Mobile Internet SIG: Enterprise Mobility



  • The Monthly Meeting of the Mobile IP SIG


    Presentation Overview

    Enterprise Mobility

    With the world's attention on the iPhone and mobile social networking, we turn our focus this month to three corporate innovators using mobility to solve business problems. The three companies will talk about the forces driving their vertical industries, the challenges they face, and how mobile applications fit into the picture. We will wrap up with a panel discussion on enterprise mobility with interactive audience participation.

    About ePocrates

    ePocrates, Inc. is transforming the practice of medicine by developing innovative solutions that support clinical decisions at the point of care. More than 500,000 healthcare professionals, including more than one in four U.S. physicians and nearly one in two medical students, actively use ePocrates mobile and web-based products. ePocrates provides clinicians with immediate access to drug, disease and diagnostic information in a concise and convenient format. The company's solutions, developed by practicing physicians and pharmacists, have been reported to help reduce medical errors, improve patient care, and keep clinicians informed on the latest industry news.

    About SAP

    SAP is the recognized leader in providing collaborative business solutions for all types of industries and for every major market. Serving more than 36,200 customers worldwide, SAP is the world's largest business software company and the world's third-largest independent software provider overall. Today, SAP employs more than 38,400 people in more than 50 countries.

    About Trimble Mobile Solutions

    Trimble Mobile Solutions, a division of Trimble Navigation, is a global provider of solutions that help companies effectively manage their mobile resources. In Feb 2007, Trimble acquired @Road, a Nasdaq-listed mobile resource management (MRM) company, in a deal worth close to $500M. The new entity will be the second largest MRM & telematics company in the industry behind Qualcomm.


    Presenter Bios

    Rick Beyer President, Trimble Mobile Solutions (TMS)

    Rick Beyer joined Trimble in March 2004 as president of Trimble Mobile Solutions (TMS). Prior to joining Trimble, Rick held senior executive positions within the wireless mobile solutions industry since 1987. Part of the original senior executive team that launched Qualcomm’s OmniTRACS mobile satellite communication solution, Rick also held the positions of general manager at Rockwell Collins, on-board computing division, from 1994 to 1995; executive vice president of Norcom Networks from 1995 to 1999; president of Husky Technologies, now part of Itronix, from 1999 to 2000; and CEO of TracerNET, now Trimble Mobile Solutions, from 2002 to 2004.

    Rick holds a B.A. from Olivet College and was Chairman of the Board at the college from 2000 to 2003. He was elected Trustee Emeritus in 2007. Rick also served as a member of the Council of Board Chairs for the Association of Governing Boards for Colleges and Universities from 2002 to 2005.

    Jeff Tangney E.V.P., Sales & Marketing

    Prior to co-founding Epocrates, Jeff was a Manager at the consulting firm ZS Associates, where he provided marketing strategies to a number of major pharmaceutical clients. Jeff's industry experience also includes positions at Goldman Sachs as a healthcare investment banker and at biotech start-up Pangene Corporation as a director of business development. Jeff graduated summa cum laude from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. in Economics, and earned an M.B.A. from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.

    Foad Vafaei Director of Office of General Manager, Emerging Solutions, SAP Labs

    Foad Vafaei is Director, Office of General Manager, Emerging Solutions, at SAP Labs in Palo Alto. Emerging Solutions is responsible for creating solutions for untapped markets, ranging from information worker productivity to enterprise mobile applications. Foad has been with SAP for nearly five years. Foad also worked at a number of leading enterprise software companies (including Oracle and Microsoft) in product definition, management, and strategy. Prior to joining the IT industry, he worked in oceanographic research at MIT in Cambridge, Mass. Foad has a BS in EE and a BA in Economics from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.


    Event Logistics


    Accenture Technology Labs
    1661 Page Mill Rd
    Palo Alto, CA 94304


    6:30 PM Registration, Networking and Pizza
    Note: Pizza is provided by the Korean Consulate, this month
    6:45 PM -8:40 PM Presentations


    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    No registration required

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