There are several events on the calendar that are marked as “not to be missed” and AfricaCom is definitely one of those. Not only because we get to see technology from all over the world in one location but because we kick off AfricaCom with the now-legendry Mobile Monday Year End event.
In 2014, this was no exception as the sponsors which included Intel, Huawei and WeChat, really pulled out all the stops as the Momo committee managed to secure the original Mobilista Tomi Ahonen. If you are in the mobile game or in fact if you are in any business today, listening to Tomi is like having a crystal ball into the future as he accurately predicts in exact terms what are the money making trends in mobile.
I also got to chat to the other movers and shakers in the mobile world too:
I got a chance to interview Tomi for Cliffcentral.com :
Here are some of this year’s highlights from Tomi:
•Latest survey by Tecmark in UK of 2,000 smartphone owners finds that the average UK smartphone owner looks at their phone 221 times per day. Thats once every 4 minutes and 18 seconds of every waking hour
•We also stare at the phone screen now 3 hours per day on average, so 18.9% of the time we are awake
•10% of US adults admit to having used their mobile phone while having sex
•Avast survey of 13,100 consumers in the USA found nearly one in four women and one in five men snoop inside phones of their partners without their permission
•74% check social networking from bed
•41% check the mobile internet while on toilet
•38% have settled bet by finding answer on phone
•23% access the mobile internet from the beach
If you would like to download Tomi Ahonen’s entire presentation (and you should), it will cost you nothing ! All you need to do is Pay with a Tweet. All it does it open a message that you can edit, and asks you to post it on your social network. Then it will send you the link to download the info:
Thanks to Rite Studios for my Tomi photo (above) and video shoot – what a bunch of pros !