North Dakota native and Stripe CTO, Greg Brockman, to keynote annual mobile technology conference
Greg Brockman, Chief Technology Officer of Stripe, will keynote the second annual Midwest Mobile Summit to be held May 5 and 6, 2014, in downtown Fargo, ND. A Thompson, ND, native, Brockman studied mathematics at Harvard and computer science at MIT. He joined Stripe as their second employee in 2011.
Organized by Myriad Mobile, the Midwest Mobile Summit is a two-day conference that connects the public with mobile strategy and mobile technology pioneers across the region. The Summit brings mobile industry leaders, designers and developers together to provide insight for attendees on how to utilize mobile for business. Additional Summit speakers include: Mark Chesley, CTO of Infusionsoft; Kevin Kiley, Director of Enterprise Solutions at Airwatch; Steve Rogalsky, Agilist at Protegra; Rick Berg, President of AdShark; and Matt Pacyga VP of Business Development at Myriad Mobile. More speakers to be announced at a later date.
Launched in 2011, Stripe is headquartered in San Francisco. Their mission is to provide developer-friendly ways to accept payments online and in mobile apps. They process billions of dollars a year for thousands of companies, including Rackspace, Shopify, Reddit, Foursquare, DailyMotion and Lyft. Stripe has received $130 million in funding; investors include Sequoia Capital, Peter Thiel and Elon Musk.
Jake Joraanstad, Myriad Mobile CEO, considers this a unique opportunity for people to hear from an internationally recognized mobile technology leader. “Stripe is the leader in online payments, and to have one of North Dakota’s own back in Fargo is exciting. We love Stripe’s focus on mobile payments and it’s an honor to have Greg keynote the Midwest Mobile Summit. We’re pumped,” said Joraanstad.
For more information on the Midwest Mobile Summit, contact Camille Grade at 701.730.0694 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit midwestmobilesummit.com to register. Early bird registration ($150) available through April 4, 2014. Full Summit registration is $200 after April 4. One day Summit passes ($100/day) also available. Students are encouraged to attend! Student registration is $30 to attend the entire Summit.
Myriad Mobile is a Fargo-based mobile software development company. Ranked in the top 10% according to size, Myriad is a premier source for mobile technology design, strategy, and consulting. Hundreds of thousands of app downloads in over 25 countries worldwide have garnered Myriad Mobile national acclaim and multiple awards for design and function. Client work spans global Fortune 500 companies to small businesses. Expert teams of iOS, Android and Windows 8 developers allow businesses to implement the best mobile technology solutions.
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