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More Dive Into Mobile Speakers: Twitter’s Stanton, MLB.com’s Bowman and Lady Gaga’s Manager Carter

There are many industry conferences where people pontificate about the business of mobile technology, but one of our aims at D: Dive Into Mobile is to extend that conversation into something more real. We want to talk about what devices enable us to do in our lives — not just the gadgets and the revenue models unto themselves.

Our next three speakers will talk about the role mobile plays in people’s lives around the world, in humanitarian efforts, entertainment and community, and sports. We expect them to be some of the most entertaining and memorable voices from our great lineup on Oct. 29 and 30 in New York City.

Katie Jacobs Stanton leads international strategy at Twitter, which she joined in 2010 from the U.S. Department of State.

Stanton spent two years in Washington, D.C., leading the State Department’s mobile donation campaign for Haiti, which raised $32 million for victims of the devastating earthquake there. She served as the White House’s first director of citizen participation, where she got the Obama administration tweeting via @whitehouse. Previously, she led development of products at Google and Yahoo.

At Twitter, Stanton is helping the company build out its international presence. She set up the company’s first overseas offices in the United Kingdom, Japan and Germany and is playing a key role in helping the company set up partnerships in Europe, Latin America and Asia.

Troy Carter is the founder and CEO of Atom Factory, and for the past five years he has managed Lady Gaga through her ascent to global superstardom. Carter doesn’t live just in the music world; his many tech projects include co-founding the community platform Backplane and investing in a number of start-ups, often alongside Menlo Ventures’ Shervin Pishevar.

Carter and Gaga’s LittleMonsters.com gets as much at 60 percent of its traffic from mobile. They recently announced that her next album, which is due next spring, will be released as an interactive app.

And last but not least, as CEO of MLB Advanced Media, Bob Bowman gives people something they want — live streaming baseball — and gets them to pay real money for it. MLB.tv now has 3.7 million total subscribers and delivers 1.1 million live video streams per day.

The outspoken Bowman has been a pioneer in jumping into mobile headfirst, with the AtBat app available on nearly every flavor of smartphone and tablet.

Bowman’s appearance will be well timed, not only because MLB is an early adopter of the iOS 6 Passbook feature, but also as it will be right in the middle of the World Series when he speaks at our conference.

If you’d like to join us and Stanton, Carter and Bowman at Dive Into Mobile, grab one of the remaining tickets before it’s too late.


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