Mobile Breakfast Series shaping up nicely

Mobile Breakfast Series shaping up nicely

Our next Mobile Breakfast Series is coming up on Dec 4th 8:30-10am PT in downtown Seattle.

Have gotten great feedback from the first event

"I found the Mobile Breakfast Series to be informative and great for networking. We had 3 very substantial follow-up meetings from connections made at the event."

– Mike McSherry, CEO, Swype

"The Mobile Breakfast Series is a unique Seattle event – all the right people sitting down together to tackle the hardest problems in our industry"

– Dan Shapiro, CEO, Ontela

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The topic of our next event is “The Impact and Evolution of Mobile Broadband” and the illustrious speakers are:

Om Malik, Founder, GigaOM (Moderator)

Scott Richardson, Strategic Advisor, Clearwire

Most recently Scott served as SVP and Chief Strategy Officer at Clearwire. As senior vice president – chief strategy officer, Scott Richardson was responsible for driving Clearwire’s mobile wireless broadband efforts, WiMAX strategy, technology investment and field trials. During two decades in the wireless and chip industries, Mr. Richardson has worked with key industry leaders to define and shape the WiMAX standards with the goal of delivering next-generation wireless broadband networks around the world. Prior to joining Clearwire in January 2007, Richardson spent 20 years at Intel in a variety of key management roles, most recently leading Intel’s broadband wireless business. Previously he served as vice president of Intel’s Mobility Group and general manager of the company’s Service Provider Business Group, where he was responsible for creating the IEEE 802.16 standard and delivering the company’s silicon products for WiMAX Certified wireless equipment and access devices. Earlier, Richardson served as general manager of Intel’s OEM communication systems business serving the networking and communications market and also led software efforts within Intel’s Enterprise Server Group.

Charlie Martin, Wireless CTO, Huawei Technologies

Charlie Martin is the Wireless Chief Technology Officer for Huawei Technologies (North America). Martin has more than 20 years of experience in wireless communications and has spent the past nine years in product management, business development and technology development. Previously, Martin served as Nortel’s Director of WiMAX Network and Systems Product Line Management, and, prior to that, as Director of Wireless Technology and Product Strategy for the company. Before joining Nortel, Martin held positions at two service provider companies. At GTE Business Data Products, Martin was a member of a five person product management team responsible for rolling out a nationwide ADSL service in more than 330 central offices in 1998. At Sprint PCS, Martin served as the Manager of RF Design for the Dallas/Fort Worth Engineering and Operations team, which rolled out CDMA service in 1996. Martin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of Maryland.

Ken Denman, CEO, Openwave

Ken Denman is chief executive officer for Openwave Systems (NASDAQ: OPWV) where he is focused on executing Openwave’s corporate strategy and growing the company’s global market share with innovative software infrastructure products and services for mobile and broadband operators. Ken’s career spans more than 20 years in the global telecommunications and IT industries. Before Openwave, Ken served as chairman and CEO of iPass, a world leader in platform-based enterprise mobility services where he guided the company in leveraging the explosion in new broadband and wireless access technologies to make them real and globally available to any enterprise or service provider. Under Mr. Denman’s leadership, iPass grew its revenue by 200 percent and went public in 2003. 
Before joining iPass, Ken was the founder, president and CEO of AuraServ Communications, a managed service provider of broadband voice and data applications. Earlier, he served as senior vice president at MediaOne’s National Markets Group (now part of Comcast) where his teams exceeded new subscriber growth targets and dramatically reduced customer churn. He also served as chief operating officer of MediaOne’s International Wireless Group, leading international joint ventures including what would become the leading wireless providers in Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic.  Ken also serves on the board of ShoreTel, Inc., (NASDAQ: SHOR), a leading provider of Pure IP unified communications systems headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Ken holds an MBA from the University of Washington and a BS in accounting from Central Washington University.

Pankaj Kedia, Director, Global Ecosystem Programs, Mobility Products, Intel Corporation

Pankaj Kedia is the director of Global Ecosystem Programs for Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) and Smartphones at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for working with the industry to enable complete hardware and software solutions for MIDs/Smartphones, ensuring the availability of rich, intuitive applications, content, and services, and taking the complete solution to market. Over the last 2 years, Pankaj has led Intel’s charge in establishing the Mobile Internet Device category in the industry and launching the Intel® Atomâ„¢ processor which is specifically designed for this category. Pankaj joined Intel in 1996 and has held a range of executive advisory, marketing, planning, and business development roles across the company. Prior to Intel, he was in the management consulting industry for 5 years leading projects in strategy, management, and information technology. Pankaj holds an MBA from Wharton, an MS from the University of Michigan, and a BS from the Indian Institute of Technology. Pankaj is a frequent industry speaker in the mobile, Internet, and wireless sectors and has been quoted in major publications including Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Fast Company, San Jose Mercury News, Wired and CNET.