Holiday Party | Nokia & Microsoft; Present, Share and Connect with You

  • December 13, 2012 · 6:30 PM



Thursday December 13, 2012 6:30 PM Sunnyvale, CA

Sponsors Appreciation & Holiday Party – A night for our sponsors to Talk, Share, and Connect with you.

Greetings SVForum members -- We have an exciting event coming up in December -- Please join the SVForum - Mobile Internet SIG for our sponsorship appreciation and holiday party. We will have our three sponsors: Microsoft and Nokia, share with us their most exciting current and future initiatives, and 'of course' their crystal ball prediction in the mobile industry for 2013! It is also an excellent opportunity to give your feedback and ask questions to Microsoft and Nokia.

This will be a festive event; we have holiday gifts (Amazon Gift Certificate, & SVForum Sponsorship), drinking spirits (wine/beer, and maybe spiked eggnog), special food together with our sponsor family.

Our Sponsors:


6:30PM to 9:00PM
30 mins Networking, Foods and Drink
5 mins Announcements
5 mins Gifts raffle part I
30 mins Microsoft
30 mins Nokia
5 mins Gifts raffle Part II
15 mins Q and A

Microsoft – 1) Kevin Ashley AND 2) Bruno Terkaly
Nokia - Josh Marinacci


Kevin Ashley
Microsoft, Architect Evangelist / Windows Phone

Kevin Ashley is a Microsoft Architect Evangelist, an author of Professional Windows 8 Programming book and a developer of top apps and games for Windows 8. Kevin often presents on technology at various events, industry shows and webcasts. In his role he works with startups and partners, advising on software design, business and technology strategy, architecture and development. Prior to Microsoft, he was a founder of an early-stage cloud and business intelligence software startup. In his role as a senior software developer and architect, Kevin developed grid, data warehousing and real-time trading solutions for Fortune 500 companies and hedge funds worldwide: US, Europe and Asia. Kevin has degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science and MBA from the University of Connecticut.

Kevin’s blog: and Twitter: @kashleytwit

Bruno Terkaly
Microsoft, Developer Evangelist

Bruno works as an evangelist for Microsoft in the Bay Area. His interests are very diverse in software but tend to gravitate to the 3 big pillars of today: (1) cloud (2) mobile (3) big data. He has written Android, iOS, Windows, Web apps that communicate in the cloud. He has held a number of events in San Francisco, on such things as Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Mobile Computing, Big Data – to name a few. He loves hanging out with developers so being part of any developer community is great. Bruno is a monthly columnist for the MSDN Windows Azure Insider and have published numerous articles in MSDN Magazine. Prior to becoming an evangelist, he was a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer, helping customers in remote locations with extreme troubleshooting scenarios.

Josh Marinacci

Nokia, UI Expert and Author

Josh Marinacci is a UI expert and author. He works in Nokia's Advanced Engineering group under the CTO org. Prior to Nokia he worked at Palm in developer relations, and was a member of the Swing/JavaFX teams at Sun. He has written two books for O'Reilly and blogs at<>;, as well as speaking at a variety of tech conferences. He lives in Eugene, Oregon with his wife and 18mo old son.



200 South Mathilda Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

$20 at the door for non-SVForum members
No charge for SVForum members
No registration required

Any comments or requests, please contact:
Co-Chair Joe Jasin and Co-Chair Peter Lam

SIG Website:

Past Event Resources:

  1. GMIC (Global Mobile Internet Conference) Video linkof the Panel: Every Company is a Mobile Company, moderated by Joe Jasin

    Speakers include Nicholas Brown, SVP of Mobile Strategy, SAP; Michael Enescu, CTO of Open Source Initiatives, Cisco Systems; Nandini Ramini, VP of Development, Oracle; and Matt Thompson, General Manager, Microsoft.

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