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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.
Sanyu Kiruluta, Team Lead, Developer Relations EMEA, RIM.
Leandro Mario, Cino, Business Development & Spain/LAR Portfolio Manager at INTEL Corp.
Jacques van Niekerk, CTO MIH Internet Group, and CEO at MIH SWAT – both divisions of the Naspers group.
Fadi Bishara, Founder of Blackbox / Founder & CEO at techVenture, Inc.
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Serial Internet Entrepreneur, Founder TwitterCounter.com and The Next Web.
Colin McElwee, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Worldreader.org.
Talmon Marco, CEO and Founder Viber.
Simon Best, Senior Director at the Strategy and Business Development Team, Orange.
Assaf Biderman, Associate Director of the SENSEable City Laboratory at MIT.
Andrew Berglund, Executive Creative Director / Consultant at Andrew Inc.
Reimund Schmald, Marketing Manager EMEA Mobile Division of Nuance Communications Inc.
Fernando Kanacri, Marketing Services Manager, Nokia Iberia.
Petra Söderling, Founder and Chairman of the Board, Mobile Brain Bank.
Jose Valles, Head of BlueVia, the new developer platform from Telefonica.
Hermés Piqué, Founder, Robot Media.
Matthias Sala, co-founder and CEO, Gbanga.
Elizabetta Camilleri, Research Partner, Vision Mobile.
Esteve Almirall, Associate Professor ESADEUPF.
Martin Duval, Founder and CEO, Bluenove.
Ed Maklouf, CEO Siine.
Cedric Giorgi, Director Europe of Seesmic.
Caroline Drucker, Product Manager, SoundCloud.
Mathys van Abbe, Founder Mobypicture.
Andy Goodman, Managing Director at Fjord.
Andrés Leonardo Martínez, Developer Programs Engineer, BlueVia @ Telefonica O2 UK.
Volker Hirsch, Chief Strategy Officer at Scoreloop.
Vincent Hoogsteder, co-founder Distimo.
Tom Hume, Managing Director of Future Platforms.
Ian Andrew Bell is the founder and creator of Tingle.
Nikolai Onken, Co-founder, JavaScript company uxebu.
Costas, Stylianou, Senior Application Engineer, MeeGo on Handsets and Tablets, at INTEL Corp.
John Roberts, co-founder of Qustodian.
Gladys Chacartegui, IT Project Manager, Community Initiatives at the Office of Learning Technologies (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya).
Jochen Doppelhammer, Founder and CEO of yuilop.
Stefan Bielau, Founder & CEO at Stefan Bielau | Consulting.
Alberto Alonso Ruibal, Founder, Mobialia.
Philipp Kandal, CTO & co-founder of skobbler.
Luis Villarejo, IT Project Manager, Community Initiatives at the Office of Learning Technologies (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya).
Jarek Potiuk, CTO and co-owner of Polidea.

Peter Vesterbacka, Mighty Eagle of Angry Birds

Peter has a tremendous year behind him in his new role as “Mighty Eagle” of Angry Birds. Recently named to TIME’s 100 most influential people, 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.

Carlos Domingo, CEO Telefónica I+D

Carlos Domingo is CEO for Telefónica I+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.


Jyri Engeström, Founder and CEO of Ditto.

Jyri is founder and CEO of Ditto, a new mobile communication app for sharing what you’re up to and exchanging recommendations about restaurants, movies, and other activities. Jyri cofounded Jaiku, which grew into the leading European microblogging service and was acquired by Google in 2007. At Google Jyri was Product Manager of mobile applications including Mobile Calendar and the Gmail Mobile client, and started up social products including Google Buzz, Google Profiles, and Google Latitude. Jyri is an advisor/angel investor in companies such as Applifier, Betabrand, and Mobclix. Before founding Jaiku Jyri was Senior Product Manager, Internet Handhelds at Nokia. A sociologist by training, he is noted for coining the term ‘social object’ to refer to photos, bookmarks, and other shareable Web content. He blogs at zengestrom.com

Jacques van Niekerk, CTO MIH Internet Group, and CEO at MIH SWAT – both divisions of the Naspers group.

