Jury members for the AppCircus in London

We’re very excited to have some of the most knowledgeable and experienced guys in mobile on our jury panel for the AppCircusat at the New Digital Economics Executive Brainstorm & Developer Forum that is taking place from May 11th to 13th at the Guoman Tower Hotel in London.

The AppCircus is a FREE event, from 6pm to 10pm on the 12th of May for up to 200 developers and the  delegates from the New Digital Economics event. If you would like to attend the showcase to view the 10 live app pitches and get an opportunity to speak to them, you can RSVP here. Don’t hesitate last minute, the place is filling up quickly!

Thanks to our partner STL Partners and to our sponsors Bluevia and Nuance for making this event happen.

The session will be moderated by Carles Ferreiro, c0-Founder of dotopen and AppCircus.

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

Daniel Gurrola – VP Strategy & Business Development, Orange Group
James Parton – Head of Marketing for BlueVia, the new developer platform from Telefonica
Reimund Schmald – Marketing Manager Mobile Division, Nuance Communications Inc.
Chris Barraclough – MD, Chief Strategist, Founder STL Partners

Here below the jury member bio’s:

Reimund Schmald – Marketing Manager Mobile Division, Nuance Communications Inc.
Reimund is responsible for  EMEA Central and Eastern Europe. He has been in the speech technology industry for 15 years joining Nuance in 2003 through acquisition. While at Nuance has held a number of  Sales and Business Development positions and in January 2011 became  responsible for the Marketing of the Handset based mobile technologies and solutions. Previously Reimund held several sales positions in the semiconductor and imaging industry. He received a diploma in semiconductor physics from Aachen Technical University, Germany. Reimund is married and has two children.

Daniel Gurrola – VP Strategy & Business Development, Orange Group
Daniel has over 18 years professional experience bringing together strategic thinking and operational hands-on delivery. He has strong telecommunications industry experience covering wide ranging topics. His leadership posts include serving as the Chairman of the Chief Strategy Officers Group (CSOG) for the GSMA and he is also a founder of the Wholesale Applications Community alliance, bringing together leading global operators and telecommunications industry players to develop a global platform for applications. His international profile includes working in 12 countries and the ability to speak 5 European languages.

Chris Barraclough – MD, Chief Strategist, Founder STL Partners
MD and consulting lead for STL and key report author. 20 years experience in strategy, marketing and finance; 12 years in TMT. During this time he has worked extensively in both the wired and wireless sectors, including stints as Marketing Director at MCI WorldCom UK and Orange Group. He specialises in strategic analysis and proposition development and has developed strategies for new products, services and businesses for several operators and vendor companies in the UK and across EMEA and North America. Additional consulting experience with Bain, Gemini Consulting, Cambrian, Oxford Strategic Marketing, Burlington. MA, Oxford University.

James Parton – Head of Marketing for BlueVia, the new developer platform from Telefonica
James heads currently the Marketing for BlueVia, the new developer platform from Telefonica, he is MEF Global Board Director, and  chair of the Chartered Institute Of Marketing’s Technology Marketing Interest Group. James is a regular panellist, speaker, blogger, industry awards judge, lecturer, and co-founder of the CIM’sTechnology Marketing Interest Group and “Bedford TweetUp”, a regional Twitter networking gathering. Throughout his 20 year career in the tech, web, and mobile sectors, James has successfully developed and delivered over 25 major products, featuring 20 UK market firsts, including BlueVia, O2 Litmus, MMS, mobile video, mobile music downloads, and the UK DVB-H Broadcast TV trial in Oxford during 2005.

Here’s the agenda of the evening:

6.25pm: Welcome and introductions
6.30pm: First Act – Leading Platforms present
6.50pm: 2nd Act – 10 Apps present with jury feedback
7.50pm: Thanks and jury deliberation
8.00pm: Networking, Voting and Winner announcement
9.30pm: Close

Upcoming AppCircus event:

If you are a mobile developer, Startup or company and would like to be part of AppCircus, please sign up to our global platform, we hope to see you at a nearby event. For event organizers, if you are interested in hosting an AppCircus in your city, please contact us.

See you all at an AppCircus near you! Remember to follow us on twitter @AppCircus.

November is a global mobile showcase. APPCircus from coast to coast.

These couple of weeks have seen a number of AppCircus in cities across Europe and now we’re crossing mountains and oceans to arrive in time to events São Paulo, Austin, Athens and Malaysia. The next two months promises to be unforgettable for the mobile scene, where developers, entrepreneurs, Startups and the whole mobile community will get a chance to demonstrate that building applications on top of mobile platforms is not a passing fad.

We have been getting great feedback from the local organizers and we would like to thank each and everyone of the organizers, but also the team of volunteers that make every showcase a reality. There is no doubt that the mobile industry will continue to grow and AppCircus is glad to be part of it.

Be part of a global cross-platform showcase.

This is an invitation open for everyone, event organizers and application developers so all of you can be part of AppCircus, working together we can sprout opportunities for business where there was none. The organizers can benefit from getting the community together and be a central part of the local mobile scene; the developers get a cross-platform showcase that does not focus on a single platform and also get valuable feedback from the audience.

AppCircus is an ongoing series of events. We’re already building the AppCircus calendar of events for 2011! If you are an event organizerinterested in setting one up, we would like to hear from you, please contact us here.

For developers, Startups and Entrepreneurs building apps sign up here.

Upcoming Events.

25.October.2010 – Slovenia[email protected] Slovenia
Deadline for Application sign up: 20.October.2010
28.October.2010 – Edinburgh[email protected] Edinburgh
Deadline for Application sign up: 27.October.2010
28.October.2010 – London[email protected]
Deadline for Application sign up: 27.October.2010

Events in November.

Make sure to mark your calendar for these future events happening next month. Write down the deadlines so you have time to sign up your application. Remember that an external jury selected by the organizers will be choosing the apps and the day of the event the audience will choose the best application being demoed.

5.November.2010 – Athens[email protected]
Deadline for Application sign up: 2.November.2010
8.November.2010 – Dublin[email protected]
Deadline for Application sign up: 2.November.2010
11.November.2010 – Kuala Lumpur[email protected]
Deadline for Application sign up: 7.November.2010
15.November.2010 – Paris – [email protected]
Deadline for Application sign up: 31.October.2010
15.November.2010 – Bologna [email protected]
Deadline for Application sign up: 11.November.2010
16.November.2010 – Austin [email protected]@Texas Wireless Summit
Deadline for Application sign up: 12.November.2010
17.November.2010 – Barcelona Bdigital [email protected]
Deadline for Application sign up: 3.November.2010
22.November.2010 – Zagreb [email protected]
Deadline for Application sign up: 15.November.2010
22.November.2010 – Munich [email protected]
Deadline for Application sign up: 9.November.2010
29.November.2010 – Berlin [email protected]
Deadline for Application sign up: 13.November.2010
29.November.2010 – Belfast [email protected]
Deadline for Application sign up: 13.November.2010
29.November.2010 – Malmo [email protected]
Deadline for Application sign up: 14.November.2010

We are eager to see you at any of these events, so we can get the word out about the cool things happening in your city.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @AppCircus and get in the conversation, we are always looking to engage with developers and organizers.