One Down, One to Go

Wow! Mobile2.0 exceeded my expectations in almost every way. 270 mobile and Web industry professionals filled the Grand Hyatt ballroom in San Francisco. Unfortunately I didn’t get any pictures myself because I was running around like a madman. We had great speakers and panelists, an engaged and participatory audience, and a hugely positive vibe during the breaks and at the reception. So many people came up to me with good things to say about the event. So many people commented that they felt like this was the start of something new – a new phase in the development of mobile services. So many peopled said they’d attend again if and when we run another event. I hope to post more wrap-up notes (and photos) later.

By the end of the day, I was more convinced than ever that we are at a turning point for the mobile Web.

Now I’m sitting in the Web 2.0 conference about to participate in a panel called “The Mobile Discussion.” This panel is buried at the bottom of the schedule, up against “BlogHer.” It has no description text. It has two people on it — me and Anssi Vanjoki from Nokia (plus the moderator, Om Malik).

Somehow, I can’t help but think that there is a huge disconnect here. How can I bring the message of mobile2.0 here to Web 2.0? Is it even important to do so? I’ve had a few conversations here and so far people seem receptive to the mobile Web message.


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2 comments on “One Down, One to Go
  1. Philipp says:

    Congrats on the success of the mobile 2.0 event! Hope you’ll get time to write up some more on what the hot topics were etc.

  2. Justin Thorp says:

    Are the mobile 2.0 speakers talks going to be available for download off of the site or through a podcast?

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  1. […] Daniel and I got together to sync up about Mobile 2 last week. Despite the very different tone of our follow up posts we actually agree with the take away from the conference (see Daniel’s post and my post). We both think it was a great mobile industry conference, there was litterally a flood of great information for people working in mobile and the people who were there had some great conversations and made some great connections. Where we think we didn’t do as well as we could have was in the driving toward the “2.0″ version of mobile. See Daniel’s What is “Mobile 2.0″ post for some of the principles and practices I was looking to discuss more at the event. We want to try to keep the conversation going online and see if we can refine and define a bit more, and perhaps carry the movement forward through future events. The What is “Mobile 2.0″ post is a great starting point, here are some other fantastic posts from the event: […]

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