Mobile Day at Morris Meetup - With Simon Khalaf - CEO of of Flurry, Inc.

Simon Grew Flurry to 1.2 BILLION devices.  Join us and learn how he did it.  Also learn how Flurry generates more than 3 terabytes of data daily! Simon Khalaf is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Flurry, Inc.  Simon has more than 18 years of experience in the high-tech industry to the helm and in-depth knowledge in IT security, enterprise software, and networking infrastructure. Khalaf has a strong career track record successfully founding, launching and leading a variety of high-tech companies to initial public offerings and acquisition. Most recently, he led Connectus Management Group, a management consulting firm in the IT security space. Khalaf served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Autonomic Networks, Inc. (Formerly Vernier Networks Inc.). 

Prior to the above, Simon served as President of Volera Corp. where he launched it's content delivery and security initiatives and positioned as the major player in its industry. Khalaf served as Vice President and General Manager of Novell Inc. and was Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of JustOn - acquired by Novell, Inc. He served as Vice President of Marketing at Worldtalk Communications Corp. since November 1996. He also served as a Director of Product Marketing for Worldtalk Communications Corp., from January 1996 to October 1996. From August 1994 to December 1995, he served as a Product Line Manager for Worldtalk. Prior to that, he was an Engineering Team Lead for Worldtalk Communications Corp. from October 1993 to July 1994. From March 1992 to September 1993, he served as a Senior Software Engineer for Worldtalk. Before joining Worldtalk, Khalaf served as a Senior Engineer at Touch Communications Inc., a software company specializing in OSI Protocol Development. 


Agenda for the evening is as follows:

6:30 to 7:00 Pizza & Networking - sponsored by SoundBoard Angel Fund

7:00 to 7:10 Updates

7:10 to 7:20 Audience/Member Announcements and Requests

7:20 to 7:30 Startup presentation - Bill Frees CEO of Talk Stream Live (a Mobile Talk Radio App and Site)

7:30 to 7:40 Startup presentation - Mike Weiksner CEO of EndlessTV

7:40 to 8:10 Keynote speaker: Simon Khalaf - CEO of of Flurry, Inc.

8:10 to 9:00 Networking

After 9:00   Drinks at Vanderbilt's in the Hamilton Park Hotel 175 Park Ave Florham Park, NJ 07932 - Just exit through the Florham Road / Park Ave exit of FDU and you will see the Hotel on the left before you reach Park Ave. 

Directions - Complete directions to the FDU library are available here - http://view.fdu.edu/files/directionstolibrarymonningercenterandorangerie.pdf

Parking - Park behind the library, across from of the dorms or in one of the larger (but further) lots. See the parking map below. 

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  • Rich S.

    Apropos the topic of this MeetUp, members may be interested in the following interesting Kleiner Perkins presentation slides: http://www.kpcb.com/internet-trends (PDF available at: http://s3.amazonaws.com/kpcbweb/files/85/Internet_Trends_2014_vFINAL_-_05_28_14-_PDF.pdf?1401286773)

    May 29

    • John C.

      That is a fantastic deck with insights across many emerging technology areas - thanks for posting it Rich

      1 · May 29

  • Pavita H.

    See summaries of past Meetups on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MorrisTechMeetup

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    1 · May 27

  • JH

    What a great crowd! We're thrilled to see entrepreneurship growing in Morris County/NJ. Hope to see everyone at another Meetup soon! ~ Jonathan, Richard, & Robin from SoundBoard

    May 23

  • Aleeda C.

    Thoroughly enjoyed my first tech meetup across the river! Good content, and a friendly, interesting group!

    May 22

  • Matthew H.

    First time at this meetup - great to meet people, great speakers, and great space! Look forward to more.

    May 21

  • Rich S.

    Terrific presentations by all. My sincerest thanks to Jim Barrood for getting Simon to come East and present! His presentation was an eye-opener for many. For those who couldn't make it last night, when the video of his presentation comes on-line, in my humble opinion it will be worth watching.

    May 21

  • Andrew H.

    Very much looking forward to joining. About to launch a new product...Seeking talent for social media & webwork. Perfect for recent graduates. ALSO...need assistance (editing, etc.) for crowd funding video.

    May 19

    • John C.

      Yes we will post the video as soon as it is edited and produced.

      May 21

  • Adam T.

    Great work John and team. The two pitches were impressive and Simon Khalaf was very insightful. Really great agenda. These events have always been great and just keep getting better.

    May 21

  • Steve C.

    fantastic presentations, i know there was a video guy in the back, will there be a link to the video?

    May 21

  • Richard D H.

    Superb Khalaf, and two superior pitches.

    May 21

  • Steve K

    We are a funded start-up -- looking for developers, graphic / web designers and marketing / sales people -- look for me or e-mail [masked]

    1 · May 20

    • Andrew H.

      Enjoyed meeting you, speaking and looking forward to seeing you again. Regards to Mario from me.

      May 20

    • Gaye M.

      I'm interested in a marketing/sales position/research position if you are still looking

      May 21

  • Andrew H.

    Thoroughly enjoyed the pitches. Simon's talk was very insightful and provided a rare "back door" glimpse and approach into big data...although he refused to divulge his "secret sauce". Thanks Morris Tech, John Carini and Simon. I really enjoyed the evening and felt very welcomed by this group.

    May 20

  • Dennis H.

    Here is the link to tomorrow's event at Raritan Valley College in Bridgewater http://meetu.ps/2kMBHn thanks

    May 20

  • Darrell F.

    Thanks all look forward to talking!

    May 20

  • david i.

    My company, PlaceCodes, is looking for front-end developers, biz dev and social media experts. Please find me tonight or message me if interested. PlaceCodes, based in Summit NJ, makes mobile and social media marketing more effective by helping drive customers to the most convenient point of sale, and delivering dynamic offers based on time and location.

    May 20

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