Interview with Duncan Stewart Director, Deloitte Canada Research: Technology, Media & Telecommunications at the Mobile Media World 2009 in Toronto Canada. He talks about the growth of Netbooks, Mobile Phones and Social Media.
Get some insights and background information about the open think tank about mobile media and communication.
Video Interview filmed at the NTT Docomo booth at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2009 in Barcelona. In Japan there are already over 53 Million mobile phones with NFC functionality in the market. NFC enables mobile payment, local promotions (coupons) or easy mobile to mobile money transactions.
Near Field Communication or NFC, is a short-range high frequency wireless communication technology which enables the exchange of data between devices over about a 10 centimetre distance. The technology is a simple extension of the ISO 14443 proximity-card standard (contactless card, RFID) that combines the interface of a smartcard and a reader into a single device. An NFC device can communicate with both existing ISO 14443 smartcards and readers, as well as with other NFC devices, and is thereby compatible with existing contactless infrastructure already in use for public transportation and payment. NFC is primarily aimed at usage in mobile phones. (Via Wikipedia)
Very interesting Video about the future of digital newspapers filmed in 1981.
My favorite quotes are:
“Imagine turning on your home computer to read the daily newspaper – it’s not as far fetched as it may seem.”
“The Download of the full-newspapers takes over 2 hours.”
Rodrigo A. Sepúlveda Schulz about his experience with bavarian food.
Overview of the guests at Monty’s private dinner on Sunday, January 25th 2009.
From Left to Right: Marc Goldberg, Georgia Dienst, Matthias Kröner, Benedict Rodenstock, Michelle Guthrie, Tariq Krim, Rodrigo Sepúlveda, Bernhard Schmid and Katarina.
Interview with Lukasz Gadowski, Partner of Team Europe Ventures, Founder of Spreadshirt and creator of Gruenderszene at LeWeb’08.
I asked him about this key-predictions for 2009 and he said:
– there will be a lot of great new startups during this economic down-turn
– a lot of cool startups will need to find ways to exists
– and existing trends will keep growing: Software as a Service, Cloud Computing, Mobile will take of this year.
Lukasz said “Germany is a great place to start a company”… so let’s get going.
The World Economic Forum selects a few companies to become Technology Pioneers.
I met Rodolfo Lara Torres, Head of Technology and Knowledge Integration at the World Economic Forum, at Le Web 2008 in Paris and talked with him about the latest developments at WEF.
Tech Pioneer are those companies who are working on technologies and innovation that have the potential to change the world. The WEF screens the market worldwide to find the most innovative companies and selects around 30 companies every year to become Tech Pioneer. The WEF started in 1999, so this year it is the 10th edition of the Award.
The main criteria for the Tech Pioneers are
1. Innovation: Is the technology new?
2. Impact: Which impact will this technology have on business and society?
3. Sustainability: Will the company exist in the long-term, too?
4. Not a Member of the WEF already.
The award winners will be integrated in the activities of the World Economic Forum and will be invited to events, such as the Annual Meeting in Davos.
Rodolfo explains a lot of very innovative companies come from emerging markets like India, Africa or China.
He also sees a major Trend of the combination of Health and Technology, like chips inserted into your body.
And by the way, Google won the award in 2001.
The World Economic Forum has announced 34 visionary companies selected as Technology Pioneers 2009 for their accomplishments as innovators of the highest calibre, and whose technologies will have a deep impact on business and society.
I talked with him about the future of digital media in China. Kaiser explains the big growth in Social Networking and Internet Video in China. Over 77% of chinese Internet Users watch Internet Video which is more than in any other country. Tudou is the second biggest Video Website in China, besides Youtube. He mentions that it is the first time that Internet Video is taking away big budgets from traditional TV or print media.
See the full Video Interview here:
“Davos Debates” gives everybody the opportunity to take part in key-discussions and reach out to the leaders at the WEF. At Davos Debates 2009 there are four major topics: Economy, Ethics, Politics and Environment. The best answers will be shown at the WEF Sessions.
