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MoMo Spain Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2011!

Mobile Monday Spain is proud to announce its partnership with the Vodafone Mobile Clicks competition. For the first time, Spanish mobile startups can now compete with other European companies in this competition.

We’d like to call all the talented startups in mobile in our network in Spain to participate! Read below for details to participate to the competition, deadline is June 12!

Vodafone Mobile Clicks is an international contest to identify and develop the best, most innovative mobile internet start-ups.  Announced at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam, the closing date for entries is midnight CET on 12th June, 2011.

Already known as the biggest start-up competition of its kind, this year’s Vodafone Mobile Clicks is open to seven markets. Any start-up in Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, the Republic of Ireland, Spain, Turkey or the United Kingdom that has a mobile site, service or application can compete for the €225,000 prize fund.

Judging will take place over three rounds. Firstly, each competing market will draw up a shortlist of their five best submissions, then a local winner will be selected. Lastly, all seven local winners will be invited to represent their country in a live final at the PICNIC festival in the Netherlands on 15th – 16th September 2011, where the overall winner will be chosen.

This year’s high-profile judges include Rudy de Waele, founder of Mobile 2.0 Europe and dotopen; Peter Barry, Head of VC and Start-up at Vodafone Ventures; Paul Jozefak, Managing Partner at Mobile VC; Reshma Sohoni, Partner at Seedcamp, and Lee Epting, Director of Content Services at Vodafone Group. Each judge will score entries based on five criteria:

  1. Originality, creativity and innovativeness
  2. Technical and operational feasibility
  3. Economic and financial viability
  4. Value to end-users
  5. The quality of the management team (e.g. their experience, knowledge, skills, relationships)

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain expert feedback for your entry, both qualitatively and quantitatively from all of the jury members. And if your entry reaches the finals, then you’ll also benefit from our extensive PR and coverage.

If you have the inspiration and desire to be the best, then enter today!

Submit Your Entry

Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2011 is open to all mobile-related start-up companies, businesses, institutions and all other organisations in the joining countries of this years’ competition, full entry criteria here and competition terms & conditions here.

*If you don’t already have an account on Vodafone developer then you’ll need to register to submit your entry. Just click the Submit button above and you’ll be taken to the registration page.

Mobile Design Conference

Mobile Design Conference & Workshop

Designing The Networked City

BCN Design Week 21/10/21010

Mobile Design ConferenceAfter the great success of the first Mobile Design Session during the Barcelona Design Week 2009, this year we present the first Mobile Design Conference an interactive one-day conference inviting professionals to discuss and co-create around the theme of “the networked city”. Speakers include: Kevin Slavin, Matt Jones, Usham Haque, Fabien Girardin and with special a participation by Liz Sanders.

Morning Conference: Designing for the Networked City

Knowing that currently more then 80 % of Europeans live in cities urges us to better understand how these new mobile ecosystems work. Particularly navigating the complex relationships between mobile technologies, infrastructure, private and public stakeholders becomes increasingly important for any designer working in this space.

For this second Mobile Design Conference, we’re inviting some of the most forward-thinking leaders in Mobile, Co-Creation, and Urban Design who will share their view on the role of design in an increasingly complex ecosystem and the challenges they see lying ahead: designing mobile services for a total mobile user city experience, respecting the needs of the user within her environment.

•    Kevin Slavin – Co-Founder and Chairman of AREA/CODE Entertainment
•    Matt Jones – Director of Design at BERG
•    Usham Haque, Director of HAQUE Design + Research Ltd
•    Fabien Girardin, Co-Founder de Lift Lab
*Session in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish

Afternoon Workshop – MDC Lab: Co-Creating for the Networked City

This years’ Mobile Design Conference is proud to present the MDC Lab: a co-creation workshop lead by Liz Sanders with expert participation of the Mobile Design Conference speakers Kevin Slavin, Matt Jones, Usham Haque, Fabien Girardin.

In this unique opportunity, you will interact with some of the industry’s leading innovators co-creating 2D and 3D visualizations of ideas and challenges around the future of networked urbanism. Combined with the industry insight of our speakers you will experience state of the art user centered design methodologies. This workshop is aimed at professionals interested in the outlook and potential of Mobile Technologies and Urban Living

*Session in English

Sessions organised by: BCD In collaboration with: dotopen
Registration and price information can be found here http://barcelonadesignweek.com/en/page.asp?id=311

Announcement: Finalists of Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2010! Vote now!

