MobileMonday Summit 2010: "FinEst Mobile Innovation"

MoMo Estonia and MoMo Helsinki/Global are prepairing for the MobileMonday Summit 2010. It is a three day summit between 27. and 29. of September 2010 celebrating MobileMonday's 10 year anniversary in Helsinki and Tallinn.

About the Summit

The anniversary summit is designed to reach the same goals as MobileMonday everyday networking events in local chapters. That is to foster cooperation and cross-border business development through live networking to share ideas, best practices and trends from local and global markets.

To do all that, the summit will carry on for three days. During these three days we'll have Mobile Peer Awards focusing on developing countries, seminar and workshop programs in Tallinn, Helsinki and on the boat in between. The summit will have a global reach: the founders of MobileMonday chapters all over the world are invited, other international guests and journalists as well.


Why the title "FinEst Mobile Innovation"?

In addition to global aspects of mobile industry MobileMonday has always focused on local and regional level of this field.

The summit mirrors the nature of MobileMonday - it is organized in co-operation of two local chapters Helsinki and Estonia. Both chapters have noticed the following problem.

Finland and Estonia are two very close countries. The people, language, culture and even the climate have much in common, and the distance between the capitals is only about 80km. Nonetheless, there is not much co-operation between the technology sectors and specially mobile industry of both countries.

Finland has been a mobile technology leader in industry for decades already, although there are signs that Finland has "lost its edge" and is now falling back. Estonia, despite having no equivalent to Nokia, has pioneered several innovative services during the last decade, but has never been able to export these services onto the world market on a large scale.

It is obvious hat both countries could only win from co-operation, especially on the field on which MobileMonday focuses – the mobile industry.

MobileMonday sees its mission to boost the co-operation between Finland and Estonia, and being a global grassrootslevel organization of independent chapters it is an ideal platform for the corresponding Finnish and Estonian networks to connect.

The Program

27.09.2010, Helsinki

MobileMonday Peer Awards and MobileMonday 10 years party at Ravintola Kaarle XII ("Kalle"), Kasarmikatu 40, Helsinki

17:00 - 17:15 Opening speeches (Jari Tammisto/MoMo, Risto Siilasmaa/F-Secure)
17:15 - 19:30 Peer Award Pitches, Voting
19:30 - 19:40 Closing speech, awarding the prizes
19:40 - 20:30 Buffet dinner
20:30 - 24:00 Free networking / party

28.09.2010, Helsinki

10:30 – 12:00 Site visits (Nokia headquarters, F-Secure headquarters, Microsoft Oy)

12:30 – 17:00 Lunch and Seminars / Worskops program (Finnish and Estonian sections partly in parallel) in Design Factory or AaltoES Garage, Otaniemi, Espoo


The list of speakers and topics is updated weekly:
Jeffery Stern - On innovation / Amdocs / (confirmed)
Christian Lindholm / Partner and Director, Fjord Helsinki / (to be confirmed)
Tomi T. A. Ahonen (Hong Kong) / (to be confirmed)
Linnar Viik (Estonia) / Member of Board, Estonian IT College / (confirmed)
Veiko Sepp (Estonia) / Ericsson Estonia / (confirmed)
Jessica Colaco & Eric Hersman (Kenia) / co-founders of Ushahidi, iHub / (to be confirmed)
Dr. MadanMohan Rao / TechSparks (India) / (confirmed)
David Logg / Managing Partner, Nordic Region, Gartner / (to be confirmed)

17:45 – Arrival to Länsisatama, Check-in

28.09.2010, Boat: Helsinki-Tallinn

18:30 – 20:15 Tallink departs / Buffet dinner

20:15 – 21:45 Program continues (workshop / panel at conference room)

22:00 – Ferry arrives in Tallinn, Transfer to hotels

23:00 – 1st day after party (entrance to all registered guests)

29.09.2010, Tallinn

09:00 – 13:00 Presentations program (with short coffee and refreshment breaks) at Reval Hotel Olümpia


The list of speakers and topics is updated weekly:
Juhan Parts - Opening words / Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications / (Confirmed)
Gabriella Poczo - Director of Mobile Engineering at Skype / (Confirmed)
Tõnu Grünberg - About the mobile parking platform 2.0 / CTO at EMT / (Confirmed)
Marko Ahtisaari - Modern developments in mobile user interaction design / Nokia / (to be confirmed)
Vesku Paananen / MobileMonday Founder and the Business Development Executive of Microsoft (confirmed)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (buffet) and bus transfer

14:00 – 16:15 Site visits in two tracks: Skype / Tehnopol and Ericsson factory / ICT Demo Centre

17:00 - 19:30 The reception at medieval Tallinn Town Hall concluding the MobileMonday Summit 2010

20:00 – Bus transfer to Hotels and Tallinn Port terminal D


In the style of MobileMonday the program is free of charge. The participants have to cover their travel and accommodation costs, though. In addition the registration for the event is required and we stress the following: "Register only, if you really are coming, since the number of attendees is limited and every wasted registration is a great spot taken from others in the community."

The registration is available at:

Follow the discussion on the program

The Summit 2010 has its Facebook page. We encourage you to follow the news on the summit and engage in discussion on the the program and speakers there:

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