• Wireless Intelligence? Wednesday, April 02, 2003 - 06:00PM
    Michael's Restaurant at Shoreline
    2960 N. Shoreline
    Mountain View, CA
    Business Intelligence

Wireless Intelligence?



  • Today's Devices Are Getting Smarter, and Getting There Sooner Than You Think!

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    Tim Clark (bio), VP of Engineering, VTTi
    Hans Mulder PhD, (bio), Co-Director of the Intel Research Lab at UC Berkeley
    Mark Tapling, (bio), President and CEO of Everypath
    Feng Zhao, Ph.D., (bio), Principal Scientist and Area Manager, Embedded Collaborative Computing Area, Systems and Practices Laboratory, Palo Alto Research Center


    Wade Roush(bio), Senior Editor, MIT Technology Review

    The most interesting advances in wireless communications these days are not in the network, but at its edges; not in the competition between transmission protocols like CDMA, TDMA, and GSM, but in the hardware and software power becoming available to wireless device users. Two trends stand out: toward smaller devices and toward smarter devices.

    On the smaller side, there is tremendous potential for gathering intelligence. Miniature, low-power wireless sensing devices will soon be so cheap and unobtrusive that they can be scattered across buildings or battlefields, where they will monitor structural stresses or troop movements and send their data home hop-by-hop, Internet-style, through self-organizing networks of fellow devices. On the smarter side, cell phones and wireless PDAs are becoming intelligent themselves, gaining enough built-in processing power to download and run sophisticated mapping, gaming, or telemetry-gathering software.

    Our panelists will talk about the advances in software, hardware, and the wireless infrastructure that are needed to keep these trends going, and they'll ask how these new technologies can be applied intelligently in market segments where they will be truly useful and profitable.


    Speaker Bios


    Tim Clark, VP of Engineering at VTTi

    One of the first companies to commercialize software for Java-enabled cell phones; the software turns the phones into remote monitoring devices that, e.g., transmit info on your car's engine performance to technicians at a car repair garage.


    Hans Mulder PhD, Co-Director of the Intel Research Lab at UC Berkeley

    Hans Mulder is research sector director and co-director of Intel Research Berkeley. He is responsible for initiating and driving research in the areas of Ubiquitous Computing, Distributed Systems, and Sensor Networks.

    Prior to joining Intel Research, he was a Principal Engineer in the Enterprise Processor Division. In EPD he was responsible for the EPIC technology based architecture elements in IPF (Itanium Processor Family) and the performance projections and design support related to Intel's IPF microprocessors under development. He joined Intel in November 1991 as architect in the 64-bit program.

    Prior to Joining Intel in 1991, he was a researcher at Delft University in the Netherlands. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.


    Mark Tapling, President and CEO, Everypath

    Before joining Everypath, Tapling served as president and CEO of ServiceWare Technologies, Inc. During his time at ServiceWare, Tapling led fundraising efforts and a successful initial public offering (IPO), raising $67 million. Under his leadership, the company tripled revenues in less than 24 months, including six consecutive quarters of 100% growth and five consecutive quarters of new customer orders worth more than a million dollars. Previously, Tapling held management positions with IBM's Lotus Development division. Tapling also held a variety of management and executive positions with Comshare, Soft-Switch and Softlab Gmbh. Tapling holds a B.S. in economics and management from Michigan State University, and he has completed post-graduate work at both the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business Administration and Cornell University's SC Johnson School of Management. A recognized industry leader, Tapling was named one of Software Magazine's "100 People to Watch in Knowledge Management" in 2001 and PNC Bank's "Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2000.


    Feng Zhao, Ph.D., Principal Scientist and Area Manager, Embedded Collaborative Computing Area, Systems and Practices Laboratory, Palo Alto Research Center

    Feng Zhao is a Principal Scientist in the Systems and Practices Laboratory at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). Dr. Zhao leads the Collaborative Sensing and Smart Matter Diagnostics Projects that investigate how MEMS sensor and networking technology can change the way we build and interact with physical devices and environments. His research interest includes distributed sensor data processing, diagnostics, qualitative reasoning, and control of dynamical systems.

    Dr. Zhao received his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 1992, where he developed one of the first algorithms for fast N-body computation in three spatial dimensions and for phase-space nonlinear control synthesis. From 1992 to 1999, he was Assistant and Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science at Ohio State University. His INSIGHT Group developed the SAL software tool for rapid prototyping of spatio-temporal data analysis applications; the tool is being used by a number of other research groups. Currently, he is also a Consulting Associate Professor of Computer Science at Stanford.

    Dr. Zhao received a National Science Foundation award, an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator award, and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Computer Science. He has authored or co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed technical papers in the areas of sensor networks, artificial intelligence, nonlinear control, and programming tools.


    Wade Roush, Senior Editor, Technology Review

    Wade Roush is a senior editor at Technology Review, representing the magazine on the West Coast from its San Francisco satellite office. He joined TR full-time in the fall of 2001 after an 11-year association with the magazine as a freelance feature writer and book reviewer.

    Roush has a B.A. in the history of science from Harvard College (1989) and a PhD in the history of technology from MIT (1994), but aimed throughout his academic training to become a science and technology journalist. From 1995 to 1997 he was the Boston bureau reporter/writer for the news department of the journal Science, covering Boston-area research news and becoming the magazine's first beat reporter in the area of developmental biology.

    Since 1998 he has lived in the Bay Area, where he has freelanced; managed a public-affairs magazine at NASA's central supercomputing lab in Mountain View; and developed and managed a news- and community-based web site about electronic books and electronic publishing for NuvoMedia, a Silicon Valley maker of eBook reading devices.

    Roush currently edits the Innovation section of Technology Review and helps to coordinate the magazine's information technology coverage. He enjoys writing and editing articles about information technology in general, and has special interests in mobile and ubiquitous computing, AI, robotics, usability/interface design, software engineering practices, new semiconductor devices and manufacturing techniques, the evolution of the Internet, and technological disasters.


    Event Logistics


    Michael's Restaurant at Shoreline
    2960 N. Shoreline
    Mountain View, CA


    6:00-7:00pm Hot Appetizers/No Host Bar/Networking
    7:00-8:00pm Panel
    8:00-8:30pm Q&A


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    Fee on or before March 31* (including hot appetizers and no-host bar)
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    $40 Non-members

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    $35 SDForum, SVCWireless and WCA Members
    $50 Non-members

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