Community Learning Space

The infraNET Project and Faculty of Math, University of Waterloo

present ...

Go Mobile, Get Wireless: 
The m-Business Revolution

by

Terry Stepien

Recipient of the 2001
J.W. Graham Medal in Computing & Innovation


President, iAnywhere Solutions

Friday, June 15, 2001
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Davis Centre, Room 1302
University of Waterloo

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Abstract

Wireless communications and intelligent devices are revolutionizing the computing and communications industries. The emergence of wireless data on PDAs and smartphones is driving the m-Business revolution, and presenting new opportunities for organizations to extend information anywhere. From banking to logistics, organizations are demanding ways to mobilize their business-critical applications and deliver personalized information portals on handheld devices for improved productivity and customer service. However, technical considerations unique to the wireless world must also be addressed – such as cost, bandwidth, network availability, battery life, and the need for "always available" access to information even when the user is not connected to the network. In this presentation, Mr. Stepien will present some of the challenges of m-Business and discuss emerging technologies, such as alerts, transcoding and messaging, to address these challenges. In addition, he will showcase various innovative new applications and devices. 

Terry Stepien

Terry Stepien received his B. Math. (1981), and M. Math. (1988) from the University of Waterloo. Mr. Stepien began his career at the University with the Computer Systems Group. From 1992 to 1997, Terry was Director of Marketing at Watcom/Sybase. In 1997, he became VP & General Manager, Workplace Database and in 1998, Senior VP & General Manager, Mobile & Embedded Computing Division at Sybase. He is currently the president of iAnywhere Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sybase. Mr. Stepien is an active member of industry consortiums, and is founder and co-chair of the ITTA m-Commerce Committee. 

Terry will receive the J.W. Graham Medal in Computing and Innovation at convocation at the University of Waterloo on June 16, 2001.

For more information

Shirley Fenton
The infraNET Project
Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4074

Seminar Sponsorship

This seminar is sponsored by the Faculty of Mathematics and The infraNET Project, University of Waterloo.

The infraNET Project, initiated by the University of Waterloo in 1996, is a partnership to advance Web and Internet technologies. Its founding partners are: INFORIUM, MKS, Open Text, RIM, Sybase (Waterloo) and Waterloo Maple.

We also gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the Institute for Computer Research, University of Waterloo.