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The Mobilecast

The Mobilecast is a podcast about mobile, mobile technology and the enterprise. While it will touch on consumer issues with mobile and also IoT, it's main focus is on all things relating to mobility in the enterprise. Brian Katz is your host and talks with startups, established companies, and enterprise IT about being mobile in today's digital world.

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The Mobilecast #309 – S3 Ep09 Alvaro Pombo from Prontoforms.mp3

Brian talks with Alvaro Pombo, CEO and Founder of ProntoForms, a 14 year old start-up as Alvaro likes to refer to it. They started out with web forms but they didn’t really work for mobile devices for the first 7 years. They moved into native forms and Alvaro walks Brian through a few use cases and how they can use the sensors in the mobile devices, the camera, maps etc within the native form. They start with security and it pervades the process. Alvaro walks Brian through many of the connectors that they have and how they are growing and where he expects ProntoForms to be in the next few years.Twitter: @AlvaroPombo@prontoforms Website: http://www.prontoforms.com

22mins

23 Mar 2016

Rank #1

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The Mobilecast #308 – S3 Ep08 Randall Makin and RedEye Apps

Brian talks with Randall Makin, Co-Founder and CTO of RedEye Apps. Randall and his team set out to solve the issue of engineering data and how, as projects got bigger, it took longer to get data in the hands of people who need it. On average, every piece of data/document has 5.4 copies, so you never know which is the authoritative copy. They use a database backend to solve the problem with layered technology upon on it. The goal is to reduce the time (on average 14 minutes) to seconds to get hold of data when you need it. Data is geo-tagged, and photos can be attached to drawings and plans where they need to be. There are AR functions that can be used on-site to insure integrity of the work and then share that with the designer/architect. Randall talks about some of the new features that are coming to RedEye and some places where they may be going.Twitter: @randallmakinWebsite: http://redeye.co

31mins

15 Mar 2016

Rank #2

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The Mobilecast #307 – S3 Ep07 Rob Tiffany, Mobile, IoT and Microsoft

Brian talks with Rob Tiffany, technology lead for IoT at Microsoft. They start by reminiscing about the original mobile devices they both used and then Rob talks about being a submariner during the gulf war and learning to program, from how he went from OS2 to Access and lock in. They talk Window Mobile and then Rob talks about the launch of Windows Phone 7, the issues from it, and how it set the stage for Microsoft moving forward. They move to building mobile apps and then Rob talks about the book he’s written on mobile strategy. They then talk about Rob’s role as technology lead for IoT at Microsoft and how it relates to mobile.Twitter: @robtiffany

42mins

8 Mar 2016

Rank #3

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The Mobilecast #306 – S3 Ep 06 MWC 2016 Day 4 Recap with Nirave Gondhia

Brian talks with Nirave Gondhia from Android Authority about day 4 and really the entire Mobile World Congress experience from a consumer and tech geek point of view. Nirave starts by talking about LG’s and Samsung’s flagship devices they announced at the show. They cover some of the great things and some of the issues they may see selling the devices. They talk about the regional players that are cropping up and HTC’s Vive which Nirave thinks was amazing and he will buy himself. They mention ZTE, Huawei, and Lenovo as well as Xiaomi and talk about when is good, good enough for Android buyers. They cover smartwatches and even mention Apple and finish up with Nirave naming the biggest disappointment of the show for him..Twitter: @niraveWebsite: http://www.androidauthority.com

32mins

25 Feb 2016

Rank #4

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The Mobilecast #305 – S3 Ep 05 MWC 2016 Day 3 Recap with Eric Klein

Brian talks with Eric Klein of VDC research. Eric talks about technology that stood out for him during the day and entire show. Split Billing was one stand out as he saw it actually working. They then talked about how hall 8 .1 had a large amount of mobile ad companies. Security was another hot topic, especially some biometrics companies. They move on to 5g & whether it is overhyped. Eric mentions App Config and also that he’s seen some big movement on app development. Many vendors are seeing a lot more end users/enterprises walking around and asking questions.Twitter: @eakleiner

14mins

24 Feb 2016

Rank #5

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The Mobilecast #304 – S3 Ep 04 MWC 2016 Day 2 Recap with Nick McQuire.mp3

