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Leading industry executives debate the challenges and opportunities of the mobile Internet revolution

We are pleased to invite you to The Future of Wireless International Conference 2010 Roundtable entitled ‘Riding the fifth wave of computing’ from 10:15am on Wednesday 30th June at The Auditorium, Robinson College, Grange Road, Newnham, Cambridge, CB3 9AN

Leading industry executives debate the challenges and opportunities of the mobile Internet revolution

The Internet is finally going mobile, driving what Silicon-fen pioneer Hermann Hauser recently referred to as ‘the fifth wave’ in computing. Internet connected mobile devices are beginning to replace desktop computers for many functions and indeed are driving innovations that were not possible in the PC era such as mobile payments, the apps economy and geo-location based services. This trend presents tremendous opportunities for innovation, but also great challenges such as upgrading strained mobile networks to keep pace with surging demand for bandwidth.

Some have argued erroneously that the fifth wave has passed the wireless industry incumbents by and that it is the new kids on the block from the Silicon Valley that are claiming all the spoils. In this debate, it will be argued that this is a misrepresentation that fails to take account of the global interconnections and open nature of the wireless industry that have always been core to its success and will remain so through this next exciting stage of its development, which has only just begun.

In this context, the key questions this debate will seek to address are:

- What role should the mobile operators play in the mobile Internet? Are they destined to become mere providers of pipes?

- What innovations will the ‘fifth wave’ of computing drive? What is happening in the UK specifically in this regard? What hot companies/trends should we be looking out for?


- How we use the mobile internet to encourage innovation? What are the challenges?


On June 30th Chris Cartwright, Head of Corporate, Issues and Technology, Burson-Marsteller UK and a panel of industry leaders will address these issues. Participants are:


David Cleevely, Chairman, Cambridge Wireless

John Scott, Senior Director, Head of Engineering, Qualcomm Internet Services Technologies

Houston Spencer, Vice President Solutions & Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent

John Cunliffe, CTO, Ericsson

William Webb, Head of Research and Development, Ofcom

Jean-Louis Fuccellaro, CEO, Orange Labs

James Collier, CTO, CSR

Dr Tim Regan, Microsoft Research

If you would like to attend, please contact: steve@realpublicrelations.com or call 01223 492130

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