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MoMo Bangkok – Sept. 30th – Welcome Angry Birds

The Mobile Monday Bangkok team is pleased to announce that MoMo #7 will held at the luxurious Marriott Sukhumvit Hotel at Thong Lor on September 30th at 7 p.m. The event will feature Rovio Angry Birds executive Henri Holm, local startup success Tareef Jafferi of Chatterbox and iamtrend and a third speaker to be named later. Mobile Monday Bangkok organizes Thailand’s premiere mobile technology networking and informational event three times a year at no cost to the attendee. Come join key players of the mobile tech industry for an evening of knowledge sharing and mingling at one of Bangkok’s finest hotels.

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Three 15-minute presentations (in English and Thai) by:

Rovio

Rovio is the mobile gaming company behind the phenomenal success of Angry Birds, the most downloaded paid app in the history of iOS. When taking into consideration all platforms and different editions of the app, Angry Birds has a combined 1.7 billion downloads and is arguably one of the most successful apps of all time. Since the launch of Angry Birds in 2009 the brand has evolved into a household name and diversified its business model to include broadcast media, merchandising, publishing and services. Rovio now employs over 500 people around the world and continues to establish strategic partnerships with leading global brands such as McDonalds, Star Wars and MTV. As an industry pioneer Rovio is a leading example of what a mobile oriented company can become as they explore non-mobile based opportunities. Mobile Monday global played an instrumental role in the initial launch efforts of Angry Birds, both Mobile Monday and Rovio were started by the same founders.

Henri Holm:

Representing Rovio will be Henri Holm, Senior Vice President Asia. Mr. Holm manages Rovio Entertainment’s Asia-wide operations and is tasked with delivering the continued success that the Angry Birds franchise enjoys today. Henri Holm is Harvard Alumni and was previously long term Nokia Executive based in Asia.

ChatterBox

Chatterbox is a mobile-based product that aims to bring a more social and interactive experience to television. The innovative technology behind Chatterbox and its talented team are exemplary examples of what Thailand can offer the mobile industry globally; Chatterbox is a previous winner of AIS Startup Weekend. The Chatterbox platform offers feature-rich social tools that create new ways for users to interact with other TV viewers as well their favorite celebrities and TV personalities. Cutting edge second-screen experience also includes live interactivity with TV programming, advertisements as well as game changing market Intelligence and analytical tools for TV producers, brands, and corporate sponsors. By creating a dynamic feedback loop between viewers and content producers, Chatterbox enables more advanced and better targeted content. The web based platform iamtrend is a discovery engine powered by social media that is based on research into how people discover new things and make decisions. The iamtrend platform builds trends for the lifestyle (places, music, movies, and more) to help users discover new things they will enjoy. and connects people with similar interests so they can discover from one another.

Tareef Jafferi

Tareef Jafferi is a technology entrepreneur and the founder of Chatterbox and iamtrend. Mr. Jafferi holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northwestern University and has previous professional experience in social e-commerce and scientific research at NSTDA.

Location

Marriott Sukhumvit Hotel.

MoMo Bangkok – May 27th – Sponsored by BuzzCity

Thailand’s premiere mobile technology networking and informational event is back with yet another outstanding lineup of speakers and magnificent venue. Come join Mobile Monday Bangkok #6 at the Sofitel Sukhumvit Hotel grand ballroom on May 27th at 7 p.m. as the Thailand and regional mobile tech community gather to share and gain new ideas from each other amidst the settings of one of Bangkok’s newest and trendiest hotels. Regional mobile experts from tech giant Google Singapore and Buzzcity will be on hand to enlighten the Thai tech community as well as local entrepreneurial success story Bucketlistly.

