We will be releasing the agenda for 2015 over the summer. In the meantime, please review the agenda from last year to get a sense of the program and discussions we focus on.
Sept 23rd 2014 Speakers Dinner
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Sept 24th 2014 Registration Opens. Breakfast and Networking
7:00 am

Welcome – The Connected Intelligence Era


The major technology changes come in 40-50 year cycles. The telecom and Internet cycle that started in the 70s has perfectly setup the advent of the Connected Intelligence Era that is going to have a profound impact on the vertical industries, the global economy, and competitiveness of nations. At Mobile Future Forward 2014, we will discuss the emergence of this technology wave and its implications.


Chetan Sharma, President, Chetan Sharma Consulting


Fireside - Powering the Connected Intelligence Era


Matt Grob, CTO and EVP, Qualcomm

Chetan Sharma, President, Chetan Sharma Consulting (moderator)


Fireside - Industrial Internet: Transforming the Economy


Bill Ruh, VP – Global Software, GE

Hank Skorny, VP and GM, Intel

Steve Elfman, Former President, Sprint (moderator)

9:55am Break

Fireside - Connected Intelligence: Platforms, Ecosystems, and Global Markets


Erik Ekudden, SVP, Ericsson

Benedict Evans, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Tim Bajarin, CEO, Creative Strategies (moderator)


Fireside - The Opportunities in the Golden Age of Mobile


Glenn Lurie, President and CEO, AT&T Mobility

Chetan Sharma, President, Chetan Sharma Consulting (moderator)

12:00pm Lunch and Networking

Connected Intelligence Era through the lens of CIOs


Edmond Mesrobian, CTO, Expedia

David Webb, CIO, Equifax

Steve Mills, CIO, Motorola

Paul Brody, VP – Mobile Practice, IBM

Mark Fernandes, Managing Director, Sierra Ventures (moderator)


Connected Living


Kevin Petersen, President – Digital Life, AT&T Mobility

Liz Dickinson, Founder and CEO, MIO Global

Chris Putnam, SVP, Synchronoss

Josh Will, SVP, Best Buy

Nick Rea, VP, Samsung

Dawn Chmielewski, Senior Editor, Re/code (moderator)


Growing the 4th wave Pie


Julie Moss-Woods, CMO/CEO – NG Business, Tata Communications

Rob Chandhok, President, Qualcomm Interactive Platforms

David Sprosty, CEO, Sprosty Network

Abhi Ingle, SVP, AT&T

Ed Lewis, Chief Strategy Officer, Syniverse (moderator)


Designing 5G and the Network of Tomorrow


Dr. Ron Marquardt, VP – Technology Innovation & Architecture, Sprint

Dr. Hassan Ahmed, Chairman and CEO, Affirmed Networks

Glenn Laxdal, VP – Advanced Technology, Ericsson

Erik Moreno, SVP, Fox Networks

Mark McDiarmid, VP - Radio Network Engineering, T-Mobile (moderator)

3:30pm Break

Harvesting the Opportunities in Mobile Commerce


Sharath Dorbala, Head of Mobile Financial Services, Amdocs

Andy Chu, VP – Mobile Commerce, Sears Holdings

Brian Pawlus, Director, Oracle Communications

Kristoph Matthews, CEO, Boxbee

Mark Donovan, CMO, Comscore (moderator)


Opportunities in the Emerging Markets


Derek Kopke, EVP, Datawind

Andreas Gal, CTO, Mozilla

Nathan Eagle, CEO, Jana

Michael Fisher, Head of Intl. Biz Dev, Twitter

Biju Nair, CTO, HYLA Mobile (moderator)



The Future of Consumer Engagement and Mobile Advertising


Jeremy Lockhorn, VP, Razorfish

Erin Kienast, SVP, Starcom

Chia Chen, SVP, Digitas

Steve DeAngelis, VP, M&C Saatchi Mobile

Ujjal Kohli, Founder, Rhythm New Media (moderator)


Connected Intelligence: Disrupting Industries


David Richter, VP, Uber

Dr. Corinna Lathan, Founder and CEO, AnthroTronix

Rodger Voorhies, Director of Financial Services, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Kevin Gibbon, Founder and CEO, Shyp

Barry Morehart, VP, Verizon Wireless (moderator)

6 - 8pm

Cocktail Reception


Chill, Network, and form partnerships for Life






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