Mobile devices of every sort are proliferating and becoming more and more like computers. In parallel, Internet applications, cloud computing, and the need for 24/7 on demand access with authentication and security are increasing the headaches of managing it all. Does it make sense to outsource, or is it better to keep it all in the enterprise? How does an IT leader decide which option to choose, and what are the pitfalls and challenges of either choice?
Eugene Signorini, VP, Yankee Group's Anywhere Enterprise Research Group
Eugene Signorini is a vice president of Yankee Group’s Anywhere Enterprise research group with an expertise in applications and mobile solutions. Signorini helps clients navigate the emerging enterprise mobility landscape by examining bot... More View all posts
Eugene Signorini is a vice president of Yankee Group’s Anywhere Enterprise research group with an expertise in applications and mobile solutions. Signorini helps clients navigate the emerging enterprise mobility landscape by examining both supply- and demand-side issues, and focusing on applications, target industries and solution providers. Gene’s areas of focus include mobile applications such as wireless e-mail, mobile SFA, field force mobility and mobile asset management; wireless carriers’ B2B offerings and strategies; mobile middleware and application software; and enterprise fixed/wireless voice and data integration. Gene has spent 13 years in the wireless industry, joining Yankee Group from MCI WorldCom’s wireless resale organization, which was previously Nationwide Cellular Service. During his tenure at MCI WorldCom, Gene held key roles in operations, project management and business development. He was instrumental in launching Nationwide Cellular Service’s New England fraud management group in 1995 in the midst of the industry-wide cellular clone fraud crisis. Upon MCI’s acquisition of Nationwide, Gene became the lead project manager for all large enterprise wireless implementations in Eastern U.S. After WorldCom acquired MCI, Gene became New England manager for wireless indirect sales and distribution. Less View all posts
Oliver Bussmann, Chief Information Officer, SAP AG
Oliver Bussmann is chief information officer (CIO) of SAP AG. Oliver has a wealth of experience with influential leadership of cross-cultural, transcontinental business process transformations in the IT and Financial Service industry in the... More View all posts
Oliver Bussmann is chief information officer (CIO) of SAP AG. Oliver has a wealth of experience with influential leadership of cross-cultural, transcontinental business process transformations in the IT and Financial Service industry in the U.S and Europe. He has proven expertise in building consensus across a diverse enterprise and driving time-critical, cost-effective solutions that streamline operations and accelerate business growth. With combined know-how and diplomacy, Oliver has a solid track record of innovation, urgency, and execution while consistently delivering cost-savings and improved performance metrics. Prior to joining SAP, Oliver was regional CIO North America & Mexico at Allianz, focused on execution to enable business transformation and operational effectiveness through technology and global sourcing. His responsibilities included leading the operational transformation, as well as delivery of significant investments to improve customer and employee experience. Other past roles include Executive Vice President of Group Information Technology for the Allianz Group in Munich, and IT Managing Director of Allianz Global Investors, San Francisco, and Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt. Oliver began his career as a manager for IBM’s Financial Services Division. Since 2010 Oliver has been a member of the IVI Advisory Board (Innovation Value Institute of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth) and has been admitted to the Hall of Fame of the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) for his activities in the outsourcing area. Less View all posts