Friday, February 24, 2023

Let's welcome long-time attendees, first-time sponsors - nquiringminds to Swedish Beers!

Well, that was a lovely surprise in my inbox just now. Nick Allott and his team at nquiringminds have been coming to Swedish Beers for I don't know how long, but this is their first time sponsoring. So let's give them a very warm welcome!

About NQM

nquiringminds provides intelligent trusted systems, combining deep AI powered analytics with strong cyber secure fundamentals. It's a deep tech UK company, which since 201 has been successfully deploying its solutions into smart cities, health care, industrial, agricultural, fintech sectors, with defence and security becoming increasingly dominant.

The company also has an impressive pedigree: Cisco identified nquiringminds as being a Top 15 Company in IOT. They were awarded a Cabinet Office Open Data Champion Award, a Parliamentary Nomination for Innovation in Productivity and Most Innovative Solution award at the Ministry of Defences AI Hackathon. They won an IOT Boost award for their health care product line, and Cyber Savvy Company of the year award for their security credentials. 

The former UK Prime Minister , Teresa May, selected nquiringminds to represent the best of UK Innovation on her first ever trade mission. nquiringminds is one of only two SMEs to feature as a case study in the UK Governments £4.6 billion Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Whitepaper. They have featured as one of TMForums Industrial IOT 5G Catalyst projects and are a TechNation Cyber 2.0 alumni. Recently Techworks recognised nquiringminds as DeepTech company of the year in 2022. They are a DCMS UK’s Most Innovative Cyber SME 2022 finalist.

I think it's safe to say, they know what they're talking about!

Whilst in Barcelona, you'll find them at MWC in Hall 7 at 7A15 where they're launching two new products: 

TDXVolt: a zero trust services infrastructure platform and
CyberTDX: a cognitively enhanced cyber defence service designed for the internet of things (IoT)
Both products are the latest iteration of the TDX product family.

Find out more about that here and here

Welcome back to the 51Degrees team!

You know you're doing something right when previous sponsors want to get in on the action again. And that's exactly what's happened with the lovely people at 51Degrees. They are long time supporters of Swedish Beers and I'm thrilled to bits to welcome them back. As they're old hands at this, they can show you the ropes and they'll have a bunch of beer tokens to share out too.

So what do they do?

51Degrees does very nifty things with device detection. They've been doing this for a long time so really know what they're doing. They can provide you with real-time data super-powers for your digital business. So if you want an easier way to optimise your products, websites, apps and ads, chat to James and Paul on the night.

If you'd like to book a meeting with them, you can do that by emailing with the subject line "Let's chat at MWC23". 

You'll be able to spot James and Paul at Mobile World Congress and Swedish Beers as they'll be wearing red shirts with the 51Degrees logo.

Thursday, February 23, 2023

A very warm Swedish Beers welcome to our lead sponsor - World Mobile!

world mobile logo

I'm very pleased to announce the support of World Mobile for our Swedish Beers bash on Wednesday night. 

World Mobile wants to live in a world where everyone can participate in economic empowerment without the restraints of location or origin. They want to allow consumers to be able to make well-informed purchases and for businesses to thrive in the global market. Moreover, the World Mobile Team is on a mission to create an innovative, high-impact mobile network with a tangible socio-economic effect by connecting the unconnected and offering free telephony to otherwise isolated areas through partnership schemes.

Using blockchain technology at the core of their network, protection, security and the sovereignty of subscriber's data is at the heart of what World Mobile does. And by allowing subscribers to own and operate elements of the infrastructure, World Mobile is building distributed, censorship-resistant, trustless and borderless communication channels to emancipate people around the world.

Sounds pretty nifty, I'd say. James, Josie, Holly and the World Mobile Team will be able to tell you much more on the night. And of course, they'll have the beer tokens, so do search them out when you come!

Find out more about World Mobile over on their website or LinkedIn or contact Josie to arrange a meeting at their expo space at this year's Mobile World Congress.

If you haven't already registered, you can do that here:

Swedish Beers Barcelona #15 - The Reunion Edition Wednesday 1 March 2023

Yes, that's right, we're back! Fighting fit and raring to go.

Despite having had to take an enforced break due to the pandemic and family responsibilities, and despite thinking I was done with the whole mobile networking event thing, and despite not deciding to go to Barcelona until a week ago, here I am, hosting another Swedish Beers party for you all during the week of Mobile World Congress. 

