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Last event (Sep 2015) – Mobile + Sports 

We partnered with Philly New Tech Meetup on an event about sports and tech.  Press coverage at http://www.phillymag.com/business/2015/09/23/tech-sports 

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Mobile Monday Mid-Atlantic has been running educational and networking events since August 2007. Past Events With over 30 mobile-related events in its portfolio, highlights of our past events include:

  • The Consumerized Patient: Engaging with Mobile
  • The Future of Mobile Retail
  • Lightning Lessons
  • Israel’s Hottest Mobile Startups
  • Mobility and the Personal Cloud
  • Mobile Applications – Forum and Bootcamp
  • How Mobile is Transforming Local Media
  • Mobile Infrastructure and Applications
  • Mobile Health Forum
  • Demo Nights
  • What’s Next in Mobile Technology for Your Business
  • What’s Next in the Mobile Evolution
  • Survival of the Fittest
  • Marketing and Mobile Technology
  • Mobility in Healthcare

February 10, 2014 – Mobile Healthcare Forum The Consumerized Patient: Engaging with mobile

Event press at http://mobileweekmag.com/momo-ma/.

With the rise of patient consumerism in a time of massive healthcare reform and regulatory change, innovation in the mobile and wireless health space have exploded. New social norms, generational attitudes, collaboration, crowdsourcing and other economic trends are all relevant factors that are driving innovation in health related engagement. Mobile health (mHealth) holds the promise to improve health care at the right time and the right place – fundamentally transforming the way health care is delivered and how we manage and perceive our own personal health. mHealth has the potential to improve communications and opportunities for changes in how health, wellness and chronic conditions are managed – with the goal of providing better care, enhanced experiences and ultimately healthier outcomes. Mobile Monday Mid Atlantic’s 2014 mHealth Forum focused on why mobile matters. Learn about mHealth solutions that improve satisfaction, efficiency and compliance among payers, providers, patients, and other healthcare stakeholders. We discussed the benefits and the challenges in developing, deploying and using mobile technology for engagement programs designed to improve the quality and outcome of patient care, including wellness programs that provide high levels of returns leading to reductions in health care costs while promoting healthier lifestyles.

Mobile Monday Mid-Atlantic welcomed Dr. Shoshanna Sofaer, Dr.P.H. as our 2014 mHealth Forum keynote speaker. In her address, she talked about the challenges that face patients/ consumers at present in healthcare, to which mobile apps may be a response. Dr. Sofaer is a highly engaging speaker and the Robert P. Luciano Professor of Health Care Policy at the School of Public Affairs, Baruch College, City University of New York.  Her major research interests include patient engagement, patient-centered care, patient experience surveys, public deliberation to guide health policy, comparative quality and cost reporting and developing quality measures that resonate with the public.  She is recognized for her expertise in qualitative and mixed methods research, and teaches, presents and consults widely in that area.  Dr. Sofaer has over 60 publications in peer reviewed journals and has completed over 40 research projects.

Our panel was moderated by KYWNewsradio’s Brian McDonough, MD. Brian McDonough, MD has been called “Philadelphia’s Family Physician” in large part due to his daily presence as Medical Editor on KYWNewsradio since 1988. Dr. McDonough is Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at Temple University School of Medicine as well as Chairman of The Department of Family Medicine at St. Francis Hospital. He maintains an active practice and serves on the hospital’s Board of Directors. In addition to his role at KYWNewsradio,  Brian is syndicated on more than one hundred radio stations throughout the United States including 1010WINS in New York City. He has earned four Emmy Awards during a twenty year career at Fox television. Recently, Dr. McDonough created and has hosted the program Primary Care Today for Iheart Radio. This program is designed for a physician based listening audience. Dr. McDonough is also seen as a national leader in the area of Clinical innovation and Technology and is sought out as a national speaker in areas related to the use of patient portals, social media and the use of electronic medical records to impact health care. He has served as Chief Medical Information Officer for his organization. Brian McDonough, MD has received numerous awards including: Family Physician of The Year, National Medical Broadcaster of The Year, The Sir William Osler Award for Bedside Teaching, and in November has been inducted into The Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame.  He is a Fellow of The American Academy of Family Physicians and The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and has earned both The Health IT Leadership Certificate and the degree of Certified Physician Executive from The American College of Physician Executives.

