Judges 2014

Judges 2014
To all of our judges, we owe our gratitude for their time, dedication and patience devoted to the task of voting in the awards.

The full list of 2014 Global Mobile Award judges, as follows:

Aaron Au
3C4U.net

Aaron Au

Aaron Au Senior Reporter, Three Weekly Magazine, South China Media Group Co-founder of 3C4U.net
Aaron Au, a renowned critic of mobile telephony in Hong Kong, is currently working as senior reporter for the tech section of Three Weekly Magazine from South China Media Group, one of the leading lifestyle and entertainment magazines in Hong Kong. Aaron had a reputation of delivering exclusive sneak previews of unannounced devices, when he was working as a reporter with previous publication. Mr Au is also a big fan and expert of both Android and Symbian mobile platform, he is the author of the book Nokia: Symbian S60 Bible? Mr Au is a member of the judging panel of GSMA Global Mobile Awards since 2010, and was also a member in the judging panel of the previous GSMA Asia Mobile Awards. In the past 8 years, Mr Au has been taking different roles in the development of Hong Kong mobile telecommunications industry, which includes working in some of the major network operators, and as a member of the press. Mr Au has completed his Bachelor degree in Communication Studies from York University in Canada.

Adrian Di Meo
Telefonica 02

Adrian Di Meo

Adrián José Di MeoAdrián José Di MeoTelefónica UK Ltd July 2011 – present
Chief Technology Officer
Main Responsibilities:
Leading working teams managing the Mobile (GSM and UMTS) and Fixed Networks for O2 UK, aimed at the following objectives: Network strategic definition and implementation, network roll out plan and operation of the network.
Last outstanding delivery: Olympic program for o2 in London, and Beacon project (sharing agreement with Vodafone in UK)
O2 Germany. October 2010 – Jul 2011
VP Network access & transport and acting VP support
Main Responsibilities:
Leading working teams aimed at the following objectives: a.- Planning and optimization of 2G/3G/LTE access, Fix access (ADSL, VDSL, Fttx), and the converge transport network backhaul and backbone, b.- Vendor management, c.- Overall technical strategic in access, d.-Budget planning and monitoring, e.- Quality assurance, f.- Project management support, g.- Process review and implementation of change.
O2 Germany. June 2008 – October 2010
VP Network Coordination and acting VP implementation since September 2009
Main Responsibilities:
Leading working teams aimed at the following objectives: a.- Budget planning and monitoring, b.- Quality assurance, c.- Project management support, d.- Process review and implementation of change, e.- rollout of 2G & 3G network, f.- site adquisition for network elements.
MOVISTAR. March 1998 – June 2008
Quality Assurance Manager
January 2007 to June 2008
Main Responsibilities:
Leading working teams aimed at the following objectives: a.- improvement of processes / services in technology management (mainly Six Sigma techniques), b.- PM of improvement projects, c.- collection and preparation of indicators and metrics reflecting the customer’s experience in the use of different services, d.- solution of technical claims, with COPC (Customer Operation Performance Center) certification, e.- interrelation with Customer Management, Marketing and Sales in order to understand problems and prioritise the solution thereof.
Access Network Chief
Years 2000 to 2006
Main Responsibilities: Leading working teams aimed at the following objectives: a.- planning of GSM, UMTS and TMDA national networks, which includes the management of capacity v. demand, the budgetary management of the network, and the parameterisation of the network in order to comply with the performance standards recommended, b.- start-up and optimisation of access networks, c.-certification of terminals prior to their introduction in the network, d.- formal proceedings before national supervisory bodies aimed at obtaining such technical documentation as may be necessary for the authorisation of the service, e.- managed budget in the order of 50 MM Euros as radio equipment and instruments, f.- PM of special indoor special coverage solutions.
Mobile Planning Professional
1998-2000
Main Responsibilities: being part of a team of professionals engaged in the Planning and Optimisation of the mobile network.

Adrian Scrase
3GPP

Adrian Scrase

Adrian Scrase

Adrian Scrase played a central role in the creation of the “3rd Generation Partnership Project” (3GPP) and is responsible for the operations of the 3GPP Project Co-ordination Group. He heads 3GPPs’ Mobile Competence Centre (MCC) which is an International team of 20 experts who provide comprehensive support to the Project.

He was also principally involved in the formation of the recently created “oneM2M” Partnership Project and oversees ETSI’s support to that initiative.

He is CTO within ETSI with operational responsibility for all of ETSI’s standards production activities.  He has more than 30 years experience in the telecommunications field, which includes 25 years of experience in standardization.

Adriana Nugter
Global Certification Forum (GCF) Ltd

Adriana Nugter

Dr Adriana Nugter has been in wireless communications for almost twenty years, mainly operating at international levels. She held various operational and strategic roles with mobile operators (KPN, ATI, Vodafone) and with the GSM Association (GSMA) and Global Certification Forum (GCF). For the last five years, Adriana played a pivotal role in the establishment, build-out and success of the Global Certification Forum, an industry led certification program to ensure interoperability of mobile devices with the network. Adriana is now an independant consultant and advisor in areas like data protection/big data, public affairs, regulation, marketing, interoperability, certification, standardization, m2m, e-services. She is known for her strategic leadership and ability to build alliances between various industry partners.

Alan Goode
Goode Intelligence

Alan Goode

Manoj Menon

Alan Goode is the founder and managing director of Goode Intelligence – a research, analysis and consultancy company specialising in information security, enterprise mobility and mobile commerce. Goode Intelligence focuses on mobile security. www.goodeintelligence.com

Alec Barton
Developing Telecoms

Alec Barton

Alec Barton
Alec Barton is the Editor-in-Chief of Developing Telecoms (www.developingtelecoms.com), the digital media channel reporting on communications in developing and emerging markets, which he founded in 2005. A digital and print publishing and marketing expert, he possess an in-depth knowledge of mobile technologies and the mobile industry, with particular reference to the requirements of developing and emerging markets. He has travelled regularly and extensively throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa for more than 30 years. Alec Barton is a leading expert and writer in telecoms, having been observing and commentating on the development of information and communications technologies for over 20 years. He acts as a consultant and advisor to organisations and companies in this field and also in the healthcare and energy sectors, where he also has a considerable depth of knowledge and experience. He is currently a shareholder and director in a biomass renewable energy supply company. Prior to founding Developing Telecoms, Alec was the CEO of Icom Publications, a British magazine publishing company which he set up in 1986. During this time he launched numerous business-to-business magazines including, for the telecoms sector, the well known titles ‘Asian Communications’ and ‘Middle East Communications’. He has worked closely with organisations including the ITU, the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity and the African Telecommunications Union. In addition to telecommunications, the company developed a successful portfolio of magazines, newsletters, yearbooks and events covering the satellite, broadcasting, healthcare and energy sectors. Alec has a BA (Hons) in Politics from the University of Sheffield and is based in London, England.

Alejandro D’Agostino
REDUSERS.com

Alejandro D’Agostino

Alejandro D’Agostino is an argentine journalist specializing in technology with over 12 years of experience. He graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism and Social Communication at the Universidad Nacional de La Matanza. Besides, he attended at the Master in Journalism of Universidad de San Andres/Grupo Clarín. As contributor in newspapers, he worked in Next, the tecnology weekly section of Clarin, the most popular newspaper of Argentina; and IT Business, the tech&biz weekly section of Cronista , the most important and historical economics newspaper of Argentina. He also contribuited with magazines: he wrote in USERS, the most recognized and old tech magazine of Latin America (since 1988); and wrote in the first edition of Phone USERS Magazine, the USERS’ spin-off magazine about smartphones and tablets. Also wrote for Muy Interesante, one of most important science publications in Spanish tongue. His online career includes Periodismo.com, a site dedicated to journalist where he wrote technology articles; and iEco an economics web site from Clarin.com. Actually, he works as senior editor at RedUSERS.com , the USERS’ news site and one of most influential websites on technology topics in Argentina, where he does interviews with national and international executives, writes products reviews and makes reports about technology. In 2010, he won the journalism mention of Sadosky Prize , the highest award given by Argentina’s information technology industry. One year later, he won a mention of the Eset Latin American Journalism Award.

Alex Grant
University of South Australia

Alex Grant

Alexios Pantelias
International Finance Corp

Alex Pantelias

Alex PanteliasAlexios Pantelias is a Principal Energy Specialist responsible for the Clean Energy portfolio of International Finance Corporation’s Advisory Services on Sustainability. Mr. Pantelias has worked on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and conventional power generation projects across Europe, Asia, North America, Middle East and Africa. His experience covers renewable energy technologies and financing, energy management, strategy and market development. Mr. Pantelias has an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, a Master degree on Generation and Management of Energy from the National Technical University of Athens, and an Electrical Engineering degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Anabella Marciello
Frecuencia Latinoamérica

Anabella Marciello

Licensed Communication (Universidad de Buenos Aires -UBA). Journalist specialized with more than 15 years of experience in telecommunications, technology and broadcasting.I ´m Senior Editor of the Frecuencia Latinoaméricas editorial products, across online and email platforms. Frecuencia Latinoamerica is a news organization and B to B conference organizer focusing, from a business perspective; in the convergence between the mobile, wireless, financial, retailing and entertainment industries in Latin America. The company publishes FrecuenciaOnline.com, covering the dynamics and interaction between the mobile, content, entertainment and mobile applications industries in LATAM and M2Commerce Latam News, focusing on the developments in mobile payments, commerce, financial inclusion and mobile retailing in the Region.Our content includes two weekly newsletters.

Andrew Croft
Communications Africa

Andrew Croft

Andrew Croft

A highly productive commercially-minded media type with two decades’ experience in research, writing and editing, across several sectors and many markets.
Presently, managing editor of Communications Africa/Afrique and of African Review of Business and Technology.

Andy Favell
MobiThinking

Andy Favell

Ari Banerjee
Heavy Reading

Ari Banerjee

Banerjee focuses on service provider IT, including all aspects of telecom software research. Banerjee examines the breadth of software used by communications service providers in customer, business, service, and infrastructure management. His area of focus includes all aspects of BSS, OSS, SDP, digital commerce, M2M, revenue assurance, service assurance, and elements that span both the infrastructure and network software markets, such as data warehousing, analytics, and business intelligence. Prior to joining Heavy Reading, Banerjee was the VP of Next Generation Software Systems at Yankee Group, leading and overseeing all aspects of their telecom software research.

Ari Lopes
Informa Telecoms & Media

Ari Lopes

Arivaldo is a Principal Analyst with Informa Telecoms Media for Latin America. He leads Informa’s efforts in consultancy projects in Latin America. His research focuses on the particularities of the Latin American market for the following topics: marketing, especially pricing strategies for fixed, TV and mobile services, convergence and challenges for mobile, fixed broadband adoption and OSS/BSS.
Ari has 10 years of experience in finance and pricing in leading Brazilian operators and Google.
Ari LopesAreas of expertise: Pricing strategies, effective convergence , LTE, Latin American market analysis.Arivaldo is a Principal Analyst with Informa Telecoms Media for Latin America. He leads Informa’s efforts in consultancy projects in Latin America. His research focuses on the particularities of the Latin American market for the following topics: marketing, especially pricing strategies for fixed, TV and mobile services, convergence and challenges for mobile and fixed broadband adoption.
Ari has 10 years of experience in finance and pricing in leading Brazilian operators and Google..
Twitter:@arivaldoemail:[email protected]

Atifa Hargrave-Silk
Campaign Asia

Atifa Hargrave-Silk

Atifa has been covering the region’s marketing communications industry for over 13 years, having joined Haymarket in 2000 as assistant editor on Media magazine. She became editor in 2006. In January 2011, she took on the role of editorial director for Haymarket’s Brand Media division, which includes Campaign Asia-Pacific and CEI, the region’s leading MICE magazine. Atifa oversees Campaign’s print and digital products, as well as face-to-face events in the region. She was named brand director of Campaign and CEI in September 2012

Ben Wood
CCS Insight

Ben Wood

Ben WoodBen Wood joined CCS Insight in May 2006 and is a co-owner of the business. In his role as Chief of Research he leads a global team of analysts focused on the mobile market. With more than 15 years’ experience he has emerged to be one of the most influential industry analysts covering the wireless sector. Previous experience includes heading mobile devices research as a Vice President at Gartner and working as a Director of Mobile Streams (a mobile content start-up), which was subsequently floated on AIM; Prior to this he spent three years at Lucent Technologies, with a focus on advanced wireless applications for 2.5G and 3G networks; and spent three years at Vodafone, where he worked as part of the teams that launched SMS and mobile data. Ben is a highly respected industry commentator, quoted regularly in publications such as the The Economist, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Business Week, and has appeared on business programmes for CNBC, CNN and the BBC. He has been recognised as being one of the top three analysts worldwide dedicated to communications and networking by the Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) and most recently was included in the Mobile Power 50 – a list of the 50 most influential people in the mobile industry in 2010. You’ll seldom see him using the same device twice and his encyclopaedic knowledge of mobile phones is echoed in his collection of over 800 devices.

Benedict Evans
Enders Analysis

Benedict Evans

Benedict Evans is responsible for mobile platforms, digital media and electronic publishing at Enders Analysis. He has worked in strategy and business development for NBC Universal, Channel 4 and Orange, and previously worked as a sell-side equity analyst covering European telecoms. He has an MA in History from Cambridge University.

Bengt Nordstrom
Northstream Consulting

Bengt Nordstrom

Bengt NordstromBengt co-founded Northstream in 1998 and is since then the CEO of the company. He has previously held the position as CTO and Executive Director of Smartone in Hong Kong. Other management positions include Ericsson, Comviq and Netcom consultants. Bengt has also held a position in the Executive Committee of the GSM Association as well as chairing the GSM Association Asia PacificInterest Group. Bengt is an acknowledged telecom industry thought leader that is frequently invited as speaker and moderator in conferences and strategy workshops.

Bill Munday
blueAid Ltd

Bill Munday

Bill MundayBlueAid is a consultancy company with broad expertise in wireless communications and mobile handset technologies. Over the past 3 years it has expanded into consumer based healthcare data management, looking into technologies for taking data from body sensors and feeding it to mobile devices for use in remote monitoring and healthcare management scenarios. BlueAid offers services around 3 core areas or “pillars” of business: 1) Market Analysis – understanding markets, trends and gaps. This knowledge provides our clients with the ability to explore opportunity spaces for new and future products and services in mobile/wireless healthcare. 2) Strategy – working closely with existing specialist healthcare and technology companies to look at improved business practises and how best to exploit relevant opportunities in mobile/wireless healthcare. 3) Technical Realisation – fast prototyping and management of complete projects for start-up companies as an interim team; outsourcing provision for large corporates with early stage prototyping and innovation efforts. Through intensive consultancy assignments with leading firms including GSK, Qualcomm, CardioNet, MyCa, Continua and others, blueAid has identified a need for a mass market Consumer Electronic Healthcare System. As a direct result, blueAid is now helping both corporates and start-ups to realise the delivery of these systems. Reasearch & Development at blueAid looks at many new concepts and ideas and recently it has launched a new product for allowing people to connect to each other easily. This has resulted a new start-up Blendology and the first product SojoLife will be launching at SXSW.com this March 2012. At Envisional Bill managed the development of artificial intelligence search algorithms for their Internet Banking Fraud application. His success at turning this company around has led to its trade sale. Bill is perhaps best known for his work at Trigenix Limited, where he led the development of the cross-platform TrigPlayer, Scalable Server and PC-based User Interface developer tools. These were all successfully launched at 3GSM World Congress in Cannes in 2004. The successes of that effort lead to Qualcomm’s purchase of Trigenix for $36m. Bill was instrumental, together with the rest of the management team, in managing an intensive due diligence process during the sale of the company. His journey started with Nortel creating distributed large scale, high availability voice over ATM switches – after reaching senior management level he left to join Symbionics (acquired by Cadenece) where he started his vocation into wireless applications by looking after Bluetooth for Ericsson and implementing many concepts during 1999

Bryn Jones
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Joynes Bryn

Joynes BrynBryn Jones is CTO at Three in the UK and responsible for the development and deployment of the UK’s best mobile network for data. Bryn has over 25 years industry experience with equipment suppliers, systems integrators and operators. Prior to joining Three, Bryn spent 10 years at Virgin Media in a number of technical and business roles helping to launch and run the worlds largest MVNO, his final role being Technical Director for the Mobile and ADSL Broadband divisions.

Bruno Rakotozafy
M-Health Africa

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Bruno Rakotozafy

Bruno Rakotozafy is an engineer and marketing professional passionate about innovation and alternative solutions. He is the co-founder and editor of “mHealth Africa”, a blog dedicated to promote mobile health initiatives in Africa and emerging areas in general.

Bryan Tafel
Sensebyte Mobile

Bryan Tafel

Byun Jae-woan
SK Telecom

Byun Jae-woan

Camille Mendler
Informa

Camille Mendler

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Carl Taylor
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Carl Taylor

Caroline Gabriel
Rethink Wireless

Caroline Gabriel

Caroline co-founded Rethink Tech nology Research in 2002 to focus on emerging mobile technologies. Rethink recently combined its published research activities with those of fellow 4G analyst company, Maravedis, to focus on LTE and operator strategies. Caroline is research director of that venture.

Maravedis-Rethink focuses on the network deployments and strategies of the top 100 4G operators round the world. It assesses their business cases and investments in RAN, backhaul and core technologies, with particular focus on LTE. This research underpins three key research services – MOSA (Mobile Operator Strategy Analysis), RAN and Backhaul.

Caroline has been analyzing and reporting in the hi-tech industries since 1986 and has a wealth of experience of technology trends and how they impact on business models. She started her career as a technology journalist and then took senior roles in online publishing and research before focusing full time on wireless industry research and consultancy.

