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Announcing Speakers and Agenda for Mobile Jam in Barcelona

The Agenda is set, the speaker area ready!  Twenty six (26) speakers, 2 Unpanels and 8 Discussion Topics.  A few spots left for the WIP Mobile Jam session in Barcelona, so sign up now at: http://wipjam.com/subscribe/

We are really stoked to announce the speakers and topics.

We’ll get started with our UnPanel on Survival Strategies for Developers and talk about investment, revenue models, how to make good management decisions, and where to find the wins and partnerships in the ecosystem.  Speakers include: Christopher David of Sony Ericsson, Nicholas Landrin of I-Source, Jason Lim of Microsoft, and James Parton of O2 Litmus.

Our Discussion Groups are always lively - ok noisy - with lots of sharing of information, sometimes debating of points, but always valueable for everyone. Discussion groups are focused on uncovering the information, resources and people necessary for successful mobile application development.  We sit in circles of chairs for maximum participation.

Here are the topics for our Mobile Jam discussion groups and their respective speaker leads and some photos from previous Jams: 

Jam'n in San Fran CTIA


James Parton, O2 Litmus
Paul Poutenan, Mob4Hire
Chris Fromm, Eplus

Markus Spiering, Yahoo!
Vincent Berge, Mobile Distillery
Vildan Hasanbegovic, Sony Ericsson

Mark Dougherty, Adobe
Alessandro Pace, Biskero
Gregory Gorman, Soonr

Harold Neidhardt, Smaato
Sean O Sullivan-Dial2Do
Raj Singh, Skyfire

5. APIs
Tim Raby, OMTP
Oscar Guiterrez, Vodafone
Bill Lee, ACCESS

Arv Singh, WIP
Amod Dadhich, Jataayu
Ongan Mordeniz, BLRSoft

Terrence Barr, Sun
Steven Cull, Oracle

Patric Norstrom, Idevio

See the AGENDA for  complete descriptions of the topics.

Smaato 2008 Mobile Advertising Award - Winners

I had the pleasure of being a jury member for the 2008 Smaato 2008 Mobile Advertising Award.  A great competition to showcase some great examples in mobile advertising, which is going to be a major source of revenue for our apps.

Smaato Advertising Awards

Smaato Advertising Awards

And the Winners….. drum roll:  Congratulations to DialPlus! the Smaato Mobile Advertising Award winner for 2008!

Among the 11 Finalists, the Jury selected DialPlus as their favorite mobile application. San Diego based DialPlus won over the jury with its application that is showing visual information from the web for a phone number before, during and after a call.

As the winner, DialPlus gets free booth participation with Smaato at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and will have introductions to four first-class VC partners.

Finalist company Aka Aki (Berlin, Germany) will receive a special prize for participating with a free booth at the M-Days taking place in January in Munich, Germany – selected by the event organizer.

Meet Smaato and DialPlus at Booth 7A38 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain taking place February 16-19, 2009!  For further information about the Smaato Award please visit : www.smaato.com/award and download the Award brochure.