When Steve Jobs said “PCs are going to be like trucks. They’re still going to be around, they’re still going to have a lot of value, but they’re going to be used by 1 out of X number of people," he was announcing a new era of computing. It is here and we are in the heat of it! What does that new era really mean? Is the power triangle: Social-Local-Mobile?
Who is defining this era and why? Have we crowned 3 new kings in “Social, Local, Mobile?” The likes of Groupon, Yelp, Foursquare or Zynga have forged new ground. Where are the hidden opportunities? Where are the pitfalls? Some say we’re in a bubble, many say we are not. Who’s right? What’s around the corner?
LeWeb ‘11 will explore these and other questions in our jam-packed program featuring industry luminaries, entrepreneurs, investors and other unique perspectives you’ve come to expect from LeWeb.
Data is moving off the computer and into the cloud at record speed. Companies like Apple, Google, Salesforce, Amazon are at the forefront and capitalizing on this game changer.
Will the keyboard soon be viewed as a rotary dial phone? Is it all touch, all the time….forever? Is this the year of the tablets ?
We have become mobile animals. Always-on, anywhere in the world, sharing everything! What is the impact of the truly mobilized workforce?
Are “apps” the new Internet? If you develop it, they will come! Apps pop up by the second and yet, there seems to be a market for them all. Is this sustainable?
How are the industry icons responding and adapting? Windows 8 and beyond....
What does all of this mean for the economy? Is a new economy being created or is a gigantic bubble in the making? IPO mania again? Should we duck and cover in preparation for a burst?
“Out of the mouths of babes.” What can we “old-timers” learn from kids these days? They are fearless and full of ideas! Budding entrepreneurs give us their perspective.