Google’s portfolio of services have catapulted it into the so-called ‘third screen’ in one year. Barra is responsible for the entire suite of Google products available across mobile phones, including Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps and, of course, Search.
Brazilian Barra, now based in London, joined the company in March 2008. He has been talking to operators and manufacturers about enhancing Google’s products for mobile with significant leaps being taken to compress certain services, and make them fast, easy to navigate and compelling.
Mark is the Head of Product Management for Orange UK’s data and social media products. Mark has worked for Orange in a variety of marketing roles, most recently leading partnerships with the world’s major social media brands including Facebook and Twitter. Mark also led the development of social networking with Dolphin, Orange UK’s innovative Pay As You Go tariff with free mobile social networking that has connected over 1 million Orange customers.
Mark is currently leading the marketing and development of Orange UK’s other community, user generated and social media products, partnerships and strategy.
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Giles works across the whole of Ogilvy Group clients helping to deliver on their promise of digital heart/discipline head. He helped set up the Ogilvy Innovation Lab and their branded content division; Ogilvy Entertainment. Previously he worked at Saatchi & Saatchi, Agency.com, co-founded Agency Republic & helped set up The Brand Company in Hong Kong. His blog, Interactive Marketing Trends, is in the UK top 5 advertising blogs and in the top 20 Global advertising planning blogs. He is passionate about how advertising needs to change its process not just its product.
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Kevin Marks is Vice President of Web Services at BT, converging telephony and the Web through open standards.
Over the last 20 years he’s alternated between giant companies and founding startups – BBC, The UK MultiMedia Corporation, Apple QuickTime, Technorati, Google. The common thread has been working out how people, computers and media can complement each other, and solving the engineering and social problems where they meet.
He is one of the driving forces behind microformats.org, activitystrea.ms and portablecontacts.net. He is an advisor to the Open Rights Group. He wants you to remember that URLs are people too, and his URL is http://epeus.blogspot.com
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Paul is Managing Director of the EMEA branch of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA). The MMA is an action-oriented, member-driven trade association, with a mission to lead the growth of mobile marketing worldwide and to drive forward a healthy and sustainable industry. Offering a wealth of industry knowledge in the form of research, educational tools and case studies, the MMA promotes and evangelizes the mobile channel and sets globally adopted initiatives, guidelines and best practices.
Paul is involved in all the MMA’s initiatives and communications for the 150+ European member companies representing every part of the mobile marketing value chain. He has over 20 years experience in a wide variety of sales, marketing, business development and commercial roles spanning several different industries and market sectors including automotive, printing, internet development and management consultancy. He has spent the past six years in mobile marketing agencies, is a regular speaker at mobile events and is a member of The Marketing Society and a Fellow of the Institute of Direct Marketing.
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JP Rangaswami is the Chief Scientist for BT Innovate & Design which is BT Group’s IT design and delivery business.
JP is responsible for influencing BT from within to transform it from a Telco to a Softco, by exploiting new business models, highlighting the opportunities of Web2.0 and social media and advising on new technology. He is an advocate for community-based “open source” development methods and practices. He also identifies and recommends start ups with which BT can partner and mentors new acquisitions such as Ribbit of which he is chairman.
JP joined BT from Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein where he served as Global CIO demonstrating recognised market leadership in the use of innovative tools and techniques. He has extensive international experience and is passionate about delivering outstanding end-to-end customer experience.
Harald has over 20 years of experience in marketing and business development, having led interactive agencies and marketing consulting firms in both the US and Europe. He was the CEO of Pixelpark (US), a former Bertelsmann company based in New York and headquartered in Berlin. As VP International he set up offices and new business initiatives in New York, Paris and London in preparation for Pixelpark’s IPO in 1999.
More recently, Harald managed a successful viral marketing company, Cardmine in New York. Cardmine serves clients in the luxury beauty market including Estee Lauder and Procter & Gamble. In his career, Harald has served clients such as France Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, Siemens, EMI, Lufthansa, Bertelsmann, BMG, Unilever and MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Harald has a BA in Marketing Communications from Communications Academy, Hamburg.
