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***PUB TALK: THURSDAY, October 4, 2001
"Next Generation Mobile Content Delivery"
By Mr. Rick Brennan, President & Chief Executive Officer, SoftSource Corporation
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Open to the public. No fee.
The Pub Talk begins at 6:00 p.m.

The current mobile computing world is full of challenges. Significant differences exist in the speed, latency, availability, and dependability of wireless networks. Handheld devices vary wildly in terms of displays, operating systems, user interfaces and performance characteristics. It seems as though new content creation and delivery methods are introduced on a monthly basis. This rapidly changing world makes it difficult for decision makers whose choices today need to be viable well into the future.

Rick Brennan will briefly discuss these challenges and demonstrate an approach to handling mobile content that allows for interactive access to existing Web, CAD, and other document file types as well as the capability to create very efficient and powerful XML-based mobile content applications. SoftSource's ClearView suite of products represent a class of mobile solutions that enable effective use of existing content and content creation tools while opening the door to techniques for creating impressive new user experiences.


SoftSource ( builds software tools that bridge the gap between the desktop and mobile end-user experience. By delivering diverse, graphically rich content to mobile devices, SoftSource's tools make the smart mobile device a more compelling medium for content providers, developers, and end-users. With locations in Broomfield, Colorado, and Bellingham, Washington, SoftSource was founded in October 2000. The company will launch initial products in Q4 2001.


Rick Brennan has been managing technology ventures both within large corporations and at startups since 1989. Before becoming CEO of SoftSource, Mr. Brennan held the top post at ZoomOn, Inc. where he set up the U.S. business of an award-winning Swedish software developer. Prior to ZoomOn, he held positions as Vice President of Operations, Software Development, and Business Development at Requisite Technology. Prior to that, Mr. Brennan was Vice President of High-Tech Industries at General Electric. Mr. Brennan's experience also includes stints as Director of Web Marketing and Development at Sun Microsystems as well as Manager of Web Services at National Semiconductor.