Mobile Breakfast Series: Seattle

Mobile Breakfast Series: Seattle

We are gearing up for our Mobile Breakfast Series Discussion on 6/11. There was a recent global developer survey and HTML5 ranked a close third behind Android and iOS as the platform of choice for mobile developers around the globe. We saw the same results in our annual industry predictions survey with developers favoring HTML5 over others as their 3rd platform of choice. With recent launches, Windows and Blackberry are also fighting for that 3rd spot.

We have a great panel do discuss the future of mobile ecosystems and HTML5’s role in it. Given the limited resources, developers have to focus on platforms that give them maximum reach and ROI. Our panel will delve into the intricacies of the mobile platform future growth and trends. Hank, Jeff, Sundeep, and Ashok have decades of experience in the mobile space having seen some of these cycles several times. They are also involved in shaping the industry on a day-to-day basis from strategy, product, and investment point of view. Their insights into what to expect will be great and I am really looking forward to the debate and discussion.

Location: Columbia Tower Club, Seattle

Date: June 11, 2013

07:30 – 08:30 – Breakfast and Networking
08:30 – 10:00 – Panel Discussion
10:00 – 11:00 – Networking

Registration First come, first served.

Hank Skorny is Vice President and General Manager of Intel Services Division. Skorny is responsible for the Intel strategy and delivery of a portfolio of unified software services across the device and operating system continuum. He has extensive experience in the mobile software and services industry as well as in PC software going back 25 years. Prior to joining Intel, he was senior vice president and Chief Strategy Officer of Realnetworks. Previously Skorny served as CEO of Thumbspeed, Inc., where he led Thumbspeed through its acquisition by OZ Communications subsequently acquired by Nokia. Prior to Thumbspeed, Skorny held senior executive positions at Infospace Mobile and AOL Mobile, as well as senior positions at Adobe Systems, Microsoft and Apple Computer across his career. Hank studied Chemistry at Drexel University and received much recognition for his research in computer modeling of complex 3-D chemical reactions.

Jeff Warren is the Vice President, Mobile and Online Partner Marketing at, after joining the company in March 2011as the head of their mobile product organization.  Prior to Expedia, Jeff was the Senior Director of Business Development at Motorola, where he was responsible for creating and developing Motorola’s relationships with Internet companies such as Google, Yahoo and others.  Prior to joining Motorola in 2005, Jeff held a variety of product management and business development roles with startups based in Boston such as Brandwise and SQA (now part of IBM), and three years at the early-stage private equity firm Atlas Venture.

Sundeep Peechu is a Partner at Felicis where he leads investments in mobile, enterprise and health. He currently serves as a director/observer on the boards of Alt12, Appurify, MindSnacks, Matterport and PlotWatt. Also serves as unofficial cheerleader for numerous others. Prior to joining Felicis, he held various product roles at Intel where he led the development of a high-performance platform for extending interoperability across the hospital network. He also led the development of various XML products within the software division. Sundeep joined Intel in 2005 through the acquisition of Sarvega, where he was an early employee responsible for the design of the web services infrastructure. He also had brief stints at NEA where he focused on mobile and emerging markets and at Simbol Mining where he developed key initiatives around the production of battery materials. Sundeep has a Bachelors in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, an M.S in Computer Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Asokan Ashok serves as the Director of Content & Services at Samsung, responsible for recommending strategies to address technology and market trends as well as strategic alliances. He is a respected speaker at international conferences on technology. He authors technology and visionary articles for leading magazines around the world. Asokan has over 25 years of international experience in high technology sectors, developing software and communication systems.  Asokan has skills blended in technology, business, engineering and management, and is very effective in Technology Management. Highly analytical and an industry visionary, Asokan is a sought after global high-tech industry thought leader and trusted strategic advisor by companies. Prior to Samsung, Asokan held a variety of senior technology management positions in brand name high-tech companies like Motorola, Nokia, Ericsson, Compaq (HP) and some for start-ups as well. He is a serial entrepreneur and pioneering high tech inventor. He presently serves on the board of directors/advisors of some technology start-ups.

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Have a great spring and we will see you soon.