The Web2.0 conference is fast approaching. Once again, we will hear industry leaders like Jeff Bezos, Ray Ozzie and Vint Cerf ruminate on the future of the Web. But where, amongst all the trendy social network, tagging and media sharing hipsters, can you hear about the intersection between the Web and the Mobile platform? On this topic, the conference program is strangely silent. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s going to be a great event. I’m going to be there and I am sure I will take away a lot from it, but what if you believe, as I do, that the future of the Web and the future of the mobile phone are integrally linked?
Enter … mobile2.0: the event:
Mike Rowehl (the organizer of Mobile Monday Silicon Valley) and I have been quietly putting this event together over the past month in an attempt to bring some Mobile thinking into “Web2.0 week.” We’ll be focusing on topics like the growth of the mobile Web / mobile Internet, open services, media sharing on the mobile, mobile widgets, mobile Ajax, content adaptation and disruptive innovations in the mobile space. Peter Vesterbacka, the creator of Mobile Monday Helsinki, will be running a segment called “Mobile Launch Pad” where we will showcase small company innovation in the Mobile Space.
It’ll be a day-long event, held at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco (near Union Square), starting with breakfast at 8:30 (a bit early I know, but we have a lot of material to get through!) and ending with a reception at the hotel. I’m very excited to report that we already have a star line-up of speakers and panellists for the event from all sectors of the industry, including MobileCrunch’s Oliver Starr.
If you’re interested in finding out more about the future of the Mobile platform then I urge you to register for the event and join us in San Francisco on the 6th!