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Security Solutions Discussed by Industry Leaders in Interviews With HP, ImageWare Systems, March Networks, Nuance, StrikeForce, Xcluesiv Cloud Technology

RYE BROOK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 03/06/14 -- ImageWare Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY) and StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: SFOR)


HP Enterprise Services

Mr. Rob Wigley, Director, Cybersecurity Consulting Services, HP Enterprise Services, U.S. Public Sector, told us, "Without question, adversaries have become smarter, better organized, and more persistent as they seek to cause disruptions and access intellectual property and other sensitive information. The number of cyber threats is proliferating faster than many organizations can defend. Many companies and global governments have been subjected to some very sophisticated and targeted attacks, which have had a significant impact on their mission. This includes some recent extremely high-profile breaches conducted by insiders. In order to address these threats, first and foremost an organization needs to have an effective risk management program supported by senior management, with a strong governance structure, and integrated across all business processes. As businesses look for new growth opportunities and consequently adopt new technologies, the tradeoff becomes uncertainty and risk that could affect their mission and goals. A continuous process of risk management activities should be applied to identify new risks, reassess previously identified risks, and monitor and track the effectiveness of risk mitigation plans..." More

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ImageWare Systems

Recently announced that...

ImageWare Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY), a leader in mobile and cloud-based, multi-modal biometric identity management solutions, has begun a testing phase with T-Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, starting with a pilot in T-Systems' labs in Germany to integrate ImageWare Systems' patented, multi-modal biometric, cloud-based identity management and credential technology into T-Systems' products.

ImageWare showcased its next-generation cloud identity management and authentication service, GoMobile Interactive™ (GMI®), and more, at the Mobile World Congress 2014 on February 23-27, 2014.

During the last several months, ImageWare Systems and T-Systems have discussed and negotiated common business ideas between the two companies. As a result of the assessment, T-Systems has started a pilot to integrate its products with ImageWare's GoMobile Interactive patented, biometrically secured user authentication solution for mobile devices; its Biometric Engine® (BE), a patented, real-time, high performance, cloud-enabled multi-modal biometric database; and GoCloudID®, a cloud-based SaaS ID management platform.

One major focus is to create solutions for cloud products and data storage for business customers, especially in the context of the worldwide discussion about safety and security for data, identity authentication and personal and transaction verification.

There has been a growing importance to create data storage and cloud-based regional solutions for business and private customers worldwide. In 2013, the United States alone saw more than 12 million identity fraud victims at a dollar cost of $24 billion, with the average financial loss per identity theft totaling $4,930. Goode Intelligence predicts that by the end of 2015, there will be 619 million people using biometrics on their mobile device.

"With T-Systems as a partner, ImageWare Systems will be able to enter the European market in the near future and offer next-generation identity management cloud storage solutions," said Jim Miller, chairman and CEO of ImageWare Systems. "This partnership not only expands our presence in this important region, but in other worldwide markets as well."

As Silicon India recently reported, the number of active cell phones will reach 7.3 billion by 2014. In other words, there will be more cell phones in-use than there are people on the planet right now.

Jim Miller, concluded: "Gartner's estimate of 30% enterprise adoption for biometrics as the authentication standard by 2016 presents a huge opportunity for ImageWare in the projected $400 billion marketplace estimated for mobile payments by 2015."

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March Networks

March Networks®, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, announced that customer Quik-E Foods of Lynchburg, Virginia is upgrading to its next-generation retail solution for enhanced security and loss prevention. The March Networks solution integrates high-quality video, audio and transaction data to combat point-of-sale (POS) fraud and other threats to the business. The powerful solution has already helped Quik-E Foods improve operations and resolve serious incidents across its chain of 12 convenience stores and five automated car washes.

"We caught a cashier who was pausing transactions and then pocketing the money once customers left the store. The scam was adding up to more than $6,000 in losses," explained Quik-E Foods Vice President Todd Burgess. "With the deep POS integration and search tools in our March Networks solution, those transactions showed up as voids, and we also had the video evidence to verify what was happening. There wasn't a need to search for hours and hours. It was instant."

