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.

Igor Faletski is going to Mobify You

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Igor Faletski from mobify

Igor Faletski from Mobify

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

Speakers Confirmed

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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.

Adam Bognar

Patrick Payne

Igor Faletski

Conquer Mobile
Angela Robert

Virtual LockBox
Sanjay Maharaj

January 22, 2009

Mary MacPherson Stepping in for Ron Moravek

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Ron Moravek is sick. I don’t mean sick like when you are snowboarding and your buddy says “Dude, that was a sick jump!” He has a cold and will not be able to participate in the elevator pitch. However, Mary MacPherson from Sitemasher will be stepping in to take his place.

January 21, 2009

Jim Udall, CTO of QuickMobile to Participate

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Jim Udall from QuickMobile

Jim Udall from QuickMobile

Ideas on Tap welcomes Jim Udall to tomorrow night’s event!

Jim is a co-founder and the Chief Technology Officer of QuickMobile, a Vancouver based start-up. He is a veteran of both the personal computer revolution as well as the Internet revolution, with a colourful career spanning over 30 years in high technology R&D. During this time, he has participated in five startups, of which two he personally co-founded.

Jim’s last startup venture was Vienna Systems, a pioneer in VoIP that was successfully acquired by Nokia in 1998. As part of this, Jim accepted the position of Chief Architect at the Nokia Mobile Phones Product Creation Centre in Vancouver with responsibility for leading the growth of the nascent site from 35 to over 400 people in less than four years. In this role, Jim led the drive to higher functionality mobile phones focusing on the delivery of media rich services in the mobile environment.

Jim serves as the Technology Director for the Vancouver-based Mobile MUSE Research Project, where he guides new media projects exploring the application of context, mobility, and rich media in enhancing social experiences. He is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, and has a broad range of technical expertise including operating system design, telecommunications (fixed and wireless), and data communications.

January 17, 2009

David Tedman to Pitch Brightkit

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David Tedman from Brightkit

David Tedman from Brightkit

David Tedman is a partner and the operations manager at Invoke, an interactive agency in Vancouver.  Starting out as a design and Web development shop, Invoke began creating tools for agencies to incorporate the power of social media in 2006.

In late 2008, Invoke launched its latest product, BrightKit. BrightKit, as quoted by Mashable; “is the ultimate Twitter toolkit.”

BrightKit was originally designed for agencies who manage multiple twitter accounts for their clients.  It quickly became popular with agencies, but also news organizations, music labels, retail companies, and any business managing multiple twitter channels.  Marketing BrightKit almost exclusively on twitter, it currently has almost 5000 users.

David has over 8 years experience managing various interactive and media projects, and has been a partner with Invoke since 2006.  David received an Interactive Media degree from Vancouver Film School in 2002, after which he founded Novare Res, a multi-disciplinary design company, which eventually merged with Invoke in 2006.  He speaks one language (well), picked the school of rock instead, didn’t write two New York Times bestsellers, and spends the rest of his time working with the most talented people two blocks east of Gastown.

December 30, 2008

Rick Goosen from Make Good to Present

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Rick Goosen from Make Good

Rick Goosen from Make Good

We are excited to announce that Rick Goosen, CEO of MakeGood will be presenting at the next Ideas on Tap on January 22nd, 2009.

MakeGood allows companies to show the good things they are doing (also known as social responsibility). MakeGood was founded by Rick Goossen in 2007 and investors/strategic partners include Cambrian House, Domain 7, Rethink & Burnkit. The MakeGood badge (by Rethink) recently won a Lotus Award for best logo. 

Rick Goossen is the Director of Entrepreneurial Leadership, Transforming Business, a research
and development centre at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. He is also the founder
and Director of The Centre for Entrepreneurial Leaders and an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Business, Trinity Western University. He teaches in the undergraduate and MBA programs.

He has written five books, edited five books and written over 150 articles for diverse publications
throughout the world, from leading academic journals to trade magazines and newspapers. His
most recent book, E-Preneur – Wall Street to Wiki – Succeeding as a Crowdpreneur in the New
Virtual Marketplace
(Career Press, Spring 2008), has been translated into Chinese (Taiwan),
Chinese (PRC) and Portuguese (Brazil).

November 19, 2008

Sitemasher Sponsors and Ron Moravek Presents

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Ron Moravek Sitemasher

Ron Moravek Sitemasher

Sitemasher is a fully managed, hosted website solution that seamlessly integrates the website building environment, content management system (CMS), analytics, and search engine optimization (SEO) all within a single platform. Sitemasher was started in Vancouver 2006 by Phil Calvin and in mid 2007 was joined by former Electronic Arts VP and COO Ron Moravek.

Ron Moravek will be delivering a 1 minute elevator pitch at the January 22nd 2009 Ideas on Tap Event. Prior posts for Ron include, VP and General Manager of THQ Canada and Co-Founder and COO of Relic Entertainment. Early career titles include senior sales and business development roles with FedEx Canada and an IBM affiliate.

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