Panelists included: Stephanie Hwang, BA, RN, BSN - Co-founder and Chief Clinical Officer for AirCare (aircareapp.com), a promising Philadelphia start-up focused on healthcare communications software. Now finishing her Master’s in Science of Nursing at University of Pennsylvania to become an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, she’s also acting as the clinical lead in AirCare Labs, LLC, a healthcare IT company focused on building a healthcare communications platform. AirCare was a graduate of DreamIt Health’s inaugural 2013 accelerator program.

Chris Mayaud, MD - Founder and CEO of The Verticom Group, Chris is an active investor and medical visionary who has extensive healthcare, technology, and operating experience managing companies from start-up through growth phases. Previously, Chris founded several physician-centric healthcare companies (including Physicians’ Online, Inc., Med-E-Systems Corporation, Advanced Health Corporation, and vPORT). A board-certified internist, bioengineer, and physicist, Chris received his clinical training at Columbia, Hahnemann, Mt. Sinai, and Lenox Hill hospitals and is a charter member of the New York Angel Investors group (newyorkangels.com).

Kenneth Russo - Independence Blue Cross, Director, Digital Experience Center of Excellence and Director of IBC’s Consumer Digital Engagement Team. Ken is responsible for all consumer mobile application architecture and development as it relates to subscriber engagement.

David Brooks - Founder + CEO http://medl.io. Medlio is building tools and technology that empower consumers to get involved as never before in the management of their own healthcare. Medlio’s first tool, a virtual health insurance card, puts the traditional static insurance card— currently the only intersection between patients, providers, and payers— on a single, secure, real-time communications platform. Medlio is also a DreamIt Health startup graduate. You can download the Medlio app to you phone for Android and Apple devices.


November 11, 2013 – The Future of Mobile Retail At Mobile Monday Mid-Atlantic, we have our fingers on the pulse of mobile throughout the Mid-Atlantic and retail has emerged as an industry to watch.  At this event, we heard from our speakers on how innovation is driving the future of retail:

  • What are the opportunities to enhance the shopping experience?
  • What are the implications of consumers saying that the mobile device is more efficient than a store associate for making a buying decision?
  • Can mobile help retailers battle “show rooming”?

Presenters and panelists included:

  • David Chang – PayPal Media Network, Chief Operating Officer (Keynote address)
  • Scott Snyder – Mobiquity, President and Chief Strategy Officer (Panel moderator)
  • Ted Mann – SnipSnap, CEO
  • Andrew Warren – AT&T Enterprise Mobility & Application Solutions, Director Retail | CPG | Mobile Marketin
  • Steve Kahn – Destination Maternity – Vice President of Web
  • Ned Moore – Clutch – Co-founder, Chairman and CEO

April 22, 2013 – Demo Night (6th annual) Our 2013 event was the best yet! Our presenting companies were:

See press coverage from Philadelphia Business Journal here. February 11, 2013 – Lightning Lessons An event designed for college students, Mobile Monday Mid-Atlantic joined with Campus Philly for a crash course in the tech ecosystem. Lightning Lessons explored the different careers within the technology and mobile industries and helped students connect with professionals working in the region.


December 3, 2012 Israel’s Hottest Mobile Startups

Mobile Monday Mid-Atlantic and the Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce held a special evening with some of Israel’s hottest mobile startups. This event showcased Israeli mobile tech companies with elevator pitches and a featured speaker discussing Israel’s role in global mobility. Presenting companies included MyCheck, MyRealFont, Pango, Ringya, Rumble, SevenPop, Storya, Todacell, Fanwaze, and InPact. A special keynote presentation was also delivered by Amir Goldstein. Mr. Goldstein has held a variety of executive positions at Amdocs in Israel, US and New Zealand. After Amdocs Mr. Goldstein served as VP CIO of Cellcom Israel’s largest cellular company, and later as CEO of Botticelli Venture Funds. Currently Mr. Goldstein is a Managing Partner at Afterdox Investment Group and serves on the board of directors of several companies and community organizations.

September 24, 2012 Mobility and the Personal Cloud
Mobile devices and mobile application development are critical to enabling the consumer’s cloud experience. This Mobile Monday Mid-Atlantic event took a closer look at the features and functionalities of the personal cloud and examine the various application segments emerging in the personal cloud category. Click here for an event recap.
The event included a special video presentation by Forrester Research.  Click here to see the video. Speakers and panelists included:
  • Frank Gillett, VP and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
  • Bob Moul, Chairman and CEO, appRenaissance
  • Michael Yetter, Director of eBusiness Development at Independence Blue Cross
  • Kevin Garton, Chief Marketing Officer at The Neat Company
  • Phong Nguyen, Vice President of Platform Services at Concur Technologies
  • Jason Press, Chief Technology Officer/ Vice President of Technology & Operations for Comcast Interactive Media

Press coverage for the event here.


