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Dive Into Mobile: State Department’s Cheryl Mills and Pandora’s Joe Kennedy Added as Speakers

To round out the onstage roster for our upcoming D: Dive Into Mobile conference, we have added two new speakers: Cheryl Mills, chief of staff to Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, and Pandora CEO Joe Kennedy.

Cheryl Mills has dealt with some major foreign policy challenges, including global hunger and food security, as well as leading the State Department’s diplomacy and development efforts in Haiti.

She will appear with a former colleague — Katie Jacobs Stanton, who is now Twitter’s international strategy head, after a stint at the State Department — to talk about the intersection of mobile and social media with foreign policy and humanitarian efforts around the globe, using the Haiti earthquake as a prime example. This topic couldn’t be more timely and Mills and Stanton are at the center of if all.

Mills was previously at New York University, Oxygen Media, and the White House Counsel’s office.

Joe Kennedy is the CEO of Pandora, the Internet radio company that is driven by mobile use.

Pandora shifted to mobile faster and better than many of its Web peers, but the company is still working on getting to profitability.

Still, the Pandora product has inspired much competition, most recently and notably from Spotify and, perhaps soon, Apple. In addition to that, we’ll definitely be talking to Kennedy about international expansion prospects.

Kennedy joined Pandora in 2004, after being at E-Loan and Saturn. He calls himself “Pandora’s resident pop music junkie.”

Register now if you’d like to join Mills, Kennedy and the rest of our fabulous lineup of Dive Into Mobile speakers from Google, Facebook, Nokia, WhatsApp, Xiaomi, Verizon Wireless and more, as well as a great array of start-ups and Global Voices. The conference runs Oct. 29 and 30 in New York City.

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