SVCWireless is hosting the Mobile Applications and 4G Technologies on May 19 2011. Register The event details are as follows Organization: Silicon Valley-China Wireless Technology Association Event Name: Mobile Applications and 4G Technologies Date(s): May 19 2011, 06:30 PM to 09:00 PM Location: Room Beacon Rock, Google West Campus 5 2375 Garcia Dr, Mountain View, CA 94043 Mountain View, CA Click Here For Detail: Event Information Mobile Applications and 4G Technologies Venue Room Beacon Rock, Google West Campus 5 2375 Garcia Dr, Mountain View, CA 94043 Mountain View, CA Directions At Google I/O last week, 5000+ lucky developers witnessed tons of momentum in Android and more broadly mobile apps and technologies. The Android platform has grown exponentially with the following stats: 100 million activated Android devices 400,000 new Android devices activated every day 200,000 free and paid applications available in Android Market 4.5 billion applications installed from Android Market Similarly iOS platform has also grown in leaps and bounds. The two combined presents developers tremendous opportunities in Mobile Apps.
At this meetup we have a great panel of experts focusing on Market and Trends of Mobile Applications and 4G Technologies covering the following topics. Topics Mobile Devices and 4G Technologies Mobile Apps and LBS Services Infrastructure Equipments Carriers and OEMs Panel of Speakers Bob Borchers (moderator): General Partner, Opus Capital Bin Hu: Sr. Director, Huawei Technologies Carl Showalter: General Partner, Opus Capital Laura Merling: SVP of Platform/Apps Strategy, Alcatel-Lucent Agenda 6:30pm - 7:00pm: Registration 7:00pm - 7:20pm: Opening remarks 7:20pm - 8:10pm: Panel discussion 8:10pm - 8:30pm: Q&A 8:30pm - 9:00pm: Networking Bios of Speakers Bob Borchers (moderator): General Partner, Opus Capital
A mobile and consumer marketing veteran with more than 20 years operating experience, Bob Borchers comes to Opus Capital from Apple, Inc where he served as Sr. Director of Worldwide Product Marketing for the iPhone. At Opus Borchers is focused on investments in mobile applications and services as well as adjacent opportunities in both hardware and software. As part of the original iPhone team, Bob was instrumental in the development, launch and global expansion of the revolutionary iPhone, iPhone OS, App Store. While at Apple he also led the Nike+iPod partnership, expanded the iPod accessory ecosystem, and forged relationships with every major auto company to provide iPod integration. Prior to Apple, Bob was Vice President of Marketing at FusionOne, a pioneer in creating and marketing mobility solutions. Bob also spent six years at Nokia where he co-founded and served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Vertu business unit. Before his career in the mobile industry, Bob worked for Nike, Inc. in Beaverton, Oregon, where he led efforts in product and service personalization. He began his career doing research and development in prosthetics. Bob holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a Masters Degree from a joint program between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Harvard Medical School in Health Sciences and Technology. He has more than 30 patents granted or pending. Bin Hu: Sr. Director, Huawei Technologies Bin Hu is the Senior Director of Americas Software and Application Division of Huawei Technologies (USA). His responsibility includes technology scouting and business incubation of innovative software, application and service. Before joining Huawei, he was Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in Motorola, focusing on technology innovation and business initiatives of mobile software solutions, including SCREEN3 / Dynamic Content Delivery, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Instant Messaging and Presence etc. Prior to Motorola, he was the Senior Manager of Technology in Walt Disney Internet Group, pioneering Disney?s mobile content and solutions. Carl Showalter: General Partner, Opus Capital
Carl Showalter is investing in Internet and data communications startups and brings more than 12 years of operating experience to Opus. Previously, Carl was a General Partner with Lightspeed Venture Partners. Prior to this Carl served as Vice President of Marketing at Juniper Networks, where he built and led a global marketing and product management organization. Before Juniper, Carl was Vice President of Dial and Broadband Services for UUNET, overseeing the 300-person, $1B revenue division. He also held various sales and management positions at ANS, an AOL company, where he helped build AOL?s modem access network and then helped launch hardware-based firewalls and IP VPNs in the mid 1990?s. Carl began his career at Bellcore, focusing on network security and data service delivery. At Bellcore, Carl performed logical and physical attacks on phone company infrastructure, helping them fix these vulnerabilities. Carl holds a BS degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MS degree in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University. Laura Merling: SVP of Platform/Apps Strategy, Alcatel Lucent I have been in the tech industry for over 20 years watching technologies come and go, and sometimes even get reincarnated. Do you remember when 4GL was all the rage? Or maybe PRM before it became part of CRM? And then of course the world of ASP that has come back bigger and better as Saas, Paas, and Cloud Computing. My how things change but stay the same. Throughout my career I have worn many hats ? from coder to product manager, marketing person to sales and business development, and yes even CEO of a high tech no-profit for developers! Having done all of these roles helps put things in perspective which I hope to share with you on this blog. The world of API's is where I am at today. Helping companies figure out how to transform their business with the help of a three letter acronym.