The ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit will take place May 7, 2010, in Mountain View, California and will be an exploration of the latest mobile development trends, both the technology and the emerging business applications. We are looking forward to some amazing discussion and debate about mobile with participants like:
- Deb Schultz of Altimeter group
- Patrick Chanezon, Don Dodge & Bob Meese of Google
- Ted Morgan of Skyhook Wireless
- Scott Raney & Tom Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures
As with our first event, the Real-Time Web Summit last October, the Mobile Summit will be in the "unconference" format. We discovered in October that the unconference is a perfect complement to our brand, because it encourages a high quality two-way dialog. Not only that, but the knowledge and ideas that came out of our Real-Time Web Summit were practical and useful - we got a lot of great feedback about that.
As with our previous event, the Mobile Summit will be facilitated by Kaliya Hamlin, who in our opinion is the best in the business at this style of event. We're using the same venue too, the beautiful Computer History Museum.
Mobile was one of our top five trends last year and continues to undergo explosive growth, so our aim with this event is to help you navigate the opportunities. Get ready to explore, think and create the future of mobile! Because it will be you - the attendees - who ultimately set the agenda. You can begin adding your suggestions now.
We will have two main tracks at this Summit, Development and Business. Here's a sample of some of the topics we'll explore in both of these tracks:
- Geo-location services - what can you do using location as a platform?
- Commerce & Marketing - as more and more consumers use smartphones, how can businesses utilize this channel?
- Content, Publishing & Recommendations - the technologies and best practices.
- Mobile Social Networking - how to tap into communities on mobile devices.
- Internet of Things - the emerging opportunities from sensor and RFID data.
- Augmented Reality - the technology and business applications of AR.
- Native App vs. Browser Based - Including iPhone, Android, RIM, Palm, Windows Mobile and Symbian.
If you're a company in the Mobile Internet market, you may be interested in helping sponsor this event. Current sponsors include:
Platinum Sponsor: CallFire
CallFire allows SMBs and developers to easily & cost-effectively build rich interactive phone systems. In minutes, users can create useful toll free hot-lines, send notification & emergency response phone calls, and even setup cloud call centers with agents located anywhere in the world. CallFire's text-to-speech engine lets you create database-driven appointment reminders, toll-free information hotlines & outbound power-dialing campaigns for pennies a call. Call 877.897.FIRE to learn more, or check out a video: IVR, Cloud Call Center, Toll Free Numbers.
CallFire will be introducing our very own Richard MacManus for the keynote and has a surprise giveaway for all attendees of the morning keynote - so make sure you arrive early!
Travel Sponsor: World Mate
WorldMate, the world's leading mobile travel assistant with over 5 million members worldwide, is the official travel sponsor of the upcoming 2010 ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit. Add WorldMate to your Blackberry or iPhone today and use its powerful features to deliver an unparalleled travel experience as you make your way to the Summit on May 7th in Mountain View. WorldMate can recommend flights, hotels and ground transportation to suit your individual needs - you can even book your travel through the mobile application. Visit www.worldmate.com for more information.
Lunch Sponsor: Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent will be sponsoring the lunch at the Mobile Summit. By the way, this isn't a boxed lunch, we know that shaping the future of mobile takes energy and therefore you need good food - so we're pleased to announce the lunch will be fresh grilled made to order tacos, burritos & quesadillas. Also, while ordering your lunch make sure to drop your business card in for a chance to win one of the six iPads Alcatel-Lucent's team will be giving away!Finally,
Please contact our COO Sean Ammirati for more information on the sponsor options.
The ReadWriteWeb team is excited about our second event and we can't wait to discuss the opportunities in Mobile with you on May 7. You can find banners and logos to link to our event here, if you're so inclined.
We hope to see you on May 7!