Caroline Lewko
Wireless Industry Partnership

Caroline Lewko

Caroline Lewko

Caroline Lewko, CEO, Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP)Caroline, known as the ‘connector’, has been in the mobile industry since 1995, as a coder, funder, community builder and entrepreneur. Recognizing the importance of mobile developers in the ecosystem, she started WIP in early 2006 to provide them the information, resources and necessary connections. WIP builds mobile developer communities for clients such as ATT, BlackBerry, Bluevia/Telefonica, Cisco, DTAG, GSMA, HTC, Immersion, Intel, London Book Fair, Neustar, Nokia, Orange, Sprint, Verizon and many more. WIP is best known for its own Developer Community activities such as WIPJams and the Mobile Community Calendar.

Caroline founded the Wireless Innovation Network of BC (WINBC now DIGIBC) in 2001, one of the world’s first regional mobile associations, and spearheaded the development and fundraising of Wavefront, and is Past Chair of both organizations. She got her start in mobile in the Telecommunications Industry Group of Anderson Consulting (Accenture). Caroline also worked for a Hong Kong consultancy marketing an industrial park in China in the late 90s. She received her MBA from Dalhousie University and BA from the University of Manitoba. Caroline was named by Fierce Wireless as one of the Top Ten Women in Wireless for 2009. She is a Member of the ICT Advisory Board for Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT), an Advisory Board member of Webinos, and Judge for the Most Innovative App in the GSMA Mobile Awards.

Back for Year 7, WIP and GSMA have joined forces to bring 4 days of the best and biggest DEVCON and HACKTHON during Mobile World Congress. This means: More developers. More tshirts. More code. More swag! Find out about WIPJam@MWC14 and register here: http://bit.ly/WIPJAM14

Catherine Middleton
Ryerson University

Catherine Middleton

Catherine Middleton is a researcher and educator based at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, where she holds the Canada Research Chair in Communication Technologies in the Information Society. She has been studying the mobile sector for more than a decade, focusing on understanding user experiences of mobile technologies, and investigating the development of affordable, accessible fixed line and mobile communications infrastructures. She is Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of CANARIE, Canada’s advanced research and innovation network, Chair of the Research Committee of the Mobile Experience Innovation Centre (a not-for-profit association that supports design leadership, experience innovation and applied research in Canada’s mobile and wireless industries), and leads the New Media Challenges and Opportunities theme in the Graphics, Animation and New Media (GRAND) Network of Centres of Excellence research project. She is a co-author of ‘Taking Ontario Mobile’, a comprehensive report on the potential for mobile technologies to improve service delivery, and the co-investigator for the Canadian Spectrum Policy Research project. Her work is published in academic and industry journals, and she is a co-editor of a special issue of the European Journal of Information Systems focusing on Mobile Information Systems, to be published in 2014.

Charles Brookson
Azenby Ltd

Charles Brookson

Charles Brookson

Charles worked recently in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills of the United Kingdom Government for 12 years, and is a Professional Electronic Engineer. He previously was Head of Security for one2one (now T-Mobile UK), and worked within British Telecom for twenty years before. He has worked in many security areas over the last 30 years, and mobile radio for over 25 years. He is runs his own Company, Zeata Security Ltd and works with others in Azenby Ltd where he specialises in mobile securty.

He has been Chairman on the GSM Association Security Group for over 20 years. He has been working the GSM and 3GPP security standards, first chairing the Algorithm Expert Group way back in 1986.  He is Chairman of the NISSG, a group that was set up to co-ordinate security standards amongst the three European Security Standards Organisations and other bodies outside Europe. He is also Chairman of ETSI OCG Security, which is responsible for security within ETSI He was on the Permanent Stakeholders group of ENISA, The European Network and Information Security Agency.

Chris Barraclough
Staff writer

Chris Barraclough

Chris BarracloughHi, my name’s Chris and I’m Devices Editor for Mobile Choice magazine. I kickstarted my career in tech journalism at Future Publishing, writing for What Laptop, Tablet & Smartphone magazine, as well as contributing to TechRadar, T3 and other Future titles. I’ve also written for Big Picture magazine, a national film mag, plus various gaming websites such as Game-Debate (one of my specialties is horror games, even though I’m a big girl’s blouse in real life). In the wee hours you can find me hunched over a laptop, working on my next book – I’ve currently got three on the Kindle store, plus you can pick up my first book ‘Bat Boy’ in paperback. My other big love is Sunderland FC (although it’s a love-hate relationship…)


Chris Hall
Pocket Lint

Chris Hall

Chris is the Editor of Pocket-lint.com, the UK’s largest independent news and reviews website, covering all aspects of consumer electronics, digital lifestyle and online trends. Chris has been with Pocket-lint since 2008, previously working in research publishing, running a number of titles spanning engineering and advanced materials. Chris has a passion for technology, but not for technology’s sake, and is a firm believer that the user experience is the most important factor when it comes to the latest gadgets and devices. Chris makes regular appearances on television, radio and in national newspapers.

Chris Hazelton
The 451 Group

Chris Hazelton

Chris Hazelton

Chris runs the Mobile and Wireless research practice, which covers hardware, software, and services for both enterprise and consumer mobility markets. Chris’ research focuses on enterprise mobility management supporting smartphones and tablets in business. He is primarily interested in the shift in enterprise computing from desktop to mobile.

Prior to joining 451 Research, Chris covered worldwide smartphone trends for IDC. He focused on the convergence of mobile air interface technologies and advances in device component technologies which impacted the designs and capabilities of smartphones in both consumer and enterprise markets.

Chris has been quoted on mobile technology issues by publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CBS, ComputerWorld, Fox Business, InformationWeek, Investors Business Daily, MacWorld, TheStreet, Reuters and Wired. He sits on the Editorial Advisory Board for Mobile Enterprise Magazine. Chris has presented and moderated panels at numerous events such as CES, CTIA, venture capital tech days, as well as serving as director for 451’s Client Conference.

Chris earned his MBA and MS in Information Systems from Boston University. During his graduate course work, Chris conducted market research for Lucent Technologies, leading a team in the development of a demand creation strategy for 3G data services. Chris also received a BS in business from University of Richmond with a concentration in finance.

Chris Jones
Canalys

Chris Jones

Chris Jones
Chris Jones was one of the three founders of Canalys in 1999 and is based in the Canalys Americas office in Palo Alto, California. Chris specializes in mobile ecosystems, applications and devices – from mobile phones to notebook computers.

Canalys is renowned for its quality, consistency, clear device segmentation, timeliness, and respected team of analysts. In 2000, Chris pioneered market-specific analysis around smart phones and handhelds, helping Canalys to become and remain the leading global provider and standard source of data and analysis for the smart phone industry with its Smart Phone Analysis service. In 2003, Chris initiated Canalys’ research into location-based services (LBS), with the successful Mobile Navigation Analysis service. Canalys produced the industry’s first quarterly shipment tracking and analysis service in this segment, which also became the recognized source of market intelligence in the LBS industry. In early 2010 Canalys was the first industry analyst firm to successfully launch a continuous information service tracking global shipments and trends in the pad market, Chris contributes to this service as well as the unique Application Store Analysis service covering best practices in application store management.

Chris has given keynote speeches at many industry conferences and has worked on numerous consultancy projects for Canalys clients over the years. Recent projects have centered on connected notebooks and netbooks, market entry strategies, channel strategies, LBS and vendor due diligence. He is regularly quoted in the influential business and trade press on mobility issues.

Prior to joining Canalys, Chris spent five years with Gartner, mainly within Dataquest’s European PC group. His principal activities were to manage Dataquest’s quarterly PC market program in Europe, to lead its research into handheld computing.

Chris Langdon
TELUS

Chris Langdon

Chris Langdon is the Vice-President of Consumer Products and Services for TELUS Communications responsible for development and management of consumer services spanning wireless and home solutions. Products under management range from voice, video communications and rich messaging services to video entertainment and broadband.

Chris has over 22 years experience in the telecommunications industry in a number of capacities including product management, marketing, service development, business development, and network planning. He is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and holds a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of British Columbia. In addition to his work responsibilities, Chris has also held a number of board positions ranging from the Wireless Innovation Network of BC, a wireless industry consortium to his current role as Board member of Rx Networks, a privately held company active in developing location solutions for chipset vendors, OEMs and wireless carriers globally.

Chris Marsh
Yankee Group

Chris Marsh

Chris Marsh

I am a Principal Analyst with Yankee Group’s Enterprise Research group focusing on analyzing the impact of mobile, social and cloud technologies on enterprise and service provider business models.

Christian Daigneault
CSL

Christian Daigneault

Christian Hall
Tap!

Christian Hall

Christopher Phin
MacFormat

Christopher Phin

Christopher Phin has been a technology journalist for more than a decade. He was there when the iPhone was launched, and has been fascinated by smartphones and their apps at least since then. He launched Tap! The iPhone and iPad magazine, and is currently the editor of MacFormat , for six years the UK?s best-selling Apple magazine.

Chuck Parker
Continua Health Alliance

Chuck Parker

Chuck Parker is the Executive Diretor of the Continua Heath Alliance

Ciara Byrne
VentureBeat

Ciara Byrne

Ciara Byrne is lapsed software developer, current tech journalist, wannabe data scientist and sometime yoga teacher. ​

Ciara has worked as a software team lead, product manager, engineering manager and mobile standards expert.Currently writing mainly for Fast Company,​ h​er writing has appeared in Forbes, VentureBeat, O’ Reilly Radar, The New York Times Digital and Techcrunch. Her interests include data science, robotics, health-tech,news hacking ​and cycling in high heels.

Colin Miles
MEF Asia

Colin Miles

Colin J G Miles – Chairman, MEF Asia VP, InternetQ PLC. www.internetq.com

Colin has been Chair of industry association MEF Asia since June 2011 and as such, serves on the Board of MEF; the global community for mobile content and commerce – which is headquartered in London. His role is to advance the cause of the industry on many levels and at various events around the region. He has been a member of MEF since 2007.

Colin is a well-known figure in the mobile media industry in Asia – having started a pioneering mobile service provider called i-POP in 2001.

Following a successful MA, he is a senior executive for leading mobile marketing company, InternetQ [AIM:INTQ] helping develop its business and promote its fast-growing Social Entertainment products like Akazoo.com.

Colin Yates
Yates Fraud Consulting

Colin Yates

Colin Yates

Colin joined the Telecommunications industry in 1990 after completing a 19 year career in the New Zealand Police. His first role was with Telecom New Zealand as a Security Advisor and he was later appointed as Manager of Fraud and Investigations, a role he held for 4 years. In 2001, Colin made the move to Vodafone, accepting a role as Fraud Manager for Vodafone New Zealand and later Regional Fraud Manager for Vodafone Pacific, to include Vodafone Australia and Fiji. He remained in this role for 4 years before accepting overseas postings with Vodafone, first as Fraud Manager for Vodafone Global Service Platforms based in Dusseldorf, Germany, and then in June 2006 a role at Vodafone Group, based at their Newbury Headquarters, as Global Fraud Advisor. In 2009, Colin was promoted to Group Head of Fraud and Investigations and acted as 2 i/c to the Group Director of Corporate Security. He remained in this role until taking early retirement from Vodafone in June 2012. He then created his own Telecommunications Fraud and Investigations Consultancy and is currently assisting operators around the globe to manage their fraud and revenue risk. He has also been appointed as Fraud Advisor to the Pacific Island Telecommunications Association (PITA).

During Colin’s career within Telecoms, he has held positions in many Industry Forums, including Deputy Chair of the GSM Fraud Forum, Chair of the GSM Asia Pacific Fraud Forum, Chair of the Fraud Forum Intelligence Sub-Committee, Chairman of FIINA and the FIINA Intelligence Sub-Committee, Secretary and Executive Director of CFCA and other similar roles within Pacific based Fraud Forums.

Colin is well known globally as a Fraud Management Expert and is frequently consulted about his knowledge of International Revenue Share Fraud and number misappropriation (Hijacking).

He was appointed as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) in 1996.

Craig Heath
Franklin Heath

Craig Heath

Craig Heath

Craig has been working in Information Systems Security since 1988; initially on UNIX systems, then on Enterprise Java and, since 2002, focusing on mobile device platforms including a spell as Chief Security Technologist at the Symbian Foundation.  He has worked at all levels of product creation, from strategy through requirements management, architecture and design, down to low-level implementation.  He is now providing independent consultancy on mobile security matters.

Craig is lead author of “Symbian OS Platform Security” published by Wiley, co-author of The Open Group “Technical Guide to Security Design Patterns” and lead author of The Open Group “Guide to Digital Rights Management”.

Dan Bieler
Forrester Research

Dan Bieler

Dan Bieler

Dan is a member of Forresters Business Technology Futures team, which serves CIOs and their business partners by predicting the long-term business impact of information technology. His research focus is on as-a-service business models and tech-driven business transformation, analyzing the changing market environment for communication service providers and their equipment suppliers. Dan analyzes the potential for cloud computing and the emerging business models for communications service providers, as well as the role of network outsourcing. He regularly speaks at industry conferences and Forrester events and is widely quoted in the business and IT industry press.

Previous Work Experience
Dan has been in the ICT sector for nearly two decades. During this period, he held positions in investment banking, industry research, and vendor strategy and operations. Prior to joining Forrester, Dan worked at Deutsche Telekoms enterprise division, T-Systems, as a strategic marketing consultant. The role involved strategy planning and communication initiatives. Before Deutsche Telekom, Dan worked as an EMEA consulting director for telecommunications and networking at the research firm IDC and as a research director at Ovum. Dan also worked for more than half a decade in the investment banking industry as an equity analyst for Nomura International in London and for Credit Lyonnais Securities in Paris. His focus was on Pan-European telecoms, both integrated and pure mobile operators. During that period, Dan participated in several equity capital markets and private equity deals.

Education
Dan holds an M.Sc. in economics and B.Sc. in economics from the London School of Economics and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), both of which are part of the University of London.

Daryl Schoolar
Ovum

Daryl Schoolar

Daryl Schoolar

Daryl covers the wireless infrastructure space at Ovum, with a primary focus on market activities as they apply to the Radio Access Network (RAN). RAN coverage includes macro, micro, and pico cell solutions for CDMA EVDO, HSPA/HSPA+, LTE (TDD and FDD),  and LTE-Advanced. Daryl’s research includes not only what infrastructure vendors are developing in those areas, but how mobile operators are deploying and using those wireless networking solutions.

During his career as an industry analyst Daryl has been involved in such projects as helping technology vendors develop use cases for new products and services, identifying new technology trends, and providing market sizing and market share support. He regularly speaks at industry and vendor events, where he is called upon to provide his insights on various trends impacting the wireless infrastructure market. He is also often asked for his comments by trade publications on such issues as merger and acquisitions, new product announcements, and market developments as it relates to his coverage area.

Daryl brings over 11 years of industry analyst experience to Ovum. Prior to Ovum he held similar positions with Current Analysis and In-Stat. Before becoming an industry analyst, Daryl worked at telecommunications service provider Cable & Wireless USA, where he worked on that operator’s market and competitive intelligence team.

Dave Oliver
Freelance (Wired UK)

Dave Oliver

Dave Oliver is a journalist and copywriter specialising in technology and marketing. He’s written for Wired, The Register, T3, Stuff and many others, as well as advising firms on their communications and tone of voice. www.farsightmedia.co.uk

David Gosen
Nielsen

David Gosen

David Gosen is European Managing Director for Digital, Online and Mobile at Nielsen, leading a regional team working with media companies, advertisers, agencies, mobile operators, device manufacturers and entertainment companies to understand how the rapidly changing digital landscape is impacting consumers and how best to build solutions to drive effectiveness and ROI.

He has a 20 year background in consumer facing mobile, gaming and entertainment businesses and has held senior management positions in the 80s and 90s at British Sky Broadcasting, Mercury One-to-One, Pepsico, and Coca-Cola Schweppes Beverages. In 1999 David entered the games industry as the Managing Director of Nintendo Europe where he was responsible for pan-European hardware and software product launches across the region including Gameboy Advance, Nintendo Gamecube and the global phenomenom Pokemon. He pursued his career as CEO President at venture capital backed I-play Mobile Entertainment – a mobile entertainment company that he led to become one of the top 5 global mobile publishers, pioneering casual gaming on mobile. Before joining Nielsen, David was a Vice President at Microsoft responsible for the Xbox and Xbox Live business in Europe.

David MacQueen
Strategy Analytics

David MacQueen

David MacQueen

David MacQueen is Executive Director for Apps and Media research at Strategy Analytics, providing insight and strategic advice on all aspects of consumer mobile data products and services. Key areas of research include mobile apps, advertising, games, music, social networking, TV and video.

Mr. MacQueen has a decade of experience at a senior level in the mobile media sector. Prior to joining Strategy Analytics, David spent 3 years at Screen Digest, where he built and subsequently headed up the ‘Mobile Media Intelligence’ service, providing data and analysis on the mobile sector for media companies. Before that, David started up The Games Kitchen, a wireless games development company, which in its 5 year lifespan attracted clients including Disney, Panasonic and Sega.

David Pringle
Freelance consultant

David Pringle

David Rogers
Copper Horse Solutions Limited

David Rogers

David Rogers Founder Director, Copper Horse David (@drogersuk) is a mobile phone security expert who runs Copper Horse Solutions Ltd, a software and security company based in Windsor, UK. Alongside this he teaches the Mobile Systems Security course at the University of Oxford. He has worked in the mobile industry for over 15 years in security and engineering roles. Prior to this he worked in the semiconductor industry.

David’s articles and comments on mobile security topics have been regularly covered by the media worldwide including The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal and Sophos’ Naked Security blog. His book ‘Mobile Security: A Guide for Users’ was published in 2013.

David holds an MSc in Software Engineering from the University of Oxford and a HND in Mechatronics from the University of Teesside. He can be contacted at david.rogers [ at ] copperhorse.co.uk and blogs from http://blog.mobilephonesecurity.org

Declan Lonergan
Yankee Group

Declan Lonergan

Declan Lonergan

Based in Dublin, Declan Lonergan is a vice president of Yankee Groups research group. Lonergan produces and manages research that improves service providers and technology vendors business results. He helps clients make critical decisions regarding the deployment and marketing of innovative consumer services.

