Open Mobile Summit and Appcelerate are coming up on November 7-9 in San Francisco (see below for discounts). This is historically a great show jam packed full of talks from executive level leaders across the mobile internet economy. This year’s agenda is packed with outstanding executive level speakers!
What makes Open Mobile Summit different than other mobile shows is its focus on bringing together executive leadership from across the ecosystem:
- Handset OEMs, PC and consumer electronics manufacturers
- Media, publishing and TV
- Mobile operators and service providers
- App publishers
- Internet and e-commerce companies
- Mobile software companies
- Advertising agency executives and marketers
- Enterprise IT , retailers and brands
- Venture capital and private equity
On Day 1, I’m looking forward to the panel on the future of shopping, which will be moderated by Julie Ask, Principal Analyst, Forrester. Bridget Dolan, VP Interactive at Sephora (my former client) will be there along with Steve Yankovich, VP Mobile, eBay, Brandon McGee, Director Global Mobile, Dell, Nick Sheth, Snr Director Marketing, The Gap, and Mir Aamir, President Customer Loyalty, Safeway, all talking about the future of mobile commerce and bridging the gap between physical and digital storefronts.
There are also some great sessions in Day 1 on mobile media, which is one of the next big opportunities for both mobile and entertainment industries… “Connected Home: Mobilizing the digital living room” is being moderated by Harry Wang, Research Director, Parks Associates and featuring Eric Anderson, VP Content, Samsung, Jim Eadie, SVP, Viacom Media Networks, Musa Unmehopa, Technical Plenary Chairman, Open Mobile Alliance, John Koller, VP, Sony Computer Entertainment America and Kevin Petersen, SVP, Digital Life, AT&T. And, “The Revolution in TV: Video everywhere and second screen” is being moderated by Lucy Hood, Executive Director, CTM University of Southern California and features Bill Bradford, SVP Digital Media, Fox Broadcasting Company, Daniel Danker, GM Programmes and On-demand, BBC, Francisco Varela, Director, YouTube, Rob Gelick, SVP, CBS Interactive, and Michael Bayle, SVP, ESPN.
On Day 2, there are also some great panels to look forward to… Of particular relevance to my work with my current client, Bluebox Security, which is focused on enterprise mobile security, is the “Apps and the Enterprise: Beyond BYOD” panel being moderated by Dan Woods, CIO/CTO Columnist, Forbes. Panelists will include: Bob Schukai, Global Head of Mobility, Thomson Reuters, Charaka Kithulegoda, CIO, ING Direct, and Srinivas Krishnamurti, Senior Director Mobile Solutions, VMware. I’m also looking forward to watching Aaron Levie (Box‘s CEO) in his Fireside chat as well as the Panel he’s speaking on with Verizon, T-Mobile, and VPI Systems, “Welcome to the Cloud.”
Appcelerate takes place on day 3 (November 9) and features CEOs and senior leadership from a ton of mobile app companies, talking about key issues for mobile app companies including:
- The evolving mobile landscape… Platform trends, business models and monetization
- Mobile publishing… How to build a profitable business
- The latest in mobile development techniques
- Increasing distribution, adoption and stickiness
- Analytics and measurement
- New opportunities for mobile companies – enterprise, new form factors, and more…going “beyond the phone”
Socialize Mobilize readers can get $100 off Open Mobile Summit (2-3 day) tickets and $50 off Appcelerate (1 day) if you register using this link (or use the code “LWHELAN” at checkout). Discounts are available in conjunction to saver pricing which ends this Friday October 12. If you buy your tickets by Friday, using this code, you’ll get a total saving of $250 on OMS or $150 on Appcelerate, or if you buy after, you’ll get $100 and $50 off respectively.
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