Mobile Breakfast Series – What’s up in 2011? December 12, 2010

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We hosted our 5th and final Mobile Breakfast Series event for 2010 on Dec 8th. As usual, it was a full house and great discussion. The theme of the morning was what’s going to be hot in 2011, the trends that will keep us on our toes for the year. Thanks to our outstanding speakers and an engaged audience, the program was excellent. Thanks also to our sponsors – Motricity, OpenMarket, and, WDSGlobal for supporting the program.






The panelists were:

Frank Barbieri, Founder and Chief Product Officer, Transpera (moderator)

Russ McGuire, VP – Strategy, Sprint

Jim Ryan, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, Motricity

Ross Spearman, VP – Technology, Ericsson

Jonathan Ebinger, Partner – Blue Run Ventures

Andy Hickl, CTO, Kiha

The mobile value chain was well represented with Frank leading the conversation. Here is the summary of the discussion:

Thanks all for a great morning and a perfect end to our event series for 2010. We have exciting programs planned for 2011. Stay tuned.

We also announced that we will be doing our extremely successful Mobile Future Forward – the day long program again in Sept 2011. More news to come on that front. If you are interested in supporting the MBS series or MFF, please get in touch.


Finally, as is the tradition, we are are conducting our annual Mobile Industry Predictions survey for 2011 where we invite our industry friends and colleagues to opine on how things will emerge in the next year. This tends to be the best way to get a grasp on the trends for next year.

Hope you will participate by filling out a quick survey at

We are giving out 10 copies of our popular and limited-edition Mobile Future Forward book. Please fill out the survey by Dec 24th.

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Results will be published during the first week of Jan.

Until next time, wish you and your family a very safe and happy holiday season. Be healthy, do good work, and enjoy life.

Happy New Year


Mobile Predictions Survey 2011 – Participate to Win the MFF Book December 10, 2010

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Well, it’s that time of the year. We are doing our annual mobile predictions survey for 2011. Instead of pontificating on what’s to come, we rely on our community to help guide the discussion. So, here it is


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As an incentive, we are giving away 10 print copies of our popular and limited edition Mobile Future Forward book that contains essays from 17 mobile execs on the future of mobile

The 20 questions are:

  1. What will be the biggest stories of 2010?
  2. When will Verizon iPhone launch?
  3. Who will be the most open player in the mobile ecosystem in 2011?
  4. Will Android tablet sales exceed iOS tablet sales in 2011?
  5. Who will make the biggest mobile acquisition in 2011?
  6. How will the "Apps vs. Mobile Web" debate shape up in 2011?
  7. By how much will the mobile advertising ad-spend increase in 2011?
  8. Which market will be the biggest infrastructure market in 2011 in terms of sales opportunity?
  9. Who will be the mobile comeback story of 2011?
  10. Who will end up having the strongest position in the mobile payment/commerce space?
  11. Which areas will feel the most impact from Regulators in 2011?
  12. Which solutions will gain the most traction for managing mobile data broadband consumption?
  13. Which category will generate the most mobile data revenue in 2011?
  14. What will help mobile cloud computing gain traction in 2011?
  15. What will be the most successful non-mobile-phone category in 2010?
  16. What will be the breakthrough category in mobile in 2011?
  17. By the end of 2011, how will we end up defining 4G?
  18. Which enterprise segment will mobile impact the most?
  19. What will be the dominant revenue model for apps in 2011?
  20. What mode of mobile payments will get any traction in North America and Western Europe in 2011?
  21. Bonus Question: Despite conventional wisdom, what will not happen in 2011?

So, have at it and help us out. Finish the survey before 24th Dec. Wish you and yours the best and hope to see you again sometime in 2011.

Results will be announced first week of Jan 2011.