Justin Tacy has almost 20 years of experience in the areas of consumer electronics, personal computing and mobile communications. He has held positions in the areas of product management, channel marketing and national sales for industry leaders like T-Mobile, Sony VAIO, Sony Ericsson, Gateway, and Lenovo. He holds several industry and company awards for his successes in both product management and sales.
Justin currently leads product planning and partnership management for T-Mobile’s B2B organization. Justin’s efforts at T-Mobile has led to several industry firsts – First 4G Netbook, First 4G Android Tablet, First 4G Mobile Hotspot and most importantly he defined and launched the 4G Connect mobile broadband program, another industry first, driving T-Mobile tech equity and brand expansion through partnerships with technology leaders such as HP, Dell, Lenovo, Microsoft, Google, Intel, and Qualcomm.
Developer Evangelist Serial Entrepreneur: Business & Tech Consultant With more than 15 years of developing brands, systems & people, Jarvis Brown is very well rounded and has proven real world skills and experience in various areas of technology, including mobile, web applications, LAN/WAN, backend server and database. Jarvis has primarily put these skills to use in an entrepreneurial fashion, starting his first company at the age 18 continuing that journey until this day. He has done contract work for a couple of the most notable technology companies on the planet as well as various local state & government organizations and hundreds of small businesses. Along with his love technology and people loves food and loves to cook and create.
Jiva is an author, blogger, and software developer with nearly 20 years of experience in the software industry. His first computer was a Commodore VIC-20, on which he learned BASIC and assembly language. From there, he gradually worked his way through C, C++, Python, Ruby, Java, and finally Objective-C.
Over the years, he’s shown himself to be a proven innovator by always being on the bleeding edge of diverse new technologies. In the early 90s, he worked as a founding member, and lead developer for the Diaspar Network, an early virtual community which pioneered online commerce. Later, he worked in mobile application development on early wireless handheld computers, and was co-inventor of dynamic route selection software designed to be used by Tier 1 Internet bandwidth providers.
Today, he works primarily with Objective-C, Cocoa and Cocoa Touch, developing applications for the iPhone and Mac OS X.
Donn is a software entrepreneur who’s interests and passion lie in solving real world problems through software. He has over 11 years of professional experience in various markets, including entertainment, health, retail, insurance, financial and real estate.
Donn is the author of the best-selling “Android Application Development for Dummies,” “Android Tablet Application Development” and the “Introduction to Android Development” video series on TekPub.com. He is an Android seeding developer awardee as well as an accomplished application author with over 3.2 million installs in the Android Market. He is also a Microsoft ASP Insider, an MCTS in Web Client Development for .NET and is a certified ScrumMaster.
Adam Grant is a partner in the firm with over 20‐years of experience.He supports the firm’s litigation practice with expertise in complex business disputes, mobile app law, privacy and embezzlement issues, construction law and real estate matters.He has litigated in both state and federal courts. While keeping an eye on strategies to avoid litigation, both business leaders and opposing counsel understand that with Adam’s extensive trial experience he can successfully handle all aspects of litigation. His thorough approach to resolving disputes is always crafted with the client’s perspective and company’s culture in mind.
- “Courts Question Mobile App Privacy Issue”, ‐ App Developer Magazine, May 2013
- “Mobile Applications: Are You Giving More Than you Get?”, ‐ Valley Lawyer, March 2013
- “Arbitration or The Code of Civil Procedure: Which is More Likely to Bar Your Claim?” – Law Practice Management & Technology, The BottomLine,October 2011
- “Efficient Practice or Malpractice: Limited Disclosures of Privileged Information” – ABTL Report, co‐author
- “Now What? Calm Urged When Theft Hits Your Company” – San Fernando Valley Business Journal
- The Android Developer Conference (AnDevCon) May 28 – 31, 2013. Topics include:
- A Developers Dream:Never Having to Talk to a Lawyer!
- How to Leverage YourOnline/Mobile App Presence
- San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Litigation Section: April 10, 2013:Online Privacy Update
- Cal CPA Association San Fernando Valley, October 1, 2013:How to Respond to Theft in Your Company.
- President‐Elect, San Fernando Valley Bar Association
- Past Member, Board of Directors, Valley Industry Commerce Association (VICA)
- Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Member, San Fernando Valley Bar Association
- Member, Board of Trustees, San Fernando Valley Bar Association
- Temporary Judge, Van Nuys Court
- Past‐President, Board of Directors of the Shalom Institute
- Past member, Board of Directors, San Fernando Valley Legal Aid Foundation
- Served as a panel arbitrator and mediator, Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Past Vice President and Chair, Board of Directors, Legal Committee of the JCC of Greater Los Angeles
- Served as Committee Member, Planning and Finance Committee for JCCGLA
- Member, Jewish Business Leaders Round Table, Jewish Federation of Los Angeles
Been working in the mobile industry for the last +6 years; from J2ME feature phones to BREW then Android and now iOS.
