MaRS Centre Auditorium
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From Skype to the iPad to Google Docs, business users are introducing consumer-driven technology into the workplace and enterprise IT is struggling to stay ahead of the curve. Will the onslaught of consumerization drive groundswell innovation, or will it lead to a security meltdown?
Join us as we examine how consumerization is changing enterprise IT. We will look at the trends driving the move toward consumer-focused tools, what challenges IT staff face in meeting these demands, and how vendors can build and capitalize this opportunity. As well, we’ll survey the pros and cons of these technologies to help enterprise managers make informed IT decisions.
A scientist-turned-serial-entrepreneur, David is currently the VP of Sales at Rypple, a Toronto-based start-up and provider of social performance management software. Previously, David served as Sales Director at Varicent Software and Director of Solutions Consulting at Workbrain. David holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry and Atmospheric Science from York University and a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto.
Daniel Klass is an experienced private equity investor who holds a B.Sc. in mathematics, an MBA in finance/accounting and a CPA. Daniel practiced accounting for a few years and then worked 10 years at TD Capital and EdgeStone Capital Partners (two of Canada’s largest merchant banks) before raising his own fund. With a passion for the lower end of the mid-market, Daniel created Klass Capital. He thrives on working closely with his portfolio partners and helping them to build successful, sustainable and scalable businesses.
Nigel leads IDC Canada’s research on application solution software, application-related services such as systems integration and application outsourcing, and the competitive landscape of the software and services industry.
Nigel’s research portfolio has ranged from enterprise applications (ERP, CRM and SCM) and business intelligence to collaborative applications software markets such as Web 2.0 and social networking. His current research areas focus on strategic changes in the software market such as the emergence of software-as-a-service (SaaS), the impact of near- and off-shore sourcing, and services ecosystems. Mr. Wallis is the Canadian representative on IDC’s Global Sourcing research team.
Dennis Young, Managing Director, Health & Life Sciences TG4
Networked intelligence is allowing health-care patients to self-organize, contribute and participate in their own health care. They can share information, support each other and contribute to the greater sum of knowledge about health outcomes. As Managing Director of T4G’s Health and Life Sciences practice, Dennis is responsible for leading a team that is creating this future in health care. Dennis was attracted to T4G after spending over 27 years in major international consulting firms, working in health care across the world. He found in T4G a strong entrepreneurial culture with deep technical skills and a passion for innovation.
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Mark’s been working in the information and communication technology industry for more than 15 years. He’s worked with some of the biggest companies in the industry, but he’s also worked with very early stage start-ups—so he knows what it’s like to be in an entrepreneur’s shoes. Mark uses his experience to help MaRS clients in the areas of B2B enterprise software and SaaS business models as well as security and privacy.