September 27, 2011 01:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time
The Open Mobile Summit 2011
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With Google Wallet launching this week, the battle for control of the mobile wallet is entering a new phase. No surprise then that ‘Wallet Wars’ is one of the lead sessions at the industry’s annual strategic event, the Open Mobile Summit, taking place in San Francisco, November 2-4.
“This is a massive market opportunity – and one that operators, financial institutions and Internet players are fighting to play a part in.”
Google’s VP mobile wallet Osama Bedier, will join Dickson Chu Managing Director Global Enterprise Payments at Citibank, Bill Gadga Global Head of Mobile at Visa – and David Marcus, the new VP of mobile at PayPal.
The following day, John Donahoe CEO of eBay, the commerce giant which owns PayPal, will be Keynoting the event.
“The race to enable mobile payments and NFC – particularly at the point of sale – is on” said Robin Batt, founder and executive producer “This is a massive market opportunity – and one that operators, financial institutions and Internet players are fighting to play a part in.”
“It’s a complex space, with a number of different competing ecosystems – I’m delighted to have such a heavyweight line-up of major contenders speaking at the Open Mobile Summit this year ”said Batt.“By November we should get a good feel for who’s in a good position to lead this market going forwards”
A growing number of key retailers and ecommerce companies are also participating in The Open Mobile Summit this year – in particular, The Gap, Choice Hotels, 7 Eleven and HSN join the ‘Future of mobile shopping’ panel later that same day. Other sessions explore the future of mobile commerce at the intersection of mobile, social and location – with app market leaders from Loopt, SCVNGR, Booyah and Layar.
Overall, more than 800 senior strategists from across converging mobile, Internet, media and commerce will gather this year for the 4thannual Open Mobile Summit, happening in San Francisco this November 2-4th.
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About Open Mobile Media Ltd
The Open Mobile Summit is produced by Open Mobile Media Ltd, an independent group founded in 2008 by communications industry consultant Robin Batt.