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Symantec at M6 Mobility Xchange

Created: 14 Sep 2013
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Here we are, 24 hours away from M6 Mobility Xchange in San Diego.   I am very excited to attend this event for the first time and I cannot write enough about how proud we are to share with you about the activity lineup we have at M6.

Ever since Symantec’s 4.0 strategy was announced, there has been a huge culture, mindset shift within the company.  Products and people were reorganized to align with the  “jobs” that our customers are trying to solve; instead of grouping them way we developed the products.  One of the “peaks” of the solutions that was formed in the new Symantec world is User Productivity and Protection.  The solutions that are mapped into this peak are all those that protect the users, their data, their devices and enable them to stay productive.  And, of course, Enterprise Mobility solutions fall into this peak.

Symantec came a long way in Mobility.  Our foray into this space was with a Mobile Device Management product.  This was back in those days when a “mobile solution” still meant locking the devices down so that only the devices that are authorized to do so, access confidential data.  However, with the plethora of mobile apps in the app stores, everyone realized that authorizing the device does not mean securing the data.  Protecting the applications and the data that is accessed by these applications was a much more critical aspect of enterprise mobility.  To address this aspect, Symantec acquired Nukona, the pioneer in application wrapping technology.  Ever since, we have not looked back in the Enterprise Mobility space.  Whether it was wrapping and distributing applications at a much more granular level, or integrating the mobile productivity solutions with the relevant security solutions – Symantec has the proven to have the right vision and strategy to be the winner.

Here’s a quick glance at our presence at M6:

Keynote (7.50-8.35am, Sep 17)

  • Speaker: Michael Lin, Vice President, Product Management, Enterprise Mobility, Symantec
  • Topic: Mobility Challenge: Optimizing mobile devices, protecting your information, and providing a great customer experience

General Session Executive Panel (8.35-9.30am, Sep 17)

  • Moderator: Maribel Lopez, Conference Chair
  • Panelists: Phil Buckellew, VP, Enterprise Mobile, IBM Software Group; Sam Lakkundi, Chief Mobile Officer, Kony; Dave Lowe, VP, Samsung Telecommunications America;  Dan Mahowald, VP Enterprise Mobility, SAP Americas; Michael Lin, VP, Product Management, Mobility, Symantec

Case Study Presentations

If you are attending M6 and want to chat with me, either walk up to me or ping me on Twitter.

See you there!