Lonergan has over 20 years of experience in the communications industry. He spent several years with BT, where he held management positions in radio systems procurement and access network planning. Lonergan is a respected influencer in the communications industry. He has produced several authoritative studies and managed high-profile consulting engagements on behalf of the worlds leading service providers and technology vendors. Lonergan is a regular speaker at the industrys leading international conferences.

Before joining Yankee Group, Lonergan was director of wireless research and consulting at Strategy Analytics. He has a BEng degree in electronic engineering, majoring in telecommunications, from the University of Limerick in Ireland, and an M.Sc. degree in strategic information systems management from Sheffield Business School in the U.K.

Diane Myers
Infonetics

Diane Myers

Nashid Nabian ([email protected]) was born and raised in Tehran, Iran, and earned a Master’s in Architectural Engineering at Shahid Beheshti University. She pursued her post-graduate studies at the University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, where she earned a Master of Urban Design degree, and received the Toronto Association of Young Architects award for her thesis on the enhancement of the Toronto Waterfront. From 2003 to 2012, she was partner at Arsh Design Studio, a Tehran-based architecture office both nationally and internationally recognized for its projects: Dollat II, a residential apartment by Arsh Design Studio, has been short-listed for the 2010 cycle of the Agha Khan Architecture award, while 2 Offices/2 Brothers, an office building by Arsh Design Studio, was short-listed for 2011 WAF award. In 2012 after Arsh Design Studio was divided to two separate offices she co-founded [Shift] Process Practice with Rambod Eilkhani. She holds a Doctor of Design degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and she has been involved in various projects at MIT SENSEable City Lab (http://senseable.mit.edu/ ) as a part of her two year postdoctoral fellowship at the lab. As a faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Design she collaborates on various research-driven projects at GSD REA Lab:(http://information-interaction-infrastructure.org/), and teaches classes on urban cybernetics, responsive environments and artifacts, as well as smart cities.

Dobek Pater
Africa Analysis

Dobek Pater

Dr. Adesina Ilyuemi
MoDiSe, Royal Society of Medicine, University of Portsmouth

Dr. Adesina Ilyuemi

Adesina Ilyuemi

Dr Adesina Iluyemi is the Founder of HEALTHTRONICS, Ltd., an eHealth advisory and consultancy company. He is a Co-Founder and President at MoDiSe, working to bring low-cost mobile clinical diagnostic devices to African and developing countries.

Adesina is an executive Board member and a co-chair of the Global Health Commission of the NEPAD Council, a non-profit voluntary organization advancing Africa’s socio-economic development globally.  Adesina has made notable contributions to Global mHealth & mHealth. He contributed to the report on mHealth in Developing Countries in 2008 commissioned by the United Nations Foundation and also to the United Nations ESOSOC process on eHealth in 2009.

Dr Iluyemi is a Fellow and Council member of the Telemedicine & eHealth section at the Royal Society of Medicine. He is a pioneer member of Continua Alliance Working Group on Emerging Markets and an Ambassador to Mobile Healthcare Industry Summit.

Adesina qualified as a Dental Surgeon and has a postgraduate diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and a Masters from the University of London and with a PhD on eHealth Innovation & Policy from the University of Portsmouth. He co-authored a report titled M-health review: joining up healthcare in a wireless world at the University of Portsmouth and a book titled ‘Making national eHealth policies and strategies work’, published by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Dr. Dorothy Rachovides
Freelance consultant

Dr. Dorothy Rachovides

Dr. Dorothy Rachovides

Dorothys research interests are within the area of Human Computer interaction and usability and evaluation. Her PhD work is in Multimodal interaction, using gaze and two handed gestures. Since 1992 she has worked as a freelance Interaction Designer and developer for interactive promotional activities, e-learning Author, and Usability Consultant and held Research Fellow positions at Brunel and Surrey Universities. She has taught computing and HCI courses at both Undergraduate and MSc level (Lancaster University). After completing her work on the StoryBank project as Interaction Designer where she has co-designed the interface of the camera phone application, She moved to Greece where she is currently working as a freelance User Experience Consultant.

Dr. Ruchi Dass
Government of India

Dr. Ruchi Dass

Dr. Ruchi Dass

Dr Ruchi Dass is the Founder and CEO of HealthCursor Consulting Group, India. An award winning Physician from India with a Post Graduate in Preventive and Promotional Healthcare and with medical technology applied expertise. Dr. Dass has been involved in Healthcare IT, e-learning and ICT projects for the public/private sector in India. During this period, she has managed several projects that seek to use mobile phones and wireless technologies to accelerate the achievement of the United Nation’s health related Millennium Development Goals across the world.

Prior to becoming a “Thought leader” for m-Health, Dr Dass led the Business development and Operations of Lifetime Wellness Rx (An Apollo Group Initiative). Apollo Group is the largest private Healthcare chain in Asia and third largest in the world. Lifetime Wellness Rx deals with Wellness, Prevention and Disease management and thereby serving consumers, business and social causes in India. Dr Dass is a part of the ICT4D team India and recently judged the most coveted “GSMA’s Best mHealth Innovation Awards 2011” in Barcelona, Spain identifying the excellence and innovation in mobile communications that can be of significance to Healthcare.

She is on the International Editorial Review board of International Journal of User-Driven Healthcare, IGI Global, Pennsylvania, USA and is also a Council Member with the renowned Gerson Lehrman Group. Dr Dass has represented India’s efforts towards bridging the economic and digital divide in Healthcare internationally to help adopt low cost healthcare solutions and systems across 53 Commonwealth countries. Today, Dr Dass serves on selected Advisory Boards of leading mHealth companies and takes care of the consortium called “Healthcursor” — an organization oriented towards facilitating innovation around technology driven healthcare for the underprivileged across the World.

Dr Terry Ahn
KT

Dr Terry Ahn

Dr Terry AhnDr. Terry Ahn is Executive Vice President of KT Corporation leading the innovative mobile businesses as well as global collaboration and industry convergence since July, 2011. He is also a GSMA PSMC member. He served as the head of the Mobile R&D Center leading researches on mobile communications and the head of the Group Strategy for KT Corporation. He received B.S. degree from Seoul National University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Korea Advance Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) respectively.

Ed Gubbins
Current Analysis

Ed Gubbins

Ed Gubbins

Ed Gubbins is Senior Analyst for Mobile Access Infrastructure in the Service Provider Infrastructure Group at Current Analysis. He focuses on tracking, analyzing and reporting on developments impacting mobile infrastructure and mobile networking: 2G and 3G RAN and packet core along with, LTE, small cells, metro-scale Wi-Fi and WiMAX.

Prior to joining Current Analysis, Ed was a Senior Analyst with New Paradigm Resources Group (NPRG), where he conducted research on a wide range of telecommunications markets, trends and opportunities. Ed has spent more than a decade chronicling various aspects of the telecom and technology industries for Telephony magazine and GigaOM Pro, the paid research arm of the technology blog GigaOM. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Ohio University.

Ed Owen
eMarketer

Ed Owen

Ed Owen

Writer and analyst at eMarketer UK, specialising in mobile, retail and advertising. Long history in print journalism, most recently as senior reporter at Marketing magazine and Brand Republic, covering mobile, direct marketing and retail, and spells in-agency at Beta and Redwood.

Eden Zoller
Ovum

Eden Zoller

Eden is Principal Analyst with Ovum Telecom’s Consumer Practice, covering communications, content, commerce and social media. Her focus is on strategy, marketing, monetisation and competitor analysis including the impact of Google, Apple, Facebook and others on the established telecoms value chain. Ongoing research and analysis driven by Eden include projects on social networking, digital advertising, the application store ecosystem, business model optimization plus wider convergence issues such as cross platform services. Eden has particular expertise in mobile services and leads Ovums consumer research programme for mobile commerce and advertising.

Eden is the author of a large number of Ovum reports and recent ones include an analysis of digital wallets, mobile proximity payments and NFC, mobile TV and video, operator OTT response strategies, an examination of the application store ecosystem along with papers on new dynamics in digital advertising and the future mobile commerce on the road to 2025.

In addition, Eden has managed workshops and consultancy projects in the above areas, providing tailored advice and market intelligence.

Her expertise means she is a frequent media commentator and speaker at industry events and conferences, which have included Mobile World Congress, Miptv, TM Forum, CTIA, MEF and the MMA.

Eija Kaasinen
VTT Information Technology

Eija Kaasinen

Dr.Tech Eija Kaasinen acts as a Principal Scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. She is in charge of the Human Technology Interaction research entity at VTT. Her responsibility includes increasing and strengthening the impact of human perspective in the research on technical innovations and developments. Eija Kaasinen has over 10 years’ expertise of software engineering and project management in industry. At VTT she has been in charge of human-centred design and evaluation activities within several European and national research projects, focusing specially on mobile services and ubiquitous computing. Eija Kaasinen was one of the pioneers studying mobile Internet already since 1998. Based on the findings she defined a framework to study user acceptance of mobile services. The framework, Technology Acceptance Model for Mobile Services, has been applied in many projects. Eija Kaasinen has various scientific expert positions, e.g. she is an Associate Editor of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing Journal since 2011 and a member of the Editorial Board of Springer Journal Universal Access to the Information Society: An international interdisciplinary journal, since 2007.

Emeka Obiodu
Ovum

Emeka Obiodu

Emeka Obiodu is a Principal Analyst in Ovum’s Industry, Communications Broadband practice, where he focuses on the operational strategies of telecoms operators and vendors. He also leads the “Telco innovation services radars” and “How telcos innovate” research projects at Ovum.

Emeka has over ten years’ experience in the industry as an engineer, mobile content specialist, consultant, and analyst. He regularly presents at events (e.g. Avren, CTIA, IET, and IEEE), chairs panels (e.g. NetEvents, Total Telecom World), acts as judge (e.g. GSMA Innovation Awards), and features extensively in the media (e.g. BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, Dow Jones, Financial Times, Guardian, Reuters, and Sky).

At Ovum, Emeka’s research has covered the future of network sharing, how spectrum will shape LTE, how telcos cope with recession, mobile forecasts, the global mobile outlook, the role of franchises in the mobile industry, SIM-only tariffs, and cross-group tariffs.

Prior to Ovum, Emeka worked as a telecoms analyst at Global Insight and Pyramid Research. He has also worked for Royal Dutch Shell, an engineering firm setting up VSAT links for Internet access, and several mobile content/app start-ups. Emeka holds a BEng from FUT Owerri, an MSc in Telecommunications from Queen Mary University of London, and an MBA from the University of Warwick Business School.

Emmanuel Okoegwale
Mobile Money Africa

Emmanuel Okoegwale

Emmanuel Okoegwale, Principal Assciate at MobileMoneyAfrica.com, Africa’s leading resource for mobile financial inclusion.He is a leading voice in the emerging mobile financial ecosystem in Africa and actively building a shared agent network in Nigeria. Emmanuel is active in workshop circuits across Africa.

Enrique Blanco Nadales
Telefonica TEL

Enrique Blanco Nadales

Eric Smith
Strategy Analytics

Eric Smith

Eric Smith

Eric Smith is an Analyst in the Digital Consumer Practice within Strategy Analytics. His research focus is on industry trends in consumer electronics and the home entertainment market, including Smart TVs, consumer PCs, games consoles, and other personal and home consumer electronics devices, as well as researching major Pay TV, Broadband, and Telecoms Service Providers.

Eric previously worked as an Economic and Political Advisor at the Consulate General Japan in Detroit for eight years, delivering qualitative analysis of economic and political trends for Japanese diplomats.

Eric holds a BA in International Relations with a concentration in Japanese from James Madison College at Michigan State University.

Eric Woods
Pike Research

Eric Woods

Eric WoodsEric Woods is a research director leading Pike Research’s Smart Industry practice including coverage of smart cities and green IT trends, as well as a focus on smart grids in Europe. He has over 18 years of experience as an analyst and consultant on new technology trends including in-depth research in the areas of IT infrastructure, information management and knowledge management, and public sector IT. Woods is regularly quoted in major publications including The Financial Times , The New York Times , and The Guardian , in addition to being a frequent speaker at industry conferences. He has worked on consultancy assignments to a wide range of clients, including public and private sector technology users and global IT players, as well as many small and growing technology companies. Before joining Pike Research, Woods was government practice director at Ovum. Prior to joining Ovum, Woods worked as an analyst, developer, and project manager in public sector IT. Woods holds an MSc in information systems from the University of Brighton and a Ph.D. in English literature, an MA in critical theory, and a BA in English from the University of Sussex.

Erica Kochi
UNICEF

Erica Kochi

Erica Kochi

Erica Kochi co-founded and co-leads UNICEF’s Innovation Unit, a group tasked with identifying, prototyping and scaling technologies and practices that improve UNICEF’s work on the ground. Erica also serves as Innovation Advisor to UNICEF’s Executive Director. Working with partners in private sector, academia, and international development, the Innovation Unit supports UNICEF’s 135+ country offices in the practical application of design and technology to strengthen international development outcomes.

UNICEF Innovation has recognized success in innovative design of international development solutions. Erica was named to the TIME 100 “World’s Most Influential People” List in 2013. Other examples of this work include the Digital Drum, recognized by Time Magazine as one of the Top 50 inventions of 2011, gold and silver International Design Excellence (IDSA) Awards, a Red Hat prize for being one of the three top open source projects, and the award-winning RapidSMS – a system that uses basic mobile phones and SMS messages to communicate with front-line workers and improve the speed and quality of data collection and health and education services.

Since 2007, UNICEF Innovation has worked with partners to develop open source technologies that have registered 7 million births in Nigeria over 15 months and provided antenatal care to thousands of pregnant women across Rwanda. These systems are built on a set of principles, such as collaboration and learning from fast failures, that have informed successes such as the tracking of the distribution of more than 25 million insecticide treated mosquito nets and providing a direct feedback loop for more than 180,000 young Ugandans to engage with their government and change policy in real time.

Erica worked with the Commission for Macroeconomics and Health, a joint collaboration between the World Bank and the World Health Organization, and developed and executed UNICEF global communication strategies for immunization, child survival and avian influenza and pandemic preparedness.

Erica co-taught ‘Design for UNICEF’ at NYU’s ITP with Clay Shirky. She has lectured at the Yale School of Management, Harvard University, The Art Center, Stanford University School of Engineering, and Columbia School of International and Public Affairs on technology, innovation, design and international development.

Fernando Botelho
Project F123

Fernando Botelho

Francisco Jeronimo
IDC

Francisco Jeronimo

Francisco Jeronimo
Francisco Jeronimo is research director for European mobile devices at IDC. Based in London, he leads the research that covers mobile handset trends across Europe. His research examines the trends on operating systems, smartphones, feature phones, market dynamics, and in-depth analysis of the strategies and performance of the key industry players. Jeronimo is also responsible for the IDC European Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker service. Jeronimo has worked in the telecoms industry for 14 years, in countries such as Japan, Finland, and Portugal. Before joining IDC, he was responsible for the mobile devices business of LG in Portugal, in particular developing the open market channel and business with Vodafone. In Portugal, he worked with all the mobile operators and managed the distribution channel of the biggest mobile phone wholesaler. He launched a mobile software development company and did project management and consultancy in mobility for several companies in a number of industries. Before that, in 1998, he started working for the Nokia R&D Center in Japan and then in Finland. Jeronimo is a regular commentator on trends in mobile telecommunications in leading industry and business publications, including the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, The Economist, CNBC TV, Bloomberg TV, Reuters, the BBC, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Guardian, and CNET. He has a master’s in management from Oporto University in Portugal and is a postgraduate in sales management from Lisbon University with a major in telecoms. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Frederic Huet
Greenwich Consulting

Frederic Huet

Frederic Huet

Frederic Huet is the founder managing partner of the Greenwich Consulting office in London. He is an experienced management consultant with over 15 years of experience in the telecoms and IT industry, having worked at Nokia and American Management Systems before starting with Greenwich Consulting. Frederic has led multiple project engagements across Europe and Asia for major communication industry players, specialising in strategy, marketing, acquisition strategy, investments and mobile financial services. His expertise in the areas of mobile, digital money and advances in mobile payments means that Frederic often speaks at key industry events and is regularly quoted in press articles. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and an engineering degree from ENSEM in France.

He is a regular contributor to print and TV media such as Reuters, FT, NYT, BBC, The Guardian etc. He was also a speaker at the MWC 2012 on the Future of Communications.

Galen Gruman
InfoWorld

Galen Gruman

Galen Gruman

Galen Gruman is executive editor at InfoWorld.com, and its mobile technology columnist and consumerization columnist. He is a 30-year veteram in technology journalism, having written and edited for IEEE Software, Macworld, Computerworld, Upside, M-Business, CIO, and InfoWorld.

Geoff Blaber
CCS Insight

Geoff Blaber

Geoff Blaber is director of devices, software and platforms at CCS Insight where he leads the research in these areas. Geoff is a well-known member of the analyst community and provides regular commentary to leading organisations such as Reuters, the Financial Times and the BBC.

Georgia Jordan
Frost & Sullivan

Georgia Jordan

Gloria Jun Zhang
Horizon Research Consultancy Group

Gloria Jun Zhang

Gloria Jun Zhang, CEO senior partner of Horizon Research and Consultancy Group, is responsible for the operation, overall development, overseas cooperation, extension of business, target clients services and project direction of the Group. She is representative of ESOMAR, member of CMRA and registered consultant in Beijing with MBA of George Washington University and Master of the Economy of China Renmin University.

Gloria Jun Zhang started her marketing research and consulting career in 1997 with Horizon Research Consultancy Group, a leading China-based global firm which delivers knowledge-intensive services excelling in research, consulting and empirical management to clients from multi-national companies, renowned Chinese enterprises, Chinese government departments, academic institutes as well as NGOs. After graduating from George Washington University with an MBA degree in 2003, Gloria acted as the COO of Horizon till 2012. She has been leading a professional management team of elites with international background and multiple fields that created a 10-fold increase in the company turnover to reach 200 million RMB.

