The Third Platform

Mobile and cloud computing are converging to create a new platform—one that provides unlimited computing resources and opens up a world of new opportunities.

May 6, 2014 - Boston


 

Survive, Thrive, and Succeed

Rock Stars of Mobile Cloud speakers demonstrated not only how to survive in the era of Mobile Cloud — but also to thrive and succeed, and deliver the competitive advantage in these diverse areas:

  • Driving mobile strategy in an enterprise environment
  • Managing a portfolio of mobile applications
  • Using mobile applications to leverage new IT architectures
  • Improving synchronization of data
  • Ensuring reliability and scalability
  • Increasing ease of integration
  • Controlling mission-critical data, and
  • Implementing anytime-anywhere access to applications and collaborative services.

Rock Stars of Mobile Cloud was a must-attend event featuring top executives leading the way in Mobile Cloud—a convergence that promises to entirely transform how users and enterprises interact with mobile technology.

View presentations and video from the action-packed day.

The knowledge-packed presentations from leaders in the industry were designed to show attendees how to take advantage of the convergence of these two powerful technology trends. Rock Stars of Mobile Cloud conference featured executives who:

  • Have solid experience in making mobile and cloud technologies work within an organization
  • Help you directly apply the knowledge within your organization
  • Possess the big-picture view of its vast future potential
  • Come from leading companies such as Salesforce, SAP, VMware, Dell, and Red Hat
  • Are among the 10 most influential people in cloud.

speakers


 
Peter Coffee
Coffee
Nick Brown
Brown
 
Bernard Golden
Golden
Kit Colbert
Colbert
 
John Halamka, MD
Halamka
Joshua Greenbaum
Greenbaum
 
Carlo Cadet
Cadet
Frank Ingari
Ingari
 
Krishnan Subramanian
Subramanian
George Reese
Reese
 

Nick Brown

Senior Vice President, Mobile Strategy
SAP

In his global role, Nick Brown is responsible for driving SAP's mobile platform strategy for MEAP, MCAP and MDM, and managing the portfolio of mobile B2E & B2C applications across all SAP LoB and Industry focus areas. Nick and his team are responsible for delivery of mobile roadmaps and market requirements for all aspects for SAP Mobile business. In addition, he is responsible for strategic market development, mobile strategy, and overall business planning. Brown joined SAP in 2007 as vice president of CRM Alliances, driving the development of strategic partnerships with systems integrators to accelerate market adoption of SAP CRM. He also spent eight years with Oracle's Siebel division in product marketing.

Peter Coffee

Vice President, Strategic Research
salesforce.com

Peter works with IT professionals and independent developers to build the global community using cloud application platforms including salesforce.com's Force.com and Heroku. He also served as the company's first CTO for Automobile Industry Initiatives and supported customers' Internet of Things and big data programs. Peter has more than 30 years' experience in guiding adoption of new technologies and practices as a developer, consultant, educator, author, and lecturer, with particular emphasis on software development and information security disciplines. He has served as a keynote speaker, moderator, and workshop leader at industry events and academic meetings throughout the world.
 

Kit Colbert

CTO, End-User Computing
VMware

Kit Colbert is the CTO, End-User Computing at VMware, driving technical strategy and advanced development of innovative solutions for VMware's desktop, social, and mobility products. A 10-year veteran at VMware, Kit previously held roles as the Chief Architect and Principal Engineer for Horizon Workspace and as the lead Management Architect for the vCenter Operations Suite. At the start of his career, he was the technical lead behind the creation, development, and delivery of the vMotion and Storage vMotion features in vSphere. Kit holds a ScB in Computer Science from Brown University and is a recognized thought-leader on End-user Computing and Cloud Management trends. He speaks regularly at industry conferences, on the main stage at VMworld, and is the desktop and mobility voice for the VMware Office of the CTO blog.

Bernard Golden

Vice President, Strategy
ActiveState

Named by Wired.com as one of the 10 most influential persons in cloud computing, Bernard is a recognized visionary in the field. Before joining ActiveState, he oversaw the Cloud Computing Enterprise Solutions division at Dell Enstratius. Bernard serves as the cloud computing advisor for CIO Magazine. His blog has been named on over a dozen "best of cloud computing" lists and is read by tens of thousands each month. He is a highly regarded speaker, and has keynoted cloud conferences around the world. Bernard is the author or co-author of four books on virtualization and cloud computing.
 

