Brock Butler is currently director of Spirent’s Wireless Location Technology product segment. After joining Spirent in 1999 as a development engineer, Brock progressed to a group manager, then product manager for one of Spirent’s key UMTS test products. He has been a part of the Spirent team which has made major contributions to development of the LBS standards in the 3GPP. Spirent filled the Editor and Rapporteur roles for the TS 51.010 and TS 34.171 A-GPS Terminal Conformance Specifications, as well as the Editor role for the Enabler Test Specification for SUPL in the OMA. Brock holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University, Pennsylvania, USA. Connect with Brock on Linkedin or follow him on Twitter at @brockbutler.
My last post questioned what drives 70,000 people to go to the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona. As I reflect on this while traveling home, the answer seems very clear: it intensely focuses our energy on working together to progress our business and the state of wireless technology in the world.
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Right now, more than 50,000 people (including myself) are about to descend on Barcelona for Mobile World Congress 2013, where we will immerse ourselves in the latest of everything related to mobile devices and wireless services. Barcelona is an awesome city, but we are not going there to look at architectural masterpieces by Gaudí, eat lots of jamón ibérico, or watch FC Barcelona dominate European football (those are just nice side-effects of the trip if one has the time!). We are there to experience--first-hand--what is new and great in the world of mobile. And for many of us, we are there to talk about how our little part of the mobile universe is relevant and exciting. This typically results in at least 30 hours of time spent on the show floor talking, meeting, exploring, and drinking lots of coffee. Exhausting for sure (especially considering the 2+ hour dinners that start at 9:30pm), but you just have to be there to fully absorb all the grand possibilities that the latest mobile technologies can offer.
So what do we take away from all this?
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