Learn how the best brands are capturing users' delight, intent, and attention on mobile. TAP is back for the third year in a row on Thursday, September 28th at New World Stages in New York City. Early bird tickets are officially on sale, for a limited time only, so register now to secure your spot for TAP.
September 28, 2017
New York City, NY
Focus on TAPs, not clicks.
TAP is returning for its third year to bring together the brightest minds in mobile. Attendees learn how the best brands are capturing users’ delight, intent, and attention on mobile.
Despite mobile spending reaching an all-time high, topping $22.7 Billion in Q4 2016, an increase of 45% YOY, conversions on mobile are still more than 3 times lower than desktop. We'll spend the day exploring how some of the world's top businesses have connected and converted customers on mobile.
We'll have conversations with a distinguished group of mobile leaders at TAP, including
Associate Editor, Fortune
CEO, Acceleration Partners
Head of Android, Google
Editor in Chief, Recode
Reporter, The Drum
Media Reporter, WSJ
VP of Corporate Development, Priceline
Sr. Affiliate Manager
Staff Writer, Forbes
GM, The Wirecutter (NYT)
Head of Affiliate Marketing, Uber
CEO, The Infatuation
Look out for more speakers to be announced soon!
We're still accepting speakers for TAP 2017! Do you know a leader influencing the way mobile impacts his or her company? Then submit a speaker for TAP 2017 today. Speakers will be accepted until August 30th.
At the center of the cultural and economic capital of the world, New World Stages is the perfect location for TAP. This unique venue provides an appropriate backdrop for our forward thinking conference and attendees.
340 West 50th Street, New York, NY, 10019
Registration & Coffee
Fireside Chat with Philip Krim, Casper
As CEO, Philip leads Casper’s comprehensive business strategy, expansion, and vision for the future. He drives Casper’s goal of becoming the first end-to-end sleep brand. Philip and his co-founders recognized a paradox in 2014 — a generation of entrepreneurs and working professionals who were placing increasing value on their health and fitness were neglecting sleep. Casper is now reimagining the sleep industry from the ground up.
Mobile Travel Bookings: From 50 Taps to 5
It’s well-known in the travel industry that the consumer journey from initial research to booking is often a lengthy one. A study from Google found that an individual’s consumer journey to plan a vacation over two months consisted of 400 different digital moments—87% of which took place on mobile. So how can you create a shorter path to purchase when people are primed and ready on mobile? Our panelists will tell you how they have efficiently optimized their mobile travel flows at some of the leading travel businesses, from hotels to airlines to local experiences.
Keynote by Sarah Personette, Facebook
As Vice President of Facebook’s Global Business Marketing team, Sarah sets the course for how the advertising community can best leverage Facebook’s apps and services in a mobile-first environment. In this role, Sarah is responsible for providing clients with innovative and effective marketing solutions for their businesses.
Fireside Chat with Jon Kaplan, Pinterest
Jon Kaplan is the head of global partnerships at Pinterest, where he oversees all aspects of the company’s global partnerships and operations organization. Before Pinterest, Jon spent 12 years at Google, most recently serving as vice president of U.S. sales, where he was responsible for search, display, YouTube and DoubleClick programmatic solutions across a range of industries.
Fireside Chat with Baxter Box, RewardStyle
Baxter Box launched his career as an engineer and investor in several beginning-stage technology start-ups. In May 2008, he founded web incubator, Nasty Goat Corporation, where he served as President and Chairman. As RewardStyle's CEO, he provides a unique skill set that is crucial to the company's innovative business and product strategy.
Keynote by Chieh Huang, Boxed
Chieh Huang is Co-Founder and CEO of Boxed, a company that is disrupting the wholesale shopping club experience by enabling you to shop for bulk-sized items online or via mobile app and have them delivered directly to your door. Founded by Huang and three others in 2013, Forbes Magazine recently named Boxed one of the next “billion dollar startups.”
What's Next in Mobile Commerce
With less traditional commerce businesses emerging, this panel will dive into the question that’s on most people’s minds: What’s next in mobile commerce? With in card commerce, hosted storefronts, VR, and voice as an interface -- it can seem like a cluttered space. But, we’re here to sift through the noise to learn which of the newest innovations are most effective.
Alex Konrad, Forbes
Fireside Chat with Neil Vogel, Dotdash
Before joining Dotdash as CEO, Neil was the Founder and CEO of Recognition Media, a creator and producer of award shows and media properties for digital, creative, and advertising communities including the Webby Awards, Internet Week NY and Europe, the Netted.net daily email, and The Telly Awards.
Keynote From Michael Jaconi, Button
Michael Jaconi is the Co-Founder and CEO of Button, the world’s leading mobile partnership platform. Jaconi formerly served as the CEO of Rakuten Loyalty and Executive Officer of parent company Rakuten. Michael helped build Rakuten Loyalty from a fledgling state to a multi-million dollar business in less than two years and led Rakuten’s $100M investment in Pinterest, helping bolster Rakuten’s position as one of the most innovative and aggressive global internet companies.
Product Design: Mobile Buying with Ease
Often times on mobile, checkout flows are clunky — requiring hundreds of taps to complete a purchase, resulting in low conversion rates. This panel will explore the ways in which leading brands have optimized their business from a product perspective. Whether it’s through innovations like Shopify’s Buy Button to Venmo’s expansion to the B2B space, this panel will hit on the latest product innovations to promote a user friendly shopping experience.
Product Chat with Chris Maddern
Mike Katz, mParticle
Chris is Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Button, the leading mobile partnerships platform working with top mobile brands such as Jet, eBay, Uber, Hotels.com, OpenTable, and many others. Button powers a huge variety of mobile commerce partnerships ranging from contextual actions ("book a table", "ride there" and 18 other partnerships for Foursquare) to mobile shopping (all mobile rewards for Ibotta, Shopkick and others.)
Scaling Mobile Growth Strategies
Growth decisions, strategies, and execution can make or break a company’s success in this fast paced market. From betting it all on a specific channel or category, to spreading across traditional, digital, and mobile solutions -- in this session, panelists from industry leading companies will deep dive into what they’ve seen work, when leading a mobile growth strategy.
The Next Wave In Publisher Mobile Revenue
Nearly 90 percent of ad spending growth is concentrated into Google and Facebook, leaving publishers with only 10% of spend up for grabs. It’s time to look beyond advertising as the primary mobile revenue channel to solutions like BuzzFeed’s content + commerce strategy. This panel will explore the unique and effective ways publishers are executing to monetize their content on mobile while creating an even better user experience.
Wall Street Journal
How Loyalty Drives Mobile Shopping Behavior
There’s nothing more valuable than a loyal user -- and it’s no surprise that loyalty companies like Shopkick are some the best channels to acquire mobile customers that spend more, frequently. This panel will dive into the ways in which businesses partner on mobile, with one efficiently monetizing their content, and the other efficiently acquiring new users through the highest converting flows.
Maximizing Mobile Commerce by Bryan Leach, Ibotta
Ibotta is the leader in offline performance-based mobile marketing, delivering interactive media content to smartphone savvy shoppers. With Ibotta, users are able to engage with the brand, unlock savings offers at their favorite stores, and earn cash back for making qualifying in-store purchases.
CEO Bryan Leach will share his vision for Ibotta and the industry going forward.