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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.

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OpenDevMic : Get Your One Minute On Stage At Mobile 2.0 Europe

 

This year’s main theme is “imagine & build” at Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS Barcelona, but what better way  to really open up the conversation and start spreading a message and give developers a chance to launch an idea and turn it into something real, this is what we want to stimulate with openIDEAS.

We propose a dynamic format for developers at the conference to get on stage and pitch their idea to the audience. Simply and just as it has been the most common form of expression for artists for years; similar to all the one’s held around the world at coffeee shops, theatres and any stage that has a microphone open for anyone with a message for the audience listening.

So, here’s what’s new in our program:

Open Developer Microphone (OpenDevMic).

  • 5 Developers (each one get’s a pass for Mobile 2.0).
  • 1 minute to pitch your idea/cause/thought on stage.
  • Get feedback from speakers on your idea on stage.

This is a developer’s chance to really shoot a message a cross the conference and try to make an impact for their idea/cause/Startup.

Applying for OpenDevMic.

We want to make sure you are developers and that you will use our time and the audience time for a great pitch.

  1. Join the AppCircus facebook page.
  2. On the FB page, we have the OpenDevMic in the event list.
  3. Post your idea.
  4. Send us a twitt to @mobile20, using the hashtag #m2eu #opendevmic, to lets us know about the idea.

That’s it. We’ll select the best ideas to get on stage by next Tuesday.

Come on developers, this is your chance to be part of the conference and who knows… to make it happen for your idea!

 

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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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Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS – Final Program!

We are proud to present the final program of the 2011 edition of Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS Barcelona, on June 16 & 17, 2011, a two-day conference for visionaries and builders exploring the Future of Mobile Development and Innovation of an ever-changing Mobile Ecosystem. The event is taking place at the spectacular “Diagonal 00″ – the new Telefonica R&D Catalunya Headquarters.

The first day of Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIdeas 2011 will be devoted to the talks of distinguished members of the mobile industry who will analyze the present and future of the innovation in technology and the mobile market in keynotes, panels and startup pitches.

Download the Program (PDF 376 KB)

Some of the speaker highlights include:

Peter Vesterbacka, “Mighty Eagle” of Angry Birds.
Carlos Domingo, CEO Telefónica I+D.
Di-Ann Eisnor, VP Platform and Partnerships, Waze.
Jyri Engeström, Founder and CEO of Ditto.
Usman Haque, Director Haque Design + Research Ltd, Founder and CEO of Pachube.com.
Fadi Bishara, Founder of Blackbox / Founder & CEO at techVenture, Inc.
Colin McElwee, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Worldreader.org.
Talmon Marco, CEO and Founder Viber.
Assaf Biderman, Associate Director of the SENSEable City Laboratory at MIT.
Petra Söderling, Founder and Chairman of the Board, Mobile Brain Bank.
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Serial Internet Entrepreneur, Founder TwitterCounter.com and The Next Web. Jacques van Niekerk, CTO MIH Internet Group, and CEO at MIH SWAT – both divisions of the Naspers group.

And many more C-level participations from industry experts on the mobile app economy by companies such as Vision Mobile, Bluenove, FjordDistimo, Scoreloop, Future Platforms, Robot Media, Gbanga, Siine, Seesmic, SoundCloud, Tingle, uxebu, yuilop, Mobialia, skobbler, and many more…

Check the speakers’ page for complete speaker list, bio’s and latest confirmation updates.

We’re closing the first day with an edition of AppCicus, the competition and showcase that travels through more than 50 cities around the world in order to promote and reward the best apps. The selected apps that will present at the event will be announced on our blog soon, so stay tuned.

The second day is a developer day including four simultaneous workshop tracks (each for 50 persons) with – amongst others – sesssions from Intel, BlackBerry, BlueVia and a full day business track to learn all about how to make money with apps.

Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS is supported by BlackBerry, BlueVia, Intel and Nuance.

About Mobile 2.0 Europe

Mobile 2.0 is an initiative to bring the entrepreneurs of the mobile industry together. A place where top leaders, industry experts, startups, developers and companies share their points of view about the present and the future of Innovation and Development in an ever changing mobile ecosystem. The first Mobile 2.0 Conference was held in the year 2006 in the City of San Francisco. Mobile 2.0 Europe is presented by dotopen and the Mobile 2.0 Advisory Board. To read more about Mobile 2.0 Europe, please visit the about page.

About AppCircus

AppCicus is a unique global travelling showcase of the most creative and innovative apps presented by their creators during some of the most influential international events in mobile/web. AppCircus is open to developers, startups and any other organization and offers each participant a chance to get a nomination to the Mobile Premier Awards. AppCircus is powered by dotopen.

