Think TED Meets Enterprise For The C-Suite – Constellation’s Connected Enterprise.
Constellation’s flagship event, Connected Enterprise 2012, starts November 9th to 11th, 2012. This intimate innovation summit in Dana Point, CA (www.stregismb.com) is designed for senior business leaders who are attempting or successfully using disruptive technologies such as social business, cloud computing, mobile enterprise, big data and analytics, gamification, and unified communications/video to drive business value and transform business models.
Over 200 participants will enjoy this experiential 3-day, 2-night executive retreat that includes mind expanding keynotes from visionaries and futurists, interactive best practices panels, deep 1:1 20 minute interviews w/ market makers, rapid fire high energy new technology demos, The Constellation SuperNova Awards event, a golf outing, and an experiential companion program.
Mike Ehrenberg, Microsoft Technical Fellow and Chief Software Architect for Microsoft Dynamics (November 9th at 4:15 pm PST)
Mike Ehrenberg is a Microsoft Technical Fellow, and chief technology officer (CTO) for Microsoft Business Solutions. He leads the work on long-term product strategy and on driving relationships between Microsoft Dynamics and the technology teams across Microsoft.
Ehrenberg joined Microsoft in 2003, after 25 years of business application development across banking and brokerage transaction systems, enterprise resource planning (ERP) for process manufacturing, and supplier relationship management (SRM) solutions. At Olivetti, he led the development of one of the first commercial banking systems for Windows. As CTO at Marcam, Ehrenberg drove the development of the first ERP product for Windows NT, deeply architected for the Microsoft platform. At Frictionless Commerce, he led development of one of the first complete SRM solutions deployable by design either on-premises or in the cloud.
Ehrenberg, his family and golden retriever Lucy live in Seattle and love spending time cycling, skiing, watching and playing soccer and cheering on the Boston Red Sox.
Dr. Vishal Sikka, Chief Technology Officer, SAP AG (November 10th at 9:25 am PST)
Dr. Vishal Sikka is member of the Executive Board of SAP AG and the Global Managing Board, heading technology and innovation for the company. Sikka has responsibility for technology and platform products, including database and technology especially the industry break-through in-memory database – SAP HANA, as well as analytics, mobile, application platform and middleware. He drives emerging technologies and advanced development for the SAP next-generation technology platform, applications and tools. He also oversees key technology partnerships, customer co-innovation, and incubation of emerging businesses. He has global responsibility for the SAP Research organization, academic and government relations.
In addition, Sikka has been chief technology officer (CTO) of SAP since 2007, responsible for the overall technology, architecture and product standards across the entire SAP product portfolio. Sikka is the author of “Timeless Software,” which underpins the SAP architecture and innovation strategy.
Sikka holds a doctorate in computer science from Stanford University in California, and his experience includes research in artificial intelligence, programming models and automatic programming, and information management and integration – at Stanford, at Xerox Palo Alto Labs, and as founder of two startup companies.
Adam Pisoni, Co-Founder, CTO, and Board Member of Yammer, Inc. (November 10th a 10:40 to 11:00 am PST)
Adam oversees engineering and software development at Yammer as Chief Technology Officer. He is considered a pioneer of the Enterprise Social Network (ESN) category and a visionary in organizational design and transformation. Adam has played a pivotal role in
shaping Yammer’s iterative and data-driven design approach to product development, which is optimized for rapid innovation, usability and end user adoption. His leadership has helped Yammer achieve remarkable growth and global recognition for its rapidly-evolving
Adam has dedicated his career to building Internet companies. Prior to Yammer, he worked at Geni – a genealogy website, where the idea for Yammer was originally conceived. Before Geni, Adam worked at Shopzilla, and helped lead the company to its eventual sale to Scripps Networks.
Adam also co-founded and served as CTO of CNation, a web development consultancy with clients such as CBS MarketWatch, BizRate.com, Fox Interactive, Nissan of Japan and Honda. Cnation’s work for Honda earned them the 1997 Clio award for interactive design.
Aaron Levie, Co Founder and CEO
Aaron Levie is the CEO and co-founder of Box, which he originally created as a college business project with the goal of helping people easily access their information from any location. Box was launched from Aaron’s dorm room in 2005 with the help of CFO Dylan Smith. He is the visionary behind Box’s product and platform strategy, which is focused on incorporating the best of traditional content management with the most effective elements of social business software. He has spoken about content and collaboration tools at events such as Fortune Brainstorm Tech, Web 2.0, Dreamforce, Accenture Global Summit, South by Southwest, and Svase.
Aaron studied business at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California before taking a leave of absence.
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