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MoMo Monsoon

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Our August event has acquired a larger scale and adoped a slightly different format. Below is the press release made for the event.

Mobile Monday Bangalore is organizing its August event as a daylong program on Saturday, the 30th of August, 2008 between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore’ (IIMB) Main Auditorium, Bannerughatta Road, Bangalore.


Christened as “MoMo Monsoon” this event aims to create a splash pool of issues, ideas, challenges and opportunities in order to evoke interest and excitement of all stakeholders in the Mobile VAS ecosystem.


Mobile Monday is a global community of wireless industry professionals with more than 70 chapters worldwide. The open community promotes the wireless industry. It fosters cooperation and networking among interest groups, industry and their companies by providing the logistics and opportunities for personal and virtual contacts. It is an open forum.


The Bangalore chapter of Mobile Monday started its activities in June 2006 and is the first Mobile Monday chapter in India.


Mobile Monday Bangalore popularly known as MoMo Bangalore, is registered as a not for profit organization (Trust). There are more than 700 registered members on its mailing list.


Being an open community organization, Mobile Monday Bangalore relies on forward looking companies to support it’s operations. OnMobile Global Limited and Forum Nokia are the annual sponsors of Mobile Monday Bangalore.


The daylong event is planned with 3 keynote speeches and 4 panel discussions, with industry leaders and veterans from OnMobile Global Limited, Forum Nokia, Google, July Systems, Yahoo!, Helion Ventures and Sasken Communication Technologies Limited amongst others, participating in discussions on Micro Finance & Mobile Payments, Mobile Marketing & Mobile Advertising, Telecom Platform Opportunities and Mobile Web.


The spirit of MoMo isn’t complete without the representation from it’s community of young and innovative companies along with it’s entrepreneurs! MoMo Monsoon also brings along the dynamic participation from mCHEK, EKO Financials, Mobisy, Classifeye, Ekgaon,, AdMob, mKHOJ, TeliBrahma, MyDunia Networks, TringMe, Tonse Telecom to name a few.


This is a free of charge event but prior registration (first come first served basis) is mandatory. More than 300 people are expected to attend this MoMo event.


Please refer to our web site for further details.



About Mobile Monday Bangalore Trust & Mobile Monday Global


Mobile Monday Bangalore Trust is based out of Bangalore, and is administered by four founder trustees – Rajiv Poddar, Thiyagarajan M, Kesava Reddy M and S R Raja. It is aligned with Mobile Monday Global which has it’s headquarters in Helsinki, Finland.


Open Table Discussion on TRAI recommendation paper on MVAS

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

TRAI recently released a recommendation paper on MVAS. A license based regulator influenced approach has caused quite a furor among many market players. This month’s MoMo will be an open table discussion about the recommendation, also discussed would comments and response that should presented by the mobile community back to TRAI.

What : An open table discussion.
When : 30th June 2008. 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm.
Where: Cafe Coffee Day, Near Jyothi Niwas College, 5th Block , Koramangla.

Cost: Free, but registration is required.

Register: here

Forum Nokia

Advertising on the Mobile Web

Monday, January 21st, 2008

Topic:Discovery & Monetization: advertising on the mobile web .The mobile ecosystem has struggled with two primary challenges: Discovery and Monetization. In the last year, however, the industry has seen tremendous changes on both fronts, and in countries like India, where it serves over 200 million ad impressions per month, Admob has served as a catalyst for those changes. The session will be an interactive discussion where attendees will discuss the kinds of mobile web content that are seeing broad-based adoption, and the role that advertising plays in determining how that content is discovered and monetized.

Speaker Bio: Zubair Jandali works in business development at Admob, where he focuses on partnership opportunities in India and international markets. Before joining AdMob, Zubair worked in search engine marketing and business development at NexTag, an online comparison shopping engine that was acquired for over $1 billion by Providence Equity Partners. Prior to NexTag, Zubair worked in the investment banking divisions of Goldman Sachs and Lazard. Zubair holds a BS from the University of California, Berkeley

Demo: Admob for publishers.