April 23, 2012 Demo Night SnipSnap wins our 5th Annual Demo Night! 

Press coverage at Technically Philly and Philly.com.

Mobile Monday’s Demo Night was a great opportunity for over 200 attendees to see what’s new in mobile technologies coming out of this region.  This year we were happy to announce a new partnership with Switch Philly and Early Stage East who presented the winner with demonstration slots at their upcoming events. The evening’s keynote address was presented by Philip Moyer, Managing Director at Safeguard Scientifics, who discussed the dynamics of east coast vs. west coast investing in startups.

These demo companies competed for attendees votes:

  • SnipSnap - A mobile application to let you scan, save, and redeem printed coupons on your smartphone.
  • Interact - A geosocial interaction app that visualizes how you’re connected to others within a given proximity and allows for real time interaction.
  • Communilator - An advanced mobile phone language translation application.
  • OneTwoSee - A companion application for baseball fans who love to know everything about the players, teams.
  • CloudMine - Offers a hosted backend-as-a-service platform for developers to build rich and interactive apps with full backend features without writing a single line of server code.
See event pictures and the winner award videos here

February 2012 – Mobile Kickoff

Sponsored by RIM, over 140 mobile industry professionals joined us for MoMoMa’s 2012 kickoff event. Back to the grass roots of Mobile Monday, this networking event at the Reserve Restaurant and Bar was a great opportunity to fuse with the makers and shakers of the local mobile scene.


November 2011 – Mobile Applications – Forum and Bootcamp

In cooperation with Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures and Temple University, this event informed on the “state of mobility” and more importantly, the future: trends in platforms and technology, a review of key industries increasing their use of mobile apps, critical players in the field, and how mobility is impacting economic development in our region and elsewhere. The event also informed on the relevant aspects of mobile application development: how does the app go from initial concept to final product? What are the technology development/issues/resources, costs to develop, funding of mobile apps, branding and marketing. What supports are available locally?  How does a mobile app break out and gain traction in such a crowded space? Speakers included keynote speaker Philadelphia City Councilman Bill Green and panelists Fran Rabuck (Bentley Systems), Piers Lingle (Chief Products Officer at Comcast Interactive Media), Peter Clough (appMobi), Marcio Cyrillo (CI&T), Alan Kaplan (Chief Technology Officer at Drakontas), Rick Rasansky (Yorn), Bob Moul (GM for Dell Boomi), Alan Krauss (Ben Franklin Technology Partners), Scott Wasserman (appRenaissance) and Dan Kelley (Chief Architect for Transmogrify). Press coverage for the event here.


October 2011 – How Mobile is Transforming Local Media
With over 200 members in attendance, Mobile Monday Mid-Atlantic was pleased to have Greg Osberg, publisher and CEO of Philadelphia Media Network (PMN), keynote our Mobile Media and Advertising event.  Greg shed light on the event’s theme, “How mobile is transforming local media,” by discussing in PMN’s Project Liberty Initiative. Mr. Osberg also discussed the incubator portion of the initiative and pull backed the curtain regarding PMN’s strategy for its bundled tablet initiative. (Greg Osberg speaks about Project Liberty) In addition to this insightful keynote address, attendees were treated to interactive discussions with representatives from Verve WirelessiCrossingSmarter Agent, and Where Inc., which was recently acquired by the PayPal division of eBay.

June 2011: Mobile Infrastructure and Applications

Mobile Monday Mid-Atlantic was happy to partner with the PA Wireless Association and RCR Wireless for “Mobile Infrastructure and Applications”.  This event, part of the RCR Wireless Global Tour and Conference Series, this event was an interactive discussion on current mobile broadband trends and how mobile broadband is driving investment, innovation and economic growth.

