GigaOM is now accepting speaker proposals for Mobilize 2013. Propose a speaker by completing the proposal form below, the deadline to submit is July 19, 2013
Co-Founder and CEO, Open Garden
General Partner, Prism Venture Works
For over three decades, Woody Benson has been at the forefront of major computing and technology trends. Career highlights: managing channels and creating the OEM division for Lotus Development; running sales and marketing at Shiva Corporation; becoming CEO of MCK Communications (named Mass Telecom CEO of the year). Later, Woody became a Venture Capitalist at Lazard & Prism Venture investing in Communications, SaaS & Digital Media and taught at his alma mater, Bentley University, as an Executive in Residence. In 2009 he was named in AlwaysOn’s top 100 Venture Capitalists. Current board or advisory roles include support to these companies: LogMeIn, Expo Communications, Swirl Networks, Greater Good, and MetaResolver. Woody mentors young start-ups (at TechStars), the Bentley Investment Committee and the MIT 10-250.
President, Internet Services and Innovation Center and SVP, Qualcomm
Rob Chandhok is president of Qualcomm Internet Services and senior vice president of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI). Chandhok is responsible for aligning QTI’s hardware, software and services initiatives by driving the innovation and development strategies of QTI’s mobile software technologies. Chandhok also serves as president of Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of QTI focused on mobile open source contributions. In this role, Chandhok drives the strategies and development for enabling and optimizing open source software with QTI technology, and for relationships with the broader open source community. Chandhok holds 22 patents in software technologies and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Alan Dabbiere is the chairman of AirWatch, driving the company’s vision, direction and growth plans. Mr. Dabbiere is also the president of AJD, LLC, a privately held investment company, and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). Prior to AirWatch, Dabbiere founded Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ:MANH), the world’s leading supply-chain execution software company, where he served as president and chief executive officer from 1990 through the end of 1999.
Senior Director, Office of the CTO, Infrastructure and Networking Group, Broadcom Corporation
Wael William Diab works as a Senior Technical Director in the Office of the CTO at Broadcom. He is responsible for defining technical strategy for the Infrastructure & Networking Group (ING). Diab is a Senior Member of the IEEE (IEEE-SA Standards Board and the IEEE Standards Education Committee (SEC)) and serves as Vice-Chair of the IEEE-SA Corporate Advisory Group (CAG). In 2012, Diab was appointed to the Internet of Things Strategy Team where he helps drive standards progress to ensure interoperability and connectivity between devices. Diab holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, a BA in Economics from Stanford, and an MBA with honors from the Wharton School of Business. He holds over 125 US issued patents in the networking space.
CEO and Founder, electric imp
EVP of HERE, Nokia
CEO and Co-Founder, SmartThings
Alex is an entrepreneur and thought leader in the emerging “Internet of Things” space. Alex believes that the physical graph represents the next major phases of the Internet that will create revolutionary change in every facet of life from home to the office to the gym. Prior to founding SmartThings, Alex has spent the past 15 years in leadership positions with cloud-based technology companies. Most recently, he was Chief Product Officer of ReachLocal, a global provider of online marketing solutions for small and medium sized businesses that acquired SMBLive, a cloud-based software company that Alex founded in 2005.
VP Product Management of Mobility, Hewlett-Packard
Prior to HP, Omar was Vice President, Product Management at Motorola Mobility and was part of the executive team that led the successful turn-around of Motorola, culminating in the $12.5B acquisition by Google. In this role, he was responsible for products including the Razr I and also led Motorola’s software, cloud services, and media strategy initiatives. Prior to Motorola, Omar was an executive at Qualcomm for seven years after they acquired the last company he founded (Mobilocity) and served as VP Marketing, Strategy, and Business Development for the MediaFLO Technologies GBU. Omar holds degrees in chemistry and cellular & molecular biology from the University of Michigan, and executive education at Harvard Business School and Stanford University.
Principal Scientist, PARC, a Xerox company
Mike Kuniavsky leads user experience design in the Innovation Services Group at PARC, a Xerox company. A twenty-year veteran of digital product development, he designs products, business processes, and services at the leading edge of technological change. Prior to PARC, Mike co-founded several successful user experience centered companies, including ThingM, which designs and manufactures ubiquitous computing and Internet of Things products, and Adaptive Path, a well-known design consultancy. He has worked with top technology companies, such as Samsung, Sony, Nokia, Whirlpool, and Qualcomm, to design new products, guide product strategy, and create user-centered design and development cultures. Mike is the author of "Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner's Guide to User Research" and "Smart Things: Ubiquitous Computing User Experience Design."
President, Emerging Enterprises and Partnerships, AT&T
Glenn Lurie is President of Emerging Enterprises and Partnerships for AT&T Mobility. Lurie leads AT&T’s strategic initiative to drive innovation by building high growth businesses both inside and outside the traditional wireless sector. Lurie is responsible for AT&T’s Emerging Devices Organization, which he launched in 2008 to bring wireless connectivity to a host of new devices and applications. He also has overall responsibility for AT&T’s Digital Life division, which will drive innovation through the connected home utilizing industry leading IP connectivity to deliver home security and automation, mobility solutions and other services. Lurie also manages AT&T’s ongoing operations and relationship with Apple Inc., having led negotiations to bring the iPhone and iPad to AT&T. In addition, Lurie oversees AT&T’s National Resale business and operations.
