I am very happy to announce the Mobilista Rock Stars. We are going to have a series of events in Hong Kong, in London and in New York City, from October 7 to 11, two days at each city, featuring the ultimate super-guru set of speakers. No sponsors speaking, no corporate pitches, no pointless panels. The very best experts who also are excellent speakers - never before on the same stage. Between the 32 speakers we have published over 60 books for this industry, have over 475 years of experience in mobile, tech and media, and have been seen speaking in over 120 countries doing over 3,000 conference speakerships.
Its literally the whose who of gurus speaking in this industry. I don't mean the CEOs of big companies. CEOs of big companies rely on their staff to do the thinking, they only showcase their company philosophy. I mean the true thinkers and thought-leaders. Look at this sampling of authors who are among our Rock Star speakers: Chetan Sharma, Jonathan MacDonald, Dan Appelquist, Tony Fish, Michael Becker, Gerd Leonhard, Madanmohan Rao, Peggy Anne Salz, Gary Schwartz, Michael O'Farrell, Caroline Lewko, Osama Manzar (and myself). Thats just for starters. 32 speakers every one of whom is considered a keynote speakers at other conferences, and doing their best topic for us. Tony on privacy, identity and the digital footprint; JMac doing Advocurrency (how cool is that?) and so forth and so forth.
I've done 313 public conference speakerships in my career so far, across 60 countries, to a cumulative audience of over 100,000 people. I've seen more than 1,000 speakers in mobile do more than 3,000 presentations. Out of those I have personally selected the very best 32 to join us on the Mobilista Rock Stars tour. These are speakers I say regularly on Twitter, that you need to go see him or her. These are the people I regularly quote in my books and on this blog. Mobile is the fastest-growing giant industry on the planet, driving the strategy for companies from Apple and Google to the BBC and EA to Sony and Samsung to Starbucks and Tesco's. Everybody is now looking for mobile insights. Where better than to come to the one event where the best minds come together, for the first time. This is the ultimate event to come to learn about mobile and to meet the biggest thinkers, authors, gurus of mobile.
We do Hong Kong on October 7 and 8, then we do London on October 9 and 10, we finish doing New York on October 10 and 11.. This is utterly unprecedented. Mobilista Rock Stars 2013 is the 'dream team' of speakers. Its the 'Woodstock' moment in mobile industry speaking, when all the biggest stars collected to the same stage.
So while I will be Twittering and blogging about the various aspects of it, I wanted now just to announce it. We are live with Mobilista Rock Stars starting today, the lucky day here in Asia, 8-8, August 8th. Come join us in Hong Kong or London or New York. You'll see 16 of the 32 biggest speakers in mobile live in your city, and all who attend will get the access to see the other 16 Mobilista Rock Stars via video as well. And if you are active in promoting the event, we'll reward you too in a true 'Communities Dominate' sense and spirit.
Come onboard. For years, decades, they will say this was the moment, you had to be there! Come join is with the Mobilista Rock Stars of 2013