In 2011, since Internet and social media are developing rapidly, as the CEO and senior partner of Horizon, Gloria continued to found Horizon E-lab, a Horizon branch which focuses on providing an integrated and interactive marketing platform whose key goals are to help clients develop products and improve brands, and she became the chairman. In 2012, Gloria completed the establishment of joint venture of Horizon E-lab and GMO Internet Group which provides online quantitative services in the Greater China and became the core leader. The new company, GMO E-lab Marketing Research (Shanghai) Co, Ltd., aims to bring together the maximum online survey panelists in China, to establish a convenient public survey platform of the highest quality in China for all related people involved in survey.

Gloria has rich experience in exploration and research of new products, civil culture research, consumer insight, brand orientation and market strategy, qualitative moderation. Gloria has attended many conferences and training of AMA, ESOMAR and ARF, provided consultancy services in the aspects of fast moving consumer goods, durable consumer goods, auto, IT as well as branding, market entrance, marketing and brand spreading strategy. She offered the trainings and made the presentations in the subjects of brand management, new minds in the (China’s consumer) marketing and clients’ assets and published professional books and articles regarding the management and ecology.

Helene Graham
Eircom

Helene Graham

Hugh Bradlow
Telstra

Hugh Bradlow

Hugh BradlowHugh S. Bradlow is Chief Technology Officer for Telstra and is responsible for investigating the future technologies that will impact Telstra’s business.

Prior to joining Telstra in September 1995, Professor Bradlow was Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Wollongong in Australia and Professor of Electrical Engineering (Digital Systems) at the University of Cape Town.

Professor Bradlow is a graduate in electrical engineering from the University of Cape Town in 1973 and received the D.Phil. degree for research in experimental nuclear physics from the University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, an Emeritus Professor of the University of Wollongong, a Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne, and a recipient of a Centenary Medal from the Commonwealth of Australia. He was elected as the joint 2009 Australian Telecommunications Ambassador of the Year. He was listed in the 2010 Global Telecom Business Power 100 rankings (at number 32) and was named by Smart Company as one of the 12 most influential people in Australian ICT.

Ilker Kuruoz
Turkcell

Ilker Kuruoz

Imogen Wall
UN OCHA

Imogen Wall

Imogen Wall

Imogen Wall is currently the Communications with Communities coordinator at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. For the last eight years she has worked on international humanitarian responses at field level (including Haiti, Sudan, Indonesia (Aceh), Ethiopia and most recently the Philippines), developing and implementing projects that deliver communication and information as a form of humanitarian aid for disaster survivors. She has worked for a range of organisations including UNDP, Thomson Reuters Foundation, BBC Media Action, UNOCHA and the World Bank as well as taking on a number of consultancies for UN agencies and NGOs. In her current post, she works on leading international humanitarian responders in practical strategies for improving the ways in which information is shared with disaster affected communities, and through which aid agencies can listen to and engage in dialogue with survivors. This has involved a particular focus on building partnerships with new actors including volunteer tech communities (both international and local), the private sector (national and international, and particularly telcos) and developing new methodologies for understanding how communities choose to communicate in emergencies, how they engage with new platforms including social media and use of mobiles, and how these are reshaping the overally dynamics of humanitarian response.

When not working on humanitarian emergencies, Imogen is a keen diver and blogger, would-be rider, and enjoys hosting dinner parties wherever she happens to be at which she frequently attempts ambitious South East Asian recipes. She is British, a connoisseur of dive bars on several continents and a qualified massage therapist.

She is also the author of a number of policy papers on communications, and is a founder member of CDAC, the Communications with Disaster Affected Communities network. She is based in New York and can be found most easily on twitter where her (very imaginative) handle is @imogenwall

Key papers published to date.

Still Left In The Dark: information and communication in humanitarian response. Policy Briefing Paper for the BBC World Service Trust, co-authored with Lisa Robinson.

March 2012 Ann Kite Yo Pale (Let Them Speak): best practice and lessons learned in communications with affected communities, Haiti 2010. Co-authored with Yves-Gerard Chery. Research and policy paper for infoasaid. November 2011

Left In The Dark: The unmet need for information in humanitarian response. Policy Briefing Paper for the BBC World Service Trust, co-authored with Lisa Robinson. October 2008 http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/trust/pdf/humanitarian_response_briefing.pdf

The Right To Know: Downwards Accountability and Public Information in Aceh and Sri Lanka. Research and policy paper for the Special Envoy for Tsunami Response (President Clinton). October 2006http://www.wpro.who.int/NR/rdonlyres/94653175-72B4-4E69-9075-D1921FF119FA/0/the_right_to_know.pdf

Media mapping: understanding communications environments in Aceh. Indonesian Social Development Paper no10, World Bank. Co-authored with Joanne Sharpe. September 2006 http://www.crise.ox.ac.uk/copy/Oxford%20Policy%20Conference/Media%20Mapping,%20WB,%20Jo%20sharpe,%20imogen%20wall.pdf Where’s My House? Improving communications with beneficiaries in Aceh. Research and Advocacy paper for UNDP/OCHA. July 2005 http://www.allindiary.org/pool/resources/4-2-wheremyhouse-undp,-2005.pdf

Ingrid Lunden
TechCrunch

Ingrid Lunden

Jacobo Quintanilla
Internews

Jacobo Quintanilla

Jacobo Quintanilla

Jacobo Quintanilla is the Director of Humanitarian Information Projects at Internews, an international non-profit media development organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard. He was 2012 PopTech Social Innovation Fellow (watch his Communication is Aid talk here), and Board Member of the infoasaid project, a 2010-2012 Internews/BBC Media Action consortium that focused on improving how aid agencies communicate with disaster-affected people.

Jacobo has designed and led humanitarian deployments and emergency assessments in more than 10 countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean. He was part of the Internews’ emergency team that responded to the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti and also the Coordinator in Haiti of the first deployment of the Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC) Network. CDAC is a groundbreaking cross-sector collaboration between Internatiional humanitarian agencies, UN organizations, the Red Cross Movement, and media development agencies that recognizes information and two-way communication as key humanitarian deliverables.

Jacobo has been working in media and humanitarian communications for the last 10 years. As a journalist in Spain, Jacobo founded a news service with a group of friends from University and worked for a national radio station, Amnesty International and ActionAid. Head of Communications for ActionAid in Sri Lanka after the tsunami (2005), Jacobo joined Internews in late 2007 to lead the Lifeline Humanitarian Information Service for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Sri Lanka that over three years produced daily radio programs and a weekly newspaper with humanitarian news and information.

Jacobo publishes regularly on humanitarian communications, including posts for UNOCHA, the Huffington Post, UN Dispatch, and is guest speaker at Columbia University, the Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute, the Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) Summer School, and FailFaire. He tweets @jqg #commisaid.

He holds a Masters in International Relations and Communications and a BA in Journalism from the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) and speaks English, French and Spanish.

James Yan
IDC

James Yan

Working in Beijing, China, my professional focus is on analysis and research tasks which include analysis and report writing, independent research, briefings with clients, consulting projects, and business development. Before joining IDC China, I have over seven years working experience in market research. I previously worked for a large A-share listed mobile communication and internet company, and was responsible for market research and product analyses as a team leader. In addition, I have rich experience and in-depth knowledge of mobile phone hardware, mobile phone OS, mobile operators, mobile phone distributors, mobile phone chipsets, and mobile phone application providers. Prior to my work with mobile communications, I worked for a large market research corporation as a senior researcher, provided market research and analysis service for a number of renowned enterprises/institutions involving FMCG, media advertising, IT and Home Appliance. I applied a variety of authoritative market research models in market research, and accumulated abundant custom research experience.

Jane Vincent
University of Surrey

Jane Vincent

Jane Vincent

Jane Vincent researches information and communication technology users and is Visiting Senior Researcher at the LSE London and Visiting Fellow with the Digital World Research Centre www.dwrc.surrey.ac.uk. Involved in the mobile communications industry for three decades Jane worked on the development and implementation of GSM and on numerous business transformation projects with BT and O2. Since 2002 she has held academic positions in the international research community where she applies her knowledge of mobile communications to inclusive user design and business research projects. Janes work is published widely and her current studies are on ICT use by migrants in global societies; experiences of using paper/pen and screen/keyboard to read/write and the use of mobile internet by children.

Jennifer Pigg
Yankee Group

Jennifer Pigg

Jeremy Green
Ovum

Jeremy Green

Jeremy Green

Jeremy Green is a Principal Analyst in Ovum’s Industry Communications and Broadband Practice. Research interests include: M2M/IoT, with a focus on transport, sustainability and Smart City applications; the future of the telecoms industry, including new roles for operators, and the evolution of voice services.

In 2009 he was seconded to the UK government’s Sustainable Development Commission to work on a project on sustainable transport, one of the results of which was the Commission’s report “Smarter Moves: How Information Communications Technology can promote Sustainable Mobility”. Since then he has maintained a personal blog on this subject, which can be found at http://smartermobility.blogspot.co.uk/. Within Ovum he has authored reports on the future of the telecoms industry and on operators’ strategies for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications.

Jeremy is a frequent speaker at client events, conferences and industry round tables. He contributes columns to a number of industry publications and regularly appears in the press, radio and TV as an expert industry commentator.

Before joining Ovum in 1999 he worked as Head of Market Planning at the mobile satellite services company ICO, heading a team responsible for market research, forecasting, and competitor analysis. As part of this he ran several huge multi-country market research projects which interfaced with complex trade-off and price elasticity models. Jeremy also represented ICO within the GSM Association, where he was instrumental in establishing the Satellite Interest Group (SATIG).

Jeremy has a PhD in Science and Technology Policy from the University of Manchester. He has worked in the telecommunications industry, in the UK, Australia and Hong Kong, since 1987, specialising in wireless since 1990.

Jessica Kwee
Canalys

Jessica Kwee

Jim Cook
www.mobiadnews.com

Jim Cook

Jim CookJim Cook is an experienced mobile industry executive and the Editor of MobiAD News (www.mobiadnews.com). His mobile expertise spans 10 years in mobile content, mobile technology, mobile commerce, and mobile advertising. Prior to getting involved in mobile, Jim worked at Apple Computer and Hewlett Packard Europe in the product marketing and e-commerce areas. Jim was also on the executive team of mobile startups PacketVideo (mobile video) and Cambridge Positioning Systems (location based technology), and he has consulted for numerous mobile technology companies in the area of product strategy and business development. In 2007 he co-founded MobiAD News, an online publication and newsletter focused entirely on mobile advertising and marketing. Jim also co-founded and was the first Chairman of the Mobile Council of the Internet Advertising Bureau (UK).

Jim Morrish
Machina Research / Ovum

Jim Morrish

Jim Morrish
Jim Morrish is a Director and Founder of Machina Research, the technology research and consulting firm focused on emerging opportunities associated with new forms of connected device. Jim has over 20 years experience of strategy consulting, operations mangement an telecoms research. Previous experience includes strategy consulting for Booz&Co, project management and board membership at Cable & Wireless, head of department at the BBC and also work as a freelance consultant. He has worked on site in in excess of 25 countries worldwide.

John Devlin
ABI Research

John Devlin

John Devlin

As Group Director, Security and ID, John Devlin focuses his research and management efforts on markets and technologies for smart cards and chip cards, authentication, identification, payments, and data protection. He also heads ABI Research’s services covering Mobile Money, RFID, and Security.

John is an experienced market analyst and research director with strong relationship-building and sales skills. His research focus has been on mobile, contactless/NFC, smart cards, payment acceptance and ID. From 2001 until he joined ABI Research in 2010, he held positions of increasing seniority at IMS Research in the UK, eventually becoming Research Director, Financial I.D. Technologies Group, a new business area which he developed for the firm.

Prior to his work at IMS, he served as Business Development and Technical Sales Engineer at PPC Cranfield Ltd, addressing western European markets for the company’s high precision, engineered composite machine bases and components.

John has spoken, sat on panels, and chaired a number of industry events, including Cartes, SIMposium, The Smart Event, NFC World Congress, NFC Payments Europe, and The Smart Card Club. He has chaired industry roundtables and taken part in GSM Association (GSMA) webinars that involved companies such as Barclays Bank, HSBC, Ingenico, MasterCard, Orange, Samsung and Velti. John has served as a judge for the GSMA for its Best Mobile Money Service since its inception and is a panel member for the SIMAlliance’s SIMagine industry awards.

He has also been quoted widely in industry publications such as Smart Insights, Payments, Cards Mobile, NFC Times, Smart Card News, SecureID News; Card Technology Today, and others.

John earned a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from De Montfort University.

John Tanner
Telecom Asia

John Tanner

John Tanner

John Tanner is global technology editor for Questex Asia, home of Telecom Asia. He has been covering the Asia-Pacific telecoms industry for TA since 1996. He has two degrees in telecommunications and worked for six years in the US radio industry in various technical and advisory capacities, covering radio and satellite equipment maintenance, studio networking, news writing and production, the latter of which earned him several regional and national awards.

Jonah Comstock
MobiHealthNews

Jonah Comstock

Judah Levine
Mondato

Judah Levine

Judy Brown
Distributed Learning Initiative

Judy Brown

Judy Brown

Judy Brown is an Educational Technology Consultant who retired as the Emerging Technology Analyst at the University of Wisconsin System Administration in 2006. In early 2000 she founded the Academic ADL Co-Lab with the U.S. Department of Defense at the University and served as the Executive Director of that Co-Lab.

Brown has been involved in technology and learning for over 30 years and with mobile learning since 1996.  Since 2006 she has worked entirely in mobile learning with corporations, academia and government. Judy served as a MASIE Fellow for the MASIE Consortium on mobile learning and is a frequent presenter at industry conferences and mobile learning workshops. Brown was the lead for the PC Week Corporate Partners and served as a judge for the Best of Comdex. Judy returned to ADL full time to create the Mobile Learning team, but has since stepped back and now only keeps involved part-time creating the ADL mobile learning newsletter. She serves on the Army Education Advisory Committee.

Jyoti Desai
MTN

Jyoti Desai

Jyoti DesaiJA Desai (54)

BA (Hons) BCom

Group Chief Technology and Information Officer

Directorships

Director of various companies in the MTN Group

Skills, expertise and experience

Jyoti started her career at The Standard Bank of SA Limited. She moved to Telkom SA in an executive position before joining MTN Nigeria as chief information officer. She then moved to Iran in 2005 to start up the Iran operation as COO of MTN Irancell before taking up her current role.

Karamjit Singh
Digital News Asia

Karamjit Singh

Digital News Asia Founder. Karamjit Singh first joined The Edge, Malaysia’s premier business publication, in 1995 and covered a number of areas before specialising in the telecommunications sector. In 2000, with the increasing convergence of computer and telecommunications technologies and the Multimedia Super Corridor’s continued expansion, he was transferred to the weekly’s nascent [email protected] pull-out. Within seven months, he was appointed Editor of the highly-regarded pull-out, a position he held until April, 2012. For five years, he was also Editor of a bi-monthly pull-out, SMEs Going Global, in The Edge. Along the way, he has picked up a few awards, starting with the Malaysian Press Institute award for Best Telecommunications Writer (English category) in 2002, the DiGi Telecommunications (a Telenor company) Journalist of the Year (Magazine Category) 2004, the Malaysian Customer Relationship Management and Contact Centre Association’s Journalist of The Year 2009 in recognition of his informative and critical coverage of the outsourcing sector since 2000. Over the course of his career, Karamjit’s name has become synonymous with [email protected] He has come to be regarded by industry and peers as one of Malaysia’s most respected journalists and pundits, and is frequently invited to speak or moderate at conferences and roundtables. Karamjit founded Digital News Asia with a vision that media should play its role as the Fourth Estate, and on the belief that timely, insightful and analytical coverage can help the tech ecosystem in South-East Asia, especially Malaysia, grow and develop. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/karamjitdna

Karim Taga
Arthur D. Little Austria GmbH

Karim Taga

Karim Taga is a Managing Partner of Arthur D. Little and leads the Global TIME (Telecommunications, Information Technology, Media and Electronics) practice.His interests are primarily focused on three functional areas: Growth strategies and business transformations Corporate Finance – Transaction support Boardroom presentation and facilitation He acts as Jury for several telecoms awards in Asia, Europe and in the US, beside his role as an advisor in several telecommunication councils and associations as well as governments and regulators. He chairs and facilitates yearly more than 20 top executive international events and conferences on four continents.Prior to joining Arthur D. Little in May 1997, Dr. Taga worked for several years for a global supplier.

Kathryn Koegel
Primary Impact

Kathryn Koegel

Kathryn Koegel

Kathryn Koegel is a media and marketing analyst and researcher who has worked in online, print, TV and now mobile. She wrote the Advertising Age Reports: Benchmarks and Best Practices for Mobile Marketing 2010 and 2011. She authored four Ad Age reports on mobile that were published through 2011 on location based services, mobile couponing, mobile metrics and mobile commerce.

At the height of the dot-com era, she was the VP of marketing for one of the first ad networks, Phase2Media. She was the Director of Research Industry Development for DoubleClick and created their first industry trend reports. In her consultancy, Primary Impact, she works with media and interactive marketing companies to turn their data into industry insights and position themselves in the interactive landscape. Her primary research work has been accepted and published by the ARF and ESOMAR. She continues to contribute pieces to Ad Age on mobile marketing and interactive marketing technologies and has done work for the MMA.

Kathryn Weldon
Current Analysis

Kathryn Weldon

Kathryn Weldon

As Research Director for Business Network Services in the Americas, Kathryn brings over twenty years of expertise in the telecommunications industry to Current Analysis, and has been with the company for nine years. In her current capacity, she is responsible for driving and managing the strategy, content and direction of the U.S. business services analyst team. Weldon also remains the Mobile IT/Enterprise Mobility Services Practice lead, analyzing events, companies, products and technologies within the US and global mobile enterprise services and solutions space. Prior to Current Analysis, Weldon served as founder and Principal Analyst of Weldon Research. During this time, she provided her clients with research and analysis on diverse aspects of the telecommunications industry. Her client list included General Dynamics, Predictive Systems, The Yankee Group, Current Analysis, Blue Javelin, and Pioneer Consulting.

