Tomi T Ahonen, MBA, Author, Consultant
and Motivational Speaker (Hong Kong)
Tomi T Ahonen is a six-time bestselling author of hardcover telecoms/tech books who has also released a series of three eBooks in 2009. An independent consultant and motivational speaker in the converging areas of mobile telecoms, internet, media, advertising, credit and banking, social networking and virtual reality, Tomi is based in Hong Kong. He lectures on these topics at Oxford University for which developed the short courses for 3G services, 3G business, mobile-TV and 7th Mass Media. Mr Ahonen is seen annually at about 20 conferences on six continents. The father of several of the industry’s most used theories, tools and concepts, and a founding member of several industry groups, as well as being the holder of a telecoms competitiveness world record, Tomi Ahonen has been quoted in over 300 press articles starting with the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Business Week, Economist, etc and is regularly seen on TV; he writes several columns and articles to industry press every year. He blogs daily, twitters, and has profiles on Facebook and Linked In.
Tomi is considered a significant thought-leader for the industry, best indicated by the unparallelled endorsement of his ideas by his peers, as he and his thoughts are referenced in 50 books by other authors. The inventor of the mobile industry’s only service-creation tool, the 5 M’s / 6 M’s (with Joe Barrett of Nokia and Paul Golding of Motorola) is referenced by a dozen other authors, Tomi is also the father of several widely referenced industry concepts and theories, including the Hockey Sticks theory, Connected Age concept, Generation-C for Community, and the 7th Mass Media taxonomy, each of which has also already been referenced in books by other industry thought-leaders.
With Fortune 500 companies as his reference customers, Tomi provides seminars, workshops and training around the creation of advanced digital services; the marketing, pricing and launch; strategy and competition; and partnerships and cooperation for the main players such as telecoms operators/carriers; equipment manufacturers; IT and internet companies; TV and radio broadcasters; print media; advertising; banking and credit card companies; etc. Tomi assists in the value-chain and revenue-sharing calculations and also acts as expert witness for intellectual property attorneys. Tomi also provides general business case presentations to isolate profit opportunities for interested parties. Mr Ahonen is also a motivational speaker in the area of telecoms telecoms marketing, sales, product development and innovation.
The world’s leading authority on making money with advanced wireless services, and the undisputed global evangelist for successful mobile applications, at public conferences Tomi Ahonen has described over 1,000 existing services making money today in mobile, while his books outline over 700. He has been seen at most major 3G and mobile internet events such as delivering the strategy keynote to the world’s largest telecoms event, 3GSM World Congress in Cannes in 2005, and opened the topic of services and applications for 4G, at the CTIA in New Orleans in 2004. Tomi is co-inventor on several patents in the mobile telecoms area and serves on the boards of several innovative high tech companies. Tomi is a founding member or co-founder of the Wireless Watch, Engagement Alliance, Carnival of the Mobilists, Every Single One of Us, and Forum Oxford.
Communities Dominate Brands (blog)