Packing for Amsterdam - attending Möbius 2007
Posted by Arne Hess - at Tuesday, 27.11.07 - 17:14:23 CET under Job - Editor and Journalist - Viewed 14826x
You might have heard about it already but in case you haven't: The annual
Möbius conference is just around the corner, this year happening in Amsterdam,
Netherlands and I'm happy I got an invitation for this year's Möbius conference.
So while I will leave tomorrow morning, it's time now to leave the PC and pack
my bag since I will take a couple of Windows Mobile smartphones with me, as well
as my Apple AirPort Express, my Nikon D80 and some other stuff. In the past,
without all the gadgets, traveling was easier. All you need was you Passport,
your Credit Card and your toothbrush. Now we are travelling with a whole bag of
Anyway, if you haven't heard about Möbius, it's an invitation-only
community (with roughly 100+ members now) of the world's most influential
technology pundits and online writers. Hosted by Microsoft, the yearly once or
twice happening Möbius conference brings together around 25 Möbians of this
group of 100+ which normally interact behind the scenes with companies big and
small to shape the direction of devices, services, pricing, design and the
culture of consumer technology.
As with every Möbius event, Microsoft will host a variety of speakers, from
across the industry, who will talk about general mobility issues, industrial
design, new applications and of course provide sneak peeks into future products.
However the best part of Möbius is having a very open and honest dialogue and
even healthy debate about the industry, technologies and initiatives that
are shaping the future of mobility.
Initially initiated by Microsoft, Möbius became a self-runner over the years
and it's not about the annual conference only but there is a strong interaction
and friendship between Möbians during the rest of the year (for instance we meet
once a year at the 3GSM World Congress, including discussions and
opinion-sharing and I'm sure, this year we will also talk about the iPhone,
Android but also about Windows Mobile, devices in general (we always like to
compare Windows Mobile with Symbian since in some areas Symbian is still ahead
of Windows Mobile) and services in general.
While I already know who's coming this year (and I'm really looking forward
to meet old fellow Möbians and make new friendships), I'm not going to unveil
the list here since it's up to everybody to talk about it.
So talk to you soon and keep an eye on the::unwired - I will try to keep you
updated as good as possible.
Cheers ~ Arne
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