Weldon has also served as the Director of Market Intelligence at Predictive Systems, a network consulting company where she was responsible for the management of market research and analyst relations. In addition, Weldon served as a Program Manager in the Communications Services module for The Yankee Group as primary analyst for the data communications services of U.S. incumbent service providers, focusing on Wide Area Network services, managed services and network consulting and integration. Weldon began her career at Cox Communications, as a Manager of Market Research in Cox’s business communications group. Weldon has a BA from Tufts University and an MBA in Market Research from Georgia State University.

Ken Rehbehn
Yankee Group

Ken Rehbehn

Ken Rehbehn

Ken Rehbehn is a principal analyst with Yankee Group’s Network Research team. As a 4G mobile wireless infrastructure analyst, Ken tracks radio access network (RAN) technology solutions operators deploy to deliver value to consumers, enterprises and government. With over 25 years of experience in the field, Ken provides insight into 3G and RAN trends including LTE, HSPA and WiMAX, as well as supporting femtocell and Wi-Fi offload solutions.

Before joining Yankee Group, Ken served as a strategic marketing director for Alcatel-Lucent and as a wireless infrastructure analyst at Current Analysis. Prior to joining Current Analysis, Ken served as director of product management at Megisto Systems, Inc., a startup equipment vendor producing next-generation data gateway solutions for GSM and UMTS networks. At Megisto, he led the product management staff to define the product and provide support for the sales staff in the field. Before that, Ken worked at Visual Networks as an ATM product line manager as well as a member of the CTO’s staff. In addition to Visual Networks, his professional career has included software development and architectural design for X.25 packet switching, frame relay, and network management technologies while at GTE Telenet, Sprint and Netrix.

Khalid Athar
Teletimes International

Khalid Athar

Klaus-Jurgen Krath
DT

Klaus-Jurgen Krath

Kevin MillroyKlaus-Jürgen is responsible for Engineering Services within Deutsche Telekom. In this role he provides harmonized network solutions for access, transport and core to all DT affiliates.

He has been with T-Mobile, later Deutsche Telekom since the early days of GSM in 1991, took over several manager positions in the technology area with focus on Radio.

He was responsible for GPRS/UMTS/HSPA introduction and optimization and has been leading the NGMN activities within Deutsche Telekom including the introduction of LTE.

Masters & doctors degree in telecommunications

Kris Rinne
AT&T

Kris Rinne

Kris Szaniawski
Informa

Kris Szaniawski

Kris Szaniawski is a Principal Analyst with Informa Telecoms Media and heads up the Networks research. His main areas of expertise include vendor strategy, managed service and customer experience management although he tracks and comments on ICT topics as varied as Big Data and network sharing. Kris is actively involved in Informa’s consulting business and works on projects with a wide range of clients. He is also a frequent public speaker and industry commentator and has served as a GSMA Global Mobile Awards judge. Kris’s team provides strategic advice to ICT clients across a broad range of topics, including Next-Generation Networks, SDN, LTE, Wi-Fi, OSS/BSS, managed services, CEM and other emerging technologies and business models.

[email protected]
@kszaniawski

http://blogs.informatandm.com/authors/kris-szaniawski/

Lohini Moodley
McKinsey

Lohini Moodley

Lohini is a Partner in McKinsey’s Johannesburg office and one of the leaders of McKinsey’s Telecoms, Media and Technology Practice in sub-Saharan Africa. She has focused on the telco and ICT sectors over the last four years, and is passionate about the role that technology can play in Africa’s development.

Lohini has consulted to telecom operators, IT services companies, technology companies and to government departments on broadband and ICT strategies, focusing on how to drive broadband penetration and expand into the IT sector. She has also consulted on the impact of regulatory policy, such as local loop unbundling, spectrum allocation, interconnection and universal service obligations on the telecoms industry. Through her work, she has developed deep knowledge of the different models countries have adopted to roll-out broadband and to support national broadband strategies.

Lohini has been leading McKinsey’s research on digital trends in Africa. She led the research on the use of the Internet by urban Africans in 15 major African cities, and the adoption of Cloud technologies by SMEs in South Africa. These research pieces provided insight into how consumers and SMEs are using the Internet as well as implications for governments and telco operators in the region – on how to increase broadband adoption and usage. Building on this body of work, she is one of the authors of Lions go Digital, a research piece on the impact of the Internet on the African continent to date and its potential – both the economic and the transformative impact of the Internet on business models and in improving service delivery in Africa in key sectors such as education and health. Lions go Digital also assesses what countries will need to do to harness the potential of the Internet.

She also leads McKinsey’s women’s initiative in sub-Saharan Africa and has developed a programme on women leadership called Remarkable Women in South Africa.

Lohini has a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics from the University of Cape Town and a MSc in Mathematics from the University of South Africa

Lucas Ledesma
Editor

Lucas Ledesma

Lucio Carlos Mercado
Movistar

Lucio Carlos Mercado

Lynnette Luna
Current Analysis

Lynnette Luna

Lynnette Luna

Lynnette is Senior Analyst for Services Ecosystem on the Consumer Services team and is part of the Consumer Platforms and Devices team. She is responsible for looking at the business, technology and regulatory trends shaping the environment for communications devices, solutions and services. Topics that fall into her expertise include: the strategies, technologies and opportunities pertaining to OTT competition and mobile broadband monetization, mobile platform and device trends and regulation and spectrum trends that impact the communications environment.

Lynnette brings more than 16 years of experience to the Consumer Services and Consumer Platforms and Devices teams at Current Analysis. Prior to joining the company, she served as editor for a number of FierceMarkets publications, including FierceWireless, FierceBroadbandWireless and FierceMobileIT. She also wrote for a variety of domestic and international wireless-related publications, analyst firms and corporations as an independent journalist.

In addition, Lynnette has served as senior editor with Telephony Magazine and was a reporter with RCR Wireless News.

Lynnette holds a Journalism degree from Western Washington University.

Malaika Judd
Principal & Mentor

Malaika Judd

Malaika has lived in the USA, UK, France, Holland, and Kenya and finds energy in discovering new cultures, business environments, startups, and hubs. Malaika volunteered as a live-in Fellow for an Emmaus-France Halfway House, gained extensive corporate experience at TomTom as a Brand Manager, and discovered the startup scene in Africa as a Consultant for Mobius Motors.

Malaika is a Principal and Mentor at Savannah Fund, and pseudo-mother to the Accelerator startups. Her personal interests and expertise are in Transportation and Entertainment.

Malaika studied at the University of Pennsylvania, London School of Economics, Toulouse School of Economics, and Tilburg University. She holds a BA in International Relations and Economics and an MSc in Economics and Competition Policy.

Manoj Menon
Frost & Sullivan

Manoj Menon

Manoj Menon

Menon directly manages Frost & Sullivan’s business in Asia Pacific.

Manoj started at Frost & Sullivan in December 1996 as one of the pioneers when the company was just beginning its trajectory into Asia. He has, since then, successfully grown the company’s presence and business in Asia Pacific by manifold. continues to drive Frost & Sullivan’s expansion in the region, yielding the highest year-on-year growth to the group’s global business.

Throughout his tenure at Frost & Sullivan, Manoj has consulted on multiple strategic and syndicated projects for leading multinational companies, regulators and government bodies, providing growth workshops and client counsels, among others. He is today one of the region’s most sought-after speakers and thought leaders, wherein his expert opinions have been heard at seminars and industry conferences globally.

Manoj is also frequently featured in leading media, namely CNN, Bloomberg, Channel News Asia, CNBC, BBC, Singapore Business Times and Straits Times, and Malaysian Business.

He earned his Bachelor of Engineering at Mumbai University, and MBA at the ICFAI Business School in India. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Marc Irlandez
Life Labs

Marc Irlandez

Mariano Amartino
Uberbin

Mariano Amartino

Mariano Amartino

Mariano Amartino is the Head of Wayra Latinoamérica, the startup incubator/accelerator of Telefonica with offices and spaces on 12 countries across Latin America and Europe.

He is a consultant, entrepreneur and blogger at uberbin.net one of the first spanish blogs where he covers Online Communities, Internet and New Media topics.

In July, 2009, Mariano joined Hipertextual as their General Manager; in January 2010 he became CEO and partner at Hipertextual the largest Blogging Network in Latin America.

In 2002 he was responsible for the first weblog in a traditional media company in spanish language; then he founded Weblogs.com.ar and Blogdir.com and he is part of the board of several startups, plus he is involved in Fon Argentina.

Mariano founded Überbin I/A, a company that helps startups tap the spanish language market and, since 2000, the first consulting company focused on online communities and new media. Among his clients are all the major media companies of Latin America.

Mark Crandon
Mozilla

Mark Crandon

Currently the head of Global mobile business development and partnership management for Mozilla including Firefox OS, Firefox for Android, Firefox App Marketplace. Primary focus is on the distribution and ecosystem side: Global Operators, Device OEMs/ODMs, Retail Distributors and chipset OEMs

Mark H Mortensen
Analysys Mason

Mark H Mortensen

Mark H MortensenDr. Mark H. Mortensen is the Principal Analyst leading the Customer Care and Service Fulfilment research programmes at Analysys Mason, Ltd. He is an expert in personalized multi-channel CRM, customer self-care, the interaction of BSS and OSS systems, and provisioning of network and service layers. The first 20 years of Mark’s career were spent at Bell Laboratories, where he specialised in enterprise-wide systems architecture and strategy, leading teams that brought new software products to new markets and network technologies, and the interaction of software systems with the underlying network hardware. Mark was Chief Scientist of Management Systems at Bell Labs, has been president of his own OSS strategy consulting company, CMO at the inventory specialist Granite Systems and a network planning company, and VP of Product Strategy at Telcordia Technologies. He is also an adjunct professor at UMass Lowell in the Manning School of Business, specializing in strategic management of high technology companies. Mark holds an MPhil and a PhD in physics from Yale University and has received two AT&T Architecture awards for innovative communications software solutions.

Mark Zawacki
Milestone Group

Mark Zawacki

Based in Silicon Valley, Mark Zawacki is a business strategist, Board advisor, keynote speaker and angel investor.

He is the Founder of two strategy consulting firms: 650 Labs and Milestone Group. He has advised more than 300 clients globally on a myriad of growth and revenue-related initiatives including business strategy, disruptive innovation, business and corporate development, alliances partnering, go-to-market strategies and international expansion.

His clients have included Tata, NTT, Microsoft, McDonalds, MasterCard, Cisco, JPMorgan Chase, Intel, SAP, British Home Stores, GSMA, SMART, Volvo, Novartis, AstraZeneca, SITA, Norsk Hydro, Occidental Petroleum, Union Bank of Switzerland, Swisscom, Rabobank, VeriSign, Symantec and too many early stage companies to recall.

Prior to 650 Labs and Milestone Group, Mark spent nearly a decade as a strategy consultant with the CSC Index, the strategic management consulting division of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). Variously based in Amsterdam, London, Sydney and San Francisco, Marks consulting at CSC Index focused on corporate strategy, organizational change and leveraging technology for business advantage.

Mark has consulted in 50+ countries around the world and traveled to more than 70+ countries to date.

Mark holds a B.Sc. in Marketing from the University of Colorado and an MBA from the University of Rochester, William E. Simon Graduate School of Business, where he currently serves on the Executive Advisory Council.

He tweets regularly at @markzawacki

Marlène Sellebråten
Mobil:Business

Marlène Sellebråten

Marlène Sellebråten is a tech analyst and journalist based in Sweden. She is today editor-in-chief of Mobil & Mobil Business, two leading Swedish publications delivering news and analysis in the B2C and B2B mobile space respectively. Prior to Mobil & Mobil:Business, Marlène headed independent consulting practice Close to Market Analytics. She was earlier on editor of trade newsletter Telekom Online, senior editor at Communications Week International and did her debut in the industry at analyst firm Gartner some 15 years ago. She speaks at and regularly moderates industry events. Gaining and sharing insight into the mobile industry is more than a job to her, it is a passion. Marlène holds a Master’s degree in international trade and management from the University of Picardy and a Master’s degree in international commerce from Montpellier university.

Martin Garner
CCS Insight

Martin Garner

Martin is a well-known figure in the mobile industry. He holds a BSc in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Bristol and an MBA from City University in London. He was at Ovum for 17 years, where he built up the mobile practice, was director of research and established the Wireless Intelligence joint venture with the GSM Association. At CCS Insight, Martin focuses on Internet services and experiences, and the wider role of mobile across various sectors of the economy, including machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity and the “Internet of things”.

Matt Bolton
Tap! The iPhone Magazine

Matt Bolton

Matthew Bolton is Deputy Editor of MacFormat magazine, and is a mobile technology journalist who has contributed to publications such as TechRadar, T3, PC Format, Science Uncovered, Tap! The iPhone and iPad magazine and many more.

Matt Hatton
Machina Research

Matt Hatton

Matt Hatton is a widely respected wireless industry expert with 15 years experience at the cutting edge of telecoms research. His current role is as Director at Machina Research, a specialist research and consultancy firm focusing on the M2M, IoT and Big Data. Prior to establishing Machina Research, Matt was Program Manager at Yankee Group focusing on the mobile services market in EMEA and most recently at Analysys Mason he was Research Director managing all research on the telco services market, with a particular focus on mobile broadband and other new emerging services and business models.

He has provided strategic advice to numerous executives (including C-level executives) at mobile operators, vendors and other players in the mobile value chain, on the deployment and marketing of mobile products and services. This has included market sizing and forecasting, providing competitor intelligence, and advising on strategies for value-added services, M2M, mobile broadband, customer retention, pricing and fixed-mobile convergence. He also has substantial experience in carrying out business case assessments for mobile operators, including due diligence on service deployments.

Matt is widely quoted in both trade publications (such as Total Telecom, Light Reading, Mobile Today, New Media Age and Mobile Europe) and the wider national and international press (including BBC, The Financial Times, CNN, The Telegraph and The Independent). He also speaks frequently at conferences and acts as a judge for a number of prestigious awards (including the GSMAs Global Mobile Awards).

Matt holds an MSc in Telecommunications (Distinction) from University College London.

Matthew Reed
Informa T&M

Matthew Reed

Matthew Reed

Matthew Reed is a Principal Analyst with Informa Telecoms & Media and head of research for the Middle East and Africa. He is responsible for ITM’s data and written research for the region, which includes detailed coverage of local markets. Matthew’s research interests include operator strategy within the MEA region as well as network and regulatory developments. Matthew is a regular speaker and chair at industry conferences in the region. He also regularly comments on industry developments for local and international media.

Matthew joined Informa Telecoms & Media in February 2007, as editor of Middle East and Africa Wireless Analyst newsletter. Matthew’s previous roles include that of commissioning editor at Financial Times Business and deputy editor at Internet industry news site netimperative.com, as well as a stint as a freelance business writer and journalist, focusing on the telecoms, media and technology industries.

Matthew holds an honours degree in economics and masters degrees in global politics and journalism.

Mayank Kapoor
Frost & Sullivan

Mayank Kapoor

Mayank Kapoor

As the Industry Manager for the Data Centre Services and Cloud Computing practices for Frost Sullivan, Mayank focuses on monitoring and analyzing emerging trends, technologies and market behavior in the Data Centre, Virtualization, WAN Services and Cloud Computing markets in Asia Pacific. Since joining Frost Sullivan in June 2010, Kapoor has completed several research studies and consulting projects on these areas and worked with clients across Asia Pacific region. Kapoor has more than six years of management consulting, and business research and analysis experience.

Prior to this, Kapoor was a Senior Associate at Ernst Young with a focus on the Asia Pacific Technology and Telecom industries. He brings with him a strong understanding of the Asia Pacific ICT market, excellent research and analytical capabilities, and rich advisory experience in the region.

Mayank Kapoor has received acclaim for his research through articles and quotes published in ZDnet, CIO Asia, BFM, Asia Cloud Forum, Enterprise Innovation, CFO Innovation, Today, Enterprise Innovation and others.

Michelle Atagana
Memeburn

Michelle Atagana

Michelle Atagana has a Masters Degree in New Media and Journalism, her thesis focuses on social media technologies in the South African journalistic space with some focus on the public sphere. She has been hanging around the Internet since she was 11 back in proper Netscape days and even found a way to get not one, but two degrees out it. She blogs with moderate regularity and tweets with alarming consistency and works tirelessly at memeburn.com.Mich also sometimes writes for CNN on tech and startups in Africa.

Mike Tiplady
RWH Consulting

Mike Tiplady

Mike began his career with British Telecom and after working on the first digital transmission systems he moved to the mobile division in 1984. He became one of the first members of the Cellnet team, later to become O2.

In 1989 Mike became the Technology Director and for over 10 years headed a large team responsible for the design, development, construction and operation of the 02 service.

After leaving O2 he became the Managing Director of the EMEA Division of a US based business providing design, consultancy and implementation services to operators. He has also been the Non Executive Director of other businesses in the communications industry including MVNO and VAS. Mike is now a partner with RWH Consulting and an advisor to Arcanum Communications.

Monica Paolini
Senza Fili Consulting

Monica Paolini

Monica Paolini

Monica Paolini is the founder and president of Senza Fili Consulting (www.senzafiliconsulting.com), an analyst and consulting firm that provides market research, financial analysis, and advisory support on wireless technologies and services. Monica writes extensively on the trends, technological innovation, and financial drivers in the wireless industry in reports, white papers, blogs, and articles. Independent advice, a strong quantitative approach, and an international perspective are the hallmarks of her work. Monica has a PhD in Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego, an MBA from the University of Oxford, and a BA/MA in Philosophy from the University of Bologna.

Mr Seizo Onoe
NTT DoCoMo

Mr Seizo Onoe

Nancee Ruzicka
Stratecast / ICT Intuition

Nancee Ruzicka

Nancee Ruzicka is President Chief Strategist at ICT intuition. With 25+ years of experience in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) engineering and operations, Ms. Ruzicka is a trusted advisor to executives in the areas of ICT strategy and planning, market research, product development, communications, and ICT solution integration. She has delivered strategic and tactical planning, technical and operational due diligence in support of merger and acquisition activity, process optimization, technology evaluation, and operational transformation.

