Its Monday and already the Tweets are flying out:
Its not a regular Monday but a Mobile Monday (or MoMo as its known) where Techies, Business People, Venture Capitalist, Directors, Owners of companies & Advertising Agencies all get together at the Cafe Culture to discuss all things Mobile and Tech related.
This particular MoMo was an exciting one as it was sponsored by CORE. For anyone who doesn’t know, Core are the Apple distributers in South Africa and with the terrible news of Steve Job’s passing away, a lot of people attended as a sign of respect for the great visionary.
The 6pm start arrived and the Cafe Culture was filling up fast and furious. The Bar was open, the drinks were flowing and the networking was already in full swing.
The format of the Mobile Monday is that there is a speaker and presentation, followed by socialising making it a great mix between “free drinks” & “very formal presentation”.
First up was Chriss Dodd showed how Apple’s iPad changed the world and created a category where there was none, how we use our phones at different times of the day for different things, what the iOS ecosystem is made up of and how iPads are changing the way we do business:
Oliver Graff then discussed just how Apple is able to manage thousands of devices in the work place with Mobile Device Management as well as the Lion server and its functions and abilities.
Keeping it short and sweet the presentations were over and the crowd ordered more drinks, had food and stayed for hours mixing with the CORE team and chatting about all things Apple.
What is always great to see at a MoMo event is how for one evening, businesses puts away their guns, lowers their shields and even competing business are able to have great discussions about the Mobile industry.
Technical discussion about the ios5 in one spot, the value of Google Ad words in another, “check out this new app I am working on” in another spot, over by the bar a demonstration about the latest DSTV Mobile product – its like Mobile Paradise !
With such a wide variety of speakers, and attendees, you always get to take away some nuggets of golden information. Be it a business card, be it some stats or be it just a nice evening out – always an awesome evening !
Pop in and say hi at the next Mobile Monday event: www.momojoburg.com
Cafe Culture, Pineslopes Centre, The Straight St, Off Witkoppen, Fourways ( Next to The Keg, opposite Monte Casino )