Thursday, January 29, 2015

The App Economy: at SIEPR

I'm looking forward to spending the day tomorrow at SIEPR, learning about how apps are changing the internet and the world. (That's one of the perks of working in Silicon Valley...)

SIEPR Policy Forum, The App Economy, Friday, January 30th, 2015.

Once again the Valley is buzzing with startups, new ventures, and concerns about a bubble.  Our next Forum will look at how the move to mobile and the explosion of entrepreneurial activity is once more driving innovation.

For the App Economy, we want to look at two big questions:

1.  What drives the Mobile and App Economy?   
2.  How is the rise of the App Economy - and mobile technology more generally - changing the rest of the economy?


10:00-11:00:  The Mobile App Economy
Simon Khalaf, CEO, Flurry from Yahoo, "The App Economy 2015"
Tim Bresnahan, Stanford Economics & SIEPR, Pai-Ling Yin, SIEPR, "How Mobile Platforms Compete"

11:00-12:15:  Apps and Data
 "How Mobile and Big Data Change Travel"

Amir Ghodrati, AppAnnie – "App + Data"
Steve Tadelis – UC Berkeley Economics, "Consumer Mobile Payments and Finance Big Data"
1:00-2:15:  The Next 3 Billion Users
Rick Osterloh, CEO, Motorola Mobility,  "Reaching The Next 3 Billion Users"
Ming Zeng, Chief Strategy Officer, Alibaba
Ethan Yeh, Lead Economist, Twitter,  "Apps for the Developing World"
2:15-3:15:  Apps and Profits
Anna Bager,  Senior VP, Internet Advertising Bureau,  "Mobile Ads and Video"
Liran Einav, Stanford Economics,  "Mobile's Impact on Ecommerce at EBay"
3:15-4:00: Investing in Connected Commerce
Ashwini Chhabra, Uber
Simon Rothman, Partner, Greylock Venture Capital 
Reception following conclusion. 

A printable agenda, with biography links, is here.

Registration is available here.    

All current Stanford students are welcome, as well as members of the Stanford community with a Stanford ID.  Others are welcome by invitation.   The event is free   It begins at 10am, Friday January 30th at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, 366 Galvez Street, Stanford.

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