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(From BusinessWorld (Philippines))
Byline: Maricel E. Estavillo
If you are a local start-up who happens to have stumbled upon what you think is the next biggest innovation for mobile phones, could you get the decision makers of the world's leading operators to listen to your pitch?
A difficult task, it seems, but this is what Myla Villanueva, a Filipina, has to make happen as the newly appointed chairperson of the GSM Association's Mobile Innovation Forum.
The GSM Association is the world's biggest trade group of mobile phone operators. It has 700 operator members with a presence in more than 213 countries worldwide and serving some 2.6 billion users or about 83% of the world's digital mobile market.
The association's Mobile Innovation Forum, meanwhile, is …