This year’s MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona was an exciting event for several reasons—perhaps most of all because it was a hybrid event that people physically attended. After the COVID-19 pandemic forced events to go virtual for more than a year, MWC 2021 was a sign that society is heading back toward normal. The hybrid format may also reflect a new trend in how companies and organizations handle tech events going forward. Themes from the event included all things 5G, as well as IoT (Internet of Things), AI (artificial intelligence), and edge computing and hybrid cloud. While there were hundreds of announcements at the 2021 event, this roundup focuses on two companies in particular: Intel and IBM.