Ralph Simon is one of the founders of the modern global mobile entertainment and content industry. He has been a prominent mobile visionary, trailblazer and innovator for the past decade, helping grow the world-wide mobile/wireless content and entertainment industries, and playing a central role in helping start-ups, technologists and creative innovators to grow their international potential, and grow their ideas and companies in the international markets.
He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mobilium Global, the mobile strategic group and think-tank based in London, providing high level creative and development advice and guidance to media companies, multi-national telco operators, handset & tablet makers, technology infrastructure companies, brands, ad agency groups and platform providers around the world. Drawing from his vast international and BRICs developing market experience, Simon is at the forefront of the latest mobile innovation with a unique understanding of what drives world-wide “cellification”: he says its colloquial & contextual significance and mobile revenues (CCR) – a key imperative in today’s South African mobile economy. He is a great discoveror of international mobile innovation, and particularlyAfrican innovation and mobile creativity. Most recently, he has been working in Africa, creating the architecture of a pan-African mobile delivery network for music, music video, educational comics and higher learning tools, and being involved with the African Leadership Network.
Founder & Chairman Emeritus of the influential international Mobile Entertainment Forum – Americas (MEF Mobile ), the respected global trade group, he is at the forefront of commercial innovation that boosts global industry standards and telco content data, access, and quality user experience (QUE). He acts as a special advisor to the GSM Association, the global body who annually organise the Mobile World Congress each year in Barcelona.
Simon was named as one of world’s Top 50 Executives in Mobile Entertainment, by Mobile Entertainment Magazine in 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010. He received their Special Award for Outstanding Contribution To the Global Mobile Entertainment industry in 2007. He is known as the “Global Mobile Warrior” as he travels the world seeking out mobile innovation.
Mobilium Global are strategic mobile advisors & tacticians to telco operators, handset makers, consumer electronics companies – and also leading artists and global social media entities such as Madonna, Irish rock group U2, Lady Gaga and the leading global Bollywood aggregator and online provider, Hungama.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK, a member of the Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences in the USA, special advisor to the Mobile Life Sciences Alliance (driving mobile health & wellness), and a founding member of the African Leadership Network, Africa’s most prominent digital leadership community. He is based in London.