Strictly Mobile

Kevin Talbot

What started out as a better phone has not only become a super-computer in everyone’s pocket but a platform enabling everything from robotics to drones and self-driving cars, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. These are the things that science fiction fans and entrepreneurs have dreamed about for decades. Now, they’re a reality.

Written for technology early-adopters and casual industry observers alike, this book is a primer, a road map to understanding the transformational impact mobile technology is having on industries as diverse as healthcare, education, media, and commerce.

Twelve leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and mobile influencers have collaborated on this book to bring you an inside look at how this technology is changing our world and answer some of the most intriguing questions about what is in store, such as:

  • Will self-driving cars reduce urban congestion?
  • Can virtual reality replace real experiences?
  • What is the personality type of an artificial intelligence
  • Can technology cure healthcare?

With more mobile phones in the world than people, as smartphone adoption increases, we will enter an era where every human on the planet will be addressable by machine. The largest man-made platform in history has far reaching implications and Strictly Mobile reveals what this means and explains what’s right around the corner.

Press & Praise

Jerry Yang, Founding Partner, AME Cloud Ventures and Co-founder, Yahoo!

"Strictly Mobile is the essential road map for understanding what the mobile revolution is all about."

Bob Borchers, Chief Marketing Officer, Dolby Laboratories

"The mobile world is extraordinarily multi-faceted. In order to understand this you need the perspectives of a wide array of thought leaders who can provide unique but complementary insights and Strictly Mobile delivers."

Norman Winarsky, Co-author, If You Really Want to Change the World

"The mobile revolution has only just begun to have a profound impact on our lives. Strictly Mobile not only gives us a roadmap, it also gives us a glimpse of the future that is already here. It is a must read for entrepreneurs that seek to be part of the mobile revolution."

Kevin Talbot

Kevin Talbot is Co-founder and Managing Partner of Relay Ventures, an early stage venture fund exclusively focused on mobile software, services, content, and technology. Kevin has been an entrepreneur, operator, and investor in both Canada and the United States for over twenty years. From 1997 until 2010, Kevin was with the venture capital arm of Royal Bank of Canada where he was Vice President of Venture Capital and Managing Director of RBC Venture Partners. He was focused on investments in financial services, SaaS, and enterprise software throughout North America. He cofounded Relay Ventures in 2008 with John Albright. Kevin holds an MBA, with distinction, from York University, a BA degree in Strategic Studies, and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors’ Corporate Governance College at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Kevin also held an appointment as Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at the Schulich School of Business (York University) in Toronto. Kevin is based in Menlo Park, California.

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