Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness Northwest

Dec 12, 2012 · Seattle, United States of America
Every business is now in the mobile business. Don't believe it? Just check out the tablets and e-readers available from companies like Toys 'R' Us, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon—not to mention Google, Samsung, Microsoft, and Apple. Take a look at how Starbucks and Square are teaming up on mobile payment technology. See the flood of companies struggling to make sure their mobile strategy is up to speed. Then recall that the first iPhones were sold a mere five years ago. Mobile computing has transformed how we live our daily lives. But what are the emerging opportunities and strategies for innovators as this diverse sector really ramps up? How will the next five years play out as devices and applications are seamlessly integrated into everything we do—whether at home, work, or play? Join us for this half-day forum of interactive talks and chats that will showcase top investors, entrepreneurs, and executives tackling the next big ideas in mobile computing—from big data and commerce to messaging, media, apps, and beyond. Confirmed Speakers:Adam Cheyer, Co-inventor of SiriChris DeVore, General Partner, Founder's Co-opBoris Wertz, Founding Partner, Version One VenturesDoug Aley, Vice President, ZulilyMike Fridgen, CEO, DecideMichelle Goldberg, Partner, Ignition PartnersBrent Hieggelke, Chief Marketing Officer, Urban AirshipScott Jacobson, Managing Director, Madrona Venture GroupMary Jesse, Founder & CEO, IvycorpJohn Lauer, Founder & CEO, ZipwhipJosh Marti, Co-founder & CEO, Point InsideDavid McLauchlan, CEO, BuddyLeo McCloskey, CMO, AirbiquityAlex Samano, General Manager, Bobsled by T-MobileJohn SanGiovanni, Co-founder and Vice President of Product Design, ZumobiChetan Sharma, Founder, Chetan Sharma ConsultingDavid Shim, Founder & CEO, PlacedRahul Sood, Partner, Bing FundGiri Sreenivas, CEO, MobilisafeAlexandra Tibbets, Former General Manager, Nordstrom DirectAdam Tratt, CEO, Haiku Deck Twitter:@Xconomy#xcMMNW Schedule:Registration & Networking: 1:00 - 2:00 pmProgram: 2:00 - 5:30 pmNetworking reception: 5:30 - 6:30 pmFull agenda here  Tickets are transferable but not refundable.To inquire about press registration, email events@xconomy.com. EVENT SPONSORS                                EVENT PARTNER              EVENT SUPPORTER NATIONAL PARTNER  Alexandria Real Estate Equities  UNDERWRITERS BDO • Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness • Cooley LLP • Davis Wright Tremaine
 Deloitte Recap • Graham & Dunn PC • Fenwick & West • 
IDA Ireland Institute for Systems Biology • 
Kauffman Foundation • Puget Sound Blood Center   VENTURE CAPITAL MEMBERS ARCH Venture Partners • Vulcan Capital • WRF Capital
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