2015: The Enterprise Technology and Service Agenda. 2PM London/9AM New York

Sponsored by: GlobalData

Focused on:

  • Enterprise
  • Technology

Date: 15 January


Time: 2PM London/9AM New York

A discussion of the key decision points that will drive supplier dynamics in the coming year

By all accounts the market for enterprise technologies and services is in a state of transformation. Businesses are re-thinking how they use technology to solve problems and drive competitive differentiation, and the supplier landscape is shifting to meet rapidly changing demands. Even the buyers of enterprise technologies and services are changing - the focus is shifting from only CIOs and IT managers, increasingly to line-of-business managers as key decision-makers. Cloud-based architectures and the shift from CAPEX to OPEX models are the sources of much of this transformation, but issues such as security, mobility, analytics and collaboration continue to drive C-level strategic thinking.

Current Analysis analysts spent 2014 working with diverse players across the value chain, gaining a front row seat to the myriad changes shaping the market, and developing a view of what's coming in the year ahead. Additionally, the Current Analysis 2014 Enterprise Investment Plans Survey was recently completed, and provides a rich set of insights into which enterprise solutions matter and to whom. In the second of two webinars discussing 2015 predictions, our analysts will highlight this global study and outline their view of what lies ahead.

Even if you already think you know what 2015 looks like, you'll want to join us for a lively discussion of what those trends and themes mean, how they will impact you, and how you'll need to respond.

Presented by

Jerry Caron,

Senior Vice President, Analysis

Jerry is responsible for monitoring and evaluating activities in the telecommunications services, telecommunications infrastructure business infrastructure software and IT infrastructure markets, including the strategies and product development work of service providers, technology suppliers and solution providers.

Brian Washburn,

Service Director, Global Business Network and IT Services

Brian has covered the telecom industry for more than 20 years, and has been with Current Analysis for more than 10 years. As Service Director for Global Business Network and IT Services, Brian analyzes how service providers operate efficiently and compete effectively in enterprise services. His technology areas of coverage include network operations and WAN services; managed services; and in the U.S., services targeting mid-market businesses.

Bradley Shimmin,

Service Director, Business Technology and Software

Brad is responsible for monitoring and evaluating activities within three key industry areas, including enterprise data and analytics, collaboration and communication, and application platforms. Specifically, Brad provides detailed analysis of enterprise social networking technologies and data visualization and discovery solutions.

Kathryn Weldon,

Research Director, Business Network and IT Services – Mobility

Kathryn is responsible for driving and managing the strategy, content and direction of the U.S. business services analyst team. Weldon also remains the Mobile IT/Enterprise Mobility Services Practice lead, analyzing events, companies, products and technologies within the US and global mobile enterprise services and solutions space.

Tim Banting,

Principal Analyst, Collaboration and Communications

As Principal Analyst within the Business Technology and Software group, Tim Banting tracks and assesses the rapidly evolving communications and collaboration marketplace. His areas of coverage include collaboration platforms, unified communications, video collaboration and social analytics.

Key Learning Objectives

  • What enterprise technology and services themes and trends shaped 2014? What do they tell us about the year ahead?
  • What technology and service evolutions will take place to meet customer demands in 2015?
  • What technology and solutions will define the key 2015 enterprise vendor, channel and service provider battlegrounds?
  • Recommendations to IT buyers: What should they demand from suppliers in 2015?


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  • Product Management
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