3600 Juliette Lane, Building SC12
Santa Clara, California 95054

Event: 'SPECIAL EVENT: WiMax – Next Generation Wireless!'

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 At 06:00
Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Contact Info:
Intel SC12 Auditorium Building SC12, 3600 Juliette Lane Santa Clara, CA 95052 - Contact Laura Weigant Email: [email protected]

SVASE and VLAB, the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum, jointly brings an exciting event this December - A lively panel discussion on Next Generation Wireless.

The demand for mobility and broadband will be satisfied only with true mobile broadband services and the technology that can support them. At the forefront of the evolution to mobile broadband, and with the support of several industry heavyweights, mobile WiMAX looks to be the leader for extending broadband to underserved areas and driving the Mobile Internet. What are the market and business strategies of the leading WiMAX service providers, and what opportunities do these present for aspiring entrepreneurs?

Our lively panel discussion will explore these topics, and will look to provide definitive answers to the following questions:
• How is it currently being used?
• Where do key industry players stand on incorporating WiMAX into their existing strategies?
• Will 2008 be the breakout year for WiMAX and what is its role in shaping the mobile Internet of the future?
• What opportunities do these represent for aspiring entrepreneurs?

The Panel:
• P. Kelley Dunne, CEO, Digital Bridge Communications
• Rehan Jalil, President and CEO, WiChorus
• Sandesh Patnam - Partner and CFO, Bay Partners
• Sriram Viswanathan, General Manager, WiMAX Program Office, Intel Corporation

Moderator: TBD

WHEN: Tuesday, December 11
6:00 - 7:00 pm: Networking and Hors D’oeuvres
7:00 - 8:30 pm: Panel discussion and Q/A

LOCATION: Intel SC12 Auditorium
Building SC12, 3600 Juliette Lane
Santa Clara, CA 95052

PRE-REGISTERED RATES Includes Hors D’oeuvres): Pre-registered attendees - $30

WALK-IN RATE: Add $10.00 to the listed price

Seating is limited, so early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment on the day.

This event is co-sponsored by Intel Corporation, www.intel.com

Panelists’ WiMax Presence

DigitalBridge Communications (DBC) provides broadband wireless to underserved communities through the new WiMAX technology standard. We focus on providing broadband access to towns of 10,000 to 75,000—a market that represents over 5,800 towns and nearly 40 million underserved Americans. In June, 2007, DBC launched one of the first commercial WiMAX system in the United States in Rexburg, Idaho.

WiChorus is the provider of new class of intelligent and massively scalable platforms for WiMAX and 4G core networks. Leveraging this platform, the company’s Intelligent Access Services Network (ASN) Gateway, provides advanced service and subscriber management, service aggregation, content management and network optimization. It enables fixed and mobile service providers to deploy scalable WiMAX networks, capitalize on service differentiation opportunities and streamline capital and operational costs. Through its One Open WiMAX™ initiative, WiChorus is accelerating the availability of an end-to-end open WiMAX ecosystem - ensuring service providers have the option to combine best-of-breed solutions. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., WiChorus is backed by leading Silicon Valley investors Accel Partners, Mayfield Fund, and Redpoint Ventures.

Cisco - WiMAX technology is on the cusp of coming fully into the marketplace, and Cisco has seized an earation of Wi-Fi and WiMAX promises convenient and affordable broadband connectively opportunity in acquiring mobile WiMAX pioneer Navini Networks for $330 million.

Bay Partners is a Silicon Valley-based early stage venture capital firm that has been building successful technology companies since 1976, and has funded more than 350 startups. Notable successes from Bay's portfolio include Brocade, Concord Communications, Exodus, Sonicwall, Placeware, Informatica, Weblogic, Digital Island and NetScaler. Bay is currently investing its eleventh venture fund and has over $1 billion under management. Bay has become a leading SaaS venture capital firm with notable current investments such as Eloqua, Xactly, Cornerstone on Demand and eProject. Bay invests in early stage companies either through the seed track ($250K-$750K) in bold out-of-the-box capital-efficient ideas or through the more typical early stage track ($1M-$7M) in early product development stages of companies.

Intel is bringing to market standards-based, low-cost, highly integrated silicon solutions that are expected to facilitate global delivery of notebooks, Ultra Mobile Devices, and a wide array of consumer devices with the Wi-Fi/WiMAX dual-mode module (codenamed "Echo Peak"). Add-in cards will be available in 2007 and embedded modules in 2008.

Official Website: http://svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=1182

Added by svaseinfo on November 4, 2007