MobileMonday Toronto

MobileMonday Toronto
MaRS

MaRS
RCR Wireless News

Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan
IDC Canada

IDC Canada
GMP Securities

February 01, 2010 09:35 ET

MobileMonday Toronto and RCR Local Join Forces to Present Mobile Predictions 2010

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 1, 2010) -

Attention: Business and Technology Editors

On February 1st, MobileMonday Toronto is teaming up with RCR Local to feature a panel of some of the foremost industry analysts, who will speak on a wide range of issues, trends and forecasts for 2010. The event will feature Krista Napier, Senior Analyst, from IDC Canada, Ron Gruia, Principal, Analyst, Telecom, from Frost & Sullivan, Michael Urlocker, Director - Equity Research, from GMP Securities. The panel will be moderated by Jeff Mucci, the Publisher of RCR Wireless, a leading wireless industry publication. The event is being held in conjunction with MobileMonday Toronto's partnership with MaRS.

With the start of the New Year, the wireless industry in Canada will face interesting new challenges and opportunities. The launch of Wind Mobile and pending launches from DAVE Wireless and Public Mobile have forced incumbent carriers to prepare for renewed and vigorous competition. Mobile devices, applications and the continued growth around social media are changing the way Canadians interact with information and other people.

"This is the first time we've focused on a topic of this nature. We've brought in industry experts to give their thoughts as to what to look for this year. This is also our first event with RCR Local participation. RCR Locals mandate is to help promote communities with a wireless focus, which is perfectly aligned with our strategy" said Jim Brown and Alexander S. Bosika, co-founders of MobileMonday Toronto. "The response from the community has been overwhelming".

"MobileMonday Toronto is the largest mobile networking group in Canada. We're hoping that this is our first of many events we'll be able to partner together. Our RCR Local series is going to help promote the wireless industry and Canadian companies that are having an impact now and in the future. We're thrilled to be part of such a large event" said Jeff Mucci, Managing Partner of Arden Media Company, owner and publisher of RCR Wireless News.

While participating as a part of the MobileMonday Toronto's February 1st event, RCR Local will also be taking the time to conduct short video interviews with innovative Toronto-based companies on Tuesday February 2nd. Please contact Laura Teten, RCR Wireless News, at lteten@ardenmediaco.com to schedule an interview.

The February 1st meeting will take place at the MaRS facility, located at 101 College Street (south east corner of College and University). The meeting starts at 6:00pm. To attend, please visit www.mobilemondaytoronto.com and complete RSVP details. There is no cost to attend this event.

About MobileMonday Toronto

www.mobilemondaytoronto.com

MobileMonday Toronto is the premier networking event for mobile professionals in the Toronto region. It was co-founded by Alexander S. Bosika and Jim Brown and held its first meeting in June 2006. MobileMonday Toronto is one of 60+ chapters worldwide and is supported by the world's largest volunteer network of passionate mobile professionals committed to growth of the industry.

MobileMonday Toronto operates, as not-for-profit organization whole sole aim is to support the growth of the mobile industry in the Greater Toronto Area and across Canada and to promote collaboration and business networking opportunities in a casual friendly co-operative environment of like-minded professionals.

The first MobileMonday chapter was started by passionate mobile professionals in Helsinki, Finland in the year 2000 and operates its current website at www.mobilemonday.net. Each year, the Helsinki organization sponsors the Global Summit that invites all chapter co-founders to Helsinki HQ to discuss, share and collaborate.

MobileMonday Toronto is open to everyone interested in the mobile industry including telecom professionals, application developers, content creators, mobile startups, interactive agencies, industry analysts, venture capitalists and many more.

Official sponsors for MobileMonday Toronto include the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association and Marketwire.

About MaRS

MaRS (www.marsdd.com) is a non-profit innovation centre connecting science, technology and social entrepreneurs with business skills and capital to stimulate innovation, entrepreneurship and the creation of successful Canadian companies.

About Arden Media

Arden Media Company connects technology companies, in-person, in print, and online, with their industries, their customers and talent using its portfolio of publications, websites and events. Through its properties, RCR Wireless News, ITjobs.net, TelecomCareers and RCR Local, Arden Media pair's credible industry information with measurable sales and recruitment lead-generation programs to procure customers and talent. Arden Media is wholly owned by Arden Operating Company, a privately held company formed in 2006 to advise, own and operate media, energy and real estate companies. Arden Media is online at www.ardenmediaco.com. For more information, visit www.RCRWireless.com.

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