Coverage in Business Line

November 20th, 2006

Preethi from the Hindu Business Line covered our September event. Here is the link to the article. We are looking to widen our participants base and involve the greater corporate community. Hopefully this news byte will help us in doing that.

Also watch out for the November event update. We are right now trying to find a venue and once that is done the announcement will be up.

October Stuff

November 3rd, 2006

The topic for our October meet was Location Based Services and the speaker was Pramod Jajoo from Xora. In his presentation he covered the technologies, applications, market, issues and future of Location based services on Mobile. The presentation can be found here (pdf).

Thanks a lot to Pramod of taking time out for us.

The attendance was exactly 50 this time around. The pics. can be found here.

A big thanks to TCS for sponsoring this Months event.

Pls. mark your calendars for Nov 27th. See you then.

Thanks once again for joining.

Oct 2006 Mobile Monday - Location Based Service

October 18th, 2006

Keeping in mind that we have Diwali holidays during the 4th monday of this month we decided to shift the mobile monday to 30th :) . The topic of this month’s discussion is related to LBS and the title of the talk is “From Dial Tone to Location Tone“. The discussion would be led by Pramod Jajoo, MD India Operations and Vice President Engineering of Xora.

Here is a brief abstract of what would be covered:

“Until recently, the primary use of cell phones was still for voice communication and messaging. But that has changed, somewhat, as cell phone providers and their partners have begun identifying new uses for the ever-increasing population of available mobile devices. One such innovation has been the role of the handset as a location tool. Computer chips now embedded in many cell phones enable authorized parties to track the location of these devices as they move from one place to another, by leveraging a Global Positioning System (GPS) network.”

What: MoMo Bangalore October 2006, (LBS, From Dial Tone to Location Tone)

When: 6.30 pm - 8.00 pm, October 30th, 2006

Where: Regus Office (Sankey Meeting Room), L9, Raheja Towers, 26-27 Mahatma Gandhi Road (MG Road)

Who: Anybody interested in Mobility

Cost: Free (registration required though)
Host & Snacks Sponsor: TCS (Tata Consultancy Services)

RSVP: Please register here to attend

Hope to see you there and Wish you all a very happy diwali.

Mailing list migrated

October 6th, 2006

Migration from yahoo group to mailman is complete and the yahoo group has been retired. Moving forward only the mailman list will be used for discussions and announcements.

Pecha Kucha Bangalore

September 28th, 2006

Pecha Kucha Night launches in Bangalore on Friday 29.09.2006.

Please have a look at the website for this event:
http://www.pechakuchabangalore.comV ‘Naresh’ Narasimhan of Venkataramanan Associates & Aditya Dev Sood of
Center For Knowledge Societies will be there to help kick start the event.
Please pass on this mail to your friends in Bangalore who may be interested.

You’ve probably heard about the phenomenon, or read about it online
(, but in essence it’s about presenting work/activities
tornado-style in an informal setting. The concept is simple: each talker will
show 20 slides, with 20 seconds per slide. The total presentation time is
6 minutes 40 seconds. It’s design karaoke!

Pecha Kucha Nights have been huge crowd pullers in the past, held
in destinations worldwide. We do hope the same will hold good for Bangalore.


Center For Knowledge Societies
4004, 100ft. ROAD

Doors Open: 7.00pm
Presentations: 8.20pm

Please scroll down to view the invite to this event.

Please confirm your attendance by 25.09.2006 by
[email protected]


Speakers for PECHA KUCHA BANAGLORE #1 include:
Abhishek Hazra, Yashas Shetty, Hans Matthew, Kiran Venkatesh,
Dominic Dube, M K Raghavendra and Kiran Subbaiah.

Hope you can make it!


Pecha Kucha Night has gone viral - amazingly happening in over
25 cities globally.

Find a location and join the conversation at

* Other Upcoming:*

New York PK Vol.01 - 20 September 2006

Rotterdam PK Vol.05 - 27th September 2006

Bogota Colombia PK Vol.01 - 28 September 2006


MoMo Sept

September 26th, 2006

Thanks to all who turned up for yesterday’s meet. We had some new faces along with the regulars. With your continued participation and patronship we hope to build a thriving community of mobile enthusiasts in Bangalore.

A big thanks to Sanjay, our speaker for stepping in at the last moment and conducting a very interactive session dotted with light hearted quips. We are eagerly looking forward to some tips on Fund Raising from him. :) . The presentation can be found here (pdf file).

A big thanks too to Seraja, MyToday and Greynium for sponsoring this event. They took care of everything including booking the venue and arranging for the snacks. It made our job very easy. The was definately the best arragement we’ve had till now.

The next time we are hoping to get Mr. Krishna Durbha from Reliance India to speak on the Operators viewpoint. Do watch out for it. In the meantime check out the pics here and here and feel free to use the mailing list for continuing the discussion.

Mobile - VAS 2.0 - Sep 25 2006

September 23rd, 2006

Change of Speaker !!

Mr Krishna Durbha informed us that he would not be able to make it to the event today. We have Mr. Sanjay Swamy, CEO of mChek who would be speaking today instead. Sanjay has graciously accepted to speak at MoMo inspite of such a short notice and he would talking about “VAS 2.0″

Topic: VAS 2.0

Speaker: Sanjay Swamy, CEO , mChek
Date: 25th September, 2006, Monday

Time: 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm
9th Main, 4th Cross
HAL 2nd Stage
Bangalore - 560 008

RSVP: Please register here to attend

Sponsors :

Venue and Snacks

(mobile version) by Netcore

No Registration before announcement

September 11th, 2006

We have recieve many registration requests almost on a daily basis for MoMo. Please note we shall not be able to register before we announce the event. So in case you send a registration request you would have to send a request again after the announcement of an event.

Pics and Presentation

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

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: