Here I am again in Barcelona, a year after attending my first 3GSM event (the Euro-centric mobile industry’s yearly love-fest). Last year, I was an observer. This year, my schedule is packed. I’m attending Tim Berners-Lee’s keynote tomorrow morning. I’m being a judge at the Mobile Monday Global Peer Awards tomorrow afternoon. On Tuesday, I’ll be at the W3C booth promoting our work in Mobile Web Initiative. On Thursday, I’ll be attending the dotMobi Advisory Group meeting at the Wireless Developers Forum and speaking on a panel at the iHollywood Forum. Finally on Thursday I’ll be on a panel at 3GSM itself (although I’m still not listed on the conference Web site.
Of course, throughout all of this, I’ll be talking to anyone who wants to listen about Vodafone Betavine!
Last year, 3GSM was all about MobileTV. This year, mobile Internet will be front and center. My schedule this week is one measure of this increased focus on the Mobile Internet. I’m particularly excited about the Mobile Monday event tomorrow, where we’ll be featuring 20+ exciting start-ups from around the world competing for peer recognition. I’m also looking forward to spending some time just walking the floor and seeing what the flavor of mobile innovation is this year.
If you’re here at 3GSM this week, leave a comment here or come find me at Mobile Monday tomorrow and say “hi.” (or ask me about Vodafone Betavine!) One thing’s for sure: it’s going to be a frenetic week.
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