As CTO of MIH Internet, he is responsible for sharing technical knowledge amongst group companies, and for establishing MIH Internet as a career destination for world-class technologists. As CEO of MIH SWAT (www.mihswat.com) he manages a team with offices in Cape Town, Sao Paolo and New Delhi. SWAT provides strategic technical support to the global Internet business in the form of M&A assistance, software development, maintenance of the employee network, research and consulting.

Usman Haque, Director Haque Design + Research Ltd, Founder and CEO of Pachube.com and CEO of Connected Environments Ltd.

Usman has created responsive environments, interactive installations, digital interface devices and mass-participation performances around the world. His skills include the design and engineering of both physical spaces and the software and systems that bring them to life. Trained as an architect, he received the 2008 Design of the Year Award (interactive) from the Design Museum, UK, a 2009 World Technology Award (art), a Wellcome Trust Sciart Award, a grant from the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology, the Swiss Creation Prize, Belluard Bollwerk International, the Japan Media Arts Festival Excellence prize and the Asia Digital Art Award Grand Prize.

Fadi Bishara, Founder of Blackbox / Founder & CEO at techVenture, Inc.

Fadi is the founder of  blackbox.vc, a global seed accelerator based in Silicon Valley focusing on supporting the growth of world class change makers and technology innovators.  blackbox has taken the lead to “crack the innovation code” of Silicon Valley with the Startup Genome Project, a research project in collaboration with faculty from Stanford University and UC Berkeley to  accelerate the pace of innovation around the world by exploring entrepreneurship as a management science. Prior to blackbox Fadi launched the Cofounder Network to help match hand-selected founders referred by 30+ seed accelerators and venture partners locally and across the globe. As the founder and CEO of techVenture, he’s had 15+ years experience advising, mentoring and building teams for small venture backed technology startups, in the past 5 years alone, he’s worked with 41 startups of which 14 have been acquired and 12 others such as Zynga, Blurb, SAY Media, Causes and Splunk etc that are already profitable and grouting.

Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Serial Internet Entrepreneur, Founder TwitterCounter.com and The Next Web.

Boris started his first company, V3 Redirect Services, in 1997. V3 gave away redirect urls like come.to/boris, listen.to/music and surf.to/eric. V3 was sold in 1999 to Fortunecity.com which was about to go public on the Neuer Markt.

In 2003 he started a Wi-Fi Hotspot operator in the Netherlands, HubHop and started installing Wi-Fi Access Points in bars, hotels and other public places as fast as we could. 8 months after incorporating the company, HubHop sold 51% to KPN. Another 6 months later the company sold the other 49% too.

Since then Boris has started several projects and companies including The Next Web Conference and Fleck.com. More recently he started TwitterCounter.com, a combination of  Feedburner and or Google Analytics for Twitter.

Starting companies, inventing innovative technology and coming up with new ideas is his work. A lot of his time is spent on keeping up with new trends on the web, internet and in technology in general and looking for opportunities.

Check his LinkedIn profile if you want to know more about what Boris has done in the past.

(Photo by Guido van Nispen)

Assaf Biderman, Associate Director of the SENSEable City Laboratory at MIT.

Assaf teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is the Associate Director of the SENSEable City Laboratory, a research group that explores the “real- time city” by studying the increasing deployment of sensors and networked hand-held electronics, as well as their relationship to the built environment.

At the 2006 Venice Biennale, the group revealed the world’s first city-scale dynamic maps, describing the movement of pedestrians, busses, and taxis in real-time. In preparation for the 2009 U.N. Summit on Climate change in Copenhagen, the lab developed a hybrid bicycle wheel which captures the energy of braking to give riders an extra push.

Biderman’s work focuses on engaging city administrations and industry members worldwide to explore how pressing issues in urbanization are being impacted by a wave of new distributed technologies, and how these can be harnessed to create a more sustainable future living in urban environments.

Simon Best, Senior Director at the Strategy and Business Development Team, Orange.

As Strategy Director, Simon Best is responsible for defining and articulating the strategy and business priorities for Orange’s consumer mobile activities across 32 international operations.

In 1994 he joined Orange UK as an Engineer, and has held various roles in corporate functions and country operations. Highlights of his early career included; preparing 2G and 3G licence bids across Europe, managing the radio network site design for the launch of Orange Switzerland, and negotiating network sharing agreements in Sweden and Holland.

