Team and festival supporters

Helen Keegan A retail and marcomms professional with over 20 years experience, Helen has specialised in mobile for more than 10 years and was at the birth of mobile marketing in 2000 as Head of Customer Experience at ZagMe, the location based mobile marketing pioneer.  Today, Helen is a specialist consultant in mobile marketing, advertising and media working on a wide variety of projects including developing mobile strategies, analysing trends, creating products and services, and implementing initiatives for a wide variety of clients including Vodafone, A-Pressen, Truphone and Egmont.

Helen is a familiar face on the conference circuit at home and abroad and that experience has led her to starting the Heroes of the Mobile Fringe Festival. Helen keeps busy running events and initiatives for the Mobile Monday community including the Vodafone Mobile Clicks Awards and the Vodafone Foundation Smart Accessibility Awards. She runs the popular mobile networking event, Swedish Beers  in London, San Francisco and Barcelona. She co-founded the successful Hacklands Festival in 2015. You’ll also see Helen on the speaker circuit and she blogs about mobile marketing and media and tweets regularly too.

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FJ van Wingerde Asking FJ for his professional description elicits a laugh. “I have gone through most every title assigned to people who make user interfaces, from UI Engineer to UX Designer to Information Architect, and some completely unrecognizable ones. Sometimes ‘Senior’ or ‘Mobile’ was tacked on in front. It’s always the same problem to solve, though: managing attention and expectations in the space you have. I’ve just settled on Specialist in UX.”

A veteran of Harvard, Nokia, and Disney in the USA, FJ quickly gained notoriety in the London UX community for both his candor, and willingness to take on the stranger jobs. He has recently headed up UX for TrialReach and continues to consult for stealth and public start-ups through his AskTheUXer effort and bakes French pastry on Sundays. Will FJ be in Barcelona with us in 2016? We don’t know yet, but he happily supports the Fringe Festival with work on this website.

Ribot Founded by Antony and Jerome Ribot, with experience in design, mobile and web technologies, they innovate consistently at the highest level, and create simple products that inspire and assist, in equal measure. Their vision is to work closely with companies who also want to create simple products that inspire and assist, to become the market leaders in their own sector. Also check out their summer-time pop-up retail experiences and their rather fantastic Coglode blog and consulting.