With 20 excellent nominees (5 for each competing country), the jury had a lot of difficulty to decide on the four finalists that will be invited to represent their country in a live final at PICNIC Festival, which will be held in the Netherlands on September 24th.

The four finalists that are still competing for the €150,000 total prize fund are:

Netherlands (Akvo Phone): A mobile application that allows live field-reporting for development aid project workers. Akvo Phone allows reports including pictures, text, phone identity, geographic location (GPS) and time stamp to be remotely submitted, freeing up time for field workers to get on with their jobs. Visit their website.

Portugal (Cardmobili): A comprehensive collection of membership and loyalty cards is gathered through crowd-sourcing as well as comprehensive searches of loyalty programs and then sent to the customer’s mobile phone. The digitalisation of opt-in loyalty cards, coupons and vouchers gives customers convenient and easy access to relevant purchase offers. Visit their website.

Spain (MALCOM): A mobile application lifecycle management system which is a revolution both for publishers and developers. The service – accessed through a simple web interface – takes the complexity, time and cost out of managing, updating and rolling out mobile applications, making it much more straightforward for application developers to manage their work. Visit their website.

UK (Roulette Cricket): Part of a new wave of mobile entertainment, so-called ‘2nd screen gaming’ gives fans a new way to engage with their favourite sport. Roulette Cricket is designed to be played whilst watching live sport, either at the ground, on TV or online, also allowing fans conveniently to place bets or friendly wagers via their mobile device. Visit their website.

Vote now for your favourite start-up!

It is now possible to vote for your favourite entry. At the live final, the ranking from the public vote will carry equal weighting to the vote of one official panel member. Vote now by visiting http://www.vodafonemobileclicks.com/vote and help your favourite entry win Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2010!

At the final the winner and runner up will be chosen by a world class jury panel. Amongst them are mobile industry experts like Om Malik, Russell Buckley, Rudy de Waele and Robin Wauters. See http://www.vodafonemobileclicks.com/jury for the complete list.

The jury members that made the selection of the finalists possible

Global jury members:

- Rudy de Waele – Founder Mobile 2.0 Europe (www.m-trends.org)
- Peter Vesterbacka – Co-Founder Mobile Monday (www.mobilemonday.com)
- Wolfgang Schuster – Vodafone Ventures Europe (www.vodafone.com)
- Renato Valdés Olmos – Founder My Name is E and finalist VMC2009 (www.mynameise.com)

Local jury members that judged entries from their respective country:

- Belen Aparicio – Marketing Specialist (Vodafone Spain)
- Jochem Heerkens – Head of Postpaid Terminals Marketing (Vodafone Netherlands)
- Nuno Inácio – Product Manager (Vodafone Portugal)
- Glenn Millard – Product Manager (Vodafone UK)

Vodafone Mobile Clicks Open to Spanish Entrants

Mobile Monday Spain is proud to announce its partnership with the Vodafone Mobile Clicks competition. For the first time, Spanish mobile startups can now compete with other European companies in this competition.

We’d like to call all the talented startups in mobile in our network in Spain to participate! Read below for details to participate to the competition, deadline is August 22!

Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2010, a competition to identify and develop the best, most innovative mobile internet start-ups is now running across four European markets – Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and UK.

The contest is open to any start-up with a great idea for a mobile site, service or application and entrants can compete for the €150,000 prize fund (€100,000 for 1st place and €50,000 to the runner-up) by submitting entries to www.vodafonemobileclicks.com.  The competition is open now, and the closing date for entries is midnight, August 22nd, 2010.

Each entry will be judged on five criteria: originality, creativity and innovation; technical and operational feasibility; economic and financial viability; value to end-users; and finally, on the quality of the management team.

The judging will take place over three rounds. Each competing market will draw up a shortlist of their five best local submissions, a winner will be selected from each shortlist and finally all local winners will be invited to represent their country in a live final at the PICNIC Festival in Holland on September 24th, 2010, where the overall winner will be chosen by a panel of mobile industry experts, including Om Malik, founder of the GigaOM Network, Russell Buckley, VP Global Alliances at Admob (recently acquired by Google), Peter Vesterbacka – Co-Founder Mobile Monday and Rudy De Waele, founder of Mobile 2.0 Europe and Mobile Monday Barcelona/Madrid.

