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Global Health Innovation: From Big Data to Small Devices

Global Health Innovation: From Big Data to Small Devices

Ralph Simon in Conversation with Yossi Vardi – What it Takes to create a Successful Startup Ecosystem

Ralph Simon in Conversation with Yossi Vardi – What it Takes to create a Successful Startup Ecosystem  

Dateline: Stockholm, Sweden

Dateline: Stockholm, Sweden r to l: Noted Hollywood actor Rose McGowan & Mobilium Global Chief Executive, Ralph Simon diggin’ the scene at Grona Lund, Stockholm. She is an American activist, former actress, author, model, & singer. Best known to television …

Dateline: Stockholm, Sweden – Founder of Vice Television

Dateline: Stockholm, Sweden – Founder of Vice Television Vice is nice – says l to r: Ralph Simon, Mobilium Global chief executive as he reconnects & meets up with Shane Smith, the remarkable co-founder & chair of Vice Television – …

Dateline: London – Director-General of the BBC

Dateline: London – Director-General of the BBC l to r: Mobilium Global Chief Executive Ralph Simon having a chat with Tony Hall, the Baron Hall of Birkenhead CBE, the Director-General & Chief Executive of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Lord …

Dateline: Sofia, Bulgaria – Keynote stage: Webit Festival ‘18

Dateline: Sofia, Bulgaria – Keynote stage: Webit Festival ‘18 Her Excellency Mariya Gabriel, the European Union Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society, reconnecting backstage with Mobilium Global Chief Executive Ralph Simon, just before her keynote speech to the packed arena …

Dateline: Barcelona, Spain: Mobile World Congress 2018

Dateline: Barcelona, Spain: Mobile World Congress 2018 Seen l to r: Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon chatting with FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai, backstage at the MWC keynote stage. Chairman Pai serves as the Chairman of the United States Federal …

Dateline: Casablanca, Morocco

Dateline: Casablanca, Morocco Pictured at “Future.E.S.” – the 1st-ever gathering connecting French, Moroccan & African’s digital eco-systems are: l to r: Rebecca Enonchong, CEO of AppsTech of Cameroon (& Bethesda MD), moderator Ralph Simon, Chief Executive of Mobilium Global & …

Dateline: Vienna, Austria

Dateline: Vienna, Austria l to r: Ms Tanja Wehsley, Chair of the City of Vienna’s board of finance, economic & international affairs & also Member of the Vienna City Council, reconnecting with Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon in the …

Dateline: Vienna, Austria

Dateline: Vienna, Austria Announcing the world champion winners competing at the very successful WSA 2018 World Congress & global Awards for best Social Impact through Digital Innovation, held in the Great Hall of Vienna’s historic City Hall. Seen l to …

Speaking at World Summit Awards 2018

Speaking at World Summit Awards 2018, moderated by my favorite person Ralph Simon- the Father of Ring Tone. Sharing on “Local Innovation Leading to System Transformation” – Highlighting Indonesia on the World Digital Map” #worldsummitawards2018 #vienna #austria #digitaleconomy#indonesia #technology @ …

Dateline: Vancouver, Canada

Dateline: Vancouver, Canada l to r: Jaron Lanier, the eminent futurist who coined the term “Virtual Reality”, & Mobilium Global Chief Executive Ralph Simon, reconnecting at the TED Conference in Vancouver. Lanier caused a stir at TED when he spoke …

Dateline: Vienna – a quickie with Niki

Dateline: Vienna – a quickie with Niki r to l: The great Niki Lauda, (the 3-time F1 Drivers’ Champion) with Mobilium Chief Executive Ralph Simon as they meet up in Vienna. Niki’s the only F1 driver to have been champion …

Dateline: Vienna – Iron Maiden’s singer & Jumbo jet flying ace Bruce Dickinson

Dateline: Vienna – Iron Maiden’s singer & Jumbo jet flying ace l to r: Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon catching up with his former songwriting & publisher client, Iron Maiden ’s singer, Bruce Dickinson. Bruce is an amazing 747 …

Dateline: Hollywood, California – Musexpo 2018

Dateline: Hollywood, California – Musexpo 2018 l to r: Pete Ganbarg, President of A&R at Atlantic Records with Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon after their highly engaging keynote interview session at the important Musexpo Global music conference. Pete is …

Dateline: Toronto, CanadaCanadian Music Week Hackathon

Dateline: Toronto, CanadaCanadian Music Week Hackathon Jury & Hackathon finalists conducted by Travis Laurendine seen congratulating the winning team that also happened to be the most diverse team !! Innovation and diversity go hand in hand! Especially in music innovation …

Los Angeles – Milken Global Conference

Dateline: Los Angeles – Milken Global Conference r to l: Hugh Evans, founder of Global Citizen & Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon plotting how to create the next mega global event. Hugh founded Global Citizen, as a movement of …

Dateline: Beverly Hills, California: The 2018 California-China Summit

Dateline: Beverly Hills, California: The 2018 California-China Summit: Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon leading a capacity session at the Milken California-China Summit titled “The Rise of the Machines & the A.I. Revolution”, as he introduces keynote speaker, Mr. Yang …

Dateline: Toronto – Canadian Music Week 2018

Dateline: Toronto – Canadian Music Week 2018 keynote stage – l to r: Keynote interviewer Ralph Simon, the prolific creative industries writer & diarist Bob Lefsetz, & renowned record producer Steve Lillywhite have a chat after Lillywhite’s exhilarating CMW interview …

Dateline: Hollywood, California

Dateline: Hollywood, California – Global Artist Managers’ Futurecast/A&R Worldwide’s Musexpo conference – top artist managers talk artist earnings, management strategies & “live” income: l to r: Ian Montone, founder & CEO of Monotone Inc., manager of LCD Sound System & …

Dateline: Vienna, Austria – Pioneers

Dateline: Vienna, Austria – Pioneers The grand opening of the Pioneers Festival, one of the world’s most significant innovation conferences bringing the globe’s best & brightest innovators & start-up companies for a 2-day celebration of ‘what’s coming next’ in the …

Dateline: Hollywood, California – Musexpo’s “Digital Revolution” keynote session

Dateline: Hollywood, California – Musexpo’s “Digital Revolution” keynote session l to r WIlliam D. Simon – Global Sector Leader/Media Entertainment & Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry; Livia Tortella – Founder & CEO of Black Box; Mobilium Global chief executive …

Dateline: Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria – ‘Cheerful earful’

Dateline: Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria – ‘Cheerful earful’ r to l. Dr Margarete Schrambock, the Austrian Federal Minister of Digital & Economic Development has an engaging chat with Mobilium Global chief executive, Ralph Simon, as he advises the Federal Minister …

Dateline: Austria – Visionary UK Silicon Valley Hall of Famer

Dateline: Austria – Visionary UK Silicon Valley Hall of Famer r to l: Dr Hermann Hauser KBE, Ph.D., co-founder of Amadeus Capital Partners, Cambridge & London, & Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon – reconnecting & talking A.I. In his …

Dateline: Cannes, France: Midem International 2018

Dateline: Cannes, France: Midem International 2018 Seen just before the packed special focus session highlighting the commercial importance of Indonesia’s Creative Industries, music & live entertainment are top Indonesian industry leaders l. to r.: Concert promoter Dino Hamid, Managing Director …

Dateline: Stockholm, Sweden @ Brilliant Minds

Dateline: Stockholm, Sweden @ Brilliant Minds Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon & (former Chief of Staff to President Obama) the much respected Denis McDonogh, having a chat about the state of the world & the wonder of Brilliant Minds. …

Dateline: Stockholm, Sweden

Dateline: Stockholm, Sweden: r to l: Brilliant Minds’ co-founder Ash Pournouri, Brilliant Minds/Symposium CEO, Natalia Brzezinski & Mobilium Global Chief Executive Ralph Simon celebrating the huge impact & success of the 2018 Brilliant Minds conference at the conclusion of this …

Dateline: Cluj, Transylvania – ‘Techsylvania’ keynoters

Dateline: Cluj, Transylvania – ‘Techsylvania’ keynoters Former Romanian Prime Minister (’08-’12) & current mayor of Cluj-Napoca, Emil Boc, flanked by Mobilium Global chief executive, Ralph Simon (l) & the great Israeli entrepreneur, investor & innovator “Yossi” Vardi (r). All three …

Dateline: Funkhaus*, East Berlin, Germany – T.O.A.

