Speaking Engagements in 2010


Date/Location :

Nov 16, 2010, Mountain View, CA, USA

Conference :

Intuit, Technology Days

Abstract :

Key Note



Date/Location :

Nov 9, 2010, Dallas, Texas, USA

Conference :

RCR Wireless Event

Abstract :

Panel - Mobile Broadband : Innovation and Opportunity


Date/Location :

Oct 28, 2010 ?Sunnyvale, California, USA

Conference :

Plug and Play Tech Center

Abstract :

Samsung Showcase of Breakthrough Technology : Samsung Mobile



Date/Location :

Oct 7, 2010, San Francisco, USA

Conference :

CTIA Enterprise & Applications 2010

Abstract :

Panelist - Gaining Distribution

Presenters will connect with a panel of experts representing key mobile app distribution channels.

Key Questions:

  • Are you wondering what platforms to target?
  • What about feature phones vs. smartphones?
  • How do you build an effective distribution portfolio leveraging carrier, OEM, aggregator and appstore distribution channels?
  • How do you ensure that your application gets traffic once your application has been submitted and approved?
  • What makes a successful mobile application?

Date/Location :

Oct 5, 2010, San Francisco, USA

Conference :

Mobile Apps Conference

Abstract :

Moderator - Discovery of Apps, Generating Revenue, Creating Profit

Learn how content owners and developers have made money from apps in an open mobile environment. We consider the comparative merits of ad-supported, free and freemium and strategies for creating a mobile "value add" for profitable cloud computing applications. How can you get your app discovered in a market where thousands are consumer attention?


Date/Location :

Oct 5, 2010, San Francisco, USA

Conference :

Mobile Apps Conference

Abstract :

Panelist - Social Networks

Informa estimates 50 million people, or 2.5% of the world's mobile phone users, already are involved in mobile social networks. That number will skyrocket over the next year. What does the future hold and why are investors actively seeking ventures into mobile social networks? What are the hot apps to watch in this market?


Date/Location :

Oct 4, 2010, Los Angeles, USA

Conference :

4G Wireless Evolution

Abstract :

Panelist - 4G Devices: Perspective from the Operator, Device Manufacturer and Component vendor.

G networks are rolling out globally. WiMAX networks are in commercial deployment and LTE is just over the horizon with trials happening now. This panel will explore the state of deployment of 4G devices and the new capabilities they bring to consumers and business.

Key questions on 4G Devices:

  • State of deployment? Future predictions?
  • New features and capabilities?
  • New business models & opportunities?

Date/Location :

Sep 21, 2010, Las Vegas, NV, USA

Conference :

Verizon Developer Conference 2010

Abstract :

Panel - Opening Session: Making Verizon Work for you.

Ashok's comments on the

Fragmentation Issue ?Picked up by the press here.


Date/Location :

Jul 12, 2010 San Francisco, USA

Conference :

MobileBeat 2010 Conference

Abstract :

Panelist – Who Owns the User ?

Who Owns the User? Wireless carriers used to control the relationship with mobile users. But now Apple, Google, Twitter, Facebook and others have emerged as new gatekeepers to the mobile experience. How is this changing the industry? Review by the Press –

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Twitter's director of mobile: AT&T has guts


Date/Location :

Jul 1, 2010 San Diego, USA

Conference :

Qualcomm Uplinq Conference

Abstract :

Panelist – Where Will Mobile Apps & Devices Be 5 Years from Now?

Come learn what key content publishers and device makers think mobile apps and devices will look like by the middle of the decade. This panel will address the changing mobile device and application landscape as new form factors, device and OS capabilities, and consumer preferences drive the market. This guided conversation will provide key insights that will affect your business strategies today and tomorrow.


Date/Location :

April 20, 2010, Santa Clara, USA

Conference :

Wireless Communication Alliance – Mobile SIG

Abstract :

Panelist – Mobile OS – 2010 and beyond

The year 2009 was the battleground among the Mobile operating system platforms fueled up by the emergence of Google's Android, Palm's webOS, and other Linux based OSes competing against the renewed touch-based Windows Mobile 6.5 and Blackberry OS 4.6, as well as incumbent Apple's iPhone and Symbian OS. With the exponential growth of the smartphones that is projected to take up over 30% of the entire mobile phone demand by 2013 and OS fragmentation becoming an increasing industry concern, the Mobile OS war in 2010 will only intensify. So, the question is who will be the winners and losers in 2010 and beyond? How effectively will open source based platforms compete vs. proprietary ones? Can one platform ultimately rule both the consumer and the enterprise markets? How successful will Android and other open source OS platforms be in expanding into non-handset device categories? These questions are equally important to answer for the OEMs, operators, and applications developers who are all faced with increasing challenges of cross-platform development.


Date/Location :

Mar 23, 2010, Las Vegas, USA

Conference :

International CTIA Wireless 2010

Abstract :

Panelist - OMS Developer Pitch Sessions - Gaining Distribution


Date/Location :

Mar 23, 2010, Las Vegas, USA

Conference :

Mobile Entertainment Forum - International CTIA Wireless 2010

Abstract :

Panelist - Holy Grail or Holy Fail : The Straight Talk on Mobile

The news media is always pushing the latest, bright, shiny mobile idea from advertising sponsored content, to subscription services, to competing technologies, while it¹s up to the mobile ecosystem to figure out what works, or not. Join a broad panel of experts that represent different vantage points in the mobile value chain to hear their open and candid observations as we rapid fire today¹s hottest topics at them for their review. Will it be Holy Grail or Holy Fail!


Date/Location :

Mar 24, 2010, Las Vegas, USA

Conference :

International CTIA Wireless 2010

Abstract :

Panelist - OMS Developer Pitch Sessions - Gaining Distribution