Mobile Monday – Bonenkai 2010 – Tech Party

Update: What a fantastic evening we had with all of the tribes coming together for our annual TechXmas event, aka: Tokyo’s Biggest Tech Party Ever. We had an Awesome Venue for the 2010 gig with a great collection of participating groups and some 400 very cool folks on hand for the massive mixer. We raised enough cash to fund some 1,250 books for Room to Read, and gave away a handful of groovy prizes, another big shout out to everyone involved who made this whole thing possible.. You-All-Rock!

A super way to close 2010 which saw us run 6 gatherings, including our 6th birthday and 50th event in Japan on Sept. 13th along with the 10th Anniversary celebration in Helsinki!

Otherwise, we look forward to another super agenda in 2011 and always open to your topic requests and kind offers for continued support. Meanwhile, we wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday season. As always, do feel free to drop us a note here anytime and we’ll see you all again real soon.


It’s time once again to bring all of the tribes together for our annual TechXmas event, aka: Tokyo’s Biggest Tech Party Ever. We have nailed an Awesome Venue for the 2010 gig with a larger collection of participating groups and are expecting an even bigger crowd than the 400+ very cool folks who attended our epic mixer last year!

So mark your holiday calendar for December 6th – make sure you Register Here – and use Twitter, FaceBook, PlanCast to help share the good word. See Full Details below.

Charity Benefit:
All net proceeds will go to ‘Beers for Bytes’, an offshoot of the acclaimed Beers for Books event. The funds will be donated to tech infrastructure for Room to Read, whose focus is on childhood literacy and gender equality in education in developing countries.

Sponsorship Opportunities:
We will also be offering the opportunity for sponsors to donate door prizes or small cash envelopes, so please do drop us a note asap to make arrangements.

Event Details:
Date: Monday December 6th, from 7-10pm
Location: Modapolitica Map
Fee: ¥2,000 with Advance Registration or ¥3,000 At The Door**
Menu: Advance registration comes with a super tasty buffet – while all drinks, including beer, standard mixed or non-alcohol and wine selection, will be cash bar at 500jpy each.
**Note: ‘At The Door’ attendees will receive two-drink tickets instead of a food coupon as we need to confirm an accurate buffet estimate in advance.

Participating Groups:
AppleCert, Asiajin, Digital Eve Japan, GreenITers, ICA Japan, Mobile in Japan, Mobile Monday Tokyo, Ninjava, Open Network Lab, Poken Japan, Ringo MUG, StartupWeekend Tokyo, TLUG, Tokyo 2.0, Tokyo Beer and Blog, Tokyo HackerSpace, Tokyo PC Users Group and a Big Shout-Out to the BierVana crew who have really stepped forward to help organize this event.

Many thanks for another fantastic year — We look forward to see you all again soon. Meanwhile, noted the good folks at MCPC are running their annual Solutions Fair all day Nov. 26th = See You There!

Mobile Monday – Oct. 18th – All About Location

MoMo Tokyo – October 18th – All About Location


Please pardon the short notice, we are just back from the MoMo Summit – Fantastic – finally we can confirm that our rumored October 18th event is a GO with the dedicated theme of Location (Location, Location) Based Services!

We have great speakers on-tap with a killer venue, so be sure to register in advance for a fantastic offer even at twice the price! A big Shout-out to the SkyHook Wireless team for their support, by all means do feel free to ping Maggie Taylor if you’d like to connect.

Also, we wanted to point-out the Ad:Tech Tokyo event is coming up at the end of October and MoMo’ers are entitled to a 20% discount – use DMJSHGU4 code – Check it Out!

Finally, a quick reminder our all-new Mobile Monday Global platform is live! Do take a look at the site and be sure to register and start connecting with members from other MoMo chapters worldwide. Otherwise, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter or Linkedin and get the latest from MoMo global via The Mob Rulz flash e’Zine.

Marc Einstein, Industry Manager, Mobile & Wireless APAC, Frost & Sullivan .PDF
Marc has over six years of experience in the telecommunications research industry, largely focusing on the Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa regions. Currently he leads a team of analysts responsible for all research and consulting in the mobile & wireless space covering twenty markets in the Asia Pacific region. Key research areas include 3G & 4G strategies, Mobile WiMAX, Mobile Devices, Mobile Capex, Mobile Content and Location-Based Services.

