How to manage the mobile revolution

Enterprise mobility is inevitable, but the challenges of implementing it are significant. To help CIOs navigate the mobility minefield, ITWeb will stage a one-day Mobility Summit, addressed by experts in the enterprise mobility space.

There is no turning back from enterprise mobility, say key players – the only consideration now is how enterprises will adapt their strategies to cope with the inevitable change. Enterprise mobility and its associated challenges, including Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) management and information security, are a key concern for CIOs and executives around the world as they grapple with the change that enterprise mobility is bringing.

ITWeb Events Director Angela Mace says ITWeb, first to bring to market events that address top trends in a changing landscape, noted serious concerns among CIOs and business management over the issues of embracing enterprise mobility in a manageable and secure way. To assist local enterprises in doing so, ITWeb is fielding a line-up of experts in mobility management, security and trends to address these concerns.


ITWeb Events Director Angela Mace notes serious concerns among CIOs and business management over the issues of embracing enterprise mobility in a manageable and secure way.

Among the experts addressing the ITWeb Mobility Summit will be Sean Wainer, Country Manager of Citrix, who will outline trends and proven benefits in enterprise mobility, Paulo Ferreira, head of enterprise mobility at Samsung South Africa, who will address the BYOD phenomenon; and Jon Hoehler, manager, Mobile Technologies, Deloitte Digital, with Tim Bishop, director, Deloitte Digital, who will outline new business models and untapped potential presented by enterprise mobility.

Dr Brian Armstrong, managing director of Telkom Business, will elaborate on convergence in the enterprise, explaining his point that “There is a misconception that convergence is a small area of telecommunications. It is much bigger than that, he notes – convergence is happening across all areas of IT, throughout the enterprise.”

“We are seeing platforms combining, fixed and mobile combining with the cloud, and the horizontalisation of services. There is no turning back from this,” Armstrong says. This is having a huge impact on IT within companies, he notes.

Farren Roper of FNB Connect ISP and FNB Business Operations; Justin Coetzee, founder of mobile transport information app Go Metro; and Lynette Hundermark, head of Prezence Digital, will present local case studies designed to illustrate real-world mobility benefits and challenges. Hundermark, who will present a case study on Ster Kinekor’s mobile strategy, believes enterprises need to focus on their mobile strategies now, to gain competitive advantage. “In the next six to 12 months, it will all start coming together in terms of mobile purchasing, mobile ticketing and access to multiple payment options, including an integrated mobile wallet payment solution,” she says.

In addition, Andre van Zyl, senior manager enterprise products & services at MTN Business and Wesley Lynch, chief executive officer at Realmdigital, will explain the real business benefits to be experienced through mobility and mobile apps.

The Mobility Summit, sponsored by Citrix, Samsung, Telkom Business and Quintica, will present South Africa’s CIOs, CEOs, business executives and senior IT professionals with an invaluable opportunity to gain in-depth insights into the trends, challenges and solutions around enterprise mobility. They will also benefit from extensive networking opportunities with the experts and their peers throughout the Summit and during a cocktail function after the event.

The ITWeb Mobility Summit 2013 will take place at The Forum in Bryanston on 22 May. For more information about this event, click here.

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