World leaders go wireless with AvantGo

World leaders go wireless with AvantGo

Mobile information company AvantGo has teamed up with Compaq, Accenture and Microsoft to provide wireless access to key conference information and applications for delegates at this year's World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

Using AvantGo on Compaq iPAQ Pocket PCs connected to a wireless local area network, the 2,200 conference-goers will be able to access their fellow delegates' biographical details and photographs online and send each other emails directly from the device to set up meetings. Delegates will also receive real-time session updates and news and be able to access personalised agendas and contacts directories.

One of the key themes for the 2001 event is 'the second phase of the digital revolution', looking at what lies ahead for the Internet and highlighting successful business models in the new economy. AvantGo CEO Richard Owen, says: "Delegates at WEF 2001 will be able to experience at first hand the advantages of mobile access to information and applications, which is bringing real economic benefits to organisations around the world."

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