Takeshi Mitsutani, Owner/Managing Partner, Hcapnet .PDF
deCarta is the leading provider of advanced and comprehensive geospatial software platforms for today’s cutting-edge Internet, mobile, personal navigation and enterprise location-based service (LBS) applications. deCarta’s technology is a crucial link in the LBS value chain, providing the core functionality for mapping, navigation and local search and connecting base map data and content to the applications, service provider and ultimately the end-user.

Hiroaki Kando, Deputy General Manager, ZENRIN DataCom Co., LTD .PDF
ZENRIN DataCom aims to be the leading service provider for location data and map content via an easy-to-use real-time interface, empowering users to lead a richer, fuller life. Founded by ZENRIN in 2000 in order to provide Internet based Car-Navigation services. ZENRIN DataCom has developed a fleet of software and service products under the “itsmo NAVI” brand that provide vector and raster mapping, driving and pedestrian navigation, public transit guidance, and local search functionality to both consumer and enterprise clients.

Maggie Taylor, Marketing Manager, Skyhook Wireless .PDF
Skyhook developed the Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS). Taking advantage of the hundreds of millions of Wi-Fi access points throughout populated areas, WPS consistently provides accurate location information indoors and in urban areas. Skyhook also provides XPS, the world’s first true hybrid positioning system. Taking advantage of the relative strengths of several location technologies, WPS, GPS, cellular tower triangulation, XPS is the fastest, most accurate, most reliable and most flexible location system on the market today. Skyhook’s patented XPS technology is positioned to location-enable hundreds of millions of applications and mobile devices, including smartphones, netbooks, laptops, and gaming devices.

Date: Monday, 18 Oct. 2010
Open Hours: 19:00 – 23:00
Presentations: 19:30 – 20:30
Networking: 20:30 – Close
Venue: BierVana :: GMAP
Admission: 1,000 JPY with Advance Registration – OR – 2,000 JPY at the door
Includes: 2-drinks plus 1-plate, Outdoor Patio, a Huge Screen and Great People!
Please Register in Advance

Mobile Monday – Sept 13 – A Super Deluxe Affair

Update: Wow..!!! We had almost 250 people crash the doors for a huge Kanpai followed by a great line-up of speakers and merry mixer for the Start-Up Dating segment, a super time by all accounts, hat-tip to Jim for the Flickr set! We have uploaded the presentations – see .PPT links beside each speakers title below – and thought best to post reminders for mentioned upcoming events with Venturehacks and on Sept. 15th as well as This Week in Startups – Tokyo on the 22nd. Congrats to our Tesla joy-ride winners too..!!

Thanks to all who made the effort to attend, a big shout-out to the many EU GateWay Programme folks visiting this week, also for the energetic support from all our “Friends of MoMo Tokyo” and of course to the entire community who continue to make running this show a true pleasure. A fantastic way to celebrate our 50th event in Japan!

MoMo Tokyo - Sept 13 - Super Deluxe Affair
Mavericks Competition — Creative Commons日本語版

Thrilled to invite you to join the 6th anniversary of MoMo Tokyo!

To MoMo members, along with Tokyo 2.0 & Startup Dating groups, we look forward to a fantastic nite with you at SuperDeluxe Sept. 13th. We have presenters from Glam Media, PayPal and Intellectual Ventures, under the theme of “Commercializing Innovation”, along with visiting intl. delegates and a hyper-networking plan, it will be a total scene. Mark your calendar and bring along a few friends for beer & birthday cake!

We also want to remind you that our all-new Mobile Monday Global platform is live! Do take a look at the site and be sure to register your own profile to start connecting with members from other MoMo chapters worldwide. Remember: We’re gearing up for the 10th Anniversary Summit in Helsinki in late September, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter or Linkedin and get the latest from MoMo global via The Mob Rulz flash e’Zine.

Masato (Bud) Uesu, CTO Glam Media Japan, CTO Intl. Glam Media, Inc. – .PPT
Glam Media is the pioneer and global leader of Vertical Media, a revolutionary new media model that combines our flagship properties with curated publisher sites and their passionate, engaged audiences. By pairing our 1400+ publishers worldwide with our own large and growing properties: for women; for men; and for real-time conversations on social media sites across the Web, our vertical media model enables premium brands to connect with millions of passionate audiences online.

