MobileMonday (MoMo) was an open 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 global market trends. MoMo events have been held in +150 cities worldwide to-date.
MobileMonday had the following global objectives:
- Foster an open independent innovation platform within the mobile sector.
- Facilitate industry networking between small and large companies and individuals.
- Bridge partnership exchanges between domestic and international organizations.
- To present innovative trends, studies and forecasts from the mobile marketplace.
- Enable opportunities for local members to effectively participate in global initiatives.
- Present interesting products, services, trends and practices in the mobile world.
MobileMonday was organized by a group of some 300+ dedicated volunteers from around the world. Originating in Helsinki, Finland, in the year 2000, MobileMonday eventually grew into the world’s leading mobile community.
Our philosophy includes openness, equality, inclusion and the assumption that ideas should be tested through vigorous debate, critical examination and peer review. We also believe that initiative and risk-taking should be honored and that the mobile industry plays a key role in shaping society. There is a direct relation between mobile interconnectedness and political, economic and social freedom, the strengthening of democracy, the rational management of our future and the triumph of reason and enlightenment.
Most people on planet Earth have never touched a computer – and they never will. But it is conceivable that, one day, everyone will have a mobile phone that allows them to communicate with fellow citizens, access networks and improve the quality of their lives, their livelihood and their future.
MoMo is a tool to help the worldwide industry achieve benefits for everyone by spreading knowledge and encouraging people with good ideas to take action. As “mobile folks,” we invite you to examine how this industry can contribute to making our neighborhoods, our cities and our societies better.
About MobileMonday Tokyo
MoMo Tokyo is a leading networking organization supporting Tokyo’s mobile industry and has become a key gathering point for managers, entrepreneurs, developers, analysts and the media in Japan, and increasingly the ‘bridge’ to partners overseas.
Launched in Japan in September 2004, MobileMonday Tokyo hosted regular networking events that routinely attract 100-200 participants working within the wireless industry. Over 100 events to-date with presentations from major companies, including; Adobe, DoubleClick, Google, HP, HTC, KDDI, Microsoft, MTV, NEC, NHK, Mozilla, Nuance, Opera, RIM, Sony, W3C and Warner Music as well as featuring countless SME’s.
MoMo events were supported in part through the kind sponsorship of forward-looking companies that understand the power of networking and enabling benefits for society.
The Mobile Monday Tokyo site provided a virtual meeting space where participants connected with the growing community of chapter locations from around the world. It is also the central information point for all MoMo Tokyo activities, including our past presentation archive and networking events aimed at supporting the mobile industry.
Who is behind Mobile Monday in Japan?
While MoMo Tokyo was founded by Mobikyo K.K., our events are made possible by the generous and energetic contributions from many “Friends of MoMo” and we welcome talented contributors to join us as Chief Enthusiasts or Mo-Mobile Ambassadors!