Mobile Future

Going Mobile: Florida

–Mobile Future Hosts Forum to Discuss Wireless Innovations–


(Tallahassee, Fla.) – Today, Mobile Future, a broad-based coalition dedicated to fostering an environment that encourages innovations in wireless technologies and services, hosted a forum on the dramatic growth and development in wireless technology.  Forward-thinking officials, including Tallahassee Mayor Marks and Florida Public Service Commissioner McMurrian, joined the panel to discuss how wireless is offering Floridians twenty-first century tools to address twenty-first century issues.

Moderated by Mobile Future chairman Jonathan Spalter, the forum also featured panelists from an array of wireless related fields discussing advances in mobile technology and services.  Additionally, panelists addressed the positive implications continued investment may bring for job growth, economic development, and enhanced public services in Florida.

"Wireless technology, innovation and investment have demonstrated dramatic growth and continued potential," said Spalter, "That same innovation and investment are critical in the future for both businesses and consumers. This forum was a tremendous opportunity to discuss the future of achievable advances and the importance of maintaining an environment that encourages investment, growth and innovation in the wireless space."

Spalter opened the forum with remarks on the direction of mobile communications, followed by a strong panel featuring key local policymakers and leaders in the wireless field including:

  • Mayor John Marks, City of Tallahassee, has made technology a key focus of his administration and discussed the many innovative ways the city is using wireless applications.
  • Commissioner Katrina McMurrian, Florida Public Service Commission, has extensive experience in advanced communications and outlined some of the top policy issues in the wireless space.
  • Rear Admiral Robert Duncan (Ret.), of Rivada Networks, a leading designer, integrator and operator of public safety communications and information technology for homeland security forces and first responders, discussed innovative, reliable and cost-effective wireless public safety solutions
  • Peter Marx, managing partner of Analog Protocol, highlighted many of the cutting-edge wireless consumer applications that are changing virtually every aspect of how we live.

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Mobile Future is a broad-based coalition of businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals interested in and dedicated to fostering 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.