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Three 15-minute presentations (in English and Thai) by:

BuzzCity

Buzzcity is a mobile media company offering brand owners and agencies access to a global advertising network on the mobile Internet. The company has grown into one of the largest global mobile ad networks by focusing on the vast Asian mobile market; latest figures indicate 52.8 billion mobile ads served on the 2,500 mobile sites on the BuzzCity network. As a leading international player, BuzzCity has developed in-depth knowledge of the mobile consumer. Mr. Manish Mishra, country manager for India, will provide valuable insights into key markets in
Asia and mobile Internet strategy while sharing recent results from his latest study on consumer behaviour.
SPEAKER:

Manish Mishra - Topic will be updated soon.


Google Mobile / Admob

With over 50,000 employees and market capitalization in excess of 240 USD billion Google Inc. continues to find new and innovative ways to remain one of the largest technology companies in the world. Mobile is quickly becoming a significant part of Google’s long term strategy as a recent Forbes article estimates 35% of the firms value is related to mobile related business, primarily mobile search ads, despite the fact that mobile search generates a much smaller portion of overall company revenues. Considerable adoption potential of mobile within the Asia Pacific (APAC) region still remains hence Google’s strong and growing presence in Asia.  Singapore based, Mr. Bernie Tay represents Google’s Mobile Admob where he coordinates Strategic Partnerships and is responsible for growing Google’s mobile partnerships across the APAC region.  Mr. Tay’s presentation will highlight key trends in the realm of mobile monetization.

SPEAKER:
Bernie Tay - Topic will be updated soon


Bucketlistly / My Color Screen

BucketListly provides an online service that enables users to unlock their real-life achievements and share with friends. It offers a way for users to have fun with their lives by turning it into a game, allowing the users to capture their greatest life events as well as get tips and share them with friends on social networks. BucketListly is not local entrepreneur Pete  Rojwongsuriya’s first success story as he recently exited from his first venture MyColorScreen.com. Mr. Rojwongsuriya, who has been successfully building startups since 2010, will share unique insight into how he singlehandedly built his startups from scratch.

SPEAKER:

Pete Rojwongsuriya - Topic will be updated soon


Location

Sofitel Sukhumvit Hotel, 10 minutes from BTS Asok (see map below)
Address:
189 Sukhumvit Road,
Soi 13-15,
Klongtoey Nua Wattana,
Bangkok 10110,Thailand

MoMo Bangkok – Jan. 28th – Event #5 at Rembrandt Hotel

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After another successful event in September, we would like to invite you to join our next evening of MoMoBKK on Monday the 28th of January 2013 at 7pm, Rembrandt Hotel (2nd floor), 5 minutes from Asok BTS station. Three leading experts from the mobile tech industry – Global Mobile Ad Network company Vserv.mobi (event sponsor), digital studio Studio Hive and Samsung – will enlighten and inspire us. Register for free on Facebook

Three 15-minute presentations (in English and Thai) by:

Vserv

Adopting marketing and advertising strategies to the mobile platform is an obvious necessity as the number of smartphone users continues to rapidly increase throughout the region. It is no surprise that several Asia countries already rank amongst the highest international markets for largest volume of mobile ad impressions due to the efforts of regionally based companies such as Vserv.mobi. The 2012 Media Company of the Year award winner at the Mobile Media Marketing Smartie Awards, Vserv.mobi has quickly placed itself amongst industry leaders with a stronghold in emerging markets.

SPEAKERS:
david-yin David Yin – App Monetization: 5 Secrets to Success

In this “APPbundant” world, monetization of your app is a challenge. David will share secrets of successful app monetization and provide insights from personal experiences that have resulted is increased revenue across different mobile devices, including feature and smart phones and tablets.

Vikas GulatiVikas Gulati – 10 Commandments of Mobile Marketing

Mobile is the 7th mass media and has quickly become the primary screen for consumers globally. Brand guardians are constantly trying to figure out how they can create engaging customer experiences in a mobile connected world. Vikas will share some of the essential guiding principles of mobile marketing that will help brands deliver superior brand experiences on mobile.

