GigaOM Announces Initial Speaker Lineup for Mobilize 2011

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Industry leaders from Sprint, Cisco, VMware, and more to take the stage at mobile industry’s number one conference, this year expanded to two days of interactive debates and panel sessions.

GigaOM, a leading business and technology media company, today announced initial headline speakers and discussion topics for Mobilize 2011, the mobile industry’s most influential conference set to take place September 26-27 in San Francisco. Now in its fourth year and for the first time expanded to two days, Mobilize 2011 is the only conference to explore the conjunction of mobile computing and cloud-based services.

Sold out in previous years, Mobilize 2011 will bring together the movers-and-shakers in the mobile applications, infrastructure, enterprise and consumer computing, and hardware industries. The speaker lineup is a veritable who’s-who of the mobile industry, with headline speakers such as Stephen Bye, CTO of Sprint; Stephen Herrod, CTO of VMware; Tom Gillis, VP and GM Security Technology at Cisco; and Neil Young, CEO of Ngmoco. New speakers are being announced weekly.

“The mobile industry today has become all-encompassing, with tablets, smartphones, and other wireless computing devices all connected to information and applications in the cloud. Mobilize is the only conference that brings together all the actors in the mobile industry, including software, hardware, services, content, and infrastructure companies, to debate the future of this critical sector,” said Kevin Tofel, Mobile Editor at GigaOM and chair of Mobilize 2011. “This year, we’ve expanded Mobilize to two days to have ample time to discuss all the critical issues impacting the fast-moving mobile industry.”

Entrepreneurs, business leaders, journalists, analysts, and venture capitalists will gather at Mobilize 2011 to discuss the pressing trends in the mobile industry – from the rise of the app economy and tablets in the workplace, to mobile security and location-based advertising. During two-way interactive panel sessions and fireside debates, conference attendees and speakers will debate the cultural, social, and business impacts of a world where everyone is connected all the time.

Mobilize 2011 will also host a Launchpad event, inviting the most promising mobile industry startups to present their business models on stage. Mobile startups less than 12 months old are invited to apply by the August 19, 2011 deadline.

Key Topics
Some of the topics covered at Mobilize 2011 will include:

  •     The rise (and potential fall) of the app economy
  •     The tablet and other smart devices in the workplace
  •     The new network – advances in infrastructure technology
  •     Hardware beyond phones – machine-to-machine devices
  •     Location-based advertising, what’s next?
  •     Mobile video – can bandwidth keep up?
  •     Cloud and mobile – is mobile the cloud’s best friend?
  •     Near Field Communications, will it ever take off?
  •     Virtualization on handsets – bringing the enterprise to your iPhone

GigaOM’s editors, analysts and top-notch industry speakers discuss these and other pressing topics in panel sessions, fireside debates, and roundtables, providing their predictions for the mobile computing sector in the next 12-18 months.

Register Now
Sold out for the last three years, Mobilize is the must-attend conference for anyone working in the mobile industry, as well as executives looking to embrace mobile technologies to drive long-term business innovation. Register today for Mobilize 2011 and join what’s sure to be a sold-out crowd on September 26-27 in San Francisco.

Leading Sponsors
Top companies are lining up to sponsor Mobilize 2011 to reach the mobile industry’s biggest influencers, dealmakers, and customers. Headline sponsor Cisco is joined by Primetime sponsors Gist, Rebtel, Qualcomm, and Appconomy, with more sponsors signind up daily. Media partners include Aberdeen Group, VentureBeat, TiE, Churchill Club, MIT/Stanford Venture Lab (VLAB), and many more.

If you’re interested in connecting with the mobile industry’s most influential movers-and-shakers, contact Mike Sly at eventsales(at)gigaom.com or 1-415-235-0358 to find out which sponsorship packages are still available.

About GigaOM
Founded in 2006, GigaOM has grown into the leading provider of online media, events and research for global technology innovators. The company is one of the most credible and insightful voices at the intersection of business and technology, with an online audience of more than 4 million monthly unique visitors; industry-leading events, including Structure, Mobilize, NewTeeVee Live, Net:Work, Green:Net and Structure:Data; and a pioneering market research service and digital community, GigaOM Pro, which provides insider access to expert analysis on emerging technology markets.

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