The evolution of mobile from featured to smartphones, has lead it to becoming not only a hub of information but also a key screen when planning the digital strategy given the popularity and widespread usage of mobile. If we look at the numbers, they make for an absolutely staggering reading, some of which may even take you a split second to digest and comprehend. The mobile user base worldwide is expected to grow beyond 1.75 billion by the end of 2014. It is forecasted that almost a quarter of the world’s population would use a mobile phone at least monthly by 2014 ends, yes that is the audience we are talking about here. The mobile penetration among the adults in the US is already as high as 91% with almost 1 out of every 5 users of Facebook using his mobile device to log in.
Unless you are living in a den or with prehistoric men and still use stones to light fire, you would be well aware of the mobile revolution around you. From, ‘its just a phone’ to ‘it’s my companion and style statement’ the journey has been fascinating to say the least.
— GMIC (@theGMIC) September 21, 2014
One forum where the growth of mobile has been recorded, dissected and discussed over the years, has been GMIC or Global Mobile Internet Conference which began all the way back in 2009 in Beijing. Since, 2009, GMIC has become the platform for mobile industry executives, entrepreneurs, developers and investors to network, share insights and exhibit innovative work. GMIC today, is considered to be the largest Mobile Conference in Asia and is set to host more than 20,000 people in its 9th Edition at Bangalore.
— InMobi (@InMobi) September 17, 2014
GMIC is organized every year by GWC, a private network and serves as a platform for c-suite executives to build connections and trust with other mobile industry leaders across the world. GMIC Bangalore, 2014, promises to bring the next wave of mobiles and comes to India after successful stints in the Silicon Valley, Tokyo and Beijing. The focus, of the conference will be to learn and share the latest and greatest mobile innovations. Expect plenty of discussions around connected devices, wearables and software/ hardware innovations.
— Build.Blocks.Social. (@SocMed4Planners) September 22, 2014
GMIC 2014 is set to kick off on Thursday night, September 25th, 2014, with a VIP Dinner and welcome address while the main event will be flagged off on Friday. The highlights of the event includes an intriguing panel discussion on how mobile has made India global featuring Sachin Bansal, Naveen Tewari and Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the future of mobile app platforms in India by Haitao Qian, the MD of Mobogenie India and a couple of fire chats on wearables and reinventing the rules of mobile trade featuring Vishal Gondol and Hugo Barra respectively. Interesting panel discussions on mobile advertising measurement, mobile payments and use of mobile to take travel and tourism industry to the next level are some of the key sessions you would really want to be a part of.
Our friends at Mobogenie, an Android synchronization softwares and applications developer, are the Golden sponsors at GMIC. They also have a strong presence on stage and will be represented by their MD of Business in India, Haitao Qian, presenting a keynote on the future of mobile app marketplaces as well as being a part of a panel discussion discussing the globalization of Chinese companies and importance of India as a market subsequently. As their digital partners, we would be at GMIC and would bring everything as it happens to you via our Social Media channels.
— Mobogenie (@MoboGenie) September 21, 2014
However, if you want more and would like to be present in the razzmatazz of the mobile world, you can still go ahead and register for the conference right here. And, just in order to make things a little sweeter and give you a little heads up, you must follow the Twitter account of Mobogenie to not only keep up with all the build up of the GMIC, but who knows, maybe a chance to attend the event too.
See you in Bangalore at GMIC, then.