State of the Mobile Net Conference 04/23/09

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Increasingly the Internet is going mobile - enabling wireless users with powerful handheld devices to access and contribute to rich applications that interact with the Internet in a uniquely untethered way. The rapid pace of these developments is exciting. Yet in order for the "Mobile Net" to speed toward its full innovative potential many challenges remain. The State of the Mobile Net Conference will illuminate how a vast ecosystem of technologies, content and applications come together to make the Internet more mobile. At the same time the conference will explore both the promise and challenges facing this nascent but exciting phenomenon.


12:00 pm - Luncheon
Welcome, Introductions, Keynote

1:00 pm - General Session
What is the Mobile Net? Understanding the Mobile Net Ecosystem
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A panel of experts will explore what The Mobile Net is, was and may be during this hour-long framing session. Panelists from different disciplines will step back and detail what the Mobile Net is and how it operates. Panelists will detail the peculiar aspects of how the Mobile Net is emerging the following terms: Technical (protocol, handset, spectrum, etc), Policy, User-Interface, Business Models (subscription, advertising) and more. The charge of the panelists is to frame the various underpinnings that make the Mobile Net, as we now know it, possible.

Break Out Sessions

2:00 Breakout Session 1
Cloud Computing and Emerging Business Models in the Mobile Space
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2:00 Breakout Session 2
Mobile Network Infrastructure Trends
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Coffee Break / Exhibits

3:30 Breakout Session 3
Privacy on the Go
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3:30 Breakout Session 4
Spectrum: Is the Lifeblood of the Mobile Net Running Dry?
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Experts in spectrum issues will explore the vital resource enabling the Mobile Net - spectrum. The panelists will explore the current spectrum constraints, how the marketplace is evolving and the demands being placed upon current swaths of spectrum from a supply and demand side. Finally the panel will provide a spectrum forecast from a business model and policy perspective.

4:30 Closing General Session
What Policy Framework Will Further Enable Innovation on the Mobile Net?
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5:30 - 6:30 PM Mobile Networking Cocktail Reception in the Conference Exhibit Area

Contact Cat Parsons Matsuda with questions or inquiries about sponsorship at 202-638-4370, ext. 319.

This is a widely attended event hosted by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC), part of a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. The ICAC is a private sector organization comprised of public interest groups, trade associations, non-profits, and industry leaders. The diversity of ICAC membership ensures that all educational events and initiatives are fair and balanced forums for Internet-related discussion. The ICAC does not promote any particular policy position.