After a hard-earned summer break, your MoMo Tokyo team are back in the Dohyo and ready to push around any big guys who get in the way! Many thanks to all who attended our Massive Mobile Mix at Wireless Japan in July and to those who took a moment to submit feedback via our Call-to-Action form in September. We had a great time at the Global Summit in Finland and Russia last month – see the full trip report here – and are pumped-up and ready to roll into our fourth year of running MobileMonday Tokyo.
We are thrilled to announce the next gathering, 22 October, at the fabulous Designing Studio, will feature presentations from Dr. Hitomi Murakami, former executive director and principal research engineer at KDDI’s R&D labs, and Tomi Ahonen, best-selling author and strategy consultant for digital convergence and advanced mobile telecoms. Both gentlemen are long-time industry insiders and the evening promises to be extremely informative and very well-attended. We look forward to meeting you there!
Hitomi Murakami Ph.D – Professor – Seikei University .PPT
Dr. Murakami graduated from Hokkaido University with a Ph.D in Engineering and started his career as a research engineer with overseas telecommunication operator KDD in 1974. As Principal Research Engineer at KDDI R&D Laboratories, his area of expertise includes video compression technology, television transmission and satellite communications. Murakami-sensei served as Executive Director for the Corporate Technology Sector at KDDI, where he was responsible for development of new technologies for future services. In April 2007, he retired from KDDI and joined Seikei University as professor and is now working with the next generation of engineers.
Tomi T. Ahonen, MBA – Author and Strategy Consultant .PPT
Mr. Ahonen is the author of five bestsellers and an advisor to the telecoms, IT and media industries. He lectures at Oxford University’s courses on 3G telecoms, digital convergence and social networking, has been quoted in over 200 press stories and has presented papers to over 180 conferences. His client list includes Ericsson, Orange, Motorola, Nokia, DoCoMo, Siemens, TeliaSonera and Vodafone. Mr. Ahonen consults for telecoms, industry analysts, the venture capital community and other parties involved in understanding the profit potential of wireless. A new services evangelist, Tomi has discussed over 1000 existing mobile concepts in his presentations and his books detail over 500 examples.
Date: Monday, 22 October 2007 :: 18:30 – 22:30
Venue: KDDI Designing Studio — GMAP
Admission: ¥1,000 with Advance Registration – OR – ¥2,000 at the door
Complimentary drink ticket for the 1st 200 pre-registered guests!
18:30 – Doors Open
19:00 – Welcome/introduction
19:15 – First presentation
19:45 – Second presentation
20:15 – Q & A
20:30 – Networking in the Wired Cafe
22:00 – Last Call
22:30 – Close