Here’s our list of speakers for WIPJam, Day for Developers at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Thursday, February 19, 2009.  Where have you seen a better bunch?!  :-)

Caroline Lewko, CEO, 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’. 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. She started WIP to make the path easier for mobile developers and is a firm believer in the power of grassroot communities. She is a well known speaker, facilitator and evangelist for the wireless industry and mobile developers.

Arv Singh, VP, Go to Market Services, Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP)

Arv started his wireless career in 1994 when the first cellular networks were being deployed in India. Since that time he has had a chance to “connect” with wireless professionals across the globe working on projects and leading sales and business development efforts in Asia, the Americas and Europe. Arv has had the unique opportunity to progress his sales, business development and strategic planning experience working throughout the ecosystem including; infrastructure providers (Harris Corporation, Lucent Technologies); software developers (Infowave Software; AOL Wireless -Tegic; Devicescape) and China’s first mobile device ODM (Cellon International). Throughout his career Arv has had success in opening up new regional markets and developing strong relationships with people working throughout the wireless ecosystem. Arv will be responsible for building out the WIP Go-to-Market services offerings through its various partner relations.

Larry Berkin, Vice President, Ecosystem & Corporate Business Development, ACCESS

Larry Berkin is the Vice President, ecosystem & corporate business development for ACCESS. He is responsible for worldwide developer related activities for the company and leads a team in the evaluation and acquisition of technology for incorporation into the ACCESS Linux Platform™ and NetFront, the company’s mobile browser installed on 600 million mobile phones worldwide. Prior to joining ACCESS, Berkin held senior management positions in product development, marketing and business development at Excite@Home, Island Graphics and Broderbund Software. In addition, Berkin founded Jumpin’ Jack Software, an entertainment software company that produced videogames for LucasArts, Sega and 3DO. Berkin earned a bachelor’s degree in economics/computer science from the State University of New York and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He has been a frequent speaker at Jupitermedia’s Game MarketWatch Conference, Games Developers Conference, CES, CTIA Wireless, Open Source in Mobile, LinuxWorld, Mobile 2.0, Orange Partner Camp and Digital Hollywood.

Vincent Berge, Co-Founder and CEO, Mobile Distillery

As the Co-Founder and CEO of Mobile Distillery, Vincent Berge also has 20 years of international experience in High Tech (Internet, 3D, Video, Mobile), various Marketing and Business Dev. positions, within Games, Film, Broadcast and Telecom market segments.

Prior to founding Mobile Distillery in 2005 to solve the growing issues of mobile handset fragmentation that developers face when producing mobile content and services, Berge served Discreet/Autodesk Europe, Middle East & Africa for 7 years as European Marketing Director. Prior to Discreet/Autodesk, he spent 7 years with IBM as European Segment Manager in multiple High Tech segment including European eBusiness, 3D and VR business. Berge also worked 2 years at Scientific Software as project manager in Australia.

Nicholar Landrin, I-Source Gestion

Nicolas Landrin earned his M.S. degree from ENST and his MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He started his career with AT&T in the USA and then in France. He was responsible for Marketing and Business Development for new operators at Lucent Technologies. More recently, he was the Director of Alliances and Business Development at Kenan Systems.

He has joined I-Source Gestion in 2001 where he’s in charge of Telecom investments. He is on the Board of Aldebaran Robotics, BeamExpress, Open-Plug, Realeyes3D, Sequans Communications.

Harald Neidhardt, CMO, Smaato Inc.

Harald Neidhardt is CMO and Co-Founder of San Mateo based Smaato Inc. Harald was instrumental in conceiving the mobile advertising platform SOMA™. He has over 20 years of experience in marketing and business development, having led interactive agencies and marketing consulting firms in both the US and Europe, among them Pixelpark (US), the North American arm of Bertelsmann’s multimedia subsidiary and one of Europe’s largest Internet solution providers. Harald Neidhardt has a BA in Marketing Communications.

Raj Singh, VP of Business Development, 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.

Sean O Sullivan, Co-Founder, Dial2Do

As the CTO of Dial2Do, Sean drives the company’s technical strategy and vision. Before co-founding Dial2Do with Ivan Mac Donald, ceo, he co-founded Rococo Software, a world leader in Java/Bluetooth technology, whose software now ships on over 100M mobile phones. From a technical perspective, his interests are distributed systems and the space where the web meets the plain old telephony system. He also co-founded Twitterfone with Ivan Mac Donald, Pat Phelan, David Marcus and Florian Seroussi.

James Parton, Project Management Executive, 02

James is an experienced and widely networked Product Management Executive, with an 18 year background in Fixed Internet, Mobile Messaging, Mobile Data Services, and Information Technology.

With a proven delivery & innovation track record, James has reinforced O2’s position as mobile data market leaders via the successful delivery of over 25 major products & service platforms, featuring 20 UK market firsts. These included MMS, Kodak Mobile, Mobile Video, the UK DVB-H Broadcast TV Trial, Mobile Music Streaming and Downloads, and the Ticketing & Interactive services within The O2. The O2 has fast become Europe’s premier music & sporting arena (see which won the “Best Use of Mobile” award at the 2007 UK Interactive Marketing and Advertising Awards.

