The Future of Mobile is….
I attended a fantastic Future of Mobile conference in London on Monday attended by well over 450 people at the Kensington Town Hall in London.
There have already been a number of write-ups of the event, but the most interesting one came from Alan Patrick who was not even at the event. He was following the 30 or so people such as myself at the event who were providing updates via twitter. His review is based entirely on the #FOM channel twitter discussion.
There was also a panel session with David Wood from Symbian, Olivier Bartholot from Purple Labs, Jason Langridge from Microsoft and Rich Miner from Google – all debating “what makes the smartphone smart”.
Two brilliant presentations were also given by Tomi Ahonen and Jonathan MacDonald that really made the room think. Seeing these two together is a must for anyone in the mobile space. I can’t wait to read Tomi’s new book – I should receive it this week.
One of the key innovations of the conference was a session with 6 UK bloggers (including myself) all with 6 minutes to talk about their view of the industry. We heard great presentations from James Whatley, Vero Pepperrell, Helen Keegan, Jemima Kiss and Ewan MacLeod on their pet subjects and issues.
What was interesting to me was the instant feedback received on each of the talks via the #FOM twitter feed – a selection of responses to my presentation is below.
jamesbody: #fom – Andrew Grill’s Three ‘P’s – and the live video link-up with is N95 worked – good stuff!thomo:#fom Andrew Grill. Great talk The first time I’ve ever seen anyone use a mobile phone live whilst talking about mobile. Genius
More on the conference can be found at www.future-of-mobile.com. Well done to Dominic Travers and the team at Carsonified for a great conference and thanks for the opportunity to speak. Here’s to FOM 2009.