Mobile Future Forward 2011 Executive Summit Announces Speakers and Key Partners

Mobile Future Forward 2011 Executive Summit Announces Speakers and Key Partners

Mobile Future Forward 2011 Executive Summit Announces Speakers and Key Partners

The future of mobile technology, business models, and consumers will be envisioned by key influencers and thinkers at this leading mobile industry summit

SEATTLE, WA – June 16, 2011 – Mobile Future Forward, the wireless industry’s annual mobile thought-leadership summit, today announced that executives from leading communications companies, including AT&T Wireless, Sprint, Qualcomm, and HTC, will headline the 2011 conference speaker program. The event which takes place in Seattle, WA on September 12th is dedicated to discussing, debating, and deciding the future of mobile.

“Mobile Future Forward attracts a unique blend of visionaries and decision makers who influence billions of dollars of investment and purchasing decisions on a regular basis. Therefore, it is critically important to understand the evolution of the mobile ecosystem through their eyes,” said Chetan Sharma, Founder of Mobile Future Forward.

The distinguished thought-leaders for the 2011 program include:

· Glenn Lurie, President, AT&T Wireless;

· Danny Bowman, President, Sprint

· Steve Mollenkopf, EVP & Group President, Qualcomm

· Jason MacKenzie, President, HTC

· Sanjiv Ahuja, CEO, LightSquared

· Charlie Herrin, SVP, Comcast

· Paul Palmieri, CEO, Millennial Media

· David Messenger, EVP, American Express

· Erik Moreno, SVP, FOX

· Gibu Thomas, SVP, Walmart

· Hank Skorny, CSO, Real Networks

· Ken Denman, CEO, Openwave Systems

· Kris Rinne, SVP, AT&T

· Mike Mulica, President, Synchronoss Technologies

· Will Hsu, CPO, AT&T Interactive

· Suja Chandrasekaran, CIO, Timberland

· Prof. Cliff Nass, HCI, Stanford University

· Jo Harlow, EVP – Smart-Devices, Nokia

· Ken Wirth, President, Alcatel-Lucent Wireless

Mobile Future Forward is designed to help understand the tectonic industry shifts happening in mobile consumer behavior, technology and the telecoms business models over the next 5 years. The conference will help prepare the participants with critical understanding of the opportunities and the turmoil to come.

“We can expect more changes in the next 10 years than the previous 100,” said Chetan Sharma. “It is the companies that recognize and prepare for these disruptions and advancements that will prevail.”

During the conference, many important possible scenarios will be discussed and debated. The scenario triggers will vary but each of these factors can have an impact on how something trending now, will later become fact of life. To maintain their competitiveness and relevance in a trillion dollar mobile economy, players need to be better prepared and agile. Mobile Future Forward provides a platform for discussion, networking, and for shaping the mobile industry growth.

Mobile Future Forward is proudly sponsored by the most influential names in telecoms, wireless technology and consumer mobile. Companies contributing to the 2011 event include Qualcomm, Ericsson, AT&T Interactive, Synchronoss Technologies, Millennial Media, Real Networks, and Openwave.

Industry professionals can also download the Mobile Future Forward book published last year at the conference, which contains 18 exclusive thought leadership essays from high level industry executives at

About Mobile Future Forward

Mobile Future Forward is the mobile thought-leadership summit that attracts the most influential minds in the mobile industry. Participants include C-Level executives who are very instrumental in shaping the industry, in innovation adoption, and in managing the growth of revenues and profits. The experts and visionaries from around the globe will convene in Seattle on Sept 12th to envision and define the mobile industry over the next 5 years. Mobile Future Forward is produced by Chetan Sharma Consulting, the leading management and global strategic advisory firm to mobile industry leaders.