OC Mobile Conference
Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)
Costa Mesa, CA
In the past three months, approximately 300 million cell phones were sold – or one cell phone for every 22 people on the face of the planet. In 2003, 60% of the world’s population had a mobile cell signal, in 2013, 95% of the world’s population has cellular service. Given the current growth, in the next 12 months, the data equivalent of the entire library of congress will be accessed through mobile devices.
Mobile technology has rapidly expanded beyond cellular communications into fast changing areas such as mobile application development, mobile marketing and machine-to-machine communications. These developments create business opportunities that are some of the biggest and best in business today.
At OCTANe and M2 Catalyst’s second annual OC Mobile conference, we will discuss the most significant areas of development and change, their inherent business opportunities, and highlight companies responsible for the rapid evolution of mobile technologies and applications. Last year’s program sold out, so register early to ensure your spot as we examine the trends, identify the opportunities, and preview the mobile technologies born out of Orange County and destined to impact the global economy. This is one of OCTANe's most notable and in demand programs.
OCTANe is honored to have Gary Jabara, Founder and CEO of Mobilitie, as our opening keynote speaker. Based in Newport Beach, CA, Mobilitie is the nation's largest privately held wireless infrastructure provider investing in wireless towers, neutral-host indoor and outdoor Distributed Antenna Systems networks, small cell systems, and Wi-Fi networks enabling robust wireless communication. Mobilitie installs and operates wireless infrastructure designed to meet the needs of wireless carriers and venues across all industries, including sporting and entertainment, real estate, hospitality, education, healthcare and government. Mobilitie is one of Orange County’s fastest growing and most lauded high technology companies. Mr. Jabara will address how Mobilitie enables the connectivity that has become a vital component of daily life, and how Mobilitie works with venues and wireless carriers to ensure their customers are better connected.
OCTANe is also pleased to have Fabrice Hoerner, Senior Manager in Technical Marketing at Qualcomm as another keynote presenter. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. Although best known for cellphone chipset technology, increasingly Qualcomm has been developing mobile technology to connect sensors and devices of all types with applications and consumer services that can communicate over a common communications protocol. The Internet of Everything (IoE) is changing our world and the effect on our daily life will be profound, marking a new era of opportunity for people, for businesses, and for cities: when smart things discover each other and interact, it enables a new breed of apps and services that transform our connected experiences and enhance our digital lifestyle. That’s why Qualcomm is creating the fabric of the Internet of Everything, breathing new life into familiar devices and making our homes “smarter” so that we can enjoy greater convenience, choice and simplicity. In this keynote, we will discuss the new opportunities created by the Internet of Everything and the underlying technology platforms that will make them a reality, with a focus on the connected home.
12:00 - 12:30p.m. Registration & Lunch
12:30 - 1:00 Keynote: Mobilitie - Gary Jabara
1:00 - 2:00 Mobile Devices & The Work Place Panel
2:00 - 2:15 App Developers Alliance Overview
2:15 - 2:30 Break
2:30 - 3:30 Startup Presentations
3:30 - 4:30 Mobile Marketing Panel
4:30 - 5:00 Keynote: Qualcomm - Fabrice Hoerner
5:00 - 6:00 Cocktail Reception
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Mobile Marketing Panel
As mobile devices continue to evolve with new and powerful technologies, there are fresh and exciting opportunities for marketers to disrupt the traditional approaches to marketing. With representation from across the mobile marketing landscape, panelist include senior marketing executives of major brands, mobile specific and traditional agencies. This panel promises to share best practices in mobile marketing, connecting and learning from experts and peers in the industry and hear first-hand future opportunities for marketing using mobile media channels.
Mobile Devices & The Workplace Panel
Mobile devices have changed the enterprise IT landscape dramatically over the last five years and the complexities are increasing exponentially, as are opportunities for entrepreneurs. According to Forrester Research, 60% of tablet owners and 55% of smartphone owners have selected their own device to use for work purposes. As employees bring their own devices to work, they bring the potential for great cost savings and improved productivity, but also security threats and potential technical issues. The OCMobile panelists for "Mobile Devices and The Workplace", will explore and discuss the benefits, issues and opportunities raised by the emerging mobile enterprise landscape.
Fabrice Hoerner - Technical Marketing, Senior Manager, Qualcomm
Fabrice Hoerner is part of Qualcomm’s Corporate Technical Marketing team, where he analyzes the impact of emerging tech trends on Qualcomm's business over a five year horizon - with a focus on the Internet of Everything and the Connected Home. Fabrice is also in charge of Qualcomm's messaging in these two areas. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Fabrice worked for Orange Business Services, leading B2B sales initiatives and negotiating contracts worth several million euros. Fabrice received an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, with concentrations in Strategic Management, Accounting and Economics and a Master’s Degree from Ecole Superieure d’Electricite (Supelec) with a concentration in Information Systems and Networks.
