From mobile multimedia units to the growing use of wireless Internet, new communication technologies are changing the face of business. To connect industry and the academic community, the College of Business Administration and the College of Engineering will host the Wireless Telecommunications Symposium on Friday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Kellogg West Conference Center.
The Wireless Telecommunications Symposium features major industry leaders including keynote speakers Irwin Mark Jacobs, co-founder, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Qualcomm, and Neil Cox, executive vice president of Telecommunications Integration Sector at Science Applications International Corp. About 300 participants are expected to attend the event.
This symposium, now in its second year, was developed after the colleges of Business Administration and Engineering began collaborating on the development of an interdisciplinary master?s degree in telecommunications and computer networking. Both sides agreed that an ongoing exchange of up-to-date information between industry and the academic community in these two fields is important, said Steven Powell, professor of Computer Information Systems.