Topic: Mobile and Wireless
Is the traditional economic structure of the wireless communications space finally coming to an end? In this talk from the 2009 Emerging Communications Conference, Mark Roettgering, Lead Director of Corporate Strategy at T-Mobile examines the fundamental sources of value creation in the mobile value system and considers what changes are on the horizon.
Like Wile E. Coyote running off a cliff, the banking, real estate, and other major industries in the U.S. are realizing too late that their inability to take into account changing demographics has caused the economy to suffer. In this program, Ed Fontana shows the need to look ahead and examine processes for ways to improve agility, and how focus on a specific interval of interest can improve mobile experience.
Android is the new player in the smartphone segment and the Android Developer Challenge gave its winners cash and exposure from the launch of the platform. In this talk from 2009 Emerging Communications Conference, Mary Ann Cotter, founder of one of the top 20 applications, Cooking Capsules, describes her journey from idea to launch and shares tips for mobile application developers.
Jonathan Taylor's company, Voxeo, was started so that anyone could create applications for the phone. In this short program, Taylor introduces his company's new API, Tropo. With Tropo, developers will not be limited to XML based telephony but will be offered a core API that allows application developers to choose from five general purpose programming languages to write code in.
In this eComm talk, Alan Quayle talks about the pressures driving operators to open their network and how, whilst not groundbreaking, there is a justifiable business case. His presentation highlights some of the services operators can enable, and make profitable, through opening their network, whilst also highlighting some of the critical issues they face in doing so.
If you're looking for a Linux initiative that is truly open source, where you can download the source, contribute without censorship, and drive the project, check out Moblin.org. The Moblin project was conceived in order to drive innovation on the new breed of Internet-enabled mobile devices, to foster community participation, and to avoid locking into a proprietary platform. Dirk Hohndel, the helmsman, woos open source developers to take this platform to its next level by participating in the community.
Anyone who has developed applications for mobile phones knows that dealing with the phone companies takes much longer than writing the software. In this presentation from the 2009 Emerging Communications Conference, Jamie Siminoff announces the launch of GRID.com, a service made to replace the tedious one-off negotiations over services with a frictionless, pay-as-you-go model.
Nathan Eagle describes the research he has been conducting with mobile phones beginning with his PhD program at MIT and since. The work has included analyzing data coming from mobile devices in order to model and predict social behavior. For the past two years Eagle has been teaching mobile phone programming in computer science programs in Africa. He presents his case for the mobile phone industry paying more attention to the huge market in the developing world.
The market for Internet and mobile use is growing at a rapid pace in India, which makes it ripe for solutions aimed at its unique population. Rajesh Jain is at the forefront of this growth, seeking out ways to reach as many users as possible. In this presentation he outlines how his companies address cost and complexity issues in Internet usage, and how mobile data is being used to reach more subscribers than ever.
Adrian Cockcroft has coined the term 'Millicomputer' to cover any computing device that uses less than a watt of power; small enough to fit in your pocket, cool enough not to burn your leg. In this presentation, he takes us on a tour of the amazing technologies that already exist and gives us a glimpse of where this rapidly developing area of technology might take us next.