Archive for August, 2006

Pics and Presentation

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

We had a very pretty well attended MoMo meet yesterday in Bangalore. Around 30 people turned up even though the event was announced at the last moment and it had started drizzling around 6 in the evening. The CKS Consulting’s Office was a perfect setting for an informal get-together and networking session.

Rishit gave a great presentation on Mobile VAS Scenario. He covered several aspects of Mobile VAS including the types of content, value chain, market numbers and barriers to entry from the Indian perspective. He drew on his own vast experience and shared with us some insightful thoughts on the Industry. It turned out to be a very interactive session with everybody participating with their own perspectives. The presentation can be accessed here (ppt file).

The pics taken during the discussion can be found here.

Once again a big thanks to CKS for providing us the venue and support, and to Rishit for taking time off to share his experience, and to OnMobile for the sponsoring the snacks.

The next event would be held 25th September. We are looking at various options for venue and speakers. Hope to see everybody there again.

Mobile VAS Scenario in India - August 28 2006

Friday, August 25th, 2006

We are pleased to announce the August event of Mobile Monday Bangalore. This month’s topic is “Mobile VAS Scenario in India”.

Continuing the lively discussion from last time about the an overal perspective of Mobile VAS this time we have Rishit Jhunjhunwala, CTO of Verity Technologies who would lead a discussion through presentation & demo of few VAS applications & services deployed in India.

Some of the topics that he would address in his talk include

  • What does “Mobile VAS” mean and entail in India ?
  • Differences in VAS offerings across operators
  • Typical business methodologies in VAS segment across operators
  • Typical VAS product demos across operators

When: 28th August , 2006, 6.30 pm to 8 pm

Where: CKS Consulting
4004, 100 Ft. Road, HAL 2nd Stage,
Bangalore- 560 038, INDIA
V: 91 80 41254373
F: 91 80 25350181

Directions: see here

RSVP: Please register here to attend


Snacks Courtsey:

August event - to be announced shortly

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Lots of queries about the date of august event of Mobile Monday. Please bear with us for some more time. The announcement should have been up by now but due to non availability of venue options for this month we have not been able to put up the notice for the event. We are frantically working on finding out a venue for hosting the event. So stay tuned.

In the meanwhile if you could help with our venue search it would greatly appreciated. You could reach us at rpoddar AT gmail DOT com and thiyagarajan AT gmail DOT com

A talk on Mobiles , Architecture & Social Space

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

CKS Consulting is organizing a talk by Molly Wright Steenson on: *“Fun Palaces and Mobile Architecture : Networked, Mobile Space in the Sixties and Seventies”*.

*“Fun Palaces and Mobile Architecture : Networked, Mobile Space in the Sixties and Seventies”* at 6 p.m. on 7th August, 2006 at CKS House, #4004, 100′rd., Indiranagar, Bangalore-560038.
(please refer to attached map for directions)


Ms Molly Steenson will discuss figures like Cedric Price (whose Fun Palace was inspired by cybernetics and theater), Archigram (inspired by technology) and Superstudio (visionary, radical Italian architects of the mid-60s and early 70s) who offered provocative architectural
frameworks and visions that seem to presage some current ideas about space and mobility.


Molly Wright Steenson is a design researcher. She currently attends the Yale School of Architecture, where she is pursuing a history and theory masters and researching the character of mobile, social space. Before Yale, she was an associate professor at the Interaction Design Institute
Ivrea in Ivrea, Italy, a masters program, where she led the Connected Communities research area. Molly cut her teeth on on line community in 1992 and with the Web in 1994. Working with a variety
oftechnology firms and design studios, she built over 100 websites for companies like Netscape, Reuters, and Scient as a user-centered designer, strategist and producer. She was the co-founder of Maxi, an award-winning women’s website, published from 1997-99. Molly hails from Minneapolis, studied German Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and called San Francisco home for a decade.

/About CKS Consulting Pvt Ltd/:

CKS conceptualizes and develops innovative products and services that harness the new possibilities of media, communications and technology. We offer research and design services to leading Indian and Multinational clients. CKS is the author of ///Used in India/, a multidisciplinary
documentation project that captures the innovative ways in which Indians have used media and technology in the 20th century. We have also produced recenteditions of the acclaimed Doors of Perception design conference. CKS founded the ///Learnineg Lab/ Initiative to promote the creative use of mobile devices for public education in emerging economy environments.
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