If BBC Question Time did Mobile

Then it’d be called 361degrees LIVE.

Back in the hey day of mobile-focused video shows, the (now defunct) Mobile Industry Review (MIR) Show was fondly referred to as ‘The Top Gear of Mobile‘, since then, The Really Mobile Project came and went(ish) and – in the emptiness of awesome video – the 361 Degrees podcast has taken its place.

Now in its 3rd season, and featuring the triumvirate of editors from All About Symbian, MIR and Wireless Worker, I can safely say that 361 Degrees is worth the ear-time of anyone who might consider themselves even just a mild mobile geek.

Moreover, last year, at the close of Nokia World 2011, the 361 chaps did their first ever LIVE event. ‘Live’ in that it was recorded in front of a LIVE studio audience* but, with questions from the crowd and an engaging host (you can pay me later, Ben), the evening was a brilliant wrap up to a rather full-on couple of days.

Fast forward eight months and the guys have decided to do it again.

That’s right, 361 Degrees LIVE is coming back next month and YOU can be a part of it!


Join the 361 Degrees team and guests for ‘Mobile Question Time’… a format we’ve only slightly borrowed from the BBC.
An invited panel plus Ewan MacLeod and Rafe Blandford will field questions from the audience in a live Q&A recorded for the podcast. Ben Smith will chair.

Ilicco Elia –
 Head of Mobile at LBi.
Ed Hodges
 – Head of Mobile, Business & Commercial at Royal Bank of Scotland.
Mark Squires
 – Head of Communications for Western Europe, Nokia.
Stephen Pinches
 - Head of Emerging Technologies at Financial Times Group.

Doors: 6:00pm
Panel starts: 7:00pm
Networking until: 10:00pm

This event is generously supported by LBi and Nokia.


They’re pitching it as ‘the Question Time of Mobile’ (albeit with less idiots, maybe) and, when you sign up, you’ll be able to submit questions to be asked to the panel on the night.

If you have even only a passing interest in the mobile industry, then you should definitely consider going. I really do mean it when I say that the three hosts represent the cream of mobile expertise this country has to offer and the panelists they’ve lined up know their onions as well.

I’m going. You should too.



*I say ‘studio audience’, what I mean is ‘bunch of rowdy mobile bloggers holed up in the bottom of a pub somewhere near the Excel centre’