FW: IIBN New York Invitation - reminder

From: Fionuala Pender
Sent on: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 5:31 AM

Apologies for sending this note out again but I know some of you never received this reminder notification which went out yesterday so I am resending.


If you can make the event tomorrow evening please do RSVP by return email.


As a side note, this event is extremely timely given that Altobridge has been recognised as a “technology pioneer” by the World Economic Forum (WEF).  For full details see link attached:  http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/finance/2011/0902/1224303346990.html




Event Reminder:


IIBN New York is delighted to announce that Mike Fitzgerald, CEO & Co Founder of Altobridge (www.altobridge.com) will be their next keynote speaker.  Full details regarding this event are below:


Date:  Thursday, 8th September 2011.  Registration from 6.30pm for a 7pm start.


Venue: Crowell & Moring, 590 Madison Avenue, 22nd Floor, New York.


About Mike:


Mike Fitzgerald has 22 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. In 2002 he co-founded Altobridge, an indigenous Irish company specialising in solutions that drive down the operational cost of voice and data transmission across wireless networks. Altobridge employs 140 staff across Ireland, USA, China and Malaysia. Previous to this Mike was Vice President of two NASDAQ-quoted companies, he led an MBO of a division of a US company in 1999 (forming Microcellular Systems), brought it to profitability and carried out a successful trade sale of the entity in 2000. He spent his first 10 years in industry with Ericsson where he ran two business units; China Unicom Account (Beijing; 1994-1996) and Pacific Bell Account (San Francisco; 1996-1997). Mike is a board member of the Irish Exporters Association and Mianach Venture Capital. He graduated from University College Cork with a degree in Computers and Mathematics in 1988 and completed Leadership 4 Growth at Stanford University Graduate School of Business (2007 – 2008).

Altobridge was named Ernst & Young’s Irish Entrepreneur of the year 2009 in the Emerging category and the judges singled out Mike’s vision and leadership for driving the company’s success in the emerging markets of Mongolia, Malaysia and Latin America.

Many thanks to Crowell & Moring who will be generously sponsoring this event at its fabulous offices.


Please note that this event is open to all global members and their guests. We encourage all attending members to exercise their guest privileges. Bring a guest to enjoy the keynote event with which will be followed by drinks and canapés. Please RSVP early to secure your place.  If you have not yet updated your IIBN New York membership status, please do so by clicking here <http://bit.ly/IIBN-NY>


IIBN-NY is a voluntary, not-for-profit, member-supported network. It is through membership and sponsorship that we can continue to deliver executive, high level business networking events. Membership of IIBN includes guest privileges and global connectivity.


If you have not already done so but wish to attend please RSVP by return email


I look forward to hearing from you.


Kind regards,



Fionuala Pender

Executive Director


15 Greycoat Place

London  SW1P 1SB




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