On stage jury
Stefanie Hoffmann, Co-founder de Revelflow, is one of the female mobile pioneers in Europe, she cofounded her first company, the mobile social network aka-aki in 2006. Besides her own projects Hoffmann is consulting clients in the fields of strategy, concept, UI and communication. aka-aki went on to be named Best Mobile Social Network in the 13th Annual Webby Awards. Her mobile application Gabi won a Lovie Award in 2012 and a mobile Tech Award in 2013. Hoffman´s work has been covered extensively in media outlets like TechCrunch, The Times, France2 and CNN. The Business Punk magazine called her one of the Top50 German creatives. In her spare time she mentors at the Berlin-based incubator program hub:arum and the Berlin Startup Academy. She is also a founding member of the MLOVE advisory board and the Valise Society and honorary judge at the Lovie Awards and the “Best of Mobile Awards”.
Scott Apeland currently leads the Intel Developer Program and is responsible for defining and delivering programs and services for software developers world-wide. His responsibilities include developer engagement, training, technical support, marketing and outreach, and community building. The Intel Developer Zone is global program where millions of developers engage with Intel for all things software – from development to distribution support. Scott joined Intel in 1991 and prior to his current role was responsible for managing new product development, roadmap strategies and partner initiatives in the Video Conferencing Division, Internet Media Streaming Division and Embedded Controller Division. Scott holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from Brigham Young University.
Andrés L. Martínez-Ortiz a.k.a Almo is Developer Program Manager in Google’s Engineering team. He is focused on driving the success of Google’s developer products and the open web by creating a thriving ecosystem of 3rd party applications and businesses built on them. Closely with Product Management, Marketing, PR, Business Development, and other, he works with and supports developer communities, initiating activities that meet the needs of the innovation ecosystem. In addition, he meets with developers and partners in large companies, startups, universities and enterprises, promoting Open standards and Google technologies.
Expert in mobile technology, Caroline is currently leading the Mobile Strategy at InfoJobs Schibsted Classified Media, the leading job board in Spain. Her role is to help InfoJobs to become a multi-platform digital experience. She’s been working in the mobile industry since 2006 right before the revolution of Android and iOS. She worked in many projects together with companies like Nokia, BlackBerry, Microsoft, Google, AT&T, SFR and Vodafone. She is a frequent speaker at tech conferences, she spoke at the London Nokia World and the Washington M-Enabling Summit. Passionate by mobile, in 2012, she conceptualized the first exhibition about mobile phones and its impact in our daily lives for the Arts Santa Monica museum in Barcelona. Recently, she co-founded Women in Mobile which goal is to create a networking space where the best and brightest international Women in Mobile can meet and exchange on how to shape the future of mobile apps
Álex Ríos is Partner Services Director at Softonic. He leads the Developer Center helping developers launch successful apps in the software market. Álex is also a lecturer in the digital department at ESIC Business and Marketing School. He also holds conferences as mobile apps expert. Álex professional background includes years of experience in technology and software sectors. He joined Everis as a technology and architecture consultant after working on two technology start-ups. In 2008 he founded the first company focused on mobile apps in Spain, together with his university classmates and coinciding with the iPhone launch. In later years, Álex was involved in funding a mobile videogames company, developing a communications and analytics platform for mobile devices, and expanding their business office in Austin, USA. All of Álex’s professional experience allowed him to thrive in the mobile technology revolution.
David Picón is Business Performance Director at King in Barcelona. He leads and manages a qualified team of Data Scientist and Business Managers through a portfolio that includes titles like Papa Pear Saga, Diamond Digger Saga and more recently Bubble Witch 2 Saga, all of them for social platforms and mobile devices. David joined King on 2012 bringing his 20 years of experience on the videogames sector where he has worked as Game Director, Producer, Programmer and Designer in companies like Electronic Arts and Bullfrog. Along his career, David has developed many games in different genres and for different platforms, from AAA to social platforms and mobile. David Picón is also an entrepreneur that has created and participated many companies since 1995.
Vincent Rosso, founder of BlaBlaCar in Spain, is an Industrial Engineer from the ESME – Paris with an MS degree in SJSU (Silicon Valley) in 1994. With over 15 years of experience in the field of IT, he launched his first startup in 2006 after being selected by the NETI Program of the IE Business School. In 2009, two years later he launched BlaBlaCar in Spain. The (objectives) vision of this startup is to promote a more efficient use of the private car, and at the same time, fill a need for more economic and sustainable mobility.
Paul Cutsinger, Chief of Developer Experience at the Amazon Appstore, builds actionable visions of the future to influence the mobile app space as well as Amazon’s strategy and investment decisions. Previously, as VP of Technology for The Walt Disney Company, he ran engineering for Club Penguin. At Microsoft, he shipped HTML5
Andy Abramson is the founder of Comunicano, Inc., a full-service value creation communications agency, servicing start-ups, companies in transition and established brands with regard to marketing, advertising, public relations, promotion, events and reputation management. A veteran of the marketing and public relations industry with over 39 years of experience in all facets of marketing and corporate communications, Andy started his career in the marketing department of a professional sports team at age 14 and has been at it ever since. Since then he has held a series of front line marketing and communications managerial roles with three professional teams including the Philadelphia Wings, Philadelphia Flyers and Denver Nuggets, followed by roles in senior account management within the Foote, Cone and Belding/Impact and guiding the public relations and sports marketing for The Upper Deck Company, before founding Comunicano in 1992.
