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Mobile Monday + MOvember = MoBro Smiles!

Hey All – It’s coming up on Moustache Season again! The annual MOvember campaign is gearing up and we are thrilled to support this fantastically Fun – and – Worthy cause. Check deets below and get your training pants on to Grow a Mo!

The idea for Movember was sparked in 2003 over a few beers in Melbourne, Australia. The guys behind it joked about 80’s fashion and decided it was time to bring the moustache back. In order to justify their Mos (Australian slang for moustache), they used their new looks to raise money for prostate cancer research… never dreaming that facial hair would ultimately lead to a global movement that would get men talking about a taboo subject – their health.

A Mo Bro starts Movember – the month formerly known as November – clean shaven, and grows a moustache all month long, garnering support from friends and family in the form of donations. What’s more, a Mo Bro is a walking billboard for the cause as his new look opens the door for him to talk about cancers affecting men – making the moustache a symbol, much like the pink ribbon is for breast cancer. Each Movember culminates in a Gala Partè in major cities around the globe where Mo Bros dress up to match their Mo, channeling the likes of Tom Selleck, Gandhi and Ron Burgandy, vying for the ultimate accolade: Man of Movember.

While growing a Mo is left to the guys, Mo Sistas (women who support their guys) form an important part of Movember by recruiting Mo Bros, helping to raise funds and attending Movember events.

If Movember has not officially launched in your part of the world, see below, you can still be part of the movement that is changing the face of men’s health. Please select which country you would like to raise funds for and you’ll be re-directed to that website to register and get started.

Unofficial Movember campaigns are also running in a number of other countries. Check out their Facebook pages to see what’s happening in a place near you:
, Italy, India, Brazil, Portugal, Switzerland, Singapore, Hong Kong, Cayman, Argentina, Japan, Bermuda, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Slovakia, France, Hungary, Israel, Slovenia, Germany, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Mexico, Serbia

Welcome Aboard Mobile Monday Dubai

Launching at this year’s GITEX show – the largest technology and telecom trade show in the Middle East – the first MoMo Dubai event will debut in style at the TiE Entrepreneurs Lounge, Mobile Apps & Content Showcase, Sheikh Saeed Halls, Dubai World Trade Centre at 6pm on October 10, 2011.

We invite all stakeholders of the mobile industry to join us at the launch of MoMo in Dubai and to become active members and participants of its future events. MoMo is a not for profit initiative set up for the mobile community by mobile enthusiasts and aims to bring together people from all around the world together to explore mutual opportunities through its network of chapters worldwide.

MoMo Dubai Chapter Founders:

Alper Celen:
Alper is the Managing Partner of Commit Network, an innovation bridge between MENA mobile operators and cutting edge global service innovators. Alper is enthusiastic about all things mobile and previously worked for the industry at McKinsey, Nokia, IBM, Ansys, and his own mobile startup OpenThird. After seeing the benefits of MOMO Boston first hand, he is looking forward to helping make Dubai a regional mobile hub.

Prashant ‘PK’ Gulati:
PK is the CEO of Optimistix Ventures, a serial entrepreneur and telecom professional with two decades of experience in the Middle East, Africa and the Indian subcontinent. With interests in the space of mobility, wireless, web services, mobile apps and leading edge technologies, he has a portfolio of such ventures spread over the world. He is closely connected with not for profit ventures like TiE, IBPC, The Hatch, AIC and MoMo.

Christos Mastoras:
Christos is the Director of Business Development at Yahoo! Maktoob based in Dubai heading up strategic partnerships, alliances, M&A and corporate venturing across the MENA region. Previously he was with Booz & Company’s TMT practice working on strategic projects with mobile operators in the region, and has operating experience in launching high-tech ventures including Upstream, a leading mobile content & applications provider. Christos is keen to work with mobile start-ups and help develop the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Middle East. He holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and a BS from Georgetown University.

Sean Smith:
Sean is the Chief Commercial Officer of SMSGlobal, a mobile messaging company specializing in enterprise messaging solutions founded in Australia. He has actively participated in the MoMo community in Melbourne Australia and having relocated to Dubai with the opening of the SMSGlobal Dubai and London offices wanted to continue his involvement in the Mobile Community with a local Dubai MoMo chapter.

