SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONS™ 2010 continued to shine a light on mobile business and new devices as the conference's second day kicked off with a CIO roundtable discussion on the keynote stage. Manufacturers also debuted new tablet and smartphone devices for business and consumer use. CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONS takes place October 6 – 8, 2010 at Moscone Center West in San Francisco.
On the keynote stage, a group of corporate CIOs discussed the benefits of deploying wireless in the enterprise and the tangible business value of a mobile, connected workforce. Roundtable participants included: John Dick, senior vice president and CIO at Western Union; Jackie Woods, systems manager at UPS; and Rusty Yeager, vice president and deputy CIO at HealthSouth. The discussion was moderated by Bob Evans, senior vice president and director of the "Global CIO" business unit for InformationWeek.
"Our CIO keynoters discussed many issues facing all mobile enterprises including security, network integration and interoperability," said Robert Mesirow, CTIA vice president and show director. "Our exhibitors and speakers continue to demonstrate, through case studies and real-world examples, the power of wireless to transform business."
CTIA events continue to drive news and new product and service introductions. Today's launches included an expansion of LightSquared's LTE network ecosystem, two new tablet devices from Archos, and a variety of new Android phones.
Consumer and prosumer gifts and gadgets were also highlighted during the 2010 CTIA Hot for the Holidays awards presentation, which was hosted by CNBC technology correspondent Jon Fortt this afternoon. The hottest mobile gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season were honored with awards in 10 categories, with competition entrants showcased in a special display onsite at the show.
On Friday, October 8, at 9:30 am PDT, John Stankey, president and CEO of AT&T Business Solutions will share the carrier perspective on the mobile enterprise; and Derrick Kuzak, group vice president for global product development at Ford Motor Company will talk about the connected car and the latest developments in SYNC technology.
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