MarketLink a.k.a. High-Tech Speed Dating:
CommNexus San Diego would like to invite you to apply to meet with LG 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 LG is:
What LG is Looking For:
Consumer Content Management: We’re looking for innovative solutions to accessing, sharing and managing content
New Applications and Services: We are seeking partnerships to bring new applications and services to consumers. These include Social Networking, Video Communication, Productivity, Convenience, Health and Wellness, Life Management, Shopping, Mobile Banking/Wallet, Messaging, etc.
User Interaction: We’re looking to move beyond the current generation of user interfaces. To do this, we need elemental technologies to help us achieve this – touchless screens, proximity detection, gesture recognition, voice recognition (including ‘speech to text’ and ‘text to speech’), motion detection, location awareness etc. We’re also interested in innovative software to enable these technologies.
Wireless & RF Technologies: We’re looking for new ways to send data between consumer electronics devices wirelessly. We’re looking for un-compressed transmissions that can be used for all sorts of data between many devices. We also want to hear about antenna technologies.
Next Gen Displays: We’d like to hear about technologies related to displays, addressing the current trends in 3D, OLED, LED backlight, slim dimensions etc; as well as more longer term visions such as whole wall displays and ways to drive super high resolutions or scalable modular systems.
In Car Telematics: One of the B2B areas that LG is involved in is In Car Telematics. In this category, we’re looking for different types of driver assistance systems.
Energy Efficiency Technologies: We would like to hear about technologies for improving energy efficiency and lower power consumption in our products, and also environmentally friendly home energy generation and storage.
Security & Surveillance: LG is looking for technologies that will take home, building and related security applications to the next level. This includes content recognition and tracking, pattern analysis, unusual activity detection systems, storage technology, etc.
Personal Healthcare: We are interested in mobile and in home monitoring, non-invasive testing, health tracking, etc. We’re also interested in technologies that help to maintain a healthy life, such as air quality management solutions, water filtration and treatment solutions.
The LG team attending:
Corporate V.P. Innovation and Marketing, LG MobileComm USA
Ehtisham Rabbani joined the LG family as vice president of marketing and innovation for LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc in 2007. In his role, Rabbani is responsible for the overall mobile phone brand strategy. He develops product strategies, leads all marketing activities and oversees all research. Rabbani was appointed Corporate Vice President in 2008 and serves as a corporate spokesperson. His role was expanded in 2009 to include general managerial responsibilities for LG’s US emerging devices and accessories businesses. With over 20 years of global brand management and leadership experience, Rabbani is helping foster LG’s position at the top of the U.S. CDMA market, extending the company’s presence in the GSM space and preparing the company for the next generation of mobile devices. Rabbani’s superior marketing track record spans a wide range of industries including consumer goods, electronic entertainment and healthcare. Prior to joining LG, Rabbani led marketing and brand development departments at Mars, Inc., Activision and Procter & Gamble. Previously, Rabbani was vice president of global brand management at Activision where he was responsible for strategic brand development of Star Trek, Disney and Marvel franchises, delivering record sales volume and profit for brands under his purview. Rabbani began his career at Procter & Gamble where he spent 12 years in multiple marketing positions, managing top brands such as Charmin, Bounty, Pampers, Always, Luvs, Tide and Hawaiian Punch.
Won Joon Suh
Senior Director Product Strategy, LG MobileComm USA
Senior Manager Marketing Intelligence and Product Strategy, LG MobileComm USA
Warren joined LG’s handset division in 2004 and currently leads its Market Intelligence and Product Strategy efforts for the U.S. Market. With over 20 years in the wireless industry, he brings a wide array of experiences to his current position. Warren spent 11 years with AirTouch Cellular/Verizon Wireless in areas of increasing scope and responsibility including Business Operations, Customer Service, Marketing, Business Development, Market Research and Product Development. Warren also spent over 4 years in Investment Banking working on M&A activity within the wireless sector as Director of Business Planning for Sterling Business Group, a boutique investment banking firm. Warren received a bachelor’s of arts degree in Business Administration/Marketing from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego.
Director Business Development, LG MobileComm USA
Senior Vice President Advanced Technology Office of the CTO, LG Electronics
Nandhu Nandhakumar is currently SVP Advanced Technology at LG Electronics, where he influences corporate business and technology strategy related to the access of entertainment and information content from network-connected CE devices, 3D entertainment in the home, and mobile broadcast television. He leads standards development activities in these areas, and is responsible for establishing strategic business and technology partnerships. Earlier, Nandhu served as CTO and VP Engineering of Triveni Digital, an LG Electronics company, where he led the development of products for the management and monitoring of metadata and data in DTV signals. These products have been deployed globally in broadcast stations, network uplinks and cable head-ends of the world’s largest media companies. He has also served on the faculties of UT Austin and University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and as founder/director of the image and video processing group at LG Electronics Research Center, Princeton, he led MPEG standards activities and technology development for networked multimedia devices. Nandhu Nandhakumar has a B.E. in Communications Engineering from Madras University, an M.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UT Austin. He is a senior member of the IEEE’s Consumer Electronics Society and member of the Board of Directors of ATIS and the Coral Consortium.
Collaborate & Innovate Team, Office of the CTO, LG Electronics
Collaborate & Innovate Team, Office of the CTO, LG Electronics