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October 7-8, 2015 / Half Moon Bay, CA


A big thanks to everyone who joined us for Code Mobile 2015 at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay on October 7-8, 2015, to examine how an increasingly mobile world is changing the landscape of business, and to showcase companies that are leading that revolution. We met with executives whose companies are driving this change, as well as leaders from the industries being transformed.

Produced by senior editor Ina Fried, this year’s conference explored where mobile is heading with a special focus on three areas: connected cars, wearable devices and mobile payments.

Check out the event coverage page for more details, and subscribe to our Recode Replay podcast to get audio versions of the interviews from this and other Recode events.

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Day 1 | October 7, 2015

12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Conference Registration
12:00 PM
Welcome Reception
2:00 PM
General Session
5:30 PM
Opening Reception
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
Evening Session
9:00 PM

Day 2 | October 8, 2015

7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Conference Registration
7:30 AM
8:30 AM
General Session
12:00 PM
Lunch and Roundtables
1:30 PM
General Session
5:00 PM
Closing Reception

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Digital Health: How Mobile Is Transforming the Medical Industry

Mark Bergen / Associate Editor, Recode

The health care industry is in the midst of a dramatic shake-up from technology, with medical records shifting to digital and a wave of high-tech devices entering the field. Mobile is playing a big role — with a boom of apps for medical diagnosis and treatment, the rise of telemedicine, and the emergence of wearable devices for measuring bioinformation.

How do companies need to change their mobile strategies to account for the emergence of wearables like the Apple watch and Moto 360?

Andrew Chee / Enterprise Sales Engineer, New Relic
Ryan Vesely / Senior Manager, Enterprise Sales Engineering, New Relic

Driving to Distraction?

Dawn Chmielewski / Senior Editor, Recode

Many entertainment options, like the ones available on phones (apps, games, Wi-Fi, etc.), are becoming available in automobiles. How safe/necessary is it to be so connected while we are supposed to be focused on the road ahead?

Is the On-Demand Economy Heading for a Crash?

Carmel DeAmicis / Associate Editor, Recode

Following in the footsteps of the pioneering ride-hailing service, there seems to be an Uber for everything from valet parking to laundry. But few have managed to make the economics work. A slew of failures — among them Homejoy, Quirky and Zirtual — and the China-led market meltdown earlier this year have shaken the resolve of investors who once couldn’t stop handing out cash to so-called “Uber-for-X” companies. Are we headed to an on-demand market crash?

Can Anyone Make Money Selling Mobile Devices?

Ina Fried / Senior Editor, Recode

While the phone business is huge, and the market for wearables and other devices is growing, profits seem as elusive as ever. Who stands to make money from all these devices?

Next-Gen-Wearables or Not-Yet-Thereables

Lauren Goode / Senior Editor, The Verge

Is wearable technology a passing fad or the future of tech? Join us for lunch. We promise not to track it.

Why Poor Engagement and Conversion on Mobile Is an Interface Problem, and How to Fix It

Eric Greenberg / CEO, Wrap

Will Smart Glasses Replace Your Smartphone?

Eric Johnson / Associate Editor, Recode

The smartphone had a profound impact on how we work and socialize. Ten years later, do emerging technologies like smart glasses put the phone at risk? What are the advantages of having a computer on your face, and what are the drawbacks — aside from getting thrown out of bars in the Mission? Will Glassholes ever be accepted?

Are Cellphone Contracts Going Away?

Walt Mossberg / Executive Editor, The Verge; Co-founder and Editor at Large, Recode

With carrier subsidies and two-year contracts going away, what will be the impact for the carriers and handset makers? Will the hardware guys now dominate the customer relationship? Will upstarts finally be able to just sell phones online and force carriers to compete purely on service?

Optimizing Mobile Payments for Global Companies

Roelant Prins / CCO, Adyen

What are the growth trends in mobile payments, and how can companies increase conversion through understanding local payment trends and preferences?

What Happens to the Web Giants in a Mobile World?

Kara Swisher / Co-Founder and Executive Editor, Recode

What role is there for AOL, Yahoo and other early Internet pioneers in a world of devices?

The Future of Mobile Video

Kurt Wagner / Associate Editor, Recode

Once a fight between YouTube and Facebook, the battle for mobile video dominance is now open to newer players. Snapchat is also coming on strong, while Periscope/Twitter and Verizon’s Go90 video service have also entered the arena. Is the world big enough to support them all? Who will be around next year?

Mobile and Autonomous Driving

Chris Ziegler / Deputy Editor, The Verge

How tech companies and the car industry are shaping the direction of self-driving cars and autonomous driving features.



The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay | One Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, California 94019 | 1.650.712.7000

Situated 23 miles southwest of the San Francisco International Airport, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay provides a magnificent backdrop for the perfect vacation along the Northern California coast. The resort is a stunning destination with temptations at every turn, whether it is sitting by your own terrace fire pit, relaxing on the bluff, rejuvenating in the spa, taking in a round of golf or walking the miles of trails.


Code Mobile took place at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay. Situated 23 miles southwest of the San Francisco International Airport, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay provides a magnificent backdrop along the Northern California coast.

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