Studio Hive

Studio HIVE is Thailand’s number one digital art outsourcing studio aiming to deliver top quality illustrations, artwork, and assets for entertainment industry. Notable names to mention that the studio has a chance to work with are Square Enix, Lucas Arts, Namco Bandai, Top Cow, and Stan Lee’s POW Entertainment. Recently with the first major exposure of Studio HIVE’s own game called “Ong-Bak”, it already made the big buzz in game development scene.

SPEAKER:
Kan SupabanpotKan Supabanpot – How to succeed in gaming industry and how mobile is a game changer

General Manager and a well-known figure in gaming industry in Thailand, who spent 10 years learning art of science, business, technology and entertainment in Australia before returned to Thailand and founded Studio HIVE with Skan Srisuwan, a well known Thai digital artist.

Samsung

Samsung

Samsung is the largest technology company in the world (based on annual sales) but is guided by a very simple philosophy – always work for a better tomorrow. This philosophy has inspired the company for more than seventy years. Whether it’s tablets or smart phones, their products are always designed with an eye toward a better future. A strong commitment to diverse product development combined with a multiple price point strategy has helped Samsung to consistently battle for top spot in global mobile sales.

SPEAKER:
default_profileNicholas Foo – Samsung ecosystem and developer opportunities

Nicholas Foo lead developer relations for South East Asia. He has worked the mobile technology domain for over 10 years, most of which spent in the company of mobile developers who never cease to amaze with their passion and innovative ideas.

Now, he is Samsung lead for developer engagement in Asia and ensuring a vibrant and profitable ecosystem for developers in creating applications and services for the 4 screens.

In his presentation, Nicholas will give an overview of the different plugins and opportunities that Samsung provides in the developer space, as well as, the different monetization opportunities that Samsung provides for developers.

MoMo Bangkok – Sept. 24th – Sponsored by InMobi

After a highly successful event in May, we invite you to join our next MoMoBKK on Monday the 24th of September. Three leading experts from the mobile tech industry – mobile ad agency InMobi (event sponsor), deals site LivingSocial Ensogo and Builk, winner of start-up competition Echelon 2012 – will enlighten and inspire us. Make sure to signup early as space is limited! We look forward to seeing you all for another great networking event!

Program


Three 15-minute presentations (in English and Thai) by:


Mobile advertising is a multi-billion dollar business. Our main sponsor for this evening,InMobi (www.inmobi.com), has rapidly grown to become the largest independent mobile ad network and a global leader in the mobile technology space since its inception in the Asia-Pacific region in 2007. Among its services, the company provides data and research on mobile consumers in over 165 countries around the world. It has just completed research on the media consumption habits of mobile internet users in Thailand. Phalgun Raju, InMobi’s regional director and general manager for Asia, will share her insights gained from this unique report on Thailand.


Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably heard of LivingSocial Ensogo (www.ensogo.com), Thailand’s answer to Groupon. Now with a presence in 27 countries thanks to the tie-up with LivingSocial, the company ranks as a leading global player. CEO Paul Srivorakul will discuss the future of social and mobile commerce and how it stands to affect both users as well as technology entrepreneurs.


Our third speaker of the evening is also a success story. Winner of Echelon Singapore 2012, Asia’s biggest competition for start-up businesses, Builk (www.builk.com) developed a web service for the construction industry, registering more than 4,400 users from 1,400 construction firms since its launch in 2010. Builk’s first prize win was all the more remarkable since the company was the only start-up from Thailand to participate in Echelon. Find out from co-founder Patai Padungtin how he managed to pull off this coup.

Location


Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit, close to BTS Ploenchit (see map below) 566 Ploenchit Road, Lumpini,Patumwan, Bangkok 10330,Thailand

MoMo Bangkok: Upcoming Event Planned 28th of May

Mobile Monday (MoMo) Bangkok chapter presents the most exciting MoMo lineup so far with presentations from Google, Amazon AWS and Mobile PlayLab! The venue is the latest 6 star hotel in Bangkok, Okura Prestige – we look forward for another great event!

