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Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 28 October 2015

Interested in moving your Mobile IT project from tactical to strategic? Wondering how the latest operating system updates will affect your organisation? Want to discuss your challenges and insights into your mobile IT projects? Last week, over 70 IT security professionals from a range of industry sectors came to our Mobile IT User Forum, where we discussed all of the above and much more. 

The event began with Bridgeway MD Jason Holloway introducing the themes of the day. MobileIron, a leader in Enterprise Mobility Managment, then gave an overview of the changing mobility landscape, and the resulting impact on IT management, security and the users experience.  We then heard an interesting talk and live demonstration from startup Fliplet on ‘how to build an enterprise mobile app in 20 minutes’ – showcasing how rapidly apps can be developed and deployed.

Achi Lewis, Head of Channels & Alliances at our partner MobileIron, then spoke about the impact of mobile on the enterprise, looking at how IT can deliver security and user experience to unlock the productivity potential of mobile.  This was followed by a presentation from Wandera on the mobile threat landscape, looking specifically at the XcodeGhost Apple Store vulnerability and man-in-the-middle attacks.  Jason also returned to the stage to talk about Windows 10 and iOS 9, and the implications that these new operating systems have for the enterprise in terms of management and security.

Bridgeway partners Accellion, Entrust and Lookout also presented on the topics of public cloud, mobile security and machine learning, while Steve Hayton, one of our technical consultants, gave an overview of Bridgeway’s training and strategy enablement services.

The day concluded with a round-table discussion on topics such as Windows 8.1, managing expectations of BYOD projects, total cost of ownership of devices plus much more. This gave the attendees a chance to discuss with our experts some of the challenges and issues they have faced in their own mobility projects.

We would like to thank everyone who came to the forum and we hope that you found it beneficial and insightful.

There's still time to register for our next forum event in Bristol on the 17th November. You can register here. Also do contact us if you'd like details of future events in 2016.