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Swedish Beers



This is a blog about Swedish Beers, an ad-hoc mobile networking event, run by Helen Keegan (aka technokitten) since October 2001. Join us in London, Barcelona, Berlin, San Francisco and New York. Nothing formal, no speakers, no powerpoint, nothing flashy,



Updated: 2017-02-23T21:22:30.822+00:00

 



Win a pass to Mobile World Congress with our friends at Trustonic!

2017-02-23T21:22:30.856+00:00

**Our winners have all received their MWC passes! Well done to Alistair, Albert, Helene, Janelle and Carlos. See you all in Barcelona!**

Our lovely friends at Trustonic have FIVE free tickets to give away to this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Each ticket allows access to the exhibition and special seminars only for the full four days of MWC. This ticket does not give access to any of the conference sessions but it can be upgraded for an additional cost when you register.

You can enter the competition here.

About Trustonic

Trustonic is a leading player in mobile device and application security. Almost a billion devices have Trustonic security embedded at the manufacturing stage, providing smart devices with an embedded root of trust and a hardware-protected environment for secure storage and processing. Trustonic also offer application-level security across multiple platforms, including smartphone (iOS and Android) and IoT. Trustonic is exhibiting at this year's MWC. Find them in Hall 6 - 6140.

Contest rules and instructions

Contestants enter by simply leaving their name and contact details on this entry form and answering a simple question about Trustonic. There is no charge to enter the competition. At the end of the contest period five (5) random winners will be selected to each receive one (1) ticket to attend Mobile World Congress Exhibition on Monday February 27 to Thursday 2 March 2017.

The contest will run from Tuesday 21 February 2017, 15:00 GMT until Thursday 23 February 2017, 15:00 GMT. Winners will be notified by email or telephone.

This contest is open only to entrants who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees, consultants, officers and directors of the Sponsor, their parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and Contest agencies and prize suppliers (and members of their immediate family and/or those living in the same of household of each) are ineligible.

Good luck!



Welcoming our sponsors for Swedish Beers Barcelona Edition #12

2017-02-23T20:36:58.061+00:00

I have some sponsors to announce! Hurrah! There will be beer tokens for everyone! So without further ado, let me introduce you...Our lead sponsor is DigitasLBi: DigitasLBi is a modern, data-inspired agency - the only agency designed to offer clients a complete stack of services, from integrated communications, to commerce to CRM and innovation services across the world, all driven by our data about what really counts for your business.The mobile team is headed for Barcelona once again and this time they're sposoring Swedish Beers! Some of you will have already met Ilicco, Rafe and Sergio at previous Swedish Beers events or have tuned into our Choons 'n Chat podcasts with Tech Talks Central. We'll be doing some more podcasts this year, so watch this space as they say. This year, DigitasLBi is bringing more of the team along to MWC and they will be on hand to chew the fat on all things mobile - be that mobile marketing, advertising and media or innovations in hardware and software that can make a difference to their clients' businesses. So if you want to find out what can be achieved when hard data meets imagination, then search out Ilicco, Sergio, Rafe, Lorenzo and the rest of the crew when you come to Swedish Beers! Oh, and being lead sponsor, they'll also have the largest batch of beer tokens.++++++++++++++++++++++++We also have a range of lovely supporting sponsors. Please join me in welcoming them to the party. Meet Headforwards who are based in Cornwall, UK and specialise in software development outsourcing. Our primary aim is to work with our clients to create and deliver custom software that brings them business value. We believe in working in an Agile way and have adopted both the agile philosophy and agile methodologies into our business strategy and day to day life.Our business model is different to most other outsource software companies. We create dedicated teams for specific projects and never switch members to other projects, nor do we have team members ‘waiting on the bench’ which ultimately drives costs up.Meet Toby and his team and they can explain more about what they do, what agile means all whilst extolling the virtues of living and working on the stunning Cornish coastline and generally have a good time.+++++++++++++++++++++++Many of you will already know Ben Rosen and his team from Inspiring Interns and Inspiring Search. They've been regulars at Swedish Beers since the very first parties in London in 2001 and have supported us ever since then. You may remember their polaroids from last year's bash. And I wonder if you still have their sunglasses?! Or perhaps you've joined in one of their Ping Pong competitions at our London parties? I digress. The team is brilliant at graduate recruitment (they've placed over 5000 young people since 2009) and also do senior level recruitment in the mobile and digital sectors. Ben and his team are not like other recruiters (they're much less pushy and much more human) and I can guarantee you'll have great fun with them. I'm sure they'll also have a few surprises up their sleeves to help us all have a good time on the night.++++++++++++++++++++++Next up is 51 Degrees. James Rosewell and his team will be in Barcelona and joining us as a sponsor for the first time. So let's make sure we give them a very warm welcome. 51 Degrees helps designers, creators and business leaders make amazing website experiences based on responsive design principles. Our software helps reduce both the cost and time involved in creating, testing and deployment of mobile websites, which means the tech never gets in the way of the user experience.Trusted by millions of people, we have over 1.5 million active deployments in virtually every country around the world using our device detection software day in and day out including Unilever, eBay, Microsoft, IBM, Hyundai and T-Mobile use us. We are THE fastest and the most accurate device detection service there is. Our accuracy comes from our device combinations databas[...]