Working with March Networks certified provider Integrated Technology Group, Quik-E Foods is upgrading its existing March Networks NVRs to high-performance 8000 Series Hybrid NVRs. The recorders maintain the unparalleled reliability, centralized video management and scalability of previous generation March Networks NVRs. In addition, they deliver improved performance and video compression, expanded internal storage and the ability to support as many as 32 IP cameras or hybrid analog/IP configurations. This allows Quik-E to transition from 100 percent analog to 100 percent IP video cost-effectively and at its own pace.

The convenience store chain will also upgrade to powerful March Networks Searchlight™ for Retail software, which will be particularly helpful in optimizing operations at the family-run business. In addition to quickly investigating suspect transactions along with associated video, retailers can use Searchlight's automated reports to monitor operations, such as whether stores opened on time, shelves were stocked properly and employees were dressed as required. The daily reports will also help the retailer maintain compliance and operational standards. Searchlight accomplishes in minutes what formerly took hours of time and effort to adequately oversee.

Using the mobile video service March Networks Cloud, the Quik-E team also has convenient access to live and recorded surveillance video on their smartphones and tablets. With full backward compatibility, the mobile solution allows the IT team to review video for all convenience store and car wash locations, regardless of technology generation installed.

The reliability of the March Networks recorders proved invaluable to Quik-E in 2013 when 60 mph winds tore through the Lynchburg area, forcing the business to rely on generators for power. "When the power was restored, all of my recorders came back up," said Quik-E's Burgess. "The thing that most impresses me about March Networks technology is that it's a piece of equipment that's extremely reliable. I never have to fool with it."

"Quik-E Foods is a long-time customer who proves how a growing business can rely on our complete retail solutions to provide a real competitive advantage," said Net Payne, Chief Marketing Officer, March Networks. "They have used the technology to improve their operational efficiency, ensure security for their customers and staff, and protect their profitability. In addition, they have continued to add new, advanced capabilities without ever having to abandon existing recorder and camera investments." For more March Networks News Center.

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Mr. Brett Beranek, Solutions Marketing Manager, Enterprise Marketing, Nuance Communications, Inc., told us, "The payments industry can benefit immensely from biometrics. With the recent attack on Target customers, we see once again how vulnerable the payments industry is to fraud. There is a strong need for a more secure method of authorizing transactions and voice biometrics offers a highly secure and seamless alternative. We're thrilled to be part of the CARTES AMERICA event, and looking forward to sharing our insights and offering the payments industry with a solution to the ever increasing fraud challenge it faces."

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StrikeForce Technologies

Recently announced that...

"We are very excited about launching GuardedID Mobile™ and MobileTrust® at this year's (RSA) conference," says Mark L. Kay, CEO of StrikeForce. "Both products deliver an unprecedented level of mobile security that until today, just hasn't been available and timing couldn't be any more perfect." GuardedID Mobile is a Software Developers Kit (SDK) and it's the industry's "only" patented (#8,566,608) Keystroke Encryption Technology available for Apple and Android mobile applications. GuardedID Mobile enables mobile application developers to embed keystroke encryption directly into mobile applications, preventing cyber theft and data breaches due to the latest and growing mobile malware. GuardedID Mobile was designed to minimally protect the following applications from data loss: eCommerce, Banking, Healthcare, BillPay, Loan, Government, Corporate and Consumer applications.

MobileTrust® is the industry's most advanced security suite for Apple & Android mobile devices, protecting user credentials, passwords, online transactions and access to corporate networks. The MobileTrust bundle includes four of the most powerful must-have security features that every enterprise mobile user needs to be secure, which are, AES 256 Bit Encrypted Password Vault, a Strong User Definable Password Generator, an OATH compliant Two-Factor Authenticator and an Encrypted Keyboard & Browser.

Mark Kay, StrikeForce's CEO, will also be presenting at the 10th Annual America's Growth Capital West Coast Conference at 8:30am on February 24th in the Westin. Also please visit us at the RSA Security Show at our Booth #821 in the South Exhibit Hall in Mascone Conference Center.

