David Zilberman joined Comcast Ventures in 2006, and is responsible for identifying, executing and managing new investments while supporting existing portfolio companies. His investment focus is on enterprise IT and digital media. His current portfolio companies include Bubble Motion, CTI Towers, DocuSign, EdgeConneX, Enterproid and Vox Media. David is often tasked with identifying disruptive technologies that will alleviate the IT, security and data analysis concerns of today’s enterprise. David has tremendous insight on the challenges businesses face with mobile devices and cloud software. Prior to joining Comcast Ventures, Dave was a business development manager at Flarion Technologies, where he played a pivotal role in the company’s fundraising activities and ultimate acquisition by Qualcomm. Prior to Flarion, Dave was a communications and media investment banking analyst and asset management associate at Lehman Brothers.
David Zilberman’s session at E2 Conference is called, BYOD into the Cloud: The Next Phase of Enterprise Mobility. Enterprise mobility is in the midst of a rapid phase of evolution and innovation. Employees are becoming more mobile, and those same employees want and need to bring their own devices (BYOD) into the enterprise’s cloud and other resources; allowing them to do so also stands to boost the enterprise’s bottom line. Cloud capabilities, which empower mobile employees everywhere to access and synch their work across devices and the recent spike in computing power on consumer-level mobile devices, render BYOD the inevitable next frontier for the mobile enterprise. This session will explore the challenges presented by recent evolutions in the first-gen enterprise mobility vendor ecosystem, mobile device and cloud computing capabilities, and employee adoption and usage trends. It will also present impactful case studies of software and innovations currently aimed to solve for BYOD issues.
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As president and chief executive officer for Magic Software Enterprises, Inc., Regev Yativ is responsible for the company’s business operations in the Americas (North America, Canada and Latin America). Prior to his appointment in January 2008, Regev served as Senior Vice President of international sales for Magic Software. In this position, Regev was responsible for Magic offices and operations in Europe and Japan, and managed the Distribution Network team in charge of Asia Pacific, Latin America and South Africa, guiding Magic Software’s significant growth in those regions. Prior to joining Magic Software, Regev was chief operating officer of Agro Marches International S.A Group in Paris, a company specializing in Oracle based software and eBusiness platforms, managing all its branches worldwide. Regev also was the chief executive officer of G.E.D B.V. in Amsterdam, an investments and business development group dealing in software and eBusiness solutions throughout Europe, and vice president of sales at the NASDAQ traded Edusoft, specialized in Educational Software and Web based eLearning and assessment platforms. Regev holds a B.A. from Israel’s Tel Aviv University.
Regev Yativ’s session at E2 Conference is called, Going Mobile: Developing Multi-Platform Mobile Apps for the Enterprise. While attendees will receive both a strategic and tactical overview, this is actually more of a “how to” presentation. Participants will get a before, during, and after perspective of the application development process. Attendees will learn the basics of what it takes to create mobile applications, receiving an overview of native, HTML5 and hybrid development methods, while discussing the pros and cons of each. They will learn the steps they need to evaluate mobile application development and deployment tools to find the right one for their business requirements. They will receive an introduction to how these types of tools work and the best ways to leverage them for their own purposes. Via case studies, they will see real world examples of how other organizations have tackled the same types of problems.
Many of the companies that allowed BYOD in 2012 offered email, contact and calendar applications access. In 2013, most firms plan to offer access to other business applications and processes. Selecting the appropriate processes and applications to mobile-enable is a critical element of any enterprise mobility strategy. To mobile-enable the business, CIOs need a strategic plan that:
• Supports both corporate and personal-owned devices. An enterprise mobility strategy should support multiple devices per person as employees bring in smartphones and tablets. With the rapid consumer adoption of mobile devices, consumers are bringing personal devices into the workplace. In 2012, many CIOs responded to this demand by creating the policies and deploying the tools to enable a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. Over 67% of firms surveyed in the Lopez Research “Q/4 2012 Enterprise Mobility Benchmark” stated they plan to or already allow employees to use personal devices to access corporate data. Businesses are also considering purchasing tablets for corporate use to support a growing need for data at your fingertips.
