Dive Into Mobile Gets Even More Global and Adds Ad Execs From Google and Millennial Media
Our rescheduled D: Dive Into Mobile conference is just a couple of weeks away, but we’re still adding a few more speakers to the mix.
While it was heartbreaking to have to postpone the conference due to Hurricane Sandy, we’ve been using the extra time to add a number of additional speakers and demos to cover even more ground for the rescheduled event, set for April 15 and 16 in New York.
Continuing our pledge to make this the global edition of the conference, we’re adding executives from two international carriers: Carlos Domingo of Telefonica and Michael Hecker of Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), the largest carrier in Russia.
Domingo has been spearheading a number of initiatives for the Spain-based carrier, most recently leading its efforts around Firefox OS. Hecker, as vice president of strategy, M&A and corporate development, has overseen an aggressive acquisition spree that has helped MTS grow beyond just providing mobile access and become one of the leading telecommunications companies in the region.
Hecker and Domingo join executives from Brazil, China and Israel, among other locales, as well as top executives from Microsoft, Intel, Google, Facebook and Twitter — all part of a jam-packed lineup for the conference.
Of course, what good is all this mobile stuff if you can’t make some money? So we’re also adding two prominent figures in mobile advertising: Google’s Jason Spero and Milllennial Media’s Mollie Spilman.
Spero came to the search giant via AdMob and is now Google’s head of global mobile solutions (which means mobile ads). Spilman is Millennial’s EVP of North America, where she is responsible for leading the sales and operations, marketing and business development efforts; previously, she was CMO of Yahoo.
We’ll also have a new lineup of demos, as well as a revamped array of Global Voices — tales from around the world about people whose lives are being transformed through mobile technology.
Of course, we will have lots of coverage on AllThingsD, but if you want to be there in person you should hurry. The conference was sold out for October, and is likely to sell out again soon as just a handful of seats remain.