UTR: Mobility – November 2009


Schedule



08:00am - 09:00am

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST


09:00am - 09:30am

MORNING KEYNOTE: PETER HIRSHBERG


09:30am - 10:00am

FAST PITCH: MUST HAVE APPS BY APP-ADDICTS

A fast mini-pitch session from six killer apps that'll fight it out for your vote.

Moderator

Judges


10:00am - 10:30am

MORNING BREAK



12:00pm - 01:00pm

LUNCH AND AFTERNOON KEYNOTE



02:30pm - 03:00pm

NETWORKING BREAK



04:00pm - 05:00pm

PANEL: MOBILE ADVERTISING IN 2010

Join us for a candid discussion with marketing powerhouses behind some of the World's biggest brands: Nike, Coca-Cola, VW, Gap, McDonalds and more about their mobile innovation wishlists...

Moderator

Speakers


05:00pm - 06:00pm

AWARD CEREMONY AND RECEPTION


Speakers


 
Andy Abramson

Andy Abramson

Founder, Comunicano

Andy Abramson is the founder of Comunicano, Inc., a 30 person asymmetrical communications consultancy, geared to providing clients with Senior Advising, Marketing Communications, Corporate Communications and Marketer-In-Residence services to start-ups, companies in transition and established brands with regard to influencer relations, marketing, advertising, public relations, social media, promotion, events and reputation management in the technology, consumer products and business to business markets. In the last 6 years 16 of his agency’s clients have exited, with some of the acquiring companies being Google, eBay, Nokia, Cisco, IBM, Citrix Online and Logitech.  Andy is also Ken Rutkowski’s eleven-year running co-host on KenRadio’s World Technology Roundup and is an active blogger with both VoIPWatch and Working Anywhere.

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Luke (Shanquan) Bao

Luke (Shanquan) Bao

Director of IC Technology and Terminal, China Mobile USRC

Luke (Shanquan) Bao is the Director of IC Technology and Terminal of China Mobile Communication Corporation USA Research Center. Luke severed as Sr. Strategic Product and Program manager of UTStarcom on mobile terminal solutions. Before joining UTStarcom, Luke worked in Conexant, Skyworks and Enqsemiconductor in various product development roles. Luke holds 11 US patents and applications in the area of mobile handset and applications.

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Todd Brix

Todd Brix

Senior Director, Mobile Services and Platform Product Management, Microsoft

Todd Brix leads Product Management for the Windows Marketplace for Mobile and Microsoft My Phone mobile services and the Windows Mobile developer platform in Microsoft’s Mobile Communication Business. In this role, Todd leads the team responsible for defining and driving product strategies, partnerships, service launches, and marketing and operations execution for new mobile services being released with the first generation of Windows phones, later this year. Todd has worked at Microsoft for 10 years in a variety of product management, marketing and planning roles in the Windows Server, Windows Embedded and Windows Mobile business groups. Prior to Microsoft, Todd worked at Intel, Silicon Graphics, and a semiconductor start-up.

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Jennifer Byrne

Jennifer Byrne

Executive Director, New Business Development and Partnership Management, Verizon Wireless

Jennifer Byrne is responsible for creating and leading key strategic partnerships, driving new revenue opportunities and product innovation such as Skype Mobile, as well as running VCAST Apps, Verizon’s mobile applications storefront. In prior roles at Verizon and Verizon Wireless, Jennifer was responsible for cross-platform content acquisition and business development across FiOSTV and mobile, managed Verizon’s social networking and location based services, and ran mobile video service, V CAST Video, for which she secured and launched a number of key exclusives for Verizon and grew the subscription base to over 3M subscribers. Jennifer has over 15 years of experience in business development and content distribution across various media platforms including cable, satellite, broadband, and wireless.

    /in/jenniferbyrne


 
Jonathan Ebinger

Jonathan Ebinger

Partner, BlueRun Ventures

Jonathan Ebinger focuses on communications, media, and mobility opportunities. Jonathan serves on the Board of Directors of Availink, Coupa, Fwix, Innofidei, Motally. Past board experience includes Avesair (INPC), Enpocket (NOK), Lightningcast (TWX). Jonathan has 15 years of marketing and finance experience in the telecommunications industry, including VP of Marketing for Qwest Communications, and senior level positions at Bell Atlantic Internet Solutions and MCI Communications. Jonathan also founded and successfully exited Simply Savings, Inc., an early Internet shopping service. He received his M.B.A. from Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, and holds a B.S. in Finance from Virginia Tech.

