Speaking at CES 2010

The speaking engagements just keep coming! This time, I’m heading to Las Vegas to speak at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) from January 7 through the 10th. CEA is the Consumer Electronics Association, the producer of the International CES. The 2010 International CES is one the largest consumer gadget and electric show. I attended in January 2009 for the first time with my business partner, Sam Levin. I’m really excited to be speaking with an amazing group of individuals who are both entertaining and well very smart.

My session is called Emerging Tech: Hot or Not? I’ll be speaking on Saturday, January 09, 2010 from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. All my session information is below — hope you can make it!

IPTV, WiMAX, LTE, Android, OLED, OpenSocial, Windows 7, cloud computing, 4.0 mobile broadband: Which emerging technologies, product categories and standards show the most promise for widespread success, and which are overhyped? Prepare for a lively debate between proponents and skeptics with a focus on what will be big at the 2013 CES.

Facility: LVCC, North Hall
Room Number: N258

Moderator:
Dylan Tweney, Senior Editor, Wired.com

Panelists:
Dr. Kevin Kahn, Senior Fellow, Intel Labs, Director, Communications Technology Lab, Intel Corporation
Gary Koerper, Vice President of Engine Systems, Mobile Devices, Motorola
Warren Packard, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurveston
Kuk Yi, Corporate VP and Managing Partner, Best Buy Capital, Best Buy

Also, don’t forgot that I’ll be speaking at Macworld coming up in February 2010. Happy New Year everyone, and happy holidays!

Speaking at Under 21 – Digital Natives in Rome, Italy!

Wow, where do I even begin. At this point, I think I’m at a loss for words. I recently got an email that landed in my spam folder, asking me to speak at a conference. More and more, I’ve been getting these types of emails (keep them coming!), but this email was different. It was an invitation to speak at a conference in Italy! It’s not everyday that you get an email from a major telecommunications company asking you to speak at their conference in Rome, Italy.

Telecom Italia has invited me to participate at their upcoming event, Under 21 – Digital Natives on November 18 in Rome at Capitoline Museum.

“Digital Natives” is a project on the future of innovation and digital culture designed and produced by Telecom Italia, Wired, Foundation Romaeuropa, and CATTID University La Sapienza.

I’ll be speaking with a great group of young (well, under 21!) individuals, including; Salvatore Aranzulla, Jessica Brando, Marco De Rossi, Nicholas Greek, Andrea Lo Pumo, and Valerio Masotti. They will be live streaming this event, which you can find here.

I’ll be staying in Italy from November 14, through the 21, mostly in Rome. If you are an Italian entrepreneur, lets get in touch — I would love to learn what your working on! Thanks to Telecom Italia for inviting me — I look forward to this great opportunity. Till then — ciao!

Speaking at BizTechDay

I’ve always had a passion for marketing — getting the word out through multiple channels. But, one of the missing ingredients in marketing is how to target the youth. So on Thursday October 22nd, I’ll be speaking at BizTechDay on how to target the youth when it comes to marketing, both traditional and new media. My session is from 1:50 – 2:45 pm in the “New Media Hall,” so go ahead and drop by!

How to Sell to Niche Markets Online – Baby Boomer and GenY/Teen Communities

As each generation ages, what they buy and how much they spend will change. Each product and service has a “best customer” that sustains its business. As these customers mature, the smart marketers will stay one step ahead of them and their money. The Baby Boomer and Generation Y communities are redefining how we market and it would be wise to learn how to anticipate their needs more effectively.

During this session, you will learn:

-How to clearly understand their ideal customer’s purchasing behaviors
-How to successfully build rapport & trust with these markets
-How Baby Boomer and Gen Y consumers evaluate brands and what they pay attention to when making purchase decisions
-How to narrate your business story in a way that resonates with Baby Boomer and Gen Y community members
-The Dos and Don’ts of marketing to the Baby Boomer and Gen Y communities

I’m excited to share my insight on youth marketing, especially since I’m taking a different approach with this presentation. I’ll upload my presentation to Slideshare on Friday as well. Thanks to Edith Yeung to inviting me to speak, as well!

Update: My presentation is embedded below. Please contact me with any comments/suggestions. There is also video of the session coming as well.

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Speaking at Macworld 2010

I’ve been holding this news back for a few weeks, and I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be speaking at the next Macworld in San Francisco from February 9-13, 2010. It may or may not be the last year of the Macworld Conference and Expo, but I’m very honored to be speaking at the conference. I’ve been going to the Macworld conference since 2006, and being the Apple fanboy that I am, it’s always fun, with or without Apple being part of the fun. I’ll be speaking at the Users Conference on February 12, 2010. My topic is called “Youth and Educational Tools” and I’ll be speaking on a variety of topics, from the iPhone, to Blackberry’s, to the Mac/Windows debate, and how this affects the youth, and especially the schools.

