Disruptive Mobile: Marvell, Qualcomm, Blackberry

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Levi Shapiro of TMT Strategic Advisors and Weili Dai, Co Founder and COO of Marvell Technology were on the Israel Conference stage started the discussion on a panel about the disruptive nature of mobile yesterday in Los Angeles.

Marvell sees themselves as a one-stop semi-conductor provider shop. Dai says, “the market is about accessing live content through connected devices….and making it affordable.”

Disruptive Mobile @ IL Conf

NTT Docomo President and CEO Masaaki Maeda talks about their role as a leading cellular provider in Japan and the kinds of things they do on the marketing front through a partnership they have with McDonalds for Mobile Paye.

Noam Ziv, the VP of Technology for Qualcomm pipes in with a few stats: “Today, there are over 1 billion 3G phones in the world. The prediction is that by 2013, there will be over 2.8 billion. To put these numbers into perspective, there are more people with cell phones than people who have running water.

It’s clear that mobile services are becoming an essential part of our lives regardless of where you live in the world. Says Ziv, “our vision is to grow wireless connectivity and to collapse time and space in healthcare. We want to put everyone on the net, which we feel will make a world of difference in enabling healthcare throughout the world in geographies where it would otherwise not be possible.”

Below Selwyn Gerber, Managing Partner of Gerber & Co and others listening intently.

Gerber at IL conf

 
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Isabel Maxwell
Isabel Maxwell is a Tech Pioneer of the World Economic Forum, and president emerita of Commtouch Software (Nasdaq:CTCH). She Co-founded Magellan, an early online search engine, acquired by Excite in 1996.

Isabel is highly active in the social enterprise space. She was former Senior Adviser to Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus' Grameen America which makes micro-loans to very poor entrepreneurial women. Isabel was a highly active director of Israel Venture Network and built up their pioneering Social Entrepreneur program in Israel from 2004-2011. She has also been an International Governor of the Peres Center For Peace & Innovation since 1999, and currently continues to advise Israel non-profits and a New VC platform out of Malta, Israel and London.

Isabel also had a long career in TV & Feature Film /Documentary production in the UK and US. She passionately believes in the power of individuals to make a difference in the world. French-born and Oxford-educated, Isabel has divided her time between Silicon Valley, Israel and LA for the past 18 years.
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