More from Wireless Innovators Dinner
More from Wireless Innovators dinner
4. Antenna Software: Jim Somers, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, did one of the best presentations of the evening by showing how important mobile applications have become for the enterprise, with support of both internal (employee-facing) and external (customer-facing) requirements.
5. mPura: Selvan Rajan, founder and CTO, demonstrated the mPura secure social gaming platform, with an example of being able to purchase a lottery ticket online. The user must be verified and can only purchase the lottery ticket if within the state the ticket is sold. It is a tough problem to solve but they are almost finished with the development.
That's the recap of the CTIA Enterprise & Applications 2010 show, the ShowStoppers for the Mobile Holidays event, and the Wireless Innovators dinner. I now return to my traditional role of an industry analyst. If you have a challenging problem about which you could use some outside assistance, contact me so we can see if I can be of help to you.
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P.S. I am a member of the Atlanta Wireless Technology Forum. They recently announced their annual Wireless Applications and Mobile Media (WAMM) Awards on Thursday, October 7th at the AT&T Mobility Conference Center in Atlanta. Click here for the list of all the winners.
J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D. is Principal Analyst of Mobile & Wireless at MobileTrax LLC. As a nationally recognized industry authority, Dr. Purdy focuses on monitoring and analyzing emerging trends, technologies and market behavior in the mobile computing and wireless data communications industry in North America. Dr. Purdy is an "edge of network" analyst looking at devices, applications and services, as well as wireless connectivity to those devices. Dr. Purdy provides critical insights regarding mobile and wireless devices, wireless data communications and connection to the infrastructure that powers the data in the wireless handheld. He is author of the column Inside Mobile & Wireless that provides industry insights and is read by over 100,000 people a month.
Dr. Purdy continues to be affiliated with the venture capital industry as well. He currently is Managing Director at Yosemite Ventures. And he spent five years as a Venture Advisor for Diamondhead Ventures in Menlo Park where he identified, attracted and recommended investments in emerging companies in mobile and wireless. He has had a prior affiliation with East Peak Advisors and, subsequently, following their acquisition, with FBR Capital Markets. For more than 16 years, Dr. Purdy has been consulting, speaking, researching, networking, writing and developing state-of-the-art concepts that challenge people's mind-sets, as well as developing new ways of thinking and forecasting in the mobile computing and wireless data arenas. Often quoted, Dr. Purdy's ideas and opinions are followed closely by thought leaders in the mobile and wireless industry. He is author of three books as well.
Dr. Purdy currently is a member of the Program Advisory Board of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) which produces CES, one of the largest trade shows in the world. He is a frequent moderator at CTIA conferences and GSM Mobile World Congress. He also is a member of the Board of the Atlanta Wireless Technology Forum. Dr. Purdy has a B.S. degree in Engineering Physics from University of Tennessee, a M.S. degree in Computer Science from UCLA, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Exercise Physiology from Stanford University. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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