The NEW WebMo2.0 SIG Presents...
Mobility in a Social Network
Social Networking sites, platforms and apps, as a sector, were one of the largest takers of VC funding in 2007, with the leaders being Facebook, getting more than $300M from Microsoft, and other investors. The future of social network will be about the content — and context — of the social interactions. Mobile social networking will expand to include presence, location and context. A simple version of presence has long been part of instant messaging programs, which can tell you if your contacts are available. Context builds on that — you may be available, but only to specific people or only after you arrive at a specific location.
What do these market leaders think of mobile technologies and the convergence of the online web services network with mobile networks? What is the business model for mobile social networks? Where is it all going? Explore these concepts and much more in a riveting session with some of the senior executives at some of the leading social networking companies.
April 11, 2008
7:30AM Event Begins
9:00AM Event Ends
VP of Strategy, RockeTalk
Vik works on key relationships with customers and partners as well as on strategic issues with the CEO and CTO. He also works with the CTO and the engineering team on future technology and product initiatives. Prior to RockeTalk, Vik was with Broadcom Corporation, a leading semiconductor and systems company, where he managed the software product line for the Cellular Business Unit. Vik also managed the ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuits) product line at Broadcom. Vik has also held various engineering and marketing positions at Rockwell/Conexant and MRV communications. Vik has a Masters in Engineering from Purdue University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, and Bachelors in Engineering from Mysore University, India.
Six Apart Ltd. provides award-winning blogging software and services that change the way millions of individuals, organizations, and corporations connect and communicate across the world every day. Founded in 2002 by husband and wife team Ben and Mena Trott, Six Apart is a global company with its headquarters in San Francisco, CA, and offices in Europe and Japan. The company continues to lead in the blogging and social media industry with the Movable Type publishing platform, the TypePad hosted blogging service, and Vox, a free blogging service for friends and families. For more information visit the Six Apart corporate web site at http://www.sixapart.com/.
CTO and Co-Founder, Tapioca Mobile
Chas has 10 years of technical experience. Most recently, Chas was a Co-founder and VP Engineering of Tourmaline Networks, which was sold to Nokia/Intellisync. Prior to Nokia, he was a video software engineer at Tiernan Communications (a leading digital video compression startup). Chas holds an MS in Computer Science from UCSD and a BS in Computer Science from Harvey Mudd.
12255 El Camino Real, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92130
$20.00 At the door
Vikram Malhotra, Qualcomm
Atul Suri, Qualcomm