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Mobile Roundtable: Defywire - Success in the Mobile Enterprise | 2005-Sep-08

Mobile Roundtable

"Successful Case Studies in the Mobile Enterprise"

News Release: September 8, 2005

On Thursday, September 8, 2005, the Washington Network Group's Mobile Roundtable convened an Executive Forum with Jill Stelfox, Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Defywire. We met at the Tower Club in Tyson's Corner, Virginia. Seating was limited to 50 people.

Mobile Roundtable Executive Forum

The Mobile Roundtable Executive Forum addresses the needs of industry leaders in the wireless and mobile applications sectors. The WNG's Mobile Roundtable meets periodically for special forums, expert briefings, and VIP events. Patrick Dine, Vice President North America of MATERNA, chairs the Mobile Roundtable. Our attendees included representatives from the media, corporate, investment, policy, and government sectors.

Our Original Invitation:

The Washington Network Group is pleased to convene our next Mobile Roundtable event on Thursday, September 8th, at The Tower Club in Vienna (Tysons Corner), Virginia.

Successful Case Studies in the Mobile Enterprise

Jill Stelfox
Co-founder, Chairman & CEO

Thursday, September 8, 2005
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

The Tower Club
8000 Towers Crescent Drive
17th Floor
Vienna, Virginia 22182

• $25 WNG Members
• $35 Non-Members

- Registration includes breakfast -

For this Mobile Roundtable luncheon, Jill Stelfox will offer opening remarks, and then have an informal discussion with us over breakfast.

About Our Discussant

As the CEO of Defywire, a high growth mobile software company based in Herndon Virginia, Jill is truly a driver in the wireless technology revolution. In the highly competitive and crowded wireless software space, her steadfast leadership and aggressive vision have enabled this A-round company to secure eight important customers (including three Fortune 200 companies) and seven million dollars in funding in its first full year of operation.

Prior to Defywire, Jill was with Noblestar Systems from 1997 through 2001 where she served as Chief Financial Officer and as Director of Mobile and Wireless. Jill led the successful effort to obtain venture capital for the spin-off company Riverbed Technologies, a developer of mobile and wireless synchronization products. Later, she managed the sale of Riverbed to Aether Systems for nearly $1 billion, with a 3000% percent return for her investors in just eighteen months. Jill spearheaded the expansion of Noblestar's European presence through the acquisition of the Swedish company Roaming Factory, and played a critical role in the divestiture of Noblestar Federal Systems to SI Consulting (now SI International).

Before joining Noblestar, Jill served as the CFO/Controller for Netafim Irrigation, 1993 through 1997, of North America, where she developed and implemented the company's strategic plan, along with business re-engineering initiatives. Jill also spent six years with Deloitte & Touche as a CPA providing audit, tax and advisory services to privately held, fast growing and turn-around companies.

Jill serves on many community boards including the Inova Health System Foundation, The Medical Care of Children Partnership and the Women’s Advisory Board for the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital. Jill is also a member of the Center for Innovation and Technology GAP Investment fund.

Jill holds a Bachelor’s of Science in accounting from California State University and a CPA from the State of California. In addition, Jill is a mom, a leader in her community, a philanthropist, and an avid Harley Davidson motor-cyclist.

Mobile Roundtable Executive Forum

This luncheon program is convened under our "Mobile Roundtable Executive Forum", which is designed to address the interests of industry leaders in the wireless and mobile applications sectors. Our attendees include representatives from the corporate, investment, policy, and government sectors.

The Mobile Roundtable meets periodically for executive forums, special briefings, and VIP dinners. Patrick Dine, Vice President North America of MATERNA, chairs the Mobile Roundtable.

WNG Membership: You do not have to be a WNG Member to participate, but WNG Members will be given registration preference for our events and will receive registration discounts when offered. WNG membership is by application and costs $50.00 per year. To apply for membership: click here.

Early registrations include participants from the following:

 • BearingPoint • Global Office Connect • HireStrategy • MATERNA USA • Needham Capital • NextLinx • Northern Virginia Technology Council • Silicon Valley Bank • Spherion •

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