Emerging Enterprise Center at
Foley Hoag the Bay Colony Corporate Center
1000 Winter Street, Suite 4000 (North Entrance)
Meeting Time: 6:30 - 9:30 pm
$25 public, $10 students
and active military; Promotional Registrations
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
6:30 - 9:30 PM
Location: Emerging Center at Foley Hoag the Bay Colony Corporate Center, Waltham, MA
Mobile Everything: Can You Hear (or see / text / talk / scan / pay / everything) Me Now?
It’s a mobile, mobile world. We’ve come a long way from the original Motorola DynaTAC 8000X (1983), and the FCC’s first foray into competitive spectrum auctions (1994) which paved the way for much of the mobile revolution we now operate in. From analog cellular to digital cellular to 3G+ networks facilitating the mobile web and the iPad, what’s next? And where are the opportunities for entrepreneurship and investment?
The June 15th EntreTech Forum Panel will explore these issues and deliver a coherent picture of the mobile technology landscape, representing the views of carriers, handset manufacturers, and the applications and service providers delivering value across the evolving mobile tech infrastructure.
Andrew Fairbairn – Fairbairn Ventures
Craig Cumberland – NOKIA – Director, Web Technologies and Tools
Craig Cumberland, a 17 year Software industry veteran, currently serves as Nokia’s Director of Web Technologies and Tools, where he evaluates and develops strategies and web technologies across Nokia’s evolving software/hardware platforms. Prior to Nokia, Mr. Cumberland was Director of Global Product Marketing for AOL Wireless, focusing on mobile applications platforms and services. Additionally, Mr. Cumberland has held Sr. Positions at Openwave Software, Microsoft Research and Microsoft Corporation. A published technology author/editor, he holds degrees from Texas A&M University and MBA from Indiana University.
Raj is CEO of Localytics, a leading analytics platform for iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry apps. Focused on the needs of top app publishers, brands and media companies, Localytics provides the most powerful and only real-time analytics service.
Raj previously spent 5 years in management consulting, most recently with Bain & Company. His primary focus was the wireless space and in this capacity he helped build some of the world’s most successful wireless companies.
Prior to consulting, Raj completed his MBA with Honors from the Ivey School of Business and London Business School. Before this he managed Pre-Sales Engineering for an enterprise software provider in Colorado. Raj’s career began in robotics, where he eventually led the sales and marketing department of a Toronto-based manufacturer.
As a mobile technology professional, serial entrepreneur and angel investor, Rich has spent the better part of the past 25 years building companies — primarily in mobile technologies — and maximizing shareholder value in those companies. Currently Richard is an Advisor to Red Pagoda Networks, AWare Technologies and is involved in a number of other start-ups with relevance to the mobile tech sector. Last year he merged Airpath Wireless (which he joined as CEO a little over a year earlier) into Aptilo Networks.
Before Airpath Richard had started Jitterbug by GreatCall, a cellular phone solution targeted at the boomer market. Rich specializes in launching early stage companies/business units as well as taking over troubled/stalled companies and repositioning them in the marketplace. In addition, as a senior team member for the planning and launch of several cellular service providers, his sales, marketing and distribution channel background contributed to the early success in bringing innovative telecommunications/technology products to market.
Rich holds an M.B.A. and B.S. from the Wharton School.
At Strategy Analytics Sue Rudd is responsible for the Tariff & Revenue Strategies service, which involves (i) developing pricing models for next generation Triple and Quad Play service bundles and (ii) forecasting the financial outlook for fixed and mobile service providers including Capital Expenditure projections for Next Generation Networks.
Sue has over 20 years of wireless, telephony and Internet services experience including extensive work in strategic marketing, product positioning, business modeling and regulatory analysis. Prior to Strategy Analytics, Sue was at Comverse Technologies, where she was responsible for developing service provider forecasts and business cases for converged fixed and mobile IP services, value added services, managed IP Centrex and Voice over IP.
In the 90’s – until the ‘dot-com’ bust – Sue ran her own software company building carrier class software for integrated voice/data services including IP based telephony applications for email text-to-speech and speech controlled browsing on PDAs.
Earlier at Motorola Sue coordinated a wireless data and messaging services group, directed projects for mobile network management and Intelligent Networking, and advised on corporate business investments and acquisitions.
Over her career she has consulted to multiple wireless operators and regulated US telephone operators.
Sue has a BA and MA in Economics from the University of Cambridge, England, as well as an MBA in Operations Management from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania. She has completed PhD coursework at MIT’s Sloan School.
Andrew is an investor, entrepreneur and advisor who partners with driven entrepreneurs to rapidly prove out value propositions and to build solid businesses.
Prior to establishing Fairbairn Ventures, Andrew was a founding partner of JVKellyGroup, Inc. (JVKG), a New York-based management consulting, performance management and software development firm recently sold to D&B. He has also served as Vice President of Deutsche Bank, focused on corporate venturing in financial technology companies and strategic planning roles in New York and London. Andrew began his career with UBS Securities in New York, where he worked on global networking and telecommunications industry financings, across a range of geographies and investment banking product disciplines.
Andrew earned his B.A. in Economics and M.A. in International Development Policy from Stanford University.
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