Monday, October 5, 2009

#CTIA Wireless & the fall trade show season

It started just before Labor Day, and hasn't let up since; nearly one (or more) trade shows/conferences per week.

There are three industries that I follow, and there have been major events in each:

Semiconductors & Technology
Wireless & Digital Media
Of course, this does not count numerous webinars and other events that account for less than a whole day. (Yes, I'm an information junkie!) It's been an extremely busy month or so, but I promise to take a pause soon to process and report on the huge amount of information I have acquired.

I have found that I never have enough time to do full blogs from the events I cover, so until I get to debrief it's best to follow my microblogs on Twitter. I generally try to sort the different topics/events by applying the appropriate hashtags (e.g. #CTIA). In the meantime, feel free to drop me an email if there is anything on the list you'd like to know (a little) more about.

This week it is the CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment show in San Diego. I'm expecting several announcements of new smartphones and other cool mobile devices; from Motorola, Samsung, HTC, and others. Here's a glimpse at my personal agenda:
Wednesday, Oct-7
  • Keynote addresses:
  • Julius Genachowski, FCC Chairman;
  • Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO of AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets
  • David Ko, senior vice president of Yahoo! Mobile
  • Samsung Mobile device announcement
  • ShowStoppers for the Mobile Holidays
  • Social Networking - Entertainment or Essential?
  • API's - Enabling the Future of Mobile Development
  • Mobile Focus: Preview dozens of technology companies showing off their latest in wireless
Thursday, Oct-8
  • Keynotes:
  • John Donovan, Chief Technology Officer, AT&T
  • Dr. Irwin Mark Jacobs, Co-Founder Qualcomm Incorporated
  • Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer Qualcomm Incorporated
  • Mobile Application Stores: Strategy and Deployment
  • Mobile TV - DTV: Untapped Value
  • Smartphone - The Impact of a Fully Functional Device
  • CTIA 2009 Hot for the Holidays
  • Internet - Reaching Critical Mass with Next Generation Consumer Electronics

Friday, Oct-9
  • Keynote:
  • CTIA Fund Fest will spotlight the brightest, most innovative and promising companies in wireless
  • Maybe then I get to see the show floor?
You can see, there is a lot to cover. Some of the sessions conflict, so I can't get to them all but I may be jumping around from room to room. I've learned to wear very comfortable shoes. At least it's not Las Vegas this time.

I'm looking forward to it.

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