Mobile Madness Northwest: The Big Agenda for our Dec. 12 Forum

12/3/12Follow @curtwoodward

We’re getting pretty excited here at Xconomy for Mobile Madness Northwest, next week’s power-packed afternoon conference featuring some of the best and brightest minds tackling the mobile revolution around the Seattle region—and beyond.

You can still get tickets for this special event, which runs from 2 pm to 5:30 pm at Town Hall in Seattle. We’ve got a special sale price that’s only available for two more days, so register now. And if you’re a student or working at a startup, make sure you check out our steep discounts.

This is the second year we’re hosting Mobile Madness in Seattle, after four years running in Boston. This conference really highlights our ability to connect ideas and people from innovation centers around the country, a key part of Xconomy’s mission as we bring you news from our six-city network.

At Mobile Madness Northwest, those connections are embodied by our keynote speaker: Adam Cheyer, the co-creator of digital assistant application Siri. Cheyer most recently served as an engineering director in Apple’s iOS group, following the 2010 acquisition of Siri.

He left that post earlier this year, saying he had no immediate plans for his next step. But he’s definitely got plenty of thoughts about the way mobile devices, applications, and networks are changing the face of work, information sharing, the Web, and more. We can’t wait to hear more about his vision for what’s ahead.

We’re also welcoming top names from around the Northwest, including Chris DeVore of Founder’s Co-op, Michelle Goldberg of Ignition Partners, Mike Fridgen of Decide, Scott Kveton of Urban Airship, and many more. And along with lots of premier discussions, we’ll have plenty of time for networking and conversation.

Check out the full agenda below, and make sure to get your tickets now to lock in the best price. We’ll see you Dec. 12.

Mobile Madness Northwest
Dec. 12, 2012
Town Hall, Seattle

1:00 – 2:00 Registration

2:00 – 2:05 Welcome
Curt Woodward, Senior Editor, Xconomy

2:05 – 2:35 Keynote
Adam Cheyer, co-founder of Siri

2:35 – 2:55 Investor-Entrepreneur Story: Buddy
Rahul Sood, Bing Fund
David McLauchlan, CEO, Buddy

2:55 – 3:00 Burst Presentation:
Leo McCloskey, Airbiquity

3:00 – 3:30 Innovators Chat: The Future of Messaging & Voice
Alex Samano, GM, Bobsled by T-Mobile
Mary Jesse, CEO, Ivy Corp
John Lauer, CEO, Zipwhip
Moderator: Chetan Sharma, Founder, Chetan Sharma Consulting

3:30 – 4:00 Networking Break

4:00 – 4:20 Investor-Entrepreneur Story: Haiku Deck
Scott Jacobson, Madrona Venture Group
Adam Tratt, CEO, Haiku Deck

4:20 – 4:25 Burst Presentation:
John Sangiovanni, Zumobi

4:25 – 4:55 Innovators Chat: Mobile & E-Commerce
Mike Fridgen, CEO, Decide
Doug Aley, VP, Zulily
Boris Wertz, Version One Ventures
Alexandra Tibbetts, former GM, Nordstrom Direct
Moderator: Michelle Goldberg, Ignition Partners

4:55 – 5:00 Burst Presentation:
Giri Sreenivas, Mobilisafe

5:00 – 5:30 Innovators Chat: People & Places
Scott Kveton, CEO, Urban Airship
Josh Marti, CEO, Point Inside
Maria Zhang, CEO, UrbanQ
David Shim, CEO, Placed
Moderator: Chris DeVore, Founder’s Co-op

5:30 – 6:30 Networking Reception

Curt Woodward is a senior editor for Xconomy based in Boston. Email: cwoodward@xconomy.com Follow @curtwoodward

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