ORLANDO, Fla., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International CTIA WIRELESS 2011® today announced a partnership with Futura Networks, creators of Campus Party, the highly successful global technology event series. As part of the agreement, CTIA is helping to drive the agenda and development of the first U.S.-based event – Campus Party Silicon Valley, set to take place in 2012.
Campus Party is the largest Internet event in the world, drawing tens of thousands of young technologists at annual weeklong events in countries throughout Latin America and Europe. Attendees eat, drink, sleep and create new technologies in a festival atmosphere that promotes innovation, creativity and collaboration. Among the technologies that have been created at Campus Party events are: Eyeos, a cloud computing operating system developed by a 17 year-old attendee in 2005 that was selected by IBM as its cloud computing platform in 2009; Vosix, an IPV6 unified messaging platform; and Mobiclub, an e-payment app developed at Campus Party Brazil in 2011 that has already attracted investment from Telefonica.
Moving forward, CTIA will provide mobile expertise and resources to Campus Party events worldwide in addition to taking an active role in launching the U.S. edition. Futura Networks, with a strong presence in Latin America, will support CTIA's efforts for promoting common short codes (CSCs) in the region.
"Campus Party has received international attention as an innovative approach to engaging the next generation of technology pioneers," said Robert Mesirow, CTA vice president and show director. "As mobility continues to drive innovation in devices, applications and communications, our partnership will help to bring the combined resources of the global wireless industry to the innovators who participate in Campus Party worldwide."
Paco Ragageles, co-founder of Campus Party, added "Our partnership with CTIA is a great opportunity for Campus Party and represents a unique alliance where innovation and expertise will come together to bring the Campus Party phenomenon to the U.S."
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About Futura Networks
Futura Networks is the firm that created and produces Campus Party, the biggest event in the world related to digital and online innovation, creativity and entertainment, with yearly editions in Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador and Chile. Since its creation in 1997 in Spain, it has grown to become the reference tech grassroots event in every host country.
Each edition brings together more than 6,000 developers, designers and other technology innovators, who participate in more than 400 hours of programmed content at each edition. The network of Campus Party is currently formed by more than 90,000 Internet advanced users and experts from a dozen countries worldwide. Campus Party the Silicon Valley Tech Festival will bring together 10,000 of the most talented innovators within the Internet community. The event in its USA edition is Co-Chaired by Al Gore, Vint Cerf and Tim Berners-Lee.
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