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Mobile Monday Summit 2010

Mobile Monday Summit 2010


Celebrating 10 Years of Community, Collaboration, and Innovation

Wow.. what a decade it’s been! From our early days in Helsinki to now reaching over 100 chapters in 50+ countries and spanning every continent of the globe, MobileMonday has truly become the world’s leading mobile community and that’s something for us all to be pretty proud of.

This September 27-29, in celebration of MoMo’s phenomenal first decade, we will be hosting the MobileMonday 10 Year Anniversary Summit and Peer Awards and we’ll be joining forces with our sister chapter in beautiful Tallinn to bring a 3-day event across the two cities – Helsinki and Tallinn.

6 reasons not to miss this year’s Summit

1. This year’s theme ‘Fin/Est Mobile Innovation’ will bring the best of the Finnish and Estonian mobile industries to the MoMo community including workshops and site visits in both Helsinki and Tallinn.

2. You’ll get updates and exciting developments from some of MoMo’s newest chapters (rise of the creative markets) like Uganda, Kenya, India, Pakistan, Brazil joined with the most advanced of Japan, Scandinavia/Baltics, US etc. Direct and in-person.

3. Connect with industry leaders and experts including the MoMo founders and founding chapters.

4. Participate in seminars with mobile visionaries (some from down the street and some from locations around the world) in a casual setting.

5. The annual Peer Awards are where the world’s best mobile products and services will compete for the honor of being this year’s winner. Hear their pitch presentations and join in the voting for 2010’s winner.

6. And last but not least – the party! The phenomenal success and growth of Mobile Monday is because of you. So, we’d like to say thank you, celebrate and have a toast (or two).

And in the spirit of Mobile Monday there’s no entry fee to any part of the event program. You only need to cover your expenses for travel and accommodation.

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The Program

The main event theme is ‘Fin/Est Mobile Innovation’ and during the course of the Summit we intend to bring you the best and brightest of the Finnish and Estonian mobile industries including Nokia, Skype and Fortumo. Through seminars, workshops and site visits, you’ll gain deeper insight to Finnish and Estonian mobile industries, where they’re going next, and what we can learn together from their global experience.

Additionally, we’ve got a great lineup of top people from Finland, Estonia and around the globe who will speak on a range of interesting and current topics. And our friends from MoMo’s newest chapters will share the fantastic work they’ve been doing and you’ll have many opportunities for one-to-ones with these very creative markets.

Day 1: 27 September, Helsinki
MobileMonday’s 10 Year Anniversary Summit will kick off in Helsinki with the official MoMo welcome followed by the highly anticipated Peer Awards finale where everyone in attendance will get to hear the pitch presentations and vote for 2010’s winner.

Following the voting, the prizes will be awarded and it’s on to celebrate the winners and MoMo’s 10 years! As they say ‘eat, drink and be merry!

The location for the Awards and the Party, Restaurant Kaarle XII, aka”Kalle”, is truly a Helsinki institution. Buffet dinner and drinks will be served. And the MoMo House Band will be rockin’ the house. We hope to see some dancing on the tables in true ‘Kalle’ style.

17:00 – 17:15 A MoMo Welcome and Opening Remarks from MobileMonday’s Jari Tammisto and Risto Siilasmaa, Chairman F-Secure

17:15 – 18:15 Peer Award in “Base of the Pyramid”: finalist pitches, voting and awarding the winner and runner-up

18:15 – 18:30 Break, music by The Call Girls

18:30 – 19:30 Peer Award in “Future Potential”: finalist pitches, voting and awarding the winner and runner-up

19:30 – 20:30 Buffet dinner (press meeting downstairs for media and Peer Award finalists)

20:30 – 24:00 Party time with MobileMonday House Band (no pre-registration required)

Day 2: 28 September, Helsinki/Espoo
Day 2 continues in Helsinki’s neighboring city of Espoo and we’ll be running the site visits to Nokia HQ, F-Secure HQ and Rovio during the morning. Sorry Finnish friends, but our international visitors will get first priority for the Finnish site visits this time around.