Ms. Ruzicka has held the titles of Program Manager, RD Manager, Software Manger, Systems Engineer, Network Engineer, Senior Technical Staff, Director, Program Director, and Strategy Consultant in a variety of industries including telecommunications, OSS/BSS, power and utilities, defense and government, and software development

As the founder of ICT intuition, Ms. Ruzicka is pursuing a new model of customized strategy consulting and research across connected industries. Initial focus areas include operational architectures, OSS/BSS, SON/SDN, network virtualization, and data brokerage to deliver ICT strategies that make connected solutions available, reliable, and secure. Ms. Ruzicka was awarded dual Master’s degrees in Management and Computer Resource Management; with an undergraduate degree in Engineering.

Nashid Nabian
Harvard

Nashid Nabian

Nashid Nabian ([email protected]) was born and raised in Tehran, Iran, and earned a Master’s in Architectural Engineering at Shahid Beheshti University. She pursued her post-graduate studies at the University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, where she earned a Master of Urban Design degree, and received the Toronto Association of Young Architects award for her thesis on the enhancement of the Toronto Waterfront. From 2003 to 2012, she was partner at Arsh Design Studio, a Tehran-based architecture office both nationally and internationally recognized for its projects: Dollat II, a residential apartment by Arsh Design Studio, has been short-listed for the 2010 cycle of the Agha Khan Architecture award, while 2 Offices/2 Brothers, an office building by Arsh Design Studio, was short-listed for 2011 WAF award. In 2012 after Arsh Design Studio was divided to two separate offices she co-founded [Shift] Process Practice with Rambod Eilkhani. She holds a Doctor of Design degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and she has been involved in various projects at MIT SENSEable City Lab (http://senseable.mit.edu/ ) as a part of her two year postdoctoral fellowship at the lab. As a faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Design she collaborates on various research-driven projects at GSD REA Lab:(http://information-interaction-infrastructure.org/), and teaches classes on urban cybernetics, responsive environments and artifacts, as well as smart cities.

Natasha Garyali
Know Your Mobile India

Natasha Garyali

Neha Dharia
Ovum

Neha Dharia

Neha Dharia is an analyst in Ovum’s Consumer telecoms research practice, with a focus on mobile social media and communications. Neha has developed an expert knowledge in the field of mobile messaging and is leading Ovum’s research in the area.

Her other work includes market sizing and in depth research on topics such as digital games industry, mobile payments and mobile VAS. Neha’s research is frequently quoted in the international press and often contributes to the broadcast media. Prior to joining Ovum, Neha worked with C:insights, a global research and advisory firm. Throughout her career she has written numerous consumer-focused reports covering various aspects of the telecoms industry, including: Casualties of Social Messaging, Counteracting the Threat of Social Messaging, Mapping Mobile Payments and Digital Games Outlook: Asia-Pacific. Her reports have been instrumental in driving change and creating thought leadership especially in the messaging industry.

Neha’s experience in consultancy includes projects with leading mobile network operators, OTT players and vendors. This experience has enabled her to gain a deeper understanding of consumer needs in terms of wireless content and value-added services, and the consequent conversion of these needs into market opportunities for the client. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics as well as a Master of Science degree in Development Studies.

Read about her work on: http://ovum.com/authors/neha-dharia/

Neil Montefiore
Independent Consultant

Neil Montefiore

Neil Montefiore

Neil Montefiore Chief Executive Officer StarHub Ltd Singapore Neil was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of StarHub on 1 January 2010, having had over 34 years of experience in the telecommunication industry. He retired in March 2013

Previously, he was the CEO and a Board Director of M1 in Singapore since 1 April 1996. Prior to that, he was the Director, Mobile Services at Hong Kong Telecom CSL Limited, the largest cellular operator in Hong Kong. Neil joined The Cable and Wireless group in 1976 and held various marketing and engineering management positions in Hong Kong, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom until 1983. In 1983, he joined Cable and Wireless Systems Ltd in Hong Kong and was appointed as Chief Executive in 1987. In 1989, he moved to the United Kingdom as Managing Director of PakNet Ltd, a joint venture owned by Cable and Wireless PLC and Vodafone PLC which developed and launched the worlds first public packet radio data network. Neil returned to Hong Kong in 1991 as Managing Director of Chevalier (Telepoint) Ltd until 1995, and then headed Hong Kong largest mobile business CSL until moving to head start up M1 in April 1996.

Neil is also a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. In September 2010 Neil was named as one of the 100 most powerful people in the telecoms industry worldwide. The list was compiled from nominations by worldwide readers of Global Telecoms Business — including CEOs, CFOs and other senior executives of the world’s major operators, telecoms vendors and industry organisations. Neil was also named as the Commsday Asia “Best Telecom Industry Executive” for 2010, and was nominated for the Asian Business Leader Award CEO of the Year 2012.

Until March 2013, Neil led Singapores fully-integrated and most innovative info-communication company which offers a full range of information, communications and entertainment services for both consumer and corporate markets. StarHub is widely known as the pioneer in hubbing – the ability to deliver unique integrated and converged services to all its customers.

Nick Dillon
Ovum

Nick Dillon

Nick Dillon is a Senior Analyst in Ovum’s Devices and Platforms team. Nick’s key coverage areas include mobile software platforms, mobile developer ecosystems and mobile devices, including and smartphones and tablets. Nick also covers connected media players, mobile internet devices, smart TV and games consoles. Nick has appeared as an expert commentator on Channel 4 News, Sky News, Bloomberg TV, BBC Radio 5 Live and Reuters TV, and he is also regularly quoted in newspapers and online publications.

Nick joined the Devices and Platforms team in October 2010. Prior to joining Ovum, Nick was a communications consultant, working with telecoms and IT companies such as Ericsson, LiMo Foundation, Myriad Group, Dell, and Red Hat to help them plan, design, and execute their public relations and analyst relations programs. Before this, Nick worked at Rolls-Royce where he led a project to redesign the document management systems within one of the company’s primary business units. Nick holds a Master of Engineering degree in manufacturing engineering and management from the University of Nottingham.

Nick Jones
Apps Magazine

Nick Jones

Nigar Evgin
TSCV

Nigar Evgin

Nigar Evgin
Nigar Evgin is the General Director of Spastic Children’s Foundation of Turkey since 2002. The aim of the foundation is to integrate people with cerebral palsy and developmental disorders to the social life by providing them rehabilitation, education and care services. The Foundation is the leading institution of the country and carries out its activities in Metin Sabancı Center – Istanbul on a 35.000 m2 plot. She leads the early intervention unit, rehabilitation center, schools for children with cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities and also represents the Foundation on national and international level. The team is working intencively on projects regarding to assistive technology She is the member and audit of the Caravane 2000 Federation since 2004 and member of the World Cerebral Palsy Initivative Streering Committee. After graduating from the Sankt Georg Austrian High School in Istanbul, she completed her education in Vienna University of Economics and Business. (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien).

Nuno Goncalves Pedro
Strivecap

Nuno Goncalves Pedro

Nuno Goncalves PedroNuno Gonçalves Pedro – Managing Partner & Director, Strive Capital Nuno is Strive Capital?s Managing Partner & Director and has over 17 years’ experience in the mobile industry. Previously, he was McKinsey & Co’s Senior Expert for Telecom, Media & Technology in Asia-Pacific and a member of its Leadership team. Before that, he was GSM Association?s head of Strategy, Corporate & Business Development, where he was responsible, among other things, for: shaping the industry agenda with the GSMA Board and managing its Board Strategy Committee; leading core strategic initiatives for the industry ? e.g. Personal IM, .mobi; leading business development with vendors and other ecosystem players; as well as creating the GSMA?s first ever equity venture. He started his career in IT as an analyst/coder and had several operational roles in the IT space. Nuno is a frequent speaker at key industry gatherings such as the Mobile World Congress, Mobile Asia Congress, JP Morgan Company Access Days, Deutsche Bank?s Access Asia and Access China, among many others. He has also been a member of the Jury for the Global Mobile Awards since 2009. Nuno has been a counselor for the internationalization of the Portuguese Economy since 2005 and was recognized in 2006 as one of the top 26 Portuguese executives abroad?. He is a Computer Engineer by IST at the Technical University of Lisbon and holds post-graduate diplomas from Wharton School at UPenn, London Business School and the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford GSB.

Oliver Aguilar
IDC

Oliver Aguilar

Oliver Aguilar. Senior Analyst, Mobile Research, IDC Latin America. For more than four years, Oliver has contributed to both local and regional programs within IDC Latin America as a local analyst for the Mexican imaging research and since 2011 as the regional analyst managing two programs for IDC, Mobile phones and PC monitors. Oliver serves as speaker in both client meetings and the third party events they ask him to present at, sharing Mobile phone market trends and its relationship with other consumer technologies. As Senior Analyst for Mobile Devices, he is responsible for gathering and analysing market data and apply his expertise to develop a complete view of the market, as well as ensuring the quality of research for Mobile devices in key countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela amongst others. His activities include leading interviews with main players in the region, validating information and projecting trends in the market in Latin America.

Pamela Clark-Dickson
Informa

Pamela Clark-Dickson

Pamela Clark-Dickson

Pamela is senior analyst at Informa Telecoms Media, with a focus on mobile messaging. In her role, Pamela produces analysis of the messaging market for the Mobile Content and Applications Intelligence Center. Her areas of expertise cover all aspects of mobile messaging in the consumer, enterprise and marketing industry sectors globally, including SMS, MMS, mobile e-mail, mobile instant messaging, over-the-top (OTT) communications services and Rich Communications Suite (RCS). She also co-edits Mobile Media Messaging, a continuous research service published by Informa.

Pamela has covered the telecoms sector for 17 years as an analyst and journalist, and previously worked for Informa as editor of the Mobile Media and Mobile Games Analyst continuous research services. She is the author or co-author of Informa Telecoms Media reports Voice and IP Messaging: Operator Strategies to Combat the Threat from OTT Players (2012; updated and revised 2013), Mobile Content Services (8th edition, 2012), Mobile Messaging (2nd edition, 2010), Mobile Content Services (7th edition, 2009) and Mobile Games (2005).

Pamela holds a BA (Journalism) from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

Paolo Pescatore
CCS Insight

Paulo Pescatore

Paulo PescatorePaolo Pescatore joined CCS Insight in November 2007 and leads research on operator strategy, wireless applications and mobile content. He has more than 12 years’ experience in the mobile sector. Prior to joining CCS Insight, Paolo was a research manager at IDC, responsible for mobile consumer research across Europe. He has also worked at Ovum, where he covered a broad spectrum of mobile and wireless topics. Paolo is a recognised thought leader in the mobile industry and is one of the most widely quoted market analysts in the mobile sector.

Patrick Kelly
Analysys Mason

Patrick Kelly

Patrick Kelly

Patrick is Research Director for Analysys Masons Telecom Software research stream. He has produced research on customer experience management, policy management, big data analytics, cloud computing, machine-to-machine (M2M), LTE and mobile backhaul, and IP next generation networks. Patrick is a frquent speaker at industry and user group onferences. He holds a BSc from the University of Vermont and an MBA from Plymouth College.

Patrick Meier
Qatar Foundation’s Computing Research Institute

Patrick Meier

Patrick Meier (PhD) is an internationally recognized thought leader on the application of new technologies for crisis early warning, humanitarian response and resilience. He presently serves as Director of Social Innovation at the Qatar Foundation’s Computing Research Institute (QCRI) where he develops next-generation humanitarian technologies using Big Data Analytics & Social Computing.

Prior to QCRI, Patrick co-founded and co-directed the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s (HHI) Program on Crisis Mapping & Early Warning and served as Director of Crisis Mapping at Ushahidi He also co-founded the CrisisMappers Network, the Standby Task Force and the Digital Humanitarians Network. Patrick has consulted extensively for many international organizations and programs including the UN Secretariat, UN Global Pulse, OCHA, UNDP, UNICEF, OSCE, OECD, EC, USAID, DAI, IFES, Swisspeace, Internews and the World Bank.  In addition, Patrick is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, a member of the Academy of Achievement Class of 2012 (AoA) and a lead contributor to PeaceTXT with PopTech and partners. He is also an accomplished speaker, having given talks at the White House, UN, Google, Harvard, Stanford and MIT. He has also presentated at major international conferences including the Skoll World Forum, Club de Madrid, Mobile World Congress, PopTech, Where 2.0, TTI/Vanguard, SXSW and several TEDx’s. He is often interviewed by the media including the New York Times, Washington Post, BBC, The Economist, Al-Jazeera, CNN and NPR. Patrick is also a distinguished scholar, holding a PhD from The Fletcher School, a Pre-Doctoral Fellowship from Stanford University and an MA from Columbia University. In addition, he was a Research Fellow at the Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) and holds an advanced certificate in complexity science from the Santa Fe Institute (SFI). Patrick has given numerous guest lectures and has taught several professional, graduate and undergraduate courses. He is also an accomplished author and writes the widely respected iRevolution blog. He tweets at @patrickmeier.

Patrick Scodeller
M1

Patrick Scodeller

Peggy Anne Salz
Mobile Groove

Peggy Anne Salz

Peggy Anne Salz is the chief analyst and founder of MobileGroove, a top 50 ranked influential destination providing outstanding editorial content and Thought Leadership. Under her direction MobileGroove has become a leading analyst house and content marketing firm, producing and promoting custom research and knowledge resources for the global mobile community. Her work, which includes 300+ articles on mobile marketing, mobile search, social media and mobile industry news and developments, has appeared in magazines and online destinations such as The International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, Mobile Entertainment, Mobile Media, New Media Age, and in the Agile Minds column in EContent magazine, among many more.

Peggy is also a Gigaom mobile analyst, where her focus is mobile loyalty, mobile messaging and mobile retail. Her most recent report, Managing The Complete Customer Experience: Encouraging Engagement With Mobile And Apps, helps businesses understand and harness mobile to re-imagine the customer experience and super-charge sales and service channels.

Her most recent book, The Everything Guide To Mobile Apps (F+W Media, Inc) was released in March 2013. She has also edited and produced the Mobile Operator Guide 2013: The Evolution of Mobile Services: Challenges, Strategies, Opportunities and the SAP Mobile Commerce Guide 2013: Engage Customers Build Loyalty In Developed And Emerging Markets (on behalf of SAP Mobile Services). She is currently working on a new book that will equip developers and companies with actionable insights into how they can market and monetize their apps.

Graduating with honors from the University of Pittsburgh, Peggy earned a B.A. in Philosophy of Science, Political Science, and Economics. She is a Fulbright fellow and a member of the International Who’s Who of Professionals.

Per Dahlberg
Asia Cloud Computing Association

Per Dahlberg

Per has held leadership positions growing telecom and IT businesses in Asia for 20 years. In 2010 he co-founded the Asia Cloud Computing Association where he currently serves as Executive Director and CEO. He is also the founder and CEO of Springpoint, a company linking innovation companies with the Asian mobile market place.

Per started his career in Asia at the Swedish Foreign Ministry and the Swedish Trade Council before taking on senior management positions in technology companies and organizations such as the GSM Association, Actix, SmartTrust and Ascom Wireless.

Per holds a degree in History of Ideas and Chinese, which has helped shape him as a successful entrepreneur with a focus on translating technology into business benefits and how to create value, in an Asian context. He has a strong track record in growing companies from the early stages to profitability and, in some notable cases, very successful exits.

Pete Cunningham
Consultant

Pete Cunningham

With more than 10 years of experience in the mobile industry, Pete Cunningham leads Canalys’ EMEA portfolio of mobility-focused advisory services. In this role, he guides clients on bringing new mobile devices and services to market and how hardware and software vendors and operators should engage with each other. A regular media contributor and presenter at industry events, Pete also focuses on emerging mobile technologies. Prior to joining Canalys in 2006, Pete was Head of Product Marketing for Panasonic Mobile, with responsibility for the company’s European product roadmap. During this time, Pete developed significant relationships with the major network operators across Europe and established a strong reputation for his excellent understanding of European market requirements.

Peter Jarich
Current Analysis

Peter Jarich

Phil Tottman
Mobile Entertainment

Phil Tottman

Philip Marshall
Tolago Research

Philip Marshall

Philip Marshall

Phil Marshall is the Chief Research Officer of Tolaga, where he leads its software architecture and development, and directs Tolagas thought leadership for the mobile industry. Before founding Tolaga, Dr Marshall was an Executive at Yankee Group for nine years, and most recently led its global service provider technology research, spanning wireless, wireline, and broadband technologies and telecommunication regulation. Marshall has 20 years of experience in the wireless communications industry. He spent many years working in various engineering operations, software design, research and strategic planning roles in New Zealand, Mexico, Indonesia and Thailand for Verizon International (previously Bell Atlantic International Wireless) and Telecom New Zealand. In addition, Marshall was an electrical engineer at BHP New Zealand Steel before he attended graduate school. He has a PhD degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and is a Senior Member of the IEEE. His technical specialty is in radio engineering and advanced system modeling, and his operational experience is primarily in communications network design and optimization.

Philip Uys
Charles Stuart University

Philip Uys

Philip Uys

Qualifications: Ph.D., Grad.Cert. Univ.LT., B.Comm.Hons., B.Comm., Adv. Dip. Tertiary Teaching. I have expertise and research interests in:

  • mLearning (mobile learning)
  • eLearning
  • Educational technology in developed and developing settings
  • Learning and teaching innovation
  • Strategic learning technology and elearning conceptualisation and implementation
  • Organisational and educational change management
  • Distance education
  • Knowledge management in educational settings
  • Educational leadership and management
  • Blended learning
  • Online pedagogy
  • Professional development
  • Academic development.

I have published 5 chapters in books; 9 refereed scholarly journal articles; 20 papers in refereed conference proceedings; two symposia in refereed conference proceedings; 16 invited key notes, posters and presentations; 19 conference papers and workshops (not in refereed conference proceedings) ; 13 other writings, publications and educational media; and a number of research grants and projects.

