Today the TMC team announced a new venture in partnership with Carl Ford, Scott Kargman, Joann Varello and others from the former VON team who currently work for Crossfire Media. The partnership includes web sites and events and will focus on the fourth generation or 4G wireless space.
It goes without saying that Carl and Scott are very well known for the strong relationships and community the built in the fledgling days of IP communications. We entered this partnership with Crossfire Media to leverage these relationships. Moreover, we believe when you combine the relationships of Ford and the Crossfire team with the ones Dave Rodriguez, Greg Galitzine, Tom Keating and others at TMC have developed, you get an unbeatable combination. We are confident this partnership will lead to some of the best products around catering to the 4G wireless world.
Our first online product is 4GWirelessEvolution and you can see it has the full resources of TMC’s global editorial team of 75-100 international contributors behind it. In addition, we are thrilled to have the content of Carl Ford and a number of others from the former VON community living on this site. We are confident this portal will be the defacto location the world will turn to for its advanced wireless news.
Our first event is 4GWE and will take place February 2-4, 2009 in Miami, FL. This conference will be the place the global 4G wireless community will come together to learn about, network and do business. As you may have noticed, this event will be located at the same time and place as ITEXPO and as such attendees to either event can opt to have access to the other.
It seems to me the industry has taken a keen interest in this new partnership as evidenced by the chatter on the Internet today. Here are some of the entries which caught my eye so far:
- Andy Abramson (Thanks to Andy to alerting the blogosphere about this new partnership)
- Tom Keating (How does he manage to weave Star Trek into everything?)
- Alec Saunders
- Greg Galitzine
- Paul Kapustka
- VoIP Buzz
- IMHO Conferences & Consulting
Thank you to all the bloggers who took the time to cover this important news and thanks to all of you who have wished us well.