Launched in 2008, Vodafone Mobile Clicks is a Vodafone initiative designed to accelerate innovation in the mobile internet sector across Europe.

Previous Vodafone Mobile Clicks winners include Layar, an Amsterdam-based company who developed an augmented reality service that allows mobile customers to see information on nearby points of interest by simply looking through a phone’s camera lens. Layar has recently announced a strategic partnership with phone manufacturers LG and Samsung.

For further information about the Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2010 competition, or to enter your company, go to: http://www.vodafonemobileclicks.com

Here below are the Entry Criteria:

- Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2010 is open to any individual aged 18 or over resident in the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain or the United Kingdom and to Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish and UK-based start-up companies, businesses, institutions and all other organisations.

- Participants must be or must have the intention to become a start-up enterprise/business in the field of mobile internet products or services. Start-up in this context means that the enterprise/business must be less than 3 years old.

- Each participant may submit only one entry.

- Entries from Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2008 and 2009 may resubmit to Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2010.

Good luck to all participants and we hope to see you at the finals at PICNIC!

You can also follow the action through Twitter @vmc2010 using the tag #vmc2010.

Mobile Branded Apps

Like it or not Apps are here, there and everywhere these days. Apps seem to have finally made content and services accessible to the mobile masses and of course it is a gold rush to the small screens.

While the developers and major industry players are finetuning their relationships to populate the App Stores and attract customers, some of the major consumer brands are starting to build interesting and challenging mobile apps to create more engagement with their customers.

For the next MobileMonday Barcelona on Mobile Branded Apps we invited some of the key players in Spain to share their experiences on this topic with us.

Our next event on April 26 in Barcelona Activa will include participations from Herraiz & Soto, Media Contacts / Havas Digital and Mobile Dreams.

Ruben Aparicio, CEO of MUBIQUO. From sales to sponsorship. Ruben will show the work they did for brands like ZARA, Barcelona Open, BancSabadell, and L’illa Diagonal mobile app implementations.

Marzban Cooper, Managing Director at Herraiz Soto & Co will present for the first time the Ommwriter application they developped for the iPad.

Salvador Carrillo, CEO of Mobile Dreams Factory will showcase the apps they made for IKEA and MINI and explain how developers can help to build relations with consumers through mobile applications.

Israel Ferrer, Business Developer of Bubiloop.com and founder of and.roid.es the biggest Android community in Spain will showcase trovit homes android application and explain his opinion on why brands have to take a look at Android.

Networking:
As usual, a networking party will follow the conference where participants will enjoy a glass of cava while sharing experiences about life and work. Attendance is free; all you need to do is register and/or confirm your presence for this event at www.mobilemondaybarcelona.com/subscribe/ to reserve one of the 150 seats available. Book now to avoid being left out!

  • 19h00 Registration and Pre-Networking
  • 19h30 Mobile Branded Apps presentations and discussion
  • 20h45 Cocktail and Networking Party
  • 21h30 End

Venue:

Barcelona Activa

Barcelona Activa
Llacuna 162, 08018 Barcelona
T. 93 401 97 77
barcelonactiva@barcelonactiva.cat
Metro: L1 (Glòries)
Bus: 7, 56, 60, 92, B21

Our Partners

Our thanks to Barcelona Activa for their invaluable support.

This event is organised by: dotopen in partnership with Barcelona Media.

MobileMonday is a community of mobile professionals organised around local networking events in almost 40 cities around the world. This open community promotes the mobile industry and fosters cooperation and networking among industry people and their companies by providing opportunities for personal and virtual contacts.

Mobile Premier Awards – MoMo Barcelona Startup Nominees

Mobile Premier AwardsWe’re pleased to announce there were 21 startups registered to pitch at the Mobile Premier Awards 2010Barcelona Nominations on December 14 at the Forum of ESADE Business School. You can view all registered startups here on dotopen.com.

We filtered out 12 startups to pitch at our event based on the following criteria:

•    originality, creativity and innovativeness
•    technical and operational feasibility
•    economic and financial viability

The following 12 startups will be presenting (in alphabetical order):

CampusMóvil.net
Counterpoint
fastDove
fonYou
mobbeel
MobileContact
OurExplorer
Qustodian
SOMA Barcelona
taxi2
Umanify
Woices

Book now to attend this event, only a few seats left!

