Rao | Mon June 28, 13:00-14:00 CET

Open RAN

Focused on network innovation, flexibility and speed, Open-RAN is forging a market fit for the future.

Rachael Bartels, Tim Good, Lucy Cooper, Jess Majekodunmi | Tues June 29, 10:00-16:15 CET


Accenture and the GSMA convene the industry to ignite action and change around equality, diversity and inclusion.

Pritesh Gadhia | TUES JUNE 29, 11:00-12:00 CET

Consumer winners and losers in a post COVID-19 world

As post COVID-19 recovery begins, we highlight strategies of those who thrived as well as businesses who will take a long time to recover.

Koen Deryckere | Tues June 29, 14:30-15:30 CET

Internet of Behaviour

Changing user behavior and the data generated is providing new business opportunities and use cases. How can this become a positive force for good?

Mathangi Sandilya | Weds June 30, 11:00-12:00 CET

Extended reality

XR has helped bring people closer – will it become a part of our every day? And what role will telcos play in facilitating this new reality?

Peters Suh | Weds June 30, 16:30-17:30 CET

Reigniting venues & events: The role of tech public cloud services

The pandemic has put the events industry at a standstill. What role can technology play in managing crowds and keeping people safe?


Julie Sweet

Chief Executive Officer

Annette Rippert

Group Chief Executive – Strategy & Consulting

Rachael Bartels​

Lead – Function Networks and Programs

Koen Deryckere

Lead – Industry Networks and Programs

Tim Good

Managing Director, Talent & Organization/Human Potential, Europe Lead

Lucy Cooper

Head – Innovation, Europe

Jess Majekodunmi

Director – The Human Insights Lab

Jefferson Wang

Managing Director – Technology, 5G Strategy & Go-to-Market, Global

Mathangi Sandilya

Managing Director – Communications and Media

Peters Suh

Network Lead – North America

Pritesh Gadhia

Managing Director – Accenture Digital

Tejas Rao

Managing Director – Strategy & Consulting, Technology Strategy & Advisory, 5G Ecosystem & Partnership Lead

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Case studies

Accenture helps Rakuten Mobile build the world’s first fully virtualized cloud-native telecommunications network.

Digitizing contact tracing to flatten the COVID-19 curve

Swiss eco-tech Climeworks has an ambitious vision. To achieve it, they need to scale.

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