The RTP Wireless Initiative (RTPWI) will hold its quarterly programon Tuesday, Sept. 24, to discuss the current state and future of the globalwireless industry.

RTPWI, a joint initiative with the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology Venturing at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, provides technology leaders and industry experts a forum to meet, plan, and discuss key wireless issues.

The highlight of the evening will be a keynote from Dylan Brooks, senior analyst with Jupiter Media Metrix, one of the world’s top research firms. Brooks will discuss the global wireless marketplace, as well as an exclusive look at the results contained within an unreleased report on mobile transactions and m-commerce. The program will also kick-off RTPWI’s Special Interest Groups-one focusing on wireless networks, the other on wireless applications.

“RTP has historically proven to be a bellwether for trends that eventually sweep the nation and the globe,” RTPWI Program Manager Tracy Stutz said in a statement. “We’re extremely honored that Dylan Brooks has agreed to present-his enthusiasm is a testament to the fact that RTPWI is highly respected by wireless experts.”

Brooks has long been considered an expert in the wireless field. At Jupiter, he provides strategic data and insight for wireless content and transactions providers and those targeting the emerging broadband audience. Prior to Jupiter, Brooks held positions at several other leading wireless companies, including AT&T Broadband and Internet Services and Media One.

The program will be held on Sept. 24 from 5:30 to 8 PM. at MCNC, Building 1, 3021 Cornwallis Road, in RTP. Admission for CED members is $15; non-members $30. For more information, contact Tracy Stutz at tstutz@cednc.org, or use the online registration form at the link below.

RTPWI Registration: https://secure.cednc.org/events/register/wireless_rndtbl.html