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Alec Saunders, Vice President, Developer Relations and Ecosystem Development, QNX Software Systems Limited.
As vice president of developer relations at QNX, Alec is responsible for winning the hearts and minds of mobile developers, and for building an ecosystem of software applications for BlackBerry OS handhelds, the BlackBerry Playbook tablet, and future RIM products built upon the QNX operating system.Prior to joining QNX, Alec co-founded Iotum, an award-winning communications startup; served as vice president of marketing at Versatel Networks; and headed up the marketing efforts for several key initiatives at Microsoft, including the launch of Internet Explorer in 1995.
Alec was an early adopter of social media as a branding, awareness, and SEO strategy. His award-winning blog (2002-present) is recognized on most of the Top 10/Top 100 lists for telecommunications and VoIP blogs.

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Carlos Domingo, Director of Product Development and Innovation, Telefónica Digital and CEO of Telefónica I+D.
Carlos Domingo is the director of Product Development and Innovation for the newly created Telefónica Digital unit of Telefónica and CEO for Telefónica I+D. Carlos also serves on the board of directors of Jajah. He holds a MSc in Computer Science from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, a PhD in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University in Catalonia and post-graduate business studies from Stanford Graduate School of Business. With more than 15 years of experience in the software and telecommunications world, he has developed a big part of his professional career in Japan and USA including positions as CEO of tech companies like Lizardtech, Extensis and Celartem.
In 2008 Carlos was awarded with the `National Award to the Professional Career´ granted by the Computer Science Engineers Association in Spain and in November 2011 he received the “Young talented Executive” prize, in the technology category, by the Foundation Príncipe de Girona and the executive search firm Seeliger&Conde. In his scarce free time he is a startup mentor for Seed Rocket and an angel investor in more than 10 technology startups.

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Di-Ann Eisnor, VP of Partnerships & Platform, Waze.
Di-Ann Eisnor, VP of Partnerships & Platform, runs US operations and is crafting the cartography of “live mapping” for the crowd-sourced navigation and real-time traffic start-up, Waze. Diann is also founder and chairman of Platial, and founded Eisnor Interactive which was bought by Omnicom back in 2001.

Di-Ann is a neogeography pioneer and serial entrepreneur employing all means to increase the world’s citizen mappers.

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James Pearce, Head of Mobile Developer Relations, Facebook.
James is Head of Mobile Developer Relations at Facebook. He’s a developer and writer with a special passion for mobile and exploring its untapped potential. James’ mobile projects include confess.js, WhitherApps, tinySrc, ready.mobi, Device Atlas, and mobiForge. Previously at Sencha, dotMobi, Argogroup and Ernst & Young, he has also written books on the mobile web for Wrox & Wiley.

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Peter Vesterbacka, Mighty Eagle of Rovio Mobile.
Peter Vesterbacka is the Mighty Eagle of Rovio Mobile, the creator of the wildly successful Angry Birds franchise and over 50 other games. Peter manages the company’s marketing and business strategy, including expanding Angry Birds into a broader entertainment franchise. He is also the founder of Some Bazaar, a new approach to building and growing new businesses.

Prior to Rovio, Peter worked for HP in several communications-industry-related roles. While at HP, Peter founded the HP Mobile E-Services Bazaar, a global innovation and corporate partnership program that Booz Allen Hamilton declared an industry benchmark. Peter is also Co-founder and the original initiator of MobileMonday.

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Kenny Mathers, Director, Programs and Monetization, Developer & Marketplace, Nokia.
Kenny currently leads Programs and Monetization at Nokia and is based in Sunnyvale, California.  Previously Kenny was Head of Developer Relations and Marketing, Nokia across the APAC region based in Singapore. Prior to joining Nokia, Kenny was a founding member of the leadership team for JAMDAT Mobile (now Electronic Arts Mobile) in Europe, leading product development.  Before entering the mobile industry in 2000, Kenny was in charge of European Software Marketing for Sony PlayStation and launched numerous video games,   including the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro franchises.

