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  • Dr. Sara DiamondWelcome, everyone. My name is Dr. Sara Diamond. I am President & Vice-Chancellor here at OCAD University as well as President and Academic Co-Chair of MEIC. On behalf of the Mobile Experience Innovation Centre, I thank you for attending our AGM. This year MEIC has been quite busy and we look forward to sharing our various projects, programs and research with you this evening.
  • Dr. Sara DiamondOur agenda for this evening is as follows:4:00 PM      Welcome & Thank You4:15 PM      A look back & forward- An overview of initiatives to date- 2012-2013 Program Slate4:45 PM      Highlights from 2012 research reports:- "Mobile Innovation: Growing Ontario's Mobile Content, Services, and Applications Industry 2012" - Kathleen Webb- "Taking Ontario Mobile" - Dr. Sara Diamond5:30 PM      Auditor's Report5:45 PM      Board Election6:00 PM      Close of AGMPlease vote to pass the agenda by a show of hands.
  • Dr. Sara DiamondOn behalf of the MEIC I would like to thank our 2011-2012 Board of Directors for their guidance and support over the last term. Avi PollockHead, Applied Innovation & Strategic PlanningRBC Royal BankRenee SzuhaiProduct ManagerHuawei DevicesJamie BarronPartnerDeloitte & Touche LLPAngus FrameVP, Digital MediaGlobe and MailPatrick LauzonPresidentMediative/YPGKrista NapierSenior Analyst, MobilityIDC CanadaJosh SookmanFounder & CEOGuardlyDr. Robert LukeVP, Research & InnovationGeorge Brown CollegeGary SchwartzPresidentImpact MobileDr. HosseinRahnamaAssociate Director, DMZRyerson UniversityMichael J. O’FarrellCo-FounderThe Mobile InstituteGladstone GrantVP, Developer & Platform GroupMicrosoft CanadaStephen PerelgutUniversity Relations ManagerIBMVincent John VincentPresidentGestureTek Inc. DraganNerandzicCTOEricsson Canada Inc.
  • Kathleen WebbGood afternoon, everyone. I am Kathleen Webb, Director of MEIC. These 4 graphs describe our current membership.
  • Kathleen WebbTake a look back at the past yearTell you about our initiatives to date
  • Kathleen WebbInteractive map of Canada's mobile media ecosystemCreated by MEIC for the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT)The model represents the different types of companies in the value chain ecosystemAs you scroll over, you learn more about the various companies working in the industryThe model is live at www.mobilemediacanada.ca
  • Kathleen Webb- The MAP program was a trial project that launched on January 19,2012 and ran until April 12, 2012MAP focused on developing the business skills of mobile business entrepreneursThe purpose of this program was to foster growth of Ontario mobile businessesThis was done by identifying high potential Ontario mobile start-ups and getting behind those companies with access to research infrastructure and commercialization support to increase their chances of successThe MAP program targeted 3 types of companies: -Startup businesses building mobile applications whose products would be conceived, developed and sold within one year; - Established businesses developing mobile applications for future networks, who could benefit from MEIC’s access to research infrastructure to test their product’s usability, market potential, and technology by linking them to a range of contributing stakeholders including prospective consumers; and - Businesses exploring the collaborative development, distribution, and interactive play of mobile applications over the expanding capabilities of the mobile internet.Program registration was open to MEIC corporate members only Acceptance was on a first-come-first-served basis, and the program accepted a maximum of 40 companiesSeries of 6 half-day workshopsMobile developers, producers, and designers connected with industry advisors and each other to form new business connections and received support to help grow their businessOur partners in this project were OCAD University and George Brown CollegeFunding for MAP was provided by the City of Toronto and NRC-IRAPWorkshop Schedule:Market Opportunities - January 19th, 2012 Business Models - February 2, 2012 Accessing Markets - February 16, 2012 Financing - March 1, 2012 Attracting and Retaining Talent - March 15, 2012 Sales Strategies - March 29, 2012
  • Kathleen Webb- Our Mobile Forums offer organizations’ a platform for business or product launches. MEIC provides full support, from social media marketing to event logistics Our latest mobile forum took place in June in partnership with WIP Connector and GSMA for the Canadian launch of OneAPIOver 100 people came out for the presentation and attended either business or technical breakout sessions - We are in the midst of organizing another Mobile Forum with the Canadian Mobile Marketing Association this winter
  • Kathleen WebbThe Mobile Developers & Designers of Toronto User Group is dedicated to helping nurture the skills and competencies of mobile developers and designers in the Toronto areaMDOT gets mobile professionals together for 2 hours after work each month to talk tech and creative around mobile media content and platform developmentThe user group covers a wide range of topics and technologies Over 60 people attended our latest MDOT user group meeting on November 8, 2012 The topic was UX Design-Speakers: Ilona Posner, User Experience & Usability ConsultantDarrin Henein, WattpadMark Kolody, Kolody Inc. Aaron Alfred, IBM - The next MDOT user group meeting will take place on December 6, 2012 – AR/Mobile Gaming- Speakers:Andrew Roth, York UniversityXMG Games- We’re always looking for speakers for MDOT meetings - please contact us if you have any ideas
  • Kathleen WebbBig brands are typically out of reach for small mobile companies and vice versa. At the same time, smaller companies may offer unique and creative ideas. Mobile App Camp brought content brands and the broad mobile community together over a summertime start-up weekend to create and pitch new product ideas. The goal was win-win: new business opportunities for both brands and start-ups. Mobile App Camp took place on August 24-26 at Corus Quay in Toronto App Camp was sponsored by Corus Entertainment, Rogers Media, Microsoft, and the Bennett Jones law firmAs part of Corus and Rogers participation, the camp program featured an exclusive opportunity for campers to develop mobile apps based on Corus Entertainment’s Babar & the Adventures of Badou and Scaredy Squirrel as well as Rogers Media’s Breakfast Television Toronto and LOU LOU Magazine.Over the course of the weekend, mentors from both brands were onsite to provide creative and technical direction and expertiseMicrosoft was also in attendance, providing technical support and information sessions for development on the Windows Phone platformAt the end of the weekend, the 9 teams demonstrated their concepts and pitched their business proposal to a panel of sponsors, hosted by Amber MacWinners received a follow-on meeting with brand executives
  • Dr. Sara DiamondAs we look forward to the next year, MEIC plans to continue to strengthen its relationship and collaboration efforts with OCAD University.  In hopes of generating more funding to help further develop our program offerings and work to address the gap problem we’ve identifiedbetween mobile professionals and idea people, MEIC is also in the process of seeking additional funding opportunities.
