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Speaking Engagements in 2015
Speaking Engagements in 2014
Speaking Engagements in 2012
Speaking Engagements in 2011
Speaking Engagements in 2010
Speaking Engagements in 2008
Speaking Engagements in 2007



Speaking Engagements in 2015

Date/Location Conference Abstract
May 26, 2015 ?San Diego, California TiE South Coast, San Diego Chapter The Next Billion Dollar Opportunity

The world of technology is rapidly changing and expanding in every area of life imaginable. Disruption, which has been traditionally perceived as a threat opens up the floor for the creation of billion dollar opportunities. Connectivity, Communication, Content, Context and Collaboration have helped startups to become billion dollar corporations in the past few years. Innovation, Ideation and Creativity has brought in revolutionary changes in the Business & Industry landscape (like Whatsapp, Uber, Nest), and has transformed the way people look at life and solutions of the past century.

The session will address the following:

  • Trends to watch in the industry
  • Upside and pitfalls to entrepreneurs while building their businesses
  • Local vs global and how to segment markets?
  • Where is the money flowing in today?
  • How is humanity and crowd reacting to solutions in the market place?

Moderator:
Asokan Ashok, CEO, unfoldlabs

Panelists:
Mark Bowles, Founder, SVP Innovation
Kim Kamdar, Ph.D., Partner, Domain VC
Austin Murray, Founder, textPlus & JAMDAT

Video available on YouTUBE


Speaking Engagements in 2014 - Completed

Date/Location Conference Abstract
Oct 21-22, 2014 ?San Diego, California Product Innovation Congress - Conference Product Innovation in an Ever Changing Technology World

The world of technology is rapidly changing and expanding in every field imaginable. Ubiquitous connectivity on the other hand has transformed the ways we interact with technology and communicate. Faster Processors, Higher Bandwidth, Bigger Displays, Larger Memories have opened up new possibilities from digital media to health to agriculture. This has also had a huge impact in consumer behavior and the way in which people see the new world of innovation in products and services.

The session will address the following:

  • Evolution of devices, applications and the cloud
  • The cloud as the backbone for the ‘Internet of Things?/li>
  • Making better use of the data
  • Creating a Seamless, Coherent and Integrated User Experience across Devices
  • Innovation Process in the creation of Next-Generation Products & Services
March 25, 2014, San Diego - California CommNexus –Digital Media SIG on Connected Home With HDTV, smartphones and the ever-present Internet, our homes are being bombarded with bits from all directions. Cable operators offer digital triple plays of TV, data, and voice; DVRs stream HD signals from one room to the others; 4G cellular networks feed multiple mobile devices; and Apple TV, Roku and Google Chromecast devices plug into Smart TVs, lighting up our living rooms with video from Netflix and YouTube.

Cable operators are moving toward a next-generation architecture, with “home gateways?acting as master storage and processing servers routing video, data and voice to various IP devices throughout the home. Keeping pace are the MOCA and WiFi standards, which continue to evolve, with the latest versions enabling theoretical speeds exceeding 1 Gbps. And mobile devices are synching up and “flinging?content to Smart TVs, using technologies like AirPlay, Miracast and DIAL.

Come hear our expert panelists discuss where this is all going and how consumers are to make sense out of the avalanche of digital information and devices penetrating their homes.

For more info
https://www.commnexus.org/programs/special- interest-groups/event_20140305.php


Speaking Engagements in 2012 - Completed

Date/Location Conference Abstract
May 8, 2012 ?New Orleans, Louisiana Spring CTIA 2012 Presentation - The device, mobile applications & the cloud

Ubiquitous connectivity is constantly transforming the mobile landscape. Bigger, Hi-Resolution Displays, Larger Memories, Faster Processors have helped increase device and network usage. Higher bandwidth for mobile devices has opened up new possibilities in spaces ranging from digital media to mobile health. All of this has had a huge impact in consumer behavior. Consumers are starting to ask for anywhere, anytime experience today and people don’t want to be tied down to devices, platforms or physical spaces when it comes to storing, accessing and consuming data ?user experience has come to the fore-front.

