Jan 2019 Update:
Mobile Monday Ahmedabad was launched with an aim to promote mobile technology, provide networking opportunities, address growth challenges and groom the talent for the industry. Over the last decade, the mobile industry has grown manifold in Ahmedabad with hundreds of organization doing mobile work for global organizations. The mobile industry itself has evolved into a larger digital economy. The definition of mobile has moved beyond smartphones and tables to an entire class of wearables, sensors and new generation interfaces.
Mobile Monday Ahmedabad’s original purpose has been served. Often organizations and people overstay – many times without adding any value or serving the ecosystem. Some redefine their goals and vision. Today, many other organizations serve the purpose of promoting IT and digital in local community and we will continue to collaborate and promote them for the larger good of Ahmedabad digital ecosystem.
Mobile Monday is a global community of mobile industry visionaries, developers and influential fostering cooperation and cross-border business development through virtual and live networking events to share ideas, best practices and trends from global markets.
Mobile Monday is organized by a group of dedicated volunteers from around the world. The concept of Mobile Monday started in Helsinki ten years ago with an idea to bring the members of the mobile industry together in an open forum to discuss ideas and to network. Today, Mobile Monday is an international network including more than 100 cities and 50 countries worldwide.
The MoMo phenomenon started almost by accident in Helsinki, Finland in Autumn, 2000. Vesa-Matti ‘Vesku’ Paananen, a well-known Finnish mobile visionary, invited more than 50 mobile innovators to an Irish pub for an informal get-together and a warming drink. Oddly, the only suitable time was a Monday evening. After meeting many new faces and discussing the latest in mobility, the group decided to continue the meeting on the first Monday of each month – and Mobile Monday was born.
Mobile Monday has the following objectives:
– To encourage innovation within the mobile sector.
– To facilitate networking between small and large companies, and between local and foreign.
– To help local companies effectively participate in international initiatives through the import and export of visions, concepts, technologies, know-how and best practices.
– To present innovative visions, trends, studies and forecasts from the mobile marketplace.
– To facilitate and create partnerships.
– To contribute to the education of the broader public through its publications, online presence and media partnerships.
Mobile Monday Ahmedabad’s mission is to promote mobile technology and to bring the people in the Ahmedabad mobile industry together to network.
Ahmedabad is one of the fastest growing city of Gujarat, the growth engine of India. It is already the No.1 city for small businesses in India, in the Top Ten Competitive cities of India and a Mega city. Interestingly, lot of mobile innovation and development activities are happening in Ahmedabad. Many young mobile developers, students and established organization are fueling the mobile growth in Gujarat.
Mobile Monday Ahmedabad brings together and facilitates networking among-st the professionals in the Gujarat Mobile Ecosystem – Mobile Development Companies, Mobile Testing Companies, VAS Companies, OEMs, Carriers, Students. The idea is simple – to bring together local people and companies interested in mobile: to meet and chat with each other, see what others are doing, share ideas, and possibly even work together. Mobile Monday Ahmedabad exposes local developers and companies with their global counterparts.
These professionals meet on the first Monday of the month to discuss new trends, innovation, business strategies and results within the mobile area. There are technical sessions and workshops on Saturdays. Each month Mobile Monday Ahmedabad has a different mobile related topic.
All events of Mobile Monday Ahmedabad are open to everyone and free of cost.
Mobile Monday Ahmedabad is supported by CIIE, the incubation centre of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and Research In Motion.