James is currently focusing on ‘New Product Development and Innovation’ at O2 UK, owning and delivering new capability build for non-voice services and driving data service innovation across the business. In this capacity, James is leading the O2 Litmus business, a new developer community from O2 UK, with a twist, which will fundamentally change how the network operator approaches innovation and the introduction of product and services onto the network.

Tim Haysom, CMO, OMTP

Tim Haysom is the CMO of OMTP, having moved from Orange in 2007, where he served as Industry Relations Manager. Tim has spent over 16 years in the mobile telecoms industry, working first on thestandardization of the GSM system, through the launch of the Orange network and moving through innovation and strategy roles. Tim has extensive knowledge in the areas of technology evaluation, business case development, due diligence and the overall environment of the global mobile telecoms, media and internet industry. He participates as a speaker at industry conferences and is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology. Tim holds a B.Eng. degree in Electronics from the University of Southampton.

Vildan Hasanbegovic, Strategic Product Management, Sony Ericsson

Vildan has 10+ years of international experience of Europe and U.S. of consumer and enterprise product planning, development and management with focus on developer ecosystems. As strategic Product Manager at Sony Ericsson, Vildan is responsible for planning, defining and maintaining roadmaps for mobile content and overall developer offering for the entire Sony Ericsson’s mobile phone portfolio. In his role, Vildan is also responsible for overall developer offering including planning and management for Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 – the first product from Sony Ericsson using Windows Mobile operating system and the first product using the new XPERIA-brand. Prior joining Sony Ericsson, Vildan co-founded and served as Product’s Director at PenBook, the mobile data capture company, that provides complete data capture solutions and services on-demand. Vildan holds a B.Sc. degree in Software Engineering from the Malmö University of Sweden.

Christopher David, Global Strategy, Planning and Development, Sony Ericsson

Christopher David, Head of Sony Ericsson Developer World is responsible for global strategy, planning and in developing Sony Ericsson’s roadmap and standards work related to Java technology and device management. He has held various engineering, sales and technologist role in the telecom industry in the past 19 years.  All these years spent in the software development business at Ericsson, Logica, Sun Microsystems and Sony Ericsson. He also has over 10 years experience of standards related work ranging from Parlay, OMA, JCP and OSGi Alliance where he held positions in the board, as spec lead and chair. Christopher has been involved in numerous  JSRs such as 230, 232, 233, 246, 248, 249, 279, 280, 281, and 304. Christopher has been engaged in Java since 1997 and is a passionate advocate of a healthy Java eco-system.

Steven Cull, Director Telecom Marketing & Strategy, Embedded Global Business, Oracle

Steven Cull has been working in the Wireless Telecommunications arena for 9 years. He is the global Telecommunications specialist within the Embedded Global Business Unit at Oracle, viewed as a thought leader, he is responsible for being there at the start of emerging trends within Wireless, developing go-to-market strategies, planning demand generation campaigns, working with Sales and Technical teams to open new Telecom opportunities. Prior to joining Oracle, Steven was at Rogers Wireless — Canada’s largest Wireless Operator, where he was responsible for sourcing innovative applications for their business solutions portfolio. Launching over 16 applications in 2yrs, which included a direct purchase portal on Blackberry and select Windows Mobile devices. Steven graduated with BA in Political Science from Carleton University in 1999.

Alessandro Pace, Biskero

Alessandro Pace is a Mobile Architect, Forum Nokia Champion and manager of the Boston Adobe Mobile and Devices User Group. More information can be found on his blog.

Christof Fromm, Manager, KPN International / E-Plus Gruppe

As a Manager in the Innovation & Ventures team at E-Plus and KPN International, Christof is always looking for new business opportunities beyond the traditional “airtime-for-money” business. He is the driver behind beta2go, the recently launched test programme of E-Plus for innovative services and applications.

At E-Plus, Christof previously held various marketing and innovation positions in the data and content area. Before joining E-Plus in 2001, he worked for Bertelsmann in the media giant’s Broadband Group, an early stage Interactive TV project and for RTL Interactive.

Oscar Gutierrez, Research and Developement, Vodafone

Oscar Gutierrez

Oscar has been working in Vodafone since 2003 specifically at R&D department, where a big part of his work is really close to Java development, strategy and standardization topics but extended to different areas such as IMS and sensors networks. He is Vodafone representative in MIDP3 (JSR-271) expert group and collaborating on MSA (JSR-248/249) with VF spec leader. Also he had been working as collaborator in Vodafone Betavine site.

Mark Doherty, Platform Evangelist, Adobe

Mark Doherty is a Platform Evangelist at Adobe Systems focused on Mobile and Devices. In his role at Adobe Mark works with leading developer agencies and OEMs to build an ecosystem around Flash technology on mobile devices. Prior to this role he worked on the Flash engineering teams, consulting for Symbian OS projects and at Panasonic’s R&D core.