Agenda

  • 18h30 Registration and Pre-Networking
  • 19H00 Introductions
  • 19h15 Mobile Premier Awards Barcelona Nominations – Startup Pitches
  • 10 startups / 3-slides / 3-minute pitch each + Q&A with jury
  • 20h30 Networking / Jury deliberation
  • 21h00 Announcement of the winner
  • 21h30 End

Jury Members Barcelona

Albert Cuesta, IT and mobility analyst, writer, translator and professor.
Nuria Oliver, Scientific Director for Multimedia at Telefonica I+D.
Ricard Söderberg, Active Venture Partners.
Oscar Farres, Debaeque Venture Capital.
Sergio Pérez Merino, Caixa Capital Risc.
Jan Brinckmann,  ESADE Entrepreneurship Institute.

The juries will choose the local nominee that goes in the pool for international selection. An international jury will select the 20 finalists to pitch at the Mobile Premier Awards 2010 event on February 15 in Barcelona.

Location / Venue

ESADE Forum
Av. Pedralbes 60-62
08034 Barcelona
Spain

HOW TO GET THERE

ESADE is just 15 minutes by car from El Prat-Barcelona International Airport. The area is easily accessible by car and public transport from the city centre and from outside the city.

Bus
There are various bus routes with stops near ESADE: 22, 64, 78, 63 and 75.

Underground
The nearest underground station is María Cristina (Line 3), some 500 m from ESADE.

Generalitat of Catalonia Railways
The nearest train station is Reina Elisenda, some 250 m from ESADE.

About the Mobile Premier Awards
The Mobile Premier Awards recognize the year’s best in Mobile Startup Innovation and are the largest open, global startup competition in the mobile industry. The awards are the point of reference in startup premiers during the Mobile World Congress on February 15, 2010 in Barcelona and are organized in collaboration with some of the main networks in the industry.

Our Partners
Our thanks to our partners Telefónica, ESADE Alumni and Barcelona Activa for their invaluable support.

This event is organised by dotopen in partnership with Barcelona Media.

MobileMonday is a community of mobile professionals organised around local networking events in almost 40 cities around the world. This open community promotes the mobile industry and fosters cooperation and networking among industry people and their companies by providing opportunities for personal and virtual contacts.

Last Call to Startups! Mobile Premier Awards Barcelona Nominations

MobileMonday Barcelona is holding its Mobile Premier Awards 2010Barcelona Nominations on December 14 at the Forum of ESADE Business School.

The startup registration is open till Wednesday, December 9 at midnight CET.

If you’re an innovative startup in mobile, you can signup at the mobilepremierawards.com website. Here’s how to sign up. There are already 10 startups registered ready to compete at our pitching event, you can view their profiles here.

To attend the Mobile Premier Awards – Barcelona Nominations event

Register to attend and reserve one of the 180 seats available. Book now to avoid being left out!

Agenda

  • 18h30 Registration and Pre-Networking
  • 19H00 Introductions
  • 19h15 Mobile Premier Awards Barcelona Nominations – Startup Pitches
  • 10 startups / 3-slides / 3-minute pitch each + Q&A with jury
  • 20h30 Networking / Jury deliberation
  • 21h00 Announcement of the winner
  • 21h30 End

Jury Members Barcelona

Albert Cuesta, IT and mobility analyst, writer, translator and professor.
Nuria Oliver, Scientific Director for Multimedia at Telefonica I+D.
Ricard Söderberg, Active Venture Partners.
Oscar Farres, Debaeque Venture Capital.
Sergio Pérez Merino, Caixa Capital Risc.
Jan Brinckmann,  ESADE Entrepreneurship Institute.

The juries will choose the local nominees that go in the pool for international selection. An international jury will select the 20 finalists to pitch at the Mobile Premier Awards 2010 event on February 15 in Barcelona.

Location / Venue

ESADE Forum
Av. Pedralbes 60-62
08034 Barcelona
Spain

HOW TO GET THERE

ESADE is just 15 minutes by car from El Prat-Barcelona International Airport. The area is easily accessible by car and public transport from the city centre and from outside the city.

