2015 ET Canada Exchange Agenda 

Day 1 Monday, November 16, 2015
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM


Conference Registration and Check-In

3:30 PM - 3:35 PM

Welcome & Introduction

Welcome and Introduction: Philip McKay, CEO, nGage Events

3:35 PM - 4:15 PM

Conference Chair Opening Remarks: Up-leveling Your Mobile Strategy

Speaker:  Conference Chair, Maribel Lopez, founder of Lopez Research, Co-founder MRC and Author of Right-time Experiences

Description:  Mobile has moved beyond email and calendar access. Many companies have already embarked on their mobile journey. This session will discuss how mobile strategies are evolving and what types of tools and processes are important for successful mobile deployments today and in the coming years.

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Keynote Presentation: AirWatch by VMware

Speaker: Brian Katz,  EUC Mobile Strategy, AirWatch by VMware

Description: The end-user computing landscape continues to evolve with ever growing heterogeneity, new breakthroughs in application and device management, and unprecedented security for users and data. Advancements in operating systems are helping to break the complex models of management in exchange for new unified end-point management that seamlessly spans desktops, laptops, tablets, phones and applications. Brian will talk about how some top enterprises are using mobility to reshape their business.

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

General Session Presentation: Mobile First CIOs - Emerging Approaches To Enterprise Mobility in Canada

Speaker: Sanjay Khanna, Senior Analyst, Canadian Mobile Business Applications and Services, IDC Research

Description: Canadian organizations have an opportunity to win in the marketplace by thinking and being “mobile first.” Today, an elite group of Canadian CIOs are at the vanguard of mobile-first approaches to enterprise mobility in Canada. In this presentation, IDC Canada’s Sanjay Khanna, Senior Analyst, Canadian Mobile Business Applications and Services, shares insights on CIO thinking based on a series of in-depth interviews with CIOs in Manufacturing, Education, Business Services, Financial Services, High Technology, and Healthcare, combined with IDC Canada survey responses from Line of Business and IT leaders. This presentation will provide useful insights on key questions CIOs are addressing and will deliver Essential Guidance for mobile-first CIOs that aim to accelerate enterprise mobility in their organizations.

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Keynote Presentation: We the North: Enterprise Mobile Strategies built for Canadians by Canadians

Speaker: Deepak Gandhi, VP Enterprise Solutions, MDMify


Description: As mobility reaches the next phase of maturity south of the border, Canadian organizations have yet to embrace the technology as a business enabler. In this session you will learn about EMM, MAM, BYOD and other industry best practices that help drive adoption and accelerate business productivity.

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Birds of a Feather Sessions

Description: 8 to 10 tables with topics such as:

Security and EMM - Adam Stein, APS Marketing | Bob Egan, Sepharim Group | Eric Klein, VDC Research
App Development & Analytics - Benjamin Robbins, Palador | Maribel Lopez, Lopez Research
Mobile IoT and Digital Transformation Strategies - Sanjay Khanna, IDC Research | Ken Daniels, Acommence Advisors | Jack Gold, J.Gold Associates 


6:30 PM - 9:15 PM

Welcome Reception & Dinner: Sponsored by BlackBerry

An elegant networking reception and dinner for all designed to foster interaction and build relationships.

Sponsored by:

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Day 2 Tuesday, November 17, 2015
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

A networking breakfast for all participants to kick-off the day.

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

General Session Presention: Overcoming Enterprise Mobile Insecurity

Moderator: Jack Gold, Founder, J.Gold Associates

Description:  People often use mobile and security in the same sentence, but to many, this is an oxymoron. Mobile devices and apps have a reputation as being insecure, and with the latest breaches effecting Apple and Android devices, the issue has become even more complex. This session will discuss ways to overcome the inherent security challenges within mobile to create a platform that can conform to all of the enterprise security requirements necessary to conduct business safely.

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Keynote Presentation: Blackberry: The Case for Peaceful Coexistence of Innovation and Security in Enterprise Mobility

Speaker: Troy Stark, Director - Technical Solutions, Canada, BlackBerry

Description: As a pioneer in enterprise mobility, BlackBerry has unique insights into the productivity possibilities and security realities of this exceptionally transformative technology. In this keynote presentation, BlackBerry will share strategies for secure mobile innovation in the enterprise, while managing risk and keeping costs in check. You will walk away with a better understanding of what’s happening right now in mobility, what’s coming in the future and how you can leverage these insights to transform your organization.

9:45 AM - 11:50 AM

Case Study Presentations

Description: 25 minute Case Study Sessions. Solution providers and their End User customers discuss challenges faced, strategy, implementation, outcome, and the future.

