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Great Success of the NGMN Industry Conference & Exhibition 2012


The NGMN Industry Conference & Exhibition 2012 in San Francisco proved again to be a unique platform for the mobile industry! Taking place for the first time in the USA, attendees enjoyed an outstanding line-up of speakers and panellists.
The conference provided an in-depth update on the latest status of mobile broadband deployment and operations, upcoming network and device trends and on technology and service innovations. Presentations on the NGMN projects played an essential role in the programme and delivered insights on how to address the current major industry challenges.


We thank all participants, speakers, partners and sponsors who made the NGMN Industry Conference & Exhibition 2012 such a great success!


More than 350 people joined us to explore the latest status of mobile broadband deployment and operations, to review the upcoming network and device trends and to embrace technology and service innovations from Silicon Valley.


At a superb venue, right in the heart of San Francisco (City View at Metreon Yerba Buena Gardens), the conference was complemented with an exhibition floor showcasing the most advanced mobile broadband technology solutions.


Prominent key note speakers and executives from world's leading operators and vendors shared insights while start-up companies conveyed visions and business models on innovations. Discussions throughout the event were dynamic and rewarding.

Speakers included:


  • Sandro Dionisi
    Chairman of the NGMN Board &
    Head of TI Lab, Telecom Italia
  • Peter Meissner
    Operating Officer, NGMN
  • Erik Ekudden
    Vice President, Head of Technology Strategies, Ericsson
  • Jae Woan Byun
    CTO, SK Telecom
  • Klaus-Jürgen Krath
    Senior Vice President for Radio Networks,
    Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Piotr Machnik
    EVP Product Management & Marketing, Comarch
  • Romen Kuloor
    Senior Director of Strategic Alliances,
    Juniper Networks
  • Luis Jorge Romero
    Director General, ETSI
  • Konstantin Yurganov
  • Jim Seymour
    Senior Director Wireless CTO Organization,
  • Khurram Sheikh
    CTO and President of Global Business Units, Powerwave
  • Luigi Licciardi
    Head of Technology Plan and Standard Coordination in Technology, Telecom Italia
  • Javan Erfanian
    Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Bell Mobility
  • Morgan Littlewood
    VP of Corporate Strategy, Violin Memory
  • Joe Schraml
    Vice President of Marketing,
    BridgeWave Communications
  • Caroline Lewko
    CEO, WIP
  • Mohamed Madkour
    Head of Wireless Product Line Marketing,
  • Gioacchino La Vecchia
    CEO, CrowdEngineering
  • Olaf Gerwig
    Managing Director, P3 communications
  • Andrew Jun
    VP, Network Strategy Business Unit, KT
  • David Fraser
    CEO, Devicescape
  • Thomas Kaiser
    Chairman of the Board, mimoOn
  • Michael Krämer
    Master Expert - CTO Office, KPN/E-Plus
  • Michael Crane
    VP Business Development, Guavus
  • Andreas Rößler
    Technology Manager, Rohde & Schwarz
  • Tommi Tallgren
    Senior Product Manager, EXFO
  • Jeff Glueck
    CEO, Skyfire Labs
  • Guido Düntzer
    Director, Vodafone
  • Thomas Haustein
    Head of Department Wireless Communication and Networks, Fraunhofer HHI
  • Dean Bubley
    Senior Associate, STL Partners/Telco 2.0 Initiative
  • Marc Bensadoun
    CEO, Newfield Wireless
  • Mahesh Makhijani
    Senior Director, Corporate R&D Technical Marketing, Qualcomm
  • Michael Fränkle
    CEO, Ubidyne
  • Josef Hausner
    Division Vice President R&D IP Strategy, Intel
  • Peter Carson
    Senior Director, Marketing, Qualcomm




  • Kristin S. Rinne
    SVP Architecture & Planning, AT&T
  • Neville Ray
    CTO, T-Mobile US
  • Paul Mankiewich
    CTO Mobile Internet Technology Group,Cisco
  • Huang Yuhong
    Deputy General Manager, China Mobile Research Institute, China Mobile
  • Peter Schulz-Rittich
    Senior Director Strategy Development, Intel
  • Jan Uddenfeldt
    Chief Technology Officer and Corporate Vice President
    Head of Sony Mobile Communications Silicon Valley, Sony Mobile
  • Hossein Moiin
    Chief Technology and Strategy Officer,
    Executive Board Member,
    Nokia Siemens Networks
  • Joonho (Juno) Park
    Senior Vice President,
    Head of Standards & Technology Enabling Team, Samsung Electronics
  • Jin Sung Choi
    Senior Vice President and Head of Tech. Strategy Office, SK Telecom
  • Reinhard Kreft
    Head of Standardisation, Vodafone
  • Bob O'Brien
    VP of Solutions Strategy and Network & Voice CoE - Americas, Orange Business Services
  • Stefan Engel-Flechsig
    Legal Counsel, NGMN
  • Steven Glapa
    Senior Director, Carrier Business,
    Ruckus Wireless
  • David Bernstein
    VP Strategy, Cloudscaling
  • Patrick Malatack
    Product Manager, Twilio
  • Seizo Onoe
    SVP & Managing Director of R&D Strategy, NTT Docomo
  • Piyush Sarwal
    CTO Global Telecom Center of Excellence, IBM
  • Jari Vaario
    Director, Standards IP, Nokia
  • Matthew Calamatta
    Technical Consultant & Communicator, Matchbox Mobile
  • Emil Olbrich
    Lead Project Engineer,
    Public Safety Communication Research, NIST,
    U.S. Department of Commerce - Institute of Telecommunication Sciences
  • Chris Pearson
    President, 4G Americas
  • Kevin Linehan
    VP/CTO Antennas, CommScope
  • Ed Schmit
    Director of Developer Program, AT&T
  • Sam Ramji
    VP of Strategy, Apigee
  • Jay Miyahara
    Corporate Chief Engineer of Network Platform Operation Unit, NEC
  • Asok Chatterjee
    PCG Chairman, 3GPP
  • Liz Kerton
    President, Telecom Council
  • Sarah Guichard
    Vice President, Patent Development & Standards Strategy, RIM
  • Joe Alfred
    Director - Patent Licensing & Sales, AT&T
  • Donglin Shen
    CTO, Wireless Product and Marketing, ZTE
  • Berge Ayvazian
    Seonior Consultant, Heavy Reading
  • Michael Wennesheimer
    Senior Manager, Vodafone
  • Larry Goldberg
    CEO, TuneWiki


Topics covered were:


  • Experience with Up and Running LTE Networks
  • Future Converged Management of Fixed and Mobile Networks
  • Network Enhancements for Performance and Efficiency
  • Network Enhancements for Customer Experience Improvements
  • Transparency and Predictability of IPR Costs
  • Spectrum Demand from Global and US Perspective
  • Global Mobile Broadband Devices
  • New Services and Business Models Driving Technology Evolution
  • Future Applications
  • Technology Outlook and Innovations


Leading international NGMN Partners presented world premier demonstrations of next generation mobile network solutions. Exhibitors included: