Lawrence 'Lars' Cosh-Ishii
Founder and MD of Mobikyo; we publish Wireless Watch Japan, organize Mobile Monday Tokyo, operate Mobile Intelligence guided missions and provide related research and advisory services.
Based in Tokyo from 2001, dedicated to mobile, covering Who-What-When-Where-Why. I have a unique understanding of - and wide network of contacts with - telcom operators, handset makers as well as many content, application and service providers both in Japan and abroad.
As founder and organizer of MoMo Tokyo since 2004, I've met countless members participating at events in Barcelona, Hanoi, Helsinki, Islamabad, Jakarta, Jo'burg, Kampala, Kuala Lumpur, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nairobi, Rio de Janerio, St.Petersburg, Seoul, Singapore, Stockholm, Tallinn, and Vancouver. I'm also responsible for The Mob Rulz and MobileMonday.net projects.
Often interviewed by Intl. media and frequent contact point for industry players visiting Tokyo. The fixer for executive tours, producer of custom research reports and energetic speaker at global conferences. I'm a cut & paste coder - recovering rock & roller - who loves to shoot film.. always looking to connect the dots!
It's my honor and pleasure to serve as a bridge between mobile in Japan and the world. I have a strong grasp on the entire ecosystem, built a fantastic network of contacts and earned a reputation for simply calling a spade a shovel. After a decade+ on this ride, I can still honestly say every day is a rush.