What technologies will matter in 2012? Would you like to hear from the industry veterans and successful entrepreneurs? Where will be big growth in social media, cloud, mobile apps? This year GITPRO conference promises to deliver all this and more.
By all indications, mobile apps will continue to grow in the coming year. But the question remains about how to monetize it? Will the monetization come in location based services, mobile search, money transfer apps, mobile browsing, mobile music or will be something else? Shisu Bedi, CEO of AdMaxim will start of the Tech track with a talk on what to focus in developing and monetizing mobile apps. Big Data is big this year and the panel on Big Data with Hadoop and NOSQL will be lead by Milin Bhandarkar, founding member of Hadoop, now at Greenplum Labs. We are also seeing businesses building social media programs and the questions again remain regarding enthusiasm of the customers and their willingness to remain engaged. How can companies design experiences that deliver tangible value in return for customers’ time and attention? Jose Lazares, SVP, Marketing at thismoment and Khanderao, CTO, GloMantra will tackle these and other questions in the afternoon panel. Anshu Sharma, VP of Force.com and Tyler Jewell, VP of Public Cloud at Orcle will discuss trends in developing with Cloud. Steve Blank, serial entrepreneur and author of “Four Steps to the Epiphany” will deliver key note address.
Career track will tackle leadership issues, mid-career accelerators, managing effectively with influence and end with a panel discussion on preparing and negotiating in the 2012 job market. The startup track is also exciting and veteran entrepreneurs will share lessons learned, and in different sessions, will take the attendees from startup essentials, to marketing, to raising investment. Chet Kapoor, CEO of Apigee, who sold a company to IBM will share what he learned from launching and selling a company. Carole Bellis from Kilpatric and Townsend and Anil Advani from InvenusLaw will cover legalities of launching a typical Silicon Valley startup, Dennis O’Malley will provide guidance on issues related to marketing and selling, and Ajit Deora and Shan Sinha will advise on how to pitch to the VCs and raising funding.
This promises to be a great conference and just the way to begin the professional journey in 2012. Sign up at www.gitpro.org before February, 6 for discount with promocode BLOG2012 for $10 off.