News release

Date: 23rd June 2021

Mobile World Congress 2021: fonYou’s CEO Fernando Núñez Mendoza to address MWC as conference returns to Barcelona

fonYou Chief Executive Joins Leadership Panel To Discuss Role of Data and AI in Enabling Positive Experiences for “Connected Customers”

Barcelona, Spain, 23rd June 2021---fonYou today announces that its CEO & CTO Fernando Núñez Mendoza will be an invited speaker at the GSMA’s flagship mobile industry and technology event, Mobile World Congress, which makes a physical return to Fira Gran Via, Barcelona next week (June 28th – July 1st 2021).

Fernando will be an invited expert panellist for the session “Customer Experience: How Data & AI Engage the Customer”, which takes place Wednesday June 30th from 11:00 – 12:00 (CET) in Auditorium B – Hall 2. Registration for the event is open now at:

The session – moderated by EY’s Global Telecommunications Industry Leader, Tom Loozen – will explore the global shift to digital interactions, and focus on examples of successful business strategies from AI and data implementation to improve positive customer experiences. The leadership panel will also discuss the opportunities and challenges faced by businesses, plus look ahead to what is in store for the new connected consumer, whose behaviours, expectations and values have dramatically changed. Fernando will be joined on the panel by Francesco Ferro, CEO of PAL Robotics; Vasco Pedro, CEO & Co-Founder of Unbabel; Karine Dussert-Sarthe, EVP Group Marketing, Design and Open Innovation for Orange Group; and Mercedes Jiménez López, Director of Data Transformation and Advance Analytics for Telefonica.

The GSMA is significantly enhancing its Mobile World Congress hybrid experience for 2021, combining unique in-person and virtual elements, and the organisers are aiming to attract 35,000 in-person attendees from around the globe and thousands more online. One-third of the 350 speakers attending MWC21 will participate virtually, with Microsoft Teams announced as the GSMA’s official video conference and meeting partner. Online attendees can join live-streamed virtual exhibition tours led by industry experts, ask questions via live chat, or watch sessions on-demand. The theme of this year’s event is “Connected Impact”, spanning in-depth topic sessions on Start-up Innovation, AI, Creative Technology, Future Society, Connectivity, Connected Industry and Customer Experience.

Fernando Núñez-Mendoza, a serial technology entrepreneur and disruptor, is co-founder, chief executive officer, and chief technology officer of fonYou. Before fonYou, he was a management consulting partner at Accenture and Diamond Cluster International, helping global telecommunications, technology, and financial service firms embrace the internet and thrive in the brave new digital world. In his earlier career, Fernando worked for the European Space Agency, lectured and performed research in computer engineering and neural networks.

Fernando holds MSEE and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain), was an invited Visiting Scholar at Purdue University, and is alumni of Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

To explore the full conference agenda for Mobile World Congress 2021, please visit: You can also follow the event updates on social media using the hashtag #MWC21.


Notes to Editors

fonYou will be exhibiting at Mobile World Congress from 28th June to July 1st at Stand 2M19 in Hall 2.

fonYou will also be participating in the following MWC Virtual Exhibition Tours, hosted by Albrecht von der Recke, co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer and available at My MWC Online, Hall Virtual:

Monetizing Mobile with Instant Messaging

Monday, 28 June: 14:30 – 14:45
Tuesday, 29 June: 13:00 – 13:15
Wednesday, 30 June: 18:15 – 18:30
Thursday, 1 July: 09:00 – 09:15

Building the Future of Airtime Distribution by Combining Facebook and Fintech

Monday, 28 June: 15:45 – 16:00
Tuesday, 29 June: 18:30 – 18:45
Wednesday, 30 June: 12:45 - 13:00
Thursday, 1 July:  09:45 – 10:00

About fonYou (

fonYou is a multi-award-winning fintech company that provides cutting-edge payment and lending platforms to enable telecom operators, financial institutions, and brands to manage their business online. The company is working with the world's largest telecom operators serving more than 300 million consumers. fonYou´s  headquarters are in Barcelona, Spain and it has operations offices across Latin America and Africa.

fonYou is building the future with fintech.

About GSMA (
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with almost 400 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Africa, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well as the Thrive Series of regional conferences. For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.

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