The LBS SIG Presents:

Real Revenue Opportunities in LBS for 2009

DATE
Wednesday, March 18, 2009,

TIME
5:30PM Registration/ Networking
6:00PM Event Begins
7:30PM Event Ends

We’ve all heard the pitch and the hype. On March 18, you will hear the facts --- What products and applications are making money in LBS? Can you make money solely by attracting eyeballs and selling ads, sponsored search and where is the nearest Starbucks? What models have been proven to attract customers AND make money? Is Navigation still king? Where do dedicated, embedded and often inexpensive LBS devices and applications fit in? How does the proliferation of unlocked LBS mobile phones affect existing LBS business models? Which regions of the world are the most lucrative for LBS? Which segments have shown the most consumer adoption and why? Our panel of LBS industry leaders will vet these and provide answers to where are the real revenue opportunities in LBS. Don’t miss this special evening CommNexus LBS SIG event.

MODERATOR:
Frank Creede
CTO
Pacific DataVision
Frank Creede, is an investor and CTO of Pacific DataVision, Inc. where he leads the company’s development of Push to X wireless applications. Frank is a member of the San Diego Tech Coast Angels and an active angel investor in Southern California emerging high tech companies for 7 years. Frank was formerly the Chairman, President, & CEO of Logic Innovations, Inc., a division of U.K. based Xyratex Ltd. Logic Innovations, which provides data broadcasting products and development services, was founded by Frank in 1986 and acquired by the former division of IBM in 1999. Frank is also a Partner and Founder of Staffing Innovations, LLC, a technical contract outsourcing business headquartered in San Diego.
 
Frank is also a mentor and member of the Chairman’s Roundtable, a non-profit volunteer organization comprised of successful Chief Executive Officers who provide businesses in San Diego County advice on how to manage and grow their businesses through a well-defined mentoring program. CRT members provide this service free of charge to qualified area businesses as a way of giving back to the community.
 
Frank holds a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering from UC Davis and he has completed coursework for the MBA program at San Diego State University.

PANELISTS:
Tom Tierney
Developer Alliance Manager,
NAVTEQ
Tom has over 20 years of licensing, sales and business development experience in content and new media. Immediately prior to joining NAVTEQ, Tom ran his own M & A practice, producing deal flow, valuations and transactions as a licensed business broker. Tom’s position allows him the unique opportunity to provide business support to innovative entrepreneurs working with location and emerging technologies.

Steve Andler
VP, Marketing
Networks in Motion

Andler joined the company in 2004 after consulting for Networks In Motion and other startups in the consumer wireless space. As vice president of marketing for the Computer Systems Group of Toshiba and while at Fujitsu PC he was instrumental in driving the industry trend of integrating wireless technologies into mobile computing products. Prior to Fujitsu PC, he served as Phoenix Technologies’ Corporate vice president of marketing involved in setting industry standards for pre-operating system security and "Plug & Play" interoperability. Andler held several roles at Apple (CTO, PowerBook Div. & WW Sr. Dir. Marketing, Mobile Systems) during which time he re-launched the Newton PDA Platform and was actively involved in the turnaround of the PowerBook division. He was also a key management team member in the explosive growth for Toshiba’s notebook business as the Worldwide Director of Product Planning and Strategy. Andler brings more than 25 years of experience conceiving and marketing products focused on the application of new technologies to mobile computing and consumer electronics. Andler received degrees in engineering (BSE) and management (MBA) from UCLA, and is an IEEE member.

Thomas Owen
VP, Wireless Business Development
deCarta
Thomas Owen, Vice President, Wireless Business Development and Alliances, deCarta.  With over 15 years wireless experience among mobile operators in North America, Tom has a long record of success in business development, strategic partner management, as well as developing innovative alliances on a national and global basis. Prior to joining deCarta, Tom was Senior Director of Business Development at Helio, an SK Telecom/EarthLink MVNO joint venture.  As part of the initial launch team, he managed the relationships with network providers Sprint and Verizon, and helped develop and implement Helio’s LBS strategy.  Prior to Helio, Tom served as VP of the Carrier Development Group at @Road where he was responsible for mobile strategy and implementation. Tom has also held senior strategic business development positions with various start-ups including Neomar, ProxiNet and WebLogic.

Skip Speaks
CEO
Rosum Corp

Howard "Skip" Speaks has over 20 years of telecommunications experience in the network operator and the wireless equipment manufacturing and vendor business. Speaks is currently CEO of Rosum Corporation, an indoor positioning technology company. Speaks previously served as CEO for Kyocera-Wireless Corporation, a San Diego based wireless handset manufacturer, and at Ericsson as Executive Vice President and General Manager for their Wireless Division.  Speaks earned a Bachelor of Science Degree for Civil Engineering from West Virginia Institute of Technology and is a registered professional engineer. (6/07)

LOCATION:

3580 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92130
(see directions below)

DIRECTIONS:
From the North
  • Take I-5 South to the Local (I-805) Bypass (on the right just past Carmel Valley Road)
  • Exit at Carmel Mountain Road
  • At the end of the off ramp turn left (East) onto Carmel Mountain Road
  • Proceed under the freeway and, at the second signal light, turn left into Gateway at Torrey Hills
  • Mintz Levin is in the second building (# 3580). Make sure to turn right at the second driveway and pull into the parking structure.
  From the South
  • Take I-5 North to the Local (I-805) Bypass (on the right just past Genesee Road)
  • Exit at Carmel Mountain Road
  • At the end of the off ramp turn right (East) onto Carmel Mountain Road
  • Immediately at the first signal light (one-half block) turn left into Gateway at Torrey Hills
  • Mintz Levin is in the second building (# 3580). Make sure to turn right at the second  driveway and pull into the parking structure.
From the East
  • Take I-15 South to Hwy 56 (Ted Williams Parkway)
  • Proceed West on Hwy 56, which will turn south just past El Camino Real and merge onto the Local (I-5/I-805) Bypass
  • Exit at Carmel Mountain Road (on the right just after Hwy 56 merges into the Bypass to I-5/I-805)
  • At the end of the off ramp turn left (East) onto Carmel Mountain Road
  • Proceed under the freeway and, at the second signal light, turn left into Gateway at Torrey Hills
  • Mintz Levin is in the second building (# 3580). Make sure to turn right at the second driveway and pull into the parking structure.

COST:
$10.00 Pre-Register (Please pre-register by March 17, 2009)
$20.00 At the Door

SIG CO-CHAIRS:
Steve Morley
Neeraj Bhavani, Tagnos
Magda Remillard, Novatel Wireless
Greg White
Joe Sheehan

Date:

Wednesday, March 18, 2009
5:30PM-7:30PM
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Location:

3580 Carmel Mountain Road
San Diego, CA 92130