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Goodbye Mobile… Hello Apps!

Mobile 2.0 Europe becomes AppCircus Developer Day.

Great things have their time. While the industry evolves at lightning speed, we do as well! Old challenges have been settled and new ones have arisen. To reflect these changes, the Mobile 2.0 Europe team has decided to discontinue the mobile conference series to go for what this industry urgently needs: a developer event to bring together local app developers and help the communities to be successful in the new app economy!

Come and join us at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona at AppCircus Developer Day next 21st of June!


The Jury for AppCircus @ Mobile 2.0 Europe

AppCircus is an app contest and showcase that travels around the world promoting the most innovative apps, and is ready to open the show again in Barcelona during the Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS conference, 10 apps will pitch in front of the jury and audience and will be introduced to the industry. This is the jury that will analyse them (read below for bio’s).

Carlos Domingo, CEO Telefónica I+D.
Sanyu Kiruluta, Team Lead, Developer Relations EMEA, RIM.
Leandro Mario, Cino, Business Development & Spain/LAR Portfolio Manager at INTEL Corp.
Reimund Schmald, Marketing Manager EMEA Mobile Division of Nuance Communications Inc.
Fernando Kanacri, Marketing Services Manager, Nokia Iberia.

Sanyu Kiruluta, Team Lead, Developer Relations EMEA, RIM.

Sanyu Kiruluta is a Senior Application Development Consultant with the Developer Relations team at Research in Motion. Her team is responsible for providing technical support to RIM Alliance Partners and BlackBerry® platform developers around the world. Sanyu specializes in mobile social networking applications on the BlackBerry platform. She has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Concordia University and an MBA from Queen’s University.

Reimund Schmald, Marketing Manager EMEA Mobile Division of Nuance Communications Inc.

Reimund Schmald is Marketing Manager in the Mobile Division of Nuance Communications Inc. responsible for EMEA Central and Eastern Europe. He has been in the speech technology industry for 15 years joining Nuance in 2003 through acquisition. While at Nuance has held a number of Sales and Business Development positions and in January 2011 became responsible for the Marketing of the Handset based mobile technologies and solutions. Previously Reimund held several sales positions in the semiconductor and imaging industry. He received a diploma in semiconductor physics from Aachen Technical University, Germany. Reimund is married and has two children.

Fernando Kanacri, Marketing Services Manager, Nokia Iberia.

Fernando is responsible for managing Ovi Ecosystem including Ovi Store, Nokia’s key application and content selling platform. After twelve years of experience in the Internet and IT sector in several marketing, he joined Nokia in January 2008, to focus on entertainment business managing Ovi Store and reinforcing the relationships with developers to add local relevant contents to the store.

Carlos Domingo, CEO Telefónica I+D

Carlos Domingo is CEO for Telefónica R&D; he joined the company in 2006 as Director of Internet & Multimedia and Director of the Barcelona Center. Since then, he has implemented a new way of working and a new understanding of the R&D in a big Telco. Carlos serves on the board of directors of Jajah since 2010.

Carlos holds a MSc in computer science from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, a PhD in computer science from the Polytechnic University in Catalonia and post grad business studies from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

With more than 15 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications world, he has developed a big part of his career in Japan and USA, being VP of Celertem Technologies and eventually becoming the President & CEO of its subsidiary in Seattle after merging Extensis LizardTech and DiamonSoft.

In 2008 he was awarded with the `National Award to the Professional Career´ granted by the Asociación de Ingenieros en Informática (Computer Science Engineers Association) in Spain.

Leandro Mario, Cino, Business Development & Spain/LAR Portfolio Manager at INTEL Corp.

Leandro Cino, current Business Development & Spain/LAR Portfolio Manager,  joined Intel at 2008 as Product Manager. He has been driving Marketing & PR strategies for Intel AppUp Developer Program through different GEO’s, for its global diffusion. Part of these concrete actions implies digging  into ‘Developers communities’ and ‘Global Events’ to get closer contact and effective communication with them. Intel AppUp Application Labs showrooms, demonstrates, application developers, how to easily monetize their future & existing apps by using the Intel AppUp developer program SDKs available for MeeGo, Adobe AIR, Java, .NET, and Windows C/C++. Beside this effort he leads New ‘Marquees applications’ engagements for Latin & Spanish Region.

Within his previous background, Leandro served as Regional Sales Manager at Intelligenx, Inc. (formerly i411), VP of Business Development. at Quantum System A/S and IT Manager – Project Manager at Netactica S.A. More than 15 years combining business & project management, team leadership and IT experience within different IT projects in multiple technologies and functions are been reflected in this entrepreneurial spirit with a solid knowledge of IT industry.

Leandro, Cino holds an Executive M.B.A. degree at IAE Business School (Universidad Austral), Executive Negotiation and Conflict Management at ESADE Business School, and Bachelor in Information Systems at U.A.D.E. University supporting an strong Background within business development, product management, negotiation, new technologies research and evaluation.

Program for day one at Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS Conference:

The AppCircus is programmed at 17h00 on June 16th and followed by a networking cocktail. Click here to view the complete program of the conference.


Apps selected to pitch for AppCircus @ Mobile 2.0 Europe

More than 40 mobile applications applied to pitch for AppCircus@Mobile 2.0, we are very pleased with such a great turnout of innovative apps that showed interest in flying to Barcelona to be at our event. First a big thank you to all the App Artists that applied, without you we would not be where we are today. The online jury selected 12 apps to be part of the Mobile 2.0 Conference. In no particular order they are:

Panorama4D. App for taking 3D photos directly with your iPhone4 or iPad2. – True and real 3D depth. No fake 3D.

Nomad Analytics. Allows blackberry users to check Google Analytics from their mobile device.

Koleixo. Classroom management for teacher. Application for professors / teachers who wish to have comprehensive control over the classroom.


Voicemod. An app not just for hearing your voice modulated, it´s feeling that your voice has changed.



Radiome. Add your social networks plus mail contacts and music lists and you are all set. RadioMe is perfect for driving, cycling, working out. It is the radio station that plays your life.



Scandit. Shop, share and compare products with Scandit, the barcode scanning app that helps you shop smarter and save money.



SpeakingPal. This apps brings education to your mobile and turns it into a virtual English tutor.



Mobile Accesibility. This application has been designed for people who are blind. A screen-access application which allows people who are blind or have low vision to use an Android phone in an intuitive, easy and simple way.



Mobitto. This application allows users to find the best deals available around them. It is based on real-time discounts, offers and promotions and takes users privacy into account.



Mr. Shape Touch Card. App of picture cards for kids, with a lot of fun and a beautiful interface. “Mr.shape” is originally created for an animation short movie, written and directed by Motohiro Shirakawa.



Spotmole. does a quick check of your skin spots and moles using the phone’s camera or gallery. SpotMole may detect signs of melanoma using image processing and pattern recognition techniques.



MyChoicePad. app to use the Makaton Language Programme (symbols, signs and speech) to help children and adults with learning or communication disabilities to communicate.

These are all the apps that will pitch for 3 minutes on the main stage at Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS, we look forward in hearing their stories and also talk personally during the networking with their creators. If you would like to attend the event, please get your ticket here.


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