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October 29, 2008
4:30pm-7:30pm

Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall

The 8th Annual GadgetFest is a crowd-based competition and trade show that highlights the newest technologies to come out of the San Diego region and beyond, as companies such as Motorola, LG, Verizon, Cricket and stealth start-ups that aren’t event on your radar all compete for the award of ‘Greatest Gadget.’ The competition is preceded by a Mini CES style trade show, with an opportunity for you to see the latest technologies and network with industry representatives from all parts of the globe.

Previous winner, Grand Central, was acquired by Google shortly after the competition and several devices, such as the Motorola Q phone and Sling Media Slingbox have been released publicly at this event before the major trade shows, so if you have a new product or are looking to see what’s going to be hot in ’09, don’t miss this once a year opportunity to see all of the new gadgets before anyone else!

COMPETITION PARTICIPANTS:

TBA

MODERATORS:

Ken Rutkowski
KenRadio, Host and President

Ken Rutkowski is both Host and President of KenRadio Broadcasting. Part pundit, part matchmaker, part strategist, Rutkowski is considered one of the most broadly informed and connected people in the media, entertainment and technology markets. He helps startups and multinational corporations understand the trends shaping their industries and connect with the people who matter. His daily radio and Internet show, World Tech Round-Up, is a source of inside information for listeners in more than 40 countries, often scooping the major media and giving perspective to emerging trends, developments and industry maneuvers. An astute strategist, Rutkowski combines a deep understanding of media, entertainment and technology market convergence with an insider’s perspective of the problems facing the industry today, helping clients craft strategies that leverage innovations in the digital economy. He is a founding member of the Streaming Media Executive Committee and is on the boards of several media, entertainment and technology companies. He appears regularly as a guest correspondent for KTTV Fox 11 and Fox’s “Good Day LA.”

Andy Abramson
KenRadio, Co-Host and Sr. Editor

Andy Abramson is co-host of KenRadio.com’s World Technology Round Up, Editor of Andy Abramson’s VoIPWatch, one of the blogosphere’s most read new technology blogs (http://andyabramson.blogs.com).  Often quoted by reporters and analysts on the subjects of VoIP and Wireless in his real life Andy is CEO of Comunicano, Inc., an asymmetrical marketing communications agency based in Del Mar, CA.  His company represents leading established and emerging 2.0 technology and consumer products companies based around the world.

JUDGES :

TBA

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Past Participant Calit2 at GadgetFest ’06

WHEN
Wednesday, October 29, 2008

4:30PM – Registration & Trade Show Exhibits Open / Networking
6:00PM – Competition Begins
7:30PM – Event Ends

 

EVENT HOST

Qualcomm Headquarters, Building N – 5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, CA 92121

 

 

COST
$ 45.00 – Pre-Registration
Please pre-register by Noon on October 27
$ 50.00 – At-The-Door

 

 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Clint McClellan, Qualcomm, Inc. (Chair)
Craig Knox, Irving Hughes
Andy Abramson, Comunicano