Veropath Sponsors UK Enterprise Mobility Exchange Event
Recently, Veropath sponsored and attended the Enterprise Mobility Exchange UK event which this year focused on “Enabling Digital Transformation and Creating Value through Mobile Technology.” Here’s what we gathered from the event:
About the event
Senior executives with responsibility for implementing mobility strategies and solutions within their organisations came together at the Hilton London Wembley on 19th and 20th September to share thoughts, join discussions and meet solution providers. The event was a great way for Veropath to network with mobility decision-makers from many leading organisations in Finance, Pharma, Retail, Utilities and Public Sector. This was teamed with a series of one-to-one business meetings where delegates were able to assess our solution and discuss how we might be able to help them achieve their business objectives using our Technology Expense Management platform.
Key Enterprise Mobility Exchange sessions
The two-day event kicked off with a keynote case study from Patrick Bossert, detailing the role that Mobility has played in adding value at Network Rail. He explained how an organisation with its numerous and complex legacy systems was able to successfully implement such an immense transformation programme.
Other session highlights included roundtable working groups where participants discussed mobility-related hot topics such as BYOD, IoT, Big Data analytics and Wearables.
Roy Corneloues, Principal Architect: Mobile Solutions at BT, led a session on Life Cycle – How Enterprises Successfully Maintain a Mobility Portfolio. Life cycle management is fast becoming a key priority for the successful operation of an organisation’s mobility strategy, particularly as mobility is reaching maturity in many organisations. The session described how to develop the ideal IT set up in a mobile ready organisation and discussed how to build a successful and innovative ecosystem.
Beyond Mobile – Creative Technology Innovation at AstraZeneca
Creative Director, Adrian Wong introduced a new element of AstraZeneca’s CTO Office – the concept of the Technology Incubation Lab, which is addressing the key challenges that can make a tangible difference to business.
Adrian elucidated on their new approach to creating value by introducing innovative, emerging technologies across the company. It was fascinating to learn how the organisation is becoming adept at bringing consumer-grade user experiences to the enterprise environment by harnessing the power of Big Data and advanced infrastructure as well as being early adopters of emergent interaction and visualisation technologies.
There was another session on Mobility, Security & Data Protection Requirements – The Clash Between Security and User Experience. Following the recently added requirements for greater flexibility and improved user-experiences across all business technology applications, this group discussion covered the impact of the latest GDPR regulations. This Enterprise Mobility Exchange session also focused on how the relationship between IT and business lines would be affected.
Pushing Insight to the Wearer: Bringing Together IoT and Wearables
Here, James Hodges, IT Director at Mitie headed up a round table group discussion which covered several use cases. These were extremely interesting and this was a popular session, including:
- TfL employees wearing an IoT Camera – this camera was able to record incidents such as attacks on members of staff and could potentially trigger an alert for help or have an integral panic button for sending notification of distress. It could also be used to record other important interactions with the public.
- In the consumer market, we were shown how alerts could be sent from train platforms to inform the wearer when a train was ready to depart and from which platform.
- Petrochemical arena – wearing a safety jacket containing IoT sensors could be used for checking for harmful gasses. If any were found, an automated alert could be sent to the monitoring team for attention whilst the wearer could be checked as he/she left the area safely.
All in all, a thoroughly interesting networking opportunity! We are looking forward to receiving the post event summary and to developing our new connections.
For more information about the Enterprise Mobility Exchange, please visit their website here.