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Intel President Renee James and Facebook's David Marcus to Take the Stage at Code/Mobile in October

Mobile isn't just about phones. This year's event will look at how the mobile revolution is reshaping entire industries and expanding to new devices like cars and wearables.

At Code/Mobile this year we don’t just want to talk about what the mobile departments are doing at big companies or talk to mobile startups. We want to hear how mobile is transforming businesses and industries.

We want people onstage who can speak not just about their companies but also speak broadly to how the technology inside the phone is expanding to other devices and reshaping how we live and work.

In that vein, we are excited to announce that Intel President Renee James and Facebook’s David Marcus are joining the line-up for Code/Mobile, which takes place Oct. 7-8.

James is a veteran at Intel and also on the board of directors at British carrier Vodafone. She will share how mobile has changed life inside Intel and how it is changing life everywhere. She’s also knowledgable on the policy implications of mobile technology, serving as vice chair of President Obama’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.

Marcus is well suited to speak to Facebook’s mobile transformation, particularly in the area of messaging that he leads. But he is also a veteran of the payments side of things, having worked at eBay and PayPal for three years after it acquired his mobile payments company Zong, most prominently as PayPal’s president.

He’s also invested in a ton of mobile startups, from Shyp to Feedly to smart lock maker August.

James and Marcus join Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg and AT&T’s Glenn Lurie as the first speakers to be announced for the event, which takes place at the fabulous Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, Calif., site of last year’s inaugural event.

We have a bunch of other great speakers in the works to discuss topics including the shift of mobile technology into the automotive and wearables markets.

Expect to hear more in the coming weeks. To secure your place (and save a bit off the full conference cost), book now.

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