12:00 PM - 1:10 PM

Networking Lunch

A networking lunch for all participants.

12:40 PM - 1:10 PM

Keynote Session: Microsoft

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

General Session Presentation: How To End of Life Legacy Mobile Applications and Modernize

Presenter:  Eric Klein, Director, Mobile / Wireless, VDC Research


Description: This roundtable discussion will focus on the mobile application modernization opportunity and how to best achieve (and even surpass) functional parity with legacy applications on modern mobile platforms. We will also be discussing key challenges and opportunities that organizations are likely to face once they begin modernizing their legacy mobile applications, including: business process optimization/operations review; re-training employees on new devices, apps and workflows.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

General Session: Avoiding the Gotchas in Mobile and IoT

Speaker: Benjamin Robbins, Co-CEO, Palador

Description: The matrix of device and service connectivity has exponentially increased with mobile and IoT. While the possibilities create some of the most amazing end-user scenarios, the potential pitfalls skyrocket. From security, to connectivity, to privacy, to updates, to interoperability, to longevity the challenges can and will be overwhelming. Come learn how to not only think through many of the these pitfalls ahead of time, but also how but also how to put strategies in place that will increase your organization’s chances of navigating smoothly through the inevitable rough waters that come with 50 billion connected devices by 2020.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

General Session Presentation: Mobile in 2020: Everything is About to Change – Will You Be Ready?

Speaker: Bob Egan, Chief Research Officer, Sepharim Research Group

Description: Mobile has already created massive impact on the rules of business and how we live, work and play. But we’re just getting started. This session will explore the underpinnings of the seismic shifts being created by Mobile, IoT, Cloud and Big Data

3:15 PM - 6:45 PM

1:1 Meeting Zone

Meeting Zone for 1:1 Meetings

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Networking Reception & Dinner

A cocktail networking dinner designed to foster interaction and build relationships with other executive attendees, potential clients and customers.

Day 3 Wednesday, November 18, 2015
7:30 AM - 8:20 AM

Networking Breakfast

A networking breakfast for all participants to kick-off the day.

8:20 AM - 9:00 AM

Fireside Chat: Navigating the Options for Developing Apps and What's Different about Mobile

Moderator: Adam Stein, Principal, APS Marketing


Panelist: Maribel Lopez, Founder, Lopez Research, LLC, Benjamin Robbins, Co-CEO, Palador


Description: This presentation of mobile application development platform, mobile back-end as a service and dev ops tool vendors will address what choices companies need to make when they are deciding how to develop applications and integrate apps with legacy back end systems.

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM

Advisory Board Panel: What's Next in Mobile

Moderator: Ken Daniels, Founder, Acommence Advisors

Panelists: Bob Egan, Sepharim Research Group, Jack Gold, J.Gold Associates, Sanjay Khanna, IDC Research, Eric Klein, Director, Mobile/Wireless, VDC Research

Description: Looking ahead there are many new technology trends on the horizon. Advisory board members will discuss trials and use cases for wearables, IoT and contextual services.

10:00 AM - 12:05 PM

Case Study Presentations

Description: 25 minute Case Study Sessions. Solution providers and their End User customers discuss challenges faced, strategy, implementation, outcome, and the future.

12:05 PM - 1:10 PM

Networking Lunch

A networking lunch for all participants.

12:45 PM - 1:05 PM

Fireside Chat: Intel

Moderator: Jack Gold, Founder, J.Gold Associates

Speaker: Graham Palmer, Country Manager, Canada, Intel

1:10 PM - 1:50 PM

General Session Panel: Addressing the Enterprise Security Lifecycle

Moderator: Adam Stein, Principal, APS Marketing

Panelists: Brian Katz, Director, EUC Mobile Strategy, AirWatch by VMware, Deepak Gandhi, VP Enterprise Solutions, MDMify, Alex Manea, Director Service Security, BlackBerry, Microsoft

Description: This session will address the SaaS, Prem and hybrid needs surrounding today's secure enterprise including Identity Management, Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) protection, Remediation, Secure Development, Implementation and App Distribution Best Practices. Participants will help prioritize key security decision criteria based on company size, mobile maturity and industry. This discussion also intends to help bridge other M6 presentations on many aspects of mobile content, application and device security.

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

1:1 Meeting Zone

Meeting Zone for 1:1 Meetings

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Cocktail Reception

Cocktail Reception

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Awards Dinner Celebration & Entertainment

An elegant dinner followed by entertainment and a M-Enterprise awards reception.