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Dec. 10, 2010 SDF Mobile Internet Tsunami

On December 10, 2010 in Mountain View at Microsoft, SDForum’s Business of New Media Conference held “The Mobile Internet Tsunami.”The mobility revolution driven by consumers is changing the way we work. Every aspect of mobility was discussed, from devices and networks to content and profitability

Matt Thompson of Microsoft made the opening remarks.

Guy Kawasaki of Alltop gave the opening keynote on his upcoming book called “Enchantment.” Be a mensch.

Joe Jasin of DNA Partners moderated panelists Monique Farantzos of doubleTwist, Jeremy Geiger of Retailigence, Jeff Haynie of Appcelerator and Jeff Smith of Smule. They discussed “The Mobile Internet – Taking it Anywhere” What does it mean to sectors to have service on a mobile device rather than on a desktop?

Ted Shelton of Open-First moderated panelists Deborah Hopkins of Citigroup and Kevin Nix of SAP. They discussed “The Fall of Bricks and Mortar to Mobile” How is mobile disrupting the enterprise and traditional ways of doing business – what’s coming up?

Kevin Efrusy of Accel Partners gave a Fireside Chat.

Harold Yu of Orrick moderated panelists Lars Leckie of Hummer Winblad, Brook Wessel of T-Mobile Ventures, Sharon Wienbar of Scale Venture Partners and Richard Yen of Saban Capital Group. They discussed the investment landscape.

Afternoon Keynote: Susan Welsh de Grimaldo of Strategy Analytics

Howard Greenfield of Go Associates moderated panelists John Loughney of Nokia, Satya Mallya of Orange FT-Group, Lindsay Newell of Alcatel-Lucent and Ben Riga of Microsoft. They discussed where is the industry going and what they think is next.

Gamiel Gran of Sierra Ventures moderated panelists Aaron Emigh of Shopkick, Vishal Gurbuxani of Mobclix, Bruce Jones of GetJar and Ben Lewis of TapJoy. They discussed where the money is. From both the “start up” to the “started up” side, what new business models are emerging and who should we pay attention to?

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Dec. 9, 2010 WCA LBS Indoors

On Thursday December 9, 2010 in Santa Clara at Qualcomm, the WCA LBS SIG presented “LBS Goes Indoors: Maps, Apps & Positioning.” Raj Singh, Co-Founder of YumYum Labs and EIR at Storm Ventures moderated panelists Ankit Agarwal of Micello, Jeremy Aqulnek of NAVTEQ, Andrew Berschauer of Retailigence, Michael Doherty of Polaris Wireless, Kiyo Kubo of Spotlight Mobile, Tristian Lacroix of IndoorLBS, Jerry Luk of Presdo and Josh Marti of PointInside. The panel talked about the new frontiers for apps in museums, airports or convention centers.

Americans spend 90 percent of their time indoors while most LBS apps are used outdoors. GPS has done a great job helping find the shopping mall but was not much help once inside. The goal is a seamless experience as users walk inside. Outdoor systems with accuracy up to five meters have to be pushed down to one meter. Getting indoor data is not easy because much of it exists in the form of architectural drawings or building plans and not organized in a consistent standard accessible by wireless devices like Google’s vectorized maps. Indoor systems also have to display in three dimensions.

Beyond the technical issues is the question of how to make money from it. Should the data be streamed online or cached locally? LBS may add the most value and make the most money when integrated into other apps. In a warehouse or retail space can you locate down to the individual SKU on a shelf? Do you tie it in with a RFID inventory system?

This raises all sorts of questions. Can a store use an app to see what a competitor has on their shelves? Where does public space end and private space begin? If a someone is given a hotel card key that tracks their movements, does it turn off when they are in their room? Will it keep track of them when they go into a room that is not theirs? Will LBS indoors generate more work for lawyers than engineers?

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