INDUSTRY, MARKET, TECHNOLOGY EXPERTS TO KEYNOTE AT THE BLUETOOTH DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE
Bluetooth Developers Conference: The Creation of a World Without
Wires, to Take Place December 11-13, 2001 at the Moscone Center, San
Los Angeles, CA – October 23, 2001 – Key3Media Group, Inc. (NYSE: KME) today
announced the keynote lineup for the Bluetooth Developers Conference, the North
American Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) event of the year. Taking place at San
Francisco's Moscone Center, December 11-13, 2001, this year's keynote and conference
program will provide in-depth insight into the most critical Bluetooth wireless technology
topics and issues: coexistence, security, market expectations and technological
Featured keynote speakers at the event include Simon Ellis, chair, Bluetooth SIG
Marketing Committee; Joyce Putscher, director of converging markets and technologies
research group, Cahners In-Stat; and Ken Khangura, chief engineer of fast cycle
electrical/electronic products & brand subsystems in research and vehicle technology,
Ford Motor Company.
Simon Ellis will kick off the Bluetooth Developers Conference on Tuesday, December 11
at 8:30 a.m. with his speech titled, "Stepping into the Wireless Future." Mr. Ellis will
offer a high level view of Bluetooth wireless technology as it moves from the drawing
board into the mainstream market. Following his presentation, participants of the IEEE's
2001 Computer Society International Design Competition (CSIDC) will join Mr. Ellis
onstage to provide a glimpse into the future of Bluetooth wireless technology.
In her speech, "The Evolving Marketplace – Real-World Tests, Trials and Triumphs,"
Joyce Putscher will share timely information and analysis on Bluetooth wireless
technology adoption, maturity, and news on what is driving the marketplace today. Ms.
Putscher's keynote will be held on Wednesday, December 12 at 8:30 a.m.
"The Bluetooth Developers Conference, held in North America, provides the forum for
an exchange of ideas, continuing momentum, and education of this exciting technology
and market in the largest global economy," said Ms. Putscher.
Ford Motor Company's Ken Khangura, to address the Conference on Thursday,
December 13 at 8:30 a.m., will communicate the role that Bluetooth wireless technology
will play in automotive technology and share his vision of what cars and trucks will look
like in the near future. Mr. Khangura is responsible for advanced technology
development and its applications in telematics, multimedia, driver information and
infotainment products for all Ford North America cars and trucks.
Complementing this exceptional keynote panel is a comprehensive Conference program,
featuring the following tracks:
On Thursday, December 13, the Conference will feature interactive panel sessions led by
technology specialists. The "Ask the Experts" forum will begin with formal presentations
on critical issues faced by technology professionals, and will be followed by a panel
discussion and Q&A with industry leaders, technology experts and market analysts.
- Track One: Advances in software development
- Track Two: Bluetooth Wireless in Action: Application Development
- Track Three: Hardware Implementations
- Track Four: Creating an Industry: Business Development and Opportunities
- Track Five: Bluetooth Market and Industry Case Studies
Media/analyst registration for the Bluetooth Developers Conference is available online at
www.bluetooth.com/devcon. For pre-show and on-site interview opportunities, please
contact Kimberly Heaney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Bluetooth Developers Conference
The Bluetooth Developers Conference, a Key3Studios event, will bring together a variety
of users, including software developers, hardware engineers, product designers and
corporate, aerospace, automotive and consumer electronics professionals with one
common purpose: the creation of a world without wires. Attendees will get in-depth
insight into the most critical issues facing the Bluetooth wireless technology community
today: coexistence, security, market expectations and technological challenges. The
Bluetooth Developers Conference, taking place December 11-13, 2001 at San Francisco's
Moscone Center, was created to satisfy this complex demand for information, and is the
only educational event of its kind – a technical Conference entirely devoted to the
practical exchange of knowledge and instruction on Bluetooth wireless technology.
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