M-Enabling Forum, Promoting Accessible Technologies and Environments

 

M-Enabling Forum at MWCA 2017

SEPTEMBER 14 ● SAN FRANCISCO MOSCONE CENTER
747 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Moscone West, Level 2, Theater 2024

 

AGENDA

MC: Paul Schroeder, M-Enabling Forum 2017 Program Chair

11:00 to 11:15 a.m.

Welcome: Axel Leblois, President and Executive Director, G3ict
Introductory Remarks: Dan Norman, Head of Strategic Engagement for North America, GSMA

11:15 to 12:15 a.m.

How Leading Corporations Leverage Mobile Enabling Technologies for Greater Outreach and User Adoption

Success stories in fostering adoption and usage among seniors and persons with disabilities from around the world.

Moderator: Paul Schroeder, Director, Public Policy & Strategic Alliances, Aira
Panelists:
  • Susan Mazrui, Director, Public Policy, AT&T
  • Michael Ellis, Global Vice President of Accessibility, Sprint
  • Mike Shebanek, Sr. Director of Accessibility, Yahoo!
  • G. Patrick Webre, Acting Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC

12:15 to 1:15 p.m. - Networking Lunch

1:15 to 2:15 p.m.

The Sky Is the Limit!  Leading Innovations in Accessibility and Assistive User Interfaces for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

An overview of the ground-breaking innovations brought by mobile enabling technologies and how mobile operators and large end user organizations can best leverage those to enhance users’ experience.

Moderator: Shilpi Kapoor, CEO, BarrierBreak
Panelists:
  • Chuck Eger, Director for North America, Mobile & Wireless Forum (MWF)
  • Justin Eddings, User Experience Designer, Sprint
  • Christopher Lee, Ph.D., Executive Director, AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Mike Sax, Founder and Chairman, ACT | The App Association

2:15 to 3:15 p.m.

From IoT to RFrom IoT to Robotics, Wearables and Artificial Intelligence: Next Generation Mobile Services in Support of Independent living for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

With a skyrocketing aging population in many parts of the world, remote mobile enabled services offer considerable opportunities to enhance the well-being and personal safety of millions of persons while improving the sustainability of support services.

Moderator: Joshua Miele, Ph.D., Associate Director of Technology Research and Development, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Low Vision and Blindness, Smith-Kettlewell 
Panelists:
  • Kiran Kaja, Technical Program Manager, Google
  • Suman Kanuganti, Founder and CEO, Aira
  • Anirudh Koul, Senior Data Scientist, Microsoft
  • Ruoyi Zhou, Ph.D., Director, Accessibility Research, IBM Research

3:15 to 3:45 p.m. - Networking Refreshment Break

3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

Mobile Enabled Solutions for Inclusive Smart Cities

While implementing smart cities strategies, local governments, mobile operators and service providers can reach out to more citizens by ensuring that all digital services leverage enabling technologies and are made accessible from an early stage of design.

Co-Moderators: James Thurston, Vice President, Global Strategy and Development, G3ict and Victor Santiago Pineda, Ph.D., President and Founder, Pineda Foundation/World ENABLED
Panelists:
  • Aaron Bangor, Lead Accessible Technology Architect, Corporate Accessibility Technology Office (CATO), AT&T
  • Erin Lauridsen, Access Technology Director, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Megan Lawrence, Accessibility Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
  • Ashley Meyers, Product Manager, City of San Francisco’s Digital Services Team

4:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks: Ron Akins, Senior Vice President, E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc.

M-Enabling Forum Agenda at MWC Americas 2017

 

Headline Sponsor: Networking Lunch Sponsor: Networking Refreshments Sponsor
WGT - World's Global Telecom Sprint AT&T

 

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Conference Registration

Special Event:

FCC Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility

Corporate Sponsors:

Access Israel Amazon
AT&T CTA
CTIA Deque
Disney SyncLink Essential Accessibility
Jan Kelley Drye
Level Access Make Sense
Microsoft The Paciello Group
RightHear Sprint
T-Mobile Uber

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