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MoMo JoBurg – Aug. 5th – The Big Guns in Mobile Payments

Hey Joburg!

We hope you are all surviving winter and now that we’ve passed the halfway mark towards spring, it’s time to turn up the heat! We’re excited to announce that we will finally be hosting a Mobile Payments themed Mobile Monday event. We have been working behind the scenes to get the “big guns” out to keynote this event, the wait is over.

We are proud to announce that we have secured VeriFone as headline sponsor for this event. VeriFone is the global leader in secure electronic payment solutions. Since 1981, VeriFone has designed and marketed system solutions that facilitate the long-term shift toward electronic payment transactions and away from cash and checks. VeriFone’s innovative payment solutions for mobile devices neatly position the organisation as the mobile payments innovator to watch out for. VeriFone operates in 110 countries around the world with 5000 employees and $1.9B in revenue in 2012. With statistics like that, they should know what they are talking about!

In terms of the “big guns”, we have Arthur Goldstuck who is regarded as South Africa’s foremost expert on internet and mobile technology trends and leads several major annual studies.

We also have Dougie Henderson, head of emerging products and innovation for Africa at Visa Inc. Dougie handles product management and strategy in areas such as EMV chip migration, advanced payments, and new technology deployments such as mobile, contactless payments and transit.

Lastly, Vodacom’s managing executive for strategic products, Herman Singh will be joining us. Herman headed up Standard Bank’s Beyond Payments division which launched the SPAR money trader system and the country’s most sophisticated NFC payment transit system, prior to joining Vodacom. Herman played a major role in the move towards digital as part of the team that launched Internet banking in 2000 and mobile banking in 2001. In 2004, he was involved in building MTN Banking, the mobile service provider’s banking service.

As mentioned, we are taking on the subject of Mobile Payments in a big way and we will be announcing more speakers and event details over the coming weeks, but for now, make sure you REGISTER your place to attend this event as we expect places to go fast!

- The MoMo Joburg team

MoMo JoBurg – June 24th – Screw it lets do it @JoziHub!

Hey Joburg!

Okay so we know this is last minute ( .com ) and we know it’s cold and we know you all just want to stay at home BUT here at Mobile Monday South Africa we say get up, get going and join us for Mobile Monday Joburg – Screw it lets do it @ JoziHub on the 24th June ( yes that’s this Monday! )

We know it is short notice but we really want to get the community together as it is long overdue and we want to kick off next week with a bang because it is also the 3rd Annual Digital Service Africa conference! If you are keen on attending the 3rd Annual Digital Service Africa conference then drop us a mail via our website and we will refer you to our friends at Informa for a potential special deal.

Back to the MoMo event on Monday, we will be running a pitch session with the prize being a 5 minute speaking slot at the 3rd Annual Digital Service Africa AppsGig; pitch up and be ready to pitch, we will run this in true MoMo style where anyone can stand up and pitch for 2 minutes and we will have a keynote from a secret startup who decided to screw it and do it and become super famous… places are limited so REGISTER NOW!

Of course JoziHub and one or two of their partners will give us a quick preso on what they are up to – thanks JoziHub and partners for the snacks, drinks and venue!

REMEMBER this event will be held at JoziHub NOT at our usual venue.. we are trying something different ( a change is as good as a holiday! )

- The MoMo Joburg team

MoMo JoBurg – Feb. 18th – More Innovation in Mobile

Welcome to 2013! This will surely be another year of innovation in the mobile industry, so to celebrate and showcase what is to come we have lined up some innovative mobile companies/services/products which will be showcased for you at our event on the 18th February at 6PM! Register Here

We are lucky enough to have as our keynote speaker Yolande van Wyk the CEO of eWallet Solutions at FNB, she is at the forefront of innovative mobile solutions and a self-confessed technophile and geek!
We will have other speakers and start-up/SME companies showcasing ( showing off ) their innovative mobile products/services in our demo room.

We hope to see you at this 2013 kickoff event where you will be able to connect with colleagues, new contacts and industry experts to start the year off on an inspirational and exciting note!

BTW in the spirit of MoMo, if you have an innovative mobile product/service that you would like to showcase with a 2 minute pitch and further show off in the demo room then let us know by emailing info@mobilemonday.org.za and we will contact you with more details if you qualify!

