GigaOM Predicts Ultra-Fast, Data Mobile Market Will Explode in Coming Months

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Learn how to make the most of mobile investments, both now and in the coming months at Mobilize 09: The Future of Mobile Web, held Thursday, Sept. 10. One of the most exciting aspects of the conference will be the emphasis on mobile data, which accounted for a whopping $45 million in 2008 - 194 percent of the amount in 2007. Conference organizer GigaOM invited key individuals from the mobile industry - including C-level executives, investment strategists, marketing specialists, and technical experts - to weigh in on the topic.

There is no question that mobile data is doing well, despite the economy

Far from feeling the bite of a fledgling economy, the mobile industry is flourishing, and attendees at Mobilize 09: The Future of the Mobile Web, to be held here Thursday, Sept. 10, will learn how to make the most of mobile investments, both now and in the coming months.

One of the most exciting aspects of the conference will be the emphasis on mobile data, which accounted for a whopping $45 million in 2008 - 194 percent of the amount in 2007.

Conference organizer GigaOM invited key individuals from the mobile industry - including C-level executives, investment strategists, marketing specialists, and technical experts - to weigh in on the topic.

Mobilize 09 will feature two keynote speakers: Dr. Sanjay K. Jha, Co-CEO of Motorola Inc. and CEO of Mobile Devices, who will present his first public address since joining the company; and Cole Brodman, CTO and Innovation Officer with T-Mobile. Leaders from more than 45 other top companies - including INQ, Qualcomm, HP, Intel, Cisco, Sony Ericsson, AT&T, Microsoft, and Dell - also appear in the lineup.

"There is no question that mobile data is doing well, despite the economy," says GigaOM Founder Om Malik. "But the real buzz - and a major theme for the conference - is that mobile data is going to take off astronomically as gigabit speeds are achieved. Further, the explosion of open platforms and hardware beyond traditional handsets will create new opportunities for entrepreneurs, investors, and consumers. We plan to highlight just where these opportunities exist."

Topics slated for discussion at Mobilize 09 include:

  •      Next-generation networks: Ultraband, UWB, Wi-MAX, LTE, 4G, broadband
  •      Application portals and application stores
  •      Design and ethnography: Usage, lifestyle trends, technology adoption
  •      Next-generation handsets: Design and technology
  •      Netbooks and ultraportables
  •      Mobile web enablers: Browsers, software, services
  •      Context and location-based services
  •      Nontraditional wireless devices: Machine-to-machine, gaming, e-books
  •      Mobile development platforms: iPhone, Symbian, Linux, BREW
  •      Next-generation chipsets
  •      Enterprise mobile applications
  •      Venture capital and economics of the mobile web
  •      Stealth startups and quickly growing ventures

Mobilize 09 will be held Thursday, Sept. 10, from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Mission Bay Conference Center on the University of California San Francisco campus: http://www.ahl-missionbay.com.

The cost of the conference is $595, with groups of five or more receiving discounted rates. For more information about Mobilize 09 or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.events.gigaom.com/mobilize/.

About GigaOM

GigaOM is the premier destination site for technology industry insiders, movers and shakers, and early adopter consumers. It is widely considered the authoritative site for discovering what's new, relevant and interesting in the dynamic world of technology. From exclusive product launches to award-winning analysis and commentary, GigaOM's coverage influences business and technology sectors with its reliable, well researched and professional reporting -- and its signature intelligence, candor and irreverence.

About The GigaOM Network

The GigaOM Network is a leading provider of publications and events for the technology and entrepreneurial markets worldwide. Founded by award-winning journalist Om Malik, The GigaOM Network is an online publishing company whose network of news sites reaches more than 2 million readers worldwide and provides news and insight on the developments disrupting the world of technology. The GigaOM Network includes seven award-winning sites: GigaOM covers the business of broadband, VoIP, infrastructure, mobile and wireless; WebWorkerDaily covers the future of work in a web world; NewTeeVee covers the business of online video; Earth2Tech covers the business of green technology; OStatic is a web application, news site and community looking at open-source solutions for business; jkOnTheRun offers news and insight on mobile devices; and TheAppleBlog is a leading source of information for Apple users. The GigaOM Network also produces industry-leading events, including annual conferences: Structure, Mobilize, NewTeeVee Live and Green:Net.

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