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The next mashup* Event is quite timely given the recent Android / T-Mobile / G1 phone launch.

Tony Fish, Simon Grice and the mashup* crew do a great job in planning and staging these events.  I first became involved when invited to chair the location panel at Being-Digital in June.

If you are in London on September 30, then I can highly recommend this event. 

Details are below and you can book on the mashup* website.

mashup* Event – 30th September – iPhone, Android, Symbian

Time: 18:00 – 22:00
Location: Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) London, W1B 5DS

This event will focus on the implications and ramifications of devices and services based on the principals of the iPhone, Android, Symbian and other (integrated mobile hardware, software and services (eg: location)) platforms.

With the recent release of the iPhone 3G, the launch of the G1 Android phone and the dominant position of Symbian we are now entering a new phase of the mobile Internet.

Integrated mobile devices, applications and services such as those offered by iPhone, iTunes, AppStore and Apple (Mac) appear to offer consumers what they need – simplicity. On the other hand open platforms not based on propriety technology may also play a significant role moving forwards.

Location, 3G, WiFi, cameras and video are now all standard features on such devices. What new applications & services are emerging, what new products and services can now be created using mashups of these new capabilities ?

What are the strategic and tactical issues that executives, entrepreneurs and investors should make when considering this future.

The implications are massive for all businesses – those that understand and develop strategies to facilitate customer, supplier and employee communications and management using these new tools will win.

iPhone is building the latest, biggest and greatest version of compuserve and AOL. Is following in the steps of the walled gardens the best approach for customers since we (the consumer) have already rejected this model several time in favour of the open internet.  Is Apple’s new integrated systems and devices different or is it doomed to fail.


Stephen Upstone – Managing Director of Europe for Ad Infuse

Stephen is co-Chair of the Mobile Marketing Association’s EMEA
Advertising Committee and the Global Mobile Video and TV advertising
committee and sits on the IAB UK Mobile Advertising Committee.

Stephen has worked in advertising and technology for over 15 years as media strategist and buyer at the large agency networks and more recently in senior positions in venture capital backed technology start ups.

Stephen started out as a media planner and buyer at Lowe Howard-Spink, Universal McCann and Michaelides and Bednash where he worked for leading consumer brands such as Vauxhall, Smirnoff, Nescafe, Nesquik, L’Oreal,,, The AA, MTV and Tower Records. Stephen was a Board Director at venture capital boutique FirstCapital, Senior Director Business Development and European Operations at Rhythm NewMedia, Board Director and Business Development Director at behavioural targeting and internet personalization start up Touch Clarity where he worked with leading brands like MSN and HSBC in Europe and North America. Stephen graduated in Mathematics and Philosophy from Manchester University and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising from Watford College.

Tim Raby – OMTP Managing Director

Tim Raby joined OMTP 1st January 2006. Prior to joining OMTP, Tim was Head of Devices for O2 Group where he was responsible for all Terminal technology and Portfolio activity during the 3G launch period. He was responsible for the successful launch of the first ODM consumer O2 brand X phones alongside the XDA PDA family.

Tim came to O2 via BT Internet and Genie which he joined in early 2000. During this period he played a key role in every part of the evolving mobile data value chain; Business Development in Genie Europe, developing Unified Messaging, pioneering Java Games and launching O2 Active.

Tim started his career as a software developer becoming a well known architect of voice and data financial trading room systems. As a director of Alphameric for 12 years he was involved in numerous data broadcast and Internet based projects.

Tom Hume

Tom is Managing Director of Future Platforms, a Brighton-based software company that specialises in mobile product development and counts amongst its clients Nokia, Orange, the BBC, Channel 4, LastMinute, Trutap, Flirtomatic and Puzzler Media. He holds a D&AD silver nomination for his work in interactive media and writes online at

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