Mark Kay also said recently...

"We believe opportunities for StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. ("Company") are progressively promising, as we see that demand and sales of our products are growing, even though not as fast as we projected in 2013. Cyber Theft and data breaches are increasing at a faster pace and in the news almost every day with reports on Data Breaches (e.g. Target, Living Social, Federal Reserve, State of Maryland), Viruses stealing keystrokes (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Gmail) and phishing attacks (fake websites -- IRS, banks). Financial institutions are being sued and losing, and cybercrime statistics in our opinion, are projected to be into the trillions of dollars globally. In conjunction with this news, regulations focusing on protecting information are gathering strength with emphasis in the financial (FFIEC), healthcare (HIPPA), consumer (PCI) and now legal markets. If you then include various articles that state ' is only a matter of time before your mobile device is hacked, if it isn't already,' StrikeForce management contends that demand is increasing specifically for the types of features and capabilities that StrikeForce Technologies' patented and patent pending products deliver. All of this translates, in our estimation, into the potential for substantial sales and revenue growth in 2014 as the Company begins to exploit the mobile market and reaches its Vision of "Making the World a Safer Place." A detailed 2013 Year in Review and A Look Forward into 2014 is available on the StrikeForce website by clicking HERE."

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Xcluesiv Cloud Technology Pte Ltd

Mr. Danish Thanvi, CEO & President, Xcluesiv Cloud Technology Pte Ltd, said, "Xcluesiv is the Alliance partner of and Google Apps in Singapore. Both of them are world leaders in Cloud-Based Solutions, so Xcluesiv provides a perfect combination of 360 degree solution for small and midsize businesses to quickly adopt integrated cloud based ERP tools (CRM, HRM, recruitment, accounting, collaboration etc) and thus save a lot of money and time. These solutions are secure and redundant, accessible from anywhere and from any device; this enhances the business potential tremendously. Interestingly, the Singapore government is aggressively pushing for the adoption and deployment of cloud services in the country."

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Border Security Expo
March 18 - 19, 2014
Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix AZ

Border security leadership from federal, state, and local law enforcement, military, international officials, and industry professionals will converge in Phoenix, at Border Security Expo, the world's largest show and conference focused on issues confronting borders. The 2014 event will feature:

  • A world renowned conference focused on: Disrupting and Dismantling Transnational Criminal Organizations
  • Awards presentations & memorial ceremonies
  • Exhibition featuring over 150+ of the latest products and innovations
  • Networking opportunities during and after the expo

From education to implementation, Border Security Expo 2014 is the most effective and productive way to gain knowledge of important trends, network and learn from your peers, and evaluate products and services.

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Cloud Expo
SYS-CON Events Announces Cloud Expo 2014 New York

14th International Cloud Expo to take place June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City

SYS-CON Events announced today that 14th Cloud Expo®, co-located with 5th Big Data Expo, 3rd SDDC Expo, 2nd DevOps Summit, 2nd WebRTC Summit, and 1st Things Expo, will take place June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City.

The three-day event will offer a vast selection of technical and strategic breakout sessions, General Sessions, Industry Keynotes, and "Power Panels" from a rock star conference faculty chosen from among the leading industry players in the cloud computing and Big Data worlds. The bustling Expo Floor will include two busy Demo Theaters so that as a delegate you can kick the tires of solutions and offerings, and discuss one-on-one with all the leading Cloud and Big Data players what they are offering and how to make use of it in your particular situation.

All the main layers of the Cloud ecosystem will be represented -- the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications. The high-energy event is a must-attend for senior technologists from CEOs on down -- including CIOs, CTOs, directors of infrastructure, VPs of technology, IT directors and managers, network and storage managers, network engineers, enterprise architects, and communications and networking specialists.


Cloud World Forum
17-18 JUNE 2014
Olympia National Hall,
London, UK

Cloud World Forum is EMEA's leading Cloud event with the industry's most comprehensive agenda of all things Cloud.

Our 8000+ delegates come from 70+ countries to meet 190+ of the leading solution providers at our global expo at Olympia National Hall in Central London.

