Jörg Springer is the Chief Marketing Officer for the wireless technology group Radio Frequency Systems (RFS). Mr Springer has over 15 years of experience in global marketing and business development. He has held executive positions in Europe, North America and Mercosur, such as Director of Product Line Communications with a multinational European OEM, and Head of Business Development with a Brazilian group based in Rio de Janeiro.Mr Springer is publisher of the quarterly wireless industry journal STAY CONNECTED, and is a member of the German Association of Journalists. He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA), with majors in foreign trade and international marketing and management.
Wireless communications plays an important part in the plans to connect the world's peoples, and include them within the fold of the information society and the global economy, in accordance with the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) declaration of principles. New wireless technologies - third generation mobile and Wi-Fi, among others - bring the Internet within reach of people and workers, wherever they may be. In emerging economies, wireless is often used as an alternative to fixed networks.
As global leaders debate the way ahead to a worldwide information society, many look to the wireless communications industry. Increasingly, ubiquitous and accessible wireless is taking its place at the forefront of world efforts to reach across the 'digital divide', delivering information and communications technologies (ICT) to even the poorest countries. At the same time, it is continuing to transform the ways that business is conducted and leisure time is spent in the developed world.