Mobile Photo Connect Conference & Speaker Update

Initial 21 Speakers Announced for 2016 Conference


San Francisco, CA—For its fourth annual mobile photography industry conference, Mobile Photo Connect announced its initial lineup of panelists as well as app presenters. The conference will be held October 25, 2016 at the San Francisco Presidio Golden Gate Club.

This year’s conference will feature a panel specifically about the rapidly expanding opportunities for photo apps to monetize their engaged user base. A range of mobile print product solutions will also be discussed. The following speakers will participate:

Jim Dolce, vice president, Technology and Strategic Business Development, Fujifilm
Kartik Subramanian, director, Product & Program Management, Mobile Commerce, Walgreens
Troy Sechrist, head of Strategic Partnerships, HP; Strategy and Emerging Business Group, HP
Ralph Naruhn, CEO, di support GmbH
Other announced conference panel topics are “How to Succeed in the Photo App Business” and also “The Next Big Thing: User-Generated VR Content.”

Furthermore, as has been the case since the conference launched four years ago, PowerPoints are banned from the panel sessions. And the no-holds barred sessions have two moderators, Hans Hartman and Alexis Gerard.

Additionally, this year’s conference will feature three Show & Tell sessions. Here, photo and video app developers will each demo their apps in four minutes. In addition, 30 app developers will show their apps to the international audience and compete for the Mobile Photo Connect Awards. For a listing of the first 13 Show & Tell presenters, log on to

Judges for this year’s awards are: James Joaquin, cofounder and managing director, Obvious Ventures; Jackie Dove, tech writer and editor; Haje Jan Kamps, writer, TechCrunch; and Rudy Burger, managing partner, Woodside Capital.

Mobile Photo Connect

The MPC conference was created for the mobile photo ecosystem, featuring 200+ potential partners as well as industry thought leaders. These include photo and video app developers, vendors, cloud storage providers, software companies, camera manufacturers, trade press and investors. The conference is hosted by founders Hans Hartman and Alexis Gerard.