Bus
There are various bus routes with stops near ESADE: 22, 64, 78, 63 and 75.

Underground
The nearest underground station is María Cristina (Line 3), some 500 m from ESADE.

Generalitat of Catalonia Railways
The nearest train station is Reina Elisenda, some 250 m from ESADE.

About the Mobile Premier Awards
The Mobile Premier Awards recognize the year’s best in Mobile Startup Innovation and are the largest open, global startup competition in the mobile industry. The awards are the point of reference in startup premiers during the Mobile World Congress on February 15, 2010 in Barcelona and are organized in collaboration with some of the main networks in the industry.

Our Partners
Our thanks to our partners Telefónica, ESADE Alumni and Barcelona Activa for their invaluable support.

This event is organised by dotopen in partnership with Barcelona Media.

MobileMonday is a community of mobile professionals organised around local networking events in almost 40 cities around the world. This open community promotes the mobile industry and fosters cooperation and networking among industry people and their companies by providing opportunities for personal and virtual contacts.

Mobile Premier Awards 2010

Mobile Premier AwardsThe Mobile Premier Awards 2010 competition is open.

The Mobile Premier Awards recognize the year’s best in Mobile Startup Innovation and are the largest open, global startup competition in the mobile industry. The awards are the point of reference in startup premiers during the Mobile World Congress on February 15, 2010 in Barcelona and are organized in collaboration with some of the main networks in the industry.

Any innovative startup in mobile can signup at the mobilepremierawards.com website.

MobileMonday Barcelona and MobileMonday Madrid are announcing its nomination events to select the most innovative mobile startups in Spain.

- MobileMonday Madrid is holding its local nomination on November 30 at Instituto de Empresa (registration deadline November 25 at midnight CET).

- MobileMonday Barcelona is holding its local nomination on December 14 at Barcelona Activa (registration deadline December 9 at midnight CET).

Qualifying startups will have an opportunity to deliver a 3-minute pitch in front of a jury of industry experts.

The juries will choose the local nominees that go in the pool for international selection. An international jury will select the 20 finalists to pitch at the Mobile Premier Awards 2010 event on February 15 in Barcelona.

Confirmed jury members for the Spanish startup nominations are:

MobileMonday Madrid

Ana Maria Vega, Technical Innovation at Telefónica.
Sergio Pérez Merino, Caixa Capital Risc.
Unai Labirua, Head of R&D Centre at Vodafone.
Hernán Rodríguez Martínez, Director General, Asociación Española de Comunicaciones Móviles.

MobileMonday Barcelona

Albert Cuesta, IT and mobility analyst, writer, translator and professor.
Nuria Oliver, Scientific Director for Multimedia at Telefonica I+D.
Ricard Söderberg, Active Venture Partners.
Oscar Farres, Debaeque Venture Capital.
Sergio Pérez Merino, Caixa Capital Risc.

And this year there is even more. Startups can also sign up for the Mobile Premier Awards in new categories:

* MPA in Marketing – The best startup in Mobile Marketing

* MPA in Entertainment – The best startup in Mobile Entertainment
in partnership with the Mobile Entertainment Forum

* MPA in User Experience – The best startup in Mobile User Experience
in partnership with MEX.

* MPA in Social Change – The best startup using mobile for social change
in partnership with MobileActive.org

* MPA in Female Entrepreneurship – The best woman-lead mobile startup
in partnership with Women 2.0 and the Women in Mobile Data Association

Participation to these awards is also free and open to any startup with a mobile angle.

Go to www.mobilepremierawards.com for more details and take your chance to walk the red carpet in Barcelona!

Our Partners

Our thanks to our partners Telefónica, and Barcelona Activa for their invaluable support.

This event is organised by dotopen in partnership with Barcelona Media.

MobileMonday is a community of mobile professionals organised around local networking events in almost 40 cities around the world. This open community promotes the mobile industry and fosters cooperation and networking among industry people and their companies by providing opportunities for personal and virtual contacts.

Innovation in Mobile

The Future of Mobile Search by Mac FunamizuDuring the Innovation Festival Barcelona, Mobile Monday Barcelona is organizing its next event on November 2 in Barcelona Activa on the topic “Innovation in  Mobile“.

