RIM to Host Seventh Annual Wireless Enterprise Symposium
Waterloo, ON - Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) will host the seventh annual Wireless Enterprise Symposium (WES) from May 13 – 15, 2008 in Orlando, Florida. WES is the biggest BlackBerry® event of the year and draws a comprehensive ecosystem of leading vendors and experts from the wireless industry together for a truly unique event.
This year the symposium will feature 140 exhibitors in the solutions showcase and host thousands of delegates from over 80 countries worldwide. WES provides an exceptional opportunity for enterprise customers, carriers, ISV’s, developers, resellers and system integrators to gather, collaborate and form new business relationships.
WES 2008 co-sponsors include Alcatel- Lucent, IBM, SAP, TeleNav, AT&T, Brightstar, Conceivium Business Solutions, Google, HP, Neverfail, Rove Mobile, Sony Ericsson, Sprint Nextel, Symbian, ThinPrint, T-Mobile USA, Verizon Wireless, Viigo, Vodafone, and Zenprise. Leading experts from Forrester Research, IDC, Yankee Group, and Ovum will also be in attendance.
Keynote speakers at this year’s Wireless Enterprise Symposium include James M. Kilts, Ray Kurzweil, Mike Lazaridis, Bob Stutz and Bob Picciano. Mr. Kilts, has a world-class reputation as a business leader and is well known for reviving companies like Nabisco and Gillette. Mr. Kurzweil, an inventor, entrepreneur, author, and futurist, has had his ideas on the future touted by many famous fans. Mr. Lazaridis, is well known as a visionary, pioneer, innovator and engineer of extraordinary talent. He is Founder, President and Co-CEO of Research In Motion. Bob Stutz, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Industries and CRM is responsible for driving SAP’s Industries as well as CRM Product and Strategy. Bob Picciano, General Manager, Lotus Software has oversight for an extensive portfolio of collaboration tools designed to empower people to be more effective, responsive and innovative within the context of the work they do. In addition, a broad array of general sessions, technical seminars, case studies, demonstrations, exhibits, training, labs and workshops will be offered.
Wireless Enterprise Symposium 2008 features four tracks with a choice of more than 100 sessions to enable attendees to customize and maximize their learning opportunities.
Architecting and Managing the Wireless Infrastructure
This track recognizes that no two IT infrastructures are exactly the same and features more than 25 sessions focused on building the most flexible, agile and manageable deployments for IT administrators. Attendees will be provided with tools and techniques for making strategic choices as they look to roll out and expand their BlackBerry solution within the scope of their own unique environment and the requirements of their business.
Developing Enterprise Applications
Developers are well aware that the demand for wireless applications has never been stronger. This track will demonstrate developer tools like BlackBerry MDS Studio and Java frameworks for building and implementing the best applications for each business need. Developers will focus on improving business processes and fast tracking application development for mobilizing SAP, Lotus Domino and .NET applications using the BlackBerry platform.
Mobile Insights and Opportunities
Leading industry analysts will present insights, trends and results that enterprises are achieving around the globe. Representatives from companies with successful deployments will also illustrate the ideas and methods that have changed the way they do business and brought real competitive advantage through mobile technology.
The BlackBerry Solution and Beyond
The BlackBerry solution continues to define mobility and offer organizations new ways to operate and compete effectively. This track offers a roadmap of the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution giving insight to planned features and enhancements and the implications for organizations.
For more information on Wireless Enterprise Symposium 2008, or to register online, please visit: www.attendwes.com.
About Research In Motion (RIM)
Research In Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications. RIM technology also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity to data. RIM’s portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry® wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld™ product line, software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. RIM is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.
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