Lawrence Zikusoka:
Lawrence is a Systems Integration Customer Project Manager at Ericsson Region Middle East and Africa. He has 10+ years of telecoms experience in mobile, fixed and satellite networks, telecentres, m-health, IT consulting, media and applications domains across 4 continents in 10 different countries – UAE, Nigeria, South Africa, Madagascar, the Congo, Uganda, India, Kosovo, USA and France.  During this time, he has worked with du, Airtel, Deloitte, MTN Group, GSMA, CTPH and UN agencies. Lawrence was part of the networking group that started MoMo Kampala in Uganda.  He holds a Master of Science in Telecommunications from State University of New York Institute of Technology and will attend the Executive Education Social Entrepreneurship Program at INSEAD Business School.

infoDev and Mobile Monday Named Leaders in Mobile Innovation

Pyramid Research recently highlighted infoDev’s contribution to supporting and promoting mobile innovation in Africa and the Middle East. According to Pyramid Research’s “Africa & Middle East Telecom Insider” (Vol. 3, No. 7, August 2011), infoDev was named ”a standout place for mInnovation to flourish.” Mobile Monday, Tahrir Sqr, and the Nokia “Create for Millions” Contest were also named.

Pyramid Research cited infoDev as being “at the forefront of providing the tools that help inspire and advance the field of mobile innovation” and offered the iDisc global network of incubators as an example. The report goes on to observe that, In sub-Saharan Africa, there are 66 incubators in 24 countries that are affiliated with iDISC; North Africa and the Middle East have 33 incubators in 15 countries. Most of the iDISC centers in AME target youth and women, and the most popular sector of interest in these incubators is ICTs”  (Excerpts taken from Africa & Middle East Insider, Vol. , No. 7, August 2011: Three Steps to Accelerate Mobile Innovation in Africa and the Middle East).

The report also mentioned infoDev’s mobile applications laboratories (mLabs). In order to augment our work in the Mobile field, infoDev’s Mobile Applications for Development team has implemented 5 mobile applications laboratories (mLabs) located in Armenia, Kenya, Pakistan, South Africa, and Vietnam. The mLabs are part of the larger Creating Sustainable Businesses in the Knowledge Economy initative. These mLabs provide incubation, training, and testing to local developers and SMEs, helping entrepreneurs take their ideas to market. The mLabs leverage the success of iDISC as a global platform in order to provide targeted resources and support to the mobile community.

MoMo Australia – BlackBerry Diamond Sponsorship!

Mobile Monday Melbourne is proud to announce that BlackBerry have extended and stepped up their annual sponsorship to our Diamond level, providing Mobile Monday Australia with funds for our national sponsorship and many new initiatives in the months and year ahead.

BlackBerry RIM

This new Diamond level of sponsorship will cover all 5 Mobile Monday Australia Chapters including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth up until end of June 2012.

BlackBerry’s national endorsement is a testament to their endeavours to work closely with the local Australian mobile community by partnering with Australia’s leading mobile industry networking event, Mobile Monday.

To celebrate our new Mobile Monday Australia sponsorship with BlackBerry, we are holding a Developer Challenge for BlackBerry® Messenger with serious PRIZE MONEY!

Win prizes for developing the coolest application that connects people from within a mobile or tablet application. Leverage RIM’s Blackberry Messenger (BBM) Social Platform APIs that are available for either Webworks or Java development platforms.

  • FIRST PRIZE – AUD$5,000!
  • SECOND PRIZE – AUD$4,000
  • THIRD PRIZE – A BlackBerry PlayBook & Torch Smartphone
  • Terms & Conditions:

  • Entries close 26th September
  • Winners announced at the October Mobile Monday Sydney event
  • Judging panel Mobile Monday Board, RIM Leadership Team
  • Register interest with an email to nkennedy@rim.com with a one page summary of your application.
  • Applications must be submitted to the RIM App World Storefront before 22nd of September


    Develop with BBM – BlackBerry® Messenger is an instant messaging app just for BlackBerry smartphone owners. With an active user base of over 45 million, BBM™ has become one of the largest mobile-centric communities in the industry. Over 2 million new users join the BBM community each month. The BBM community is very active, with over 70% of users using it daily and over 100 billion BBM messages sent every month.

