Lars is a Senior Manager in Accenture’s Growth Strategy Practice. In his work he mainly focuses on the mobile web and digital services at the intersection of consumers, media and technology.
Lars has been with Accenture since 2001 and worked for Accenture’s offices in Vienna (‘01-‘03), Rome (‘03-‘05) and since 2006, in San Francisco. Lars completed over 40 projects in the U.S., Europe and Asia with Accenture global blue chip clients, covering infrastructure, chipsets, devices, web services & digital media at every major step of the value chain. Clients include Cisco, Microsoft, BestBuy, Comcast, Samsung, Nokia, Vodafone, T-Mobile, Telecom Italia Mobile, SK Telecom, Orange, Telefonica Moviles.
In FY ’08 & ’09 he was Accenture’s North America Telecoms & Wireless Knowledge Lead and as of FY 2010 he is Accenture’s Global Consumer Technology Segment Co-Lead. He also serves on the IAB Mobile Advertising Committee (since FY ’09).
Lars went to college and graduate school in Germany and Italy, he holds a Dipl.-Kfm degree from Passau University (Germany). He is fluent in English, German, French and Italian.
Jenny has a background in law and banking and went on to found Switch-Mobile, a leading VoIP mobile software company.
Jenny began her career as a lawyer, negotiating and drafting contracts in the US and Europe and went on to work at JP Morgan, where she cultivated and managed high net worth client portfolios. In 2005, she established Switch-Mobile, a VoIP mobile software company, providing low-cost international calling from mobile phones. The disruptive technology filled a gap in the US market and the company went on to scale throughout Europe. As President, Jenny was responsible for general management of the company, legal and strategy as well as forging strategic partnerships with international distributors, licensors, operators and investors. In 2007, the company was acquired by Via One Corporation, a leading international telecommunications and payment processing company.
Since the sale of Switch-Mobile, Jenny advises venture capitalists firms, investment banks and private investors on global investment opportunities within mobile, digital media, gaming and software technology. In addition, she provides advisory services to early stage emerging growth technology companies, focusing on business development, strategic partnerships and strategy.
Meghan brings more than seven years of PR agency experience, having worked with a broad range of consumer tech clients on both coasts including Toshiba, Sony, Mio GPS and Google. Meghan’s primary interest in the consumer tech world fittingly centers on mobile. She’s particularly passionate about new gadgets, geo-location advancements, social networking and mobile advertising platforms.
Meghan is currently an account supervisor at OutCast Communications where she is responsible for creating communications strategies and managing product launches. Prior to OutCast, Meghan held positions at Cutline Communications and Text 100 where she focused on planning and executing product launches, developer advocacy programs, and message development. And as a lover of all things social, she’s also quite skilled at planning and executing a variety of speaking and industry events.
Pascale Diaine is the evangelist of Orange Labs San Francisco, she works actively with the local ecosystem and the external community on grass roots product design. She is also responsible for the Knowledge Transfer activities at Orange Labs, including communication, internal workshops, group studies and networking within the Bay Area ecosystem.
She received her Master of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Technology at Compiègne (UTC), in 2002. Since her graduation, Pascale Diaine has been working with France Telecom R&D, San Francisco. She has been involved in analyzing operators networks deployment strategies in the Americas, segment specific mobile offering as well as Fixed and Mobile Broadband Wireless Access standardization.