10 Competitive advantage
Business is evolving – how do you keep up? E2 Conference is the largest and most important gathering for people like you — professionals seeking new ways to advance their businesses with the latest in next-gen enterprise applications.
9 Evaluate the best tools in one place
Meet with the hottest vendors in social, mobile, cloud, big data and analytics under one roof — from established leaders to creative startups — to discover the right tools and technologies in the Expo Hall.
E2 Conference provides multiple opportunities for attendees to network and engage with one another in the classroom, over breakfast and lunch, or during an evening reception.
7 Get real-world solutions to your real-world problems
Hear case studies from large companies and learn how forward-thinking users are putting enterprise applications to work to create opportunity and solve business problems.
6 “How To” Workshops
Full and half-day workshops on Monday take a deep dive into the tools, techniques and strategies you need to make new technologies work for you.
5 Unlock innovation
Learning how to take advantage of new enterprise technologies, applications and practices helps to create an innovative, more productive work environment.
4 Save Money
Moving your infrastructure to the cloud, leveraging social tools, and supporting online collaboration add up to huge savings for your organization. Find out how to get started here.
3 Stay ahead of the curve
After spending 3 days at the E2 Conference, you’ll return to the office ready to share how technology trends on the horizon today will impact your business tomorrow.
2 Talk to the experts
Only at the E2 Conference can you learn and network with the industry’s best and brightest in an intimate setting for 3 days.
1 Unbiased, comprehensive content
Spanning three days, the E2 Conference provides you with over forty thought-provoking keynotes, sessions and workshops, covering critical topics including social, mobile, big data, analytics and more.
With a Full Event Pass, you’ll gain access to the entire three-day E2 Conference program including deep-dive workshops, keynotes, conference sessions, sponsored content, the demo pavilion, networking receptions and more. Register with priority code SMBLOG13 and save $400* on the on-site price of Full Event & Conference passes/
*Discount applies to On-site Pricing for Full Event and Conference passes only, and is not combinable with other offers. Prices after discount is applied: Full Event: $1,699. Conference: $1,299. Keynote + Expo: $50.
A guest post by Andrew Staples, PR Manager for Kerio Technologies.
I recently read an article about a survey that said 10 of the top 50 cloud services used by people while at work are services to store and share files online. The article correctly points out that while there is a huge demand for this, no single dominant player has emerged yet. To me, it also means that the collaboration riddle remains unsolved.
Social business, project management, file sharing, those of us in the collaboration space describe ourselves by many terms, but we have all fallen short.
While Dropbox and others have fixed the email attachment problem, and apps like Mailbox are making email a more pleasurable experience, we still haven’t given people a better way for them to work with their colleagues. True, we have given them ways to share files, we have given them corporate IM tools, we’ve even eased their need for Microsoft office.
However, collaboration in the workplace is about culture; it’s about understanding how people want to work together. It’s not including every possible feature, it’s not about offering 10 GB, 20 GB, or 100 GB of storage.
For a social collaboration product to truly be successful. We need to focus on a few things:
The long-term vision and opportunity for collaboration products is very interesting, compelling and potentially disruptive across multiple product categories, from file sharing to social and email, to voice and video. But first, we need to move past square 1.
Samepage.io is a sponsoring the social collaboration track at E2 in Boston. To continue the conversation, look for the Samepage hoodies or stop by our booth.
Robert Ross is responsible for architecture and research at TransLattice. Previously, Mr. Ross was a research scientist at McAfee developing content for the HIPS system, as a member of the AVERT Labs team. Prior to this, Mr. Ross was a senior developer at Global Care Quest where he implemented complex SQL functionality and assisted with performance measurement design. As a software engineer at eEye Digital Security he developed HIPS protocol analyzers, worked on Win32 services and kernel. Mr. Ross was a senior software engineer at Symantec, contributing to the first multi-gigabit protocol analyzer as an extension of his work at Recourse Technologies. Recourse’s groundbreaking technology included a distributed security threat management system and advanced, high data-rate network intrusion detection solution. As a senior software engineer at Recourse he implemented significant system components and has secured multiple patents (including numbers 6,981,155 and 6,907,533).
Robert Ross’ session at the E2 Conference is called Big Data: Architecting Systems at Speed. Most people think the fundamental problem presented by Big Data is one of volume. It’s not. It’s speed: How to process realtime streams of information rapidly enough to make meaningful decisions quickly. Creating systems that do this requires fundamentally rethinking how data processing is architected. Designers need to know things like:
Attendees will learn:
Register with priority code SMBLOG13 and save up to $600* on your E2 Conference Full Event Pass.
*Discount calculated based on the on-site price and not combinable with other offers. Offer good on new registrations only. Prices after discount applied: Full Event: $1,499.00 Conference: $1,099.00, Workshop: 599.00, Keynote & Expo: $50.00
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.
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.