Mobile computing is the future of consumer computing. Or at least many entrepreneurs seem to think so: there's a mad scramble underway to create the most popular and profitable services, content, and applications for the new array of smartphones and mobile devices.
As computing enters what many analysts agree is its fifth great historical cycle (after mainframes, minicomputers, PCs, and the desktop Internet), New England companies are poised to lead in many areas—including mobile application development, infrastructure, and advertising. But the platforms and markets are evolving fast. At Xconomy's Mobile Madness conference, keynoters and panelists from the region's leading mobile technology companies will help participants make sense of the chaos and separate the solid innovation opportunities from the hype.
In Xconomy's first-ever "mobile smackdown," proponents of the leading mobile operating systems and app marketplaces—Android, iPhone/iPad, BlackBerry, and others—will go to the mat for their favorite technologies. And in our closing mobile showcase, we'll introduce you to the latest crop of up-and-coming competitors.
Xconomy has forged a unique partnership with the Mass Technology Leadership Council to make March 9 an incredible day of mobile computing and networking. A Tech Tuesday mobile event will immediately follow the Xconomy forum and showcase reception. Tech Tuesday requires separate registration at http://masstlc.homestead.com/eventscalendar.html.
Mass Mobile Month
Xconomy's Mobile Madness forum is part of Mass Mobile Month, a celebration of mobile innovation in New England in March 2010. We encourage you to investigate and attend the many other Boston-area mobile technology events listed at http://massmobilemonth.com.
MOBILE MADNESS DETAILS
Confirmed Speakers & Participants Include:
Paul Bosco, Vice President and General Manager of Video and Broadband, Cisco
J. Andrew Capener, Director of Service Provider Marketing for Mobility, Cisco
Ted Carr, Director, Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment
Wendy Caswell, CEO, Zink
Henry Cipolla, Chief Technology Officer, Localytics
West Decker, Vice President, Apperian
Walt Doyle, CEO, uLocate
Chris Forester, Business Development, bitHeads
Chuck Goldman, CEO, Apperian
Will Wang Graylin, CEO, Roam Data
Zachariah Hofer-Shall, Analyst, Forrester Research
Kate Imbach, Vice President, Marketing, Skyhook Wireless; Organizer, Mobile Monday Boston
Carter Jernigan, Co-founder, Two forty four a.m.
Anthony Kinney, Windows Phone Evangelist, Microsoft
Steve Krom, Vice President and General Manager, New England, AT&T
Mark Lowenstein, Managing Director, Mobile Ecosystem
Dan Olschwang, CEO, Jumptap
Greg Raiz, CEO, Raizlabs
Matt Revis, Vice President of Product Management, Nuance Communications
Jhonatan Rotberg, Executive Director, Next Billion Network
Andrew Scott, Founder and CEO, Rummble
Jake Shapiro, Executive Director, Public Radio Exchange
Allen Smith, Founder, WherePhone
William Sulinski, Co-founder, AccelGolf
Dan Sullivan, Founder, Appswell
Mark Thirman, Vice President, Business Development, Illume Software
Nicholas Tommarello, President & Founder, SparkCloud
Registration: 12:15 – 1:00 pm
Program: 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Mobile Showcase and networking reception: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
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