Events this month

Events this month

Will be doing a couple of events in the next few days. First, a keynote at TiE Seattle on 9th on state of affairs of the Mobile Industry and then moderating an excellent panel at MobileBeat in San Francisco on 16th. Details below:

TiE Seattle

Mobile application industry is moving and shaking! Apple has proven that mobile applications can not only be highly monetizable, but that the really good ones can also become a phenomenon. A niche until Apple exploded it less than a year ago, the mobile app market will be worth $25 billion in five years, according to Juniper research.

The predictions state that games will remain as the most downloaded and most revenue-producing applications and multimedia and entertainment apps will contribute to the most value-added-service (i.e., subscriptions, premium events and additional content) revenues.

So, how do you benefit from this demand explosion in the complex mobile ecosystem? In this event, we are bringing together experts who will help you navigate the ecosystem as they focus on and address the following key questions:

  • What are the major shifts currently happening in the mobile ecosystem?
  • What does it take to create a successful mobile app?
  • How do you deal with the diversity of handsets, platforms and carriers?
  • What sales/distribution channel and pricing model should you use?
  • How do you sustain yourself in this competitive market? How do you grow?

Who will benefit from this event?

  • Entrepreneurs (and those waiting in the wings)
  • Companies leveraging mobile channel
  • Mobile app developers
  • Service Providers, Consultants and Analysts
  • Consumers and Prosumers

Whether you are a veteran in the industry, or an entrepreneur looking to secure your feet in this game, or someone who is providing services to the mobile ecosystem, join us for this discussion and be a part of this new evolving mobile world!


Keynote Speaker

Chetan Sharma, Founder and President, Chetan Sharma Technology 


Shiv K. Bakshi, Principal Analyst and Founder, Mobile Perspectives 

Brendan Benzing, Senior Vice President, New Product Strategy & Marketing, Motricity 

Sajal Sahay, Executive Director, T-mobile 

John SanGiovanni, Co-Founder, Vice President, Product Design, Zumobi 

Dan Shapiro, CEO, Ontela, Inc 


MobileBeat 2009

9:30am – 10:15am: Finding a Role in the New World Order. There will be winners and losers in the new world of apps and services. No one wants to be a dinosaur in the age of the mammals, particularly as more and more consumers transition from the older cell phones to smart phones. This panel will address the strategy involving in making the shift toward finding or building an ecosystem that will survive.

Hope to see some of you there.