SAN FRANCISCO, October 1, 2008 – Rutberg & Company today announced the speakers for Wireless Influencers 2008, being held October 26 – 28, 2008 at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, California. The annual event is recognized as the most important and exclusive meeting globally for wireless and mobile.
The Wireless Influencers 2008 speaker roster features 80 global senior executives. 75 of these speakers are new to the program this year and nearly half are from companies headquartered outside the United States. These speakers represent all parts of the mobile value chain, including wireless carriers and other converged services operators; Internet, film, television, and music companies; technology and solutions providers; retailers; and brands and advertising agencies, among others. This speaker diversity—a hallmark of the Wireless Influencers conference—ensures relevant and insightful discussions on the industry's most important issues. Confirmed speakers for the conference include:
Sanjiv Ahuja, Chairman and CEO, Augere
Lance Drummond, SVP and Transaction Services Executive, Bank of America
Rob Glaser, Chairman and CEO, RealNetworks
Bob Greenberg, Chairman, CEO, and Global Chief Creative Officer, R/GA
Vic Gundotra, VP, Engineering, Google
Khurram Hamid, Global Head, Mobile Marketing Innovation, Procter & Gamble
Bill Huang, GM, China Mobile
Nick Hughes, Head, International Mobile Payment Solutions, Vodafone
Michael Joseph, CEO, Safaricom
Dick Lynch, EVP and CTO, Verizon Communications
Ted Matsumoto, SEVP, Softbank
Michael Mendenhall, SVP and CMO, Hewlett-Packard
Mahesh Prasad, President, MDCS, Reliance Communications
Liz Schimel, Global Head, Music, Nokia
Mikhail Shamolin, President and CEO, Mobile TeleSystems
Josh Silverman, President, Skype
John Smelzer, SVP and GM, Mobile, Fox Interactive Media
Olaf Swantee, SEVP, Personal Communication Services, UK and Europe, France Telecom
More detailed information about Wireless Influencers 2008 speakers can be found here.
Partners and Sponsors
The Wireless Influencers 2008 partners and sponsors are: McKinsey & Company, Visa, Nokia, Harris Stratex,Alcatel-Lucent, Nuance, SVB Financial Group, QUALCOMM, Oracle, Openet, GoTV, Starent Networks, Inside Contactless, VeriSign, Vringo, North Bridge, Sequoia Capital, DCM, Davis Wright Tremaine, Roundbox, Russell Reynolds Associates, Airwide Solutions, Osborne Clarke, UK Trade & Investment, Macrovision, Medio, Jinny,Useful Networks, and Scanbuy.
About Rutberg & Company
Established in 2001, Rutberg & Company is a research-centric investment bank focused on providing mergers and acquisitions advisory and private capital raising services to public and private companies in the wireless and digital media industries.
Through its conferences and executive forums, Rutberg & Company assembles global senior executives and financiers to network and to identify and evaluate meaningful business building opportunities within the industries under research and investment banking coverage by the firm. For additional information about Rutberg & Company, please visit our website.