MoMo Meets at 3GSM in Barcelona

MoMo Meets at 3GSM in BarcelonaAs there will be many MoMo’ers in Barcelona next week, we are pleased to pass along this info to our network that the Mobile Monday founders and organizers, from over 15 global chapters in operation today, will meet at the Finnish stand — Entre marketing at Hall 1 section/stand C59 — on Monday 13 February between 13:00 and 15:00. They will also be handing out “Smile it’s Monday” buttons and infocards for this years MoMo Global Summit as well. Look forward see many from Tokyo there!

Mobile Industry Panel – 30 January 2006

Mobile Industry Panel - 30 January 2006

On behalf of Morgan Lewis-TMI, thank you for your interest in our Mobile Industry Panel, held 30 January 2006 at the offices of TMI Associates. This invitation-only event featured a sneak preview of a new mobile product designed specifically for the Japanese market by Microvision, Inc., a leading display technology company, recently nominated by Red Herring as one of the Nine Mobile TV Firms to Watch.

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The evening also included a panel discussion covering key trends and issues for 2006 in Japan’s mobile industry. The panel had representatives of Walt Disney Internet Group, Nikko antfactory, CSK Venture Capital and Picsel Technologies and was moderated by one of the leading media and telecomm lawyers in Japan.


John Y. Sasaki and Tatsuhiro Takahara – Partners – Morgan Lewis-TMI

Morgan Lewis-TMI is a joint venture between Morgan Lewis and TMI Associates. Morgan Lewis is one of the largest law firms in the world, with more than 1,200 lawyers in 19 offices worldwide. TMI Associates is one of the largest law firms in Tokyo, with over 100 Japanese lawyers and an additional 30 Japanese patent lawyers. Through the combined power of the two firms, Morgan Lewis-TMI offers a full spectrum of fully-integrated, cross-border legal services.

John Sasaki and Tatsuhiro Takahara practice in the areas of corporate and securities law, with experience in venture capital finance, public offerings, M&A and technology transactions. Their practices also include the representation of technology start-up companies.

Featured Speaker:

Steve Willey – President of Consumer Solutions – Microvision, Inc.
“The Freedom of Virtual Displays”

One of the limitations on interactive mobile phone applications is the size of the screen. With Microvision’s virtual display technology, images transmitted across mobile networks can be displayed in space, unlimited by the size of a phone screen. Imagine being able to see a spreadsheet transmitted via phone, or being able to play a video game on your mobile — in the air in front of your eyes. Steve Willey will provide a sneak preview of a new product developed specifically for the Japanese market.

Microvision Inc. is the world leader in the development of high-resolution displays and imaging systems based on the company’s proprietary silicon micro-mirror technology. The company’s technology has applications in a broad range of military, medical, industrial, professional and consumer products.

Panel Moderator:

Tomohiro Tohyama – Partner – TMI Associates
With over 100 Japanese lawyers and an additional 30 Japanese patent lawyers, TMI Associates’ combination of strengths in corporate transactions and intellectual property matters makes it unique among law firms in Japan. Tomohiro Tohyama is a founding partner of TMI and one of the most prominent telecommunications and media lawyers in Japan.

Featured Panelists include:

David Milstein – VP of Strategy and Business Development – Walt Disney Internet Group (Asia-Pacific)

Walt Disney Internet Group (Asia Pacific) (“WDIG AP”) launched its “Disney-i” mobile Internet business in August 2000, and now boasts more than 3 million subscribers. David Milstein is responsible for WDIG AP’s strategy and business development in Japan and APAC (outside China).

Naoki “Nick” Kondo – Professional Partner – Nikko antfactory K.K.

Nikko antfactory is one of the leading financial services providers in Japan focusing on private enterprises. The firm’s services range from venture capital and private equity financing to restructuring and M&A consulting. During his time at Nikko antfactory, Nick Kondo has led investments and management of Virgin Cinemas Japan, Artist House, Hyperfitness, Senior Communication, eBook Initiative Japan, Triwall, Recruit, and Aunt Stella’s. He currently serves as President and CEO of Aunt Stella’s.

