Mark Smith has been at the forefront of the mobile communications and the digital technology revolution for over thirty years, playing an integral role in the foundation and establishment of the GSMA, the mobile industry’s principle global trade association. He led communications globally to support the roll-out of digital mobile networks across the world and their evolutionary roadmap from 2G to 5G services, as well as the acquisition and development of the Mobile World Congress (MWC), one of the world’s largest business and technology events.
In recent years, Mark has lead the acclaimed IBC Accelerator Media Innovation Programme, which brings together players from across the media and entertainment technology ecosystem to solve business and technology challenges arising from digital transformation. The programme has seen more than thirty collaborative media & entertainment innovation projects delivered since 2019. Mark has also been a Strategic Marketing Advisor to IBC as well as many world-leading technology companies. He is also a Non-Executive Director on Ofcom’s Advisory Board for England, and a Board Member and Trustee of the Henley Festival, a leading UK music and arts festival.