Mobile Madness Motor City: Ford’s Connelly Will Talk Trends

We’re less than a week away from Xconomy’s first major event in Detroit, Mobile Madness Motor City. The half-day forum is packed with some of southeast Michigan’s top technology innovators tackling Michigan’s growing mobile scene and the many ways mobile is revolutionizing the way we live, work, and play.

You can still get tickets for this special event, which runs from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 17 at the Compuware World Headquarters in downtown Detroit, with loads of networking time during and after the event.

One of my favorite interviews from 2012 was with Sheryl Connelly, Ford’s manager of global trends. She’ll be a speaker at Mobile Madness Motor City, discussing three trends that will change the world. One trend Connelly told us she’ll be highlighting is the need for organizations to “expect the unexpected” and be nimble enough to respond when the unexpected hits.

Sheryl is just one of many top-notch speakers we have lined up. Check out the full agenda below, and make sure to get your tickets now to lock in the best price. We’ll see you Jan. 17.

Mobile Madness Motor City

Jan. 17, 2013

Compuware Building, Detroit

1:00 – 2:00 Registration

2:00 – 2:10 Welcome

Bob Buderi, Founder and Editor in Chief, Xconomy

2:10 – 2:30 Detroit and Mobile

Josh Linkner, CEO and Managing Partner, Detroit Venture Partners

2:30 – 2:40 Three Trends That Will Change the World

Sheryl Connelly, Manager, Global Trends and Futuring, Ford

2:40 – 3:15 Car Talk: Your Car Here, Now, and Soon

Daniel Newman, CEO, Roximity

Jake Sigal, CEO, Livio Connect

Greg Ross, Director, Business Development, General Motors

Joel Hoffmann (moderator), Automotive Strategist, Intel

3:15 – 3:45 Innovators Chat: Apps Strategy

Paul Glomski, Co-founder and CEO, Detroit Labs

Paul Jacobs, Vice President and General Manager, jacAPPS

Sagar Parvataneni, SVP, Product and Technology, ePrize

Tricia Cervenan, Mobile Product Manager, Quicken Loans

3:45 – 4:15 Networking Break

4:15 – 4:35 Live Demo: WiTricity—Charging Ahead, Without Wires

Eric Giler, CEO, WiTricity

4:35 – 4:40 Startup Profile: UpTo

Greg Schwartz, CEO, UpTo

4:35 – 4:45 Energy Storage for the Consumer Electronics Industry

Ann Marie Sastry, President and CEO, Sakti3

4:45 – 5:20 Why Enterprises Need to Go Mobile—Now

Bob Kennedy, Vice President of Strategic Solutions, Compuware

Dug Song, Co-founder and CEO, Duo Security

Linda Daichendt (moderator), Executive Director/President, Mobile Technology Association of Michigan

5:20 – 5:27 Startup Profile: UpTo

Greg Schwartz, CEO, UpTo

5:30 – 5:45 Startup Showcase

Paul Czarnik (emcee), Chief Technology Officer, Compuware

Thiago Olson, Co-founder and CEO, Protean Payment

Jim Hankins, Founder and President, Safety Grid

Itai Ben-Gal, CEO, iRule

Andy Didorosi,Founder and CEO, Detroit Bus Company

5:45 – 6:45 Networking Reception

Trending on Xconomy