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Date: Thursday September 9, 2004
Location: bitHeads office
1309 Carling Avenue, Ottawa
(East Side of Westgate Mall, beside the Blockbuster Video Store)
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Networking
7:00 pm to 8:45 pm - Presentations from featured Speakers and Sponsor
8:45 pm to 9:30 pm - Networking

Please join us to network and discuss the business of wireless with professionals from many corners of the wireless sector. The event is open to all wireless professionals free of charge.

This month's meeting features IBM. Three speakers will discuss IBM's pervasive computing strategy developed to assist hand-held device manufacturers, service providers, enterprise I/T organizations in forming a wireless ecosystem where, any device, can access any service, across any network. Enterprises can reach out and mobilize their work forces through Customer Relationship Management or Field Force Automation. Carriers can deliver up to the minute news, weather, sports and financial data hosted on other servers throughout the network. Device manufacturers can offer new and compelling features to differentiate their devices in the eyes of the consumer.

The IBM Workplace Client Technology portfolio of products, including voice, Java, connection management, enterprise frameworks and tools, uses open standards and middleware to connect people to the critical data they need to remain productive, wherever they are. Higher-value data services where data and transactional integrity across global wireless and wireline networks, enables devices to store information when not connected, and deliver it on Demand, to the end user when they reconnect.

The presentations will cover a range of wireless-related technologies (much of which was developed in Ottawa) including IBM Workplace Client Technology and the open-source Eclipse tool framework on which the IBM tools are based, and IBM's ISV program that works with companies building wireless-based enterprise applications using IBM technology.



John Duimovich
Distinguished Engineer
J9 Virtual Machines

John has long been recognized as a technical visionary who has delivered revolutionary technology in the field of virtual machine technology. He has been the lead designer and implementer for OTI's and IBM's virtual machine technology for more than ten years. He has designed Smalltalk and Java virtual machines for a wide range of platforms, from embedded and real time systems to workstations, UNIX servers and IBM mainframes. John has played a key role in the development of OTI's ENVY/Smalltalk, VisualAge for Java, WebSphere Micro Environment, and WebSphere Studion Device Developmer, both runtimes and IDEs. John has served as the lead of the Eclipse Tools Project Management Committee (PMC). Eclipse ( is an open-source project aimed at establishing a common application development infrastructure for tool vendors outside of the Microsoft sphere.

Peter Tanner
Business Development Executive
Pervasive Computing Division

Peter Tanner has been involved in the high tech industry since 1970, working at NRC, University of Waterloo, DFAIT, DOC (now Industry Canada), OTI and now IBM. With OTI, Peter was responsible for establishing the partner program for OTI/IBM's embedded Java technology, and with IBM is extending that program to companies such as PalmSource and Symbian.

Angus Mcintyre
Product Line Manager, Workplace Client Technology, Micro Edition
Pervasive Computing Division

Angus McIntyre joined the IBM Toronto Lab in 1984, and has held many different financial, market planning, development and PLM roles within the company. He has worked in pervasive computing and embedded Java runtime environments, as a PLM, for the last four years. He has an M.B.A. as well as a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Statistics. His 20 year career passion at IBM has always been to work on the forefront of technology, turning new concepts and new technology into products by communicating strategies to customers and requirements back to development

Please join us for what promises to be a highly informative event.



* Global Mobile Enterprise 2004 Conference and Exhibition
Brookstreet Hotel
Ottawa, Canada
September 14-16, 2004
This conference is expected to attract more than 250 senior level decision makers from North America, Europe and Asia. The theme of the Conference is "Wireless Business Solutions: Security, Vertical Markets and Emerging Technologies".

* Don't forget to mark your calendar to attend our next event on October 14, 2004.

For more information on the event or to register to our mailing list please visit



The Ottawa Wireless Cluster (OWC) is a network of independent Ottawa-based businesses participating in the wireless ecosystem. The businesses include wireless applications, services, enabling software and service management and provisioning, research institutes and universities among many others.

For more information on the cluster and our activities, or to contact us, please visit our web site at:
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I'm in Ottawa too. I will be at CEDIA 2004 during this time period, however, I know a local friend developer who's getting started developing for mobile devices. Will forward this to him.
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