Always looking to learn new stuff and making things better.
Currently employed by Trimble Outdoors.
Graduated as Computer Science Engineer from CETYS University at Mexicali, BC, México.
Mike is an advocate for technology innovators focusing on mobile devices and applications, and an advocate for technology in Education that focuses on adaptive systems that match student learning needs.
A founder of two companies, Mike has also worked to launch new businesses at Microsoft and Amazon.A principal in 9 patent applications and contributor to many others, Mike works to find unique ways to disrupt the way things are traditionally done. Mike has also worked as a sponsor and a judge at technology startup events like AngelHack.
Mike Hines comes to Amazon after two startups (Hines Capital Management and Pengala) and 13 years at Microsoft, where he helped launch MSN Channels and Sidewalk. Mike has also helped design and launch innovative education software like Microsoft Class Server and SharePoint Learning Kit. As part of his work in Education software at Microsoft, Mike was able to address audiences at the British Education Technology Tradeshow (BETT), Blackboard World, and International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE, formerly NECC). At Amazon, Mike helped launch the Kindle eInk app development project before joining the Amazon Appstore for Android team as an Evangelist.
In his role at Amazon, Mike has written mobile app test criteria, attended and judged at hackathons, written blog posts, and represented Amazon at AnDevCon events and other conferences. Moving forward, Mike hopes to connect with Android developers and help them be successful with their apps and bring their feedback back to Amazon to continuously improve their developer experience.
Over the last two decades, Sean Moshir has led several industry changing technology initiatives including the creation of ManageWare, the world’s first network management language, which he then sold to IBM. In the early nineties, he co-developed one of the very first network anti-virus VAPs for Central Point Software, which was eventually acquired by Symantec Corporation. Moshir then created sophisticated network tools called NetBasic which he licensed and then sold to Novell. In 2001, Moshir sold IT management provider Altiris (now Symantec) a system management software program designed for UNIX/Linux operating systems. Just a few years later in 2004, Moshir’s PatchLink Update™ was licensed to Novell.
Sean Moshir is credited with founding the now multi-million dollar security patch vulnerability management and remediation space when he started PatchLink (now Lumension Security). Under Moshir’s lead, PatchLink provided many top level US government agencies such as the FBI, US ARMY, US NAVY, NASA, NIST, DISA, VA, NIH, USDA, EPA, HHS and numerous local and state government agencies with state-of-the-art Internet security. As well, Fortune 500 companies around the world such as Shell, Lockheed Martin, Novell, IBM, Thompson, Kraft Foods, Harley Davidson and Bank of America.
Moshir has received recognition and honors from industry and business publications such as Network World, Network Computing, Software Magazine, IT Security, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes. 2004 brought the prestigious INC 500 award and in 2005 Moshir was among 16 senior security industry executives worldwide from companies such as BEA Systems and Tipping Point to receive the “Shaping Info Security 2005 Award.
Moshir has served in the past with distinguished security authorities such as Howard A. Schmidt the new White House Cyber Security Chief just recently appointed by President Obama.
After launching SecureSMS at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in 2008, CellTrust brought back a prestigious CTIA Emerging Technology Finalist Award, won a Fierce 15 Top Emerging Wireless Companies 2008 Award, and the Best of WiMAX World EMEA 2008 Industry Choice Award nomination within the innovation category. November 2008 brought the prestigious MMA Relationship Building Award at the North American and Global levels for helping kids in Harlem get the schools they need via the mobile phone as well as three Mobile Star Awards. CellTrust’s SecureSMS™ Appliance won the 2009 inaugural RCR Wireless Ecosystem Award in the category of Enabler Application – Enterprise. At Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, CellTrust launched its new SecureVoice™ solution, to provide efficient and effective secure voice services for industries that require highly secure voice transmissions, such as government, military, and law enforcement.
Bob Wilmes is an architect with an extensive background in security, mainframe, distributed and mobile projects with a major multinational business in the Valley for the past 20+ years. He holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska and has done extensive graduate work in business and engineering. Bob holds two patents and several pending applications for wireless technology. He has worked with Bluetooth 4.0, Bluetooth Smart, Bluetooth Low Energy for the past 12 months and will share his current knowledge. Among other outside interests Bob is the owner of an 25 acre organic strawberry farm in Watsonville, California, and is interested in local, organic agriculture.