• Rebuilds business processes to work in a mobile world. New mobile operating systems and devices will force companies to change how applications and business processes are designed. Employees expect real-time, on-demand access to business applications on mobile devices with user experiences that are on par with consumer apps. CIOs must find a way to mobile-enable business applications and processes, such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), in a way that is usable on mobile devices. Future mobile applications must also be device-aware, location-aware and network aware.
• Creates portable business services. Mobility and cloud computing will change how applications and processes are constructed. Instead of business services being locked to the device or to the business location, employees will be able to securely authenticate to corporate services on multiple device (e.g. a desk phone in a client’s office or a screen at the hotel) and from multiple locations (e.g. hotel, home, client’s office). While devices will be intelligent, the availability of virtualization and cloud computing means software can be decoupled from hardware and from a physical location will be possible. Identity solutions — the ability to validate employee identity and thwart unauthorized access — will become critical. Identity solutions should provide single sign-on, federated identity management, mobile identity, API security and social identity integration.
The mobile track at E2 Conference is designed to discuss the management, security and business processes changes that an organization must navigate on their journey to become a mobile-enabled business. Becoming a mobile-empowered business is about more than supporting BYOD and buying app development tools. It is about reimaging work. E2 Conference started with this theme by looking at how social technologies changed work and E2 Boston will continue on this theme and pick up mobile, along with several other key factors disrupting the enterprise. I hope to see you there.
A post by E2 Conference co-chair and InformationWeek Editorial Director, Fritz Nelson
Depending on the day, I’m either delighted or frightened for the modern CIO. The technology-driven pace of change has always been blindingly fast, but there has never been a more disruptive time in the corporate enterprise, at least if you’re a CIO.
On the one hand, the corporate end-user, your enormous and never-bashful internal customer has developed an expectation driven by positive experiences with consumer technology, and suddenly they’ve become experts at your job. Not only do they want to bring that technology to the workplace, they also want Oracle Financials to work like Intuit, Jive to be just like Facebook, their company-issued Dell laptop to work like an iPhone, and expense reports to operate like Pinterest. And while these demands drive you crazy, you know they’re probably right. Continue Reading »
Rachel Happe of The Community Roundtable recently launched an effort to help community and social business leaders better understand how executives support, invest in, and adopt social technologies themselves. In order to articulate the executive journey, Happe and her team spearheaded a research initiative called The Social Executive; and UBM proved to be a worthy case study, illustrating our own journey in establishing an internal social network.
The study highlights UBM’s implementation of The Hub, the perspectives of key senior executives, and some of the groundbreaking innovation made possible by a more networked communications structure. It illustrates the importance of both executive leadership and engagement, covering CEO David Levin’s early decisions and his personal use of social tools and how those decisions helped to unify company culture and made collaboration and employee engagement easier and more prevalent, ultimately leading to innovations that would not have been possible otherwise.
The E2 team is proud that our company is a shining example of social collaboration in the enterprise. Read more about the UBM case study.
For more case studies and to further the discussion, consider joining us for the E2 Conference in Boston, June 17-19.
A post by Paige Pires de Almeida General Manager, E2 Conference
Behind the scenes, we’ve been busy here at E2 Conference, and the time has come to show off what we’ve been up to. Thanks to our talented web and design team, we’re sporting a slick new look and feel for 2013 (check out our new site to see the redesign) and recently announced our initial keynote lineup, new partnership and a new venue. I’m excited to welcome keynoters:
to the Boston event. All of these executives will share their views on enterprise software, and how social business, cloud delivery, mobile platforms, and the power of big data are disrupting the traditional ways we think about the software that runs business and delivers the ultimate customer experience. In many ways the convergence of these forces has given rise to the very notion of ‘customer experience.’ At E2 Conference this year, we’ll take a deep dive into all of these trends, and then some.
Along with our initial keynote lineup, I’m very excited to have my esteemed colleague here at UBM Tech, InformationWeek Editorial Director, Fritz Nelson, join me as conference co-chair. Fritz has been covering emerging tech trends for over 20 years and brings a ton of expertise and (equally importantly) great comedic timing to the event.
E2, the business technology professional’s forum for engaging in discussions about the future of software and discovering strategies for business success, is taking place June 17-19 at a new venue: the Marriott Copley in Boston. To register or for more information, click here.
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