Brian talks with Nick McQuire about his thoughts on day 2 of Mobile World Congress with a specific focus on MWC and the Enterprise. Of course, the recap isn’t complete without wishing Nick Happy Birthday. They start by talking about the lack of enterprise announcements this year as opposed to last year’s MWC. Nick mentions Samsung Knox, and Google’s Android for work. Nick summarizes the big AppConfig Community announcement from VMware stage where MobileIron, Jamf, and IBM MaaS360 joined them. Nick talks about Windows 10 devices, and the trend for 2 in 1 machines and then the new HP Windows Phone for the enterprise. This turns into a discussion of fleet phones and where Windows is doing well. The discussion moves to IoT and MWC. They finish talking about the CIO panel that Nick hosted at MWC.Twitter: @nickmcquire

17mins

24 Feb 2016

Rank #6

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The Mobilecast #303 – S3 Ep3 MWC 2016 Day 1 recap with Sascha Segan

Brian talks with Sascha Segan from PCmag about his thoughts on Day 1 of Mobile World Congress. They start with Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance at the Samsung event and talking VR. They move to LG’s G5 and it’s capability of accepting accessories. Sascha mentions what he expects to see from Zuckerberg at his keynote at the end of day 1. They then tackle the mobile phone vendors becoming PC makers and the viability of that effort. Their conversation moves to the danger of becoming a Wall-E world with VR and then talk about the rise of regional vendors who are rising up in the mobile phone world. They finish with Sascha commenting on how nice it is that Apple isn’t winning this MWC by not showing up.Twitter: @saschasegan

13mins

23 Feb 2016

Rank #7

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The Mobilecast #301 - S3 Ep1 - A roundtable with Brett Belding Swarna Podila and Philippe Winthrop

Brian Katz hosts a roundtable with Brett Belding, Swarna Podila, and Philippe Winthrop. They start by talking about what they expect to see at Mobile World Congress. Some things they mention are identity, IoT, wearables. new devices, and 5G. They then move to smart devices and what each one of them has in their house. They talk about some of the issues they have seen, many of which revolve around connectivity. They move to talking Windows Phone and what’s going on with Microsoft and mobile OSes and how it may change what people are using in businesses. They finish talking about user experience and the enterprise.Twitter: @Bbelding – Brett Belding @skpodila – Swarna Podila @biz_mobility – Philippe WinthropWebsites: http://www.csc.com/mobility https://www.avinetworks.com/ http://www.workspacesfortomorrow.com/

46mins

22 Feb 2016

Rank #8

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The Mobilecast #302 - S3 Ep2 - MWC 2016 Day 0 with Carolina Milanesi

Brian talks with Carolina Milanesi from Kantar Worldwide Panels about her experiences on Day 0 of Mobile World Congress. They talk about Samsung’s announcements of new phones and VR with a surprise guest. They also talk about Huawei’s new 2 in 1 convertible and the challenge that it seeks with both consumers and the enterprise. Twitter: @caro_milanesi

15mins

22 Feb 2016

Rank #9

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The Mobilecast #223 - Menterprise Canada

Brian Katz hosts a panel with Bob Egan, Jack Gold, Eric Klein, Sanjay Khanna and Ken Daniels at Menterprise Canada. They start by defining what “enterprise mobility” is. Granted, they come up with 5 different definitions and lots of disagreements but tend to mesh them together by the end of the first part of the panel. They move from technology, to people, to capabilities. From there, the second topic, “where are we in the enterprise mobile lifecycle?” The panel runs through comparisons of the Model A car, to a story about DEC. They then talk about Slack, Blackberry and Dropbox. They answer an audience question on business maturity and finish with a lightning round on their favorite phone.Twitter: @Bobegan – Bob Egan @jckgld – Jack Gold @eakleiner – Eric Klein @sanjay1 - Sanjay Khanna @mobilekd – Ken DanielsWebsites: http://www.jgoldassociates.com http://www.sepharimgroup.com http://www.acommence.com/index.htm http://www.vdcresearch.com https://www.idc.com

37mins

18 Feb 2016

Rank #10