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January 30, 2015 - 12:00am

SIEPR Policy Forum on the App Economy

SIEPR Policy Forum on the App Economy

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?
SIEPR Gunn Building
Koret-Taube Conference Center
366 Galvez St.
Stanford University

January 30, 2015

10:00am to 11:00am
Session 1
The Mobile App Economy
Presenter(s) : 
11:00am to 12:15pm
Session 2
Apps and Data
Presenter(s) : 
  • Erin Coffman, Chetan Sharma, and Alok Gupta:  AirBnB
    "How Mobile and Big Data Change Travel"
  • Amir Ghodrati, AppAnnie – "App + Data"
  • Steve Tadelis – UC Berkeley Economics, "Consumer Mobile Payments and Finance Big Data"
1:00pm to 2:15pm
Session 3
The Next 3 Billion Users
Presenter(s) : 
  • 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"
2:15pm to 3:15pm
Session 4
Apps and Profits
Presenter(s) : 
  • Anna Bager,  Senior VP, Internet Advertising Bureau, "Mobile Ads and Video"
  • Liran Einav, Stanford Economics, "Mobile's Impact on Ecommerce at EBay"
3:15pm to 4:00pm
Session 5
Investing in Connected Commerce
Presenter(s) :