  • Kathleen WebbOur goals for 2012-2013 are to focus on talent and training by engaging in collaborative projects with the mobile industry and the use of co-working space at OCAD University. We will continue to offer the following programs/projects over the 2012-2013 term: - Mobile Media Market Map- Mobile Accelerator Program (Jan. - Mar. 2013)- Mobile Forums (monthly)- MDOT (monthly)- Mobile App Camp (October 2013)
  • Kathleen WebbThe Mobile DevKit is a new project for 2012-2013The Mobile DevKit mobile enabled website designed to help traditional content producers learn about the 6 stages of mobile app development and to learn best practices for planning mobile app development projectsOur partners for this project are Canadore College and the CMPA.
  • Kathleen WebbConnecting people is the one thing that MEIC does bestAs a member of the Mobile Advisory Network, companies will be presented with vetted opportunities to connect with prospective new clients on a timely basisIf you’re interested in offering your time to help support early-stage mobile companies, please contact us for more information
  • Kathleen WebbQ&A for past initiatives, 2012-2013 Program Slate
  • Kathleen WebbIf you are interested in volunteering your time with MEIC, please contact us for upcoming opportunities.
  • Kathleen WebbWe will now present some of the key findings, highlights and trends identified in MEIC and OCAD U’s 2012 research reports
  • Kathleen WebbWe are very pleased to launch the Mobile Innovation report today at our AGMYou can download the full report at www.mobileinnovationreport.caThe purpose of the Mobile Innovation report was to address the explosive economic, technological, and cultural changes that have occurred in the North American smartphone market since 2007 by achieving the following five key objectives:Profile the current mobile content, services, and applications ecosystemAssess the economic impact of the industry and financial climateIdentify key trends that will affect industry growth over the next three to five yearsIdentify opportunities and gaps for industry growthDevelop a collaborative framework for strategic partnerships and ecosystem support
  • Kathleen WebbQ&A for MI report
  • Dr. Sara Diamond
  • Dr. Sara DiamondQ&A for TOM report
  • Stephen PerelgutPresent financial statements
  • Dr. Sara DiamondVote of the appointment of the auditor
  • Dr. Sara Diamond It is time to elect the 2012-2013 Board of DirectorsBoard directors are elected for a two year term, they can be re-elected for a second termThe Interim Board worked together to put forward a slate of candidates that best represented the mobile ecosystemAs you will see from the presentation we have a broad slate of very experienced and talented peopleAll candidates on the slate have consented to work on the Board if elected and are enthusiastic about MEIC’s plans over the next termThe following slide show describes each of the 15 candidates going forward for nominationVoting for the slate shall be through a show of hands and will take place once the presentation of candidates is complete - Officers of the Corporation include: - Co-Chair, Industry; - Co-Chair, Academic; - Secretary; and - Treasurer.  -These officers will be appointed by resolution of the board at the next meeting of the board on November 27, 2012
  • Kathleen WebbDr. Sara DiamondPresident and Vice-Chancellor, OCAD UniversityDr. Sara Diamond is the President of the OCAD University, Canada’s “university of the imagination”. She holds a PhD in Computer Science and degrees in new media theory and practice, social history and communications. While retaining OCAD University's traditional strengths in art and design, she has led her university to become a leader in digital media and design research and curriculum through the Digital Futures Initiative, towards new research in Inclusive Design and health and design, as well as in sustainable technologies and design. She has also led OCAD University to begin the unique Aboriginal Visual Culture Program.
  • Kathleen WebbStephenPerelgutUniversity Relations Manager, IBMA senior technology analyst tracking the Mobile industry in Canada. Specialties include deep insight into the Canadian mobility sector, including mobile phones, media tablets, and eReaders, as well as trends surrounding these devices, such as BYOD, MDM, NFC, etc. A source of commentary on Canadian tech news and trends to the mass media, and a frequent speaker at events across the Country.
  • Kathleen WebbKrista NapierSenior Analyst, Mobility, IDC CanadaA senior technology analyst tracking the Mobile industry in Canada. Specialties include deep insight into the Canadian mobility sector, including mobile phones, media tablets, and eReaders, as well as trends surrounding these devices, such as BYOD, MDM, NFC, etc. A source of commentary on Canadian tech news and trends to the mass media, and a frequent speaker at events across the Country.
  • Kathleen WebbJamie BarronPartner, Deloitte & Touche LLPJamie has over 20 years of experience in the professional services field, and has served a wide range of companies in the TMT industry during that time.  Jamie has experience in many sub-sectors of the TMT eco-system, such as wireless, wireline, satellite, advanced network equipment, internet, multi-media, clean-tech, software, advanced electronics, and mobile applications.  Jamie has also worked with offices in Canada, the United States, Germany, Singapore, Australia, Russia, Belgium, the United Kingdom, and many other countries to support the servicing of Deloitte TMT clients.
  • Kathleen WebbDraganNerandzicCTO, Ericsson CanadaDraganNerandzic joined Ericsson in 2001 and has held the role of Chief Technology Officer for Ericsson in Canada since 2006. Mr. Nerandzic previously held the roles of VP, Network Systems and Director of Technical Strategy. Prior to joining Ericsson, Mr. Nerandzic was responsible for wireless technology planning and strategy for an operators network. He actively participated in standardization and industry organizations including 3GPP2, TIA and CDG. Mr. Nerandzic also had responsibilities for engineering design of analog and digital mobile networks.
  • Kathleen WebbJoshSookmanFounder & CEO, GuardlyJosh is the visionary behind Guardly. He founded the company in 2010 to empower people during emergencies by connecting them to their personalized safety networks with a single tap. Prior to Guardly, Josh worked at the BlackBerry Partners Fund and RBC Venture Partners where he supported ten investment transactions and developed expertise in location-aware applications, mobile business models, game mechanics and viral distribution strategies.
  • Kathleen WebbDr. Robert LukeAssistant VP, Research & Innovation, George Brown CollegeRobert Luke leads the College’s applied research and innovation activities that focus on engaging college faculty and students with industry development needs and productivity challenges. He is also responsible for institutional research focusing on strategic planning, reporting and overall educational quality measurement and improvement.
  • Kathleen WebbReneeSzuhaiSr. Product Manager/Technical Sales, Huawei DevicesRenee Szuhai is a veteran in the mobile communications industry with many years experience within both device manufacturers and wireless service providers. Her well-rounded mobile communications experience has included direct interaction with mobile device manufactures, 3rd party developers, and industry standards bodies. Combining an inquisitive nature and strong interpersonal skills have allowed her to hold a variety of roles in technology leading positions at Nokia and Bell.
  • Kathleen WebbMichael O’FarrellCo-Founder, The Mobile InstituteMichael is Founder of The Mobile Institute; Vice-Chairman at ooober; and Co-Author of Mobile Internet for Dummies. As a global subject matter expert on the mobile industry, Michael has been a notable mobile technology pioneer and considered a leading mobile industry futurist.
