Check the tech headlines over the last couple of weeks:
- Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 Moves Toward Final Release
- SAP bets big on mobile with Sybase acquisition
- Android Shakes Up US Smartphone Market
- Did Apple just exile Adobe from iPhone OS 4?
and it’s pretty clear that mobile computing is a shaping up to be a significant technical battle front. Add to that the convergence of ‘cloud computing’ and there’s a lot to think about and discuss. And that’s exactly what they’ll be doing at the next IASA New England meeting on Wednesday, May 26th at the Microsoft Office in Waltham.
There will be pizza and networking beginning at 5:30, and at 6:30 Rob Daigneau will moderate a panel of three mobile industry experts delving into topics such as
- State of the Industry
- Technical Architecture Patterns
- Impact of the Cloud on Mobility
- Targeting solutions for Consumers vs. Employees
- Pricing Models – How do you make money?
The panel comprises:
From his first software product 25 years ago to delivering market leading solutions to the world’s enterprise customers today, Lee Ingram has learned how to solve problems for commercial gain. Most recently Chief Innovator and Technology Strategist at Kronos, Lee was the Chief Technology Officer at Workscape and has held senior technical positions in the US, Japan and the UK at SHL Systemhouse, Rover Group and Gannett. Lee studied computer science at the University of Maryland before the advent of personal computers and while he lived in the UK attended the University of Warwick’s master’s of business administration program. He is currently building a new business at the intersection of cloud computing and mobility focused on improving communications between organizations and their members, companies and their workers, and businesses and their customers.
John is Director of User Interface Technologies at Digital Reef, a startup based in Boxborough, MA where he’s leading the team building their next generation mobile and desktop solutions. He has over 20 years industry experience, most of which he’s spent at Microsoft in various technical roles. Prior to joining Digital Reef, John was a Principal Architect Evangelist working with ISVs based in New England, and led the Windows Client Initiative for the US. John’s background is in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and he’s also pursuing independent study of Bioinformatics at Stanford University
Dave Mitchell has been shipping software for over 25 years. Since co-founding Connected Bits in 2003 his primary focus has been realtime enterprise mobile communications. Previously at Microsoft Research, Dave ran Microsoft’s $25 million MIT research alliance where he developed and oversaw 40 faculty and student projects. As part of Microsoft Consulting Services during the late 90’s he consulted to 150 companies, advising on business strategy, project management, and software design. Prior to Microsoft, he held management and engineering roles in six early-stage software startups, two of which he co-founded. Dave has degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from Lawrence University and Washington University.