Immediately following lunch, the seminar program will kick off at the Aalto Venture Garage in Otaniemi Espoo, while a showcase of interesting startups will be presenting their demos in the neighbour building, the Design Factory and in typical MoMo style these sessions are casual and we encourage lots of questions and open exchange.

Following the day’s sessions, those who have registered in advance for the Tallinn program will be taken by shuttle to the Länsisatama (West Harbor) for departure to Tallinn by boat. The program will continue on the boat with dinner followed by the first ever WIPJam on water! Relax ’cause we’re all for “No Power Points. No Panels. No Ties”! Join the conversations for an evening of exchange, discovery, rants and learning on the mobile ecosystem.

8:30 – 12:00 Site visits to Nokia headquarters and Rovio! and a short seminar by F-Secure in three parallel groups (all groups visit all sites)

8:30 – 8:45 Bus transportation from the hotel Radisson Blu Seaside to the first site visit

8:45 – 9:30 First site visit

9:30 – 9:45 Bus transportation to the second site visit

9:45 – 10:30 Second site visit

10:30 – 10:45 Bus transportation to the third site visit

10:45 – 11:30 Third site visit

11:30 – 12:00 Bus transportation to the seminar location Aalto Venture Garage and Design Factory

12:00 – 17:00 Lunch, Seminars program and Showcase of Startups – Aalto Venture Garage and Design Factory

12:00 – 12:30 Soup lunch, Showcase of Startups begins at Design Factory (continues until 17:00)

12:30 Seminar program begins at Aalto Venture Garage

12:30 – 12:40 Kristo Ovaska (Finland), Co-Founder, CEO at Aalto Venture Garage:”Building Aalto University into an internationally remarkable startup hub”

12:40 – 13:00 Jeffrey Stern (USA), Innovation Expert, Amdocs: “Innovation”

13:00 – 13:15 Jessica Colaco (Kenya), TED fellow, Co-founder of Ushahidi, iHub

13:15 – 13:30 Srikanth Raju (Finland), Director, Head of Marketing at Forum Nokia

13:30 – 13:40 Christian Lindholm (UK), Partner and Director at Fjord

13:40 – 14:10 Panel discussion: “Current / Future Mobile Ecosystem – Enabling or Preventing Innovations” by Dr. MadanMohan Rao (MobileMonday Research Director, India, moderator), Laura Merling (VP Open API Platform, Alcatel-Lucent), Jeffrey Stern (Amdocs), Jessica Colaco (iHub), Srikanth Raju (Forum Nokia), Christian Lindholm (Fjord)

14:10 – 14:15 Prof. Dr. Peter A. Bruck (Austria), Chairman, World Summit Awards by the United Nations: “What’s Good about Content ? – Mobile Freedom or Mobile Addiction”

14:15 – 14:30 Startup pitches:

  • No Emission Monday presented by CEO Niiles Airola
  • Steam Republic Ltd presented by Cultural Attaché Jyri Forsström
  • APE Payment presented by CEO Juhani Kivikangas
  • Sibesonke Ltd presented by CEO Uwe Schwarz

14:30 – 15:15 Coffee break at Aalto Design Factory, Showcase of Startups continues

15:15 Seminar program continues at Aalto Venture Garage

15:15 – 15:25 Linnar Viik (Estonia), Estonian ICT visionary and Member of Advisory Board of Estonian IT College

15:25 – 15:35 Veiko Sepp (Estonia), President at Ericsson Eesti AS

15:35 – 15:55 Steven Goh (Singapore) Co-Founder and CEO at Mig33

15:55 – 16:05 Leila Modarres (USA), VP of Marketing at DeviceAnywhere: “A report on testing around the world with DeviceAnywhere”

