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Virtual Reality, Wearables, IOT’s, autonomous cars, the sharing economy, and mobile payments are all in focus this year. If you’re an entrepreneur or capital provider, where should you make your best bets? This kick-off panel will set the stage for the rest of the year and give you some thought provoking ideas of what to expect in 2016.

1/27/2016
When: Wednesday, January 27
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: ASU California Center
725 Arizona Ave
Santa Monica, California  90401
United States
Contact: Marc Honorof


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Mobile Predictions 2016


Free for LAVA members, $35 for non-members

 

Virtual Reality, Wearables, IOT’s, autonomous cars, the sharing economy, and mobile payments are all in focus this year. If you’re an entrepreneur or capital provider, where should you make your best bets? This kick-off panel will set the stage for the rest of the year and give you some thought provoking ideas of what to expect in 2016.


Arrive early to participate in an interactive demonstration of a brand new innovative application of mobile technology during the cocktail reception!


Join Mobile LAVA on Wednesday, 1/27/2016 at 6:30pm to meet the panelists and network with industry experts and up and coming entrepreneurs.

 


Moderator


Alon GorenAlon Goren

founder and CEO at InvestedIn.com and 805 Startups


Alon is an accomplished Fintech executive and speaker. He has been involved in over $200 Million Dollars in online investment transactions. A thought leader within the Fintech community, Alon has been featured in prominent publications including Forbes and the Wall Street Journal.

InvestedIn is a white-label service building and maintaining crowdfunding sites for others.  805 Startups is a Meetup group for tech events, education and networking for startups, entrepreneurs and investors in the 805 (Santa Barbara, CA)


 

  

 

 

 

Panelists

 

James_CitronJames_Citron
CEO at Pledgeling


James spent the last twelve years as both an entrepreneur and an intraprenuer with a key guiding principle: mobility will improve how we live, communicate, and connect with the people, brands and the products that we love. Prior to joining Pledgeling as CEO, James founded and/or led the growth of three of the largest mobile messaging and engagement companies in the United States that collectively power the delivery of billions of text, picture and video messages for thousands of enterprise customers and reach one out of two Americans each month. James is actively involved with leadership at the wireless carriers, industry trade organizations (CTIA, MMA), a frequent speaker at digital conferences and lecturer at universities on entrepreneurship and mobility.

 

 

 

Sam_GoldbergSam Goldberg
Chief Revenue Officer & Co-Founder at The Mobile Majority


The Mobile Majority is an intelligent mobile marketplace for brands, where innovative technology, validated audiences, and unbound creative come together in the form of powerful mobile ads. Our proprietary product suite ensures rich media ads are delivered universally, fraudulent impressions are detected and avoided, and ads are served directly to the consumers who will find them most relevant.

 

 

  

 

 

Shuki LehaviShuki Lehavi
Senior Director of Engineering at 
j2 Global®


Shuki currently leads the Mobile development and acquisitions for j2 Global® (NASDAQ:JCOM), a $3.7B company based in Hollywood that provides Internet services to over 1,000 employees globally.  Prior to joining j2, he was the co-founder and CEO of Gumiyo.com, a cloud based mobile development platform that sold to Blackstone Capital in 2013.  Shuki co-founded Mobile LAVA with Rich Abronson and serves today as a Board member and the Secretary of LAVA.

 

 

 

 

Sam StrasserSam Strasser
President & CO-Founder of WeezLabs


WeezLabs is a software development firm that enables mobile & web technology as a strategic approach toward company success. Success is not a definition but rather an X factor in the startup equation. Originally beginning with Palm Pilot, Sam has been solving problems with mobile technology as a solutions. With three startups and two successful exits behind him, Sam is focused on technologies that are changing the landscape of mobile development.

 

 

 

 

Mary_Ann_CollinsMary Ann Collins
VP Mobile Sales Development of Entravision Communications


Mary Ann has over 20 years of experience in Marketing, Promotions and Sales for broadcast and digital media companies. For the past 7 years she has lead the development and monetization of the 2nd largest Hispanic broadcast station company in the US, covering a unique group of media assets including 53 television, 48 radio stations and more than 100 interactive properties. Mary Ann has extensive experience in mobile messaging, video, ad sales, and local media.

 

 

  

 

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