Jason Lim, Worldwide Direction Mobile ISV and Developer Experience, Microsoft

Jason Lim, worldwide marketing director for Mobile Communications Business at Microsoft Corp, is responsible for driving overall mobile Developer Experiences and Strategic ISV engagements for Windows Mobile. He works with developers across corp IT, consumer ISVs and web services companies to develop a rich ecosystem of applications and services for Windows Mobile. Prior to this role, Jason Lim was the Regional Director for Microsoft’s Mobile Business in Asia leading sales and marketing across Greater China, Japan, APAC and India. Under his leadership, Asia became the fastest growing region in the world for Windows Mobile and created many successful partnerships with operators, devices makers and ISVs.

Bill Lee, Sr. Manager, Developer Relations, ACCESS

Bill Lee has 20+ years of software architecture and development experience. In his Developer Relations role at ACCESS, he acts as a liaison between the company and global, third party mobile developers. Bill’s responsibilities include; designing and delivering developer training sessions for ACCESS at industry and partner events, disclosing technical information about ACCESS’s technologies and collecting and conveying developer feedback to influence ACCESS product development and developer support. Oh, and skiing, biking, and photography, in his spare time.

Terrence Barr, Senior Technologist, Sun Microsystems

Terrence Barr is a Senior Technologist at Sun Microsystems and Ambassador of the Java Mobile & Embedded Community. He has 15+ years of industry experience with more than 10 of those years at Sun. He has been working on various technical aspects of embedded systems and Java ME for a number of years including implementation and optimization of virtual machines, byte code hardware acceleration, and multiprocessor platforms. Terrence also participates or has participated in organizations such as JCP, OMA, EEMBC, and VITA, is author and co-author of a number of U.S. and European patents, and speaks frequently at various conferences around the world including JavaOne. Terrence is also the project owner of the ME Application Developers project.

Stephen Cheng, Founder, Innaworks

Stephen founded Innaworks in 2002 to provide quality development tools for mobile developers. His most recent achivement is the alcheMo product line, the first fully automated J2ME to BREW/iPhone/WinMo/Android porting solution to eliminate the dreaded platform fragmentation. Stephen is a frequent
speaker at JavaOne, BREW Conference and Game Developers Conference. He has 15+ years of experience in the telecommunications equipment and software development tool sectors.

Amod Dadhich, Sr. Manager, Jataayu Software (A Bharti Telesoft Company)

Amod, has 14 years of professional experience with 8 years in the Wireless Internet domain. Since 2001, he has been with Jataayu, engaging with network operators, mobile device vendors and partners across the mobile eco system. He has keen interest in emerging markets and has spent considerable time in understanding and gaining knowledge of these markets. He has performed several roles, including Marketing & Sales, Key Account Management, Partner and Project Management. Amod holds a B.Eng. Degree in Electronics from Bangalore University.

Laura Diaz, Partner Relations Manager, NAVTEQ

Laura supports NAVTEQ’s Partner and Developer Program initiatives through direct interaction with application developers, value chain partners, and developer communities contributing to the location-based services ecosystem. Her focus is to coordinate engagements between developer companies with innovative solutions and partners representing key technology providers, original equipment manufacturers and distribution channels.

Laura has an electrical engineering background focused on wireless communication systems and digital signal processing. Her previous work experience ranges from hardware and software engineering in consumer electronics to military communication systems. In addition to her solid technical background, she has most recently been involved in technical sales and business development activities in the area of LBS, developing wireless carrier and third-party application developer relationships.

Laura has a Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering from San Diego State University and a Master’s Degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

Gregory Gorman, Principal, Tertius Advisory Services

Gregory is the Founder Partner of Tertius Advisory Services, a San Francisco based wireless consulting firm. His firm advises startups on business strategy, building mobile ecosystem partnerships and fund raising. Prior to founding Tertius Advisory Services, Gregory held management roles at HP and Bell Atlantic where he ensured that complex infrastructure solutions in the OSS/BSS telecommunications market segment met business requirements and delivered better customer service. Gregory holds Juris Doctor degree from Columbus School of Law in Washington, DC and Masters in Advanced European Studies from College of Europe in Belgium. He is an active member of Mobile Monday London and Silicon Valley and co-founder of the Mobile 2.0 Conference.

Patric Nordström, CEO, Idevio

Patric Nordström is the CEO of Idevio, a Swedish software company developing state of the art mobile map engines for defense and industry clients. Idevio also produces Locago, a fast rising mobile app with great maps and cool content. Patric was before founding Idevio a manager at Accenture within Communications and High Tech. Patric holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science and Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology and a Master in Business Organization and Administration at Gothenburg University.

Paul Poutanen, CEO, Mob4Hire

Paul has been a Calgary-based high-tech executive for the past 15 years, entering the mobile field after long stint as a Senior Management Consultant with Ernst and Young. He developed extensive mobile expertise working in management for wireless hardware and cellular location firms such as Wi-LAN and Cell-Loc. Paul became President of Blister Entertainment where he developed the first cellular location-based games for North America, including the award-winning title “Swordfish.” Inspired to find a solution to the complex global testing process for mobile devices, Paul launched Mob4Hire in 2007. He is an Industrial and Mechanical Engineer.