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Rob Gelick

Rob Gelick

Vice President, CBS Mobile, CBS

Rob Gelick, Vice President, CBS Mobile, CBS Interactive oversees new mobile service development and operations across more than a dozen CBS Interactive brands including CBS Entertainment, CNET, Gamespot, TV.com, CBS News, CWTV, Chow and BNET. Prior to CBS, Gelick was one of 10 founding executives at Helio where he served as the Vice President of Data Services. Before joining Helio, Gelick had an eight-year career at Motorola where he helped pioneer the world’s first mobile commerce and downloadable media solutions.

    /in/robgelick


 
Raj Kapoor

Raj Kapoor

Managing Director, Mayfield Fund

Raj is an entrepreneur, Internet industry pioneer and blogger. He invests in online advertising, e-commerce, consumer internet/digital media, internet infrastructure services and software. Prior to joining Mayfield, Raj was co-founder and CEO of Snapfish, a leading global online photo service. Raj orchestrated Snapfish’s sale to Hewlett-Packard in March 2005. Prior to Snapfish, Raj was an executive at Excite@Home, where he led e-commerce and broadband applications business, driving new music, entertainment and e-commerce initiatives. Raj also held positions in strategic planning, business development and product management in consumer interactive television services at Bell Atlantic Corporation, which is now Verizon.

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Nagraj Kashyap

Nagraj Kashyap

Vice President, Qualcomm Ventures

Nagraj Kashyap is a Vice President at Qualcomm and heads up worldwide activities for Qualcomm Ventures. Mr. Kashyap has over 14 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to his current role, Nagraj worked in various engineering and management capacities at Nortel, 3COM, Motorola, PRTM and Qualcomm. He currently actively manages and serves as a board member or observer for Qualcomm Ventures investments in Zeebo, Obopay, WaveMarket, Airplay Networks, GoTV Networks, Triage Wireless, and Novarra. Mr. Kashyap also led Qualcomm Ventures investments in Airvana (AIRV) and Bitfone (acquired by HP in 2007).

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Gene Keenan

Gene Keenan

VP of Mobile Services, Isobar

Gene has been working in the digital space for the last 8 years leading the cutting edge of marketing innovation as Isobar’s VP of Mobile Services. In this role, Gene has won numerous Aegis Globe awards for his innovation and has been the recipient of industry awards including an MSNEMMY for his work on Adidas. Gene represents Isobar as a founding member of the Mobile Marketing Association. The association also counts as board members these major brands: Coca-Cola, P&G, VISA, AOL, CBS, ESPN, FOX, Microsoft, and every tier 1 carrier in the USA. He co-chairs the metrics committee of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and guided the first marketing effectiveness study on behalf of the MMA.

    /in/genekeenan


 
Chad Kinzelberg

Chad Kinzelberg

Director, Scale Venture Partners

Chad is focused on Internet and enterprise software investments and joined Scale Venture Partners in 2006 with more than 20 years of marketing, sales, and general management experience. Prior to ScaleVP, he was General Manager and Senior Vice President of VeriSign’s SSL business unit, where he managed the P&L and led all functional groups for the company’s flagship division. During his tenure at VeriSign, Chad was responsible for more than doubling revenue growth, expanding international distribution and cultivating relationships with Fortune 500 customers. He also led two strategic acquisitions to strengthen VeriSign’s leadership in the security market.

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Jim Long

Jim Long

Partner, Gabriel VP

Jim Long is a Partner at Gabriel Venture Partners. He brings with him many years of experience and success in building businesses in the high technology industry, as well as in developing new technologies and patents for the Internet and PC environments.  He has been a co-founder or CEO in such companies as Veritas (IPO), Starlight Networks (Streaming video pioneer sold to Picturetel) and RioPort (Digital Music pioneer). He currently sits on the Boards of Aurora Biofuels (Algae-BioDiesel) and PlantSense (Home Gardening technology).

