Here is our great line up of discussion leaders and UnPanelists. We really appreciate their participation. Thanks for helping us make this the best WIPJam so far! Jam On!

caroline-lewko-smallCaroline 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’ 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.
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Thibaut Rouffineau, VP Developer Partnerships, Wireless Industry Partnershipthibaut (WIP)

Thibaut has been active in the mobile, telecom, software world for the past 10 years as an all-rounder from the research labs, to the telecom shelter, from core network to core OS, from photons to airwaves and from product management to community strategy.

Thibaut joins WIP from Symbian Foundation where he was the Head of Community Management accompanying the Symbian developer and partner community in its migration to open source. Over the past few years has been heavily engaged in the migration of the mobile industry towards a more open and community led approach to development and innovation,especially active in developing the Eclipse and Symbian communities but also supporting operators and OEMs devise their developers program.

Thibaut joined WIP in 2009 to support and develop WIP activities in Europe, with an emphasis on event management and consultancy. Thibaut holds an Msc in telecommunication from Telecom SudParis and is an Accredited Chartered Marketer.

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

Lauren 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.

K Zervas Ericsson picKonstantin Zervas, Strategic Product Manager, Ericsson

Konstantin is a veteran within mobile applications and on-device portals with nearly twenty years of experience from telco applications and services, client technology and mobile content. Konstantin is currently strategic product manager responsible for Ericsson’s service delivery portfolio, its application store solution and on-device portals.

jure sustersicJure Sustersic, Business Development and Developer Relations, Forum Nokia

Operating from Espoo, Finland, Jure manages business development activities in the Nokia developer ecosystem around emerging technologies and innovation. His history with Nokia and developers began as a developer product manager for the S60 platform. Before settling at Nokia he was involved in several internet technology related consultancies, projects and startups. He holds and MBA in High Technology management at Helsinki School of Economics.

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.com. For more information on Alcatel Lucent’s developer initiative visit http://developer.openapiservice.com



Patrick MorkPatrick Mork, VP marketing, GetJar

Patrick joined GetJar in 2008 as VP marketing and member of the executive team. His primary role at GetJar is to develop the company’s overall marketing, branding, content and communications strategy.

Patrick has been in the mobile content space since 2004 first at mobile games publisher I-play then subsequently at glu mobile. Prior to joining GetJar, Patrick was Marketing Director Europe at glu where he built up the company’s marketing team and was a key part of the European management team that helped take the company public on the NASDAQ in March 2007.

With 15 years of marketing experience at leading companies such as PepsiCo and Diamondcluster, Patrick has worked in large multinationals and venture-backed start-ups in marketing, sales and general management.

Patrick holds on MBA from INSEAD and a BS from Georgetown University.

Eran Yaniv , CEO & Founder, Perfecto MobileEran Yaniv

Eran Yaniv came to Perfecto Mobile from Comverse America where he was VP of product marketing. At Comverse America, Eran increased the revenue generated by the company’s data products from an insignificant portion in 2003 to about 30% of the total product sales. He also served as the general manager of the Comverse Mobile Data Division and led a major turnaround in the performance of the division by bringing in accounts such as Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile.

Prior to assuming his responsibilities at Comverse, Eran was the general manager of the Valisys Quality Management business unit in Tecnomatix. He served as the director of R&D in Tecnomatix Ltd. in Israel, managing most of the development activities of the company.

katie_lips picKatie Lips, Founder, Little World Gifts

Katie Lips is founder at Little World Gifts - a virtual merchandising platform.
Little World Gifts harness iPhone and Facebook to deliver a cross platform virtual gift offering combining location based, interactive, touch sensitive and 3D gifts. Smart mobile is key to the service; and the business is currently developing its app strategy - harnessing the best of the app stores and devices.

Previously Katie cofounded Treasuremytext.com a mobile startup which enables people to keep their treasured SMS messages forever. The service (which includes a popular Android App) is now a spin out company supporting a global user base saving millions of treasured messages.

