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Keynote: There and Back Again: Where Mobile Has Been, and Where It Is Going

Austin ZellerAustin Zellner has been observing how technology has been changing our lives since he was a young lad playing around in Compuserve MUDs. Currently working as a Sales Engineer for Kony Solutions (a mobile platform company), his career has spanned a range of industries, from Call Center, to Insurance, to Manufacturing, to POS Retail, and now specifically Enterprise Mobile Development. Through that career, he has seen mobile technology move from the earliest days of Windows CE, to practical B2E mobile systems, and now to the changing of the guard from targeting development to specific platforms, to adopting an approach that supports Bring Your Own Device ( BYOD ) strategy. Now he brings this insight to the table to explain why mobility matters, where it is going, and what will be coming next.

Supporting BYOD presented by Keith Mayer, Microsoft IT Pro

Keith MayerKeith Mayer is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft focused on Windows Infrastructure, Data Center Virtualization, Systems Management and Private Cloud. Keith has over 17 years of experience as a technical leader of complex IT projects, in diverse roles such as Network Engineer, IT Manager, Technical Instructor and Consultant. He has consulted and trained thousands of IT professionals worldwide on the design and implementation of enterprise technology solutions.

Keith is currently certified on several Microsoft technologies, including System Center, Hyper-V, Windows, Windows Server, SharePoint and Exchange. He also holds other industry certifications from IBM, Cisco, Citrix, HP, CheckPoint, CompTIA and Interwoven.

Keith's primary blogs include:http://keithmayer.com and http://blog.keithmayer.com

Mobilizing Your Customers' Experience presented by Brian Stein, President and Chief Operating Officer, Pervasive Path

Brian SteinBrian is a seasoned consultant with more than 8 years of mobility experience supported by his 15 year background in the management consulting field. Brian has worked primarily with Fortune 1000 companies to define and execute their strategies across many different areas including mobile and web application development, process optimization, program management, organizational design, IT governance and IT management.  Brian's relevant experience includes:

  • Led implementations of mobile banking projects at more than 40 major banks and credit unions across North America, including 10 of the top 25 institutions. Solutions enabled over 500 million SMS, mobile web and application transactions, allowing customers to view account balances, transaction history, transfer funds, pay bills and remotely deposit checks.
  • In support of a field service mobile application, evaluated the use of ruggedized equipment over smartphones to select the optimal platform, yielding more than $35M in equipment and service savings.
  • Created mobile strategy and roadmap for a Fortune 50 insurance provider to identify and prioritize mobile initiatives across lines of business. Evaluated competitive landscape, organizational objectives and capabilities in order to determine prioritization and assessed complexity of implementation based on required integration with back-end systems.
  • Provided mobile access to ERP within manufacturing facilities through a $10M rollout of network infrastructure and wireless scanning equipment to 65 plants and warehouses across multiple countries.
  • Deployed in-store access to product information and digital content for a major music retailer resulting in a 9% increase in sales conversions, leading to $100M increase in revenue.

Developing Apps for Mobile Platforms presented by Jeff Blankenburg, Microsoft Developer Pro

Jeff BlankenburgUltra passionate. That’s how Jeff Blankenburg describes his relationship with technology. Over the past 10 years, Jeff has enthusiastically applied his technical expertise to build industry-changing websites and marketing efforts for mega brands including Victoria’s Secret, Abercrombie & Fitch, Ford Motor Company, Sony, and several pharmaceutical companies. He’s especially proficient in user interface design, web standards and mobile application development. In addition to his developer evangelist role for Microsoft, Jeff contributed to the O’Reilly title Windows Developer Power Tools on the subject of code validation services, and is the author of Migrating to Windows Phone. He also serves as an organizer for the CodeMash and Stir Trek conferences. On the academic front, Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Ohio’s Bowling Green State University.

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