Register for free on Facebook
The Event is free with translations in both Thai and English.

Date: May 28th 2012. Time: 7-10pm. 
Event will host a lucky draw and a panel discussion open for participant’s direct questions to the speakers.

Speakers

We have a great lineup of global experts in 3 subject areas prepared for you:

Startup


Company: Pocket PlayLab / Jakob Lykkegaard Pedersen
Subject:: Booming Mobile Gaming industry

Thailand is the Southeast Asia’s biggest online gaming market.

Pocket Playlab partner Jakob Lykkegaard Pedersen will speak about the booming mobile gaming industry and how it will affect Thailand and the region. Most revenue forecasters indicate the multi-billion dollar mobile gaming industry will nearly double the current annual revenue by 2016, as a result the Pocket Playlab team is rapidly expanding to position themselves for this growth opportunity. Pedersen is poised to help create a mobile gaming development hub here in Bangkok by actively pursuing the international gaming market and landing foreign corporate contracts. Join us as Pedersen shares insight into Pocket Playlab’s current strategy as well as lessons learned from his previous tech ventures.

Technology


Company: Amazon
Subject: Case Studies on doing business on mobile using cloud

First appearance of Amazon in Thailand!

Amazon is the largest e-commerce website in the world and Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the largest Cloud provider in the world.

AWS is a spin off from Amazon.com, the largest e-commerce website in the world. AWP will present intriguing statistics and educational case studies about startup and mobile cloud possibilities. Amazon will be joined by a popular figure in the field with lessons learned and best practices on the topic.

Business


Company: Google
Subject: Thai mobile opportunity and how to take advantage of it

The largest internet company in the world explain how mobile will change your world.

Google will present interesting presentation on a mobile opportunity with stats and best practices. Thailand is a largely an untapped opportunity for web and mobile. Startups and technology businesses can do much more to take advantage of this large population of mobile users. Google presents some of the key trends on the industry as well as what you can do to become more successful on a mobile.

Location


Okura Prestige Hotel, close to BTS Ploenchit
57 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan Bangkok, Thailand

Sign Up to our event!


Please be free to sign up to the event already now, we look forward to see you there on May 28th!

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Message from our Sponsors Pocket Play Lab:

We are a fully functional social games production house consisting of experienced game development staff. We are available for complete product development and outsourcing contract for programing/content and always looking for new members to join our team!

MoMo Bangkok January 23rd Review – Another Great Event!

Mobile Monday Bangkok celebrated the Chinese New Year by hosting their first event of 2012 on the 23rd of January. The rooftop of the Sheraton Four Points hotel in central Bangkok served as an ideal location to network with over 150 mobile professionals from throughout South East Asia.

See the full post-event report with photos and presentation slides here.

The event was sponsored by Nokia Thailand and featured prominent industry speakers Pawoot Pongvitayapanu of tarad.com, Mike MacDonald of Huawei, and Jirapat Janjerdsak of Nokia. Event attendees who participated in the lucky draw were given a chance to win a Nokia mobile phone as well as other prizes. Stay tuned for the next Mobile Monday Bangkok event in the coming months!

MoMo Bangkok – Jan. 23rd – Techonlogy, Startup, Business

UPDATE: Because of the flooding situation in Bangkok, we have decided to postpone the event from Nov 14, 2011 to Jan 23, 2012. Sorry for any inconvenience.

After a successful event in July with over 200 people, Mobile Monday Bangkok is happy to invite you to join our next event on Nov. 14th January 23rd, 2012 at 7pm at Four Points by Sheraton.

In the evening we have three presentations from global experts in 3 subject areas with presentations available in both Thai and English. Please Register in Advance via FaceBook

  • Technology – Nokia, one of the biggest mobile manufacturer in the world.
  • Startup – Tarad.com, number one E-commerce company in Thailand.
  • Business – AFP, the oldest news agency in the world.

