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Announcing – Mobile Breakfast Series – Dec 14th – What’s in store for Mobile 2012? October 26, 2011

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2011 has been an incredible year in the mobile industry. The progress we have made has been staggering. There have been several industry shaping events throughout the year most notably the passing of the godfather of the digital age – Steve Jobs. While the economy is shaking other industries in their boots, mobile esp. in the north American market has continued its forward march with incredible fervor. This sets up our next and year-ending Mobile Breakfast Series nicely where we take the stock of the current year and look forward to the next one. We will anticipate and debate the trends, the players, and the shifts of the coming year. Our final event of the year will be on Dec 14th, and you don’t want to miss it as we will have some in-depth discussion that will help you prepare for 2012.

Our distinguished guests are:

Mark Anderson, CEO, Strategic News Service. SNS was the first subscription-based newsletter on the Internet, and is read by Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Mark Hurd, and industry leaders and investors in computing and communications worldwide. Mark is the founding chair of the Future in Review® (FiRe) Conference, as well as of SNS Project Inkwell, the first global consortium to address technology design changes for one-to-one computing in classrooms. He is the founder of two software companies, a hedge fund, and the Washington Technology Industry Association “Fast Pitch” investment forum, Washington’s premier technology investment conference. Best known for his accurate forecasts of important technology market shifts, Mark was the first to predict the global liquidity collapse, on TV on CNBC Europe, in March 2007, in London. He correctly predicted Steve Jobs’ return to Apple before Steve was aware of it, as well as the future popularity of the “CarryAlong” format, now the fastest-growing computer category, represented by iPads and Netbooks.

Satya Mallya, Director of Mobile, Orange. He and his group is responsible for strategy and innovation in  mobile, roadmapping products, technology, terminals, personalization. His team has created and delivered innovative products to the group ranging from Peekapp – the open mobile application directory, Bubbletop the personalization and widget framework, mobile assistant, mobile recommendation and commerce applications. Satya joined Orange Labs as an Architect and has over 18 years of experience in managing and developing products for telecommunications, enterprise and internet applications. Prior to joining Orange, Satya held various engineering and management positions at Bell labs(now Lucent), Octel communications and Aspect Software. Prior to Orange, Satya was responsible for engineering at two startups – Caritasoft – a marketing automation startup and HumanConnect – a Sales Force acceleration startup.

As usual, the discussion will be from 8:30-10:00am. Registration and breakfast will begin at 7:30am and there will be time for networking after the panel as well.

Registration – http://mobilebreakfastseries.com/register.htm

Where – Columbia Tower Club

When – Dec 14th, 7:30-11am

Hope you can join us and I look forward to seeing you in a few weeks.

WTIA – Mobile Discussions October 7, 2011

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I am looking forward to the two discussions on Tue at Washington’s annual Technology Conference

Global mobility now translates to an $800 billion a year industry and the opportunities are everywhere. Connected devices led by smartphones and tablets application stores featuring hundreds of thousands of applications, cloud-based services and the advent of the mobile web have resulted in explosive industry wide growth. TechNW’s mobile segment delivers the opportunity to hear from leading executives across the spectrum of the industry, from the big players – major carrier and OS platform developers – to venture backed application and analytics providers. Register for TechNW and guarantee your spot at Washington’s most influential tech event.

Chetan Sharma, President, Chetan Sharma Consulting

Bobby Morrison, Regional President, Verizon Wireless


Chetan Sharma, President, Chetan Sharma Consulting

Adriana Neagu, CEO/Co-founder, Formotus
Bryan Trussel, CEO/CoFounder, Glympse
Lou Fasulo, COO, Z2Live
Michael "Luni" Libes, Chief Research Officer/Founder, Mobile Intelligence Solutions
Mike McSherry, CEO, Swype

RIP Steve Jobs October 5, 2011

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You changed the world. May you RIP.

Mobile Future Forward 2011 Book October 3, 2011

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As has become the tradition, we published our Mobile Future Forward Book for 2011.

Some of MFF speakers have put their thoughts and ideas on paper that has resulted in this book. We are very grateful to the authors who carved out time from their busy schedules to pen some really insightful commentary on how they see the mobile industry evolve both holistically and in the various important segments of the ecosystem. While the views are quite diverse and bring together perspectives from different angles, everyone agrees, the next decade will be one heck of a time period for innovation.

Our thanks to Steve Mollenkopf, Danny Bowman, Frank Meehan, Subba Rao, Manoj Leelanivas, Steve Elfman, William Hsu, Braxton Woodham, Sanjiv Ahuja, Stephen Bye, Ken Denman, Ramneek Bhasin, Abhi Ingle , Erik Moreno, Carlos Domingo, Biju Nair, Dale Nitschke , and their respective organizations for working with us on an extremely tight timeline.

The thought pieces in this book are:

1. How Mobile Will Change The Way We Spend – Chetan Sharma, President, Chetan Sharma Consulting

2. Smart Integration for Mobile – Steve Mollenkopf, Executive Vice President and Group President. Qualcomm Inc.

3. The Mobile Cloud Connected Enterprise – Abhi Ingle, VP, Advanced Mobility Solutions, AT&T

4. Buying a Mobile Device in 2014 – Frank Meehan, CEO, INQMobile

5. A Conversation with Steve Elfman – President, Sprint Nextel

6. Broadband for All – Sanjiv Ahuja, CEO, LightSquared

7. The Case for Building a Mobile Broadcast Content Delivery Network – The Critical Piece to Fulfilling Mobile Data Demands of the Future – Erik Moreno, SVP, FOX Network

8. Connected Devices – Redefining the Channel – Biju Nair, VP and GM, Connected Devices, Synchronoss Technologies

9. How Mobile Can Turn Retailers Into Media Companies – Dale Nitschke, CEO, Ovative Group

10. Implications of a Connected Society – Danny Bowman, President, Sprint Nextel

11. The Future of the Personal Information Economy: Enabling Success Across the Mobile Ecosystem – Ken Denman, CEO, Openwave

12. The Future of (Mobile) Communications – Carlos Domingo, CEO, Telefonica I&D

13. Mobile and Health Possibilities – Subba Rao, CEO, Razi Health

14. Surviving and Thriving in the Age of Mobile Internet – An MNO Game Plan – Manoj Leelanivas, SVP and GM, Juniper Networks

15. T-Commerce – Carving Out and Extending E-Commerce – Ramneek Bhasin, SVP and GM, TheFind

16. Is Mobile Local Advertising Finally Poised to Take Off? – William Hsu, SVP and CPO, AT&T Interactive

17. Big Data and Mobile – Braxton Woodham, Head of Engineering, AVOS

18. Wireless Competition and Innovation – Stephen Bye, CTO, Sprint Nextel

19. Competition and the Evolution of Mobile Markets – Chetan Sharma, President, Chetan Sharma Consulting

These brilliant essays delve into all facets of the mobile economy from the chipsets to the applications, from new monetization strategies to innovative business models, from supply-chain dynamics to spectrum issues, from competitiveness to collaboration, from cloud computing to connected devices, and from data analytics to connecting with the consumers, and much more. The authors are executives who are deeply engaged in accelerating the evolution of the mobile industry, their insights will give you practical advice on how to apply knowledge to your own businesses over the course of this decade.

The book was produced in record time but it was an exhilarating ride. Thanks to all the authors and our publishing team for making this happen.