Wiping a small tear from my eye as I write this, I'm thinking back to the first event we held at the Vodafone offices in The Strand on the 7th Nov 2005 and the 70-odd (really) events we have held since. The mobile industry has come an awfully long way since then - so it seems appropriate for us to look back over that period, and to look forward to what's coming next.
Helping us do so, and trying not to overdo the A A Milne references, but not really succeeding:
Martyn Warwick (aka Christopher Robin) from TelecomTV (who just celebrated 10 years) will chair the panel, which will consist of long time friends of MoMoLo from Pooh Corner, Mike Short (Telefonica and current IET President), David Wood (Accenture and of Symbian and Psion fame), Russell Buckley (Eagle Eye Solutions, aka the AdMob man) and Mark Curtis (Fjord, themselves 10, the man who made Mobile Social work in the form of Flirtomatic).Between them they'll have plenty to say about what's been happening in the Hundred Acre Wood over the last six years, and while leaning on the rail of the bridge will offer opinions on which of the upcoming Poohsticks will emerge first. We may have a little competition for who is Tigger and who is Eeyore ... I'm expecting plenty of lively input from you, the audience!
As usual the venue is CBI Conference Centre at Centre Point. Please use the entrance at street level. Nearest tubes are Tottenham Court Road (Central Line only – Northern Line exit is closed at the moment) and Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly Lines).
The event is free to attend, please RSVP at http://momolo.org/event.jsp?eventid=117– RSVP is required
6.00 pm Doors open
6.30 pm Welcome and introductions
6.35 pm Panel session
8.00 pm Drinks and networking courtesy of our lovely sponsors (see below)
9.30 pm - Doors close
Hailo the Black Cab app, is a London technology startup backed by a founder of Skype (Atomico Ventures) and Wellington Partners. Use Hailo to hail a black cab wherever you are with two taps on your smartphone and pay cash or card with no charges above the meter.
Over the past 9 months, they've raised $3M and built up a fleet of nearly 2,000 registered drivers who are now ready to start picking you up. Hailo is offering exclusive beta invites to Mobile Monday members - sign up now.
The team includes a founder of eCourier, Jay Bregman, and three London licensed taxi drivers. They are launching in London in November and in other major cities around the world in 2012. They work together at an uber-cool office on a boat moored on the Thames - and are hiring aggressively so please check out their job vacancies.
Many thanks to UCL Advances for their support. Make sure to check out their 10,000 Small Businesses programme, "A New Training and Growth Programme for London’s Most Promising Small Businesses".
There's one more introductory session on the 2nd Nov at The Trampery. Online applications will be open till 12th December.