Speaker – Technology


Company: Nokia
Subject: Nokia and Windows 8
Presenter: Nokia Technology Director

Nokia’s next bet on technology is weighted heavily on the new Microsoft Windows 8 mobile operating system. In the near future Nokia’s new phones and tablets are expected to be shipped with the faster, easier, and UI enhanced Windows OS hence raising concern in the rapidly expanding Android community. The strategic partnership between these two tech giants has the potential to increase Nokia’s share in the ultra competitive smartphone market. Nokia Technology Director Asia, will highlight some of the unique technological changes to be seen in the Nokia product line of 2012.

Speaker – Startup


Company: TARAD.com (Rakuten company)
Subject: Mobile Commerce in Thailand
Presenter: Pawoot Pongvitayapanu – Managing Director

TARAD.com, Thailand’s largest e-commerce company was established in 1999 as an innovative and integrated hub for e-Commerce, advertising and merchant services. In 2009 TARAD.com joined in partnership with Japanese e-Commerce giant Rakuten Inc. and now hosts 180 thousand online merchants responsible for 1.6 million items. As e-Commerce startups seek to take advantage of the rapid economic growth regionally, TARAD is poised to maintain its competitive edge through engagement with mobile commerce. TARAD.com Managing Director, Pawoot Pongvitayapanu, will share his experiences of creating, maintaining, and partnering a successful e-Commerce company.

Speaker – Business


Company: AFP – Agence France-Presse
Subject: Delivering News for the Next Billion People – From Pigeons to Mobiles
Presenter: Nicolas Giraudon – Deputy Sales and Marketing Director

AFP traces its history back to the 1835 creation of Agence Havas, the world’s first international news agency. Throughout this time, AFP has maintained a formidable presence in media through progressive adaptations to the distribution of news and information. As user generated content and mobile access is shifting the way we create and share news AFP and competing agencies are in a race to once again adapt as the paradigm is shifted. AFP Deputy Sales and Marketing Director Asia, Nicolas Giraudon, will share some of the business model changes currently being made in media to engage the quickly evolving mobile market.

Mobile Monday Bangkok Re-Boot Event on the 25th of July 2011

Mobile Monday (MoMo) Bangkok chapter invites you to join our Re-Boot event in Bangkok!

In the evening we have three presentations from global experts in three subject areas (presentations facilitate both Thai and English audience);

Program

Mobile Monday Bangkok Event, July 25, 2011

[BUSINESS]

Developing compelling apps by BlackBerry

We are proud to announce BlackBerry (www.blackberry.com) as our very first and main sponsor at the re-launch of MobileMonday Bangkok. Johan Kremer, RIM’s Head of Alliances for South-East and Sarim Aziz, RIM’s APAC Head of Developer Relations are flying in from Singapore especially for the event.

With other smartphone stores having a significant slice of the mobile phone fruit pie, Johan and Sarim will speak about RIM’s exciting new BlackBerry products which could produce a seismic shift in the marketplace. Research In Motion (RIM, www.rim.com ) is the company behind the innovative and award-winning BlackBerry product line. RIM has just released the BlackBerry Playbook tablet and the next generation of BlackBerry devices is in the pipeline.

Information about speaker Johan

Johan Kremer joined RIM in 2009. As Head of Alliances for the Southeast Asia region, he manages the relationship between BlackBerry developers, BlackBerry communities and content owners’ eco-system. His passion lies in the development varieties of mobile applications and themes which can be built across handheld and tablet devices, and the vertical industries they can be used within.

Johan holds a Masters in Management and a Master in Science in Electrical Engineering (Industrieel Ingenieur) from Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Erasmus Hogeschool Brussel. In his spare time he enjoys tennis, rugby, scuba diving and reading.

