2011 Motorola Golden-idea Competition and Partner Conference

November 16-17, 2011
NYIT de Seversky Mansion, Old Westbury campus

This year, the Golden-i® application developer and business communities gather for workshops, presentations, networking, a keynote by Richard Bravman, and a “learn from the learners” session featuring NYIT students’ newly developed apps. On the evening of Nov. 16, the Golden-idea Competition Awards Celebration Dinner will honor the best applications developed for Motorola’s soon-to-market Golden-I headset computer. 

NYIT faculty, staff, students, and alumni may attend conference sessions for free without registration. 
For more information, visit: http://ideas.mygoldeni.com/golden-i-partner-conference


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

8:15- 9 a.m.   Continental Breakfast – informal introductions/networking
9- 9:30 a.m.   Plenary Opening
Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D. ( Dean, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, NYIT) introduces NYIT President Edward Guiliano.

Nicole Tricoukes (MSI) and Dr. Chris Parkinson (Kopin) welcome conference attendees
9:30- 10:15 a.m.   Keynote
Richard Bravman - top executive and driving force in the world of mobile computing with 30 years top executive experience at companies including Symbol Technologies and NCR.

Golden-i and its Game-Changing Predecessors”
 The Market-Disruptive Impact of New Category Invention and the Powerful Market Opportunity it Creates
10:15- 11:15 a.m.   Vertical markets and Golden-i – (Panel) current developers re: their recent projects status and future plans for Gi & their customers. How are they meeting goals? What have they been pitching? What looks promising?

Panel includes Kate Bland (Reality Mobile), Scott Smith (Global PM) Jeff Jacobsen (Kopin) Whurley (Chaotic Moon), Malik (Southern Co)
11:15- 11:30 a.m.   Break
11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.   What’s Next on Golden-i?
Dr. Chris Parkinson, Kopin Corporation, chief developer for Golden-i offers a high level overview of the Golden-I software features road map, including the new Developers Portal.
12- 12:30 p.m.   The Golden-i business overview
Nicole Tricoukes, Motorola Emerging Business Office, outlines current and future business outlook for Golden-i and the industries it will serve
12:30- 1:15 p.m.   Lunch
1:15- 2:15 p.m.   Golden-i entrepreneurship Session –
A Long Island business partner, Mitch Maiman, President of IPS and IPS’s tech innovation partner, Tim Curley, Director of Business Development for the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) present various models for creating viable business opportunities, including  managed services approach,  industry-specific ‘app store, accessories development and channel collaboration.
2:15- 3 p.m.  

NYIT Students and Faculty present “apps in progress”

3- 3:15 p.m.   Break
3:15- 4:15 p.m.   Advanced Research and Golden-i – (Panel)
Q & A with the Golden-i community’s most experienced research staffers and scientists, focusing on use of the Golden-i as a research tool when performing mission critical, hands-free tasks.

Panel includes Michael Roberts (PARC),  Ben Zoghi (TAMU) and Francis Rabuck (Bentley)
4:15- 5:15 p.m.  

Integration and Engineering Strategies for Golden-i
James Woodall and David Hollick of Ikanos Consulting and Chris Parkinson of Kopin discuss strategies for partnering devices with the Golden-i and creating effective, network solutions.

5:15- 5:30 p.m.   Break
5:30- 8 p.m.   Dinner Party and “Golden-idea*” Awards Ceremony (including presentation of winning apps)

Awards Ceremony Introduction by John Fan, CEO, Kopin Corporation, Nicole Tricoukes, Motorola Solutions


Thursday, November 17, 2011

8:15- 9 a.m   Continental Breakfast
9- 10 a.m.   Incubating and Funding a Tech Startup
Promoting foundation for productive and targeted development for the Gi, Locating funding, grants and investors, securing capital

Presentation and Q & A with Derek Peterson, IPS and Thomas Gilley, Picostar
11- 11:15 a.m.   Break
11:15 a.m.- 12 p.m.   Open Networking or Prearranged Meetings
Open Labs continued
12- 12:45 p.m.   Lunch
12:45- 2 p.m.   Open workshop for NYIT students and faculty
(all interested Conference attendees  are welcome)

Q&A with Golden-i
Team and More Open Networking or Prearranged Meetings
2 p.m.   Close