MIAMI—Ronan Dunne, group president of Verizon Wireless and until earlier this year chief executive officer of Telefónica UK (O2), will wrap up PRovoke16—the Global Public Relations Summit—next week with a presentation focused on what the chief executive officer expects from his public relations counsel.

Dunne was announced as executive vice president of Verizon Communications and group president of Verizon Wireless in August of this year. He is responsible for all aspects of Verizon Wireless’ operations, including marketing operations, wireless operations, network operations, customer care and digital operations.

Before being named to his current position, Dunne was CEO of Telefónica UK (O2) for eight years. He was previously O2’s chief financial officer in the UK. Prior to joining O2 in 2001, he held senior positions in banking with Banque Nationale de Paris and in the corporate sector with Exel and Waste Management International.

He is the second CEO to join the lineup of speakers at PRovoke16, alongside Celebrity Cruises chief executive Lisa Lutoff-Perlo.

They will join a superstar lineup of speakers that already includes: Columbia University professor of mechanical engineering Hod Lipson, a roboticist and expert in artificial intelligence and digital manufacturing;  Casey Gerald, the co-founder and CEO of MBAs Across America; Frontline executive producer Raney Aronson-RathTeresa Younger, president and CEO, the Ms. Foundation for Women; and Dr Philippa Malmgren, author of Signals: The Breakdown of the Social Contract and the Rise of Geopolitics and founder of economic advisory firm DPRM Group.

PRovoke16: the fifth annual Global Public Relations Summit will take place once again at the St Regis Bal Harbour hotel in Miami, starting with the Independent PR Firm Summit on Monday October 24 and continuing with two days of provocative content on October 25 and 26.

Limited places are still available