Swedish Beers Goes to Barcelona Once Again. Come and Join the fun!

2017-02-07T13:17:02.235+00:00

Oh my goodness, doesn't time fly? Here we are again in the New Year which means only one thing - it's time for Swedish Beers! It’s all systems go for Mobile World Congress and Heroes of the Mobile Fringe. And as part of that, your favourite networking party is back at Dos Trece! It will be our 12th visit to Barcelona. Can you believe it?! Our lead sponsor is confirmed but there are slots available for co-sponsors and start-up supporters. Get in touch with Helen to discuss. The more the merrier etcLike our previous events, this is a relaxed evening, no formalities, no presentations. Just come with an open mind, meet friends old and new, chat, enjoy a drink or three (courtesy of our sponsors - soft drinks available too) and have yourself a good time. Oh, and please leave the ties, the corporate personas and the sales spiel at the door. The Swedish Beers crew will be on hand to welcome you as well as Alex and the friendliest bar staff in town at Dos Trece.Please RSVP on eventbrite to give us an idea on who's coming and we'll do our best to accommodate as many of you as possible but it does mean there's no guaranteed entry. Just come and go as you please. It is likely to get a bit busy at times. But don't worry, people will be coming in and out all evening. If it's very busy, there's no need to queue to get in, we'll have a second bar nearby for you to hang out in which will be just as good and where there will be plenty of people for you to network with. allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="292" hspace="0" marginheight="5" marginwidth="5" scrolling="auto" src="//eventbrite.co.uk/tickets-external?eid=29571296544&ref=etckt" vspace="0" width="100%">Powered by EventbriteSee you in Barcelona.This is a Heroes of the Mobile Fringe Festival Event http://mobileheroes.net/http://swedishbeers.org/SkålHelen+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Like us on Facebook http://facebook.com/swedishbeersFollow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/swedishbeersCheck out the photos from our bash in Barcelona in 2016 on Flickr or Facebook.[...]



Swedish Beers London needs YOU!

2016-08-23T21:40:07.774+01:00


I had a lovely conversation earlier with my friends at The Nordic Bar to plot the next London edition of Swedish Beers. I'm a bit overdue a session on home turf having run successful parties in Barcelona and San Francisco earlier this year. So I've decided to crack and get it sorted sooner rather than later.

I have some potential dates available in the next 5 weeks but to make it happen, not only do I need you lovely lot to come along and join the fun, but I also need some lovely sponsors too to pay for the drinks and shenanigans. I already have one sponsor confirmed and am talking to another, but there's certainly room for two or three more to join the merry throng.

Who's up for being lead sponsor or a co-sponsor and help a couple of hundred mobilists mingle, chat and network?

Get in touch if that sounds like you and I can fill you in costs, how it works and the value you get for your money and support.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon.
Skål!



Swedish Beers is heading to San Francisco!

