speaker bio

Ralph Simon

Founder and Chief Executive

Mobilium Global, UK

Executive Board Member & Global juror for the World Summit Awards (in association with the United Nations), he is a special advisor to the GSM Association who organise the Mobile World Congress conventions in Barcelona, Los Angeles & Shanghai. He is responsible for curating & programming some of the world’s most important start-up & future tech gatherings world-wide, and co-founder of the Global Moonshot for Education with legendary Silicon Valley educator, Esther Wojcicki. Founder & Chairman of Mobilium Global, the 'international cool hunters’, Ralph is based in London, but always on a plane relentlessly seeking out what’s coming next from all over the world. Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) in the UK & the National Academy of Recorded Arts & Sciences (NARAS) in the USA.

Ralph Simon has enjoyed a spectacular 30+ year career in a variety of prominent fields: media & entertainment, mobile smartphone technology & content, Exponential Medicine & personalised health (with Singularity University), The Global Education Moonshot  partnership with iconic educator, Esther Wojcicki that teaches journalistic skills world-wide to students, under-grads & job-seekers, & users of AI. He foresaw the potential of mobile and it’s impact early on in the mobile transformation of the world. Respected internationally, he is a known as a distinguished moderator & interviewer around the world and also, on the Mobile World Congress keynote stage.  He has consistently been at the forefront of mobile media  innovation, mobile learning & media, social media ideation, use trends & next stage AI and Machine Learning,  all the while, engaging with a variety of global, digital & business leaders, global creatives and innovators across cultures around the world. His relentless curiosity & search for the world’s smartest new mobile journalism & wireless media Innovation, creative VR, AI, and what grows consumer engagement in multi-cultural communities, is his focus. Has believes that the future belongs to mobile “Screenagers” world-wide as media pivots to reach this undeniable smartphone mobile constituency.

Interesting fact:

Ralph is popularly known as "the father of the ring tone”.