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Register for October 4th MoMoVan: Mobile Advertising

Smile it’s Monday! You asked…we deliver!

At our first MoMoVan of the season, we asked you to tell us what you wanted to see or hear more about. The top five requests (by vote) were:

  • Mobile advertising
  • Access to capital
  • Privacy and security
  • Machine-to-machine
  • Mobile health & serious games

So get ready for a lively MoMoVan gathering with mobile advertising as the main topic of discussion.

We’ll have a panel discussion: “The secrets of successful mobile and online marketing” (panel members to be announced on Friday).

We’ll also hear pitches from:

  • Kris Peterson of KP Advanced Technologies
  • Anoop Aulakh from Quikpiq
  • Michael Luni Libes from Seattle’s Ground Truth Analytics

We still have room for a couple more pitches – contact Michael Bidu at right away to book your three minutes of fame!

Enjoy free Flying Wedge Pizza and legendary Granville Island beer. But above all, come to MoMoVan enjoy the camaraderie and the opportunity to network with colleagues from your industry. It’s a great way to catch up with friends, meet new people and make potentially valuable business contacts.

More information at:


Registration deadline: Noon, Monday, October 4, 2010


Cross Platform Mobile Development: The Easy Way to Develop Native iPhone & Android Apps, 10/18, 6pm

Please join us for the next gathering of mobile industry professionals & enthusiasts on Monday, October 18, 2010, at 6:00 pm. Reserve the date in your calendar now! Please RSVP at:


Jeff Schwartz will present “Cross Platform Mobile Development: The Easy Way to Develop Native iPhone and Android Apps.” Jeff will focus on the challenges facing enterprises as they try to build native applications for multiple platforms. During his talk, Jeff will create a weather application that runs natively on iPhone and Android devices.


Date: Monday, October 18, 2010

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Topic: “Cross Platform Mobile Development: The Easy Way to Develop Native iPhone and Android Apps”

Presenter: Jeff Schwartz, Technical Architect & Project Manager, CITYTECH, Inc.

Location: CITYTECH, Inc. Offices, Chicago Loop

Location Notes: Please bring a picture ID for the security desk.

Directions & Parking: CITYTECH’s offices are located in Chicago’s Loop on the corner of Wacker Drive and Wells Street looking over the Chicago river and the Merchandise Mart. There is limited parking in the area, but good bus and El service. For detailed maps & directions, please see their web site:


6:00 pm: Sign-In / Light refreshments

6:30: Featured Presentation

7:30 - 8:00 pm: Refreshments / Networking


Jeff Schwartz is a Technical Architect and Project Manager at CITYTECH, Inc. For more than 15 years, Jeff has been developing enterprise products and applications. Recently, Jeff developed the Summit World Q&A Trivia Sweepstakes mobile application. The app is available in both the iPhone App Store and the Android Market. The innovative backend of the Summit World application featured an extensive enterprise cloud computing platform for highly available and on-demand massive scalability that could be leveraged for a broad range of business applications.


CITYTECH is a Chicago-based IT consultancy specializing in the development of highly available, extensible and scalable enterprise applications. We believe the best enterprise solutions are created by technical architects who understand business-related issues and possess the expert knowledge of strategic technology platforms used today and positioned for tomorrow. CITYTECH consultants’ grasp of both business and technology ensures that the systems we design won’t constrain your organization, but can adapt to meet ever-changing business needs. For more information on CITYTECH, contact Matt Van Bergen at 312.673.6433 x111 or Melissa Geoffrion at 312.673.6433 x148.


Please remember to RSVP by noon on the day of the presentation in order to help us better estimate needs for refreshments and to bring a picture ID.


Apps vs Web Apps

With new HTML 5 and powerful browsers that access the GPS, Camera, and file system.  Are Web Apps the new way to go? Sponsored by: Google Moderator: Raj Singh – Co Founder Yum Yum Labs Panelists: W3C – Matt Womer – Mobile Web Initiative Lead GetJar – Patrick Mork, CMO Nokia – Daniel Zucker – [...]

Mobile Monday Americas Party at CTIA, 10/7, 6-9 pm

Join the Mobile Monday Americas networking party during the CTIA! It’s at the W Hotel in San Francisco on Thursday, Oct. 7, from 6 - 9 pm. The event is FREE but an RSVP is required. (These events have sold out quickly in the past!)

The Mobile Monday Americas organization would like to thank Nokia for sponsoring the event!


Come kick off the 5th season of Mobile Monday Vancouver – September 20, 2010

DigiBC is excited to invite you back to kick off the 5th season of Mobile Monday Vancouver!

Come out for a great networking event to reunite with old friends and meet new ones.The evening will be featuring three-minute pitches from new players in the industry. If you are an early stage start-up and would like the opportunity to pitch, please let us know by emailing by no later than September 15, 2010.

You know the drill. You will have three minutes to present your pitch followed by a two-minute question period. This is a great opportunity to receive instant feedback on your pitch and advertising for your company.

The evening will also be your chance to come up with topics you would like to see covered during the 2010/2011 season. Don’t be shy – let’s hear what you have to say about upcoming trends and provoking tech ideas. We will also be looking for members for our informal committee to help steer the direction of MoMoVan. Let’s make Mobile Monday Vancouver yours to own this year!

AsAs always there will be legendary Granville Island beer and free Flying Wedge pizza, all being hosted at one of Vancouver’s unique locations, Granville Island Brewery. Let’s make MoMoVan 2010/2011 the best season yet!

