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Wireless Innovators Dinner
Tuesday, March 22nd, 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Salon 3 & 4, The Rosen Centre, Orlando, FL

Hosted By:                                                                    Co-Hosted By:

J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D.
Principal Analyst
MobileTrax, LLC


MobileTrax produced its fourth annual Wireless Innovators dinner on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, during CTIA at The Rosen Centre in Orlando, FL.

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5:30 pm to 7:00 pm  

Registration, Vendor Showcase & Reception


7:00 pm to 7:15 pm   Welcome: Win Williams, AT&T Mobility


7:15 pm to 7:30 pm  

Demonstrations of exciting new technologies: 

Fiberlink and BelAir Networks


7:30 pm to 7:50 pm  



7:50 pm to 8:15 pm  

Keynote: Mohit Bhushan, Vice President, Product Mangement, Motorola Mobility


8:15 pm to 8:35 pm  

Demonstrations of exciting new technologies: 

AetherPal, didmo/Magmito, Xirrus


8:35 pm to 9:05 pm  

2011 Mobility Awards 

9:10 pm  

Thanks for Attending:  Glenn Lurie


  Wi-Fi offload courtesy of BelAir Networks.


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 A Look Back on Wireless Innovators, October 2010:


Hosted by:

J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D.
Principal Analyst
MobileTrax LLC

Sponsored By:        




First of all, to eveyone who sposored, demonstrated or attended Wireless Innovators, thank you for another sucessfull event!  Here are some of the highlights in case you might have missed out:  for the full article on CTIA, CLICK HERE.

Dr. Gerry Purdy welcoming everyone to the Wireless Innovators dinner

Wednesday night was the highlight of the trip to San Francisco.   I produced another Wireless Innovators dinner for leaders in the wireless industry.  The purpose is to bring together all the different sectors of the mobile and wireless industry so interaction and networking could be conducted.  The dinner was sponsored by Headwaters MB, a mid-tier investment bank (Grant Garbers) and Pillsbury Law (Glenn Richards).  We had 65 sign up for the dinner that included handset makers, operators, VCs, investment bankers, software, press & analysts.

Grant Garbers of dinner sponsors
Headwaters MB with Dr. Purdy

The dinner keynote was presented by Rob Tiffany, Product Architect from Microsoft regarding the just announced (as of Monday, Oct. 11) Windows Phone 7 mobile OS. Rob gave an excellent background on how Microsoft went about designing this new OS and then presented a number of the major themes of the OS.  Look for my review of Phone 7 in my column next week.

We had a number of technology demonstrations/presentations at the dinner that demonstrated some exciting new mobile and wireless technologies.

Rob Tiffany giving the keynote address showing off Windows Phone 7

VivoTech. Mohammad Khan (‘Khan’) described how retail point of sale terminals (that we all use with credit and debit cards) will soon migrate to wireless sensors that can read a chip attached to or embedded in our phone.  This will allow for a true ‘mWallet”

Nuance. Voice processing is now gaining acceptance in mobile. Nuance has previously demonstrated the ability to compose text messages from speech.  Aaron Masih demonstrated their new voice command and control and email composition system that assists mobile users to use voice for most of the mobile phone activities while driving.

Rhomobile.  Adam Blum demonstrated the Rhodes platform that assists (commercial and well as consumer) developers in building mobile applications. 

Antenna.  Jim Somers did one of the best presentations of the evening by showing how important mobile applications have become for the enterprise with support of both internal (employee facing) and external (customer facing) requirements.

mPura.  Selvan Rojan demonstrated the mPura secure social gaming platform with an example of being able to purchase a lottery ticket online.  The user must be verified and can only purchase the lottery ticket if within the state the ticket is sold.  It’s a tough problem to solve but they are almost finished with the development.


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