It has come to our attention that it would be a good idea to be environmentally conscious and allow people to show their digital ticket or email confirmation instead of a printed paper ticket. We will now be accepting digital proof or registration for admittance to the Commodore for Ideas on Tap. Please have your confirmation ready and loaded on your screen when you go to the door for entry. Please consider tweeting the following to try and get the message out. ”I’m saving paper and using a digital ticket for #ideasontap”
June 10, 2009
June 9, 2009
I just got back from meeting with the Commodore and they will be launching a new menu at Ideas on Tap, complete with share plates and platters for groups as well as indivdual appie plates too.
Also, the ‘Official’ Ideas on Tap After Party will be at Doolin’s Irish Pub just down the street at 654 Nelson Street (at Granville). The after party starts 8:30pm complete with live Celtic music by the Halifax Wharf Rats.
June 8, 2009
Sanjay Maharaj is the President and Co-Founder of Virtual LockBox. When Sanjay first heard about the concept of Virtual LockBox, Sanjay knew he had found his passion and had to become part of it. Sanjay wanted to deliver a platform in which people can share their memories and connect with each other.
Sanjay attributes his entrepreneurial spirit to his father who built the largest sub construction company in Fiji. Sanjay’s first job dealt with sales and construction management. It was at that point that he realized that nothing in life is impossible.
In year 2000, Sanjay helped start-up what is now the world’s largest online building supplies vendor BuildDirect. It was there that he first met Jeff Booth- they became great friends and colleagues.
Sanjay is married to the love of his life and they are expecting their first child in September.
Patrick Payne is coming to the Ideas on Tap to chat about his startup, QuickMobile.
Prior to QuickMobile, Patrick was founder and CEO of Mobile Operandi Communication which developed the “Mophone” mobile consumer social networking service before being sold to Vantage Point Venture Partners in 2006. Previous to this, he spent 5 years at Ericsson as Director of Mobile Internet based in Brussels, Belgium where he was responsible for marketing and sales, business development, mobile strategy, and external partnering. In 1989, Patrick co-founded Vancouver-based Memex Software which developed a digital TV management platform for global satellite broadcast systems notably DirecTV. While working at Distinctive Software during the late-80’s (now Electronic Arts Canada), Patrick created the original music for the video game Test Drive - which grew into the world’s best selling electronic computer racing game franchise.
Patrick serves as a founder and director of Wavefront AC the commercialization centre for accelerating the growth of British Columbia’ wireless companies and served on the board of directors of the Wireless Innovation Network of BC (WINBC) which helps to foster collaboration amongst early-stage wireless companies in Canada. He holds a BA from the University of British Columbia with a double major in Film & Television and Music.
Angela started ConQuer Mobile in 2008. She is focused on business development, building new relationships in the mobile industry in Vancouver and beyond. She is also involved with CellMap, located at Wavefront, currently serving as their Development Director. She was responsible for the release of two iPhone Applications (Canpages and Mo Discovers Stanley Park) in the last 3 months with another application due very soon. She is also involved in ongoing work with UGC, building proprietary web software for the Langley Events Centre that links Ticketing and Sports Marketing all on 1 multi-dimensional branded card.
Previously, Angela worked her way up the ranks at Electronic Arts Canada. She started there as a Test Engineer where she moved into management, eventually leaving EA after holding the position of Development Director for both Skate and Skate 2.
She received her Bachelor of Mathematics in Computer Science with Software Engineering option from the University of Waterloo. Her first experiences working as a Software Engineer were at Scotiabank, IBM and RPM Technologies in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Ideas on Tap is excited to have Angela involved and she is the only female presenter out of 5 at this Ideas on Tap.
Adam is a designer and entrepreneur specializing in interaction / social design and branding. He is a co-founder and the Chief Design Officer at Rilli. Since early 2008, Adam has lead the evolution of the Rilli brand and the design of interfaces. He works with the rest of team to find new problem spaces in social behavior rich with design and business opportunities.
In the decade before Rilli took over his life, Adam was an independent designer working with over 120 clients all over the world including MTV, American Express, Microsoft, Sony Ericsson and Ford. When he’s not chained to a laptop or sketchbook, Adam loves snowboarding, downhill mountain biking, traveling… and just the mountains in general.
Igor Faletski is going to introduce you (me) to the company he helped found called Mobify.
Igor is a co-founder of Mobify (http://mobify.me), a popular web service for optimizing websites for mobile access. It allows anybody with a website to achieve perfect compatibility with mobile screens without the need for expensive iPhone apps. Mobify is used by a number of large websites around and is absolutely free!
June 5, 2009
We have chosen the presenters that will each do a 60 second elevator pitch from the stage at the Commodore Ballroom at the June 11th Ideas on Tap. Full bios will be posted this weekend. Also, the body painted people have been cancelled and the ice sculpture is on order.