Mobile IP SIG: Mobile Television and Media Applications
The Monthly Meeting of the Mobile IP SIG
MobiTV - Nidhi Gupta, Sr. Director of Engineering
Nayio Media, Inc. - Jay Bose, COO and GM
Mobile Television and Media Applications
Mobile TV and media applications are two key drivers of next generation user experience on the handset. In this event, we have invited MobiTV and Nayio Media, two pioneers in the arena, to speak about the vast opportunities and challenges of these emerging services. Here are some excerpts about the companies:
MobiTV – USA Today, September 27, 2005 Potential partners laughed at first. But in November 2003, Sprint became the first wireless carrier to offer Paul Scanlan, Phillip Alvelda and Jeff Annison's MobiTV to consumers. Last week, Sprint and MobiTV received a special Emmy award for their efforts. The $10-a-month service, now also offered by Cingular, has attracted 500,000 subscribers.
Nayio Media –Internet News, September 20, 2006 From iTunes to Rhapsody to Microsoft's forthcoming Zune player, online music is hot. But Nayio Media thinks consumers are missing out on a critical element – interactivity... Consumers will be able to download and purchase songs in Nayio's Virtual Music Player (VMP) format, which lets them sing along with the artist. "The Web site is going to be like American Idol meets YouTube," said Bose. Nayio users will be able to post their efforts for others to judge, and there are plans to offer prizes for those voted the best.
Nidhi Gupta, Sr. Director of Engineering, MobiTV
Nidhi is responsible for product specification, design and development of the company's two flagship products – MobiTV and MobiRadio. Nidhi is also responsible for MobiTV’s MobiEnabled program which enables wide device support of MobiTV products. Prior to MobiTV, Nidhi was a Senior Engineering Manager at Openwave Systems where she was responsible for spearheading their Multi Media Messaging Service Center (MMS) product. She joined the MMS team at its inception and successfully led the creation and deployment of this product at over twenty carriers worldwide. Prior to Openwave Systems, Nidhi was at Bell Labs at Lucent Technologies where she created and led a program to unify the user interfaces of dozens of Lucent products.
Jay Bose, COO and GM, Nayio Media Inc.
A Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Jay was a founding member and first head of Sales and Channels at Apptera, Inc., a speech recognition technology company creating applications for consumer, retail and enterprise markets. Previously he worked at Telera Inc. (acquired by Genesys/Alcatel) and as VP of Marketing and Alliances at enhansiv Inc., a hosted CRM company which grew to 180 employees. Between 1995-2000, Jay held senior management roles at Cisco Systems, initially with the Internet Business Solutions Group enabling Cisco’s largest customers worldwide to adopt networked multimedia and productivity applications and later working on the acquisitions of Geotel, Webline and Amteva. These acquisitions resulted in the creation of a new Cisco Internet software business unit where Jay was responsible for worldwide sales operations and marketing. Prior to his experience at Cisco, Jay was a senior manager at Ernst and Young, LLP, New York. Jay earned his Doctorate and MS degrees in Computer Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ
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