16:05 – 16:50 Panel discussion: “Mobile Developer Eco System – How to create a Collaborative Environment with MoMo chapters” with Dinesh Saparamadu (MobileMonday Sri Lanka, moderator), Helen Keegan (MobileMonday London), Jim Brown (MobileMonday Toronto, Canada), Lars Cosh-Ishii (MobileMonday Tokyo, Japan), Mathieu Flamant (MobileMonday Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Rehan Ahmed Allahwala (MobileMonday Karachi, Pakistan)

16:50 – 17:00 Wrap-up by Jari Tammisto, CEO of MobileMonday

17:00 – 17:45 Bus transportation to Länsisatama

17:45 – Arrival to Länsisatama, Check-in for ferry to Tallinn


18:30 – 20:15 Tallink departs / Buffet dinner

20:15 – 21:45 WIPJam on water in the boat’s conference premises

22:00 – Ferry arrives in Tallinn, Transfer to hotel. Accommodation is at the Radisson Blu Hotel Olumpia

23:00 – 1st day after party (entrance open to all registered guests)

Day 3: 29 September, Tallinn
Good morning Tallinn! Day 3, the final day of the Summit, begins with a super seminar program at the Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia followed by Estonian site visits after lunch.

The site visits are set up in two parallel tracks each accommodating 50 people. If you chose Track 1 you’ll visit SKYPE (presented by Sten Tamkivi) and then off to TEHNOPOL with a presentation from the aspect of Finnish companies entering the Estonian market (presented by Margus Udam). If you chose Track 2 then you’ll be visiting the ERICSSON FACTORY (formerly Elcoteq) and DEMO CENTER (presented by Indrek Vimberg)

Since there are only 100 slots (50 per track ) available for the site visits, we must apologize to our Estonian friends as the site visits are open for the international visitors as a first priority.

And last but certainly not least, the day and the Summit will close with an evening reception at the medieval Tallinn Town hall set in the city’s beautifully preserved Old Town. With its splendid cobbled streets, red-tiled roofs and elegant spires (not to mention restaurants, bars and shops) it’s no wonder that many visitors to Tallinn never make it outside the Old Town’s ancient walls. Enjoy!

Following the reception we’ll have bus transfer back to the hotel and then also to the port so we can head back to Helsinki by boat. After arriving to Länsisatama (West Harbor) in Helsinki, we can walk the few hundred meters to our accommodation at Radisson Blu Hotel Seaside

09:00 – 13:00 Seminar program (with short refreshment breaks) at the Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia

09:00 – 09:05 Priit Salumaa (Estonia), Founder, MoMo Estonia: Welcoming words

09:05 – 09:15 Taavi Kotka (Estonia), President at Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications: Opening words

09:15 – 09:45 Mikael Bäck (Sweden), VP, Product and Portfolio Management, Business Unit Networks, Ericsson: “The Continued Evolution Of Mobile Broadband.”

09:45 – 10:00 Tõnu Grünberg, Chief Technology Officer at EMT: The Story of Mobile Parking 2.0

10:00 – 10:30 Vesku Paananen, MobileMonday Founder and the Business Development Executive of Microsoft: Three Screens – the New Role of Mobility

10:30 – 10:45 Startup pitches (2 Selected MPA finalists and 3 Estonian mobile startups)

10:45 – 11:15 Coffee and refreshment break – startup demo stands / startup pitches / parter stands

11:15 – 11:45 Gabriella Poczo, Director of Mobile Engineering at Skype “Changing the World of Mobile”

11:45 – 12:05 Kei Shimada, Founder & CEO at Infinita Inc. “Innovation: Why Japan?”

12:05 – 12:25 Rehan Allahwala, Super Technologies Inc., Pakistan

12:25 – 12:45 Olli Aurola, Services Sales Manager, Finland – Baltics, Nokia “Partnering for Results”

12:45 – 13:00 MoMo Founders – short introductory round for the audience before the networking lunch.

