Evernote, Fjord, OMSignal and Qualcomm Ventures Debate Wearables and their Impact on the Future of Devices

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Open Mobile Media: Evernote, Fjord, OMSignal and Qualcomm Ventures will speak at the Open Mobile Summit (19-20th May, London). They will discuss whether wearables will replace phones, their value proposition and re-evaluate what the wearables landscape will look like once the hype has passed.

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Our Most Prestigious Speaker Line-Up Ever

The Open Mobile Summit 2014 (19-20 May, London) maps the future of mobile, media and Internet ecosystem. It brings together C level executives worldwide, to engage in dialogue and devise new business rules and opportunities for the post mobile era – an era that includes the wearable device. Wearables dominated the conversation at Mobile World Congress. The Moto 360 powered by Android Wear seems to be bringing wearables in line with more traditional fashion trends for the wrist watch, and Google Glass have partnered with Ray Ban maker Luxottica in an attempt to make their technologies more aesthetically pleasing, and in turn, more appealing to the wider consumer base. There is definitely significant investment in wearables at the moment. Only time will tell if they become a fixed solution within the device market, or a flash in the pan.

According to David Foos, chief executive officer of the software consultancy Room 5, two developments are driving the growth and evolution of mobile devices. “First, we now have fairly ubiquitous operating systems, such as Android, which is deployed across a range of devices,” he explains. “And, second, we have very inexpensive components. All the guts of our devices have become much less expensive and much more powerful.” These developments, he says, will enable companies to build wearables, which he sees as driving mobile development in the near future. “Beyond the physical phone, what’s interesting in the next 18 months are the devices that will be developed within the existing phone ecosystem,” he says.

Ina Vaduvescu, Project Director says, “With the wearables debate raging on, we are bringing Mark Curtis, Co-Founder of design agency Fjord, Damian Mehers, the senior software engineer who built Evernote for the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, Stephane Marceau, Co-founder & CEO at OMSignal and Miles Kirby, Managing Director at Qualcomm Ventures to debate the role wearables will play in the digital future – this is such a pertinent question that will effect each and every company within the mobile ecosystem”.

Devices are only one stream of the Open Mobile Summit. A cross pollination of experts allows attendees to learn and network beyond their niche in this ecosystem where each vertical effects the next.

Topics: The Trends Changing the Face of Mobility
Open Mobile Summit will explore the must know topics to forge forward in this fast past, constantly evolving mobile space:

  • NEW TOOLS IN ADVERTISING: Is it possible to improve customer experience through new technologies such as iBeacons or NFC? And, how will programmatic scheduling and real time bidding change the face of advertising?
  • TV GOES DIGITAL: It’s all about the show, not the screen. In order to keep up with their ravenous mobile consuming audience, broadcasters need to adapt their digital strategies. How are they upgrading on design and native advertising?
  • WEARABLES – A REVOLUTION IN FASHION AND LIFESTYLE SERVICES: With message alerts and payments flowing through the wristbands, what is the next step towards lifestyle services? How long until wearables become the next fashion idol?
  • WEB VS. APPS: WHAT’S THE RIGHT CHOICE? Mobile apps offer increased performance and UX advantages. But, browsers promise to render some of these apps obsolete as connection speeds, functionality and mobile design improve.
  • PLAYING THE ENTERPRISE GAME: From juggling BYOD and Cloud to safeguarding data, it all comes down to understanding the players’ mobile mind shift. Learn how deploying gamification can help you move to the next level.
  • MPAYMENTS JOINS FORCES WITH RETAIL: Bridging the digital and physical worlds! How can delivering a contextually relevant mcommerce experience help give retail customers what they want, when they want it?
  • NET NEUTRALITY RULING MOVES THE GOAL POSTS: The US court has decided against net neutrality and network operators are getting heavily involved in issues such as mobile identity. As a result, personal data becomes the holy grail of customer insight.

For the complete Open Mobile Summit conference programme and speaker line-up, visit: http://www.openmobilemedia.com/london.

Our Most Prestigious Speaker Line-Up Ever
80+ industry leading voices will take to the stage on 19th-20th May including:

  • Dan Heaf, Chief Digital Officer, BBC Worldwide
  • Domagoj Jurjevic, Vice Chair, BEREC
  • Purvi Parekh, Partner, Co-head, Telecoms Group, Olswang LLP
  • Andrew Bud, Chairman, MEF
  • Kevin McKenzie, Chief Digital Officer, Westfield Group
  • Hany Fam, President, Global Strategic Alliances, MasterCard
  • Brandon Berger, Worldwide Chief Digital Officer, Ogilvy & Mather
  • Jon Block, Controller Commercial Digital products, ITV
  • Mark Curtis, Chief Client officer and Co-founder, Fjord
  • Surjit Chana, CMO, IBM Europe
  • Mark Rolston, Founder & Chief Creative, ArgoDesign
  • Jay Bregman, CEO, Hailo
  • Aaron Shapiro, CEO, HUGE

The full speaker line-up is available on the website: http://openmobilemedia.com/london/conference-speakers.php.

For the complete Open Mobile Summit 2014 conference program and speaker line-up, access the e-brochure at http://www.openmobilemedia.com/london or contact the Open Mobile Media Team at london(at)openmobilemedia(dot)com.

Register before 25th April via the secure link below to take advantage of a £100 saving on all conference passes: https://secure.openmobilemedia.com/london/register.php.

About Open Mobile Media:
The Open Mobile Summit is the definitive industry conference for the leaders of the future mobile economy. Open Mobile Media is part of FC Business Intelligence Ltd. FC Business Intelligence Ltd is a registered company in England and Wales - Registered number 04388971, 7-9 Fashion Street, London, E1 6PX, UK, http://www.openmobilemedia.com.

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