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Experts to discuss future of mobile industry @ SEE ’09

By Emeka Aginam, Asst. Online Editor
Mobile developers, device creators, industry leaders and mobile enthusiasts, will this month gather in the United Kingdom to discuss the future of mobile and the mobile industry at the Symbian Exchange and Exp

  	 Jimmy Wales, one of TIME magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People’, founder of Wikipedia and co-founder of Wikia.
Jimmy Wales, one of TIME magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People’, founder of Wikipedia and co-founder of Wikia.

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Slated to take place at Earls Court , London by end of this month and simultaneously at different locations around the world, SEE 2009 will reflect the evolution of mobile computing beyond the realm of the mobile phone, and is also an event that is so much more than a traditional trade show.

In keeping with this mission, SEE 2009, according to the organizers, will launch an interactive forum where attendees can contribute and develop ideas around the future of mobile with fellow developers, device creators, industry leaders and mobile enthusiasts.

The capacity building event which will attract no fewer that 100 exhibitors will also hold talks and panel sessions from industry experts, leading minds and visionary speakers, such as Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, and Crossing the Chasm author, Geoffrey Moore.

For on thing, the event allow attendees to contribute ideas on the future of mobile, and will also be a chance to share thoughts on how to work with Symbian to create the richest user experiences for mobile devices.

The Exchange, the organizers said will also work to provide a lively forum to allow people to network and provide education/information, as well as to share and create ideas.

The show, according to te organizers will feature over 100 exhibitors including network operators, handset vendors, mobile application developers, component suppliers, and content providers, adding that the latest devices and developments will be demonstrated on the show floor throughout the event.

SEE 2009 is the forum for people to talk _ in the exhibition hall, on the online networking site, at the event lounges, and during three separate discussions offering in-depth workshops on:

A dedicated space giving both experienced and up-and-coming mobile application developers hands-on training and industry insights.
Symbian Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to enable a global business ecosystem that collaborates to create the richest, most satisfying mobile user experiences.

The Symbian Foundation is an independent, non-profit organisation whose mission is to enable an open ecosystem that collaborates to create the most complete and richest user experiences for mobile devices. Symbian maintains the code for an open source software platform based on Symbian OS and software assets contributed by Nokia, NTT DOCOMO, and Sony Ericsson, including the S60 and MOAP(S) user interfaces.

Portions of the platform’s source code have already been moved to open source, under the Eclipse Public License. By mid-2010 this process will be complete, making the platform code available to all for free.

The foundation software licensing model and governance structure has been designed to secure transparency, encourage contribution and maintain platform consistency. The foundation promotes collaboration, contributions and active participation, and operates as a meritocracy.


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