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Giacomo Balli

Innovation consultant specializing in mobile strategy

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I help traditional business owners improve productivity, enhance employee satisfaction and increase profits by optimizing their established processes. #DigitalTransformation #OpenInnovation

I help startup founders jumpstart their success. #Architecture #UA #ASO #Monetization #Performance #Feasbility

I help modern companies better understand competition and fast-track R&D. #Intelligence #ResearchAndDevelopement

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Mobile Consultant

The mobile app industry is growing at an unprecedented pace... Barely keeping up or are you leveraging all the opportunities it brings?

If you made it this far I know you have motivation, enthusiasm and drive. However, you will need a mobile consultant like me by your side to fully reap all the benefits of what technology has to offer.

Until not long ago, iPhone apps were like the very first websites: in a world where websites were few and far between, just having one was enough.  It wasn't particularly challenging to be a player in the mobile app development game without much competition. Now, as the market becomes more saturated, it is increasingly difficult to stand out from the crowd.

My years of experience in the field, combined with my MBA and business savvy, make me a shrewd ally to anyone looking to make their mark in the mobile world.

I live in San Francisco, the epicenter of the startup boom.  While I've seen some amazing concepts come to life, I've chosen not to get involve in revenue sharing, equity or similarly structured projects. Instead, I lend my technical and business know-how to early stage startups and established brands as a mobile consultant.

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Do you already have a mobile app? Make sure you know how to properly generate more downloads.

Apple WWDC 2013 dates announced and tickets

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Apple has just sent out an email to all registered developers regarding the famous World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC). It will take place, as usual in June (10-14) at Moscone Conference Center (San Francisco).

Tickets will be available starting tomorrow (April 25th) with a price of $1,599 (varies on currency).

In 2010, the first time I attended, tickets sold out in a week.

In 2011 in two days.

In 2012 in 2 hours.

Will tickets for WWDC13 be sold out in 2 minutes this time?!

 

Now that I live here I'm not sure of the value of the ticket (for me) but I still have great memories. The first time I attended, for example, I cam all the way from Italy and managed to also land a reporter gig for iPhoneItalia... very fun.

 

Funny thing (kinda) is... now that I live in San Francisco, I will be in Italy for the summer to visit family/friends and therefore will not be able to attend WWDC13 !

 

Side Notes:

Eligibility
To buy a ticket, you must be a member of the iOS Developer Program, iOS Developer Enterprise Program, or the Mac Developer Program as of the announcement of WWDC (5:30 a.m. PDT, April 24, 2013) and at the time of your ticket purchase. Developers between 13 and 17 years of age must have their ticket purchased by their parent or guardian who is an eligible member.

Purchasing
Ticket purchases are limited to one (1) per person and five (5) per organization. The same credit card may be used up to five (5) times to purchase all of the tickets for your organization. However, each team member must sign in with their own Apple ID and purchase their own ticket.

* Each ticket costs $1,599 USD or in local currency where available. If WWDC tickets are not available on your country's Apple Online Store, you will be directed to an online purchase form and you will need to make your purchase with a credit card that can be charged in USD. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to the WWDC 2013 Attendance Policy.

 

Update:

I called it right, tickets ACTUALLY sold out in 2 minutes... insane.

#Apple, #conference, #wwdc
Published: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:45:10 +0000

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Currently working as an innovation consultant based in San Francisco. After studying in Madrid and New York, earning an MBA, he broke into the emerging mobile developing market when Apple first released the iPhone. Among one of the first successful Italian developers, Giacomo relocated to San Francisco to broaden his reach within the burgeoning tech sector. While working as part of a travel-tech startup launched in 2013, Giacomo has continued as a consultant to both independent and incubator-based startups. Confident and innovative, loves fast-paced environments collaborating with a team of professionals and experts to ship delightful, efficient products.
Giacomo's passion for progress often finds him speaking at conferences (both in the US & Europe) and teaching college courses.

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Apple WWDC 2013 dates announced and tickets

Apple WWDC 2013 dates announced and tickets

Screen Shot 2013-04-24 at 9.31.53 AM


Apple has just sent out an email to all registered developers regarding the famous World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC). It will take place, as usual in June (10-14) at Moscone Conference Center (San Francisco).

Tickets will be available starting tomorrow (April 25th) with a price of $1,599 (varies on currency).

In 2010, the first time I attended, tickets sold out in a week.

In 2011 in two days.

In 2012 in 2 hours.

Will tickets for WWDC13 be sold out in 2 minutes this time?!

 

Now that I live here I'm not sure of the value of the ticket (for me) but I still have great memories. The first time I attended, for example, I cam all the way from Italy and managed to also land a reporter gig for iPhoneItalia... very fun.

 

Funny thing (kinda) is... now that I live in San Francisco, I will be in Italy for the summer to visit family/friends and therefore will not be able to attend WWDC13 !

 

Side Notes:

Eligibility
To buy a ticket, you must be a member of the iOS Developer Program, iOS Developer Enterprise Program, or the Mac Developer Program as of the announcement of WWDC (5:30 a.m. PDT, April 24, 2013) and at the time of your ticket purchase. Developers between 13 and 17 years of age must have their ticket purchased by their parent or guardian who is an eligible member.

Purchasing
Ticket purchases are limited to one (1) per person and five (5) per organization. The same credit card may be used up to five (5) times to purchase all of the tickets for your organization. However, each team member must sign in with their own Apple ID and purchase their own ticket.

* Each ticket costs $1,599 USD or in local currency where available. If WWDC tickets are not available on your country's Apple Online Store, you will be directed to an online purchase form and you will need to make your purchase with a credit card that can be charged in USD. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to the WWDC 2013 Attendance Policy.

 

Update:

I called it right, tickets ACTUALLY sold out in 2 minutes... insane.

#Apple, #conference, #wwdc
Published: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:45:10 +0000