It's been a rush to the finish as we officially ready to jump for some hard-earned time on a sandy beach with family and friends. Might get around to cranking-out a snappy 2013 looking forward post, after a few umbrella decorated frosties, but for now this quick note from the friendly Star Alliance Lounge at Narita will just have to do.
No doubt it was a hectic year for everyone in this space and we've been slamming daily juggling online updates, including all of our properties now coded with responsive layouts, while providing intell. to our most valued clients and running in-bound tour folks around town.. whew.
Looking back over 2012, clearly the industry has matured, we've seen significant growth in both the smartphone and LTE space in Japan. While it was a serious shame to miss attending MWC this year -
We pulled together this overview of our 2012 Mobile Monday Tokyo activities and now "Really" looking forward to next year, it's already shaping up to be The.Best.Evar!
Many Thanks to All who make this on-going effort, now 8-years running, a fun and most worthwhile project = Bringing the Community Together.. Smile.. It's Monday!
>Mobikyo K.K. publishes Wireless Watch Japan, organizes MobileMonday Tokyo networking events and operates Mobile Intelligence study tours providing related custom research and advisory services. Mobikyo's founding directors are deeply connected with, respected by, and committed to, Japan's wireless and IT business community. Thousands of managers, planners, engineers and strategists depend on Mobikyo to learn about Japan's unique business models, technologies, contents, services, applications and hardware from the most innovative test-bed market for next-generation mobile industry. "Mobikyo" was chosen for the unique blending of Mobile and Tokyo. However, depending on the kanji character used for kyo, it could also mean association, capital, religion or today. With fantastic support from our clients, partners and affiliates in Japan and overseas, we have become the trusted source of independent market intelligence & business networking connections based in Tokyo.
MobileMonday Tokyo is a leading networking organization supporting Tokyo's mobile industry. We launched in September 2004, with over 70 events to-date, hosting an average 100-200 industry delegates. MobileMonday is an open platform for mobile industry visionaries, developers and industry insiders fostering cooperation and business development through live networking events to share ideas, best practices and trends from global markets. Chapters are active in over 100 cities worldwide and new locations continue to launch monthly. Founded in Helsinki, Finland, in 2000, MobileMonday is organized by a global team of 300+ volunteers and it has become the world's largest mobile community network. Details via MoMo Tokyo website
Mobile Intelligence offers related custom research and consulting designed specifically for industry executives working in sales, marketing, product development, strategy, venture capital and the media. From private workshops and conference presentations to trend spotting innovation and detailed analysis, our services are based on the direct experience and lessons learned in the Japanese mobile market. We also run a unique in-Japan guided tour service providing market introductions, personal connections and actionable lessons for clients overseas. Delegates take part in seminar and attend inside sessions, at individual companies, in technology showrooms, and -- most importantly -- on the fabled streets of Tokyo. Alumni return home with a competitive edge, integrated awareness and personal contacts moving them to the forefront of new business development. Full details via Mobile Intelligence website