Microsoft director discusses building momentum for mobility

Michael Wehrs keeps a close eye on the mobile phone business for Microsoft. As director of technology and standards at the company’s mobile devices division, he watches carefully to see where the industry is moving and what venture capitalists are funding. Wehrs serves on numerous technical committees and boards within the industry, helping it overcome barriers as it lurches toward common ground on such issues as technology standards. One day, our cellphones and other devices will be able to send pictures and messages to each other and connect to the Internet as easily as making a call. Reaching common standards will help that happen.