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Will Lowry

Will Lowry

VP Digital Advertising Products & Platforms, AT&T

Will Lowry leads a product strategy and development organization focused on driving innovative, data centric media and advertising solutions. In this role he has overall responsibility for both online products and multi-platform data services. Previously he was the Marketing Director of Cloud Strategy and Development for AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. He designed and architected a cloud product and services strategy to direct priorities and solution architecture for the Consumer organization. Will owned concept, design, and delivery of raw and finished cloud services for AT&T branded services and 3rd party application developers. Will and his team partnered with AT&T teams and numerous technology partners to discover and evaluate new technologies and their application in product innovation.

    /in/willlowry


 
Alex McCallum

Alex McCallum

Director, ISV Alliances, RIM (Research in Motion)

As Director, Consumer ISV Alliances for Research In Motion, Alex is focused on building the community of wireless solution providers delivering custom applications and services for BlackBerry to consumers. Alex is currently focused on initiatives to expand the scope and impact of the BlackBerry Developer Program and bring new innovative solutions to market with third party Independent Software Vendors, Systems Integrators and Solution Providers. Since joining RIM, Alex has been involved in many strategic teams directing several acquisitions, developing new partnerships, and discovering new technology opportunities for RIM to pursue.

    /in/alexmccallum


 
Russ McGuire

Russ McGuire

VP Strategy, Sprint

Russ McGuire is a leading strategist and visionary in the telecom industry. As vice president of strategy for Sprint, he is responsible for developing the strategic vision and strategic framework for the $40B+ telecommunications giant. His experience includes 20+ years in the telecom industry. Prior to joining Sprint, Russ was Chief Strategy Officer for TeleChoice, the strategic catalyst for the telecom industry. Russ has also founded or co-founded two successful technology startups. Russ is the author of The Power of Mobility, a book about how businesses can prosper in the mobility revolution. His personal blog is www.mcguireslaw.com.

    /in/russmcguire


 
Rafe Needleman

Rafe Needleman

Editor at Large, CNET News

Rafe Needleman is Editor at large for CNET Networks and producer of the weekly tech issues podcast, Reporters’ Roundtable, a site about Web-based products and startups. Rafe has been a technology editor and writer since 1988. His experience and perspective makes him a keen judge of what works and what doesn’t. Previously, Rafe wrote Catch of the Day for Red Herring. He has written for Business 2.0, Always On, and Release 1.0. He has also edited several publications, including Byte Magazine, where he was editor in chief.

    /in/rafeneedleman


 
Josh Nesbit

Josh Nesbit

Executive Director , FrontlineSMS:Medic

Josh Nesbit is the Executive Director of FrontlineSMS:Medic. As an international health and bioethics student at Stanford, his qualitative research focused on Pediatric HIV. He is a PopTech Social Innovation Fellow, Rainer Arnhold Fellow, Strauss Scholar, and Haas Public Service Fellow.

    /in/joshnesbit


 
Stefan Olander

Stefan Olander

Global Director Brand Connections, Nike

Stefan Olander is one of the industry’s leading digital marketers. Over the past decade Stefan has held a number of key marketing leadership positions with Nike. Blending his passion for the digital world with traditional communications skills, Stefan has led many of Nike’s most innovative and cutting edge initiatives, from launching EMEA’s new digital platform in 2000, to overseeing all communications for one of Nike’s most comprehensive global football initiatives; The Secret Tournament in 2002. As Global Director of Digital and Content, Stefan Olander was instrumental in bringing Nike plus to life creating a new consumer connection bridging the digital and physical worlds that has changed running forever. In his current role as Global Director Brand Connections he oversees the functions of Advertising, Digital Brand, Media, Content and Business Affairs for the entire Nike Brand.

