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Over the next five years, shipments of advanced mobile browsers will grow from 76 Million to 700 Million per year (ABI). Will mobile-specific websites proliferate, or will browsers and transcoding catch up? Will web aps and widgets replace native aps? How will users navigate Ã¢â‚¬â€œ by voice, touch or typing? Ed Mitukiewicz, Research Director at Orange Labs Boston USA, will moderate a panel of industry leaders and experts on mobile browser technologies from Orange, vlingo, Mozilla, Nokia, Opera and Google to address these and other questions. A reception with food and drinks will follow, sponsored by vlingo.
Keith Waters is currently a Director of Research at Orange Labs Boston USA and is an Orange senior expert specializing in mobile services. Keith has over fifteen years of experience in research labs creating industrial prototypes. He currently holds eight patents in the field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and User Interfaces. He has been involved with the World Wide Web Consortium, on behalf of Orange for several years as the lead on Delivery Content Client Interfaces (DCCI), as well as assisting in the definition of the Mobile Web Initiative. Keith’s interests involve novel mobile HCI applications.
Mike Phillips is Co-Founder and CTO of vlingo, which has recently voice-enabled the Yahoo! oneSearchTM application and are working on developing other voice-enabled applications. Mike founded SpeechWorks in 1994, a company acquired by ScanSoft (now Nuance), where he served as CTO. In 2005, Mike left ScanSoft to spend a year as a visiting scientist at MIT before starting vlingo in the summer of 2006.
Brad Lassey of Mozilla is working with the team building Mobile Firefox (code named Fennec). He is formally of the MIT Media Lab and France Telecom R&D.
Franklin Davis works in Business Development at Nokia, seeking internet companies and technologies that will extend and enhance Nokia’s market-leading S60 smart phone platform, with a focus on web technologies. Earlier in his career at Thinking Machines Corporation he built text search and database applications for the Connection Machine massively parallel supercomputer.
Charles McCathieNevile is the Chief Standards Officer at Opera. He has been at Opera just over 3 years in this role, and before this he was employed as a staff member of W3C, initially at MIT and then at INRIA/ERCIM in France. He is currently chair of the W3C WebAPI group, and involved personally in a number of W3C working groups and specifications.
David Carson is technical lead for the Android Browser application at Google, which utilizes the open source WebKit rendering engine. Before Android, he worked for almost 7 years on mobile browsers at Nokia, implementing mobile browsers engines that support WML, XHTML-MP, HTML & CSS and then the S60 port of WebKit.
Ed Mitukiewicz, Research Director at Orange Labs Boston, has over 25 years of consulting, software and telecommunications industry experience. Since 2005 Ed has represented Orange/France Telecom Group in the W3C Mobile Web Initiative (MWI) – he is a member of the MWI Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group and until AprilÃ¢â‚¬â„¢08 was co-chair of the MWI Steering Council.
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When: June 30th at 7pm
Orange Labs Boston USA
175 Second St.
Cambridge, MA 02142
Reception After the Panel:
Dante, Royal Sonesta Hotel
Drinks and Appetizers Sponsored by vlingo
At the time of the event, open metered street parking is available on 2nd Street and along Rogers Street.
From Red Line Kendall Square (10 min):
Walk through the plaza facing the Bank of America branch and cross Broadway. Continue up 3rd Street passing 1 Broadway on your right (you will pass Zigo CafÃƒÂ©). At Binney Street, make a right. At the next intersection, make a left on 2nd Street. Orange Labs Boston is just past the intersection with Rogers on the left side.
From Green Line Lechmere (10 min):
Exiting the T-Station, continue walking along McGrath Highway. Stay to the left side and make a left on 2nd Street. Cross Cambridge Street and proceed 6 blocks. Orange Labs Boston will be on your right just past the intersection with Bent St.