Dateline: Funkhaus*, East Berlin, Germany – T.O.A. Diggin’ the scene at Tech Open Air (TOA) 2018, Berlin, on the banks of the River Spree. l to r: Andre Gebhardt of T-Systems International Deutsche Telekom, Mobilium Global Chief Executive Ralph Simon, …

Esther Wojcicki is with Plamen Russev and Ralph Simon.

Esther Wojcicki is with Plamen Russev and Ralph Simon. With the two people who made WEBIT2018 amazing for me—Ralph Simon, CEO of Mobilium Global, and Plamen Russev founder of Webit #Webit2018. Extraordinary people, extraordinary ideas, supporting moonshot thinkers!

Dateline: Sofia, Bulgaria

Dateline: Sofia, Bulgaria Top global figures in key Webit Festival interview: l to r: Dr Lilyana Pavlova – Cabinet Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union; Mr Yves Leterme – former Prime Minister (& Minister …

Dateline: Cannes, France – Midem 2018

Mobilium Global Chief Executive conducting a special high-level session at the Midem International Music Convention in Cannes, France with the heads of the Indonesian Rezcording Industry and also, Indonesian Music Publishing Industry, Live concert industry and artist management leaders in …

Dateline: Buckingham Palace, London

l. to r.  His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (& husband of Queen Elizabeth II) meets Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon, at a special gathering at Buckingham Palace in March 2017.          

Dateline: Paris, France – Mobilium Global meets the new President of France, Emmanuel Macron:

l to r: Mobilium Global Chief Executive Ralph Simon chatting with the new President of France, the recently elected, H.E. Emmanuel Macron. President Macron is the youngest-ever French President since Napoleon Bonaparte, and brings great hope to millions in modern …

Dateline: Vienna, Austria – European Union Commissioner Andrus Ansip

l to r: Vice President of the European Union & EU Commissioner for the Digital Single Market, (& former Prime Minister of Estonia) Andrus Ansip & Mobilium Global chief executive, Ralph Simon having a chat about digital voting, digital government …

Dateline: Mobile World Congress (MWC), Barcelona

r to l: GSMA CEO & Director of the Mobile World Congress, John Hoffman reconnects with keynote stage moderator & MWC A.I. program curator, Ralph Simon of Mobilium Global, backstage at the MWC. John directs, organises & produces the MWC …

Dateline: Ministerial Forum, Mobile World Congress, Barcelona with the head of UN Women

Dateline: Ministerial Forum, Mobile World Congress, Barcelona with the head of UN Women : Re-connecting at the special Ministerial & senior governmental conclave at the 2018 Mobile World Congress are: r to l: Madame Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the UN Under-Secretary-General & …

Dateline: Casablanca, Morocco

Dateline: Casablanca, Morocco Pictured at “Future.E.S.” – the 1st-ever gathering connecting French, Moroccan & African’s digital eco-systems are: l to r: Rebecca Enonchong, CEO of AppsTech of Cameroon (& Bethesda MD), moderator Ralph Simon, Chief Executive of Mobilium Global & …

Video – Mobile World Congress 2018 – Keynote interview

Mobile World Congress 2018 – Keynote interview in the session: “Creating An Artificially Intelligent Future” – Mobilium’s Ralph Simon interviews Ran Krauss, founder & CEO of Aerobotics Drones, the autonomous drone company: .

Dateline: Somerset House, London – Imogen’s Blockchain Brain’s Trust

Tech, blockchain & music visionary Imogen Heap’s Mycelia visioneering team brought a formidable brain’s trust of about 100 UK & global blockchain gurus, specialists & creatives to Somerset House to architect a remarkable plan to help the Creative Industries & …

Dateline: Jerusalem, Israel – At the Our Crowd Summit

Our Crowd Summit is the biggest & best Start-Up & VC Conference in the Middle East l to r: Keynote speakers Ralph Simon, founder of Mobilium Global & Sir Ronald Cohen, getting ready to take the stage before a capacity …

Dateline: NSCI Arena, Mumbai, India

r to l: Kumar Mangalam Birla, the leading Indian & global industrialist & chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, one of the largest conglomerates in India, with a $61bn turnover; TEDx Gateway creator & producer Yashraj Akashi & Mobilium Global …

Dateline: Natural History Museum, London

Newly appointed U.K. Cabinet Minister & Minister of Culture, Media, Sport & Digital Tech , the Rt Hon. Matt Hancock MP, seen being congratulated by Mobilium Global chief executive, Ralph Simon. Matt is a terrific Ministerial choice & a real …

Dateline: NYU London campus:

l to r: Professor Larry Miller of NYU’s Steinhardt’s Faculty of Music & Performing Arts Professions welcoming Mobilium Global Chief Executive Ralph Simon to NYU London for his special talk on the future of entertainment, innovation, the Creative Industries  & …

Dateline: Groningen, Holland

Winners & jury members of the prestigious Buma Music Meets Tech (BMMT) 2018 competition at Eurosonic.  This is Dutch performing rights society Buma-Stemra’s annual conference to find the best new music, artists & music tech from Europe. l to r: …

Dateline: Munich, Germany

Dateline: Munich, Germany – The European Union’s Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society, Her Excellency Mariya Gabriel meets Mobilium’s Ralph Simon. l to r: Plamen Russev, founder of Webit & organiser of Webit Festival Europe: “Re-inventing Europe’s Future” to take …

Dateline: Munich, Germany – Think Pink-er

The great Canadian-American cognitive psychologist, linguist & favorite author of Bill Gates, Steven Pinker, having a chat with Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon at DLD, the important gathering of the great & the good in innovation, tech & politics. …

Dateline: London with Theresa May, UK Prime Minister

British Prime Minister, Mrs Theresa May meeting with Mobilium Global chief executive, Ralph Simon and hearing  him describe to the PM about Mobilium Global’s expertise with  “Screenagers” in the United Kingdom and world-wide.

Dateline:  Greater London – The global head of the BPI

Dateline:  Greater London – The global head of the BPI, the UK’s major trade group responsible for the British music industry, Geoff Taylor,  & Mobilium Global Chief Executive Ralph Simon, chatting about the record results of the UK music industry …

Dateline: Imogen Heap & Mobilium in Havering-atte-Bower, England

Dateline: Imogen Heap & Mobilium in Havering-atte-Bower, England l to r: Creative visionary Imogen Heap meets with long-standing friend, Mobilium Global Chief Executive Ralph Simon at the amazing Mycelia Event, Confab & Concert she put on, produced & arranged at …

Dateline: London, The Hon. David Miliband

Dateline:  London –  l to r:  The Hon. David Miliband – President & CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) & Mobilium Global CEO Ralph Simon.  Miliband is a former British Secretary of State & Foreign Secretary.  At IRC he …

Dateline: The Beaumont, Mayfair, London

Dateline: The Beaumont, Mayfair, London At the launch of Tina Brown’s fascinating & unputdownable book & memoirs of her time & unique experiences as the Editor of Vanity Fair & how she turned that magazine into a publishing colossus & …

The Third Story with Leo Sidran

Ralph Simon is often called “the father of the ringtone”. He’s on a relentless quest to find the next big thing in mobile innovation. His ability to identify a hit, to create opportunity and add value to the creative class started long …

The Mayor of Helsinki meets Mobilium

Dateline: Helsinki, Finland – at SLUSH The Mayor of Helsinki, Jan Vapaavuori, flanked by Lightneer co-founder & master brand builder, Peter Vesterbacka (left) & Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon (right) at the amazing SLUSH Innovation gathering with over 20,000 …

Dateline: San Diego – Exponential Medicine 2017

Dateline: San Diego – Exponential Medicine 2017 At Singularity University’s amazing Exponential Medicine Summit 2017 this week at the Del Coronado: l to r: Dr Daniel Kraft – the distinguished physician-scientist, inventor, innovator & head of the Faculty for Exponential …

