Friday, September 21, 2007

CONNECTIONS™ Europe Keynotes

Please welcome keynote speaker at CONNECTIONS™ Europe, Paul R. Brody from IBM Electronics Industry Strategy Practice.

Paul R. Brody, Partner, IBM Global Business Services, Global Lead, IBM Electronics Industry Strategy Practice

Paul Brody is a Partner with IBM Global Business Services. He brings a decade of consulting experience to the position as the global leader of the electronics industry strategy practice. Mr. Brody has worked extensively with business strategy, supply chain management and product life cycle management, including planning & scheduling, logistics, and procurement solutions.

His experience includes the full range of activities from value assessment/business case development through business process change, software implementation, and joint software development. Paul’s main industry experience includes discrete manufacturing, high tech electronics, semiconductors, and logistics and healthcare.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe Keynotes

Please welcome Saul J. Berman from IBM Global Business Services, as a keynote speaker at CONNECTIONS™ Europe

Saul J. Berman, Global Lead Strategy Partner, IBM Media and Entertainment Practice
Global Strategy & Change Services Leader, IBM Global Business Services

Saul J. Berman is the Global Lead Strategy Partner for the Media and Entertainment Practice as well as a Global Strategy & Change Services Leader at IBM Global Business Services (GBS). Prior to joining IBM, Saul was the Global Strategic Change Leader at PwC Consulting. He was also previously with The Boston Consulting Group, and a divisional Vice President with Broadway Department Stores and an Assistant Professor of Management at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Berman has more than 25 years of consulting experience advising senior management of large corporate and start-up organizations. He has directed engagements addressing issues of strategy, organization, and operations. He has worked extensively on issues of competitive positioning, differentiation, new business plans & strategies, new business models, growth, operational & cost improvement, operations/manufacturing strategy, organizational design and enterprise transformation. His clients have included most of the major media companies as well as internet companies, telecommunication companies, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers and automotive companies in the United States, Japan, Europe and Australia.

Dr. Berman holds a Ph.D. in Management and Information Systems and a MBA in Production Systems and Operations Research from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University in New York. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Economics at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe Keynotes

CONNECTIONS™ Europe is proud to introduce Andreas Mueller-Schubert from Microsoft TV, as a keynote speaker at CONNECTIONS™ Europe.

Andreas Mueller-Schubert, General Manager, Global Solutions, Microsoft TV, Microsoft Corporation

Andreas Mueller-Schubert brings more than 12 years of telecommunications experience to his current role as General Manager of Global Solutions at Microsoft Corporation’s Microsoft TV division. In this position, Mr. Mueller-Schubert is responsible for the deployment of all worldwide customer projects using Microsoft’s TV solutions platform. He is responsible for directing approximately 170 solution experts worldwide and for managing Microsoft TV’s internal and external system integrator partners within their customer deployment sector.

Prior to joining Microsoft TV at the end of 2006, Mr. Mueller-Schubert served in several senior management positions within Siemens’ telecommunications division in Germany and Canada. He is most notably recognized for initiating the Siemens’ telecommunication business in Canada.

Andreas Mueller-Schubert holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering as well as a bachelor of business degree in business administration. He is an active member of VDI Germany, VDE Germany, and the Society of Industry Leaders for Vista Research in New York.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

CONNECTIONS™ Europe Supporting Organization

The Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP) is a supporting organization for CONNECTIONS™ Europe.

The Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP) is the ‘connector’ for the wireless and mobile industry. We give emerging wireless companies an extra edge in getting products and services to market with our information portal, Go2Market programs and partnerships with wireless organizations and developer programs around the world.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe Supporting Organization

Wi-Fi Alliance is a supporting organization for CONNECTIONS™ Europe.

