AGENDA

All sessions held in Harrison Auditorium unless otherwise noted.

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Continental Breakfast

7:30 AM
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Opening Session: From Silos to Systems

In this session Peter Coffee, VP for Strategic Research at Salesforce.com, will discuss how to move from silo-ed technologies and information to holistic systems. A presentation that explores the transformation of the technology ecosystem producing organizations that are leaner, faster, and competitively agile

8:15AM - 8:50AM
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Opening Keynote - Top Trends Impacting Your Business Right Now

Keynote Speaker Randi Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, will explore 10 of the most exciting trends in technology, business, leadership and entrepreneurship. This keynote will set the stage for the conference and discuss digital organization and digital transformation.

9:00AM - 10:00AM
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Break

Expo and Demo Pit

10:00AM - 10:15AM
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Presentation and Panel - Cloud Services for the Responsive Enterprise

This presentation and panel will discuss when it makes sense and how to utilize cloud services to drive a responsive enterprise

Peter Burris, Forrester Research - Moderator
Jim Bartlett, Bentley Systems
Jeff Dickerson, The Neat Company
Brendan O'Brien, Aria Systems
David Rode, Xtium
Sash Sunkara, RackWare

10:15AM - 11:15AM
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Discussion - The Key to a Winning Mobile Strategy Widener Lecture Hall

Winning in mobile is more than just having an app. This discussion will focus on the best practices in which a holistic mobile strategy drives optimal business outcomes.

Christopher Clark, Maas360 by Fiberlink, an IBM Company
Peter Coffee, Salesforce
Piers Lingle, Comcast Cable

10:15AM - 11:15AM
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Panel - Getting Control of the Chaos

This panel will discuss the challenges of managing disparate solutions and ensuring that everything functions together. This discussion will also include who owns the digital mandate - the Head of Digital, Marketing, Innovation, Operations, or Technology and how do you successfully manage the changing landscape.

Jonathan Brassington, LiquidHub - Moderator
Dr. Mathias Kirchmer, BPM-D
Steve Messaros, Liberty Property Trust
Aaron Miller, USLI
Jayashree Raman, Cooper Health System
Michael Rinehart, Fox Rothschild

11:15AM - 12:15PM
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Lunch

Visit the Expo and Demo Pit

12:15PM - 1:15PM
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Presentation and Panel - Using Big Data to Improve Customer Experience

Getting beyond the hype of big data. This presentation followed by a panel will discuss how big data is managed and, more importantly, leveraged to improve the customer experience.

Merv Adrian, Gartner - Moderator
Lars Bjork, Qlik
Dr. Femida Gwadry-Sridhar, Pulse Infoframe
Matt Lasmanis, GlaxoSmithKline
Kevin Leininger, IntegriChain
Jim Warren, SEI

1:15PM - 2:15PM
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Panel - Digital Transformation: An Industry Perspective

Technology leaders describe the impact digital transformation is having on their industry. This panel will show the differences and commonalities of digital transformation across industries, and how some industries will drive change in other industries.

Maryfran Johnson, CIO Magazine - Moderator
Josh Builder, The Orchard
Brian Simmermon, Subaru of America
Mike Vennera, Independence Blue Cross
William Weinstein, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Bryan Wolf, MD, PhD, Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania

2:15PM - 3:15PM
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Panel - Enterprise Security & Business Continuance the Investment Dilemma Widener Lecture Hall

This panel will discuss how much should businesses invest in technologies that show little or no return until bad things happen.

Dr. Rob D'Ovidio, Drexel University - Moderator
Reggie Best, Lumeta
Anil Jampana, Nutrisystem
Dave Snyder, Independence Blue Cross
Jim Thomas, IPR International
Tony Trama, Micro Strategies

2:15PM - 3:15PM
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Break

Expo and Demo Pit

3:15PM - 3:45PM
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Closing Keynote

Michael Golz of SAP will discuss how digital transformation will increase your market share and improve your bottom line.

3:45PM - 4:30PM
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Closing Session & Phorum Phoward, "Demo Pit Best in Show" Award

4:30PM - 5:00PM

Bringing it all together - a call to action
Peter Coffee, Salesforce.com

Phorum

Networking Reception

Networking Reception in the Widener Hall & Warden Garden.

