WINBC brings you an evening about MOBILE ENTERPRISE: machine to machine (M2M) connectivity, asset tracking, industrial applications and more. Find out about what is transforming businesses from the inside-out and how new products can save you money and maybe even help you make some.
Mobile enterprise applications are changing businesses, across many verticals, from the inside-out by building wireless intelligence and capabilities into everyday devices. These applications, made possible by mobile broadband, are convergent and can make use of existing infrastructure, landlines and Wi-fi networks. They expand the reach of mobile from handsets to medical devices, vehicles, homes and basically anywhere that internet can reach. It may not be as sexy and visually exciting as mobile gaming and entertainment, but it makes money. Some of the most successful local companies in wireless operate in the mobile enterprise space. And who said making money was boring?
So far this year we have had great success getting our mobile community off the ground. Next meeting, we’d like to do something special and get everyone to meet up, network and help in getting the community to the next level of maturity. We’d like to take the feedback we got from the first meeting and form working groups around specific interest areas like mobile marketing, startups, networking etc so we can achieve a lot more in the next year.
Help shape the future of MoMo Chicago at this month’s meeting (and get
This March meeting will begin with light networking followed by an interactive visioning session. This is great a opportunity to participate, increase your involvement and help get MoMo Chicago to the next level!
Date: Monday, March 23, 2009
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Where do we go from here?
Presenter: Vivek Vaid
Location: Sears - 2 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601
Light food will be provided, so help us plan by confirming your attendance online as soon as possible at http://momochicago-03-2009.eventbrite.com/
Sierra Wireless will host the next MoMoVan on April 6 at their offices in Richmond (13811 Wireless Way). We will be talking about Mobile Enterprise. Line-up coming soon, but you can bet Sierra will have something to say. And even if you are on the consumer side, this will be a great evening. These guys make money. And making money is for everyone. Don’t miss out.
For more information and to register, visit: http://www.momovan.com/events/2009/040609/040609.html
Social Networking and Entertainment: A Mobile Perspective
Amid the sophisticated swank of G Lounge in Center City Philadelphia, close to 200 gathered for the latest Mobile Monday event.
The evening’s focus on Social Networking and Entertainment: A Mobile Perspective, had the near-capacity crowd of entrepreneurs, mobile executives, students and the region’s technology community debating the who, what, when and where of mobile apps.
Keynote speaker Art Howe of Verve Wireless, a developer of mobile applications for media companies, inspired the crowd with Verve’s well-deployed mobile media applications. Evidenced by the company’s AP News application, which Time Magazine recently named the top iPhone News App of 2008, Art argued that there is true momentum behind the creation of mobile news networks.
As Philadelphia’s daily papers have been making their own bad headlines, Art predicted that the newspaper transition will be “ugly for the next two years.” But he remained optimistic about the future of mobile as an ideal platform for local publishing and advertising, and predicted sky high consumer adoption rates in the coming months.
Local publishing and advertising applications can benefit significantly from the location capabilities of the mobile networks. Location continued to receive a good deal of attention as the evening’s panel discussion turned the conversation toward social networking apps.
Steve Barsh, the newest addition to DreamIt Ventures team, led a provocative panel discussion. Participants included:
• Ron Braunfeld, VP Business Development, ULocate
• Art Howe, CEO, Verve Wireless
• Josh Wais, Founder, Crave Mobile
• Jason Laan, SpreadMob
• Blake Jennelle, Director of Marketing at TicketLeap and Founder of Philly Startup Leaders
The panel discussed upcoming trends and themes:
• As traditional social networks such as Facebook and MySpace continue to grow, a panelist predicted an original mobile social network will take the world by storm
• Location is hot. Despite the need for privacy, a growing generation of mobile users find the ability to share their status and location anytime, anywhere appealing
• More mobile applications will arise out of the content and context created by using mobile devices
Along with these trends and themes, the panelists acknowledged the constant caveat of a continued disconnect between hype and consumer use.
Join us for a special joint event between Mobile Monday Boston and MIT Mobile Club (MoMIT), “Opportunities in Mobile Applications” on Monday, April 6th, at the MIT Morss Hall in Cambridge. Doors open at 6.30pm. Register Now.
Speakers from Boston area mobile companies will discuss the future of mobile applications: How to develop profitable mobile applications? What mobile applications are we still missing? Will there be a killer app?
Following this panel, we will hold a special student showcase, where students from MIT and other universities will present their mobile applications to the general public.
