Mobile is not a channel. Mobile is not a fad. Mobile is not going away. Mobile is a transformational technology that is disrupting every sector of the economy in every country on the planet.

Technologies to bet on in the post-PC era and beyond (7 min)

By 2020, smartphone ownership will go from 2B to 4B. Being an incumbent is starting to look like a liability. The convergence of cloud computing, ubiquitous broadband, and affordable smartphones is allowing mobile-first (or mobile-only) upstarts to take on large companies and in some cases, entire industries.

Blockbuster, Borders, Blackberry, the newspaper business, the taxi industry, cable television, shopping malls, hotels, shipping, etc... They’re all gone, failing, or in decline; each disrupted from below by upstarts that their leadership probably hadn’t even heard of until it was too late.

Learning things the hard way in mobile can waste hundreds of thousands of dollars on misguided development efforts.

Worse, you risk losing valuable competitive advantage by prolonging your time to market. Get direct access to a recognized expert on mobile technology. I’ve presented mobile talks at leading conferences all over the world (e.g., SXSW, Future Insights, Web Directions), as well as internal mobile presentations for the Fed, EasCorp, Wescom Resources Group, and many others.

Prior to specializing on CU’s, I worked with companies like Fidelity, CVS, Staples, Cisco, Time, Nokia, T-Mobile, Entertainment Weekly, and many more on their mobile strategy, tactics, and training.

Unlike my competitors (e.g., Accenture, IBM, Deloitte et al.) you work directly with me; not an army of junior consultants who are learning on the job at your expense.

Email me and briefly describe your current situation. If I think mobile might be the solution to the challenges your CU is facing, I’ll let you know and offer some advice about how to position it persuasively.

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Hi! My name is Jonathan Stark.

I’m a mobile consultant who helps credit unions thrive in the post-PC era. Prior to specializing on CU’s, I worked with companies like CVS, Staples, Time, T-Mobile, and many others on their mobile strategy, tactics, and training. Unlike other consultants, you’ll work directly with me instead of with junior employees who bill you hundreds of dollars per hour to learn on the job.

I’ve written three books on mobile and web development, most notably O’Reilly’s Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript which is available in seven languages.

My Jonathan’s Card experiment made international headlines by combining mobile payments with social giving to create a “pay it forward” coffee movement at Starbucks locations all over the U.S.

I’ve been interviewed in the media many times, including MSNBC, the Wall Street Journal, and the Alan Colmes Show. Press info, bios, blurbs, photos, and videos are available on my press page.

You can hear me speak, watch the HTML5 talk show that I host for Intel, listen to my future tech podcast (co-hosted with the incomparable @kellishaver), follow me on Twitter / YouTube / LinkedIn, or hire me to help you with mobile strategy.

And of course, you can always Google me for more info.



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