FYI – Get a free copy of the Developer Economics 2013 report – the de-facto report on developer tools and the new app economy – http://www.visionmobile.com/DE13Joburg

MoMo JoBurg – Sept. 3rd – Augmented Reality A Whole New Level

Joburg are you ready to experience what is set to become the future of marketing, driving, paying, gaming, shopping and everything else in your world? Of course we are talking about Augmented Reality ( for proof of this just Google “augmented reality future of everything” )

Mobile Monday on the 3rd September will be themed “Augmented Reality – Taking Mobile to a Whole new Level” and we will be showcasing how AR is taking over the way you experience reality in your daily lives.

For this event we have the only company that could do this subject justice, Qualcomm, the company that invented technology’s such as CDMA, holds key patents for 3G and the digital brains inside the smartest devices in the world today with their Snapdragon processors.

We will be celebrating the beginning of Spring in style with Qualcomm, who will be bringing some of their partners with them to this event to showcase the cutting edge, awesome and futuristic mobile technology that is and will continue to shape every part of our lives.

We will release details on speakers, partners and other exciting bits of information about this event over the next few weeks so keep your eye on our Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and EventBrite pages and our website of course!

Remember Mobile Monday events are FREE to attend and we will keep hunger pangs at bay with snacks and keep the conversation going with some drinks on the house!

Cafe Culture, Witkoppen Road
Johannesburg, South Africa
Monday, September 3rd at 6:00PM

For now Please Register for this event to book your spot!

P.S for any of you techies, developers and other geeks check out QDevNet Qualcomm’s awesome developer network!

MoMo JoBurg – June 25th – Mobile in the Enterprise

WOW, do we have something special and exciting for you this month, our next event on the 25th June will focus on “Mobile in the Enterprise” and we have brought together 3 powerhouses in the mobile enterprise space covering all aspects including devices, security, device management, app management, mobile integration into the business and of course the all important CLOUD!

Our generous sponsors are:

- Samsung, the leader in mobile phone sales in the world, enough said!

- Magic Software , a global provider of mobile and cloud-enabled application and business integration platforms with over 25 years of experience, thousands of customers, and millions of installations worldwide, they have presence in more than 50 countries, including 14 regional offices and a global network of business partners.

- Magix Security a proud partner of MobileIron – providers of innovative multi-OS mobile device management (MDM), mobile application management (MAM), BYOD privacy controls, and Android security.

We will have expert opinions from these 3 companies telling us more about driving operational efficiency through mobile technologies. They will cover industry trends and discuss topics which are relevant to the concerns and challenges of the Enterprise customer working on a mobility strategy from each of their respective strategies.

Venue: Cafe Culture, Pineslopes Shopping Centre, Johannesburg
Date: Monday, June 25, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 10:00
Register: Venue: Cafe Culture, Pineslopes Shopping Centre, Johannesburg
Register: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3301355443/

As always the aim of MOMO Joburg is “Bringing the Mobile Community Together” and we will have snacks and drinks available to encourage networking and the sponsors will have representatives on hand in the “demo room” for any questions and discussions throughout the evening.

We are looking forward to seeing you at this event!

MoMo Joburg – May 7th – Changing the World through Innovation

Following on from our hugely succesful event earlier this year, we are holding our annual startup pitch event, you may remember our event last year that was massive and proved to everyone that mobile innovation is alive and kicking in Joburg. This year we are kicking it into overdrive and we have an awesome sponsor, Rorotika Technologies, who will help showcase some amazing mobile innovations with the theme “Changing the World through Innovation”.

After the sponsor’s welcome and presentation, by Rorotika CEO, Frans Joubert, there will be an opportunity for a number of pre-selected mobile innovators to present their “elevator pitch” to the audience. Presentations will be restricted to two minutes each, and the winner will receive: a Samsung Galaxy Note, and the opportunity to become part of the Rorotika incubation program, based on consultation between Rorotika and the winning innovator ( once in a lifetime opportunity here! )

So, if you have a grand idea or an innovation that is mobile related and you need help to develop and market it, this could be your big break! Send a brief description of your innovation/idea to info@mobilemonday.org.za by Wed 25 April and we will assess them, and choose the lucky few who will get to present on the 7th May. Full Details and Registration Here

We look forward to seeing you!

