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With Internet Week New York upon us in just a few days, we’re busy mapping out our schedules (and figuring out the best parties to attend). There’s certainly a lot to look forward to, but I wanted to bring your attention to two panels moderated by Yours Truly and featuring some of the smartest technology minds in NYC.

If you’re interested in diving into the tsunami of mobile media or want to explore the world of digital service demand, sign up for these panels while there’s still room!

The Mobile Media Onslaught

How to survive and profit from the rapid proliferation of mobile media devices.

Forget about the simplicity of cord-cutting. The rise of mobile devices has led to a flood of media and social networking content that makes cable’s 500 channels seem quaint. We now have access to real-time news, periodical literature, mobile video, time-shifted content, new music releases, podcasts, RSS news, streaming video, app updates … the list of potential media sources we spend time with is growing longer every month. And that’s not even counting the time we spend on social networks. With mobile as the new frontier, traditional media companies and young upstarts are vying for our attention and loyalty.

What does this mean for your media strategies? What does this mean for your customers? What will you suggest for your clients? What will you watch tonight?

This panel discussion will bring together media and content professionals to discuss what mobile means for media today and in the future. We’ll help you figure out a useful direction for your mobile strategies and design. And hopefully, we’ll help you avoid drowning in the tsunami of mobile media.


  • Mixel co-founder Khoi Vinh
  • Thumb CEO Dan Kurani
  • Storyful product partnerships director Erica Berger
  • VentureBeat national editor Devindra Hardawar

Time: Wednesday, May 16 @ 6:00 p.m.

Sign up for this panel at NY Tech

Supplying the Demand: Providing Service in Digital

With the ever-changing landscape of the Internet, how can companies remain relevant in new and innovative ways while remaining true to their core value? How can companies create and maintain relationships with a community without losing the messaging of their values?


  • Josh Mohrer, NYC general manager, Uber
  • Anna Elwood, director of operations, ZocDoc
  • Federico Folcia, co-founder and CEO, Roomorama
  • Christopher Ray, director digital market, LG
  • Steven Rojas, director of social media, The GrandLife Hotels
  • Dave Uhler, national director of research and development, Slalom Consulting
  • Devindra Hardawar, national editor, VentureBeat

Time: Thursday, May 17 @ 12:00 p.m.

Sign up for Internet Week NY to attend this panel

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