Results of 2013 Mobile Predictions Annual Survey (Guest Feature)

By on April 30, 2013


About Chetan Sharma

Chetan Sharma ( Chetan is Founder and President of the firm Chetan 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 and is probably the only strategist to have advised each of the top 6 global mobile data operators. Some of his clients include NTT DoCoMo, China Mobile, Skype, 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. 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 University, 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. Chetan has MSEE from Kansas State University and BE from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee. He loves travel, history, and is an avid sports fan. He was captain of the university (IIT Roorkee) badminton team and has won university championships in India and the US.

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