Gary Jabara - Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Mobilitie
Prior to founding Mobilitie, Gary was a Partner at Deloitte & Touche and the firm's Partner-in-Charge of Wireless Real Estate and Infrastructure. Gary leads the firm in its quest to fulfill its mission and vision of being the most innovative and open infrastructure firm in the world. While at Deloitte, Gary oversaw the negotiation of over $10 billion of telecommunication infrastructure assets on behalf of the Big Six Wireless Carriers. He also led the firm's National Practice for Capital Projects Advisory Services, and advised Global Fortune 100 firms on the efficient deployment of their capital. Gary has 23 years of experience in the mobile communication industry, starting with the Los Angeles Cellular Telephone Company, a McCaw Cellular/BellSouth joint venture, where he led the firm's real estate division and was responsible for all aspects of site acquisition, budgeting, engineering, and development.
Jack Bicer is the founder of SEKUR.me, a disruptive mobile security and mobile payments company. His two previous inventions “Uninstall” and “Automatic Software Updates”, run on every computer and every smartphone today. Jack held several CTO roles since 1996. A 30+ year software industry veteran, Jack is an industry expert on mobile applications, authentication, SaaS/web software, and payment processing. Previously at Verisign, Symantec and Xerox, he holds a BSc in Communications Engineering from University of Kent, an MSc in Computer Science from George Washington University and attended the Pepperdine MBA program. In 2002, Jack founded TechBiz Connection, a non-profit technology management association in Southern California, to help entrepreneurs and high tech executives, and currently serves as the Chairman and President.
Michael Brough - CEO, M2Catalyst
Michael Brough is the CEO and Co-Founder of M2Catalyst, LLC which develops carrier grade mobile apps and global channels of distribution for mobile software. Michael is a mobile industry veteran with extensive business planning experience. As Sr. Director of Carrier and OEM sales at SMSI (NASDAQ) from 2006-2011 he achieved over $100M in personal software license sales and the best company sales performance for 2011. Michael was also Founder and CEO of NetGUI from 2000-2006.
Craig Cooke - CEO & Co-Founder, Rhythm Interactive
Craig brings more than 20 years of interactive, marketing and management experience to Rhythm Interactive. As CEO, Craig drives the direction of the company through his vision, strategic development and execution. He is actively involved in marketing initiatives, research and development, business development, vendor selection and strategic partner development. He also participates in hiring, organizing project teams and producing high-quality solutions that deliver true value to clients. Craig takes a consultative approach to problem solving with clients. Essentially, he believes in helping people, delivering quality, demanding excellence and being accountable.
Ted Francisco - President, MEDL Mobile
Ted Francisco is the President of MEDL Mobile, Inc. a leading mobile development company in the US. His clients include global powerhouse brands like Experian, Hyundai, Taco Bell and Medtronic. Ted has spent more than two decades helping brands connect with their customers. By focusing on the essential truths within brands and tirelessly driving his clients to understand the needs of their customers, he’s led transformative marketing strategies for brands like McKesson Health Systems and Kaiser Permanente. Today, his focus is on helping businesses realize the full potential of the most inmate of communication channels, mobile.
Michael Hedge - Partner, K&L Gates
Michael Hedge is a partner in the firm's Orange County office. His practice focuses on securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, venture capital, corporate governance and commercial transactions. Mr. Hedge has extensive experience in representing public companies in securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions and stock exchange compliance matters. Mr. Hedge also regularly works with private equity funds in acquisition transactions and fund formation. Mr. Hedge has substantial experience in the medical device, pharmaceutical and technology industries.
Chelsea Larson-Andrews - Director of Marketing, App Developers Alliance
Chelsea Larson-Andrews is the Director of Marketing at the App Developers Alliance. She is responsible for brand enrichment, events, and coordinating marketing opportunities for Alliance members. Before arriving at the Apps Alliance, Chelsea co-founded design3, a game development software training portal with thousand of online training tutorials. Chelsea earned a master's in Women's Studies (emphasis in multi-cultural education) and a bachelor's in Applied Design from San Diego State University.
Andrew Maltin - Founder, Hang w/
Andrew is Founder and CEO of Hang With, Inc.. Hang w/ is the premier live streaming, social media platform with over 1 Million users in 9 months. Prior to Hang w/, he co-founded MEDL Mobile, a mobile incubator and development company that has architected, developed, acquired, marketed and launched hundreds of mobile applications with tens of millions of users – for companies such as Hyundai, Experian, New York Times and Taco Bell, and celebrities including Marlee Matlin, Pauly D, Sarah Silverman, and Cheech and Chong. Mr. Maltin has founded and successfully exited several technology ventures and has been featured in Entrepreneur, USA Today, Success, The Wall Street Journal and The LA Times.
Hank Mondaca - Mobile Solutions Specialist, Sonic Mobile
Hank provides mobile education and consulting services to marketing professionals, SMB owners and entrepreneurs. As an advocate for smart, effective mobile marketing channels, Hank leads workshops and speaks about how to grow your business with Mobile Marketing techniques. An entrepreneur in the Marketing & Advertising industry for 19 years, Hank has vast experience in not only the technological aspect of Mobile Marketing, but also the ability of how to apply this medium to maximize your marketing results. Hank’s unique online presence and his ability to educate business professionals in the mobile realm has earned him the nickname “The Mobile Marketer”.