  • Kathleen WebbVincent John VincentPresident, GestureTek Inc. Vincent John Vincent is the Co-founder, Co-CEO, & creative force behind GestureTek Inc., the inventors, pioneers, & world leaders of Video Gesture Control for 26+ years. With a Psychology BA (Waterloo U); he invented Virtual Reality Performance from 1986 onward; received a Canadian New Media Lifetime Achievement Award; the Milan Media Guru Award & is a DigiFest, Digital Pioneer Hall of Fame inductee.
  • Kathleen WebbGary SchwartzPresident, Impact MobileOver the past ten years, Gary has played a leadership role in the mobile industry. Gary is the CEO of Impact Mobile, Inc., Chair of MEF North America and is the author of "THE IMPULSE ECONOMY" and the “FAST SHOPPER . SLOW STORE” published by Published by Simon & Schuster, Aria Imprint. 
  • Kathleen WebbDonald HendersonPresident & CEO, Interactive OntarioDon brings more than twelve years of legal and videogame experience to his role of President & CEO of Interactive Ontario. He has previously served as Chief Operating Officer at each of Bedlam Games and Groove Media, and as Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs and General Counsel of bitHeads Inc. He has been credited on nine console and PC video game titles, including most recently, Dungeons & Daggers: Daggerdale (XBLA/PSN/PC) and was Bedlam Games’ interactive producer on the Gemini-nominated Lost Girltransmedia project.
  • Kathleen WebbCarolyn FittonSenior Mobility Manager, SAPCarolyn Fitton has diverse experiences in marketing and enterprise mobility strategy. She drives sales and marketing initiatives across the SAP ecosystem, educating stakeholders on enterprise mobility solutions, and helps lead go-to-market strategy and promotion of enterprise mobility products.
  • Kathleen WebbAnthony KanferSenior Director, Mobile & eCommerce Platforms, Rogers Digital MediaAnthony brings over 20 years of experience in the development of innovative software technologies in the mobile, internet, payments, education, healthcare and manufacturing industries. Anthony came to Rogers via the acquisition of Brave Commerce, where he was founder and CEO. Prior to founding Brave Commerce, Anthony was CTO at MyThum Interactive, responsible for the strategic direction and development of MyThum’s award winning mobile solutions.
  • Kathleen WebbShane DaviesDirector of ISC Partnerships, Microsoft CanadaSales, recruitment and major account management experience selling information technology solutions, both domestically and internationally, both direct to end users and through ISV, OEM, SI and VAR partners. Experience working with small companies up to the largest software companies in the world, such as Oracle and Microsoft. Partners and end customers range in size from SMB to Fortune 500.
  • Dr. Sara Diamond[Yeah or Nay vote through show of hands – Yeah counted first]
  • Dr. Sara DiamondOn behalf of MEIC, I thank you for joining us. We hope you found the evening informative. Please feel free to contact us with any further questions or comments.

MEIC AGM 2012 MEIC AGM 2012 Presentation Transcript

  • AnnualGeneralMeeting2012
  • AGM 2012WelcomeDr. Sara DiamondPresident & Vice-Chancellor, OCAD University
  • AGM 2012 AGM 2012Agenda4:00 PM Welcome & Thank You4:15 PM A look back & forward  An overview of initiatives to date  2012-2013 Program Slate4:45 PM Highlights from 2012 research reports:  "Mobile Innovation: Growing Ontarios Mobile Content, Services, and Applications Industry 2012" - Kathleen Webb  "Taking Ontario Mobile" - Dr. Sara Diamond5:30 PM Auditors Report5:45 PM Board Election6:00 PM Close of AGM
  • AGM 2012 AGM 2012Thank YouAvi Pollock Renee Szuhai Jamie Barron Angus Frame Patrick LauzonHead, Applied Innovation Product Manager Patner VP, Digital Media President& Strategic Planning Huawei Devices Deloitte & Touche LLP Globe and Mail Mediative/YPGRBC Royal BankKrista Napier Josh Sookman Dr. Robert Luke Gary Schwartz Dr. Hossein RahnamaSenior Analyst, Mobility Founder & CEO VP, Research & Innovation President Associate DirectorIDC Canada Guardly George Brown College Impact Mobile DMZ, Ryerson UniversityMichael J. O’Farrell Gladstone Grant Stephen Perelgut Vincent John Vincent Dragan NerandzicCo-Founder VP, Developer & Platform Group University Relations President CTOThe Mobile Institute Microsoft Canada Inc. IBM GestureTek Inc. Ericsson Canada Inc.
  • AGM 2012 AGM 2012 Membership Size of Operations (Full-Time Member Type Employees) 0-12 24-50 Other 60-300 Producers 2500 Enablers 5000 11000+Location Ottawa Montreal Revenue Waterloo Vancouver Region $0-50,000 $50,001-100,000 $100,001-250,000 GTA $250,001-500,000 $500001-1,000,000 $1,000,001-5,000,000 $5,000,001-10,000,000 $10,000,001+
  • AGM 2012 AGM 2012A look backKathleen Webb, Director, MEIC An overview of initiatives to date  Mobile Media Market Map  Mobile Accelerator Program  Mobile Forums  Mobile Developers & Designers of Toronto  Mobile App Camp
  • AGM 2012 AGM 2012 Mobile Media Market Map This model represents the different types of companies in the value chain ecosystem. The arrows show the direction of added value. The Mobile Media Market Map was sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Internationalwww.mobilemediacanada.ca Trade Canada (DFAIT).
