In an extension of the Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody, logic, now that background processing is possible on iPhones and iPads as well as Androids, the possibility of having a global audience on alert is possible via mobile devices on Android and iOS. What are the new possibilities that news and entertainment providers have to keep an audience engaged with the next LeBron moment? What will democratization of events look like in terms of the mobile UX, and how important will private events be in relation to public events now that the barrier to communicating to EVERYONE in any time zone at any time will come crashing down?
Boris Bogatin founded NearVerse in late 2008 to power the proximity Internet and heads up the company as the CEO. NearVerse is the maker of LoKast, an instant social network for the physical world - allowing users to easily connect with others right next to them, share media, and jointly experience their physical settings. Heavily influenced by Skype's success, NearVerse uses its proximity platform to power LoKast and third-party apps, leveraging 802.11 D2D tech and carrier networks in a unified system, to serve up the best-of-breed proximity capabilities.
Previously, Boris helped start LightSquared and was the VP of Corporate Development and Technology Strategy for the company. LightSquared is now a wholesale, all-LTE 4G wireless operator across the U.S. Boris graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with finance, operations management, and systems engineering degrees. In his spare time, he enjoys teaching his 3 year old son calculus and doing stuff in the physical world (mostly as an excuse to multitask).
Digital and Mobile Made Man.
Chidi works with Turner divisions on mobile and connected device products, strategy and planning globally. He is based at the Atlanta HQ. Prior to Turner, he was a Product Director at Time Warner Cable, Director Business Dev at Sony Music, and lead Wireless Engineer at AT&T Wireless.
Chidi claims he has degrees in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from NYU and an MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business. He and his wife are held daily hostage by his Amazon assassin five year old twin girls, and their 20 month old spotter sister.
Jake Mintz is Co-Founder at Bump Technologies where he juggles business development, product management, and other non-technical jobs. Jake also leads the Bump office's surfing and music clubs. Prior to Bump Jake attended The University of Chicago's Booth school of Business for almost a year.
Bump is changing the way people interact in the real world. Our technology makes it quick and easy to connect two phones: simply bump them together. We created the Bump app on iPhone and Android which is used to share photos, music, apps, contacts, and more. Bump's investors inlude Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia, Ron Conway, and Y Combinator.
Although Jake is from Alaska he is tired of talking about Sarah Palin.
Tom Limongello is VP of marketing for Crisp.
Tom works with publishers and agencies to deliver rich media experiences for brands on iPhone, iPad and Android. Tom also represents Crisp in its efforts to help create an open-sourced web standard for delivering rich media to mobile applications called ORMMA.
Tom has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a BA from Tufts University and a certificate in Chinese Studies from the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University Center.
Tom in his spare time likes to ski, write about mobile in China & create Internet memes like the Failwhale. 2011 is Tom's 4th time speaking at SXSWi.
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