The focus of this year’s Code/Mobile is on how the smartphone revolution is changing the entire world, and we couldn’t be happier with the way this discussion is shaping up.
Joining the onstage lineup are Google Senior VP Amit Singhal, Twitter product head Kevin Weil and Andreessen Horowitz partner Benedict Evans.
Amit Singhal is a pioneer in search, having been at Google since 2000, most of that time as a Google fellow and head of its search ranking efforts. Search is still what pays most of the bills at Google, so we’re wondering how the company will adjust its business to reflect not only a shift to mobile but also to predictive engines like Google Now that guess what we need without the need to search — and thereby view the lucrative ads that accompany such queries.
Weil, Twitter’s senior VP of product, began at the company in 2009 as an engineering lead, mining big data, his specialty. He has worked his way up the product ranks, which he now leads. These days, he is responsible for product, product marketing and design for the entire company.
And since 80 percent of Twitter’s users already access the service via a mobile device, that’s a particular focus for Weil.
Benedict Evans is best known for his blogs, tweets and charts about where the technology and media industries are headed — especially when it comes to mobile. Evans worked at Orange and NBCUniversal before becoming a partner at Andreessen Horowitz.
We asked Evans to help set the scene for Code/Mobile by tracing some of the data behind the trends we are exploring — the shift of mobile technology into new areas like cars and wearables and the way the smartphone is reshaping whole industries, such as finance.
Those speakers are in addition to an ever-growing lineup that already includes Fitbit CEO James Park, AT&T Mobility CEO Glenn Lurie, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg. There are other big names yet to be announced, as well as some exciting technologies that will make their debut.
So that’s a bit about the onstage part. The other big piece of any Re/code event is who is in the audience. It already includes a bunch of people from big-name companies as well as several startup CEOs. The best part is, there is still a chance for you to occupy a seat as well. For more on that, here’s our Code/Mobile website.
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.