2016-04-12T15:10:36.818+01:00

Well, it's been a while since my last trip Stateside but I'm pleased to be coming back to connect with US friends, old and new. To that end, I'm putting on a Swedish Beers party on Monday 2 May in San Francisco and would love to see you there.If you have a passing interest in mobile technology, like to chew the mobile fat without any frills, formalities, sales pitches or death by PowerPoint, then Swedish Beers is for you!  Date: Monday 2 May 2016Time:6.30pm onwardsWhere: Central San FranciscoPlease RSVP so we have an idea of how many of you are coming. allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="214" hspace="0" marginheight="5" marginwidth="5" scrolling="auto" src="//eventbrite.co.uk/tickets-external?eid=24319016834&ref=etckt" vspace="0" width="100%">Powered by EventbriteAbout our sponsorsJames Tagg, the co-founder of Truphone will be joining us in San Francisco. Truphone is a global mobile network where there aren't roaming costs. Instead, there's one world plan to cover whichever country you're in, one SIM that never needs swapping and wherever you go, you get the same quality coverage as home, with the same customer support. With Truphone, you'll be roaming free. James is also the co-inventor of the LCD touchscreen (amongst other things) and is a published author and authority on Artificial Intelligence.I'm on the lookout for additional sponsors to join Truphone to help the party go with a swing and a venue (I have a couple in mind, but welcome suggestions too) but I wanted to put the word out on the date so you can get it in your diaries and spread the word.I look forward to seeing you on Monday 2nd May!Skål HelenYou may also be interested in the other events I'm organising in the US in Mountain View, New York City and Los Angeles. Please RSVP by clicking on the links below if you'd like to come. They're all free to attend and we'll be looking at the topic of 'When Will Our Smartphones be Smarter Than Us? AI and The Future of Mobile'.[...]



The photos are up.

2016-04-11T15:00:23.172+01:00

A big thank you to everyone who came and chewed the mobile fat with us in February. Thank you to our sponsors, Gavin and his team at Voluum, Nextbit, aql, Vyke, Veoo, Inspiring Interns, Inspiring Search and Joshua PR. We couldn't have done it without their financial and moral support.

Thank you also to our photographers, Erika Arias, Naty Jamiez and Inspiring Search. And a thank you to Alex and his team at Dostrece who did us proud. They even wrote about us on their blog (it's in Spanish). Here are the photos on Flickr and the same set on Facebook - there are a lot this year. So if you haven't seen them already, enjoy!

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We'll be back in Barcelona in 2017, all being well. But in the meantime, we're heading to the USA this May.

There's a Swedish Beers party happening in San Francisco on Mon 2 May, a talk and meet-up about Artificial Intelligence in Mountain View on Tuesday 3 May, another talk and panel discussion, 'When Will Our Smartphones be Smarter than Us?' in New York on Thursday 5 May and another session in Los Angeles about our Smartphones being smarter than us on Monday 9 May.

Do come and join us at the events - they're all free to attend. And get in touch if you'd like to sponsor or partner with us.
Photo credit: Shafiq Mumani - Terra Advisors, http://www.linkedin.com/in/smumani
Posted by Swedish Beers Mobile Networking on Monday, 11 May 2015
This set is from Shafiq Mumani and can also be viewed on Flickr



