Thursday, July 16, 2009 from 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, United States
Come to MobileBeat 2009!
In this one-day event, VentureBeat teams with mobile industry heavy-weights to explore the emerging business models of the future, discuss which business models will die off and highlight the most disruptive start ups.
Join the most influential investors, mobile industry executives, entrepreneurs, press and analysts at MobileBeat for one-day of in depth discussion, debate and power networking.
- Mobile applications explode. Who wins and who loses? One theme of MobileBeat 2009 will revolve around "the ecosystem battle for developers ( and their consumers)" and how it affects every player in the mobile ecosystem -- from carriers and handset makers to the application developers, themselves.
- Where are the opportunities for enabling and building killer mobile apps? Applications that exploit the full range of capabilities of connected mobile devices and social media have the potential to change lives, there may not be a single killer-app. MobileBeat 2009 will explore the potential of mobile applications, the benefits to consumer and enterprise users, and what it will take to transform a great application into a real company.
- Carriers and handset makers want a piece, too: Where will they go? The app store is mobile's "new black." As new applications (Skype, for example) endanger carriers' voice revenue and high-bandwidth apps burden their networks, what will become of the carriers' traditional business models? MobileBeat 2009 will engage these vital constituencies to explore the business models they envision for their future.