12 Mar

Today: Mobile Monday Austin @ SXSW Interactive 2012

All, a reminder that today March 12, 2012, we are having 2 Mobile Monday Austin events:

1) At noon, we will be hosting a lunch/networking event for SXSWers to meet Austin mobile companies. This is at the Alcatel-Lucent trend lounge (room 406 at the Hilton) for some food and networking.

2) Then at 6pm at Fogo de Chao is the Mobile Monday Austin social.

Hope to see you there!

ceo

23 Feb

Mobile Future 15 at SXSW Interactive

We are less than a month away from SXSW Interactive; exciting!

If you are attending the Festival, don’t forget to stop by the Mobile Future 15 session; more info below…

When? Monday, March 14, 3:30-6pm.

Topics & Speakers:

  1. Mobile Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in 2011 (Raj Singh, Stanford Research Institute)
  2. Future of Mobile Gaming/Entertainment (Peter Vesterbacka, Rovio/Angry Birds)
  3. Designing for Mobile Web (James Pearce, Sencha)
  4. What Overseas Innovations Still Haven’t Hit the US Market Yet? (Debi Jones, Telefonica)
  5. Designing for Android (Amanda McGlothlin, Mutual Mobile)
  6. Tips for Getting Your App Approved (Michael Yuan, Ringful Health)
  7. Interactive Patterns in the Mobile Space (Barbara Ballard, Linchpin Mobility)
  8. User Experience and Cross Platform App Development (Carlo Longino, Wireless Industry Partnership)
  9. The Intersection Between Mobile and TV (Craig Negoescu, NAKA Media)
  10. Designing for iPhone (Chaotic Moon)
  11. Emcee: Yours truly, C. Enrique Ortiz

I am very excited about the the speakers and the topics for this year.

If you are attending SXSWi 2011, make sure you stop by our Mobile Future15 panel session! It is going to be awesome.

See the other Future 15 sessions: Future15 Lineup for 2011: Shorter is Better (SXSW blog).

ceo

03 Feb

Mobile Future15 @ SXSW Interactive 2011

For the last number of months I’ve been curating the SXSWi Mobile Future 15 panel. This is a special kind of short-form panel content, fast-paced sessions, each title reflecting one 12-minute solo speaking slot, which is followed by a short, three-minute break before the next speaker begins his or her presentation. These proved to be very popular with attendees during 2010.

So I am very happy to announce the SXSWi 2011 Mobile Future15

When? Monday, March 14, 3:30-6pm.

Great topics and speakers:

  1. Mobile Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in 2011 (Raj Singh, Stanford Research Institute)
  2. Future of Mobile Gaming/Entertainment (Peter Vesterbacka, Rovio/Angry Birds)
  3. Designing for Mobile Web (James Pearce, Sencha)
  4. What Overseas Innovations Still Haven’t Hit the US Market Yet? (Debi Jones, Telefonica)
  5. Designing for Android (Amanda McGlothlin, Mutual Mobile)
  6. Tips for Getting Your App Approved (Michael Yuan, Ringful Health)
  7. Interactive Patterns in the Mobile Space (Barbara Ballard, Linchpin Mobility)
  8. User Experience and Cross Platform App Development (Carlo Longino, Wireless Industry Partnership)
  9. The Intersection Between Mobile and TV (Craig Negoescu, NAKA Media)
  10. Designing for iPhone (Chaotic Moon)

I am very excited about the quality of the speakers and the topics for this year’s Mobile Future15. If you are attending SXSWi 2011, make sure you stop by our Mobile Future15 panel session! It is going to be awesome…

ceo

31 Aug

Taking the Pulse of the Mobile Tech Industry (2010-2011)

One of the cool things about helping judge/select the mobile sessions for SXSW Interactive Festival is that it is like taking the pulse of the Mobile industry — how the mobile industry and technologists feel about the state of things.

This year’s mobility and new technology submissions show how Geo & Social, AR and Big-Data continue to evolve and are key technology areas in the mind of many mobile technologists and marketers alike; a not surprising trend. Some NFC/RFID and barcodes came up. And the topics of native vs. web continues but not as strong, same with Flash, perhaps indicating native as the preferred approach to mobile apps, at least for now.

A lot of very good sessions this year; it was a bit tough to choose… congrats to all who submitted.

ceo

14 Aug

SXSW 2011 PanelPicker | Vote now; voting ends Aug 27, 2010

A reminder that the 2011 SXSW Interactive PanelPicker community voting is open and that voting ends Aug 27, 2010. SXSW Interactive is on March 11-15, 2011.

For SXSW Interactive alone there are 2344 sessions! Wow. And for mobile/wireless and mobile apps there are 96 sessions.

Please remember that SXSW is a community-driven event and that your vote literally accounts for about 30% of the decision-making process for any given programming slot.

So go ahead, find the proposals (and mobile proposals!) that most interest you and vote!

Voting ends 11:59 CDT on Friday, August 27.

See you March 11-15, 2011…

ceo

02 Jul

SXSW PanelPicker 2011: Send Your Incredible (Mobile) Programming Ideas Now!

It is that time again…

The 2011 SXSW PanelPicker launched on Tuesday, June 15: see PanelPicker 2011: Send Us Your Incredible Programming Ideas Now! (SXSW blog).

The entry process for the PanelPicker continues through Friday, July 9.

Then the public voting phase on these proposals will run from Monday, August 9 through Friday, August 27.

So go ahead and submit your cool ideas, especially the your MOBILE ideas, now!

ceo

08 Mar

SXSW Interactive and Wireless Future15

Wow, we are less than a week away from SXSW Interactive and Film Festivals. And I’m very excited.

The Interactive Festival runs from March 12 – 16 and this year is looking solid!

One of the new additions to the Interactive Festival is the Future15 series on Convergence, Greater Good, Emerging, and Business. These are 15 minutes talks by experts on the aforementioned topics.

Under Emerging is the Wireless Future15, which I helped curate and will be hosting on March 13 (Saturday) on the Hilton Room K. The agenda is as follows (starts at 11 AM):

  • 11:00 AM | Mobile, the Great Channel Equalizer | David Gill
  • 11:20 AM | The Real Mobile Scoop | Agency, Manufacturer, and Carrier | David Hewitt
  • 11:40 AM | Web Evolution: The Rise of Mobile, APIs and Runtimes | Daniel Appelquist
  • [BREAK]
  • 12:30 PM | iPhone Application Development: Myths and Facts | PJ Tanzillo
  • 12:50 PM | Augmenting Your Brain With Android | Steve Brown
  • 01:10 PM | Mobile Technology: What’s New, What’s Out, What’s Next? | Anup Murarka

For more information about the Wireless Future15 speakers and topics see the Future15 Emerging schedule.

So I hope to see you at SXSW Interactive and the Wireless Future15!

Oh, and don’t forget the BizSpark Accelerator at SXSW — with my good friend Dean McCall as Emcee.

ceo