Wednesday, June 13 • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Keynote Panel: The Consumerization of IT: Revolution or Evolution?
|Moderated by: Tony Byrne, Founder and President, Real Story Group||
Carin Forman, Director, Digital Media, Information Technology, HBO
David Kellogg, Chief Information Officer and Publisher, Council on Foreign Relations
Both employers and employees are demanding more mobility, flexibility, and interaction and CIOs and CTOs are trying to adapt to meet the needs of their changing organizations. Employees are bringing requirements and expectations to the workplace based on their experiences in the consumer world. They want to use their own devices, and cannot understand why they can't collaborate, search and connect to business applications while on the move. These demands impact processes, content and systems across the wide variety of technology areas that exist in today's multi-faceted organizations: Digital Asset Management, Enterprise Collaboration, Web Content Management, and Digital Marketing.
Demands are one thing – what about the practicalities that enterprises face? Delivering on such expectations is difficult, and the panelists from HBO and the Council for Foreign Relations will let you in on what they’re hearing from their employees and clients: what’s working, what’s not and what’s the prognosis for CIOs and CTOs under pressure.
Join us for a fast-paced discussion with panelists who are on the front-lines of making critical information technology decisions for their organizations.
Wednesday, June 13 • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Adoption is the New ROI
Adam Pisoni, Co-Founder, CTO, and Board Member, Yammer
Consumerization has fully infiltrated the enterprise—beyond iPhones, apps and tablets, employees now choose what productivity software they use at work. Unlike traditional enterprise software, social business tools must be voluntarily adopted by end users in order to generate tangible business results. Forward-thinking executives are recognizing the proven value of grassroots adoption and thus empowering their employees to play a crucial role in evaluating social platforms.
This keynote will address the significance of voluntary adoption in the age of social business and the ways in which progressive software companies are employing an incremental development methodology to allow for rapid product iteration. Enterprise software is taking a cue from the consumer cloud, recognizing that adoption is paramount and adaptability is the means to get there.
Thursday, June 14 • 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Social Revolution in the Enterprise
Michael Peachey, Director of Social Enterprise Solutions Marketing, salesforce.com
Imagine the typical CEO of the past. He summoned people to his office and made demands. It was rare to see him speaking with employees outside his office and he heavily relied on secretaries and outside resources to keep him updated.
However, the times they are a changing…
Today, a CEO can’t afford to be disengaged and rule from an ivory tower. CEOs need to see for themselves what’s happening inside their organization, break down silos and hierarchies and engage with employees directly. Today’s CEOs need to enact a social revolution within their own enterprise, giving every employee a voice and instant access to people, data and resources across geographies and hierarchies.
This keynote will examine how today’s most successful CEOs are transforming their companies and employees.
Thursday, June 14 • 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Building the Smarter Enterprise
Whitney Tidmarsh Bouck, Enterprise General Manager, Box
We have a problem—and it’s only getting worse. With 1.8 trillion gigabytes of information projected to be generated and stored this year alone, our enterprise technology is on a collision course to become utterly useless if something doesn’t fundamentally change. The data being created is obnoxiously large, with IDC citing that “by 2020, IT departments worldwide will need to administer 10 times the number of servers—both virtual and physical—50 times the amount of data, and 75 times more files.” Our software, infrastructure, and organizations are ill-prepared to manage this scale of data creation, let alone generate anything meaningful or useful with this amount of content being created and shared.
But this is about to transform. The cloud, social capabilities, and a web of integrated applications are on the verge of creating a far more personalized technology experience for tomorrow’s workers, and a world where an increase in data generates an increase in value and knowledge for organizations. This keynote discusses:
• The Client-Server Paradigm and the Reverse Network Effect: Enterprises everywhere are experiencing the opposite of a standard network effect with their information and people. This means more information is creating more complexity—far from the ideal outcome if organizations are about to generate orders of magnitude more information.
• The Cloud and Centralization: If the first wave of the cloud is about realizing the efficiencies of moving software to the web, then the second wave is about making this software—and in turn, our organizations—much smarter. Software has tremendous potential to look at lots of pieces of information and make decisions to produce optimal outcomes. It can then learn from these results, iterate, and do it again.
• From the Social Enterprise to the Smarter Enterprise: In the enterprise, social is only useful if it makes us smarter. For instance, you update a project status and all the relevant participants are passively notified of the change or delay. As our social stream algorithms improve, user behavior will drive for better ranking of the information you and others should be looking at. And with federation and syndication of this data and events, our applications will all work smarter together.
• The Future: Rather than an increase in information and engagement yielding diminishing returns, our systems will get smarter with every interaction. In turn, we will be served content that has been filtered by our colleagues, and outputs that are corroborated by multiple platforms. As individuals and organizations we’ll be able to move faster and make better decisions all based on better data.