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (buffet) and bus transfer

14:00 – 17:00 Site visits in two tracks accommodating 50 people per track: (Open to the first registered.) Before the site visits, please sign out from your hotel room and take all of your belongings with you to the bus. The same buses will later on take us to the Reception and then to the harbour.

17:30 – 19:30 Reception at the medieval Tallinn Town Hall concluding the Mobile Monday 10 Year Anniversary Summit

19:30 – 20:00 – Bus transfer to the harbour

21:00 – 23:00 Ferry back to Helsinki (Tallink Silja Star/Superstar)

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The Speakers

We’ve put together a roster of top-notch speakers coming from various fields, various parts of the world, and each with a different point of view of the mobile industry. Here’s the lineup thus far, we expect to have the full and final list confirmed in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

Presenting in Helsinki:

Christian Lindholm (Finland)

Partner and Director, Fjord

Jari Tammisto (Finland)

CEO of MobileMonday

Jeffrey Stern (USA)

Innovation Expert, Amdocs /Speaking on innovation

Jessica Colaco (Kenya)

TED fellow, Co-founder of Ushahidi, iHub

Juhani Kivikangas (Finland)

CEO of Apepayment

Jyri Forsström (Finland)

Cultural Attaché of Steam Republic Ltd

Kristo Ovaska (Finland)

Co-Founder, CEO at Aalto Venture Garage

Leila Modarres (USA)

VP of Marketing at DeviceAnywhere

Linnar Viik (Estonia)

Estonian ICT visionary and Member of Advisory Board of Estonian IT College

Niiles Airola (Finland)

CEO of No Emission Monday

Prof. Dr. Peter A. Bruck (Austria)

Chairman, World Summit Awards by the United Nations

Srikanth Raju (Finland)

Director, Head of Marketing at Forum Nokia

Steven Goh (Singapore)

Co-Founder and CEO at Mig33

Uwe Schwarz (Finland)

CEO, Sibesonke Ltd

Veiko Sepp (Estonia)

President at Ericsson Eesti AS


Dinesh Saparamadu (Sri Lanka)

MobileMonday – Colombo

Helen Keegan (England)

MobileMonday – London

Jim Brown (Canada)

MobileMonday – Toronto

Lars Cosh-Ishii (Japan)

MobileMonday – Tokyo

Laura Merling (USA)

VP Open API Platform, Alcatel-Lucent

Dr. MadanMohan Rao (India)

MobileMonday – Research Director

Mathieu Flamant (Brazil)

MobileMonday – Rio de Janeiro

Rehan Ahmed Allahwala (Pakistan)

MobileMonday – Karachi

Presenting in Tallinn:

Gabriella Poczo (USA)

Director of Mobile Engineering at Skype

Kei Shimada (Japan)

Founder & CEO at Infinita Inc.

Mikael Bäck (Sweden)

VP, Product and Portfolio Management, Business Unit Networks, Ericsson

Olli Aurola (Finland)

Services Sales Manager, Finland – Baltics, Nokia

Rehan Allahwala (Pakistan)

CEO at Didx.net

Taavi Kotka (Estonia)

President at Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications: Opening words

Tõnu Grünberg (Estonia)

Chief Technology Officer at EMT

Vesku Paananen (Finland)

Mobile Monday Founder, Business Development Executive, Microsoft

Both the Helsinki and Tallinn programs are moderated by our charismatic moderators André Noël Chaker from Veikkaus and Priit Salumaa from MoMo Estonia.

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Presentation Archives

The Peer Awards

The Mobile Monday Peer Awards are among the most exciting events in the mobile industry. The concept is to find the most interesting new offerings from around the world and invite them to showcase to local, regional and global audiences. Introduced at the 2006 Global Summit, this peer recognition platform is a signature event combining a mix of dynamic individual talents with plenty of fun and a good dash of networking. The Peer Awards are organized collaboratively by the entire Mobile Monday community, there is no entry fee for our participants, and it has become the reference point for exposing new innovative startups.