  • AGM 2012 AGM 2012Mobile Accelerator Program (MAP) MAP focuses on developing the business skills of mobile business entrepreneurs. Workshop Schedule: Jan. 19 – Market Trends Feb. 2 – Business Models Feb. 16 – Accessing Markets Feb 27 – Signals, Trends, Fads Part II Mar. 1 – Financing Mar. 15 – Attracting & Retaining Talent Apr. 12 – Sales Strategies MAP 2012 was sponsored by: ―As an entrepreneur experiencing the trials and tribulations of building a mobile startup, the MAP half-day workshops have been a revelation. With a diverse lineup of experienced presenters, insightful roundtable discussions, and a close- knit group of like-minded people to connect with, each workshop arms me with the information and inspiration I need to succeed in the mobile space. Highly recommended.‖ John Krissilas, Transit Hub
  • AGM 2012 AGM 2012Mobile ForumsMobile Forums offer organizations’ a platform for business/product launches.Full support is provided from social media marketing to event logistics. Date Mobile Forum Partner February 2011 Introduction to Nokia Platforms & OVI Wavefront Services May 2011 2020 Media Futures: Implications for Action OCAD U June 2011 Japanese Wireless Marketing Opportunities OCAD U July 2011 DAIR to Innovate! CANARIE August 2011 Windows Phone 7 Boot Camp Microsoft Canada September Rogers Catalyst Workshop for Developers Rogers Communications 2011 June 2012 Launch of GSMA OneAPI WIP Winter 2013 Canadian MMA Roadshow Mobile Marketing Association
  • AGM 2012 AGM 2012 Mobile Developers & Designers of Toronto (MDOT) User Group The Mobile Developers & Designers of Toronto (MDOT) User Group is dedicated to helping nurture the skills and competencies of mobile developers and designers in the Toronto area.MDOT gets mobile professionals togetherfor two hours after work each month totalk tech and creative around mobilemedia content and platformdevelopment. The user group covers awide range of topics and technologies.February 22, 2012: Android App DevelopmentNovember 8, 2012 : UX DesignDecember 6, 2012: AR/Mobile Games
  • AGM 2012 AGM 2012Mobile App Camp August 24-26, 2012 Corus Quay Mobile App Camp brings content brands and the broad mobile community together over a summertime start-up weekend to create and pitch new product ideas. Mobile App Camp was sponsored by:
  • AGM 2012 AGM 2012Looking forwardDr. Sara Diamond, President & Vice Chancellor, OCAD University  Collaboration with OCAD University  Seeking additional funding to support gap problem
  • AGM 2012Program Slate 2012-2013Kathleen Webb, Director, MEICGoals for 2012-2013: Focus on talent andtraining: Collaborative projects with industryand academia. Use of co-working space atOCAD U. Mobile Media Market Map Mobile Accelerator Program (January-March 2013) Mobile Forums (monthly) MDOT (monthly) Mobile App Camp (October 2013)
  • AGM 2012Mobile App DevKit A mobile enabled website designed to help users learn about mobile app development and to learn best practices for planning mobile app development projects. Sponsors: Partners:
  • AGM 2012Mobile Advisory NetworkAre you interested in offering your time to helpsupport early-stage mobile companies?Contact info@meic.ca for more information.
  • AGM 2012Questions?
  • AGM 2012Interested in volunteering?Contact info@meic.ca for upcoming opportunities.
  • AGM 2012Research Report Highlights MobileInnovation: Growing Ontario’s Mobile Content, Services, and Applications Industry 2012 Taking Ontario Mobile
  • AGM 2012Mobile Innovation: GrowingOntario’s MobileContent, Services, andApplications Industry 2012Kathleen Webb, Director, MEIC The full report is available for download at www.mobileinnovationreport.ca
  • Mobile Innovation: Growing Ontario’sMobile Content, Services, andApplications Industry 2012 The Mobile Industry Profile of Ontario/GTA Mobile Producers Trends, Opportunities, and Gaps
  • The Mobile IndustryUnprecedented Growth in Mobile The number of mobile connections is expected to increase from around 5 billion, representing a global mobile penetration rate of 74, to six billion in the first half of 2012. In 2011, the number of smartphones sold exceeded the number of personal computers sold globally. In a few years, personal computer sales are expected to be less than half the sales of smartphones. Although mobile devices represent less than 15 per cent of spending in Canada, they account for a third of spending growth. Mobile Innovation: Growing Ontario’s Mobile Content, Services, and Applications Industry 2012
  • Profile of Ontario/GTA MobileProducersMethodology Web-based survey of respondents that self-identified as ―producers‖ Follow-up telephone interviews Mobile Innovation: Growing Ontario’s Mobile Content, Services, and Applications Industry 2012
  • Primary Endeavour Applications Content Provider Infrastructure Messaging Middleware Mobile Network OperatorOnline (Direct to Consumer) Other: Publisher Solution Provider 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 Mobile Innovation: Growing Ontario’s Mobile Content, Services, and Applications Industry 2012
  • Primary Type of Product or Service Solution Provider Middleware Browsing Content -… Apps - TravelApps - ProductivityApps - Multimedia Apps - Games 0 2 4 6 8 10 Secondary Type of Product or Service # of companies Solution Provider Middleware Browsing Content -… Apps - Travel Apps - Productivity Apps - Multimedia Apps - Games 0 2 4 6 8 10 # of companies Mobile Innovation: Growing Ontario’s Mobile Content, Services, and Applications Industry 2012
  • Type of Business ModelCo-brand - your products/innovations are integrated with those of other partners(OEM) - you produce products/technologies/services which are sold under the brand of another company License to other business or channel/distribution partners Integrate directly into products or services you provide to end customers 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 Mobile Innovation: Growing Ontario’s Mobile Content, Services, and Applications Industry 2012
  • Primary Sales Channel Publisher Carriers 3% 2% LicensingDistributor 12% 9% Direct Sales 74% Mobile Innovation: Growing Ontario’s Mobile Content, Services, and Applications Industry 2012
  • Type of End Users Non-Profit Organizations Educational Institutions Businesses (B to B)Consumer Audience (B to C) 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 Mobile Innovation: Growing Ontario’s Mobile Content, Services, and Applications Industry 2012
  • Export Sales47% 53% Mobile Innovation: Growing Ontario’s Mobile Content, Services, and Applications Industry 2012
  • Export Locations United States South Korea Russia Middle East Mexico Japan India Europe China BrazilAustralia & New Zealand Africa 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% Mobile Innovation: Growing Ontario’s Mobile Content, Services, and Applications Industry 2012
  • International Sales Channels Used 6% 9% Direct sales9% Licensing 44% Distributors Integrators Publishers17% Other 15% Mobile Innovation: Growing Ontario’s Mobile Content, Services, and Applications Industry 2012
  • Primary Financing Method Public/governm ent grants or Contract/client loans, 4% financed, 12%Bank loans, 4% Self- funded, friends Private agency, 2% and family, 32% Secondary Financing Method Tax Credits, 8% Other/not- applicable, 2% Consortium or Angel joint venture investment, 7% funded, 2% Self- Internally , 39% Contract/client funded, friends Venture capital financed, 10% and family, 21% , 2% Academic or Angel research grants investment, 6% , 4% Venture capital , 2% Public/governm Internally , 27% ent grants or loans, 10% Bank loans, 4% Private agency , 2% Mobile Innovation: Growing Ontario’s Mobile Content, Services, and Applications Industry 2012
  • Experience with Crowdfunding Have Experience 27% No Experience 73% Mobile Innovation: Growing Ontario’s Mobile Content, Services, and Applications Industry 2012
  • Number of Full Time Employees 1% 2% 2% 9% From 0 to 12 From 24 to 50 9% From 60 to 300 Up to 2500 Up to 5000 77% Up to 11000 Number of Part Time Employees 4% 4% 4% 4% From 1 to 5 4% Up to 8 Up to 40 Up to 50 Up to 350 80% Up to 500 Mobile Innovation: Growing Ontario’s Mobile Content, Services, and Applications Industry 2012
  • Need for Assistance Connecting to Talent No 26% Yes 74% Need for Assistance Connecting with Research Talent No 40% Yes 60% Mobile Innovation: Growing Ontario’s Mobile Content, Services, and Applications Industry 2012
  • Mentors/Advisors Qualified entry-level staff Experienced creative talent Experienced technical staffExperienced project management staff Experienced sales staff Experienced management 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Very Difficult Difficult Moderate Difficulty Little Difficulty No Difficulty Mobile Innovation: Growing Ontario’s Mobile Content, Services, and Applications Industry 2012
