Albright, Paradise, Bolt, MC10, Verizon Join Mobile Madness on March 19

2/11/13Follow @gthuang

Llllllllet’s get ready to rummmmm-ble…

For those of you interested in mobile technology and business—which means pretty much all of you—we have some notable additions to the speaker list for Mobile Madness 2013, coming up on Tuesday, March 19 at Microsoft NERD in Cambridge, MA.

I can’t name everyone yet, but I can name:

Lars Albright, CEO and co-founder of SessionM (previously with Apple, Quattro Wireless, and m-Qube).

Andrew Paradise, founder and CEO of Lookout Gaming (stealthy startup involved with mobile games).

Gagan Puranik, associate director of the Verizon Innovation Center (working on connected devices and wireless technologies).

Dave Icke, CEO of MC10 (flexible/wearable electronics company working in digital health, consumer tech, and medical devices).

Ben Einstein, founder and managing director of Bolt, a new hardware-startup program in Boston.

Eliran Sapir, CEO and co-founder of Apptopia, will tell us about the market for mobile-app acquisitions.

Sean Dalton, general partner at Highland Capital Partners, joins us to give his perspective on mobile infrastructure and the startup/VC investment climate.

Robi Ganguly, CEO and co-founder of Apptentive, is making the trip from Seattle to tell us about in-app feedback and ratings.

Plus I can tell you that Ginger.io and Alpha Software are in as well…more on that soon, should be very interesting.

All of the above join an already star-studded lineup that includes, in no particular order: Jonathan Bush, co-founder and CEO of Athenahealth (making a big push in mobile); Angus Davis, founder and CEO of Swipely (talking future of commerce and marketing); Wayne Chang, co-founder of Crashlytics (just bought by Twitter); George Bell, CEO of Jumptap (mobile ads); Dave Bisceglia, co-founder and CEO of The Tap Lab (mobile games); Meredith Flynn-Ripley, CEO of MediaFriends (social communications); Jennifer Lum, co-founder and president of Adelphic Mobile (big-data analytics for ads); and many others.

The overarching theme this year is that the mobile revolution, as we know it, is over. It’s time to go beyond our current conceptions of mobility and talk about the next revolution. Some emerging sub-themes of the conference: new businesses around connected devices and hardware; mobile health; evolving app strategies; and the future of mobile ads and commerce.

I’m told our conference early-bird rate is ending tomorrow (startup and student rates will remain), and I’m pretty confident this thing will sell out as usual, but you can still pick up a ticket here. See you all on March 19, and watch this space for further agenda updates.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and the Editor of Xconomy Boston. You can e-mail him at gthuang@xconomy.com or call him at 617-252-7323. Follow @gthuang

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