 

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Mobile, Multiplatform and Trans Media: Designing for the Connected World

Day one of Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS Conference includes presentations by industry experts from innovative companies working in the mobile area. One of these companies is FJORD. FJORD has been pioneering the art and science of digital service design since they  started out nearly ten years ago.

Fjord has a track record of analysing in depth the long-term underlying patterns of innovation and change in digital technology. That’s how they help clients to build real innovation into their interfaces and products. FJORD understands ‘new mobility’ – it’s beyond the mobile phone but about today’s mobile lifestyle.

Andy Goodman, Managing Director at FJORD will do a talk on Media consumption in a Mobile and Multi-device world, including some of the Key mobile consumption drivers:

  • - Snacking – time filling and boredom killing
  • - Location and context awareness – we know where you are and what you are doing
  • - Bodies in Motion – the faster we move the less we can interact
  • - Identity and presence – you are your SIM
  • - Device Limitations – degrade services gracefully
  • - Content services are moving towards a device agnostic paradigm, so your content travels with you effortlessly.
  • - Understanding the purpose of each device in a multi-screen world is the key to delivering great experiences.

About Andy Goodman, Managing Director at Fjord.

Andy is a pragmatic creative, shaping his work around a deep understanding of people, technology and markets. He’s been a digital native since 1994 when he was hired to write a documentary called “Secrets of the Internet”. After a few years playing around in the Games and Interactive TV industries he fell in love with mobile, and now runs the Madrid studio of Fjord, a leading Service Design agency. Here he helps some of the worlds biggest brands transform their businesses through user-centered thinking.

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More Speakers Added to Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS

If you haven’t decided yet to join the Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS conference in Barcelona on June 16th and 17th, 2011, check our latest info on confirmed speakers and program.

This week we added the following speakers to our program:

Fadi Bishara, Founder of Blackbox / Founder & CEO at techVenture, Inc.
Daniel Gurrola, VP Strategy Consumer, Orange.
Andrew Berglund, Executive Creative Director / Consultant at Andrew Inc.
Reimund Schmald, Marketing Manager EMEA Mobile Division of Nuance Communications Inc.
Jose Valles, Head of BlueVia, the new developer platform from Telefonica.
Matthias Sala, co-founder and CEO, Gbanga.
Ian Andrew Bell is the founder and creator of Tingle.
John Roberts, co-founder of Qustodian.
Gladys Chacartegui and Luis Villarejo, IT Project Managers, Community Initiatives at the Office of Learning Technologies (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya).
Philipp Kandal, CTO & co-founder of skobbler.

We are currently finalizing the program and will announce all details soon on our website.

We have some more speaker surprises joining our conference -to be announced soon, check this link for the complete speakers list.

On Day 2 we have the following workshops confirmed:

Learn all about Monetizing Apps or Coding Network-as-a-Service APIs with BlueVia. Read all about here.

What about Doing More with BlackBerry Messenger or learning how to Develop for the BlackBerry PlayBook, check all the details about the workshops with BlackBerry here.

And the Intel AppUpSM Application Lab is coming back to Barcelona after the last exceptional reception during the Mobile World Congress. Intel is offering 2 different workshops, check all details here.

More workshops sessions on the following topics below:
Using OpenStreetMap data for Location Based Service Apps
Market Shifts In Content Distribution
Performance Marketing for Mobile Apps Workshop
Performance Marketing for Mobile Apps Workshop

You can book your tickets at 299 Euros.

If you’re interested to speak, pitch or sponsor at Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS events, please get in touch with us.

Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS is supported by BlackBerry, BlueVia, Intel and Nuance.

Follow @mobile20 on Twitter for latest news and updates.

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Market Shifts In Content Distribution

On day 2 (June 17th), the Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS Conference program will be focused on helping developers, marketing professionals, project leaders as well as any other member of the mobile ecosystem, to monetize apps. In the Business Track, Vincent Hoogsteder, co-founder of Distimo will do a session on “Market Shifts In Content Distribution

Mobile is one of the most competitive markets in the world right now. On all levels of its value chain, players are heavily competing and introducing new product innovations at a rapid pace. The field of mobile content distribution has seen dramatic changes over the last years, kicked off by the launch of the world’s first app stores. In this presentation we will go into the most relevant trends regarding content distribution & monetization in app stores. Based on our daily analysis of the major stores in the market we will go into our most
recent findings and shed light on what we feel comes next.

Distimo will also do a workshop on ”Monetization & Analytics In App Stores

In this workshop, Distimo will provide insights in the latest monetization trends across the various app stores. Based on these insights, Distimo’s free analytics tool Monitor will be demonstrated to show how developers can steer their app distribution in stores like the Apple App Store, Google Android Market, GetJar, Nokia Ovi Store,
BlackBerry App World and Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. Developers will learn what key data is important to track on a daily basis and what can be learned from closely monitoring competing applications.

