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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 delve into the event’s core theme: “Design is the new battleground.”

We’ve snagged Ajay Chopra, general partner at Trinity Ventures;  Eric Setton, CTO and co-founder of Tango; Hill Ferguson, head of mobile at PayPal; and Joff Redfern, head of global mobile products at LinkedIn; along with a slew of other great speakers.

You can find the full speaker list at the MobileBeat 2012 website.

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).

Ajay Chopra is a General Partner at Trinity Ventures, where he has the privilege of investing in talented entrepreneurs and promising companies. Prior to joining Trinity in 2006, Ajay co-founded Pinnacle Systems, a seminal media technology company that pioneered consumer generated media creation. During his tenure at Pinnacle, the company grew from start-up stage to a global $350M public company, won several Emmy awards and completed over a dozen M&A transactions before being acquired by Avid Technology.

Eric Setton is cofounder and Chief Technology Officer at Tango where he oversees all areas of product development and leads the technical direction of the company. As the company’s key technologist, he leverages his expertise in multimedia communication, peer-to-peer networks, and video compression to connect people around the world through video calling.

Hill Ferguson is the head of mobile at PayPal, where he leads the mobile product management team guiding PayPal Mobile’s product strategy and marketing efforts. Hill has more than 12 years’ experience creating and launching new consumer Internet products for both large and small companies.

Joff Redfern joined LinkedIn in 2011 as the head of LinkedIn’s global mobile products team. Previously, he was the co-founder of startup Flattenme, which makes award winning personalized children’s storybooks. Joff has over 20 years of experience in product strategy and development in both startup companies and Fortune 500 brands, such as Yahoo! where he was the Vice President of Product leading the Yahoo! Buzz and Toolbar teams for six years.

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.

Design is determining the winners in everything mobile. The most successful players are focusing on one thing: How to make products, services, and devices as compelling and delightful as possible – visually, and experientially. MobileBeat 2012, July 10-11 in San Francisco , is assembling the most elite minds to debate how UI/UX is transforming every aspect of the mobile economy, and where the opportunities lie. Register here.


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