Dateline: San Diego, California – Exponential Medicine 2017

Dateline: San Diego, California – Exponential Medicine 2017  Key presenters at the important Breakout Session at Exponential Medicine 2017 at the Del Coronado Hotel are: Api-Jet syringe inventor & single-use syringe visionary, Marc Koska; Data scientist, lumnologist & online guru, …

Dateline: Del Coronado, San Diego

Dateline: Del Coronado, San Diego Avid participants in the excellent Exponential Medicine 2017 gathering were great friends: l to r: leading global tech visionary, Ms Laurence Sarah Aynouz, with the renowned Swami S. Ananda & Mobilium Global chief executive, Ralph …

Dateline: Vilnius Jazz @ the Russian Drama Theatre, Vilnius, Lithuania

Dateline: Vilnius Jazz @ the Russian Drama Theatre, Vilnius, Lithuania At the Vilnius Jazz Festival, plotting to bring some great US & UK jazz artists to Lithuania in 2018 with renowned Vilnius Jazz Lithuanian Festival founder Antanas Gustys.   l to …

Dateline: Vilnius, Lithuania

Dateline: Vilnius, Lithuania Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon talking robotics, Artificial Intelligence & the business of creating new forms of content, to a packed house at Innovation Drift, Lithuania, the Baltic’s leading innovation & creativity summit.

Dateline: The Kremlin, Moscow

Dateline: The Kremlin, Moscow Hanging out in front of the historic Kremlin complex in central Moscow on a cold, crisp Moscow autumn night are l to r: Dr Plamen Russev, the amazing Bulgarian innovator, visioneer & creator of the global …

Dateline: Open Innovations Forum 2017, Skolkovo Technopark, Moscow

Dateline: Open Innovations Forum 2017, Skolkovo Technopark, Moscow Keynote speakers at the Plenary Session of the prestigious Open Innovations Forum in Moscow after their impactive main stage discussion about how the digital & tech revolution is affecting & disrupting corporations …

Dateline: Moscow – Singapore’s Minister of Government Technology, Jacqueline Poh

Dateline:  Moscow – Singapore’s Minister of Government Technology, Jacqueline Poh & Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon Singapore is leading the world in advanced tech relating to improving Smart Cities, Smart Countries and now too, Gov Tech – what Fin …

Dateline: Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), Netherlands

Dateline: Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), Netherlands – world’s most important Dance Music conference & it’s “Buma Meets Tech” contest- winning company: Muzooka from Calgary, Canada with founder/CEO Shawn Wilson getting the winning bouquet from Mobilium Global chief exec Ralph Simon:  …

Video – Dateline: Moscow – Open Innovations Forum 2017 in

With some of the world’s top experts in Corporate Positive Disruption including the co-founder of Kickstarter; the head of one of the world’s top Business Schools; one of Russia’s most successful & significant business leaders & head of the respected …

Video – Dateline: Singapore – Milken Asia Summit

A great video of the exciting panel at the recent Milken Asia Summit that gives a current & fascinating look at how and why Artificial Intelligence and machine learning is going to grow in global impact & consequence: Ralph Simon …

Podcast – Dateline: The annual Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg

The engaging audio podcast of the keynote interview conducted by Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph SImon and the very distinguished Chief Executive & head of BMG – responsible for riunning BMG’s globally significant music publishing business, and also BMG’s successful …

Dateline: Singapore – Rugby with World Cup Chief

l to r:  Rugby World Cup CEO Alan Gilpin  & Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon having a two person scrum at Sports Matters, Branded Asia’s unique conference for the professional sports business in Asia. The Rugby World Cup will …

Dateline: Tel Aviv Innovation Festival

Opening ceremony at the 2017 DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival before a capacity crowd of tech & social media leaders from around the world. l to r: 11-year old super kid drummer who opened the festival with an amazing drum …

Dateline: Singapore – Highlights from APAC’s leading gathering – All That Matters

Seen after the unmissable keynote speech & interview at Music Matters/All That Matters by Spotify’s Director of Economics, Will Page, interviewed by Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon. Will showed why he & Spotify are rapidly changing the APAC music …

Dateline: Singapore – Online Matters APAC summit with head of VICE Television

Seen on the keynote stage at Digital Matters, the major APAC gathering for the digital and online TV industry is l to r Mobilium Global Chief Executive Ralph Simon interviewing his namesake but no relation, Hosi Simon, the head of …

Dateline: Singapore – Mobilium with the global chief & head of Formula 1 Motor Racing

l to r: Chase Carey, chief executive & Executive Chairman of the Formula 1 Group running global Formula 1 motor racing & Mobilium Global Chief Executive Ralph Simon meeting up & having a chat at Sporting Matters/All That Matters, the …

Dateline: Singapore – YouTube global chief & Mobilium

Seen backstage, having a chat & catching up at All That Matters, the great annual Asia-Pacific conference produced by Jasper Donat & Branded Asia – now considered the very leading event of its kind in APAC, bringing together the top …

Dateline: Singapore – Music Matters 2017 – with APAC’s head of Spotify

l to r: Sunita Kaur, Spotify’s Managing Director for Asia & Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon renewing their linkage at the successful Music Matters 2017 gathering. Sunita & her Spotify APAC teams have been major change agents, bringing a …

Dateline: Singapore – with the head of Singapore’s Cyber Security Authority, David Koh

Seen r to l:    Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon & Mr David Koh meeting up at the Mliken Asia Summit in Singapore. Minister David Koh is concurrently the Deputy Secretary (Technology) & Deputy Secretary (Special Projects) of the …

Dateline: Singapore – Milken Asia Summit with Naomi Campbell

Fellow Londoners Naomi Campbell & Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon, having a tete-a-tete on Formula 1 Race Weekend whilst participating at the prestigious Milken Asia Summit in Singapore. Naomi, is a super-smart business woman with substantial global interests,  has …

Dateline: Singapore – Milken Asia Summit

l to r: Dr Robert Morris – Vice President & head of Global Laboratories at IBM Research labs in China, India, Japan, Australia, Brazil & Africa; Michael Milken, Chairman of the Milken Asia Summit & Chairman/founder of The Milken Institute, …

Dateline: Mumbai, India – with India’s top concert & Festival event promoter & organiser

Seen l to r:  Vijay Nair, Founder & chief executive of Inbdia’s top Festival organiser, Only Much Louder, & Mobilium Global Chief Executive, Ralph Simon ahead of their  special panel session at the landmark All About Music conference at the …

Dateline: Mumbai – India’s leading composer & singing star Arijit Singh with Ralph Simon

Seen just before their impressive keynote interview at India’s key annual music and social media conference held in Mumbai.  Top executives from across the entertainment, Bollywood, social media and online industries gathered to hear Arijit Singh be interviewed by Ralph …

Dateline: Mumbai – Inaugural “All About Music” conference

Seen l to r: Ralph Simon of Mobilium Global & the great Devraj Sanyal, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Group & EMI Music, India & South Asia meeting up at this inaugural high-level gathering & conference …

Dateline: Mumbai – Indian superstar interview

l to r: India’s leading male singer & composer, Arijit Singh, in the keynote interview before a capacity audience conducted by Mobilium Global’s Ralph Simon at the important All About Music conference event in Mumbai last week. Singh has 17,000,000 …

Dateline: Hamburg – Reeperbahn Festival keynote stage

l to r: Steve Redmond, BMG Sr VP Global Corporate Communications; Amke Block, Curator & Organising Director of the annual Reeperbahn Festival; keynote interviewer Ralph Simon, Mobilium Global chief executive; & Hartwig Masuch, distinguished BMG Chief Executive before his engaging …

Dateline: Tel Aviv

Dateline: 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 …

Dateline: Jerusalem

Dateline: Jerusalem – with Deputy Minister for Diplomacy in the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office & the Indian Advertising Association (IAA) industry leaders’ high-level visit to Israel: l to r: Siddhartha Roy, Chief Operating Officer of Hungama Digital India; Dr Michael Oren …

Dateline: Sweden

8-time Grammy winner Usher & Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon reconnecting & having a good natter. Usher has a joint venture record label company, the Raymond-Braun Media Group, with talent manager Scooter Braun, that includes Canadian singer Justin Bieber.