March 2011: Mobile Health Forum

On March 28, Mobile Monday Mid-Atlantic hosted 250 people a the prestigious College of Physicians of Philadelphia for a very important discussion: “How Mobile Devices and Services are Changing the Healthcare Landscape – A Guide for Entrepreneurs and Healthcare Providers”. We welcomed two distinguished panels of world class entrepreneurs, clinicians, venture capitalists, privacy & security experts, and technologists, including Mr. Robert JarrinSenior Director of Government Affairs for Qualcomm Incorporated, as this year’s Keynote Speaker. Based in Washington, DC, Mr. Jarrin represents Qualcomm on US regulatory matters relating to wireless health and life sciences. Mr. Jarrin’s keynote presentation along with Mr. Miles Lee panel presentation is here. Additional pictures from the event here.


February 2011: Demo Night

Headline sponsored by Microsoft, our popular DEMO Night event saw emerging mobile technology companies demonstrate their stuff! This year’s demonstrating companies included:

In the spirit of Mobile Monday, the audience commented and voted in real time using their mobile devices on each of the companies’ offerings. The winner, TicketLeap, received a new Windows7 phone from Microsoft. Press coverage of the event from Technical Philly is hereand you can click here to see pictures from the event.  The keynote address from PA Treasurer Rob McCord is below:


January 2011: What’s Next in Mobile Technology for Your Business

This event focused on the issues facing enterprises as they ramp up their use of mobile technologies for all aspects of their business.  The conference addressed  technology and wireless mobility trends do IT service organizations, professional service firms, and agencies need to consider in their 2011 mobility strategies. This unique evening brought together the GPSEG Technology and Professional Services subgroups in partnership with Mobile Monday Mid-Atlantic.  Covered topics included:

  • What are the Apps available today to automate my business such as tracking billable time with AIRTIME manager (AT&T) or monitoring my lead stream with Chatter Mobile (SalesForce.com)?
  • With 4G mobile broadband and powerful tablets what are the next Apps in 2011-2012 such as training over mobile video and location finding with augmented reality?
  • What is the impact of Consumerization on enterprise mobility?
  • How are companies enabling employees to like me to “Bring my Own Device (BYOD)” and connect my own personal smartphone and iPad to the company network securely? What are leading companies doing from a policy, security, and cost perspective?

Panelists included:

  • Shiv K. Bakhshi, Ph.D, Founder & CEO, Mobile Perspectives
  • Craig J. Baldwin, IT Director, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Eric Blumberg, President, Co-Founder, Smarter Agent
  • Charles Weg, Mobility Applications Consultant, AT&T Mobility

December 2011: What’s Next in the Mobile Evolution

The BizTech@Wharton Conference has been an annual event run by Wharton MBA students since 1996, and is one of the largest MBA technology conferences and a major industry event in the Philadelphia area. This year, BizTech@Wharton worked in collaboration with Mobile Monday Mid-Atlantic to bring you over 30 panelists, moderators and keynote speakers to discuss “What’s Next in the Mobile Evolution.” The conference explored ways in which mobile technology is transforming the business landscape and the various ways that businesses in all industries are adapting their strategies to channel the promise of mobile technologies. Speakers & panelists included:

  • Pankaj Kedia, Director, Global Ecosystem Programs, Mobile Internet Devices at Intel Corporation
  • Reed Peterson, Director of Business Development, GSM Association
  • Omar Green, Director of Strategic Mobile Initiatives, Intuit
  • Eric Friedman, Director of Client Services, Foursquare
  • John Valentine, Business Development, SCVNGR
  • Drew Salamone, Director of Digital Media, NBC Universal
  • David Zilberman, Principal, Comcast Interactive Capital
  • Sanjoy Paul, Associate Vice President and General Manager, Infosys
Click here for videos from this event.

September 2010: Survival of the Fittest

Local entrepreneurs, mobile application developers, wireless mobility executives, and technology professionals filled the University of the Arts Hamilton Hall as Mobile Monday Mid-Atlantic launched its 2010-2011 event season by tackling the controversial topic of the evolving mobile application ecosystem. Titled “Survival of the Fittest: Is your mobile app strategy DOA?” attendees heard a number of perspectives from mobile industry experts on the key issues facing businesses as they develop their mobile strategies. Mobile Monday President Chuck Sacco welcomed the crowd and explained that attendees could provide feedback and submit feedback and questions in real-time using a beta version of Yorn on their mobile browser. Issues addressed included:

  • Mobile Web vs. Mobile Apps: which will rule?
  • Is an app the right solution for everyone?
  • Are there are some cases where an app might make more sense?