I recorded a Video as an answer to the question: “Will the environment lose out to the economy in 2009?”.
I believe that the “Power of My Generation” is essential to answer the question. The Environment will not lose out to the economy in 2009 and ongoing, if we use this “power”.
“The Power of My Generation” is attention. Due to the new wave of the web, with Social Networking like facebook, Online Video like Youtube or Micro-Blogging like Twitter, we have the opportunity to change the world to the better. We can turn Social Media into Social Activism, we can bring “green” products from niche to mass market and we can convince the leaders of today to be pro-active aswell.
Colleen DeCourcy Job is to create and execute smart digital strategies for TBWA and their clients. To win a Lion at Cannes, Colleen said, that you need to integrate technology in smart and intelligent way to create an engaging advertising campaign. Consumers should be integrated within the activities to create loyalty about the products and brand. Furthermore the main idea should change the perception and view of the brand’s role in the world. This could be realized through added value, fun or education.
I met Gary Vaynerchuk at Le Web in Paris last week and he gave a “little bit of thunder to the crowd”.
Gary is founder and host of Winelibrary TV. He reaches over 80.000 Viewers daily, has over 25.000 Twitter Followers and his keynotes are watched on Youtube hundreds of thousand times.
Gary talked about Authenticity, Community and Branding. He believes that 2008 and 2009 is so different than 2006/07, the world is changing and there a lot of opportunities out there if you know how to leverage the tools and the community. And Gary really cares about his community, which is one of his key-success factors.
This year he got over 50 offers of television deals in the United States, published his first book and did a lot of speaking engagements. He love building brands or repositioning brands like the brand of his dad’s liquor store or his personal brand. From his point of view it is more challenging and fun to work with the followers like MySpace or Yahoo, rather then to work with the leaders like facebook or Google.
His recommendation for you is simple
“Do it. Have business model. And care for your audience and clients.”
Here you can watch the Video Interview:
Yesterday I presented the MOCOM2020 project to the public at the Mobile Monday National Summit in Munich.
MOCOM2020 is an open think tank about the future of mobile media worldwide.
I am excited to be part of this open innovation project with these motivating partners and experts. Today, we already have six astonishing people in our advisory board and we are planning to expand this board to up to 12 people within the next weeks. We will start to ask key-questions to challenge the status quo and to open up the conversation. Within the project process we will focus on major topics and develop scenarios and create a roadmap of the upcoming years. So we set some general goals, structure and outcomes of the project, but the results are not defined nor described, yet. That’s why it will be interesting to watch how the project evolves.
You can look at www.MOCOM2020.com to learn more about the project.
I am also very amazed that the MOCOM2020 Teaser Video, which we have published yesterday, already hit over 12.000 views on Youtube.
Calvin Lui, CEO of Tumri, is talking about new opportunities for Online Advertising. Tumri is already serving over one billion impressions per month. They are currently only active in USA, but will expand to Europe and Asia this year.
One key advantage of Tumri is that “the platform delivers highly relevant advertising messages to consumers while lowering creative production costs and timelines.”
Here is the Video, filmed a the MMF 2008.
Minfo is the leading mobile / wireless search platform in China. Alvin Wang Graylin is the CEO and Co-Founder of Minfo. They started four years ago and have already reached over 13 million users. They have just signed a cooperation with China Telecom to be the exclusive mobile search and mobile advertising provider. This will give Minfo access to over 350 million China Telecom subscribers, over 100 million with mobile internet access.
Alvin told me about the differences to Internet-based search and how the satisfy the mobile users. Mobile Search is not entering one keyword and get a list of links back, it is more about answering one question. Minfo is offering SMS-based and Mobile Internet based services. Searches via mobile web are taking around 50% of all searches (and 50% via SMS), but is increasing rapidly. They developed a semantic search method and support several languages.
Here is the Video Interview filmed at the Monaco Media Forum 2008: