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Sony MarketLink

July 13, 2010


Sony Electronics


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

CommNexus San Diego would like to invite you to apply to meet with Sony Electronics through MarketLink™. 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 Sony Electronics is:

Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and on-line businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately $78 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010.Headquartered in San Diego, Sony Electronics is a leading provider of audio/video electronics and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Operations include research and development, design, engineering, manufacturing, sales, marketing, distribution and customer service.Sony innovations have become part of mainstream culture, including: the first magnetic tape and tape recorder; the world’s first all-transistor TV set; the world’s first color video cassette recorder; the Walkman personal stereo; the Compact Disc (CD); the first 8mm camcorder; and the first to introduce the OLED TV. Through our unique combination of technology and entertainment, Sony aims to inspire consumers around the world with innovation and joy.


What Sony is Looking For:

Sony is interested in engaging and partnering with firms talented and forward-thinking individuals to help keep us at a competitive advantage and have next-generation or disruptive technologies in the following areas:User Interface & Intelligence

  • New UI technologies (voice, gesture, remote, touch..)
  • Advanced display technologies (mobile and large screens, 3D)
  • Sensors for mobile devices
  • Content analysis & recommendation (music, video, eBook…); Contextual advertising.

Applications & Application Ecosystem

  • Networked Mobile and Stationary consumer electronic devices (Smartphone, eBook, TV, Digital Cameras)
  • Location-based, social media & networking, gaming, 3D
  • Consumer video monitoring & communication

Energy & Environment

  • Battery technologies & management; emerging application areas
  • Power supply & charging technologies
  • Residential smart grid / building energy network

The Sony team attending:

 stan_glasgow Stan Glasgow
Sony Electronics Inc, Sony Corporate America Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group Senior Advisor, Chairman of Sony Electronics

Stan Glasgow is the president and chief operating officer of Sony Electronics Inc. He was appointed to the position in March 2006. Prior to this role he served as president of Sony Electronics Consumer Sales Company where his responsibilities included management of the company’s retail and online sales channels, in addition to oversight of the SonyStyle retail store strategy in the United States. Previously, Glasgow was senior vice president of Sony Electronics Information Technology Products Division where, in his short time heading the department, he refocused and targeted VAIO® sales channel strategy, restructured the CLIE®handheld business and coordinated media player product strategy. Glasgow joined Sony in 2001 as vice president of computer displays where he managed product and loss and marketing operations for LCD and CRT displays. During his tenure, Glasgow developed innovative sales programs and product strategies that resulted in $275 million in sales. Prior to joining Sony in 2001, Glasgow was the owner and president of Capetech Sales, where he spearheaded sales of display products and consulting services to Asian electronics companies. Through the establishment of contracts with major U.S. IT companies, Glasgow was able to increase sales by more than $400 million for several Asian companies. Prior to that, he was CEO of Capetronic Computer Products Holdings Ltd., a global display manufacturing company with more than $600 million in Far East/OEM manufacturing revenue. While at Capetronic, Glasgow held a variety of executive positions ranging from, president and managing director to product manager to manager of Far East Operations. Glasgow’s thirty-plus years of consumer electronics and computer experience have included oversight of total sales and marketing management, in addition to design, engineering and financial supervision of consumer electronics products in the United States and abroad. Glasgow was named Sony Corporation Group Executive in June 2007. The title is given in recognition of leadership and granted to individuals who are making significant contributions to specific Sony companies in addition to the global Sony group. Glasgow holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.



Austin Noronha, VP, Strategic Technology Partnerships
Andy Tseng, VP, Corporate Development
Marc Birnkrant, VP Engineering, VAIO of America
Klaus Hofrichter, VP Software Engineering, TV group
And various other individuals responsible for engineering, business development and strategy

Event Host:


Sony Electronics world HQ in San Diego
16535 Via Esprillo
San Diego, CA 92127

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Application Submission Deadline
July 13, 2010

Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis, so apply early. There are up to 18 spots and 4 standby spots available for 45 minute presentation meetings with Sony Electronics. Applicants will be notified one week prior to the event if accepted. No late applications will be accepted.



Monday, August 02, 2010 – Wednesday, August 04, 2010
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16535 Via Esprillo San Diego, CA 92127


July 13, 2010
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