Enterprise Applications and Mobile Devices

Thursday 12 December 2013, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA. The nearest underground stations are Covent Garden and Charing Cross.

Robert Harris


Enterprise Applications run the world. In the good old days (say 5 years ago) you knew a lot about who was using them, where and how. To grow into the mobile space (Browser-based solutions not upto the job), these applications need adjusting for the new paradigm. I'm going to assume that your applications are being used by employees/agents anywhere/anytime. So, what is the best device - I really mean software/platform - to meet security, legal, and practicality aspects as well doing the job?

You might be surprised at the conclusion! This session will, I hope, will be more of a debate than a lecture - so bring your opinions - and convince the speaker about the errors of his opinions.

About the Speaker:

Robert Harris has a background in mainframe System Programming using the IBM CICS Transaction Processing product. He then joined IBM and spent 20 years or so developing that product (he wrote a book on the FEPI component). He was a regular speaker at mainframe community events (and is still a valued presenter even after retirement from IBM Hurlsey). Robert was one of the 200ish IBM Master Inventors with over 25 worldwide filings - he still creates them. Robert is now involved with the analysis of "Big Data" and runs the StourStats website to share insights. One of his achievements was to start and help a team in IBM Beijing to be familiar with the IBM Mainframe Environment. As a result, he is (still) learning Mandarin, and mentors Chinese Students at Bournemouth University.


Free. To gain admission please email your name to our Membership Secretary, Algirdas Pakstas, at a.pakstas@londonmet.ac.uk in advance of the meeting. Attendance lists will normally be finalised on the Monday preceding each meeting but late admission may be accepted by signing in to the Davison Building as a visitor.


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