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With Christopher Tse (Sr Director @ McGraw-Hill Education) & J Schwan (Founder/CEO @ Solstice Mobile).
Monday, August 18, 2014 at 06:30 PM    Cost: Absolutely Free
Convene @ Grand Central, 101 Park Ave

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Please join us for our ongoing series of fireside chats with mobile innovators. These monthly events will be engaging interviews & panel discussions covering the very diverse topics under the mobile innovation umbrella.
We're bringing together industry innovators from both the enterprise & start-up worlds to share their unique perspectives & best practice. Some of the planned topics include:
  • Mobile governance & a mobile center of excellence
  • Mobile wallets & mobile payments
  • Mobile user experience & user engagement
  • Mobile & the integration of Big Data, small data, & predictive analytics
  • Mobile, wearables, & the Internet of Everything
Come learn, share & network with us & your industry peers. We'll have great conversation, practical insight, & energizing, actionable content-all we need is you.

Speaker for August 18:

Christopher Tse

Senior Director

McGraw-Hill Education

Chris is a technologist by trade, a designer in practice, & an entrepreneur at heart. He is a champion of applying Open Web technologies, such as HTML5, CSS3, & JavaScript, to create mobile experiences that allow interactions to move smoothly between devices, users, & brands. Chris is also an innovative thought-leader in scalable systems design, & has given talks on how to apply NoSQL techniques along with functional programming paradigms to build the next-generation cloud back-ends.

He is currently a Senior Director at McGraw-Hill Education, working on applying JavaScript tools to solve problems in the enterprise, building HTML5 interactive components using cards, & architecting smart analytics systems with NoSQL. He is also the curator of CardStack, a catalog of design patterns & open source tools for card development.

Previously, he led the development of social media & dynamic publishing applications at BusinessWeek Digital. Before joining the New York media industry, he co-founded three other technology startups: a database consulting shop, a messaging software company, & a network security research firm.

Chris holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University & is still very much addicted to New York City. You can follow him on Twitter @christse.


J Schwan
Founder & CEO
Solstice Mobile J's mission is to help transition enterprises into the era of contextual computing. J is the Founder & CEO of Solstice Mobile (, one of the nation's largest & fastest growing enterprise mobile software & services firms.Solstice sets sound mobile strategy & builds amazing apps for some of the country's greatest brands. Solstice has offices in New York & Chicago & houses over 200 passionate, mobile-focused designers & engineers.

J received his Bachelors in Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign & began his career at Andersen Consulting. Outside of being a co-organizer for Mobile Monday New York, J also founded the Chicago Mobile Meetup, the largest mobile special interest group in Chicago with over 2,000 members. J was recently inducted into the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, Chicago TechWeek 100, was awarded the University of Illinois College of Engineering Young Alumnus of the Year Award & has had recent mobile work inducted into the Computerworld Hall of Fame.

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