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Mobile Innovators: A Fireside Chat Series

Mobile Monday NY

Monday, August 18, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Mobile Innovators: A Fireside Chat Series

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Please join us for our ongoing series of fireside chats with mobile innovators. These monthly events will be engaging interviews and panel discussions covering the very diverse topics under the mobile innovation umbrella.

We're bringing together industry innovators from both the enterprise and start-up worlds to share their unique perspectives and best practice. Some of the planned topics include:
  • Mobile governance and a mobile center of excellence
  • Mobile wallets and mobile payments
  • Mobile user experience and user engagement
  • Mobile and the integration of Big Data, small data, and predictive analytics
  • Mobile, wearables, and the Internet of Everything
Come learn, share and network with us and your industry peers. We’ll have great conversation, practical insight, and energizing, actionable content—all we need is you.

Speakers for August 18:

Christopher Tse

Senior Director

McGraw-Hill Education

Chris is a technologist by trade, a designer in practice, and an entrepreneur at heart. He is a champion of applying Open Web technologies, such as HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript, to create mobile experiences that allow interactions to move smoothly between devices, users, and brands. Chris is also an innovative thought-leader in scalable systems design, and has given talks on how to apply NoSQL techniques along with functional programming paradigms to build the next-generation cloud back-ends. 

He is currently a Senior Director at McGraw-Hill Education, working on applying JavaScript tools to solve problems in the enterprise, building HTML5 interactive components using cards, and architecting smart analytics systems with NoSQL. He is also the curator of CardStack, a catalog of design patterns and open source tools for card development. 

Previously, he led the development of social media and dynamic publishing applications at BusinessWeek Digital. Before joining the New York media industry, he co-founded three other technology startups: a database consulting shop, a messaging software company, and a network security research firm.

Chris holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University and is still very much addicted to New York City. You can follow him on Twitter @christse.

Mike Koleno

Director of Solution Delivery

Solstice Mobile


Mike graduated from North Central College in 2002 with a BS degree in Computer Science. He started his career working for InstallShield Software on the Software Development Help Desk where he worked closely with Windows developers around the world, helping them build custom desktop installation packages for their software.  


Mike later went on to work at JPMorgan Chase for over 8 years in various application development and architecture roles across the bank's Treasury & Security Services, Card and Corporate Technology lines of business.  


Mike joined Solstice Mobile in April of 2013 and has helped contribute to the mobile success stories of Solstice partners such as Redbox, Rockwell Automation, USG, PSCU and more. His current role as a Director of Solution Delivery at Solstice allows him to work closely with both existing as well as prospective clients. When he isn't thinking about technology, Mike is spending as much time as he can with his wife and their two wonderful children.


J Schwan
Founder & CEO
Solstice Mobile

J's mission is to help transition enterprises into the era of contextual computing. J is the Founder and CEO of Solstice Mobile (www.solstice-mobile.com), one of the nation's largest and fastest growing enterprise mobile software and services firms. Solstice sets sound mobile strategy and builds amazing apps for some of the country's greatest brands. Solstice has offices in New York and Chicago and houses over 200 passionate, mobile-focused designers and engineers.

J received his Bachelors in Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and began his career at Andersen Consulting. Outside of being a co-organizer for Mobile Monday New York, J also founded the Chicago Mobile Meetup, the largest mobile special interest group in Chicago with over 2,000 members. J was recently inducted into the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, Chicago TechWeek 100, was awarded the University of Illinois College of Engineering Young Alumnus of the Year Award and has had recent mobile work inducted into the Computerworld Hall of Fame.

Be sure to join the ongoing discussion in our LinkedIn group.

Have questions about Mobile Innovators: A Fireside Chat Series? Contact Mobile Monday NY

When & Where

Convene Conference Center 101 Park Ave.
101 Park Ave
New York, NY 10178

Monday, August 18, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

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Mobile Monday NY

Mobile Monday is NY's premiere mobile network and authority for the the media, financial, and advertising industries. Sponsored by Delivr. Organized by David Harper, Dan Melinger and Stephen Chang.
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