Katie’s an active speaker on Mobile 2.0 and a passionate iPhone addict, having written an early report on the emerging iPhone landscape “The Amazing iPhone”. She launched a new report in November 09 titled “Winning iPhone Strategies” a ‘must read’ for any developer trying to make it big in the App Store.

Anthony Hartley MoSyncTony Hartley, CTO founder of MoSync

Tony has developed over 25 games for various computer platforms, PC, Mac, GameBoy and several Mobile Phones, B.Sc. in Computer Science and Electronics, Founder of Synergenix, GameTasker systems, JCT special design, Inventor of MoSync, Mobile Author, Mophun,GameTasker and now MoSync.

James Parton , Telefonica O2James Parton small

An influential industry leader, James was recently recognised by Revolution Magazine as one of the Future 50 – “The individuals who will shape the digital industry of the future”. A regular panellist, speaker, industry awards judge, and lecturer, benefiting from a broad network developed over a 20 year career in the tech, web and mobile sectors.

With a proven delivery & innovation track record, James reinforced O2’s position as mobile data market leaders via the successful delivery of over 25 major products, featuring 20 UK market firsts, including MMS, mobile video, mobile music downloads, and the UK DVB-H Broadcast TV trial in Oxford.

A number of these products have been award winning, including recognition for the products supporting The O2 Arena in London which won the “Best Use of Mobile” award at the 2007 UK Interactive Marketing and Advertising Awards.

James is currently focusing on Developer initiatives at Telefonica O2, driving innovations that address the developer community across the business via initiatives like O2 Litmus.

James has also lectured in Marketing and New Product Development at The University of Oxford Faculty of Continuing Education and Reading University.

Liat_Ben_Zur picLiat Ben-Zur, Senior Director, Software Strategy & Business Development, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT)

Liat Ben-Zur leads the QCT Ecosystem team and helps define the software strategy for Qualcomm’s chipset division. She is passionate about building strategic alliances with mobile software and services companies and changing the world via wireless technology. Liat joined Qualcomm in 1998 working as a designer of application-specific integrated circuits. Since then, she built and led the division’s Technical Account Management team, working closely with QCT’s OEM customers. She also ran QCT’s competitive strategy team, evaluating market trends, assessing mergers and acquisitions, and contributing to the division’s long-range planning and technology roadmapping. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Liat worked at Intel and for a wireless startup in Israel. Liat holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from UC Davis and a master’s in business administration from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

Fabio RicciatoFabio Ricciato, Open Source in Mobile and Next Mobile Terminals programs, Telecom Italia Lab - Research and Trends group.

Within his international activities, he has contributed to Open Mobile Terminal Platform foundation in 2004 and led many delivered projects within the organization. He currently represents Telecom Italia in the executive committee. He is chairing the Steering Committee of the BONDI Mobile Web initiative backed by main mobile operators, manufacturers and software vendors and aimed to improve web 2.0 based mobile services.
He is also leading Application Run Time domain working group within Limo Foundation.
He managed projects and programs in the area of mobile terminals and handsets innovation, development of Linux based mobile handset platforms, mobile operating systems and open source software; his past activities covered also convergent phones, embedded and home appliances and intellectual properties for system-on-chip in mobile handsets.
He is a graduated of the University of Illinois-Chicago in Electronics Engineering and Computer Science; he holds a Laurea degree cum laude in Computer Engineering at Politecnico di Torino and a specialisation master in Telecommunications of Scuola Superiore R. Romoli.

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.

Dr Ekuwem photograph smallerEmmanuel E. Ekuwem, PhD, MIEEE, NPOM, President, Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), CEO, Teledom Group

Dr. Emmanuel E. Ekuwem B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Sc., PhD, MIEEE, MISOC, is the national President of the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Immediate Past President of Nigeria Internet Group (NIG) and also the CEO of Teledom Group, an indigenous conglomerate company with expertise in Broadband ICT infrastructure development, deployment and software development for Telecom process automation. He has tremendous capabilities and versatility in telecom engineering, information technology and telecom peripherals instrumentation. His vast knowledge, expertise and experience is resource and guiding tool for both his company and the larger society.

