Mobile Future Forward – Speaker Update

Mobile Future Forward – Speaker Update


I thought I will provide an update on our fall mobile executive summit – Mobile Future Forward (Sept 10th in Seattle).

The mobile industry is entering what I call the “golden period” of its evolution. The fourth wave of mobile is going to generate trillions of dollars over the course of the next decade. The ecosystem will become more diverse, each of the major verticals will get redefined by mobile, and consumers around the globe will benefit tremendously from connections to information, intelligence, objects, and each other. Enterprise productivity and efficiency will increase manifold and the golden period of mobile will help shape human history. But how and by whom? That will be the crux of the summit in September.

The two key verticals that will benefit from the transition are Retail and Health and we have some outstanding speakers to address the opportunities. Best Buy is the biggest electronics retailer and Starbucks is the biggest coffeehouse company in the world. AT&T is probably the first mobile operator to hire a Chief Medical Information Officer (Dr. Geeta Nayyar), Raj is on his 3rd startup in the patient care space that is using mobile very effectively and making a big difference, and Jef is blending the fitness/health space with innovative device and service that goes beyond counting steps.


Jude Buckley, President – Mobility, Best Buy

Marianne Marck, SVP – Consumer Facing Technology, Starbucks


Dr. Geeta Nayyar, Chief Medical Information Officer, AT&T

Raj Toleti, President/CTO – Coordinated Care Solutions, Patient Point

Jef Holove, CEO, Basis

We will provide regular updates as we add new executives to the program and continue to refine the discussion topics to give you the best learning and networking experience you can find in the mobile industry. As you know, our programs are deep in content and high on participant caliber. Each year we strive to bring together some of the leading thinkers and doers from around the world to brainstorm the future of mobile. As we like to call it – it is a mobile boot camp with the brightest brains in mobile.

We are delighted to be partnering with some of the leading players in the ecosystem: CitrixByteMobile, Ericsson, Intel, Synchronoss, and Telefonica.

Some of the outstanding group of executives who are responsible for changing the face of the industry every day will be leading the discussion. Their insights will be invaluable and actionable.

Confirmed Speakers

· Ralph de la Vega, President and CEO, AT&T Mobility

· Steve Elfman, President, Sprint

· Erik Moreno, EVP, Fox Networks

· Danny Bowman, Chief Sales and Operating Officer, Samsung

· Terry Myerson, Corporate Vice President – Windows Phone, Microsoft

· Marios Zenios, VP – Uconnect, Chrysler Group

· Jef Holove, CEO, Basis

· Geeta Nayyar, Chief Medical Officer, AT&T

· Rowland Shaw, VP – Strategy, Ericsson

· Raj Toleti, President, Patient Point

.. More to come

· Stephen David, former CIO, P&G

· Glenn Lurie, President, AT&T Mobility

· Jude Buckley, President – Mobility, Best Buy

· Marianne Marck, SVP – Consumer Facing Technology, Starbucks

· Henning Schulzrinne, CTO, FCC

· Fay Arjomandi, Head Vodafone Xone, Vodafone

· Biju Nair, EVP and CSO, Synchronoss

· Hank Skorny, VP/GM – Software Services, Intel

· Curtis Kopf, VP – Customer Innovation, Alaska Airlines

· Matt Carter, President – Emerging Solutions, Sprint

The Mobile Future Forward team, our esteemed partners, our fantastic speakers and our engaged community are really looking forward to Sept 10th.

I hope you will join us in what is shaping up to be an exceptional gathering of the mobile minds. Registration is open now.

Thanks and best wishes.

Kind regards,

Chetan Sharma