Gerry Purdy/Mobilocity - AOTMP, telecom management certification provider and organizer of the AOTMP Telecom Management Conferences for Enterprises and Vendors, has acquired Mobilocity LLC and hired J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D. as Principal Analyst, Mobile & Wireless to support AOTMP’s growth and expansion plans in the mobile and wireless arena. Purdy’s responsibilities will include market research, conferences & events and a number of certification programs. He’ll report to Bill Hinton, VP & GM, Vendor Practice.
Wireless Week - Diana Goovaerts has been promoted from Associate Editor to Editor and is now the main contact for Wireless Week. Former Editor-in-Chief Andrew Berg now serves as the Editorial Director of Advantage Business Media’s manufacturing group. WirelessWeek.com reaches more than 472,000 unique visitors per month.
Light Reading has been acquired by Informa for an undisclosed amount. The publishing, events and market research company was founded in 2000, sold to UBM in 2005 and repurchased by its co-founder and CEO Stephen Saunders in 2014. Saunders announced plans to stay with Light Reading for the foreseeable future. The acquisition of Light Reading is the next stage of Informa’s TMT (Technology, Media & Telecom) expansion program.
June is Thought Leadership month at Calysto. If you haven’t yet, check out our divergent white paper on the topic. In line with this thinking, we interviewed one of the IoT industry’s Thought Leaders, Jim Morrish. In addition to being one of the founders of Machina Research (an IoT-focused industry analyst and consulting firm), Jim has recently co-authored a book, Enterprise IoT.
Who – Wireless industry associations GSMA and CTIA have partnered to host a new event titled "GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, in partnership with CTIA." Both organizations will be equal partners in the event, though GSMA will lead production and management.
Santa Clara Convention Center
May 10 – 12, 2016
Can you set the stage, give us some background about how your IoT podcast and newsletter came about?
Mobile World Congress 2016
Fira Gran Via
February 22-25, 2016
The 2016 GSMA Mobile World Congress confirmed what we already knew: Mobile is everything.
IoT Tech Expo Europe 2016
February 10 - 11, 2016
Media/Analysts: est. 10+
Sue Marek is leaving her position as Editor-in-Chief at FierceMarkets after nine years of service. She is joining the team at SDxCentral as VP of Content, tasked with expanding the site’s wireless coverage. She’ll be working closely with Managing Editor, Craig Matsumoto (formerly of Light Reading). Mike Dano replaces Sue as Editor-in-Chief of the Telecom Group at Fierce, where he’s held various editorial positions for the past eight years.