Thursday, August 7, 2008

Future SIM workshop in cooperation with ATC

In collaboration with Unik and Movation Wirless future arranged a workshop during the ATC conference June 23 - 25 focusing on "The Role of the SIM in a World of Personalized Services and Connected Objects".

New SIM card technology may lead to a paradigm shift in architecture, functionality, and services of future communication devices. In the workshop new technologies that just have become available was presented by two of the leading players in the world. There where many interesting discussions during the workshop, and as a consequence of the workshop two large enterprises entered into collaboration for a trial project. Also Wireless future has started a project in Southern Norway to further explore the opportunities of the new technology.
In view of the importance of this development for the wireless industry I had whished to see every member in our network in the workshop. That did not happen, though the few but most important players where all there. We just have to accept that most of the members in our network are small companies beeing focused on mastering their daily challanges which gives them very little time for considering new opportunities or threats.

Here you may find links to the presentations.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Open Nordic Mobile

June 19 - 20 Wireless future in cooperation with Trolltech and Telenor arranged the Open Nordic Mobile conference as one of several legs of the Open Nordic conference in Skien.

The program of the Open Nordic Mobile leg was well balanced covering both status and future development within Open Source SW and HW. Mikko Terho from Nokia and Terrence Barr from SUN where main attractions in program for the Mobile leg.

The quality of the presentations was generally excellent, creating a work shop atmosphere with rewarding discussions. Nokia/Trolltech and SUN represents different types of software development philosophies, partly competing and partly completing each other. With Nokia from now on standardizing on Trolltech QT it will indeed be interesting to follow how this will effect future mobile SW development.

Although we were quite satisfied with the content of the conference, we were not satisfied having only 30-40 participants in average listening to the presentations. Also the other legs of the Open Nordic had fewer visitors than expected although an excellent program. We thus believe that having a Nordic conference on the Midsummer Evening is not a good idea.

The collaboration with EZ/Open Nordic worked out well, despite that small but important things went wrong. F.ex. the link to the presentation of mobile leg only worked now and then, the mobile leg and our sponsors did not get the attention we expected.

In summary though we are happy with the results, but if we do it again we will do it another way.