5:00PM - 6:00PM

2015 SPEAKERS & MODERATORS

{Visit again soon for more 2015 speakers and moderators}

RANDI ZUCKERBERG
Founder & CEO, Zuckerberg Media

MERV ADRIAN
VP Research, Gartner

JONATHAN A. BRASSINGTON
CEO, Partner, Board of Directors at LiquidHub

PETER BURRIS
Vice President, Research Director Serving, CIOS

PETER COFFEE
VP for Strategic Research

ROB D'OVIDIO
Drexel University

MICHAEL GOLZ
SVP & CIO Americas, SAP

MARYFRAN JOHNSON
Editor in Chief, CIO magazine

2015 PANELISTS

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JIM BARTLETT
Chief Information Officer, Bentley Systems Incorporated

REGGIE BEST
Chief Product Officer, Lumeta

LARS BJORK
Chief Executive Officer, Qlik

JOSH BUILDER
Chief Technology Officer, The Orchard

CHRISTOPHER CLARK
President & Chief Operating Officer,
MaaS360 by Fiberlink, an IBM Company

JEFF DICKERSON
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Neat

FEMIDA GWADRY-SRIDHAR
Co-Founder and CEO,
Pulse Infoframe

ANIL JAMPANA
VP, IT Operations & CSO, Nutrisystem

DR. MATHIAS KIRCHMER
Managing Director and
Co-CEO, BPM-D

MATTHEW LASMANIS
Vice President, IT Business Partnering, GlaxoSmithKline

KEVIN E. LEININGER
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, IntegriChain

PIERS LINGLE
VP of Next Generation Product and Customer Experience, Comcast Cable

STEVEN E. MESSAROS
Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, Liberty Property Trust

AARON MILLER
VP & Chief Technology Officer, USLI

BRENDAN O'BRIEN
Chief Evangelist & Co-founder, Aria Systems

JAYASHREE RAMAN
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Cooper Health System

MICHAEL RINEHART
Chief Technology Officer, Fox Rothschild

DAVID RODE
CEO, Xtium

BRIAN SIMMERMON
Chief Information Officer,
Subaru of America, Inc.

DAVE SNYDER
Chief Information Security Leader, IBX

SASH SUNKARA
CEO and Co-Founder, RackWare

JIM THOMAS
President & CTO,
IPR International

TONY TRAMA
Director of Security Solutions,
Micro Strategies

MICHAEL R. VENNERA
Sr. VP & CIO, IBX

JAMES WARREN
Vice President & Managing Director, Solutions Strategy & Development, SEI

WILLIAM WEINSTEIN
Director of Information and Interpretive Technology, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Dr. BRYAN WOLF
CIO, Sr. VP of Information Services at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

SPONSORS

2015 PHORUM INNOVATION EXPO

We are excited to announce that Phorum 2015 has expanded its program to include an Innovation Exposition for leading vendors focused on enterprise technology. If you're interested in this unique opportunity to showcase your company, products, and services at one of the hottest gatherings of enterprise decision makers on the East Coast, please contact Dianne Strunk at dstrunk@philadelphiapact.com.


The Innovation Expo, which will be adjacent to the Phorum Demo Pit, provides a space for cutting-edge technology companies to meet and demo their product with key enterprise decision makers.


Come join the Innovation Expo to meet and demo your products and services with key enterprise decision makers. Please click here to view the Expo Area.


This year's exhibitors include:


DEMO PIT

  • Win in the Pit
  • 2015 Participants
  • 2014 Participants
  • 2013 Participants
  • 2012 Participants
2013 Best in Show Winner, PeopleLinx
PHORUM DEMO PIT

With the innovative technologies in our Demo Pit and Innovation Expo, presentations, and panels featuring some of nation's leading thought leaders, Phorum is a must attend event for business leaders that want to gain a competitive edge. These finalists will be able to demonstrate their technology and compete for the Phorum Phorward award for best in show.


