CTIA 2006 Holds Opening Day Keynote Panel

— September 13, 2006

The adoption of wireless applications and infrastructure is growing rapidly throughout enterprises. Some of today's top CIOs from Fortune 500 companies will be on hand at CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2006 to discuss trends in wireless enterprise, including security, ROI, customization and support. CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2006 takes place September 12 -14, at the Los Angeles Convention Center .

The keynote panel, Future of the Wireless Enterprise is set for Tuesday, September 12 at 9:30 a.m. This stellar lineup will address the challenges, obstacles and future of the wireless enterprise. Joining Len Lauer, COO of Sprint Nextel, on the panel will be Don Rippert, CTO, Accenture; Nelson T. Lin, vice president of information technology services and CIO for Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.; and Donald Goldstein, CIO of Trammell Crow. Moderating this keynote panel will be Eric Lundquist, editorial director of eWEEK.

"The wireless enterprise is becoming more mainstream as its importance grows in the I.T. computing landscape. Businesses and government agencies are examining mobile computing applications and solutions to increase worker productivity and ROI. We see security applications and infrastructure solutions leading the way in accelerating the wireless enterprise," said Robert Mesirow, vice president and show director of CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment.

As COO of Sprint Nextel, Len Lauer directs the company's operations to deliver converged media and communication solutions. He has been instrumental to the rollout of new content and services for Sprint Nextel's wireless subscribers, including mobile music. Lauer also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for CTIA–The Wireless Association®.

As CTO, Don Rippert is responsible for Accenture's technology vision and strategy. He has direct responsibility for Accenture Technology Labs (Accenture's R&D organization) as well as more than 800 software architects working with Accenture clients in the field.

Nelson T. Lin is the CIO and vice president of IT services for Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. Lin oversees all IT program management and has driven the development and execution of the company's merger and systems integration strategy over the past two years. He is also responsible for enterprise business application development and support, e-business and Web services integration, business intelligence, enterprise systems management and technology infrastructure for the company. Donald Goldstein has served as Trammell Crow's CIO since September, 2005 and has full responsibility for their global technology strategy and information services delivery. Eric Lundquist is editorial director for eWEEK, where he oversees a staff of nearly 50 editors, reporters and lab analysts covering products, services and companies in the high-technology community.


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