Location and the Rise of Group Communication

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Steve Martocci (GroupMe)
Ballroom EFGH
This is presentation will be streamed live along with the other keynotes.

Group messaging services have grown in popularity with mobile phone users. These tools enable people to communicate with their real life network, making plans and other group decisions in real-time. GroupMe co-founder Steve Martocci will share how mobile apps can leverage location-sharing features to empower groups to more effectively communicate, as well as discuss how that opens the doors for businesses to impact those group decisions.

Steve Martocci


Steve is the Co-Founder of GroupMe. Previously, he was a Lead Software Engineer at Gilt Groupe. Before joining Gilt, Steve was the founder of Sympact Technologies, a startup focused on developing dynamic images for real-time email marketing. Steve also founded Bandwith.us, a friends and family ticketing platform for Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits and nationally touring acts. Steve graduated from Carnegie Melon University in 2004 with a B.S. in Information Systems. With a penchant for non-profits and community activism, Steve serves as a technical advisor to Headcount.

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