Come join leading venture capitalists, industry players and entrepreneurs to discuss Mobile. This half-day conference will explore the new opportunities that are emerging and ask the larger questions of the industry leaders within mobile, shedding some light on where the industry is headed and how entrepreneurs and developers can take advantage. It's aimed at entrepreneurs and investors. Also targeted are carriers, advertisers and media companies.
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Is now the right time to make it really big in mobile?
Major shifts are changing the game. These include open platforms, new entrants (iPhone, Android), new forms of access and the rise of off-deck apps. Until now, few start-ups have made it big on mobile. That's changing. New and unique applications are being developed for the mobile platform.
How mobile is different from the Web, and how developers can exploit this difference?
Developing application for Mobile is different from developing applications for the web. What are those differences and what does it mean for developers today, and long-term, as they write applications for mobile, and for companies managing their mobile/web strategies?
How do you make money on mobile?
You need traffic, which means content. You also need advertising. With mobile's segmented audience, you need to choose the right ways to market. How does all this work best on mobile? Who are the new players helping monetize on mobile? Some on Madison Ave are skeptical of mobile's promise. They want scale, simplicity and ways to measure success -- all of which are underdeveloped right now in mobile. What are the main business models? Advertising, classic subscription model, mobile virtual items.
Speakers Announced To Date:
Rich Miner, Google/Android, GM, Wireless Programs
Matt Murphy, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, Partner
Mike Baker, Nokia Interactive, Vice President
Jeff Sellinger, CBS Mobile, EVP & General Manager
Michael Bayle, Yahoo!, Sr. Director, Global Mobile Advertising
Rick Segal, JLA Ventures, Co-Manager of Blackberry Partners Fund
J.H. Kah, SK Telecom
Brandon Lucas, Myspace, Sr. Director, Mobile Business Development
Jed Stremel, Facebook, Director of Mobile
Michael Arrington, TechCrunch, Editor
Dan Farber, CNET, Editor-in-Chief
Om Malik, GigaOmni Media, Founder
Sam Altman, Loopt, CEO & co-Founder
Omar Hamoui, AdMob, Founder & CEO
Jason Devitt, Skydeck, Founder & CEO
Rich Wong, Accel Partners, Partner
Tim Chang, Norwest Venture Partners, Principal
Shawn Carolan, Menlo Ventures, Managing Director
Gregory Gorman, Tertius
Mathew Fix, Vodafone Ventures
Satya Mallya, Orange, Director at Orange Labs
Dr. Richard Koo, Augmentum, SVP of Augmentation Services
Panel of Experts:
Ross Levinsohn, Velocity Interactive Group, Partner
John Smelzer, FOX Interactive Media, SVP & General Manager
Steve Hegenderfer, Microsoft, Group Manager, Windows Mobile
Sandi Isaacs, Paramount Digital Entertainment, SVP, Interactive & Mobile
Jeff Brody, Redpoint Ventures, Founding Partner
Lars Kamp, Accenture, Executive, Strategy
Stephen Saltzman, Intel Capital, Sr. Dir., Strategic Investments
For more information: mobilebeat2008.com
Many thanks to our sponsors: Forum Nokia, Blackberry Partners Fund, Sun Startup Essentials, Norwest Venture Partners, Microsoft Startup Zone, Orrick, Greenburg Traurig, Zanox, Mippin, mTouche, My247.mobi and amiando.
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