Mobile Innovations Presented by Wavefront

A session at SXSW Interactive 2013

Sunday 10th March, 2013

12:30pm to 1:30pm (CST)

Canada leads in every major wave of wireless innovation. Hear how you as an investor, developer, entrepreneur or enterprise can leverage this innovation. This panel offers insight from mobile innovators in the Canadian wireless ecosystem. Learn about the market, the depth of talent and the industry support making Canada the heart of wireless innovation. The Canadian Mobile Innovations panel is led by Wavefront, a not-for-profit organization accelerating the growth and success of wireless companies in Canada by connecting them with critical resources, partners and opportunities. Wavefront facilitates commercial engagement between the mobile ecosystem (mobile operators, platform providers, device manufacturers), enterprise companies and innovative developers in Canada. Wavefront is interested in working with international wireless companies looking to develop business relationships in the North American market.

About the speakers

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Jeff Musson

President, Dynamite Network.com

Dynamitenetwork.com is a industry leading mobile and web development software company in North America. Jeff is an accomplished entrepreneur with 10 years experience in achieving corporate goals through operational excellence and solid financial performance. He is known for his ability to effect significant change through simplifying complex challenges and by motivating staff along with peers to meet desired business outcomes. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated success in directing business development with progressive responsibilities, strategic business planning, marketing and contract negotiations with affiliated partners.

A proven track record and expertise in:

Leadership Management
Global Partnerships
Strategic Execution
Goals and Measurement
Risk Management
Strategic Business Development

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Nathan Robinson

Business Dev Mgr, Wavefront

Nathan D. Robinson / Business Development Manager

Nathan brings over 16 years of business development and technology evangelizing experience to Wavefront, with over 12 of those in the wireless space. Prior to joining the team at Wavefront Nathan was COO at a medical technology start-up where he spearheaded the launch of both wholesale and direct sales channels. Nathan's wireless experience began with Research In Motion, where his business development and partnering efforts secured Tier 1 wireless carriers in Canada and the US. Nathan held various roles of increasing responsibility while at RIM, concluding at Director of CDMA Business, Marketing & Operations. After RIM, Nathan successfully launched a Bluetooth business at Gennum Corporation in his role as Director of Business Development, and subsequently led the spin out of the business unit out to a European concern.

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Nick Kapov

President, Sascea

Nick Kapov P.Eng. is a founder of Sascea, a global leader in enabling businesses to transform themselves through the use of SaaS based solutions based on their disruptive service delivery platform that seamlessly crosses the desktop/mobile ecosystem.

Nick comes from a diverse consulting and strategic advisory background in a variety of markets and industries. He has consulted for MapInfo, Quinton Electrophysiology, Motorola, Provincial Healthcare, Ministry of the Attorney General, Thomson Reuters, Visualsonics and Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation. With 19 years experience and a reputation for solving the most complex problems and turning projects around from a technical and business perspective, Nick understands that what drives a business' growth is its most valuable asset, its Data. Managing, analyzing and presenting a business' data is what Sascea does better than anyone else, making every business we touch more agile and cost-efficient.

Nick Kapov P.Eng. earned a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering from Ryerson University.

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Wendy Mackinnon Keith

CEO & Founder, Digital Retail Apps

Wendy is focused on transforming the in-store experience through in-aisle consumer-led mobile payments and contextual item suggestions. DRA's SelfPay allows shoppers to scan items in-aisle, pay for their purchase on their device, view product information and reviews, share their delight with their social network and leave the store while completely bypassing the checkout line. SelfPay is the result of Wendy's prior experience in international management consulting understanding consumer behaviour, segmentation and the shopper journey. Much of her previous work at The Mac Group/Gemini Consulting, Chicago Strategy Associates and The Transitions Group was with Fortune 100 companies including IBM, Ameritech, Nokia and Safeway. Digital Retail Apps was founded in late 2011 to address many of the problems retailers face with consumer engagement and a highly fragmented in-store shopping and payments landscape.

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6 attendees

  • Don Turnbull
  • Jeff Musson
  • Juston Western
  • Nathan Robinson
  • Nick.kapov
  • Wendy MacKinnon Keith

1 tracker

  • Corey Messom

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Time 12:30pm1:30pm CST

Date Sun 10th March 2013


Room 400/402, Hilton Austin Downtown

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