Speakers from Microsoft and Spark Highlight Mobile and Connected Devices
We’re happy to announce the keynote speakers for the 5th Annual Mobile March, Minnesota’s longest running mobile conference. Jacquelyn Crowhurst, Sr. Director, Central Region Developer & Platform Evangelism at Microsoft will kick off the multi-track conference and Zach Supalla, CEO of Spark, a locally based company providing tools for connected hardware, will anchor the afternoon sessions. Mobile March includes the now familiar Business, Development and Design tracks as well as the new sessions highlighting connected devices.
Jacquelyn Crowhurst’s keynote will leverage her evangelism background to share insight on taking mobility from a cost of doing business to differentiating your business. She will touch on topics such as the role cloud plays in mobile, how monetization and mobile ROI is evolving, and the future of mobility. Zach Supalla of Spark, a local startup providing tools to connect devices to the Internet via Wi-Fi, will address the conference following lunch. His presentation will highlight the natural evolution of mobile as a point of control for the growing Internet of Things.
Both Jacquelyn and Zach bring a wealth of knowledge and unique experiences to Mobile March. Though we are a mobile-centric conference, we look forward to addressing both mobile and connected devices; topics that the mobile community think are most important. Co-organizer, Justin Grammens, added, “With the advent of low cost sensors, hardware and open source software, it’s becoming increasingly easy to build solutions based on the physical world. As mobile enthusiasts, we view this as the next phase in computing.”
Other highlights of the 2014 agenda include Business-centric sessions on the topics of mobile marketing via video, mobile search and more. The Mobile Development and Design tracks include sessions on developing in Xamarin, and node.js, wireframes, human-centered design and more. Topics in the new Connected Device track will include Google Glass, and other wearable technology, Arduino and more. A complete agenda will be released within a week.
Don’t forget, registration is now open for Mobile March, Thursday March 20th, 2014 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center here. The cost of registration is just $115 and includes all meals. Student discounts are available as well.