The infraNET Project and
Faculty of Math, University of Waterloo
Go Mobile, Get Wireless:
The m-Business Revolution
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
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 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
The infraNET Project
Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo
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