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Love, money, food, and music are among our most human needs and yet we entrust them to our mobile devices. Companies that recognize the roles of emotion and function in meeting these needs are those that exceed our expectations, disrupt their industries and win against their competitors.

VentureBeat has announced that thought leaders from four such companies will speak at the upcoming Mobile Summit on April 4-5, 2016 in the San Francisco Bay Area. They are:

  • Nat Natarajan, chief technology officer, senior vice president, product and engineering, consumer tax group, Intuit
    Yup, you can do your taxes on your phone. Delivering excellent user experiences for a mobile-first, mobile-only world is part of the company’s growth strategy.
  • Barbara Martin Coppola, CMO, GrubHub
    GrubHub’s restaurant food ordering and delivery service lets hungry mobile and online people order from about 40,000 takeout restaurants in more than 1,000 cities.
  • Lizzie Widhelm, senior vice president, ad product sales and strategy, Pandora
    Pandora was the original personalized music listening service based on the Music Genome Project. Since then, mobile users and mobile advertising have become core to the business.
  • Jonathan Badeen, cofounder, Tinder
    Tinder has used mobile to bring instant gratification to online dating, one swipe at a time. The company says that it has made more than10 billion matches in 196 countries.

These leaders will discuss mobile-first disruption, this year’s Mobile Summit theme, and they will be joined by other speakers to be announced soon. Sessions will cover how to acquire, engage, and nurture mobile customers by leaning into mobile commerce, user behavior, analytics, marketing automation, messaging, video, and more. Attendees will get expert advice on how to create mobile strategies and build a mobile marketing team.

VentureBeat’s Mobile Summit 2016 is an exclusive event for chief executives, vice presidents, and senior leaders focused on mobile marketing and mobile-first initiatives. It will take place in an intimate peer-to-peer environment at Cavallo Point Lodge in Sausalito, CA. This event will sell out, so don’t wait to register. Secure your spot now!


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