futuretext’s Ajit Jaokar to Keynote iP3 Forum

For Immediate Release

(Toronto– June 8, 2010) - Interactive Ontario announced today that‘Open Mobile’ Author Ajit Jaokar, Founder of futuretext in London, UK will keynote the Toronto iP3 Forum; a one-day event on the business and technical impacts of Apple’s Touch Platform, taking place June 21, 2010 in Toronto, Canada.

In his keynote presentation, Ajit will explore the future of mobile and web technologies, and how an open ecosystem could drive innovation in technical and business strategies.

"As member of the Economic World Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of the Internet, and with his intensive experience and research into open mobile strategies, Ajit will provide key insights into the world of technological innovation past and future,” says Sarah Baird, Co-Chair of the iP3 Forum Advisory Board and VP, Programmes and Operations at Interactive Ontario.“We are thrilled Ajit will kick-start the iP3 Forum with mind-expanding ideas of where we’re all headed.”

Located in London, UK, Ajit Jaokar runs futuretext, a publishing and research company focusing on emerging Web and mobile technologies. He works with companies to define value propositions across the device, Web and the social networking stack, spanning both technology and strategy. He has worked with a range of commercial and government organizations globally including The European Union, telecom operators, device manufacturers, social networking companies and security companies in various strategic and visionary roles. He is a highly sought-after speaker, having appeared at a number of international high-level events including: CEBIT 2009; Mobile World Congress (2007, 2008, 2009); Keynote at O’Reilly Web2.0 expo (April 2007); Keynote at Java One; European Parliament, Brussels (Electronic Internet Foundation) and CTIA (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010). He is also the author of Open Mobile, Social Media Marketing and Mobile Web 2.0.

The Toronto iP3 Forum will take place Monday, June 21st at the Hilton Toronto, 145 Richmond Street West, Toronto. For program and registration information visit: http://www.interactiveontario.com/ip3

iP3 Speakers include:

    <*>Phil Barrett, VP, Digital and Mobile, B-Street Communications <*>Chris Brady, CEO, President&Founder Animated Media Inc. <*>Collin Douma, VP, Social Media, Proximity Canada <*>James Eberhardt, Co-Founder, Echo Mobile <*>Pete Forde, President, Unspace <*>Brady Gilchrist, President and Founder, Admodo Group <*>Ajit Joakar - KEYNOTE, Founder, futuretext <*>Kaleem Khan, Partner, True Insight <*>Andrew Lane, Director, Digital Engagement, Weber Shandwick Canada <*>Robin Lobb, Director, Effects-based Analytics Inc <*>Scott Michaels, VP Client Services, Atimi <*>Michael J. O'Farrell, Country Manager, Canada, Mobile Marketing Association <*>Libin Pan, Ruby on Rails Developer, LearnHub.com <*>Marlon Rodrigues, Director, Business Development, Polar Mobile <*>Jason Roks, Consultant and Digital Analyst <*>Gabe Sawhney, Creative Technologist and Strategist <*>Ken Seto, CEO&Co-Founder, Endloop Studios <*>Damir Slogar, CEO, Big Blue Bubble <*>Adam Smith, CEO / Director of Experience Design, Liquid Reality <*>Richard Stobbe, Lawyer, Brownlee LLP <*>Jon Walsh, CEO, Bytemark Games Inc <*>Gary Yentin, CEO, App~Promo!

The Toronto iP3 Forum is presented in association with Bell and sponsored by Front Row Insurance. Partners include the Mobile Experience Innovation Centre (OCAD), the Mobile Marketing Association, UK Trade&Investment, the Documentary Organization of Canada - Toronto, Alliance Numérique, SaskInteractive, Mobile Developers and Designers of Toronto and Prince Edward Island Interactive Media Alliance.


About the Toronto iP3 Forum

The Toronto iP3 Forum will feature keynote presentations by industry leaders as well as concurrent Technical and Business sessions throughout the day. Technical Sessions will provide a deeper understanding of how to design and develop for Apple's Touch Platform. Business Sessions will offer information and insights on how to leverage the Platform's market potential.

About Interactive Ontario

IO is a not-for-profit industry trade organization representing over 250 member companies. IO is committed to the growth of the Ontario interactive digital media industry. To this end IO is an industry advocate within Ontario and nationally as a founding member of the Canadian Interactive Alliance /Alliance interactive canadienne (CIAIC).

For media passes to the iP3 Forum or more information:

Hilary Krupa, Interactive Ontario, 416.516.0077, x234 hilary@interactiveontario.com

Danielle Engels, Interactive Ontario, 416.516.0077 x224, danielle@interactivontario.com

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