Update: Thank you for coming out to MoMo on December 3rd. We hope you have enjoyed the Mobile Video theme and the 2nd free drink on behalf of our generous sponsors. As mentioned during the event, we have a special seminar to be held together with MCF on the 14th, next Friday afternoon. Presentations will all be in Japanese. Speaker details and registration, is now available via the Japanese MoMo site. See you there!
Thanks to everyone who attended our 12 November Smartphone Series-event at the Canadian Embassy! Nearly 200 came through the doors, and we have posted video of the presentations from RIM and HTC for those of you who were unable to attend. The Powerpoint files (PPT) are also available here.
A quick heads-up: Mobidec 2007 will be running all day at Meguro Gajoen on 27 November. Co-organised by the good folks at the Mobile Content Forum – MCF, this “Strategy for Mobile Economy”-themed event (held in Japanese) – will feature presentations from the main operators, who will cover topics ranging from Flash to WiMax.
On 3 December, Mobile Monday Tokyo is back at KDDI’s fashionable Designing Studio with a mobile video theme. 2008 is promising to be a break-out year for broadcast television and on-demand video streaming in Japan, so we expect this event will be both insightful and very well attended.
Kazuhiko Masuda – President – MediaFLO Japan Planning Inc. .PDF
Kazuhiko Masuda was appointed President of MediaFLO Japan Planning Inc. in 2005. After KDDI’s merger, he has worked in the handset planning, sales planning, and global business planning section. Before 2000, he worked in the development of infrastructure. Kazuhiko Masuda joined DDI (currently KDDI) in 1987.
Takeatsu Yamauchi – Director Advanced Services – NHK .PDF
1Seg is the mobile terrestrial digital audio/video and data broadcasting system in Japan. Based on the ISDB-T standard, which was designed by NHK, each channel is divided into 13 segments plus one segment for separating channels. HDTV broadcast occupies 12 segments, and the remaining (13th) segment is used for mobile receivers. Thus the name, ’1seg’. Utilizing the BML (Broadcast Markup Language) methodology, text and graphic images with links for further information, such as news, sports, weather forecast, program guides and voting is also displayed along with the TV content. This popular mobile service officially launched on April 1, 2006 and has just over 13M enabled handsets deployed as of August 2007.
Date: Monday, 3 December 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
22:00 – Last Call
22:30 – Close