Takeshi Amano, Integration Manager, PayPal Japan – .PPT
PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid online. The service allows members to send payments without sharing financial information, with the flexibility to pay using their account balances or credit cards. With more than 87 million active accounts in 190 markets and 24 currencies around the world, PayPal enables global ecommerce. The company’s open payment platform, PayPal X, allows developers to build innovative payment applications on multiple platforms and devices.

Nicholas Gibson, Director of Product Development, Intellectual Ventures – N/A
Founded in 2000, Intellectual Ventures (IV) is the global leader in the business of invention. IV collaborates with leading inventors, partners with pioneering companies, and invests both expertise and capital in the process of invention. IV’s mission is to energize and streamline an invention economy that will drive innovation around the world.

Update: A couple of late additions for the so-called ‘lightning talks’ agenda as well. We’re thrilled to welcome delegates from Global Entrepreneur Week for a quick pitch and the good folks from Tesla Motors will be in the house to take the lucky few for a serious spin.. looking forward to see you all again soon.. 🙂

Date: Monday, 13 Sept. 2010
Open Hours: 19:00 – 23:00
Presentations: 19:30 – 20:30
Networking: 20:30 – Close
Venue: Super Deluxe :: GMAP
Fee: 2,000jpy includes two drink tickets
Please Register in Advance

Mobile Monday – Aug. 2nd – Mobile Summer Matsuri

Update: A Super Nite – No Rain! We posted a few pix and will advise asap regarding our next event, targeting Sept. 13th, Our Birthday with some special guests in-town.. 😎

MoMo Tokyo – Aug. 2nd - Mobile Summer Matsuri

We hope you all enjoyed Marine Day, gotta love that Happy Monday System! If not, no worries, we’re planning to get the gang together for a Mobile Matsuri themed summer event. Just a simple gathering – come as you are and pay as you go – No presentations. All are Welcome for Belgium Beers out on the Patio, so bring a few friends and have a fun evening mixer with us under the Pink Elephant neon glow.. see full details below.

We also wanted to mention that our all new Mobile Monday Global website is live, be sure to register your profile bio. there and start connecting with the members from other MoMo chapters. Note: We are gearing up for the MM Summit in Helsinki late September to celebrate our 10th Anniversary, that will be a total scene, suggest you register soon!

Meanwhile, you can Follow Us on Twitter or Linkedin and keep tabs via The Mob Rulz flash e’Zine as well. Clearly with all the action around the MoMo world, not too mention everyones day job, it’s been hectic times. We bet you have a solid plan to escape for a well-deserved break sometime this summer, looking forward to see you again soon.. 😎

Date: Monday, 2 August 2010 : 18:30 – 22:00
Venue: Little Delirium Cafe – Shinjuku :: MAP

モバイルマンデー東京 – 8月2日 – モバイル夏祭り!




日時:2010年8月2日(月)18:30 – 22:00
場所:リトル デリリウム カフェ – 新宿 :: MAP

Mobile Monday – 26 April – NextGen Mobile to Market

Update: A Really Great evening – Many Thanks to All who attended! We have some photos posted and will advise at soonest regarding our next event, targeting late June or perhaps with the good folks at Wireless Japan again this year coming in mid-July.. 😎

MoMo Tokyo - 26 April - NextGen Mobile to Market

As everyone gets sorted and settled for the upcoming business year, taking a few precious moments to enjoy the Sakura, of course, it’s time once again to bring the family together. On 26 April MoMo Tokyo will go for a good dig into what it takes to bring next-generation mobile content and service offerings to market. Your humble organizers have nailed a Super Venue and look forward to welcoming two seasoned players, see bio. details below, to address our community.

Please note, attendance will limited to about 100 pre-registered guests.
Advance Reservation – Online Here – Required

Takahito Iguchi – Founder & CEO – Tonchidot
Founded Tonchidot Corp. in August 2008 to develop Sekai Camera service. A creator and evangelist of several innovative multimedia platforms and web services at various companies including JUST Systems, Scitron & Art, and start-up Digitao, for which he was founder/CEO. He has over 20 years experience in providing art, music, game, anime, publishing and other consumer oriented software and services using cutting-edge technology. BA Philosophy Ritsumeikan Univ, Kyoto, Japan.

