Mobile Innovation Marketplace: 3-4 June, Atlanta

We'd strongly recommend to all telco-media-tech strategists worldwide the GSMA's Mobile Innovation Marketplace event on 3-4 June in Atlanta, USA. The GSMA has unquestionably the best pulling power on senior mobile execs (see list below), and their new events team has really shown that it can do a lot more than the (still) mighty Mobile World Congress (those at the Mobile Money Summit in Cairo last week will certainly agree).

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Telco 2.0's MD will be among the speakers, who include: Ralph de la Vega - CEO, AT&T Mobility; Michael Joseph - CEO, Safaricom (Vodafone Kenya); Tom Wheeler - Managing Director, Core Capital (former President of CTIA); Torbjorn Nilsson - Chief Advisor to the CEO, Ericsson; Ted Matsumoto - CSO, Softbank (fastest growing mobile operator in Japan); Mauro Sentinelli - CEO of Telecom Italia Mobile and Member of the Board of Telecom Italia; David Christopher - CMO, AT&T Mobility; Patrick Gauthier - Senior Vice President, Innovation, Visa (manages Visa's corporate VC program); Will Hodgman - CEO, M:Metrics; John Giere - CMO of Alcatel-Lucent; Christina Domecq -- CEO, Spinvox.

Here are some more details:
· The Mobile Innovation Marketplace Americas boasts an agenda with an extraordinary level of executive participation from a diversity of regions and industries. It is not common in North American telecom circles to find so much perspective from overseas, and the level of thought leadership will be unique
· The agenda also includes pitch presentations from 15 emerging growth technologies to a judging panel comprised of executives from AT&T, SKT, TIM, Belgacom, Intel Capital, Microsoft, and Orange. Two companies will emerge from the Marketplace as "best in show" and win a trip to compete in the Mobile Innovation Finals at the 2009 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. www.mobileinnovation.us