More recently, Simon has defined Orange’s strategies for mobile broadband and mobile VoIP, developed a new vision and led the strategic planning process for the Group’s Consumer Mobile Division. Simon has been a member of the Steering Committee, that created the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC), a multi-operator venture to create the largest wholesale applications platform, and is currently a Steering Committee member of a partnership with other leading mobile operators to build a new ecosystem for Mobile NFC (Near Field Communications) services.

Andrew Berglund, Executive Creative Director / Consultant at Andrew Inc.

As an international executive creative director with 16 years experience in Europe + Asia / BBDO / JWT / Cheil Worldwide he is responsible for developing creative concepts + interactive marketing communications for digital platforms / Internet / web / mobile – ideas that touch the hearts and minds of the consumer through brand storytelling.

An expert in young minded consumerism / lifestyle marketing communications / harnessing cultural trends / targeting modern Asia’s urban (mobile) youth. His award winning solutions developed for hi-tech clients such as BMW and Samsung have been recognized by Red Dot / iF / Webby Awards / Cannes Lions / EuroBest / New York Festivals / Art Directors Club / Korean Digital Media Awards.

Based between Amsterdam and Seoul he provides idea leadership for brands seeking meaningful ways to connect with consumers through digital experiences. Over the recent years he has been a guest speaker at events such as Cannes Lions, Asia AdFest, and Spikes Asia. Andrew is thrilled to be attending Mobile 2.0 Europe with the chance to share his experiences of mobile culture found in Japan, Korea, and China.

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.

Reimund will talk about “Speech Technology in the Mobile Space – covering Cars, Phones, Tablets and Apps”.

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.

Fernando will talk about Business opportunities Ovi Store Ecosystem, Apps development, value chain and analytics.

Petra Söderling, Founder and Chairman of the Board, Mobile Brain Bank.

Petra is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Mobile Brain Bank. Founded in 2009 as a non-profit, Mobile Brain Bank encourages out-of-job mobile professionals to turn into entrepreneurs. In 2011 she is taking Mobile Brain Bank into a new level, launching an online software broker service for developers and their customers.

Ms. Söderling joined Nokia year 2000, and has worked in various R&D positions for mobile services and open standards, research collaboration and open innovation since. Currently she runs Open Source activities at Nokia’s Symbian Smartphones unit.

Ms. Söderling holds a BBA from Helsinki Business Polytechnic, and an MBA at Aalto University (2012).

A keen spectator and commentator of environment, technology and innovation, she shares her thoughts at http://blog.petras.mobi

Martin Duval, Founder and CEO, Bluenove.

bluenove is now the French leader in Open & Collaborative Innovation consulting and services with major corporate customers such as Orange, BT, PagesJaunes, L’Oréal, EDF, PPR, Unedic, La Poste, Microsoft, Chanel, SUEZ Env, SEB, etc. bluenove also invests in R&D through its InnovNation Serious Game project supported by the French Ministry of Industry in partnership with the INRIA lab and ParaSchool.

From 2001 to 2008 at Orange, Martin has managed innovative projects through Corporate Venturing and partnerships with innovative startups in areas such as mobile applications, mobile/web convergence, m-Health, and mobile music. In 2006 he developed an Open Innovation program, the ‘Orange Start Up Program’ to partner with start-ups and VCs in the area of Web 2.0.

Prior to Orange, Martin has started his carreer in the aerospace industry at Eurocopter/EADS, then worked in the Accor group before to spend three years in Change Management consulting at Cambridge Technology Partners.

Martin holds a Master in Applied Physics (Aix-Marseille University and the University of Sussex, UK), an MBA from University of Chicago Loyola and a Master in Management of Information Systems and Telecom Networks from ESSEC & Telecom Paris

Di-Ann Eisnor, VP Platform and Partnerships, Waze.

Di-Ann runs US operations and is crafting the cartography of “live mapping” for the crowd-sourced navigation and real-time traffic start-up, Waze. Diann is also founder and chairman of Platial, and founded Eisnor Interactive which was bought by Omnicom back in 2001. Di-Ann is a neogeography pioneer and serial entrepreneur employing all means to increase the world’s citizen mappers. Diann has spoken at BigThink, MIT, SXSW, TEDxSiliconValley, LeWeb, MWC, Signal, AppNation, State of the Map, Web 2.0, & Where 2.0.

Jose Valles, Head of BlueVia, the new developer platform from Telefonica.

