MoMo December - Year-end roundup and predictions

2008 is coming to a close and its time for a roundup as well as some predictions.

What were the most important developments in 2008 for Indian telecom?

What will be the key mobility trends in 2009?

Come and share your views at MoMo. In true BarCamp style of user generated conferences, the December 2008 event of Mobile Monday Mumbai will be an open participatory workshop.

Every speaker will get 5 minutes to talk about:

  • what he/she thinks are the top 3 important events of 2008 and
  • his/her top 3 predictions for 2009

To register as a speaker click here. Please fill your Name, Designation, Company, Website in the comments box there.

In case there are more speakers than available time, priority will be given to registered speakers and the order of arrival at the venue.

When:
Monday, 29th December 2008
6.30 pm - 9.00 pm

Where:
Cafe Coffee Day,
VS Khandekar Marg,
Near Railway Station,
Vile Parle East. Mumbai.

Directions: Google Maps link

For those who cannot attend in person:

  • Please mail your points to [email protected]
  • The session will be recored and a summary along with the key points will be put up online

1 comment Filed under MoMo Mumbai December 23rd, 2008

MoMo October - Meetup with Ajit Jaokar

On the eve of Diwali, we will have a meetup with Ajit Jaokar - who is in India for the festive season.

Where:
Cafe Coffee Day
Opposite St. Blaise’s Church
Amboli, Andheri West.

Directions:
Ten minutes from Andheri station; Off SV road

When:
Monday, 27th October
5.30pm onwards

About Ajit Jaokar:

Ajit Jaokar is the founder of the London based publishing company Futuretext, and is an expert on emerging Web and Mobile technologies. He chairs Oxford University’s Next generation mobile applications panel and conducts a course on Web 2.0 and User generated content at Oxford University.

His thinking is widely followed in the industry and his blog, The OpenGardensBlog, was recently rated a top 20 wireless blog worldwide by readers of ‘Fierce wireless‘. Currently, he plays an advisory role to a number of mobile start-ups in the UK and Scandinavia. He is also a member of the web2.0 workgroup.

He is the author of books, including Mobile Web 2.0 and OpenGardens. Two other books - Open Mobile and Social media advertising are being published in 2008.

His recent talks have included: Keynote at O Reilly Web20 expo(April 2007);MobileWorld Congress(2007 and 2008); Keynote at Java One (Ex -Motorola CTO Padmasree Warrior’s panel); European parliament - Brussels - (Electronic Internet Foundation) ; Stanford University’s Digital visions program; MIT Sloan; Fraunhofer FOKUS – Talk on
Mobility, Web 2.0 and Identity ; University of St. Gallen(Switzerland) – invited to speak about emerging trends in Mobility and new media; Mobile Web Strategies(partner event of CTIA in San Francisco)

Add comment Filed under General October 27th, 2008

MoMo October - Meetup with Ajit Jaokar

On the eve of Diwali, we will have a meetup with Ajit Jaokar - who is in India for the festive season.

Where:
Cafe Coffee Day
Opposite St. Blaise’s Church
Amboli, Andheri West.

Directions:
Ten minutes from Andheri station; Off SV road

When:
Monday, 27th October
5.30pm onwards

About Ajit Jaokar:

Ajit Jaokar is the founder of the London based publishing company Futuretext, and is an expert on emerging Web and Mobile technologies. He chairs Oxford University’s Next generation mobile applications panel and conducts a course on Web 2.0 and User generated content at Oxford University.

His thinking is widely followed in the industry and his blog, The OpenGardensBlog, was recently rated a top 20 wireless blog worldwide by readers of ‘Fierce wireless‘. Currently, he plays an advisory role to a number of mobile start-ups in the UK and Scandinavia. He is also a member of the web2.0 workgroup.

He is the author of books, including Mobile Web 2.0 and OpenGardens. Two other books - Open Mobile and Social media advertising are being published in 2008.

His recent talks have included: Keynote at O Reilly Web20 expo(April 2007);MobileWorld Congress(2007 and 2008); Keynote at Java One (Ex -Motorola CTO Padmasree Warrior’s panel); European parliament - Brussels - (Electronic Internet Foundation) ; Stanford University’s Digital visions program; MIT Sloan; Fraunhofer FOKUS – Talk on
Mobility, Web 2.0 and Identity ; University of St. Gallen(Switzerland) – invited to speak about emerging trends in Mobility and new media; Mobile Web Strategies(partner event of CTIA in San Francisco)

1 comment Filed under MoMo Mumbai October 27th, 2008

MoMo September

The September event of Mobile Monday Mumbai will be held on September 29th, 2008 on the topic “Mobile Payments and Commerce”.

Thanks to Atom Technologies for sponsoring the event and supporting the community.

Topic:
Mobile Payments and Commerce
The focus of this event will be to discuss IVR (Voice) based payment systems for mobile payments and commerce.

Agenda:

  • Niranjan Gosavi, Chief Marketing Officer, Atom Technologies
  • Group Discussion
  • Dinner

When:
Monday, 29th Sep
6.45pm - 9.00pm

Where:
Pleateau Hall,
Club Peninsula,
Peninsula Corporate Park,
GR Kadam Marg,
Lower Parel, Mumbai.

Sponsor:

Click here to register.

Add comment Filed under MoMo Mumbai September 1st, 2008

Mobile Monday August - TRAI’s consultation paper on VAS

The August event of Mobile Monday Mumbai will be held on August 18th, 2008 to discuss TRAI’s consultation paper on mobile value-added-services.