    Increased engagement and app stickiness: add an addicting social element to your apps by allowing users to connect with old and new friends

    Increased discoverability: with over 45 million users worldwide, word about your application can travel fast in the BBM community

    Increased monetization: developing apps with BBM functionality will increase engagement, discoverability and virality—all key factors for increasing revenues and profits

    BBM Social Platform – Enables developers to build a whole new class of consumer and enterprise apps that leverage the power of social interactions.

    The BBM Platform exposes a comprehensive suite of APIs to securely integrate with and benefit from the BBM social graph BBM data and functionality are exposed to developers Contact list, group membership, user profile Chat, file and data transfer, invitations



    DOUBLE YOUR CHANCES TO WIN … Enter your app into the Global Developer Challenge:

    Your Friendly Mobile Monday Melbourne Team …

    MoMo Cape Town – Sept 5th – Back in Black!

    We are ’so’ excited to announce that Mobile Monday is baaaack in Cape Town, with details locked for gathering on 5th September.. complete with special guests from AC/DC BlackBerry..!!!

    This re-boot event will be hosted at the awesome Pepper Club Hotel – yes, we’re treating everyone to luxury for the welcome back – and will be kindly sponsored by the good folks at RIM.. 8-)

    We can’t wait to see you all there – space is limited so please Register in Advance ASAP

    BlackBerry guest speaker Michael Weitzel, Technical Partnership Manager Africa, will be sharing what’s new in the world of Research In Motion (RIM), including the new BlackBerry PlayBook, BlackBerry7 Operating System and the latest BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) developments.

    The event will be further enhanced by the presence of Ronald Bach, Product Manager at News 24 Mobile, who will talk about the power of real-time mobile news.

    We look forward to hosting you for an informative, thought-provoking and entertaining get-together.

    Safaricom Sponsors @iLabAfrica Mobile Research Project in Kenya

    Safaricom announced a Kshs 20 million grant to a new research centre at Strathmore University dubbed @iLabAfrica in an event attended by the PS in the Ministry of Information and Communication, Dr. Bitange Ndemo among other notables. The grant is the first part of support to set up and run the centre which will conduct research on telecommunications policy and has a business incubation facility.

    Thirty five students who demonstrated their applications at the centre have been under the tutelage of instructors from M.I.T (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). This comes after Alex Nyika, a student at Strathmore won the Base of the Pyramid award at the 2010 Mobile Monday Peer Awards that took place in Helsinki, Finland in October 2010 for developing a mobile phone software solution designed to help users of public transport in Kenya to track buses and matatus coming their way.

    The goal of the @iLabAfrica initiative is to provide support to similar student driven innovations through provision of capital, business experience and physical resources to enable the students establish successful businesses. Via: Camposanity.

    Mobile Monday – Held On Fridays! – in Accra, Ghana

    The August edition of MOBILE MONDAY is co-sponsored by the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT and RANCARD solutions. Be at the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT at 5 p.m. , FRIDAY August 5, 2011


    1. Bridgette Sexton, Google – The Future of Mobile Apps from a Developer perspective
    2. Derrydean Dadzie, Dream Oval – Start-Ups Ghana Style
    3. Bob Palitz, Advisor NCA – The Ghana Story – MNP

    Mavis Ampah of the World Bank will share elements of a report on key dimensions of Ghana’s Mobile Sector and we look forward to welcoming the CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications Kwaku Sakyi-Addo. Refreshments for networking after the event are courtesy of RANCARD Solutions.

    Mobile Monday Eastern European Developer Summit

    MobileMonday will host the debut Eastern European Summit from 26-28th Sept. in Bucharest, Romania. The agenda offers conference presentations, exhibition space, competitions & developer workshops.

    MoMo community members representing chapters from Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine will gather to create a most unique event. We look forward to see you there!







    Confirmed Speakers:

    Great speakers, innovators and visionaries presenting subjects from a vast area of expertise related to mobile communication. Presenters from our network and partners, world class speakers will be present at this summit.


    Jari Tammisto

    CEO / President, Mobile Monday

    Jari Tammisto’s career in mobile technology has spanned the globe with over 20 years of strategic entrepreneurial leadership and success. His vision and extensive global network of industry influencers was the drive behind the of MobileMonday, now the world’s leading global community to enhance of peer leadership, knowledge, and communal concepts from local to global. The MobileMonday network now operates chapters in over 130 regions/countries under his leadership. Tammisto has been a Partner and Chairman of the Board of 11 start-up companies and executive member of Finland’s technology fund (TEKES). Jari has also been honoured with World Brand Leadership award in 2009 in Mumbai, India, and with special Internationalisation Award from Finland’s President Tarja Halonen.


