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Keynote Speakers

Hear from premier community thought leaders as they discuss the top news and topics happening today.

Opening Keynote Session

David S. Rose
Inc. 500

Wednesday, July 27, 9:00 AM

David S. Rose is an Inc. 500 CEO, serial entrepreneur and super-angel investor who has founded or funded over 80 pioneering companies. He has been described by Crain’s New York Business as “the father of angel investing in New York” and by Red Herring magazine as “patriarch of Silicon Alley”. As an entrepreneurial executive, David is the founder and CEO of Angelsoft, which operates the international collaboration platform for startup financing, used by 35,000 investors. He is also Managing Director of Rose Tech Ventures, Chairman of New York Angels, and Track Chair for Finance, Entrepreneurship and Economics at Singularity University.

Christopher Smith
Senior Director, BlackBerry Development Platform
Research in Motion Ltd.

Wednesday, July 27, 9:30 AM

Christopher Smith is Senior Director of Research and Development for the BlackBerry Development Platform at Research in Motion. Running the team of developers, Christopher has R&D and engineering responsibility for the BlackBerry Development Platform portfolio including Developer Tools, Java Platform, Web Platform and partner solutions such as SAP, IBM, Lotus, facebook, TicketMaster and others worldwide. Chris joined RIM in 2001 and has held senior technical leadership roles in BlackBerry Retail Software, BlackBerry Infrastructure and the Advanced Technologies Group prior to joining the BlackBerry Platform organization.

Chris has spent the last nine years building groundbreaking mobile solutions and has developed a deep and broad understanding of the mobile landscape across device, server and infrastructure components. Prior to joining RIM Chris lead development of the emobility Access Server (e*Touch) at Nortel Networks. He was also a member of the first Internet/Java practice at IBM Global Services in Stockholm, Sweden. Chris has studied at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Waterloo in his native Canada.

Chris is a very experienced and lively speaker with keynote appearances at major events such as the Mobile World Congress, Wharton Business Technology Conference, and The Developer Conference.

Charles Jolley
Founder, CEO

Wednesday, July 27, 1:30 PM

Charles Jolley is Founder, CEO of Strobe, a software and cloud services company focused on the mobile web. He is also the creator of the SproutCore open source framework. Before founding Strobe, Charles was responsible for Mobile Me application development at Apple.


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Santa Clara, California 95054

December 7-8, 2011

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