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Handset & Gadget Innovation Review 2011
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Analyst Overview - A quick look at the next 12 months
Rob Pegoraro, tech columnist and expert for CEA, has been invited to introduce the topic of gadget innovation from the standpoint of the consumer. What kinds of innovation does the customer want to see? In what ways should we ignore the consumer, because they lack vision? What kinds of innovation are most readily adopted and successful in the marketplace?
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
A New Mobile Age
Paul Torres, Product Management at Qualcomm
A New Mobile Age is Here. Today, consumers are able to combine the full benefit of always-on, high-speed internet coupled with highly capable electronics designed to enrich their lives with information and entertainment. Snapdragon processors, incorporate the latest in mobile design and technology to address the demands for intelligent connectivity, high performance and energy efficiency. Come listen to Qualcomm’s Paul Torres discuss the latest user experiences Snapdragon processors are bringing to life.
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
PAN - PAN! Panel: Extending the Handset
Building from Qualcomm's keynote about more powerful and more versatile chipsets, the Personal Area Network seems more feasible today than it has in the past. In what ways will we extend the handset as a gateway to our PAN or Body Area Network? What terminal devices will exist, how will they communicate, secure, and measure data? What about battery charging fatigue?
National Semiconductor, Rajiv Jain, Strategy
PARC, Teresa Lunt, VP of the Computing Science Laboratory
WIMM, Ted Ladd, Director of Developer Relations
Gainspan, Bernard Aboussouan, VP Marketing for Gainspan
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
TX/RX Networking Break
Flip over your agenda to the attendee list and put some faces to those names as we give everyone 30 minutes to connect with each other. Don't worry, with over 100 participants in the room, we are happy to help you find the person you are looking for - just ask.
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Handset Selection, Distribution And Logistics
Chris McConnell, Director of Business Development, Emerging Devices
AT&T is dedicated to the relentless pursuit of innovation and their Emerging Devices Organization is committed to accelerating next-generation wireless device development and speed-to-market. Chris represents AT&T's Emerging Device Organization and will share insights into the world of connected devices including the current generation of connected devices, key growth opportunities and future trends.
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Discussion: Hurling Birds For Everyone
Several innovations have emerged in the handset market over the past few years that could make low-cost smartphones available around the world. Moore's law plays a large role, as well as economies of scale. This panel will discuss the opportunities, impact, and issues around getting the Base of the Pyramid onto the Internet, and on making every phone "smart".
Discussion will be led by Derek Kerton, the Kerton Group's Principal Analyst and include insights from John Alioto, Sr. Architect Evangelist at Microsoft, and Scott Jensen, Creative Director from Frog Design.
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Rapid Fire Start Up Demos
Young companies interested in presenting their device-centric innovations, services and solutions are welcome to register to be a rapid-fire presenter. These demo slots are 5-minutes and used to introduce new companies and their products, in the hopes of creating interest and follow-up from the Silicon Valley telecom community including the carriers, the vendors, and the investors who follow innovation in this segment.
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Networking with the Startups
Stick around for a few extra minutes and meet the startups from the rapid fire demos.
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