The session will address the following:
  • The evolution of devices, mobile applications and the cloud
  • Making better use of the data overload
  • The cloud as the backbone for the ‘Internet of Things?/li>
  • Creating a Seamless, Coherent and Integrated User Experience across Devices & Platforms
  • The search for the ‘Killer App?/li>
June 24-29, Honolulu, Hawaii IEEE Cloud Computing Conference

Keynote Session: Cloud Based Mobility ?An Industry Perspective

Moderator: Leon Bian, Director, LG Electronics Inc, USA Panelists:
  • Sujit Dey, Professor, UC, San Diego; Chief Scientist, Mobile Networks, Allot Communications
  • Asokan Thiyagarajan, Director, Technology Strategy, Samsung Information Systems America
  • Chris Pinkham, CEO, Nimbula
  • Andy Zmolek, Director, Business Development and Solutions Engineering, Enterproid Inc.

Abstract With the explosion of smart phones and media tablets worldwide, ubiquitous connectivity is constantly transforming the mobile landscape. Armed with ever more powerful hardware and increasingly sophisticated software and applications, consumers and enterprises now desire unified user experiences between the traditional Internet and mobile devices. Cloud based mobile computing can provide a foundation of technologies and business. This session will address the current trends, challenges, cloud into mobile networks, cloud-based mobile applications and services, recommendations, etc.



Speaking Engagements in 2011 - Completed

Date/Location Conference Abstract
Dec 6, 2011 ?San Diego - California Comm Nexus ?San Diego ?LBS SIG Panel on Near Field Communication

Near Field Communications (NFC) technology is one of the newest technologies designed to add additional utility to our cellular phones. In essence, it uses your phone’s short-range wireless technology to send and receive personal data to other devices. Its many capabilities will make our lives easier by consolidating many of the items that we carry with us every day. is coming at you in 2012 and our panel of experts will provide a glimpse of how NFC technology will change your lives.

Nov 8, 2011 ?Dallas ?Texas LTE Americas Conference, Dallas Examining the Entire Ecosystem of LTE Devices: What will the Future Device Landscape Look Like?
  • Moving on from ‘LTE as dongles?/li>
  • Need for visually rich, bandwidth-intense multimedia interfaces
  • Movement from first handsets to mass market handsets
  • Exploring the breadth of devices available
  • What can we expect to see with device growth?
Oct 11, 2011 ?Dallas ?Texas CTIA Enterprise & Applications Conference Open Mobile Solutions - Developer Pitch and Round Tables
May 19, 2011 ?Los Angeles, California. Display Week?eBook and Tablets Market Evolution Conference. Presentation - Innovation in the Tablet Market.
April 25-26, 2011 ?San Francisco, California Venture Beat 2011 ?Mobile Summit Panel - Superphone Platform:

The emergence of HTML5 and modern web browsers promise a future beyond fragmented native app platforms. What developments over the next twelve months will make the mobile web more viable (and how is this affected by LTE, advances in chips, and OS’s like Android Honeycomb)?


Is the battle between HTML5 and native apps a non-issue?
Mar 23, 2011 ?Orlando, Florida CTIA Wireless 2011 - Tablets Event Presentation on - The Future of Tablets
Mar 23, 2011 ?Orlando, Florida CTIA Wireless 2011 Panel -- App Developer Pitch Sessions
Mar 1-2, 2011 ?San Diego, CA 2011 DisplaySearch US FPD Conference Mobility
Driven by the allure of “apps?the mobile market has become a key platform for in computing, communications, and entertainment hardware. New “tablet?form factors are carving out an new segment between traditional notebooks and smartphones, while eReaders continue to hold onto the single-purpose niche. How does display technology enable these devices, and what are the implications of these fast-developing applications for displays? DisplaySearch and a panel of industry participants will dig into the issues.
Jan 25, 2011, San Francisco, CA Inside SocialApps 2011 Panel - Growth and Monetization on Mobile Social Platforms
With the growth of the Apple iOS and Android ecosystems over the last year, is 2011 the year that mobile social platforms finally take off in US? Join us as we look at what 2011 holds for social application developers with executives from leading platforms and publishers pioneering social and monetization on mobile.



