What better time for a review of where we're at than the Autumn. It's that back to school feeling and also the start of the build up to the annual mobile industry festival in Barcelona at the end of February.
We all know mobile is bigger than a very big thing and that the speed of change is faster than anything we've seen in history. But what is actually happening? With so much going on, it's easy to miss the real innovations and game-changers in front of our eyes. Where's the smart money going and why? Who's doing interesting things and how? Will augmented reality take over the world or is it a flash in the pan? Will the machines take over in 2040? And what are we likely to see in the next 12 months that could or should directly affect our strategic thinking? Can Nokia make a come-back? Will HTML5 win the OS war? Does it matter? Will more sectors face collapse or massive change due to the not-so-humble mobile phone?
Join mobile man-about-town and Godfather of Mobile, Russell Buckley and a panel of guests who will debate and discuss all of this and more. There will be time for Q&A. Panellists include Eamonn Carey from kiip and Benedict Evans from Enders Analysis. Further panellists tbc.
This session will be live-webcast (subject to, you know, the tech working properly). Registration details will be shared with the sponsors.
9.30am Doors open
10am Prompt start
10.45am Session finishes. Time for networking.
All sessions are free to attend.
Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be provided.
Although the format is a panel discussion, this is a live recording, so we are limiting spaces to create a more intimate atmosphere and to allow for more discussion and comment from the audience. Therefore, space really is limited so please RSVP to reserve your spot.
Swedish Beers is also happening on 17 October at The Nordic Bar from 6.30pm.
This event forms part of London Mobile Week.
About our sponsors
Hotwire is an integrated PR and communications agency. Founded in 2000, the agency spans a number of industries including telecoms, media, marketing, consumer, technology, financial services and cleantech. Quickly becoming a global offering, Hotwire has offices in the UK, across Europe, Australia and the US. Suffice to say, the team are passionate about all things mobile and will be on hand to chew the fat with you.
Mozilla Spaces are open working environments where Mozillians can hack,code, design, research, create, engage and contribute to building a brighter future for the web and they are hosting this session. You may be familiar with Mozilla's brilliant Firefox browser for desktop and mobile and more recently, they announced their Firefox OS for mobile.
When & Where
Heroes of Mobile
Founded by mobile media industry veteran, Helen Keegan, Heroes of Mobile is about knowledge and networking events and other initiatives to help people get their heads round what to do when it comes to mobile.
There are events coming up in London on 9 and 15 February 2016, and Barcelona on 21 to 26 February 2016 for the annual Heroes of the Mobile Fringe Festival.
It's free to add your event as a listing for the Leeds festival in November or for the Barcelona festival in February. Click here to do that. Check out what else is going on and join our other events (they're not all listed on eventbrite).
Want to lend a hand? Let us know how you can help here.
Sponsor and supporter info coming soon. Get in touch if you'd like to sponsor an event or the whole festival.