Posts Tagged ‘Countdown2MWC’


Visit for an interview with blogger David Terrar

April 4, 2012

Countdown2MWC readers may be interested in a Q&A session just posted on our cloud computing-focused blog,, with David Terrar (@DT on Twitter). David is a blogger and CEO of a cloud service provider in IBM’s social media speakeasy. He has some interesting views on how to use the cloud and social media to promote your business.

To read the interview, please visit


#MWC Prep: 12 No-Holds-Barred Interviews with Top Telecoms Journalists & Analysts

February 11, 2011

By Olivia Shannon (@olivia_at_o)

The prep starts here.

We’ve compiled the links to this year’s Countdown2MWC interviews with your favourite telecoms journalists and analysts, just in time for Mobile World Congress.

Which telecoms analyst shared a special moment with Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the Starship Enterprise? Which journalist once spent a weekend with Bill Nighy’s family? Who appeared briefly in the film Independence Day?

Read the interviews and find out!

A hearty “thank-you” to our contributors. These interviews make fun, engaging reading and excellent briefing prep.

Peruse at your leisure or share with your clients – but please credit

Attending MWC:

Sky News Gadgeteer: Q&A with Martin Stanford, BSkyB (Twitter: @martinstanford)

Telecoms Consultant and Writer: Q&A with Alun Lewis

Industry View from a Mobile Telecoms Veteran: Q&A with Alan Burkitt-Gray, Editor of Global Telecoms Business (@alanburkittgray)

Introducing M2M Now: Q&A with Jeremy Cowan, Editorial Director of VanillaPlus and M2M Now (@jcm2m)

Leading European journalist: Q&A with Keith Dyer, Editor of Mobile Europe (@keithdyer)

Q&A with Andy Lim, Editorial Director at Recombu (@andylim)

Q and A: Up close and personal with Bill Ray from The Register (@bill4000)

Q&A with George Malim, Freelance Journalist and Editor of VanillaPlus (@georgemalim)

Not attending MWC:

Q&A with Rob Bamforth, Principal Analyst at Quocirca (@rob_bamforth)

Q&A with Teresa Cottam, Research and Publications Director at Telesperience (@Teresacottam)

QandA: Peter Dykes – Senior Analyst, Networks at Informa

Q&A with Christine Horton, Editor of Channel Pro


Sky News Gadgeteer: Q&A with Martin Stanford, BSkyB

February 8, 2011

By Rose Ross (@Rose_at_O) and Olivia Shannon (@olivia_at_o)

Martin Stanford is a prime-time anchorman and technology journalist at Sky News, broadcasting each weekday evening from 8 to 10pm. He is also host of the irreverent talk show Technology Unplugged. The Countdown2MWC team was delighted to get some insights from Martin on the mobile/telecoms industry and Mobile World Congress 2011. For more information, his biography is available here.

Q.  Tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m a full-time newscaster and part-time tech journalist working for Sky News in London. 

Q. What’s hot in mobiles this year?

Well, I’m not sure – let’s see what emerges. There will be more tablets, I am sure – and smaller smart phones, I am told, if that’s not a contradiction.

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