Dateline:  Stockholm

Reconnecting with Chris Sacca, one of Silicon Valley’s most successful Venture Capital funders and early believer in Twitter & Facebook.  Seen together at Brilliant Minds, Stockholm.

Dateline:  Jerusalem

Flanking Start Up Nation’s top VC group Our Crowd – l to r:   Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon, Jon Medved, chairman & CEO of top Israel VC & incubator, Our Crowd, and Neeraj Roy, chief executive and Founder …

Dateline: Kensington Palace Gardens, London

r to l: Russian Ambassador to the UK, His Excellency Alexander Vladimirovich Yakovenko chatting with Mobilium Global CEO Ralph Simon at the reception at his ambassadorial residence to celebrate Russia’s National Day. Ambassador Yakovenko is a former Deputy Minister of …

Dateline: Stockholm, Sweden – The World’s highest paid living artist

r to l: The great American sculptor & artist Jeff Koons, chatting to Mobilium Global Chief Executive Ralph Simon at the brilliant ‘Brilliant Minds’ gathering, where they were both featured speakers. Koons’ Balloon Dog sculptures, probably his best-known works, transpose …

Dateline: Stockholm – Modern Art Museum mischief-makers

l to r: Mitch Kanner – CEO/Founder of 2 Degrees Ventures LA & Spotify key advisor; Troy Carter – Global Head of Creative Services at Spotify Worldwide & Entertainment Advisor to the artist Prince’s Estate; Dave Gilboa – co-founder & …

Dateline: Vienna – The President of Slovakia high-fiving with Mobilium Global’s Chief exec

l. to r. President of Slovakia, Andrej Kiska reconnects with Mobilium Global chief exec Ralph Simon at Pioneers 2017 Innovation Festival in Vienna’s glittering Royal Hapsburg Palace. President Kiska & Slovakia just completed the chairmanship of the European Union, with …

Dateline: Vienna – with the Austrian Federal Chancellor & head of state

r to l: His Excellency Federal Chancellor Christian Kern, & Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon chatting together at the welcome of the main keynote speakers to the Pioneers 17 innovation festival, in the Hofberg Palace in central Vienna. Chancellor …

Dateline: Chelsea, London

l to r: Sir Bob Geldof KG & Mobilium Global Chief Executive Ralph Simon having a stimulating Chelsea chat about African innovation & investment development, British politics & also, the 28 new songs Geldof has just written for his imminent …

Dateline: Los Angeles – Mobilium Global meets the President of The World Bank, Dr Jim Yong Kim

l to r: Dr Jim Yong Kim, President of The World Bank & Mobilium Global chief executive, Ralph Simon, exchanging views and hanging out at the Milken Global Conference in Los Angeles in May 2017. The World Bank has 189 …

Dateline: Los Angeles – at the Milken Global Conference

Mobilium Global’s Ralph Simon meets the former President of Mozambique, President Joaquim Alberto Chissano – who was the second President of independent Mozambique, serving from 1986 – 2005. He is credited with transforming the war-torn country of Mozambique into one …

Dateline: Vancouver, Canada – with World Chess Champion & Human Rights activist, Garry Kasparov

Dateline: Vancouver – “Checkmate, mate” l to r: Garry Kasparov, Russian chess grandmaster & former World Champion seen with Mobilium Global chief executive, Ralph Simon chatting politics, human rights & playing chess against IBM’s supercomputer, Deep Blue. Garry was the …

Dateline: Toronto, Canada

Dateline: Toronto & Canadian Music Week 2017 keynote sessions: l to r: Neill Dixon creator, founder & organiser of Canadian Music Week, Big Machine Label Group founder & CEO Scott Borchetta & Mobilium Global chief exec Ralph Simon at the …

Dateline: Abbey Road Studios, London

Dateline: Abbey Road No. 2 Studio – “It was 50 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play” l to r: Beatles’ sound engineer & producer Giles Martin, Mobilium Global Chief Executive Ralph Simon & Beatles’ Apple Corps …

Dateline: New York City

Dateline: New York City – at ‘Women In The World’: l to r: Mobilium Global Chief Executive Ralph Simon with Thrive & Huffington Post founder & Chief Executive Arianna Huffington & UNICEF Executive Director, Claudia Gonzalez. These powerful women are …

Dateline: New York City

Dateline: New York City – History-making Women show how: l to r: Mobilium Global’s Ralph Simon & Connie Lim, the great singer/ songwriter whose landmark song “Quiet ? – I Can’t Keep Quiet”, became the global anthem of The Women’s …

Dateline: Toronto, Canada

Dateline: Toronto, Canada l to r: Editor-in-Chief of the Toronto Globe And Mail newspaper group, David Walmsley, chatting with Mobilium Global Chief Executive, Ralph Simon about how to ensure that news gathering and journalism is conducted with truth and accuracy …

Dateline: Los Angeles – with Moby

Dateline: Los Angeles – The Milken Global Conference speakers Ralph Simon of Mobilium Global and distinguished international recording star and political activist, Moby, just before going on stage to conduct the absorbing panel session titled: “Making Culture A Force For …

Dateline: Los Angeles

Dateline: Beverly Hills, California – “Making Culture A Force For Change” The powerful speakers and moderator of one of the stand-out sessions at the 2017 Milken Global Conference. l to r: Haifaa al-Mansour – Saudi Arabian film-maker; renowned artist & …

Dateline: Hollywood, California – Global music industry leaders

Dateline: Hollywood, California – International Music Persons of the Year Awards for 2017 at Musexpo l to r: Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman & Chief Executive of the global Universal Music Group, Mobilium Global Chief Executive Ralph Simon & winners of …

Dateline: Hollywood, California

Dateline:  Hollywood, California – The Worldwide Radio Summit Industry leaders from top companies in commercial radio, radio stations & music technology seen after their highly successful and impactive session at the Worldwide Radio Summit – l to r: Ed Kershaw, …

Dateline: Bogota, Colombia – Colombian Capital Investment Conference

Mobilium Global gave the special keynote address to a large gathering of Colombia’s Private Equity Investment Association & Venture Capitalists in the Colombian capital,  showing these South American investors eye-catching examples of the key trends & innovation & potential investments …

Dateline: Medellin, Colombia – South America’s innovation leaders

Seen l to r:  Susana Latorre of Ruta N, Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon, Ruta N Executive Director & head Alejandro Franco, Finnish Honorary Consul in Colombia, Tapio Anttila & Ruta N’s Carlos Jaramillo pictured in one of the …

Dateline: Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Wikimedia & Wikipedia UK gathering & fund raising event r to l:  Jimmy Wales, founder & chief visionary of Wikipedia & Wikimedia, Katherine Maher, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation,  the non-profit charitable organisation dedicated to encouraging the growth, development …

Dateline: New Delhi, India

r to l:  Dr Bimal Jalan, with Mobilium Global chief Executive Ralph Simon just after Dr Jalan was inducted into the India Business Hall of Fame at the 2017 India Business Leadership Awards in Delhi.  Dr Jalan is one of …

Dateline: New Delhi, India

r to l: India’s Minister of Finance, Defence & Corporate Affairs, the honourable Arun Jaitley & Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon meeting at the Indian Business Leaders 2017 Awards held in India’s capital, New Delhi this week. The Awards …

Dateline: Medellin, Colombia

l to r: Ralph Simon, Mobilium Global chief executive flanked by a Ruta 9 Medellin security man and to the right, Tapio Anttila, the Finnish honorary consul in Medellin & owner of the Nordika business in Colombia – visiting the …

Dateline: Bogota, Colombia

Flanking Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon are the  organizing team of the highly successful annual conference of Colombia’s top Private Equity & VC investors, known as ColCap at the Club Nogal in downtown Bogota.  This March 2017 event saw …

Dateline: Bogota, Colombia

Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon interviews two of the world’s leading experts on global investment in technology, natural resource extraction & security.  Seen l. to r.  Ralph Simon & interviewees Frank Holmes, CEO of US Global Investors – successful …

Dateline: Bogota, Colombia

Mobilium Global Chief Executive, Ralph Simon,  addresses Bogota, Colombia’s Top Investors & VCs at the Colombia Capital Conference in South America in March 2017

