Mobile rocks the IBM InterConnect 2012 Conference
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The IBM InterConnect 2012 Conference just ended yesterday, and Mobile was on everyone's lips here in Singapore. The conference was a huge success with over 2500 attendees from 50 different countries. You can find videos of much of the conference in three primary places:
While at the conference, I enjoyed much of my time attending Mobile Enterprise sessions (see my earlier blog entry) and interviewing the Mobile experts.
Interviews with Mobile experts
We captured some of these IBM Mobile experts on film:
Below is a great interview with Marie Wieck. It really sets the stage for Mobile at the conference.
Hot topic session: "Speeding innovation and extending reach with Mobile Enterprise"
During the main Mobile hot topic session "Speeding innovation and extending reach with Mobile Enterprise, " IBM General Manager Marie Wieck covered how Mobile Enterprise is a key game changer in the industry today, giving examples in health care, construction, government, banking, and transportation. She discussed some of the top issues in a Mobile first strategy in the enterprise:
Then, IBM Mobile Foundation specialist, Miku Jha, took us through some of the unique IBM Mobile offering solutions that help with some of the issues above and discussed some of the most recent IBM announcements in Mobile Solutions and Services such as IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM) for Cloud and Mobile, IBM Mobile Development Lifecycle Solution, and new offerings in IBM Mobile Enterprise Services.
During a roundtable discussion, IBM customers, TBC and Gadens, and IBM Business Partners, FA Solutions and Streebo, shared how they implemented their mobile solutions. IBM filmed the hot topic session for replay.
Mobile Enterprise Exchange session
The Mobile Enterprise exchange session at the conference was excellent, During the session, Kevin Custis, Global leader for Social Business and Mobile Services for IBM GBS, led approximately 50 attendees in a highly engaging, open discussion on the most pressing challenges in implementing Mobile Enterprise solutions. Topics ranged from user experience, security, debates about devices and development platforms, and the evolution of mobile strategies. 32% of respondents said that "Optimizing user experience" is their biggest concern in application development. One customer commented, "It's increasingly more easy to deliver an experience, but it's the nuance of the experience that will differentiate a company."
When asked, What have been your most significant challenges with connecting/integrating mobile into the rest of your IT environment?," 52% of respondents said "We have not developed our approach yet, and are still evaluating our challenges." Generally, the group felt that they ranked alongside competition since much of the industry has not evolved this space yet.
After the session, I captured a quick interview with Kevin on his main takeaways from the session.
Photos of IBM Mobile activities at InterConnect
While roaming around the conference, I took a few pictures of Mobile sessions and experts. Enjoy!
My next stop in covering IBM Mobile Enterprise is an exciting trip to the Information on Demand Conference in Las Vegas, October 21-25, 2012. The main themes in Mobile will cover big data, analytics, information management, enterprise content management, data services, and more. As always, I'm looking forward to learning more and meeting new experts in this space.
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