• EB SIG: Wireless E-Business Update Tuesday, July 17, 2001 - 06:30PM
    Thelen Reid & Priest Multipurpose Room
    101 Second Street, Second Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    Software Architecture and Platform

EB SIG: Wireless E-Business Update





    Mitch Bishop, Vice President of Marketing - Mobileum, Inc.
    Ratnesh Sharma, Director of Product Management and Marketing - Covigo Inc.

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    Thelen Reid & Priest Multipurpose Room
    101 Second Street, Second Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94105

    (Room is provided courtesy of Thelen Reid & Priest, LLP).


    6:30-7:00pm registration/networking/refreshments/pizza
    7:00-9:00pm presentation and discussion
    (Pizza and sodas are provided courtesy of Execustaff)


    $10 for non-SDForum Members
    No charge for SDForum members and students with ID

    Presentation Overview

    The wireless market in Europe and other parts of the world has already taken off. We here in the US are still trying to get our act together agreeing on national coverage, frequency distribution and transmission technologies. However, the market doesn't wait!
    This month's SD Forum will have a panel of speakers that present their concepts and how the wireless technology can be integrated into our current e-business solutions.


    Mitch Bishop, Vice President of Marketing, Mobileum, Inc.

    Based in Pleasanton CA, Mobileum delivers a world-class software infrastructure platform that leading Global 1000 companies use to build and deliver mission-critical wireless and mCommerce applications. Our wireless application server is built on an open, standards-based architecture that offers 100% device, network, tools and data source independence - resulting in seamless global access. Our product line easily accommodates rapidly evolving wireless technology through an extensible, modular architecture integrating voice and data as well as traditional telephony services. Extensive human factors experience is "built-in" to our entire product line - giving our customers the ability to deliver compelling, effective wireless applications. We offer a number of unique, patent-pending enhanced wireless services modules that deliver differentiated mobile applications focused on quality of service. Built-in security and privacy management assures users that their wireless transactions are safe, reliable and secure.

    Prior to joining Mobileum, Mitch served as Vice President of Corporate Marketing at ChannelPoint, a leading provider of Internet based, business-to-business solutions that enable e-commerce in the insurance industry. Prior to joining ChannelPoint, Mr. Bishop was Vice President of Corporate Communications and Director of Product Marketing at Scopus, a leader in the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software market. Previously, he held senior marketing, product marketing and engineering positions at Sybase, Wind River Systems, and Ingres. Prior to that, he held senior software engineering positions for 10 years. Mr. Bishop holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Connecticut.

    Ratnesh Sharma, Director of Product Management and Marketing, Covigo Inc.

    Founded in 1999, Covigo is a privately funded company based in Belmont, California, with European headquarters in London, UK. The company is backed by Nokia Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, as well as other investors from leading infrastructure technology companies. Covigo simplifies the complexities of wireless. We provide IT organizations, system integrators and enterprise software vendors with a highly scalable and flexible software platform for building, deploying and analyzing mobile applications - for both voice and data. Whether a company is extending enterprise applications to a mobile workforce or providing access to their products or services from mobile devices - the Covigo Platform enables our customers and partners to dramatically reduce costs, increase productivity, ensure maximum usability and adapt to changing technologies and user needs.

    Mr. Sharma has over 11 years of experience in software product management and engineering and deep expertise in enterprise infrastructure software. As Director of Product Management and Marketing, he is responsible for the entire suite of products that comprise the Covigo mobile solution. Immediately prior to Covigo, Mr. Sharma was Group Product Manager at Sun Microsystems responsible for application server products (iPlanet, Netscape and NetDynamics application servers.) His previous product management responsibilities at Sun included the Solaris operating environment and the Sun Cluster products. Prior to Sun, Mr. Sharma held key software engineering responsibilities at Novacor (an artificial heart manufacturer) and as a consultant at IBM, Tandem and NEC. Mr. Sharma earned an MBA from The Haas School of Business (Berkeley), an MSEE from Clemson University and a Bachelors in Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, India.