    Klemens Schrattenbacher

    Senior Alliance Manager, Research In Motion

    Klemens Schrattenbacher, Senior Alliance Manager, since 2007 employee at Research In Motion and is responsible B2C Applications and Software Developers for BlackBerrys in 18 countries.

    In parallel to his studies as computer science engineer at the University of Applied Systems “Technikum Vienna” he starts his career in 1997 at max.mobil Telekommunikations GmbH responsible for IP Networks. In 2000 he was responsible for the implementation of first UMTS networks in Austria for needed data backbones at Ericssson Austria AG. From 2002 to 2007 as member of board of sales he was responsible for development and implementation of the first mobile data products at T-Mobile Austria.


    Sanyu Kiruluta

    Team Lead, Developer Relations, EMEA, Research In Motion

    Sanyu Kiruluta is the Team Lead for Developer Relations, EMEA at Research In Motion. She is responsible for driving and managing the development of applications for the BlackBerry platform, working closely with BlackBerry Alliance Partners. She co-ordinates and oversees multiple aspects of the BlackBerry applications programme to ensure the creation and delivery of compelling, high-quality and targeted applications which will appeal to business and consumer users in local markets across EMEA.

    Sanyu has extensive experience in the architecture and design of multi-tier software systems in the information technology, biotechnology and financial industries. Prior to joining RIM, Sanyu held technical leadership positions in a diverse range of companies, including Celera Diagnostics and Innoventry. Sanyu also holds both a BCompSc from Concordia University and a MBA from Queen’s University, Canada.


    Eric Reiss

    CEO, FatDUX Group

    Eric Reiss has been meddling with multimedia and web projects for longer than he cares to remember.
    Eric is a well-known author, a former two-term president of the Information Architecture Institute, Chair of the EuroIA Summit, sits on the advisory boards of the Copenhagen Business School, Kent State University, and the Romanian Information Architecture Association, and is a former Professor of Usability and Design at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain.

    To pay the bills, Eric is CEO of the FatDUX Group, a user-experience company headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, with offices, affiliates, and representatives throughout Europe and North America.


    Nick Finck

    User Experience Architect, Ubermind

    Nick Finck is a user experience professional who has worked in the web industry for over a decade. He specializes in information architecture, interaction design, usability and user research. Nick has created web experiences for Fortune 500 companies including Adobe, Boeing, Google and Oprah.com. He was a founder of Blue Flavor, a user experience consultancy, where they launched one of the very first web applications for the iPhone. He lives and plays in Seattle, Washington, where he’s the User Experience Architect at Ubermind.

    Prior to working at Ubermind he was the User Experience Evangelist at Blink Interactive, a recognized leader in evidence-driven design.

    Nick was the publisher of Digital Web Magazine, an online publication for web professionals, for ten years. He is actively involved in the web community, helping as adviser to such events as SXSW Interactive, the Information Architecture Summit, InfoCamp Seattle and in the past, WebVisions. Nick has also judged The Webby Awards and the SXSW Web Awards.

    He has built a reputation as a community volunteer, promoting growth within the web industry both locally and u can find Nick giving lectures at leading organizations, conferences, and universities. Nick has also helped create an open source curriculum for web professionals and has advised universities on their educational programs.


    Dan Romescu

    Mobile Social Architect, Augmented Citizen Advocate

    Mobile social architect with a clear vision for an open, innovative, green, transparent = sustainable society, with strong interest for Socionetics (Social Network Physics), Augmented Reality, AI and Neurophysics.
    Guided by a belief that the information can be reached “wherever you are, with a minimum effort and maximum relevance”, Dan started to work on mobile software development for 15 years, on the first mobile device – the Newton from Apple.
    Dan was Director of Cellixx S.A. and explained: “I started developing mobile applications, and have succeeded by creating solutions to enhance peoples’ mobility & connectivity”. In 2000 at Microsoft Partner Congress, CTO of V2R, Dan helped launch first Data GPRS Apps worldwide —with Compaq, T-Mobile and Microsoft. Still, Dan is most proud of (and globally respected for) the Home Zone Project on a smartphone for mm02 plc. The Home Zone Project formed the base of the Genion Leadership Product by mm02.
    Dan is a Partner with MIT, Fraunhofer, DFKI with whom he intends “to enhance a new social interaction era with the help of augmented reality.”
    Dan is founder of ARBCon.eu the first European Augmented Reality Business Conference
    Dan is member of W3C Federated Social Web Incubator Group


