Stanford University: Event and report – Why Mobile? Why India? Why Now?” at Stanford University on December 5th

It is always a pleasure to be invited to speak at Stanford .. and the last time when I spoke at the Digital Visions Program, I made many great friends.

Since then, I have kept in touch with Stanford’s programs and here is another interesting event .. although this time I cant make it it looks very interesting including a free report on the topic – which I am contributing to as well. My friend Chetan Sharma is speaking as well.

Stanford University graduate student Mohit Gundecha and Prof. Tom Kosnik along with BDA are organizing an event on December 5th, 6:00 PM,

Why Mobile? Why India? Why now?” at Stanford University .

It promises to be an evening to discuss how Silicon Valley entrepreneurs can participate in the explosively growing Indian Mobile market which is adding India 7-8 million mobile subscribers every month.

Speakers include who’s who of the Mobile industry including,

Jeffrey Belk – Senior Vice President, Strategy & Market Development, QUALCOMM

Ashok Narasimhan – CEO, July Systems

Ojas Rege – Vice President, Global Mobile Products, Yahoo! Inc.

Vin Dham — Executive Managing Director — NEA-IndoUS Ventures

Chetan Sharma – President, Chetan Sharma Consulting

Niren Shah – Managing Director – India, Norwest Venture Partners

The event is the culmination of a research project on “Future of Mobile Value Added services(VAS) in India” done by Mohit Gundecha and Prof. Tom Kosnik in association with BDA, a leading telecom consulting and research firm in India. The study is targeted at entrepreneurs/ VC’s /angel investors/ students and will encompass different components of the Indian Mobile VAS Value chain. The study evaluates the competitive landscape and offer detailed profiles of established as well as emerging players across the value chain. This event will bring together a variety of leaders in the industry from both India and North America, along with budding entrepreneurs, aspiring students and prominent authors and bloggers. The output of the project would be a report available in the public domain and I will post it here as well.

To attend the event: Please RSVP: mohitgundecha@gmail.com Limited entries!

To see more details: http://stanford.edu/~mohitsg/IndiaMobileVAS/