The next MobileMonday Barcelona event on November 5 covers Mobile Web Applications. The last 2 months the action and debate on web & mobile convergence has been intenser than ever. Rudy De Waele from mTrends will do an introduction on this topic. We’ll have a closer look on popular mobile web applications such as WidSets and the recentlly launched Mippin. Raquel Navarro from Barcelona Media - Innovation Centre will talk about the challenges of innovative interfaces for mobile applications.
Tuomo Sihvola - Head of Communities and Inventor, WidSets - Nokia Emerging Business Unit
Tuomo Sihvola is one of the inventors of WidSets, and currently leading WidSets’ user and developer community activies. Tuomo joined Nokia in 1992 and since then, he has been working in various positions in Research and Development, Sales & Marketing and Corporate innovations globally. WidSets - mobile widgets that enable anyone to create, publish and share internet content to be accessed on their mobile phones. www.widsets.com and for developers www.developer.widsets.com
Prashant Agarwal - VP of Product Management at Refresh Mobile.
Prashant will introduce their new service called Mippin. Mippin is the exciting new way to get your favourite internet content on your mobile phone from Refresh Mobile. Mippin delivers the latest news, blogs, and other web content in the perfect format for your phone - giving you the control to discover and share what you want. Prior to joining Refresh Mobile, Prashant held a number of senior positions with Yahoo! including European Product Manager for Mail and Messenger. He also launched Yahoo!’s first official Series 60 IM application and its official FIFA World Cup 2006 mobile application.
Rudy De Waele - mTrends / co-founder of MobileMonday Barcelona and MobileMonday Madrid
Besides organizing MobileMondays in Barcelona and Madrid, Rudy consults start-ups and established brands on next generation mobile services strategies with dotopen. Rudy has been very active in researching and reporting on web & mobile convergence on his blog mTrends. His Understanding Mobile 2.0 article he wrote for Read/WriteWeb is a reference in capturing the essence of this convergence. mTrends was selected in 2006 among the TOP 20 Fierce Wireless Industry blogs and won the Host of the Year 2006 Award from the Carnival of the Mobilists community. He is also part of the Mobile 2.0 Conference in San Francisco.
Raquel Navarro - Director of the User Centered Interaction Lab at Barcelona Media - Innovation Centre.
Raquel has over 12 years of experience in user studies for ICT design, especially for multi-platform multimedia applications. She has participated in numerous research and knowledge transfer projects at an international scale as an expert in usability and experience optimization methodologies. In the past, Raquel has worked at Apple, HP and Motorola Labs. She has a PhD. in Experimental Psychology. The mission of the Fundació Barcelona Media UPF is to contribute to the improvement in competitiveness on the communication companies, including both technology and content. To this end, Barcelona Media performs research, innovation and training for the industry.
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 Web Applications speaker sessions & discussion
* 21h00 Cocktail and Networking Party
* 22h00 End
Venue: Auditorium University of Pompeu Fabra - França Building (Edifici França), Passeig de Circumval·lació, 8 - Barcelona 08003
Location and Directions here at Google Maps.
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.
MobileMonday Barcelona is organised by Rudy De Waele, Carles Ferreiro and Barcelona Media.
Our thanks to our partners Telefónica Movistar, Vodafone, Alcatel-Lucent, MyStrands and Agora [email protected] for their invaluable support.
Official Website: http://www.mobilemondaybarcelona.com
Added by rudydw on October 31, 2007