When we hosted the first Mobilize in 2008, the mobile revolution was just beginning. Apple had just let developers into the iPhone, apps were about to explode, and there was an understanding among the folks that get paid to find the next big thing in technology that mobile was the new black. However, in 2013, the essential lessons of that revolution — lightweight apps, touch-based user experiences, and reliable wireless connections — are established facts, as opposed to budding concepts.
On Wednesday and Thursday this week at Mobilize 2013 in San Francisco, we plan to showcase what we believe to be the second phase of the mobile revolution. The march of connected devices is moving past the smartphone and tablet into things like wearable computers (“intimate computing,” as Om put it yesterday in assessing Apple’s hire of Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts), connected home appliances (the “internet of things”) and the impact of design in deciding winners and losers. We’ll start off with the thoughts of Consumer Electronics Association President and CEO Gary Shapiro, who has seen a tech revolution or three, then hear what ARM CEO Simon Segars — in one of his first public appearances since taking control of the mobile world’s chip designer of choice — thinks about the evolution of this market. We’ll examine how the connected home needs to evolve to meet the needs of average users, and hear from promising startups in our Product Showcase.
You’ll find all of our live coverage from Mobilize 2013 in this post. You can find a livestream of the event here, and you can follow along with the discussion on Twitter with the #mobilizeconf hashtag. Please join us for what promise to be two extremely interesting days on the future of the mobile revolution.
- In enterprise mobile security, perhaps it’s best to treat all devices as BYOD
- Lower prices, openness will bring internet of things to the masses
- Are smart wearables having their “iPhone moment” yet?
- What could the future of collaborative consumption look like?
- Tesla turns to AT&T to power its connected car strategy
- Add $0.50 worth of sensors to your iPhone 5s and it’ll be able to track your emotions
- Can the Internet of Things make itself secure?
- There are dozens of OTT communications apps. Will they all find homes?
- The great internet of things companies will shine at software and hardware
- Good news fellow humans — we’re not obsolete (yet)
- The changing role of design in a new era of device connectivity
- Why it just might make sense to share your mobile bandwidth
- Mobile app development is fundamentally broken, says Appurify
- The agriculture business is “a sleeping giant” for companies building the internet of things
- What’s driving the internet of things?
- Innovation may be “the only national strategy” the U.S. can have, but what about the jobs?
- Adidas shows off new smartwatch that provides personal coaching
- Will the Internet of things turn into a Tower of Babel?
- Putting data centers on turbines to save billions of dollars
- How retail will bring the internet of things to the mass market
- Panel: Explaining products’ value will be a major challenge for marketing the Internet of Things
- Google VC Rich Miner says there’s still plenty of room for innovation in mobile
- Simon says: ARM is well positioned for the internet of things
- In a connected world, what’s the role of the physical store?
- The Raspberry Pi Foundation aims to make a Pi for the internet of things
- Netflix VP: Chromecast could take second-screen TV mainstream
- Patience kiddies: When 5G finally arrives, it’ll have something for everyone
- Nokia wants to make sense out of the real world through Here
- Why the future of mobile apps is contextual
- Like the web before it, the internet of things will be all about . . . cats!
- The many complexities of developing apps for different devices and platforms
- The age of connected devices needs pragmatic policy choices
- Rachio’s smart sprinklers win the GigaOM Mobilize Product Showcase