With 42% C-level attendance among our VIPs in 2013 and a dedicated Executive Summit, the show gathers the pivotal players of the Cloud revolution. The industry-leading VIP Networking Service further guarantees face to face VIP meetings in a time-efficient context.

Our 6th annual show features 12 theatres led by Cloud end-users: more than 300 speakers from multinationals, SMEs, public sector organisations, online players, regulators, telcos and analysts take the floor in engaging, thought-provoking keynotes, hands-on labs, brainstorming sessions and live demos over two days.

The transformation of IT by Cloud Computing happens right here, year on year -- join us in June 2014 for shaping a future powered by the Cloud!


Connect:ID - An Exploration of Physical & Digital Identity in the 21st Century
Ronald Reagan Conference Center, Washington, DC, USA
Conference: March 17-19, 2014 - Exhibition: March 18-19, 2014

Connect:ID Conference and Exhibition, March 17-19, 2014 - Washington, DC

The connect:ID conference and exhibition is delighted to announce that its high-level conference program is now available online at Organised by the International Biometrics & Identification Association (IBIA) and Science Media Partners, our expert speakers are now preparing to bring to life the issues and opportunities surrounding the use of "advanced identity" technology in systems combining biometrics, secure credentials and more...

Join your peers at this premier event, which promises to bring together an exciting combination of industry players and end users, all who recognize the importance that secure identity plays in 21 century government, enterprise and consumer solutions. This is especially the case in an increasingly mobile and transactional world, where both security and convenience is not just desirable, but essential.

All bookings include full conference and exhibition access, all refreshments, networking breakfasts, and an invite to the evening reception.

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GovSec 2014 Conference & Free Expo

Experience the Largest, Most Dynamic Government Security Expo in Washington, DC, May 13-14, FREE. Discover the newest trends, cutting-edge technology, tools, equipment and the exciting companies who provide them in the exhibit hall.

Plus, get valuable training to enhance your career without straining your budget at the full conference -- with conference prices starting at $99, you won't want to miss out!

GovSec resource trusted by thousands of security professionals and is the nation's premier event for government, homeland security, and law enforcement!

Get more information and register for the full conference or free expo today -- Readers save 10% on conference prices! Use code: PMG02 @


InfoSec World Conference & Expo 2014
April 7-9, 2014
Disney's Contemporary Resort

The event features 70+ sessions, dozens of case studies, 8 tracks (including a Hands-On Track), 11 in-depth workshops, 3 co-located summits and an exhibit hall showcasing the industry's leading vendors. With the primary objective of providing top-notch education to all levels of information security and IT auditing professionals, InfoSec World delivers practical sessions that give you the tools to strengthen your security without restricting your business!


Infosecurity Europe
th April - 01st May 2014

Network, engage and do business with +15,000 other information security professionals at 19th Infosecurity Europe 29th April - 01st May 2014

Infosecurity Europe is the largest and most attended information security event in Europe. Held in London, it is a free exhibition featuring over 325 exhibitors featuring the most diverse range of new products and services and an unrivalled free education programme attracting visitors from every segment of the industry.

Collect CPD/CPE Credits

The Education Programme is shaped by the industry for the industry. Addressing the latest challenges and industry needs it will provide you with business critical insight, best practice and practical case studies. Speakers include information security thought-leaders from public and private sector end-users, policy-makers and government, analysts, industry experts, service providers and vendors.

Featuring five conference and seminar theatres and a comprehensive programme of workshops and training courses, attending the Infosecurity Europe Education Programme helps you to further develop your career and learning.

Meet with the key industry players

From the New Exhibitor zone to the Country Pavilions, discover the latest products and solutions of the local and international scene. This is your best opportunity to receiving expert advice and to discuss your needs with key information security players.

Infosecurity Europe is the most important date in the calendar for information security professionals across Europe. The attendees reflect every segment of the information security industry coming from key sectors including:

  • IT distribution companies
  • IT hardware, software, manufacturers and suppliers
  • End-user information security professionals
  • Government professionals

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***** Security and Defense Conference; Game Changing Technologies: The Face and Future of Security Key Themes: Biometrics, Biodefense and Cybersecurity

Hear thought leaders in cybersecurity, biometrics, biodefense and other security issues.

