Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness Northwest
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 1:30 PM (PST)
Amazon is turning to mobile devices as a major new tool for digital media retailing. Microsoft is the vital third competitor in the mobile operating system wars, taking on Apple and Google. The wireless carriers are consolidating, diving into 4G, and piling up mountains of user data.
These massive changes in the mobile ecosystem are affecting virtually every corner of the technology industry. But how will Northwest innovators, who pioneered national wireless networks in the 1990s and early 2000s, maintain a leading position in this new era?
Join Xconomy Seattle for Mobile Madness Northwest, a lively afternoon conference and networking reception, presented in partnership with the Washington Technology Industry Association.
In a series of interactive talks and chats, you'll hear stories from some of the top companies, entrepreneurs, and investors working to shape the future of mobile innovation in the region, as well as special guests from other mobile hubs around the country---and learn about some interesting young startups to keep your eye on.
Tom Alberg, Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group
Tom Huseby, Venture Partner, Voyager Capital
Wesley Chan, Partner, Google Ventures
Bernie Yee, Platform Producer, Bungie Aerospace
Giordano Contestabile, Business Director - "Bejeweled" franchise, PopCap Games
David Bluhm, CEO, Z2Live
Geoff Entress, Venture Partner, Voyager Capital
Bill Bryant, Venture Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Mike McSherry, CEO, Swype
Brian Fling, Founder and Creative Director, pinch/zoom
Chris DeVore, General Partner, Founder’s Co-op
T.A. McCann, Vice President, RIM (Gist)
Ted Morgan, CEO, Skyhook
Cameron Myhrvold, Partner, Ignition
Charlie Kindel, entrepreneur & angel investor, formerly of Microsoft
Todd Bishop, Founder/National Editor, Geekwire
Chetan Sharma, Chetan Sharma Consulting
And featuring demos from:
Registration & Networking: 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Program: 1:30 – 5:30 pm
Networking reception: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Tickets are transferable but not refundable.
To inquire about press registration, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alexandria Real Estate Equities • Cooley • Christensen O’Connor Johnson Kindness
Davis Wright Tremaine • Fenwick & West • Graham & Dunn • Institute for Systems Biology
J. Robert Scott • Kauffman Foundation • Swedish Medical Center
VENTURE CAPITAL MEMBERS
ARCH Venture Partners • Vulcan Capital • WRF Capital