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Last Chance to Register for LAVA Mobile event

The final hours to register for the inaugural LAVA Mobile event, Feb 21st at 6:30 PM at the Working Village in Santa Monica are fast approaching.   The event is free to LAVA members and guests, all others will pay $25 to attend.  The event will sell-out and pre-registration is required for everyone attending – no walk ups!

The program:

 It almost goes without saying that Mobile is one of the hottest, most interesting areas in business and technology today.  The disintermediation of the carriers, the ascension of companies like Apple and Google in the mobile space, and the maturation of new mobile ecosystems, technologies, and consumer adoption has created a whirlwind of new business and venture activity.  Within this activity we are seeing a plethora of business models: Some that incorporate new concepts like the “check in” and others that build upon traditional models like display advertising.

The specifics:

  • What are some unsolved business problems that mobile might solve?
  • Where in the mobile space are businesses beginning to generate new or incremental revenue?  What are they doing?
  • All our panelists are touching the local SMB space in some way.  What are the problems there, from a service provider and advertiser perspective and how can mobile solutions solve those?
  • What’s missing in the mobile ecosystem that is hindering success for some business models?  Point-of-sale technology for mobile coupon redemption, for instance.
  • What technology is missing?

The panel:

Shuki Lehavi is the Co-Founder and CEO of Gumiyo, a platform for delivering the world¹s information to every device. The Gumiyo platform powers over 27,000 mobile sites and apps, built and distributed by the leading publishers and technology providers globally. The company was founded in 2006, and offers cloud-hosted tools to build SMS programs, mobile sites and apps.

 

 

Peter Marx is vice president of Business Development at Qualcomm and handles commercialization of emerging technologies on behalf of Qualcomm’s Global Market Development Group.  Previously, Marx was vice president of Technology and Digital Studio at Mattel, Inc., Analog Protocol, a consultancy specializing in leading technologies for media and entertainment and chief technology officer for Vivendi-Universal Games and vice president of Emerging Technologies for Universal Studios.

 

 

Andy Vogel is the Senior Vice President of Digital & Mobile for Tribune Company.  In his role, he is responsible for all digital, mobile, branded and converged media executions across the Tribune portfolio that includes 8 major daily newspapers including the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune and 23 broadcast television stations, including WGN America on national cable and KTLA.   Prior to joining Tribune, Andy held senior level business development, technology marketing and sales positions in the software, Internet, automotive retailing and newspaper industries. 

And keeping this group focused on the matters at hand:

Lori Kozlowski is a journalist and digital editor. Most recently, she served as a senior web editor at the Los Angeles Times, where she headed mobile technology and emerging digital platforms. She also served as a staff writer, writing about science, technology, and business. Previously, she was on staff at Entrepreneur Magazine, and has freelanced for various national publications. 

The Los Angeles Venture Association Mobile Strategic Interest Group is dedicated to providing useful intelligence for LAVA members on investment in So Cal and West Coast Mobile technology ventures via strategic information, networking information and collaboration with leading companies and industry associations.  The group and this event are generously sponsored by Ernst & Young.

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LAVA Mobile Event Feb 21st – Panelist Peter Marx, VP Qualcomm

Rounding out the panel for the LAVA Mobile inaugural event is Peter Marx – VP of Business Development at Qualcomm and handles commercialization of emerging technologies on behalf of Qualcomm’s Global Market Development Group.  Peter joins Andy Vogel of Tribune Company, Shuki Lehavi of Gumiyo and moderator Lori Kozlowski, a journalist and digital editor.

 Previously, Marx was vice president of Technology and Digital Studio at Mattel, Inc., where he delivered branded digital and online experiences to consumers.  During his tenure, Mattel websites were the recipient of a Webby award,  honoring excellence on the Internet. Prior to Mattel, Marx managed Analog Protocol, a consultancy specializing in leading technologies for media and entertainment with clients including Fox, Viacom, Paramount Pictures, MTV Networks and Nickelodeon. Marx also served as the chief technology officer for Vivendi-Universal Games and vice president of Emerging Technologies for Universal Studios from 2000 to 2005 winning awards including best video game of E3. Marx held engineering and producer positions at Electronic Arts working across a variety of franchises, including Madden Football, Knockout Kings as well as various media.

 Before entering the entertainment industry he was an engineer on a variety of telemedicine, digital video, radiological imaging and biomedicine applications at UCLA, Apple Computer and 3M Company. Marx serves as an adjunct professor for the Peter Stark Producing Program at the USC School of Cinematic Arts teaching digital media and entertainment to graduate film and TV students. Marx graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from UCLA.

Registration for this event in now open at LAVA Mobile – a Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association.  We’ll be gathering down at the Working Village in Santa Monica next Tuesday evening, 6:30PM for an examination of mobile business models. Join Peter, Shuki, Andy, Lori and many of the thought leaders,executives and entrepreneurs within the Los Angeles mobile ecosystem.  This event is free to LAVA members and their guests.  For all others, the entrance fee is $25.  Advanced registration is required.  This event and the LAVA Mobile SIG is sponsored by Ernst & Young.