We held our very first Mobile Summit on Monday and Tuesday, where 180 executives gathered to discuss the industry’s top issues. During the summit, VentureBeat published a number of articles, interviews and presentations, and next week we’ll be posting videos too. In the meantime, here are some photos.
VentureBeat Editor-in-Chief Matt Marshall interviews Michael Abbott, Twitter’s vice president of engineering. Abbott talked about Twitter’s focus on mobile and about Twitter creator Jack Dorsey’s current involvement with the company.
Keith Rabois, the chief operating officer at Square, argues that traditional websites are dying and that mobile apps are the future.
Attendees enjoy the sunshine outside the main session room. We held the summit at Cavallo Point, just north of San Francisco. (Photo by Christopher Peri)
Naturally, the phones stayed out during dinner.
Matt grills AT&T chief technology officer John Donovan about the carrier’s strategy. Donovan outlined plans to improve AT&T’s network, saying that the demand for data after the release of the iPhone could not have been predicted and that 3G microcells are not a cure-all.
Everyone gathers at the end of day two for a boardroom discussion about mobile payments.
With a 180-person, invite-only list of attendees, we’d like to think that everyone in the room was a VIP, but there were still a couple of reserved seats. Here, VentureBeat’s Nate Werlin, who was key in putting the summit’s content together, refuses to sit in his assigned seat. (Photo by Christopher Peri.)
Your humble VentureBeat bloggers chase the news; Devindra Hardawar left, Yours Truly right. (All photos by Dean Takahashi unless otherwise noted.)