AT&T Act With Conviction in Mobile Cloud Investment – Who’s Next?

May 19, 2010 at 9:53 am Leave a comment

Hello! Apologies for the gap in postings – I’ve been at MVNO Industry Summit in Barcelona which was a hit despitwe the erratic bellowings of the cloud. Now wrapping things up on Cloud Mobility 2010 and starting work on Mobile Healthcare Industry Summit, with some nice synergies between the two…

A good bit of industry confidence in mobile cloud recently when AT&T announced its planned $1 billion investment ‘set aside’ for cloud-based service provisioning. Such conviction from the operator community sits comfortably next to ABI and Juniper Research’s more-than-healthy market projections for mobile cloud uptake and revenue generation.

AT&T Synaptic will offer cloud computing and cloud storage services mainly to the enterprise market, focusing on M2M apps, and unified comms. With operator legacy expertise in volume data management, this new opportunity is vast. As Phil Hochmuth, analyst with Yankee Group, recently commented:

‘I think the endpoint device in terms of mobility–it has to be a cloud scenario’

Working out the exact cloud VAS proposition will mean that operators inevitably work with 3rd parties to achieve their goals quickly and with scale.

This is something I hope to address through the speakers and sessions put together for Cloud Mobility in September and Joe Weinman, Business Solutions Strategy and Business Development, AT&T, USA will be talking about How Mobile Cloud Affects Asset Ownership.

Worth knowing that we have limited free operator passes on this event, and confirmed speaker from around the world from SaaS, Content, Devices, or Networks to date include…

Michel Burger, Head of Service Architecture, Vodafone Group Services Joe Weinman, Business Solutions Strategy and Business Development, AT&T, USA Alexandre Rigaldo, Cloud Computing Program Director, Orange Labs and Orange Business Services Paulo Simoes, Business Evolution Consultant, TMN, Portugal Fernando Núñez Mendoza, Co-founder, President and CEO, fonYou Telecom, Spain Stein Tommer, Director of Business Development, Enterprise Market, Telenor, Norway Damien Byrne, Head of New Propositions, T-Mobile Sebastian Thalanany, Technology Strategist, US Cellular, USA Elise Vennegues, Principal Research Engineer, Orange Labs, France Pierre Yurow, Co-Founder, COO, Spectrum Mobile Hadi Nahari, Principal Security Architect, Principal Mobile & Devices Architect, Emerging Technologies, Paypal Joe Gore, New Media Sales, AccuWeather, USA Simon Davies, Managing Director, Europe, Snaptu Tony DeRuvo, CEO, Gogobeans, USA Mark Newman, Chief Research Officer, Informa Telecoms and Media, UK Caroline Gabriel, Research Director, Rethink Technology Research Ltd Morgan Gillis, Executive Director, Limo Foundation Michael Knuckey, Editor, Cloud Vision, UK Windsor Holden, Principal Analyst and Report Author, Juniper Research, UK Andreas Constantinou, CEO, Vision Mobile Tim Raby, Managing Director, OMTP, UK John Strand, CEO, Strand Consult, Denmark Ajit Jaoker, Founder, Future Text, Member, Global Economic Forum, UK Ingrid Silver, Partner, Technology, Media and Telecoms, Denton Wilde Sapte Thomas Magedanz. TU Berlin,. Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany


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