Get Connected at CITE in San Francisco (March 4-7, 2012).
The onslaught of new devices and ease of use for circumventing a large company’s boring IT environment, has been gaining traction in every corner of the knowledge worker universe. Finally, a new conference has cropped up to take a look at these issues (and opportunities) exclusively for the Enterprise. As such, I’m pleased to announce I’ve joined the Advisory Board of the Consumerization of IT Conference (COIT), an IDG Enterprise event. I’m still learning my way around, but I’m 100% excited about the content of this program.
Of course, my friend and colleague Dion Hinchcliffe has been writing and speaking on the consumerization of IT for years now. Dion will be kicking off the keynote for the event and running a pre-conference workshop. Dion is particularly passionate about this topic, so I’m excited to hear what he has to say. There will be magical visualizations!
Highlights of the event include four simultaneous tracks on Corporate Tablet Devices, Mobile and Apps Applications Strategies, Infrastructure in the Consumerized Enterprise, and Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT). There is also discussion of a novel main stage event – a joint CMO and CIO fireside chat to discuss the different perspectives and needs represented from both Marketing and IT. It’s about time someone got these two together! From a Council perspective, we’re interested in recruiting new members who also share a passion for these enabling technologies in the context of a growing and maturing social business. The Council will also be organizing industry-topic Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to focus on many of these new technology developments and platforms.
Several of our members are planning to attend, and some will be participating on panels and presenting case studies. These areas are widely discussed within the Council today, so I look forward to hearing what we all can learn as a group as we integrate with a larger, forward-thinking technology community. If you’re interested in attending the conference, we can offer a 20% discount on the registration price. Use the promo code: FREEF for the discount on the registration sign-up form.
And one more thing… we will be screening the much-discussed film, “Connected” in the evening of March 5. I’ve been dying to see this film.
If you’re a geek and gadget lover, or hater even, you need to get your Enterprise self to this show. See you there!