Monday, 28th January 2008, 6.30 - 8.30pm
6.30 pm - 7.30 pm (talk)
7.30 - 8.00 pm (demo)
8.00 - 8.30 (networking)

Where: Koramangla club,
CA-17. 6th Cross, VI Block,
Koramangala, Bangalore - 560 095
Phone : 25531864, 25520255

Who: Anybody interested in Mobiles

Cost: Free (Registration required, please register here)

Venue Sponsors: Satyam

Talk on LBS in India and a mobile VoIP demo

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Topic: ‘Opposite to’ and ‘Next to’: Getting directions is just as hard as predicting directions of LBS in India , a talk by Deepak Srinivasan, CEO of Mobiance, mobile LBS startup.

Description:The two most common words one encounters in getting directions in India are ‘opposite to’ and ‘next to’ – which could mean anything from ‘in front of’,‘behind’, ‘adjacent’, ‘in the same block’ and so on. Predicting the direction of how LBS will evolve in India is no easier with multiple interpretations and implications. Recent developments in the various sectors of the Indian market indicate the increasing awareness of Location Services and the willingness to adopt these services. However, in an early market like India, Location Services face significant challenges ranging from lack of quality mapping data, strict privacy issues to varied customer perceptions. The talk would try to explore how the Indian market and consumers benefit from making LBS part of their activities and the various challenges that come about with it.

Demo: TringMe mobile VoIP client demo

When: Monday, 26th Novemeber 2007, 6.30 - 8.30pm
6.30 pm - 7.30 pm (talk)
7.30 - 8.00 pm (demo)
8.00 - 8.30 (networking)

Where: Koramangla club,
CA-17. 6th Cross, VI Block,
Koramangala, Bangalore - 560 095
Phone : 25531864, 25520255

Who: Anybody interested in Mobiles

Cost: Free (Registration required, please register here)

Venue Sponsors: Symbian

Snacks Sponsor: Mobiance

Rural Opportunities in India; MobiTop Launch

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Topic: Rural Economic Opportunities in the Mobile Space by Sriram Raghavan, President, Comat Technologies.

“Several governmental and private initiatives in India in the last few years have aimed at creating economic frameworks in rural areas for businesses to operate in. This talk isn’t about mobile, per se — it’s about the creation and stabilisation of new markets, of why these weren’t viable before, of how economic growth and policy change is affording their viability, and of how they may be accessed. Mobile entrepreneurs may have an easier time than most, since they provide a critical foundational layer for better integration with the larger economy.”

MobiTop platform by Mobisy.

“MobiTop, is a mobile phone application development platform with which application developers, device manufacturers and operators can easily develop and deploy new breed of applications with Web 2.0 features. Key challenges faced by today’s mobile application developers are, “Device incompatibilities” and “Ineffective application delivery platforms”. We @ Mobisy are trying to address these major issues by providing a platform to develop applications quickly in standard web technologies like AJAX and limiting the porting issues only to browser, e.g. standard Web 2.0 applications. Further, we are enabling Internet based deployment of applications, which provides security at the same time avoiding complicated and lengthy, signing procedures. We also provide native device access capabilities(like Call,SMS, Contacts), offline mode and many other key features to watch out for.”

When: Monday, 24th September, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Where: OnMobile cafeteria @ #26, Bannerghatta Road, J. P. Nagar, Phase III, Bangalore, Ph: +9180 41802500

Cost: Free

Register: here.



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Mobile Media Revolution & India

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

April’s talk would be about mobile media revolution in India and speaker is Dr. Aditya Dev Sood of CKS.

Abstract of the topic

“Those seeking to be involved with the coming media revolutions that are bound to unfold in emerging economies such as India would be advised to leave behind the expectation that these regions shall merely ‘come online’ or replicate industrial societies’ adoption and enthusiasm for the web as it exists today. This will not merely be a web 3.0 or a mobile 2.0. The world of mobile media in India by the end of this decade will be more richly immersive, multiply-mediated and nuanced, using subtle forms of gesture, and movement — it will be an entire ecology, growing, shifting and changing at the rate of sociality itself.”

Aditya Dev Sood is the author of the Mobile Development Report, which offers a careful analysis of the social dynamics of mobile phone usage among urban and rural users from lower income backgrounds. It argues that new kinds of mobile enabled welfare and social services will not only revolutionize life in rural areas, but also represent the most important new opportunity for mobile ventures.

The talk will be followed by a demo by Srinivas Ramprasad of Sloka Telecom.