Lenin Gali, Is the Senior Director of Game Analytics Services and Dev Ops at Ubisoft, a premium game publisher. Lenin Gali is based in San Francisco working with Social, Mobile and Online games developed by Ubisoft. Lenin and his team defines strategy, infrastructure, big data, data warehousing and develop services to capture, process and quickly analyze huge volumes of data both in AWS and own data center. Prior to Ubisoft, Lenin was Director of Infrastructure and Analytics at ShareThis a leading sharing services and analytics provider for digital media where he lead the company to process close to 1TB/day and provide near real-time sharing services and analytics to over 1MM websites across the world. At ShareThis, Lenin managed state of the art AWS cloud infrastructure with more than 500+ servers in multi regions, deployed services and products developed in LAMP, Java, Cassandra, MongoDB, MySQL, Aster Data and Hadoop. Lenin is a well known speaker and moderator with in big data circuit in the silicon valley.
Mustafa Rahimi is an Oracle certified SOA Architect and has over 10 years of experience in technology and consulting. He has designed and architected enterprise applications for fortune 500 companies, including a mission critical system for NATO. Mustafa grew up in sunny Southern California and received
both B.S and M.S degree in computer science from UC Irvine. He currently works out of the Oracle office in southern California, positioning oracle middleware to national and enterprise customers.Mustafa is a mobile enthusiast and has extensive experience building mobile applications. He is the
founder of Buy Live, a mobile application that brings together the buyer, products and coupons in realtime. Since the launch of ADF Mobile, Mustafa has been engaged with Oracle’s customers to help them architect and extend their applications to the mobile platform. Along with his passion for technology, Mustafa is an avid runner and will challenge anyone to a game of foosball (table soccer)!
Chris Matthieu has nearly 2 decades of telecom and web experience. He launched his Teleku cloud communications-as-a-service platform at EmComm in 2010 which was acquired by Voxeo shortly thereafter. Next he built an opensource Node.JS PaaS cloud service called Nodester which was acquired by AppFog 12 months later. Chris’ new project is called Twelephone (http://twelephone.com). Leveraging HTML5 and WebRTC, Twelephone’s mission is to become a next generation telecom company in the Web browser. In 9 short bootstrapped months, Twelephone is nearly feature parity with Skype and adding new spins on old telecom ideas such as their new Expert service which is similar to Premium Rate 900 numbers running OTT (over the top) of the Twelephone platform.
Manoj T. Pillai is the Director of Technical Architecture for mobile payments leading the design and architecture of various mobile-payments solutions at American Express. He has worked at American Express for 13 years, supporting numerous mobile and online initiatives, including the rollout of American Express iPhone and Android native apps. He participates in and contributes to several industry bodies on behalf of the company, including GlobalPlatform™ and the Smart Card Alliance. Manoj holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Calicut (India). He also has earned several industry certifications in the technology and payments space.
Shekhar works at Clairvoyant, a Technology Services and Product firm. Before that he was a Principal Engineer at Apollo Group. He has worked on a wide variety of projects involving large scale service architectures, content management systems, SaaS based product offerings,transition to the public cloud and building in disaster recovery systems. He is now leading product development efforts in the Big Data and Analytics space at Clairvoyant.
Earning both a Bachelors and Masters degree from Arizona State University in Computer Science, Mohammed Ansari has been working in the industry for over 9 years. Mohammed is currently employed at Clairvoyant, a Technology Services and Product firm. At Clairvoyant Mohammed works on different types of projects including Big Data and Analytics. Prior to working at Clairvoyant Mohammed was a Principal Engineer at Apollo Group. During his time at Apollo Group, Mohammed worked on various projects including real time chat application, SOA Platform and Web Services, large scale Mobile API’s and Big Data pipelines powering Apollo’s predictive analytics implementations.
Manish Upendran is the principal architect and director of mobile engineering at the University of Phoenix. As the lead engineer Manish developed the design and architecture for the end to end delivery of mobile services for the University of Phoenix. He is also the lead engineer for app development on iOS and Android. Prior to his work at the University of Phoenix , Manish worked in a number of different roles at Yahoo and was most recently responsible for the Yahoo Video platform where he developed the client side video ad management infrastructure. Before Yahoo Manish worked at Oracle in the Server technologies and Interactive Television groups. He has been awarded over 7 patents with over 20 patent applications for various technologies including mobile delivery, streaming and web services.
Sheldon McGee has been a web developer since having to do things the REALLY hard way (Cold Fusion, ASP) before things got easier (PHP, ASP.NET) and then hard again (Rails, Node). He’s been a fan of Google API’s since before there were any and all Google hackers were really just map hackers. He has passion for building in the physical world too and uses maple and alder (no pine! except in plywood sometimes) whenever he can to make furniture for around his house (dresser bed, headboard, entertainment center, cabinets, etc). He also dabbles with Arduino and Raspberry Pi to get his embedded fix. AFOL and SNOT building (i.e. Technic). Oh, and he’s been to every Google I/O and has been wearing Google Glass almost every day since May no matter how much his “friends” make fun of him.