During the last decade we have seen an increased flow of innovation around the mobile phone, which is becoming an indispensable gadget in nearly everyone’s life. Mobile devices outnumber desktop and laptop computers three to one worldwide and they are already the most popular access platform to the Internet. The convergence of mobile phone and web services is just the beginning of what may be regarded as true “ubiquitous computing”. The paradigm of anytime, anywhere, anyhow has become a reality in everyday life in a very short time.

But what’s next? Besides the current rat-race of getting the best contextual mobile services on the market, in the labs, smart people are already working on the next big things in mobile… Mobile Mixed Reality, Sensing Technologies, Nanoscience coming to the mobile device, the next 10 years might be even more innovative then we have know so far. For this session, we asked some these people how they innovate with their company in this very competitive landscape. What are the processes? Which criteria they use to make the difference?

In an open and relaxed atmosphere, Mobile Monday Barcelona in partnership with Forum Nokia and BCD (Barcelona Design Center) is inviting you to join us and share insights and different views on how companies continue to innovate in mobile.

Speakers:

Alan Seideman (USA), Founder Brightkite

Alan will talk about how they brought Brightkite to a wide market and created a success story in less then three years time.

Alan Seideman is an entrepreneur who’s worked with various startups in mobile, search, and social networking. He was a founder of Brightkite, a mobile location-based social networking tool that has received wide accolade. Before Brightkite, Alan managed multi-million dollar SEM campaigns and all analytics for a large network of sites at Local Matters, Inc. Alan’s mobile experience dates back to 1999 when he was brand manager for Indiqu.com, a San Diego based startup which helped pioneer entertainment content made for mobile internet. Alan is now in Barcelona exploring interesting new projects and getting to know Europe. He views the next years as a great opportunity for web and interconnected devices to help face global environmental and poverty challenges. Alan has an MBA from the University of Denver and a B.S. from Haverford College. He’s also an avid photographer.

Nora Airas, Business Development Manager at Forum Nokia EMEA

Nora will show a nanotechnology concept project from the Nokia Research Center and talks about Forum Nokia Developer Community.

David Caabeiro (Spain), Co-Founder at Sequence Point Software

David will talk about ARound, a component-based framework which enables easy development of Augmented Reality applications on Symbian devices.

David works at Sequence Point Software, a company based in Barcelona, which specializes in Symbian development. He started developing for Symbian in 2002, after working mainly on POSIX systems during his university years. As a Symbian developer, he’s been working as an independent consultant for companies in Europe and the US, working with different technologies including telephony, voice over IP, location based services and multimedia.

David is an active member in the Symbian developer community -mainly participating in Forum Nokia and Symbian Foundation discussion boards- and a Forum Nokia Champion since 2006.

Juan Manuel Cambeiro Cuns (Spain), Technological Innovation Analyst at Telefónica España

Juan will talk about Technological Innovation in Telefónica.

Telecommunications Engineer by the University of Vigo ( Spain ), he specialized in computing engineering and have been working in the Telecom industry ever since. After working in companies like Alcatel, and Ericsson, he has been working in several companies within the Telefónica Holding since the year 2001, defining a common framework for Services Delivery in the whole group and representing Telefónica’s interests in this matter in different international initiatives. In the last few years, he has been working as Innovation Analyst in Telefónica in Spain, assessing new opportunities and start-ups, the business potential of new technologies, and establishing collaboration agreements with the industry and universities in an open innovation model.

Alex Kummerman (France), CEO of Soundwalk-Clicmobile (USA/France)

Alex will explain how they went from idea to building a product and going to market.

With over 16 years of mobile telecommunication expertise, strong leadership, entrepreneurship and successful management, Alex is now leading SoundwalkClicmobile joint venture and acts as President and co-founder of Clicmobile, a leading mobile interactive agency.

With Clicmobile and Soundwalk teams, Alex focus is today to successfully develop, promote and distribute the Soundwalk unique catalogue on smartphones as well as to expand this prestigious Soundwalk catalogue to cover the 40 most touristic cities of the world. His challenge is to deliver first quality mobile software in partnership with brands and advertisers to the get the best user experience possible on the new touch screen devices.

Soundwalk has produced more than 40 tours around the world and collaborated with Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Adidas, Fauchon, Orange… and was mentioned recently as an “Aural Augmented Reality” experience on Smart Mobs.

