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Managing Mobility Topic of Ninth Annual ITW Conference

Increased use of wireless technologies has given rise to challenges involving mobile-business models and information security.

To help information technology and business managers successfully deal with these challenges and achieve business success, the Joe Ricketts Center at Creighton University will hold the ninth annual conference on “Information Technology in the Workplace” (ITW) on Oct. 25 at the Marriot Hotel Omaha, 10220 Regency Circle.

Paul Fulton, senior director of mobile unified communications for Cisco Systems Inc., will be the morning session’s keynote speaker, 8:30-9:30 a.m. He will discuss “Enterprise Mobility Trends: Challenges and Opportunities.” Fulton joined Cisco in 2006 with Cisco’s acquisition of Oractive Corp. He was president and chief executive officer of Oractive, a market leader in collaborative mobile telephony software.

Keynote speaker Margaret Franco, director of product marketing for Dell Inc.’s Latitude line, will headline the afternoon session, 1:45-2:45 p.m., speaking on “Mobile Device Trends and Impacts on Manageability.” Franco has worked in the technology industry for almost 12 years, with the majority of her career spent at Compaq/HP. She joined Dell in 2005. Prior to that, she worked for the energy industry in manufacturing efficiency and process development.

Other session speakers include:

  •  John Dorn, Embedded Solutions Practice leader for IBM Global Services, on “Sensor MOTES for Remote Condition Monitoring”
  • Juli Comstock, manager of customer operations technology, and Patrick Prince, systems software specialist for Omaha Public Power District (OPPD), on “Mobility Implementation at OPPD”
  • Russ McGuire, director of strategy for Sprint, on “Survive and Thrive in the Mobility Revolution”
  • Ken Schneider, chief technology officer for security and data management for Symantec Corp., on “Mobile Security - Security Trends and Challenges”

During the conference, Stacie Bender, a teacher at Bellevue West High School, will receive the 2007 ITW Teacher of the Year award and a $1,000 scholarship.

For a complete schedule and online registration visit: The conference registration fee is $99 per person. -30-

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