Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness Northwest
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 2:00 PM (PST)
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.
Adam Cheyer, Co-inventor of Siri
Chris DeVore, General Partner, Founder's Co-op
Boris Wertz, Founding Partner, Version One Ventures
Doug Aley, Vice President, Zulily
Mike Fridgen, CEO, Decide
Michelle Goldberg, Partner, Ignition Partners
Brent Hieggelke, Chief Marketing Officer, Urban Airship
Scott Jacobson, Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group
Mary Jesse, Founder & CEO, Ivycorp
John Lauer, Founder & CEO, Zipwhip
Josh Marti, Co-founder & CEO, Point Inside
David McLauchlan, CEO, Buddy
Leo McCloskey, CMO, Airbiquity
Alex Samano, General Manager, Bobsled by T-Mobile
John SanGiovanni, Co-founder and Vice President of Product Design, Zumobi
Chetan Sharma, Founder, Chetan Sharma Consulting
David Shim, Founder & CEO, Placed
Rahul Sood, Partner, Bing Fund
Giri Sreenivas, CEO, Mobilisafe
Alexandra Tibbets, Former General Manager, Nordstrom Direct
Adam Tratt, CEO, Haiku Deck
Registration & Networking: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Program: 2:00 - 5:30 pm
Networking reception: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Full agenda here
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Alexandria Real Estate Equities
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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