The renewed interest in wireless Location Aware Applications and the convergence of mobile and the internet has fueled a surge in M&A in the space in 2007. These activities are enabling the acquiring companies to offer comprehensive solutions and are dramatically changing the competitive landscape. M&A agreements are not an end in themselves -- there are challenges during and after. In this session, we expect to build a deeper understanding of the challenges involved in completing M&A transactions and the different organizational structures used to absorb these acquired entities. We also look into the impact of these mergers on the stand-alone small companies and prognosticate on what is next.
Moderator: Blair Swedeen, VP, Market Development at 1020 Placecast & Principal of Partenza Consulting
Panelists (confirmed to date):
Doug Power, VP of Corporate Development, NAVTEQ
JH Kah, Head of Business Development US, SK Telecom
J.Kim Fennell CEO and President, deCarta
Sean Murphy, Director of Business Development - TeleCommunication Systems (TCS)
6:00 - 7:00 Registration, Networking and Device Showcase
7:00 - 8:00 Panel Discussion
8:00 - 8:30 Q&A
Hors d'oeuvres, wine and soft drinks will be served.
Wireless VC SIG Board Committee
Manijeh Moghis, President, CommTec Consulting
Rose Mortilla, Yes Partners
Tim Chang, Principal Norwest Venture Partners; Lara Druyan, General Partner Allegis Capital; Jodi Sherman Jahic, Principal, Voyager Capital; Rohini Chakravarthy, Principal, New Enterprise Associates; Valerie Buckingham, Director, Technology Marketing
If you have any questions please contact
Wireless VC SIG Chair, Manijeh Moghis
VCTaskforce Member: $45, Affiliate: $65, General: $85.
Official Website: http://vctaskforce.com
Added by FullCalendar on February 25, 2008