Dateline Los Angeles: Digital Entertainment World Congress – February 2017

Ralph Simon, Mobilium Global chief executive interviews the global tech visionary and Virtual Reality Master, Nolan Bushnell in Los Angeles recently.  Bushnell founded Atari and the first video game, Pong and has been acknowledged as one of the world’s tech …

Dateline Munich, Germany: Jay Brown and Phil McIntyre Interview

Interview with Rihanna’s manager, Jay Brown, chief executive of Roc Nation & Phil McIntyre whose Philymack company in LA manages Nick Jonas (ex Jonas Bros) & Grammy nominee, Demi Lovato – this session focussed on the subject of what makes …

Dateline Vienna, Austria: Jimmy Wales and Craig Palmer Interview

Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia founder and Craig Palmer, CEO of Wikia’s Fandom, Wikipedia’s commercial arm.  This session was designed to hear Jimmy Wales’ vision for non-profit Wikipedia and for-profit Fandom/Wikia – which CEO Craig Palmer runs in Silicon Valley very successfully. …

Dateline Stockholm, Sweden: Interview with Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and Wikia

Interview with Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and Wikia

2016 MAMA Creators’ Forum Timbaland

2016 MAMA Creators’ Forum AEG Live Asia Adam Wilkes

Dateline Mumbai, India: – biggest TEDx in India

Mobilium Global is part of the curation & executive team that produces the biggest of all of the TEDx’s in India each year – known as TEDx Gateway, this significant TEDx takes place at the National Centre for the Performing …

Dateline Hong Kong: Quincy Jones interview

l. to  r.  Quincy Jones being interviewed by Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon, on the keynote stage at the inaugural Creators Forum’ gathering of the MAMA Asian Music Awards event in the Asia Expo in Hong Kong.  Quincy Jones …

Dateline Hong Kong: Quincy Jones

l. to r.   Mobilium Global chief executive & the great Quincy Jones & Quincy Jones’ manager, Adam Fell,  just after the compelling keynote interview on the stage with Ralph & Quincy  at the inaugural Creators’ Forum gathering produced by …

Dateline Hong Kong: The Creators Forum

Seen at the prestigious inaugural gathering known as The Creators Forum in Hong Kong:  Timbaland, the distinguished music producer, TV producer and author with Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon showing off the new book written by Timbaland, in which …

Helsinki, Finland – Founders Forum

Top Finnish start-up expert & distinguished mobile innovator Harry Santamaki alongside Mobilium Global’s chief executive, Ralph Simon at the exclusive gathering of the Founders Forum – the London based organisation led by Brent Hoberman CBE.  Founders Forum held a special …

Helsinki, Finland: Robert Scoble

Robert Scoble, the world-renowned expert on Virtual Reality & Augmented & Mixed Reality with Mobilium Global Chief Executive Ralph Simon at the famed SLUSH innovation and tech gathering in Helsinki, Finland.  20,000 innovators, investors, techies and geeks flock to Helsinki …

Dateline: Singapore – with !!Superwoman!!

l. to r. !!Superwoman!! aka Lily Singh, & Mobilium Global CEO, Ralph Simon on stage in the Mastercard Theatre, Singapore. Lily is the global You Tube sensation, personality, vlogger, commedienne, actress & rapper a.k.a. !!Superwoman!!. With over 1.5bn video views …

Dateline: Singapore – World Summit Awards grand finals

l. to r.: WSA Chair, Professor Peter Bruck ; His Excellency Ahmed Alhendawi, the UN Secretary-General´s Envoy on Youth, & award jury member, Mobilium Global CEO Ralph Simon, at the prestigious UN & UNESCO-linked global digital & mobile apps & …

Dateline: London – The British Chancellor of the Exchequer the Rt Hon. Philip Hammond

The British Chancellor of the Exchequer the Rt Hon. Phillip Hammond having a chat with Mobilium Global Chief executive Ralph Simon.  The Chancellor was formerly the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and the Commonwealth in the UK Cabinet,  and …

Dateline: Vienna, Austria – with the Austrian Chancellor & Head of State

r. to l. The newly elected Austrian Federal Chancellor & Head of State, Christian Kern, & Mobilium Global CEO Ralph Simon, sharing thoughts about the excitement, energy & excellence of the extraordinary Pioneers Festival 2016, which took place in the …

Dateline: Stockholm – Meeting Crown Prince of Sweden, Prince Daniel & Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales

Meeting with the Crown Prince of Sweden, Prince Daniel: r. to l. Jimmy Wales – founder of Wikipedia, Wikia & Fandom; with Swedish Crown Prince Daniel & Ralph Simon – Mobilium Global CEO. Prince Daniel is a terrific visionary for …

Dateline: Kochi, Kerala, India – September 2015

l. to r. Famed Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, Mobilium Global CEO Ralph Simon & Hungama Digital founder & CEO, Neeraj Roy. Hangin’ with the great Indian Bollywood film actor and national phenomenon in India and the world, Shah Rukh …

Dateline: Marrakech, Morocco

The combined group that features all of the Digital Champions and finalists in the recent Africa 4 Tech pan-African competition to find the best new companies in Africa in Health, Education, Fin Tech and Media.  Organised by Gilles Babinet, the …

President of Armenia, H.E. Serzh Sargsyan meets Mobilium Global

Dateline: Cannes, France – The Presidential Gala The President of of the Republic of Armenia, His Excellency Serzh Sargsyan, was honoured at a special Gala Dinner in Cannes celebrating Armenian music and creative artistry this week. l. to r. President …

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame & Ralph Simon talk African Health & Leadership in Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali, capital of Rwanda – the Presidential selfie Lighting up a laugh with the President  of Rwanda, His Excellency Paul Kagame, after his impressive closed door chat with and for the african leadership network’s annual gathering which took place this …

Dateline: Vancouver, Canada

l. to r. The Prime Minister of Bhutan, the honourable Tshering Tobgay chatting with Mobilium Global CEO, Ralph Simon: Prime Minister Tobgay is an inspirational & highly respected national leader. Business Week rated Bhutan the happiest country in Asia and …

Dateline: Los Angeles

Distinguished world-wide  TV interviewer and broadcaster Larry King gives Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon a ‘cheerful earful’.

Dateline: Milken Global Conference, Los Angeles

Former Commissioner of the National Basketball Association USA, the inimitable David Stern and Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon.  Mr Stern is widely recognised as being responsible for developing the basketball league and global impact to become a hugely significant …

King Games & Candy Crush co-founder Riccardo Zacconi

King Games & Candy Crush co-founder Riccardo Zacconi meets Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon at the Founders Forum in Paris, France.  Candy Crush is one of the most successful mobile games ever created and Riccardo and his team showed …

British Prime Minister Huddle

Seen in conversation with the British Prime Minister at the time, the Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP, Mobilium Chief Executive Ralph Simon talks to the Prime Minister about technology & the significance of the newly emerging area of “Gov Tech” …

French Presidential hopeful and contender, M Emmanuel Macron

French Presidential hopeful and contender, M Emmanuel Macron chatting with Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon, in Paris recently.  M Macron was formerly the Digital Economy Minister in President Hollande’s government in France and is now running to be a …

Mobilium Global meets the UK’s Digital Technology Minister Matt Hancock

Seen l. to r   Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon in conversation with the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, the Digital Technology & Economy Minister & former Minister for the Cabinet & Paymaster-General in the current British government.  Minister …

Dateline: Bratislava, Slovakia

Meeting with the President of Slovakia, the Hon. Andrej Kiska and his Prime Minister at a special summit in the Slovakian capital.  2016 is the year in  which Slovakia heads the European Union, an honour and engagement that rotates every …

Dateline: Marrakesh, Morocco

At the opening Plenary of “Africa 4 Tech”, the important gathering of key African & global innovators in Morocco this week, developing solutions that Globalise African innovations & Africanise Global innovations: l. to r. Mamoun Bouhboud, Minister Delegate to the …

Dateline: Amsterdam, Netherlands

ADE: “Amsterdam Dance Event” – sold out for the 10th consecutive year, ADE is the biggest Club festival in the world for the whole spectrum of electronic sub-genres & now the biggest music conference gathering worldwide: Key session – Top …