I have worked both in developing settings (Botswana and South Africa) and in developed environments (New Zealand and Australia). I have built up this expertise through international consulting, contract and permanent engagements as well as through many years in tertiary education and the IT industry.

I am currently Associate Professor and Director, Strategic Learning and Teaching Innovation at Charles Sturt University in Australia. In this position I have University-wide responsibility for evaluating new educational technologies in terms of their impact on learning and teaching and I play a leading role in adoption and implementation of new technologies and methods.

More information at http://www.globe-online.com/philip.uys

Phillipa Warr
Wired / PC Gamer / HuffPo

Phillipa Warr

A freelance journalist specialising in games, art and pop culture, Philippa has written for Wired, BBC, PC Gamer, AOL, Huffington Post, MTV and a host of other publications. If you hand her a match three game she will make it her mission to obliterate you from the high score table and prevent you from ever crawling back up. Other skills of note include “gifs” and “hat-wearing”.

Pippa Tshabalala
Memeburn

Pippa Tshabalala

Pippa Tshabalala has a background in Fine Arts and Digital Animation and has spent her career trying to avoid getting a “real job”. Somehow she’s managed to have a number of them, from lecturer, to presenter, writer, producer and magazine editor. She is best known for presenting South Africa’s first show dedicated to video games, The Verge, and is now the editor of Spliced Magazine, an online pop culture and lifestyle magazine currently making waves in the South African entertainment scene. In 2013 she was named as one of the Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans and is a Brand Ambassador for adidas and Acer. She can be found lurking on Twitter as @UnexpectedPippa

Priscilla Tate
Technology Managers Forum

Priscilla Tate

Priscilla TatePriscilla Tate, Executive Director and Founder, Technology Managers Forum Priscilla Tate is the founder, president, and executive director of Technology Managers Forum (TechForum). Ms. Tate was a technology manager at Citibank, EF Hutton and Manufacturers Hanover prior to founding Technology Managers Forum in 1994, which has a current membership of over 800 IT managers in the New York area who work for some of the largest enterprise organizations in the world. Each year Ms. Tate produces multiple enterprise IT focused events for mid-to-large enterprise IT managers. Ms. Tate also founded TechForum’s Best Practice Awards program in 1996. Ms. Tate is a sought-after industry analyst and has been quoted in numerous publications including the New York Times and Computerworld. In addition to moderating TechForum events, Ms. Tate has moderated panels at other industry events, including the Computerworld Premier 100 and the RSA Conference in San Francisco. Ms. Tate graduated from Duke University with a BA in History and an MA in Art History. She also studied at the Freie Universitat in Berlin with a scholarship administered by the Fulbright commission. She was a Columbia Fellow and did graduate work at Columbia University.

Mpine Makoe
UNISA

Mpine Makoe

Prof Mpine Makoe is the Head of the Institute of Open Distance Learning at the University of South Africa.  She has published extensively in distance learning and presented papers in national and international conferenceson the use of cell phones in enahncing teaching and learning in distance education.  Mpine is also the director of the African Council fo Distance Education responsible for coordinating the continetal distance education database.  She holds a PhD in Educational Technology and an MSc in Research Methods in Educational Technology for the the Open University, UK.  She also has an MA in Journalism University of Michigan and a BA from the Hope College in Michigan, U.S.A.

Rahiel Nasir
SAWC

Rahiel Nasir

Rahiel Nasir

Rahiel Nasir has worked as a technology journalist since the mid-1980s.

He is currently the editorial director of Kadium Ltd’s highly respected ICT magazines which include Networking+, South Asian Wireless Communications, Northern African Wireless Communications, Southern African Wireless Communications, and the African Wireless Communications Yearbook.

He began his career in 1989 with Haymarket Publishing and was appointed editor of its market-leading consumer technology magazine What Hi-Fi? just four years later. He went on to become publishing editor of Stuff, VTV, and theNet.

Rahiel has written extensively about technology for The Sunday Times, Mail On Sunday, T3, BBC Focus, @internet, and many others. As a technology ‘spokesperson’, he has appeared as a regular guest on BBC radio, Sky TV, and the Middle Eastern Broadcasting Corporation.

Rahiel was educated in the UK at Manchester University and London’s City University where he studied journalism.

Rahul Gupta
The Mobile Indian

Rahul Gupta

Rahul Gupta is the Principal Correspondent for telecom and technology at 91mobiles.com, covering mobile phones, tablets, apps, telecom operators and personal technology. He is responsible for the news that appears every day on the website and most of the other content including opinion articles, features and interactive content. In the past 7 years on the job, he has worked with some of India’s most reputed publications including PC Quest, Digit and Living Digital and has reviewed numerous gadgets including hundreds of mobile phones and tablets.

Rainer Deutschmann
DT

Rainer Deutschmann

Rainer Deutschmann

Dr. Rainer Deutschmann has led various growth initiatives in senior strategic and operative positions at Deutsche Telekom AG. Most recently – from October 2011 – as Senior Vice President Core Telco Products – he leads eight business units with about 700 people serving the 15 DT markets and “over-the-top” markets directly. Amongst others, he is responsible for Consumer communication services, such as Joyn / RCS-e, Business communication services such as ip-pbx and video conferencing, Consumer value added services such as security and quality of service, Business services such as enterprise mobility, and the global M2M business. He also runs major infrastructure projects such as fibre and LTE, and provides e-care and x/u selling products and services. Additionally, he currently builds up DT’s global enabling API business. From July 2009 – as Senior Vice President Mobile Products – he ran DT’s mobile communication and data business, successfully established DT’s global M2M Competence Centre and developed mobile payment. From May 2007 – as Senior Vice President Mobile Internet – he built up DT’s data business and achieved a significant market outperformance in mobile data. Also, he established DT’s internet and software partnership team which amongst others closed search deals with Google and App Store integration deals with Google, Microsoft, and Nokia. Rainer is part of the Digital Business Unit management team, lead by DT’s Chief Product and Innovation Officer, who reports directly into the CEO of Deutsche Telekom. From October 2005 Rainer led Deutsche Telekom’s Corporate Strategy Development as a Vice President, driving key transformation and growth programs across DT’s fixed line, wireless, and business customer units. Prior to DT he was five years with McKinsey Company, Inc., working for leading telecommunications, IT and high-tech players. In academia, he was a computation and neuroscience researcher at California Institute of Technology, and holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Technology Munich.

Raluca Budiu
Nielsen Norman Group

Raluca Budiu

Raluca Budiu is a Senior Researcher with Nielsen Norman Group. At NN/g she consults for clients from a variety of industries and presents tutorials on mobile usability, usability of touch devices, cognitive psychology for designers, and principles of human computer interaction. She coauthored a book on mobile usability and NN/g reports on mobile usability, iPad usability, and the usability of childrens websites.

Budiu previously worked at Xerox PARC, doing research in human-computer interaction. At PARC, she built computational models of how people search for information in visualizations of large data structures. She also explored new ways of measuring information scent and conducted research on interfaces for social bookmarking systems and on the cognitive benefits of tagging. Budiu was also a user researcher at Microsoft Corporation, where she explored future directions and made strategic recommendations for incorporating user-generated content and social web features into MSN. Budiu has authored more than 20 articles and conference presentations on human-computer interaction, psychology, and cognitive science. She holds a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.

Rene Millman
Cloud Pro

Rene Millman

Rene Millman

Rene Millman is a renowned Writer and Broadcaster. Rene has made numerous television appearances to give his views and expertise on technology trends and companies that affect and shape our lives.

Over the last twelve years Rene has appeared on BBC News, Sky News, CNBC and CNN. He has written for many technology publications including Cloud Pro, Computing, IT PRO, PC PRO, V3, SC Magazine and Absolute Gadget.

He regularly speak at conferences and awards dinners on the impact of technology and social media on society and culture.

As a presenter, Rene specialises in technology and gadgets, benefitting from his many years of experience working as a journalist and analyst working with most of the world’s largest technology companies.

Reza Jafari
UN Broadband Commission

Reza Jafari

Chris Jones was one of the three founders of Canalys in 1999 and is based in the Canalys Americas office in Palo Alto, California. Chris specializes in mobile ecosystems, applications and devices – from mobile phones to notebook computers.

Canalys is renowned for its quality, consistency, clear device segmentation, timeliness, and respected team of analysts. In 2000, Chris pioneered market-specific analysis around smart phones and handhelds, helping Canalys to become and remain the leading global provider and standard source of data and analysis for the smart phone industry with its Smart Phone Analysis service. In 2003, Chris initiated Canalys’ research into location-based services (LBS), with the successful Mobile Navigation Analysis service. Canalys produced the industry’s first quarterly shipment tracking and analysis service in this segment, which also became the recognized source of market intelligence in the LBS industry. In early 2010 Canalys was the first industry analyst firm to successfully launch a continuous information service tracking global shipments and trends in the pad market, Chris contributes to this service as well as the unique Application Store Analysis service covering best practices in application store management.

Chris has given keynote speeches at many industry conferences and has worked on numerous consultancy projects for Canalys clients over the years. Recent projects have centered on connected notebooks and netbooks, market entry strategies, channel strategies, LBS and vendor due diligence. He is regularly quoted in the influential business and trade press on mobility issues.

Prior to joining Canalys, Chris spent five years with Gartner, mainly within Dataquest’s European PC group. His principal activities were to manage Dataquest’s quarterly PC market program in Europe, to lead its research into handheld computing.

Ricardo Sametband
Radio Free Mobile

Ricardo Sametband

Richard Windsor
Radio Free Mobile

Richard Windsor

Rob Bamforth
Quocirca

Rob Bamforth

Rob Bamforth

Rob Bamforth is a Principal Analyst working with Quocirca Ltd, focussing on business communications, with particular emphasis on how mobile, social and unified communications. His experience combines sales and marketing with an in-depth understanding of technology development and deployment.

Rob is regularly quoted in both technology and mainstream business media and is a regular contributor of analytical content to knowyourmobile.com, IT-Director.com and techrepublic, and regularly blogs on Computing.  During his career he has actively promoted the business benefits of emerging technologies such as the Internet and Java, and has presented at innumerable industry events, as well as working closely with standards bodies.

He has written numerous articles and many reports encompassing the impact and management of mobile devices, the evolution of service providers, mobile email momentum, visual communications, VoIP and unified communications.  Rob also presents at conferences, contributes in video interviews and webinars, and provides market analysis support as a strategic advisor to the Mobile Data Association.

Rohit Dadwal
Mobile Marketing Association

Rohit Dadwal

Rohit Dadwal

Rohit Dadwal is the Managing Director of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) Asia Pacific Limited. Rohit oversees the MMA’s activities in Asia Pacific, managing the operations out of its regional headquarters in Singapore.

Rohit has extensive expertise in the economics of mobile, direct and digital marketing, consumer privacy and the government regulation of markets. A highly visible industry advocate with over 17 years of experience in the internet, digital and mobile spheres, Rohit has been instrumental in the MMA’s growth in the region, forging relationships with industry leaders and key stakeholders, and positioning MMA as the authoritative global voice in the mobile marketing and advertising industry.

Prior to taking charge of MMA’s APAC activities, Rohit spent 9 years working with Microsoft where he served as the Director of Platform and Mobile Services and contributed to the growth of MMA as a Global and APAC board member. In the past, Rohit has also worked with Bharti-British Telecom ISP services – India and with IPSII, an affiliate of VSNL, the largest internet service provider in India.

An enthusiastic evangelist of mobile marketing, Rohit sits on the board of the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) and is an Advisor for the Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP) and IDBYTE. Rohit also sits on numerous corporate advisory boards of MMA’s member companies.

Ron Weintraub
Consultant

Ron Weintraub

Ron Weintraub is an international executive who specializes in dramatically improving the IT functions of telecom operators, banks and major enterprises in other industries.  He has over 30 years of experience assessing & transforming the ADM & AO capabilities, business alignment, strategy, enterprise architecture, infrastructure & operational models of IT units. Mr. Weintraub has been the CIO at wireless & wireline operators in Europe & Africa.  He advises telecom operators, as well as system integrators & hardware, software, & network equipment vendors on IT best practices, new technology, tooling, alliances, & M&A.  Mr. Weintraub also advises system integrators and product vendors on their Go To Market, Sales, & Delivery capabilities.

Mr. Weintraub has led numerous successful BSS business transformation, ICT transformation & data centre optimization programs for operators throughout EMEA.  He was a senior manager of the Wind Italy launch team as well as two other mobile launches.  Mr. Weintraub has also held senior Customer Care, Product Management & Sales roles.  In the mid-1990s, he was a senior manager for Oracle EMEA, creating their broadband multimedia business unit. Prior to Oracle, Mr. Weintraub consulted to NATO, HQ United States Air Force Europe, HQ United States European Command, and the National Security Agency.

Ronan de Renesse
Analysys Mason

Ronan de Renesse

Ronan is the lead analyst for Analysys Mason’s Mobile Devices and Digital Economy programmes. His primary areas of specialisation include tablets and smartphone adoption forecasting, rich media applications and services usage on mobile, mobile data monetisation and new revenue opportunities for operators. Ronan has been analysing the telecoms and media industry since 2003. Prior to joining Analysys Mason, Ronan was a Senior Analyst and the Head of Mobile at IHS Screen Digest, where he had overall responsibility for the Mobile Media Intelligence service and all related activities. For the past five years, Ronan has led the conception and development of various mobile media and technology forecasts, including those for mobile video, mobile music, mobile games, mobile applications, mobile broadband and smartphones. Before becoming an industry analyst, Ronan was an academic researcher at the Centre for Telecommunications Research at King’s College London. He had numerous articles published in international technology journals and also gave various presentations at high-profile conferences. Ronan holds a PhD in Telecommunications from King’s College London.

Sam S. Adkins
Ambient Insight

Sam S. Adkins

Samir Husni
Magazine Innovation Centre

Samir Husni

Mr. Magazine™ is Samir A. Husni, Ph.D. who is the founder and director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media. He is also Professor and Hederman Lecturer at the School of Journalism. As Mr. Magazine™ he engages in media consulting and research for the magazine media and publishing industry.

Dr. Husni is the author of the annual Samir Husni’s Guide to New Magazines, which is now in its 28th year. He is also the author of Just Common Sense: Mr. Magazine’s Ideas to Grow and Cultivate Magazine Media published by Nautilus Publishing Co.; Magazine Publishing in the 21st Century, published by Kendall Hunt; Launch Your Own Magazine: A Guide for Succeeding in Today’s Marketplace published by Hamblett House, Inc. and Selling Content: The Step-by-Step Art of Packaging Your Own Magazine, published by Kendall Hunt. Dr. Husni is also the co-author of Design Your Own Magazine published by the Magazine Innovation Center at The University of Mississippi. He is the editor of The Future of Magazines published through a grant from the Meredith Corp.

He has presented seminars on trends in American magazines to the editorial, advertising and sales staff of the magazine groups of the Morris Communications Company, IOStudio, Hightlights for Children, Inc., Hearst Corp., Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, Meredith Corp., Reader’s Digest Magazine, ESPN the magazine, Sail Magazine, American Airlines Publishing, the National Geographic Society, the Swedish magazine group Bonnier, the Finnish magazine group Sanoma, Southern Progress magazines, New South Publishing, Inc., the Society of Professional Journalists, the American Society of Magazine Editors, MPA: The Association of Magazine Media, Vance Publishing Corporation, the Florida Magazine Association, The Magazine Association of Georgia, the National Society of Black Journalists, the Japanese Magazine Publishers Association, and the American Press Institute.

He is “the country’s leading magazine expert,” according to Forbes ASAP magazine, “the nation’s leading authority on new magazines,” according to min:media industry newsletter; “a world-renowned expert on print journalism” according to CBS News Sunday Morning and The Chicago Tribune dubbed him “the planet’s leading expert on new magazines.”

Dr. Husni has been interviewed by major U.S. and International media on subjects related to the magazine industry. He has been profiled and is regularly quoted in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and many other newspapers world-wide, as well as the major newsweeklies and a host of trade publications.

He has appeared on CBS News Sunday Morning, Good Morning America, CNBC, CNN, CNNFN, PBS, and on numerous radio talk shows including National Public Radio’s Morning and Weekend Editions as well as On The Media.

Dr. Husni has also served as an expert witness in several lawsuits involving major media corporations including Time Inc. and American Express Publishing among others.

He has been a judge of The National Magazines Awards, The Evangelical Magazines Association, The City and Regional Magazines Association, and The Florida and the Magazine Association of the Southeast Awards. Dr. Husni has been inducted in the Florida Magazine Association’s Hall of Fame.

He is the President and CEO of Magazine Consulting & Research, a firm specializing in new magazine launches, repositioning of established magazines, and packaging publications for better sales and presentations.

Dr. Husni holds a doctorate in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of North Texas.

When he is not in his office reading magazines, Dr. Husni is at the newsstands buying magazines.

Sarah Jordan
Oxfam GB

Sarah Jordan

Sarah Jordan is Head of Digital Communications at Oxfam GB, with responsibility for developing and delivering a digital strategy to achieve Oxfam’s communication objectives, effectively positioning the organisation as a leading charity in the digital sphere. Through the management of a specialist Digital Communications team and delivery of core streams of work within the organisation’s Digital Vision Programme, Sarah plays a key role in conveying Oxfam’s programme work and inspiring the UK public to support and give to the organisation. As well as Oxfam’s own websites, Sarah’s remit covers digital channels such as email, mobile and social media, and she is also leading a central project to implement a CMS and redevelop the existing digital presence.

Sarah has worked in the digital environment for nearly 15 years, most recently as Head of Web eDevelopment at Oxford University Press prior to joining Oxfam in 2009.

