The last year or two has brought tremendous expansion in both mobile application and in device sophistication. And indeed mobile applications and devices have a synergistic relationship. Sophisticated mobile applications (and even simple web browsers) require advanced device features for the user to get the application's full benefit, and thus provide a major push for the sale of these devices. By the same token, the existence of devices like the iPod and Blackberry open the door for the development of even more sophisticated applications, be it multi player games, videos, dating, and other social networking related programs.

But what are the next generation applications and devices? Apple and Facebook have proven that with imagination and initiative new products and applications can be conceived even in seemingly mature markets. In these two panels we will strive to take a peek at what the future promises.

October 14, 2008
5:00PM -9:00PM

500 E. Middlefield Rd.
Mountain View, CA

KPMG
Program
5:00PM-6:00PM Poster Session / Buffet Dinner / Networking
6:00PM-7:00PM Company Presentations
7:00PM-7:30PM Break / Poster Session / Networking
7:30PM-8:30PM Panel Discussion

Title: "Next Generation Mobility: Applications & Devices"

8:30PM-9:00PM Poster Session / Networking
SPEAKER AND PANELIST BIOGRAPHIES
Moderator :
Pete Dailey
Integrated Program Manager, Consumer Com. Services, Frost & Sullivan's Stratecast
Pete Dailey is an Integrated Program Manager in charge of Frost & Sullivan’s Consumer Media and Communications Practice. He is also a Senior Strategy Analyst with Stratecast (a Division of Frost & Sullivan) where he publishes frequent contributions to the Multichannel Video Programming and Distribution research module, and to the Mobility and Wireless research module. Mr. Dailey brings 20 years of experience in telecommunications finance, market research, consulting, and operations management to the table. Dailey initially worked for Frost & Sullivan from 1993 to 2001, making Partner in 1998. During this time he held roles in sales, consulting, and research management. In 2001, Dailey co-founded Broadband Solutions, Inc., a wholesale digital cable television operation in Seoul, Korea. Dailey exited Broadband Solutions through a sale to Dacom in 2004. During Mr. Dailey’s hiatus from Frost & Sullivan he was also a General Partner in the Private Equity firm, Startup Venture Group, where he managed early-stage investments in the consumer media and telecom sector. He rejoined Frost & Sullivan in 2007. Dailey has been widely cited in the press, and has been a frequent public speaker. In addition to domain knowledge in media and telecommunications, he has a strong international profile, and academic concentrations in economics and finance.
Panelist:
Marc Davis
Chief Scientist of Yahoo! Connected Life and Director of ESP, Yahoo!

Marc Davis is Chief Scientist of Yahoo! Connected Life and Director of ESP. His work focuses on creating the technology and applications that will enable the billions of daily media consumers to become daily media producers. His research encompasses the theory, design, and development of sociotechnical systems that leverage contextual metadata and the power of community to enable people around the world to produce, describe, share, and remix media. As Chief Scientist for Connected Life and Director of ESP (Early Stage Products), Marc and his team invent and help realize the future of mobile, social, media, monetization, and platforms. From 2002 to 2006, Marc Davis served as Assistant Professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information where he directed Garage Cinema Research and co-founded the UC Berkeley Center for New Media. In 2005, Marc Davis worked with Yahoo! Inc. and UC Berkeley to create Yahoo! Research Berkeley where he served as Founding Director. At Garage Cinema Research and Yahoo! Research Berkeley, Marc Davis and his teams developed and deployed pioneering prototypes for context-aware mobile media. Marc Davis earned his B.A. in the College of Letters at Wesleyan University, his M.A. in Literary Theory and Philosophy at the University of Konstanz in Germany, and his Ph.D. in Media Arts and Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Laboratory.

Panelist:

Samir Kumar
Group Product Planner of Mobile Communications Business, Windows Mobile, Microsoft

Samir Kumar manages the Product Planning team for Business Experiences on Windows Mobile.  This includes mobile messaging, unified communications, line of business application scenarios and IT device lifecycle management.  Prior to this role he was the senior product planner for System Center- Mobile Device Manager 2008. Samir has been in Mobile Communications Business for more than five years and at Microsoft for a little over eight years.  He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.

Panelist:

Larry Lang
VP and General Manager of Services and Mobility Business Unit, Cisco

Larry Lang is vice president and general manager of the Mobility, Signaling and Control Business Unit at Cisco. His team develops leading network offerings for mobile wireless operators, including IP radio access networks and the Mobile Service Exchange Framework, comprising packet gateways for GSM, CDMA and 3G. His team also develops solutions for service providers in the areas of next-generation signaling, call control and SIP-based session control. Previously at Cisco, Lang served as vice president of service provider marketing, including joint programs like Cisco Powered Networks. Past product responsibility included high-end routing, ATM, and the CiscoFusion architecture for switched internetworks. Notably, Lang initiated one of Cisco’s most successful products, the Cisco 7500. Prior to joining Cisco, Mr. Lang was vice president of product management at Ipsilon Networks, where he helped pioneer IP switching, predecessor to Mutiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS). He also worked on new service definition at Bellcore (now Telcordia).

Panelist:

Stephen Saltzman
Sr. Director of Strategic Investments, Intel Capital

Stephen is a Director of Strategic Investments for Intel Capital, leading Intel’s investments in mobility (including wireless networking, fixed-mobile convergence, and mobile internet devices) and cleantech. He joined Intel Capital in 2002. His portfolio includes AeroScout, AirMagnet, Jajah, H-Stream, IPass and SoonR.
Prior to joining Intel Capital, Saltzman was the founder and general manager of Intel’s Wireless LAN Operation, where he led its growth into becoming the leader in the Wi-Fi market. The Wireless LAN Operation was Saltzman’s second new business venture at Intel. In the late 1980s, he helped the then newly formed PC Enhancement Operation grow from $6M/year to over $250M/year in three years. In this role, he was responsible for the AboveBoard line of memory boards and later initiating Intel’s first fax and modem products. In 1989, Saltzman established Now Software, where he was president and CEO. By 1994, Now Software became the largest Macintosh-only software publisher in the world. The company also reported five consecutive years of more than 100 percent compound annual sales and profit growth. In 1995 Saltzman started a children’s educational software company called Active Arts, which became an expensive way to learn that he wasn’t invincible. Saltzman is a former Inc. Magazine-Ernst & Young Software Entrepreneur of the Year finalist and a former Oregon High-Tech Entrepreneur of the Year finalist.

Panelist:
Rick Segal
Co-Manager of Blackberry Partners Fund, JLA Ventures

 

Prior to joining JLA Ventures, Mr. Segal was President and Chief Executive Officer of Microforum, a leader in providing integrated e-business solutions in a wide array of industry verticals. Mr. Segal joined Microforum in July 2000 from Chapters Online Inc., a leading Canadian e-commerce company, where he held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer (1997-2000). Mr. Segal began working with Chapters Inc. in 1997 as a consultant on the technical development of the Chapters e-commerce venture. Based on this successful collaboration, he was named the President of Chapters Online in August 1998.
Prior to joining Chapters Online, Mr. Segal was a partner at the international firm of TMS Consulting from 1996 to 1998. Mr Segal worked at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington from 1992 until 1996 as Director of technical services for the Internet Customer Unit. Mr. Segal is also the author of four books on Network Management and Windows software development. Mr. Segal serves as a director of Paymentus, Planeteye, HealthUnity, b5media, MusicIP Corporation, and Truition Marketplace Solutions.
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