GigaOM Adds Numerous Speakers and Selects LaunchPad Award Finalists for its Upcoming Mobilize Conference

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Mobile leaders from Adobe, AT&T, Facebook, Microsoft, Motorola, MySpace, Nokia, Qualcomm, Sony & T-Mobile will present on the future of the mobile Web at GigaOM's newest conference.

We've assembled a who's who list of the most influential leaders and visionaries in the wireless world to discuss and debate the break-through growth of the mobile Web. Executives and investors will walk away from the conference with the knowledge they need to grow their mobile web business.

Giga Omni Media, a leading provider of publications and events for the technology and information industries, today announced it has added new speakers and finalized the LaunchPad award contestants for its newest conference, Mobilize, being held on September 18, 2008, at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco. Wireless industry leaders from companies including Adobe, AT&T, Facebook, Microsoft, Motorola, MySpace, Nokia, Qualcomm, Sony and T-Mobile are now speakers at the event focused on the future of the mobile web. In addition, GigaOM has selected 13 companies that will present in the Mobilize LaunchPad startup competition at the conference: Cumulux, Fonemesh, Fonolo, Fusion Garage, Heysan, LuckyCal, MotionDSP, Pinch Media, Placethings, Skyfire Labs, Tapulous, TuneWiki and Zecter.

Mobilize is a one-day conference developed by award-winning technology writer, Om Malik, that will explore the advancements driving the evolution of the mobile web. The conference will look at the implications and opportunities the mobile internet presents for both entrepreneurs and investors. Topics discussed will include next-generation networks, handsets and chipsets; mobile product design; the economics of mobile development platforms; LTE and WiMAX; mobile browsers; location-based services; emerging mobile business and revenue patterns; and mobile investment trends. The conference will also showcase the 13 LaunchPad award finalists chosen as the most promising mobile web startups in the market. An expert panel of judges will award a Judges Winner, and conference attendees will choose an Audience Winner by voting using their mobile phones.

"With more than 400 business leaders, investors and media signed up to attend, we are looking forward to an exciting event," said Om Malik, Giga Omni Media's founder. "We've assembled a who's who list of the most influential leaders and visionaries in the wireless world to discuss and debate the break-through growth of the mobile Web. Executives and investors will walk away from the conference with the knowledge they need to grow their mobile web business."

Scheduled keynote speakers at the event include Rich Miner, co-founder of Google's Android, and Padmasree Warrior, CTO of Cisco Systems. The new speakers announced today include Gary Kovacs, Vice President and General Manager, Adobe Mobile and Devices, Adobe Systems Inc.; Michael Woodward, VP, Mobility Business Marketing, AT&T; Chamath Palihapitiya, VP of Growth, Mobile and International, Facebook; John O'Rourke, GM, ISV, Developer and Competitive Strategy, Microsoft Corp.; Fred Kitson, Corporate VP, Applied Research and Technology Center, Motorola, Inc.; John Faith, GM and VP, MySpace Mobile, MySpace; Victor Brilon, Senior Manager for Technology Collaboration, NSeries, Nokia; Clint McClellan, Senior Director of Market Development, Wireless Health, Qualcomm Inc.; John Koller, Director, Hardware Marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America; Venetia Espinoza, Director, Mobile Applications and Partner Programs, T-Mobile.

To see the complete conference schedule and list of speakers, please visit: http://events.gigaom.com/mobilize/08/Schedule/?a=pr2
Event sponsor partners include: Qualcomm, Fenwick & West, Motorola Good Technology Group, Sun Microsystems, Aliph, Boingo, Dial2Do, eBuddy, Flurry, Keynote Systems, Lexy, Loopt, mywaves, Myxer, Plusmo, reQall, Skyfire Labs, Squace, Tellme, Zannel, Jawbone and
JAJAH. For sponsorship inquiries, please visit: http://events.gigaom.com/mobilize/08/Sponsors/?a=pr2/.

To purchase conference tickets, please visit: http://mobilize-pr2.eventbrite.com/.

About GigaOM:
GigaOM is the premier destination site for technology industry insiders. Edited by award-winning journalist Om Malik, GigaOM is widely considered an authoritative voice on what is disrupting the world of technology. Topics covered include broadband, VoIP, infrastructure, mobile, wireless, and venture capital. With signature intelligence, candor and irreverence, GigaOM breaks down the hype and explains how these new technologies will shape our future. GigaOM is part of Giga Omni Media, a portfolio of leading publications in the technology and entrepreneurial markets that reaches 1.75 million readers worldwide.

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