MobileMonday Peer Awards Barcelona 2008

18 01 2008

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Coming to Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress? Don't miss the MobileMonday Peer Awards Barcelona 2008! Sticking with MobileMonday's recipe for success, the event will cook up a bunch of fresh innovations mixed with honest feedback and a dash of fun. Served with plenty of juicy networking at the NEW Espacio Movistar in Barcelona on Monday February 11 starting at 2:30PM.

The MobileMonday Peer Awards are recognised by the industry as one of THE interesting events in the mobile industry. Last year's Barcelona Peer Awards event attracted 23 competitors, the MoMo community award went to Mobile Complete, the audience award to Plazes, and the expert jury award to Realeyes 3D. Check the Peer Awards 2007 Flickr Group pictures and winners' announcement here.

Mr. Pekka Ala-Pietila, former president at Nokia Corporation and currently chief executive officer of Blyk Corporation, a virtual mobile operator in the UK, will be the keynote speaker.

The event concept is pretty similar as last year: every MobileMonday chapter is invited to nominate one startup to the Peer Awards Barcelona 2008. This year, we'll divide the start-up finalist presentations in two categories: early-stage start-ups (founded in 2007, early-stage financing) and emerging start-ups (founded in 2005 and after, inbetween Series A & B funding). The organizing committee and jury selects the finalists to present at the awards event. Entrance into the running is free! Check the Peer Awards website for details.

There will be three awards in each category: jury, audience, and community (MoMo chapters). This year's winners at the MobileMonday Peer Awards Barcelona will also be invited to participate in the Innovation Pad activities at the MobileMonday Global Summit in conjunction with the World Congress on IT in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 18-22, 2008.

Master of Ceremony is once again Mrs. Caroline Lewko, from the Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP).

The jury consists of some of the most recognized mobile industry experts and thinkers, currently confirmed:

  • Carlos Domingo, General Director, Telefonica R&D;
  • Ann Mei Chang, Mobile Engineering Director Google;
  • Bena Roberts, Founder and Chief Analyst at BKI Media / GoMo News;
  • Russell Buckley, Managing Director, AdMob Europe / Vice-Chairman of MMA's EMEA;
  • Carlo Longino, Mobhappy;
  • Daniel Appelquist, Senior Technology Strategist, Vodafone Group;
  • Madamohan Rao, Editor, The Asia-Pacific Internet Handbook;
  • Jed Rice,VP, Market Development, Skyhook Wireless;
  • Peter Vesterbacka, Founder, Some Bazaar;
  • Jouko Ahvenainen, Chief Operating Officer, Xtract;
  • Michael Wendell, General partner, Nexit Ventures;
  • Sirous Kavehercy, Strategist and Consultant, Market Development Director at Acision;

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