With more and more of the next generation bringing devices like the iPhone, Blackberry, Palm, and other devices to school, what do teens really do with these devices? What’s hot and what’s not with the Mac and the iPhone/iPod? Hear from a high school senior employed in the tech industry how this is already changing schools and classrooms across the globe.With more and more of the next generation bringing devices like the iPhone, Blackberry, Palm, and other devices to school, what do teens really do with these devices? What’s hot and what’s not with the Mac and the iPhone/iPod? Hear from a high school senior employed in the tech industry how this is already changing schools and classrooms across the globe.

I’ll be speaking on February 12, 2010 from 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM, so if your around at Macworld, come on by to my session! I can assure that it won’t be something you’ll want to miss. See you at Macworld 2010!

Summer Plans: 2009

With my junior year in high school coming to a close in 10 days, it’s time to (somewhat unofficially) announce some of my summer plans. First off, one of my main focuses this summer is Teens in Tech, for which we are working on version 2.0 of the site. We’re on schedule for testing in early July, and are really working hard on delivering new features and revising the site, so expect a lot of changes. I can tell you now that Teens in Tech will not be the same at 2.0.

My other focus this summer will most likely be Qik. I’ve been with Qik since February 2008, and I have a great position (Product Marketing Manager/Evangelist) and work with a great team. I get to travel to conferences across the Silicon Valley and spread the joy that is Qik. If you don’t have an account, go sign up now.

Speaking of conferences, I’ll be taking many more speaking engagements this summer, starting with Ypulse Mashup in the first week after school ends, and in the end of June, the Social Networking Conference in Beverly Hills, Calif. I’m willing to take up all sorts of speaking engagements, so if you want me to speak at your event, please get in touch.

I will continue to blog here, and produce podcasts on my show, Apple Universe Podcast (I know things have been slow there, but lots of great shows coming soon!).

I’m also continuing to consult though my firm T-Cast Media. We are still working on a site, and we are almost done. I’ll also be working with my business partner, Sam Levin (@samlevin) on projects like Western Digital, and others.

In the end, summer is time for me to relax from school, and not stress about essays, and homework and all that stuff, time for me to enjoy my time as a teenager, and that’s my biggest priority. I’ll be spending more time with my friends, and just enjoying my childhood, which I haven’t done too much in the recent times. Lots of people tell me that I should be a kid first, and entrepreneur second, and hopefully I’ll fulfill that goal this summer.

Speaking at Ypulse Mashup

After speaking at eComm 2009 in early March, I’m very happy to announce that I’ll be speaking at the Ypulse Mashup this June in San Francisco. I’ll be speaking on a panel called ‘Totally Wired Youth Entrepreneurs’ moderated by technology pioneer, Guy Kawasaki. I look up to Guy a lot, and it will be honor being on a panel with him.

On my panel are Jun Loayza, Co-Founder, Future Delivery, Carly Wertheim, Co-President, Teens Turning Green and my good friend and Teens in Tech Conference keynoter, Jessica Mah of internshipIN. My panel is at 4:45 PM on Tuesday June 2, 2009 at Hotel Nikko San Francisco (map).

I highly recommend that any teenage focused startup or company attend the Ypulse Mashup. If you want to buy tickets, use the code ‘SPKR09‘ and you’ll get a 10% on your ticket! I’ll try to attend both days of the conference, so come and say hi!

Speaking at eComm 2009

I’m honored to announce that I’ll be speaking at the eComm Conference in San Francisco, CA on March 3-5. The eComm Conference is the world’s leading-edge telecom, Internet communications and mobile innovation event. The debut 2008 conference broke a lot of new ground and created a revitalized forum attracting over 300 people, and 80 speakers. Those were the just the stats for last year – 2009’s eComm conference should be even better!

I’ll be speaking on how teenagers are using mobile telecommunications, especially cell phones and the internet. My session will be held at 12:10 until 12:20 PM on Thursday, March 5, in Salon E.

More and more teenagers are getting connected through mobile phones, social networks, and the internet. During 2005, online social network sites like MySpace and Facebook became common destinations for young people in the United States. The rapid adoption of social network sites by teenagers in the United States and in many other countries around the world raises some important questions. Learn why teenagers are using social networks, cell phones and the internet to stay connected with fellow classmates, and teenagers all around the world. You’ll find out why the internet is important to teenagers, and the youth. From mobile development, to video, to the iPhone, to the internet.

If your interested in attending, use the code ‘danielbru‘ to recieve 20% off your ticket price. Hope to see you at my session at the eComm Conference in San Francisco!

UPDATE: My friends at eComm have agreed to give one free ticket away to my readers! Here’s how to win. Post a comment saying why you think you deserve the ticket, and I’ll pick the winner. Good luck!

UPDATE 2: Below are my slides that I’ve posted to SlideShare from eComm. Enjoy!

UPDATE 3: Sam Levin (@samlevin) also Qikked my talk, so you now have video and my slides!

http://qik.com/swfs/qikPlayer4.swf