WINMEC 2006 Forum Info


As the number of wireless technologies such as RFID, WiFi, WiMAX, WiBro, 3G, Zigbee, Bluetooth and Ultra Wideband continue to grow, their integration into the enterprise is becoming an increasingly greater challenge.  So as to be able to enjoy productivity, business and financial gains, these advanced wireless technologies need to be melded seamlessly with the business processes of the enterprise.

Therefore, technology developers and standards organizations need to focus their attention on the interface between the technology and the enterprise.  Wireless service providers, systems integrators and technology companies need to create a cohesive interface with enterprise I.T. and enterprise technology infrastructure. While the convergence between different wireless technologies has been an ongoing phenomenon over the past several years, the melding of wireless infrastructure with the enterprise business infrastructure forms the next generation of Convergence or Convergence+.  The Mobile Enterprise and Carrier Forum brings together wireless carriers together with enterprises to discuss how best to create the wirelessly connected, mobile enterprise of tomorrow and in the process, defining and refining the notion of Convergence+.

Speakers - Nominate a Speaker
Phil Edholm CTO/VP Net Architecture, Enterprise Nortel Networks
Ray Gilbert AVP-IT Enterprise Collaboration Lucent Technologies
Ramneek Gupta Principal ITU Ventures
Lawrence Harris Vice President Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.
Gordon Kass VP of Engineering LimeLife
Dean Knuth National Manager, Wireless for the Commercial, State and Local Group Northrop Grumman IT
Minh Le System Engineering Sr. Staff Lockheed Martin
Dorothy Pavloff Managing Director California Technology Ventures
Salil Pradhan CTO, HP RFID program Hewlett Packard
Gavenraj Sodhi Director of Product Management CA
Morley Winograd executive Director Marshall School, USC

Select Speakers from previous WINMEC Events
Yogesh Gupta CTO Computer Associates
Arunas Slekys VP - Corporate Marketing Hughes Network Systems
Thomas Werner SVP Mobile Enterprise Siemens
Eric Anderson Vice President Sales North America, Ericsson Inc
Jean-Marc Frangos Senior VP Technology and Innovation, BT Group
Steve Strassmann Principal Architect Orange
Vaho Rebassoo CTO IT Services Boeing
Sam Arditi VP Intel Corp
Cyrus Staniec Director - Technology Resources Northrop Grumman IT
Ken Venner VP and CIO Broadcom Corporation
Ray Gilbert Director-CIO-IT Lucent Technologies
Phil Bowman VP Integrated Solutions Sprint
Adam Gould CTO-CDMA Nokia Mobile Phones

See our previous forum
on the theme of Convergence:
- Mobile Enterprise Forum 2005
- Wireless Carrier Forum 2005


Proliferation of multimedia-enabled mobile and personal devices now allows downloading, playback and streaming of movies, games, news, music/ring-tones, and, wallpaper/pictures. The entertainment media industry is experimenting rapidly with business models and advanced technologies to get revenue-generating content to the consumer.  Issues of importance include content ownership, content monetization, digital rights management, the creation of new markets such as short movies, limited duration games, movie advertisements, push-based news-clips, sports highlights, etc.  The entertainment and media industry in Hollywood has taken the plunge into the mobile content marketplace.   Even traditional internet companies have started to experiment with mobile content by extending their partnerships with content owners.    While multimedia technology is getting increasingly complex, consumers are demanding simplicity in ownership, usage and payment, which is starting to happen by way of Convergence.  The technology side of convergence involves devices, networks, services and multimedia content (movies, TV, gaming, music).  The business side of convergence involves business models, pricing simplicity, billing, payment, etc.  On May 9, 2006, the WINMEC Mobile Entertainment Media forum brings together business and technology experts from Hollywood to discuss this hyper convergence (Convergence+) that is changing the very foundations of the Entertainment Media industry. 

Speakers - Nominate a Speaker
Jay Balakrishnan
Matthew Bellows General Manager & VP Sales Floodgate Entertainment, LLC
Ramneek Bhasin CEO Mobio Networks, Inc.
Joseph Busch Executive Director MGM Domestic Television Sales
Steve Canepa IBM
Ted Casey Head of Mobile Music Verizon Wireless
John Dubrawski North American General Manager Satyam Computer Services Ltd.
Rajit Gadh Professor & Director UCLA - WINMEC
Chris Gebhardt VP/Marketing VOCE
Curtis Gibbs Senior resource Development Officer LA City
Matt Golden SVP Business Development and Co-Founder Tira Wireless
Jean-Charles Hourcade CTO Thomson, Inc.
Gigi Johnson President Maremel Media
Prashant Kantak
Fred Kitson Senior Vice President Motorola Labs
Anil Kripalani Senior VP Qualcomm
George Linardos Head of Branded Content & Aggregators Nokia
Ivan Lopez Director Business Development Disney Internet Group
Joseph Marks Managing Partner Smart Technology Ventures
Neil McGinness General Manager National Lampoon Mobile
Viroopax Mirji Consulting Director Amdocs
Kevin Marques Moo CEO Alpha Pup Digital Distribution
Alexander Pigeon Director, International Business Development Major League Baseball Advanced Media, LP
Ben Quinones Partner Pillsbury Winthrop LLP
Jay Samit Executive Vice President Sony Corporation of America
Bill Sanders Vice President, Programming Sony Pictures Television International
Rob Schonfeld Vice President Buena Vista Pay Television
Adam Sexton VP Marketing & Product Management Groove Mobile
Erik Smith Vice President, Business Development and Programming MobiTV
Joe Solimando CIO Disney Consumer Products
Braxton Woodham Chief Technology Officer InfoSpace Mobile
Mike Yuen Senior Director, Gaming Group QUALCOMM Incorporated

See our previous forum
on the theme of Convergence:
- Mobile Entertainment Media Forum 2005



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