REVIEW Enterprise App Revolution 2013
From June 17 – 18, 2013 we.CONECT invited an International audience of global executives, managing directors, head of’s and managers of departments such as IT Strategy, IT Technology, IT Security, Application Management, App Development / Mobile & Digital Apps, Enterprise Software Architecture / Infrastructure, Enterprise 2.0, New Channels / New Media, Business Development & Planning and Mobile Workforce to the Enterprise App Revolution in Berlin.
More than 60 participants from over 40 companies from all over Europe discussed about future challenges, latest approaches and future progresses in the context of enterprise apps, creating strategies, evaluating company needs and building process roadmaps for an app infrastructure, IT-infrastructure as well as application and architecture management.
20+ high level case studies were presented by companies such as Volkswagen AG, American Airlines, Inc., Kimberly-Clark Corp., Deutsche Post IT Services GmbH, Mitsubishi Electric, Inc., Bombardier Transportation GmbH, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Genentech Inc., Asian Paints plc., Mersk Line A/S, ABB Turbo Systems Ltd and many more
This conference was rated on a scale from 1-5 with an average of 1.4 by 84% of the participants (1 stands for the highest and 5 for the lowest)
4 World Cafés, 4 Challenge Your Peers Roundtables, a wonderful evening reception and an eventful Icebreaker session the evening before the conference
5 leading Business Partners – Adobe Systems Deutschland GmbH, Digital White, Platinion GmbH, Accenture GmbH, Axway GmbH – introduced cutting-edge product-solutions, enterprise app management strategies and pioneering technologies
An exclusive, rich Media Center featuring conference material, presentation slides and downloads (complete conference documentation)
The Enterprise App Revolution 2014 will take place from June 23 – 24, 2014 in Berlin
"You tickled my brain. Love it."
Ari Haaparanta, Kemira Oyj, Finland
More than 60 attendees gathered at the Enterprise App Revolution 2013 to discuss current challenges, brand new approaches and future trends in the field of enterprise apps. Participants, speakers and business partners joined in on the first conferences in the world on this topic and had the opportunity to exchange experiences, widen their network and debate upcoming challenges.
The Enterprise App Revolution 2013 has therefore established itself as the biggest conference in the world just focusing on enterprise apps, the management, technology, security and usage of apps for different purposes in the enterprise.
On the evening of the first conference day, the Icebreaker session provided a first opportunity to network, benchmark and discuss, while allowing the participants to get to know each other in a relaxed atmosphere at the NOVOTEL Berlin.
More than 20 presentations and keynotes
Inspiring discussions and presentations regarding the core issues enabled diversified touch points with the audience’s experience and fulfilled the expectations to a maximum.
Throughout the three days of the conference, the many topics of focus played an important role in the agenda. Field reports, panel discussions, as well as case studies were presented. The exchange of ideas between participants, speakers and business partners was animated and encouraged through different kinds of sessions (eg. World Cafés, Challenge Your Peers Roundtables) providing real value for the attendees. Accordingly, the conference aimed at turning the participants into active debating members, rather than passive listeners and this goal was notedly achieved.
"Great conference with added value for everybody!"
Bojan V. Petrovic, Axway GmbH, Germany
we.CONECT Challenge Your Peers
Participants suggested numerous encountered difficulties within the industry and possible, practical solutions.
In addition to the outstanding speeches of the event, we.CONECT strived to achieve more. This is why each participant was asked ahead of time for further concerns, questions and topics to be raised. According to the gathered answers, we.CONECT created innovative and exciting Challenge Your Peers Roundtables. Each table came to deal with important matters, for which participants had shown interest, and discussions on latest issues and trends for most of the second-day afternoon.
Overview of the Topics:
• Strategies & Processes
• IT Infrastructure & Architecture
• App Development & Processes
"A lot of mobility knowledge brought together in one conference. Very valuable acquaintances for fruitful cooperation in the future."
Michael Eitenbichler, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Germany
we.CONECT World Café
With the ‘Wisdom of Crowds’, we.CONECT adopted a newly intensive, interactive and innovative way of exchanging experiences in a collective way at the conference.
During the World Café sessions on the morning of the second day, participants were given the opportunity to intensively discuss and share ideas and solutions in the field of Enterprise App development. To come up with new innovative ideas and concepts for current issues in co-operation with peer experts was the dedicated goal of the discussion.
The 4 sessions of World Cafés consisted of:
Moderated by Peter Daley, Accenture GmbH / Germany - Building enterprise apps to deliver value: How the mobile technology can be used as a powerful force to improve the effectiveness of your employees
Moderated by Dr. Jörg Liebe, Lufthansa Systems AG / Germany - Practices of Enterprise Applications and how BYOD is affecting mobile strategies
Zvezdan Schoppmann, Global Head of Mobile Solutions, Deutsche Post IT Services GmbH / Germany - Growing High-Performance Apps to Connect a Heterogeneous Enterprise
Moderated by Jonathan Boulos, Kimberly-Clark corp. / USA - The state of security in the mobile enterprise
"Excellent insight across the diverse range of mobile enterprise apps subjects!"
Andrew Japp, DW Agency Ltd., UK
The results were presented afterwards during a panel discussion and presentation of the key results. In the afternoon, more presentations from Osborne Clarke and Maersk Line A/S followed.
In retrospect, the Enterprise App Revolution 2013 featured an up most interesting, diversified and highly interactive networking platform for leading managers, designers and researchers in the field of enterprise apps from all over the world.
we.CONECT wants to thank the team, participants, speakers, business partners and media partners for a very successful annual forum 2013.
We are already looking forward to welcoming you at the Enterprise App Revolution 2014 from June 23 – 24, 2014 in Berlin.