EFactor Presents: Mobile App Development
The new buzz word around town is mobile app. In 2010 mobile applications brought in $2.2 billion. That’s right…billion! Even more impressive is the fact that figure is up 160 percent from 2009! The mobile app industry is exploding right before our eyes!
In this day and age of instant gratification it’s no longer a question of whether your business should have a mobile app or not. Businesses across the planet are creating mobile applications for consumers. Add to that the fact that there are more people in the world who own cell phones than credit cards! If you don’t have one you may be leaving money on the table!
Don’t get left behind! This is an event for business owners as well as for developers. In addition to learning from CEO’s and industry leaders from the mobile app industry, you’ll also get the chance to meet potential partners to help get your idea off the ground!
Space is limited so don’t delay. To learn more about creating a BLOCKBUSTER mobile application, register now.
If you have any questions, please contact Tatiana Afanasyeva
About the Speakers:
Jonathan Ozeran is currently VP, Product & Mobile at RECSOLU, a custom recruiting software, solutions and services company whose customers include more than 100 major corporations and employers. Additionally, he is a mentor at Code Academy, a co-organizer of Mobile Monday Chicago and an advisor to Chicago-based startups and Catapult Chicago. Prior to RECSOLU, Jonathan served as a mobile technology strategist and led the product design team for Lextech Global Services, an enterprise mobile application development group that has built some of the most sophisticated iPhone, iPad and Android apps in use by Fortune 1000 organizations.
Dan Parsons is the VP of Product and Partner at Ora Interactive. Dan manages Ora Interactive's talented team of engineers and creatives to drive their portfolio of mobile and web products. Dan prides himself on cutting edge product design, and lean scalable development. Prior to joining Ora, he delivered global enterprise solutions to corporate giants P&G and British Telecomm while at HP Enterprise services.
Christopher C. Cain is a partner in Foley & Lardner’s Chicago and Madison offices. He helps clients tame technology vendors of all sorts (software, hardware, cloud, SaaS, social media). He represents private equity and strategic clients in mergers & acquisitions in a myriad of industries. He also represents high technology start-ups and is a co-founder of Catapult Chicago, a peer-sourced technology accelerator. Mr. Cain is a member of the firm’s Transactional & Securities, Private Equity & Venture Capital, and Information Technology & Outsourcing Practices. Previously, Mr. Cain was vice president and general counsel at Sonic Foundry, Inc., a publicly traded software/television/film production company where he handled and oversaw all aspects of the company's legal issues, including securities law, mergers & acquisitions, intellectual property and litigation. Mr. Cain was also a Certified Public Accountant and tax senior at Arthur Andersen.
Kilton Hopkins started programming computers when he was 8 years old. He launched his first software company when he was 12. Back then, in the late 80s and early 90s, the world of computers was totally different. If you could put some floppy disks in a box, you could sell a first version of your software. The times have changed, but Kilton still pushes software innovation in the form of tech startups. Somewhere between his first line of code and 2012, he operated startups in music, computer hardware, software, and consulting. He also attended the University of Chicago Booth School of Business for his MBA, founded a non-profit organization for independent artists, and received high recognition for his rock band's first record in hometown Chicago. Currently, Kilton serves as the CTO of 5Degrees, which is a tech startup he co-founded in 2011. The company makes technologies that are focused around people, such as the firm's initial product called 5Degrees CRM.
Reid Lappin is the CEO of VOKAL Interactive. He takes the role of lead strategist where he directs the company to help cultivate innovation. Prior to starting VOKAL, he co-founded and managed Fresh From the Hills, an organic farm, catering to restaurants, residential delivery, and farmers markets. Reid is an active volunteer in the entrepreneurship community and a board member with the DePaul Coleman Center for EMerge. He has been featured on CNBC, spoken in PRSA America, and the Extreme Entrepreneur Tour. Additionally, he often guest lectures at several local universities, including DePaul and Northwestern.
Between their Midwestern work ethic and the exploding Chicago tech scene, VOKAL is a mobile company on the move. They're expanding their team, building out their office, and looking forward to tomorrow’s exciting projects. Proud to be among the best and the brightest digital designers, developers, and engineers in the mobile industry, they're hacking old business models and setting the standard of expectations. Since 2008, the people at VOKAL have thrived within a supportive, ambitious culture driven by success – they can’t wait to share those successes with you.
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Note on Pricing:
Early Bird Special - $10 (Ends 3 weeks before event date, sign up early!)
Regular Price - $15
Price at the door - $20
6:30pm - 7:00pm Pre-Event Networking Session
7:00pm - 7:30pm Keynote Speaker
7:30pm - 8:00pm Panel Discussion
8:00pm - 8:30pm Audience Q&A
8:30pm - 9:30pm Post-Event Networking Session
9:30pm - Event ends
31 Attendees , 1 Mentors
Thu, Jun 28 2012, 6:30 PM CST - 9:30 PM