Sunday, September 15, 2013

Airwatch Connect Conference 2013

I presented at the Airwatch Connect conference in Atlanta, GA last week.   Airwatch is a leading provider of Mobile Enterprise Management software and is an IBM partner.  IBM MobileFirst offers a comprehensive, end-to-end portfolio of mobile enterprise solutions including services, software and partners that compliments Airwatch.

This was my first time attending the conference and I understand this year's conference was the biggest yet with 1,200+ attendees and 93 sponsors.  In attendance were leading mobile enterprise subject matter experts who presented on a variety of topics including BYOD, security, mobile application development and management, content management and mobile strategy and policy - just to name a few.  I was invited to present on the best practices of mobile technology leaders and a copy of my presentation can be found below.

Major announcements at the conference included e-mail containerization for Apple iOS and a sneak peek at Airwatch 7.0 which includes a new, simplified administrator interface and advanced analytics.  The product showcase had dozens of vendors including Samsung which demoed their new Galaxy Note 3 and Gear smartwatch.   The conference also had two great networking events, one at the Georgia Aquarium and a second, sponsored by IBM, at the World of Coke.   As with most other conferences I attend, it was great to network and meet face-to-face with mobile experts that I had previously only connected with via social media.

Links:
My photo album
Twitter: #awconnect
Conference summary video from Airwatch



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