Dateline: Yerevan, Armenia & Baroness Cox

l. to r. Ralph Simon, Mobilium Global chief executive, & the remarkable Baroness Caroline Cox, former Deputy Speaker in the UK House of Lords & Commander Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland; the Wilberforce Award; …

Dateline: Yerevan, Armenia

l. to r. His Royal Highness Prince Fahad Bin Mansour Bin Nasser Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud of Saudia Arabia & Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon, after their meeting with the President of Armenia, the Hon. Serzh Sargsyan, at the Presidential …

Dateline: Wyndhams Theatre, London

r. to l. Sir Patrick Stewart & Mobilium Global Chief Executive Ralph Simon, backstage, having a chat after last night’s performance of “No Man’s Land”, the classic Harold Pinter play, starring Sir Patrick & Sir Ian McKellen, in its sold-out …

Dateline: San Diego – ‘Exponential Medicine’: the annual future of health gathering

“Human genome data analyses suggest we could well live to be 120 years old” said Peter Diamandis, Singularity University co-founder & Executive Chairman, seen here chatting with presenter & Mobilium Global chief executive, Ralph Simon. Peter founded the X Prize …

Dateline: Tel Aviv – French Cabinet Minister for the Digital Sector: Ms. Axelle Lemaire

l. to r. Ralph Simon, Chief Executive of Mobilium Global meets the French Cabinet Minister of State for the Digital Sector, Mdme Axelle Lemaire, & chats about the French government’s Digital Innovation strategy & France’s global digital vision. Ms Lemaire …

Dateline: Singapore – Music Matters 2016

l. to r. Arthur Fogel, Chairman of Global Music & President of Global Touring, Live Nation, in the keynote interview with Mobilium Global CEO, Ralph Simon, at Asia-Pacific’s important annual digital & entertainment conference, “All That Matters”/Digital Matters/Music Matters. Arthur, …

Dateline: Singapore – The Sultan of Start-Ups

l. to r. Dave McClure, legendary VC, founder & CEO of ‘500 Start Ups’ & Ralph Simon, Mobilium Global CEO, after McClure’s riveting keynote at the All That Matters Asia-Pac conference, telling how he & his global teams find & …

Dateline: London – at the pre-release screening of “Eight days A Week” – The Beatles’ movie

l. to r. Mobilium Global CEO Ralph Simon with acclaimed Beatles’ movie director Ron Howard & Jeff Jones, the great exec who runs all of the Beatles’ businesses, at the pre-release screening of ‘Eight Days A Week’ – the amazing …

Dateline: London – The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan

l. to r. The newly elected Mayor of London, Sadiq Kahn & Mobilium Global CEO Ralph Simon having a good chat at the Stevie Wonder Hyde Park concert event. The 65,000 attendees there witnessed Stevie playing his magnum opus & …

Dateline: Bratislava, Slovakia

The world’s 1st Flying Motor Car – a group of top investors, creatives & futurists with Stefan Klein (inventor) & Juraj Vaculik (CEO) in the lab & workshop of Aeromobil, alongside the 1st flying motor car. Incredible creativity, engineering & …

Dateline: Barcelona, Spain with the brilliant Yoni Bloch

l. to r. Mobilium Global CEO Ralph Simon & Yoni – Yes, the trees have ears when Yoni is around ! Yoni has created Interlude’s extraordinary film & video tech that allows films & TV programming to have multiple endings …

Dateline: Stockholm, Sweden

l. to r. The brilliantly great Qunicy Jones & Mobilium Global CEO, Ralph Simon – talking about music, creativity, jazz & Jacob Collier (his recent signing). “Q” is 83 and continues to do extraordinary musical & creative energy & work.

Dateline: Stockholm, Sweden

Flanked by two brilliant minds at the Brilliant Minds Symposium     l. to r. Daniel Ek – co-founder of Spotify; Ralph Simon – CEO of Mobilium Global; Nikolas Zennstrom – founder of Skype. Summer Stockholm is the venue for the …

Dateline: The Royal Society of Arts, London

l. to r. Author & leading global “Connectivity” visionary Parag Khanna & Mobilium Global CEO Ralph Simon, after Dr Khanna’s riveting talk to the RSA about “Connectography” – why internet connectivity is the new currency for successful countries, global leaders, …

Dateline: Vienna

An exciting moment during the absorbing session at Pioneers (future tech) Festival in the Royal Palace in central Vienna: Mobilium Global CEO Ralph Simon interviews Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia & Wikia & Craig Palmer, CEO of Wikia & Wikia’s …

Dateline: Vienna, Austria

r. to l. Adam Cheyer – founder of Siri – the revolutionary voice-activated platform recently acquired by Apple; Tiffany Pham – CEO & founder of Mogul, a fast-growing hub/platform for women around the world that reaches 19m women per week …

Dateline: Shoreditch, London – The Festival of Ideas

l. to r. Mobilium Global CEO, Ralph Simon conducting a compelling interview before a packed Tech City audience with luminary, Allison Johnson, the distinguished Silicon Valley marketing guru – whose glittering career included heading up the marketing & communications role …

Dateline: British Embassy, Paris

r. to l. Her Majesty’s Ambassador of the United Kingdom to France, Sir Julian King, KCVO CMG – the UK’s foremost diplomatic representative in France & head of Britain’s diplomatic mission – exchanging bon mots with Mobilium Global CEO, Ralph …

Dateline: Toronto, Canada – Music City

l. to r. The Mayor of Toronto, John Tory, and Mobilium Global CEO Ralph Simon, having a deep chat about Mayor Tory’s drive to make Toronto one of the world’s great music cities. Mayor Tory hosted a special session at …

Dateline: Claridges, London

l. to r. Mobilium Global CEO Ralph Simon & Gary Shapiro, President & CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, the trade body representing the $287bn Consumer Tech industry which owns & produces CES – the world’s largest (150,000+ attendees) annual …

Dateline: New York City

l. to r.: Rula Ghani, the current First Lady of Afghanistan and the wife of the incumbent President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani – in conversation with Mobilium Global CEO, Ralph Simon. In 2015, Mrs Ghani was named in the ‘Time …

Dateline: Mumbai, India – FICCI Frames annual Bollywood industry Summit & convention

l. to r. TV Producer/writer Alfred Gough, interviewer Mobilium CEO Ralph Simon & TV/movie producer/writer Miles Millar, during their fascinating interview at the 2016 FICCI Frames Bollywood convention in India this past week. Al & Miles explained the genesis behind …

Dateline: Mumbai, India

r. to l.: Oscar-winning director & film-maker Asif Kapadia & Mobilium Global CEO, Ralph Simon after Kapadia’s amazing interview session at the big annual Bollywood gathering FICCI Frames 2016 in Mumbai this week. Kapadia’s unforgettable documentary “Amy”, about the late …

Dateline: Mumbai, India

l to r: Director-General of WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organisation), Dr Francis Gurry & Mobilium Global CEO, Ralph Simon reconnecting. D-G Gurry oversees the United Nation’s influential WIPO that governs global patents, copyright & trademarks, managing the stress on …

Dateline: Hollywood, California

Will I Am Shakes Peer l. to r. The great visioneer & creative innovation polymath, will i am, & Mobilium Global CEO Ralph Simon: talking digital & having fun celebrating at the ‘I Am Angel’ Foundation, will i am’s educational …

Dateline: Helsinki, Finland

l. to r. Global ‘Positive Disruption’ leader D11’s CEO, Juha Tiihonen & Mobilium Global CEO, Ralph Simon in D11’s Helsinki HQ having a major Rethink. Juha & D11 are one of the world’s most respected thought leaders in mobile strategy, …

Dateline: London

l. to r. Mobilium Global CEO Ralph Simon with Gloria Steinem, feminist icon & champion of women’s rights An extraordinary woman, Gloria Steinem’s pioneering & crusading spirit continues to fire up & stimulate women’s issues world-wide: she turns 83 this …