  • Market Outlook Decrease 5%Flat12% Increase 83% Mobile Innovation: Growing Ontario’s Mobile Content, Services, and Applications Industry 2012
  • Challenges Copyright issues Changing technologyChanging business models Achieving profitability Establishing sales Licencing a brand Building a brand Client decision cycles Regulatory environment State of the economy FinancingGaining access to markets Competitive climate 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%Very Important Important Moderately Important Of Little Importance Unimportant Mobile Innovation: Growing Ontario’s Mobile Content, Services, and Applications Industry 2012
  • Trends, Opportunities andGaps Mobile Innovation: Growing Ontario’s Mobile Content, Services, and Applications Industry 2012
  • Trend: Ontario/GTA as aCentre of Activity for Mobile The acquisition of Five Mobile – now Zynga Toronto – by Zynga in July 2011 The acquisition of mobile-gaming start-up SocialDeck by Google for $10-20 million in August 2010 The acquisition of Toronto’s Adenyo by Motricity for over $100 million in January 2011 The acquisition of PushLife by Google for a reported $25 million in April 2011 Mobile Innovation: Growing Ontario’s Mobile Content, Services, and Applications Industry 2012
  • Trend: Increasing talentrecruitment and retentionchallenges Mobile Innovation: Growing Ontario’s Mobile Content, Services, and Applications Industry 2012
  • Trend: Start-up Mobilecompanies face challengesaccessing capital Mobile Innovation: Growing Ontario’s Mobile Content, Services, and Applications Industry 2012
  • Trend: The adoption ofMobile in Canada (andOntario) lags other countries Mobile Innovation: Growing Ontario’s Mobile Content, Services, and Applications Industry 2012
  • Trend: Ontario Mobilecompanies lack business &marketing skills tocommercialize new ideas Mobile Innovation: Growing Ontario’s Mobile Content, Services, and Applications Industry 2012
  • Trend: Mobile Commerce is anarea of opportunity, butrequires cross-industrypartnershipsOntario is believed to be well positioned to adopt mobilecommerce given three factors: Its strengths in mobile technology Its large financial centre Toronto’s large retail market Mobile Innovation: Growing Ontario’s Mobile Content, Services, and Applications Industry 2012
  • Trend: Additional public policiesand support measures canenhance the competitiveness ofthe Mobile industry in Ontario Mobile Innovation: Growing Ontario’s Mobile Content, Services, and Applications Industry 2012
  • Trend: Companies in theOntario Mobile industry areincreasingly expandingabroad Mobile Innovation: Growing Ontario’s Mobile Content, Services, and Applications Industry 2012
  • AGM 2012Questions?
  • AGM 2012Taking Ontario MobileDr. Sara Diamond, President & Vice Chancellor, OCAD University Dr. Sara Diamond & Dr. Vera Roberts, Principal Investigators OCAD University
  • 49Taking Ontario Mobile  An independent research report  Examines the benefits of mobile technologies for Ontarians as they work, learn, play, shop, seek care and interact with others.  Considers the disruptive nature of technologies  Provides a strategy for industry, public institutions and government regarding mobile solutions to enhance services for Ontarians as well as their access to them. Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 50Definition of Mobile Mobility is about the individual and not the device. Residents of Ontario require and desire ubiquitous connectivity, services and content that link them to their daily activities and interests regardless of time and place. Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 51What T.O.M. provides An analysis of resident and sector surveys regarding mobile use, needs and their future plans A Jurisdiction Review that examines the capacity of our mobile sector Mobile Inclusion as it relates to mobile coverage, affordability, location, socio- economic status, age and ability. Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 52Design driven industry Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 53Future Trends: Inclusion Businessopportunities in providing mobile technology and software interfaces and services focused on inclusion as the percentage of aging users increases Increasedtechnological capacity to design highly personalized interfaces Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 54Emerging and DevelopingMarkets Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 55Focus Sectors Lifelong Learning, Health, Government Entertainment and Commerce Taking Ontario Mobile
  • Ontario Residents Students People with Employees Family Elderly High School University disabilities Public Sector Professionals Remote Scenario 5 Scenario 6 Rural communities, Location aware diabetes, and Scenario 9 + mobileOntario Locations aboriginal health Repair health apps = technician immediate for Ontario Rural care power company Scenario 2 Scenario 3 Tablets Scenario 4 Location-based Increased provide Regional learning for high Scenario 8 efficiency school & university accessible Social capital services in the students public in the elderly sector Scenario 10 Scenario 1 population Busy Entertainment Toronto Urban & M- professional Commerce integrating Apps Scenario 7 mobile to SMS/MMS helps to her life initiate disease prevention
  • 57Approach to presentation Discuss ―challenges‖ as social, economic and cultural Provide mobile opportunity and example Note barriers mobile solution needs to overcome Note solutions to barriers Note future trends Address several sectors: Entertainment, Health Address inclusion Address role of m-commerce as enabler Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 58 Ranking of Interest in Mobile ServicesAccess to extra information at historical sites or cultural venues (e.g. a historical photograph or a self-guided tour of an exhibit) Legal identification Access to government services like license renewals Ability to pay for products and services Access to training or other education programs Access to all of your health records 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% 1 2 3 4 5 6 Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 59Challenge: m-entertainment Consumers are spending an increasing amount of their time with non-traditional screens Ontario’s cultural industries face disintermediation and transformative challenges in the next decade, including the move to mobility and the dominance of social media content. Industry faces the challenge of maximizing the potential of the n-screen universe and n- screen content Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 60Opportunity: m-entertainment Provides new opportunities to build Ontario’s already powerful entertainment industries through adding multiple consumption channels and screen time, thus bringing new revenue streams and business models. Can extend Ontario’s wider cultural and tourism industries to international markets. Acts as an extension channel for traditional media. Is a gateway for accessing international markets. Is designed with attention to two form factors: visual acuity and flexibility, thereby broadening appeal across generations. Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 61Opportunity: m-entertainment Leverages the ―app‖ software and app-store model, which has required Ontario producers to build relationships with platform buyers and distributors. Builds on the emergence of HTML5, which will see the movement of some m-entertainment directly onto the mobile Internet. Enables search and brand recognition through the aggregation of apps. Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 62Leaders in m-entertainmentMagazines Canada’s Digital Discovery: The Next Generation (TNG) is a project that will build on its creation of the Canadian Digital Newsstand; the project will ――enhance the existing site with dynamic marketing and archiving functions as well as the creation of mobile-friendly websites and a feasibility study exploring the creation of a unique Canadian digital magazine and content platform system.‖ Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 63Leaders in m-entertainmentThe Independent Digital Licensing Agency’s Direct to Consumer Mobile and Online Distribution Platform for Independent Labels and Artists and Indie Pool has built a white- label artist/label branded online and mobile storefront solution that will allow for the direct- to-consumer sale of both physical products and digital files—in a multitude of formats, and with the transaction, pricing and bundling options to be controlled by the artist or independent label. Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 64 Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 65Leaders in m-entertainmentMobile offerings have been a growing profit centre for the Globe and Mail; some of which (business forecasting and news applications) function as subscription services and employ in-house teams to develop these.The Toronto Star has a substantive circulation and is based in Toronto. It offers a mobile version and has also built a mobile infrastructure to coordinate its delivery and the tracking of single-issue sales of physical papers. Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 66Barriers to m-entertainment Lack of venture capital Security and systems for mobile commerce Small ventures that don’t meet billing requirements for a specified volume of transactions and ventures that can’t bear the 30–40 per cent revenue surcharge from carriers are unable to achieve deals with the telecommunications companies. Traditional media companies continue to find their business models disrupted but delay in investing in mobility Need robust m-commerce solutions Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 67Solutions to m-entertainment Mobile business represents a vast global opportunity. Export-support programs created by associations in partnership with government can help companies enter new or emerging markets Digital-media service agencies would benefit by continuing to educate their prospective customers about mobile applications. A significant percentage of future spectrum- auction revenues should be reinvested in the mobile and wireless sector Create a partnership tax credit that encourages digital-media and creative-industry Tax measures to encourage venture in Canada Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 68Augmented Reality Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 69Future trends m-entertainment HTML5 provides an efficient means to navigate the mobile web that does not require downloading applications. Mobile video dominates markets in Asia and will become more popular as compression technology improves and data rates drop. Exhibitions come alive with mobile didactics built on mobile phones, tablets or proprietary devices; these services intensify and enhance audience experience Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 70Future Opportunities Mobilemarketing in Canada is projected to grow, from less than $50 million last year to more than $1.5 billion cumulatively over the next five years. Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 71 Challenge: m-commerce as enablerM-commerce narrowlyrefers to purchases andtransactions via mobiledevice but expands toinclude in-store use ofmobile devices to deliverinformation, enhancements and an approximationof the benefits of onlineshopping. Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 72M-commerce consumerinterest Commerce/retail/finance/Services—Consumer mobile expectations Other, please specify: Account information Service provider information (e.g. proximity to location, hours of operation) Express payment options Shopping apps (e.g. style guide, recipe shopping lists, availability/product stock, coupons, lowest price location) Product rating information Making donations Shopping/making purchases 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 73mWallet Interest Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 74 Opportunity: Commerce and finance in a mobile Ontario Empowers the consumer by shifting the information- retrieval and power equation from the store to the shopper. Deepens customer engagement. Enhances customer service. Creates persistent relationships with customers. Links sales, marketing and fulfillment between virtual and physical channels. Is personal, because the mobile wallet is tied to individual identities and social personalities. Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 75Opportunity: Commerce andfinance in a mobile Ontario Solves a derivative problem for brands: how to effectively monetize and complete commerce transactions within cyberspace. Transforms the in-store retail experience, allowing price comparison and mobile check out. Creates opportunities to continue building Ontario’s successful financial industries. Creates opportunities for design-based and skilled jobs in retail as sales-force jobs are replaced by mobile transactions. Taking Ontario Mobile
  • Movement to m platform Branch ATM Laptop Phone PC Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 77Best Practices: in storeThe Apple Store enables customers to buy lower- value, lower-engagement (but high-margin) products using the Applestore iPhone app on their mobile devices; this increases store throughput and frees up Apple staff to spend more time with customers on higher-ticket, high- engagement purchases.The Location Based Marketing Association provides valuable support for retailers, brands and advertisers who seek to combine traditional in- store experience with mobile capacity. Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 78Best Practices: carrier billingProbably one of the best examples of a carrier-billing initiative is Payforit, based in the UK. With Payforit, the user simply hits a link and agrees to make a purchase, after which he can download content that is charged directly to his phone bill. In this scenario, a wide range of goods can be charged through the carrier. Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 79Barriers Consumer concerns regarding security and privacy Merchants concerns regarding cost of adoption of near field technologies or other mobile solutions Need for skilled developers and designers in mobile marketing and commerce spaces A proactive position by Ontario stakeholders will enable Ontario and Canada to avoid American control of m-commerce, which would not only leads to the loss of jobs and revenue, but could also expose Canadian data to another country’s scrutiny. Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 80 Solutions Security will be enhanced by educating developers and testers on different aspects of m-commerce application security and by practicing due diligence. Ontario can both collaborate with its federal counterparts to ensure that its own consumer-protection legislation is in place. Legislation must protect residents’ personal data through appropriate privacy measures. Banks and brands could ally to create m-commerce pilots that could help businesses and merchants navigate risk by proving consumer interest and refining interfaces. This collaboration would help to allay concerns as there are high upfront costs associated with new mobile terminals and other technology investments. Government services should allow the use of the mobile wallet and mobile quick checkout for licenses, tickets, etc. Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 81Future Opportunities For some businesses—particularly manufacturers, online brands, start-ups and developers—the mobile channel represents a new way to reach customers more directly, anywhere and anytime. The face of m-commerce is still undeveloped, and the area is ripe for design, creating opportunities for the traditional finance sector and for new players. At times, m-commerce bypasses not only the banking industry but also traditional distribution partners like retailers and resellers, as mobile operators, retailers and online brands move into the high-margin financial service market. Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 82Challenge: The need totransition health care from acute tochronic and preventative care Healthcare in Ontario accounts for almost 42 per cent of the provincial budget, and this amount is expected to increase as the population continues to age. There is a need to curb healthcare costs without compromising service Health funding needs to move from acute care to chronic and community care. Healthcare spending ultimately needs to focus on prevention. A dollar spent on prevention is amortized many times over an individual’s lifetime. The education of health professionals needs to prepare them for a technology enabled world – including the use of mobile devices. Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 83 M-healthMobile is the ideal platform to enable amove from acute-focussed care tocommunity and preventative care.The use of mobile devices, and sensors toenable personalized healthcare, paperlesshealth documentation, 24/7 access toinformation, real-time monitoring andintervention, and remote care. Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 84 Health - Consumer Mobile Expectations Other, please specify: Health program support Health monitoring Prescription management Scheduling Access to health recordsAccess to health-related information (e.g. nutrition, support groups, resources) Equivalent to “in person” service 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 85Mobile Health Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 86Benefits of m-health in OtherJurisdictions Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 87M-health leaders Dr. John Semple is investigating mobile technology as a way to monitor patients in the 30 days after surgery, thus preventing hospital readmission. In this pilot study at Women’s College Hospital, patients are provided with a smartphone and are asked to take pictures of their incision and send these to the surgeon at regular intervals. Patients may also send information about pain levels or other symptoms if they have concerns about their healing processes. Surgeon is able to review and assess the images, and to make decisions about appropriate care. On a research trip in Nepal, Dr. Semple was able to use this mobile system to diagnose and put at ease one patient in Toronto. Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 88M-health - leaders Bant, an iPhone application developed at the Centre for eHealth Innovations at the University of Toronto, helps adolescents monitor trends in their blood-sugar levels in real time, and rewards them for self-monitoring with iTunes redemption codes. Another remote patient monitoring (RPM) application developed by the same laboratory uses a Bluetooth-enabled blood-pressure monitor to send actionable updates to the user as well as critical reports to his or her physician. In a one-year trial, 50 per cent of participants were able to keep their blood pressure under good control, compared to 29 per cent of the control- group participants Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 89M-health-leaders In Brazil, Virtual Health Pet builds on the popular Tamagotchi virtual-pet concept. It monitors patients’ health and reminds them to take medications, and also provides information from patients’ medical teams. The Virtual Health Pet application runs on the patient’s mobile phone and is linked wirelessly to the electronic health records system. A failure to respond to messages from one’s pet causes messages to be sent to caregivers or emergency services. Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 90M-Health applications Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 91M-health Barriers There are currently 17,000 health-related apps on the major app stores, with 74 per cent adhering to paid business models. As more Ontario residents make use of these applications, a payment model is needed when care involves a doctor There are a series of significant data-related concerns with the fast-developing mobile health market. Where is this data going? Who is managing it? Who owns it? Who controls it? Despite Canada’s industry leadership in the development of new medical devices and applications, the slow and tedious process of adopting these devices into health institutions has severely limited the potential these technologies offer the Canadian economy and Ontario residents. Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 92M-health: Solutions Self-regulating industry model with interoperability standards to ensure that wireless medical devices and other medical devices have the ability to communicate in a common ―language‖ Industry and government work together to establish regulatory policies and best-practice guidelines that will promote the use of mobile applications within the public health system. These policies will have the secondary effect of stimulating the industry and supporting job retention and creation in this sector. Rollout system wide mobile solutions as successful large scale pilots , for e.g. Applications that can help seniors stay independent longer Modify incentive models through OHIP to reward mobile health solutions that promote prevention and community care over acute Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 93Future Trends for m-health Health cards will be part of the mWallet Geo-location information will enable individuals to pinpoint available services in closest area Integration with cell phones and smart phones of health monitors, sensors and tools Trusted health information in cloud-based system Applications will manage ―health traffic‖ to clinics and emergency rooms to help reduce wait times Health and wellness coaching and information for preventative care Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 94The gap between providersand clients As a payment mechanism or commerce platform for selling goods or services As a delivery channel for services or media As a tool for customer service As a marketing tool for reaching customers Internal productivity (e.g. access to email, or connectivity on the go) 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% Very Important 2 3 4 Not Important Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 95Anticipated Business FutureUse As a payment mechanism or commerce platform for selling goods or services As a delivery channel for services or media As a tool for customer service As a marketing tool for reaching customers Internal productivity (e.g. access to email, or connectivity on the go) 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% Very Important 2 3 4 Not Important Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 96Overall recommendations One: The Need for an Ontario Mobile Policy Two: A Mobile Ontario Requires Ubiquity, Accessibility, Quality Infrastructure and Affordability Three: Creating Confidence in Mobile Services: Privacy, Security and Consumer Protection Four: Increased Quality, Accessibility and Productivity in the Delivery of Health Care Five: Increased Quality, Accessibility and Productivity in Delivery of K-12 Education Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 97Overall Recommendations Six: Increased Quality, Accessibility and Productivity in the Provision of Post-Secondary Education Seven: Increased Productivity and Quality in provision of Government Services Eight: Increased Productivity, Accessibility and Quality Across Ontario’s Non-Mobile Industries Nine: Job Development and Retention to Build a Strong Mobile Business Sector Ten: Citizen Engagement and Inclusion Taking Ontario Mobile
  • 98 Quick Wins Ontario can set mobile learning priorities for school boards and post-secondaryQuick institutions.wins Procurement policies by government that favour mobile applications for retraining can stimulate mobile development within the industry. Extend government e-services through mobile-optimized web sites. Promote development of applications built on government open data through contests. Selectively deploy mobile devices to departments for work typically done away from a desk to enable employees to discover work-flow efficiencies Industry can create a prize for innovative mobile learning projects. Develop a mobile application to post real-time wait times at hospitals, clinics and labs. Develop a detailed statistical map of mobile users that indexes a variety of characteristics including age, income, location, education, job data, device type, data and application usage, and mobile subscriber package Develop a statistical map of non-users of mobile Taking Ontario Mobile
  • AGM 2012Questions?
  • AGM 2012Treasurer’s ReportStephen PerelgutTreasurer, MEIC A senior technology analyst tracking the Mobile industry in Canada. Specialties include deep insight into the Canadian mobility sector, including mobile phones, media tablets, and eReaders, as well as trends surrounding these devices, such as BYOD, MDM, NFC, etc. A source of commentary on Canadian tech news and trends to the mass media, and a frequent speaker at events across the Country.
  • AGM 2012Appointment of the AuditorMike StoyanPartner, Fuller Landau LLP Mike is a Partner in Fuller Landau’s audit and assurance practice. In his role, he continues to lead assurance engagements for a number of the firm’s mid-sized privately-owned entrepreneurial clients. In addition, he assists clients with financial and business advisory needs. Mike is an active participant in several of our industry groups and leads Fuller Landau’s Real Estate and Construction practice.
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  • AGM 20122012-2013 Board of DirectorsDr. Sara DiamondPresident and Vice-Chancellor, OCAD University Dr. Sara Diamond is the President of the OCAD University, Canada’s ―university of the imagination‖. She holds a PhD in Computer Science and degrees in new media theory and practice, social history and communications. While retaining OCAD Universitys traditional strengths in art and design, she has led her university to become a leader in digital media and design research and curriculum through the Digital Futures Initiative, towards new research in Inclusive Design and health and design, as well as in sustainable technologies and design. She has also led OCAD University to begin the unique Aboriginal Visual Culture Program.
