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.

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

 


Portuguese Minister of Science & Technology Manuel Heitor

Cascais, Portugal. Portuguese Minister of Science & Technology, H.E. Manuel Heitor meets with Mobilium Global Chief Executive Ralph Simon at the World Summit Awards 2019 presentation & event in Portugal. The WSA is the United Nations'-linked competition to find the best apps & platforms that reinforce the UN's SDG's. Simon is on the Executive Board of the WSA.

 


Yossi Vardi, Israel´s leading innovator, at Kinnernord in Vihula, Estonia

Flanking the chairman of Kinnernet & Kinnernord, Yossi Vardi, is,  Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon, & Kinnernord board member & organiser Riina Raudne. A select group of influential visioneers, innovators & good trouble-makers gathered in a forest in mid-Estonia very recently, in the great tradition of Kinnernet – hacking & innovating in quadruple measure, & having an amazing time ideating.

European Union Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society, Ms Mariya Gabriel

European Union Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society (previously Digital Agenda), Ms Mariya Gabriel, (responsible for the EU’s media, information issues, telecoms, IT, digital development) reconnecting with Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon backstage at the MWC 2019 - ahead of their respective keynote sessions.
Mariya said: "Today only 44% of Europeans have basic digital skills, 90% of jobs after 2020 would require basic digital skills & there's a huge need to focus on digital skills acquisition by young people, by today’s active population & by vulnerable groups". "The European Commission can facilitate the sharing of good practices & supports the development of creative industries & of a successful European media and content industry". But she warned, Europe is not at the centre of a technological revolution, & is still lagging behind in investments & in defining the model it will follow in digitisation beyond 2020.

 


John Hoffman, executive organizer, Mobile World Congress “4 Years From Now” pavilion

‘4YFN’, Barcelona. Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon seen reconnecting at 4YFN with John Hoffman, CEO & organiser of the Mobile World Congress conventions worldwide, CEO of the GSMA Ltd, 4YFN (Four Years From Now) & CEO of Barcelona Mobile World Capital.

Hoffman said: “The GSMA’s idea is always to do something to incubate companies & ideas that couldn’t afford to be at Mobile World Congress or weren't yet ready for it. 4YFN has become a great mechanism to bring to Barcelona a different part of the digital & mobile ecosystem world: startups, new entrepreneurs & investors. We need to keep focusing on this ecosystem to help grow what will drive the mobile & innovation industry 4 years from now".
MWC attracted 109,000 attendees from 198 countries including more than 7,900 CEOs & 2,400 companies. 4YFN attracted 23,000+ with its total focus on startups from more than 90 countries. The distinguished Israeli innovation expert Yossi Vardi chairs 4YFN.

Indian advertising leaders with innovator & investor, Yossi Vardi

Tel Aviv. Indian ad industry leaders with legendary Israeli innovator & tech guru, Yossi Vardi (centre in white striped/check shirt) & the IAA delegation led by Neeraj Roy of Hungama Digital, India. Yossi gave a spell-binding speech to the delegation explaining just why Israel is the world’s leading “Start-Up Nation”.


Advertising Industry World Congress, Kerala, India with Unilever chairman, Paul Polman

 

Mobilium Global chief executive & interviewer Ralph Simon reconnects with Unilever CEO, Paul Polman, one of the most far-sighted business leaders of his generation, after his compelling keynote talk at the World Congress of the International Advertising industry in Kerala. One of the world’s leading advocates for sustainable business models, Paul formally retired from his role on January 1st after 10 years as Unilever CEO in which he championed his Sustainable Living Strategy, now a key tool for all businesses globally, to benefit from a Sustainable Business Model. His vision led to Unilever brands growing by 46% and improving profitability by 70%. Bravo Paul !