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NJTC/Howe School conference: The wireless evolution expo -- the next great idea, May 17

Expo will address new wireless technologies, applications and services that are driving innovation

Stevens Institute of Technology

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- New Jersey is in a hot spot of rapidly converging wireless, telecom and media industries. The May 17 conference, "The Wireless Evolution Expo: The Next Great Idea," will address new wireless technologies, applications and services that are driving innovation in the Garden State region. Presented by The Howe School of Technology Management at Stevens Institute of Technology and the New Jersey Technology Council, topics will include innovative mobile applications, emerging wireless architectures, new business models and enabling technologies. The conference will also feature exhibits in advanced messaging, telematics, mobile banking and mobile social networking. This event will take place at The Babbio Center on the Stevens campus.

The day's schedule follows:
1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.: Networking, registration, exhibits open
1:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Welcome from Lex McCusker, Dean, The Howe School of Technology Management
2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Keynote Presentation: Dick Lynch, CTO, Verizon Wireless

2:40 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Breakout Session I

Group A: Wireless Networking: The Leap to 4G
Moderator: Frank Ianna, CEO, Atilla Networks
Panelists: Paul Mankiewich, CTO, Alcatel/Lucent Wireless; Frank Lane, vice president of engineering, Qualcomm; and others to be announced.

Group B: New Practices/Models in Wireless
Moderator: Almar Latour, Wall Street Journal
Panelists include: Alain Descartes, HP Business Development; Dr. Inderpal Mumick, CEO, Kirusa; Frank Fawzi, chairman, VoEX; Susan Brazer, VP of Marketing, Virgin Mobile.

3:45 p.m. to 4:35 p.m.: Breakout Session 2

Group A: The New Mobility and Value Added Services
Moderator: Adam Drobot, CTO and president, Advanced Technology Solutions, Telcordia.
Panelists include: David Eason, president, Pario Solutions; and others to be announced.

Group B: Enabling Technology and Concepts
Moderator: Richard Krajcik, sales and distribution, communications sector senior architect - telecommunications markets, IBM.
Panelists include: Jamie Warter, VP of product management, NMS Communications; and others to be announced.

4:40 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Presentation of Stevens Next Great Ideas New Product/Concept Presentations
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: Refreshments/exhibits reopen

For more information or to register for the event, please visit the NJTC website at http://www.njtc.org/events/index.asp. Cost to attend: Members: $25; non-members: $75; students: $5; exhibitors: $100.

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About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology is one of the leading technological universities in the world dedicated to learning and research. Through its broad-based curricula, nurturing of creative inventiveness, and cross disciplinary research, the Institute is at the forefront of global challenges in engineering, science, and technology management. Partnerships and collaboration between, and among, business, industry, government and other universities contribute to the enriched environment of the Institute. A new model for technology commercialization in academe, known as Technogenesis®, involves external partners in launching business enterprises to create broad opportunities and shared value. Stevens offers baccalaureates, master's and doctoral degrees in engineering, science, computer science and management, in addition to a baccalaureate degree in the humanities and liberal arts, and in business and technology. The university has a total enrollment of 1,850 undergraduate and 2,980 graduate students, and a worldwide online enrollment of 2,250, with a full-time faculty of 140. Stevens' graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America. Additional information may be obtained from its web page at www.stevens.edu. For the latest news about Stevens, please visit www.StevensNewsService.com.

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