Dateline: Vancouver, Canada

r. to l. Astronaut & globally admired international Space Station singer & musician Chris Hadfield, having a stellar chat with Mobilium Global CEO, Ralph Simon. Hadfield is the first Canadian to walk in space. An engineer & former Royal Canadian …

Dateline: London

  Renowned photographer Annie Leibowitz & Mobilium Global CEO, Ralph Simon, make a perfect picture.   Seen at Annie Leibowitz’s amazing new exhibition, “Women: New Portraits”, an extension of a project she began with her late partner Susan Sontag in 1999. …

Interview with Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and Wikia:

Dateline:  Stockholm – Ralph Simon interviews the founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, as part of the important and extraordinary gathering known as “Brilliant Minds” in Stockholm, Sweden.  Brilliant Minds is organised by Spotify founder Daniel Ek, Skype founder Nikolas Zennstrom …

Interview with Adam Wilkes, President AEG Live Asia & AEG Live

 Interview with Adam Wilkes, President of AEG Live Asia & AEG LIve on the remarkable telling of how he managed to create & produce the first-ever Rolling Stones live concert in Havana in Cuba, despite every conceivable obstacle to block …

Interview with Arthur Fogel – President of Live Nation Global Touring

Singapore – Keynote interview with Arthur Fogel, President of Live Nation Global Touring – the world’s leading international concert promoter,  at All That Matters, Asia-Pacific’s major annual conference & most significant Asia summit for digital, live entertainment, brand marketing  & …

Dateline: Yerevan, Armenia

Dateline: Yerevan, Armenia l to r The Minister of Industry & Trade of the Russian Federation, Minister Denis Manturov getting a good ear-bending from Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon this week. They were chatting about Russian creativity, exponential health …

Mobilium & Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jody Williams

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jody Williams and Ralph Simon in a stirring conversation at DLD, the extraordinary gathering that takes place in Munich at the start of the year.  DLD is a great showcase for what’s coming next – in …

The Golden Age of Storytelling

The disruption of creative industries often comes to mind first when discussing the interface between digitalization and media. We know for a fact, that the TV & film industries will be shaken up significantly over the next 10 years. But …

Dateline: Moscow, Russia

l. to r. Mobilium Global chief executive Ralph Simon chatting with Nikolai Anatolyevich Nikiforov, Russian Minister of Communications & Mass Media at the Open Innovations Forum this week in Moscow where both were speakers. Nikiforov is the youngest government minister …

Dateline: Marrakech, Morocco – November 2015

African thought leaders in Morocco this week at the annual gathering of the African Leadership Network (ALN) : l. to r. ALN co-founder Acha Leke; Ms Lamia Merzouki – Chief Strategy & Development Officer of the Casablanca Finance City Authority; …

Dateline: Red Square, Moscow – November 2015

l. to r. Dana Al Salem, Founder and CEO of FanFactory, the consumer lead generation & fan intelligence agency with Mobilium Global CEO, Ralph Simon, digging the scene in central Moscow. Dana is one of the world’s leading women in …

Dateline: The Mansion House, official residence of the Lord Mayor of London – October 2015

The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor, Alderman Alan Yarrow flanked by (left) leading tech innovators Gerard Grech, CEO of Tech City & (right) Mobilium Global CEO, Ralph Simon. The Mayor introduced “A Technology Agenda for the Commonwealth”:, an exciting initiative …

Dateline: Amsterdam, Holland

l. to r. Brian Dessaur, Chief Creative Officer, BMG Talpa Music; Julian Gijsen – Founder of Kollekt.fm; Ralph Simon, CEO of Mobilium Global (moderator); Gilles de Smit, founder of hot site “22 Tracks”; Daan Grasveld, head of International Exploitation at Sony …

Dateline: Bucharest, Romania Introducing the “We-Fie”

‘Selfies’ are so yesterday ! A Hip group of Innovators, techies & participants at the Internet & Mobile 2015 event in Romania doing a massive “We-Fie” & showing how Romanians love doing a “We-Fie”. Forget the selfie – take a …

Dateline: Budapest, Hungary – October 2015

The Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the United Nations’ telecoms & wireless division, His Excellency Zhao Houlin, welcoming Mobilium Global CEO Ralph Simon to the ITU Congress in Budapest. Simon conducted a special session with Secretary-General Zhao, together …

Dateline: Bucharest, Romania Internet & Mobile World 2015 Conference.

“Tangled up in blue” this week after giving a main stage keynote talk on ‘What’s Coming Next in Mobile’ at this important Bucharest/Romanian tech gathering. Mobilium Global CEO Ralph Simon flanked by two Bucharest “blueauties”.

Dateline: Manchester, UK: October 2015

r . to l. British Deputy Prime Minister & Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon. George Osborne MP chatting with Mobilium Global CEO Ralph Simon in Manchester this week. The Chancellor is a major “visioneer” and steward of the …

Dateline: Berlin, Germany Future Ready Now gathering in hip Berlin

l. to r. Ralph Simon, Mobilium Global CEO & Dr Heiner Benking of the Berlin-based Institute for Sustainability in Education, Work & Culture: saying “Wilkommen” to attendees at the special gathering & workshop held in Berlin this week for companies …

Dateline: Hamburg, Germany 10th annual Reeperbahn Festival 2015

l. to r. Konsta Klemetti, head of Music Publishing & Audio at Angry Birds/Rovio Entertainment, Helsinki & Ralph Simon. Mobilium Global CEO – Revving up the audience at the exciting session on ‘Brands & Music’ during the Reeperbahn Conference. We …

Dateline: Hamburg, Germany – Reeperbahn Festival

Hot session: l. to r. Dr Michael Trautmann, Creative director of top German ad agency Thjnk; Ralph Simon, Mobilium Global CEO; Ralf Luelsdorf, Deutsche Telekom Group HQ Global head of Music & Entertainment Experience creation & marketing, and Reeperbahn Festival …

World Summit Award Grand Jury

After completing their mammoth task of judging the hundreds of entries in the global 2015 World Summit Awards competition in Baku, Azerbaijan – September 2015. Outstanding entries from around the world.

Dateline: Baku, capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan – SW Asia

The multi-national World Summit Award 2015 Grand Jury of distinguished mobile content & apps judges from all over the world. Seen at the final plenary session of judging entries from around the world competing for the prestigious World Summit Awards. …

Dateline: London, Mobilium Global CEO Ralph Simon & astronaut Dr Helen Sharman

Helen Sharman, is the first-ever British citizen in space & the second woman to fly on a space station (Mir, May 1991) Prior to space training, she worked as a chemist at the Mars UK chocolate factory researching the properties …

Dateline: London: The first woman to have flown in space

Dr Valentina Tereshkova (78), with Mobilium Global CEO, Ralph Simon – an amazing, fearless woman ! Dr Tereshkova was selected from more than 400 applicants and 5 finalists to pilot Vostok 6 in June 1963 & spent almost 3 days …

Dateline: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

‘Wikipedia founder launches ‘The Peoples Operator’ l. to r. Mobilium Global CEO Ralph Simon & Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, chatting backstage at the 2015 CTIA Super Mobility convention keynote stage. Jimmy had just delivered a riveting keynote launching Wikipedia’s social …

Dateline: Las Vegas, USA: September 2015

‘Chewing the mobile cud’ l. to r. Rob Mesirow, Executive Director & organiser of North America’s biggest mobile convention, CTIA’s “Super Mobility Week”; Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, & Mobilium Global CEO Ralph Simon – meeting greeting …

Dateline: NMS 2015 – New York City

The Developing World: Music Explosion: What will this new world look like? Conductor: Ralph Simon (CEO/Founder, Mobilum Global, Founder of the Mobile Ecosystem Forum – Americas) Players: Michael Abbattista (Global Head of Telecom/ISP Partnerships, Spotify), Julien Simon (VP, Music Rights …

Captains of the Creative Industries talk talent

Dateline: Cote D’Azure, France – Captains of the Creative Industries l. to r. Distinguished Atlanta-based entertainment lawyer, major dealmaker & strategic visionary Joel Katz; Chairman & CEO of Sony Music Entertainment Doug Morris; Mobilium Global CEO Ralph Simon & Chairman …

Mobilium meets one of the world’s top artist managers & talent finders – Johnny Wright

NEWS from Billboard Magazine By Karen Bliss, Toronto | May 11, 2015 5:21 PM EDT Johnny Wright   Johnny Wright, president/CEO of the Wright Entertainment Group (WEG) and No. 83 on The 2015 Billboard Power 100, spoke about a new …

A Spotlight Keynote with Michael Gudinski

Few figures loom as large in the history of the Australian music industry as Michael Gudinski. More than 40 years after co-founding Mushroom Records and Mushroom Music Publishing, Gudinski, who is now the Managing Director of Frontier Touring Company, is ...