The evening was keynoted by industry analyst Shiv K. Bakhshi, Ph.D. and moderated by renowned industry commentator Steve Smith. Bakhshi, Founder and CEO of Mobile Perspectives, kicked off the event’s content with a presentation titled “Mobility, Convergence & Confusion: Is there an app for that?” Bakhshi delivered a compelling presentation that helped provide the audience with industry and mobile device technology trends, discussed the convergence of devices, outlined the role of mobile platforms, analyzed evolving consumer behaviors, and discussed a few perspectives on how to decide on the best path to take for any business. Bakhshi then gave way to the panel moderator, Steve Smith, Mobile Insider columnist for Mediapost and organizer of the OMMA Mobile shows. Following Bakhshi’s lead, Smith led a vibrant panel of industry experts who analyzed and attacked issues head-on. The panel included:

  • Kevin Griffin, Consuiltant, Chariot Solutions
  • Allen Proithis, Head of Mobile Strategy & Business Development Personal Systems Group, Hewlett Packard
  • Rana Puri, Sr. Application Development Consultant, Corporate Developer Program, Research In Motion, RIM
  • Rick O’Brien, President, Sempercon
  • Mark Spence, co-founder and General Manager, Transmogrify

The Marketing and Mobile Technology event was held in partnership with Chariot Solutions and appRenaissance.  Clickbelow for videos from this event:


May 2010: Marketing and Mobile Technology

Local entrepreneurs, wireless mobility executives, technology professionals and digital marketers filled the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia as Mobile Monday Mid-Atlantic welcomed a record crowd to its annual “Marketing and Mobile Technology” event. With around 400 attendees, one of the area’s premier networking organizations demonstrated that Philadelphia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is a fundamental part of the region’s viability. While approximately one in every five Americans uses a smartphone, the numbers at a Mobile Monday event are much closer to 100%. Leveraging this, registered attendees were prompted to take their seats for the panel presentation via a welcoming email message that many were seen viewing on various mobile devices. Mobile Monday board member Chuck Sacco welcomed the crowd and explained that attendees could provide feedback and submit questions in real-time using a beta version of Yorn on their mobile browser. The evening’s keynote speaker, Josh Kopleman of First Round Capital, offered a VC’s perspective on the current state of the mobile industry. He broke down mobile into three categories. First there are “cash flow businesses” which consists of about 98% of mobile startups. He then pointed to companies that are using mobile as a channel of customer acquisition – where mobile is just a one element of the strategy. Finally he touched upon mobile startups that are trying to create massive enterprise value – an area that Kopleman and other venture capitalists find intriguing and capable of delivering a strong return on investment. Kopleman then gave way to the panel moderator, Jeannette Kocsis, SVP of Digital Marketing, The Agency Inside Harte-Hanks. Kocsis offered a basic overview of trends in the mobile space, noting that a staggering 4.1 billion SMS messages are sent each day in the United States. She then introduced a panel consisting of well-respected agency, brand and mobile technologist thought leaders.


March 2010: Mobility in Healthcare

Fresh off the success of the 3rd Annual DEMO Night, Mobile Monday Mid-Atlantic was back at it with a strong showing for its latest networking event, “Mobility in Healthcare”, produced in collaboration with the Canadian Consulate in Philadelphia. Close to 300 entrepreneurs, wireless mobility executives, technology and healthcare professionals gathered at the state-of-the-art Cira Center on March 15 for a panel presentation moderated by KYW Newsradio’s Dr. Brian McDonough, M.D., FAAFP. Mobile Monday Mid-Atlantic board member Chip Cleary welcomed the crowd and set the stage for the evening’s panel discussion by framing the mobile industry’s role in contributing to the overall efficiency of healthcare. With healthcare being such a hot-button topic all across the United States, Cleary welcomed the event’s sponsor, the Consulate of Canada, as he introduced David Marshall, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner in Philadelphia. Marshall pointed to Canada’s investment in mobile technology and to the more than 3,000 healthcare professionals leveraging telemedicine as ways in which mobility can support and transform the provision of care in the region. Marshall then turned the microphone over to the panel moderator, Dr. Brian McDonough. McDonough discussed how the panel would address the topic of wireless technology supporting medical service providers (physicians, hospitals, home healthcare companies, nursing homes, etc.) in their primary mission – delivering high quality personalized medical care. He also highlighted the concerns of the medical community in achieving “meaningful use” with mobile technology. He then turned the program over to introductions. The diverse panel included: