The future is so bright, we all have to wear shades.

London. International Live Music Conference '2020 Vision - The Ten Year View’ on the future of live entertainment was the compelling panel at the ILMC in London this week. Soothsayers were: l to r: Jane Third, CEO of DreamTeam Music, concert promoter Jason Zink of Emporium Presents, Denver, Colorado, USA; Jeff Goodman, director of Business Development at Entertainment Tech/Branded Apps specialist at Greencopper, Boston, USA; moderator Chris Carey, CEO of Media Insight Consulting; Catherine Luckhoff, CEO of 20Fifty. Com, mobile & entertainment tech guru-ette, Cape Town, South Africa & Mobilium Global Chief Executive, Ralph Simon. They all agreed: ’The future (of live entertainment) is so bright, we all have to wear shades’.


Bangladeshi economist & Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus

Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon reconnecting with the great global thinker & pioneer of micro-credit & micro-finance, the Bangladeshi economist & civil society leader, Muhammad Yunus. Dr Yunus & his Grameen Bank's genius showed how the poorest of the poor can work to bring about their own development. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006, he received the USA Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 & the USA Congressional Gold Medal in 2010. He is constantly involved in addressing & solving social problems around the world. Yunus is, indeed, unique.


Snapchat Co-Founder & CEO Evan Spiegel

Snapchat/SNAP co-founder/CEO Evan Spiegel & Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon - having a snappy chat at the important DLD conference, where Evan gave a compelling talk about where SNAP was headed in 2020 and beyond.


Ministerial Summit, Mobile World Congress, Barcelona with USA FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

 

Barcelona. Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, catches up with Mobilium Global chief executive, Ralph Simon, at the MWC Ministerial Summit - a key part of the Mobile World Congress '19. This year’s Ministerial Programme hosted delegations & international organisations from 181 countries, including 71 cabinet Ministers & 85 Regulatory Authority heads to discuss key developments & policy trends in the mobile sector including the evolution to 5G, the increasing need for spectrum; privacy & cross-border data flows; sustainability & mobile for social good & mobile in education & healthcare. Chairman Pai will serve as the FCC Chairman in DC until September 2022.


Keynote interview at Money 2020 Europe with Dr Hermann Hauser

Keynote interview at Money 2020 Europe with leading innovator & Europe VC leader, Dr. Hermann Hauser of Amadeus Capital Partners. Europe’s most important conference for the financial, investment & banking industries.


World’s leading Artificial Intelligence expert Dr. Kai-Fu Lee

Munich, DLD 2019, Germany. World’s leading Artificial Intelligence expert & visionary (+ Chinese venture capitalist, tech executive, writer), Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, with Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon. Dr. Lee’s ground-breaking book “AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley & The New World Order”, described how China is rapidly moving forward to become the global AI leader, & may well surpass the USA because of China’s demographics & it’s huge datasets. He emphasised though, that AI with all its capabilities will never be capable of creativity or empathy.
Dr. Lee developed the world’s first-ever speaker-independent, continuous speech recognition system & served as President of Google China (2005-2009) - one of a number of very senior positions in a glittering career. He has over 50,000,000 followers on Sina Weibo & his VC Fund, Sinovation Ventures, has some $2bn under management & invested in 300+ start-up portfolios/companies in China.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella with Ralph Simon

Barcelona, Spain. Mobilium Global Chief Executive Ralph Simon hanging out with Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella. Satya is a great individual, executive & computer boffin – before becoming Microsoft CEO he was Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s cloud & enterprise group, responsible for building and running the company’s computing platforms.

 


Senior Disney Executives at Musexpo 2019

Sat Bisla, organiser of the long-running Musexpo music & radio convention had the pleasure of sharing the stage with the amazing team from The Walt Disney Company recently at our A&R Worldwide's MUSEXPO Creative Summit in Burbank, California including (l-r) executives from ABC Television (Scott Igoe), Disney Radio Worldwide (Phil Guerini), Walt Disney Pictures (Kaylin Frank) our insightful moderator Ralph Simon chief executive of Mobilium Global along with Disney Music Group & Disney Music Publishing (Mike Daly).

Unreasonable meet-up in Santa Cruz, California with Dr. Esther Wojcicki & Unreasonable founder, Daniel Epstein

At the unique gathering of the Unreasonable Group are,  l to r: Mobilium Global chief executive, Ralph Simon; the distinguished educator & head of the Global Moonshot for Education, Esther Wojcicki, & the founder of the Unreasonable Group, Daniel Epstein, who brings together people & companies to think of solutions that create the greatest impact possible on the world’s toughest challenges. Esther & Ralph are developing the Global Moonshot for Education world-wide initiative in 2019/2020.
“The reasonable man & woman adapts to the world; the unreasonable ones persist in trying to adapt the world to themselves. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man & woman.” - George Bernard Shaw,  1856-1950