More information and to register:

First beer is free. Pizza is free.  Be sure to register today.

Registration deadline: Friday, September 17, 2010


Mobile 2.0 2010 in Silicon Valley

We have now published the Agendas for the Developer Day, September 20th and the Business Day, September 21st We have another great lineup for both Developer and Business oriented Mobilists. Please take a moment to review our program at As a member of Mobile Monday Silicon Valley, we are pleased to offer you [...]

4G Mobile Broadband Technology Overview with Sprint

What does 4G mean for me and my business? 4G will create new business opportunities like wirelessly connected digital signage with dynamic content and marketing opportunities, as well as new business models for some others like Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions that will create the George Jetson experiences of the future.4G will also create a footprint for a true ubiquitous mobile broadband experience throughout the country, enabling mobile solution companies to do more with more people! The Sprint 4G team will join us to discuss this soon to be launched service, as well as some insight on Spectrum and the LTE evolution. Finally, the team will discuss real customer case studies about business opportunities that are launching in parallel to their service. Come learn about the opportunities and future for your business! Learn more and Sign-up at


Survival of the Fittest: Is your mobile app strategy DOA?

A perspective on the evolution of Mobile Apps
When: Monday September 20th, 5:30pm
Where: University of the Arts (Hamilton Hall lobby), 320 South Broad Street, Philadelphia
RSVP NOW!! Places are limited

Mobile Web vs Mobile Apps: which will rule? Is technological Darwinism influencing the vast mobile ecosystem to adapt to the web while mobile apps fall prey to natural selection? Not likely, you may say. Conventional wisdom suggests we only have to look at Apple’s App Store to see that mobile apps are nowhere near extinct. And more recently Blackberry’s App World and Google’s Android Market make it seem like mobile applications are taking over.

But is an app the right solution for everyone?

And, doesn’t it seem like we have gone back fifteen years to a time when we were required to install packaged software? Hello! It’s 2010, who installs software anymore?

Interestingly, research shows that less than 5% of downloaded mobile apps are still being used 20 days after being downloaded… not a compelling case for apps reigning supreme.

However, there are some cases where an app might make more sense. What are those cases? Why are they special? Could these cases potentially gain more from going the mobile web route? As the various app stores duke it out, it goes without saying that mobile devices are becoming more robust in their browsing capabilities.

Key factors to consider are lower development and distribution costs, a greater potential market and a much easier means for people to find your site using any search engine.

The evening will be keynoted by industry analyst Shiv K. Bakhshi, Ph.D. and moderated by renowned industry commentator Steve Smith, and will feature a panel of nationally recognized experts, including:

  • Kevin Griffin, Chariot Solutions
  • Allen Proithis, HP
  • Rana Puri, RIM
  • Rick O’Brien, Sempercon
  • Mark Spence, Transmogrify
Join us on Monday September 20, 2010 to find out the answers to these questions and more:
  • Is RIM’s app strategy too little too late?
  • Will Apple’s closed system be suffocating?
  • Will Android’s fragmentation further hinder the mobile ecosystem, despite the speed of its growth?
  • What does the mobile apps vs. mobile web war mean for the corporate user – or the enterprise CIO
  • Nokia who?
RSVP now to reserve your ticket, as seating will be limited. $15 admission in advance, $25 at the door. Students free (must show valid ID at registration desk.)

NEW – VIP ticket at $50, to include your company name, logo, descriptor and contact details in the event handout.

(Admission fee is used solely to support Mobile Monday event programming.)

Event sponsored by:

Chariot Solutions

Educational iPhone/iPad/Android app development company

Hi everyone,

I wanted to introduce my company, GetYa Learn On. We are new to the group
but have been in business since 2008. We are based here in Austin and
develop mobile learning apps/games based on educational research. If you
guys know of any organizations looking to develop education/reference app


The Realities of Mobile Advertising

Mobile advertising is getting a lot of hype, but what are brands really doing in mobile today?  What should we expect in 2011?  Our panel will discuss the realities and answer questions like:

  • How big is mobile brand advertising?
  • How does mobile fit into the big picture for most brands?
  • What are the hot issues for brands? Targeting? Buying? Ad formats? Measurement?
  • How has Apple’s promotion of iAd changed the market?
  • What are the opportunities for publishers and app developers?


Adam Towvim, Jumptap (Moderator)

Brett Leary from Digitas
VP/Dir of Mobile Marketing at DIGITAS and is charged with helping clients to navigate mobile technologies, trends and tactics.

William Nann
Director, National Advertising Sales at Crisp, evangelizing 3rd party creative ad serving, tracking & reporting across devices & platforms.

Brenna Hanly
Mobile Catalyst at Mullen, navigating the changing mobile landscape and inspiring creative mobile thinking.

Jon Phenix
VP Sales, Nexage – Oversees publisher sales and marketing efforts for Nexage, formerly held executive sales positions at GamerDNA, Enpocket, and Nokia.

Stephen Bagdasarian
Hill Holliday Advertising – Digital Strategist & Mobile Specialist, helping clients integrate and innovate their cross-functional brand strategies.

Monday, October 4, 6:30pm. Panel starts at 7:30 and ends at 8:30.
At MIT Sloan, E51-Wong Auditorium, 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA (entrance at Amherst and Wadsworth Streets near Kendall Square).

This event is part of the FutureM event series in Boston.

Register now!

Event organized by Itay Sharfi, Tamara Gruber, and Maggie Taylor.

Sponsored by:

Check out Nokia Developer Day on Tuesday October 5th in San Francisco.