Tomorrow kicks off the annual CTIA Wireless Conference to be held, this year, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Together the minds of the wireless world will meet, discuss and show all that has improved in the industry over the twelve months since their last get-together. More than one thousand exhibitors will join together in the three hundred thousand square foot space to show off their newest and greatest offerings to the industry. Those in attendance will also hear from several speakers over the three day affair. Among the keynote speakers are many names that one might expect to hear- Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint Nextel, Randall Stephenson, Chairman of the Board, CEO and President of AT&T, and J.K. Shin, President of Samsung Mobile Communications to name a few. But, also on the list is a name that might not have been as anticipated.
On the third and final day of the CTIA Wireless event- March 25- Biz Stone, the young co-founder of the social-networking craze, Twitter, will join three other speakers at a round table to discuss the ways in which mobile technology is changing the business world. He will be joined by CNBC’s Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Director James Cameron, and Aneesh Chopra, president and CTO of the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy.
The fact that Stone will join the faces of the wireless world is a testament to just how powerful social networks have become. As the mobile phone experience becomes increasingly more about everything else a phone can offer aside from the calling function, applications like those offered by Twitter are as much a part of the wireless industry as the mobile phones themselves. Though his scheduled speaking time is not likely the most eagerly anticipated of the event, the simple fact that his name has made the roster is a sign of the change that the industry.