Dr Ekuwem, a prime mover of Teledom International Limited, came over to the company with IT-Management experience as an expert/Consultant in Telecommunication and IT. He held brief for the Assistant Director (Technical Services) in the Aviation Ministry before going on voluntary retirement at a very young age. While in the Aviation establishment, he won a “Ministerial Award for Outstanding Productivity”. As a scion of telecommunication and IT, he has delivered several papers at workshops, conferences and seminars on how to manage, improve and integrate Nigeria and indeed Africa to the global IT-world for the greater benefits of all. He is really detailed, and well travelled in the global IT industry. Dr Ekuwem speaks excellent English, French and Italian. He is a member of IEEE, ISOC, NMS, etc.


Rob JonasRob Jonas, Head of Europe, InMobi

Rob joined InMobi in December 2009 as Head of Europe, with overall responsibility for building the business in Western and Eastern Europe. He brings deep experience of launching, building and scaling digital advertising businesses in Europe.
Rob joins InMobi from Google, where he was Director of Strategic Partnerships for Europe, Middle East and Africa, with responsibility for some of Google’s largest commercial relationships in the region. Prior to Google, he was part of Yahoo! Europe, having joined through the acquisition of Overture Europe (formerly GoTo.com), which was acquired by Yahoo! in October 2003 for $1.6 billion. As an early employee of Overture Europe he was a key member of the European management team, contributing to the growth of the paid search industry in more than 13 markets in Europe over 2 years. Before Overture, he was an Executive Producer and founding team member of the European office of Bill Gross’ idealab!, which facilitated both US companies’ entry in Europe and executed local investments. Rob is a graduate of Oxford University in the UK and started his career in systems engineering and consulting at IBM Global Services in Europe and the US.

Charles McleodCharles Mcleod, Co-Founder, Metaflow

Charles has spent 17 highly successful years in sales and business development for internet and telecoms companies such as Ericsson, Nortel, elata and Tira Wireless before co-founding Metaflow in 2006. Charles has a background in law and is responsible for strategy, sales and marketing at Metaflow.
• Founded in 2006 Metaflow is a privately held company with 12 employees
• The company provides intelligent tools for managing the submission and tracking of mobile content to over 360 sales channels globally
• Metaflow’s solutions have helped prepare submissions over 20 million individual mobile game/application to device versions for market to date
• Customers include major content providers such as Electronic Arts, Glu, Player X/Zed, Fox Mobile and many other smaller developers and publishers
• The company is based in the UK and supports publishing and development teams in Europe, Asia, Nth and Sth America on a daily basis
• Metaflow won the ‘Best Games Service Provider’ award at the 2009 International Mobile Entertainment Awards in London in October

Lisa Whelan picLisa Whelan, Managing Consultant, Socialize Mobilize

Lisa Whelan is the Managing Consultant at Socialize Mobilize, which provides global strategy, business development, marketing, and developer relations expertise to clients including: Kodak, Motorola, Palm, Inc., 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.

Mark CurtisMark Curtis, CEO, Flirtomatic

Mark was previously a partner at Fjord, building cross platform and mobile products for Nokia & Orange. Prior to that he was a global EVP for Razorfish responsible for 1500 staff. Together with a partner, he set up CHBi in 1994 to develop interactive technology solutions for marketing clients; by 1998 it was one of the top 3 new media agencies in London and was acquired by Razorfish.He has a strong track record in media innovation (for clients such as Yell, RAC & Allied Domecq). Prior to becoming involved in digital media, Mark had set up Curtis Hoy, a successful media promotion company which spearheaded the use of radio for sales promotion in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.
He is also the author of Distraction – Being Human in the Digital Age (Futuretext 2005).

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.

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.