Swedish Beers in Barcelona #10 on Wednesday 4 March 2015

2015-02-20T13:59:08.081+00:00

From humble beginnings where about 25 of the London Swedish Beers crowd and their friends got together in a bar in Barcelona  to chew the mobile fat during Mobile World Congress to a big annual event celebrating all things mobile. It’s been quite a ride to get here and we’ve not done too shabbily at all to be on the 10th one in Barcelona! I say ‘we’ because the party would be nothing without the sponsors, helpers, staff and attendees. It’s a collective effort! So let’s make that effort again in March to celebrate our 10th anniversary.This year’s party will be on Wednesday 4 March at Dostrece. And sponsorship funds permitting, we will also operate a nearby chill-out lounge as well. Want to talk sponsorship? Then please get in touch with Helen to discuss. Packages available for all budgets. If you’re a start-up, I have a special deal for you to buy a batch of beer tokens without having to shell out for a full sponsorship package. You can buy those online or get in touch for more info.Like our previous events, this is a relaxed evening, no formalities, no presentations, no business cards thrust in your face as soon as you arrive. Just come with an open mind, be prepared to see friends old and new, talk nonsense, enjoy a drink or five and have yourself a good time. Oh, and leave the ties, the corporate personas and the sales spiel at the door please. The Swedish Beers crew will be on hand to welcome you as well as the friendliest bar staff in town. No need to RSVP unless you want to and want a reminder of when and where the party is and to get any updates by email. There’s no official guest list, no tickets and there’s no guaranteed entry. Just come and go as you please. Of course, none of this could happen without our sponsors.Introducing our lead sponsor, KochavaThey're the bees knees when it comes to analytics and mobile attribution. They have some very nifty ways of getting the data you need whilst adhering to all data protection and privacy rules and best practice. They are unbiased and independent and empower advertisers to achieve their mobile media goals. Through mobile device recognition and tracking, the Kochava platform provides precise, real-time analytics that span from initial launch through conversion, optimization and lifetime value (LTV) reporting. They're using a really interesting scientific approach to do all this, so feel free to chat to them about game theory, big data and probability as well as chewing the mobile fat. Oh, and they'll have a big bunch of beer tokens so you know where to go to get your drinks! Find out more on their website http://www.kochava.com/SponsorsWelcome back AQL! If you've been to Swedish Beers in Barcelona before, you may well remember Adam and his crew as they've supported us for several years now. They really know their onions when it comes to voice, SMS and hosting. They've been in the mobile business for a very long time, have the most amazing data centre in a converted church in the North of England and are great fun to boot. Meet the gang to chew the mobile fat, enjoy a few beers and have a good time.You may have met Futurice before at Swedish Beers in Berlin or London. They're a fab creative technology company, with offices in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and Finland, have innovation and digital creativity in its DNA. Renowned for building digital services for people to love, they’re equally at home with enterprise software as they are with consumer products. And they’re not just working on websites and online projects; they’re also experienced in electronics and internet of things. Not only that, but they pride themselves on creating a great place for people to work (they were the No 1 company to work for in Europe in 2012 and 2013) which makes for great client services too. These guys are on a mission to work with people who want to build the world’s most awesome[...]



The pictures are out!

2014-06-18T19:25:06.262+01:00

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I know it’s been a month since we all put the mobile world to rights at the Swedish Beers party in London, but I’ve only just had time to upload the photos for you.

A few thank yous are in order – Firstly to the fabulous sponsors – Open Mobile Media, Inspiring Interns (thank you for bringing the ping pong table and organising Beer Pong. What a hoot!), Futurice and US Tax & Financial Services. Thank you to the venue – The Victoria Park Plaza Hotel – you did a great job for us. And to the volunteers who helped me run the event, especially Shafiq for the photos. Speaking of which…

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They’re also up on Facebook too if that’s your thing.

I don’t yet have a date for the next Swedish Beers. Get in touch if you’d like to sponsor one.

Meanwhile, you might be interested in one of Cooladata’s upcoming events in London, Amsterdam and New York talking about behavioural analytics. There’s a webinar too for those of you who can’t meet in person. OK, so it’s not a beer and chat type event, but for those of you interested in monetising mobile (that’s most of you, isn’t it?), it may well be of interest. More info here.




Who will you meet on Monday night?

2014-05-14T13:15:52.500+01:00

src="http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=http://swedishbeers.blogspot.com/2014/05/who-will-you-meet-on-monday-night.html" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border:none; width:450px; height:80px">It’s just a few days until the next London edition of Swedish Beers and I expect you be wondering who is paying for all the beer. I’m pleased to announce our sponsor line-up. They are ready and waiting for you to join the merry throng, have a chat about all things mobile, or the weather, whatever suits and to enjoy a beverage or two. We’ll have wine, beer and soft drinks available. Our lead sponsor, once again, is Open Mobile Media. They’re hosting us at this year’s Open Mobile Summit London. You’ll meet Precksha, Manni, Ruthana, Ina and the team. They’re all lovely and they’ve all been working incredibly hard to put the conference together. I’m pleased to be chairing one of the sessions too. They’ll have the biggest batch of beer tokens and I know they’ll want to meet as many of you as possible to find out your thoughts on all things mobile and where it’s heading. If you haven’t got your ticket already, I have an *exclusive* discount code for Swedish Beers and Heroes of Mobile readers and attendees. You’ll get £500 discount on a gold or silver pass. Use code 2515Swedish on the registration form. Next up, we have Futurice. They kindly supported Swedish Beers in Berlin this time last year. Futurice is a software design and development consultancy based in Finland, Germany and the UK. They believe in an open culture that fosters happy, motivated people. And they’re a very friendly bunch. They even have their own Futurice beer! Sampo and his team will be on hand to talk mobile with you. They have tons of experience and some very cool projects they’ve worked on so I know you’ll enjoy chatting to them. Joining the sponsorship roster are newcomers to Swedish Beers, US Tax & Financial Services. Join Nora, Sitara, and Fran from US Tax & Financial Services. They provide advice, guidance, planning and compliance services for individuals, partnerships, corporations, trusts and estates for anyone subjected to the US tax system, wherever they may be in the world. If you're already doing business in the US or are planning to set up an office there, these guys can help you navigate the complexities of the tax system there and also the complexities of additional compliance and regulations. Avoid those penalties and talk to these guys. You'll also find they have more than a passing interest in mobile and technology and are very pleased to be supporting this edition of Swedish Beers. And last but by no means least, we have inspiringinterns (internships and graduate recruitment) and inspiringsearch (digital recruitment and headhunting). If you’re a regular at Swedish Beers, you’re bound to have met one or more of the team already. Charlie and Benedict were on the door for our Barcelona party, CEO, Ben, has been attending Swedish Beers since they started back in 2001 and they’ve sponsored many times over the years. The team have been recruiting for the mobile industry for many years and are very knowledgeable and approachable. If you haven’t signed up already, you can still do that over on Eventbrite or add yourself on Facebook. Doors will open at 6.30pm and we’ll be there for as long as people want to hang out. Skål Helen [...]