Joshua Greenbaum

Principal
Enterprise Applications Consulting

Joshua has over 30 years of experience in the industry as a computer programmer, systems analyst, author, consultant, and industry analyst. Josh regularly consults with leading public and private enterprise software, database, infrastructure, implementation, and hardware companies, and advises end users on technology infrastructure and applications selection, development, and implementation issues.

John Halamka, MD

Chief Information Officer
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

As CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, John is responsible for all clinical, financial, administrative, and academic information technology serving 3,000 doctors, 14,000 employees and 2 million patients. He is also a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, chairman of the New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN), co-chair of the national HIT Standards Committee, co-chair of the Massachusetts HIT Advisory Committee, and a practicing emergency physician. As chairman of NEHEN, he oversees clinical and administrative data exchange in Eastern Massachusetts. As co-chair of the HIT Standards Committee, he facilitates electronic standards harmonization among stakeholders nationwide. As co-chair of the Massachusetts HIT Advisory Committee, he engages stakeholders to guide the development of a statewide health information exchange.
 

Frank Ingari

CEO
NaviNet

Frank is a veteran technology entrepreneur with extensive experience in database, network applications, and end-user adoption. As CEO of NaviNet, he oversees the nation's leading network connecting physician offices and hospitals to payers, government agencies, and high-value applications such as HIEs and clinical informatics systems. It connects more than 350,000 active users representing more than 1 million healthcare professionals. Frank has contributed to industry standards and collaboration in several ways, serving as an original advisor to the Object Management Group (CORBA and web services specifications), President of the Massachusetts Telecommunications Council, and Chairman of the PricewaterhouseCoopers National Survey of Software Industry Operating Practices.

Carlo Cadet

VP of Customer Solutions
Perfecto Mobile

As VP of customer solutions at cloud-based mobile application testing and monitoring company Perfecto Mobile, Carlo has been on the cutting edge of enterprise mobile cloud solutions. Combining his expertise and knowledge in the areas of enterprise mobility and cloud computing, Carlo  has assisted dozens of leading enterprises in the planning and execution of their mobile quality strategies. Previously, he was responsible for driving identity and access management and virtualization initiatives at RSA Security. He earned an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BSc in Computer Science from Tufts University. As a US Air Force captain, he drove large-scale software programs focused on command and control.
 

George Reese

Executive Director and Senior Distinguished Engineer
Dell I Software

George has been delivering software as a service since 2003 when he founded Valtira, a suite of Web-based marketing tools. Prior to Valtira, George held a variety of technology leadership roles with J. Walter Thompson, Carlson Marketing Group as well as startups like Ancept and Imaginet. George is the author of several O'Reilly books on Internet and enterprise technologies, including "Java Database Best Practices" and "Managing and Using MySQL." and the recently released "Cloud Application Architectures." George has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA in Philosophy from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

Krishnan Subramanian

Director, OpenShift Strategy
Red Hat

Krishnan believes in the open source way that drives the evolution of Red Hat technologies and products. Krishnan's focus is on platform services, infrastructure, and the role of open source in the services era. OpenShift is Red Hat's platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering. He also helps his team develop their community and ecosystem efforts. Krishnam is the founder of Rishidot Research, a research community focused on the services world. Prior to joining Red Hat, he was an industry analyst.
 

 

agenda


 

John Halamka, MD

Chief Information Officer
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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.

Peter Coffee

Vice President, Strategic Research
salesforce.com

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.
 

Nick Brown

Senior Vice President, Mobile Strategy

SAP

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.

Kit Colbert

CTO End-User Computing
VMware

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.
 

Krishnan Subramanian

Director OpenShift Strategy
Red Hat

Composable Enterprise: 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.

Bernard Golden

Vice President, Strategy
ActiveState

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.
 

Joshua Greenbaum (moderator)

Principal
Enterprise Applications Consulting

Frank Ingari

President and CEO
NaviNet

Carlo Cadet

VP Customer Solutions
Perfecto Mobile

George Reese

Executive Director and Senior Distinguished Engineer
Dell Software

Panel: 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.

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