Tomorrow, Innovation Qualcomm 2012 will commence in São Paulo, marking one of the most important events of the year for the wireless industry in Brazil. The two-day event is a meeting of some of the brightest minds in telecommunications, wireless and mobile technologies.
IQ 2012 will feature a number of presentations and panels featuring prominent members of the wireless community. Attendees will hear from operators Telefonica/Vivo, RIM and Claro as well as manufacturers Nokia, Sony and Samsung. Brazilian government representatives will participate in a panel on innovation initiatives, and various Qualcomm executives will present on topics including chipsets, technological evolution and apps. Representatives from Mozilla, RIM and Microsoft will also present at IQ 2012.
An Eye on Investment
Members of the entrepreneurial community will want to pay special attention to the panel on investment opportunities, which will take place during the afternoon of the first day of the conference. Anderson Thees of Redpoint e.ventures, Bedy Yang of Brazil Innovators, Carlos Kokron of Qualcomm Ventures and Cassio Spina of Anjos do Brasil are set to participate.
No attendee will want to miss the Demo Zone, where one can experience the latest in telecommunications technology development. LG, Huawei and Motorola are among the many sponsors of this section of the event. And those with a special interest in applications development will be granted access to a plethora of knowledge via the Qualcomm Apps Track.
The event will come to a close with AppCircus, where the teams behind 10 applications will give three-minute pitches and compete for a number of prizes. Given the big-name corporations set to attend IQ 2012, this represents a huge opportunity for the entrepreneurs involved.
Innovation Qualcomm 2012 will take place at Casa Petra tomorrow and Thursday, and something tells us more than a few bits of knowledge will emerge from the event (inscriptions for which, unfortunately, are now closed).