In case you haven't seen the photos from Barcelona already....

2014-05-01T15:04:26.818+01:00

I've collated them into a handy slideshow format for you which you can see below. (object) (embed)

If Facebook is more your thing when it comes to photos, then you can also see them on there where you can tag yourself and your friends.

Don't forget to enter the competition to win tickets for Open Mobile Summit in London. I've extended the closing date to 23:59 on Tuesday 6 May 2014 for you. The form to complete is here and it is free to enter.

And finally, Swedish Beers is back in London on Monday 19th May (RSVP here). I'm on the lookout for a couple more sponsors to join the Open Mobile Summit crew, so if that sounds like you, please get in touch. You'll make lots of people happy by providing them with more drinks and opportunity to chat!

Skål!



Registration now open for Swedish Beers London!

2014-04-22T17:18:48.297+01:00

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Win a Gold Pass (worth £1895) to Open Mobile Summit London!

2014-04-22T15:48:21.170+01:00

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(image) Yes, that’s right. Heroes of Mobile, Swedish Beers and Open Mobile Summit have teamed up to offer you the chance to win one of ten Gold passes to this year’s Open Mobile Summit London which is happening on 19-20 May 2014 at the Victoria Park Plaza Hotel in London.

The Open Mobile Summit London puts the consumer experience of mobile first. This event brings the entire mobile ecosystem together to discuss how to fuse content, context and user behaviour to create ultimate user experiences and maximise engagement.

Take a look at the topics and speakers who will bring their vision and leadership to this year's Summit. Some of the biggest consumer brands and their partners will share how they are integrating a consumer friendly mobile experience as 'mobile first' dominates strategies across the globe! There will be a mix of keynotes and panel discussions, plenty of time for networking and an exhibition as well, there will be plenty for you to get stuck into. There are also four tracks running simultaneously covering Mobile Advertising & Commerce, The Mobile Mindshift, Wireless Tech & Lifestyle Services, and It’s a World of Apps and Games.

The Gold Pass includes:

* 2 day conference pass
* Access to presentation slides (excluding panel discussions)
* Access to the Online Networking Centre pre and post conference
* Full audio recordings of all 40+ conference sessions (including panel discussions)
* Official Open Mobile Summit 2014 Briefing (incl. concise event overview, summary and analysis of key themes and trends, plus results of live industry survey)

NORMAL PASS PRICES:
Gold Pass:          £1895 + VAT 
Silver Pass:         £1895 + VAT
One-day Pass:    £795 + VAT

More information about the event here: http://www.openmobilemedia.com/london/ 

The competition runs from 15:30 BST on Tuesday 22 April 2014 to 23:59 BST on Thursday 1 May 2014. The competition is open to entrants over the 18 who are able to attend the conference in London. All competition winners will have to arrange their own transport and accommodation if needed. The prize is for 1 (one) of 10 (ten) Gold passes and will be chosen at random from all the entries. Winners will be notified by email or telephone.

To enter, please fill in this simple form.

Good luck!




