OpenGardens event – July 4 – mobile TV/video – Nokia global VP – Mark Selby

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We hold regular OpenGardens events in London. If you can make it, please let me know. There is no cost for the event.

At the last OpenGardens event, Tony Fish mentioned that we have a special speaker on a mobile TV/video for the next event. So, here we are .. I am sure you will agree with us – it has been worth the wait!!

Mark your diary:

Date July 4 2005. 6pm onwards

Venue – central London – to be announced.

Speaker : Mark Selby – Global Vice President – Multimedia Business Programs – Nokia.

Mark’s responsibilities include DVB-H (Mobile TV), music, radio and video services and devices. As many of us know, Nokia is making a huge push for mobile video with DVB-H and Mark is heading this vision.

In the financial times in Tuesday(London), there was a statement from McKinsey (Global management consultancy)

“The basis for content on the Internet is shifting from text to video”. The mobile internet is also mirroring this seminal shift. So, this is an event on a major topic in the industry by a world leading expert

I believe that this will be another great event following in the footsteps of the previous events(Tomi Ahonen, Mike Short, Tom Weiss).

Please email me if you are interested in attending

Mark’s profile as below

kind regards

Ajit

Mark Selby

Mark Selby is Global Vice President of Multimedia Business Programs at Nokia. His responsibilities include DVB-H (Mobile TV), music, radio and video services and devices.

Mark Selby has worked in the communications industry for over 20 years. Prior to joining Nokia in May 2004, he was Senior Vice President at Mark McCormack’s IMG, responsible for the group’s mobile activities in sports, entertainment, TV, radio and online, including rights and production. IMG is the world’s leading sports marketing company and the largest independent sports TV producer through it’s TWI subsidiary.

Mark was formerly Founder and CEO of Mobile Channel Network, which produced a range of mobile data content services including Essential Sports, MTV mobile, Big Brother and Mobile Ibiza. He has worked closely with many rights holders, including Manchester United and Liverpool Football Clubs, the International Rugby Board, International Olympic Committee, musicians, athletes and models.

Mark’s previous roles include President of Solid Information Technology, Executive Director Health On the Net Foundation, President Internet Society, Geneva, radio producer and presenter at WRG-FM, board member of Linux International and senior executive roles at Digital Equipment Corp. and Xerox. He was appointed Expert to the European Commission on EDI in 1987.