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caroline-lewko-smallCaroline Lewko, CEO of the Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP)
Caroline has been in the wireless/ telecom industry since 1995, as a coder, funder, business developer and entrepreneur and is known as the ‘connector’ and an early mobile developer evangelist. She started WIP to make the path easier for mobile developers, reduce cycle times and increase innovation in the mobile ecosystem, through events like WIP Jam; the WIPwiki.com resource portal for mobile developers, and tools like the WIP Partnership Quiz for connecting to the right partners in the ecosystem. Caroline founded the Wireless Innovation Network of BC (WINBC) in 2001 and spearheaded the development and fundraising of Wavefront, a wireless commercialization centre in Vancouver, and is Past Chair of both organizations. Caroline has also worked for a Hong Kong consultancy marketing an industrial park in China and was in the Telecommunications Industry Group of Anderson Consulting (Accenture). She received her MBA from Dalhousie University. Designated by Fierce Wireless as one of the 2009 Top 10 Women in Wireless.
www.wipconnector.com www.wipwiki.com www.wipjam.com
Twitter: @mobilejam @ wipwiki #wipjam

peterbaldwinPeter Baldwin, PB Strategic Consultancy
Peter Baldwin has a distinguished track record as a mobile pioneer with over 25 years of experience in Mobile Enabling Technology. Peter is currently CEO of PB Strategic Consultancy who help build successful mobile businesses In 2003, Peter was the CEO & Founder at MSX, the recognized leader in enabling technologies for mobile subscriber experiences which was acquired by Cellmania in January 2008. Previously, Peter was the EVP of operations at Insignia Solutions (INSG), responsible for repositioning the company as the leading mobile technology vendor, starting the end to end system provisioning business and divesting the Java Virtual machine product line. While at Phoenix Technologies (PTEC), Peter was the VP & GM responsible for growing the emerging businesses, including the Phoenix Information Appliance Division. From 1986 to 1994, Peter was founder and director of Distributed Information Processing Limited (DIP) who created revolutionary software for the very first Pocket PCs for companies such as Atari and Sharp. Peter came to Silicon Valley in 1993 to help sell DIP to Phoenix Technologies. Prior to DIP, Peter was one of the first employees of Psion Limited, Europe’s leading handheld manufacturer and founder of Symbian.
www.pbstrategy.com

billmagsWilliam Maggs, Head of Developer and Partner Program US, Sony Ericsson

Bill Maggs has been involved in the mobile industry for many years. He comes to Sony Ericsson from Motorola, where he worked in the Software Platform organization, serving as the main technical resource for Motorola’s developer program and also in an advanced development group, concentrating on contextual user experiences and declarative and document-based computing. Earlier he served as CTO at Palm when it went from a startup to a large public company. He had a senior role at online services provider Inktomi and earlier worked for Vint Cerf building out large IP networks at MCI. He also did two startups along the way.

Chang_ns croppedTim Chang, Principal, Norwest Venture Partners
Tim brings a combination of operational, technical and international business experience to Norwest Venture Partners. Tim focuses on investments in mobile, gaming, digital media, and also leads NVP’s investment practice in China and Asia-Pacific. Tim led NVP’s investments in and joined the boards of directors of ngmoco, Lumos Labs, Brite Semiconductor and 3jam. He also led NVP’s investment in PCH International, a turnkey global supply chain services firm based in Shenzhen. Tim is a board observer working closely with Borqs, deCarta, Double Fusion and Veveo.

Prior to joining NVP in 2006, Tim was a principal at Gabriel Venture Partners where he was actively involved in over a dozen wireless-related deals and led Gabriel’s investments in Iridigm Display Corporation (acquired by Qualcomm), Sequoia Communications, Sandbridge, and Kajeet. He also contributed to the boards of Placeware (acquired by Microsoft) and Arula Systems (acquired by Raritan), TestQuest, NextG Networks, and IPWireless. Tim built Gabriel’s wireless sector practice and helped establish business development capabilities through strong, strategic relationships across the wireless value chain, particularly in Asia-Pacific.

Prior to joining Gabriel, Tim spent more than five years working in Japan. He was a product manager at Gateway Inc. where he successfully launched direct-marketed PC servers in the Japanese market and quickly grew an enterprise product line into a full offering of network desktops, workstations, servers and configurable turn-key solutions. Prior to Gateway, Tim was a development engineer for General Motors. As a tri-lingual engineer based in Tokyo, Tim led project teams in China, Korea and Japan in the development, testing and sales of advanced chassis control systems for clients such as Toyota and Daewoo.