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Cian O’Sullivan

Cian O’Sullivan

Reporter, GoMo News

Cian received a degree Journalism from the Rathmines School of Journalism in the Dublin Institute of Technology. After college, he worked in the newsroom for East Coast FM radio before getting a position on the Picture Desk in the Sun in Dublin. He rose to become Picture Editor in 2006, and stayed with the Sun for four years. Looking for new challenges (and a chance to write about things he found interesting!) he joined GoMo News in October in 2008. He obviously made the right decision, because since then he has been sent to cover conferences and expos in Boston, London, Vienna, Barcelona and San Francisco… with more to come. Cian concentrates on the more techy side of mobile news – his personal loves are mobile devices, m-commerce, gaming (mobile or otherwise) and keeping an eye what the operators are up to.

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Will Park

Will Park

Editor-in-Chief, IntoMobile.com

I am a tech enthusiast and mobile geek. I’ve been passionate about gadgets for over a decade, especially when it comes to mobile phones and wirelessly connected devices. Now, as Editor-in-Chief for IntoMobile, I get to play with all the coolest gadgets in the world and keep my finger on the pulse of the mobile industry. I demand high-tech mobile gadgets that are as functional as they are stylish – there’s nothing better than a powerful gadget with killer looks. You can find me telling it like it is in my daily articles on IntoMobile.com.

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Ben Parr

Ben Parr

Co-Editor, Mashable

Ben Parr is a respected tech journalist, web entrepreneur, sci-fi author, and aspiring world changer.  He is currently Co-Editor at Mashable, the world’s leading online publication on social media and web technology.  He’s appeared in media such as CNN, the BBC, and The New York Times. In addition, he is working on a new, currently unannounced startup and recently completed his first sci-fi novel, Desel.  In the past, he has worked on Facebook applications and in the web health space.

    /in/benparr


 
Donald Pitt

Donald Pitt

Sr. Director Business Development, Samsung

Don Pitt is a Sr. Director at Samsung responsible for finding new technologies, apps, and services that have a positive impact on Samsung’s mobile devices business. Don has extensive experience defining mobile products and services; prior to Samsung, Don led a product management team defining a high-end line of mobile internet focused devices and services at Motorola. Before Motorola, he led a product marketing team at Nokia focused on Java, BREW, and location-based services. Don has also raised venture funding, founded a network hardware start-up, and was one of the early employees at Onebox.com which was purchased by Openwave Systems.

    /in/donpitt


 
Daniel Rosen

Daniel Rosen

Head of AKQA Mobile, AKQA

As Founder and Head of AKQA Mobile, Daniel has been behind some of the most notable mobile campaigns that have received international recognition, for brands including: Nike, Gap, Coke, Smirnoff, McDonald’s and Visa.  He is frequently called upon by the industry for insights into mobile marketing from Cannes Lions to Mobile World Congress. In March 2009 he was voted by his peers as one of the ‘top 10 mobi thinkers’ globally. Prior to AKQA, Daniel was Managing Director of Associated Newspapers’ successful interactive subsidiary, Greenland. In 2000 he launched 12snap UK’s mobile marketing business running pioneering campaigns with McDonald’s, Coke & Cadbury. He started his mobile career in 1995 as a client side marketer within Orange UK.

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Tara Scarlett

Tara Scarlett

Senior Manager, CRM and Precision Marketing, Coca-Cola Co.

Tara Scarlett, Senior Manager, CRM & Precision Marketing at The Coca-Cola Company combines the art of marketing with the science of data in leading teams to design precision marketing programs focused on building stronger relationships between brand and consumer through innovative technologies like mobile and digital. A graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, she holds a BFA and Certification in CRM 2.0 and Social CRM from BPT Partners. Scarlett is a past board member with CRMA and AMA and a current board member of a Business Leadership Foundation in Tennessee and continues membership with AMA, CRMA, MMA and most recently a Carrier Customer Forum.

    /in/tarascarlett


 
Mark Silva

Mark Silva

SVP Emerging Platforms, Anthem Worldwide

Mark Silva is SVP Emerging Platforms for Anthem Worldwide, a full service strategic brand consultancy division of Schawk, Inc. Prior to joining Schawk, Silva founded and lead Real Branding, a leading digital marketing agency headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York and Toronto. Silva has been bringing emerging platforms to brands since the earliest days, helping launch CareerMosaic at Omnicom in 1994 as one of the first 100 commercial enterprises on the web. Silva has led online brand strategy for the world’s largest and most beloved companies and brands including ABC/Disney, Anheuser-Bush/Inbev, Darden Restaurants, Pepsico, Unilever and Warner Bros. He is a frequent speaker, advisor and resource for industry matters.

