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Nihal  Mehta

Nihal Mehta
President, Buzzd

Website | @djnihal

With over 12 years experience in innovating marketing technologies through three successful startups to date, Nihal Mehta, is a noted expert in the emerging adoption of wireless technologies for media properties and consumer brands. Named a BusinessWeek ‘M-Commerce Baron’ in 2006 and named one of AdAge’s top 20 marketers in their twenties in 2005, Nihal is currently CEO and co-founder of the location-sensitive mobile cityguide, “buzzd”. Prior to buzzd, Nihal founded ipsh!, one of the first full-service mobile marketing agencies in 2001, which he sold to Omnicom (NYSE: OMC) in 2005. Nihal started his entrepreneurial career by founding Urbangroove, an online nightlife portal, in 1999. Nihal graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Philosophy and a BSE in Computer Science.

Sessions

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Location: Regency Ballroom
Mat Honan (Wired magazine), Nihal Mehta (Buzzd), Dennis Crowley (foursquare), Martin May (Brightkite), Jeff Holden (Pelago, Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.89, 9 ratings)
An exploration of the evolution of location-based social networking and how location-based applications will impact the way everyday users interact with the friends and find nearby venues and events. Includes several founders of past and current location-based social networks, including Brightkite, Buzzd, Dodgeball and Moximity. Read more.