Few companies truly understand how the consumer thinks, and even fewer are able to successfully translate this understanding into an integrated mobile experience. But some do, and they’ve agreed to share their experience, opinions, and even some exclusive announcements, in person at our upcoming MobileBeat 2013 event on July 9-10 in San Francisco. See our latest round of speakers below (more to come!), and make sure to snag early-bird tickets while they last!
Rich Riley, CEO, Shazam
Rich Riley joined Shazam with more than 17 years experience as an entrepreneur and leading Internet executive. Most recently, Rich was EVP Americas for Yahoo! where he was responsible for billions of dollars of revenue and managed a team of thousands, overseeing sales, account management, ad operations, B2B marketing, research and business development across the US, Canada and LatAm. Prior to that, Rich held a variety of roles including MD & SVP of the EMEA Region, SVP of the Small & Medium Business Division as well as corporate and business development roles.
James Barrese, CTO, PayPal
With his mobile-first approach and his commitment to creating customer experiences that make things simpler and easier, he heads the world-class teams of technologists who are creating the products, platforms and technology infrastructure to power PayPal’s innovative payment services for tens of thousands of merchants and millions of account holders around the world. With more than 25 years of technology experience that spans the military, the academic world, business consulting, and enterprise platforms and infrastructure, James is uniquely qualified to lead the company’s efforts to transform payments with innovative products and services for consumers and businesses.
Manish Chandra, CEO, Poshmark
Manish Chandra is the founder and CEO of Poshmark, the leading mobile marketplace for fashion which makes it simple and fun for anyone to shop the most fashionable closets across the country and sell directly from their own. Manish has always been passionate about building communities and founded the first social shopping company, Kaboodle, which was acquired by Hearst Corporation in 2007. With Poshmark, Manish has applied his understanding of technology to change the way women think about shopping, building a passionate community based around people’s love for each other and their closets.
Mark Curtis, Founder, Fjord
Mark Curtis served as the Chief Executive Officer at Handmade Mobile Entertainment Limited. Mr. Curtis co-founded Fjordnet Limited in 2004. He has a strong track record in media innovation (for clients such as Yell, RAC & Allied Domecq). Mr. Curtis was a Partner at Fjord, building cross platform and mobile products for Nokia & Orange. Prior to that, he served as a Global Executive Vice President for Razorfish, responsible for 1500 staff.
Pete Flint, Co-Founder & CEO, Trulia
Pete co-founded Trulia.com in 2005 while he was a graduate student at Stanford University. Trulia.com is now one of largest and fastest growing real estate websites in the US with more than 31.4 million monthly unique users. Trulia has moved beyond the desktop real estate search and has become a top resource for homebuyers, sellers. Trulia’s website and 14 mobile apps is now a go-to destination for consumers craving real estate data and local information.
We’ll be announcing a bunch of speakers and program updates over the next few weeks. In the meantime, check out full event details here, and make sure to grab your tickets by next Tuesday to save 20 percent!
Thanks to the following industry leaders for supporting MobileBeat 2013: CloudOn as Platinum Sponsor; New Relic & Tapjoy as Gold Sponsors, Fjord, Flurry, Kontagent, LifeStreet Media, & MoPub as Silver Sponsors; and Helpshift, IDrive, & Urban Airship as Event Sponsors.