Alex is an entrepreneur of digital companies. In 1994  Alex co-founded and managed Absolut Media, the award-winning French Web Agency. His guidance helped ensure the successful purchase of Absolut Media by Euro RSCG in early 2000. Remember that in 2000 the MP3 format just started to be exchanged over the internet. Alex then co-founded the New York-based company Soundwalk and explored the very early days of the interactive and location based audio city tours. In 2003 Alex co-founded the Paris and Geneva based company Clicmobile to explore the interactive opportunities of mobile phones.

Networking:
As usual, a networking party will follow the conference where participants will enjoy a glass of cava while sharing experiences about life and work. Attendance is free; all you need to do is register and/or confirm your presence for this event at www.mobilemondaybarcelona.com/subscribe/ to reserve one of the 150 seats available. Book now to avoid being left out!

  • 19h00 Registration and Pre-Networking
  • 19h30 Innovation in Mobile presentations and discussion
  • 20h45 Cocktail and Networking Party
  • 21h30 End

Venue:

Barcelona Activa

Barcelona Activa
Llacuna 162, 08018 Barcelona
T. 93 401 97 77
barcelonactiva@barcelonactiva.cat
Metro: L1 (Glòries)
Bus: 7, 56, 60, 92, B21

Our Partners

Our thanks to our partners Forum Nokia, Telefónica, and Barcelona Activa for their invaluable support.

This event is organised by: dotopen in partnership with Barcelona Media and BCD (Barcelona Design Center) and supported by:

mds_logo_sponsors

MobileMonday is a community of mobile professionals organised around local networking events in almost 40 cities around the world. This open community promotes the mobile industry and fosters cooperation and networking among industry people and their companies by providing opportunities for personal and virtual contacts.

*** Image by Mac Funamizu licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Mobile Design Session

Designing Mobile Experiences

Thursday October 29, 2009 in the Auditorium at the Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona (MACBA)

During the last decade we have seen an increased flow of innovation around the mobile phone, which is becoming an indispensable gadget in nearly everyone’s life. Mobile devices outnumber desktop and laptop computers three to one worldwide and they are already the most popular access platform to the Internet. The convergence of mobile phone and web services is just the beginning of what may be regarded as true “ubiquitous computing”. The paradigm of anytime, anywhere, anyhow has become a reality in everyday life in a very short time.

Understanding the user context (who? what? where? when? how?) has become the major challenge for designers of all industries, also in order to create mobile services that are relevant in people’s everyday life.

With improved capabilities of devices including sensoring technology, we’re moving towards networked and context-aware environments, embedding computational power into the objects and environments that surround us (also known as “urban computing” and “locative media”). Visual browsing is possible today with augmented reality solutions changing the way we interact with what’s around. This increasing influence and permeation of the digital layer is launching a new wave of service ideas in industries such as media, consumer goods, retail, automotive, healthcare, etc.

Understanding how the mobile ecosystems work and in particular the correlation between design and mobile and between innovation and technology becomes increasingly important for any designer working in any industry.

For this first Mobile Design Session, we’re inviting some of the most forward-thinking leaders in Mobile who will share the challenges they see for the coming years: designing mobile services for a total mobile user experience, understanding the needs of the user within her environment.

Speakers:

Adam Greenfield, Head of Design Direction for Service and User Interface Design at Nokia.
Willem Boijens, Vodafone Senior User Experience Manager.
Timo Arnall, Oslo School of Architecture and Design.
Brian Fling, Founder and President of pinch/zoom.
Germán León, Vodafone User Experience Manager.

Agenda

09:00-09:15 – Welcome

09:15-11:15 – Speaker Presentations:

09:15-09:45 – Adam Greenfield
09:45-10:15 – Willem Boijens and German Leon
10:15-10:45 – Brian Fling
10:45-11:15 – Timo Arnall

11:15-11:45 – Coffee Break

11:45-13:15  – Interactive Panel Discussion, Design Challenge Presentations and Q&A

13:15-14:00 – Networking with Cava

Adam Greenfield

Adam Greenfield Adam GREENFIELD is co-founder of Do projects, an undisciplinary design collective, and author of Everyware (2006) and The City Is Here For You To Use (forthcoming). He has spent the last ten years exploring the intersection between technology, design and culture, with a special emphasis in the ubiquitous computation. Currently is Head of design direction for service and user interface design at Nokia. Adam lives and works in Helsinki, Finland.

