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RIM and SAP Execs & Major General of the U.S. Air Force to Keynote Two of MobileCON™

Bit Talks is an innovative series of 15-30 minutes mobile IT war stories from industry leaders

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CTIA convenes mobile technology industry leaders, IT executives, corporate end users and members of the media. Attendee and media registration is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. PDT.



WHAT: Today's keynote remarks are 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. PDT and will be streamed live: 

  • Robin Bienfait, CIO, Research In Motion
  • Sanjay Poonen, President, Technology & Innovation Products, SAP
  • Robert Wheeler, Major General, USAF; Deputy CIO for C4 & Information Infrastructure Capabilities, Department of Defense

Thought Leadership Stages & Bit Talks – Three stages will feature interactive thought leadership sessions with experts to expand attendees' business capabilities by arming them with the insights needed to anticipate and manage the challenges of "modern" mobile technology. In addition, Bit Talks will allow speakers to recount their best mobile IT war stories in 15 to 30 minute sessions. Companies participating include Brigade Modernization Command, CommNexus, CompTIA, Dell, Ericsson, HP, IBM and Kimberly-Clark. 

In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to attend these immersive educational sessions today. These sessions will not be streamed live, but, highlight clips will be available for many of these sessions on MobileCON's show page:

Mobile Commerce from the Enterprise IT Perspective, 11 a.m., Room 25

  • Joseph Ferra, Chief Wireless Officer, Fidelity Investments
  • Eugene Signorini, VP of Mobile Insights, Mobiquity
  • John Sims, President, Sybase 365
  • Moderator: Shahid Ahmed, Senior Executive, Accenture

CIO Perspectives: A Case-Study Approach to Driving Mobile Innovation in the Enterprise, 1 p.m., Room 25

  • John Crary, Chief Information Officer, American Red Cross
  • Ray Bariso, VP, Strategy, Ericsson North America
  • Frank Sickinger, Vice President, B2B, MNC and Federal Government, T-Mobile USA
  • Moderator: David Strom, Writer, ReadWriteWeb

Introduction from FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, 1:30 – 2 p.m., Room 22

mHealth: Empowering Patients and Health Care Providers Through "Anytime, Anywhere" Communications, 2:15 – 3:15 p.m., Room 22

  • Matthew Berry, Chief of Staff, Office of Commissioner Pai, FCC
  • Rob McCray, President and CEO, Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance
  • Dr. Mohit Kaushal, EVP, Business Development, Chief Strategy Officer, West Health
  • Robert Jarrin, Senior Director of Government Affairs for Qualcomm Incorporated, Co-chair of mHealth Task Force
  • Moderators: Brian Josef, AVP, CTIA and Krista Witanowski, AVP, CTIA

Borderless Networks: Mobile Cybersecurity Private Sector, 3:30 – 5 p.m., Room 22

  • Sanjay Macwan – AVP, AT&T Chief Technology Officer
  • Drew Morin – SVP & CTO, Telecom System
  • Jason Ruger – Chief Security Officer, Motorola Mobility
  • Doward Wilkinson – Director, Systems Engineering, Symantec
  • Peter Zuong – Head of Privacy, Corporate and Information Security, Ericsson North America

WHERE: San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

WHEN: The sessions listed above are October 10. MobileCON is October 9-11, 2012.

About CTIA Shows: CTIA Shows bring together all industries advanced by wireless technology for intense business, learning and networking. MobileCON 2012 takes place Oct. 9-11, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego and International CTIA WIRELESS® takes place May 21-23, 2013 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas. Visit Twitter: @ctiashows (#MobileCON); Facebook; LinkedIn

SOURCE CTIA-The Wireless Association