June 9, 2009

The ‘Official’ After Party

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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

Ideas on Tap Welcomes Patrick Payne, CEO of QuickMobile

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Patrick Payne from Quick Mobile

Patrick Payne from Quick Mobile

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 Robert to Feature ConQuer Mobile

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Angela Robert from ConQuer Mobile

Angela Robert from ConQuer Mobile

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.

Rilli’s Adam Bognar to Pitch. Really!?!

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Adam Bognar of Rilli

Adam Bognar of Rilli

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.

January 27, 2009

Second Ideas on Tap and the Event Moving Forward

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The second Ideas on Tap last week was another smashing success. For the second time in a row, it was standing room only at the Yaletown Brew Pub as over 300 Vancouver Technology and Social Media people gathered to listen to demo’s whilst enjoying a drink with friends.

This Ideas on Tap was live blogged by Rebecca Bollwitt (aka Miss604) - thanks to M2O for sponsoring the live blog - make sure you venture over to Rebecca’s site and read her excellent play by play recap of the evening. The second Ideas on Tap was made possible thanks to our sponsors: 6S Marketing, Sitemasher, Elastic Path Software, Domain7, Veratta, United Front Games, Techvibes, and Massive.

As with the first Ideas on Tap, we had a great line up of speakers to pitch their product to the crowd.  If you missed the event and would like to see the videos of the pitches, make sure you check out the video’s of the presentations. First up was Jim Udall of QuickMobile.

Jim was followed by Mary MacPherson (filling in for Ron Moravek) of SiteMasher.

Next up was with Brent Cummings from Make Good.

The evening was capped off with David Tedman from BrightKit. David won the crowd with his pitch for BrightKit - although it was a close call between David and Mary as both companies brought along enthusiastic entourages - and was chosen as the winner for the evening.

The third installment of Ideas on Tap will be held in sometime in April - we will let you know as soon as an exact date has been selected, this time in a larger venue so that we can better accommodate the over 300 people who registered and attended the last event. Make sure you check out all of the great photos from the event on Flickr and Facebook. You can also follow @IdeasonTap on twitter and become a fan of Ideas on Tap on Facebook to make sure you get the latest info on the next event.

Since I have joined the 6S Marketing team, I have been appointed to the event planning committee for Ideas on Tap. We have lots of plans in the works to make Ideas on Tap a great recurring event in Vancouver, but we’d love to hear your thoughts on what you’d like to see from the event and what you would like to see it grow to in the future.