We’re just over two weeks away from MobileBeat 2012, VentureBeat’s annual mobile conference, and 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 Navin Chaddha, the managing director at Mayfield Fund; Michael Spiegelmanm, the director of product innovation at Netflix; Nancy Ramamurthi, the vice president of product management and marketing at TripIt; and Mikkel Svane, the founder of Zendesk; along with a slew of other great speakers.
MobileBeat 2012 takes place July 10-11 at 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).
Navin Chaddha is a proven serial entrepreneur and venture investor. He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2009 and has ranked on the Forbes Midas List of top 100 dealmakers for several years. Navin invests in the consumer, enterprise, energytech, and telecom sectors in the U.S., India, and China. He is the founder of Mayfield’s dedicated India Fund, which he oversees. He currently serves on the board of directors of Brighter, Gigya, Pano Logic, StorSimple, and WideOrbit; is a board observer of Appcelerator, Consim, dealsandyou, ShineOn, SolarCity, and Tejas Networks; and is also involved with Mayfield investments in Adchemy, Kiwi Crate, LatticePower, Pulse, SeedFund, and SMiT.
Michael Spiegelman is the director of product innovation at Netflix, where he oversees the website and tablet experiences. In this capacity, he led redesigns of the company’s streaming website and web video players. Prior to joining Netflix in July 2010, he spent six years at Yahoo!, most recently as the senior director of Global Entertainment & Lifestyles products, running product management for the company’s music, movies, television, celebrity, games, video and lifestyles products. Previously, he was the general manager for Yahoo! Music, responsible for product development, editorial, content and operations of the second most-visited music website in the world.
Nancy Ramamurthi is the vice president of product management and marketing at TripIt. Nancy is as a brand evangelist, helping people discover the free TripIt app and making it easy for travelers to organize and share trips no matter where they book. She is also a product craftswoman, working with the team to hone and sharpen every aspect of TripIt to solve traveler problems with smart, easy-to-use and truly useful technology.
Mikkel Svane founded Zendesk in 2007 with the goal of making customer service not suck anymore. Today, the company is the epicenter of a customer service revolution, with more than 15,000 organizations worldwide, from Groupon to Hulu to Tumblr, using Zendesk to build tight relationships with their customers.
We want to thank the industry leaders that are supporting MobileBeat 2012: W3i as Platinum Sponsor; Box as Corporate Sponsor; Flurry, Tapjoy & YouWeb as Gold Sponsors; Greystripe, Nokia Developer, LifeStreet Media, Ludei & Sequoia Capital as Silver Sponsors; Game Insight, Apsalar, Kontagent, GREE, Nexage, Pontiflex, Swrve, Urban Airship, PayPal, Betable, Xyologic, and Tandem as Event Sponsors; and MyPref & PubNub as Contributing 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, taking place 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.