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T-Mobile MarketLink

May 6, 2009


June 2-3, 2009

5:00PM PST on May 6, 2009


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

CommNexus San Diego would like to invite you to apply to meet with T-Mobile through MarketLink™.  MarketLink, or High-Tech Speed Dating is a FREE program that pairs local companies with multinational corporations who are hoping to identify and license new technologies. MarketLink orchestrates an event that will offer selected companies an opportunity to present to executives from visiting corporations in a personalized 1-on-1 session.  <more>

Who T-Mobile is:

Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. operation of Deutsche Telekom AG’s (NYSE: DT) Mobile Communications Business, and a wholly owned subsidiary of T-Mobile International, one of the world’s leading companies in mobile communications. By the end of 2008, 128 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group—32.8 million by T-Mobile USA—all via a common technology platform based on GSM, the world’s most widely used digital wireless standard. T-Mobile’s innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.

What T-Mobile is looking for:

T-Mobile is interested in engaging and partnering with firms that have next-generation or disruptive technologies in the following areas:
  1. Customer Analytics- the technologies, tools, and platforms to allow T-Mobile to analyze, monitor, and monetize the vast repositories of information that we collect about our subscribers and their behaviors
  2. Mobile Financial Services-  exploration around mobile payments, commerce, and related financial services that are uniquely enhanced by the mobile phone
  3. Smart Grid- exploration around how T-Mobile can participate and extract value from the $64B smart grid beyond the obvious approaches of smart metering and enabling communications
  4. Connected Home-  exploration around how T-Mobile can drive and deliver value within the digital home across content, consumer electronics, and communities

Who from T-Mobile will be participating:

Michael Goo
Strategic Development & Investments (SD&I)

Michael leads T-Mobile USA’s Strategic Development & Investments group.  This newly formed team has the corporate objective of identifying and developing new, large revenue streams for T-Mobile in whitespaces and adjacent markets.  Before SD&I, Michael led T-Mobile’s New Business Development team, which under his direction negotiated over 150 relationships and strategic partnerships for T-Mobile including partners such as Google (G1/Android), Yahoo!, and MySpace.  Michael has also led the Corporate Development team and Roaming and MVNO businesses during his 11 years at T-Mobile.  He holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Business from The University of Pennsylvania and an M.S. in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Puneet Tandon
Senior Manager,
Strategic Development & Investments (SD&I)

Puneet Tandon leads the Venture Development team within SD&I  and was a founding member of T-Mobile’s Business Development Team.  Venture Development is chartered to source and build an external innovation pipeline of new products and services from the entrepreneur and venture community for eventual commercialization.  In his prior role within Business Development, Puneet negotiated and closed key strategic partnerships for T-Mobile with innovators including Facebook, Snapfish, Microsoft, Sony, and AOL.  Previously, Puneet held operating, investing, and product management roles at Bose Corporation, TD Capital Ventures, and Genuity.  He holds a B.S. in Entrepreneurship from Babson College and an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Additional attending representatives TBD

Event Host:

4401 Eastgate Mall
San Diego, CA 92121


  1. Submit your application through CommNexus website by the deadline – May 6, 2009
  2. T-Mobile will review all applications on a rolling basis
  3. T-Mobile will select up to 16 companies and 4 standby spots for 50-minute presentation meetings
  4. Final deadline for notification of acceptance is May 15, 2009

5:00PM PST on May 6, 2009


May 6, 2009
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