AppCircus @ Appnation Jury

We’re very excited to have some of the most knowledgeable and experienced guys in mobile on our jury panel for the AppCircus at the Appnation Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, April 27th at 5.20pm.

The session will be moderated by Di-Ann Eisnor , VP Platform and Partnerships of real-time traffic start-up, Waze.

The jury to select the winner of the presenting apps includes:

Mike Melanson – Writer for ReadWriteWeb.

Martin Tannerfors – Director Marketing for Samsung Developers Americas

Mike Rowehl – partner at Churn Labs.

Carlo Longino, Community Manager, Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP).

Jon Jordan – Editor, PocketGamer.biz.

Neil Mansilla – Developer Advocate at Mashery API Network.

Here below the moderator and jury member bio’s:

Di-Ann Eisnor , VP Platform and Partnerships of real-time traffic start-up, Waze.
Di-Ann runs US operations and is crafting the cartography of “live mapping” for the crowd-sourced navigation and real-time traffic start-up, Waze. Diann is also founder and chairman of Platial, and founded Eisnor Interactive which was bought by Omnicom back in 2001. Di-Ann is a neogeography pioneer and serial entrepreneur employing all means to increase the world’s citizen mappers. Diann has spoken at BigThink, MIT, SXSW, TEDxSiliconValley, LeWeb, MWC, Signal, AppNation, State of the Map, Web 2.0, & Where 2.0.

Mike Melanson – Writer for ReadWriteWeb.
Mike is a Writer for ReadWriteWeb, joining the team in December 2009. Mike lives in Austin, Texas, where he recently graduated from the University of Texas with a masters in journalism. You can reach Mike by email at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Google.

Martin Tannerfors – Director Marketing for Samsung Developers Americas.
Martin is the Director Marketing for Samsung Developers Americas, the program for innovation, monetization and support for the mobile and TV applications ecosystem. By providing both technical and commercial guidance to developers, partnering companies and developers are able to quickly go to market and explore additional opportunities across geographies and platforms (TV, Mobile, Tablets). With 15 years of expertise across Asia, Europe and Americas, Martin brings his innovation and global perspective to startup and corporate organizations. With the Silicon Valley based team, they have created a channel for the community and strategic partners to successfully grow in partnership with Samsung.

Mike Rowehl – Partner at Churn Labs
Mike (@miker) is a hacker and entrepreneur.He’s spent the last 10 years specializing in mobile products and services at AdMob, Mowser, Skyfire, and Chomp. In 2004 he started the Mobile Monday Silicon Valley meetings, and is one of the organizers who put together the Mobile 2.0 conference series. Currently he’s a partner at Churn Labs, an engineering led organization aimed at exploring new directions for mobile development.

Carlo Longino, Community Manager, Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP).
Experienced communications and marketing professional with strong project management, analytical, editorial management and organizational skills. Mobile industry expert and MBA graduate.

Jon Jordan – Editor, PocketGamer.biz.
A co-founder of leading handheld gaming website Pocket Gamer, Jon’s been writing about all sorts of games for over 10 years,. He’s probably forgotten more about them than he knew in the first place.

Neil Mansilla – Developer Advocate at Mashery API Network.
Neil is a geek. He builds mobile and web applications from nothing but the skillz from his Jedi training, a box of paper clips, and his own bare hands. Don’t make him go command line. You can follow him @mansillaDEV on Twitter.

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Selected Apps to Pitch at AppCircus @ Appnation San Francisco

We got a great list of new apps ready to be pitched next week at the AppCircus @ Appnation developer event in San Francisco. The APPNATION conference will take place on April 27-28th at the Moscone Center South – Hall A. The AppCircus will be happening on the 27th at 5.20pm (see full program here).

We are partnering with Mashery to bring some great prizes for the apps that will get on stage to pitch at the AppNation event. Check out the cool prizes we’ll offer from HotWire, Cohuman and Speek API teams.

