Mobile Asia Expo 2013 – Connecting the Future

Following on the incredible success of the inaugural Mobile Asia Expo last year, the GSMA is putting forth an even bigger and more exciting Expo in 2013. Mark your calendars now for 26-28 June 2013 at the Shanghai New Intl. Expo Centre for Asia’s best mobile industry event.

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Our MoMo chapters in China teamed-up for a super Mobile Startup Competition at MAE in 2012, we expect to run another round of exciting activities on location again this year. As planning continues we wanted to be sure that you are aware of all the ways you can showcase as an Exhibitor, Sponsor, or Advertiser at MAE!

MoMo Tokyo Team

MobileMonday at WCIT in Kuala Lumpur

MobileMonday at WCIT in Kuala Lumpur

Some 50 000 participants from more than 90 countries took part in World Congress on IT 2008 on May 18-22 in Kuala Lumpur. The MobileMonday Summit was for the first time an official part of the WCIT.

This year’s WCIT was quoted as the largest and best ever world congress – by any measure. MobileMonday’s global leader, Jari Tammisto, delivered a keynote in WCIT on “Changing Dynamics of Telecom Industry”. His keynote was attended by some 500 delegates and directly preceded the 3D Holographic presentation by Bill Gates!

Stating was a special feeling for all our 20+ MoMo chapter founders participating in KL, to see MoMo logo shining 20 stories high on the wall of the 50 floor skyscraper during the opening ceremonies” commented Tammisto, CEO of MobileMonday.

MobileMonday Summit consisted of founders day on May 18th, open Summit on 19th, and travel to state of Malacca on 20th. While Tammisto and Lars Cosh-Ishii (founder of MobileMonday Tokyo) also delivered speeches at the Malaysian Multimedia University in the Cyberjaya Research Park.

MoMo Global Summit 2008 to be held in Kuala Lumpur

December 13, 2007 — Helsinki, Finland and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — MobileMonday (MoMo), the global community of over 70,000 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. The upcoming 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.

photo courtesy of The Star

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.

About MobileMonday
MobileMonday ( 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.

About WCIT
Held once every two years, the World Congress on Information Technology ( 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.

MobileMonday Global Summit 2007 — Trip Report

MobileMonday Global Summit 2007 -- Trip Report

The Tokyo MoMo crew managed to escape, barely due to Typhoon Fitow, Tokyo’s sweltering concrete jungle for some nice cool breezes at the 3rd annual MobileMonday Global Summit in Helsinki last week. It was a fantastic opportunity to meet once again with chapter founders from around the world and mingle with some of the industry’s more interesting players in a relaxed and somewhat secluded atmosphere. We arrived a day early to check-out the sights, do a little recon for a new Mobikyo EU office location and play with a couple of fancy handsets at the Nokia store (video to follow of the new N95 8GB, N81 and Music Express models).

We spent all day Sunday in conference with MoMo reps from over 20 cities who made the journey to discuss current status and future issues while taking in presentations from the OMA (Open Mobile Alliance) and GSMA. We would love to go into more detail about some of the topics covered but all parties were required to take a blood oath (well, pinky-shake actually) to keep the specifics confidential. Needless to say that with over 50 chapters now operating worldwide and new locations set for launch in Adelaide, Berlin, Caracas, Croatia, Jakarta, Moscow and Philadelphia – to name a few – we’re rather excited about the potential this grassroots community has going forward.. 😎

According to this account, the actual summit day on 10 September was well attended (tons of photos here and here) with some great presentations, panels and seminars. We took part in the Mobile Entertainment Panel discussion and managed to conduct a few video interviews as well.

Tuesday morning saw most of us catch the 7:00AM train to St. Petersburg, arriving early afternoon for a boat tour (meet Nidal from Venezuela) and check-in at the hotel before making our way through traffic for Part II of this year’s event, which was held at the Museum of Communications. While the PA sound was not great, the massive satellite was pretty cool and we met several key players in the Russian mobile market. After a few false starts we managed to get a late dinner, complete with super-sized draft beer, in the Tinkoff Pub and then a few brave souls wandered late into the night for some un-scheduled local action… it was almost exactly like this classic Canadian Club commercial: “Remember we beat the Russians in ’72” (details for you young folk on Wikipedia here).

The Wednesday morning agenda included presentations from a few more companies, which I skipped to risk my literal life crossing three lanes of traffic for a few snaps of Freedom Square. Then then several of us hit the streets for a bit of local flavor before making a white knuckle cab-ride to the station – just in time – for our 4:00PM train back to Helsinki. The highlight of our Russian adventure had to be visiting the Winter Palace it was incredible! We had only about an hour behind the gilded gate to tour the halls, chat with Peter the Great and see the throne, while sneaking a shot (Oops – “No Photos”) of his crown. The collection of masterpieces from the likes of Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Renoir and Van Gogh on display (pix in that room definitely not allowed) were simply stunning.

