eDay 2011 Ilja Laurs is the founder and CEO of GetJar, the world’s largest open mobile application store. GetJar distributes apps from 350,000 developers, including companies like Google, Microsoft and Facebook. Since July 2011 GetJar has distributed 200,000 mobile applications and has generated about 2 billion downloads. Ilja was proclaimed European Manager of the Year 2011 by the European Business Press, belongs to the 25 most influential Tech Leaders according to the Wall Street Journal and appears on Time Magazine’s list of influential Start-ups. As a recognized thought leader he is a highly sought after speaker at conferences and is regularly quoted as an expert by among others CNBC, BBC, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal.