10 September 2010

Mayor Gavin Newsom to Open APPNATION

By Mary Vincent - Follow on Twitter @MaryVincent
On Monday, September 13, 2010, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will welcome regional and national app developers at the inaugural APPNATION Conference at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. APPNATION, an ambitious and bold new thought leadership conference and exposition focusing exclusively on the burgeoning consumer applications revolution and global app economy will assemble an esteemed set of executives from the app economy, bringing together leaders from media companies in New York to meet the vibrant and growing mobile developer community in the Bay Area.

When:           Monday, September 13, 2010
Where:          Moscone North, 747 Howard Street
Time:           9 AM

Also, the Nielsen Company will unveil their latest Mobile Apps Playbook, a research study based on an August survey of more than 4,000 mobile subscribers who reported having downloaded an app in the previous 30 days. The study focuses on the overall App Economy, and the Nielsen Company’s full whitepaper will be released at the event.

Mayor Newsom, the Nielsen Company, and APPNATION Founder and Executive Director Drew Ianni join an esteemed line up of over 125 speakers at APPNATION including:
•       Bob Bowman, CEO, Major League Baseball Advanced Media
•       Ilja Laurs, Founder and CEO, GetJar
•       Mark Kvamme, Partner, Sequoia Capital
•       Matt Freeman, CEO, Mediabrands Ventures (Interpublic)
•       Simon Khalaf, CEO, Flurry
•       Gurbaksh Chahal, CEO, gWallet
•       Alex St. John, President, hi5
•       Michael Gutkowski, President, LMK, Hearst
•       Albert Cheng, EVP, Digital Media, Disney-ABC Television Group
•       Jessica Steel, SVP, Business Development, Pandora
•       John Kosner, SVP & GM, New Media, ESPN
•       Igor Pusenjak, Founder, Lima Sky Studios (Doodle Jump)
•       Matt Murphy, Manager, iFund, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
•       Gina Bianchini, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Andreessen Horowitz
•       Ed Ruth, VP, Business Development, Verizon Wireless

For more information about the event, please visit www.appnationconference.com