Mike Baker – CEO DataXu, formerly VP Nokia Interactive (CEO Enpocket)
Rich Miner – Partner, Google Ventures
Chuck Goldman – CEO Apperian
Walt Doyle – CEO uLocate
Ted Morgan – CEO Skyhook Wireless
Jeremy Wright – Global Director of Brand Solutions, Nokia
Date: Monday, April 6th, 2009. Doors open at 6.30 pm. Panel starts at 7.30 pm.
Cost: Free – but registration is required to attend. Register Now.
Location: Morss Hall, Walker Memorial, 142 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA (map)
MBTA: Red Line – Kendall/MIT stop
Parking: Recommended parking at MIT
We are grateful for the support of our sponsor Microsoft Research.
Start Date: 04/01/2009
Start Time: 03:00 PM
End Time: 05:00 PM
Location: Las Vegas Convention Center − MEX Stage – South Hall
Many thanks to DotMobi for sponsoring this session and for the MEF for co-hosting the party. Sponsorship opportunities are still available, please contact lubna [at] stratemerge [dot] com for details.
Please be sure to bring your CTIA badge and your business cards. RSVP for the party @ http://mashupctia09.eventbrite.com/
Open to All Registered Attendees!
MobileMonday NY invites you to join us and our sister chapters for two very special panels with mobile industry luminaries, who will discuss the impact of mobile technologies in today’s evolving marketplace.
Introduction by Lubna Dajani, Event Chair, Co-Founder Mobile Monday NY & Founder Stratemerge Inc.
Roundtable 1 – Vertical Adoption and Applications for Mobile
New business models are driving mobile adoption in such industry sectors as telecommunications, transportation, healthcare, consumer electronics, e-commerce and – more recently – environmental activities. Embedded mobile devices promise to further broaden the reach of the Internet. If you’re in mobile – or investigating mobile for vertical applications – don’t miss this panel.
Tim Haysom, CMO, OMTP
Murray Slovick, Director, Hearst Business Media
E.Y. Snowden, CEO, Tatara Systems
Stephen Wellman, Director of Community and Content, Ziff Davis Enterprise
Roundtable 2 – Meeting the Demand for Mobile Entertainment
The growing demand for mobile content, especially video, along with the exponential growth in social media, location services and mobile payments is confirming the economic viability and vitality of mobile marketing and entertainment. This panel will explore the enabling technologies, industry initiatives, and business models that are shaping and sustaining this new landscape.
Andrew Bud, Executive Chairman, mBlox
Tom Ellsworth, CEO, GoTV Networks
Gary Schwartz, CEO Impact Mobile & IAB Chair of Mobile Committee
Mike Wehrs, President, Mobile Marketing Association
Lubna Dajani, Event Chair & Co-Founder Mobile Monday NY & Founder Stratemerge Inc.
Special Thanks to DotMobi for sponsoring this session and the after party on April 2nd at Christian Audigier nightclub @ Treasure Island on April 2nd starting at 10:00pm until 4:00AM all are invited.
RSVP early. Capacity is Limited.
Please NOTE: New Meeting Rooms for April 6th event.
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MobileMonday @ MaRS
Lucas Skoczkowski, CEO, Redknee
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Lucas Skoczkowski is the CEO of Redknee, a communications software company
created in 1999 providing products for services delivery to wireless network
operators around the world. Lucas is responsible for strategic planning and
execution during which Redknee has consistently met and exceeded its goals
including financial performance, profitability, business and customer growth.
Lucas has driven the development of Redknee's product portfolio, sales, and
overall organizational performance.
Due to his exceptional leadership Lucas has been honored with the Ernst &
Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Information Technology sector for
Ontario, and most recently he was awarded the Top 40 Under 40 Award for
Canada. Prior to Redknee, Lucas worked at Nortel Networks and Clearnet in
various areas of Product Management.
Lucas serves on the Board of Directors for Redknee and has a Bachelors of
Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
--- MobileMonday @ MaRS Event Agenda ---
6:30pm -- Registration Begins, Bar Open, Networking
7:00pm -- Event Begins, Introductions
7:05pm -- MobileMonday @ Mars Speaker presentation
7:30pm -- Q&A session (MobileMonday @ MaRS Speaker, Audience)
8:00pm -- Closing Remarks
8:00pm -- Networking Session Begins
9:00pm -- Event windup
JIm and Alex
Co-Founders, MobileMonday Toronto
P.S.: Your co-founders will be on vacation after March 18th but will
return to normal business after March 25th. Thanks!