Our first general session on Wednesday, March 7th will feature a panel of senior executives discussing “Mobile Commerce: Innovations in Financial Technology.” Our afternoon panels will highlight “The Next Evolution of Social Platforms.” On Thursday, March 8th, we will have a panel discussion surrounding “The Cloud“, an exclusive fireside chat with Steve Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution and co-founder of AOL, and the very popular “Investment Outlook for 2012” will round off another exciting conference.
Wednesday, March 7th
Mobile Commerce: Innovations in Financial Technology
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sponsored by Phone Factor, Inc.
This panel discussion details the new market place in the mobile payment sector. Discussion topics include adoption rates, payment infrastructure, security and innovations around the transaction life cycle.
The Next Evolution of Social Platforms
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
With the continued ascent of Facebook, what will the next chapter of social media companies look like? Will they take the form of niche communities, specialized content, etc? What about social commerce? Many companies have emerged recently to try and determine and market to what you like, what content you consume and what you buy. However, can they succeed in building sustainable companies in the age of Facebook, Google and Apple.
Thursday, March 8th
The Mobilization and Cloud-ification of the Enterprise: Turning the Information Technology Industry On Its Head
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sponsored by TeleSign Corp.
The global two trillion dollar technology sector is dominated by enterprise applications. The key requirement is to bring the enterprise to customers, partners and employees in their mobile state. Combined with the flexibility, cost savings and innovation of the cloud, this dynamic dual trend is turning the Information Technology industry on its head by creating huge new opportunities, markets and companies.
Fireside Chat with Steve Case
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Steve Case is one of America’s most accomplished entrepreneurs and philanthropists. Steve co-founded America Online in 1985, and under his leadership, AOL became the world’s largest and most valuable Internet company. In 2005, Steve founded Revolution LLC, focused on investing in and building disruptive, innovative, consumer-facing companies and in late 2011 launched the $450M Revolution Growth fund with Ted Leonsis and Donn Davis. Steve also chairs the Startup America Partnership and is a member of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, two efforts focused on celebrating and accelerating entrepreneurship. In addition, Steve chairs the Case Foundation, which seeks to tap new technologies and entrepreneurial approaches to help strengthen the social sector.
Monty Gametime: The Private Capital Outlook for 2012
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This year the panel will focus on growth financings, including the so called "pre IPO" financings and the secondary financing component of these financings. This year, more than ever, there is a solid slate of companies considering growth financings as precursor or replacement for an IPO. To be discussed is the burgeoning appeal, opportunity and access to these financings in today’s market and how to effectively and profitably provide these to our clients.