Alliance at Software 2007
Location: Ballroom H
Participation in CIO Dialogue is by invitation only.
Wednesday, May 9th
|8:30am – 10:30am||Software 2007 Morning General Session|
|11:00am – 11:30am||Walking with Giants: How to Get Mind Share That Matters
Stephen Gold, President, Aberdeen Group
|11:30am – 11:45am||Innovation in Software: Way Beyond Products
Vinnie Mirchandani, Deal Architect
|11:45am – 12:30pm||Innovation in Software Ecosystems
Moderator: Stephen Gold, President, Aberdeen Group
Panelists: Zia Yusuf, EVP, SAP and Gautam Shroff, VP TCS
|12:30pm – 1:30pm||Alliance Networking Lunch|
|2:00pm – 3:30pm||Software 2007 Keynote Speakers|
|4:00pm – 4:30pm||How Fortune 500 CIOs Buy Technology
Tom Fisher, VP IT, Qualcomm
|4:30pm – 4:45pm||Innovative Software Ecosystems
Bill McNee, President, Saugatuck Technology
|4:45pm – 5:30pm||Innovation Panel
Moderator: Bill McNee, Saugatuck Technology
Panelists: Dan’l Lewin, Corporate VP, Microsoft; René Bonvanie, SVP AppExchange, Salesforce.com; Kevin Chew, Director, EMC
|5:30pm – 7:00pm||Reception/Networking at the Trade Show Floor|
The software industry derives its strength from its extensive ecosystem of vendors, services, investors and professionals who work together to deliver technology solutions to customers. Productive relationships between these players – especially between the megavendors, mid-tier vendors, and startups which create the software itself - are critical to a productive ecosystem.
“Alliance” at Software 2007 provides a forum for major software vendors to gather with small and mid-size players to discuss issues impacting the success of the ecosystem.