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Powerful Lineup of Industry Titans & Sessions (May 09, 2012)

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 05/09/12 -- APPNATION, a new kind of conference and exposition company singularly focused on the burgeoning mobile app economy, today announced the final agenda and speaker line-up of industry luminaries for its APPNATION NYC + TV 3.0 Summit, to be held May 15-16, 2012 in New York City.

Digital media industry leaders, established and emerging app developers, venture capitalists, press, and entrepreneurs will gather on May 16, 2012, at Internet Week NY headquarters at 82 Mercer, to experience firsthand, the insights, experiences and expertise from today's top media professionals, technologists, developers and to hear commentary on the state of the app economy and multi-platform media consumption.

"Learning valuable insights from world-class speakers and esteemed panelists is what sets APPNATION conferences apart," said Drew Ianni, Founder and Chairman, APPNATION. "We are excited to bring such an influential group of seasoned entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and industry leaders together with a stellar class of demonstrators for what promises to be another successful APPNATION event."

APPNATION NYC + TV 3.0 keynote speakers and lineup of distinguished panelists include:

Keynote Speakers:

  • Vivian Schiller, Chief Digital Officer, NBC News
  • John Cantarella, President, Digital, News & Sports, Time Inc.
  • Andrew Aftelak, Director, Applied Research Center, Motorola Mobility
  • Cary Tilds, Chief Innovation Officer, GroupM Next
  • Tim Chang, Managing Director, Mayfield Fund
  • John Kosner, EVP and GM, Digital and Print Media, ESPN
  • Josh Tyrangiel, Editor, Bloomberg BusinessWeek
  • Chris LaSala, Director, Mobile Partnerships, Google
  • Demetri Detsaridis, General Manager, New York, Zynga

Must Attend Sessions:

  • The Emerging Consumer App Economy
    • Jonathan Carson, GM Digital, Nielsen

  • The State of APPNATION
    • Simon Khalaf, CEO, Flurry
    • Tim Chang, Managing Director, Mayfield Fund
    • Scott Kveton, CEO, Urban Airship
    • Lars Albright, CEO, Session M
    • Don Dodge, Developer Evangelist, Google

  • Gamer Nation: A Powerful Mass-Market Platform Emerges
    • Mitchell Weisman, CEO, Lifestreet Media
    • Simon Whitcombe, VP, Games, CBS Interactive
    • Adam Flanders, SVP, Sales & Marketing, Glu Mobile
    • Demetri Ditsaridis, Zynga
    • Jacob Wilkensen, VP, Engineering, Gree

  • APPNATION TV 3.0 Spotlight: The Emerging iTV Battle: Connected TV First-Screen vs. Social TV Second Screen
    • Rex Harris, Innovations Supervisor, SMXg, Starcom
    • Ethan Grey, VP, Business Development, Tigerspike
    • David Jones, SVP, Sales and Marketing, Shazam
    • Dan Sacher, VP, Digital, VH1 and LOGO

  • Follow The Money: App Monetization Best Practices
    • Mandar Shinde, Executive Director, Mobile Monetization, AOL
    • Projjol Banerjea, Chief Marketing Officer, SponsorPay
    • Ludo Collin, Founder & CEO, Eachscape

Underscoring our commitment to the next generation of app developers and solutions providers, APPNATION Conference will be the launch platform for emerging entrepreneurs and developers via a partnership with the American Association of Advertising Agencies (the 4A's) to create The 4A's APPLab, featuring innovative apps, technologies, and products and services from cutting-edge developers, mobile entrepreneurs, established brands, agencies and media companies.

The Garage at APPNATION NYC is yet another dedicated zone in the exhibit area that exclusively features young, emerging developers and mobile entrepreneurs from leading incubators, accelerators, and universities from around the Northeast and from across the country.

APPNATION is a new kind of conference and exposition singularly focused on the burgeoning mobile app economy and the sub-markets created by the developers, networks, brands, agencies, research organizations and media companies that are driving it. APPNATION is a unit of M2 Events, LLC, a conference and thought leadership production company founded by Drew Ianni. For more information visit: or follow APPNATION on Twitter at

Jeff Rutherford
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