Makoto Kaneshiro – Managing Director – CSK Venture Capital Co., Ltd.

CSK Venture Capital is one of Japan’s leading venture capital firms. CSK’s recent investments in the area of mobile technologies and services include Peregrine Semiconductors of the U.S., Picsel Technologies of the U.K., DxO of France, Horizon Semiconductors of Israel, GameTrust of the U.S., and IP Mobile of Japan. Makoto Kaneshiro is the Managing Director in charge of CSK’s overseas investments.

Ali Adnan – Chief Operating Officer (Japan) – Picsel Technologies Ltd.

Picsel brings mobile content to life through a unique suite of patented User Interface functions, which delivers a superbly rich and intuitive user experience on small screen devices. Picsel’s success is built around its groundbreaking ePAGE technology, a multimedia content engine, that enables mobile users to interact with every type of content, in all its original richness, on any kind of device. Ali Adnan plays a key role in developing Picsel’s Japanese market and has been instrumental in providing technology to enable the delivery of rich content on mobile devices.

Mobile Industry Panel

Date: Monday, 30 January 2006 || 19:00 – 21:00

Venue: TMI Associates, 23F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower (Map)

Admission: Confirmed invitees only || Please, no walk-ins

18:30 – Doors Open
19:00 – Welcome/introduction
19:15 – First presentation
19:45 – Break
19:50 – Panel introduction
20:00 – Panel discussion
20:30 – Q&A
20:45 – Brief networking
21:00 – Closing

After this event, you are welcome to join the Mobile Monday Tokyo Shinnenkai

MoMo Tokyo – New Year Shinnenkai

MoMo Tokyo - New Year Shinnenkai by Mobikyo KKWe are launching 2006 with a stealth-mode (Nothing to do with i-mode – Ed.) event at the ultratrendy Ruby Cafe on 30 January.


Considering the incredible popularity of our November Bonenkai evening – which saw CEOs, CTOs, VCs and a multitude of mobile professionals in the same room – we thought a casual meeting of the MoMo community would be in order to kick off 2006 and another great year of monthly Mobile Monday presentation evenings. Continue reading MoMo Tokyo – New Year Shinnenkai

MobileMonday Tokyo – 新年会

MobileMonday Tokyo - 新年会
2006年はお洒落な”Ruby Café”で1月30日に落ち着いた雰囲気のイベントを始めます!


モバイルマンデイ、(MoMo) Ruby Caféで新年会!


(次回のMoMoは通常通りのイベントで盛りだくさんのプレゼンテーションが今大人気の原宿にあるMTV Caféで2月27日に行われます。詳細については後ほど掲載されます。)

Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Jonckers Translation & Engineering S.A.

日にち:2006年、1月30日 月曜日
場所:Ruby Café 麻布十番 − 地図
入場料:下記のリンクにて事前登録した方のみ無料 − 登録をされなかった場合は当日1000円の入場料を支払っていただきます。最初の200名様まで無料ドリンク券を提供!!個人オーダーでお食事をすることもできます。

19:00 – 開始
20:00 – ネットワーキング
21:00 – 更にネットワーキング!
22:00 – 終了に向けてウォームアップ
23:00 – 終了

Registration is now closed. Thank you!

Mobile Monday Vancouver Community Launching

Mobile Monday Vancouver Community Launching

Mobile Monday Vancouver – First Event
Monday, January 9, 2006 (6:30 PM – 8:30 PM)
Take 5 Cafe, 429 Granville Street

We haven’t planned any formal presentations for this event, opting instead to keep it casual for now until we get a better idea of who is involved and what everyone would like to get out of it. Be sure to bring your business cards, gadgets, impromtu demos, brilliant ideas and best elevator pitch. We’ve started collecting names and urls of companies and organizations working in the mobile space in and around the Vancouver area – if you know of (or work with) other Vancouver mobile related companies be sure to get in touch.

Great to see the Canadians coming onboard… 😎