Rock Stars of Mobile Cloud Conference Agenda
Please see the Speakers page for bios.
Morning Session: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
John Halamka, MD
Chief Information Officer
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Vice President, Strategic Research
Senior Vice President, Mobile Strategy
CTO End-User Computing
Panel Discussion: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Joshua Greenbaum (moderator)
Enterprise Applications Consulting
President and CEO
CTO and Founder
Executive Director and Senior Distinguished Engineer
Afternoon Session: 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Director OpenShift Strategy
Vice President, Strategy
How Mobile, Cloud, and Big Data Bring You Closer to Your Customers
The combination of cloud, big data, and mobile is creating an inflection point for how the business world connects with customers in real time. Companies that leverage these trends successfully have the potential to transform their business, better serve their customers, enable their employees to interact with the consumer, increase customer loyalty, and drive new revenue streams as industry leaders. Nick will elaborate on the transformative power of these technologies and trends, with real-world examples from various industries and countries, and share insights on how companies can successfully capitalize on these trends to become closer to customers.
APIs of Everything: Beyond the Mobile App
When there are billions of connected devices on an Internet of Things, there had better not be a separate app for every kind of thing—and the APIs of things had better be robust languages for real transactions, not just naïve dialects suited for little more than demonstrations. This talk explores the implications for designing APIs that elevate performance of both people and machines.
Mobile and Cloud in Healthcare: From Hype to Reality
In a world of accelerating IT demand, limited budgets, and a need for agility, the cloud and mobile are increasingly attractive technologies for healthcare. However there are issues. The Office of Civil Rights has enhanced its audits and enforcement of HIPAA privacy rules. Malware and healthcare-specific cyberthreats are increasing risk. Cloud providers have been reluctant to sign business associate agreements and indemnify customers against privacy breaches. In this presentation, we'll review the barriers and enablers to using cloud and mobile technologies in healthcare, with case studies from Boston area hospitals including successes and failures.
Leveraging Cloud Computing to Fulfill the Promise of Mobile Applications
Mobile applications strain the definition, architecture, and operations of traditional applications. Instead of the stable software architectures with few client options, operated in static infrastructure topologies, mobile applications change frequently, operate on a large number of devices, and experience erratic user loads. This session will discuss how cloud computing is a fundamental requirement for today's mobile applications. Specific topics addressed include: designing and operating for scale, the role of application APIs, and managing the economics of mobile application infrastructure operations.
Cloud, Mobile and Internet of Things
With the proliferation of mobile devices and sensors, enterprises are presented with newer opportunities by taking advantage of cloud and big data. This discussion introduces the idea of Composable Enterprises, a modern IT approach to capitalize on services enabled by cloud computing. It explains the concept and highlights how it can transform organizations to be more agile and innovative. Modern enterprises have surrounded themselves with sensors and their employees carry mobile phones with multiple sensors everywhere. These sensors give large troves of data which, along with automation, can be used to accelerate innovation. The last part of the talk will highlight how the Composable Enterprise approach allows organizations to take advantage of large volumes of data they collect by leveraging Cloud and DevOps.
The Cloud is the Device: Toward Ubiquitous End-User Computing
A device is a device. Or is it? End-users want ubiquitous, seamless access to their applications and data across all devices, but the reality is different devices have different capabilities and application support. Similarly, IT management of devices is fragmented and inconsistent. And these problems will only grow as new devices—watches, glasses, cars, and more—enter the workplace. In this session, Kit will discuss how IT can deliver on user expectations of a no-comprise experience across desktop and mobile devices. He will argue that adopting a mobility management paradigm across all devices—even desktops!—and moving the device's canonical state to the cloud enables IT to bridge the device divide and deliver users any app, any time, on any device, securely and easily managed.
The Intersection of Privacy, Mobility, and Cloud
The growing use of mobile devices to input and display critical, and at times highly sensitive information, when combined with the increasing rate of deployment for new functionality in the cloud, opens up a host of potential problems and opportunities. This panel will explore what's good and what's not so good for individuals, end-user organizations and their software and service providers as privacy, mobility, and the cloud collide.