Speakers Announced For Verizon Developer Community Conference

WHO: Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless provider

WHAT: The Verizon Developer Community (VDC) Conference will provide mobile applications developers with an overview of the VDC and will include technical, marketing and network information from Verizon Wireless and other industry leaders in general sessions and breakouts throughout the day.

As of today, confirmed speakers for the morning sessions include:

  • Lowell McAdam, chief executive officer, Verizon Wireless
  • John Stratton, chief marketing officer, Verizon
  • Roger Gurnani, senior vice president, product development, Verizon Wireless
  • Jim Balsillie, co-chief executive officer, Research In Motion
  • Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive officer, Softbank Mobile (via video)
  • Executives with developer partners discussing their experiences launching applications with Verizon

The afternoon will offer deep-dive sessions focused on the VDC portal and go-to-market plans for applications, network Application Programming Interface (API) demos, utilizing VDC’s tools and resources and other key topics.

The agenda and speakers are subject to change prior to the conference. Portions of VDC Conference will also be webcast live for those not able to attend in person.

WHERE: For more information on the agenda, speakers and webcast or to register for the conference, visit www.vdc2009.com.

WHEN: The VDC Conference will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at The Fairmont San Jose.

BACKGROUND: The Verizon Developer Community (VDC) Conference on July 28, 2009, in Silicon Valley is intended to encourage application development in the wireless industry, specifically for devices and customers who use the Verizon Wireless network. Verizon Wireless is positioned to be the industry leader driving innovations and application development for open platforms because of Verizon Wireless’ forthcoming advanced Long Term Evolution (LTE) network; the ability to leverage relationships with other global wireless leaders; and the company’s involvement in projects like its open development program, the LTE Innovation Center and the Joint Innovation Lab.

About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 86.6 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 86,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.