Technical Tuesday – 12 November 2013 – Location Based, Context Aware Services for Mobile – Today and Tomorrow by Guy Levy-Yurista, Ph.D.

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As we continue to grow our dependence on mobile devices in our daily routine from taking pictures to delivering corporate documents, the contexts in which these devices are acting becomes increasingly important. Mobility today does not only take into account who the user is but where they are, when they are there, why they go there, what they’re interested in, and what they’re going to do. As our smart phones evolve, they are growing into a contextual engine that will not be just our personal assistant, but also our best friend providing us with all our information needs at the right time and in the right place.

Presented by: Guy Levy-Yurista, Ph.D.

Guy Levy-Yurista, Ph.D. carries a unique mix of skills acquired over 23 years of experience in venture capital, startup and Fortune 500 environments. He holds in-depth knowledge of mobile, internet, cyber-security, social media, telecommunications, and optical communications technologies. In his most previous role Dr. Levy-Yurista served as Vice President, Product Management with TrustDigital. Following the acquisition of TrustDigital by McAfee in 2010 Dr. Levy-Yurista took over the lead product management role for all of McAfee’s Enterprise Mobility. Prior to that Dr. Levy-Yurista served with AOL in various roles in the Safety and Security, Messaging and Mobile groups. Other prior roles for Dr. Levy-Yurista include leadership of teams in several startup companies, and a GP role with an early stage VC.

Dr. Levy-Yurista holds a Ph.D. degree in Physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science, and an MBA degree from the Wharton business school in the University of Pennsylvania. To round things off, Dr. Levy-Yurista is an expert of wine having held the position of Professional Editor with a wine and gourmet magazine for over four years.