Upcoming Events

The Yankee Group Presents: The North American SMS and Mobile Messaging Forum

This two-day event will provide a forum for SMS and Mobile Messaging service providers, developers and corporate end users to come together to find out what’s happening with SMS and Mobile Messaging in North America. Session topics will address business models and the role of solution providers, mobile messaging on next-generation networks, mobile messaging as a driver of mobile commerce and case studies in enterprise deployments. Both corporate end users and mobile operators in the U.S. and Canada will be the key target audience. Given the announcement of SMS interoperability among Canada’s four largest wireless service providers at the end of 2001 and commercial launch in March 2002, the Marriott Eaton Centre in Toronto is an ideal place for this event.

URL: www.yankeegroup.com/public/events/events.jsp

Sept. 26

Millbrae, Calif.

IDC Enterprise ServerVision Conference

The demand for newer, better, faster and more flexible solutions that tie in servers with software, storage and services delivered through a unique channel is becoming a reality. As a result, IT server vendors are promising a service-centric systems infrastructure – where everything is pooled and computing is provisioned, delivered, metered and purchased as a service. At the IDC Enterprise ServerVision conference, join IDC’s server team as it delves into the realm of the Internet Infrastructure Hardware ecosystem. Hear what industry executives have to say about this new era of computing and who they will trust to deliver on the promise of a better e-business infrastructure. Get the answers to your biggest questions: Doesn’t a service-driven economy need to be supported by a service-centric systems infrastructure? What will happen if systems vendors can’t find their place in the new value chain? Will the server ecosystem depend upon just a few suppliers, or will thousands of sub contractors rule the roost?

URL: www.idc.com

Sept. 26- 27


VoiceXML Planet Fall 2002 Conference & Expo

This is the premier VoiceXML event for business and technology leaders who are looking for strategic, technical and market opportunities in the emerging interactive voice applications and services market. Receive invaluable instruction from technology experts and business leaders that you can leverage for building and deploying interactive speech recognition applications based on the VoiceXML standard. Collaborate with developers and industry leaders on the prospects of leveraging existing Internet technologies such as content management, J2EE and Microsoft .NET-based application server platforms. Understand how VoiceXML compares and fits in with other industry standards initiatives such as CCXML, SALT, SIP, etc. Comprehend the strategic and technical information needed to create a competitive advantage in your respective industry on the emerging voice Web.

URL: www.intmediaevents.com/vxml/fall02

Oct. 29 – 30


Information Management for Healthcare

Ensure you are making the best strategic decisions for your institution concerning technology investment and planning. Critically evaluate the potential impact and value of IM&T to your institution, staff and patients. Dissect the elusive obstacles and challenges of developing a sound investment case for IM&T. Hear from key government officials on current initiatives concerning e-health and where you fit into the plan. Learn from the best practices of other institutions and how their investments are paying off. At the Sheraton Centre in Toronto, ensure you are adhering to your responsibility to support improvements to the quality, accessibility and timeliness of healthcare for Canadians.

URL: www.iqpc-canada.com