Monday, April 25, 2011
11:00 AM
Computer Studies Bldg. 209
Thomas Dunne
Founder of OnCell Systems
Mobile is everywhere so now what
96% of the United States public walks around with a phone. 50% of the U.S. public will carry a data-enabled device by Quarter One of 2012; this is an important milestone. The fact that we can “get it now” or “do it now” changes everything. Just like the .com/internet boom saw the birth of many companies like Amazon and Google, this too is a huge opportunity for new players. The trick is predicting ahead of time the convergence of the rapidly growing and changing landscape that is the “mobile storm.” After you make your predictions, you have to look at the “niche” that you plan to serve, evaluate how big it is, and decide who else will want it. You have to believe you will have relevance and can maintain a top position in your niche. I will point out and briefly discus how and what I see on the horizon. I will also speak about what it takes to start a new technology company, in particular, software as a service company and speak to what I have seen to be the major roadblocks and must-haves for entrepreneurs.

Bio: Thomas Dunne - CEO & President Thomas Dunne is the founder of OnCell Systems www.oncellsystems.com and has served as Chief Executive Officer and President since OnCell's inception on November 4, 2006. Prior to OnCell Systems, he founded VoicePort, LLC www.voiceport.net a speech applications development company. While with VoicePort the company grew by over 250% each year for four years. He also founded a telecommunications company called Group Long Distance of N Fl. Inc. While there he managed the company through four years of rapid 200% per year growth. He earned his A.S. from the University of Florida and a B.S. in Economics from the University of North Florida.

Refreshments will be provided at 10:45