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  • Vodacom Multiplatform Mobile Developer WorkshopDate: October 3rd 5th, 2012The Innovation Hub, Pretoria




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    Vodacom Developer Programme:The 1st Multiplatform Mobile Application Developer Workshop in South Africa

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    day 1: October 3rd, 2012Time Item

    07:00 - 08:00 Registration

    08:00 - 08:05 Chairs Welcome. Andrew McHenry, Committee Member, Mobile Monday (MOMO)

    08:05 - 08:30 Opening Keynote. Vodacom Developer Programme as a vehicle to drive mobile app ecosystem in South Africa. Prins Mhlanga, Managing Executive, Vodacom SA

    08:30 - 09:00 Opportunities for mobile applications in government. McLean Sibanda, CEO, The Innovation Hub

    09:00 - 09:30 How to access funding for developers? Muhammed Sayed, Business Development Manager, TIA

    09:30 - 10:00 Tea Break

    10:00 - 11:30 The enterprise development opportunities in the mobile space. Samsung activities into Africa and the opportunities. Existing and upcoming products and technology. Paulo Ferreira, Head of Enterprise Mobility, Samsung

    11:30 - 12:00 Sparking the entrepreneurial spirit in developers. Derrick Kotze, CEO, mLab Southern Africa

    12:00 - 12:30 Supporting government service delivery through mobile devices and applications - South African perspective. Olalekan Oguleye, Senior Mobile Technology Developer, CSIR

    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

    13:30 - 16:00 Android, HTML5 and mobile web development. Ato Ulzen-Appiah, Developer Outreach Program Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa, Google. Toby Kurien, Android Development Freelancer, SA

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    day 2: October 4th, 2012Time Item

    08:00 - 08:05 Chairs Welcome. Gift Mphefu, Portfolio Manager, Vodacom SA

    08:05 - 09:30 Asha Touch J2ME Development & Tools - Thuthuka Mhlongo, Developer Evangelist/Tech Support Manager. Lumia Audio & Visual Leadership - Mark Strathmore, Ecosystem Alliances Manager & Dominique Silva, Entertainment/Services Manager. Venture Development Assistance for Start-ups - Anthony Stonefield, Head of Ecosystem, Nokia

    09:30 - 10:00 Tea Break

    10:00 - 12:30 Introduction to the Windows phone 7.5. Windows phone advanced topics. Dave Russell, Technical Developer Evangelist, Microsoft

    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

    13:30 - 16:00 Developing Windows phone games. Introduction to developing for Windows 8. Dave Russell, Technical Developer Evangelist, Jarrod Hermer, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft

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    day 3: October 5th, 2012Time Item

    08:00 - 08:05 Chairs Welcome. Gift Mphefu, Portfolio Manager, Vodacom SA

    08:05 - 09:30 BlackBerry 10 experience and architecture overview. Cascades fundamentals & Blackberry 10 cascades samples. Michael Weitzel, Senior Application Development Consultant, Lelany Sommers, Business Development Manager, BlackBerry

    09:30 - 10:00 Tea Break

    10:00 - 12:30 HSPA+ roadmap, market and ecosystem update. Snapdragon the all-in-one mobile processor. Snapdragon developers program. James Munn, VP Sub Sahara Africa, Hani Yassin / ESG Sr Director, Technology Strategy MEA, Dominique Friedl, Director Business Development, Qualcomm

    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

    13:30 - 16:00 Vuforia - Introduction to augmented reality & SDK. Technical introduction to AR & SDKStandalone presentation + demo. Gilles Fayad, Director, Products & Services MEA, Qualcomm

    16:00 - 16:30 Closing Ceremony & Prizes & Drinks

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    Cape Town, 2-4 November 2012

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    Cape Town, 2-4 November 2012

    The Vodacom App storeThe easy way to get the hottest apps for your phone this summer. vodacom.mobi/apps

    Sponsored Events

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    The Vodacom Developer Programme Academic Student ChapterThe main objective of the Academic Student Chapter is to equip university students with state-of-art Mobile Application Software development tools and related knowledge in preparation for real world challenges. Vodacom has partnered with a number of institutions, which include the Durban University of Technology, Central University of Technology, University of Venda, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Tshwane University of Technology, University of North West, Vaal University of Technology and the University of Stellenbosch.

