In our age of ubiquitous feature phones, smartphones, and tablets, the mobile revolution is now irreversible. But how are Internet entrepreneurs, application developers, and platform providers adapting to the new era? Which monetization strategies are really working? And how is it all changing the habits and expectations of consumers?
Xconomy’s third annual spring mobile forum will convene the leaders of the New England wireless scene, along with a few special guests from Xconomy’s other mobile-rich hubs around the country. These industry leaders will take a hard look at how the shift to smartphone and tablet-based computing is changing consumer mindsets and opening up new business opportunities. In a series of interactive panels and intimate chats, we’ll discuss the rollout of 4G networks and mobile payment systems and delve into how enterprises are deploying mobile applications like never before. We’ll explore the technological advances that are making smartphones even smarter—in effect making you smarter—and in a “location smackdown” we’ll let proponents of some of the leading location-based services platforms duke it out (rhetorically, at least). Finally, in a series of “startup bursts,” we’ll introduce you to hot, under-the-radar mobile companies you should keep your eye on.
Stephen Wolfram, Founder and CEO, Wolfram Research
Santiago Becerra, Founder and Chairman, Mellmo
Jeff Bussgang, General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
Walt Doyle, CEO, Where
Steven Glapa, Senior Director of Technical Field Marketing, Ruckus Wireless
Chuck Goldman, Chief Strategy Officer, Apperian
Pete Lancia, Senior Director of Marketing, Qualcomm
John Landry, Founder and Managing Director, Lead Dog Ventures
Michael Libenson, President, SaveWave
Mark Lowenstein, Managing Director, Mobile Ecosystem
Chris Mahl, Senior Vice President & Chief Brand Alchemist, SCVNGR
Max Metral, Founder, Fig Card
Rich Miner, Partner, Google Ventures
Ted Morgan, CEO and Founder, Skyhook Wireless
Andrew Paradise, Founder and CEO, Aislebuyer
Mike Phillips, Co-Founder and CTO, Vlingo
Roy Rodenstein, Director of Business Planning, AOL; Co-Founder, HackerAngels, Going
Mort Rosenthal, Chairman and CEO, Enterprise Mobile
Paul Schaut, Chairman, Modiv Media
Aaron Sheedy, COO, Swype
Michael Sievert, Chief Commercial Officer, Clearwire
Ken Singer, CEO and co-founder, Ondeego
Drew Volpe, Co-Founder and CTO, Locately
Meredith Flynn-Ripley, CEO, MediaFriends
Anthony Kinney, Enterprise Mobile Specialist, Microsoft
Evan Neufeld, Vice President of Marketing, Ground Truth
and a Mystery Stealth Startup
Registration: 12:15 – 1:00 pm
Program: 1:00 – 5:30 pm
Mobile Showcase and networking reception: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Saver Rate (ends Feb. 24): $150
Regular Registration: $195
Walk-in Registration: $225
Student Registration: $35
Student scholarships available through the Stay in MA program.
Tickets are transferable but not refundable.
To inquire about press registration, e-mail [email protected].