Mobile Breakfast Series: Mobile Trends for 2012

Mobile Breakfast Series: Mobile Trends for 2012

Just wanted to do a quick update on the speakers for the last Mobile Breakfast Series event of 2011. We are delighted to welcome Jay Emmet, GM, OpenMarket, Laura Marriott, CEO, Neomedia and Brian Fling, CEO, pinchZoom to the panel. It is going to be a full-house so please register at your earliest convenience so we can have an accurate count for the room.

Mobile in 2012

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.

Laura Marriott, CEO, Neomedia Ms. Marriott has been Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and Board Chairperson (acting) since October 2010. Prior to this she served as NeoMedia’s Chief Marketing Officer and has been an active member of the NeoMedia Board of Directors since January 2009. Before joining NeoMedia, Ms. Marriott ran her own mobile consultancy helping companies engage the mobile channel in their day to day business. Ms. Marriott has also served as President of the Mobile Marketing Association (“MMA”) from 2005 – 2009 and, earlier, as Director of Marketing for Intrado, Inc. During her tenure at the MMA, the organization’s membership experienced substantial growth, established global headquarters and regional chapters throughout the world, and developed guidelines for the industry. Named one of the industry’s Mobile Women to Watch 2010 by Mobile Marketer, Top 50 US Executives by Mobile Entertainment and Top 10 Women in Wireless by FierceMarkets, Marriott is highly regarded for her global voice and expertise on mobile marketing. Marriott is published in industry publications and quoted in broadcast, print, and radio world-wide.

Bring Fling, CEO, pinchZoom Brian Fling is the Founder and Executive Creative Director of pinch/zoom—a mobile design agency based in Seattle. Brian is the author of O’Reilly Media’s Mobile Design and Development ( and an authority in the field of  in mobile user experience. He has recently worked with some of the biggest companies in the world—like The New York Times, HSBC, ADP, BBC, Best Buy, PayPal, Delta and eHarmony—to design and build amazing mobile experiences.

Jay Emmet, GM, OpenMarket Jay currently serves as Senior Vice President of Amdocs and General Manager of OpenMarketâ„¢, the largest mobile payments and messaging processor in the U.S. and UK. Prior to joining OpenMarket, Jay was President-Americas at mBlox where he led the successful market launch of premium SMS services into the US consumer markets. Jay was previously Senior Vice President of Operations for ATG, and previous to that he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing at New Edge Networks. Jay has an MBA from American University and a BA from St. Anselm College.

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 –

Where – Columbia Tower Club

When – Dec 14th, 7:30-11am

This Mobile Breakfast Series Event has been made possible by the generous support of Amdocs.

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