Life Moves Pretty Fast. If You Don’t Stop and Look Around Once in a While, You Could Miss It.

Posted by Taylor Haney on Thu, May 30, 2013

Our last post for our May Mobile theme is from guest blogger Mike Forrester, Sales Director at Adelphic Mobile. Mike gives great insight to where mobile is going and how it's not so different from where it started. Our theme for next month is social, if you are interested in guest blogging e-mail me at taylor [at] mitx [dot] org.

Mike Forrester is a Sales Director at Adelphic Mobile focused on mobile network and programatic buying to agencies in New England & Chicago. Adelphic Mobile is based outside of Boston and backed by Google Ventures and Matrix Partners. Prior to Adelphic, Mike worked at Yahoo! Mobile focused on cross-platform and mobile network sales. Mike spent 4 and a half years at Yahoo! after seven years in sales at The Hollywood Reporter in Los Angeles. Mike is a graduate of Ithaca College. Twitter: @mikedrummer4

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How to Get Involved With MITX! [Infographic]

Posted by Taylor Haney on Wed, May 29, 2013

We get many questions from members about how they can get more involved with MITX and what the benefits of being a member are. So to answer these question we made this nifty infographic that has all of that info in one place! Take a look, share it, post it in your office, but most importantly get involved!  

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Poor Immigration Policy Threatens Bright Students

Posted by Taylor Haney on Tue, May 28, 2013

Please note the March for Innovation event discussed in the article below already took place. We wanted to share this great article by Jeffrey Bussgang, a general partner at Flybridge Capital, originally published in Mashable, in support of immigration reform and to keep the issue top of mind.

Recently, I testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce on the topic of immigration reform. I am a former entrepreneur turned venture capitalist at Flybridge Capital Partners and also teach entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School. Like many others, I am struck by how our current broken immigration system is affecting our nation’s ability to compete on the global stage.

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Second Screen and the Contextualization of Television: The New Frontier for Marketing & Advertising

Posted by Taylor Haney on Fri, May 24, 2013

Our next mobile guest blog is by Tom Wilde, CEO of Ramp. Tom writes a great post that discusses the second screen and the impact it is having on television and in turn marketing and advertising. If you are interested in being a guest blogger please contact me at taylor [at] mitx [dot] org.

Tom Wilde is a widely recognized leader in the field of Internet search and online advertising, and prior to becoming RAMP’s CEO has held numerous leadership roles in the field including SVP/GM of the Consumer Division at domain portfolio company NameMedia, senior vice president and general manager of MIVA Inc.’s North American division, responsible for both MIVA’s U.S. online advertising network as well as the company’s consumer business, and senior operating roles managing Terra Lycos’ global search & publishing divisions. Tom has also served on the IAB Search Engine Committee and holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Twitter Handle: @RAMPinc

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Innovation Hall of Fame Inductee: Dr. Tom Leighton of Akamai

Posted by Taylor Haney on Wed, May 22, 2013

In less than 2 weeks on Monday, June 3rd, we are celebrating everything that is great and inspiring about innovation in this region and it’s promising to be an exceptional night! Our 10th Annual Innovation Awards Ceremony is going to be one you won't want to miss.

This year we have the great honor of inducting Dr. Tom Leighton, CEO of Akamai Technologies, Inc., into the MITX Innovation Hall of Fame – an accomplished technologist, a true innovator, and a person who continues to shape and contribute to the New England innovation community. Dr. Leighton is Akamai's technology visionary and leads the senior management team in setting the company's strategic direction. His achievements earned him recognition as one of the Top 10 Technology Innovators in U.S. News & World Report. Yesterday Debi Kleiman, President of MITX, had the chance to sit down with Tom and get some insight into his views on innovation.

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FutureM Debuts First Session Lineup for 2013

Posted by Taylor Haney on Thu, May 16, 2013

Early Bird Registration Now Open

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It’s Not Mobile, Its a Sequential Connected Experience

Posted by Taylor Haney on Thu, May 16, 2013

Our May Mobile guest blog series continues with George White, Principal Consultant, Technical Architect at Cantina. George gives some great insight into the many contexts in which we need to look at mobile and the many factors which now come into play as the technology develops. If you are interested in being a guest blogger please contact me at taylor [at] mitx [dot] org.

George set out to be a zoologist and now he is a fifteen year veteran with broad experience in software development and architecture. He has worked in many domains, including Web applications, mobile platforms, content management, internet-connected desktop applications, multimedia, video, networking and systems architecture. George developed a strong understanding of the technology needs of publishing companies during his time at McGraw-Hill and Thomson and consulting with Elsevier and Jones & Bartlett. George is proud of the fact that systems he designed and developed ten years ago are still going strong. Twitter handle: @stonehippo

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The Mobile Future – Now, and Then

Posted by Taylor Haney on Wed, May 8, 2013

Continuing on with our mobile guest blog series for this month we had a great post from Tim Dunn, Director of Mobile, at Roundarch Isobar. Tim takes a look into the past and future and provides great insight into where mobile is headed. If you are interested in being a guest blogger please contact me at taylor [at] mitx [dot] org.

Tim Dunn is the Director of Mobile at Roundarch Isobar. Roundarch Isobar, ranked the 15th largest digital agency in the world by AdAge, creates applications and digitally-centered marketing campaigns for the web, mobile devices and social media. With a focus on experience design, Roundarch Isobar conceives, designs and develops marketing campaigns as well as digital solutions like wearable computing, data visualization and mobile applications. Clients include adidas, General Motors and Coca-Cola.  While Tim has specialized in mobile for over 13 years, he now works across broad digital marketing strategy, and is interested in interactions, UX, media and marketing theory and innovation of almost any description. Twitter handles: @timmcdunn, @roundarchisobar

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Engagement: Standing Out in a Sea of Downloads

Posted by Taylor Haney on Fri, May 3, 2013

Kicking off our May guest blog series, we have a great post from Isaac Mosquera, the Director of Mobile at ShareThis. Isaac talks about what makes an app successful and that download numbers aren't always the most important metric. Big thank you again to ShareThis for sponsoring yesterday's Mobile Summit!

Isaac is currently the Director of Mobile at ShareThis, Inc. ShareThis powers the social web, touching the lives of 95% of U.S. Internet users across more than 2.3 million publisher sites and 120+ social media channels. Most recently, Isaac was the co-founder of Socialize, Inc which was acquired by ShareThis in March 2013. Prior to Socialize, Isaac co-founded PointAbout, a mobile development consultancy which built apps for companies like Disney, and Washington Post. PointAbout was acquired in May 2011. Previously he lead efforts to bring XM Radio's satellite content to the web.

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