James Parton is Twilio’s Director of European Marketing. James brings over 20 years experience of working at the intersection of telecommunications and the web;covering marketing, product development, product management and sales. In addition James is an active contributor to the wider tech and marketing community. He mentors at various Startup Accelerators across Europe including TechStars London, and co-hosted HashBang.TV a video show that profiled the UK’s leading tech community personalities. James was the founding chair of the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Technology Interest Group, and served a successful two year term as a global board director of MEF, the global trade association for companies wishing to monetize their products & services via mobile.
Raj Singh is the Founder and CEO of Tempo AI focused on developing a smart calendar. Tempo AI was spun-out of SRI (Stanford Research Institute) where Raj served as an EIR (Entrepreneur in Residence). Previously, Raj was the founding Vice President of Business Development for Skyfire (now part of Opera Software), a mobile browser that supports full Flash rendering. Prior to Skyfire, Raj co-founded venture-funded Veeker, NBC’s mobile video citizen journalism service and ToneThis, CNET’s top downloaded ringtone creation product.
Francis Casado is a passionate entrepreneur, founder and Partner of Mobile Media content, a two years old startup that creates Virtual representations of venues for ticketing purposes. MMC has created the first social arena 2nd screening approach that allows the user be protagonist. Francis has been involved in the AppCircus ecosystem, participating in HackatHome processes and recently in processes of fund raising. Actually collaborating as Radio Speaker and teacher for Mobile Application creation at Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
Claudio Cossio is Director of Innovation at Nearsoft.com, mentor at Seedcamp, Europe’s top seed investment firm. Claudio wrote the 1st Spanish ebook about Startups & entrepreneurship with more than 1 million downloads- Guía Startup Para Emprendedores Ingeniosos. Claudio is co-founder of Interesante.com. He loves to work on scaling products and building powerful user communities.
Carlos Nieto is a financier and serial entrepreneur, with great experience investing in Oil & Gas, Energy, Clean Technology and environmental services companies. He has been involved in starting and raisin capital for several startups as well as growth capital for companies in these areas. He is co-founder of ORCO (Oil Recovery Co.) an environmental services company leader in oil recycling processes and heavy fuels logistics in Colombia. Mr. Nieto currently is a Managing Director at OnNe Consulting, a Family Office and Business Advisory firm advising Family owned businesses, Family offices and ultra-high net worth families on their global asset allocation management and private direct investments. Before OnNe he was a Vice President for Barclays in their investment management division and held similar positions during the last 10 years at Lehman Brothers and Deutsche Bank.
Ajitpal Pannu hails from a background in business development and product strategy, from Digital Advertising Technology companies such as OpenX, AdaptiveAds, Adify and Google DoubleClick. Over the course of 12+ years, Ajitpal has been involved in display advertising technologies, with his most recent role at OpenX. OpenX is a leader in monetization platform for publishers and one of the top global RTB exchanges. During his tenure at OpenX, Ajitpal was a key member of the business team where he positioned premium publishers industry leaders and grew the RTB marketplace. Over the course of three years OpenX’s online RTB exchange grew by more than 200% YOY. Ajitpal continues to grow mobile RTB and drives the core business and product strategy for Smaato’s supply and demand business. Ajitpal majored in Finance at Cal State East Bay in San Francisco Bay area.
Marisol López is the Director of the Digital Area & Digital Manager at ICEC– Catalan Institute of Cultural Enterprises in Barcelona, as well as Professor in the University of Barcelona. She has a solid experience in creating links between culture and technology, working with digital companies on the field of video games and app developers, and helping cultural sectors doing the digital shift.[
Joshua Bacroft is the community manager for Android on the Intel Developer Zone. He has been building things and connecting people on the web for 20+ plus years, and he loves to find new ways for technology to help people learn, connect, and gain new abilities. Josh is a curious geek, an educator, and a tinkerer. He lives in Portland, OR, with family and pet chickens, and you can find him on Twitter and all the other usual places as “jabancroft”.
Dionis Guzman is a start-up co-founder, former geek, speaker, presenter, teacher and mainly passionate about pushing mobile business to the next level.. In 2010 he founded wöwbile, a marketing and communication agency aimed to provide mobile native companies and organizations both business development and marketing advocacy. Education and mobile evangelization is one of his passions helping to promote first tier universities to design their mobile marketing programs: Universitat de Barcelona/IL3 (Co-Director of the Mobile Marketing degree), Universidad de Alcalá de Henares/IPECC (Director of the Mobile Marketing MBA)…being both the first initiatives of this kind in Spain. Since 2011 he is the Barcelona region Representative of the Mobile Marketing Association Spain (MMA), the premier global non-profit trade association representing all players in the mobile marketing value chain. The MMA’s primary focus is to establish mobile as an indispensable part of the marketing mix. The MMA works to promote, educate, measure, guide and protect the mobile marketing industry worldwide