VentureBeat Announces Second-Annual Mobile Summit, April 2-3

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180 Top Mobile Players to Converge for Invitation-Only Event; Featured Partners to include AT&T, Tapjoy, Flurry, Sequoia Capital, Box

Last year's event proved to be one of the most important gatherings in the industry. This year, we anticipate an equally compelling series of discussions as the industry has gotten larger and ever more diverse."
-- Matt Marshall, VentureBeat CEO

The editors of VentureBeat, a media company obsessed with covering amazing technology and why it matters in our lives, have announced the second-annual Mobile Summit, an event that brings together the top 180 mobile executives, investors and policymakers to discuss five significant issues facing the mobile industry.

The event will be held at the beautiful Cavallo Point Resort (just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco) on April 2-3. The Mobile Summit is an invitation-only event, but interested parties can request an invite here:

"Last year's event proved to be one of the most important gatherings in the industry," said Matt Marshall, VentureBeat CEO. "This year, we anticipate an equally compelling series of discussions as the industry has gotten larger and ever more diverse."

Featured Mobile Summit participants include John Donovan, Sr. Exec. VP, AT&T; Dan Levin, COO, Box; Jason Spero, Head of Mobile, Google; Adib Fared, VP Product Development, Sprint;Jim Goetz, General Partner, Sequoia Capital; Matt Murphy, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Mihir Shah, President & CEO, Tapjoy; Rich Wong, Partner, Accel; Simon Khalaf, President & CEO, Flurry.

VentureBeat Mobile Summit 2012 will be discussing five new issues facing the industry:

1. Platform Wars: Size matters, but what else will dictate who wins among iOS, Android, Amazon and Microsoft?
Four titans, iOS, Android, Amazon and Microsoft, are now duking it out on the global stage to become the biggest mobile “platform” upon which users — and the mobile industry — will standardize. But what will really determine the winner?

2. The Mobile Shopping Revolution: Where billions can be made with location, targeting, and the mobile web.
The adoption of mobile commerce is poised to create a massive, multi-billion dollar opportunity. With smartphones becoming smart wallets, as well as instant research tools that are able to communicate specific tastes anywhere people go, what technologies and what companies will help improve the way people discover and pay for items? Who will be the biggest winners from this trend?

3. Mobile Disruption of the Enterprise: What are the new types of apps and services that will spur productivity and competitiveness?
Employees are choosing to bring their own devices to work — iPhones, iPads, Android phones and more — and enterprises are using the cloud to adapt. Given the new enterprise cloud, what are the next disruptive apps or services that will dramatically improve productivity and competitiveness?

4. The Media Revolution: What forms of content will survive and thrive in mobile?
With mobile devices evolving in 2012, and millions of new consumers buying them, who are the most successful publishers of new mobile media, what are the factors driving their success, and what is the impact of that success on the mobile industry?

5. User Acquisition in 2012: What lessons will the mobile gaming industry show the rest of us?
In terms of models of user acquisition, the games industry has led the way. What are the next steps game companies must make to stay compelling and innovative on user acquisition strategies (advertising, offers, etc.) now that better broadband, better OS’s, better interfaces, and better devices (including tablets) have arrived. What can the rest of us learn from that?
To request an invitation to participate in the VentureBeat Mobile Summit, please visit the event website at:

For sponsorship information, contact: sponsors(at)venturebeat(dot)com. So far, sponsors of this year's event include AT&T, Flurry, Sequoia Capital, Tapjoy, Box.

About VentureBeat

Founded in 2006, VentureBeat has emerged as one of the “best blogs on the web” according to The New York Times, offering readers unparalleled insight into the most relevant emerging technologies, trends, companies, and the business opportunities that they create. Led by Matt Marshall and a team of experienced journalists, the company has grown into the leading source for breaking news and in-depth reporting on a range of technology trends — from social to mobile, small business to enterprise, clean tech, cloud services, games, and more. VentureBeat's content is sought-after by leading media channels, with syndication deals currently in place with Reuters, The Washington Post, The Motley Fool, Business Insider, and The Christian Science Monitor. The company also brings the community together several times per year with its own executive-level conferences, such as MobileBeat, CloudBeat, GamesBeat, and the VentureBeat Mobile Summit. For more information, visit:


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