EC SIG: Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)



  • Challenges and Opportunities.


    Terry Tao, Director of Business Development - Covigo, Inc.
    Steve Kruse, Chief Evangelist - Baltimore Technologies

    Terry's presentation
    Steve's presentation


    Cubberley Community Center, Room H-1
    4000 Middlefield Road
    Palo Alto, CA


    6:30-7:00pm registration/networking/refreshments
    7:00-8:30pm presentation
    8:30-9:00pm Q&A


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

    Presentation Overview

    So you say that you're still figuring out how to build products for the Internet user? Well, don't fall off the train, 'cause we're already onto something else! Mobile devices such as Smartphones present developers with a radically different challenge -- how to use an extremely limiting user interface to reach an undefined user with undefined interests and unknown needs.

    What is a consumer going to expect from a completely mobile, wired device with a measly 2"x2" screen? What kind of backend is going to be necessary to serve these consumers? Are any of your current Internet applications going to transfer to the new medium? Join us as we discuss WAP's challenges and opportunities.

    Speaker Profile

    Terry Tao - Covigo, Inc.

    Covigo is a leading provider of next-generation wireless applications and services for delivery over mobile devices such as Smartphones, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and pagers. At Covigo, Terry develops strategic and technology alliances with market leaders and partnerships with both consulting firms and system integrators. Terry joined Covigo from Talk City, and previously spent 4 years at Netscape where she led the strategic planning process in expanding Netscape Netcenter's global reach across 17 countries. Prior to Netscape, she spent 3 years at Hewlett Packard in a division that is now part ofAgilent Technologies. Terry holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School and a B.S. in marketing and finance from the University of California at Berkeley.

    Speaker Profile

    Steve Kruse, Chief Evangelist at Baltimore Technologies
    Steve Kruse, Chief Evangelist at Baltimore Technologies, is an internationally known expert and worldwide lecturer on the topic of information security. Kruse promotes Baltimore Technologies in seminars and creates educational material for customers and partners. Kruse is a member of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and the International Computer Security Association (ICSA). Kruse has a B.S. in Information Systems Management from the University of San Francisco and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

    Baltimore Technologies develops and markets security products, services and solutions to enable companies to develop trusted, secure systems for e-business, the Internet and mobile commerce. Its products include a wide range of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) systems, wireless e-security solutions, cryptographic toolkits, security applications and hardware cryptographic devices. Baltimore's global professional services organization offers a wide variety of consulting, training and deployment support to its customers worldwide.