June 11-13, 2018 | Loews Ventana Canyon Resort | Tucson, AZ
Day 1 - Monday, June 11, 2018
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
4:30 PM - 4:35 PM
Speaker: Philip McKay, CEO, nGage Events
4:35 PM - 5:00 PM
Conference Chair Opening Remarks: Innovating in a Mobile-Cloud World
Speaker: Conference Chair, Maribel Lopez, Founder of Lopez Research LLC
Description: Connected devices, cloud computing and analytics using tools such as machine learning are changing how we build and operate enterprise applications and business processes. This session will discuss how leaders are delivering workflow efficiencies and driving new revenue by adopting new technologies.
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Keynote Presentation: Designing the digital workspace of the future
Description: Mobile and cloud computing provides an opportunity to change how work gets done. To get the most from these technologies, companies need to build a contextual, and secure digital workspace strategy. This session will provide a vision on the best ways to create a secure yet highly usable digital workspace that allows employees to work anywhere on their device of choice.
5:40 PM - 6:20 PM
Keynote Presentation: Moving Beyond the Firewall: The Next Frontier of IT Leadership
Speaker: Ken Piddington, CIO, MRE Consulting
Description: Even successful IT executives and managers are under pressure to meet the steadily increasing demands from the business. The perception of IT’s value is declining, the pace of change is faster than ever, and time is of the essence for IT to take a stand and demonstrate how technology can change the course for an organization’s success or failure. Business technology leaders – on any level in IT management – can change how they impact and create value for their organizations.J
Join us for this session to hear how organizations need their business technology leaders to influence and lead across the organization -- and move from traditional back-office IT to provide unique streams of value on the other side of the firewall.
6:20 PM - 6:50 PM
General Session Keynote: Collaborating in a modern age
Description: Companies have numerous messaging, document storage and web collaboration tools. How do you move from complexity to seamless collaboration? How do you seamlessly collaborate across the globe and across company boundaries? This session will discuss the most efficient way to structure information access and collaboration in a mobile-cloud world.
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Welcome Reception & Dinner
An elegant networking reception and dinner for all designed to foster interaction and build relationships.
Day 2 - Tuesday, June 12, 2018
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
General Session Panel: Developing an Agile IT Organization: Concepts, Culture and Concerns
Description: While many people may think of Agile as a methodology, it is actually a procedural and cultural movement that is impacting IT organizations looking to shift from traditional ‘waterfall’ project management and approaches. If done correctly, it can result in faster and leaner development cycles, as well as more efficient production of products on the business side. There are challenges, however, including legacy roadblocks, resistance from IT staff, and concerns by business stakeholders on the impact of adoption. There are also issues of credibility and trust, as IT shifts from the status quo. Panelists in this session will discuss best practice approaches, as well as outline what works and what may not within the IT organization.
8:50 AM - 9:40 AM
General Session Panel: Evolution of Modern Operating System: How will this Impact Application Development, User Experience, Device Strategy and Security?
Moderator: Eric Klein, Director, Enterprise Mobility and Connected Devices,VDC Research
Description: The largest technology companies that control the interfaces of our favorite devices are working on products to future-proof their platforms' flexibility and value to both consumers and businesses. Most of Apple, Google, and Microsoft's customers use products from all of these companies―but, going forward, organizations must prepare for how the evolution of modern operating systems (OSes) will impact their application development, user experiences, and device strategy, management and security. The OS strategies of these vendors will ultimately require organizations to rethink how to best service their workforce with modern devices and applications as new more efficient methods to consume content and applications emerge. This session will discuss the following: OS trends, and how the strategies that Apple, Google and Microsoft are pursuing will impact the IT ecosystem; how quickly it may impact organizations that have made extensive investments in these vendor’s products; how to prepare for the imminent changes in the way in which our workforce will interact with devices.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Case Study Presentations
Description: 25 minute case study sessions. Solution providers and their End User customers discuss challenges faced, strategy, implementation, outcome, and the future.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Fireside Chat: Building Customized Apps in the Cloud
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
General Session Keynote: AI in the Enterprise: Finding Quick Wins and Avoiding Speed Bumps
Speaker: Isaac Sacolick, Consultant, CIO, Author, StarCIO
Description: While technology companies have made significant progress over the last few years experimenting with AI and bringing related capabilities to market, AI is still in early adoption phases at many enterprises. The panel will focus on how to get started with AI, where to find appropriate business opportunities to apply AI solutions, how to find AI partners and talent, and steps to take to avoid early missteps.
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
General Session CEO Panel: Building a Digital Transformation Roadmap
Description: Mobile, cloud computing and new analytics technologies have changed the enterprise IT landscape. Every year CIOs are faced with new technology choices, new vendors and varying budgets. This session will discuss how leading CIOs are approaching digital transformation. For example, what are the best practices for introducing new technologies in the organization? How far and how fast should you embrace cloud computing services? What's working in analytics and what's the real state of AI in the enterprise?
3:15 PM - 6:10 PM
Meeting Zone for 1:1 Meetings
6:10 PM - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Networking Reception, Dinner, & Casino Night
A cocktail networking reception, dinner, and casino games designed to foster interaction and build relationships.
Day 3 - Wednesday, June 13, 2018
June 11-13, 2018 | Loews Ventana Canyon Resort | Tucson, AZ
"Innovation and Integration in the Mobile and Digital Workspace"