The firm under its sub-brand ADOstrategies.com has earned a global reputation in the market place for providing action-oriented, innovative, strategic guidance on how to embrace change and leverage mobile as a growth mechanism with the use of "cross-media as a strategy" model. The firm offers strategic consultancy, planning, business development and partnering services. ADOstrategies.com is retained and partnered by brands, agencies, media, Telco's, mobile companies, Industry organizations, start-ups, investors and CEO's who seek strategic insight and execution support in order to get the formula right and achieve the next level in the strategy process with mobile and digital convergence. Others services soon provided by ADObjects Inc include ADOcrossmedia and ADOdesign.
is a seasoned technology and business leader with a 20 year + track record that includes executive and development positions at both Nokia and Sony Corporation. His track-record spans from developing award winning consumer electronic products, program managing mobile device teams to creating new innovative consumer mobile services in music, video, game design, user-interactivity design, search, and location-based social media advertising.
He has been a pioneer in the new emerging areas of mobile search and mobile advertising. He can be quoted to be one of the first individuals to bring the word "mobile" to search globally, and with his latest passions around mobile as the ultimate cross-media platform, he created ADObjects Inc. (Analog traditional media and their evolution in a new media Digital landscape).
Most recently, he was the Head of Strategy and Business Development in Nokia's Multimedia Business Group, and launched a new form of mobile advertising network exchange called the Nokia Ad Connector. That effort led to the acquisition of Enpocket for the consolidated of Nokia's advertising efforts. He has collaborated in many mobile industry efforts through organizations such as the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association), IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) and Jupiter Media's mediabistro.com platform. He is a frequent keynote speaker, conference chair and advisor to many mobile industry events. He has a strong background in the Music Industry and had been part of several Government trade delegations to China and Japan as a mobile music expert.
Just prior, he was General Manager, Nokia Search and built not only the horizontal business strategy of Nokia Mobile Search with global partners such as Yahoo, Microsoft, Google, Baidu, but lead the business effort with ten’s of European, North American and Asian local directory companies mashed-up with search on Nokia Maps with Navteq. These efforts led to the consolidation strategy to acquire Gate5 and for Nokia to take leadership in the location based services space.
He spent 18 years in Japan as a developer, program manager and business strategist in both Sony and Nokia prior to moving to Vancouver, British Columbia. He relocated in order kick-start operations for Nokia's Games Publishing Unit and to replant back home.
He has a dual-degree in Engineering and Asian Studies from University of Illinois- Urbana/Champaign. He has taught Kabuki Theater, is a casual Sumi-E painter, and a trying Golfer. He swims and practices Yoga in his spare time.
Although, He presently resides in Vancouver and New York with his wife and dog show Champion Boston Terrier "Ryoma" (Rio), he is a true global citizen and spends more then 50% of his time all over the world.
Peggy Anne Salz is the founder and publisher of MSearchGroove, the leading source of analysis and commentary on mobile advertising, mobile advertising, and social media. Her industry-first report, Mobile Search & Content Discovery, and her most recent series of practical how-to mobile advertising and mobile analytics white papers indisputably establish her as a mobile advertising and mobile search authority. She has established a successful consulting career based on vision, insight, versatility, and over 15 years of industry experience. She has written over 300 articles and also comments on daily developments impacting the industry at all levels for magazines, publications and online destinations such as MobiAd News, Mobile Entertainment, Mobile Media, and New Media Age.
Peggy's drive to spark debate about issues impacting the mobile industry at all levels has won her international recognition as a brave new voice in the mobile content market. Her speaking calendar includes engagements at mobile search and mobile advertising conferences worldwide. Graduating with honors from the University of Pittsburgh, Peggy earned a B.A. in Philosophy of Science, Political Science, and Economics. She is a Fulbright fellow and a member of the International Who's Who of Professionals.
Chetan is Founder and President of the firm. He is a recognized industry expert in strategy and implementation of wireless data and pervasive computing solutions. He has a strong background in developing and launching technologies, products, and solutions for the wireless Industry, including extensive experience in managing and delivering all phases of the product development cycle. Executives from leading wireless companies around the world seek his accurate predictions, independent insights, and actionable recommendations. He has served as an advisor to senior executive management of several Fortune 100 companies in the wireless space. Some of his clients include NTT DoCoMo, China Mobile, Disney, KTF, Sony, Samsung, Virgin Mobile, Sprint Nextel, AT&T Wireless, Alcatel-Lucent, KDDI, Cincinnati Bell, Reuters, Qualcomm, Reliance Infocomm, SAP, Merrill Lynch, American Express, Infospace, BEA, and HP.
His experience with strategic alliances involved US carriers such as Verizon, Sprint, AT&T Wireless, Cingular, Cincinnati Bell, and others; some of the most prominent carriers in Europe and Asia; IBM, Intel, Telcordia, SBC, Unisys, and many other leading players in the wireless sector.
