Techonomy
With just two months to go before the event, we’re deep into the planning stages for Interact 2012. One the high points from last year’s event was the keynote presentation from Techonomy’s David Kirkpatrick. An astute observer of the tech industry, David early on understood the importance of Facebook, and got direct access to the company’s founders to write his definitive account of the company, The Facebook Effect. In his speech, David talked primarily about the ways Facebook evolved as a business, and how it’s shaping society and attitudes toward privacy. But he also had some interesting things to say about how social media is changing business-to-consumer relations. Here’s a short video from a conversation David and I had after his talk.

The behavioral changes in communication being pioneered by Facebook and Twitter and LinkedIn and Fourquare and some of those companies are inevitably going to affect the way every business has to operate.

mBlox is well known in wireless telecom circles as one of the most innovative SMS gateway providers out there. They’re an indispensable partner for enterprises and mobile app developers that need to reach customers through smartphones and other mobile devices. mBlox’s VP of worldwide sales, Brian Johnson, attended our Interact conference last year, and took a few minutes to explain why the Message Systems approach to multi-channel messaging – managing email, SMS/MMS and other messaging channels on a unified platform – is a “perfect fit,” especially for larger organizations.

The Momentum platform has earned a reputation for extraordinary performance and flexibility as the messaging engine powering some of the world’s most complex, high volume email implementations. It’s also the focus of an ongoing engineering effort to advance and perfect its capabilities. (more…)