Save the date! Monday 19 May for Swedish Beers London

2014-04-11T11:44:24.726+01:00

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(image) I'm delighted to announce that Swedish Beers will be back in London on Monday 19th May 2014. Please put the date in your diary now! The first sponsor is Open Mobile Media.

The OMM team had such a great time in Barcelona because you made them feel so welcome and they met so many interesting people that they are getting involved once more, this time in London. The party will run alongside this year's Open Mobile Media London conference. Stay tuned for more info on our partnership and a ticket deal coming your way in the next few days.

I'll be updating you all shortly with the details and if you're interested in getting involved as a sponsor or start-up supporter, please get in touch. There are combined packages available if you'd like to get involved with Open Mobile Media as well. Skål!  




Welcoming Open Mobile Media as our lead sponsor

2014-02-21T12:48:53.159+00:00

Lead festival sponsor: Open Mobile MediaI’m delighted to welcome Open Mobile Media as the festival’s lead sponsor this year. It’s their first time in Barcelona and they’re very excited to be joining the fun. They connect the most influential and the most innovative companies and individuals in the converging mobile, internet, media, advertising, electronics and commerce markets. They deliver news, insights and C-level events to help executives and businesses who are part of the mobile ecosystem succeed and expand.They’re a seriously friendly bunch and the whole team are heading to Barcelona to scope out interesting people for their upcoming events in London and San Francisco as well as getting the lowdown on what’s happening in the industry from the people who matter – i.e. You! You’ll be able to mix and mingle with them at Swedish Beers. It’s well worth looking them up there as they’re the ones with the most beer tokens and I hope you give them a warm welcome on the night.Skål![...]



Announcing aql and Adjust

2014-02-17T15:58:13.234+00:00

src="http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=http://swedishbeers.blogspot.com/2014/02/announcing-aql-and-adjust.html" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border:none; width:450px; height:80px">It really warms the cockles of my heart to welcome back sponsors year after year. And that’s exactly what I’m doing here now. When you get to Swedish Beers next week, you’ll need to keep your eyes open for the sponsors as they’re the ones with the free beer tokens. Go find them, and you’ll have free drinks! In case you haven’t met them before, may I introduce (drum roll please) aql and Adjust. aql is sponsoring us once again. Adam and his team will be on hand to chew the fat with you and generally make sure you have a lovely time. Who is aql ? Well they’re award-winning messaging specialists: They integrate mobile messaging and voice communications into your existing business processes. It just works. They have a rather fabulous data centre too in Leeds in a converted Methodist Church. That means you can also colocate securely in their datacentre (it is like Fort Knox in there!). They serve over a quarter of the FTSE100 and are as happy to work with SMEs as they are large corporates and public sector. They really are one of the friendliest bunch of people you could hope to meet and they really do know their mobile stuff – and not just the stuff they do. They really understand your business too.   You may remember Adeven from last year’s Swedish Beers party and the one we held in Berlin last summer (the beer garden was lovely!). Well, they’ve rebranded as Adjust. They’ll tell you much more about it at Swedish Beers. Wanna talk analytics? Adjust.io is the way to go. Mobile app tracking and analytics company adeven is rebranding to take on the identity of its driver product, adjust which is the leading business intelligence platform for mobile apps. As an official Facebook mobile measurement partner that is also integrated with over 120 other networks worldwide adjust ensures that marketers and publishers know exactly how their app is performing, absolutely anywhere that they choose to market it. Their BI platform displays insightful and actionable metrics on a streamlined dashboard offering key insights into in-app behaviour to reveal any campaigns most promising marketing sources. Watch out for further sponsor and supporter announcements… And if you haven’t registered already, or would like more information, then you can do that here. [...]



Swedish Beers–Barcelona Edition 2014 are Go!