The Phorum Demo Pit was created to allow startups to connect with C-level enterprise decision makers attending the Phorum conference. Participating companies will demo their product and/or solution to over 400 Phorum attendees. Over the last three years, the quality of our demo pit companies has been world class. Prior Phorum demo pit winners are UXFlip, which was subsequently acquired by Artisan Mobile, award-winning PeopleLinx and innovative brand engagement provider SocialLadder.


If you are a startup in the greater Philadelphia area whose product or solution helps enterprise organizations change the way they do business, we would love to hear from you. Apply in 3 easy steps:

For any additional details or questions, please contact Allen Born at allen.born@fairmountpartners.com.

ABOUT

Phorum will take place at Penn Museum, a fantastic venue in heart of Philadelphia.

Address:
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology | 3260 South Street | Philadelphia, PA 19104 | (215) 898-4000 |

Phorum will take place at Penn Museum, a fantastic venue in heart of Philadelphia.

Address:
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology | 3260 South Street | Philadelphia, PA 19104 | (215) 898-4000 |

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Phorum is a technology conference, for business and technology executives, which focuses on how enterprises can maximize the business value of specific technologies. Phorum 2015 features leading industry experts, business executives, and cutting-edge technologists who will examine how emerging technologies such as big data, mobility and cloud strategies factor into the integration of systems, technical support and global security policies.


Industry thought leaders as well as hands-on practitioners will provide engaging content through keynotes, panels, and interactive discussions to help executives understand not just the technology but how the technology can be pragmatically applied to transform the enterprise and achieve strategic business goals.


In addition to keynote speakers and panelists, the conference will also feature the all-new Phorum Technology Expo exhibition area, and the always popular “Phorum Demo Pit” where conference attendees can experience, first-first-hand, some of the most innovative technologies being developed in the Greater Philadelphia area.


Each year top executives from around the country gather at Phorum in a highly entertaining and collegial atmosphere. Register now to see how Phorum 2015 will help you with your future technology decisions.

Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) is the region's largest business association focused on emerging growth companies in the technology and healthcare industries.


PACT connects emerging growth companies, venture investors, professional advisors, universities and technology-focused corporations to network, develop relationships, pursue business opportunities, and market and promote their businesses to foster growth and innovation.


Learn more about PACT

March 18, 2015
Demo Pit Finalists Announced for Phorum 2015


February 10, 2015
Phorum 2015 Call for Demo Pit


December 16, 2014
Phorum 2015 to Examine Digital Transformation as Top Enterprise Tech Trend


April 16, 2014
Phorum 2014 Educates Attendees on Importance of Customer Engagement


March 31, 2014
Phorum 2014 Announces Demo Pit Finalists


March 24, 2014
Panelist Lineup Announced for Phorum 2014


February 26, 2014
Phorum Recognizes Sponsors of Upcoming 2014 Conference


January 29, 2014
Phorum 2014 to Explore Customer Engagement as Top Enterprise Tech Trend


March 13, 2013
Phorum Announces Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, to Present Emerging Technology Award


March 12, 2013
Demo Pit at conference will feature cutting-edge technology


January 30, 2013
Thought Leaders from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), salesforce.com, and Forrester Research Added to All-Star Line-Up at Phorum 2013


December 12, 2012
Philadelphia to Host National Business Technology Conference, Phorum 2013, Focused on Harnessing Disruptive Technology


March 29, 2012
Phorum 2012 Cloud Computing Conference a success; energizes Philly Cloud community


March 29, 2012
UXFlip Named 'Best in Show' at Phorum 2012 Demo Pit


March 28, 2012
Phorum keynote Nick Carr: Think of the cloud-based Internet as the “world wide computer," not web


March 27, 2012
How the Cloud Melts Away Barriers to Growth for Philly Businesses


March 1, 2012
Phorum 2012 National Cloud Conference to Showcase Emerging Cloud Technologies for the Enterprise


December 7, 2011

National Cloud Computing Conference to be Held in Philadelphia



Press contact:
Amanda E. Nardi
Broadpath, Inc.
215.644.6505
anardi@broadpathpr.com

For More Information About Phorum

General contact:
Dianne Strunk
PACT
215.790.3862
dstrunk@philadelphiapact.com

Press contact:
Amanda E. Nardi
Broadpath, Inc.
215.644.6505
anardi@broadpathpr.com