Tim began his career in venture capital in 1999 during his time at Stanford Business School as part of the founding team of CTR Ventures K.K., a venture accelerator in Tokyo focused on seed and early-stage mobile consumer applications for the Japanese market.

Tim currently serves on the advisory boards of the Silicon Valley Telecom Council, Dealmaker Media, Digital Hollywood, TiE Wireless SIG, MIT/Stanford VLAB, VC Task Force, and Silicon Valley Chinese Wireless Association. He was also listed on the AlwaysON Hollywood IT List recognizing technology leaders in the entertainment industry, as well as by The Deal as one of five emerging VCs to watch.

Tim holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and an MS in electrical engineering/system engineering as well as a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan.

Christian Kurzke eclipse photoChristian Kurzke, Architect for Motorola’s Developer Tool suite, MOTODEV Studio

Outside of Motorola, Christian is the lead of the Eclipse Mobile Tools for Java (MTJ) project and founding member of the Eclipse Mobile Industry Working Group.

Before Eclipse, Christian has been engaged in various other Open Source initiatives and has contributed to the Open Service Gateway initiative (OSGi) standard and CableLabs specifications. He is a frequent speaker at conferences like JavaOne, Embedded Systems conferences and WWW conferences. Christian graduated from the University of Erlangen Germany with the degree of Diplom Informatik (MS CS) and holds an MBA degree from the Santa Clara University.

sean 041009crSean Galligan - Vice President, Business Development at Flurry, Inc.

Sean is responsible for developing and managing Flurry’s distribution strategy, partnerships, and revenue model. He leads the company’s partnership development with content providers, carriers, social networks, on-line communities, developers and device manufacturers. He has over 13 years of experience in business development, marketing and sales with major operators and start-ups in the telecommunications industry. At Sprint, he was part of the team that launched the company’s e-Business and Mobile Computing business units and led the sales organizations for those businesses in the eastern region. Sean holds a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University.

Lauren_Thorpe_Casual cropped smLauren Thorpe, Senior Director, Developer Relations, Qualcomm Incorporated

Lauren Thorpe is senior director of developer relations for Qualcomm. Thorpe is responsible for growing and sustaining the robust community of developers and publishers working with Qualcomm products and services, including Brew, the Plaza suite and Qualcomm Software Platforms.

Prior to this role, Thorpe was the vice president of operations for THQ Wireless, where she managed product development for wireless games and personalization product lines. In her 13+ years in wireless and mobile entertainment, Thorpe has held a variety of positions from production management, to marketing and product development at companies such as Helio, Hands on Mobile and Alcatel.

Thorpe holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Raj Singh, Skyfire

Raj Singh is a mobile industry veteran having worked across the mobile industry for the past 10 years. Currently, Raj is Vice President of Business Development for Skyfire, the first mobile browser to support full web access including Flash 8,9, Javascript and Quicktime. Most recently, Raj was the consulting Director of Mobile for Dell assisting them with their global SMS and WAP strategy. Prior to Dell, Raj co-founded Veeker, NBC’s mobile video citizen journalism service and ToneThis, CNET’s top ringtone creation product. For more information, please see www.rajansingh.com .

robertQuadRobert Virkus, Enough Software

Robert has worked in the mobile industry since 1999. As a developer, he created J2ME Polish, the Open Source framework for mobile developers which he commercialized in 2005 by founding Enough Software. Enough Software works with many smaller dynamic startups and also with global players like Nokia, Motorola, Qualcomm or Telefonica so he has a deep insight into the mobile business. At the same time, Robert knows about the technical aspects and their impact on the market as he remains a passionate developer. He is always happy to share this know-how whenever possible.

Lisa Whelan picLisa Whelan

Lisa Whelan provides global strategy, business development, marketing, and developer relations expertise to clients including: Motorola, Palm, Inc., Kodak, ShoZu Inc., Offbeat Guides, Hands-On Mobile, SocialMedia Networks, and others. Previously, Lisa worked for PA Consulting Group in London, engaging European clients on strategy, business and technology integration projects and Nokia Inc. in Silicon Valley. Lisa writes about trends in social media and mobile convergence on the SocializeMobilize blog and Twitter. Lisa holds a MSc from the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and a BA from Boston College.

