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Vodafone & Verizon MarketLink

January 26, 2012

An Opportunity to Present Your Technology to:

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One Meeting – Two Carriers

The application period is NOW CLOSED


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 Vodafone

Vodafone Group Plc is one of the world’s leading mobile telecommunications company with a significant presence in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific as well as the United States through the Company’s subsidiary undertakings, joint ventures, associated undertakings and investments. Vodafone had approximately 391 million customers in its controlled and jointly controlled markets and is served by operations in more than 30 countries across five continents.

Vodafone is gaining or holding market share in most of its major markets, and is leading its competitors in the drive to migrate customers to smartphones and data packages. Vodafone continues to focus on its key growth areas of data, enterprise and emerging markets, while maintaining investment in network quality and the development of new services. For more information please visit


The Vodafone Xone™ is a fully integrated R&D Centre, providing technical expertise, logistical support and facilities to accelerate start ups into global proof-of-concept trials and go to market strategies.The Xone’s team of professional expertise spans business development, network and device architecture, consumer electronics, payment and billing mechanisms, data analytics and content delivery.

About Verizon

‘Vodafone’ is the brand name the Group’s subsidiaries operate under and in the United States the Group’s associated undertaking operates as Verizon Wireless.

Verizon Wireless is the largest U.S. wireless carrier to date. The company serves 107.7 million total wireless connections, including 90.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).

A leader in wireless voice and data services, the company:

• Launched the nation’s largest 4G LTE network in 38 markets and more than 60 airports in December 2010. The company plans to expand its 4G LTE network to cover 175 markets by the end of 2011 and cover its entire 3G network footprint by the end of 2013.

• Built the nation’s first wide-area wireless broadband network

• Delivered the nation’s first and most reliable wireless consumer 3G multimedia service

• Offers global voice and data services in more than 200 destinations around the world

Technology Requirements

  • Mobile Enhanced Retail (Micro-location & Analytics, Social, Proximity Offers, Payments)
  • Mobile Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Personalized search & discovery, semantic search (Siri type applications)
  • SMB & Enterprise mobility solutions (Cloud, dual profile services)
  • Next Generation 4G Services (speed, indoor performance, low latency and Global)
  • Virtual Reality solutions & User interfaces (gestural UI, augmented, 3D, gaming, etc.)
  • NFC Applications and Services (beyond payments, marketing uses, peer to peer)
  • Breakthrough Tablet services (for new vertical markets, new consumer classes, etc.)
  • Self-publishing, Broadcasting, private and secure Social Networks (families, groups)
  • Security/Identity (biometric authentication, facial recognition & tracking, pattern analysis)

Vodafone Team

Frank Rosenberger, Director Group Technology Products and Services, is responsible for Technology Products and Services including Strategic Programs, Enablers, Technology Products, Testing and Quality Assurance.

Tobin Ireland, Director Group Commercial Development, is responsible for Commercial Strategy, New Business Development, Partnerships and Innovation. He also sits on the Board of Vodafone Ventures and our portfolio companies Amobee and Vouchercloud. Particular areas of interest are mobile payments, mobile advertising, mobile commerce, mobile Analytics, and mobile health.

Peter Barry, Head of Vodafone Ventures, is responsible for Vodafone’s Global Venture Capital activity, sourcing new innovations to drive growth in mobile and making strategic investments in companies based on strong mutual value creation.

Fay Arjomandi, Head of Research and Innovation (US, China, India),is responsible for empowering product development through collaboration with the best and brightest in technology companies at Vodafone Xone™.

Verizon Team

Colson Hillier, Executive Director, New Market Development, Verizon Wireless

Padmanabha “Gopal” Rajagopalan, Director, New Market Development, Verizon Wireless

Ed Ruth, Director, New Market Development, Verizon Wireless

Tom Constabile, Associate Director, New Market Development, Verizon Wireless

Dan Keoppel, Executive Director, Verizon Ventures,

January 26, 2012


3580 Carmel Mountain Road
Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92130

The application period is NOW CLOSED


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 a 45 minute joint meeting with Vodafone and Verizon Wireless. Applicants will be notified one week prior to the event if accepted. No late applications will be accepted.


January 26, 2012
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