Think Tank Session
"Breaking the Barrier: B2B Mobile Computing --
a Dream or a Reality for the Next 12-18 Month Markets?"
Thursday, June 1, 2000, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
What mission-critical mobile applications will permeate the next
12-18 month B2B markets? What challenges will technologists face
to arrive at these new applications? What factors will define
successful business implementation of today's existing mobile
applications? And, which aspects of mobile business needs
will call for new technologies and applications?
Twenty-five invitation only participants will contribute to defining
the challenges, obstacles, and current and future solutions of real
world case studies in the business realm of mobile computing. During
this Think Tank Session participants will create solutions around
several real world case studies on transportation and financial
markets (tba). The objective of the Think Tank Session is to delineate
key challenges to existing mobile business cases and to outline
technological and business applications as possible solutions.
Guiding Questions for the Think Tank Session:
- Now that we live in a mobile workplace, what mobile applications
and scenarios will will permeate the next B2B 12-18 month markets?
- More importantly, what B2B mobile computing applications need
to be developed in order for them to become mainstream? Are there
business scenarios we can anticipate?
- What logistical or information problems can now be resolved
in the New Economy's mobile marketplace through the development
of these applications?
- What new technology problems do we face in the mobile marketplace
and which ones can we still not resolve?
- How do we integrate and deliver information from traditional,
centralized communications systems to mobile devices? And
to what extent does the centralized system need to be aware that
users are mobile?
- How can we better implement existing mobile applications? What
are the obstacles?
- What challenges can we expect for the deployment of mobile applications
and how can we prepare to meet and implement them?
For possible participation, contact the Center's Director of Programs,
Venilde Jeronimo, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).