Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mastering Enterprise Mobility with SAP in ANZ

I am honored to have been invited to speak at a series of 4 one-day conferences in Australia and New Zealand in November, 2012.  The conference series is entitled, Mastering Enterprise Mobility with SAP and consists of 17 international and local mobile experts sharing their insights.  It looks like a great program!

Topics include:

  • Developing Your Enterprise Mobility Strategy (ME)
  • Getting Mobile Solution Design Right
  • Security Management, Governance and Compliance
  • Communication Infrastructure and Device Management
  • Understanding the SAP Roadmap and Products
  • Developing the Business Case for Mobility
  • Succeeding with Change Management
  • Support and Administration of Mobility Projects
  • Reporting, Analytics and Mobile BI
  • Technical Connectivity and Continuity

Australia is such a beautiful and interesting place to visit.  I have had the privilege of visiting and speaking in Australia many times and have developed great friendships and worked on some very interesting mobility projects there.  It is always an interesting day when your routine includes avoiding 15 foot deadly snakes while on the job - see this photo sent from a friend who works for a utility company in Australia.

Mobile applications for field services in Australia are often used in remote locations in the outback where service technicians work at night, around the large mines, and have to travel great distances in isolated and rough environments.  These mobile apps often have a special focus on safety for the service technician.  I have seen apps that report missing service technicians if they don't report in on schedule, etc.

One service technician told me he runs into very dangerous snakes all the time.  He worked for a large equipment rental company that supplies mines.  It seems some of the equipment makes perfect homes for dangerous snakes.  Wow!  I just try not to slip in the shower in the morning.

The New Zealand conference will be a real bonus, as I have not had the opportunity to spend time there, although I have worked on several mobility projects with New Zealand companies.   Here are the dates of the conferences in mm/dd/yyyy format:

  • Auckland, NZ on 11/01/2012
  • Brisbane, AU 11/05/2012
  • Sydney, AU 11/07/2012
  • Melbourne, AU 11/09/2012

I look forward to meeting up with all my friends and making new friends on this trip!

Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for SMAC (Social, MOBILE, Analytics and Cloud), Cognizant
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Full Disclosure: I am a mobility analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles. These are my personal opinions only and do not necessarily represent those of my employer.