It is an important paper which will influence the regulator’s policy for the growth and regulation of the VAS industry. Some of the key issues that TRAI addressed in the consultation paper comprises the need to bring uniformity in the licensing conditions of mobile telecom operators, the need to include Value Added Service Providers under the licensing regime, importance of allocating short codes for value added services to guarantee uniformity amongst all the telecom operators and the obligation of protecting copyrights.

The paper can be downloaded from its website or read online here.

Topic:
TRAI’s consultation paper on VAS

Agenda:

  • Panel discussion
    • Arvind Rao, CEO, OnMobile
    • Beerud Sheth, Co-founder, SMSGupShup.com
    • Viren Popli, SVP & Head - Mobile Entertainment, Star India
    • Raj Singh, MD, ActiveMedia
  • Group Discussion
  • Dinner

When:
Monday, 18th August
6.30pm - 9.00pm

Where:
Pleateau Hall,
Club Peninsula,
Peninsula Corporate Park,
GR Kadam Marg,
Lower Parel, Mumbai.

Click here to register.

1 comment Filed under MoMo Mumbai August 16th, 2008

Mobile Monday March - Mobile Web

The July event of Mobile Monday Mumbai is on the topic “The Present and Future of the Mobile Web” and will be held on July 28th, 2008.

Thanks to Admob for sponsoring the event and supporting the community.

Topic:
The Present and Future of the Mobile Web

An interactive discussion on the mobile web in India, how devices like the iPhone will impact it, and the role the advertising will have in subsidizing applications on mobile web content.

Refer to this blog post by the speaker for a quick background.

Agenda:

  • Zubair Jandali, Admob
  • Group Discussion
  • Dinner

When:
Monday, 28th July
6.30pm - 9.00pm

Where:
Pleateau Hall,
Club Peninsula,
Peninsula Corporate Park,
GR Kadam Marg,
Lower Parel, Mumbai.

Click here to register.

Sponsors:

5 comments Filed under MoMo Mumbai July 25th, 2008

Mobile Monday May - Enterprise VoIP

The May event of Mobile Monday Mumbai is on the topic “Enterprise VoIP” and will be held on May 26th, 2008.

Topic:
Enterprise VoIP

In this session, we will learn how to setup a VoIP solution for your company using the open source telephony engine Asterisk.

This is the second event in the Asterisk series. Last month’s session was on how to create a VoiceSite using Asterisk.

Agenda:

  • Hemanth Purohit, CEO, e-Horizons
  • Group Discussion
  • Dinner

When:
Monday, 26th May
7.00pm - 9.00pm

Where:
Netcore Solutions
4th Floor, Peninsula Chambers,
Peninsula Corporate Park,
GR Kadam Marg,
Lower Parel,
Mumbai - 400 013.

Click here to register.

Sponsors:

Venue: Netcore Solutions
Food & Beverages: e-Horizons

Add comment Filed under MoMo Mumbai May 22nd, 2008

Mobile Monday April - Voice based VAS

The April event of Mobile Monday Mumbai is on the topic “Voice-based VAS” and will be held on April 28th, 2008.

Voice portals are the voice equivalent of Web Portals, giving access to content and information through spoken commands (speech-recognition) and touch tones by using IVRS.

Voice portals are extending the reach and introducing new categories of users to value-added services, since they are multi-lingual and can be operated through IVRS without complicated downloads or settings.

In this session of Mobile Monday, we will learn how to create and run a voice-based content portal for mobile phones.

Topic:
Voice-based VAS

Agenda:

  • Mitul Limbani, CEO, Enterux Solutions
  • Aditya Mhatre, Co-founder, Indicast
  • Group Discussion
  • Dinner

When:
Monday, 28th April
7.00pm - 9.00pm

Where:
Netcore Solutions
4th Floor, Peninsula Chambers,
Peninsula Corporate Park,
GR Kadam Marg,
Lower Parel,
Mumbai - 400 013.

Click here to register.

Thanks to Netcore Solutions for hosting the event at its office and supporting the community.

3 comments Filed under MoMo Mumbai April 27th, 2008

Mobile Monday March - Wireless Commerce

Continuing the series on Mobile Payments and Commerce from last month, the March event of Mobile Monday Mumbai is on the topic “Wireless Commerce” and will be held on March 31st, 2008.

Thanks to PayMate for sponsoring the event and supporting the community.

Topic:
Wireles Commerce

Agenda:

  • Akshay Sharma, AVP Marketing, PayMate
  • Vishal Gupta, VP - Program Management, ClearTrip
  • Saurabh Kanwar, VP - Content and Communication, Channel V
  • Group Discussion
  • Dinner

When:
Monday, 31st March
6.30pm - 9.30pm

Where:
Grapeviine
Club Peninsula,
Peninsula Corporate Park,
GR Kadam Marg,
Lower Parel,
Mumbai - 400 013.

Click here to register.

Sponsors:

Add comment Filed under MoMo Mumbai March 27th, 2008

MoMo February - Mobile Payments

The February event of Mobile Monday Mumbai is on the topic “Mobile Payments” and will be held on February 25th, 2008.

Thanks to mChek for sponsoring the event and supporting the community.

Topic:
Mobile Payments

Agenda:

  • Sanjay Swami, CEO, mChek
  • Vivek Gawri, AVP Mobility, MakeMyTrip
  • Q&A
  • Group Discussion
  • Dinner

When:
Monday, 25th February
6.30pm - 9.30pm

Where:
Grapeviine
Club Peninsula,
Peninsula Corporate Park,
GR Kadam Marg,
Lower Parel,
Mumbai - 400 013.

Click here to register.

Sponsors:

2 comments Filed under MoMo Mumbai February 20th, 2008

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