Jose has been working for over 10 years in different parts of Telefonica, developing a deep expertise in how to make things happen in a big corporation. He also keeps an eye on the entrepreneurial space through his current activity as Head of BlueVia, by starting his career in an SME division and even through running his own company. Positive, bold, enthusiastic and a challenger, Jose has always tried to improve the businesses he has been building and prides himself with the profile of a change agent.

From 2009, Jose has been building a concept under the working name “Open Telefonica”, which ended up bringing BlueVia to life. BlueVia represents a great challenge: to position a major telco as relevant within the developer ecosystem. However, the market reaction has been very positive and he is totally focused on making BlueVia grow, gaining industry scale through the WAC initiative and working with developers around the globe to adopt BlueVia’s APIs.

Father and husband, Jose is a people person, very talkative, loves travelling to other countries and has lived for long periods in the UK and Czech Republic. Now living in Madrid, he tries to escape as much as possible to the Pyrenees and snowboards as often as he can.

Colin McElwee, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Worldreader.org

Colin is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Worldreader.org. Following a first degree in Economics at the University of Manchester, he entered the world of several Brussels lobbies to the European Commission as an Economist. A career in marketing and sales in consumer goods followed before emigrating from the UK to Spain to pursue an MBA at the ESADE Business School in Barcelona. A global marketing role upon graduation, at Scottish & Newcastle PLC offered the opportunity for brand development in a number of developing countries in Africa and Latin America. He then returned to his alma mater, ESADE, as its first Director of Marketing and contributed to establishing the school as a globally recognized business education provider. Colin is a Non-Executive Director of St. Ignasi School of Tourism and the British Chamber of Commerce, speaks English and Spanish and continues to study Catalan.  Follow him on Twitter @ColinMcElwee.

Talmon Marco, CEO and Founder Viber.

Talmon is Founder and CEO at Viber Media, maker of Viber, an extremely popular free voice and messaging iPhone app (Android in beta). Viber has been downloaded over 10MM times in the first 3 months since its launch in Dec 2010 and is one of the most popular iPhone apps around.

Prior to Viber, Talmon founded iMesh, the world’s longest standing file sharing service with well over 10MM active users. iMesh also operates Bearshare, Shareaza and Lphant. Talmon was also behind Bandoo, People Roulette and Expand Networks.

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.

Cedric Giorgi, Director Europe of Seesmic.

Cedric Director Europe of Seesmic, a powerful collection of social management tools that provide businesses and individuals with everything they need to engage their brand online. Seesmic has been founded by well known and serial entrepreneur Loic Le Meur. Before joining Seesmic, Cédric has spent four years as Marketing Director of Goojet (the company behind Scoop.it) which Cedric is still a shareholder of. Cedric is a blogger since 2005, a regular speaker or moderator at French or international conferences, and a teacher at some French business schools. Until May 2011 he was the co-editor of Techcrunch France, the leading French blog covering web and startup news where he successful launched and managed the organization of Techcrunch France events (Remix and Recipes). Cédric is fluent in English, French and German.


Hermés Piqué, Founder, Robot Media.

Robot Media produces children’s books and comic books for mobiles. Their mission is to engage readers through an interactive, multimedia, creative and social experience that leverages the possibilities of tablets and smartphones.

Robot Media’s technology has been used in hundreds apps, including content from Random House and HarperCollins. Their apps have been repeatedly featured by Google and Apple, and passed 2 million downloads.

Robot Media won Seedcamp, Europe’s premier startup accelerator, in 2010, and recently received the Publishing Innovation Award at Digital Book World 2011 in New York.

Hermés Piqué is Robot Media’s founder, and a Software Engineer with publishing in the blood. He toggled the web for mobiles in 2009 to create his first mobile app -Droid Comic Viewer-, which now has more than half a million users and 2 million monthly sessions.

Hermés writes and reads comics, loves Miyazaki movies and lately reads a Song of Ice and Fire in his free time. He might never finish it.

Matthias Sala, Co-founder and CEO, Gbanga.