About Distimo

Distimo was launched shortly after the introduction of the first app store. App stores have clearly shown since that time that they are the way forward for content distribution. The app store model offers an enormous opportunity for developers to get their content out and dramatically improves content discovery by consumers. However, the
mobile market has long been characterized by fragmentation, which is also displayed in the wide range of mobile application stores that were launched from 2009 on. Distimo was founded to solve the challenges created by a widely fragmented app store marketplace filled with equally fragmented information and statistics.

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Performance Marketing for Mobile Apps Workshop

Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS conference in Barcelona, we are running four simultaneous workshop. At 15H (3pm) Stefan Bielau will lead a session on Performance Marketing for Mobile Apps“. This workshop is designed to provide mobile developers / publishers with an overview on the current opportunities to market an app efficiently and advice on the status quo for CPD campaigns.

Content:

  • - The discovery dilemma
  • - LTV & CPD: The importance of an app´s Lifetime Value & Cost-Per-Download
  • - Mobile performance marketing: networks, channels, pricings, best practice
  • - Mobile Marketing via “App Recommendation Networks”

Target audience

- developer and product managers of mobile applications
- brand and marketing manager, who are using mobile apps as a channel for marketing and communication

Book your tickets now! Tickets are currently available at 299 Euros for dotopen members.

Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS is supported by BlackBerry, BlueVia, Intel and Nuance.

Follow @mobile20 on Twitter for latest news and updates.

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App Store Optimization (ASO) Workshop

On June 17th, Day 2 of the Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS conference in Barcelona, we are running four simultaneous workshop. At 12am Stefan Bielau will lead a session on “App Store Optimization (ASO) for mobile developers“, most probably the biggest headache currently for many developers.

 

This workshop is designed to increase the marketing impact and appearance of an application within an App Store. It will explain the importance of ASO in order to increase visibility for an app as well as its influence on SEO tactics.

Content:

  1. Why is it important?
  2. Overview on the current App Store ecosystem
  3. “ASO starts before development”
  4. ASO tool, including:
  • - Competitor analysis
  • - Metadata (Icon, name, description, keywords, screenshots, video, marketing material etc.)
  • - Cross-promotion with social networks
  • - Update strategy
  • - Votes, Review and Comments

Target audience:

  • – developer and product managers of mobile applications
  • - brand and marketing manager, who are using mobile apps as a channel for marketing and communication
  • - SEO specialists, who want to add another tools to their portfolio of mobile SEO

 

Book your tickets now! Tickets are currently available at 299 Euros for dotopen members.

Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS is supported by BlackBerry, BlueVia, Intel and Nuance.

Follow @mobile20 on Twitter for latest news and updates.

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New Speakers Added to Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS

If you haven’t decided yet to join the Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS conference in Barcelona on June 16th and 17th, 2011, check our latest info on confirmed speakers and program. Early Bird tickets are closing this Sunday (May 29th)!

This week we added the following speakers to our program:

Usman Haque, Director Haque Design + Research Ltd, Founder of Pachube.com.
Jacques van Niekerk, CTO MIH Internet Group, and CEO at MIH SWAT – both divisions of the Naspers group.
Petra Söderling, Founder and Chairman of the Board, Mobile Brain Bank.
Sanyu Kiruluta, Team Lead, Developer Relations EMEA, RIM.
James Parton, Head of Marketing for BlueVia, the new developer platform from Telefonica.
Cedric Giorgi, Director Europe of Seesmic.
Caroline Drucker, Product Manager, SoundCloud.
Talmon Marco, CEO and Founder Viber.
Hermés Piqué, Founder, Robot Media.
Colin McElwee, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Worldreader.org.
Esteve Almirall, Associate Professor ESADEUPF.
Jochen Doppelhammer, Founder and CEO of yuilop.
Stefan Bielau, Founder & CEO at Stefan Bielau | Consulting.

More speakers are still added to our program every day, check the complete speakers list.

On Day 2 we have confirmed workshops by BlackBerry, BlueVia, Intel and sessions on Android and App Store Optimization (ASO) for mobile developers. Stay tuned here for more updates and details on our program.

Book your tickets now! Early Bird tickets are available until 29.05.2011 midnight CET!
After the 29th of May tickets for dotopen members will be 299 Euros.

If you’re interested to speak, pitch or sponsor at Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS events, please get in touch with us.

Mobile 2.0 Europe – openIDEAS is supported by BlackBerry, BlueVia, Intel and Nuance.

Follow @mobile20 on Twitter for latest news and updates.

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