Mobile Future Forward Prelim Agenda

Mobile Future Forward Prelim Agenda



Mobile Future Forward is less than three weeks away and I am pleased to announce our preliminary agenda. As usual, we have quite an eclectic group of amazing speakers and attendees coming from all over the world across all major industries. Mobile Future Forward community is where big ideas take shape through conversations and debate. With our relentless pursuit of what’s to come, we probe the brilliant minds of our speakers and audience to help inform the industry agenda for the next few years. The Connected Intelligence Era is upon us and it is going to be our community that defines the slope of the curve.

We expect to sell out so please grab your seats today (4th Wave Saver expires Friday)

Summit Partners: Amdocs, Hyla Mobile, Mobile Posse, Neustar, Oracle Communications, PwC, Qualcomm, and SAP

Date: Sept 7th 7am – 8pm

Where: Seattle (Newcastle Golf Club)


Connected Intelligence: Modern Day Renaissance

We are well into the Connected Intelligence growth curve. Evidence of its impact is all around us. We are making tremendous progress on each layer of the stack. We are already at Gbps jumping on to 5G soon. The number of sensors continue to increase by double digits. The coming together of different domains and disciplines is reminiscent of the European Renaissance that transformed the human experience for centuries to come. How do you observe a transformation while you are in it? What does the future hold? How will we define winners? What are the risks and threats that could derail the vision?

Chetan Sharma, CEO, Chetan Sharma Consulting


Connected Intelligence: Brain of the Global Economy

Brian Modoff, EVP – Marketing & M&A, Qualcomm

Ina Fried, Chief Technology Correspondent, Axios (moderator)



Enterprise in the New Digital Age

Doug Suriano, SVP, Oracle Communications

Dr. Anand Rao, Partner – AI, PwC

Chetan Sharma, CEO, Chetan Sharma Consulting (moderator)


Understanding Consumer Behavior

Greg Wester, SVP, Mobile Posse


Connecting the Unconnected

Chris Weasler, Head of Global Connectivity, Facebook


Connected Intelligence’s Critical Building Blocks: Identity, Security, Privacy

Lisa Hook, CEO, Neustar

Chetan Sharma, CEO, Chetan Sharma Consulting (moderator)


5G: Platform for exponential growth

Chetan Sharma, CEO, Chetan Sharma Consulting (moderator)

Marachel Knight, SVP, AT&T

Dr. Seizo Onoe, President, NTT DoCoMo

Matt Grob, EVP, Qualcomm Technologies

Dr. Robert Zhang, Cofounder, CloudMinds


Future of Human and Autonomous Mobility

Karen Weise, Reporter, Bloomberg Businessweek (moderator)

Dr. João Barros, Professor, CEO and Founder, Veniam

Steve Banfield, CEO, ReachNow (BMW)

Toby Sun, CEO and Cofounder, LimeBike

Dr. Shahin Farshchi, Partner, Lux Capital

Chris Heiser, CEO and Founder, Renovo. Auto


Transforming Healthcare

Dr. Sam Browd, MD, Neurosurgeon, CEO, eLoupes (moderator)

Dr. Mylea Charvat, Neuroscientist, CEO, Savonix

Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, Chief of Digital Innovation, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Kent Dicks, founder and CEO, Life365

Dr. Nathan Price, Director & Professor, Institute of Systems Biology


Future of Cybersecurity

Ken Denman, Venture Partner, Sway Ventures (moderator)

Gunter Ollmann, CTO – Enterprise & Cloud, Microsoft

Rohit Ghai, President, RSA

Bill Diotte, CEO, Mocana

Paul Steinberg, CTO and EVP, Motorola Solutions


Monetizing the IIoT Wave

Rob Tiffany, CTO – Lumada, Hitachi (moderator)

Sridhar Solur, SVP – IoT and Data Services, Comcast

Russ Green, CTO and Head of Products, SAP Digital Interconnect

John Aisien, CEO, Bluecedar

Allen Proithis, President, Sigfox


Shaping the Human Experiences

Greg Gewickey, VP – Emerging Technology, Warner Bros. (moderator)

Ed Tang, Cofounder and CTO, Avegant

Paul Reynolds, CEO and Cofounder, Torch3d

Shauna Heller, CEO, ClayparkVR

Charles Loop, Chief Science Officer, 8i



Future of AI/ML/Robotics

Gladys Kong, CEO, UberMedia (moderator)

Dr. Ali Farhadi, CEO and Founder,, Allen Institute of AI

Biju Nair, CEO, Hyla

Barak Turovsky, Head of Product, Google Translate & Machine Intelligence, Google

Dr. Thuc Vu, CEO, Ohmnilabs