Sascha Pallenberg
MobileGeeks

Sascha Pallenberg

Sascha Pallenberg is one of the best known German bloggers. He is currently situated in Taiwan and writing for the English blog Mobilegeeks.com and for the German Mobilegeeks.de. The main focus lies on Smartphones, Tablets and Notebooks. During four consecutive years in 2010-2013, Sascha won the Top 20 Smart Mobile Device Pundit? Award, the award of the most influential bloggers and journalists in the area of Mobile Computing and was also on the Engadget Twitter list “who to follow in mobile” in 2012 and 2013.

Sascha Segan
PCMag Mobile

Sascha Segan

Sascha SeganSascha Segan is the lead analyst for mobile at PCMAG.com, covering mobile phones, tablets and U.S. mobile operators. In more than eight years on the job, he has reviewed more than 700 mobile devices. He also writes columns and speaks publicly on mobile industry issues, primarily in and about the North American market. PCMAG.com, the former PC Magazine, is an independent guide for technology consumers which reviews thousands of products each year.

Satvik Singhania
Analysys Mason

Satvik Singhania

Satvik joined Analysys Mason in 2012 as a Research Analyst in the Singapore office and works on their Asia–Pacific research programme. He has taken part in and led a number of key research projects as well as been involved in examining and forecasting the overall size of the telecoms market in developed and developing Asia–Pacific and producing market reports for various Asian countries. Before joining Analysys Mason, Satvik was a strategy and risk management consultant at Dragonfly. Satvik has a degree in Economics and Finance from the Singapore Management University.

Scott J. McCormick
Connected Vehicle Trade Association

Scott J. McCormick

Scott McCormick is the President of the Connected vehicle Trade Association since its founding in 2005. Scott has degrees in Mathematics, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, a Master’s in Business Administration, and Doctoral Research in Artificial Intelligence.

Prior to being the President of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association, Scott was the Executive Director of the Automotive Multimedia Interface Collaboration, a nonprofit research organization of the world’s largest automakers.

Scott is a former Advisor to the United States National Science Foundation and the Industrial Sector Representative to the US Federal Laboratories Technology Transfer Consortium.

He is a member of Advisory Board of University of California, Berkeley’s Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC).

In March 2012, Scott was appointed by the United States Congress to advise the Secretary of Transportation on matters relating to the study, development, and implementation of Intelligent Transportation Systems.

Shailendra Pandey
Informa T&M

Shailendra Pandey

Shailendra Pandey

Shailendra is a Senior Analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media and works on research and consulting projects on topics including m-commerce, mobile advertising, social networking and other mobile value-added-services. He has produced research, analysis, and forecasts on a range of mobile industry topics including operator, handset manufacturer, and technology and infrastructure vendor strategies

At Informa, Shailendra is responsible for writing executive briefs, comment pieces, and authoring management and strategic reports for the Mobile Content and Applications research portfolio. His most recent work includes a comprehensive study on the M-Commerce market and a report with in-depth analysis and forecasts on the Global Mobile Advertising market.

Shailendra has been quoted on numerous occasions in both the mainstream and trade press for his opinion and insights and regularly speaks at conferences and events. He also frequently briefs operators, policy-makers and vendors on mobile industry trends and developments.

About Informa Telecoms Media

Informa Telecoms Media delivers strategic insight founded on global market data and primary research. We work in partnership with our clients, informing their decision-making with practical services supported by analysts. For more information:Visit our website: www.informatm.com Follow us on Twitter: @informatm

Sheryl Kingstone
Yankee Group

Sheryl Kingstone

Simon Buckingham
Appitalism

Simon Buckingham

Simon Buckingham has specialized in launching new mobile and internet services for 2 decades: – Founded Appitalism, world’s largest app store in 2010 (http://www.appitalism.com) – Founded Zoombak Location Tracker devices and services launched in 2006 – IPO (LSE: MOS) and Liberty Media strategic investment completed in 2006 – Launched Ringtones.com portal launched in 2000 – Author of “Yes 2 SMS” industry report in 1999 – Founder of Mobile Streams in 1999 – Heard first ringtone in 1996 (“The Flintstones” on a Nokia 8110) – Saw first ever SMS text message sent in December 1992 (“Merry Christmas”) – Joined Vodafone (then Racal Vodafone) in July 1991 – Global Internet executive with management and sales experience across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia – Consumer Electronics expert with consumer marketing, retail and device manufacturing experience.

Simon Edelstyn
Outbrain

Simon Edelstyn

Simon Khoury
T3 Middle East

Simon Khoury

Molecular Biologist turned technology journalist, Simon moved from browsing genomes to dissecting gadgets and putting them through T3′s battery of tests. He is currently the editor of T3 Middle East Online (T3me.com), and editor-at-large for the Arabic and English editions of T3 Middle East magazine. He takes special interest in high performance computer systems, smartphones, the indie gaming scene and photography. He is also an avid reader, a science aficionado, and an aspiring writer. You can contact him at webeditor(at)t3me.com, or follow him on twitter ( @sim_gk ) .

Simon Saunders
Real Wireless

Simon Saunders

Prof. Simon Saunders PhD CEng FIET Simon is an independent specialist in the technology of wireless communications, with a technical and commercial background derived from senior appointments in both industry (including Philips and Motorola) and academia (University of Surrey). As co-founder of independent wireless strategy advisory firm Real Wireless, he is responsible for overall technical capability and direction. He is an author of over 150 articles, books and book chapters. He has acted as a consultant to companies including BAA, BBC, O2, Ofcom, BT, ntl, Mitsubishi and British Land and was CTO of Red-M and CEO of Cellular Design Services Ltd. Simon speaks and chairs a wide range of international conferences and training courses and has invented over 15 patented wireless technologies. Particular expertise includes in-building wireless systems, radiowave propagation prediction, smart antenna design and mobile system analysis. He has served on technical advisory boards of several companies, was Visiting Professor to the University of Surrey, member of the industrial advisory board at University College London and was founding chairman of Small Cell Forum (formerly Femto Forum), which he chaired from 2007-12. He is currently a member of the Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board, an advisor to Quortus and an Adjunct Professor at Trinity College Dublin.

Stéphane Téral
Infonetics Research

Stéphane Téral

With more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Stéphane is regarded as one of the top analysts in his field, having been the trusted advisor at some of the world’s largest telecom providers and manufacturers. Stéphane joined Infonetics Research in January 2006, after eight years with analyst firm RHK, where he developed their European optical coverage and helped carriers migrate from PSTN to next gen networks. Prior to RHK, Stéphane was an engineer and project manager with Alcatel, where he deployed the CATV optical networks that allowed the 1992 Olympics and the grand opening of Euro Disney to be televised using fiber optics for the first time.

Stéphane now specializes in IMS, mobile infrastructure, and voice over IP and circuit-to-packet migration products, services, and adoption trends of service providers. He also tracks and forecasts service provider capex, opex, and revenue. He speaks at events worldwide, and is frequently quoted in publications, including Business Week, The Economist, Financial Times, Fortune, Le Monde, Telecommunications International, and The Wall Street Journal. He is a consultant to startups, service providers, manufacturers, and the investment community, identifying new market opportunities, providing due diligence, and advising on positioning, product development, business plans, and M&A activity.

Stéphane was a McGowan Scholar at the McLaren School of Business, University of San Francisco, where he received his MBA, and has an Engineering Diploma in Telecommunications from the Institut National des Télécommunications, France.

Stéphane Téral authors or co-authors the following services:

  • Service Provider Capex, Opex, ARPU, and Subscribers Biannual Database Size and Forecasts
  • Fixed and Mobile Subscribers Annual Database, Size, and Forecasts
  • Mobile VoIP Services and Subscribers Annual Market Size and Forecasts
  • 2G/3G/4G (LTE and WiMAX) Continuous Research Service: Surveys and Research Notes
  • Small Cell Deployment Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey Annual Continuous Research Service: Surveys and Research Notes
  • LTE Deployment Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey Annual Continuous Research Service: Surveys and Research Notes
  • 2G/3G Optimization and 4G Self-Organizing Network (SON) Software Annual Market Outlook
  • 2G/3G/4G (LTE) Infrastructure and Subscribers in Japan and China Biannual Market Size and Forecasts
  • 2G/3G/4G (LTE and WiMAX) Infrastructure and Subscribers Quarterly Market Size, Share, and Forecasts
  • 2G/3G/4G (LTE) Services and Subscribers: Voice, SMS/MMS, and Broadband Biannual Market Size and Forecasts
  • Service Provider Outsourcing to Vendors Biannual Market Size, Share, and Forecasts
  • Fundamental Telecom/Datacom Market Drivers Biannual Analysis of Global and Regional Market Trends and Conditions
Steve Costello
GSMA Mobile Apps Briefing

Steve Costello

Steve Costello is editor of the apps and devices coverage for Mobile World Live. He has been covering the telecoms sector since 1996, working in a number of staff and freelance roles.

Steve Pusey
Vodafone

Steve Pusey

Steven Hartley
Ovum

Steven Hartley

Steven Hartley

Steven Hartley is Practice Leader of Ovum’s Telco Strategy Practice. He leads a global team of analysts that provide strategic advice to the world’s leading operators and vendors. The team provides strategic analysis of mobile, fixed, and integrated telecoms industry trends; the opportunities and threats facing service providers; and evaluations of major player strategies.

Steven has more than 15 years’ experience in fixed and wireless communication market analysis. His areas of focus include market forecasting, mobile broadband, next generation migration and service strategies, and femtocells. He has spoken at leading industry events including the Mobile World Congress and regularly appears in the media.

Prior to joining Ovum, Steven worked at major industry information and analysis organizations as well as PricewaterhouseCoopers. His research areas included mobile devices and the role of Java technology in the wireless market.

Steven Millward
TechInAsia

Steven Millward

Steven follows the shininess and brilliance of gadgets, social media and other cultural phenomena across Asia. Specialist areas of research include e-commerce, Android, smartphone adoption, and apps in general. He’s currently based near Shanghai. If you’d like to connect, contact him via email, or on his Weibo or Twitter.

Stuart Carlaw
ABI Research

Stuart Carlaw

Stuart Carlaw

As Chief Research Officer, Stuart Carlaw leads ABI Research’s analyst teams covering global connectivity markets. Stuart’s primary responsibility is the management of industry research content, and he also regularly interfaces with clients and the media.

Prior to joining ABI Research, Stuart was a Telecommunications Technician in the British Army, and then Senior Analyst and later Wireless Research Director at IMS Research. At IMS he was the primary Bluetooth analyst, and responsible for all short range wireless research.

Stuart earned a B.Sc (Honours) in Physical Sciences and Business Management from De Montfort University.

Stuart Dredge
The Guardian

Stuart Dredge

Stuart Thomas
Memeburn

Stuart Thomas

Stuart Thomas an award winning journalist, with a love for technology and the ways it can be used to change the world.

Sue Rudd
Strategy Analytics

Sue Rudd

Sue Rudd

Sue Rudd, Director Service Provider Analysis, Strategy AnalyticsSue Rudd works with Wireless Networks and Platforms services at Strategy Analytics.She has over 20 years’ experience with Service Providers developing business cases for Mobile Broadband, Voice and Value Added IP services.Her background in matching new technology to business opportunities includes work on:

  • Software Defined Networks (SDN)
  • Traffic Management
  • Signaling
  • Small Cells
  • Wi-Fi Roaming
  • Self Organizing Networks (SON) · Video Optimization
  • Cloud Services
  • Content Delivery Networks (CDNs)

Previously she worked for Comverse Technologies, Motorola and BBN. At Motorola Cellular Infrastructure she managed Strategic Marketing, worked on AIN and set up a new Network Management group.

Sue has worked with multiple startups targeting Internet, Telecommunications and Mobile Service Providers.She has an MA in Economics from Cambridge University, UK and an MBA in Operations Management from the Wharton School, Univ. of PA, USA Email: [email protected]

Teresa Cottam
Telesperience

Teresa Cottam

Teresa Cottam

Teresa Cottam is the Chief Strategist and co-founder of Telesperience, an analyst firm that specialises in advising how communications service providers can make better use of software and data to improve their operational efficiency, commercial agility and the customer experience they deliver. Prior to founding Telesperience, Teresa was an Associate Principal Analyst at Analysys Mason and before that she was Head of Research at the specialist BSSOSS firm Chorleywood Consulting. She began her career in telecoms with a five year stint at Ovum working across both the telecoms and IT portfolios. Teresas vision for Telesperience is to provide good quality, practical and accessible insight for the global ICT community. More information about Teresa can be found at the Telesperience website (www.telesperience.com) or on LinkedIn. You can also follow her on Twitter (@teresacottam).

Thomas Husson
Forrester

Thomas Husson

Thomas Husson

Thomas Husson is a Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester where he serves Marketing Leaders. His research covers mobile consumer content and services and mobile strategy for non-telecom companies. Additionally, he covers mobile location and focuses on the evolving mobile ecosystem; the impact of new entrants in the mobile space, mobile services, mobile media; and content, mobile Internet and applications, mobile commerce and payments, and mobile marketing and advertising. Thomas research and analysis have been widely cited in publications including the International Herald Tribune, BBC, Reuters, AFP, Les Echos, Le Monde, Il Sole 24 Ore.

Husson joined Forrester in August 2008, bringing more than 10 years of experience in the mobile industry. Thomas spent four years at JupiterResearch as a senior mobile analyst and six years at Bouygues Telecom (3rd French operator), first as Internet product manager and then as mobile multimedia product manager. Thomas has also worked in the financial services sector in Milan, Italy for one and a half years. He has been a judge in the Global Mobile Awards at Mobile World Congress since 2008. Husson has degrees in international marketing/strategy and finance from EM Lyon (Lyon School of Management) and from Science Po Paris (Institute of Political Science).

Tim Green
Mobile Money Revolution

Tim Green

Tim Green has been writing about the mobile market for over a decade, first as a senior analyst at Screen Digest and then as founder and executive editor of Mobile Entertainment from 2005. In 2012, Tim launched Mobile Money Revolution in 2012 to provide news, opinion, analysis and reference on all aspects of mobile money, commerce and banking. He remains part of the ME team, as associate editor.

Tim Shepherd
Canalys

Tim Shepherd

Tim Shepherd

Tim Shepherd is a Senior Analyst with Canalys, a respected independent industry analyst house focused on high tech markets. He has been with the company for more than seven years, and leads its global research program around the content, application and service ecosystems that support mobile phones, smart phones, tablets and PCs. He also heads the company’s associated client advisory services in this fast growing and quickly evolving area. His research is particularly focused on application business models and discoverability, web technologies and web apps, and best practice in app store design and managment.

Before becoming the lead analyst in this area, Tim conducted research and analysis across the company’s worldwide portfolio of mobility-focused vendor advisory services – and, where possible, continues to support Canalys’ research into mobile device and PC trends. He regularly writes analytical reports and contributes to confidential consultancy projects on a range of related topics, travels frequently to present recommendation-rich analysis to clients and prospects, and is frequently quoted in mainstream and technology-focused media.

Prior to joining Canalys, Tim worked as an IT Consultant for a small business advisory firm in South Wales. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts from the University of Oxford.

Tom Wiggins
Stuff.tv

Tom Wiggins

Tony Chan
Green Telecom Live

Tony Chan

Tony Crabtree
Juniper Research

Tony Crabtree

Victor Ng
Networkworld Asia

Victor Ng

Victor Ng, S.E. Asia Bureau Chief, Questex Asia Victor Ng heads the South-East Asia content development team for NetworkWorld Asia, Security Asia, Storage Asia, Cloud Asia Forum and SMBWorld Asia for the region’s largest technology media organization Questex Asia. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the media industry and has been instrumental in the launch of several highly regarded technology and business publications and portals for leading publishers in Asia. He was previously the Regional Editorial Director of CNET Networks Asia Pacific (now known as CBS Interactive), overseeing the editorial teams responsible for CNET and ZDNet content across the region, as well as a pioneer for a Singapore-listed regional media group Panpac Media (now the Lexicon Group) where he served as corporate vice-president and editorial director, and helped led its foray into electronic publishing in the early days of broadband Internet access. A humanities graduate from the National University of Singapore with an MBA in Strategic Management from the US, Victor has also run a boutique editorial consultancy for more than 10 years, where he helped clients in government, technology, education, sports and social enterprise strategize and develop content for multiple platforms print, online or multimedia. He is also concurrently the chief strategy and communications officer for Vodoke Asia Pacific, a media technology startup, and volunteers his time and leadership to non-profit and educational concerns. Victor has served on the panel of judges for many leading technology awards programmes over the last 15 years, chaired and moderated many C-level events for the info-communications industry in Asia, and contributed his views as an ICT industry observer in some of the region’s top television, radio and news media.

Windsor Holden
Juniper Research

Windsor Holden

Windsor Holden

Dr. Windsor Holden is Research Director with Juniper Research. He has authored more than 40 full length reports for Juniper Research, including four editions of its much heralded Mobile Entertainment series: his recent reports include NFC Mobile Payments Market Update – Business Models Forecasts; Mobile Coupons – Strategies, Opportunities Forecasts; Mobile Payments Strategies – NFC, Remote Purchases and Money Transfer; and, Mobile Payments for Digital Physical Goods: Opportunity Analysis.

Prior to working at Juniper Research, Windsor worked as an analyst with Analysys, Espicom and Kagan World Media.

Windsor has a PhD from the University of Leeds and is also a former Research Fellow of the Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds.

Zack Martin
Secure ID News

Zack Martin

Zack Martin

Zack Martin has been covering the identification and security markets fore more than a decade. In January 2008 he took over as editor at Avisian, managing the editorial focus of SecureIDNews.com, Regarding ID magazine and CR80News. Prior to joining Avisian, he was managing editor at Health Data Management magazine, a publication covering the health IT market. Before that Zack was founding editor of IDNewswire, an electronic newsletter that covered the identification and biometrics industries.

Previously he was associate editor of Card Marketing magazine and covered the credit, loyalty and prepaid card industries. He also worked on Electronic Commerce World and Electronic Commerce Technology News as well as other SourceMedia publication. Prior to joining SourceMedia, Zack was a reporter at the City News Bureau of Chicago. He is also a graduated of DePaul University.

Zen Terrelonge
Mobile Entertainment

Zen Terrelonge

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