Podcast: When will our smartphones be smarter than us?

This was a thought-provoking conversation to have on a Tuesday morning during Mobile World Congress. Artificial Intelligence is a topic I’ve been thinking a lot about in the last year or so and I’ve been holding events in London on the topic too and have plans for more in 2016.

For this podcast in Barcelona, Prof. Kevin Curran, IEEE senior member & lecturer at Ulster University, Carl Uminski, Co-founder & COO at Somo Global, James Tagg, CIO at Truphone and myself, Helen Keegan, mobile marketing consultant & Swedish Beers organiser gathered at a VIP meeting room at La Fira, home of Mobile World Congress.

We talked about Artificial Intelligence and how it will impact our lives, health and growth through our wearable devices, smartphones and cars. We talked about the need for education of users; how education will change itself; mobile addiction and how decisions will be our own (or not), due to being influenced by technology.

With great thanks to Vicki Kolovou and her team for Tech Talks Central.

Choons ‘n Chat Podcast Talking Adblocking, Video, Trust & More

For the second year, on the Sunday morning before Mobile World Congress starts, a few of us got together to chew the mobile fat about the world of mobile and Tech Talks Central recorded it for us for podcast posterity. This year, there was myself, Helen Keegan, Ilicco Elia and Rafe Blandford from DigitasLBi and Troy Norcross as well as Vicki Kolovou and her TechTalks Central Team.

We cover a lot of ground including thoughts on mobile advertising and adblocking, mobile marketing, video on mobile, security and privacy and more besides. It was a lot of fun to do and I hope you enjoy listening to it too. It’s available on Soundcloud to stream or download. And apologies for it being just shy of an hour long. We like to chat!

 

Heroes of Mobile London Podcasts & Round-Up

Didn’t we have a lovely time, the day we went to Mozilla’s HQ last month to talk about mobile. We did three lovely sessions and they were all recorded so even if you weren’t there, you can have a listen. I’ve also included links to some articles about the sessions and the day as well in case podcasts aren’t your thing.

State of the Mobile Nation was chaired by Russell Buckley who is now running Ballpark Ventures and the session was sponsored by Hotwire PR. On the panel we had Eamonn Carey of Kiip, Benedict Evans from Enders Analysis, Azeem Azhar from PeerIndex and Roberta Lucca from BAFTA award-winning Bossa Studios. The group talked about the future of computing, additive printing, mobile innovation, consumer trends and a whole lot more.

 

Hotwire’s Andy West did a comprehensive write-up of the session here.

Next up was Mobile Advertising will Eat Itself. Again chaired by Russell Buckley, he was joined by Chris Bourke from Qriously, Stephen Upstone from LoopMeMedia, Greg Isbister from Blis Mobile, Denise Breslin from Mobsta and Nicky Spooner from O2 Media (now Weve). They talked innovation (or not), explained a bunch of acronyms, covered location based services and talked about how the landscape has changed over the years and what’s coming up and uncovering some of the opportunities in the sector.

 

And last but not least, we had (Mobile) Money Makes the World Go Around. Tim Green of Mobile Money Revolution chaired the session and he was joined by industry veterans Roy Vella (who will always be remembered by me for sharing the real meaning of the acronym NFC. For those of you not in the know, it’s ‘not for commerce’!), Martin Harris from Bango, Matt Dicks from BlueVia and John Maynard from mPesa. I’m not sure we drew that many conclusions but a lot of ground was covered and many issues raised. Well worth a listen.

BlueVia covered the mobile money session here.

We got covered on an interesting email discussion thread here. Thanks Bernard Tyers!

Guy Southam from The Lab at O2 covered the whole day here.

Many thanks to Hotwire PR for sponsoring and to Mozilla for hosting us. A big thank you to Russell Buckley and Tim Green for chairing and to all our panellists. Also, many thanks to Kirsty Styles and Mobile Marketing Magazine, Harold Verhagen, Emma Brincat and Inspiring Interns, Sofiana Dewi and James Norris for their support for the event.

Videos coming soon…