Category 1: Base of the Pyramid – Winner – iCheki
An outstanding mobile startup making a difference in: mobile health, mobile education, social change, mobile payments,employment or trade or even entertainment.

Category 2: Future Potential Winner – RingBow
An outstanding mobile startup making a difference in coming years.

Past winners include; Funambol, Taptu, Kimia, Buzzd, Plazes, Realeyes 3D, Device Anywhere, Opera Japan, Babajob, Orbster, fring, PopCatcher, comVu and Unkasoft. The annual Peer Awards receives wide support from the entire ecosystem including; Telefonica, Nokia, dotMobi, HP, Access, Yahoo! Xtract, Nexit Ventures, 02, Acision, Amdocs and many others.


The Summit 2010 also has its very own Facebook page — Hope you ‘Like’ us there too!

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Additional Partner Event Opportunity

Mobile AfricaMobile Africa
When: Thursday, September 30th, 2010
Where: Astoria-Hall, Helsinki, Finland

Mobile is booming in Africa, but entrepreneurship and unconventional thinking is booming everywhere. This is why Mobile Brain Bank launches Europe’s largest Mobile Africa gathering in Helsinki, the hotbed of mobile innovation.

Register to a happening that offers you an insight to what’s cooking under the hood with fresh youngsters, students and start-ups, and gain a first-mover advantage to the fastest growing mobile markets in the world.

Prepare to be launching deals with 500 movers and shakers from the biggest and the smallest mobile runner-ups, established companies, universities and NGO’s from Europe and Africa.

Organized jointly with: Mobile Brain Bank, Mobile Monday, Mobile Web Africa and M4D 2010

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  • Norbert Sagnard July 16th 2010 at 7:56 pm   #     

    When is the return by boat to Helsinki – at the end of Day 3 (straight after hotel Radisson) or morning of day 4? And at what time does it arrive back in Helsinki (ntk to plan flights)?

  • Lars July 17th 2010 at 8:22 am   #     

    Hi Norbert:

    Looks like boat takes about 3.5 hours: 18:30 – Tallink departs .. 22:00 Arrives

    Seems we head back to Hotel on 29th at 8pm and onwards to ferry from there.. guess it could easily be midnite by the time we make Helsinki. Maybe book return flight for 30th..?!?

  • Bruno Bensaid July 26th 2010 at 4:59 am   #     

    where do we register? seems there are quite a few broken links on this page – can anyone help?
    thanks. Bruno (momo shanghai)

  • Lars July 27th 2010 at 2:32 am   #     

    Hi Bruno:

    The secure online register form is here:

    I just tested every link on this page & they all worked = China Firewall..?!?

  • mmyhr August 3rd 2010 at 11:02 am   #     


    There are also some other (and faster) boats/ferrys from Tallinn to Helsinki. E.g. Tallink departures at 5:30 and 9 pm and the trip takes two hours.

  • Stefano Campadello September 24th 2010 at 7:03 am   #     

    Hi Lars,

    the link is not working again.

  • Lars September 24th 2010 at 10:37 am   #     

    Hi Stefano…

    “the link”… could you be a bit more specific..?!?

  • Stefano Campadello September 25th 2010 at 8:24 am   #     

    You are right, Lars: I meant the link for the registration form.

  • Michael Kilty September 25th 2010 at 8:55 am   #     

    Would love to join the summit in Tallinn but there is no registration link that is working…

  • minnasarela September 26th 2010 at 7:13 pm   #     

    Unfortunately the event is already fully booked and therefore registration has been closed.

  • MOHAMMAD SHAHIDUL ISLAM September 26th 2010 at 7:40 pm   #     

    is there option so that we (3) can join (at least may be partly for the Helsinki parts as International student)….,?

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