The Mobile 2.0 Advisory Board:

Mike Rowehl, Partner at Churn Labs / Co-founder Mobile Monday Silicon Valley

Mike (@miker) is a hacker and entrepreneur.He’s spent the last 10 years specializing in mobile products and services at AdMob, Mowser, Skyfire, and Chomp. In 2004 he started the Mobile Monday Silicon Valley meetings, and is one of the organizers who put together the Mobile 2.0 conference series. Currently he’s a partner at Churn Labs, an engineering led organization aimed at exploring new directions for mobile development.


Peter Vesterbacka, Founder Some Bazaar / “Mighty Eagle” of Angry Birds

Peter has a tremendous year behind him in his new role as “Mighty Eagle” of Angry Birds. He currently helms the North American operations of Rovio, creators of Angry Birds, a mobile game which has surpassed millions of downloads since it’s release in December 2009. Peter also manages the companies marketing and business strategy, including expanding the Angry Birds franchise into a broader entertainment franchise. Peter is also the founder of Some Bazaar, a new approach to building and growing new businesses. Prior to this Peter worked for HP in several communications industry related roles. While at HP Peter founded the HP Mobile E-Services Bazaar, a global innovation & corporate partnership program that BoozAllenHamilton declared an industry benchmark. Peter is also co-founder and the original initiator of MobileMonday.


Rudy De Waele, Co-founder dotopen / AppCircus

In the last 10 years, Rudy (@mtrends) has been a leading figure in the development of the mobile ecosystem, as we know it today. Rudy is a key networker, strategic advisor, speaker and entrepreneur driven by a great passion: to foster innovation.

Rudy is co-founder of MobileMonday Barcelona and Madrid and organizes the yearly Mobile 2.0 Europe conference and the Mobile Premier Awards. He co-founded, a global network of companies and recently launched AppCircus: a traveling showcase of innovative apps around the world presented by their creators.

A graduate from the Executive Program at the Singularity University, Rudy continues to be a frequent speaker at conferences such as Web 2.0 ExpoPICNICnextThe Next Web, MIDEMMIPTVPluggnowDigital Leaders ForumFuture of Mobile, Club de Creativos, MobileMonday Amsterdam, Mobile Web Africa, …

Building on the great success of his collaborative outlook on Mobile Trends 2020, Rudy recently launched a brand-new sequel called Mobile Trends Africa 2020.


Daniel Appelquist, Senior Technology Strategist at Vodafone Group

Daniel AppelquistDaniel K. Appelquist is a senior technology strategist at Vodafone Group, where he works on Web and Internet projects and industry activities. He helped to create dotMobi and the W3C Mobile Web Initiative, where he chairs the Mobile Web Best Practices working group. He is also a founder of Mobile Monday London and the Mobile 2.0 conference series, and has spoken on the mobile Web and other topics at numerous conferences and events.


Gregory Gorman, Principal, Tertius Advisory Services

Gregory is a technology professional with over twenty years of experience in international account management, business strategy and development in the digital media and telecommunications industry. Gregory is a founding partner of Tertius Advisory Services, a San Francisco based wireless consulting firm. His firm advises startups on business strategy, building mobile ecosystem partnerships and fund raising. Among his current roles, he serves as Special Advisor, Strategy and Market Development, Soonr. Prior to founding Tertius Advisory Services, Gregory held management roles at HP and Bell Atlantic where he ensured that complex infrastructure solutions in the OSS/BSS telecommunications market segment met business requirements and delivered better customer service. Gregory holds Juris Doctor degree from Columbus School of Law in Washington, DC and Masters in Advanced European Studies from College of Europe in Belgium. He is an active member of Mobile Monday London and Silicon Valley.


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