Archive for October 2005
We are both happy and sorry to announce that because of the great interest in our Mobile Search event, we have had to turn off the registration on the SDForum website as we have reached the limit of 300 attendees. We may not be able to accomodate onsite registrations, so we suggest not to make the trip to the Googleplex if you have not already registered.
As a reminder for those who have registered, the event is taking place on Monday October 10th, at Google’s headquarter in Mountain View (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Building 40). You may park in any available parking space when entering the campus. Google will have signs posted directing you to the event and their security staff will also help direct you to the meeting room.
On the topic of the session, mobile search means much more than throwing a keyword search to a search engine from a cell phone. Efficiently accessing context-driven information, based on who/where they are and what they need, is what users have come to expect. We will explore the state of the art of Mobile search – covering both voice and data, and assess if we are any closer of delivering what users need.
Our speakers will be:
- Ted Burns, 4INFO
- Mark Grandcolas, Caboodle Networks
- Jack Denenberg, Cingular Wireless
- Elad Gil, Google
- Mihir Shah, Yahoo! Search
The host of the session will be David Weiden, an Internet & Mobile industry consultant currently working with Mary Meeker of Morgan Stanley Equity Research. Prior to this David was an initial investor in and CMO of Tellme Networks, the largest provider of automated 411 systems in the world. David also held executive positions at AOL and Netscape and began his career at McCaw Cellular.
Here is the agenda:
6:30-7:00pm – Getting your pre-registered badge, and mingling over food and drinks
7:00–7:05pm – Welcome
7:05-8:00pm – Act I: Mobile Search state of the art, trends and challenges and anything our moderator will want to cover
8:05-8:15pm – Intermission: Search Networking & Geeking Out
8:20-9:00pm – Act II: Product Demos from 4INFO, Caboodle Networks, Google and Yahoo!
9:00-9:15pm – Open Mike Geek: Announcements (30 seconds of fame & fortune)
9:16pm – You Don’t Have To Go Home, But You Can’t Stay Here
Note: at the end of our meeting, we will provide audience members with the opportunity to make very QUICK 30-second announcements of community geek benefit. however, if you exceed the time limit, you WILL get the hook 😉
We look forward to seeing you on Monday, and thanks to all the Google staff who have helped us put together this event.