It has been thought by many in the telecom industry that SMS has become commodity technology
and is past its prime. But Telestax believes this could not be further from the truth. The rise of Real Time Communications has brought the importance on SMS technology to a new level, placing it at the core of most real time communications applications. SMS is becoming the lingua franca of real time communication.
New technologies entering the market are dramatically boosting the position of SMS in the real time communications market. When integrated, SMS becomes the main highway for new real communications applications and services in every market and geography. SMS aggregators and service providers who have built a business utilizing SMS will soon have a wealth of new and exciting products to add customer value and increase their revenue.
Telestax invites you to spend an hour with two industry luminaries who agree with us on the importance of SMS – today and tomorrow.
Who should attend
Any professional considering, or about to consider, utilizing SMS within their product or service.
What you will learn
The evolution of SMS – how we got to where we are today. The future of SMS – where SMS is heading in the future.
Terry Hsiao is a well-recognized entrepreneur in the mobile telecommunications industry. Since 2000, he has founded three start-ups including InphoMatch (later rebranded Mobile 365) which was acquired by Sybase (Now SAP) for $425M in 2006. Currently, he serves as CEO of Hook Mobile, a cloud communications provider for IP apps and services. Mr. Hsiao has been appointed by the Governor in Virginia to serve 2 terms on the Board of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority. Hsiao also served as a member on the Board of Governors at MIT Sloan School of Management, Monte Jade DC Chapter, and Advisory Board at Rutgers University College of Engineering and the Confucius Institute at George Mason University (GMU).
Hsiao received Honors BSEE from Rutgers University and SM (MBA) from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Tom Ngo spans the worlds of research and entrepreneurship. As Chief Scientist at Lumin.ai, he leads the creation of an artificial-intelligence platform capable of conducting human-like conversations. As Chief Technology Officer at WhiteClouds, he oversees all aspects of the 3D and content-management platform. At Idealab, he supplies executive guidance and early-stage implementation for selected nascent operating companies. As Chief Product and Development Officer at Aventura, he was responsible for all product-development functions. As Vice President, Disney Research, he co-led the research organization, focusing on alignment with business priorities of all business segments. As Chief Technology Officer at NextPage, he was responsible for product management, product design, and product development.
Tom holds a Ph.D. in Computational Biophysics from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Cambridge University, where he graduated with first-class honors and received the first Sir Neville Mott prize for the best undergraduate thesis in theoretical physics.