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.”
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.