    /in/marksilva


 
Rob Taylor

Rob Taylor

Director, Forum Nokia Americas, Nokia

As Director of Forum Nokia, Americas, Rob develops relationships with mobile application communities in North and Latin America. Rob identifies mobile applications which differentiate Nokia’s integrated device and services proposition. At Ubiquity Software, a division of Avaya, Inc, Rob served as VP Business Development, structuring strategic relationships with network equipment vendors, ISVs, and system integrators. Rob was instrumental in architecting Ubiquity’s distribution strategy and launching the developer outreach program. Rob has executed investing for Orange Ventures and structured partnerships for OmniSky, an early MVNO acquired by Earthlink in 2002. Rob has also held leadership positions at Telematica and PlanetAll.

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Richard Ting

Richard Ting

VP & ECD, R/GA Mobile and R/GA Emerging Platforms, R/GA

Richard Ting is VP & Executive Creative Director of R/GA’s Mobile and Emerging Platforms Group, where he focuses on creating integrated interactive user experiences across the web, mobile, and physical space. In his 8+ years with R/GA, he has worked with Avaya, Nike, Nokia, J&J, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless. While at R/GA, Richard has received almost every major industry award and has spoken at numerous conferences including Advertising Week, the One Club, and Mobile Marketing Association. In the past year, Richard co-authored the book, “Strategic Mobile Design – Creating Engaging Experiences” and currently serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, where he attended as a graduate fellow.

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Jeremy Toeman

Jeremy Toeman

Founder, Stage Two

Jeremy Toeman is an expert in consumer lifestyle technology. Over the past ten years he has designed, built, and marketed numerous award-winning products in the “convergence” space. Jeremy founded Stage Two in October ’06, where he and his team advise companies on product design, go-to-market strategy, messaging/positioning, social media, and PR services. Stage Two clients have included Best Buy, Boxee.TV, NETGEAR, Pogoplug, Clicker.com, Bug Labs, DivX, Electronic Arts (EA), Vudu, and others. Jeremy was also a cofounder of Mediabolic (acquired by Macrovision in 2007), a VP at Sling Media (acquired by Echostar in 2007), founder of Legacy Locker, and on the advisory board of numerous startups and non-profits.

    /in/jtoeman



Companies


 

Aha has created the first driver-to-driver network to connect drivers to relevant information about the road – both from other drivers and from the Internet. Initially available as an iPhone app, Aha is powered by a powerful backend platform that will in the future enable its service in imbedded automotive solutions. Aha uses the Web to accurately answer questions like “Hungry?,” “Need Coffee?,” or “Need a bathroom?” based on the user’s current location and preset preferences. Letting drivers easily record comments for each other, Aha answers the question, “What’s the driver ahead experiencing?” and creates the first driver-to-driver network.

 

    Located in Palo Alto, CA


 

Aloqa offers a search and discovery service for mobile phones that proactively notifies users of friends and favorites close by without draining battery, hogging bandwidth, or creating user privacy concerns. It eliminates the need to express intent or input anything. Instead, it utilizes user context (location, preferences, and social relationships) to continually update users about social, entertainment, and shopping opportunities locally. Our APIs allow publishers to easily create their own channels, as well.

    Located in Palo Alto, CA


 

Bling Nation brings mobile payments to consumers and merchant points of sale, offering lower costs, increased efficiency and improved security compared to credit cards, debit cards, checks and cash. The Bling Nation service also enables financial institutions and merchants to offer consumers robust rewards programs and real-time redemptions, promoting loyalty and convenience and supporting “shop local” initiatives.

 

    Located in Palo Alto, CA


 

CardStar enables consumers to easily store and retrieve digital loyalty, rewards and club cards on their mobile device while providing retailers and CPG companies a channel to stay connected to their most loyal customers. CardStar is a Boston-based, privately held software company developing mobile applications that perpetuate the use of loyalty cards and mobile coupons. The CardStar application consolidates membership and rewards cards on smartphones — letting consumers access scannable cards from within a single app and enabling merchants to tailor mobile deals and information to their customers. The company was founded in 2008 with offices in Boston, MA and Washington, DC.

