Presented by: Urban Airship
Innovators or Idiots: Mobile’s Next Hits and Misses
Saturday, March 12
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Rio Grande Ballroom
300 E 4th St
From WebTV to Google Glass, the mobile and connected device landscape is littered with products that for various reasons failed, only becoming fodder for tomorrow’s breakout, can’t-imagine-life-without sensation … or are we even there yet? In this no-holds barred Mobile Saturday session, veterans pulling the mobile, IoT and wearable strings, will detail the latest ventures and opportunities and whether they're destined to breakthrough or just break glass. Join leaders and legends, including R/GA, Eventbase and other industry leaders in this Mobile Saturday session.
Location Based Marketing Association
Ben West is the co-founder of the companies Eventbase and Intergalactic Agency which maintain offices in Vancouver, Canada, and London, UK. Eventbase creates mobile apps for some of the world’s big...Show the rest
Ben West is the co-founder of the companies Eventbase and Intergalactic Agency which maintain offices in Vancouver, Canada, and London, UK. Eventbase creates mobile apps for some of the world’s biggest events and brands including the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, London 2012 Olympics, Sochi 2014 Olympics, Sundance Film Festival, South By Southwest, SAP, Gartner, Disney, ESPN, Tribeca Film Festival, Cannes Lions, Microsoft, Sundance, Isle of Wight Festival, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza, the NFL, and hundreds more. Intergalactic is a digital agency specializing in custom mobile apps, interactive installations, websites, software development and visualizations. Intergalactic's clients include the Oracle Education Foundation, Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Telus, BMW, BC Liquor Stores, Mental Health Canada, Lululemon, Trump, Shangri-La, British Fashion Council, Calgary Stampede, the Banff Centre, and other global brands.
Ben has presented as both a speaker and panel member on a range of technical and business topics at events including SXSW in Austin, Cannes Lions, LLGA in San Francisco, Google in London, and other events in Boston, New York, Vancouver, and more.
From 1996-2002 Ben architected, built and operated the technical systems of StockHouse.com which was the largest website in Canada during the dot com era and one of the largest financial websites in the world with over one billion dynamic page views per year.
Ben was selected as one of Business in Vancouver’s “40 Under 40” and has a BA Honours in Media Studies from Queen’s University.
Ben also has a huge dog.Hide the rest
Dir New Programs Dev
R/GA Ventures is dedicated to innovation and holds the investments made by the agency through its accelerator programs. Ventures will also oversee other agency innovation and IP initiatives as well...Show the rest
R/GA Ventures is dedicated to innovation and holds the investments made by the agency through its accelerator programs. Ventures will also oversee other agency innovation and IP initiatives as well as R/GA’s investments in a select group of startups unrelated to the Accelerator.
Overseeing and developing new programs with corporate partners and clients in order to bring the best new companies to market in partnership with corporate roadmaps. Focused on internal innovation in corporations as well as external partnerships that bring innovation in certain industries to market faster.Hide the rest
VP of Technology & Innovation