If you think you know how people will be communicating three years from now, you're probably wrong
Some of the most innovative and surprising ways to use mobile technologies will not be found in countries that have had them for years, but among people who have only just started using them. This "leapfrogging" effect is only likely to become more pronounced as the next billion get online. What happens on these frontiers of communication and e-commerce may surprise you. Quartz hosts a talk-show style conversation highlighting the emerging technologies that are defining the future of mobile.
Mike Bell, Intel
Wesley Chan, Google Ventures
Jay Sullivan, Mozilla
Kevin J. Delaney, Quartz (Moderator)
Michael A. Bell is corporate vice president and general manager of the New Devices Group for Intel Corporation. In his role, Mr. Bell co-leads, with Hermann Eul, a worldwide organization focused on the development of hardware, software and connectivity ingredients for phones, tablets, Ultrabook™ and other mobile devices, and complete system solutions. Prior to joining Intel in 2010, Mr. Bell was part of the executive management team at Palm Inc. From 2007 to 2010 he served as Senior Vice President of Product Development. He was responsible for all aspects of product strategy, development and deployment, bringing the Palm PRE, the Palm PIXI, and many more products to market. Prior to his time at Palm, Mr. Bell was Vice President, CPU Software, Macintosh Hardware Division, at Apple Inc. Over the course of his career at Apple, spanning 1991 to 2007, he made significant contributions to the iMac, Apple TV and iPhone programs. Mr. Bell earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988.
Wesley Chan is a fun-loving entrepreneur and joined the Google Ventures team in 2009. Wesley is based out of Seattle, WA. As an early employee at Google, Wesley helped to start, launch, and grow Google Analytics and Google Voice — products which millions of users depend on worldwide.
Wesley is a recipient of Google’s founder award — the company’s most prestigious recognition — for leading the development of Google Toolbar and building out Google’s early client efforts. Wesley also holds nine US Patents from his work on starting the business for targeted display advertising at Google.
Additionally, Wesley has held positions as a research lead at HP Labs, a program manager at Microsoft, and holds both master’s and bachelor’s degrees in computer science and electrical engineering from MIT where he did his graduate research at the Media Laboratory. He was selected as a “Top 35 Under 35” innovator by Technology Review magazine in 2010.
Given his diverse background, Wesley’s investments at Google Ventures includes companies that address markets in software and web services, mobile, biotech, cleantech.
In his spare time, Wesley also serves as Google’s chief photographer emeritus. His favorite camera is the Canon EOS-5D Mark II.
Kevin J. Delaney
Kevin Delaney is editor in chief and president of Quartz. He was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal for a decade, with that time split between hardship postings in Paris and San Francisco. While covering Internet companies such as Google, Twitter, and Facebook for the Journal, he became convinced that newspapers could do much more to ensure that good journalism thrives in the digital age. He returned to New York and became managing editor of WSJ.com, where he led efforts that helped greatly expand the Journal’s online readership and championed innovative journalism projects that went on to win prizes. Early in his career, Kevin was a reporter for SmartMoney Magazine and a TV producer in Montreal. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Jay Sullivan is Chief Operating Officer at Mozilla, where he oversees the day-to-day operations of Mozilla Corporation. Jay drives Mozilla’s product strategy, leads product development and the Firefox OS program, and helps manage Mozilla’s continued evolution and growth. Jay joined Mozilla in 2007. Previously, Jay was co-founder and VP of Products at PocketThis, a mobile software applications and tools provider. He has also held management and software engineering positions at Oracle, Information Resources and Firefly Network. Jay has been granted three U.S. patents for his work on mobile software and personalization. He is a graduate of Yale.