[TECHNICAL]

Digital publishing and monetizing your digital content

Are you reading your favorite magazine in print or on your iPad? If it’s sexy men’s magazine Maxim, we’re guessing like thousands of other readers in Thailand, you’ve taken out a digital subscription.

Dr. Polapat Udomphol, business development director of IT Works (www.itworks.co.th), will talk about the digitalization of the publishing industry and how publishers can generate extra advertising revenue in the process.

Software company IT Works developed an app called “Ookbee” (from “e-book”, www.ookbee.com) which has quickly become Thailand’s largest and most popular digital platform for magazines. The company currently has over 100 titles in their portfolio including Men’s Health, OK! and Seventeen. Ookbee works on iPad, iPhone and Android devices.

[START-UP]

What you need to know to be a successful startup

Thomas Kjeldgaard is the cofounder of Pagemodo (www.pagemodo.com), a successful start-up from Denmark launched in July last year. Pagemodo is an online tool which enables businesses and organizations to custom-design their own professional Facebook page without the need for design or technical skills.

To date, Pagemodo has over 3.2 million active users on Facebook per month. The company was recently acquired by Webs.com (www.webs.com) and most of the development now takes place in Washington DC, USA.

In his presentation Thomas will talk about what it takes to be an entrepreneur – the pros and cons, experiences and tips from Pagemodo’s startup phase as well as what’s next for the company.

Event Location:

Novotel Siam Square (Siam BTS exit 4)
392/44 Siam Square Soi 6
Bangkok, Thailand

See more updates on our websites or visit our Facebook page

Update July 31st: A Really Fantastic Event - Photos below - Congrats to all!

Sign Up Today for the Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Roadshow

The guys at Adobe come to Thailand to talk about their latest Adobe Creative Suite CS5.5.

Engage the widest audience possible with the latest print, mobile, and interactive features.

When you need to deliver rich, immersive experiences, master an ever-growing array of mobile screens, and keep ahead of the trends in digital publishing, you need the power of Adobe Creative Suite 5.5.

If you are looking to improve your workflow, stay on top of industry trends, and monetize your creations, it’s time to discover the new possibilities with Adobe Creative Suite 5.5.

Join us at the Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 roadshow where Adobe evangelists will share with you how Adobe Creative Suite tools have evolved to dramatically enhance your workflow and keep your skills fresh. You’ll learn how to work faster and stay ahead of the latest trends, especially the rapid proliferation of mobile devices and the vast array of screen sizes.

Register for this event

Register Here

Event Details

Date:
14 June 2011 (Tuesday)

Time:
9am to 1pm
(Registration begins at 8.30am)

Venue:
Grand Millennium Sukhumvit
Grand Ballroom
30 Sukhumvit 21(Asoke) Road, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Google Maps: click here to see

 

 

Planet of Apps Singapore 8th – 10th June 2011

MoMo Thailand partners with Planet of Apps conference held in Singapore at the 8th-10th of June 2011. MoMo members & participants are eligible for 30% discount.

Planet of the Apps Asia is the leading event dedicated to mobile applications in Asia. The two day conference plus a dedicated masterclass day brings together the mobile application ecosystem in one location. The event will shine on a light on the latest innovations and showcase the latest solutions in the world of mobile applications.

Planet of the Apps Asia will be looking closely at the opportunities and challenges brought to your business by the explosion of mobile apps. Key issues addressed will include; the sustainability of the current business models, consumer engagement, developer recruitment, app discoverability, platform choice, and the importance of social media networks. The conference features the industry’s most respected stakeholders to speak on these subjects.

Planet of the Apps Asia is an opportunity for you to take root in Asia’s mobile applications’ space through a targeted, 24/7 marketing campaign. Our sponsors enjoy unparalleled exposure that culminates in face-to-face meetings with existing customers and new business prospects. Benefit from an outstanding marketing campaign before, during and after the event!

Please see further details on the event from: http://www.terrapinn.com/2011/planet-of-the-apps-asia/

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