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Mi-Corporation Announces Eric Ellis as Keynote Speaker at Mobility Summit 2016

Mobility Summit

 

State of North Carolina Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

to Headline Group of Mobile Technology Industry Leaders

DURHAM, NC–Eric Ellis, State of North Carolina Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, will deliver the Keynote Address at the Mi-Corporation Mobility Summit 2016 to be held April 13-14 at the Durham Convention Center in Durham, NC.

The Mobility Summit is an annual event in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina hosted by Mi-Corporation, the award-winning mobile information company, to address issues in how mobility solutions are transforming the way companies do business.

Mobile devices are becoming the preferred platform for collecting, analyzing, and sharing data within an enterprise environment," said Greg Clary, Mi-Corporation CEO & Founder, adding, "User demand for secure, real-time & error-free data is leading to a constant evolution in mobile forms & mobile app technology. Bringing organizations together to discuss best practices & share experiences has proven greatly beneficial for the companies that attend the Mi-Corporation Mobility Summit.

Mi-Corporation has continually shared its mobile data expertise gained in serving clients over the past 16 years -- as well as its intellectual leadership garnered through the development of 10 issued U.S. patents -- via participation in national industry events; webinars; and the company’s Mobility Summit.

The Summit provides businesses/agencies interested in saving time and money, and improving workforce efficiency using mobile technology solutions with an opportunity to hear from industry experts and similar organizations about best practices for transitioning to mobile, maximizing user adoption in replacing clipboard technology, as well as learning about the latest mobile technologies and devices. Mobility Summit features educational presentations from mobility experts, end user organizations, and Mi-Corporation team members, as well as vendor exhibits, technology demonstrations, and interactive workshops.

As the keynote speaker, Mr. Ellis will be sharing his insights on how mobile and other innovative technologies can positively impact government agencies as well as corporate organizations. Other confirmed speakers include Summit Opening Keynote Speaker, Conor Maguire, Mobile Programme Manager, Transport for London; Day 2 Keynote Speaker, Winnie Webber, JIS Director, 19th Judicial Circuit; Bryan Lesko, Azure Specialist with Microsoft; Bob Dieterle, CEO, MobileSmith; Derek Brameyer, VP of Operations, Willow Tree Apps; Josh Robertson, Director of Business Development, Smashing Boxes; Paul Russo, Director Global Deployment Services, Xplore Technologies; Philip Morris, CEO, Mariner USA, Alex Bratt and Julie Scrivner of Energy Savvy and Sharon Hayes, former CTO of State of North Carolina. Additional speakers will be added as they are confirmed.

Presentations will include mobility success stories; education sessions; expert consultations; panel discussions on mobile apps, Internet of Things, choosing the right device and doing business on the cloud among others.

"There are multiple considerations in moving to a paperless environment aside from the technology itself, like ease of integration, audit reporting, lifecycle management and reimagining processes, all things we’ve experienced through our decade-and-a-half of serving customers in various industries,” Chris DiPierro, CTO, Mi-Corporation, explains. “What better way to share important details than by having our customers and partners share their stories & lessons themselves,” he added.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mobility Summit Speaker Spotlight: Derek Brameyer

Speaker Spotlight Derek Brameyer

 

Meet Derek Brameyer

 

Derek Brameyer, WillowTree IncCompany: WillowTree Inc.

Title: Vice President of Operations

Handles the growth and operations of WillowTree's first expansion office in Durham, NC. He promotes WillowTree's development talent to the community, leads engagements with clients and stakeholders, and manages development and design teams.

1. How long have you been in your industry or in your current position?

I have been with WillowTree Inc. for 5 years.

2. What's the biggest change you've seen in your industry with regard to technology?

One of the biggest changes is the push for business apps to have consumer-level design. End users expect to be delighted and engaged when using mobile apps, regardless of whether they're checking work email, logging work tasks, or browsing their Instagram feed.

3. What's your most used business app?

Pocket Casts by Shifty Jelly. It's an Android app for podcasts and has some really great features, like skipping periods of silence and increasing playback speed. It also downloads new episodes for you automatically so you can listen regardless of whether you have data or not.

4. What's your favorite non-business app?

Tapet. An Android live wallpaper app that procedurally generates backgrounds for your phone. You get some really nice looking wallpapers that fit well with the Android's Material design themes.

5. What new or up-coming technology are you most excited about?

I'm definitely most excited about the possibilities of virtual reality. We've seen the screen getting closer and closer to people, providing more immersive experiences, and virtual reality, when done right, is going to produce an unparalleled level of realism for people to experience new things.

6. How has mobile technology improved business for you and/or your customers?

Our business is defined by mobile technology. WillowTree is shaped by the evolution of mobile hardware and software. The biggest impact this has has on us is that we need to be as fluid as the mobile industry is. When new technology appears, or when new products are released, it's critical that WillowTree adapts and adopts quickly to maintain our position as an industry leader. It's a very exciting and difficult challenge.

7. What's your favorite "throwback" technology?

Old data storage formats like MiniDisc, the Zip drive, and the Jaz drive.

8. Any other fun or interesting facts about yourself?

I'm an avid lego enthusiast, and Taylor Swift fan.

 

Mobility Summit Speaker Spotlight: Josh Robertson

Josh Robertson, Smashing Boxes

Meet Josh Robertson


Josh Robertson Smashing BoxesCompany:
 Smashing Boxes

Title: Director of Business Development

 

Helps people solve problems and build products using web, mobile, and connected device technology.

 

1. How long have you been in your industry or in your current position?

I have been with Smashing Boxes for 3 years.

