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Mobile Information – The Next Step

Monday 9 April, 2001


For a fascinating insight into how changes in communications are set to profoundly transform our lives, the New Zealand Wireless Data Forum’s next seminar (Wednesday 11 April 2001, 4pm Alexander Park, Auckland) promises to provide the most up-to-date perspective on where wireless data technology is taking us.

Titled “The Mobile Information Society”, the seminar will focus on the latest developments in mobile information and in particular the global megatrends that are driving us towards this change.
Industry leaders will discuss future technologies emerging from around the world and the expected progress and obstacles in implementing this technology in New Zealand.

The agenda for The Mobile Information Society is as follows:

4.00pm Registration and viewing of exhibits – Trade tables showing mobile internet applications from some of New Zealand’s leading Application Designers and Manufacturers.
6.00pm Welcome from Luigi Cappel – President of the NZ Wireless Data Forum
6.10pm Grant Norwood – Nokia Mobile Phone Group. Presenting a past and present snapshot in terms of development and obstacles to development of the ‘Mobile Information Society.’
6.25 Mark Roberts – Pocket Solutions. Presenting an EPOC ‘Sales Order Entry Application’ solution in conjunction with their customer Red Seal Natural Health.
6.45 Leslie Shannon – Nokia Mobile Internet Application Team. Discussion on Nokia’s new mPlatform. Leslie will take a hard look at the mobile internet user experience today and some of its drawbacks. She will then reveal how these problems can be solved today using Nokia’s mPlatform, and what the user experience is likely to be in the 3G world.
7pm Vodafone will provide an operator perspective on customer benefits provided by the new developments on Mobile Information Services.
Drinks and nibbles.
For list of exhibitors please see following page.
For more information please email us at info@wirelessdataforum.org.nz or contact:
Luigi Cappel Belinda Matheson Philippa Harknett
President NZWDF NZWDF NZWDF Public Relations
Tel 025 977300 Tel 025 927 361 Tel 09 445 1516

Exhibitors at the NZWDF The Mobile Information Society include:

Walker Wireless
WARP Ltd
Renaissance
ITouch
Inteletrac
Corporate GSM Ltd
Wap solutions
LAN 1 Distribution
Global Enterprise Solutions
Wireless Data NZ
Pocket Solutions
Jungle Dumm
Philips NZ
Cellphone City
M Commerce
Advantage Portable Technology
Selective Communications
Lascom NZ Ltd
Global Technologies Ltd
Software Associates Ltd
Brightpoint NZ Ltd
Software Consultants
Medios Ltd
Rocom Wireless
Portables Plus

Media release backgrounder


New Zealand Wireless Data Forum provides valuable resource for
businesses embarking on new technology

The New Zealand Wireless Data Forum (NZWDF) was established in response to the growing need for information and education on the wireless data options available and how they can be implemented. Developed as a market educating and information-sharing organisation, the NZWDF has become a valuable tool for companies looking to invest in wireless data technology or researching future technologies.

The NZWDF has grown rapidly since it formation in late 1999 and the network now includes a comprehensive range of members providing a full range of industry expertise. Anyone interested in developing wireless data solutions is able to tap into this resource simply by pre-registering free of charge through the web site. Members include cellular network carriers, handset manufacturers, infrastructural suppliers, software developers, systems integrators and traditional channels to market such as retailers.

President and Founder of the Wireless Data Forum, Luigi Cappel, explains that the forum was established in the spirit of mutual co-operation. “Wireless Data is here now and the possibilities are endless. All our members have specialised knowledge and experience of the industry and are focussed on developing effective, cost-saving solutions for business communications. The forum is a very effective way of gathering this vast knowledge into an important information and educational resource. It has resulted in an extensive network of people with specific skills working alongside each other to provide solutions,” he says.

The New Zealand Wireless Data Forum web site is the first point of contact and offers comprehensive market information, news and access to companies involved in providing wireless data technology in New Zealand. The Forum also runs quarterly seminars that each focus on a topical industry issue with presentations by specialist guest speakers. The seminars also include an exhibition featuring the latest in products and technological developments.

The Wireless Data Forum offers members the opportunity to access the member’s database to locate the skills and services that may be required for a specific project. The forum is also available as a resource for the media.
For more information please email us at info@wirelessdataforum.org.nz or contact:
Luigi Cappel Belinda Matheson Philippa Harknett
President NZWDF NZWDF NZWDF Public Relations
Tel Tel 025 927 361 Tel 09 445 1516
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