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

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

MobileMonday Austin/SXSWi Special Event | Mobile App Design | March 15 2010

Don’t miss our yearly MobileMonday Austin/SXSW special event. We are having a great set of speakers.. Our Next MobileMonday event is on March 15, 2010; the registration form is at http://www.mobilemondayaustin.com. Seating is limited so please register.

Thanks to our sponsors Mobile Behavior and Forum Nokia.

And thanks to the International Center of Austin (ICA) for offering their space for the event. And thanks to the Austin Wireless Alliance/ATI Wireless and Maria OCampo (Collider Media) and Allison Mooney (Mobile Behavior) for the help with logistics.

Seating is limited! (really to about 50 people)

Cost? Free. Light food and drinks will be served, thanks to our sponsors.

Time? 5:00-6:30 or so pm so we can end early and continue the SXSWi Festivities! Arrive by 5:00 pm.

Where? The International Center of Austin (ICA). The IAC is literally 5 minutes walk distance from the Austin Convention center, so it is very convenient. Address: 201 East 2nd Street Austin, TX 78701-4009. See map: http://bit.ly/cpfrBa

Agenda | Topic Mobile App Design:

  • Barbara Ballard — presentation on Mobile Design and User Experience (UX);
  • Panel with Foursquare, SimpleGeo, CloudFour, Frog Design and others TBD. Moderated by Carlo Longino of MobHappy.

Please register at http://www.mobilemondayaustin.com!

==> Also, don’t miss on Saturday March 13 the Wireless Future15 at SXSWi! See http://bit.ly/9K7BE2

ceo