Ralph Simon ()
Ralph Simon is one of the founders of the global mobile entertainment & social media industry, a visionary innovator, known as "the father of the ring tone”. An expert on smartphone lifestyles & multi-screen creativity, he founded & grew Zomba/Jive Records in the 80s/90s into the top global independent music label/publisher, & then founded the world's first international commercial ring tone service in the USA, UK, Europe & globally. One of the world's top 50 mobile executives since 2005, Ralph relentlessly searches the world for the smartest new mobile & wireless apps, music tech, platforms, Virtual Reality, creativity & content. His Mobilium Global companies are experts in mobile social media, mobile music and club culture, mobile games & VR, global mobile business strategies, ‘positive disruption’ & execution. He knows that the future belongs to “Screenagers” everywhere & their mobile multi-screen & smartphone use. Currently involved in: Mobile Games making the first-ever John Lennon mobile game & VR game), & developing the 1st ever music-laden British Professional Basketball League in the UK. He's responsible for curating & programming some of the world’s most important start-up & future tech gatherings worldwide including : the Pioneers (Future Tech Festival), Vienna; in Africa: The African Leadership Network; in USA & Canada: Digital Entertainment World, CTIA’s Mobile Convention, Las Vegas & Canadian Music Week, & Singularity University’s Exponential Health convention; in Asia-Pacific - The "All That Matters" annual digital & mobile convention in Singapore. He is a global judge & board member of the United Nations’ World Summit Awards for the world’s best new mobile apps. A prominent international public speaker & moderator, & developer of start-ups & innovation initiatives, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK, a member of the National Academy of Recorded Arts & Sciences in the USA & CEO/Founder of Mobilium Global, the international mobile cool hunters. Ralph is based in London, or on a plane to wherever mobile start-up innovation calls for discovery, development & investment.