 

    Located in Waltham, MA


 

FlightCaster predicts flight delays. We use an advanced algorithm that scours data on 10 years of domestic flights and matches it to real-time conditions. We alert you 6 hours before the airlines do, and help you evaluate alternative options and help connect you to the right person to make the change.

    Located in San Francisco, CA


 

fonYou’s mission is to reinvent mobile telephony for the internet era and this has lead to the creation of the company’s “Online Mobile Telephony” concept, a proprietary technology platform to be deployed in mobile operators. fonYou’s services, among other things, allow end users to configure their mobile telephony services online and give them access to their call records, SMS and voicemails as if they were emails. Unlike its competitors, fonYou offers a complete telecom solution that consists of the necessary technical infrastructure integrated with a web interface for accessing and configuring mobile telephony services. fonYou has successfully launched this concept as a full MVNO in Spain.

 

    Located in Barcelona, Spain


 

Layar is a global Open Augmented Reality Platform where developers and users enhance current and create new realities. This results in discovery, serendipity, informed decisions and fun experiences. The Layar Reality Browser shows what is around you by displaying information on top of reality through the phone camera. Over 1400 developers are working on connecting their content to the platform. Together they’re providing relevant information to users all over the world. Ranging from the best skate spots, houses for sale, event information and services like Yellow Pages and Google. The Layar Reality Browser is free for iPhone 3GS and Android phones.

 

    Located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands


 

m-Via is now Boom Financial.

m-Via’s vision is to enable every person, whenever and wherever they are, to send and receive money, and conduct financial transactions with any other person in the world via mobile phone. m-Via’s goal is to ultimately deploy financial services to the 70% of the world’s population who do not have a bank account, credit or debit card. The ubiquity of mobile phones, the fastest selling consumer device in history, provides the ideal mechanism for wherever-whenever financial service delivery regardless of a person’s financial status. m-Via is currently deploying the first cross border mobile remittance service in the United States working with wireless retailers in the US as well as newly created mobile money agents in Mexico.

 

    Located in Sunnyvale, CA


 

MELODIS changed its name to SoundHound in May, 2010.

MELODIS is a sound search technology and applications company. Its mission is to make sound and speech the preferred means to search and navigate information on mobile or IP connected devices. MELODIS is the creator of the Sound2SoundT Search Science, a proprietary methodology that searches sound against sound, bypassing traditional sound to text conversion techniques even when searching text databases. The result is improved accuracy, faster response time and increased scalability. Sound2SoundT Search Science powers applications including Midomi Music Identifier and Melodis Voice Dialer. MELODIS has numerous partnerships with global companies including leading device manufacturers and operators that are leveraging the Sound2SoundT Search Science for their respective platforms.

 

    Located in Santa Clara, CA


 

MobileIron is solving the security, cost, and usability problems CIOs and end-users face as smartphones crash into the enterprise. Smartphones will become the primary computing platform for the mobile worker but will create much more complexity for IT than laptops ever did. The MobileIron Virtual Smartphone Platform is the first solution to provide a central view of smartphone data and activity. IT can now get smartphone operations under control quickly and cut wireless bills by up to 20% while delivering compelling MyPhone@Work end-user services like the enterprise app store. MobileIron makes smartphones enterprise-ready.

    Located in Sunnyvale, CA


 

Motally was purchased by Nokia in August, 2010.

Motally is a mobile analytics tracking and reporting service. We offer one common interface to track both mobile websites and applications. Our patent-pending technology successfully handles the nuances of mobile tracking – including accurately tracking visitor sessions and identifying the underlying operator and country when users access sites through third-party proxies. It’s a great tool for learning more about users, optimizing product offerings, and maximizing ROI on advertising campaigns. The service is easy to use and customers can be up and running in minutes.

