GigaOm and Appconomy present the Mobile Enterprise Summit. From the event site:
“The iPhone and then the iPad have spawned a recent cultural revolution that has bled into the boardroom. Admittedly, RIM was way ahead of the curve and owned the biggest killer app for mobile in the enterprise – Mobile Email. Now with people becoming very aware of connected devices, their capabilities and their potential uses as tools in the enterprise, it is becoming very clear that they will be a part of the work place – at the behest of the worker, not the IT Department. Self service for hardware and self service for application provisioning are a users’ dream, but a nightmare for the CIO.
In our conversations with leading investors, Silicon Valley technologists, and large enterprise executives, it has become very clear that mobile computing is having a real impact on the Enterprise. The question that intrigues them most is – “Where will the enterprise market go next?”
To answer this and many other questions, we felt it was high time to organize a small summit with a focus on the Mobile Enterprise. We will be convening invited audience members and speakers on April 26th in San Francisco at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center. Our friends at Appconomy have generously offered to help host the event and, as part of it, we are able to invite you to a robust program at an affordable cost.
We will bring together thought leaders, community members, and leading practitioners to examine the state of the Mobile Enterprise. We will set the discussion in the context of the rise of the Smartphone, The iPad and the “App Store Enterprise.”
Chairing the day’s program will be GigaOM Pro analyst JP Finnell and Michael Wolf, VP of Research at GigaOM.”