Building the Next Generation of the Digital Enterprise

In an increasingly connected world, many enterprise IT infrastructures are strained by the demand to support floods of data from applications and cloud technologies, and also challenged by the growing demands to be more agile and operationally efficient. The promise of Software Defined Infrastructure is becoming real so how can an enterprise adapt quickly to this evolving digital environment?  

From designing, optimizing and operating the next generation digital infrastructure to exploring market trends, solutions, and strategies to capitalize on the BYOD and Enterprise Mobility Market, the Enterprise Development Workshops offer attendees a competitive advantage by hearing from and engaging with industry experts on how to leverage innovative technologies and embrace the connected world.

The workshop convenes enterprise and industrial application developers, IT experts, system architects, and industry influencers for a day of interactive and innovative sessions. Breakfast and lunch will be served with coffee and refreshments provided throughout the day. A Networking Reception will conclude the evening, where attendees will have the opportunity to demo cutting-edge enterprise solutions and mingle with speakers and guests over a glass of beer or wine.


Key Takeaways

New York Workshop Details

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 13 | 8:30AM - 5:30PM
Venue: Helen Mills Event Space | 137 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001 (map)

Coffee and breakfast served.


9:10AM-9:40AM [KEYNOTE] 
Market Insights: Challenges and Opportunities in the Enterprise Landscape
Today’s enterprises are forced to undertake continuous digital transformations due to emerging opportunities in personalized end-to-end experiences, person-2-person payments, international remittance, identity-as-a-service, and the explosion in APIs from service providers to name just a few. This challenge is further complicated by the need to ensure secure and safe transactions as well as the tearing down of traditional geographic boundaries as more and more companies become global, and the customers they serve come from all over the world. In the opening keynote, Tilak Joshi will share his journey from being a NASA engineer to leading one of the most notable financial incumbents as they build and deliver enterprise-class products that safely and securely serve customers throughout the world.


9:50AM-10:40AM Modern Code: Multi-Level Parallelism
In this session, Intel and Colfax will introduce techniques for writing optimized code targeted to current and future generation multi and many core processors. Explore parallel programming models and optimization methods including:

 Expressing automatic vectorization and thread parallelism;
 Optimization of memory models;
 Programming approaches for portable, future-proof optimization.


10:50AM-11:30AM Building on a Secure Platform Opens New Opportunities to Address Multi-Platform Challenges
Join BlackBerry for an in depth look at how enterprise mobile management platforms address the challenges developers face in today’s corporate mobile climate. Learn how Enterprise developers can build mobile apps on a secure platform that supports many different devices from multiple OEMs with varying OSs.

Key Topics Include:

 Getting productivity apps in the hands of your business users for all major mobile platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry;
 Supporting secure containerization that integrates well with popular security enhancements including newer choices like Samsung KNOX and
   Android for Work, creating true end-to-end security for mobile devices;

 Managing and deploying custom developed cross-platform Enterprise apps, and commercial Enterprise mobile apps;
 Using secure enterprise app development principals  to access mission critical information behind the firewall.


11:45AM-12:45PM Introducing Software-Defined Infrastructure
With the introduction of Intel® Rack Scale Architecture and related management systems, Software-Defined Infrastructure is about to be realized. Using this technology enables accelerated service delivery through a software-composable system delivering greater performance and increased utilization of compute, storage and network resources. What does it mean when hardware is software defined and what does it change for service providers and enterprise developers?

Key Topics Include:

 Why Software-Defined Infrastructure?
 What can enterprise developers start doing differently and immediately?
 Introduction to cutting-edge developer tools.


1:15PM-1:30PM Today's Developer: Key Findings from Apps Alliance's Global Developer Survey
The Apps Alliance recently published the first annual Developer Insights Report: A Global Survey of Today's Developer to uncover a valuable analysis of the changing nature of the software development industry, what developers are working on, working with, and what they need to succeed. This session will reveal key insights into the current development ecosystem and more specifically, the enterprise landscape.

1:30PM-2:45PM [WORKSHOP] Exclusive Hands-on Workshop with Intel® Rack Scale Architecture APIs
This is a hands-on workshop where participants will have a chance to get early experience with what it will mean to work in a software-defined infrastructure (SDI) environment.  Today, we work with management and control of data center infrastructure like servers and switches, but we are moving toward pooled resource management instead. During this session, we will look at and use new REST APIs to work with examples that provide a glimpse of this future and what SDI will mean for data center management. We will work with examples as well as provide time for questions and feedback from the workshop participants. 

NOTE: Attendees are required to bring a laptop and power cord to participate in the workshop. It is also necessary to prepare for the session, please download this guide for instructions. Please email Events@AppAlliance.org if you have questions related to the workshop.


3:00PM-3:20PM Beyond Uber: How the Platform Business Model Connects the World
What do Airbnb, Alibaba, and Uber all have in common (besides multibillion-dollar valuations)? None of these companies directly create the value that their users consume. They all operate with a different business model: the platform. This talk will explain the platform business model and how it works. We'll also look at why this phenomenon is much bigger than consumer ecommerce and is starting to disrupt more traditional enterprise markets, including everything from enterprise software and CRM systems to healthcare and finance.

3:20PM-4:10PM Data Security & Privacy: Managing Mobile Risks to Stay Ahead of Your Competition
According to a 2015 BlackBerry-commissioned survey of 800 CIOs and risk and compliance leaders last year, 59 percent admitted that the number of data breaches caused by mobile devices had increased in the past year. As a result, 68 percent agreed that mobile devices are already the weakest link in their security framework. Security is only as good as your weakest link. Every mobile device and application is a potential entry point for external hackers and their malware. It’s critical for app developers to keep their data secure and help their business measure acceptable risk vs productivity. This panel discussion will share tactics for planning and building a bullet-proof security architecture for Enterprises, and in high-security, regulated industries such as financial services, healthcare, government, etc.

Key Topics Include:

 Understanding and minimizing data exposure risk and mobile security gaps;
 Creating a secure operating environment which makes IT and business users more productive;
 Balancing the security needs of your organization and end-users.


Demo cutting-edge enterprise solutions one-on-one, and mingle with speakers and guests over a glass of beer or wine. 


Helen Mills Event Space | 137 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001 (map)


Registration and General Workshop Inquiries
Please view the FAQ or email the Apps Alliance team at Events@AppAlliance.org.


Sponsorship, Speaking, and Media Inquiries
Please contact Apps Alliance Marketing Director, Chelsea Andrews: Chelsea@AppAlliance.org.