UTRBug Join Us at Under the Radar Conference: Mobile + Social CommerceUnder the Radar is returning for their 20th Conference in San Francisco and friends of CloudTimes can save $100 or more on the event’s registration fee. Just use the code ‘cloudtimes’ and register here: http://undertheradarcommerce2012.eventbrite.com/?access=cloudtimes

With the increased use of mobile devices and social networks, consumers can discover, share and purchase items anytime – anywhere. Retailers, publishers and brands are now challenged with creating omni-channel strategies to track consumer behavior, points of entry, exit and intent.

As Chris Tolles, CEO of Topix says, “The current challenge for all of us is mobile, specifically, how to drive online revenues to mobile’s reduced screen sizes, lack of retargeting and many other issues. We’re all flying blind around this, making it up and trying to figure out the insights that will keep us growing (or even surviving). As Instagram proved, even Facebook is keeping watch over its shoulder. Intimate, curated events like Under the Radar have become key for finding and talking to people who are going through similar issues.  It’s is a tricky time for entrepreneurs. It feels like we’re between a social land-grab and a huge shakeout around mobile.”

With the state of the industry rapidly evolving and the difficulties posed by mobile in an already cutthroat market, hearing that little insight or anecdote sometimes is the difference between a good quarter or a bad one — or a series A or shutdown. This is a good time to take advantage of living here (or getting here if you can) to get the living picture of what’s going on.

This November, Under the Radar will showcase emerging startups that have developed ways of turning discovery into commerce, analytics into action, tracking and monetizing images, all while reinventing the mobile wallet. It doesn’t matter if a business operates in the cloud or has a store front – everyone is sprinting towards finding mobile, metrics-driven, social and profitable marketing strategies.

HOW UNDER THE RADAR WORKS: A handful of the industry’s most compelling startups are selected to present to experts and technology executives who are specifically looking to partner with and acquire new technologies. For the sake of making it fun for all attendees and participants and it’s rolled out ‘American Idol’ style.  Under the Radar has been recognized as the most important showcase of innovation and deal-making forum in Silicon Valley. Under the Radar is NOT a funding event, however, in the past three years alone, 67% of presenters have gone on to raise major funding and/or been acquired by companies such as Google, Twitter, Hearst, Yahoo, AOL, Cisco, Wells Fargo, vmware, Microsoft, Facebook and others. It’s inevitable with so many dealmakers in one room.

WHO ATTENDS?

CMOs, CTOs, VPs of eCommerce, VPs of digital, heads of strategy, business development, developers, product managers, investors, and more.

Alumni include: Urban Airship, Admob, Greystripe, Pandora, Quattro Wireless, Tapjoy, Box, Jive, Magento, Heroku, LinkedIn, Flurry, Loopt and hundreds more.

Register here: http://undertheradarcommerce2012.eventbrite.com/?access=cloudtimes  using the code ‘cloudtimes’ and receive $100 or more off your ticket. (Limited quantity on a first come first serve basis)

See you in November!

Under the Radar Conference: Mobile + Social Commerce

November 15-16th 2012 |  8am-6pm

NEW LOCATION! San Francisco Mission Bay Conference Center

The Bay Area’s Most Effective Business Development Conference

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