I've worked for the IBM office of the CIO office for the past seven (7) years focusing on the IBM deployment of workplace technologies. It's been a great experience and I'm particularly proud of my recent efforts to help launch the "Workplace of the Future" initiative designed deliver the right IT services to employees to support IBM's 2015 roadmap.
In my new role as Technology Evangelist for Mobile Enterprise Services I'm focused on expanding IBM's mobile services to deliver mail, contacts, calendar, collaboration, social networking and business applications to a wide range of secure mobile devices including smartphone and tablets (e.g. Google Android, Apple iPad, etc.). With more and more enterprises focused on improving the productivity of mobile workers through technology, this promises to be an exciting space in 2011.
2013 IBM Impact conference summary
Sun, May 5th 2013 7:25p Christopher Pepin I attended the IBM Impact conference last week in Las Vegas. I blogged a conference preview earlier in the week and the following are the key highlights:
IBM press release: "IBM Unveils New Technology to Connect a Smarter Planet New Appliance, Software and Services Extend the IBM MobileFirst Strategy."
IBM press release: "IBM Drives Enterprise Adoption of Big Data, Cloud, Mobile and Social Business Technologies WestJet Improves Traveler Experience with Real-Time Interactions."
The Internet [read] Keywords: ibm
The Internet of Things: Connected Car
Mon, Apr 29th 2013 3:31p Christopher Pepin IBM's Impact conference kicked off today in Las Vegas and the first guest up on stage was Vijay Sankaran,
director of application development for Ford along with a 2013 Ford Focus up on stage. While smartphones and tablets get most of the attention, there are over 9.6 billion devices to connected to the Internet, including connected cars like the Ford Focus. Over 20 billion are expected by 2029.
Wikipedia defines the connected car as: "A connected car is a car that is equipped with in [read] Keywords: ibm
IBM brings ROI to BYOD: new report from Forrester
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 2:22p Christopher Pepin IBM recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment that companies realized by engaging IBM to implement a “Bring Your Own Device” or BYOD program. it's a great report and available for free from IBM. From the study:
"Interviews with two existing IBM customers yielded a compelling 108% return on investment and payback in less than one month."
In addition to the report, IBM has released two new infographics with the [read] Keywords: ibm
Take your child to work day 2013
Thu, Apr 25th 2013 11:05a Christopher Pepin Today, Thursday April 25, is take your child to work day. I had the privilege of participating at an IBM event in Southbury, CT. Roughly 40 students, ages 8-16, participated in a full morning of activities and talks including:
IBM Apprentice: two teams of owners and sellers had to stratagize on how to improve sales of a fictional company through the use of mobile technology
What do you know about mobile phones?
Green Data Center tour
Are we secure?
While this was the first take your chi [read] Keywords: ibm
IBM Impact conference 2013 preview
Mon, Apr 22nd 2013 5:28p Christopher Pepin I'll be attending the IBM Impact conference next week in Las Vegas. From the conference website:
"Impact 2013 is designed for IT and business leaders who understand that to lead in today's economy, outperforming organizations are especially focused on combining technology with the business to drive innovation and growth. They understand that to succeed - they have to leverage Mobile, Social, Cloud and Big Data and re-imagine their operations, their processes, and their technology."
He [read] Keywords: ibm
Business value of mobile enterprise
Mon, Apr 1st 2013 7:08p Christopher Pepin Yankee Group has released a new study focusing on increased enterprise adoption of mobile. Specifically:
50% of companies will be increasing their budgets this year for mobile applications
34% of all companies are planning to develop 10 or more applications
51% of companies will be increasing their in-house development, 31% their outsourced development
56% are allowing employees to access apps through public app stores, 43% are centrally distributing them directly to employees’ devices, and [read] Keywords: apple
IBM Torque Conference Australia: Summary
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 12:25p Christopher Pepin I returned home to Connecticut after a successful business trip to Australia for the IBM Torque conference. Highlights:
The focus of the external conference was cloud, mobile and security and took place over the course of a week in three Australian cities: Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. There were over 100 participants for the three sessions.
I led a panel discussion on mobile at each of the three events. Key observations: Few enterprises have a mobile enterprise strategy in place. [read] Keywords: ibm
IBM Torque conference: Australia
Tue, Mar 12th 2013 7:05p Christopher Pepin I'm in Australia for the IBM Torque conference. From the conference website:
IBM have designed an industry roundtable where your thought leadership and that of your peers will be shared and you will have the opportunity to see how you measure and lead against the pack. You will be able to discuss cloud, mobility and security with a group of like minded IT professionals and ask for the opinions of IBM experts in attendance.
This is my first time attending IBM Torque as well as my first t [read] Keywords: ibm