SAP Headlines APPNATION ENTERPRISE Tomorrow, Thursday, January 12

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SAP CIO Oliver Bussmann and Other SAP Executives to Address the Consumerization of IT and the Opportunities and Challenges of Enterprise Mobility

APPNATION Enterprise Summit, an executive-level conference and exposition which focuses on the burgeoning applications economy for IT professionals, is set to start on Thursday, January 12 at San Francisco’s Bentley Reserve. The conference will commence with a keynote from SAP’s Chief Information Officer, Oliver Bussmann.

“SAP is not only one of the leading enterprise mobility vendors with 17.5 million mobile users, but its internal deployment of mobile devices, software and apps is a role model for the rest of the Fortune 500 as well as start up companies,” said Drew Ianni, Chairman and Founder of APPNATION Conferences. “We’re thrilled that SAP, the company that offers a wide range of mobile apps and underlying infrastructure for secure access to business processes anytime, anywhere, and on any device, kicks off our keynote session with their CIO, Oliver Bussmann. We are delighted that additional SAP executives will lend their expertise to what we know will be a very dynamic program for APPNATION Enterprise Summit attendees.”

Mr. Bussmann’s keynote address at 9:10 a.m. will cover how organizations should embrace a “mobile-first” mindset and how they should learn from consumer innovation in the enterprise. Other SAP speakers at APPNATION Enterprise Summit include:

  •     Byron Banks, VP Business Analytics, who will participate in the “Deep Dive – Harnessing Big Data: Emerging Best Practices” panel;
  •     Vishy Gopalakrishnan, VP, Global Center of Excellence – Mobility, speaks on the “Thunderdome Series: Native Apps vs. the Mobile Web” panel discussion as well as the closing keynote, “Postcards from the Edge;”

APPNATION Enterprise Summit will also include keynote presentations by innovative companies in the enterprise mobility space. Some of the key topics to be discussed 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 include the following, among many others:
Tim Lee, Partner, Sequoia Capital
Ojas Rege, VP, Products & Marketing, MobileIron
David Gutelius, Chief Scientist, Jive Software
Travis Taniguchi, Criminologist, City of Redlands Police Department
Maribel Lopez, President, Lopez Research
Eric Bouck, Director, Samsung
Anne Bonaparte, CEO & President, Xora
Navin Chaddha, Managing Director, Mayfield Fund
Ken Singer, CEO, AppCentral
Parag Patel, VP, Alliances, VMWare
Alan Cohen, VP, Marketing, Nicira
Tom Gonser, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, DocuSign
Gary Little, Managing Director, Morgenthaler Ventures
Phil Libin, CEO, Evernote
Ari Levy, Reporter, Bloomberg BusinessWeek
Jim Smith, General Partner, Mohr Davidow
David Zilberman, Partner, Comcast Ventures
Dan Scholnick, General Partner, Trinity Ventures
Jim Moore, Founder & Managing Director, J. Moore Partners
Raj Singh, CEO, Fifo
Byron Banks, VP, Business Analytics, SAP
Khuram Hussain, CEO, Fileboard
James Phillips, Co-Founder, Couchbase
David Coleman, Analyst, GigaOM Pro
Max Ball, Director, Product Marketing, Genesys
Adam Pisoni, Co-Founder & CTO, Yammer
James Musick, Director, Web and Social Media, Genentech
Kris Duggan, CEO, Badgeville
Dan Pitt, Executive Director, Open Networking Foundation (ONF)
Isabelle Guis, VP of Marketing, Big Switch Networks
Rakesh Sara, Director, Product Management, Systems Networking, IBM
Amit Agarwal, Product Management, Google
Philippe Winthrop, Managing Director, Enterprise Mobility Foundation
Leila Modarres, VP, Marketing, Keynote DeviceAnywhere
Ron Perry, CTO, Worklight
Jeff Haynie, CEO, Appcelerator
Stefan Andreasen, CTO, Kapow Software
Aaron Ricadela, Reporter, Bloomberg BusinessWeek
Lawrence Coburn, CEO, DoubleDutch
Michael Oiknine, CEO, Apsalar
Scott Holden, Sr Director, Product Marketing,
Jim Burleigh, CEO, Cloud9
Anne Louise-Kardas, Manager, Emerging Business, CTO Office, Sprint
Ojas Rege, VP, Products & Marketing, Mobile Iron
Ahmed Datoo, CMO, Zenprise
Maribel Lopez, President, Lopez Research
Robin Bordoli, VP, Jive Apps Market, Jive Software
Cimarron Buser, VP, Business Development, Apperian
Ajay Madhok, CEO, AmSoft Systems
Chris O'Connor, CEO, Taptera
Cameron Franks, SVP & GM, Tigerspike
Mark Janes, Director, ITSA Software
Scott Virkler, SVP, eProducts, Global Medical Research, Elsevier
James Buschkamp, Technology Consultant, Daimler AG
Nitin Bhandari, Co-Founder & CTO, Skyfire
Vishy Gopalakrishnan, Vice President, Global Center of Excellence - Mobility, SAP
Todd Simpson, Chief Innovation Officer, Mozilla
David Halpin, VP, Engineering, Quickoffice
Daniel Barreto, GM, Cloud, Wyse Technology
Raj Singh, CEO, Fifo
Samir Kumar, Director, Technology Sourcing, Samsung
Stephen A. Brodsky, Ph.D., Distinguished Engineer, Big Data, IBM
Jeff Haynie, CEO, Appcelerator

The full agenda and list of speakers is available and registration is now open at
As the app ecosystem is quickly expanding into the enterprise, APPNATION Enterprise Summit is an exciting new event focused on the critical issues corporate CIOs and enterprise app developers face against an increasingly empowered and demanding enterprise workforce. 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.

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