The Wi-Fi Alliance is a global, non-profit industry association of more than 300 member companies devoted to promoting the growth of wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs). With the aim of enhancing the user experience for mobile wireless devices, the Wi-Fi Alliance’s testing and certification programs ensure the interoperability of WLAN products based on the IEEE 802.11 specification. Since the introduction of the Wi-Fi Alliance’s certification program in March 2000, more than 3,000 products have been designated as Wi-Fi CERTIFIED®, encouraging the expanded use of Wi-Fi products and services across the consumer and enterprise markets.
Wi-Fi Alliance

CONNECTIONS™ Europe Supporting Organization

OSGi Alliance is a returning supporting organization for CONNECTIONS™ Europe.

The OSGi Alliance is an independent non-profit corporation comprised of technology innovators and developers and focused on the interoperability of applications and services based on its component integration platform. The OSGi Alliance is a worldwide consortium of technology innovators that advances a proven and mature process to assure interoperability of applications and services based on its component integration platform. The OSGi Service Platform is delivered in many Fortune Global 100 company products and services and in diverse markets including enterprise, mobile, home, telematics and consumer. The OSGi Alliance was founded in March 1999.
OSGi Alliance

CONNECTIONS™ Europe Supporting Organization

Please welcome Mobile Monday as a supporting organization for CONNECTIONS™ Europe.

Mobile Monday is a global community of mobile industry visionaries, developers and influentials fostering cooperation and cross-border business development through virtual and live networking events to share ideas, best practices and trends from global markets. Mobile Monday chapters in Germany are established in Dusseldorf and Munich.
Mobile Monday

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

CONNECTIONS™ Europe Supporting Organization

KeystoneTech Group is a supporting organization for CONNECTIONS™ Europe.

KeystoneTech Group, is a Marketplace Maker for high technology commercialization, serving companies from start-up to Fortune 50 - a nexus linking novel technologies to funding sources, commercial industry and government marketplaces. Target technology sectors include Digital Media, Voice and Data Communications [including IPv6, Mobile and Wireless], Internet, and Data Management.
KeystoneTech Group

CONNECTIONS™ Europe Supporting Organization

The Hong Kong Wireless Development Centre is supporting CONNECTIONS™ Europe.

HKWDC has acquired financial assistance from HKSAR and sponsorship from quasi – government organizations and wireless industry players. HKWDC provides a full range of wireless connectivity services, facilities, information, testing services and business networks to wireless parties, especially for application developers. This can greatly assist them in growing and developing in an increasingly competitive wireless market.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe Supporting Organization

Please welcome the Home Gateway Initiative (HGI) as a supporting organization for CONNECTIONS™ Europe.

The Home Gateway Initiative (HGI) was officially launched in March 2005 and with its worldwide key players in the Home Gateway and broadband home domain is driving the development of specifications of broadband and SOHO access gateways supporting the delivery of multi-play services. Release 1.0 specification was published on July 2006; Release 2.0 is going to be finalized in 2007; Release 3.0 activities have been officially opened in 2Q07.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

CONNECTIONS™ Europe Supporting Organization

CABA is a supporting organization for CONNECTIONS™ Europe

CABA is the only industry association to offer industry intelligence to stakeholders in all areas of home & building automation. CABA's resources cover areas such as HVAC, lighting, security, A/V, communications technologies, energy management and controls. A number of resources are available through the association including iHomes & Buildings magazine, research, CABA's forums, CABA's monthly eBulletin, Information Series reports, Event Reports and the CABA web site.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe Supporting Organization

Please welcome Broadband Services Forum as a supporting organization for CONNECTIONS™ Europe

The Broadband Services Forum is an international industry resource that provides a forum for dialogue and development, along with the tools and information to address the fundamental business and technology issues vital to the growth and health of the broadband industry. The Broadband Services Forum fosters collaboration across the broadband value chain including content, service and technology providers.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe Supporting Organization

ADMIN Ltd. is a new supporting organzation for CONNECTIONS™ Europe.

ADMIN Ltd. is a St. Petersburg based consultancy focused on mobile content & Internet industry development, electronic commerce, high-tech investments, business consulting and international cooperation. ADMIN Ltd. is an organizer of annual Mobile VAS Conference (, Mobile Monday St. Petersburg ( and other IT events. The Russian Mobile Content Market Report is also available.