Mobile Applications and 4G Technologies by SVCWireless

SVCWireless is hosting the Mobile Applications and 4G Technologies on 
May 19 2011. 

The event details are as follows
  Organization:           Silicon Valley-China Wireless Technology 
  Event Name:             Mobile Applications and 4G Technologies
  Date(s):                May 19 2011, 06:30 PM to 09:00 PM
  Location:               Room Beacon Rock, Google West Campus 5  2375 
Garcia Dr, Mountain View, CA 94043 Mountain View, CA
  Click Here For Detail:  Event Information

Mobile Applications and 4G Technologies


Room Beacon Rock, Google West Campus 5

2375 Garcia Dr, Mountain View, CA 94043 Mountain View, CA


At Google I/O last week, 5000+ lucky developers witnessed tons of 
momentum in Android and more broadly mobile apps and technologies. The 
Android platform has grown exponentially with the following stats:

100 million activated Android devices
400,000 new Android devices activated every day
200,000 free and paid applications available in Android Market
4.5 billion applications installed from Android Market
Similarly iOS platform has also grown in leaps and bounds.  The two 
combined presents developers tremendous opportunities in Mobile Apps.

At this meetup we have a great panel of experts focusing on Market and 
Trends of Mobile Applications and 4G Technologies covering the 
following topics.


Mobile Devices and 4G Technologies
Mobile Apps and LBS Services
Infrastructure Equipments
Carriers and OEMs

Panel of Speakers

Bob Borchers (moderator): General Partner, Opus Capital
Bin Hu: Sr. Director, Huawei Technologies
Carl Showalter: General Partner, Opus Capital
Laura Merling: SVP of Platform/Apps Strategy, Alcatel-Lucent 


6:30pm - 7:00pm: Registration
7:00pm - 7:20pm: Opening remarks
7:20pm - 8:10pm: Panel discussion
8:10pm - 8:30pm: Q&A
8:30pm - 9:00pm: Networking

Bios of Speakers

Bob Borchers (moderator): General Partner, Opus Capital

A mobile and consumer marketing veteran with more than 20 years 
operating experience, Bob Borchers comes to Opus Capital from Apple, 
Inc where he served as Sr. Director of Worldwide Product Marketing for 
the iPhone.

At Opus Borchers is focused on investments in mobile applications and 
services as well as adjacent opportunities in both hardware and 

As part of the original iPhone team, Bob was instrumental in the 
development, launch and global expansion of the revolutionary iPhone, 
iPhone OS, App Store. While at Apple he also led the Nike+iPod 
partnership, expanded the iPod accessory ecosystem, and forged 
relationships with every major auto company to provide iPod 

Prior to Apple, Bob was Vice President of Marketing at FusionOne, a 
pioneer in creating and marketing mobility solutions. Bob also spent 
six years at Nokia where he co-founded and served as Vice President of 
Sales and Marketing for the Vertu business unit. Before his career in 
the mobile industry, Bob worked for Nike, Inc. in Beaverton, Oregon, 
where he led efforts in product and service personalization. He began 
his career doing research and development in prosthetics.

Bob holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford 
University and a Masters Degree from a joint program between the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Harvard Medical School in
Health Sciences and Technology. He has more than 30 patents granted or 

Bin Hu: Sr. Director, Huawei Technologies

Bin Hu is the Senior Director of Americas Software and Application 
Division of Huawei Technologies (USA). His responsibility includes 
technology scouting and business incubation of innovative software, 
application and service. 

Before joining Huawei, he was Distinguished Member of Technical Staff 
in Motorola, focusing on technology innovation and business initiatives
of mobile software solutions, including SCREEN3 / Dynamic Content 
Delivery, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Instant Messaging and Presence 

Prior to Motorola, he was the Senior Manager of Technology in Walt 
Disney Internet Group, pioneering Disney?s mobile content and 

Carl Showalter: General Partner, Opus Capital

Carl Showalter is investing in Internet and data communications 
startups and brings more than 12 years of operating experience to Opus.
Previously, Carl was a General Partner with Lightspeed Venture 

Prior to this Carl served as Vice President of Marketing at Juniper 
Networks, where he built and led a global marketing and product 
management organization. Before Juniper, Carl was Vice President of 
Dial and Broadband Services for UUNET, overseeing the 300-person, $1B 
revenue division.

He also held various sales and management positions at ANS, an AOL 
company, where he helped build AOL?s modem access network and then 
helped launch hardware-based firewalls and IP VPNs in the mid 1990?s. 
Carl began his career at Bellcore, focusing on network security and 
data service delivery. At Bellcore, Carl performed logical and physical
attacks on phone company infrastructure, helping them fix these 

Carl holds a BS degree in Systems Engineering from the University of 
Virginia and an MS degree in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford

Laura Merling: SVP of Platform/Apps Strategy, Alcatel Lucent

I have been in the tech industry for over 20 years watching 
technologies come and go, and sometimes even get reincarnated.  Do you 
remember when 4GL was all the rage?  Or maybe PRM before it became part
of CRM?  And then of course the world of ASP that has come back bigger 
and better as Saas, Paas, and Cloud Computing.  My how things change 
but stay the same.

Throughout my career I have worn many hats ? from coder to product 
manager, marketing person to sales and business development, and yes 
even CEO of a high tech no-profit for developers! Having done all of 
these roles helps put things in perspective which I hope to share with 
you on this blog.

The world of API's is where I am at today.  Helping companies figure 
out how to transform their business with the help of a three letter 

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