Mobile startups invited to apply for on-stage competition by September 9
San Francisco, September 3, 2013 – GigaOM, a global technology media company, will launch its first-ever, hardware-focused Product Showcase at Mobilize 2013. Taking place October 16-17 in San Francisco, Mobilize will examine the emerging technical and business opportunities created by the Internet of Things. Applications for the Product Showcase are due September 9 at 11:59pm PDT.
With so many connected devices connecting to the internet and to each other, mobile is truly everywhere. The Product Showcase is a competition featuring the most exciting innovations in connected hardware. Finalists will take the stage at Mobilize to present their products and a winner will be selected by a panel of venture capitalists and journalists. Conference attendees will have a chance to select the winner of the People’s Choice Award.
Mobilize will also feature speakers from the hardware space, including Scott Miller of Dragon Innovation and Alex Hawkinson of SmartThings. Other speakers, representing hardware, software, consumers and carriers, include:
- Mike Kuniavsky, PARC
- Hugo Fiennes, Electric Imp
- Alicia Asín, Libelium
- Glenn Lurie, AT&T
- Dennis Miloseski, Samsung Design America
- Olof Schybergson, Fjord
- Rich Miner, Google Ventures
- Eric Migicovsky, Pebble
- Rob Coneybeer, Shasta Ventures
- George Yianni, Philips
- Rob Chandhok, Qualcomm
- Todd Yellin, Netflix
- Alan Dabbiere, Airwatch
- Paul Gaudio, Adidas
- Joanna Lambert, American Express
- Jeff Lawson, Twilio
See the full list of speakers and sessions here.
“The mobile industry is going through a major transition from basic cellular handsets to connected devices and networks,” said Kevin Fitchard, senior writer for GigaOM and co-chair of Mobilize. “At Mobilize, we’ll look at how the opportunities and challenges are being addressed as more and more devices are connected.”
Event attendees will receive a complimentary GigaOM Research Sector RoadMap™ report and will have access to exclusive mapping sessions led by GigaOM Research analysts. A limited number of tickets are still available. Follow @GigaOM on Twitter (#mobilizeconf) to stay up to date as new speakers and sessions are announced.
Some of the most influential companies in mobile have already lined up to sponsor Mobilize, including Accellion, ArcSoft, Citrix Byte Mobile, HP, Intel, netbiscuits, Qualcomm, Salesforce, Synchronoss and xively. Sponsorships are expected to sell out. Contact Mike Sly at eventsales(at)gigaom(dot)com or 415 235 0358 to learn more about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities.
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