Mobile Photo Connect announces new speakers and sponsors

Mobile Photo Connect, the premier conference for the mobile imaging industry, which will take place October 24-25, 2017 in San Francisco, CA, USA, has announced an impressive slate of speakers, sponsors, and attendees who have recently joined the list. After Western Digital just announced the acquisition of the Cloud service Upthere, one of the conferences Gold sponsors, Upthere CEO Chris Bourbon, will share a new vision of consumer photo and video storage in the Photo and Video Storage Solutions panel.

In the second session, attendees will learn from Google’s Photo Lead Content and Community how Google uses cutting-edge photo organizing and enhancement tools to aggregate and curate visual content for Google Maps and many other Google photo apps and sites.

The list of other thought-leading in the panel includes Elodie Mailliet Storm, Sr. Dir. of Business Development and Content Strategy, Getty Images; Alice Keating, SVP National Geographic Creative, National Geographic; and Ben Plomion, Chief Magic Officer, GumGum.

Monetizing photo engagement is the subject of  Chaim Pikarski, Co-founder & CEO, C+A Global; Jim Dolce, VP Technology and Strategic Business Development, Fujifilm; Fionn Concannon, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Kite; and Phillipp Muehlbauer, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Picanova.

New photo and video storage solutions will be presentated by Eli Lubitch, President, Beamr; Chris Bourdon,CEO, Upthere; and Marc-Antoine Benglia, CEO, Kwilt.

How to use AI in the next-generation photo apps and services can be learned from Ramzi Rizk, Co-Founder & CTO, EyeEm and Josh Weisberg, Principal PM, Computational Photography, Microsoft.

In three fast-paced Sow-and-Tell sessions spread throughout the day, leading and emerging photo/imaging app developers will show their latest creations in 4-minute presentations.

The organizers expect over 200 attendees from all over the world. The first batch of Early Bird VIP attendees, including their backgrounds and partnering goals, are available at

Adobe and Picanova have just signed in as additional Gold Sponsors of the Mobile Photo Connect conference, joining leading players such as Fujifilm, Upthere, zink,  JPEGmini by Beamr, and kwilt. The list of Silver Sponsors includes ADS, di support, RPI, Team Fotog, Cature Life, pwinty, Mitsubishi Electric, CircleGraphics and Sandisk.

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