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The warp speed at which Mobile is developing requires networking and collaborating within the industry to stay up-to-date with the latest trends. Yet, with hundreds of events globally, it’s hard to keep up with must-attend ones that would be of most professional use. To save your valuable time, we’ve compiled a list of best Mobile events not to be missed in 2015.
Mobile Industry Events: A Look Back
With half of the year behind, it’s fair enough some of the opportunities are gone. Never mind, enjoy the highlights:
- MobileBeat Summit 2015, (formerly VB Mobile Summit)
The event took place on February 23-24, 2015, in Sausalito, California. Held for the 5th time, it offered best industry minds to collaborate in private collaborative sessions, public speeches, and networking. Key points of focus included mobile retail, omni-channel marketing, big data & analytics, and “apps for an audience of one”.
Almost 50 senior mobile professionals joined the conference as speakers, including representatives of Google, Facebook, Intel, Spotify, S Mobile Ecosystem Forum,upersonic, and Venture Beat.
Steve Holmes, Vice President of New Devices at Intel, shed light on wearables disrupting the mobile scene, while Ilya Sukhar, founder of Parse, elaborated on major tools for effective apps, and mobile application development perspectives, Aza Raskin from Jawbone together with MC Hammer and Brian Wong discussed interstitial advertising as a new way for brands to communicate with users.
- Mobile World Congress 2015
On March 2-5, 2015 Barcelona, Spain, became host to most influential international mobile event, with a record number of attendees – 93 thousand people from 200 countries.
The 10th anniversary was marked by 40+ conference sessions, with keynote speakers including Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia founder; Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP; Rajeev Suri, President of Nokia; Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel; Ajay Banga, CEO of MasterCard; Ken Hu, CEO of Huawei; Gary Kovacs, CEO of AVG Technologies, etc.
Keynote were available for live watch globally through the conference’s website. 2,100+ companies demonstrated their products via expo stands in 9 halls, giving attendees a unique chance to get hands-on experience with latest tech. GSMA Innovation City hosted specialty pavilions with highlights of major industry initiatives, including Mobile Money, Cloud, and Green Technology. Country Pavilions showcased innovations suggested by citizens from 34 countries.
On April 17-23, 2015 in New York City, USA, hosted a conference, coding and startup challenges, along with events across town where participants could take a deep dive into mobile tech trends and innovations.
The event featured Doug Vance, ABC News, and Kevin Hunter, Gimbal, as keynote speakers, and offered a mix of panel discussions, lightning talks and workshops (ex. The Importance of APIs in the Local Mobile Search Ecosystem, How to Design and Launch a Beacon-Friendly Mobile App, Imagining a 100% Mobile World).
Best Mobile Development Conferences: Future Events
Good news is, best 2015 mobile industry events are still ahead. Mark your calendars:
- Sep 28-29, 2015 - Mobile App Europe, Berlin/Potsdam, Germany
The event is a perfect excuse to take a short trip to Europe. Organizers promise inspiring atmosphere to learn, share ideas, network, and solve industry challenges, no matter what your skills level is.
The conference will focus on 5 major fields: application design, mobile testing, marketing and management, as well as development of mobile applications. Keynote speakers include Tim Messerschmidt (PayPal); Marc Lange (Förderhelden); and Miho Tanaka (AirMarkr).
- Sep 28-30, 2015 – GMIC SV, Global Mobile Internet Conference, Silicon Valley, CA, USA
Largest mobile conference of Silicon Valley expects to draw thousands of industry leaders from 60+ countries. 3 days will be packed with thought provoking presentations most urgent mobile topics, and exclusive networking events.
The event will feature 5 conference tracks, 3 summits and 3 showcase tracks, all well worth checking out.
- October 27-29, 2015 - Mobile 360 – North America, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
It’s a leading event for C-level professionals, SVPs/Vice Presidents, General Managers, Heads of Mobile Strategy.
8 one-hour sessions will cover urgent themes such as connected living and mobile broadband, enterprise mobility, media & entertainment, and IoT.
In addition, organizers have taken a leap forward to a more efficient networking; this year they introduce a new concept - topic-themed networking breaks with centralized meeting zones, that will allow attendees to further their knowledge and learn what’s new in mobile industry through quality connections.
- November 9-10, The Open Mobile Summit 2015, San Francisco, USA
Being positioned as “Mobile for Remarkable Consumer Experiences”, the event will focus on mobile products and marketing strategies that empower consumer brands. 80+ senior experts from consumer, advertising and mobile first brands and are expected to share their insights.
- November 12-13, 2015 – Mobile Ecosystem Forum, San Francisco, USA
The forum will feature visionaries from across the mobile ecosystem, a broad range of topics from Entertainment and IOT to Wearables, mHealth, FinTech, and Productivity. Senior executives from 20+ countries are expected to attend.
- November 17-18, 2015 - MobCon US, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, USA
Key event on power of mobile technology for organizations. 4 educational tracks and keynote speakers from Fitbit, Pandora, Target, and Predictable.ly
Attendees are promised to learn how to use mobile and digital technologies to transform a business, a career, or a whole industry.
- November 18-19, 2015 – Apps World, ExCel, London, UK
For some vague reason, organizers seem to love November events, so here’s another one to consider, this time in Great Britain. Think twice to reject it as a far-away venue, since this is the number 1 event on the App industry calendar.
This year is expected to be record-breaking with alleged 12,000+ attendees and 350+ exhibitors. The agenda features free and paid tracks, startup zones, a hackathon, and plenty of expo space.
- December 1-3, 2015 -Gartner Application Summit, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Organizers invite to learn latest mobile industry news on app analytics, cloud technologies, UX and APIs. Taking Gartner’s unquestionable reputation in the area, the event is a must for everyone who thinks big.
- December 1-3, 2015 – AnDevCon, The Android Developer Conference, Santa Clara, CA, USA
This mobile development conference is a mecca for Android developers from all over the world. One can choose from 75+ classes on application development and in-depth tutorials to upgrade Android programming skills: Android Bootcamp 101 with James Harmon, Android Security Bootcamp with Ron Munitz, Android Through a Linux Lens with Jonathan Levin, Prototyping Wearable Devices Using Android with Lance Gleason, etc
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