Mobile Monday Detroit Reviews 2011 and the Mobile Industry Outlook

Metro Detroit Mobile Community Explores 2011 Events and Trends in the Industry and Potential Impact on 2012 and Beyond – Locally, Nationally and Globally
    

What a difference a year makes! The mobile technology industry has been extremely dynamic over the last few years, and 2011 was no exception. On December 12th, join Mobile Monday Detroit as we explore ‘Mobile: the Impact of 2011 and What the Future Holds’.

The format of this meeting will encourage broad audience participation and input as we explore the industry from a global, national, statewide and local perspective.  MoMoDetroit organizers, Linda Daichendt (Mobile Technology Association of Michigan), Glenn Everitt (Compuware) and Randy Nunez (Ford Motor Company) will get things started by highlighting key events and trends of 2011 which may include any of a diverse list of topics such as:

  • The death of Steve Jobs; how will it impact Apple and the mobile industry overall?
  • Nokia’s move away from Symbian smartphone OS to Microsoft’s Windows Mobile
  • AT&T’s bid to purchase T-mobile; will it happen, and if so, what will be the effect?
  • The rise of the media tablet
  • Google’s purchase of Motorola Mobility
  • Adobe’s decision to do away with Mobile Flash
  • What about RIM? Are they still relevant? Can they regain their role in the mobile ecosystem?
  • Which mobile sectors began to emerge in 2011, and which are expected to continue gaining momentum; M2M, mHealth, mCommerce, Location-based services, etc.?
  • How did mobile technology impact Michigan in 2011 and what should we expect moving forward?
  • Many more!

Participants may register to attend at http://meetup.com/Mobile-Monday-Detroit and are urged to bring their thoughts, perspectives, opinions and questions as together we reflect on 2011 and explore the year’s impact on the mobile / wireless technology industry in 2012 and beyond. This interactive format will enable attendees to share their expertise and gain insights from others that may impact their firm’s strategy going forward.

The meeting takes place at Compuware Headquarters located at One Campus Martius in Detroit on Monday, December 12th at 5:30 p.m., and is free to attend, though reservations are required for security purposes. Free parking is available to those who utilize Compuware’s parking deck and have their parking stub validated when signing in at the meeting. Refreshments will be served.

Mobile Monday Detroit is a chapter of Mobile Monday Michigan and is sponsored by the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, Mobile Monday Michigan and Compuware.

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About MTAM

MTAM is a non-profit trade association for Michigan’s mobile / wireless (connected) technologies industry and businesses in all industries utilizing those technologies. We are the first state-based mobile/wireless industry trade association in the U.S., and our mission is: • to facilitate conversation/collaboration between varied sectors of the mobile/wireless eco-system; serve as the bridge to enable diverse organizations to understand each other’s perspectives and needs in order to drive new innovation and opportunities involving these technologies; • to increase the use of, and demand for, Michigan-based mobile/wireless technology products and services in-state, nationally and globally; • to increase the productivity and profitability of every industry vertical in Michigan via the use of these technologies; • to create sustainable jobs and increased entrepreneurial opportunities in the state based on the use of these technologies, thereby achieving substantial growth of Michigan’s economy; • and to help the communities we serve via the use of these technologies. We are also the statewide producer of Mobile Monday Michigan – a mobile / wireless industry networking and education organization which is a branch of the international Mobile Monday organization based in Finland. Here in Michigan we currently have 4 chapters (Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing and Grand Rapids) with over 3000+ members statewide.
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