So here we are, before Christmas talking about Mobile World Congress (MWC). This is normal in the mobile industry – most companies in the industry are busily working on demos, deciding who to meet and sorting out stands. #mwc12 is after all, the biggest event in the 2012 calendar for the mobile industry. As a regular, it was sad not to be able to make it to 2011’s MWC, but I’m really looking forward to going back in 2012. Like most Brits, I made sure I had my flights from Heathrow booked back in March!
This year, I am also heading over as a judge for the Global Mobile Awards 2012. I am very honoured to have been asked to judge in the Best Technology category – for Best Technology Product or Solution for Safeguarding and Empowering Customers. The product or solution must have been launched and commercially available prior to the closing deadline – which is very soon – the 30th of November 2011. I’d like to encourage entries. If you think your product or solution fits the bill, make sure you register your entry. More details on the criteria can be found on the award page. The judging criteria will be as follows:
- How does the use of your technology safeguard and protect mobile users’ privacy and/or security?
- Does your technology prevent fraud against the operator?
- How does this technology improve the end user experience
- Does this technology allow access to new services by illuminating privacy and security issues?
If you know anyone who you think should enter this, make sure you spread the word! Good luck to all the entrants and to the rest of you, let me know if you’re coming to Barcelona!