Thanks to all who came down for our event last night – always great to see you! We’re right back on the campaign trail with notice that December 8th will be our last gathering in 2008, so be sure to register soon and save that date in your hyper-busy Bonenkai Season calendar.. 😎
Note: we’ll be back at the KDDI Designing Studio, with a focus on Advance Search Tools. It’s set to be another interesting evening, speaker profiles below, we look forward to see you there.
Yoon Kim – CEO – Novauris Technologies Ltd.
Yoon has been involved in the academic and commercial development of speech technology and multimodal interfaces for the past 15 years, and has published several papers, patents, and international standards-related documents on advanced speech technology for mobile applications. Prior to joining Novauris, a UK-based company that develops core technologies for mobile voice search, he co-founded NeoSpeech Inc., a speech technology startup in the Silicon Valley. He was with the Speech Technology and Research (STAR) Laboratory at SRI International, and Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University. Yoon has also served as a member of the ETSI STQ Aurora DSR Standards Workgroup. He currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Speech Technology Magazine. Yoon holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
Ryosuke Esaki – Assistant Director – CyberMap Japan Corp.
Ryosuke Esaki started his career at CyberMap Japan Corp., known for their map service, as a new graduate. After joining the mobile marketing division, he currently engages in the Business Development Division, and has also become a member of the lunch Ke-tai Kunitori Kassen, which received a mobile project award at Wireless Japan in 2008. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and a Master’s Degree in Geographic Information System at the University at Buffalo in New York, U.S.A.
Tadayasu Sasada – Producer & Director – CyberMap Japan Corp.
Tadayasu Sasada has been a major player in projects related to the launching of web sites for PC and mobile. Also, he launched a laboratory site for Mapion at CyberMap Japan Corp, currently one of the most popular Japanese mapping services. His creed is “make a product first, and then express images”. Due to the impressive and exciting interface of the iPhone and iPod touch, he started developing apps for the public’s use with these devices. “DGRadar” is his product; a radar app for location-based contents launched in October, which recorded the top among rated free apps in AppStore.
Date: Monday, 8 December 2008 :: 18:30 – 22:00
Venue: KDDI Designing Studio — GMAP
Admission: 1,000jpy with Advance Registration – OR – 2,000jpy at the door
Complimentary drink ticket for the 1st 200 pre-registered guests!
18:30 – Doors Open
19:00 – Welcome/introduction
19:15 – First presentation
19:45 – Second presentation
20:15 – Q & A
20:30 – Networking
21:30 – Last Call
22:00 – Close