I'm both thrilled to bits and a little bit scared at the same time as I'm a bit out of practice. But with the outpouring of Swedish Beers love from so many people and amazingly supportive sponsors and friends, I'm delighted to tell you that we're back one more time. This one will be my 15th Swedish Beers party in Barcelona!

As usual, we'll be expecting a down-to-earth crowd of mobile execs from all areas of the industry keen to chew the fat about all things mobile over a drink or three. 

Our lead sponsor is World Mobile who have found an innovative way to connect the last mile for the half the planet who are currently unconnected. 

You do need to register to come and we reserve the right to ask for ID on the door. And if it's busy, there may be a short wait to get in. Please be patient with us if that happens. We will do our best to get everyone in.

What: Swedish Beers BCN #15 - The Reunion Edition

Where: Space Cowboy, Carrer dels Carders, 31, Barcelona 08003. 

Nearest metro: Jaume 1 / Urquinaona / Arc de Triomf

Time: 19.00 until late. Last entry 01:00

RSVP: Required - no entry without RSVP. ID may be required.

Food will be available to buy on the night.

Skal and see you there!

Helen and the Swedish Beers crew.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Drum roll please.... Announcing our lead sponsor for Swedish Beers this year... Mintegral!

Eventbrite - Swedish Beers - #14 Barcelona Edition, 2019
I was saving the best until last! I'm delighted to announce our lead sponsor for the party - Mintegral. Mintegral is a leading programmatic and interactive mobile advertising platform, focused on the APAC region. Mintegral provides the most effective monetisation solutions for developers in more than 100 countries, providing user acquisition solutions for global gaming, e-commerce and finance advertisers to grow their businesses in APAC.
Powered by advanced AI technology,

Tomorrow night, you can hang out with Christian Atack (Head of Publisher Development EMEA) and Alvaro Gil Abad (Business Development Manager EMEA). They are particularly keen to meet with mobile app developers and mobile marketers who are thinking about going into APAC and would like to know more about the market.

Find out more about Mintegral on their website and welcome Christian, Alvaro and Mintegral to Swedish Beers!

Monday, February 25, 2019

Swedish Beers #14 in Barcelona: welcome to our sponsors!

I'm delighted to introduce you to the sponsors for the upcoming Swedish Beers Mobile Networking party in Barcelona on Wednesday night. We have a lot of support for the night so it's going to be a great night! If you haven't registered already, do it now!

Eventbrite - Swedish Beers - #14 Barcelona Edition, 2019

On to the sponsors for without them, there would be no free drinks! We have a few newcomers to the party and lots of regular sponsors. So let's meet them.

Yes! Louisville

First up, all the way from Louisville, Kentucky, welcome to Yes! Louisville. Head honcho, podcaster and tech enthusiast, Jason Mudd, will be on hand to chat with you about what's hot and what's not at this year's MWC. He wants the low down from you all to share with his audience back home in the USA. He'll also have a whole bunch of beer tokens. It's his first time at both Swedish Beers and at MWC, so let's sure we give him a warm welcome.

Samsung Internet

Next, please welcome the fab team from Samsung Internet. The team are regulars at the party but it's the first time they're sponsoring. Go chat to them all things mobile web. Oh, and don't forget to check out their website.

Samsung Internet for Android is the web browser that is pre-installed on Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets. It is based on the open-source Chromium project, to which Samsung is a major contributor. They have a great online Developer Hub where you will find demos, articles and documentation to help you make the most of the latest web features in Samsung Internet and other browsers too.

I'm also thrilled to bits to be welcoming back some familiar names and faces as sponsors. We must be doing something right for people to come back as a sponsor.

Welcome back Equal Experts!

Equal Experts is a network of talented, experienced software and hardware consultants, specialising in agile delivery. Their in-depth expertise and an uncompromising approach to quality make all the difference – and that’s what the background of engineering rigour and proven delivery practices brings.

The company has a long-standing relationship with the mobile industry, having worked with O2 Telefónica on its mobile app platforms since 2012. Together, they delivered the Priority and MyO2 native apps along with the platform that powers them – supporting millions of happy O2 customers along the way.

Equal Experts' efforts in mobile go beyond software to include proprietary hardware. Their BluetoothTap technology unifies the 'tap & go’ experience across all major smartphones. IBM iX has adopted BluetoothTap in its vision of the future of retail, successfully using it within a prototype for a secure, mobile-first retail shopping experience to dramatically improve checkout times.

Paul Stringer, and some of his senior mobile team, will be joining us at Swedish Beers. It's their second time as a sponsor so please be sure to give them a very warm welcome. And you can check out what they're doing at MWC on their dedicated website or hang out with them and the SAP peeps in Hall 3, 3N31.

Welcome back 51 Degrees!

Next up is 51 Degrees. James Rosewell and his team will be in Barcelona and joining us as a sponsor for the second time. So let's make sure we welcome them back with open arms.

51Degrees provides The Fastest and Most Accurate Device Detection solution. That may sound like a boast, but James tells me it's true. Who am I to disagree?!

Did you know that over 150 device models are launched worldwide every week?? Well 51Degrees does, because they add them into their database every single week.

Trusted by millions of people, they have over 1.5 million active deployments in virtually every country around the world using the 51Degrees device detection software day in and day out.

This software helps companies in Adtech, Publishing, Digital Experience platforms, Ecommerce, Telco, leveraging our huge database of over 1.2 million (and growing) device combinations. This means the tech and screen size never gets in the way of the user experience regardless of device type. Using device detection makes you more money through more accurate targeting and optimized content.

So if you think you know everything there is to know about mobile device detection or optimisation, why don't you challenge James and his team and test their knowledge over a beer in Barcelona?! You can also check them out in the exhibition on stand 7UP.72.

Not only do we have sponsors, but we have supporters too. They also chip in to the beer fund so they have beer tokens too. Let's meet them.

Kairos Future

All the way from Sweden, welcome to Kairos Future. They are an international consulting and research outfit that helps companies and business leaders understand and shape their futures. Helene from the Global Innovations team will be at the party and would love to chat about innovations you've seen this week or you'd like to see happen in the future.

Noba Ventures

Noba is an agile execution innovation company. They combine lean startup, fast prototyping and agile methodologies to help corporates develop and launch new businesses faster. They've helped launch breakfast products, medical devices and financial services, and more. The team combines innovation with mixology, football teams with startups and created an idea store open to the public. Find out more from Daniel and his colleagues on Wednesday night.

Redmill Marketing Associates

Redmill Marketing Associates have the kind of extensive marketing know how you'd expect from a full-service agency but specialising in marketing for the telecoms and technology sectors. Meet Guy Redmill, the founder at the party. He's been to the party many times so we're extra specially pleased to welcome Redmill as a supporter. Cheers Guy!
ZZZ Corporate Accommodation

Regulars to Swedish Beers in Barcelona will have met the lovely Helen and Tess from zzz in previous years. If you need accommodation in Barcelona, Cannes, London and beyond, they will have the right place for you. And not only that, they can do your event organising too. You'll find them at lots of big industry events - not just at MWC. Next time you're on the lookout for something a little bit special, check 'em out.


A big up to Colin and his team at Trustonic. They're the lovely people who give me MWC passes to give away. Trustonic's mission is to embed the best security into the world's smart devices and apps, empowering mobile and IoT developers to build the trust required to deliver simple, fast and secure solutions. If you were lucky enough to win one of the passes this year, please do search Colin out to say thank you. You'll see him at Swedish Beers but also check out the Trustonic stand 6140 in Hall 6 at MWC. 
If you haven't RSVP'd yet, you can do that here


Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Swedish Beers is back in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress!

The Swedish Beers team is busy getting organised for this year's edition of Swedish Beers in Barcelona! We loved Muy Buenas and its fab team so much last year that we've booked in with them again.

The format will be just the same - a relaxed evening, no formalities, no presentations. Just come with an open mind, be prepared to see friends old and new, chat, enjoy a drink or three (courtesy of our sponsors) and have yourself a good time all whilst extolling (or not) the virtues of our mobile connected world.

The Swedish Beers crew will be on hand to welcome you as usual and we'll have the friendliest bar staff in town in we're in one of the most stylish and historic bars in town on two floors. Muy Buenas will also have food available to buy on the night. Here are the photos from previous years' events to give you a flavour of what to expect.

Tell your friends and get yourself registered.

**Two sponsors confirmed. But we need more to make the party really fly. If you'd like to sponsor and join the fun and get to meet and mingle with the crowd, please get in touch with Helen to discuss. All budgets catered for.** 

See you in Barcelona.



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