Speaking Engagements in 2010 - Completed

Date/Location Conference Abstract
Nov 16, 2010 ?Mountain View, CA, USA Intuit ?Technology Days Key Note

Nov 9, 2010 ?Dallas, Texas, USA RCR Wireless Event Panel - Mobile Broadband: Innovation and Opportunity
Oct 28, 2010 ?Sunnyvale, California, USA Plug and Play Tech Center Samsung Showcase of Breakthrough Technology: Samsung Mobile

Oct 7, 2010
San Francisco, USA

CTIA Enterprise & Applications 2010

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?

Oct 5, 2010
San Francisco, USA

Mobile Apps Conference

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?

Oct 5, 2010
San Francisco, USA

Mobile Apps Conference

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?

Oct 4, 2010
Los Angeles, USA

4G Wireless Evolution

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

Sep 21, 2010?Las Vegas, NV, USA Verizon Developer Conference 2010 Panel ?Opening Session: Making Verizon Work for you.

Ashok’s comments on the
Fragmentation Issue ?Picked up by the press here.


Jul 12, 2010 San Francisco, USA

MobileBeat 2010 Conference

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 –
  1. Link for Photograph
  2. Twitter’s director of mobile: AT&T has guts

Jul 1, 2010 San Diego, USA

Qualcomm Uplinq Conference

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.

April 20, 2010 Santa Clara, USA

Wireless Communication Alliance – Mobile SIG

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.

WCA Panel

Mar 23, 2010
Las Vegas, USA

International CTIA Wireless 2010

Panelist - OMS Developer Pitch Sessions - Gaining Distribution

Mar 23, 2010
Las Vegas, USA

Mobile Entertainment Forum - International CTIA Wireless 2010

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!

Mar 24, 2010
Las Vegas, USA

International CTIA Wireless 2010

Panelist - OMS Developer Pitch Sessions - Gaining Distribution



Speaking Engagements in 2008

Date/Location Conference Abstract

Jan 16-18, 2008
Vancouver, Canada

Pacific Northwest Wireless Summit

Moderator - Gaining broader access to world-wide markets

Panelist - Mobile Trends, Insights, Underserved Vertical Markets

Presenter - Understand Mobile Asia

Mar 31, 2008
Las Vegas, USA

Mobile JAM Session, CTIA

Improv Session – Open Source in Handsets

May 14, 2008
Bangalore, India

Motodev Summit

Technology Trends Driving Mobile Application Innovation

In this session, a panel of market development experts offers their insights into the latest technology trends and the associated opportunities they present for mobile application developers. We will also discuss Motorola's platforms strategy for mobile applications and present exciting innovative mobile applications.

Porting Applications for Motorola Handsets across Different Markets

Motorola creates quality handsets for markets around the world, using a variety of operating systems and application platforms. This session will help you create applications that run across handset models and markets, and tell you what to be aware of when porting your application to different carriers.

Open Source, Motorola and You

Open-source development is enabling a new generation of mobile innovation. This session will describe Motorola's participation in the open-source community, our future plans and how developers can get involved. There will be a brief overview of opensource.motorola.com, as well as information on other open-source projects in which Motorola is participating. Additionally, there will be a discussion of how members of the community can begin to partner with Motorola on future open-source efforts.

Sep 10, 2008
San Francisco, USA
Location 2.0 Summit Consumer Panel: Location and the Wireless Ecosystem
     Photographs

Sep 12, 2008
San Francisco, USA

Mobile JAM Session, CTIA IT

Improv Session, Its all about the Phone !

Sep 17-18, 2008
Berlin, Germany

Open Source In Mobile

Uncovering the Changing Face of the Developer

  • How to engage the modern developer
  • The new generation of developers being brought up ‘The Open Source Way’
  • Understanding what appeals
  • Removing the developer stereotype
  • How the modern developer can contribute to the bottom line

 

Oct 6-7, 2008
London, UK
Widget Web Expo 2008 Mobile Phones, Web2.0, Motorola’s MOTOMAGX ad the Future
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Oct 21-22, 2008
London, UK

Symbian SmartPhone Show 2008

Moving from Innovation to Market: Top 10 Tips for Mobile Application Development

  • Description of the growing mobile developer ecosystem
  • Importance of business and technological advancements in the mobile application developer process
  • Top 10 tips for mobile application development

Oct 29-30, 2008
San Diego, USA

Handsets Forum USA 2008

Why is Software Flexibility so Vital to the Development of Forthcoming Handset Devices?

