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Episode #73 aired live on Feb. 20, 2013. Listen on-demand at your convenience.
Mobility is becoming ubiquitous. Exactly as planned.
Now we have these burning questions:
- Will the iPad Mini deliver anything new for business?
- Where does the BYOD (bring your own device to work) trend end?
- With Windows 8, how is a mobile device different from a PC?
- When mobility reaches full stride, will you ever have to leave the house again?
The experts speak.
Maribel Lopez, Lopez Research: “Mobility is about apps and business processes, not devices.”
Philippe Winthrop, VeliQ: “BYOD – at least for me – has become the ‘Voldemort of Enterprise Mobility.’”
Neil Hooper, SAP: “It’s the year of the mobile application. Didn’t we say that last year?”
Hear more of their insights on Mobility Enablement: Internet Coming to Your Fridge Soon?
Meet our panelists:
Pictured above [L to R]: Maribel Lopez, Philippe Winthrop, Neil Hooper
Maribel Lopez, founder of Lopez Research, offers deep industry knowledge and expertise to provide research, analysis, and strategic insight to the communications industry. Over the past two decades she has observed, commented on, and engaged in the massive shifts in communications technologies. Maribel has worked directly with the service-provider community as well as with equipment, device, and software vendors. Previously, she was a respected analyst for more than ten years at Forrester Research, most recently as Vice President of the tech industry strategies group. She also worked as an analyst for International Data Corporation and gained practical marketing and operations experience while at Motorola and Shiva Corporation.
Philippe Winthrop is Vice President of Corporate Strategy at VeliQ, a Rotterdam-based enterprise-mobility company offering the only true mobility platform-as-a-service (mPaaS) that helps organizations enable the mobile workplace. Philippe is responsible for evangelizing VeliQ’s vision for an enterprise-mobility platform based on software-as-a-service (SaaS) and for helping to define the company’s overall strategy. He is the founder of the Enterprise Mobility Forum (EMF), the first and largest social network exclusively dedicated to enterprise mobility. Prior to creating EMF, Philippe spent more than 15 years in the analyst/influencer community working at companies such as IDC, Aberdeen Group, and Strategy Analytics.
Neil Hooper, Vice President, Mobility Sales, SAP America, leads a team of mobility architects who are responsible for mobility sales across SAP America’s northeast region as well as the national financial-services and insurance practice. He is responsible for coordination after the recent acquisitions of Sybase and Syclo as well as the SAP and partner-services teams to drive mobility for SAP customers. Prior to SAP, Neil ran global sales and channels for the Silicon Valley start-up Good Technology, taking the company to a successful exit with the purchase from Motorola. At Motorola, Neil ran global sales for Good Technology, integrating into Motorola’s global channels. He also has held successful leadership roles at Manugistics and Oracle’s Numetrix.
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