Matthias tries to blur fiction with reality, sometimes also his very own. He studied computer science at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich), studied abroad at the Stellenbosch University. He did research at Siemens Smart Home Lab and at Xerox PARC in Palo Alto. Research projects included autonomous smart vacuum cleaners, activity-based advertising and RFID-supported recycling (the latter project was awarded with the Sentient Future Award). In his younger days, Matthias created his first MOD based on Gorillas in Qbasic and on SCUMM games. For the IBM Leonardo Da Vinci contest in the early 90ies, he created a maze game for MS-DOS. Besides working at Gbanga, he throws parties such as the SuperHappyDevFlat and StartupCamp Switzerland. He also is founding member and president of the Swiss Chapter of International Game Developer Association (IGDA) and founding member of Mobile Monday Switzerland.

Elizabetta Camilleri, Research Partner, Vision Mobile

Elizabeth has over 15 years experience in the telecom and new media sectors always focusing on leveraging market insights and technological innovation to create profitable products and services. Her work experience expands across new ventures and startups, multibillion network operators and international consultancies including eDreams, Orange and Gartner.

Elizabeth’s strategic and operational experience provides her with extensive expertise in: corporate and business strategy development, commercial planning, the identification of end users requirements, service structure and development, market analysis and business due diligence.

From 2004 through 2008 she was Consulting Director at Gartner assisting with Global Telecom Providers, Handset Manufacturers and SIs to identify and capture new market opportunities.

During her time at Orange (2001 – 2004) she was responsible for seeking and developing growth driven commercial opportunities for the Executive board based on a deep understanding of new developments in the industry, including customer and competitive dynamics, technological change and cross-industry developments.

Prior to that she was also a Marketing Director at eDreams, a Business Consultant at PWC and a Marketing Manager at BioChemicals.

Elizabeth holds an MBA from London Business School.

Esteve Almirall, Associate Professor ESADEUPF.

Esteve Almirall holds a PhD in Management Sciences (ESADE), a MRes in Management Scienes, a MCIS, DEA and MRes in Artificial Intelligence (UPC). Most of his career has been devoted to Information Technologies, especially in consulting, banking and finances where he worked for more than 20 years in executive and board level positions in IS, Organization and Marketing. As an entrepreneur he actively participated and founded several start-ups in the field. Moreover, Esteve has an MBA, a PDD from IESE a Diploma in Marketing from UC Berkeley and a GCPCL Diploma from Harvard B.S. .

Esteve Almirall also worked as a researcher in Computer Science (UPC) and in Management (IESE and Esade) while being active in consulting. He participated and coordinated a number of research projects around Innovation, Collaborative Environments, Social Networking and Recommender Systems. European Projects such as Open Cities (coordinator), Laboranova (budget >10M€, subproject coordinator), Collabs, Fireball or Gala, together with national or regional projects, being active in a number of innovation initiatives such as the Catalan and European Network of Living Labs.

Esteve Almirall seved as Associate Professor in UPC (2004-2009) and he is currently appointed as a lecturer at ESADE and as associate professor at UPF. He teaches at PhD, Master, Executive and BS levels. His interests focus on Open Innovation, Innovation and AI tools that could foster innovation. Esteve also collaborates and is deeply involved with some NGO.

Caroline Drucker, Product Manager, SoundCloud

Caroline is SoundCloud’s product manager and oversees development of the platform’s mobile portfolio, including its recent expansion to include an Android app and mobile site, in addition to the widely popular iPhone app.  SoundCloud currently has over 1.500.000 downloads of its smartphone applications. With a strong background in marketing, Caroline has previously helped some of Germany’s leading publications, including DUMMY and der Freitag, collaborate with brands as well as successfully pivot into the digital age.

Ed Maklouf, CEO Siine

The Siine concept was initially conceived in 2004 by Ed Maklouf, while carrying out communications research at Stanford University. Ed founded Siine in 2007 to develop the invention and bring Siine interfaces to the global market.  Based in Barcelona and London, the Siine project now employs around 15 people and is backed by Atomico (VC), local Angel investors, and an ecosystem of advisors and supporters.  Ed has lived in Barcelona for 11 years, is a musician, and a Chen Tai-Chi student of Master Kazuko Onkai.

Mathys van Abbe, Founder Mobypicture

Mathys van Abbe is web entrepreneur and founded multiple companies like, Mobypicture, MobyNow, Toading, en Startpix. Mathys won several prices over the last few years. Last year he was named Dutch online mediaman of the year, this year he won Founder of the Year (Dutch Startup Awards) He won prestigious prices like Red Herring 100 and was second at the Vodafone Mobile Clicks competition.