2014-02-25T16:14:24.184+00:00

Oh my goodness, doesn't time fly? Here we are again in February which means only one thing - it's time for Swedish Beers! It’s all systems go for Mobile World Congress and Heroes of the Mobile Fringe. And as part of that, your favourite networking party is back to bring you more beer and more chat.We do have some lovely sponsors lined up for you but there's room for one or two more if you fancy getting involved. Get in touch with Helen to discuss. There are a couple of start-up special deals available.Like our previous events, this is a relaxed evening, no formalities, no presentations, no business cards thrust in your face as soon as you arrive. Just come with an open mind, be prepared to see friends old and new, talk nonsense, enjoy a drink or three and have yourself a good time. Oh, and leave the ties, the corporate personas and the sales spiel at the door please. The Swedish Beers crew will be on hand to welcome you as well as the friendliest bar staff in town.No need to RSVP unless you want to. There's no guest list, no tickets and there's no guaranteed entry. Just come and go as you please. If you do register, it does mean that you can add the event to your calendar and search for it in your email and easily share with friends. Fill in the form below or go direct to the eventbrite page. allowtransparency="allowtransparency" frameborder="0" height="214" marginheight="5" marginwidth="5" src="http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/tickets-external?eid=10293037753&ref=etckt&v=2" width="100%"> Online event registration for Swedish Beers - the Barcelona edition, 2014 powered by EventbriteIt is likely to get a bit busy at times. But don't worry, people will be coming in and out all evening. That’s kind of the point as we know there’s always a lot going on and you might want to check out more than one party. If it's very busy, there's no need to queue to get in. Just check out one of the other bars nearby and come back a little later when it's a bit less frantic.There is a small cloakroom area at the bar, but it's not secure so leave the laptops in your hotel room or apartment where they will be safe and won't get in anyone's way.The venue is our favourite haunt with the friendliest bar staff in town, Dos Trece -http://dostrece.net/ We'll be open from 7pm through until the early hours.So let me introduce our sponsors....Lead sponsor: Open Mobile MediaI’m delighted to welcome Open Mobile Media as the festival’s lead sponsor this year. It’s their first time in Barcelona and they’re very excited to be joining the fun. They connect the most influential and the most innovative companies and individuals in the converging mobile, internet, media, advertising, electronics and commerce markets. They deliver news, insights and C-level events to help executives and businesses who are part of the mobile ecosystem succeed and expand.They’re a seriously friendly bunch and the whole team are heading to Barcelona to scope out interesting people for their upcoming events in London and San Francisco as well as getting the lowdown on what’s happening in the industry from the people who matter – i.e. You! You’ll be able to mix and mingle with them at Swedish Beers. It’s well worth looking them up there as they’re the ones with the most beer tokens!Sponsors and SupportersAQL is sponsoring us once again. Adam and his team will be on hand to chew the fat with you and generally make sure you have a lovely time. If you want to talk tech, then aql can do that, whether that’s hosting mobile apps, telecoms protocols, wifi rollouts, SMS routing and much more besides. [...]



Planning ahead

2013-09-02T11:24:34.324+01:00

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Just a quick note to let you all know that I haven’t forgotten you. There were a bunch of lovely Swedish Beers parties earlier in the year and now it’s time to plan the next lot for the next few months. If you’re up for sponsoring and getting involved, then please get in touch. The cities I’d like to cover in the next few months are:

London (October or November ideally)

Berlin

Leeds

Manchester

Barcelona (February 2014)

San Francisco

New York

Philadelphia

Singapore

Stockholm (yes, I think it’s time we actually had a Swedish Beers in, you know, Sweden!)

But there may be other cities that are ripe for a Swedish Beers party, so do let me know.

You can get in touch with me (Helen) by email

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BYOD time tonight at Swedish Beers, LDN

2013-06-13T16:12:29.179+01:00

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(image) Yes, Swedish Beers is happening tonight in London Town and it looks like it will be a good one. The theme of the night is BYOD. It's an acronym that has been running through the mobile industry recently, especially amongst enterprises. What's that you say? BYOD - Buy your own drinks. Not to be confused with Bring your own device... Yes, it's a buy your own drinks night tonight, but don't let that put you off. The Nordic Bar are looking forward to welcoming you and there'll be a good crowd there with friendly faces and mobile banter. I hear tell that it's also 2 for 1 on cocktails. I know what I'll be having later :)

(image) Never fear though. There will be a few beer tokens lurking on the night. If you speak nicely to the Mobile Marketing Magazine guys, they will have a few tokens for the early birds. And they'll also have the latest issue of the magazine to give away which includes columns by Mobile Hero, Russell Buckley and our very own Helen Keegan. 

(image) You may also find that there are a few beer tokens courtesy of our friends at the Payforit Summit. It's a new Heroes of Mobile partner event (you can find out about it here) and they've given Helen a bit of cash to buy a few rounds. So you may be able to blag a free drink yet... Looking forward to seeing you tonight.

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