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WES 2010 Preview Guide

How to get the most out of the WES 2010 Conference April 27–29

WES 2010 Preview Guide

The countdown to the Wireless Enterprise Symposium (WES) 2010 is on and already there's a buzz among IT professionals. More than 5,000 people are expected to attend from April 27–29 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in sunny Orlando, Florida. With an entirely new, forward-thinking agenda, we'll explore and explain how the community is working together to increase the value of mobility in your business.

For the BlackBerry® event of the year we have put together this preview guide to help you get the most out of the show. Sample the tracks and sessions, get pricing and registration information, read conference tips, and plan your itinerary today!


FIVE REASONS TO ATTEND WES 2010

  1. Get your hardest questions answered: Speak one-on-one with BlackBerry® experts from Research In Motion (RIM), join a hands-on lab, and attend targeted breakout sessions.
  2. Learn from your peers: Share insights, experiences, and challenges with like-minded people from across the globe.
  3. WES is a great value: More than 100 breakout sessions in four tracks, hands-on labs, keynote speakers, training, certification exams—these opportunities and more are all available at a great price.
  4. Supercharge your mobility strategy: Take home the strategies and techniques needed to meet your organization's mobility objectives in 2010.
  5. The Solutions Showcase: Preview mobility products and services from carriers, ISVs, and solution integrators.
WES 2010 isn't just another symposium; it's the premier BlackBerry event. And this year, it's all about collaboration—between BlackBerry, our best partners, loyal users, and most passionate enthusiasts.            

TRACKS AND SESSION PREVIEWS (AND SUGGESTED AUDIENCES)

We have organized the technical sessions into the following four main tracks. Within each track you'll find multiple sessions that will appeal to every audience and expertise level. Or, with the Full WES Conference Pass, create your own track by mixing sessions from any track.

1. Mobile Architecture for Today's BlackBerry Administrator

Audience: Administrators of the BlackBerry Solution, Messaging Systems and Telecom Systems, BlackBerry Alliance Members

Top sessions:

  • Secure deployment of user-provisioned applications
  • Deploying enterprise applications
  • Extending the desktop
  • Architecting your BlackBerry deployment for high availability

2. Developing Mobile Applications for the Enterprise

Audience: Developers, IT Architects and Senior IT Managers, BlackBerry Alliance Members

Top sessions:

  • Getting started: Understanding the BlackBerry widget development platform
  • Build vs. buy: Making an informed decision
  • Designing and distributing consumer-facing apps with BlackBerry App World™
  • Advanced user interface design for Java applications

3. Mobilizing Enterprise Voice Communications

Audience: Senior Executives, Telephony Leaders, Telecom System Administrators, BlackBerry Alliance Members

Top sessions:

  • Cutting the cord: Building a business case for fixed mobile convergence
  • Key steps to successfully deploying and rolling out BlackBerry Mobile Voice System
  • Managing costs and enterprise voice communications
  • Integrating BlackBerry Mobile Voice System into your enterprise voice network

4. Mobility as a Business Driver

Audience: Executives, Business Leaders, BlackBerry Alliance Members

Top sessions:

  • Smartphone proliferation in the enterprise: The business impact
  • Mobility math: RIO/TCO of deployments
  • The latest mobile solutions for sales forces and field forces
  • Mobilizing your customer-facing applications on BlackBerry App World

Click here for the session catalog »

Start planning your agenda here »


BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!

There is more to WES 2010 than tracks and sessions. Try these additional opportunities to expand your knowledge and hone your skills (additional fees may apply, see prices for details):

  • Hands-On Labs: Work at your own pace through exercises and problem-solving scenarios to broaden your understanding of everything the BlackBerry solution can do. Labs will cover (1) installing and upgrading the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, (2) introducing the BlackBerry® Administration Service, (3) role-based administration, (4) security, (5) monitoring, and (6) high availability.
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server Training: A two-day training course to learn how to better manage the features and capabilities of your BlackBerry solution. Topics include BlackBerry message flow, IT policies, software configurations, high availability, and monitoring.
  • 2010 Public Sector Forum: Government agencies, this is for you! Designed specifically for the needs of government agencies at all levels, this full-day forum focuses on hardware, Mobile Voice Services, and the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. In the afternoon divide into smaller focus groups covering healthcare, defense, law enforcement, and other hot topics.

REGISTRATION GUIDE

WES 2010 registration Start here to register.
Session catalog Go here for session descriptions and schedules.
Pricing and packages See rates for Full Conference Pass, 1.5-Day Executive Pass, and other packages.
Registration FAQs Answers on fees, discounts, payments, accommodations, companions, and more.
Budget planner Calculate your budget for registration, hotel, training, airfare, and more.
Special offers You may qualify for group discounts, the alumni discount, or early bird offers.

TEN TIPS FOR GETTING THE MOST FROM WES 2010

  1. Build your itinerary around your strategic objectives
  2. Go as a team so you can divide and conquer
  3. Put down your BlackBerry smartphone and introduce yourself!
  4. Network using BlackBerry® Messenger, Facebook®, and other social networking tools (hint: LinkedIn for BlackBerry coming soon!)
  5. Write a blog and use Twitter® to enlighten your colleagues back home
  6. Seek out BlackBerry experts for face-to-face conversations
  7. Upgrade your skills with training and certification
  8. Talk to people with similar business needs, configurations, or strategic objectives
  9. Load up on free chotchkies
  10. Have fun!

Start planning your WES 2010 itinerary today »


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