    Raimo van der Klein

    CEO, Layar

    Raimo became a freelance mobile consultant in 2007 following a successful career in Sales & Marketing at Nokia and as Principal Innovation Manager at KPN Mobile. During these early days as a freelancer Raimo founded Mobile Monday Amsterdam with Maarten Lens-Fitzgerald and Claire Boonstra, which quickly became the largest and most succesful Mobile Monday in the world. In May 2008 Raimo became co-founder and partner at SPRXmobile – a mobile agency focusing on strategy and concept development with clients like Vodafone and Rabobank. In June 2009 SPRXmobile launched Layar – the world’s leading Augmented Reality platform for mobile, of which he is now Chief Executive Officer.


    Chetan Damani

    Co-founder, Acrossair

    Augmented reality on the iPhone, for enterprise, consumer and gaming applications.

    Co-founder of Acrossair, a company dedicated to building advanced iPhone games and augmented reality applications.

    Acrossair has recently launched a number of iPhone application on the iTunes app store, including Nearest Tube.
    Prior to Acrossair, he launched multiple successful companies in the Internet space. In 1997 he co-founded Imano, a full service interactive agency, working with clients such as Nestle, Citibank, Sun Microsystems and KLM helping brands make the most from the Web. CommerceNow, founded in 2003, provides a SaaS e-commerce solution targeting Small and Medium-sized businesses that want to outsource their sell-side e-commerce operation. We soon followed with the launch of TVguide.co.uk, the largest TV listings site in the UK. The TVguide Web platform currently operates in the UK, India and Ireland with the US due to launch in the next few months.


    Patrick Bosteels

    CEO/ Co-founder, TCS Digital World

    Entrepeneur pur sang, is the label that fits best Patrick Bosteels, ceo/co-founder of tcs digital world.

    Studies like photography and short movie maker were a great start to always be creative. But the real challenge was to put ideas into practice. With kicking off tcs digital world, 5 ys ago, all the previous failures and successes merged into this hybrid company that focuses on development for marcom’s and brands with great respect for UX and with an important focus on mobile in the future with LBS and NFC.


    Olga Steidl

    Vice President, Global Marketing

    Olga joined SPB in 2006 and coordinates its worldwide marketing team as well as business development in Europe.

    Olga oversees corporate branding, PR, event management, product advertising, branding, market research and analysis. A mobile enthusiast and an accomplished social communicator, Olga hugely contributes to building the SPB community and partner relationship.
    Olga holds a degree in IT Management from the Graduate School of Management at the St. Petersburg State University, as well as a number of UX/UI certificates.


    Martin Duval

    CEO, Working at Bluenove

    Martin Duval is the founder and CEO of bluenove, the French leader in Open & Collaborative Innovation consulting and services.
    Since 2001 at Orange, Martin has been developing and managing innovative projects and services most of them partnering with startups worldwide, ranging from mobile applications, LBS, contact-less, convergence, digital entertainment & media. In 2006, he built a ‘Corporate Open Innovation’ programme at Orange, the ‘Orange Start Up Programme’ focusing on innovative mobile/web 2.0 services. Martin holds a Master in Physics, a Master in Telecommunications and an MBA (Chicago). He started his career in the aerospace industry, followed by management roles in Change Management consulting and Venture Capital.


    Philipp Kandal

    Co-founder and CTO of Skobbler

    Skobbler is one of Europe’s leading mobile and app development companies focusing on location based services. Skobbler has won the Navteq LBS challenge 2009 as the most innovative European LBS start-up and currently has over 1,5 Mio. users on its products which all use OpenStreetMap data. The company is headquartered in Berlin, but has the majority of the team in Cluj (Romania).

    Philipp is heading the product management and development team with in total over 50 people. Besides that as CTO he is a member of the management board of skobbler and focuses on the LBS strategy of the company. Philipp can be found on Twitter and LinkedIn as well and is happy to get in touch to exchange ideas.


