Preview: Xconomy’s Mobile Madness 2014: The Next Disruptors

| Lauren Metter

Xconomy Mobile Madness

Look around you. Whether you’re on the T, sitting at a bar or just hanging out with friends—everyone is on their phone. You don’t need to pay for yoga anymore because you have an instructor built into a two-dollar app. Your parents have an app that reminds them to take their meds, so you don’t have to worry as much. And oh yeah—an eight-year-old just created a Windows Phone app that aggregates Spongebob videos.

“In short, mobile is taking over,” writes Gregory T. Huang, Editor of Xconomy Boston, about their next forum, Mobile Madness: The Next Disruptors, at the NERD Center this Wednesday, March 19th. You might want to go ahead and bookmark their site and follow them on Twitter if you want to join a global network of business and technology leaders who put the latest innovation economy news at your fingertips as-it-happens.

What’s the latest in mobile software and hardware? Which companies and investors are driving innovation in different industries? And what new sectors are ripe for disruption? This is where you need to be to find out.

Xconomy’s sixth annual half-day conference brings together everyone mobile: tech innovators, businesses leaders, startups, investors and users, to take on the above issues and many more. The forum will feature interactive talks, chats, and demos by speakers who have worked in all facets of the mobile game—from advertising to healthcare to consumer apps and enterprise software.

We’ll highlight just a few of the speakers below, but make sure to register here for this “mobile extravaganza.” Oh, you already registered via the Eventbrite App? We should’ve known.

  • Wayne Chang, the co-founder of Crashlytics and a general manager at Twitter, will talk mobile product strategy, marketing, and distribution.
  • Jason Jacobs, CEO of RunKeeper will discuss the state of mobile health and fitness + more on consumer apps and platforms.
  • Micah Adler, CEO of Fiksu, and Jon Auerbach, general partner with Charles River Ventures, will tell the story of Fiksu, one of the fastest-rising startups in the mobile landscape.
  • Mark Kasdorf, CEO of Intrepid Pursuits and Timbre, will be on a panel addressing how the Boston mobile scene has matured.
  • David Chang, COO of PayPal Media Network, who’s organizing a panel of high-school students and young entrepreneurs to tell us about the real future of mobile.
  • Meredith Flynn-Ripley, CEO of HeyWire, on a panel about disruptive apps and devices. And, oh yeah, that $19 billion WhatsApp deal.

Plan your Mobile Madness experience via the full agenda here.

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