It’s hard to keep up with everything that’s going on in the quickly expanding universe of enterprise mobility, but these four conferences in the first half of the year can help.
Feb. 21-25, Las Vegas
IBM’s cloud and mobility event offers sessions on app development, mobility management and security using the MobileFirst Platform. The company left attendees puzzled last year when it glossed over its big partnership with Apple; now that the vendors have more than 100 business apps, they may get more attention when the conference returns to Vegas.
Mobile World Congress
Feb. 22-25, Barcelona
Mobile World Congress drew more than 94,000 attendees in 2015, and 40% of them came from outside of Europe. The event includes 20 keynotes, including talks from the CEOs of Cisco, Huawei and Ericsson. A CIO roundtable and sessions on enterprise wearables and the Internet of Things are sure to pique the interest of IT pros.
May 16-20, Location TBA
MobileIron’s annual user conference gives customers a good chance to get better acquainted with the enterprise mobility management (EMM) vendor’s latest updates. CEO and founder Bob Tinker stepped down in January, so this year’s event will be an opportunity for MobileIron’s new leadership to unveil its strategy.
Desktop virtualization and mobility are crossing paths more than ever, as IT administrators look for secure ways to deliver apps to mobile devices. At Citrix Synergy, attendees will learn about everything from desktop as a service to file sharing to mobile-friendly workspace management.