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Metro Atlanta Chamber Announces Lineup for 2014 Mobility LIVE, a National Mobility Event Highlighting Mobile Strategies and Innovation

ATLANTA, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) announces the lineup for the 2014 Mobility LIVE conference, a national event that brings together key thought leaders and decision makers in the areas of mobile technology standards, strategies and innovation, Sept. 23-24 at the Woodruff Arts Center, W Atlanta Midtown Hotel and Opera.

Mobility LIVE attendees are invited to learn about the latest trends, priorities, strategies and innovative products from leading mobile innovators and leaders, including: AT&T Mobility, The Coca-Cola Company, The Weather Company, Cisco, SAP, Delta Air Lines, The Home Depot and AirWatch by VMware.

Conference sessions are organized along five main tracks: The Internet of Things; Humanizing Mobility/Mobile Life; Social Hacking; Technology & Business Evolution; and Over the Horizon.

Registration is still open; attendees can register at http://mobilitylive.org/register.html

Nearly 700 attendees have registered thus far.

"Mobility LIVE brings together the top influencers and innovators in mobile from the Atlanta market and beyond – power players that are some of the most recognized brands in the industry," said Michael Zeto, director of corporate development, M&A, AT&T Mobility, and co-chair of the Metro Atlanta Chamber's Mobility Task Force. "Last year's inaugural event sold out, and it is a testament to the energy and efforts of many leaders in the mobile space working to make Atlanta known as the global hub for mobile technology application and development."

Tuesday, Sept. 23, sessions include:

  • Defining What Consumers Want from Connected Brands
  • Connected Car
  • Mobile for a Good Cause
  • Key Considerations for Mobile at Work
  • How Will Mobile Affect Gaming, Entertainment and Media in the Short Term?
  • Experiential Education: Mobile Empowered Learning & Training in the Future

There is also an evening reception including the presentation of the Hackathon winners and Mobility Star Awards. The Hack-back Invitational, presented with the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and MAC, features the winners from a monthlong hackathon comprised of multiple teams of programmers competing for $30,000 in cash and prizes, while helping to give (hack) back to three of the nation's leading non-profit organizations: American Cancer Society, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Points of Light /Hands on Network. The teams will compete in a judging competition on Sept. 23 and the winning team will be announced that evening.

Wednesday, Sept. 24, sessions include:

  • Day 2 Welcome & Fireside Chat with Sponsors
  • Cognitive Internet of Things : Making Devices Intelligent
  • The Mechanics of Humanizing Mobility: Here's How You Do It
  • Prove It: Mobile Media Drives Measurable Actions
  • Autonomous Cities: The Fully Connected Community Lifestyle
  • How Do You Make Money with the Internet of Things?
  • Civic Hacking: Why Solve Small Problems?
  • Consumer Privacy & Security
  • Wearables: The Human Connection & Who's Data is it?

The full agenda can be found here.

"The idea for Mobility LIVE was developed from the work of the Metro Atlanta Mobility Task Force, which is comprised of 30 C-level executives guiding a shared vision to validate that Atlanta is indeed a global hub for mobility," Zeto added.

The Task Force also comprises multiple working group leads that are focused on executing the strategy that the Task Force lays out, with more than 200 volunteers making up teams that report into the working group leads.

About the Metro Atlanta Chamber 
Everything we do at the Metro Atlanta Chamber is about building our economy and creating prosperity to help Atlanta thrive. Our board is made up of Atlanta's top business leaders. Our professional staff serves more than 3,000 member companies that employ nearly 1 million workers. We focus on helping small businesses and mid-size companies grow, helping entrepreneurs get started, and recruiting companies nationally and internationally in our key industries: bioscience, clean technology, health IT, mobility, supply chain and advanced manufacturing, and technology. In public policy, we tackle critical issues to support infrastructure and quality of life. For members, we offer 200+ events and activities each year. In sports, MAC's Atlanta Sports Council has helped drive almost $2 billion in economic impact through sporting events over the last 10 years. Visit our website at www.metroatlantachamber.com

SOURCE The Metro Atlanta Chamber

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