Head of the Design Studio, Samsung Design America
Dennis Miloseski is Head of the Design Studio for Samsung Design America, responsible for leading the overall studio strategy for mobile, personal computing, living room, digital appliance and emerging product categories at Samsung. Prior to Samsung, Mr. Miloseski was a Design Thought Leader at Google. As a Staff User Experience Manager, he joined Google in 2007 and managed the design teams responsible for launching end-to-end experiences for products such as Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Reader and Google Docs Enterprise, bringing delightful experiences to hundreds of millions of users. Prior to Google, Mr. Miloseski was the Director of Design and User Experience at DivX, Inc. As one of the early startup members, he helped establish the global design strategy for the company, helping to lead DivX to its IPO in 2006. Mr. Miloseski earned degrees in design and interactive media from the Art Institutes International in Pittsburgh, Penn.
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CEO, Seamless Toy Company
Michael Rosenblatt loved to build stuff. So he went to MIT to build toys and robots, and then on to Apple to build iPods and iPhones. He thought all kids that want to build stuff like he did should have the chance to do it in a super easy way so he came up with the idea for ATOMS, back in 2009. When he decided to build ATOMS, he turned to the awesomely amazing entrepreneur community in Boulder, CO, which helped him quickly bring together a team of 25+ people with backgrounds in product design and development, manufacturing, marketing, PR, and operations. And oh yeah, they were (are) all PUMPED to be working on something so cool that they did it in their “free” time.
Head of GE Software and Analytics Center, General Electric
Bill Ruh is head of GE’s software and analytics center. He is responsible for setting and leading the software services and solutions portfolio strategy, development and operations across all of GE. Bill's team develops software to power the Industrial Internet, a living network of intelligent machines and systems designed to advance industry and improve lives. These systems and solutions put data to work for GE’s customers, giving businesses intelligent insight to make more sustainable and safe products. Bill has more than 25 years of industry experience in enterprise application integration and object oriented technology. Previously, he was vice president at Cisco where he held global responsibility for developing advanced services and solutions.
President and CEO, Red Bend Software
As president and CEO, Yoram Salinger is responsible for Red Bend's growth, strategic direction and management. He joined the company in 2001, and under his leadership Red Bend has become the market leader in Mobile Software Management with 71 percent market share, more than 1.75 billion Red Bend-Enabled™ devices and 80 customers including 10 of the top mobile phone manufacturers and operators. Previously, Salinger served as CEO of Netgame, a leading provider of programmable broadband technology, and COO of Algorithm Research, a leader in security solutions for e-business applications, where he headed marketing and sales for Europe and the Far East. As business development manager for Contahal, one of Israel's largest software companies, Salinger led the deployment of several new technologies.
Olof Schybergson is the CEO and Co-founder of Fjord. Under Olof’s leadership, Fjord has grown to become one of the world’s most successful service design consultancies working with clients including the BBC, Citibank, ESPN, Harvard Medical School, Nokia, PayPal, and Qualcomm, among others. A pioneer and a visionary in creating breakthrough digital experiences, Olof continues to drive creativity and innovation at Fjord, always with an eye towards the future of the industry. Olof is a well-respected trend spotter and contributor to global publications including GigaOm, The Guardian, Fast Company, and Fortune, among others. A frequent speaker at global conferences and events, his recent appearances including Fortune 2012 Brainstorm Tech, GigaOm Mobilize, and Rutberg Future: Mobile.
CEO, Bug Labs
Peter Semmelhack is the founder and CEO of Bug Labs, developer of an award-winning open source consumer electronics and web services platform, recently featured in MoMA’s “Talk to Me” exhibit. He authored "Social Machines" which was published by Wiley & Sons in April 2013. As a founding member of the rapidly growing open source hardware movement, Peter is a frequent speaker at events around the world. He is also the founder, Board member and former CEO of Antenna Software, one of the country's largest mobile enterprise software companies. His work has been covered and discussed by the international media including the New York Times, the Economist, the Hindu, Fortune, CNN, Nikkei Business, and Forbes. Peter holds a BA in economics from Brown University '87
President and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Gary Shapiro is president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer electronics companies, and owning and producing the world’s largest annual innovation tradeshow, the International CES®. Shapiro authored CEA’s New York Times bestseller “The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream” (Beaufort, 2011) and “Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses” (Harper Collins), released in January 2013. Through these books and television appearances, and as a weekly Forbes.com columnist and regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Daily Caller and other publications, Shapiro has helped direct policymakers and business leaders on the importance of innovation in the U.S. economy.
President, Chetan Sharma Consulting and Analyst, GigaOM Research
Chetan Sharma is President of Chetan Sharma Consulting and is one of the leading strategists in the mobile industry. Executives from wireless companies around the world seek his accurate predictions, independent insights, and actionable recommendations. He has served as an advisor to senior executive management of several Fortune 100 companies in the wireless space and is probably the only industry strategist who has advised each of the top 6 global mobile data operators. Some of his clients include NTT DoCoMo, Disney, KTF, China Mobile, Toyota, Comcast, Motorola, FedEx, Sony, Samsung, Alcatel Lucent, KDDI, Virgin Mobile, Sprint Nextel, Skype, AT&T Wireless, Reuters, Juniper, Qualcomm, Nissan, Amdocs, Comverse, Reliance Infocomm, SAP, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, American Express, and Hewlett-Packard.
Executive Director, Raspberry Pi Foundation
Eben Upton is a founder and trustee of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and serves as its Executive Director. The Raspberry Pi is an ultra-low cost, credit card-sized computer designed to fill a much-needed technological gap in communities that cannot afford more traditional computing hardware and to provide children around the world the opportunity to learn programming. He is responsible for the overall software and hardware architecture of the Raspberry Pi, and for the Foundation's relationship
Steven van Wel
Founder and CPO, Karma
A designer, real-estate developer, runner, dad… Steven has done it all. Hailing from Amsterdam, he published 'Elastic Beanstalk' with O’Reilly Media, about Amazon Web Services. He also co-founded cloud-printing startup Marvia and even helped develop a few buildings around town.