Mobile Internet SIG: Mobile: Development, highlighting LBS



  • Topic: Yahoo! – Mobile: Development, highlighting LBS

    Yahoo!-  Mobile and the company called Wichro will share how application development for LBS is a cohesive effort.  To create ‘best of class’ solutions for the end-use, the mobile/wireless eco-system must work together.

    Join this open fee flow discussion with mobile/wireless veteran Arnon Kohavi of Yahoo! and start-up new comer Christian Wiklun of Wichro from Sweden.

    AGENDA and TIME:

    -- 6:30 PM      
    Registration and Networking

    -- 7:00 – 7:30 PM       
    Speaker I  Yahoo! Mobile industry veteran, non scripted monologue

    -- 7:30 – 8:00 PM       
    Speaker II  Wichro, Inc. presentation and product demo

    -- 8:00 – 8:30 PM       
    Questions, comments and idea sharing!


    Arnon Kohavi has over 15 years of experience in the wireless industry as a senior executive in roles of business development, marketing and strategic planning.

    Arnon is the co-founder of Mapplr, an online service for people who love eating out and traveling. He is also in the process of launching other consumer-based Internet companies with the goal of creating useful applications for Internet users worldwide.


    Arnon co-founded and served as the CEO of WeFi, a WiFi software company. Prior to WeFi he was a Fellow at the Reuters Digital Vision Program at Stanford University, where he created WiFi solutions that help developing countries increase penetration of wireless communications and bridge the "digital divide".

    Prior to Reuters, Arnon led the initial public offering and follow-on offerings of DSPC, a wireless chip company, and Vyyo, a wireless broadband company, on Nasdaq (raised $1 billion) and the sale of DSPC to Intel for $1.6 billion in 1999. Other companies that Arnon worked or advised include Mobifusion and Magnolia Broadband.

    Arnon holds a BA degree in Economics and Management from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a MBA degree from the Anderson School at UCLA.

    Christian Wiklund, CEO, Wichro, Inc.
    Wichro was founded in Silicon Valley by Christian Wiklund an engineer who graduated from Sweden’s prestigious Chalmers University, teamed up with partner Seidler, a graphic designer in the technology industry, to create a sophisticated mobile networking framework. Wichro and the ZKOUT product resulted from a shared vision to make life more interesting for mobile networking users.





    1100 Marsh Road
    Menlo Park, CA


    6:30 PM Registration and Networking
    7:00 PM -8:40 PM Presentations



    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    No registration required

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