Network, Learn & Get a Taste of New Technology at the new “Taste of Technology Small Business Series” brought to you by

A fresh, new series of educational and networking events for small business owners, focusing on technology and making it work for small businesses.

First Event: Taste of Technology: Mobility for Small Businesses. Being Productive & Connected Out of the Office

What does mobility mean for businesses? How can smaller companies leverage mobile technology to grow their business? How can I respond to customers out of the office just as if I were in the office? How do I extend mobile technology to my employees?

These and other issues will be discussed at an interactive presentation by our panel of experts and evening of networking with business owners.

Ramon Ray, Editor,, will give opening comments and Stephen Wellman, Director of Community and Content, Ziff Davis Enterprise will moderate the discussion.

Sponsored by:

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Partners include – Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, New York Media Information Exchange Groupand BDPA

Topics covered:

  • What mobility really means for small businesses 
  • How to choose the right hardware
  • How to choose the right software
  • How to develop a mobile strategy useful now and in the future
  • What security and data protection technologies and policies you should implement
  • Working with your wireless provider – money saving tips
  • Managing devices is important as your business grows
  • and more

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Samsung Experience, Time Warner Center
10 Columbus Circle 3rd floor
New York, NY 10022

Registration: $49

($39 early bird registration, $30 with partner discount code)


ramonray-lowres.jpgRamon Ray, Editor,

Ray is Editor and Technology Evangelist of Has an extensive background in technology for small businesses; is often quoted in the media including CNBC’s Donny Deutsch Show, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal; co-produces the annual Small Business Summit

stephen-wellman.jpgStephen Wellman, Ziff Davis Enterprise

Wellman is a well-known blogger and editor who has covered mobile technology, Google, and a variety of other pervasive technology topics – most recently for CMP’s TechWeb and FierceMarkets.

In addition to covering wireless telecom five business days a week at FierceMarkets, Wellman also conducted industry research and consulted with top wireless insiders. He also moderated panels and served as chairman at the leading wireless trade shows and other high-level events, including 3GSM, SuperComm, CTIA, the Mobile Enterainment Summit, the Global Wireless Summit, CeBit Americas, The Wireless LAN Event, Carriers World, VoIP World. In addition, I helped organize, produce, and launch FierceMarkets’ first executive summit, wVoIP 2005.

Thumbnail image for MattSarrel.jpgMatt Sarrel, Executive Director, Sarrel Group

Sarrel currently writes for a number of publications and websites including PC Magazine, eWeek, TechWeb, Intelligent Enterprise, Information Week, and YRB Magazine. He has written for and spoken to numerous international audiences about information technology and information security. Sarrel was a Technical Director at PC Magazine Labs for four years and served as Vice President of Engineering and IS Manager at two Internet startups. Prior to his experiences in the world of Internet startups, he spent almost 10 years providing IT solutions in medical research settings, beginning his career as a network administrator and ultimately serving as Director of IT for the New Jersey Medical School National Tuberculosis Center and CIO for the HIV Educational Exchange for Healthcare Workers in Vietnam project. Matt has earned a BA (History) from Cornell University and an MPH (Epidemiology) from Columbia University.

Thumbnail image for LauraForlano2.jpgLaura Forlano, Information Society Project at Yale Law School

Forlano is a Visiting Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School and a Ph.D. Candidate in Communications at Columbia University. Her research interests include organizations, technology (in particular, mobile and wireless technology) and the role of place in communication, collaboration and innovation. Forlano is an Adjunct Faculty member in the Design and Management department at Parsons and the Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School. She serves as a board member of NYCwireless and the New York City Computer Human Interaction Association. Forlano received a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University, a diploma in International Relations from The Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor’s in Asian Studies from Skidmore College.

Bill Rom, Managing Partner, 151 Ventures

Prior to co-founding 151 Ventures, Bill was COO and co-founder of Emitac Mobile Solutions (EMS), a Dubai-based mobile solutions and service provider of the BlackBerry Solution. He was instrumental in securing the Company’s initial capital funding, establishing the company in the United Arab Emirates, recruiting the start-up team and driving the company to revenues of more than $5M in the first year. Prior to the formation of EMS, Bill was EVP of Outercurve Technologies, a company he joined after negotiating the sale of the Vaultus Wireless Division to Outercurve. In 2002 Bill was with Vaultus Mobile Technologies as VP of Sales and before that a principal and VP of Sales for Wireless Telecom, Inc., a wireless application service provider that was sold to Vaultus in January 2000 as part of capital raise that he facilitated. Previously Bill was CEO and co-founder of Mobile Computing Solutions, Inc, a mobile computing integrator and Managed Services company. Bill has over 25 years of sales, marketing and management experience in the computer and mobile computing industry.