    Located in San Francisco, CA


 

Payfone has built the only way to enable direct operator billing specifically for mobile app stores. We work with sophisticated app stores and leading operators to offer mobile payments with the best buying experience while leveraging powerful network features. Through our rapidly scalable In-Network Design we can deploy features like No Registration Checkout, 1-Touch direct operator billing and True Price Flexibility. For app stores, this allows a seamless buying experience that drives impulse purchases, translating to higher revenues and success for developers. For operators, this represents the first time they are able to rapidly connect key payment capabilities to any app store, including their own.  For all parties we also bring the power of Global Payment Processing Expertise to mobile payments for this first time.  This means our payments are built to offer robust capabilities such as Real-Time Processing, Guaranteed Payment, Fraud and Charge-back Protection and Global Treasury Services.

 

    Located in New York, NY


 

PercentMobile phased out to make room for Delivr in July, 2012.

PercentMobile provides mobile analytics and insight services that enable individuals, brands and media companies to manage and enhance mobile business initiatives. PercentMobile’s software, which it hosts and delivers to its customers as an on-demand subscription service, enables customers to capture, store and analyze information generated by their websites to gain critical business insights into the performance and efficiency of mobile marketing and sales initiatives and other business processes.

    Located in New York, NY


 

Producteev is a mobile and web task management platform for groups and teams, with mobile clients for iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile and Nokia, (soon Blackberry) and connected to every IM service, Twitter, and email. Get things done collaboratively no matter where you are.

 

    Located in New York, NY


 

Display screens are getting smaller – from laptops to PDAs, to ever shrinking mobile devices. However, the amount of information viewed on these devices is increasing exponentially. The problem arises – how do you effectively access large amounts of information on a small screen? Roambi by MeLLmo Inc. is solving this challenge by creating revolutionary ways to access and interact with critical information on small screens. The company’s mobile application suite pioneers the new frontier of smart phones through efficient back-end algorithms and patented, small screen design that is BIG on simplicity, security, and satisfaction. Roambi by MeLLmo is rethinking, redesigning, and redefining the future of information interaction on mobile devices.

    Located in Del Mar, CA


 

SimpleGeo was acquired by UTR alumni Urban Airship in October, 2011.

SimpleGeo is ready-to-use location infrastructure. They currently have three products: a geo-spatial Context Engine, Storage Engine and a comprehensive SDK. The SimpleGeo Context Engine enables application developers to quickly and easily get relevant information about specific locales including (but not limited to) ZIP codes, real-time weather, and geo-tagged media. Additionally, the SimpleGeo Storage Engine makes it possible to store and query location data in a scalable fashion, as well as perform complicated geospatial operations effortlessly.

    Located in Boulder, CO


 

SocialDeck has been acquired by Google.

SocialDeck is building a cross-platform gaming technology that enables social gaming on the smart phone. We are focused on bringing the distribution and monetization opportunities that exist on web social games to the phone. Our platform allows players to compete against one another on various devices (eg. iPhone vs. Blackberry vs. Web players). The games all have integrated social networking and community features such as friend discovery, invites, leaderboards, chat, new feeds, virtual goods, etc.

    Located in San Francisco, CA / Toronto, Canada


 

SocialScope is a digital life manager that brings social media to the phone. It enables users to keep track of online conversations, contacts and content from a single mobile inbox.  Users no longer have to juggle multiple apps or deal with the latency of the mobile browser.  All online data is immediately available and intelligently filtered based on location, date and preference.

 

    Located in San Francisco, CA


 

Tapjoy is an advanced software platform that helps publishers maximize revenue from their mobile apps.  Features of the Tapjoy platform include an open advertising marketplace with over 10 ad network partners, a turn-key virtual goods store, and a pay-per-install system.

    Located in Palo Alto, CA


 

Yowza!! is an innovative platform for location-based mobile coupons distributed through devices such as the iPhone and iPod Touch. Designed to save consumers money as well as stimulate retail business, the Yowza!! application removes the need for customers to clip coupons or print email. Yowza!! has already teamed with an impressive list of retailers including Sears, McDonald’s, Regency Shopping Centers, California Pizza Kitchen, American Golf Corporation, ESPN Zone, Rubio’s Mexican Grill, The Container Store, Finish Line, Islands Restaurant, Sports Authority, Sports Chalet, Marmalade Café, Pier 1 Imports, REI, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Aveda Salon/Spa.

    Located in Calabasa, CA



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