Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness Northwest

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness Northwest

Version One Ventures founder Boris Wertz, right foreground, talks with other Mobile Madness Northwest attendees before the event Dec. 12 at Town Hall.

All photos by Luke Timmerman

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness Northwest

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness Northwest

Networking was popular in the lobby at Town Hall.

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness Northwest

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness Northwest

Sandra Porter and Todd Smith.

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness Northwest

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness Northwest

Sara Whitfield of Zulily, at left, talks with Xconomy's Curt Woodward. Zipwhip CEO John Lauer, center, was one of our panelists.

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness Northwest

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness Northwest

Chetan Sharma, president and founder of Chetan Sharma Consulting, moderated the Mobile Madness panel about next-generation communication services.

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness Northwest

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness Northwest

The fabulous folks from WTIA ran our registration table.

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness Northwest

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness Northwest

IvyCorp CEO Mary Jesse, one of our panelists at Mobile Madness Northwest.

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness Northwest

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness Northwest

Former Nordstrom Direct general manager Alexandra Tibbetts, at left, Ignition Partners' Michelle Goldberg, and Decide.com CEO Mike Fridgen, at rear, listen to a panel discussion.

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness Northwest

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness Northwest

Our keynote speaker, Siri co-founder Adam Cheyer, found a quiet spot downstairs to talk to a friend from Microsoft.

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness Northwest

Xconomy Forum: Mobile Madness Northwest

From left, Ignition Partners' Michelle Goldberg, Version One Ventures founder Boris Wertz, former Nordstrom Direct GM Alexandra Tibbetts, Zulily VP Doug Aley, and Decide.com CEO Mike Fridgen discuss how mobile is changing e-commerce.

It was great to see so many familiar faces—and so many new ones—at this year’s installment of Mobile Madness Northwest. It was Xconomy’s second year bringing its premier conference about all things mobile to the Northwest, and we really enjoyed getting to hear from so many leaders in the region and beyond.

From our great keynote discussion by Siri co-founder Adam Cheyer and fireside chats with great founder-investor teams, to panels featuring folks from companies like Zulily, Decide.com, T-Mobile, and many more, we heard plenty of cutting-edge ideas.

There was also plenty of time for networking before, during, and after the event—and a special after-party hosted by IDA Ireland.

Thanks to everyone, including speakers, attendees, and our partners, who helped make this a great event. And a special thanks to sponsors BDO, Cooley, Graham & Dunn, and IDA Ireland. We plan to make the next one even bigger and better.

Check out the photos for a few shots of the action, courtesy of Xconomy Seattle Editor Luke Timmerman. See you next time!

  • http://www.bytheseacommunications.com Gaby Adam

    It was a really good event, Curt. Thanks to you and Xconomy for putting it together.