Osuke Honda – Principal – DCM
As a Principal, Osuke Honda brings a powerful combination of strategic and venture investments, business planning and development, as well as operational experience to his role in identifying new investment opportunities and helping build global companies. Prior to joining DCM, Osuke was a Principal and management committee member at Globis Capital Partners, formerly Apax Globis Partners, a pre-eminent venture capital firm in Japan. He led investments in consumer internet, digital media and IT services sectors. Previously, Osuke held multiple positions at Mitsubishi Corporation, the largest trading house in the world. Here he led various initiatives which involved operations management in the automotive sector as well as business planning and new business development for the CEO Office, Machinery Group. He established strategic alliances and joint ventures with partners across the globe and executed both strategic and venture investments.

Admission: 2,000 JPY :: Includes Beverages
Date: Monday, 26 April 2010 :: 18:30 – 22:00
Language: Presentations in English and Japanese
Venue: KDDI Web Communications — Kojimachi — 6th floor

Advance registration closed — Cya there soon.. 😎

4月に入り、新年度を迎え、新たな決意を胸にスタートを切った方も多いと思います。Mobile Monday Tokyoも新たなイベントを開催することとなりました。入場料:事前登録された方は2000円、4月26日に新しいロケーションでモバイルの未来を切り開く先駆者を二名お迎えします。先着100名様までのご招待となりますので、ご興味のある方は早めに日程を抑えてください。

井口尊仁 頓智・CEO 立命館大学文学部哲学科卒。

本多央輔 DCM プリンシパル兼日本共同代表


Mobile Monday x Tokyo 2.0 – Feb. 8 – Joint Event!

We hope you all had a Super Holiday and come back now rested & ready to for another hectic year. By all accounts the Tech-Tribes Bonenkai was a smashing success, with over 400 in the house and we raised 120,000jpy for the inaugural Beers for Bytes cause, many thanks to everyone who made that possible. Based on all the feedback, it does seem we should consider running more of these combined gatherings, maybe a Hanami hook-up this spring would be an idea?!?

Meanwhile, please do mark February 8th on your fancy new calendar and plan to join us at SuperDeluxe for the 1st ever Tokyo 2.0 x MoMo Tokyo joint event. We have a really great list of speakers for the keynote presentations and lightning talks – see below – with our full evening agenda, on Fixed Mobile Convergence, all locked down. As you might imagine it will be a rockin scene!

MoMo Tokyo x Tokyo 2.0 - 8 Feb. - Joint Event!
awesome Tokyo 2.0 image by Jim Grisanzio via Flickr

Keynote Presentations:

Marco Koeder – Cybermedia Japan
“Keep it vibrating” Lessons learned from Mobile Japan

Kei Shimada – Infinita
Mobile Web Convergence Overview

Hironao Kunimitsu – Gumi
Social Apps across Mobile and PC

Riku Inoue & Brad Ellis – Google Japan
Search Trends across platforms

Lightning Talks:

Daniel Davis – Opera Software
Passwords and Internet Security

DongYol Lee – Waaotn & Company, Ltd.
Accessibilty Issues and Mobile Web

Kenzo Kono – One developer’s story
Making WordPress Cross-Platform

Joseph Yan – MotherApp
BlogEngine – App-ify your Web Blog

Ruskyle Howser – R. L. Howser Communications
Effective Speaking at Tokyo 2.0 and MoMo Tokyo

Also, a quick heads-up for everyone on the annual i*deal Competition organized by Mitsui Ventures – Please note the application deadline has been extended to Jan. 29th!

Otherwise, 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of Mobile Monday and we have ambitious plans for the MoMo Global Summit and Peer Awards. There are several interesting projects in the pipeline, see The Mob Rulz for our global community news.. Yoroshiku!

— MoMo Tokyo Team

MoMo Tokyo x Tokyo 2.0 – Joint Event!
Date: Monday, 8 February 2010 :: 19:00 – 22:00
Venue: SuperDeluxe :: GMap
Admission: ¥2,000 at the door includes Two Drink tickets :: Registration Not Required