Weekly tech agenda: Interop Mumbai, GigaOm Mobilize, Ig Nobel Prizes

During the week of September 27 the technology and science industries will celebrate crazy inventions and weird discoveries during the Ig Nobel Prizes award ceremony, the rapidly developing mobile web will be put under a microscope at GigaOm Mobilize, and almost 100 exhibitors will show off next-generation technology solutions at Interop Mumbai.

Interop Mumbai
September 28-30
Mumbai, India

Interop Mumbai is a comprehensive event that includes a conference, workshops, and keynotes on topics such as cloud computing, green IT, next generation networks, virtualization, next generation wireless, next generation data center solutions and IT solutions for businesses. Close to 100 exhibitors are also expected to attend to show off their cutting-edge technology solutions.

GigaOm Mobilize
September 30
Mission Bay Conference Center
San Francisco, CA, USA

GagaOm's Mobilize is all about the mobile web - from mobile computing to cloud-based services and everything in between. A stellar lineup of speakers from Nokia, One Laptop per Child, Qualcomm, Marvell, MasterCard, Fjord, AT&T, Microsoft, Alcatel-Lucent, GetJar, Mozilla, PayPal, Where, Placecast, and Skyhook will speak at the event and impart their knowledge about the future of the mobile web.

Ig Nobel Prizes
September 30
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA, USA

Ig Nobel Prizes is an events ceremony that pokes fun at the Nobel Prizes and awards inventors and scientists who work on projects a little outside of the mainstream. The Ig Nobel Prizes are awarded to comical yet innovative inventions that make people laugh and think. The event is organized by the bi-monthly scientific humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research and is co-sponsored by the Harvard-Radcliffe Society of Physics Students, the Harvard-Radcliffe Science Fiction Association, and the Harvard Computer Society.

October 5 - 9
Makuhari Messe
Chiba City, near Tokyo, Japan

The Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (more commonly referred to as CEATEC) is a cutting-edge IT and electronics trade show that features new technologies from participating electronics makers. The exhibition is a place for companies to reveal their latest products and services and to demonstrate them in use. Exhibitors showing finished products and services at the event are divided into two categories, one pertaining to the business sector, the other to individuals and general consumers. The accompanying CEATEC conference provides industry members with a forum to discuss information technology advancements and key developments within the IT & electronics sector.

Next Generation Mobile Devices 2010
October 7-8
London, UK

Next Generation Mobile Devices is a two day event that pinpoints key trends and strategic priorities in the mobile broadband devices industry.  Keynote speakers from Vodafone, T-Mobile, Orange, Virgin Mobile, Gartner, Microsoft, GMSA, and Telefonica will investigate topics such as "Where is the mobile internet heading?" "Opening the software platform - tweeting with the Facebook generation" and "Delivering a quality end-user experience."

Hong Kong Electronics Fair (HKTDC)

October 13 - 16
HK Convention and Exhibition Centre
Hong Kong

Heralded as the world's biggest electronics event, the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (HKTDC) showcases electronic products and services from across the globe. In 2009 the event attracted over 2,800 exhibitors, breaking the Fair's previous exhibitor attendance records. This year the HKTDC will celebrate its 30th anniversary. Highlights of the 2010 HKTCD include a dedicated showcase of top products from leading brands in the "Hall of Fame," innovative technologies, prototypes and ideas for the future displayed in the "Technology Exchange Zone" and specialized Electronics Seminars presented by key industry experts. ElectronicAsia 2010, a fair for electronic components, electronics production and display technologies will run concurrently to the event.

GITEX Shopper & Consumer Electronics Expo
October 16 - 23
Airport Expo Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

GITEX Shopper is an event tailored for consumers who want to shop for electronic gadgets. Technology vendors, distributors and resellers gather at the event to offer attendees a glance at their latest products and the opportunity to buy them at heavily discounted prices. In 2009 the event was host to over 150,000 visitors from 121 nationalities.

October 18
The Fairmont Hotel
San Francisco, CA, USA

I-stage is a competition for start-ups offering innovative ideas, products, services and solutions for social networks, apps, green technology, 3D, digital imaging, gaming and content platforms. The event is a foot in the door for promising start-ups wishing to demonstrate what their company can offer.

4G World
October 18-21
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL, USA

The next generation of mobile broadband and internet solutions will be on display at this year's 4G World - the industry's largest event dedicated to 4G and mobile internet markets. The event will play host to keynote speakers from Motorola, Sprint, Cisco, Ericsson, Samsung, Verizon, AT&T, Nokia, Clearwire, KDDI and Alcatel-Lucent.  

SocialTech 2010
October 26
San Jose, CA, USA and Online

SocialTech 2010 is a one-day event for businesses and individuals looking to enhance their social media strategies. Speakers include Top 100 Tech blogger Robert Scoble, managing director of Garage Technology Ventures Guy Kawasaki plus executives from Adobe, Cisco, Xerox, Motorola, Intel, National Instruments, IDC, and Facebook.