During the Innovation Festival Barcelona, Mobile Monday Barcelona is organizing its next event on November 2 in Barcelona Activa on the topic “Innovation in Mobile“.
During the last decade we have seen an increased flow of innovation around the mobile phone, which is becoming an indispensable gadget in nearly everyone’s life. Mobile devices outnumber desktop and laptop computers three to one worldwide and they are already the most popular access platform to the Internet. The convergence of mobile phone and web services is just the beginning of what may be regarded as true “ubiquitous computing”. The paradigm of anytime, anywhere, anyhow has become a reality in everyday life in a very short time.
But what’s next? Besides the current rat-race of getting the best contextual mobile services on the market, in the labs, smart people are already working on the next big things in mobile… Mobile Mixed Reality, Sensing Technologies, Nanoscience coming to the mobile device, the next 10 years might be even more innovative then we have know so far. For this session, we asked some these people how they innovate with their company in this very competitive landscape. What are the processes? Which criteria they use to make the difference?
In an open and relaxed atmosphere, Mobile Monday Barcelona in partnership with Forum Nokia and BCD (Barcelona Design Center) is inviting you to join us and share insights and different views on how companies continue to innovate in mobile.
Alan Seideman (USA), Founder Brightkite
Alan will talk about how they brought Brightkite to a wide market and created a success story in less then three years time.
Alan Seideman is an entrepreneur who’s worked with various startups in mobile, search, and social networking. He was a founder of Brightkite, a mobile location-based social networking tool that has received wide accolade. Before Brightkite, Alan managed multi-million dollar SEM campaigns and all analytics for a large network of sites at Local Matters, Inc. Alan’s mobile experience dates back to 1999 when he was brand manager for Indiqu.com, a San Diego based startup which helped pioneer entertainment content made for mobile internet. Alan is now in Barcelona exploring interesting new projects and getting to know Europe. He views the next years as a great opportunity for web and interconnected devices to help face global environmental and poverty challenges. Alan has an MBA from the University of Denver and a B.S. from Haverford College. He’s also an avid photographer.
Nora Airas, Business Development Manager at Forum Nokia EMEA
Nora will show a nanotechnology concept project from the Nokia Research Center and talks about Forum Nokia Developer Community.
David Caabeiro (Spain), Co-Founder at Sequence Point Software
David will talk about ARound, a component-based framework which enables easy development of Augmented Reality applications on Symbian devices.
David works at Sequence Point Software, a company based in Barcelona, which specializes in Symbian development. He 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.
David is 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.
Juan Manuel Cambeiro Cuns (Spain), Technological Innovation Analyst at Telefónica España
Juan will talk about Technological Innovation in Telefónica.
Telecommunications Engineer by the University of Vigo ( Spain ), he specialized in computing engineering and have been working in the Telecom industry ever since. After working in companies like Alcatel, and Ericsson, he has been working in several companies within the Telefónica Holding since the year 2001, defining a common framework for Services Delivery in the whole group and representing Telefónica’s interests in this matter in different international initiatives. In the last few years, he has been working as Innovation Analyst in Telefónica in Spain, assessing new opportunities and start-ups, the business potential of new technologies, and establishing collaboration agreements with the industry and universities in an open innovation model.
Alex Kummerman (France), CEO of Soundwalk-Clicmobile (USA/France)
Alex will explain how they went from idea to building a product and going to market.
With over 16 years of mobile telecommunication expertise, strong leadership, entrepreneurship and successful management, Alex is now leading Soundwalk – Clicmobile joint venture and acts as President and co-founder of Clicmobile, a leading mobile interactive agency.
With Clicmobile and Soundwalk teams, Alex focus is today to successfully develop, promote and distribute the Soundwalk unique catalogue on smartphones as well as to expand this prestigious Soundwalk catalogue to cover the 40 most touristic cities of the world. His challenge is to deliver first quality mobile software in partnership with brands and advertisers to the get the best user experience possible on the new touch screen devices.
Soundwalk has produced more than 40 tours around the world and collaborated with Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Adidas, Fauchon, Orange… and was mentioned recently as an “Aural Augmented Reality” experience on Smart Mobs.
Alex is an entrepreneur of digital companies. In 1994 Alex co-founded and managed Absolut Media, the award-winning French Web Agency. His guidance helped ensure the successful purchase of Absolut Media by Euro RSCG in early 2000. Remember that in 2000 the MP3 format just started to be exchanged over the internet. Alex then co-founded the New York-based company Soundwalk and explored the very early days of the interactive and location based audio city tours. In 2003 Alex co-founded the Paris and Geneva based company Clicmobile to explore the interactive opportunities of mobile phones.
As usual, a networking party will follow the conference where participants will enjoy a glass of cava while sharing experiences about life and work. Attendance is free; all you need to do is register and/or confirm your presence for this event at www.mobilemondaybarcelona.com/subscribe/ to reserve one of the 150 seats available. Book now to avoid being left out!
- 19h00 Registration and Pre-Networking
- 19h30 Innovation in Mobile presentations and discussion
- 20h45 Cocktail and Networking Party
- 21h30 End
Llacuna 162, 08018 Barcelona
T. 93 401 97 77
Metro: L1 (Glòries)
Bus: 7, 56, 60, 92, B21
Our thanks to our partners Forum Nokia, Telefónica, and Barcelona Activa for their invaluable support.
This event is organised by: dotopen in partnership with Barcelona Media and BCD (Barcelona Design Center) and supported by:
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