First-Ever APPNATION ENTERPRISE SUMMIT Set to Examine Burgeoning Applications Economy for IT Professionals

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Keynote presentations by SAP’s Chief Information Officer Oliver Bussmann and Box.net's CEO Aaron Levie. Featuring industry luminaries from Turner Broadcasting, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Sequoia Capital, Jive Software, Genentech and many others.

January 12, 2012 | The Bently Reserve | San Francisco

“Now is the time to address the risks, rewards, challenges and opportunities facing CIOs as they struggle to identify the right software, devices, systems and strategies and deliver results for their organizations.” - Drew Ianni, Founder, APPNATION

On the wings of a successful consumer conference and expo in November, APPNATION, a conference development and thought leadership production company, is returning to San Francisco for the first-ever APPNATION ENTERPRISE SUMMIT -- the only executive conference and exposition that focuses on the burgeoning applications economy for IT professionals.

The "Consumerization of IT" is hitting the enterprise as more and more CIOs are responding to calls from an empowered workforce seeking lighter, thinner, more easily accessible business software that can be downloaded and deployed on any device, anywhere, anytime.

APPNATION ENTERPRISE will take place January 12, 2012 at The Bently Reserve and will include an executive-level conference and a dynamic exposition featuring companies from across the apps value chain and will focus on social and mobile apps across all devices and platforms including PCs, smartphones, tablets, Internet-enabled televisions, portable gamers, peripherals and a range of other current and emerging connected devices.

APPNATION ENTERPRISE with kick off with a keynote presentation by SAP’s Chief Information Officer Oliver Bussmann. The conference will also feature industry luminaries from Turner Broadcasting, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Sequoia Capital, Jive Software, Genentech and many others. Also, a special session with Aaron Levie, CEO of Box.net will highlight the agenda.

“Now is the time to address the risks, rewards, challenges and opportunities facing CIOs as they struggle to identify the right software, devices, systems and strategies and deliver results for their organizations,” said Drew Ianni, Founder and Chairman of APPNATION.

Some of the key topics will discuss include:

  •     Roundtable sessions featuring top CEOs from leading app providers, CIOs from pioneering enterprises and the investors driving growth in the emerging enterprise app economy
  •     In-depth analysis of the impact of the emerging social enterprise
  •     Choosing between native apps vs. the mobile Web
  •     Strategic security considerations and emerging best practices
  •     Strategies for building and managing enterprise app stores
  •     Lessons learned from B2C
  •     Outlook for the future from leading visionaries in the enterprise app ecosystem

Confirmed speakers to date include, among many others:
Byron Banks, Vice President, Business Analytics, SAP
Vishy Gopalakrishnan, Vice President, Global Center of Excellence - Mobility, SAP
Bob Tinker, CEO, MobileIron
David Gutelius, Chief Scientist, Jive Software
Dr. Niko van Someren, CTO, Good Technology
Villi Iltchev, Senior Director, Corporate Development, Salesforce
Ojas Rege, VP Product Marketing, MobileIron
Nitin Bhandari, Co-Founder & CTO, Skyfire
Eric Tamblyn, VP Product Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent
Phil Libin, CEO, Evernote
Jeff Haynie, CEO, Appcelerator
Ken Singer, CEO, Appcentral
Raj Singh, CEO, FiFo
Dan Pitt, Executive Director, Open Networking Foundation
Rosen Sharma, CEO, Bluestacks
Chris O'Connor, CEO, Taptera
Eric Blumberg, CTO, Smart Agent
Parag Patel, VP, Stratigic Alliances, VMWare
Gary Little, Managing Director, Morgenthaler Ventures
Jai Das, Managing Director, SAP Ventures
Tim Lee, Partner, Sequoia Capital
Josh Stein, Managing Director, DFJ
David Zilberman, Principal, Comcast Ventures
Lori Heino-Royer, Special Projects, Daimler AG
Daniel Barreto, GM Cloud Unit, Wyse
Delly Emo, VP Product Marketing, Application Lifecycle Management, HP *
Paul Lanzi, IT Project Manager, Genentech
Owen Hayes, Director, Mobile CoE, Elsevier
Keith Credendino, VP eCommerce Technology, Intercontinental Hotels Group
James Buschkamp, Mobile Technology Director, Daimler AG
Ari Levy, Reporter, Bloomberg Businessweek
Brooks Tobey, SVP Worldwide Sales Solutions & Multiplatform Delivery, Turner Broadcasting
Alan Cohen, VP Marketing, Nicira
Drew Ianni, Founder and Event Chairman, APPNATION
Phil Mitchell, CEO, Slalom
Scott Schenker, VP Global Events, SAP
Cameron Franks, SVP & GM, TigerSpike
David Halpin, VP, Engineering, Quickoffice
David Coleman, GigaOM Pro Analyst, GigaOM Pro
The full agenda and list of speakers is available and registration is now open at http://appnationconferene.com/enterprise

About APPNATION

APPNATION is a new executive conference and exposition focusing on the burgeoning consumer applications industry. APPNATION is a unit of M2 Events, LLC, a new conference and thought leadership production company founded by Drew Ianni, a 15-year digital media and marketing industry veteran and former Programming Chairman and Senior Global Analyst for ad:tech, a leading digital media and marketing conference and exposition. Mr. Ianni has also held senior analyst and executive positions at firms such as Jupiter Communications, Lazard Freres & Co, and BBDO.

Follow APPNATION on Twitter at http://twitter.com/appnationconf

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