Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Ralph Simon is one of the founders of the global mobile entertainment & social media industry, a visionary & innovator, & popularly known as “the father of the ring tone”. An expert on smartphone lifestyles & multi-screen creativity, he founded & grew Zomba/Jive Records in the 80s/90s into the top global indepedent music label/publisher, & then founded the world’s first international commercial ring tone service in the USA, UK & globally. One of the world’s top 50 mobile executives since 2005, Ralph relentlessly searches the world for the smartest new mobile & wireless apps, platforms, VR, creativity & content. His Mobilium Global companies are experts in mobile social media, mobile health & wellness, mobile games & VR and global mobile business strategies, ‘positive disruption’ & execution. He understands that the future belongs to “Screenagers” everywhere & their mobile multi-screen & smartphone use &, what’s coming next. Currently involved in: Mobile Games & music (making the first-ever John Lennon mobile game & VR), & developing the 1st British Professional Basketball League in the UK. He is also responsible for curating & programming some of the world’s most important start-up & future tech gatherings worldwide: in Europe: the auspicious Pioneers (Future Tech Festival), Vienna; in Africa: The African Leadership Network; in USA & Canada: Digital Entertainment World, CTIA’s Mobile Convention, Las Vegas & Canadian Music Week, & Singularity University’s Exponential Health; in Asia-pacific – The All That Matters annual convention in singapore; he is also a global judge and board member of the United Nations’ linked World Summit Awards. A prominent public speaker and developer of start-ups and innovation thinking, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK, a member of the National Academy of Recorded Arts & sciences in the USA & CEO/Founder of Mobilium Global, the international mobile cool hunters. Ralph is based in London, or on a plane to where mobile start-up innovation calls for discovery, development & investment.