Willem Boijens

Willem BoijensWillem Boijens has been with Vodafone for nine years, including four years in User Experience. In his current role as Principal Manager Global User Experience he aims to make experiential design a catalyst for innovation, ensuring that customer needs are paramount but balanced with business, technology, partners and marketing factors. Previously he was Online Branding Manager at Vodafone.

Boijens has spent more than 20 years in strategic design management practice, in local and global, profit and non-profit environments. From 1995 to 1999 he worked at SenterNovem, an agency of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs promoting sustainable development and innovation

Boijens encourages agile, rapid development methodologies. He believes that innovation is directly related to the ‘creative act’ and would like to see more humanised technology.

He is based in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Timo Arnall

Timo ArnallHe is a designer working with interactive products and media. He has a history of design in diverse media: from broadcast design to advertising, web and interaction design for mobile services, including work on the first mobile social software platforms in 2000. He is now leading the Touch, a research project that investigates Near Field Communication (NFC), an emerging technology that enables connections between mobile phones and physical things, developing applications and services that permit people to interact with everyday objects and situations through their mobile devices. Currently is based in Oslo but works regularly in London and Helsinki.

Brian Fling

Brian Fling Brian Fling is an authority in the field of mobile user experience and designing for multiple contexts. He has worked with hundreds of businesses from early stage start-ups to Fortune 50 companies to leverage a variety of mediums, like mobile devices, to design for the needs and context of real people.

Author of O’Reilly Media’s “Mobile Design and Development: Practical concepts and techniques for creating mobile sites and web apps” Brian goes in depth into the design principles involved in creating compelling mobile experiences for this new era of multiple devices and context. As well as explore the rapidly growing area of how to easily design and build a mobile site and web app, how to deal with devices practically and how to translate an experience to a variety of mobile devices.

Brian is a frequent author and speaker on the issues on mobile design, the mobile web and mobile user experience, teaching people how to leverage mobile all over the world. Brian is also the founder and president of pinch/zoom (pinchzoom.com), a design and development agency specializing on mobile experiences helping clients like Best Buy, Lonely Planet and others dive into the world of mobile.

Germán León

German LeonGerman spent his early career in Bogotá, Colombia. His roles included Design lead for a startup software company and design lead in charge of delivering a biometric solution for Colombia’s largest financial institution. He also has experience as a producer and user experience designer. German has two masters: one in Strategic Marketing from CESA (Colombia) and another in Interaction Design from Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå University (Sweden), where he was also a lecturer in interaction design.

German wrote his master’s thesis on human-vehicle interaction, in association with Volvo Cars, in Gothenburg, Sweden. While at Umeå, German worked on several other projects, including the design of products and services in collaboration with companies such as Komatsu, Nokia and Microsoft.

Since joining the User Experience team in February 2007, German has worked at Vodafone’s concept development. His job has been to lead the design and prototype of future visions that contribute to Vodafone’s strategy of becoming a total communications company. During this time, the success of projects such as 360 have influenced the company at a strategic level, reshaping the entire mobile and Internet strategy. His work lead to the creation of Vodafone’s Internet services, and still contributes as an active member of the User Experience Team. His current role in the team is about providing creativity and design of future strategic concepts with hands on approach.

The Venue: MACBA

Thursday October 29, 2009 in the Auditorium at the Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona (MACBA), Plaça dels Àngels, 1. 08001 Barcelona.

Macba BCNThis museum designed by the North American architect Richard Meier and placed in the Raval neighbourhood of Barcelona, it is basically dedicated to works realized during the second half of the 20th century.

The “permanent” collection constantly changes, as the museum is rotating the pieces of exhibition from its fund. We can find works of international artists as Alexander Calder and Paul Klee, up to Catalans or Spanish like Antoni Tàpies, Miquel Barceló and Susana Solano.

In parallel to its calendar of temporary exhibitions, the MACBA develops a wide program of activities centred on the discussion of the art role and the responsibility of the artist in the contemporary world with constant seminars, cinema programmes, exhibitions and concerts.

www.macba.cat

Tickets and registration

Tickets for this event are available at 59€ on the Barcelona Design Week website – click this link for direct access to order your tickets.

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