Mobile Future Forward: 50 reasons to join us

Mobile Future Forward: 50 reasons to join us

Dear Friends,

We are less than a week away from what is turning out to be our best Mobile Future Forward yet. If you are not signed up yet, I will give you 50 reasons to make the case. Each of our speakers is a recognized expert in their domain, many of them manage billions of dollars in annual spend, and many yet are building companies that will shape the vertical industries around us.

Just take a look at the program we have planned for you:

· Machine Intelligence, AI, and VR with Blaise Agüera y Arcas, Principal Scientist, Google

· AI and Robotics with John Markoff, Senior Writer, NY Times

· Autonomous machines with Helen Greiner, CTO and Founder, CyPhy/iRobot

· Investing for the next billion with someone who has built many billion dollar businesses – Glenn Lurie, CEO & President, AT&T Mobility

· Network as a platform with Erik Ekudden, SVP and CTO, Ericsson

· Future of the 5G ecosystem with Neville Ray, CTO and EVP, T-Mobile

· Future of the enterprises in the NOW Economy with Doug Suriano, SVP, Oracle Communications

· Paul Brody, EY is leading the Cybersecurity panel with global experts in the field – Nathan Freitas, Guardian Project, Rodney Joffe, Neustar, Nancy Zayed, MagicCube, Scott Christensen, GE

· Ina Fried, Recode will help us scale the discussion on IoT with Hank Skorny, Neustar, Mike Kennewick, VoiceBox, Anthony Bartolo, Tata Communications, Peter Lewis, the guy who called it first, Sridhar Solur, Comcast

· Donna Fedor will hack healthcare with Vic Gundotra, AliveCor, Prof. Shyam Gollakota, UW, Dr. Renee Dua, Heal, Neurosurgeon Dr. Sam Browd

· Q Saeed, Vital Neuro will lead the discussion about Network economics and disruption with global experts Dr. Kim Larsen, Deutsche Telekom, Stephen Bye, Rivada Networks, Vern Fotheringham, ESI, Manish Jindal, Ericsson

· Industry veteran Steve Elfman will help moderate the session about 4th Wave Verticals with Jorge Espinal, Spotify (Media), Ruchit Garg, Harvesting (Agriculture), Krishna Vedati, Tynker (Education), Biju Nair, Hyla (Devices), Joe Megibow, Joyus (Retail)

· Investor legend in the making Bubba Murarka will quiz the VR CEOs – Todd Hooper, VReal, Maureen Fan, Baobab Studios, Forest Gibson, PlutoVR, Bob Berry, EnvelopVR

· US media talks about the Chinese tech ecosystem a lot but do we really understand it? Meet the entrepreneurs who are living it – you will be surprised by what you learn. William Bao Bean, Chinaccelerator will lead the discussion with Kate Whitcomb, HAX, Paul Wu, GMobi, Willie Chou, NeoNan, David Liu, Sirqul

· And finally, Golden Age of AI with Dina Bass, Bloomberg leading the discussion with Seth Neiman, Handbag, Dr. Babak Hodjat, Sentient, Ken Denman, Emotient (Apple), Prof. Emo Todorov, UW, Jeannette M. Wing, Microsoft Research

That’s just the speakers. Our audience is equally qualified and influential. You could be sitting next to these individuals and one conversation could change the trajectory of your life and company. Just ask folks who have become part of the Mobile Future Forward community over the last 7 years.

We are excited to partner with industry leaders to bring you a program that will make you think. Our thanks to: Ericsson, Hyla Mobile, Netcracker, Neustar, OpenMarket, Oracle Communications, SAP, Tata Communications, and VoiceBox


Hopefully, we have given you enough reasons to make the investment.


Registration (registration closes this week)

Hope to see you next week.

Thanks and best wishes.

Chetan Sharma