    The work of the developer programme in conjunction with these academic institutions will culminate in a Student Symposium, scheduled to take place on the 30th November 2012 at Vodacom Headquarters in Midrand, Johannesburg. The Symposium will have a balanced mix of industry professionals, academics as well as students. The students will have an opportunity to present their academic projects related to Mobile Applications, and stand a chance of winning great prizes for themselves and their respective institutions. This is Vodacoms way of recognising the contribution made by the academic institutions towards building a sustainable App eco-system in South Africa.

    For more information, visit www.vodacom.co.za/developer

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    Vodacom Developer Programme:Speaker Profiles

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    VodacomPrins Mhlanga

    Prins Mhlanga is the Managing Executive of Digital Media at Vodacom. His area of responsibility is vast and includes digital media, mobile advertising, the mobile Internet, wireless applications, content and related value-added services. Whether you have viewed a banner advert on your mobile handset, received a Please Call Me message, or downloaded a mobile application, you have been touched by Prins division at Vodacom.

    Using the networks messaging platform and other infrastructure, WASPs have added value to millions of lives in developing nations by putting services such as education, health, information, banking and insurance in peoples hands, often for the very first time. And lets not forget entertainment. Prins is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the music, social media, games and pretty much most of the fun stuff on your mobile device keeps on coming. For big business, mobile services can forge new ground such as helping to integrate mobile payment with delivery of products and services, for example. It is abundantly clear that Prins has learnt the ropes in the content world from the inside out after holding a number of functional positions prior to becoming a key player in Vodacoms Executive team.

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    VodacomGift Mphefu

    Gift Mphefu is currently a Portfolio Manager at Vodacom SA. He is responsible for leading the Strategic Partnership & New Business Development Team. He led Product Innovation and Management for Mobile Internet, Social Media, Mobile Advertising, Digital Content, Mobile Applications, Mobile Portals & Wireless Application Service Providers (WASPs).

    Prior to joining Vodacom, he worked at Telkom SA, Ericsson Sub-Saharan Africa and also practiced as an independent telecoms consultant at The Innovation Hub and Atio. He has over 12 years of solid technical and commercial experience within the ICT & Healthcare Technology Industry. Gift is a Council Member of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE), a Member of International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) SA Chapter, a Member of Clinical Engineering Association of South Africa (CEASA), and a Member of the Advisory Committee for The Innovation Hub Solution Exchange Project.

    He has a BSc Electrical Engineering (UDW), Certificate Course in Wireless Telephony (UP) and Masters in Engineering (UP). Gifts interests in Healthcare Informatics led him to enrol for a Post Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Technology Management at UCT.

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    BlackBerry (RIM)Lelany Sommers

    Lelany Sommers has worked for Research In Motion since June 2000. At the beginning she started in the Customer Service Organisation in Technical and Billing Support, then moved to Sales working closely with RIMs carriers in North America. She moved to London in 2006 to develop the Swiss market and work with a UK carrier to develop their enterprise and partner businesses. After working with Orange Group as an Operations Manager she is now leading Business Development in Africa. Her focus will be on growing and supporting the developer community within Africa.

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    BlackBerry (RIM)Michael Weitzel

    Michael Weitzel is a Technical Partnership Manager - Africa at Research In Motion. Previous position was a Senior Application Development Consultant for Research in Motion in Africa, the company behind the BlackBerry solution. He has also been mentoring Garage48 teams in Nairobi, Kenya at the September Garage48 event. He is a passionate startups helper and always ready to give his input.

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    NokiaMark Strathmore

    Mark is an IT professional with 22 years of experience in the Information Technology industry; most of those spent either designing or selling complex solutions. He joined the industry before (or LBW: Long Before Web), as an Electronic Engineer, and has kept pace with developments ever since; he prides himself in an ability to reconcile the technical with the business, and strip the hype from the tangible.

    Mark is an accomplished presenter targeting executive audiences in the Information Technology sector, and has a number of IT qualifications supported by an MBA (Bond

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