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WCA Mobile SIG presents: Mobile Devices & UX Evolution – Eyeing the Future
May 28th 2013, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Sign-in begins at 6:15pm)
Venue: Silicon Valley Bank, 3005 Tasman Dr. Santa Clara, CA 95054
Cost: Pre-registration is $20 before May 20th, $30 afterwards
(FREE Smartphone Giveaways - sponsored by Samsung and Verizon! Light meals, drinks and refreshments will be provided.)
In April 2012, the WCA hosted a widely successful mobile sensors event showcasing the sensors-enabled mobile apps, devices and context-aware usages which will define the future mobile device user experience. Since then, we’ve witnessed explosive growth of these smarter mobile devices but with fragmenting hardware platforms from larger display smartphones to "phablets" and tablets, and even smart watches and glasses as extensible accessories that connect the user to these devices and into the cloud.
As we launch into the next phase of the mobile industry evolution, the following questions spring up: Will this trend continue, and what compelling use cases, apps, and services will support it? What does this imply to the app developers and will platform fragmentation be inevitable, or will multiple-platform app development be sustainable and scalable? What will be the unique use cases and differentiators between such devices? How will a phablet be different than a tablet td smartphone? Are there any revolutionary technologies that can transform the mobile UX across these devices? How will smart watches or other wearable devices interact with them, and with what apps? Will content be extensible and scalable across all platforms, or will some level of content tweaking for platforms always be a necessary?
Our panel will feature experts and industry gurus who will discuss their vision of what the future holds and answer the aforementioned questions - and more. They will also discuss what disruptive and converging trends and unique opportunities will arise in 2014 and beyond across the entire mobile ecosystem.
-- Mark Hung, Research VP - Wireless, Gartner
-- Samir Kumar, Director of Business Development, Qualcomm Research
-- Laura Diaz, Associate Director of New Business Ventures, Verizon Wireless
-- Carolina Milanesi, Research VP, Consumer Technologies & Markets, Gartner
-- Sameer Bhalla, Senior Business Strategist, Mobile & Services UX, Samsung Electronics
-- Asad Iqbals, Head of Business Development, Pebble Technology Corp.
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Under The Radar Conference
Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco, CA
People are accustomed to using their beautifully-designed and easy-to-use productivity tools in their everyday life. As employees, they now have the same expectation for their work environment. Companies are allowing employees to use their own devices (BYOD) and adopt low-cost SaaS-based solutions to save IT substantial costs but this now renders concerns around security and compliance. The big opportunity is for startups who can couple simplicity, clean design, ease-of-use, and speed with enterprise-level security and compliance. These new products will benefit both the CIO and CMO in delivering a flawless experience for both the employee and the company. Smart startups that can meet this challenge will be presenting at Under the Radar.
Join us at Under the Radar Conference May 23rd to network with Netflix, CBS Interactive, Sailthru, Target, Mashery and 20+ emerging technology startups focusing on Enterprise solutions.
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