Hector Rodriguez - National Director for Microsoft's Health & Life Sciences Industry Technology Unit, Microsoft
As a member of Microsoft’s industry leadership team, Hector focuses on the development and deployment of “go to market” Health IT solutions, devices and overall strategies. His team works with healthcare customers and partners to drive Health IT as a strategic business service that enables cost reduction while improving patient experiences and the quality of care. Hector works extensively with industry groups including WEDI-SNIP, HL/7, AHIP, HIMSS, HITRUST and CAQH/CORE and is currently a board member of the Samueli Institute. Hector began his career in 1982 as a software engineer at Bell Research Laboratories and has 30+ years of IT experience. Hector has an M.B.A. in Management Finance and Entrepreneurship and a B.S. in Computer Science.
Ayan Roy - Principal, Ernst & Young
Ayan is a Principal at EY with extensive experience in a wide variety of information security and information technology advisory activities for a wide range of clients. He has worked on a number of Identity and Access Management (IAM) engagements and presently serves as the sub-‐competency leader for IAM within the Information Security Center of Excellence.
Dinesh Srirangpatna - Research Manager, International Data Corporation (IDC)
Dinesh Srirangpatna is a Research Manager at IDC covering software and services - cloud, mobility, big data and social for clients like HP, Samsung, Xerox. He is a respected thought leader, often consulted on product launches and asked to provide expert opinion on state of industry. Mopria alliance - a global non profit alliance driving mobile printing encompassing HP, Samsung, Xerox, Canon as members quotes him as an industry expert. He provides both business and architectural guidance based on his prior experience in firms like Samsung, HP in roles spanning Strategy Manager, Project Manager and Architect. He speaks at industry events and worldwide webinars covering technology trends, user adoption, business drivers and business model. He has a patent pending at US PTO.
Hang w/ allows anyone on the planet to connect LIVE with fans, friends and family via streaming broadcast video. Hundreds, thousands, even millions can watch the same broadcast stream simultaneously - and even chat amongst each other - while it is happening LIVE. The platform was released to the public in March and quickly shot to the top 30 in Social Media on the Apple App Store. An Android release is weeks away. The platform is built around an integrated advertising model that financially rewards the broadcasters for creating content. Celebrity, Musician and Pro-Athlete talent have signed on to use and promote the platform. Learn more at www.hangwith.com
Loop Unlimited, Inc. was founded in 2013 by a group of veteran game industry developers and publishers and is headquartered in Irvine, California. The founders have over 17 years of experience in delivering worldwide gaming experiences for mobile and console. They are currently launching GameLoop, a social network platform for gamers and developers available exclusively on mobile devices. GameLoop is a dedicated hub for gaming related expression and community which allows casual and core gamers alike to share their opinions, connect with like-minded friends, and discover new games. Sourcing the power of the community, developers will be able to use GameLoop to generate genuine interest for their games. GameLoop launches in March 2014 on the Canadian App Store and is coming soon to the U.S. App Store.
Visual Mobile Technologies delivers: vMobile, a powerful, comprehensive collaboration tool transforming how businesses collaborate, communicate, capture, catalog and share digital media content. vMobile delivers mobile Collaboration and Social Networking for Enterprise Field Enablement. We provide the platform for multiple people to share images, video and other files with each other whether at their desk or in the field. vMobile is a cloud-hosted Collaborative Video-as-a-Service (CVaaS).
TrafIQ greatly increases capacity on overloaded wireless networks. Wireless operators are struggling to handle the explosive growth in data traffic on their networks. TrafIQ accurately predicts network performance at future traffic levels, allowing wireless network operators to determine precisely when and where capacity (new cell sites, radio equipment, spectrum) will need to be added or removed from their networks, far more accurately than existing planning and optimization methods. With TrafIQ, operators can identify simple, low cost ways to squeeze more capacity from their existing network assets. These changes can be made proactively before the customer experiences any degradation due to increasing traffic.
M2AppMonitor is a crowd-sourced app performance monitor and app recommendation engine for smart phones and tablets. The app tracks and monitors every app's behavior on a user's device to inform users and developers of potential efficiency and behavioral issues. The app collects over 70 app performance metrics ranging from battery, data, memory, CPU, crashes, storage issues, and more. In addition to alerting consumers to bad apps, M2AppMonitor recommends better and more efficient apps. As an intelligent app recommendation engine, the software generates revenues for wireless carriers, device OEM's and app stores.
M2Money is an innovative mobile wallet solution sparked by MasterCard’s Open API structure presentation at OC Mobile 2013. The Android app, developed by a team of engineering students from UC Irvine and sponsored and managed by M2Catalyst, acts as a mobile device credit card with the purpose to have a more controlled payment solution. Initially targeting colleges, parents can now quickly add money and oversee their son's or daughter's spending accounts, providing parents with more control over their family's finances.
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