Thursday, September 16, 2010
08:30 AM - 06:30 PM
4030 George Sellon Circle
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Carriers are a very important stakeholder in the telecommunications ecosystem. They are the gatekeepers to deployment on the network and on most mobile devices. They can bring scale to your business in a sudden and dramatic way. They are where the money is - the collection point of monthly subscription revenue from customers. And, the Carriers take the stage at TC3 to talk about their innovation strategies, programs, and what solutions they are looking for from innovators and entrepreneurs. Our annual Telecom Council Carrier Connections summit, TC3, connects you with the people and ideas that are directing the innovation activities inside many global carriers. You will get an inside look at how carriers around the world are planning and executing their innovation efforts and how they seek to partner with entrepreneurs and work with new companies. The Telecom Council of Silicon Valley is “where telecom meets innovation.” And as such our annual conference, TC3, is the seminal venue for carriers around the world to bring attention to their innovative sides – to market their innovation activities throughout the ecosystem, to attract entrepreneurs and developers, and to promote innovation inside and outside their labs. This is a 1-day conference with a very senior audience from across the ecosystem – from fixed and wireless to content, apps, and infrastructure – where the speakers are responsible for the innovation strategies and activities of their respective carriers. The operator representatives who manage innovation - from developer programs and labs facilities to venture investing, will be available to answer our questions:
- What innovations are operators looking for?
- How does a young company work with a large operator?
- What kind of partnerships do carriers prefer?
- Who are the right people inside the carriers to introduce to new ideas?
- What developer and partner programs are available?
Telecom Council members are very well aware of the challenges in working with carriers, and recommend that every path to market should be considered and explored, with no religious fervor. As we answer the questions above, this summit will help you make the connections that can accelerate your business, facilitate that interaction, reduce your time to market, and grow your long term network. Additional Opportunities This event also has limited opportunities for other companies to get their message out to the community of telecom innovators. When you register, you will notice additional options for a Demo package to display product in the showcase area, an option to buy space in the event program, and the option to join our speakers for dinner later that evening. The summit is free for Telecom Council members, and $799 for non-members. Discounts are available for early-bird registration before July 31 and for early-stage entrepreneurs.