I am very excited to announce that Fon COO and Director Alex Puregger is going to join us at Gigaom’s Structure Connect 2014 conference, which will take place in San Francisco on October 21 and 22.
Structure Connect is all about connecting homes and businesses with the internet, and [company]Fon[/company] is a perfect fit for the event: The company is best known for its crowdsourced Wi-Fi networks as well as shared Wi-Fi infrastructure it runs for ISPs and mobile operators in several countries.
But in recent months, Fon has been moving towards making Wi-Fi about more than just access: Earlier this year, the company ran a successful Kickstarter campaign for Gramofon, a social music router that can be used to bring Spotify and other music services to your home stereo.
And this summer, Fon announced a new business Wi-Fi product that will help small and medium-sized businesses to offer wireless internet to their customers — Wi-Fi that could eventually be used for personalization and all other kinds of services. I’ll ask Puregger what’s next for Fon, and how the company plans to make inroads in the U.S. market.
Puregger will be joined at Structure Connect by speakers like Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky, SmartThings CEO Alex Hawkinson, Ringly CEO Christina Mercando, 3DRobotics CEO Chris Anderson, Sonos CEO John Macfarlane, Jawbone CEO Hosain Rahman and many others.
Buy your ticket by October 10, and you’ll be able to get $100 off the full ticket price.