Industry technology conferences can easily turn into bore-fests, with slide after PowerPoint slide of software architecture diagrams and panelists bantering tired clichés like “it’s all about the music.”

We’re going to turn that on it’s head at Mobile Entertainment Live: The Music App Summit, taking place Oct. 5 in San Francisco. Helping us to do so will be our latest confirmed keynote speaker: Dave Stewart. The former Eurythmics star is now a highly sought after producer and songwriter, but he’s also a forward-thinking technologist who is extremely passionate about the mobile space and the prospects it holds for dynamically changing the music industry landscape.

We’ve asked him to prepare a TED-like presentation/speech at the conference to inspire attendees to think differently about the mobile music apps they are creating today. Stewart’s presentation will focus on aligning the creative forces of the music and technology industries to help create the music apps that will drive tomorrow’s innovations.

Anyone who’s ever met Stewart knows he’s highly opinionated, extremely energetic and, perhaps, slightly mad. So, this should be an inspiring, educational and informative must-see presentation.

Other keynote speakers giving presentations and interviews throughout the day include:
- Serial entrepreneur Janus Friis, founder of Rdio, Skype, Kazaa and Joost
- Android evangelist Christy Wyatt, VP of Software Applications and Ecosystem for Motorola Mobile Devices
- iFund manager Matt Murphy, Partner at Kleiner Perkins
- Music app visionary Ge Wang, Co-Founder and CTO of Smule
- Music platform provider Jim Lucchese, CEO of The Echo Nest
- Internet radio pioneer Evan Harrison, EVP at Clear Channel Radio and President of Clear Channel Radio Digital.

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