People around the world now own more cellphones than televisions or landlines. Mobile is the most successful digital technology in the history of mankind. Do you see an opportunity yet?
GigaOM Pro Analyst Chetan Sharma predicts mobile data services revenues for the U.S. market reached around $67 billion in 2011. In 2013, he predicts data revenues to exceed voice revenues in the U.S. market. Are you briefed and ready for this growth sector?
GigaOM are confident we’re just arriving at a tipping point in the evolution of the worldwide web. In GigaOM’s fifth Mobilize industry event, they celebrate the way the mobile web is shaking up how we work, play and communicate.
In the coming days before GigaOM Mobilize 2012, we’ll be investigating the most important topics and trends you need to be briefed about. Early areas of investigation at this stage include:
• Devices. Smartphones now account for over 80 percent of all revenue for phones sold in the U.S. The feature phone faces extinction. While Android leads in smartphone shipments, Apple still owns the popular mindshare. What new devices and features are on the roadmaps? Which platform has a better ROI for ventures?
• Networks. Data-hungry users are driving LTE investments and growth. What network technologies are coming up? Will the carriers raise prices to recoup the investments? What technologies will innovate the market? Is Wi-Fi having a resurrection?
• Business models. New technologies and a savvy marketplace of users are permitting new business models to be created. What innovative new patterns are we seeing that you could lift for your future plans?
• Patterns in the people. The future of services, features and opportunities lies in the way people behave. We bring the best of the ethnographic and behavioural research for you.
• Internet-connected things. AT&T reported more new subscriptions from connected devices than human customers. Apple and Google are said to be working on wearable computing. At Mobilize, we are seeing an explosion an explosion in the number of devices that can link to the Internet through Wi-Fi or by connecting to the handset. We highlight the most important trends and business models that will make an Internet of Things.
• The Future will be spoken. Siri has drawn a line in the sand. Eric Schmidt called it the “biggest threat to Google.” Who will rule the voice-driven user-interface space? What role will artificial intelligence and machine agency have in subscriber services in the future?
• Changing the game of retail. Amazon has made some bold, service-integrated moves in 2011 that are leaving many carriers, competitors and device manufacturers behind. Who else will shape the mCommerce future, and where are opportunities still to be had?
• mHealth. With Healthcare representing 30 percent of the $14 trillion dollar U.S. GDP, even minor mobilization of the healthcare system and care process represents a gargantuan revenue opportunity. More importantly, it represents increased health for the users subscribing to the services. We cover the opportunities and roadblocks of a future where healthcare begins in your pocket.
GigaOM Mobilize 2012 will take place September 20-21 at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco, California.
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