AnDevCon | Boston, MA | July 29-31, 2015
AnDevCon Boston 2015 Keynotes


Your Android mobile app training experience shouldn’t be limited to deep-dive Android tutorials and great app development classes. You also deserve some high-level inspiration and vision on the future of Android and mobile technology. At AnDevCon, we will present you with keynote speakers who will inspire and challenge you. Buckle your seat belts and prepare to be transported!

Thursday, July 30, 9:30 am – 10:30 am
The Future of Search and Apps

Google KeynoteThe average app user has 36 apps installed, but only uses 1/4 of them daily and 1/4 are never used at all. Attend this keynote to learn about how Google can help you acquire new users and keep them engaged. Aparna Chennapragada, Product Director at Google, will discuss Google’s vision of how users should be able to engage with your app via voice, while you re-engage these same users via contextual, predictive cards. You’ll also learn some pragmatic steps you can take right now to get your app content surfaced in Google Search, so you can drive free, organic discovery and re-engagement.

Aparna Chennapragada
Product Director at Google

Aparna Chennapragada is the Product Director at Google driving Google Now. She previously led multiple areas in Google Search, including local search, personalization, video and news. Before that, she led efforts in YouTube. She has a Masters in Management and Engineering from MIT, a Masters in Computer Science from UT Austin, and a Bachelors in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

Thursday, July 30, 4:45 pm - 5:15 pm
How Software Creates the Sizzle on Mobile Silicon

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Moore’s Law, which faithfully predicted the exponential pace of silicon transistor density that ushered in inexpensive, energy-efficient and ubiquitous computing that fueled the mobile computing revolution. While Intel continues to push the envelope on ever-shrinking transistor dimensions, the role of software – from the base operating system to middleware to end-user apps – has become even more critical to deliver amazing experiences across all mobile platforms.

Come and learn how Intel’s software initiatives and tools improve the underlying capabilities of Android and allow developers to easy create “sizzling” experiences that stand out in the crowded app marketplace. You’ll get first-hand exposure to the latest Intel platform capabilities, such as Intel RealSense for natural user interfaces, and popular cross-platform tools that accelerate your mobile app development and time-to-money.

We can’t wait to see what we’ll do together over the next 50 years!

Jeff McVeighJeff McVeigh
General Manager of Performance Client and Visual Computing within Intel’s Developer Products Division

Jeff McVeigh is the General Manager of Performance Client and Visual Computing within Intel’s Developer Products Division. His team is responsible for the development and delivery of leading software products for performance-centric application developers spanning Android, Windows and OS X operating systems. During his 17 year career at Intel, Jeff has held various technical and management positions in the fields of media, graphics, and validation. He also served as the technical assistant to Intel’s CTO. He holds 20 patents and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Friday, July 31, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
The Developer Journey Into the Internet of Things

Believe it or not, the phrase “Internet of Things” (IoT) dates back to 1999, but it is only in the past few years that this opportunity for developers has started to emerge. Today, the majority of IoT developers (74%) have less than two years of experience in this field. And yet, it is expected that there will be five billion non-smartphone connected devices shipping by 2018, and Machina Research estimates the IoT market opportunity will reach $4.3 trillion by 2024. IoT represents a growing developer opportunity, and Qualcomm is positioned front and center in this space.

During this keynote presentation, Mike Roberts, Senior Director, Global Product Marketing for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., will guide Android developers on an IoT journey, exploring some of the biggest challenges that developers face when beginning to work on IoT projects. Additionally, he will highlight key features developers should look for when selecting an IoT platform for their own work. Mike will provide insights about the future of IoT, the opportunity that it represents for Android developers, and share the full range of Qualcomm’s IoT tools and technology that support Android developers from innovation to commercialization of smart products. These tools include items that are being launched for the first time at AnDevCon. You will walk away with new ideas and information that you can apply to your own IoT projects.

KeynoteRoberts-HeadshotMike Roberts
Senior Director of Global Product Marketing for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Mike Roberts, senior director of global product marketing for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., oversees Qualcomm’s developer marketing program where he leads numerous product efforts targeting developers, including gaming, embedded computing and Internet of Things (IoT). He also oversees marketing for Qualcomm’s smart cities and industrial IoT market development.

Prior to Qualcomm, Mike worked at Motorola for 15 years in a number of different roles. As Senior Director of Product Strategy and Operations, he led the early product adoption of Android across the North America, EMEA, and Asia markets and was responsible for a number of large operator accounts in North America. He was also responsible for spearheading a global product strategy sales team. Prior to that, Mike was an electrical engineer at Motorola and launched numerous CDMA handsets, including the industry’s smallest, the StarTAC. Mike received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from DePaul University.