Counting Down to Mobilize 09

mobilize-logoI hope all of you (in the U.S.) had a nice, long Labor Day weekend. I spent most of it preparing for our Mobilize 09 conference, which will be held this Thursday, Sept. 10, here in San Francisco. Keynotes will be delivered by Cole Brodman, CTO of T-Mobile USA, and Motorola co-CEO Sanjay Jha, who will unveil that company’s suite of Android-based smartphones. As well, I will have an onstage conversation with Google’s Andy Rubin, architect of Android, and Stacey is going to converse with Len Lauer, COO of Qualcomm. Ryan Paul, an editor with Ars Technica, is going to speak with Jon von Tetzchner, co-founder and CEO of browser maker Opera Software.

That’s just a sampling of what promises to be an information-packed day. Also on hand will be Bernardo Huberman, senior HP fellow and director of the social computing laboratory at HP Labs, to talk about social attention in the mobile age. And Jhonatan Rotberg, founder of the Next Billion Network @ MIT, will discuss how to reach the next billion consumers. We will end the day with our LaunchPad event, which will see some truly fascinating startups pitching to the audience, notably the venture capitalists in the room. (Go here to see the full schedule.)

We have just 25 tickets left, so if you haven’t already registered, do so today!