Darius Gandhi, HipVoice
Darius Gandhi is the Co-founder and Vice President of Business Development for HipVoice Inc. HipVoice is a software platform that enables ubiquitous Push-to-Talk services across any cellular carrier on any cellular device. HipVoice’s vision to enable any operating system (Symbian, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, iPhone, Android, LiMo & Brew) with its software to provide cross carrier Push-to-Talk services across the world. Mr. Gandhi focuses primary on carrier relationships and marketing HipVoice through its various channels. Darius is an active speaker and holds several patents in the area of VoIP technology.www.hipvoice.com

ofir leitnerOfir Leitner, MobileMonday Tel Aviv

Ofir is an expert in Java mobile technologies and specifically LWUIT, Sun’s mobile UI toolkit. During the time since LWUIT’s debut, he has helped several leading companies build their mobile UI architecture and design over LWUIT. Among his clients: Telmap, Fring, Emoze and Sun Microsystems, where he is currently involved with the LWUIT framework’s core.Ofir is also the founder and chairman of MobileMonday Tel Aviv and shares his thoughts on mobile technology and business in his worldwide read blog www.nextgenmoco.com

Paul Bernhardt
Application Development Specialist, Developer Relations, RIM
ARCH IN Paul Bernhardt is on the Developer Relations team at Research In Motion (RIM), which is responsible for managing the technical relationships and programs for RIM’s developer community worldwide. Paul and his team work with RIM’s developer community to provide support and guidance as developers work to integrate their applications to the BlackBerry platform.

Paul joined RIM in 2008 and is heavily involved with supporting partners in the legal, educational, and accessibility fields, as well as those based out of Latin America. He holds a Bachelor of Computing with a subject of specialization in Cognitive Science from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

mitch_oliver_croppedMitch Oliver, Vice President of Ecosystem Development, Qualcomm Incorporated

Mitch Oliver is vice president of ecosystem development for Qualcomm. Oliver is responsible for cultivating high-value strategic ecosystem partnerships, delivering business opportunities across all Qualcomm divisions.

Prior to this role, Oliver was vice president of solutions and marketing for Qualcomm Internet Services (QIS). QIS helps accelerate consumer adoption and consumption of mobile content across all networks and devices by delivering a more engaging mobile experience that is contextual and relevant to consumers’ personal interests.

Oliver was instrumental in developing BREW, a mobile retailing solution for customers seeking to bring high-value wireless services to market and enhance the mobile experience for consumers.

He holds a MS in operations research from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BS in mathematics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

MarkDonovan croppedMark Donovan, Senior Vice President of Mobile Products, comScore, Inc.

Mark Donovan serves as Senior Vice President of Mobile Products at comScore, Inc, the global source of digital market intelligence. Mark previously served as CMO of M:Metrics, which was acquired by comScore in May 2008. He joined M:Metrics in 2004, leading the product and marketing team which launched the company in 2005 and went on to become the leading provider of mobile media metrics in the United States and Europe.

Before the founding of M:Metrics, Donovan worked for RealNetworks as director of mobile strategy and later director of mobile services, helping Real become the leading global supplier of infrastructure for the delivery of audio and video to mobile phones and led the team that launched North America’s first commercial mobile video services. Prior to Real, Donovan was a principal in a technology start-up and led development of the University of Washington’s Catalyst Project, which reinvented the way that innovations in teaching and technology are cultivated, promoted and supported.

Donovan has nearly two decades of experience conducting social research in the academic, public, and private sectors, and is a prolific author and frequent speaker on new media and mobility.

Donovan holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Washington, a master’s degree in public policy from San Diego State University and a bachelor’s degree in business and entrepreneurship from Loyola Marymount University.

brian flingBrian Fling

Brian Fling is an authority in the field of in mobile user experience and designing for multiple contexts. He has worked with hundreds of businesses from early stage start-ups to Fortune 50 companies to leverage a variety of mediums, like mobile devices, to design for the the needs and context of real people.

Author of O’Reilly Media’s _Mobile Design and Development: Practical concepts and techniques for creating mobile sites and web apps_ (http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596155445/), Brian goes in depth into the design principles involved in creating compelling mobile experiences for this new era of multiple devices and context. As well as explore the rapidly growing area of how to easily design and build a mobile site and web app, how to deal with devices practically and how to translate an experience to a variety of mobile devices.

