Eric Chan over at MobileSlate is helping to organize what looks like a great talk about the future of the mobile digital home, sponsored by Huawei Technologies Company. One of the speakers is a friend and former colleague, Harshul Sanghi from Motorola Ventures, who I think has great insights on the future of the connected home – in particular internet connected TV. Check out the details and registration information below:
DATE: July 12, 2010
TIME: 4:00 to 6:00pm
LOCATION: Pake Auditorium, Xerox PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Rd, Palo Alto, CA
FEE: $20.00 Online, $30.00 At the Door
Operators are in the process of making a strategic transformation, from network-based communications business models providing traditional voice and IP connectivity, to flexible integrated information and multi-media services. Operators can now deliver competitive live and on demand television services to successfully compete with existing digital TV services and capture the attractive and lucrative revenue of residential TV viewers. This has seen many major telephone companies reinventing themselves as media companies.
The next phase of these media services is to combine them with other IP services and to extend their reach to the other screens attached to the operator’s network. Initially this has been the PC and mobile devices, but this is expanding to automotive, tablets and any of the new video capable CE devices. The combined media experience of existing and new IP services and devices is coming to be referred to as the Digital Home.
To really prepare for the Digital Home operators are looking to the next generation of devices, applications and revenue models. This panel session brings together leading players in the creation of new business models that are appearing with the emergence of the Digital Home. A deep understanding of these emerging and potential new business models will be valuable to entrepreneurs, investors and operators interested in the junction between media, operators and business.
David Strehlow, Director of Marketing, Media Solutions, Huawei
Harshul Sanghi, Managing Director, Motorola Ventures
Paul Smith, CEO, mPulseMedia
For the event, the twitter hashtag: #fmdh
Huawei is a leading telecom solutions provider, owned entirely by its employees. Through continuous customer-centric innovation, we have established end-to-end advantages in Telecom Network Infrastructure, Application & Software, Professional Services and Devices. With comprehensive strengths in wireline, wireless and IP technologies, Huawei has gained a leading position in the All-IP convergence age. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 100 countries and have served 45 of the world’s top 50 telecom operators, as well as one third of the world’s population.