Asokan Ashok

Speaking Engagements

Asokan Ashok

Speaking Engagements in 2019

Date/Location:

Feb 11-15, 2019, San Francisco


Conference:

IBM Think 2019

Abstract:

Build Next Generation Customer Experiences with IBM Watson
The world of technology is changing at a rapid pace. Newer trends in technologies like Natural Language Processing (NLP), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, Predictive/Prescriptive analytics has led to innovative platforms like IBM Watson that helps product/solutions companies.

SoftClouds, a leader in technology and innovation, has been at the forefront of driving these trends into strategic solutions for customers. One such solution is SoftClouds’ Qupplet, a Natural Language Search engine for Siebel that uses IBM Watson that helps non-technical users with natural queries. The strategic and innovative solution uses Watson Assistant, Watson Knowledge Studio and Watson Natural Language Understanding.

Key takeaways include:

  • Trends affecting CRM/CX
  • Siebel & IBM Watson – an Innovative Solution
  • Solution Architecture – The Journey & How Watson Made the Difference
  • Futuristic CX Use Cases with Watson
  • Views on the Future – CX-2025, Cloud & Watson
Moderator :
Asokan Ashok
Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, SoftClouds
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Speaking Engagements in 2017

Date/Location:

Dec 11-13, 2017, Los Angeles, CA


Conference:

NexGen 2017, Los angeles, CA

Abstract:

The World Of Artificial Intelligence  -  Trends To Watch For 2018 And Beyond
Artificial intelligence has been the "talk of the town" in 2017. There has been a lot of hype around AI and its various applications, from autonomous vehicles to virtual personal assistants. AI has been applied almost everywhere be it object, face, speech and handwriting recognition; virtual reality and image processing; natural language processing, chatbots, and translation; email spam filtering, robotics, and data mining. According to market intelligence firm, Tractica, the annual worldwide AI revenue will grow to $36.8 billion by 2025.

Key takeaways include:

  • AI trends and industry in 2018
  • Who are the players set to win the AI game
  • Issues slowing down adoption of AI
  • Where is the money flowing in today?
  • Advantages and disadvantages of AI
Moderator :
Asokan Ashok, CEO, UnfoldLabs

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Speaking Engagements in 2015

Date/Location:

May 26, 2015, San Diego, California


Conference:

TiE South Coast, San Diego Chapter

Abstract:

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

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Speaking Engagements in 2014

Date/Location:

Oct 21-22, 2014, San Diego, California


Conference:

Product Innovation Congress - Conference

Abstract:

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
  • 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
Date/Location :
March 25, 2014, San Diego - California

Conference :

CommNexus –Digital Media SIG on Connected Home

Abstract :

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 click here.

Asokan Ashok

Speaking Engagements in 2012

Date/Location:

May 8, 2012 ?New Orleans, Louisiana


Conference:

Spring CTIA 2012

Abstract:

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
  • Creating a Seamless, Coherent and Integrated User Experience across Devices & Platforms
  • The search for the 'Killer App
Date/Location :

June 24-29, Honolulu, Hawaii


Conference :

IEEE Cloud Computing Conference

Abstract :

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.

Videos : Part-1 | Part-2 | Part-3
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Speaking Engagements in 2011

Date/Location:

Dec 6, 2011, San Diego - California


Conference:

Comm Nexus, San Diego, LBS SIG

Abstract:

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.

Date/Location :

Nov 8, 2011, Dallas ?Texas


Conference :

LTE Americas Conference, Dallas

Abstract :

Examining the Entire Ecosystem of LTE Devices: What will the Future Device Landscape Look Like?

  • Moving on from 'LTE as dongles
  • 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?
Date/Location :

Oct 11, 2011, Dallas, Texas


Conference :

CTIA Enterprise & Applications Conference

Abstract :

Open Mobile Solutions - Developer Pitch and Round Tables

Date/Location :

May 19, 2011, Los Angeles, California.


Conference :

Display Week?eBook and Tablets Market Evolution Conference.

Abstract :

Presentation - Innovation in the Tablet Market.

Date/Location :

April 25-26, 2011, San Francisco, California


Conference :

Venture Beat 2011 ?Mobile Summit

Abstract :

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)

Date/Location :

Mar 23, 2011, Orlando, Florida


Conference :

CTIA Wireless 2011 - Tablets Event

Abstract :

Presentation on - The Future of Tablets

Date/Location :

Mar 23, 2011, Orlando, Florida


Conference :

CTIA Wireless 2011

Abstract :

Panel -- App Developer Pitch Sessions

Date/Location :

Mar 1-2, 2011 ?San Diego, CA


Conference :

2011 DisplaySearch US FPD Conference

Abstract :

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.

Date/Location :

Jan 25, 2011, San Francisco, CA


Conference :

Inside SocialApps 2011

Abstract :

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.


Click here to View the Video of the Panel online

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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

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Speaking Engagements in 2008

Date/Location :

Jan 16-18, 2008, Vancouver, Canada


Conference :

Pacific Northwest Wireless Summit

Abstract :
Moderator - Gaining broader access to world-wide markets

Panelist - Mobile Trends, Insights, Underserved Vertical Markets

Presenter - Understand Mobile Asia

Date/Location :

Mar 31, 2008, Las Vegas, USA


Conference :

Mobile JAM Session, CTIA

Abstract :

Improv Session – Open Source in Handsets

Date/Location :

May 14, 2008, Bangalore, India


Conference :

Motodev Summit

Abstract :

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.

Date/Location :

Sep 10, 2008, San Francisco, USA


Conference :

Location 2.0 Summit

Abstract :
Consumer Panel: Location and the Wireless Ecosystem Photographs
Date/Location :

Sep 12, 2008, San Francisco, USA


Conference :

Mobile JAM Session, CTIA IT

Abstract :
Improv Session, Its all about the Phone !
Date/Location :

Sep 17-18, 2008, Berlin, Germany


Conference :

Open Source In Mobile

Abstract :

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

Date/Location :

Oct 6-7, 2008, London, UK


Conference :

Widget Web Expo 2008

Abstract :
Mobile Phones, Web2.0, Motorola's MOTOMAGX ad the Future click here to access the PowerPoint Presentation
Date/Location :

Oct 21-22, 2008, London, UK


Conference :

Symbian SmartPhone Show 2008

Abstract :

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

Date/Location :

Oct 29-30, 2008, San Diego, USA


Conference :

Handsets Forum USA 2008

Abstract :

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?

Date/Location :

Dec 08, 2008, Sao Paulo, Brazil


Conference :

Motodev Summit
Abstract :

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.

Asokan Ashok

Speaking Engagements in 2007

Date/Location :

Sep 18-20, 2007, Madrid, Spain


Conference :

Open Source in Mobile, 2007

Abstract :
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?

Date/Location :

October 17, 2007, London, UK


Conference :

Symbian SmartPhone Show 2007
Abstract :

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.

Date/Location :

Nov 9, 2007, London, UK


Conference :

Motodev Summit
Abstract :
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.

Date/Location :

Nov 12, 2007, Beijing, China


Conference :

Motodev Summit
Abstract :

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.

Date/Location :

Nov 28-30, 2007, San Diego, USA


Conference :

Handsets Forum USA 2007

Abstract :

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

Date/Location :

Dec 5, 2007, London, UK


Conference :

Mobile Application Platforms and Operating Systems

Abstract :

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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