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Russell Buckley, Chief Marketing Officer, Eagle Eye Solutions.
Russell Buckley is a leading practitioner, speaker and thinker about mobile and mobile marketing. MobHappy, his blog about mobile technology, is one of the most established focusing on this area. He is also a previous Global Chairman of the Mobile Marketing Association, a founder of Mobile Monday in Germany, an Angel Investor and holds numerous non-executive positions in mobile technology companies.

Today, Russell is Chief Marketing Officer of mobile couponing and vouchering company, Eagle Eye Solutions. Eagle Eye powers digital redemption of coupons for partners such as Blockbuster, Comet and The Aurora Group, with a many more partnerships expected to be announced in the coming months.

Russell’s previous role was with mobile advertising startup, AdMob. He learned about AdMob, soon after its launch, and joined as its first employee in 2006, with the remit of launching AdMob into the EMEA market. Four years later, AdMob was sold to Google for $750m.

Before specializing in mobile, he spent over 15 years working in marketing, including advising leading brands such as Coca-Cola, Diageo, Texaco and Mars. In 2000, he was recruited to be Director of Marketing of mobile marketing start up, ZagMe, one of the leading pioneers in mobile advertising and location based marketing.

Russell is also fascinated by the socio-political implications of technology and recently graduated from the Executive Program at the Singularity University, founded by Ray Kurtzweil and Peter Diamandis to “educate and inspire leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies in order to address humanity’s grand challenges”.

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Thom Cummings, VP Marketing, SoundCloud.
Thom Cummings is the VP of Marketing at SoundCloud, the social sound platform that enables anyone to upload, record, promote and share their originally-created sounds across the web.  Having helped the company grow from 750k to 10m users since joining in early 2010, Thom now leads SoundCloud’s global marketing team and is responsible for continued user and revenue growth. Prior to SoundCloud, Thom worked at Betfair developing a consumer insight team, worked with London-based startup MadBid on product marketing strategy and, a long-time ago, as an analyst in the insurance industry.

Thom has an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona and a Bachelors in maths, statistics & economics from Warwick University in the UK.  Thom is a Seedcamp mentor, startup advisor and an avid music and technology blogger.

 Chief Marketing Officer of mobile couponing and vouchering company, Eagle Eye Solutions. Eagle Eye powers digital redemption of coupons for partners such as Blockbuster, Comet and The Aurora Group, with a many more partnerships expected to be announced in the coming months.

Russell’s previous role was with mobile advertising startup, AdMob. He learned about AdMob, soon after its launch, and joined as its first employee in 2006, with the remit of launching AdMob into the EMEA market. Four years later, AdMob was sold to Google for $750m.

Before specializing in mobile, he spent over 15 years working in marketing, including advising leading brands such as Coca-Cola, Diageo, Texaco and Mars. In 2000, he was recruited to be Director of Marketing of mobile marketing start up, ZagMe, one of the leading pioneers in mobile advertising and location based marketing.

Russell is also fascinated by the socio-political implications of technology and recently graduated from the Executive Program at the Singularity University, founded by Ray Kurtzweil and Peter Diamandis to “educate and inspire leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies in order to address humanity’s grand challenges”.

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Joe Neale, Principal of London based VC firm m8 Capital.
Joe is the co-founder of London based VC firm m8 Capital. m8 Capital is a London based VC firm focusing solely on investing into mobile technology across the globe. m8 Capital’s investment include Masabi, Portalarium, 955 Dreams, Rummble Labs and Aylus Networks. They have co-invested with Founders Fund, Crunchfund, 500 Startups, Mitch Kapur, North Bridge Venture Partners and Matrix Partners. Joe has extensive business development, marketing and product strategy experience and has extensive relationships within the mobile, VC and startup community. Most recently Joe served as Global Head of Online Presence and Engagement for Symbian, the world’s largest mobile operating system. In this role, Mr. Neale was responsible for identifying, developing and supporting leading mobile application developers. While at MySpace, Joe was the companies first technical hire outside of the US and part of the European founding team. Joe is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and has also has served on the board of several digital enterprises including Rummble Labs.

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Anna Heim, Editor – Latin America & Media, The Next Web.
Anna Heim is a polyglot French news junkie with a love for anything digital. A Sciences Po Paris alumnus and a Brazil lover, she has also worked in Canada, Spain and the UK in the Film & TV Business.