December 13, 2007 — Helsinki, Finland and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — MobileMonday (MoMo), the global community of mobile industry visionaries and developers, today announced it will invite the worlds most exciting and innovative mobile companies to attend the 4th annual Global Summit in Kuala Lumpur from May 18 – 22, 2008. MobileMonday’s unique cross-border platform has proven to generate real business opportunities via cooperative relationships with the Open Mobile Alliance and GSMA, which represents 700 mobile operators and 200-technology partners worldwide. This event, the first ever to be held in Asia, will be co-located with the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2008) conference to be held in Kuala Lumpur next year.
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Kuala Lumpur is set to be the point of convergence for the largest-ever gathering of global leaders and decision makers on information and communications technology. Held once every two years, WCIT is the premier global forum that brings together leaders in business, government and academia to impact economic and social development through the exchange of policies and ideas on technology. WCIT 2008 is expected to be the point of convergence for more than 2,500 participants from over 80 countries worldwide. Keynote speakers are expected to include some of the most respected and admired names in the industry. WCIT 2008 is jointly organized by the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) and the Assoc. of the Computer and Multimedia Industry of Malaysia (PIKOM), with the support of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia.
MobileMonday Malaysian chapter founder RamG and Chairman Dr Arun Kumar have been working closely with MdeC CEO Dato’ Badlisham Ghazali and MobileMonday CEO Jari Tammisto to make this event a truly global and rewarding experience for Malaysia as this gathering will bring International Experts together in an dynamic setting with Local ICT and Mobile Players.
MobileMonday recognizes that majority of future innovations in the mobile development happens in small companies. Typically these start-ups don’t attend conferences and seminars as they are expensive and offer few opportunities for new comers. However, one of the central features of the MobileMonday Global Summit is that it also invites selected leaders and prestigious influencers from industry giants to join the discussions and networking. This ensures the discussions are valuable, interesting, and always inspirational.
The MobileMonday community is a grassroots living laboratory of ideas, demos, pilots, benchmarking, and business development. The goal is to enable the membership to meet with their peers in order to encourage smart ideas to develop into commercially successful products and services.
MobileMonday (http://www.mobilemonday.net) is a global community of mobile industry visionaries, developers and influential individuals fostering cooperation and cross-border business development through virtual and live networking events to share ideas, best practices and trends from global markets. MobileMonday has over 50 chapter cities around the world, and continues to launch new locations monthly. MobileMonday is organized by a group of some 200 dedicated volunteers from around the world. Originating in Helsinki, Finland, in the year 2000, MobileMonday has grown into the world’s leading mobile community.
Held once every two years, the World Congress on Information Technology (http://www.wcit2008.org) is a premier global ICT forum that brings together global leaders in business, government and academia. Often billed as the Olympics of ICT, it impacts global economic and social development through the exchange of policies and ideas on technology. WCIT 2008 is jointly organized by the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) and the Association of the Computer and Multimedia Industry of Malaysia (PIKOM), with the support of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia.