Before launching an mLab
(mobile applications laboratory) in Asia, infoDev wants to hear from
people working or interested in mobile applications at a workshop in
Cambodia. It will take place Friday, February 18, 2010 from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM in Phnom Penh (World
Bank Cambodia Country Office at 113 Norodom Boulevard, Phnom Penh).
This free and open focus group meeting will be similar to those already held in Kenya, Georgia, Ukraine, and Vietnam as part of the infoDev-Finland-Nokia partnership on Creating Sustainable Businesses. In September 2010, infoDev announced the winning African bids to host mLabs labs in Africa; one in Pretoria, South Africa and another in Nairobi, Kenya.
This session in Cambodia will bring together mobile applications developers, mobile operators and other stakeholders for a brainstorming of ideas surrounding the creation of an mLab in Asia and other initiatives supporting mobile application developers and innovators in the region. The discussion will be led by Toni Eliasz, Task Manager at infoDev. The aim is to seek input from participants on a series of questions, including:
- Does Asia need an mLab?
- What services should it provide?
- Where should it be located?
- What existing initiatives are currently being implemented in this field?
- Which applications are likely to prove successful in Asia?
- Which partners should be involved in the mLab activities?
- What would be the measure of success?
Participation is open to all but requires registration, which can be completed here: http://mlabsasia3.eventbrite.com/
For more information about infoDev, the Government of Finland, and Nokia's program, please visit our Creating Sustainable Business in the Knowledge Economy topic page.