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Verizon Wireless Town Hall

May 18, 2009


Verizon Wireless Town Hall

Featuring Anthony Melone, Senior VP and CTO, Verizon Wireless

May 18, 2009
Qualcomm Headquarters, Building N


Come to hear from Anthony Melone, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Verizon Wireless about what’s just around the corner at Verizon.
This event will offer plenty of time for audience Q&A, so bring your questions!


Anthony Melone
Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer
Verizon Wireless


Anthony Melone is senior vice president and chief technical officer for Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the most reliable wireless voice and data network. Melone is responsible for the technology, architecture, planning, design and operation of the company’s coast-to-coast wireless voice and data network.Melone has 25 years of telecommunications experience, including operations and engineering positions of increasing responsibility with the former Bell Atlantic. He joined Bell Atlantic Mobile’s network operations group in 1996, and in 2000 was named staff vice president of network planning and administration when Verizon Wireless was formed.

Prior to his current appointment in July 2007, Melone served as vice president of network operations with responsibility for Verizon Wireless’ nationwide network operations, including overall quality assurance, implementation of new products and services within the network, and ensuring regulatory compliance.

Under his leadership, the company doubled its fleet of network test vehicles and its team of performance engineers, who formed the basis for the company’s popular test man advertising campaign. Also during his tenure, the company launched the nation’s first wireless broadband wide-area network and implemented key innovative services including wireless broadband access via laptop and PDAs, V CAST Music (a rich-featured, over-the-air music download service), IP-based Push-to-Talk, and VZ NavigatorSM, turn-by-turn navigation on cell phones.

Melone holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering Villanova University and a Master’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.


andy_seybold Andrew M. Seybold
President & CEO
Andrew Seybold, Inc.
Andrew Seybold has over 40 years of experience in the wireless and mobility industries. He was involved in wireless in the 1970’s, in mobile computing from the beginning, and has a world-wide consulting client base that reads like a who’s who of these industries.Seybold heads Andrew Seybold, Inc. which provides consulting, education, newsletters, and speaking services to the wireless and mobility industries as well as those organizations making use of the technologies to enhance their own businesses. He is regarded as one of the driving forces in the wireless and mobility industries today and over the years has become known for telling it like it is, and being able to distinguish fad from trend on a regular basis.

Seybold is also an active member of the wireless community.  He was elected a fellow in the Radio Club of America in 2000, is a member of The Associated Public Safety Communications Officers Association, is a member of the Amateur Radio Relay League and was recently appointed to serve on the CommNexus San Diego Board of Directors. Additionally, Andrew Seybold, Inc. produces a number of conferences and events throughout the year including his invitation only Wireless Dinner at CTIA, and his Wireless University sessions held in conjunction with the CTIA on a twice-yearly basis.

Monday, May 18, 2009

5:00PM – Registration Opens / Networking / Refreshments
6:00PM – Program Begins
7:30PM – Event Ends

Qualcomm Headquarters, Building N
5775 Morehouse Drive
San Diego, CA 92121

$45.00 – Pre-registration
*Please pre-register by 5:00PM on Thursday, May 14
$50.00 – At-the-door

Ryan Gorostiza, Qualcomm, Inc.
Andrew Seybold, Andrew Seybold, Inc.
Andy Abramson, Comunicano




May 18, 2009
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