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

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.

marcus ladwigMarcus Ladwig, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Peperoni Mobile & Internet Software GmbH

Marcus Ladwig is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Peperoni Mobile & Internet software GmbH, a mobile social networking provider that has pioneered the mobile internet space long before others even thought about mobile Web 2.0. Born in 1975 in Hagen, Germany, he went to school in Dortmund and earned a master’s degree (Diploma) in Applied computer Sciences. He is responsible for marketing, international business development and ad sales for peperonity.com, the world’s largest mobile site building service. Their end-customer platform peperonity.com currently sees 12+ million unique visitors monthly and 400 million page impressions. Talk to Marcus if you want to find out more about opportunities to raise your brand to mobile audiences and to do business based on win-win situations. He speaks German and English and would like to learn Spanish but can’t find the time.

HerzogWolfram Herzog, CEO, SIC! Software GmbH

Wolfram is a veteran of the mobile industry. He is involved with software development for mobile devices since 1988, a time when mobile computing was a programmable calculator. From those early days until the latest touch operated smartphones, Wolfram was involved in the development of mobile products and services for device-manufacturers, network operators, media houses and other customers. Today Wolfram is the CEO of SIC! Software GmbH.

geissendoerferChristian Geissendoerfer, CEO, Yoose GmbH

Christian holds a Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Bayreuth and has had various marketing and sales experiences in the enterprise software and IT environment. His professional experience includes developing “routes to market” strategy and lead management work at IBM for the EMEA geography across brands and customer sets as well as two years as a sales representative for
Lotus Software in France. He participated in INSEAD entrepreneurship classes with his venture, was leading the entrepreneurship club and the European Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program with INSEAD and IESE. Based on his interest and experience with mobile enterprise solutions, he has started in 2008 his own venture in the mobile marketing and advertising space. YOOSE offers a mobile couponing
platform to reach the right person with the right message at the right time and right place. YOOSE was a Seedcamp finalist in London in September 2008 and launched its service in Berlin in September 2009.

Simon Head PhotoSimon Davies, Founder Director, Moblica (Snaptu)

Simon is a founder director of Moblica, providers of the mobile ‘virtual’ application service Snaptu. Backed by Sequoia Capital, Moblica is a pioneer in cloud/server based mobile systems designed to improve the speed, quality and underlying economics of mobile application provision across ‘dumb’ and ‘smart’ phones alike.

Snaptu offers social networking applications such as Twitter, Facebook and Flickr which sit alongside and interact with lifestyle offerings delivered on behalf of media corporations such as BSkyB, Accuweather, ESPN, MyMovies, Reuters, Transport for London, Teletext, Guardian and Seatwave.

Simon has spent the past seventeen years working within the technology sector, with a particular focus on the convergence of Internet, broadcast and mobile telecoms. Simon was senior principal at the venture capital and strategic consulting firm Interregnum for 11 years. In this role he was involved in early & mid-stage investments such as Yospace and Chyron, as well as carrying out projects for large corporations such as Sony, British Airways, IBM, Microsoft and the BBC.

Chris Smith RIMChris Smith, R&D for BlackBerry Development Platform, RIM

Chris has been at RIM since 2001 and runs R&D for the BlackBerry Development Platform. Practically speaking, this means day-to-day he leads the engineering of Tools, APIs, Frameworks and Runtime components to serve the needs of the BlackBerry Developer community.

Scot Apeland IntelScott Apeland, Director, Developer Network , Intel

Scott Apeland currently manages the worldwide Developer Network organization which is responsible for defining and delivering programs and services for software developers. His responsibilities include the Intel Software Network and Intel Academic Community. The Intel Software Network is a community oriented portal where developers can share knowledge and interact with Intel engineers as well as with other developers around the globe on how to best enable their applications for the latest Intel platforms and technologies. The Intel Atom Developer Program is a recent addition to the Software Network and provides developers an opportunity to sell their applications via netbook app stores.

Scott joined Intel in 1991 and prior to his current role was responsible for managing new product development, roadmap strategies and partner initiatives in the Video Conferencing Division, Internet Media Streaming Division and Embedded Controller Division.

Scott holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from Brigham Young University.

David Caabeiro, Co-Founder, Sequence Point Software

David started developing for Symbian in 2002, after working mainly on POSIX systems during his university years. As a Symbian developer, he’s been working as an independent consultant for companies in Europe and the US, working with different technologies including telephony, voice over IP, location based
services and multimedia.

