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Nokia & Microsoft MarketLink

May 3, 2012

An Opportunity to Partner with:

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Together Microsoft and Nokia are creating an exciting, new mobile ecosystem platform. We hope your company can be a part of this through your participation in this iconic CommNexus MarketLink program.

Application deadline extended! Apps due Friday 4/13 at 5PM



MarketLink is a unique and powerful program that provides the opportunity for companies to initiate and develop strategic relationships with leading multi-national corporations. Through a series of business and social meetings, selected companies are introduced to top level executives from multi-national corporations focusing on new products and technologies, all at NO COST to the applicant. MarketLink is able to attract the highest caliber multi-national partners thanks to the dedicated efforts and the extensive network of an influential committee of current and former telecom and high tech executives. For our multi-national partners, MarketLink is a highly efficient and effective vehicle to connect to quality companies developing the latest technology and products. Register and apply now for our upcoming events to capitalize on these extraordinary opportunities. more>>

About Nokia

Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia’s technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world


About Microsoft

At Microsoft, we’re motivated and inspired every day by how our customers use our software to find creative solutions to business problems, develop breakthrough ideas, and stay connected to what’s most important to them.

We are committed long term to the mission of helping our customers realize their full potential. Just as we constantly update and improve our products, we want to continually evolve our company to be in the best position to accelerate new technologies as they emerge and to better serve our customers.


Areas of Interest:

  • Next Generation network Services – What new can be done with LTE+Wi-Fi?
    • Speed, indoor performance, low latency
    • Mobility & seamless handover solutions, Wi-Fi offloading in commercial or home venues
    • Social networking, gaming, infotainment, etc.
    • Not limited by anything i.e. include new form factors, tablets, smartphones, whatever.
  • Social networking 3.0 – How to make it more relevant more personal and more natural to use?
    • Semantic search
    • Personalized search & discovery
    • Location awareness, global reach, tools for making small business on top of it, etc.
    • Self-publishing, Broadcasting, private and secure Social Networks (families, groups)
  • Power management technologies
    • Breakthrough in Charging and storing energy, apps management, system operations or all of them
    • Energy harvesting
  • Reliving experiences – new and exciting ways to create, show, share and store multimedia
    • Ways of improving the capture of images/video/audio meta data, augmented, pre/post-processing
    • Innovations on way of capturing the memories, not only in personal context but also professional
    • Content management across multiple devices and cloud; search, store, share, edit, transferring created/bought content into mobile device, three screen services, content synchronization, media-caching (network data usage optimizations)
    • Audio enhancements – speakers for smart devices, algorithms, noise cancellation etc.
    • Ease of use, and visual quality critical
    • Multisensor capture
  • Breakthrough Tablet services
    • For new vertical markets, new consumer classes, etc.
    • Include but not limit to Smartphone, tablet seamless co-operation
  • Location, Commerce and Retail
    • Hyper-location & Analytics, Social, Context, Proximity Offers, Payments
    • NFC apps & service, Security/privacy solutions, local and global
  • Security/Identity
    • Biometric authentication, facial recognition & tracking, pattern analysis, etc.
  • User interfaces for Gaming and Apps
    • Gestural UI, augmented, multimodality, 3D, etc.
  • Mobile Health, Wellness & Fitness, Playfulness

Nokia Team

Dr. Mark Ollila: Mark is heading up the Portfolio Ecosystem and Technology team within Smart Devices business unit where he is leading the long-term roadmap and technology frame development activities and also planning with Microsoft.

Samuli Hanninen: Samuli heads up Product Strategy at Smart Devices business unit. In his role, he is responsible for product strategy and differentiation to ensure Nokia Smart Devices deliver the winning smartphone experience.

Hans Peter Brondmo: Hans Peter is currently head of the innovation office in Nokia’s Location and Commerce business unit where he is leading the incubation of new imaging, social and location based products and web services.

Arto Nummela: Arto Nummela is Vice President of Nokia’s Smart Devices Americas Business Unit. He is responsible for Nokia’s portfolio and business within North and South America.

Microsoft Team

Chris Morrissey, Director, Nokia Product Planning – Windows Phone; Chris is responsible for the Windows Phone and Nokia relationship for forward looking planning and innovation.

Vijay Vishwanathan; Windows Phone Product Planning; Vijay is responsible for looking industry-wide for disruptive innovations for mobile.

Pete Bernard, Sr. Director, Windows Phone Product Planning; Pete is responsible for all-up service, client, and developer product planning for Windows Phone and interfaces with Windows Planning


May 3-4, 2012


EvoNexus Downtown
101 W Broadway #200
San Diego, CA 92101


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Application deadline extended! Apps due Friday 4/13 at 5PM


May 3, 2012
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