Softbank/Sprint deal – CCTV/NPR October 21, 2012Posted by chetan in : US Wireless Market , add a comment
Last week I had a chance to talk to a number of media outlets about the Softbank/Sprint deal.
I will have more to say about the deal in our quarterly update next month. For regular readers, the deal shouldn’t be a surprise as we have predicted such consolidation two years ago in our Competitive landscape paper.US Wireless Market , 1 comment so far
Hope you are enjoying the advent of the fall. We are preparing for our final Mobile Breakfast Series of the year.
What is in store for Mobile 2013
2012 has been an incredible year for mobile. We crossed several key industry milestones – 6.5B subscriptions, 1B subscriptions in China, 1B broadband subscriptions, 500M android activations, Apple’s monstrous march towards $1T market cap. We also saw Amazon’s aggressive moves in the mobile space, Facebook eclipsing 1B active users, and Nokia/Microsoft/RIM trying to stem the tide. Some big M&A maneuvers throughout the year. All this is setting up a very exciting Mobile 2013. There is a lot to discuss – from the tussles of Apple and Android to opportunities in commerce and big data, from Microsoft’s comeback to challenges in managing the network growth and consumer expectations. We are assembling a stellar panel of mobile veterans to help us brainstorm what the big trends, big movers and shakers, and the big opportunities of 2013 – something you don’t want to miss. Todd Achilles and Omar Javaid have been around the block a few times. Todd has spent time with T-Mobile, HTC before joining HP while Omar has done successful stints at Qualcomm and Motorola/Google.
Registration is open now. First come, first served.
Todd Achilles – VP, Mobility – Americas, HP
Omar Javaid – MD and SVP, BBO Global
.. more speakers to be announced
Columbia Tower Club, 701 5th Ave, Suite 7600, Seattle WA 98104
07:30 – 08:30 – Breakfast and Networking
08:30 – 10:00 – Panel Discussion
10:00 – 11:00 – Networking
Hope to see you there.
Todd Achilles, VP – Mobility, Americas, HP
Todd Achilles is Vice President, Mobility for HP’s Printing and Personal Systems business unit, where he leads strategy and execution for delivering a connected experience to HP customers. Todd has spent his career in product, marketing, sales and engineering roles within telecommunications sector, including leadership positions with HTC and T-Mobile USA.
A former Army tank officer, Todd holds two U.S. patents, is an American Marshall Memorial Fellow and is vice chair of City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley, a national service organization for 17- to 24-year-olds.
Todd received his BA from Claremont McKenna College and his MBA and MAIS from the University of Washington. Todd and his wife have two daughters and reside in Burlingame, California.
Omar Javaid, MD & SVP, BBO Global
Omar is the managing director of BBO Global, a boutique advisory and early stage venture firm in the wireless and media space. At BBO, he advises senior executives at leading media, telecommunications, and technology companies on transformational products, technology trends, acquisitions, and restructuring activities. He has also developed intellectual property and ground-breaking products such as mobile devices in emerging markets.
Prior to BBO, Omar Javaid is Vice President, Product Management of Emerging Technologies Group at Motorola Mobility, a Google company. He was part of the executive team that lead the successful turn-around of Motorola, culminating in the $12.5B acquisition by Google. In this role, he was responsible for next generation smart phone and convergence products Motorola Mobility. During his tenure at Motorola, he successfully designed and launched a number of successful products, including the Razr I – the world’s first Intel-based smartphone by a major handset OEM.
Previously, Mr. Javaid was a successful executive and entrepreneur, bringing more than 15 years of technology and entrepreneurial experience in the Telecommunications, Media, and Internet industries with leading firms such as Qualcomm and Deloitte & Touche. Omar holds degrees in chemistry and cellular & molecular biology from the University of Michigan, and advanced post-graduate education at Harvard Business School and Stanford University.