Lester Madden spent 10 years at Microsoft evangelising the latest Microsoft developer products. During that time Lester helped Orange launch the first Microsoft power smartphone in the UK, championed Speech.NET technologies in the UK, and released several multimedia training DVDs to help developers build .NET applications and take solutions to market. Several of these DVDs were nominated for industry awards in the creativity industry. After leaving Microsoft, Lester joined Skype and launched their developer program increasing the developer base from less than 5 to over 500. During the 3 years at Skype Lester launched the Skype extras manager project and enabled 3rd party developers to achieve over 38 million application downloads from the application store in under 12 months. Lester has also worked at Symbian Software Limited, Nokia Devices R&D and Symbian Foundation, working with thousands of developers to help bring applications to market. In 2009 Augmented Planet was created as a blog to catalogue the ever increasing growth of augmented reality. In 2010 Augmented Planet Consulting was created to utilize over 15 years of industry experience helping developers and organizations use cutting edge technologies and bring new products/services to market.
Nitin has been working with mobile technology his entire career. During his time at Symbian; Nitin was involved hands on in development of the OS, before making the move into technical marketing, focusing on developer programs and events. Here he gained experience working with leading handset manufacturers and ran a successful university outreach program; Symbian Academy, which was rolled out in over 80 universities worldwide. Nitin was also the principle Developer Account Manager for SonyEricsson, where he was responsible for supporting all outward facing developer relations for the leading OEM. Augmented Planet Consulting is now looking to expand and help developers and businesses to leverage and commercialise this new technology.
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