Time:           5.30 for 6.00pm start
Date:           07 May 2012
Venue:        Cafe Culture, Pineslopes Shopping Centre, Witkoppen Road, Fourways

MoMo JoBurg – Jan. 30th – Mobile Apps and the Dev Community

Welcome to 2012! From the team at MOMO Joburg we wish you all the best for the year ahead!

To get the year off to a rocking start, please join us for the first MOMO Joburg of the year, “Mobile Applications and the Developer Community in South Africa”.

With smartphone penetration in South Africa at 16% and rising, apps are going to be a critical tool for us in the way we use our mobile devices  sponsored by Vodacom Digital Media, who is advancing the Mobile apps and the developer community in South Africa.

After the sponsor’s welcome, we’ll have a presentation all about the Vodacom Developer Programme and how it can help grow a vibrant developer community here in South Africa. We’ll then host a 10-minute panel discussion on mobile application development.

And now for something new! We’ll be offering three developers the opportunity to pitch their apps at the event. Each developer will have two minutes—we’ll have a stopwatch at the ready—to wow the panel. It’s a great opportunity to get your app out there. The winner, as judged by the panel, will receive free promotion and be featured in the Vodacom App Store. Fill in the form here and we’ll choose the lucky three.

Make sure to Register in Advance – We look forward to seeing you!

MoMo Joburg – Nov. 21st – HUGE end year event

 Wow can you believe that there are only a few shopping days until Christmas! To celebrate the end of the year, MOMO Joburg is hosting a HUGE end year event to end off the mobile year in style!

Our sponsor is 8ta and they are helping us put on quite a show with the help from their friends at Samsung — Yes there will be some handsets given away, so bring your business cards for the draw!

Speakers, theme and more information will be released in the coming weeks so please keep your eyes on your Inbox, our Twitter account ( @momojoburg ) and our website but for now please “Save the Date” and register for this event on our Website Here

Date: Monday 21st November 2011
Door: Open 17:30 for 18:00 Start
Venue: Cafe Culture, Pineslopes Centre

We would also like to remind you that we have partnered with the Mobile Web Africa 2011 conference and have arranged an awesome discount on the entry fee for this conference, more details here.

 

We are running a MOvember campaign! For more info and how you can get involved in this worthy cause please click here

 

MoMo Joburg Supports MOvember!

We are excited to announce that MOMO Joburg will be officially supporting MOvember, a very worthy cause in which MO bro's ( guys ) grow a moustache through the month of November to create awareness of Prostate and Testicular Cancer and to encourage donations to the official MOvember association which helps with cancer research and more!

Today we are launching our campaign for this cause, we encourage you all to register on our MOvember community page herehttp://mobro.co/MOMOJoburg ) and post photos and donate what you can afford! More information about MOvember on the Mobile Monday global page Here.

We will be having a competition at our huge end of your event on the 21st and prizes will be given away to those who have grown the best MO from now until the 21st, so everyone get growing ( or going ); and for all the ladies, get creative there is no reason you cant win best MO -- Yes, we will have a ladies prize too.. 8-)

Smile... It's MOvember!

MoMo Joburg – Oct. 17th – Core Group

We have great pleasure in inviting you to our next Mobile Monday Joburg event sponsored by Core Group!

Core Group represents some of the world’s premier professional and consumer technology brands in Sub-Saharan Africa. They are the sole distribution and marketing partner for Apple in Sub Saharan Africa (basically that means they are the guys that you get your iPad's, Mac's from!)

Please join us at Joburg's premier networking event for the mobile industry to hear more from the Core Group about how apps and Apple products are changing the way we do business! ( yes you can use the iPad for more than Angry Birds! )

Speakers for the evening:

  • Oliver Graff: Mobile Device Management (concepts and solutions)
  • Linda de Klerk: Discover Apps and iPad and their relevance in business (With over 425 000 apps on the iTunes App store the iOS ecosystem and iPad are changing the way we do business. Learn more about Apps and the iPad in general and how they are changing business and the way we work, play and access information)

Mobile Monday Joburg is the premier networking event for anyone and everyone in Mobile in South Africa, our events are the place to be if you are involved in Mobile in all shapes and forms!

Date: Monday 17th October 2011

Time: 17:30 for 18:00

Venue: Cafe Culture, Pineslopes Centre, The Straight St, Off Witkoppen, Fourways ( Next to The Keg, opposite Monte Casino )

Please Click Here to book your spot!

For more info on the Core Group click here

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