Think Mobile West in San Francisco on Sept. 23. Hope to See You All There!

FYI: Mediabistro.com (the family of blog MobileContentToday belongs to) and ye olde MobileContentToday is presenting a very cool one-day mobile technology conference on September 23 in the great city of San Francisco, California.

Think Mobile West

The conference focuses on the redefined reality of the mobile technology industry. We’ve got a great line-up of speakers from the mobile technology industry. Here’s just some of the speakers and topics:


– Ross Rubin of NPD: NPD is, in my opinion, one of the premiere firms providing accurate demographics and analysis about the mobile space. Ross is our keynote speaker.

– Ross will also participate in a metrics and measurements rountable discussion with Kanishka Agarwal
Global SVP, Mobile Media & Marketing of The Nielsen Company (yes, “that Nielsen” company) and Jeff Hasen Chief Marketing Officer for HipCricket (which focues solely on the mobile marketing and advertising space).

– Anand Iyer, a Microsoft Product Manager in the Windows Phone 7 group, should have some interesting points of view for his topic about empowering startups to launch their businesses on mobile platforms. Microsoft itself is in a kind of startup mode with its soon to be launched Windows Phone 7 which breaks all its ties with what has come before.

– Adam Brotman, VP Digital Ventures for Starbucks. Quick, what firm comes to mind first when you think of WiFi access and beverages. Starbucks has a history of encouraging mobile gadget use in their stores and continues to innovate with mobile apps, free WiFi, and, next, portals.

– Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote. What can I say? Evernote is, hands down, one of my favorite and most used mobile apps. Evernote provides both web access and apps for nearly every desktop and mobile platform. How do they do that? Phil can tell you how.

– David Steinberger, CEO of comiXology. I’m a huge fan of comic books and graphic novels. comiXology launched a good iPhone app a couple of years ago. But, the screen was just too small for me. The iPad fixed that problem. And, comiXology’s app looks fantastic on the larger iPad screen. But, what is more impressive is that the firm managed to provide the engine for both DC Comics (Superman, Batman, etc.) and Marvel Comics (Spider-man, Iron Man, X-Men, etc.). How did they do that?

– Kimberly Lau (Executive Director, Business Development and Partnership Relations) & Chris Wilkes (VP, Digital Editions and Audience Development) of Hearst Digital. I have not said a lot of good things about the current generation of digital magazines for the iPad. But, I keep looking at the space and keep writing about it because I truly want my favorite magazines to make the leap to the 21st century to survive and succeed in the digital space.

– Peter Merholz, President and Co-founder Adaptive Path. This firm is all about user interface as part of product strategy.

– Rana Sobhany, iPad DJ/Producer, will close the conference with music controlled with iPads. So, what exactly is an iPad DJ? Come to the conference and find out first hand.

And, oh yes, I’ll be there too! I’ll be easy to find in an Aloha Shirt. So, stop me and say hello at the conference. You can find conference fees at the link below. And, passes for the exhibits area and the after conference cash bar reception are free.

Think Mobile West registration