Mobile Monday Brusselsmeeting220609

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Mobile Monday Brusselsmeeting220609

  1. 1. Mobile Monday Brussels 22/6/2009 Event number 4 Mobile Localisation Technology
  2. 2. Program Mobile Monday • Thanks to MIC (Microsoft Innovation Center) for location sponsor • Thanks for co-organiser Digital Innovation Valley/Technocité • Welcome • Intro by Joyce Proot- Responsible Trainings TechnocITé/IT Convergence Academy and David Hernie - MIC Microsoft innovation Center • Cell ID + Mobile Value chain David Hodder – Artilium • Location over Twitter Eric Charles – Nearyoo • Mobile location based games Kristof Van den Branden - LaMosca.be • M-worker Emmanuel Ottevaere - Bizzdev
  3. 3. REMINDER objectives Why now? • The uptake of mobile content services in Belgium has been lagging behind other countries; It is only now that a second wave of mobile content services based are emerging (companies like Siruna, Pumbby,…) and that launch of iconic phones like iphone change the paradigm. Objective: • Right (human) connections for the second wave of mobile ecostyem are needed: an open mobile internet, with real broadband that opens up a lot of possibilities. These connections are linking up academic research- established industry players - mobile enthusiasts- start- ups- other
  4. 4. Background and spirit • Mobile Monday started in Finland in September 2000 with a meeting on a Monday with some professionals of the mobile telephone world; this format has widely outgrown Helsinki, and at present world-wide city chapters have sprung up in a loose grassroots way around the globe. This loose network has been recognized as a catalyst for mobile innovation. Mobile Monday defines itself as “the community of professionals of mobility”. • The Mobile Monday spirit is one of open innovation and is seen as a catalyst for mobile innovations. It is done by enthusiasts where grassroots is the key.
  5. 5. Principle • The principle is a meeting on a Monday of the month, in a convenient place. These free meetings, on invitation, bring together 75-150 professionals. They are mostly organized around 2-3 number of thematic presentations (local companies, investors, researchers, ‘visionaries,) and are the place of informal exchange between participants.
  6. 6. World-wide chapters
  7. 7. Mobile Monday Brussels – TEAM • Support by, AWT (Agence Wallonne de Télécom), IBBT (Flemish Broadband institute), Mobileweb, Emakina, Siruna, Between Brackets, Cleverwood,… • Structural partner: the Creative stores • We need you! (coordination meeting 2/7)
  8. 8. Mobilemonday Brussels – objectives 2009 • A Mobile Monday event every two months • Mobilemonday Brussels format of the event, simultaneous these three elements present : – networking lounge – a line-up of one topic speaker and 2/max 3 companies (one of Mobilemonday network one local) on relevant topics • Support of the Belgian mobile community with forum and calendar of associated mobile events • Calendar: – June 22nd (Mons) – Localisation technology – MIC – September: Mobile Music – October: Mobile apps: the OS fight – November- joint event with Mobileweb – December: topic to be decided
  9. 9. About: Digital Innovators • "Digital Innovators" is the community and awareness program of the "Digital Innovation Valley", a gathering of innovative companies in the Mons area (Belgium) around the local installations of Google and Microsoft Innovation Center. • Run by TechnocITé (competence center in ICT and Digital Media), it is an initiative which is both: - a series of conferences covering a variety subjects on what the digitization of society brings about in terms of changes, innovations, and opportunities. Topics range from Politics 2.0, eHealth, Enterprise 2.0, eSecurity, Digital Archiving, eLearning, etc. - a community of company managers and decision makers in french-speaking Belgium, interested in mastering those topics, to benefit from digital innovation.
  10. 10. Contact • info@mobilemonday.be • Tanguy De Lestré

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