BlackBerry World: Public Sector Forum


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Hi! I’m Wes, and I work for Research In Motion® (RIM®) and I’m a BlackBerry® Segment Leader for Public Sector – which means I spend the majority of my time thinking about how mobile solutions can make a difference in government agencies today. Of interest to others in the same area of occupation is this year’s Public Sector Forum at BlackBerry World™, being held on May 5th, 2011. This annual event focuses on best practices in wireless mobility, networking with peers and the future of the BlackBerry solution for the Public Sector.

In particular, there are two breakout sessions I’d like to highlight:

WB22: Public Sector Leaders in Mobility

Meet the finalists of the Public Sector Wireless Achievement Awards in an interactive discussion on managing large-scale BlackBerry deployments, delivering mobile applications, and meeting business needs with mobility. In this session, we’ll cover the following topics: responding to the demand for mobile access to organizational data, deploying mobile applications, scaling deployments from small user groups to an enterprise-scale user population, balancing security needs with user demands and what makes a successful deployment.

For more details, view Session WB22 in the online session catalog.

WB24: Security in Government Roundtable

In this session, the Research In Motion® (RIM®) security group will discuss the current state of wireless security. As smartphones are more frequently used in Public Sector organizations, maintaining appropriate controls while giving employees the flexibility to fully leverage wireless technology is a challenge. This session will cover governance, regulatory concerns, best practices and industry trends that will assist your organization
in managing growth. Join this session to discuss security challenges and how controls in the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server – as well as third party solutions – can help to address these needs.

For more details, view Session WB24 in the online session catalog.

We’ll also be doing a general overview of BlackBerry solutions used in the Public Sector – sharing some insight into wireless trends and how different mobility solutions can help to drive your business needs (Session WB21). Also, the hot topic of Applications at Work in the Public Sector will explore how organizations at the federal, state/provincial and local levels of government are using the BlackBerry solution as a complete mobility platform (Session WB23).

If you’d like to find out more about our public sector offerings, check out the video above for a look at how the Baltimore Police Department is using BlackBerry today.

If you have questions about applications and deployments, hardware and software, and mobile solutions for field service to emergency responsiveness – we’d love to meet you this week at BlackBerry World 2011!  Register now, and we’ll see you soon!

About Wes M

Wes Montee is currently the Government Market Development Manager at Research In Motion with responsibility for North America. He is dedicated to promoting the BlackBerry solution & applications to Federal, State, Provincial and Local Governments. Prior to joining RIM in September of 08’, Wes held a variety of marketing, sales and sales support positions at Sprint over a span of 14 years. Recent leadership positions included managing the Government and Utilities marketing team as well as building Sprint’s Higher Education vertical marketing team. Wes is committed to building strong partnerships with customers, carriers and application partners to ensure customers realize the full potential of wireless solutions on BlackBerry.

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