Brian is a frequent author and speaker on the issues on mobile design, the mobile web and mobile user experience, teaching people how to leverage mobile all over the world. Brian is also the founder and president of pinch/zoom (pinchzoom.com), a design and development agency specializing on mobile experiences helping clients like Best Buy, Lonely Planet and others dive into the world of mobile.

Marc Kleinmaier photo croppedMarc Kleinmaier, LBS, Lifestyle & Gadgets, Forum Nokia and the Developer Community

Within the Forum Nokia Americas team, Marc is responsible for business development, partner management, and evangelism of Nokia platforms to the developer communities focused on location-based services and lifestyle oriented applications. Constantly on the lookout for new gadgets, he also evaluates innovative hardware accessories that complement Nokia’s device portfolio.
Marc brings more than a decade of mobile experience in business development and product strategy to Nokia. His personal passion for mobile and web convergence, location-based services, widgets and social networking give Marc a finger on the pulse of the emerging mobile-social ecosystem. Prior to Nokia, Marc held strategic roles at Rocket Mobile, FunMobility, Zapptrio and Yahoo! Mobile.

sean o sullivan pic croppedSean O’Sullivan, co-founder Rococo Software and Dial2Do.

Sean is CEO and co-founder of Rococo Software and also co-founder of Dial2Do. Regardless of title, his role with each is to help drive the technical strategy and vision. Rococo is a world leader in Java/Bluetooth technology, whose software now ships on over 200M mobile phones. Dial2Do is a service that allows you to do simple tasks by just dialing a number and speaking. You call and say “email” to send an email, “text” to send a text, and “reminder” to send a reminder to yourself, and so on. From a technical perspective, his interests are distributed systems, mobile and wireless technology, and the space where the web meets the plain old telephony system. His LinkedIn propaganda is here.

Haney Headshot - JAN2009Steve Haney, VP Americas Mobile Distillery

Steve is a veteran of the high tech and mobile industries, spanning desktop computers, the Internet and mobile content. Steve’s experience includes VP of Marketing at Tira Wireless, a mobile content deployment technology company. Before that, he was EVP of Sales and Marketing & Co-founder at FingerTwitch, Inc., a mobile content porting and technology firm, which he sold in August 2004. Prior to FingerTwitch, Steve was CEO and Founder of HandsOn Network, Inc., a venture-backed mobile content technology start-up, which he sold to Mforma in May 2001. Before pursuing his start-up career, Steve held marketing and business development positions at many high profile Silicon Valley media technology companies, including Apple, Interval Research, Viacom Interactive and MicroProse. He has a BA in English Literature from Oklahoma State University and an MBA in High Technology Marketing from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

fkattan 24 5x7smallerFrancisco Kattan, Sr. Director Developer Ecosystem, Alcatel Lucent

Francisco is responsible for strategy and execution of the company’s developer ecosystem initiative. Prior to Alcatel, Lucent Francisco was Director at Adobe’s Mobile and Devices Business Unit where he led Adobe’s Mobile Developer Program, Product Marketing for mobile products, including Adobe Device Central, Flash Lite and Flash Cast, and marketing for the Open Screen Project. Prior to Adobe Francisco held leadership roles in Product Management at Openwave, Edify and Siemens. Francisco holds MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Engineering Management from Stanford University and operates a blog at http://franciscokattan.wordpress.com/. For more information on Alcatel Lucent’s developer initiative visit http://developer.openapiservice.com

Andrew Osmak smallerAndrew Osmak, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Lavalife

Andrew joined Lavalife in January 2003 with a mandate to leverage existing assets into new businesses. In this role, Andrew launched Lavalife’s Mobile business now in its 5th year of operations. As Senior Vice President, Business Development, he’s responsible for partnerships for all Lavalife Business lines, Voice, Web & Mobile along with the general management of the Mobile unit including marketing, technology, production and operations.

Before joining Lavalife Andrew worked with several venture funded internet start-ups in the Bay Area where his duties included planning, securing funding, early revenue generation and exits. Andrew originally came from the financial services industry with experience in both retail banking and institutional equity sales.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.

anthony hartleyAnthony Hartley Mobile Futurist, Serial Entrepreneur, Co-founder of Mobile Sorcery

Anthony is the inventor of the MoSync cross-platform development suite, formerly founder of Synergenix Interactive and inventor of the Mophun platform.

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