SOURCE: VentureBeat


March 01, 2011 15:50 ET

Inaugural VentureBeat Mobile Summit to Address Five Key Mobile Industry Business and Policy Challenges

April 25-26 Event Participants Include Top Executives From AT&T, Sprint, Cisco, Google, KPCB, Sequoia Capital, Qualcomm and More

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 1, 2011) - The editors of VentureBeat will host the inaugural VentureBeat Mobile Summit to discuss through a series of boardroom-style discussions the five issues that VentureBeat's editors have identified as the key challenges facing the mobile industry today. The key issues are: (1) social and identity standards, (2) payments and commerce, (3) mobile economy, (4) superphone platform, and (5) enterprise and mobility.

In order to create an intimate atmosphere focused on networking and problem solving, participation is by invitation only and is limited to the industry's top 180 mobile executives, investors and policymakers. Featured participants include:

  • AT&T CTO, John Donovan

  • Sprint VP Strategy, Russ McGuire

  • Cisco STBU VP & GM, Tom Gillis

  • Google Head of Mobile, Jason Spero

  • Kleiner Perkins Manager, Matt Murphy

  • Sequoia Capital General Partner, Jim Goetz

The event takes place at the scenic and relaxing Cavallo Point Resort just across the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito, CA. Participants will develop actionable solutions and recommendations, which will be published as a VentureBeat "Manifesto" and presented at the MobileBeat 2011 conference in July.

"At a time of explosive growth in the adoption of mobile technologies, these are the key issues the industry will need to address next," explained VentureBeat Founder & Editor-in-Chief Matt Marshall. "By developing concrete recommendations now, VentureBeat Mobile Summit participants will set the stage for the next wave of growth."

To request an invitation to participate in the VentureBeat Mobile Summit, please visit the event website at

For information about sponsoring the VentureBeat Mobile Summit, contact

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