MobileMonday Launch Event in Hong Kong

MobileMonday Launch Event in Hong Kong by Mobikyo KK

The MobileMonday Hong Kong Chapter launch event will be held 13 March, at 18:30. The theme of this first event will be on the highly anticipated topic of mobile TV. High calibre speakers from the industry have been invited to present their views and visions on the topic; this is a great chance to hear what other industry leaders are talking about. The pre-registration closes on 13 March at 12:00.

The MobileMonday Hong Kong Chapter exposes Hong Kong and Chinese mobile developers to foreign companies and markets and provides an opportunity for non-Chinese wireless industry players to meet their Chinese counterparts. Besides Hong Kong, there will be several other new MobileMonday chapter launches in the next couple of months including Bangkok and Beijing. Looking forward to see everyone there!

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 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… 😎

Mobile Monday France Inauguration Event

MoMo France Inauguration Event

Joining the global Mobile Monday community; Austin, Helsinki, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Milan, New York, Rome, San Francisco, Singapore and Tokyo, Fing and Silicon Sentier invite one and all to attend their very first Mobile Monday France at the eSpace Zen Factory on 19 December. Four companies – Digitick, Bouygues Telecom, Celsa and Nokia – with “unique visions of the present and the future of mobility” will make presentations to an expected crowd of over 200 attendees.

Welcome aboard Paris!

MoMo Turku Gets Nokia Mobile-TV Preview

MoMo Turku Gets Nokia Mobile-TV Preview

Turku is joining the MobileMonday family on November 28. The meeting will take place at Brewery Restaurant School. Turku ICT CEO Jaakko Kuosmanen will open the evening. Speakers will be Abo Akademi’s Christer Carlsson and Nokia’s Ari Ikonen. Turku to run Momos bi-monthly.

Ari Ikonen, Sr. Technology Manager at Nokia Ventures, will be introducing the first commercial technology version DVB-H mobile-tv. Nokia announced earlier this month in Barcelona next generation mobile-tv-device, the N92 and version 3.0 of Mobile Broadcast Solution, a service and management systems for mobile tv-broadcasters. Ikonen thinks that this is the first time the commercial version has been displayed outside laboratories, not counting Nokia Mobility Conference in Barcelona. Early versions of the service system are still in use several test networks, including Helsinki.

Mobile Monday London Launch Event

The first Mobile Monday was held in London on 7 November packed the house at Vodafone’s Strand offices with presentations from organizer Dan Appelquist of Vodafone, Richard Jelbert from mTrack, Dennis Hettema from OP3/Shotcode and Chris Yanda from the BBC.

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London’s mobile industry now has a monthly get together thanks to Mobile Monday London, aka momo london. I went to the first meeting Monday evening, which I enjoyed.

There was a good bit of general discussion between speakers and audience. A common concern of the group that emerged was the difficulties of getting customers “into” a mobile product, in terms of the platform incompatibilities, awkwardness of user experience, and legal and other obstacles that make barriers for users to register with and start using a mobile product and service. Since this is something that affects and requires all three of the types of mobile animals that came to this event to work together to solve, Mobile Monday has the potential to be quite interesting.

Congrats and Welcome Aboard.. 😎

MobileMonday Hits a Sweet Spot in Singapore

MobileMonday hits a sweet spot in SingaporeThe inaugural MobileMonday Singapore event was a success!

Well over one hundred people crowded into Harry’s Bar, according to Mobile Monday Oy CEO Jari Tammisto. Participants included folks from NTT DoCoMo, regional managers from Nokia and mobile operators Starhub, SingTel Mobile and Mobile One, Yahoo Asia Pacific, Starcut, Open Mobile, Mobile365, Gartner, Philips, Finpro, Logica, Seven, Reuters, BBC, Mobile World, Nemo Technologies and Meridea, among others. Jari Tammisto also signed a memorandum of understanding with Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation in the presence of the Finnish and Singaporean ministers of trade and industry. Update: See their Flash Web Video Here!

Meanwhile, the Silicon Valley October Mobile Monday was a “Barn Buster,” according to organizer Russell Beattie, with over 300 people packed into Google’s auditorium to hear the panel and see the demos. The meeting was broadcast over Userplan’s Flash-based group chat. “About 20 people used the chat and listened to the audio, video was bit choppy, but it worked pretty well,” according to Beattie.

MobileMonday Italy Launches New Website

The Italian MoMo community has launched its new website to help promote their local networking events. On the site, all the information regarding past and future Mobile Mondays held in Rome and Milan are now available.

Invitation & info for the next Milan event is currently online, as well as registration procedure. According to Cristiana Piraino, “among others, the links section shows up for connecting our visitors to all the Web sites of MobileMondays of the world. In [the] near future a special new section will display presentations and news regarding previous events, with the purpose of creating a permanent showroom for knowledge sharing.”


MoMo & WTIA Tie-Up for Hong-Kong

Finnish and Hong Kong mobile industry reps. signed a cooperation agreement on 13 May in Helsinki. The ceremony was witnessed by John Tsang, the Hong Kong Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed by John Chiu, the chairman of Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Assoc. WTIA and Jari Tammisto, CEO of Mobile Monday Oy.

Finland and Hong Kong have an opportunity to create mobile platforms for wide markets, according to Tsang, the head of the visiting trade delegation. This is a very good beginning for larger and more active cooperation between our mobile industries. We can learn much from the well developed mobile field of Finland, Tsang said.