Introducing the World’s First Flying Car

How many of us have at some point wished to be able to fly? In this talk, Ralph Simon introduces the audience to an innovator from Austria named Štefan Klein who created ‘the world’s first flying motor car.’ In this …

Business Rockstars with Juergen Furian

Dateline: Los Angeles, California Appearing on the prestigious national radio, online broadcast show Business Rock Stars, Ralph Simon was interviewed by host and Business Rock Stars’ creator, Ken Rutkowski. ralph has brought with him, Juergen Furian, the founder and curator …

Mobilium at TEDx Gateway India – November 2014

Surrounded by the team that created and produced the highly successful TEDx Gateway in the centre of Mumbai, is Ralph Simon, chairman of Mobilium Global and TEDx chief organiser, Mr Yashraj Akashi and his team.  This 5th annual TEDx Gateway, …

San Francisco Music Tech Summit – November 2014

The San Francisco Music Tech Summit is an annual gathering in Silicon Valley that attracts the best and the brightest from the world of technology, music and social media.  Mobilum Global was extremely pleased to play a role in this …

Slush 2014 – Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki hello: Seen in Helsinki, Finland during the recent major innovation and tech gathering known as SLUSH are:  Mr Ken Hertz, senior partner and president of HLY Media Law and Membrain – Ken was a keynote speaker at SLUSH 2014; …

Unicef’s ‘Imagine’ Event in New York – November 2014

 l. to r.  Mobilium Global; chairman Ralph Simon and head of Unicef, Executive Director Anthony Lake – photographed in the General Assembly of the United Nations.  Mobilium Global were the Executive producers of the huge global event and initiative produced …

Mobilium announces launch of breakthrough mobile health App ‘Smart Health’

Mobilium announces the launch of the first ever Pan-African Mobile Health Delivery Network that will be a big game changer, enhancing Health & Wellness for Africans in Africa. Download press release here: 1st October 2013_Mobilium Smart Health Hub Press Release Dateline: …

Dateline: Moscow, Russia

Dateline: Moscow, Russia l to r: Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Government, His Excellency Arkady Dvorkovich reconnects with Mobilium Global chief executive, Ralph Simon at the important annual Open Innovations Forum at Skolkovo Tech Park, Moscow. Simon was conducting …

Dateline: Moscow

Dateline: Moscow – Reconnecting with Russia’s Minister of Telecommunications & Mass Media: l to r: Ralph Simon, chief executive of Mobilium Global chatting with Telecoms Minister Nikolai Anatolyevich Nikifirov at the Plenary Session of the Open Innovations Forum 2017 with …

Mobilium at Open Innovations Forum 2014 (Moscow, Russia)

Dateline: Moscow – Autumn 2014 l. to r. Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, & Russia’s top presidential economic advisor, and also, the President of the Russian Chess Federation, Mr Arkady Dvorkovich, and Mobilium Global Chairman, Ralph Simon – …

Dateline: Transylvania – Cluj, Romania

r to l: Co-founders & Executive Producers Vlad Ciurca & Oana Petrus, creators of “Techsylvania”, Romania’s important tech, cyber event & conference – seen on stage with keynote speaker Ralph Simon, chief executive of Mobilium Global. “Techsylvania” is a leading …

Mobilium Global to speak at the New Music Seminar – 8-10th June 2014

Mobilium Global will be in New York on the 8th – 10th June 2014 for the New Music Seminar (NMS) – the 2014 edition. The NMS is an annual  conference and festival held  in New York City. The event features over 150 …

Singapore – the 9th Annual Music Matters / Digital Matters / Social Media Matters Asia Pacific Conference

Mobilium Global were prominent participants in Asia-Pac’s most important annual gathering of top social media business and creative leaders, decision-makers .  The 2014 Music Matters/Digital Matters/Social Media Matters gathering was the most successful ever in the 9 year history of …

Mobilium Global at the Milken Institute Global Conference 2014

Mobilium attended the Milken Institute Global Conference 2014 speaking at a panel titled “Inventing the Impossible”. The Milken Institute Global Conference is the World’s top finance conference, with dozen of sessions addressing the latest markets trends. It is an indispensable …

The WLSA supports Mobilium’s ‘Smart Health’

The Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA), officially approves and supports the work of Smart Health, in its pursuit of bringing, by mobile and wireless good and greater health to Africa and Africans. The WLSA a special purpose trade organization dedicated to …

Historic 25th Birthday – The World Wide Web Birthday Celebrations in Vancouver (Canada)

The inventor of the WWW, Sir Tim Berners-Lee was celebrated with some individuals who each, made a significant contribution to the widening of the World Wide Web.  At a special event in Vancouver hosted by Yahoo, some of the most notable …

Mobilium Global’s CEO Ralph Simon meets Nancy Pelosi at Musicares Person of the Year 2014

Mobilium Global CEO Ralph Simon and the distinguished U.S. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, sharing the joy and fun at the glittering Musicares tribute event honouring composer, singer, political activist and musical legend, Carole King. Nancy Pelosi is the Minority Leader of the …

Akon & 2face endorse ‘Smart Health’

Akon & 2face have officially joined Mobilium Global & the Global Fund and endorsed the Smart Health app. Launching in February in over 9 countries, the innovative platform will deliver free, vital and lifesaving information to over 50 Million people  across the …

Mobilium plays a role at MIDEM 2014 – January 2014

Mobilium Global will be present at this year’s annual MIDEM Convention. Mobilium’s Ralph Simon will be moderating a key panel at MIDEM that features the distinguished agent and innovator, Marc Geiger, a very senior executive from William Morris Endeavor, who …

A successful 2014 to you from Mobilium

We have some interesting initiatives coming up this year – look out for our updates soon. With mobile phones overtaking the world population this year we know it is the era of the  ‘Screenagers’!  Whatever screen is nearest – phone, …

The Power of Music and Madiba: An 89th Birthday Party for Mandela and the History Books

As we celebrate the life of a great leader, we wanted to share a Billboard article by Mobilium’s CEO, Ralph Simon as told to Florie Brizel. In the poignant words by Poet Maya Angelou in ‘His Day is Done’, “we …

Mobilium plays a leading role at the 5th Annual Indian Music Connects conference in India

Mobilium played a central role interviewing some of the keynote speakers India’s most important annual music conference and gathering – known as the 5th Annual Nokia Music Connects congress on November 26th & 27th November 2013 in Mumbai, India. This …

Mobilium at the WSA Global Congress 2013 in Sri Lanka

Mobilium travelled to Sri Lanka on the 23rd – 26th October to attend the WSA Global Congress 2013 and was one of the esteemed speakers who presented to Sri Lanka’s President, H.E. Mahinda Rajapaksa. We collected some pictures from our …

Mobilium at Pioneers Festival 2013 (Vienna, Austria)

Mobilium attended & featured in Europe’s Premium event, Pioneers Festival an event that brings together innovators, entrepreneurs, hackers, startups, investors, bloggers to inspire and be inspired, educate, connect and entertain a new generation of screenagers! Mobilium Global’s CEO, Ralph Simon …

Mobilium launches the 1st ever Pan-African Mobile Health Delivery Network ‘Smart Health’

Samsung Africa organised a massive launch event at the Cape Town convention centre on October 4, 2013, in front of 3,000 mobile professionals, media executives and press to announce the range of their new devices for 2014 and also to …

Mobilium’s ‘M’ Zone

In this dynamic space and with all our different projects and activities, we constantly have new views, terms and creative ideas. Come here to find out all about it! Don’t keep it to yourself – make it ‘mobile’ and share …