Finally managed to get back to this post to write a few lines about my experience at the conference. To begin with, I attended a workshop by Kei Shimada, Infinitia, focused on understanding the mobile market in Japan. It was fascinating to hear about this country of 128 million, with 109 mobile mobile subscribers, of which 90 percent use data services, and almost all are on 3G.
Japan, in contrast to other economies, has many unique elements:
The conference itself was great, with speakers from across the world.
A Philippines mobile operator, ‘Smart’, has seen direct, favourable impact after introduction of Social Networking on revenues, with incremental revenues of 6 percent from users of their SM services. I will try and see if I get this case-study to share on my blog.
I could go on…
Three days of great learning on mobile social networking and friends made.
From India, I found a great new friend in Rohit Sawhney of Virgin and with the Hungama Mobile team who were there too.
Thank you Vincent, Eugene, Jhorden and Farik for inviting me and for the great conference you guys hosted.
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