    Matthias Schodits

    Managing Director, YOC CEE GmbH

    Matthias Schodits is the Managing Director of YOC CEE GmbH in Vienna. He studied Business Education specialising in Information Management at Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. Following his studies, Matthias Schodits and his two partners founded CityChannel Werbe und Netzwerk GmbH located in Vienna. His tasks included the foundation and management of a subsidiary in Munich and a joint venture in Prague. Matthias Schodits was also a lecturer for business planning and controlling for new media at Danube University Krems.


    Mihai Corlan

    Developer Evangelist, Adobe

    Mihai Corlan is worldwide developer evangelist at Adobe focusing on Flex, AIR, Flash Builder, and HTML. Before that he worked with Flex Builder as a computer scientist. Prior to joining Adobe, Mihai was a senior developer with InterAKT Online (acquired by Adobe in 2006), where he worked on web products such as e-shops, newsletters, and surveys or on RAD tools for web developers.

    He believes that in the future most people will interact with software and consume Internet using smartphones and tablets. And thus excellent and revolutionary UI for these systems is mandatory in the 21st century. You can find more on his blog: http://corlan.org/ or Twitter http://twitter.com/mcorlan.


    Roman Savvin

    Director of Business Development, Sicap AG (Switserland)

    Graduated Kyiv National Technic University in 1999, IMD University(Switzerland) in 2009 and Harvard Business School(USA) in 2010. More than 12 years in telecom industry started from Customer care manager in Golden Telecom(Ukraine). From 2002 was appointed to head of Content management department position in Kyivstar GSM (development of content market in Ukraine), and from 2009 – CIS countries project development director in MTS Russia(development Vodafone’s project in Russia&CIS).

    Working in Telecom since 1997

    Special Interests: Creating of new eco system for telecom industries (content markets, applications’ development communities)

    Focus: Innovations

    Vision: Telecom industry will survive not only by technologies, but by creating new products and ecosystems for creating new value for subscribers


    Piotr Kozniewski

    Chief Conceptual Officer, 3R Studio

    Piotr is educated chemist – technician and master, with a great passion and heritage to creativity.

    He is self-appointed inventor, dreamer, working on innovative methods of multidimensional interactions in virtual reality for more native, creative and subtle understanding of 3D environments.
    He is Chief Conceptual Officer in 3R Studio dedicated also for that – especially interactions in Augmented Reality 3D applications, optimalisation of visual effects in advanced mobile graphic applications – shaders. 3R is working on 3D games in AR and development of mobile presentation technologies. He is also a pioneer in local acadmic enterpreneurship, testing his prototypes and trying to provide mobile virtual illustration tools and services for universities.


    Radu Ticiu

    Radu Ticiu is managing Timisoara Software Business Incubator, a West Romania publicly founded organization supporting creation and development of technology startups, since its inauguration, back in 2004. Within the Incubator, beside supporting local tech startups (ca. 30, to date), Radu promotes tech entrepreneurship in local high-school and university students groups, organizes local tech communities, works towards building of a local business angel association organizing pitching events and investor readiness trainings, participates in the establishment and functioning of regional IT&C clusters, frequently organizes networking events for the ITC sector and activates in various regional and global networks of business incubators.

    In the mobile field, Radu founded in January 2011 and coordinates the activities of Timisoara Mobile Development Group, currently counting around 120 members, recording a dozen of regular events – meetups and trainings – creating the framework for the presentation and feedback generation for over 25 mobile apps developed by local specialists.

    As a passionate social media user Radu initiated and curates www.startupchart.ro, the Romanian chapter of Startup Charts, an emerging discovery and monitoring tool of the European technology startups.


    Maria Constantinescu

    CEO, SlickFlick

    Maria Constantinescu is a media lawyer and entrepreneur, currently the CEO of SlickFlick.
    Previously a legal counsel at Freesat UK where she managed the integration of the next generation platform, she has worked across film, TV and mobile in both US and UK and has a JD from Columbia Law School.
    SlickFlick is bridging art and innovation in a disruptive platform that enables users to create and distribute compelling storyboards in a mobile environment, layered with interactivity and social collaboration.

    Development Activities
    Media and content generalist with a focus on applying mobile technologies and gamification to foster creativity.