Relieved to be back in Finland we checked into our comfy prison cell and hit the town with a local guide (thanks, Vesa!) on Wednesday evening, making a few stops where the locals hang out, and finally got to bed at a ‘reasonable hour’ for the first time in a week. Thursday morning saw four MoMo founders attend a very interesting meeting, details of which we can’t for the moment disclose, which hopefully will result in a powerful new tool for all global chapters (more on that coming ASAP).

It’s basically not possible to summarize the whole adventure, and no doubt others will post their thoughts as well; however the organizers and sponsors of this year’s event deserve massive thanks and praise for bringing everything, and everyone, together for a memorable experience. We managed to spend some quality time with old friends – making plenty of new connections as well – during the week and arrived home late Saturday afternoon pretty fired-up for the future of Mobile Monday.

– Lars Cosh-Ishii, MoMo Tokyo

Note: We are planning the next MobileMonday Tokyo event for mid-October and will get the details out for that soon.

MobileMonday Global Peer Awards 2007

MobileMonday Global Peer Awards 2007Coming to Barcelona for the 3GSM World Congress? Then don’t miss the MobileMonday Global Peer Awards 2007 on Monday, February 12th starting at 3PM.

This is your chance to try some of the world’s best mobile innovations. Selected by industry peers, peer award finalists will compete live before the community and a world class jury. Sticking with MoMo’s recipe for success, the fiesta will cook up a bunch of fresh innovations mixed with honest feedback and a dash of fun. Served with plenty of juicy networking at a secret location, this is the perfect 3GSM appetizer.

The price for this dish? Nada — it’s free! But you must register in advance and the 1500 tickets will go quickly. So keep in touch with MobileMonday over the next few weeks as more details are announced.

Mobile Monday Launches in Spain.. and, and, and!

Mobile Monday Launches in Spain.. and, and, and!

We are pleased to announce the first MobileMonday chapter event in Spain in Barcelona on 3 July. Vicente López, CEO of Barcelona Media, and Jari Tammisto, CEO of MobileMonday in Helsinki, will do the introductions. The evening will be moderated by Hernán Rodriguez, CEO of (Asociación Española de Comunicaciones Móviles) and followed by a networking cocktail.. Ole!

With 11 more chapters starting operation this year, it is getting harder to keep up with the news! Bangkok and Toronto just held their first events and we are expecting Mumbai, St. Petersburg, Brussels and Chicago to come online very soon. Welcome aboard everyone.. 😎

Mobile Monday Global Summit Reviewed

Mobile Monday Global Summit

The 2nd annual Mobile Monday Global Summit brought together over 1,000 mobile business leaders from around the world on May 8th and 9th to attend this event held at the Wanha Satama Fair Center in Helsinki, Finland. Speakers at the conference, which focused on mobile trends and visions, profitability for businesses and fun for consumers, included Anssi Vanjoki (Executive Vice President, Nokia Multimedia), Ted Cohen (SVP of Digital Development & Distribution, EMI Music), Harri Koponen (CEO, Wataniya Telecom of Kuwait), Mikael Jungner (CEO, Finnish Broadcasting Corporation), Christian Lindholm (VP Global Mobile Products, Yahoo), as well as Jonas Kjellberg (Nordic Manager, Skype). Continue reading Mobile Monday Global Summit Reviewed

Mobile Monday Malaysia Launch Event

Mobile Monday Malaysia Launch EventMalaysian mobile industry professionals can look forward to the establishment of MobileMonday, a non-profit and open community that promotes the wireless industry, and fosters cooperation and networking among industry players.

The community will launch its Kuala Lumpur Chapter on April 24 here at the Regent Hotel. The event will be attended by Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Sri Dr Jamaludin Jarjis, who will deliver the inaugurating address.

The MobileMonday Global Summit 2006

The MobileMonday Global Summit 2006

The MobileMonday Global Summit, May 8th and May 9th in Helsinki, brings together over one thousand corporate decision makers, trendsetters, the media, business analysts and venture capitalists to meet, share and learn from each other in an open and informal environment. New business models are discussed by operators, content providers, aggregators as well as business users. Local and international companies will present specific cases demonstrating how innovative mobile solutions have worked in practice. The agenda includes SVP level presentations from EMI Music, Nokia and Yahoo! combined with the MobileMonday Global Peer Awards ceremony for best of breed mobile B2C and B2B product offerings. See you there.. 😎

MobileMonday Beijing Announces Launch Event

MobileMonday Beijing Announces Launch Event by Mobikyo KK

MobileMonday Beijing has announced that its launch event will be held on Monday, 20 March 2006, in the heart of Zhongguancun — Beijing’s “Silicon Valley” — in the casual & high-tech Innovation Gardens showroom of France Telecom R&D Center. The event will cover mobile music. Recognized worldwide as a major contributor to carrier revenues, mobile music has allowed China to leapfrog from an underdeveloped ‘offline’ music industry to a highly successful online economy.

They will feature presentations from three speakers, all belonging to music-related mobile value-added service companies: Linktone, Colorme Tech and A8 Music Group.