See You This Afternoon at the [Sold Out!] Xconomy Forum on Mobile Innovation in New England

4/7/09Follow @wroush

[Update 12:15 p.m. I'll be live-tweeting from the event. You can follow me at http://www.twitter.com/wroush. Please use the hash tag #xconmobile if you're tweeting or blogging about the event.]

We’re packing up our laptops, posters, and banners in a couple of hours and heading over to Microsoft’s New England Research and Development Center for Xconomy’s first Forum on the Future of Mobile Innovation in New England. We sold the last available ticket to the event this morning. A big thank-you to Xconomy’s readers for your strong interest in the event, which will bring together a high-powered collection of executives and technologists from leading wireless infrastructure and software companies around the region.

The point of the event is to highlight the most creative local players in the mobile industry—long one of the Boston area’s strongest technology clusters. We’ll also explore how local companies are continuing to innovate, and to provide services that businesses and consumers need (and will pay for), even in a time of economic crisis.

We’ll have speakers on hand from companies all across the size spectrum, from giants like Google and EMC’s VMware to small local startups like FitnessKeeper and Pongr. Between our opening speaker Xconomist Mark Lowenstein, our “fireside chat” with Google’s Rich Miner and MIT’s Sandy Pentland, our “mobile burst” demonstrations, and our two core panel discussions—one tapping local CEOs for a high-level overview of the business, the other focusing on technical innovation—we’ve invited people representing more than 20 companies and institutions.

And that’s not even counting the participants in the Xconomy Mobile Showcase, a permanent online supplement to the event where you’ll find text descriptions, graphics, and videos from another 19 companies and counting. (We’re continuing to add to the showcase; contact me at wroush@xconomy.com if you’d like your company to participate.)

For everyone who has registered, please arrive at One Memorial Drive for the opening remarks by 1:30 p.m. (There’s parking in the building.) And be sure to stick around after the event for the networking reception, also generously hosted by Microsoft.

We want to thank Microsoft for providing a fantastic venue for the event. We’re also grateful to our event sponsors Bit Group, fama PR, and Sonus Networks, and to our event partners MassNetComms and Mobile Monday Boston.

Wade Roush is a contributing editor at Xconomy. Follow @wroush

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