2. What's the biggest change you've seen in your industry with regard to technology?

The integration of connected devices (IoT). It's amazing how fast falling costs and increasing ease of prototyping and integration are reshaping the mobile landscape.

3. What's your most used business app?

Evernote

4. What's your favorite non-business app?

Plants vs Zombies 2

5. What new or up-coming technology are you most excited about?

Driverless cars for sure. I have a 30-45 minute commute every day and it would be amazing if that could become productive time.

6. How has mobile technology improved business for you and/or your customers?

I spend a lot of time out of the office. I select the technology services that my team uses based on the availability of mobile access. I need to be able to stay in touch from wherever I am.

7. What's your favorite "throwback" technology?

The Super Nintendo

8. Any other fun or interesting facts about yourself?

The longest race I've ever run was a 52.5 mile ultra marathon.

 

Mobility Summit Speaker Spotlight: Alex Bratt

Alex Bratt Mobility Summit Speaker Spotlight

 

Meet Alex Bratt

Alex Bratt, Energy SavvyCompany: EnergySavvy

Title: Client Engagement Manager

Manages enterprise software solution development through the full implementation process. This includes scoping project requirements, managing engineering effort, and guiding client acceptance.

 

1. How long have you been in your industry or in your current position?

I've been in the software industry for about 5 years, and at EnergySavvy for 2 years.

 

2. What's the biggest change you've seen in your industry with regard to technology?

The swing toward solutions that are design aware vs purely functional.

 

3. What's your most used business app?

Google Inbox is extremely helpful in keeping life organized.

 

4. What's your favorite non-business app?

Spotify for relaxation.

 

5. What new or up-coming technology are you most excited about?

I think energy storage devices will revolutionize the way we think about energy consumption. I'm keeping a close eye on Mr. Musk and Tesla...

 

6. How has mobile technology improved business for you and/or your customers?

Mobile technology allows us to meet client needs in areas we serve where internet isn't always an option.

 

7. What's your favorite "throwback" technology?

I miss movies on video tape.

Mobility Summit Speaker Spotlight: Philip Morris

Philip Morris, Mariner USA

 

Meet Philip Morris

Philip Morris, CEO Mariner USACompany: Mariner USA

Title: CEO

Oversees the strategy, business development and finance departments at Mariner, staying focused on new trends in business and digital technology to improve customer experience, optimize business operations, and develop new business models.

 

 

1. How long have you been in your industry or at your company?

I have served 18 years as CEO of Mariner, and 30+ years in the technology industry.

 

2. What's the biggest change you've seen in the industry with regard to technology?

Cloud computing. When Mariner first started providing data warehousing and analytics services back in 2001, a big barrier was the hardware and software acquisitions, and capital investments, that had to be made. Today, we can provision a pilot environment in minutes and the customer only pays for what they use.

 

3. What's your most used business app?

Office 365

 

4. What's your favorite non-business app?

It's a tie. Spotify and Waze.

 

5. What new or up and coming technology are you most excited about?

Driverless cars would be nice. Though the new passenger drones will fulfill the promise of the future I got as a child watching "The Jetsons" and much safer than the jetpacks I saw on "Jonny Quest."

 

6. How has mobile technology improved business for you and/or your customers?

Mobile technology has made us... well, mobile. Being able to work from anywhere at anytime.

 

7. What's your favorite "throwback" technology?

I love my old-school "big can" Grado stereo headphones.

 

8. Any fun facts about yourself you'd like to share?

When I'm not busy envisioning new and interesting ways to use IoT technology, I like to brew beer. I have a nano brewery in my garage called "Bitter Friends Brewery" where I make 10 gallon all-grain batches of malty, hoppy deliciousness.

 

Connect with Philip on LinkedIn

Mobility Summit Speaker Spotlight: Sharon Hayes

Sharon Hayes, Mobility Summit Speaker Spotlight

 

Meet Sharon Hayes

Company: HighSteps

Title: Director, Public Sector Innovation

 

 

1. How long have you worked in your industry?

I have been in the technology industry for more than 25 years.

 

2. What is the biggest change you've seen in the industry with regard to technology?

Mobility

 

3. What is your most used business app?

S Note (For Samsung)

 

4. What is your favorite non-business app?

Pandora

 

5. What new or upcoming technology are you most excited about?

Print on-demand for publishing and credit card payment technologies.

 

6. How has mobile technology improved business for you and/or your customers?

Mobile technology has provided easier methods of communication, and has made it easier to travel and work from anywhere.

 

7. What's your favorite "throwback" technology?

The compact disc.

 

8. Any last words?

Our use of the internet and our mobile devices are becoming extensions of ourselves.

 

Connect with Sharon on LinkedIn

Watch our on-demand webinar featuring Sharon

Register for Mobility Summit 2016

 

 

Securing Mobile Sales, Service Efficiency

Doyle Field Tech Online

Doyle

In 2014, Mi-Corporation worked with Rochester, NY-based Doyle Security Systems on implementing a Mi-Forms mobile forms solution for their sales order entry process.

Mi-Forms was able to integrate with Doyle's security automation platform, as well as the company's SedonaOffice accounting and service software. "We were able to build workflows within the tool," said Devon Ritch, Director of Information Technology at Doyle Security Systems. "They did more than just automate the forms."

Doyle Security Systems was recently featured in an article by Field Technologies Online about their experience and results gained from switching from a paper-based data collection process to a Mi-Forms mobile forms solution.

MSFT Partner of the Year Award Video Reel

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msft award video

In June we announced that Microsoft would be paying us a visit for an on-site video shoot to commemorate our 2015 Public Sector: Government Partner of the Year Award- and it's finally out! Get a peek behind the scenes at Mi-Corporation's headquarters in Durham, NC.

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