Andy Goodman, Managing Director at Fjord

Andy is a pragmatic creative. He is always looking for new ways to surprise and delight users but is keenly aware of the realities that shape business and design decisions. Over the course of his 16 years in digital design he has worked on a succession of groundbreaking products and services. The earliest mark he made was the creation of the first iTV services in the UK with Sky Interactive where he was Head of Design. Andy and his team developed the first pay to play games suite for TV which made millions of pounds in their first few weeks after launch. They have gone on to be the single most profitable and best-loved element of Sky’s iTV offering.

On the back of this success Andy moved to the Games industry where he oversaw the development of pan-European cross-platform games services which broke new ground in quality and technical ambition, Andy was responsible for managing large scale complex projects with multiple stakeholders from the TV and Digital industries and for delivering services that were profitable and exceeded customer expectation. Since 2004 Andy has specialised in Mobile and cross-platform convergent services, working on numerous strategic projects for companies such as Telefonica, Vodafone, Orange, O2 and Nokia and Samsung.

Andy is one of the pioneers of the Service Design industry, going beyond the interface to create service experiences that shape the world in which people are beginning to live. He joined Fjord in London in early 2008 where he was Director of Service Design. In October 2009 he became MD of Fjord’s new studio in Madrid, which has rapidly become one of the most in-demand suppliers in the Spanish market and has the reputation as a transformer of the digital banking business for clients such as BBVA, La Caixa and Bankinter.

Andrés Leonardo Martínez, Developer Programs Engineer, BlueVia @ Telefonica O2 UK

Andrés has a master degree in Computer Science by the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Currently he is a BlueVia Developer Program Engineer in O2 Uk, in Global New Services Unit (prev. Innovation Unit) of Telefonica Corp., spec. Applications and Global Internet Companies. Since 2007 till September 2010 he was an OSS specialist in Telefónica R&D. During the period from 1998 till 2002 he was an engineer of R&D department of Teldat, a network infrastructure maker and from 2002 till 2007 he was an active member of the research group GyC/Libresoft of the Rey Juan Carlos University, where he was a teacher.

He started with OSS when he was a R&D engineer in Teldat, where he ported the Linux kernel to M860 architecture. Currently he is member of the Morfeo Project organization, where he is involved in the community management but also in initiatives such as an OSS marketplace or the definition of learning and certification framework of OSS technologies. He is involved in Vulcano and QualiPSo which has similar goals: promote the adoption of OSS in the industry. As results of this participation, he is defining and setting up de Morfeo Competence Centre, that is within of QualiPSo Competence Centres Network, and management the development of a new generation of collaborative tools. He also is part of INES OSS and NESSI OSS working groups and the IEEE Computer Socierty and ACM.

Volker Hirsch, Chief Strategy Officer at Scoreloop.

Volker is the Chief Strategy Officer at social infrastructure software specialists Scoreloop who bring sociality including monetization tools to mobile platforms and the web. He is also a co-founder of Blue Beck, a smartphone games studio.

Volker has been at the forefront of mobile and digital media for a decade. From helping conceive the world’s first mobile artist services for the likes of Britney Spears, Eve and Duran Duran, working with radio stations to use mobile as an audience activation tool to mobile games (with leading publishers Hands-On Mobile and Connect2Media where he oversaw licenses with Marvel, Hasbro, Activision, LEGO, BMW, Konami, WPT, etc.) he has been fortunate in playing a part in industry firsts.

Volker is a regular speaker at top mobile and technology conferences around the world (incl. Mobile World Congress, CTIA, Oxford University, SXSW, etc) and a speaker at and co-founder of TEDx Youth @ Manchester. He blogs at http://vhirsch.com/blog and tweets @vhirsch.


Vincent Hoogsteder, co-founder Distimo.

Vincent Hoogsteder is CEO and co-founder of Distimo, the innovative app store analytics company. Founded in May 2009, Distimo was founded to address the challenges created by a widely fragmented app store marketplace filled with equally fragmented information and statistics.

