Mobile Future Forward: Early Bird Expires Friday

Mobile Future Forward: Early Bird Expires Friday


Just wanted to give a quick update on speakers and the program. As usual, we will be tackling a number of vertical industries. Rideshare and Autonomous Vehicles are going to transform society just like the automobile did a 100 years ago. Steve Banfield, CEO, Reachnow runs BMW’s car-sharing service business and is in the midst of shaping the industry. Greg Gewickey, Warner Bros runs the Emerging Technology program and is at the forefront of development in emerging areas such as VR and 5G. Steve Raymond, CEO, 8i is doing some fascinating work in mixed reality and holograms. Dr. Anand Rao, partner, PwC did his PhD in AI in 1985 and has been involved in a number of breakthrough projects in the field. Dr. Ali Farhadi, CEO, is doing some impactful work that hones into personalization AI. Dr. Robert Zhang, Cofounder, Cloudminds is marrying Robotics and Cloud in a fundamentally new and essential architecture.

Each speaker brings a unique perspective that will shape how you would think about the opportunities and the ecosystem. In the next 10 years, $1000 Trillion will be generated and Connected Intelligence will be at center of that evolution. The innovation across domains is sparking innovation in the programmable world. We are living through the birth of a new technology cycle which will be more impactful than the ones that came before.

At Mobile Future Forward, we endeavor to explore the magic that happens at the intersection and collision of disciplines, ideas, and industries. The theme of this year’s summit is Connected Intelligence: Man, Machine, and Platforms. We will not only look at the ecosystem stack that’s adjusting feverishly to the tsunami of inventions from around the globe but also the new platform ecosystems that are gestating. Platforms and ideas that gain mass and momentum can transform the human narrative. Experiences that looked impossible 10 years ago are taken for granted today.

The magic of serendipity happens at the edges, at the intersections of domains and industries. The amalgamation of technologies and industries is driving the early phase of Connected Intelligence – IoT, AI, AR/VR, Quantum Computing, Messaging, Cloud Robotics, HMI, BMI, Blockchain, Policy, Cybersecurity, 5G, Virtual Computing, and much more. We will try to peek into the next decade to see what might be coming our way that will enhance our lives and change the way business is done across domains.

Registration (Early Bird Expires Friday)

Some of the industry leaders participating in the summit are:

  • Dr. Hugh Bradlow, Chief Scientist, Telstra
  • Lisa Hook, CEO, Neustar
  • Dr. Mylea Charvat, CEO, Savonix
  • Dr. Shahin Farshchi, Partner, Lux Capital
  • Shelly Palmer, CEO, Palmer Group
  • Biju Nair, CEO, Hyla
  • Glenn Lurie, CEO, AT&T Mobility
  • Ina Fried, Chief Technology Correspondent, Axios
  • Marachel Knight, SVP – Wireless Network Architecture, AT&T
  • Dr. Seizo Onoe, EVP & CTO, NTT DoCoMo
  • Dr. Robert Zhang, Cofounder and President, Cloudminds
  • Dr. Saeed Abu-Nimeh, CEO and Founder, Seclytics
  • Ken Denman, Board Member, Costco
  • Steve Raymond, CEO, 8i
  • Prof. Ali Farhadi, Cofounder,
  • Greg Gewickey, VP – Emerging Technology, Warner Bros
  • Anand Rao, Partner – AI, PwC
  • Doug Suriano, SVP, Oracle
  • Steve Banfield, CEO, Reachnow (BMW)

We will be announcing the addition of new speakers and partners throughout summer and look forward to seeing you in September. If you are interested in partnering, please feel free to reach out at