This is a free event to attend for media. Brokers, investors, industry service providers.

When /where:
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, The New York Hilton Midtown, New York City and Online

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ISC West
Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas
April 2-4, 2014


ISC West is the industry's global launching pad for new products, services and technologies. Taking place April 2 - 4, 2014 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, ISC West is the largest physical security tradeshow in North America.

In fact, the 2014 show is already guaranteed to be larger than last year. Over 1,000 exhibitors and brands are showcasing new products in the Sands Expo. ISC West's attendance is also growing. This year's event is on target to attract more industry professionals than ever before.

"ISC West has become the single best gathering place for the industry," explained Ed Several, senior vice president and general manager of the ISC Events. "With all major product launches taking place here, the show sets the tone for the entire industry for the year."

But ISC West is more than a tradeshow. In fact, it's as much about the networking and education as it is about the products.

ISC West offers a full 3-day education program programmed by the Security Industry Association. SIA Education@ISC offers fresh, new sessions every year. This year's program includes all-new Learning Lab hands-on workshops and Sales Workshops for Dealers/Installers & Integrators looking to maximize revenue. For the first time ever, attendees can purchase single session passes for $125 or a full-day of education for $425.

The show also includes a full schedule of industry networking events including The Security 5K Run/2K Walk, Security Dealer & Integrator Magazine's Fast50 Awards, the SAMMY Awards and many more. View the Full Schedule Here.


PSA Security Network

Mr. Bill Bozeman, CPP, CHS, President/CEO, told us, "... the TEC event will be May 5-9 in Colorado. TEC stands for Training, Exhibits and Conference. For this yearly event, which is open to the entire security industry, we took all the best parts of your typical security event and brought them together under one roof, and for one low price. At TEC you will get the training and education you need for your entire company with hundreds of hours of courses to choose from. We also offer physical security certifications, where you will get the opportunity to learn from the leading minds in the industry, and explore new and innovative ideas with your peers.

The full day exhibit hall is where attendees can see the latest products and service offerings from over 100 of the security industry's top manufacturers. Explore state-of-the-art technologies and cutting-edge business solutions that will prepare your company for success. And finally, the Conference portion of TEC. This is where you will become a part of the industry's best networking opportunities by engaging with your peers and technology leaders in a fast-paced, lively environment. For the complete interview with Bill Bozeman:

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RFID Journal LIVE! 2014
Apr. 8-10, 2014 - Orlando, Fla.

Learn how to track and manage everything at the world's largest RFID event, RFID Journal LIVE! 2014. RFID technologies are advancing rapidly and adoption is accelerating. Learn how your company can benefit at the only RFID event featuring more than 75 hours of education, more than 50 end-user case studies and more than 200 technology companies. Hear how industry leaders are benefitting from RFID in the defense, aerospace, health-care, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, retail and apparel industries. See live demonstrations of the latest solutions and learn how to deploy the technology successfully.

Register VIP Discount: Save 15% with promo code EADW.


SDW 2014 - Exhibition sold out and exceeding all expectations

With still more than 4 months to go to SDW 2014, the SDW Exhibition has completely sold out, beating all previous records for the event. Some 103 companies have signed up to participate at the world's leading event for next-generation human identity and secure credential solutions, and a waiting list is in operation.

A full list of exhibiting companies can be viewed at:

Entry to the exhibition is free to registered visitors, and all visitors pre-registering before 9th May 2014 will be upgraded to Visitor Plus+ status and be entered into the SDW Conference Delegate draw with the chance of winning a free delegate pass to SDW 2014. In addition, they will receive a complimentary £ 5.00 catering voucher to use at the show.

Pre-registration can be completed at:

Delegates from government departments in Asia, Africa and Latin America can access the entire three day event, including the conference and exhibition for just £ 399 +VAT. Government attendees from other world regions can register for £ 499 +VAT (Rate expires 28th February 2014.) Plus, for multiple registrations for every government delegate registered, the second is at half price.