What: MoMo Bangalore April 2007, (Mobile Media Revolution & India, Product Demo)

When: 23rd April, 6.00 - 8.30 pm

6.00 - 7.00 talk

7.00 - 8.00 demo

8.00 - 8.30 snacks & networking

Where: Aztecsoft Ltd
Maruthi Infotech Centre,
11/1, 12/1 Kormangala Inner Ring Road,
Amarjyothi Layout,
Bangalore - 560 071

Directions: here

Who: Anybody interested in Mobiles

Cost: Free (registration required though)

Venue Sponsors:

Snacks Sponsor:Sloka Telecom

Building web sites for Mobile users & Product Demos

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

Continuing the format from last time we will have a talk and a demo in this month’s MoMo.The topic of discussion this time is “Building websites for Mobile users” led by M.T Ragunath of Google India.


Abstract of the topic
There are several different types of mobile phones in use around the world. Phones differ widely in terms of their capabilities such as screen size, supported content types, supported markup, etc. Many of the features such as rich graphics, and complex scripts, that work well on desktop browsers are often unsuitable for mobile handsets.
Designing a web site for mobile users requires site designers to keep things simple, and to follow certain practices so that the sites are accessible to a broad range of mobile devices. Badly designed mobile web sites result in a poor experience for end users.In this discussion some of these issues would be discussed by working through some examples of how to design web pages so that they work better on mobile phones.

About the Speaker
M. T. Raghunath has been with Google since Jan 2006 and has been working in the area of Mobile Search and Mobile Ads. Earlier he was a Research Staff Member at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center, where he was part of the team that built the first Bluetooth connected wristwatch computer running Linux and X11. Raghunath has a B.Tech from IIT Madras and a Ph.D in Computer Science from University of California, Berkeley. Raghunath is interested in building innovative solutions for enabling access to information on a wider scale.

The talk will be followed by a demo on “Mobile Application Platform” by Mango Technologies.

What: MoMo Bangalore March 2007, (Building website for mobile users & Product Demo)

When: 26th Mar 2007, 6.00 pm - 7.30 pm (talk )
7.30 - 8.00 pm (demo)
8.00 - 8.30 ( networking & snacks)

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

Directions : here

Who: Anybody interested in Mobiles

Cost: Free (registration required though)

Venue Sponsor: CKS

Snacks Sponsor: SVB India Advisors Pvt. Ltd

Register here

Videos of Feb Event

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

Thanks to Manjula Sridhar.

Feb Event Stuff

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Thanks to Naveen for taking time out for us. Here is the link (pdf) to the presentation. The report can be found here (free registration required).

Thanks to TCS for Sponsoring the event. We look forward to continued patronship from them.

Special thanks to B. G. Mahesh of Greynium, for helping us out in organizing this event.

Thanks to Inactiv and Motvik for the demo’s. All the best to you guys. Here’s the link to Inactiv’s presentation.

Thanks to all who attended. Hope to see you all at the next one (24th March). In the meantime, catch up with the latest happenings on the mailing list .

WiFi Market in India and Demo’s

Monday, February 19th, 2007

Based on feedback from few members of the MoMo community this time around we are slightly experimenting with the format of the event.We will be having a talk on a specific topic and then have couple of demos of the latest products from mobile companies. For the discussion we have the topic as “State of Wifi in India” and product demos from three two mobile startups.

Speaker for the Talk: Naveen R, Tonse Telecom

The W-Fi Alliance recently commissioned Tonse Telecom to study Indian Wi-Fi market and develop a country report. The result is now available as a report: The Future of Wi-Fi in India, first and most comprehensive report on Indian Wi-Fi market. The study covers the eco-system, dynamics, market demand, market drivers, enterprise mobility apps, Wi-Fi gear, professional services, testing and Certification software, key players, innovation in the space and forecasts through 2012.

Naveen R, an analyst with Tonse Telecom will present the key findings of this study.

Date: Monday, 26th February, 2007.

Talk : 5.30 PM to 6.30 PM.

Demo Time: 6.30 to 7.30 PM

Inactiv: 6.30 - 7.00 PM
Motvik: 7.00 - 7.30 PM

Networking : 7.30 pm onwards
Cost: Free. Pls. register here.


Indira Nagar Club
9th Main, 4th Cross
HAL 2nd Stage
Bangalore - 560 008

Google Map.

Host & Snacks Sponsor: TCS (Tata Consultancy Services)

Link To Google Map