Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston Announces Expanded Keynote Line-up

Event Hosts First-Time Boston Mobile Meet-up & Partners with Year-Up as Event Beneficiary

Jun 1, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Enterprise 2.0 Conference, produced by UBM TechWeb, announces a growing list of keynote speakers from the likes of FedEx, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, Mozilla Corp., NIKE, Inc. and Yum! Brands Inc. From the keynote stage, these industry leaders and enterprise customers will cover the latest innovations in social, gamification, analytics and big data tools and technologies. Enterprise 2.0, the leading event for companies looking to optimize their business through next-generation social applications and platforms, takes place June 18-21 in the Hynes Convention Center and is co-located with Mobile Connect, a newly launch conference serving the enterprise mobility market. To register or for more information about Enterprise 2.0 or Mobile Connect, visit: http://www.e2conf.com/boston/ and http://www.mobileconnectevent.com/.  

"The Enterprise 2.0 Conference cuts through the noise to provide companies the information they need to fully unlock the value of enterprise social tools and technologies. Through our comprehensive conference, attendees receive curated advice, lessons learned, and best practices from industry experts and experienced practitioners to develop their roadmap for social business success," said Paige Finkelman, Enterprise 2.0 Conference General Manager. "This year we've assembled a solid roster of end users from global companies like NIKE, Inc. and FedEx to provide a glimpse into how they are leveraging social, analytics and big data for competitive advantage."  

The latest list of confirmed keynote speakers includes:

  • Bryan Barringer, Manager, Enterprise Collaboration Implementation, FedEx Services
  • Nathan Bricklin, Senior Vice President, Head of Social Strategy, Wells Fargo
  • Phillip Easter, Director of Mobile Apps, American Airlines
  • Richard Foo, Collaboration Director, NIKE, Inc.
  • Rob Gubas, VP, Global Marketing, Colliers International
  • Art King, Global Infrastructure Architecture Lead, NIKE, Inc. 
  • Andrew McAfee, Principal Research Scientist, MIT's Center for Digital Business
  • Jeff Schick, Vice President, IBM Social Software
  • Jared Spataro, Senior Director, SharePoint Product Management, Microsoft Corporation
  • Michael Wu, PhD, Principal Scientist, Analytics, Lithium Technologies, Inc.

Additionally, the keynote presentations will include a keynote panel discussion entitled Inventing Management 2.0: Radical Yet Practical Insights to Becoming a True Social Enterprise. This panel discussion will be moderated by Chris Grams of the Management Innovation eXchange; panelists include: David Mason with Mozilla Corporation, Nyal Reed with The Educe Group, and Mary Woolf with Yum! Brands Inc. The Management Innovation eXchange (MIX), in partnership with Saba Software and the Enterprise 2.0 Conference, launched a Management 2.0 "hackathon" at Enterprise 2.0 in Santa Clara last fall, a collaborative project involving over 850 progressive management practitioners, technologists, and thinkers from around the globe to explore ways in which the principles of Web 2.0 can serve as the inspiration for transforming how organizations will be run and managed over the next decade. The results and thoughts around these finding will be shared during the Inventing Management 2.0 panel discussion.

The Enterprise 2.0 Conference agenda includes deep-dive workshops, a multi-track conference, and a multi-vendor expo. New to the conference this year is the Organizational and Operational Readiness track, as well as a panel session on the "Opportunity Divide" presented by the event beneficiary, Year Up. The session will cover Gen-Y's perspective on social business and the evolving business world, as well as what Year Up has done to change their alumni's future personally and professionally. In addition, Enterprise 2.0 and Mobile Connect will be hosting several networking opportunities and for the first-time, a local Boston mobile meet-up on Monday, June 18. 

Enterprise 2.0 and Mobile Connect will feature a shared expo floor, bringing together the latest technologies from top Enterprise 2.0 and social business vendors, as well as top enterprise mobility vendors. Enterprise 2.0 event sponsors include IBM, Cisco, Microsoft, Moxie Software, Yammer, Actiance, Box, K2, Oracle, Saba, YouSendIt, Badgeville, Formiciary Collaboration Limited, Metavana, Persistent Systems Inc. and Spigit.  Mobile Connect event sponsors include IBM, SAP, Copium and Twilio. To register, visit: http://www.e2conf.com/boston/ or http://www.mobileconnectevent.com/and use code PR2012 to get a Free Expo Pass or save $200 on a Conference Pass.

About The Enterprise 2.0 Conference

The Enterprise 2.0 Conference brings together business leaders and technologists to explore what the influences of social, mobile, analytics, cloud and big data mean for business, and to find out what's next in enterprise apps. Along with the Boston and Santa Clara conferences, Enterprise 2.0 digital's portfolio encompasses a monthly webcast series, virtual events, and The BrainYard.com. As the online destination for social business, The BrainYard.com provides news, analysis and insights on the social business market. The site was launched as a joint venture between UBM TechWeb's InformationWeek and Enterprise 2.0. For more information on Enterprise 2.0 portfolio visit www.e2conf.com.

About UBM TechWeb

UBM TechWeb the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses – media solutions, marketing services and paid content – UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Cloud Connect, Black Hat and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading. UBM TechWeb is a part of UBM plc, one of the world's largest media businesses as a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.


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