Going Mobile: Washington's Future in Wireless Technology

Jan 26, 2009, 11:50 ET from Mobile Future

OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Mobile Future:


Luncheon forum featuring a panel of forward thinking small business and high-tech startup executives discussing how wireless technologies are providing Washingtonians twenty-first century tools to address twenty-first century issues, including home monitoring systems, rural communications solutions, and wireless fundraising applications for non-profits.

    WHEN:         Thursday, January 29, 2009
                  12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    WHERE:        Red Lion Hotel
                  2300 Evergreen Drive SW
                  Olympia, WA, 98502


  • Rep. John McCoy of Washington - Currently the Washington House Committee Chair of Technology, Energy and Communications, Rep. McCoy will begin the session discussing the importance of wireless technology in Washington.
  • Ilya Billig, Lagotek - Lagotek is a leading Washington technology company specializing in the development of wireless controlled residential electric systems. Billig will discuss the newest home monitoring systems available through wireless technology.
  • Jim Manis, Chairman and CEO, Mobile Giving Foundation - The Mobile Giving Foundation brings the power and reach of mobile phones to non-profit organizations as a fundraising and donor tool. Manis will discuss how non-profits can leverage mobile technology to expand and cultivate a new base of givers and create donor interaction.
  • Diane Smith, Co-founder and CEO, Auroras Entertainment - Co-founder and CEO of Auroras Entertainment, an IPTV and advanced media services company. Smith will discuss the role wireless technology played in building her company in rural Montana.
  • Peter Marx, Analog Protocol - Analog Protocol specializes in online virtual world development for MTV networks and other media companies. A former CTO at Vivendi/Universal Games and former Vice President of emerging technologies at Universal Studios and Vivendi Universal, Marx will discuss the newest developments in digital technologies and consumer entertainment products.
  • Jonathan Spalter, Chairman, Mobile Future - Spalter served as chief information officer at the United States Information Agency during the Clinton administration. He will introduce and moderate the forum.

    CONTACT:              Grey Gibson
                          202-544-7881 (o)
                          202-701-6306 (c)

Mobile Future is a broad-based coalition of businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals interested in and dedicated to advocating for an environment in which innovations in wireless technology and services are enabled and encouraged. Our mission is to educate the public and key decision makers on innovations in the wireless industry that have transformed the way Americans work and play and to advocate continued investment in wireless technologies.

SOURCE Mobile Future