Brussels / 1 & 2 February 2020


Robert Virkus

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As product manager at Open-Xchange, Robert is responsible for several mobile apps that are based on open standards and respect the user's privacy. This includes the OX COI (Chat Over Imap) messengers for iOS and Android.

Robert has been part of the mobile industry for more than 20 years. He initiated one of the most successful pre-smartphone mobile app development frameworks (J2ME Polish) which has been launched back in 2005. Today he works for the open source company Open-Xchange (OX) still trying to push the envelope based on open & permission-less standards. As a technical minded product manager he is responsible for several mobile apps including the Chat Over Imap (COI) messenger apps for iOS and Android. Robert has given talks at various conferences such as Droidcon, CeBIT, MobileTech Conference and more. In his spare time he likes to draw, play with his retro computers and spend quality time with his family.


Title Day Room Track Start End
Chat Over IMAP (COI): State of the Union
When will messaging via e-mail crash the monopolies?
Sunday UD2.208 (Decroly) Real Time Communications 15:50 16:05