  • Fulfilling consumer expectations on software flexibility and compatibility
  • Ensuring adaptation post manufacture
  • Why is software flexibility particularly important to mass market phones?
  • Industry Benefits: Reducing Time to Market
  • Developer Benefits: The importance of tool familiarisation
  • AND Moderate this one or present on this one.
click here to access the Video Presentation.

Panel Discussion - Ban Open Source! What About Everyone Else?

  • How important is Open Source to the modern day handsets industry?
  • What are the consequences of the rise of Android and LiMo to the industry as a whole?
  • Can Open and Proprietary work together?
  • Should the consumer care if it’s open or closed?

Dec 08, 2008,
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Motodev Summit

Technology Trends Driving Mobile Application Innovation

In this session, a panel of market development experts offers their insights into the latest technology trends and the associated opportunities they present for mobile application developers. We will also discuss Motorola's platforms strategy for mobile applications and present exciting innovative mobile applications.

Porting Applications for Motorola Handsets across Different Markets

Motorola creates quality handsets for markets around the world, using a variety of operating systems and application platforms. This session will help you create applications that run across handset models and markets, and tell you what to be aware of when porting your application to different carriers.

Open Source, Motorola and You

Open-source development is enabling a new generation of mobile innovation. This session will describe Motorola's participation in the open-source community, our future plans and how developers can get involved. There will be a brief overview of opensource.motorola.com, as well as information on other open-source projects in which Motorola is participating. Additionally, there will be a discussion of how members of the community can begin to partner with Motorola on future open-source efforts.



Speaking Engagements in 2007

Date/Location Conference Abstract

Sep 18-20, 2007
Madrid, Spain

Open Source in Mobile, 2007

Making it as Easy as PC: Overcoming the Barriers to Mobile Linux Development

  • What is currently available to the mobile Linux developer?
  • How great is the availability problem of devices/environments on which to develop Linux for mobile?
  • Examining the developer devices released in 06/07 - what are the advantages? What are the challenges?
  • What must a software development kit (SDK) offer to facilitate innovation and improve development cycles?
  • How can mobile SDKs be improved?

 

 October 17, 2007
London, UK

Symbian SmartPhone Show 2007

Developing Cool New Applications for Motorola Handsets

Motorola and UIQ Technology have launched a unique portfolio of handsets, beginning with the showcase MOTO Z8.  In this session, you will learn all about key new features and find out all you need to kick off your MOTO Z8 development and create the best new applications that leverage the powerful UIQ platform for Motorola handsets and speed your market success.

Nov 9, 2007
London, UK

Motodev Summit

The Evolution of Java™ ME across Motorola Products

Motorola continues to add functionality through the implementation of standards-based Java™ ME packages and new APIs. This session will review how Java™ ME is evolving and is currently being deployed across a wide variety of Motorola product portfolios. Roadmaps and new feature implementations will also be covered.

Nov 12, 2007
Beijing, China

Motodev Summit

Technology Trends Driving Mobile Application Innovation

In this session, a panel of market development experts offers their insights into the latest technology trends and the associated opportunities they present for mobile application developers. We will also discuss Motorola's platforms strategy for mobile applications and present exciting innovative mobile applications.

Nov 28-30, 2007
San Diego, USA

Handsets Forum USA 2007

Evaluating the Benefits of Moving Towards Open Source in an Increasingly Fragmented Mobile Software Marketplace

  • Harnessing the potential of open source to reduce cost and time to market of new mobile device development
  • Defining the open nature of open source: Striking the balance between openness and the development of a commercial product
  • Cultivating the open source developer community to support the forward strategies of carriers and handset manufacturers
  • Evaluating the case of Linux as the mobile platform to power the next generation of mobile handsets

 

Dec 5, 2007
London, UK

Mobile Application Platforms and Operating Systems

Equipping the Developer Community for Innovation – Listening, Learning and Adapting - Motorola Case Study

  • Successfully interacting with the developer community and responding to their challenges
  • Adjusting the business to accommodate and support – Real life experience
  • A view of Motorola’s activities
  • Analysing the drivers for  success so far and reaping the rewards
  • What are the emerging trends? What the future holds

 

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