We’re a few weeks away from MobileBeat 2012, VentureBeat’s annual mobile conference, where we’ve lined up some of the biggest names in the industry to chat about this year’s theme, “Design is the new battleground.”
We’ve snagged Matt Murphy, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Omar Green, director of strategic mobile initiatives at Intuit; Peter Relan, founder and chairman of YouWeb; and Rich Wong, partner at Accel along with a slew of other great speakers.
MobileBeat 2012 will take place July 10-11 in San Francisco’s Palace Hotel. This year it’s taking place alongside our GamesBeat 2012 conference, which is focused on the “Crossover Era” of gaming. Register for MobileBeat 2012 here (you can also sign up for a combined GamesBeat pass at a discount).
Matt Murphy is a Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; he joined in 1999. Matt manages the iFund at KPCB, a collaborative initiative with Apple focused on funding and building defining applications on the iOS platform and the mobile internet. His expertise is in both mobile solutions and cloud infrastructure technology.
Omar Green is director of strategic mobile initiatives at Intuit, where he is responsible for the company’s overall mobile strategy and for driving its execution across Intuit’s business units. Omar has been at the center of several recent mobile application launches at Intuit, including GoPayment (mobile credit card acceptance) in conjunction with Sprint/Nextel. Prior to his service at Intuit, he was director of personalization technologies at SavaJe Technologies, where he created one of the first user context-sensitive mobile operating systems.
Peter Relan is the Founder and Chairman of YouWeb, the groundbreaking technology incubator that incubated OpenFeint (acquired in May 2011 by Japanese gaming company GREE for $104 million), CrowdStar (one of the leading companies in mobile social gaming), iSwifter (The “Netflix” for Rich Interactive Flash, Java, PC Apps streamed from the cloud to any mobile device), and Spaceport.io (The mobile development and cross platform runtime engine for the Flash developer ecosystem, with Live Updates to support Games as a Service).
Rich Wong joined Accel in 2006, with a focus on mobile, software, and energy technologies. Rich currently serves on the board of Google’s AdMob, the mobile advertising player, Parature, a leader in SaaS based customer support, SunRun, the leading provider of residential solar power, and Getjar Networks, the largest mobile development community and open mobile app store. Prior to Accel, Rich was SVP/GM of Products at Openwave and previously GM of Messaging Products, and Chief Marketing Officer at Openwave.
We want to thank the industry leaders that are supporting MobileBeat 2012: W3i as Platinum Sponsor, Flurry, Tapjoy & YouWeb as Gold Sponsors, Greystripe, Nokia Developer, LifeStreet Media & Sequoia Capital as Silver Sponsors, and Game Insight, Apsalar, Kontagent, Gree, Nexage, Pontiflex, Swrve & Urban Airship as Event Sponsors.