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Nokia MarketLink

April 29, 2009 - April 30, 2009


April 29-30, 2009


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 visiting corporations in a personalized 1-on-1 session. <more>


Who Nokia is:

Nokia is the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile telephones and produces mobile phones for every major market segment and protocol, including GSM, CDMA, and W-CDMA (UMTS). Nokia’s subsidiary Nokia Siemens Networks produces telecommunications network equipments, solutions and services. Nokia has made regaining the largest market share in the U.S. market a top priority and has partnered with Qualcomm, Verizon Wireless, and others in developing an aggressive development cycle focusing on LTE technology, the Symbian platform, smart phones, and the launch of mobile app stores among other initiatives in order to do so. Nokia operates with 128,445 employees in 120 countries, sales in more than 150 countries and drew in a global annual revenue of 50.7 billion euros with an operating profit of 5.0 billion in 2008.


What Nokia is Looking For:

Nokia is interested in engaging and partnering with firms that have next-generation or disruptive technologies in the following areas:
  1. Social Networking
  2. Mobile Internet and Browsing
  3. Multimedia (Future Innovations)
  4. Music  (Future Innovations)
  5. Email and Messaging Solutions
  6. Location Based Services and Applications
  7. Audio / Voice Quality
  8. Voice Recognition
  9. High Speed Connectivity and Side Loading
  10. Enhanced Useability
  11. User Interface
  12. Touch UI Innovations and Performance
  13. Antenna Technologies
  14. Sensors
  15. Battery Technologies and Power Management
  16. Video / Photo Editing for Mobile Environment
  17. Gaming Experience Enhancements for Mobiles
  18. Mobile OS

The Nokia team atttending will be led by Larry Paulson, SVP & GM:

larry_paulson Larry Paulson
Senior Vice President & General Manager

Larry Paulson joined Nokia in 1987. He is currently Senior Vice President & General Manager of the Nokia CDMA Business Unit and has served as President of Technophone Corporation, a Nokia owned subsidiary, President of Nokia Product Corporation, another wholly owned subsidiary and Vice President of Americas Business Development. He started in his current role in 1997. Mr. Paulson’s current responsibilities include product roadmaps, business planning, feature strategies and application activities for all Nokia CDMA products worldwide. He has served as a charter member of Nokia Americas Management Board and currently represents Nokia as a member of the CDMA Development Group Leadership Council. Mr. Paulson also represents Nokia as a Mentor Sponsor of the San Diego Telecom Council and serves on the SDTC Board. Mr. Paulson currently lives in Rancho Santa Fe with his wife Gretchen and three children.

Dr. John Shen, Head of Nokia Research Center at Palo Alto
Toumo Sipila, Sr. Manager Technology Strategy, (Nokia partnerships)
David Tokunaga, Director of Technology Marketing and Strategy, CDMA BU
Somin Park, Sr. Technology Marketing Manager
Al Ju, Sr. Technology Marketing Manager
Mark Younghouse, Sr. Technology Marketing Manager
Mike Nielio. Sr, Technology Marketing Manager
Matthew Tasooji, Sr. Technology Marketing Manager
Chris Wakeham,
Sr. Hardware Manager

Event Host:


3580 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite 300
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 Nokia. Applicants will be notified on a rolling basis if accepted, with the deadline for final notification of acceptance on April 13, 2009.



5:00PM PST on April 3, 2009

Deadline extended to accomodate CTIA applicants


April 29, 2009
April 30, 2009
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