Prior to co-founding Distimo, Hoogsteder was Mobile Product Manager at eBuddy, the world’s leading independent web and mobile IM service. Hoogsteder managed eBuddy’s mobile IM application from its inception and played a pivotal role in helping eBuddy achieve more than 20M mobile app downloads worldwide in less than 2 years. Hoogsteder holds a Masters Degree in Business Information Technology from the University of Twente in The Netherlands.

Tom Hume, Managing Director, Future Platforms.

Tom is Founder of Future Platforms, a 10-year old software company which herds mobile products along the long path from concept to launch. This year FP has been working for Orange, CNBC, the BBC, Nokia, LastMinute, and a host of others.  He holds a D&AD Silver Nomination for his work in interactive media and writes online at http://tomhume.org.

Ian Andrew Bell is the founder and creator of Tingle.

As an academic and Apple Research Fellow, Ian literally pioneered web development in the early 1990s. After working as a Product Manager at large companies like BC TEL and Cisco Systems, he designed and helped to create BuzMe and later RingCentral where he drove VoIP technology into market-leading consumer services. He’s also worked with a handful of startups, including FrontBridge (acquire by Microsoft), Tuffmail, PubSub, and EQO.

Nikolai Onken, Co-founder, JavaScript company uxebu.

Nikolai has been developing web applications since 1997 and since then continuously been involved with open source projects such as the Dojo Toolkit. Since 2008, mobile cross platform development has been the primary focus of Nikolais work and he is pushing the browser as platform forward through projects like HumanAPI. Being a co-founder of Europe based JavaScript company uxebu, Nikolai now is developing tools (apparat.io) for developers to make mobile HTML5 development easier. You can find him at one of the many JS events if he’s not building mobile JavaScript applications reading or controlling hardware.

Costas,  Stylianou, Senior Application Engineer, MeeGo on Handsets and Tablets, at INTEL Corp.

Costas started working for Intel in 2005 as a Software Engineer for the Cellular Hand-Held Group mainly focusing on developing drivers and middleware for the Symbian OS running on the XScale platforms. Since Marvel acquired the XScale business from Intel, Costas transitioned to Intel’s SSG division where he is now focuses on supporting IVS’s and OxM’s with enabling and optimizing their software on MeeGo for ATOM based Small form-factor devices.

John Roberts, co-founder of Qustodian.

John is co-founder of Qustodian, a new permission mobile marketing company, where he is CTO, MD UK and part of the company’s management team. He has 20 years experience in the mobile phone industry and prior to Qustodian was Director of Retail at IDT Europe where he launched 4 MVNOs across Europe, including the 1st on the Orange UK network.

Jochen Doppelhammer, Founder and CEO of yuilop.

Jochen Doppelhammer (*1970) Entrepreneur and Executive with more than 14 years of experience with Internet startup companies and mobile operators (like simyo/KPN Spain, T-Mobile International DosYogures et.al.), founded together with a small team of mobile and Internet experts in November 2010 the mobile communication service yuilop (http://www.yuilop.com/).

Before he developed since 2006 as Managing Director and Member of the Board KPN Spain to become one of the leading MVNOs in Spain. During this time he was also responsible as Chief Commercial Officer for brand strategy, marketing and sales of the Internet MVNO simyo.

At T-Mobile International he managed from the London office as Head of Marketing Strategy and Planning the marketing plan and execution for the five European markets Germany, UK, Netherlands, Czech Republic and Austria.

His first professional experiences he gained as Senior Manager as member of the Munich office of the international Management Consultancy Oliver Wyman amongst others in countries like France and Colombia, as well as Consultant with the Accenture.

Jochen received his Diploma in computer sciences and business administration from the University of Passau.

Jochen Doppelhammer lives currently in Barcelona, Spain. His private twitter: @jochendo

Gladys Chacartegui, IT Project Manager, Community Tools Group, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

Gladys is an IT Project Manager from the Community Tools Group, inside the Learning Technologies Office at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. She leads different UOC’s mobile projects such as iUOC: Campus for iPad, Mobile Web Campus and Interactive Learning Contents for the iPad. Gladys is a Software Engineer raised in Venezuela who lives and works in Barcelona since 2006.

Stefan Bielau, Founder & CEO at Stefan Bielau | Consulting.

