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LG MarketLink

November 16, 2008

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LG MobileComm USA & LG Electronics

September 16-17, 2008

Application Deadline Extended – Applications Due August 29, 2008



MarketLink a.k.a. High-Tech Speed Dating:

Marketlink is a FREE program that pairs local companies with multinational corporations hoping to identify and license new technologies. MarketLink brings parties of mutual interest together by orchestrating an event that will offer selected companies the opportunity to present to technology executives from a visiting MarketLink partner corporation in a personalized 1-on-1 session. There are no barriers to entry – anyone can apply – and no bias – the MarketLink partner corporation will directly review and judge your application. <more>


Who LG is:

Established in 1958, LG Electronics, Inc. is a global leader and technological innovator of consumer electronics, home appliances, and mobile communications, employing more than 82,000 people in over 110 operations, including 81 subsidiaries around the world. <more>


What LG is Looking For:

LG is interested in engaging and partnering with firms that have next-generation or disruptive technologies in the following areas:


  1. Location-Based Services
    Technologies and applications that enhance mobile experience beyond turn-by-turn directions (social networking, etc)
  2. User Experience
    User Interface technologies including input methods, device navigation & control, etc.
    Technologies and applications that enhance the web experience
    Technologies & applications that increase the game experience on a handset (similar to PSP, etc)
  3. Handset Design & Materials
    Innovative solutions for unique form factors
    Innovative materials and finishes for handset production
  4. Power
    Power management solutions/Battery technologies to increase usage time
    Photovoltaic and related alternate energy solutions
  5. Storage
    Personal storage solutions
  6. Connected Home
    Home networking for automation and control
    In-home, high-speed, wireless networking solutions
  7. Application Development tools
  8. Applications
    Social Networking
    Health and Wellness
    Life Management
  9. Social Networking
    Unique social networking solutions to enhance the way people collect, share content/information and communicate
    Social Networking Services and Features
  10. Video
    Video conferencing and Video share functionality
  11. Health and Wellness
    Home networking as it relates to mobile devices
    Personal Healthcare and tele-monitoring
  12. Shopping
    Mobile Wallet solutions
  13. Sync
    Easy PIM sync solutions
    Advanced music management / sync capabilities
    Solutions for accessing your content & information from anywhere


Who Will Be Attending From LG:

ehtisham_rabbani M. Ehtisham Rabbani
VP, Product Strategy & Marketing
LG MobileComm USA

Ehtisham Rabbani joined the LG family as vice president of product strategy and marketing for LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. in 2007.  Rabbani has responsibility for the overall mobile phone brand strategy.  He leads the consumer and trade marketing, consumer understanding, upstream product development and product strategy teams.  Rabbani also serves as a corporate spokesperson. With over 20 years of global brand management and leadership experience, Rabbani is helping foster LG’s position at the top of the U.S. CDMA market and extend the company’s presence in the GSM space.  Rabbani’s marketing track record spans a wide range of industries including consumer goods, electronic entertainment and healthcare. Rabbani began his career at Procter & Gamble where he spent 12 years in multiple marketing positioning managing top brands such as Charmin, Bounty, Pampers, Always, Luvs and Tide. Most recently, Rabbani led marketing and brand development departments at Mars, Inc., and Activision, delivering record sales volume and profit for brands under his purview. Rabbani received a bachelor’s of science degree in Computer Science from the University of Iowa and Master of Business Administration from The Anderson School at UCLA.
Jeff (Won Joon) Suh
Sr. Director Product Strategy
LG MobileComm USA

Bio Coming Soon.
warren_naugler Warren Naugler
Leader Market Intelligence and Strategy
LG MobileComm USA

Warren Naugler joined LG’s handset division in 2004 and currently leads its Market Intelligence and Strategy efforts for the U.S. Market. With over 18 years in the wireless industry, he brings a wide array of experiences to his current position. Warren spent 11 years with AirTouch Cellular/Verizon Wireless in areas of increasing scope and responsibility including Business Operations, Customer Service, Marketing, Business Development, Market Research and Product Development. Warren also spent over 4 years in Investment Banking working on M&A activity within the wireless sector as Director of Business Planning for Sterling Business Group, a boutique investment banking firm. Warren received a bachelor’s of arts degree in Business Administration/Marketing from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego.
Ann Cole
Director, Business Development
LG MobileComm USA

Bio coming soon.
Donyun Kim (PhD)
Advanced Technilogical Planning Team – R&D
LG Electronics

Bio coming soon.
Wooram Lee (PhD)
Advanced Product Planning Team
LG Electronics

Bio coming soon.


Event Host:


11988 El Camino Real, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92130

Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a first come first serve basis, so apply early. There are up to 16 spots and 4 standby spots available for 45 minute presentation meetings with LG MobileComm USA & LG Electronics. Applicants will be notified on a rolling basis if accepted, with the deadline for final notification of acceptance on September 2, 2008.


November 16, 2008
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