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A successful entrepreneur with 20 years’ experience in the development and leadership of technology and software ventures, Doug featured in the first two TV series of Dragon’s Den. He is the Founder and Vice-Chairman of the Cambridge Angels and Chairman of the Conservative Party Small Business Task Force.
Between 1996 and 2000 Doug was President and CEO of Micrografx, a US publicly quoted software company. Prior to that he also founded and subsequently sold two other companies: Visual Software and ITAL Computers.
Doug holds a BA in Psychology from University of California at Berkeley and a Juris Doctor at the school of Law, University of California at Los Angeles. In 2006 Doug was an Honorary Recipient of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion. In 2007, Doug became a fellow of the RSA.
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Belinda Parmar, Consultant Professor, is the founder of Lady Geek (http://ladygeek.org.uk) helping
technology companies understand and sell to women. Belinda is a planning director at a Top 10 advertising agency and has been advising and partnering with technology clients for over 13 years. Her clients include IBM, Cisco and Hewlett Packard.
Belinda is a lecturer at Syracuse University, winner of APG and D&AD awards and writes for The Times and Management Today.
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Matthäus is a freelance writer for VentureBeat covering the mobile space. He is also a startup founder, consultant, conference organiser and regular speaker on the global circuit. At VentureBeat, Matthaus writes many of the analysis and trend pieces on various mobile themes. For example he broke the news that MySpace and Facebook had overtaken mobile-only social networks in terms of traffic. Also, he was part of the team which ported Android on a netbook. In addition he was coordinating the MobileBeat conference in San Francisco for the second year running. He is either to be found in San Francisco or Maastricht, the Netherlands.
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After holding senior level positions in financial institutions and the telecommunications sector, Inma founded and led as CEO her first entrepreneurial venture in 1999 and continued to co-found and lead at the helm two other companies, the latter one in Finland, as a mandate for 3i Ventures. In less than 18 months she successfully grew the business from 3 to 25 people and achieved global technology launch for NOKIA and HP
As a digital media strategist her work has been recognised by industry and media internationally. FORTUNE and TIME have described her as one of Europe’s top talents in Human Factors and Social Engagement through technology. In 2001 the members of The European Leadership Forum, a Fortune 500 CEO and EU Governors annual summit, voted her “Best Contributor to the Formation of Digital Media Strategy”. In 2005 Red Herring ranked her amongst the top 40 most influential women in technology. She is also regularly invited to participate in industry conferences as a speaker on mobile and web technologies, as well as on entrepreneurial issues such as growth, funding, selling technology products to consumers and Enterprise 2.0, how the social web is transforming corporations.
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Julia Shalet helps companies in the youth sector by engaging teenagers in innovative research formats to help them develop their offering while at the same time providing compelling and relevant enterprise learning experiences for young people. Her new Traveling Teen Panel is proving a great attraction at conferences and for businesses to bring in-house. Over 15 years in the industry, she has worked with clients including T-Mobile, Weeworld.com, Hertfordshire Careers Services, internet and mobile start ups and schools. In 2007 she was named in Harper’s Bazaar “Top 40 entrepreneurs under the age of 40”.
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Kei is the Founder and CEO of Infinita Inc, a leading mobile research, consulting and development firm based in Tokyo. His company is consisted of a team of multinationals and helps clients across the globe create world-class services on connected devices. Their clients include IBM, AOL, Cybird, Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Docomo.com, Itochu, Adobe, Gameloft, Qualcomm, Swisscom, and the Embassies of Canada and Denmark in Japan.
Kei was born and raised in the United States and has now lived a little more than half of his life in Japan. After graduating Waseda University, he has worked for Panasonic, Lucent Technologies and Cybird, all leading companies in their respective industries. His passions aside from work, include tennis, snowboarding, traveling, farming and cooking with his wife. He is a gadget lover by nature and is now hooked on the HTC Hero Android phone.
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Appelquist is a senior researcher and technology strategist at Vodafone Group R&D focusing on the mobile Web and the future of social media. He represents Vodafone in the W3C where he helped to create the Mobile Web Initiative and has been instrumental in the development of the Web geolocation API. He is a co-founder of Mobile Monday London, the Mobile 2.0 and Over the Air events.
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