How do you connect to the people, places, and things around you right now? From mobile daily deals to social check-ins and local point-of-sale, there is an entire industry of social-local-mobile that did not exist 5 years ago. What are the new business models around social-local-mobile? How can small businesses, large brands, news publications, and the end user benefit right now?
Sam Altman is co-founder and CEO of Loopt, a company that builds mobile applications to help people enjoy the friends, places, and events around you right now. Sam sees mobile location as helping to make serendipity happen, completely transforming how people can and will communicate on their mobile devices. Since starting the company in 2005 while studying at Stanford University, Sam has consistently been recognized for his entrepreneurship. He was featured in Inc. Magazine’s Top 30... Read More →
Since joining Google in 2006, Drew has led the development of key advertising relationships with Fortune 500 clients including ADT, Dell, Sprint, and Target. Drew is currently the Head of Industry for Google's Local advertising sales vertical which manages clients across Home Services, Personals, Careers and Real Estate. | | Prior to Google, Drew was the Director of Marketing at Hostway Corp. where he won the Business Marketing Association's Gold Tower Award for the Bob's Cube viral... Read More →
Brad Spirrison is the Managing Editor of Appolicious and AndroidApps.com, where consumers find mobile apps they'll love. The Appolicious family of sites (which also includes video review service AppVee.com) and mobile apps for the iPhone, and Android are discovery tools to help consumers browse, search and share recommendations for the hundreds of thousands of apps available on the iOS and Android platforms. Spirrison manages an editorial operation that publishes dozens of daily articles... Read More →
Tom Tierney joined NAVTEQ in October 2005 as developer alliances manager, responsible for serving developers’ interests in location enabling new and existing mobile applications using NAVTEQ® map data. He was promoted to director of partner and developer programs in April 2010. | | Before joining NAVTEQ, Tom acquired and ran a middle-market business brokerage firm, helping entrepreneurs buy and sell manufacturing operations in the Midwest. Previously, he was the U.S. director of... Read More →
Johnny Todd is the Chicago Community Manager for Yelp.com. His reach includes local brand marketing, pr, event planning, writing, building relationships with local businesses, and leading the growth of the Chicago community — from Northside, to Southside to Westside. Yelp communities have taken root in major metros across the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, and Spain; Yelp drew an audience of more than 50 million unique visitors in May 2011. Yelpers have... Read More →
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