In addition, for 2014, all conference sessions will have simultaneous translation into French and Spanish.

Industry delegates are also able to attend the SDW 2014 conference at a discounted rate. The show operates a limited-availability, stepped pricing policy, meaning that delegates who book early access the lowest rates. Delegates can register online at:

Diary Date - SDW 2014, 16-18 June 2014, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, UK


Security Industry Association (SIA)

Join SIA for ISC West in Las Vegas

Registration is now open for ISC West (, April 1-4, 2014, at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. More than 1,000 exhibitors already have signed up, and the Security Industry Association (SIA) and ISC Events are expecting even more people to attend than last year's successful show.

Visit SIA at Booth #3065!

SIA Education@ISC West soon will unveil an ambitious education program for April 1-3, with learning and professional development opportunities for everyone.

SIA Members save on exhibition space, and they get perks such as access to the SIA Member Lounge and access to meeting space to confer with clients. Join SIA today by contacting Alain Taylor at [email protected] or 301-804-4711 or Marc Benson at [email protected] or 301-804-4710.

Unveiling a new product? Enter it in the SIA New Product Showcase to make a splash!

Register today at

Register for the 2014 SIA Government Summit

Registration is now open for the 2014 SIA Government Summit, hosted by the Security Association (SIA) June 3-4, 2014, at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Register today for the SIA Government Summit!

SIA Members can register for $375; non-members for $575.Registration includes breakfast and lunch both days as well as the semi-formal SIA Public Policy Dinner, where SIA recognizes leading legislators and outstanding SIA volunteers.

The Summit provides attendees with unparalleled policy insights that help create new market opportunities. The exclusive nature of the setting allows one-on-one conversations with government decision makers about legislation and regulations important to the security industry.

Questions about the SIA Government Summit? Contact Elizabeth Hunger at 301-804-4714 or [email protected].


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Today air travel is a minefield of delays, hassles and customer disappointment. Airlines struggle to revitalize the experience. GE and M2Mi will demonstrate practical examples of how IoT solutions are helping airlines bring back personalization, reduce trip time and improve reliability. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Dr. Sarah Cooper, M2Mi’s VP Business Development and Engineering, explored the IoT cloud-based platform technologies driving this change including privacy controls, data transparency and integration of real time context with p...
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We all know that data growth is exploding and storage budgets are shrinking. Instead of showing you charts on about how much data there is, in his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing at HGST, showed how to capture all of your data in one place. After you have your data under control, you can then analyze it in one place, saving time and resources.
Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year’s Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points.
As organizations realize the scope of the Internet of Things, gaining key insights from Big Data, through the use of advanced analytics, becomes crucial. However, IoT also creates the need for petabyte scale storage of data from millions of devices. A new type of Storage is required which seamlessly integrates robust data analytics with massive scale. These storage systems will act as “smart systems” provide in-place analytics that speed discovery and enable businesses to quickly derive meaningful and actionable insights. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Paul Turner, Chief Marketing Officer at...
DevOps is about increasing efficiency, but nothing is more inefficient than building the same application twice. However, this is a routine occurrence with enterprise applications that need both a rich desktop web interface and strong mobile support. With recent technological advances from Isomorphic Software and others, rich desktop and tuned mobile experiences can now be created with a single codebase – without compromising functionality, performance or usability. In his session at DevOps Summit, Charles Kendrick, CTO and Chief Architect at Isomorphic Software, demonstrated examples of com...
In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Adobe Campaign, explored the key ingredients of cross-channel marketing in a digital world. Learn how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects).
The Internet of Everything is re-shaping technology trends–moving away from “request/response” architecture to an “always-on” Streaming Web where data is in constant motion and secure, reliable communication is an absolute necessity. As more and more THINGS go online, the challenges that developers will need to address will only increase exponentially. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Todd Greene, Founder & CEO of PubNub, exploreed the current state of IoT connectivity and review key trends and technology requirements that will drive the Internet of Things from hype to reality.