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Thursday, October 29 • 11:50am - 12:35pm
KeyNote - Forcing Functions: Reconceiving Everything

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While some were still hedging their bets on "the cloud" in the late twenty-'00s, global markets and customer communities were creating the surge of 24x7 connection that defined the early 2010s -- enabling and driving the disruptions and reconceptions that are top-of-mind today in business, education, healthcare, government and every other institution of society. This is no longer a tactical shrinking of IT problems, but rather a strategic recognition of new market environments; new competitive challenges; and remarkable new revenue opportunities. We'll get a forward-looking but action-oriented tour of what's happening now, and of what must be expected to happen sooner than most anticipate, by globe-trotting researcher Peter Coffee of Salesforce.

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Peter Coffee

VP and Head of Platform Research, SalesForce
Peter Coffee, VP for Strategic Research, has been with Salesforce for eight years. He had previously spent eighteen years as a technology analyst and columnist for publications including eWEEK, PC Week, PC Tech Journal and Computer Language, while authoring the Que Publishing titles How to Program Java and Peter Coffee Teaches PCs; he was also a contributor to Wiley's Auditing Cloud Computing: A Security and Privacy Guide and to Prentice Hall's... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 11:50am - 12:35pm
Town and Country Room