The apps to pitch at [email protected] are:

Balanced Scorecard
ClayAR
iHealth BPM
Measure Map
Mobile Pocket
OpenSignalMaps
Spark
Streamzoo
TekTrak
TV Watchdog for Android™

Congratulations to the selected apps, the AppCircus presenters get a full APPNATION conference pass for free! The jury to judge the apps will be announced shortly on the AppCircus blog.

AppCircus readers get a 30% discount on the normal Appnation attendance ticket price. Go to the registration page and use the code APCR30 to take advantage of this unique promotion!

Follow us on twitter @APPCircus to get more information of other upcoming AppCircus events.

AppCircus Palo Alto Jury

We’re excited to have some of the most knowledgeable and experienced guys in mobile on our jury panel for the AppCircus in Palo Alto on Wednesday, April 6th at 6pm. at the Telco 2.0 conference.

The apps to present at this event have been announced in this post. The event is FREE to attend, however you need to register. Please register here.

The jury to select the winner includes:

Lisa Whelan – Managing Consultant at Social Mobilize.

Neil Mansilla – Developer Advocate at Mashery API Network.

Mike Rowehl – partner at Churn Labs.

Aaron Masih – Director of Global Business Development Mobile at Nuance.

Jesse Silver – Senior Account Executive, Enterprise & Strategic Accounts at OpenMarket.

Here below the jury member  bio’s:

Lisa Whelan – Managing Consultant at Socialize Mobilize
Lisa provides global strategy, business development, marketing, and developer relations expertise to clients including: Photobucket, Face.com, Motorola, Palm, Inc., Kodak, ShoZu Inc., Offbeat Guides, Hands-On Mobile, SocialMedia Networks, Chomp, and others. Previously, Lisa worked for PA Consulting Group in London, engaging European clients on strategy, business and technology integration projects and Nokia Inc. in Silicon Valley.  Lisa writes about trends in social media and mobile convergence on the SocializeMobilize blog and Twitter.  Lisa holds a MSc from the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and a BA from Boston College.

Neil Mansilla, Developer Advocate at Mashery API Network
Neil is a geek. He builds mobile and web applications from nothing but the skillz from his Jedi training, a box of paper clips, and his own bare hands. Don’t make him go command line. You can follow him @mansillaDEV on Twitter.

Mike Rowehl- partner at Churn Labs
Mike (@miker) is a hacker and entrepreneur.He’s spent the last 10 years specializing in mobile products and services at AdMob, Mowser, Skyfire, and Chomp. In 2004 he started the Mobile Monday Silicon Valley meetings, and is one of the organizers who put together the Mobile 2.0 conference series. Currently he’s a partner at Churn Labs, an engineering led organization aimed at exploring new directions for mobile development.

Aaron Masih – Director of Global Business Development Mobile at Nuance
Aaron Masih leads business development efforts worldwide for Nuance’s Mobile connected solutions, including the Nuance Mobile Developer Program (“NMDP”). During his tenure, he has been responsible for creating broad-reaching solution strategies around customer care using Nuance’s hosted services. His primary focus is identifying opportunities for integrating voice recognition technologies into both existing and emerging mobile applications. Masih received his Masters of Business Administration in Finance at Georgia State University in 1997, and hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Clemson University.

Jesse Silver – Senior Account Executive, Enterprise & Strategic Accounts at OpenMarket
OpenMarket exposes high-value enablers to application developers, thus driving innovation in the mobile ecosystem and facilitating valuable services to mobile consumers. OpenMarket allows developers to build innovative applications and monetize them by leveraging payments, location and messaging capabilities via the highly scalable and available OpenMarket mobile transaction network. For more information, please visit www.openmarket.com or contact us at +1.877.277.208.

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BlueVia Private Beta Invitations

BlueVia is the new global developer platform from Telefonica that helps developers take apps, web services, and ideas to market. BlueVia is built on four founding principles: Scale, Tools, Business Models and Path to Market.

Altogether, BlueVia represents now the possibility to access more than 80 million customers.

Check this presentation for a brief overview on this exciting new platform.

AppCircus offers its readers 25 closed beta invitations. Send us an email if you’d like to receive an invitation.