21st Annual Wireless Dinner
Thursday, January 6, 2011
5:30 pm Reception; 7:00 pm Dinner
Opening Evening of CES
Murano Ballroom, Venetian Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
The evening was planned to provide for optimum networking opportunities. Hosted by Andrew M. Seybold, we began with a cocktail reception followed by a formal dinner and presentation of the Andrew Seybold Choice Awards honoring the most innovative companies and their wireless data products, services and concepts, and their contributions to the mobile data industry. (Business Attire; By Invitation Only.)
This year we celebrated the broadening influence of the mobile data industry by recognizing what it has taken to achieve this success and the people and companies that have played major roles in the mobile data revolution.
The mobile data industry began with people who were not happy tied to their desks and asked, “What if…?”
Soon they were joined by others who had ideas about “How to.”
Together they said, “Let’s do it!”
These people were the pioneers of wireless mobility who sparked an industry that continues to expand into new areas each year. With open arms, we welcome all to participate in this mobile world where today, seemingly, there are No Boundaries.
Our Sponsors for 2011 – Add Your Company Here
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 is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit the Alcatel-Lucent website.
Buongiorno develops advanced mobile applications across the full spectrum of mobile and connected devices used by handset OEMs and operators. We provide managed services for operators including base marketing programs, mobile storefronts and portals with direct connections to over one hundred operators worldwide. The company is also a global leader in direct-to-consumer, digital entertainment with millions of subscribers. Buongiorno’s Mobile Operating Resource Engine (M.O.R.E.) connects the network, the mobile OS, the Web and the enterprise, brand or content, enabling the company to power virtually any service or application across a myriad of devices and networks. Visit us at www.buongiornousa.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 mobile and wireline digital communication devices that provide compelling experiences, 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.
Panasonic Solutions Company empowers people whose jobs depend on reliable wireless technology. The company delivers collaboration, information-sharing and wireless solutions for customers in government, healthcare, education commercial enterprises. Products and services within the company’s portfolio include Panasonic Toughbook® mobile computing solutions, projectors, professional displays, and HD and 3D production solutions. As a result of its commitment to R&D, manufacturing and quality control, Panasonic is known for the reliability and longevity of its products. Panasonic Solutions Company is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, which is the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC). For more information, please visit www.panasonic.com.
Qualcomm Incorporated is the world leader in next-generation mobile technologies and the world’s largest provider 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 (RIM), is the designer and manufacturer of the award-winning BlackBerry® smartphone, used by millions of people around the world. The company also creates software for businesses and the operating system that allows the BlackBerry smartphone to provide mobile access to email, IM, apps, media files, the Internet and more. For more information, please visit www.rim.com.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, serving more than 93 million customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 195,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion. For more information, please visit www.verizon.com or www.verizonwireless.com.
Voice Assist is a hosted and speech services company enabling voice in any application, network or device. The company’s cloud-based speech platform eliminates the need to use a keyboard or keypad to interact, and enables users to communicate, connect or transact using any application on any phone or device, increasing productivity.
The Voice Assist platform provides a fast and safe way to make calls, manage your emails, send text messages and post to social networks such as Facebook and Twitter by voice commands. It also affords a scalable solution for developers to add voice to any application.
Tier 2 Sponsors
BlueAnt Wireless is a global technology company that provides the most innovative Bluetooth peripheral devices and accessories on the market. The company’s product portfolio includes hands-free, stereo audio streaming and wireless communications products with cutting-edge technology, design and features. BlueAnt’s productshave been recognized for advancements in hands-free communications by receiving numerous prestigious industry awards. The company is based in Melbourne, Aus., with U.S. headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., and offices in Chicago and London. For more information, please visit www.myblueant.com.
Wilson Electronics, Inc., a leader in the wireless communications industry for more than 40 years, designs and manufactures a wide variety of cell phone signal boosters, antennas and related components that significantly improve cellular communication in mobile, indoor, and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. All Wilson products are engineered, assembled and tested in the company’s U.S.-based headquarters. Wilson boosters fully comply with FCC regulations for cellular devices and are FCC type accepted and Industry Canada certificated. Wilson Electronics has developed and patented a variety of technologies for protecting cell sites by preventing network interference. For more information, please visit www.wilsonelectronics.com.