Saturday, February 12, 2011

MoMoTLV February with France Telecom

Sponsored by:
We are delighted to invite you to a special Mobile Monday Tel Aviv event together with France Telecom, for the launch of the new France Telecom Orange Group Application Shop and Orange Partner Connect, the new service hub for developers.

When: Monday, February 28th, 2011 @ 18:30
Where: Arthur Irish Bar, Hangar 23, Tel Aviv Port (Map)
What: France Telecom special event
Price: Free (register at: Facebook / Non-FB )

A big delegation from France Telecom is coming to Israel for the event, so we'll have these special guests:
- Christophe Francois, VP Mobile Multimedia and Orange Partner
- Alexia Froudkine, Director Developer Marketing and Alliances.
- David Nahmani, Director, Business Development and Partnerships
- Joel Chatelier, Director Security Group Marketing Innovation & QRSE
- Pierre Combelles, Director home and mobile convergent services

Agenda:
- Learn more about the Orange App Shop business opportunities
- Discover Orange Partner Connect, the new service hub for developers
- Orange Widgets: an opportunity for brands and developers to reach large audiences
- Learn more about security link to mobile multimedia


Registration is done via the MoMoTLV February 2011 event page in Facebook where you can find more details. If you don't have a Facebook account you can register in this form.

The event is Sponsored by France Telecom:
http://www.orangepartner.com/


Media sponsor: www.newsgeek.co.il

* Parking info - there is free parking in the nearby reading parking lot.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

MWC 2011: Getting ready

Mobile world congress is less than a week. I have gathered some tips that will help you enjoy the week and not get lost:

Events and parties:
In addition to the congress itself, there are allot of events inside the congress, which are relevant for both developers and business opportunities.
After congress hours there will be many networking events and parties, which most are free entrance but you need to register in advance.
For events and party list click here (Blond Mobile blog)

Events application
To easy things up, Ofir made an great app with the list of events. The app does not use data, so you save on roaming charges. Get the app for Java and Android here. If you do not have a handset that supports java or android, there also a mobile web version there (web version uses data)
Since that apps don’t use data to save on roaming charges events may be added, so I recommend checking if there is a new version on Sunday Feb 13th.

Eating at the congress.
Food is very expensive inside the congress and in restaurants near the congress. You will usually get low quality food which is expense. but no worries, usually the events within the congress have refreshment, cava and in the case of the Scottish events also whiskey.
At the evening you can have a great tapas dinner that Barcelona has to offer

Security issues
The time of the congress is the party time for the thieves. Make sure to leave all your valuables in the hotel, and to be aware of your wallet or laptop especially in the metro.

Roaming and data usage.
In the congress you will not find free wifi (unless you have a press pass and then you will have wifi in the press room)
There are several sim cards that you can buy with pre- paid data and a local number so you can save on incoming calls.
For more info check out this post from wip
(Personally I use JAJAH to get a call back to a local number)

Women in the congress:
Yes, its fun being a woman in the telco world that have allot of men. We have 2 of our own events:
The Ladies only lunch and the Women in Mobile Data Association get together (Feb 15, 15:00, stand B101 in Hall 8 MWC)
Make sure to come and say hi

More info
Need to info? Drop a question on the MWC group on FB.