Chetan is the author or co-author of five books: Wireless Internet Enterprise Applications (John Wiley & Sons, 2000), VoiceXML: Strategies and Techniques for Effective Voice Application Development (John Wiley & Sons, 2002), Wireless data services: Technologies, Business models, and Global markets (Cambridge University Press, 2004), Mobile Advertising: Supercharge Your Brand in the Exploding Wireless Market (John Wiley & Sons, 2008), and Wireless Broadband Technology: Conflict and Convergence (IEEE Press, 2008). His books have been adopted in several corporate training programs and university courses at New York University, Stanford Univeristy, and Graduate School of Tokyo University. Chetan has patents in wireless communications, is regularly invited to speak at conferences worldwide, and is an active member in industry bodies and committees.
Chetan is interviewed frequently by leading international media publications such as Time Magazine, NY Times, WSJ Interactive, MIT Technology Review, WIRED, Information Week, Japan Media Review, InfoWorld, Wireless Data News, Mobile Communications International, GigaOM, etc. and has appeared on NPR, WBBN, and CNBC as wireless technology expert. He frequently addresses several telecommunications industry trade delegations to the US such as executive teams from Japan, Korea, and Finland. He served on the US advisory committee of Korea-Pacific US States Joint Conference on wireless and multimedia. Chetan has published several articles and industry reports on topics ranging from wireless multimedia to WLAN to UMTS. Chetan was also a contributing analyst of one of the most preeminent wireless print magazines - Wireless World and has published several cover stories and articles for the same.
Roman Kikta is a venture capitalist, wireless pioneer, seasoned entrepreneur and author. Roman is the Managing Partner and co-founder of Genesis Campus and Mobility Ventures, Texas based venture capital funds. Roman has held senior executive positions in strategic planning, corporate and business development, marketing, and product development & program management helping to build leading wireless industry companies including: Nokia, Panasonic, GoldStar (LG), and OKI. He is also a co-founder of Global Wireless Holdings (GWH), E-Life, Inc., SpeedLink Communications, and Change Agent Media.
Roman is well traveled and an authority on market trends and the role of technologies on society from anthropological, sociological and psychological perspectives. He has exceptional insight, foresight and understanding of opportunities provided by existing and future wireless communications, Internet and related technologies and businesses. Roman was instrumental in building business units and divisions, brands, market development and channel/distribution development of cellular communications. His corporate track-record includes pioneering several cellular industry "firsts" including:
pay-phones, in-building and PBX systems, voice recognition dialers, Smartphone, and several generations of mobile phones and the launch of analog (cellular) and digital (PCS) in the U.S.
As a venture capitalist, Roman has a demonstrable track record in fund formation and management, and identifying, attracting, evaluating and advising portfolio companies. He works closely with entrepreneurs, providing the experience, global perspective, and extensive networks of relationships thereby increasing the probability of success. His notable technology investments include Spatial Wireless (acquired by Alcatel), Arrowping (acquired by XinWei), Now Public (acquired by Clarity Digital), Alereon, and InnerWireless, Roman has written numerous articles and has co-authored four books published by McGraw-Hill on communications technologies including: "Wireless Internet Crash Course", "3G Wireless Demystified", "Delivering xDSL", and "CDMA IS-95 for Cellular & PCS: Technology, Economics & Services" and he is also a contributing editor at Mobile Video magazine, The Animated Telecom Dictionary, NowPublic.com, and ThoughtLeader.net. and has co-authored four books published by McGraw-Hill on communications and numerous articles. He is a Fellow of the Radio Club of America and was named a 2001 High Tech All-Star.
Roman currently serves on the Board of Directors or Advisors of emerging companies, foundations and industry associations. Roman has a B.A. degree from Rutgers University; he is a graduate of the Private Equity & Venture Capital Program at the Harvard Business School; The Strategy & Innovation Program at MIT Sloan School of Management and the Management and Leadership courses at New York University. Roman is a sought after speaker on future wireless technologies, innovation, entrepreneurship and venture capital issues in the United States and internationally and serves as a guest lecturer at the Entrepreneurial Finance course at The University of Texas at Dallas, School of Management.
Greg Sterling is senior analyst with Opus Research's Internet2Go program and the founder of Sterling Market Intelligence, a consulting and research firm focused on the Internet's impact on offline consumer behavior. Before SMI, Sterling ran The Kelsey Group's Interactive Local Media program. Prior to Kelsey, Sterling was at TechTV where he helped produce "Working the Web." Before TechTV he was a founding editor and executive producer at AllBusiness.com. Prior to joining AllBusiness, Sterling was a practicing attorney in San Francisco.