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<p>TOSHIBA GEARS UP FOR MOBILEXCHANGE</p>
<p>Australasia’s largest mobile computing event to explore how mobility is redefining the workplace</p>
<p>Sydney, 25 February, 2003 – Mobile computing leader, Toshiba (Australia) Pty. Limited, Information Systems Division (ISD) has brought together an impressive panel of internationally respected thought leaders to present at MobileXchange 2004 - Australasia’s largest mobile computing conference (Melbourne, March 4-5).</p>
<p>“Each MobileXchange event over the last five years has shown how the adoption of new technologies – especially in the mobile segment - is rapidly changing the way our work and personal space integrate,” said Ralph Stadus, general manager, Toshiba ISD. “This year’s event will analyse and predict how organisations are turning their focus from cost-cutting to using technological innovation to help drive new business opportunities such as flexible working practices.”</p>
<p>The high-profile line up of guest speakers at MobileXchange 2004 includes:
David Suzuki - award winning scientist and environmentalist - on the challenge of the 21st Century: setting the real bottom-line. In the past century, humanity has undergone an explosive change in numbers, science, technology, consumption and economics, which have endowed us with the power to alter the biological, physical and chemical properties of the planet. How do we realign our priorities in order to reconnect with the natural elements and ensure life on the planet can continue to flourish?
Charles Leadbeater - ideas generator, independent writer and special adviser to British Prime Minister Tony Blair – looking at why we love and hate technology at the same time: nostalgia and technological progress.
Hugh Bradlow - chief technology officer for Telstra and managing director of Telstra Research Laboratories - on the latest mobile telecommunications developments including secure wireless broadband connectivity.
Bruce McCabe – IT commentator and managing director, S2 Intelligence – examining which emerging technologies will matter to business and perspectives on what impact they will have, using examples and scenarios in the Australia and New Zealand context.
Hugh Mackay - Australian psychologist, social researcher and writer – offering a local perspective on what is happening in the Australian business culture and workplace right now – and how technological innovation impacts on this.
Calum Russell - business group manager for Mobility at Microsoft Australia - talking about mobile technology solutions for consumers and businesses with a focus on Pocket PC, SmartPhone, Tablet PC and wireless devices.
Khimji Vaghjiani - responsible for Emerging Technologies and Innovations at Westpac - examining the end user aspects of various emerging technologies with a case study titled ‘Cool Tools, But…’</p>
<p>In addition to the keynotes, the conference will offer a highly informative and interactive mix of case-studies, break-out sessions and a round table discussion. The Solutions Showcase provides delegates with the opportunity for hands-on experience of the latest wireless computing and communications technology solutions.</p>
<p>For more information visit http://www.isd.toshiba.com.au/mobilexchange/index.html or call the Toshiba Sales Centre on 13 30 70.</p>
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Toshiba’s Information Systems Division (ISD) is a division of Toshiba (Australia) Pty Limited which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, the seventh largest integrated manufacturer of electric and electronic equipment, with around 165,000 employees worldwide, and annual sales of over US$47 billion on a consolidated basis. With notebook market share of 24.3% (according to IDC’s Q3 2003 figures), Toshiba ISD is comfortably the Australian market share market leader.
Unique among vendors, Toshiba ISD specialises exclusively in mobile solutions and services and is also the only leading computer brand that is 100 per cent channel-centric. A global reputation for quality has been achieved through an R&D budget roughly equal to Australia’s total expenditure as a country in this area.
Toshiba pioneered the notebook market in 1985 and in recent years, Toshiba ISD extended its solutions offering for Australia and New Zealand with the inclusion of a range of projectors, Pocket PCs and personal storage products.</p>
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Issued by Howorth Communications on behalf of Toshiba (Australia) Pty Limited, Information Systems Division.</p>
<p>Toshiba’s Virtual Pressroom: www.isd.toshiba.com.au</p>
<p>For further press information please contact:
Elizabeth Dawson or Caroline Hendra Annette Horst
Howorth Communications Toshiba Australia Pty Ltd
Ph: 02 9904 4533 Ph: 02 9887 6021
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