20th Annual Wireless Dinner
Hosted by Andrew M. Seybold, the evening will begin with a cocktail reception followed by a formal dinner, special entertainment, and presentation of the Andrew Seybold Choice Awards honoring the most innovative people, companies, wireless mobility products and concepts, and their contributions to the wireless industry.
Visions, Validations, Vistas
This year we celebrate the great advances in the wireless industry by recognizing what it has taken to reach this point and the people and companies that have played major roles in the wireless data revolution.
The wireless data industry began with VISIONS of how our professional and personal lives could be greatly enhanced through mobile, wireless data. Today, we owe a great deal to the companies and people who pursued these visions and turned them into reality.
That we can gather together as an industry today is a result of the many VALIDATIONS of the concepts and dedication of these pioneers through the wireless environment they have provided for us.
And we have only begun. VISTAS of the future wireless landscape lie brightly before us as a land of limitless possibilities.
Ericsson is the world’s leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies, and provides support for networks with over 2 billion subscribers and has the leading position in managed services. The company’s portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure, telecom services, software, broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and the media industry. The Sony Ericsson and ST-Ericsson joint ventures provide consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices. Ericsson is advancing its vision of being the “prime driver in an all-communicating world” through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than 80,000 employees generated revenue of SEK 206.5 billion (USD 27.1 billion) in 2009. For more information, please visit www.ericsson.com.
Sony Ericsson is a 50/50 joint venture by Sony and Ericsson established in October 2001, with global corporate functions located in London and operations in all major markets. Our vision is to become the industry leader in communication entertainment where new styles of communication through the internet and social media become entertainment. Sony Ericsson offers exciting consumer experiences through phones, accessories, content and applications. For more information, please visit www.sonyericsson.com
Huawei is a world-leading telecom solutions provider focused on building long-term partnerships with telecom operators. Through our passionate employees and unmatched R&D capabilities, we respond quickly to customers’ needs with a comprehensive, customized set of offerings. Huawei’s products and solutions are deployed in over 100 countries and serve 45 of the world’s top 50 operators, as well as over one billion users worldwide. In 2009, Huawei recorded USD30.2 billion in contract orders, 75 percent generated from international markets. For more information, please visit www.huawei.com.
Through its Jabra brand, GN Netcom is a world leader in innovative headset solutions. With around 1,000 employees and sales offices around the world, GN Netcom develops and markets a broad range of wireless headsets and speakerphones for mobile users and both wireless and corded headsets for contact center and office-based users. GN Netcom’s business activities also include its original equipment manufacturing (OEM) business. GN Netcom is a subsidiary of GN Store Nord A/S. For more information, please visit www.jabra.com.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $22 billion in 2009. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.
Qualcomm Incorporated is the world leader in next-generation mobile technologies and the world’s largest manufacturer of chipsets for the wireless industry. Qualcomm innovations are enabling ultra-personal mobile devices; shaping relevant, next-generation mobile experiences; and inspiring transformative new business models and services. Dedicated to accelerating mobile growth and progress worldwide, Qualcomm is transforming the way people live, learn, work and play. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Qualcomm is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a FORTUNE 500® company traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM. For more information, please visit www.qualcomm.com.
Research In Motion Limited 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, please visit www.rim.com or www.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, 33.4 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, please visit www.t-mobile.com.
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, please visit www.verizonwireless.com.
Fusion Wireless is creating innovative wireless communications solutions for the M2M and consumer product markets. With advanced engineering services and high speed CDMA wireless modules, we offer a diversified portfolio of value-driven products that provide simplified integration and quick time-to-market for our customers. The Fusion Wireless team of accomplished, results-driven engineering professionals is headquartered in San Diego, California. For more information, please visit www.fusionwirelesscorp.com.
Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. (IMS) specializes in the research, development and production of innovative and progressive solutions in the areas of telematics, automotive safety and mobile media. Our proprietary technologies, which combine mechanical engineering, electronic controls, detection sensors and computational intelligence, are aimed at making ‘safer and smarter’ vehicles. IMS’ solutions include: iLane™, a hands-free, voice-based email solution for in-vehicle use; XTop Mobile™, a downloadable application that extends your Smartphone functions onto your desktop environment over a seamless, secure Bluetooth connection; and DriveSync™ a turn-key GPS-based system for PAYD insurance offerings, fleet monitoring, vehicle tracking, and government programs. IMS is based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. For more information about IMS, please visit www.Intellimec.com.
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Held annually in conjunction with CTIA Wireless, the Andrew Seybold Wireless Dinner will celebrate its 20th year in 2010. It is the longest-running social event in the wireless industry and an invitation to this prestigious dinner has become the most sought-after invitation at CTIA Wireless.
The Andrew Seybold Wireless Dinner attracts wireless industry executives who have come to view this annual dinner as an outstanding networking opportunity and the best place to explore new business alliances. This venue provides an exclusive setting for some of the most influential executives from established and emerging companies to enjoy a rare opportunity to meet and share ideas, debate issues “off the record,” and take the pulse of the wireless mobility market.