Angel Investor Ron Conway, Pandora CEO Joe Kennedy To Be Featured In EconSM Interviews

imageWe’ve filled all of the speaking roles for next Thursday’s EconSM: Social Meets Mobile conference in San Francisco — and then some. We’re thrilled to announce that we will be featuring one of the most successful angel investors in the Valley, Ron Conway, and Pandora CEO Joe Kennedy in individual afternoon interviews. Bambi Francisco, CEO and founder of, will interview them both.

Conway, a special partner at Baseline Ventures, was recently named #6 in Forbes’ Midas List of top dealmakers. From 1998 to 2005, he was the founder and managing partner of the Angel Investors funds, whose investments included Google (NSDQ: GOOG), Ask Jeeves and PayPal. Among the list of companies whose boards/advisory boards Conway has been involved with are Twitter, Facebook, Digg, RockYou, ScanScout, Zappos and Trulia.

Kennedy joined Pandora in 2004 after serving as E-Loan’s president and COO. He joined the start-up team at Saturn soon after its founding, and held various marketing roles at the company during his 11-year tenure there. As VP of sales, service and marketing, Kennedy grew Saturn’s revenue to more than $4 billion.

Conway and Kennedy join more than two dozen EconSM speakers, including executives from MySpace, AdMob, Nokia (NYSE: NOK), Sequoia Capital, Bebo and Salesforce. In the morning, we’ll have an interview with Eric Johnson, president and COO of Wolfgang