tomi ahonen joins the board of futuretext

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futuretext press release

30 July 2005

High tech and telecoms guru Tomi Ahonen joins futuretext board Strengthens futuretext competence in wireless, telecoms, and digital communities

London, 30 July 2005: futuretext Ltd today announced that leading advanced telecoms services guru Tomi T Ahonen, an author of four best sellers, has joined the futuretext board. Ahonen will advise the company on opportunities in publishing titles on near future industry trends, in particular on high technology in IT, telecoms and digital communities. He will also seek to discover new writing talent for futuretext, as well as supporting futuretext authors in gaining market visibility.

Tomi Ahonen has authored three global, best selling books on the business application of 3G telecoms with John Wiley & Sons. His fourth book, Communities Dominate Brands, co-authored with Alan Moore, was published by futuretext Ltd in March 2005. Ahonen is developing further titles for release by futuretext. A regular speaker at technology conferences on six continents, he has been quoted in over 120 press articles. Formerly head of 3G consulting at Nokia, Ahonen regularly lectures at Oxford University’s 3G Telecoms courses.

“Tomi is a visionary with remarkably accurate views of the future,” said Ajit Jaokar, founder and CEO at futuretext. “With his deep connection to strategic thinking at global leading companies, Tomi is ideally placed to provide guidance to us in isolating promising book project opportunities and discovering new authors. We are proud to be associated with Tomi, of the early strong sales of his first title with us, and are looking forward to working more closely with him for the benefit of high quality non-fiction literature on near future topics. We are especially looking forward to publishing a series based on Tomi’s mobile pearls”

Tomi Ahonen said: “futuretext has been unbelievably strong in their personal support of my latest book and have impressed me as being a truly modern book publishing company. I am eager to help them grow and use the futuretext opportunity to provide young aspiring thought-leaders the platform to become published. The near future for technology and digital communities is an immense opportunity for innovation, and books to support that intellectual growth will be in strong demand. futuretext is excellently poised to deliver extraordinary titles with true impacts to our industry.”

About Tomi Ahonen:

Tomi T Ahonen, MBA, is the world’s leading expert on business and services for next generation telecoms and digital communities. Speaking at over 100 conferences on six continents, he regularly lectures at Oxford University. Tomi’s reference customer list is the who’s who of leading mobile telecoms: Ericsson, Orange, Nokia, NTT DoCoMo, Siemens, Teliasonera and Vodafone. His books are Communities Dominate Brands (with Alan Moore), 2005; 3G Marketing (with T Kasper and S Melkko) 2004; m-Profits 2002; and Services for UMTS (with J Barrett) 2002.

About futuretext Ltd:

Founded in 1999, futuretext is a publishing company whose focus is on wireless, mobility and digital convergence. We publish books (as opposed to management reports) and we work with some of the best authors in this sector. We commit to a space and then to the authors within that space. As a publisher of wireless/mobile books – we want to make a difference. We often take up a ‘cause’ – providing a platform for issues that we believe should be heard. Our authors are experts in their chosen sector. They are passionate about sharing their knowledge and making a tangible difference to the direction of the industry.

Contact:

futuretext Ltd

Ajit Jaokar

Devlin house

36 St George St

Mayfair

London

W1S 2FW

www.futuretext.com

www.opengardensblog.futuretext.com

Tomi T Ahonen

tomi@tomiahonen.com (email)

www.tomiahonen.com (website)

blogsite www.communities-dominate.blogs.com