CTIA – Calling All Developers

CTIA – Calling All Developers

I will be facilitating a session at CTIA – Mobile Jam Session for Developers

Details below. It should be a good group of developers and industry insiders conversing about how to make things better. The event is free and there is even food available, so sign-up as soon as you see this πŸ™‚

Here’s the schedule of what’s happening:

Monday, March 31, 2008
(day before CTIA)
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Las Vegas Convention Center – N255
Free to attend.

dotMobi, Motorola, Symbian, MyStrands, Mobile Distillery
Producers: dotopen, WIP

No prep, No PPT, No Ties

Mobile Jam Session Agenda

Registration / Networking 8 :30am – 9 :30am
Developer Pitches – share you ideas, projects 9 :30am – 10 :30am
Opening UnPanel – Developer Programs 10 :30am – noon
Lunch/networking Noon – 1 :00pm

Improv Sessions
6 choices x3 1 :00pm – 4 :00pm
1:00- 1:45 – Chose one
1:45 – 2:30 – Choose One
2:30 – 3:00 – Short break
3:00 – 3:45 – Choose one
3:45 – 4:30pm – Wrap up of Improv

Essence Reception & Networking 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Speakers & Discussion Leaders


10:30pm – 12:00pm
So what’s gives with the mobile ecosystem. Everyone talks a good line about the β€œF” word, of course we mean fragmentation, but what’s really being done. Are the big guys really working together? Does β€˜open’ really mean its going to get any easier. Give your humble opinion on the priorities that will help get applications or technology to market faster, better, stronger. It’s about devices, platforms, operating systems, channels and partnerships. This session will be led by a panel of developers programs and enhanced with a few developers. Lots of questions and opinions from all participants.


– James Pearce
Motorola – Claudia Backus
Symbian – TBA
Orange Partner – Steve Glagow
Sony Ericsson – Mikael Nerde
AT&T – Amy Bang


1:00pm 4:30pm – (45 minutes / session – choose 3 too attend & Final Wrap Up)

1. Mobile OS and Platforms

Discussion Leaders: Mobile Distillery – Vincent Berge

2. Mobile 2.0

Discussion Leaders:

AOL– Jai Jaisimha
CellSpin – Vince Laviano
Rococo – Sean Sullivan
Idean – Santtu Toivonen

3. Testing & Certification

Discussion Leaders:

GetJar – Bill Scott
Accenture – Jeff Wang
Mob4Hire – Paul Poutanen
Device Anywhere – David Marsyla

4. Getting to Market / Channels

Discussion Leaders;

Cellmania– Peter Baldwin
AORTA- Chetan Sharma
Astraware/Handmark – John Philips

5. Development – JSRs, MIDP3 and more

Discussion Leaders:

Aplix – Stanley Kao

6. Open Source in Handsets

Discussion Leaders:

Motorola – Asokan Thiyagarajan (Ashok)
Funambol – Greg Gamp

More details at www.mobilejamsession.com