Ralph Simon


Ralph Simon is one of the founders of the global mobile entertainment & social media industry, a visionary & innovator, & “father of the ring tone”. Founded major media companies & world’s 1st international commercial ring tone service in the Americas, UK, EU & Africa. Among the world’s top mobile executives since 2005, he searches, invests & advises on latest mobile innovation & political impact for companies & “Screenagers” world-wide. His Mobilium Global & Laurel Strategies companies know mobile social media, the creative industries, mobile health, mobile AR/VR, ‘disruption’ & innovation. He recognized years ago that the future belongs to “Screenagers” everywhere on multi-screens & smartphones. Currently developing the 1st-ever British Professional Basketball League, Mixed Reality & Mobile Health companies. A popular & provocative moderator & interviewer, he curates some of the world’s top future tech gatherings:

Singularity University’s Exponential Health; the Mobile World Congress; Asia-Pacific’s “All That Matters” & the UN’s World Summit Awards. Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK, he’s based in London, or on a plane to where mobile discovery, development & investment calls.


Father of the ring tone

Ralph Simon's Chineasy Story

Worked with then Chairman of China Mobile, Dr Jianzhou Wang and his team to bring modern international music to China and China’s biggest telco, China Mobile.  These efforts eventually resulted in the China telco industry recognising the importance of music as a key product category for Chinese mobile users.  Did so similarly in the early years of Ten Cent’s development.  This was all done because of Ralph’s intense interest in Mandarin culture and also his close relationship with one of the heroes of modern China, the renowned Chinese-American journalist, scholar and Chinese linguist, the great Sidney Rittenberg (Chinese: 李敦白; pinyin: Lǐ Dūnbái).  Li Dunbai is a Chinese treasure, who was a very close associate of the great Chou En Lai.