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Collaboration is Hot: What IT Professionals Can Learn at the Internet of Things World Forum

IoTWF for blog smallIn partnership with our industry steering committee members and sponsors, Cisco will host the Internet of Things World Forum, to be held October 29–31 in Barcelona, Spain. This exclusive event will bring together business and global thought leaders from across industries, technologies, and geographies who are passionate about igniting innovation and accelerating the advancement of the Internet of Things for their organizations.

Not surprisingly, there are several exciting sessions of interest to those of us involved in Communication and Collaboration technologies. If you need help maneuvering through the conference’s collaboration landscape, here are a few recommendations:

  • Intelligence at the Edge: How Data Analytics in the Mobile World Can Improve Business Decisions:  At Cisco IT, our motto is “mobile first.”  In our increasingly mobile world, we as IT leaders have to ensure that we deliver a robust, compelling work experience on our mobile devices – and I don’t mean just checking email! Businesses today must offer the ability to use transactional systems, hold meetings, and view videos wherever we are. This session explores how organizations are shaping their strategy based on the ever-changing consumer mobility trends. You’ll learn what business opportunities – and challenges – exist in a “mobile first” environment and how to manage them. It’s a must-attend session led by Scott Belcher, CEO, ITSA and Gian Fulgoni, CIO, INTU [10/29 – 11:30 – 12:15 p.m.]
  • Empowering Plant Technicians and Other Highly Mobile Workers: Companies with traditional 8-to-5 office workers often forget that many workers operate in a “non-traditional” manufacturing, aviation, retail or healthcare environment and are not tethered to a desktop PC. In this paradigm, the ability to conduct their jobs using mobile devices has greatly enhanced how they work – offering increased opportunities for training, communicating and ultimately being more efficient. Learn how manufacturing plant technicians have been empowered to do their jobs more effectively through the use of mobile devices. Guest speaker is June Ruby, Motorola Solutions. [10/30 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.]
  • Enabling New Levels of Collaboration with Ecosystem Partners: How many times have we as IT professionals been asked to adopt and deploy technology that helps global workforces dramatically increase flexibility and agility? Senior leaders understand that accelerating the exchange of information drives faster, smarter decisions and increases agreement and engagement among employees. If you’re wondering what your industry peers are doing in this realm, be sure to join this session. It features senior leaders from IBM, DHL, Samsung, Cisco and STMicroelectronics. [10/30 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.]

Have I piqued your interest?  If so, please follow this link to learn more about attending the IoT World Forum.

Happy Collaborating!

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