GEM Forum for CEE, SEE and CIS
7 - 8 Jun 2013, Prague, Czech Republic
- Event countdown: 13 days, 1 hours
Tap into the Best Practices in Enterprise Mobility, Field Services & Mobile Workforce Management
Whether at home, on the road, or from an office, work has become something people do and somewhere people go. According to the research, 66% of information workers in Europe and North America work remotely. Leading enterprises understand vigorous need to mobile their workforce in order to stay competitive.
Attendees will hear from CIOs and CTOs about what enterprises will need to know before implementing an enterprise mobility project, as well as successful case studies and best practices around mobile strategies and deployments, specifically for field service excellence.
Six Basic Reasons Why You Can't Miss GEM Forum CEE 2013:
1. What CIOs and CTOs need to think about before implementing an enterprise mobility project
2. Essentials of your existing mobility strategy to meet your corporate expectation
3. Successful case studies and best practices around mobile strategies and their deployment
4. Empowering your mobile workforce
5. Growing security concerns around enterprise mobility
6. Undeniable role and importance of the field service excellence
What Distinguishes This Event From the Others?
- Best in Class: 15+ Awarded Speakers (by Euromoney survey)
- +100 Senior Level Attendees
- Focused Panel Discussions
- Speed Networking Kick-Off
- Networking "London Style" Dinner in a nearby Brewery
- Your Favorite Networking Coffee Breaks
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It is no exaggeration to call Prague one of the most attractive places on earth. Few cities possess such atmosphere and history, such magnificent art and architectural mastery. Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic and has become one of the most popular city breaks in Europe. Prague is also an exciting city that offers a mix of art, music, dance, film and theatre. This gem of original European architecture is a beautiful and romantic city with breathtaking views, quiet gardens, rides on riverboats and relaxing strolls along narrow cobblestone lanes. Even with its history dating back more than a thousand years, the Czech capital is still a thriving modern city with luxury hotels, excellent restaurants offering traditional Czech and international cuisine, trendy clubs and enchanting pubs.
The city of Prague has only been open to tourists for a relatively short amount of time, but still has plenty to offer in terms of sightseeing as there is something new with almost every turn.
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Summary reflections on EBCG’s Enterprise Mobility event, London, 13 –14 November 2012, Our Mobility Flagship Conference
During the Global Enterprise Mobility Forum event held in London over November 13-14th 2011 companies across the utilities, consumer packaged goods, public, telecommunications and transport sectors presented and discussed their recent mobility projects, sharing insights on their goals, challenges and lessons learned.
Whilst the potential for mobility to transform Business Operations was clear across all the presentations given, the challenges faced in project planning, implementation and maintenance in many ways match the benefits in magnitude and scope. Some excellent advice was given by the organisations present on how to approach mobility projects in order to ensure that the benefits outweigh these challenges.
Gaining Leadership Buy-in
One of the main challenges cited was the need to gain buy-in from both Leadership and those involved in piloting and eventually using mobile applications to ensure long-term success. This has become more important in the current slow economic environment with technology projects typically coming under greater scrutiny as companies centralize control over budgetary decisions. Mobility in Unilever is spearheaded by a separate team organizationally as David Murffit, Director of the Global Mobile Services team at Unilever remarked “Mobility is different from PCs, laptops and desktops and so we treat it as such”. In order to prove the value of their investments he also remarked how “With all the service requests going through one mobility services team it is a good way of being able to prove the value of mobility to the management”.
Prepare for change
With the underlying motivation for many organisations embarking on mobilization projects to better optimize the strategic value of their workflow data, this often by necessity, implies a reworking of the processes that are being mobilized and of organizational structure. The conference opened with some discussion of whether CIOs had a role to play in a mobilizing world of BYOD and IT moving to the cloud. Limond thinks they do “The CIO role will exist in 10 years if it evolves to focus on knowledge management and sharing”.
Mr. Bill Limond, CIO of city of London, giving an interview to Mr. Chris Marsh from Yankee Group / EBCG.
Build in security from the start
As participants also shared the mobile workforce presents a huge opportunity but also a number of risks to the security of sensitive corporate data and to the management of voice and data costs. It’s necessary to carefully consider the degree and type of security required across devices, apps and networks and make sure there are contingencies in place to handle a security breach if it occurs. Looking forward NetMotion Wireless’ Stef Coetzee commented: “There are still challenges in the enterprise on enabling security on 2G and 3G networks. With 4G coming there needs to be true security enablement.” Bill Lomond, the CIO of the City of London agrees, remarking that when it comes to the impact of mobility on IT “security and standardisation are the key challenges for the public sector”.
A huge amount of information was shared over the two days by companies and attendees on the benefits and challenges of implementing mobility projects, reflecting real versatility in approaches but a common understanding about just how transformative mobility has the potential of being for businesses.