    Sylvain Cottong

    Sylvain has been working since 1992 at the intersection of business, technology, society & culture. Economist by education, he has been involved in multimedia production, web production, e-government, internal & external communication, user experience design, service design, business modeling and innovation management. As a consultant & project manager, he has served numerous government agencies and companies alike and he currently runs strategybuilders.eu, a Luxembourg based new management consultancy.


    Title: Everything is a service

    All things we use & spend time with deliver us a service in a way or another. They help us solve a problem for which we have have a desired outcome. Thus, a mobile app is also a service and it follows the same psychology in our assessments. Service innovation frameworks as well as service design tools & methods are therefore a good starting point for designing mobile apps that work.


    Thibaut Rouffineau

    Community and passion builder with a mobile LTE.

    Thibaut has been active in the mobile, telecom, software world for the past 10 years as an all-rounder from the research labs, to the telecom shelter, from core network to core OS, from photons to airwaves and from product management to community strategy.

    Thibaut joins WIP from Symbian Foundation where he was the Head of Community Management accompanying the Symbian developer and partner community in its migration to open source. Over the past few years has been heavily engaged in the migration of the mobile industry towards a more open and community led approach to development and innovation, especially active in developing the Eclipse and Symbian communities but also supporting operators and OEMs devise their developers program.

    Thibaut joined WIP in 2009 to support and develop WIP activities in Europe, with an emphasis on event management and consultancy.

    Thibaut holds an Msc in telecommunication from Telecom SudParis and is an Accredited Chartered Marketer.


    Andrei Marinescu

    Co-founder of Appscend.
    Andrei Marinescu is a co-founder of Appscend, a mobile app development platform that make it simple and fast for anyone to create engaging mobile applications.

    At Appscend, he is responsible for developing the scalable and mobile-friendly cloud server platform that serves as backbone for all Appscend apps.

    He is a seasoned programmer with over 7 years of experience focused on DB design and web development. With a passion for technology, the internet and large architectures, he is driven to create software that profoundly change the way people interact and work every day.


    Johannes Georg

    Johannes Georg has completed his Bachelor’s degree in 2010 at the University of Applied Sciences in Fulda, Germany. His thesis was about using the inbuilt GPS of modern mobile phones for tracking sport activities. That led him to his Master studies in multimodal human computer interaction that he is about to finish. He also is a lecturer for media design classes as well as Android related classes with the special topic of sensor based services. Additionally since 2009 he is a Samsung Mob!ler and also a Samsung developer advocate.

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    mLabs Mobile Training and Support Needs Survey – Results

    The results of the Mobile Training and Support Needs survey were presented last night at Mobile Monday Joburg. mLab Southern Africa (SA), along with Mobile Monday Joburg, ran the short survey to understand the training and general support needs of mobile developers and entrepreneurs in South Africa. Critical to the success of the mLab SA’s work is to ensure that we support real needs from those in the mobile community. 

    There is a clear need to provide support on how to monetise mobile apps and content. In response, the mLab SA has created an Application Monetisation and Commercialisation resources section on its website, as well as lined up two events in August (Pretoria and Cape Town) on Monetising Your Mobile App or Content, presented with InMobi, the world’s largest independent mobile advertising network. Book your place at the events now.

    Mobile Monday Ethiopia – Innovation Road Show Comes to Addis!

    For developing countries like Ethiopia, mobile phones have been a revolution. No longer do remote villages have to wait years for a telephone wire to reach them. Instead families and friends, clients and customers are connected without the need for costly, cumbersome physical infrastructure.

    It is conceivable that someday soon every Ethiopian will have a mobile phone improving the quality of their lives by opening up an array of personal and commercial opportunities. Building on these positive developments, the city’s premier technological innovation hub, iceaddis, presents Mobile Monday!

    WHAT: Mobile Monday – Leading mobile phone technology entrepreneurs and visionaries from across the globe gather to present and exchange their ideas at iceaddis, an Addis Ababa technological innovation center.

    WHERE: iceaddis /EiABC -Former Building College / Lideta Campus

    WHEN: Monday, July 18, 6pm-7.30pm

    On July 18 2011 iceaddis presents an event called WHY mmaddis @ iceaddis hall /EIABC AAU south campus – See: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=242517302444338


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