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ForumOxford Conference 18 April 2008

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ForumOxford Conference 18 April 2008
by Peter Holland - Thursday, 20 March 2008, 5:19 PM

ForumOxford Conference 18 April 2008

The Technology Programme at the Oxford University Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Centre is pleased to announce the second ForumOxford: Future Technologies Conference to be held on 18 April 2008 at the University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education.

This one-day conference will explore emerging technologies with an emphasis on Mobile / Web 2.0 innovations.

What people said about last year's conference:
Thanks for a great day - this ranks in the top ten of any industry networking event I have attended over the past 20 years. Excellent profile and mixture of attendees and presentations, and discussion at internet speed - vibrant and engaging...
Martin Davis, CEO, Mobiya
I came away with ideas to activate immediately, relationships which I know I can work with in the future and a ready-made support network of brilliant individuals I can share and work with. Ive never attended a one-day event of this kind of value.
David Cushman, Network Engagement Director, Emap

We aim to make this year's conference even better.

Conference Speakers

Confirmed speakers (running order to be announced):

  • Social Marketing Intelligence, the Black Gold of the 21st Century - Alan Moore, Xtract
  • Mobile Initiated Financial Services in the Developing World - Simon Cavill, Director, Mi-Pay Ltd
  • How to Integrate Facebook with IMS - Niklas Blum, Fraunhofer FOKUS
  • Browser Extensions (DOM extensions) and Accessing Device APIs - Ajit Jaokar, OpenAjax Alliance and David Pollington, Vodafone
  • iPhone Applications - William Volk, CEO, MyNuMo
  • Delivering a Global Mobile Service - Cameron Doherty, CEO, Mobile Concierge
  • User-generated Mobile Advertising - Jonathan MacDonald, Blyk
  • Youth and Mobile and Music and TV - Luciana Pavan, MTV
  • Dawn of a New Mobility - Casual Computing: Thoughts on the Future of Mobiles, Service and Their Adoption - Christian Lindholm, Fjord
  • Mobile Social Networking - Antonio Vince Stabyl, CEO, ItsMY
(More speakers to be confirmed soon)

Pre-conference meeting

We will be arranging an informal pre-conference get-together for the evening of Thursday 17 April. As with last year, we'll probably meet at the Royal Oak pub on Woodstock Road, which serves a fine selection of real beers and pub food. We'll post details here nearer to the date of the conference.

Conference Schedule

(subject to final confirmation)

  • Session 1 (09:00 - 10:30) Welcome, morning keynote and Q and A
  • coffee break
  • Session 2 (11.00 - 12:30) Presentations (running order to be confirmed)
  • lunch
  • Session 3 (13:30 - 15:00) Afternoon keynote and Q and A session, the great mobile debate
  • tea break
  • Session 4 (15:00 - 17.00) - informal networking sessions, round table discussions and further speakers

The sessions will end at around 17:00 and will be followed by the drinks reception until 19:00, which will be held in the common-room bar and courtyard at Rewley House (note that meeting rooms will be available during this time if required).

Full details at: