3333 Coyote Hill Road
Palo Alto, California 94304

WCA Presents "Open or Closed? : The Mobile OS Panel"

-- Rich Miner, Group Manager of Mobile Platforms, Google Inc.
-- Gerardo Dada, Director of Mobile Operators & OEMs, Microsoft Corp.
-- James Ready, CTO, MontaVista Software Inc.
-- Victor Brilon, Convergence Product Manager, Nokia Inc.
-- Alan Brenner, SVP of Blackberry Platforms, Research in Motion Ltd.
-- Jerry Panagrossi, VP of US Operations, Symbian Ltd.
-- Andrew Seybold, Founder & Principal, Andrew Seybold Inc. (Moderator)

As the mobile phone evolves into a handheld computing device the question of openness in the operating system is raised. In the traditional computing world Linux rose up as an open alternative which challenged (and in some cases won) against closed or semi-closed incumbents. Will the same battle for your desktop be fought for your pocket? What are the pros and cons of open vs closed handheld operating systems? Will different strategies apply because the handset use model differs from desktops, or will history repeat itself? Third-party handset application developers; are you planning or prognosticating?

What to known more? Then you want to be at this event. Our panel of mobile operating system vendors (moderated by industry expert Andy Seybold) will debate the wisdom and practicality of open vs closed platforms, and explore their place in the handset value chain.

Cost: $20 at the door or $15 in advance via PayPal or credit card

Official Website: http://www.wca.org/

Added by Sparqi on November 12, 2007

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