Perhaps the most heated battle in today’s Internet economy is the fight for mobile platforms. Mobile device shipments will surpass PC units by 2012*, U.S. ad revenues on mobile devices are streaking toward the billion dollar mark, and e-commerce purchases via mobile devices are booming (mobile e-commerce in Japan, for instance, brought in $200 million last year).
The battle in the mobile arena will inform the strategies of hundreds of companies and billions of dollars in market share. Will it be based on open or closed ecosystems? How will identity and security be managed? And how might mobile inform the current debate on privacy? At Web 2.0 Summit this year, we’ll examine these questions and look ahead to how the big players and newcomers are battling for both niches and vast new territories in mobile. Speakers that will be delving into the discussion around mobile points of control include:
- Jack Dorsey, Square
- Even Williams, Twitter
- Mary Meeker, Morgan Stanley
- Shantanu Narayen, Adobe
- Susan Wojcicki, Google
- Jeremy Stoppleman, Yelp
Looking beyond mobile, other hot topics for this year’s Web 2.0 Summit include distribution, the social graph, identity services and payment systems, location services, data transport, and advertising ecosystems. See the list of confirmed speakers, which we are constantly updating.
Web 2.0 Summit is returning to the Palace Hotel in San Francisco this year. Space is limited and attendance is by invitation only, so submit your request for an invitation today.
* Projections by Mary Meeker, alumni speaker and Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Research, June 7, 2010