In 2009 he founded Sequence Point Software, a company based in Barcelona providing consulting services focused on Symbian development.

He’s an active member in the Symbian developer community –mainly participating in
Forum Nokia and Symbian Foundation discussion boards- and a Forum Nokia Champion since 2006.


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.


Andrew Savory picAndrew SavoryOpen Source Manager, LiMo Founation

Andrew Savory is the Open Source Manager for LiMo Foundation, where he works to ensure understanding of and compliance to open source principles and to facilitate contributions back to open source communities. He has over a decade of firsthand insight of working with industry leaders using and engaging with open source. Andrew has worked with open source software starting with Linux in 1994 and founding the Linux user group ALUG (Anglian Linux User Group) shortly after. He was the founder of one of the earliest open source software solutions providers in the UK, Sourcesense , and instrumental in the creation of the Association For Free Software, a UK offshoot of the Free Software Foundation. In 2003 he was a founder of the first open source business alliance, Orixo, . An active contributor to the open source community, Andrew is a Member of the Apache Software Foundation.


nick_black_photoNick Black, Co-Founder & Head of Products, CloudMade

Nick is co-Founder and Head of Products at CloudMade - the leading provider of commercial grade OpenStreetMap based LBA and Navigation solutions. CloudMade’s developer platform gives web and mobile developers unprecedented control over the look and feel of maps and location aware content in their applications.

DewostPhilippePhilippe J Dewost, CEO, imsense ltd.

Philippe DEWOST joined imsense, the pioneer in automated, effortless, high quality Dynamic Range Optimization Solutions for still and video imaging, as Chief Executive Officer in May 2009. Philippe has a unique blend of experience with both large corporate and early stage ventures in the hi-tech and telecoms sectors, where he combines an innovative spirit with a strong business track record of delivery and market growth. In the months since his appointment imsense has launched its own brand consumer products for the pc and iPhone, gained its first licensing deal with OnOne software and been awarded the I3A Vision 2020 award for Innovation in Imaging.

Philippe’s appointment at imsense is the latest venture in a technology career and passion which started at Apple Computer in 1994, saw him as one of the 5 founders of Wanadoo at the advent of the consumer Internet in Europe and positioning Philippe as a pioneer in consumer online services. Senior business development and marketing roles followed at Ukibi, Orange France Telecom, where Philippe doubled the product range in the Customer Premises Equipment division and was considered a major innovator. He moved on to RealEyes 3D, a leading provider of camera phone applications and technologies, launching Qipit, while increasing visibility and carrier relationships across the whole portfolio. In May 2007 he was appointed deputy GM, a position he held until joining imsense.

Philippe DEWOST is based in Cambridge, UK. A seasoned speaker, he has served as a panelist and keynote speaker in various events including SyncML Convention, CTIA Wireless, 6Sight and several editions of BroadBand World Forum. He holds an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs, a Master in Telecommunication from Telecom Paris, and a Master in Physics from the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ULM). He currently lives between Cambridge and Paris where his wife and 4 children are based.


deepen SharDeepen Shah, Co-Founder & CTO, buzzed

Deepen Shah aka ‘deep’ is the co-founder and CTO of buzzd - a location based city-guide that is centered around nightlife and entertainment. Founded in 2006, buzzd now spans across Android, iPhone, Blackberry, mobile web, and traditional web and is a 20 person operation. Prior to starting buzzd, Deepen built a platform called eztxtmsg in 2003 that was acquired by acquired by Omnicom Media Digital Group in 2006. Eztxtmsg was the first of its kind B2C self-service platform that connected businesses to their consumers via SMS and an intuitive interface.

Deepen graduated from NYU’s Stern School of Business in 2006 with a concentration in Finance / Information System with a minor in Philosophy. He currently resides in the East Village, New York City. During his off-hours, he loves to make music (beatboxing / tenor saxophone) and hack APIs + data to bend them to do what he wants. He is excited about WipJam and the opportunity to connect with other mobile developers in an already exciting space and learn from those around him.

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