Stefan Bielau (33) has more than 10 years of experience working in the media industry. Currently he helps companies to achieve their goals in terms of mobile revenues, content distribution and digital expansion. His clients include companies like AUPEO!, W3i Mobile Solutions, ImmobilienScout24 and 90elf. Prior to his consulting assignments, he founded dailyme.tv, the leading application for mobile video and TV in the German-speaking area. Stefan has been in various executive management positions in Poland and Germany.

He holds a MBA from HHL – Leipzig Graduate School of Management (Germany, AACSB accredited). He also received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Management and German Linguistics & Literature from Bethel College (Kansas, USA).

He is an avid user of social media tools, feel free to follow via www.twitter.com/StefanBielau or connect via www.linkedin.com/in/StefanBielau

Stefan will do a workshop on “App Store Optimization (ASO) for mobile developers“.

Alberto Alonso Ruibal, Founder, Mobialia.

Alberto is a Spanish Telecommunication Engineer. He worked many years as J2EE developer and ERP consultant. On 2010 he founded Mobialia, a startup specialized on Android applications. On Mobialia he developed apps like Mobialia Chess, the Internet Chess Club  android app, Gas Stations Spain, and many more. Now he is also cooperating with Martin Varsavsky on RadioMe, the Android app radio that plays your social media news.

Alberto will do a workshop Social Media integration on Android apps.

Philipp Kandal, CTO & co-founder of skobbler.

Philipp Kandal is co-founder and CTO of skobbler. Skobbler is one of Europe’s leading mobile and app development companies focusing location based services. Skobbler has won the Navteq LBS challenge 2009 as the most innovative European LBS start-up and currently has over 1 Mio. users on its products which all use OpenStreetMap data. The company is headquartered in Berlin, but has the majority of the team in Cluj  (Romania).
Philipp is in heading the product management and development team with in total over 50 people. Besides that as CTO he is a member of the management board of skobbler and focuses on the LBS strategy of the company. Currently he is most occupied with growing  the mobile development teams, further product launches and pushing the international expansion to the US market.

Philipp holds an MBA in the field of global e-management from the University of Cologne and the Tec De Monterrey. Besides the business background Philipp also worked in various development roles and still from time-to-time is involved in hands-on software development.

Luis Villarejo, IT Project Manager at Community Tools, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

Luis, computer scientist and engineer, has a master’s degree in Natural Language Processing from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. As an expert in language technologies, he has participated in international projects including MEANING (IST-2001-34460), been awarded an EU Marie Curie fellowship, and led language technologies projects at TALP/UPC (Centre de Tecnologies i Aplicacions de Llenguatge i la Parla) and Uni Digital (Research and Development Centre for Language) in Norway. Since 2006, he has led language technologies projects at the Office of Learning Technologies at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya involving disciplines such as machine translation, computer-assisted translation tools, augmented reality, community tools and natural language processing in general. He is also involved in open-source initiatives, such as the Apertium project, and has been a Google Summer of Code program mentor since 2010.

Luis will talk about the Augmented Reality and Cultural Heritage studies, a pilot project at UOC.

Jarek Potiuk, CTO and co-owner of Polidea.

Jarek is CTO and co-owner of Polidea – mobile application development company, company behind Apphance and Pixblishproducts. Technology enthusiast and evangelist who believes in diversity and passion. Apart of being CTO and taking part in company management, also active Software Engineer, Technical Project Manager. Experienced in many areas of mobile IT – ranging from backend carrier systems to mobile applications user experience and anything in-between, Jarek’s experience in the mobile area sums up to more than 11 years. In the past, Jarek was CTO in mobile payment startup SkyCash, yet before – Tech-Lead/ Manager in Google’s R&D in Cracow leading 4 engineering teams in mobile (Android) and application areas. Head of Technology in Computaris – responsible for development, technical project delivery to key customers – mainly carriers – but also  for company technological side and development environment. His career in IT started in Procter & Gamble’s Center of Expertise in IT where, as Systems Manager, Jarek helped to build and maintain world-class enterprise data processing systems.
He is also co-founder of “Diamond Polishing” Academy of Engineering at Warsaw University of Technology, aiming at bridging the gap between IT university education and real-world IT entrepreneurship and business.

Jarek will do a workshop called: “From Testers with Love”. This will be a workshop about sharing Polidea’s approach for mobile application delivery and (especially) manual testing support. Approach allowing to streamline communication between testers and developers – allowing to scale up manual application testing in todays mobile, fragmented world.

 

 

 

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