  • AGM 20122012-2013 Board of DirectorsStephen PerelgutUniversity Relations Manager, IBM A senior technology analyst tracking the Mobile industry in Canada. Specialties include deep insight into the Canadian mobility sector, including mobile phones, media tablets, and eReaders, as well as trends surrounding these devices, such as BYOD, MDM, NFC, etc. A source of commentary on Canadian tech news and trends to the mass media, and a frequent speaker at events across the Country.
  • AGM 20122012-2013 Board of DirectorsKrista NapierSenior Analyst, Mobility, IDC Canada A senior technology analyst tracking the Mobile industry in Canada. Specialties include deep insight into the Canadian mobility sector, including mobile phones, media tablets, and eReaders, as well as trends surrounding these devices, such as BYOD, MDM, NFC, etc. A source of commentary on Canadian tech news and trends to the mass media, and a frequent speaker at events across the Country.
  • AGM 20122012-2013 Board of DirectorsJamie BarronPartner, Deloitte & Touche LLP Jamie has over 20 years of experience in the professional services field, and has served a wide range of companies in the TMT industry during that time. Jamie has experience in many sub-sectors of the TMT eco-system, such as wireless, wireline, satellite, advanced network equipment, internet, multi-media, clean- tech, software, advanced electronics, and mobile applications. Jamie has also worked with offices in Canada, the United States, Germany, Singapore, Australia, Russia, Belgium, the United Kingdom, and many other countries to support the servicing of Deloitte TMT clients.
  • AGM 20122012-2013 Board of DirectorsDragan NerandzicCTO, Ericsson Canada Inc. Dragan Nerandzic joined Ericsson in 2001 and has held the role of Chief Technology Officer for Ericsson in Canada since 2006. Mr. Nerandzic previously held the roles of VP, Network Systems and Director of Technical Strategy. Prior to joining Ericsson, Mr. Nerandzic was responsible for wireless technology planning and strategy for an operators network. He actively participated in standardization and industry organizations including 3GPP2, TIA and CDG. Mr. Nerandzic also had responsibilities for engineering design of analog and digital mobile networks.
  • AGM 20122012-2013 Board of DirectorsJosh SookmanFounder & CEO, Guardly Josh is the visionary behind Guardly. He founded the company in 2010 to empower people during emergencies by connecting them to their personalized safety networks with a single tap. Prior to Guardly, Josh worked at the BlackBerry Partners Fund and RBC Venture Partners where he supported ten investment transactions and developed expertise in location-aware applications, mobile business models, game mechanics and viral distribution strategies.
  • AGM 20122012-2013 Board of DirectorsDr. Robert LukeAssistant VP, Research & Innovation, George Brown College Robert Luke leads the College’s applied research and innovation activities that focus on engaging college faculty and students with industry development needs and productivity challenges. He is also responsible for institutional research focusing on strategic planning, reporting and overall educational quality measurement and improvement.
  • AGM 20122012-2013 Board of DirectorsRenee SzuhaiSr. Product Manager/Technical Sales, Huawei Devices Renee Szuhai is a veteran in the mobile communications industry with many years experience within both device manufacturers and wireless service providers. Her well- rounded mobile communications experience has included direct interaction with mobile device manufactures, 3rd party developers, and industry standards bodies. Combining an inquisitive nature and strong interpersonal skills have allowed her to hold a variety of roles in technology leading positions at Nokia and Bell.
  • AGM 20122012-2013 Board of DirectorsMichael J. O’FarrellCo-Founder, The Mobile Institute Michael is Founder of The Mobile Institute; Vice-Chairman at ooober; and Co-Author of Mobile Internet for Dummies. As a global subject matter expert on the mobile industry, Michael has been a notable mobile technology pioneer and considered a leading mobile industry futurist.
  • AGM 20122012-2013 Board of DirectorsVincent John VincentPresident, GestureTek Inc. Vincent John Vincent is the Co-founder, Co-CEO, & creative force behind GestureTek Inc., the inventors, pioneers, & world leaders of Video Gesture Control for 26+ years. With a Psychology BA (Waterloo U); he invented Virtual Reality Performance from 1986 onward; received a Canadian New Media Lifetime Achievement Award; the Milan Media Guru Award & is a DigiFest, Digital Pioneer Hall of Fame inductee.
  • AGM 20122012-2013 Board of DirectorsGary SchwartzPresident, Impact Mobile Over the past ten years, Gary has played a leadership role in the mobile industry. Gary is the CEO of Impact Mobile, Inc., Chair of MEF North America and is the author of "THE IMPULSE ECONOMY" and the ―FAST SHOPPER . SLOW STORE‖ published by Published by Simon & Schuster, Aria Imprint.
  • AGM 20122012-2013 Board of DirectorsDonald HendersonPresident & CEO, Interactive Ontario Don brings more than twelve years of legal and videogame experience to his role of President & CEO of Interactive Ontario. He has previously served as Chief Operating Officer at each of Bedlam Games and Groove Media, and as Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs and General Counsel of bitHeads Inc. He has been credited on nine console and PC video game titles, including most recently, Dungeons & Daggers: Daggerdale (XBLA/PSN/PC) and was Bedlam Games’ interactive producer on the Gemini-nominated Lost Girl transmedia project.
  • AGM 20122012-2013 Board of DirectorsCarolyn FittonSenior Mobility Manager, SAP Carolyn Fitton has diverse experiences in marketing and enterprise mobility strategy. She drives sales and marketing initiatives across the SAP ecosystem, educating stakeholders on enterprise mobility solutions, and helps lead go-to- market strategy and promotion of enterprise mobility products.
  • AGM 20122012-2013 Board of DirectorsAnthony KanferSenior Director, Mobile & eCommerce Platforms, Rogers Digital Media Anthony brings over 20 years of experience in the development of innovative software technologies in the mobile, internet, payments, education, healthcare and manufacturing industries. Anthony came to Rogers via the acquisition of Brave Commerce, where he was founder and CEO. Prior to founding Brave Commerce, Anthony was CTO at MyThum Interactive, responsible for the strategic direction and development of MyThum’s award winning mobile solutions.
  • AGM 20122012-2013 Board of DirectorsShane DaviesDirector of ISV Partnerships, Microsoft Canada Sales, recruitment and major account management experience selling information technology solutions, both domestically and internationally, both direct to end users and through ISV, OEM, SI and VAR partners. Experience working with small companies up to the largest software companies in the world, such as Oracle and Microsoft. Partners and end customers range in size from SMB to Fortune 500.
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