Earlier this week on the 22nd of April, I was asked at the last minute to speak on a Panel about Innovative Mobile Applications at the Carnegie Mellon SoftCon08, The Mobile Future conference, that took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
From speaking with the conference organizers, there were over 200 people in attendance. My one comment would have been to see more industry presentations about what people are doing in mobile today with software and services as well as have a more global perspective on the subject. While I certain appreciate the number of folks who are working in academia and research, but I’m sure that everyone want to see what’s happening now and what is just around the corner that we can touch, feel, and experience.
Stay tuned for more info about collaboration between Peggy and myself on some Mobile Search Projects.
Carnegie Mellon and UC Berkeley will be hosting a conference on Mobility on April 22, 2008 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Dubbed Softcon08, the annual conference will cover topics in mobility from development, innovative applications, business models and more. Below is the description of the event:
In a not-too-distant future, the computing platform of choice for a significant number of consumers will be a hand-held device. Signs of this trend are already apparent in Asia and Scandinavia, and all indicators suggest that this evolution transforms the lives and work of individuals in ways that are both chaotic and enriching. Given the diversity of global communications mechanisms, how can network operators, software vendors, and handset providers accelerate this evolution? The Mobile Future brings together experts from industry and the research community to share and discuss their visions of possible futures, along with technology and business models for achieving them.
With panelists from 25 great companies and two great universities, the discussions around these and related topics promise to be lively and provocative. Join us for an exciting day of interactive discussions that will offer a framework for the mobile future and pointers for creators, investors, and customers on where the best opportunities will be found.
It has been something that I have wanted to added to my blog to see what the readers think and begin a process of continual engagement from you, the readers. I have setup a polling feature on the sidebar to ask you about mobile-related topics. I would love to hear from you!
The first question is about the Mobile Web in 2008; will this be the year? If you have a moment, please put in your vote! I do hope to update the blog regularly with other topics that I have been wanting to get feedback from my readers, so stay tunes for more questions!