19th Annual Wireless Dinner
Early on, some dreamed of what could be. Being ahead of the technology, they used their INGENUITY to provide us with a glimpse into the future.
As technology advanced, others took the INITIATIVE to apply these new technologies and turned the dreams into reality.
Today, that reality has become a major INFLUENCE on our everyday lives.
Hosted by Andrew Seybold, the evening began with an invitation-only cocktail reception followed by a formal dinner, special entertainment, and presentation of the 2009 Andrew Seybold Choice Awards honoring the most innovative people, companies, wireless mobility products and concepts, and their contributions to the wireless industry.
Invited guests from four continents and 100+ companies in the global wireless industry joined us as we celebrated the accomplishments of our industry and networked with each other as we looked toward the future.
Our Sponsors – Tier 1, Established Companies
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprise and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 17.8 billion in 2007 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit the Alcatel-Lucent website.
Ecrio provides unique end-to-end solutions that track data for operators, retailers and consumer product companies – from person-to-person interactions to redemption at point-of-sale. Mobile solutions include patented MoBeam® barcode beaming and redemption; and real-time, rich media communications. Ecrio is headquartered in Cupertino, California, and backed by leading investors including NTT DOCOMO and Visa, Inc. For more information, visit the Ecrio website.
Ericsson is the world’s leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. The market leader in 2G and 3G mobile technologies, Ericsson supplies communications services and manages networks that serve more than 195 million subscribers. The company’s portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure, and broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and developers. Ericsson is advancing its vision of ‘communication for all’ through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than 70,000 employees generated revenue of USD27.9billion (SEK 188billion) in 2007. For more information visit the Ericsson website.
Intellione’s patent-protected software and technologies turn mobile phone signals and GPS locations into live traffic information on all roadways. For commuters each day, Intellione relays live, personalized traffic advice via their mobile phones and the web. For fleet owners, businesses that rely on traffic information or those whose business it is to report on traffic, Intellione delivers the most timely, accurate and actionable traffic advice available today. Intellione then helps mobile marketers make direct, in-route connections with its traffic advice users through easy-to-create and highly effective location-based advertising. For more information visit the Intellione website.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications. The company develops technologies, products and services that make mobile experiences possible. Our portfolio includes communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility solutions, digital set-tops, cable modems, mobile devices and Bluetooth accessories. Motorola is committed to delivering next generation communication solutions to people, businesses and governments. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $36.6 billion in 2007. For more information visit the Motorola website.
Qualcomm Incorporated is a pioneer of CDMA (code division multiple access) digital wireless technology and one of the leading enablers of 3G wireless, as well as other advanced wireless products and services. Qualcomm leads the world in the development of chipsets and solutions, and has licensed its essential CDMA patent portfolio to more than 135 telecommunications equipment manufacturers worldwide. Qualcomm technology continues to enable the enterprise, network operators and manufacturers, developers and wireless end-users by providing technology innovation and leadership in the wireless industry worldwide. For more information visit the Qualcomm website.
Research In Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications. RIM’s portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry® wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld™ product line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements. For more information visit the Research In Motion website or BlackBerry.com.
T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. operation of Deutsche Telekom AG’s Mobile Communications Business, one of the world’s leading companies in mobile communications. By the end of the third quarter of 2008, 32.1 million mobile customers were served by T-Mobile USA via a common technology platform based on GSM, the world’s most widely used digital wireless standard. T-Mobile’s innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies rank T-Mobile among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, visit: For more information visit the T-Mobile website.
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 63.7 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 68,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information visit the Verizon Wireless website .
Our Sponsors – Tier 2, Emerging Companies
Founded in 1999, Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS) emerged from research, led by Dr. O. Basir, in the design of intelligent systems and sensors. IMS was founded to develop and commercialize solutions that make vehicles safer and smarter. Our product categories include Mobile Media, Telematics and Safety Products. The flagship product, iLane™, allows users to access critical information and operate their smartphone in a safe manner, while focusing on the operation of the vehicle. iLane™ enables drivers to open, listen to, and respond to email entirely hands-free using simple voice commands. iLane™ also gives you voice control over other key smartphone applications such as phone calls, sms messages, and calendar. Plus, iLane™ provides immediate, on-demand access to news and weather from The Associated Press and The Weather Network. For more information, visit the iLane website.
LogMeIn is a leading provider of on-demand, remote support solutions to mobile operators, handset OEMs, small and large businesses, IT service providers and consumers. LogMeIn Rescue+Mobile is a secure, web-based remote support tool used by IT and service provider organizations worldwide to provide customer care for smartphones, desktops, laptops, and other computing devices. It supports Windows-based PCs, Macs, Windows Mobile®, SymbianTM and BlackBerry devices. With LogMeIn Rescue+Mobile, technicians can see and control a device to quickly configure, diagnose, repair or train the customer on its use. LogMeIn is based in Woburn, MA with offices in Hungary, the Netherlands and Australia. For more information, visit the LogMeIn website.
Next Access Technologies of Stamford, Connecticut is introducing YourKeyTM to meet three growing needs in the mobile marketplace: helping advertisers deliver ad impressions and offers to consumers’ mobile devices; generating revenue for mobile carriers and app stores; and providing a secure and “fun” way to lock/unlock touch-screen smartphones while protecting sensitive personal/business data. YourKey enables users to create easy-to-remember passwords –combinations of letters, numbers and images – on touch-screen keypads, including popular logos and brands. Unique and patented, YourKey will be a free download from Goggle’s Android Marketplaceand, soon, other online venues such as Microsoft’s app store. For more information, visit the YourKey website.