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Ian Thain

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Trends, Tablets and Tapas


Last week at Mobile World Congress 2012, was a very interesting time in Barcelona, Spain. I was lucky enough to meet and interview many of the Mobile Movers and Makers in the SAP community (see the list below).

During the week I gathered the trends and futures on Mobility, Tablets, Messaging, mCommerce, Device Management & Security, Mobile Application Development and lots more from...

  • Oliver Bussmann - CIO SAP
  • BC Cho - Head of Global Enterprise Business Team, Mobile Communications - Samsung Electronics
  • Nick Brown, SVP, Solution Management, SAP
  • Jose Antonio Perea Yustres, Head of Innovation and Mobility, Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE)
  • Chris McClain, Executive Vice President, Global Mobile Sales & Solutions, SAP
  • Dr. Josep M. Picas, CIO, Hospital de St. Pau Barcelona
  • Raj Nathan, EVP and CMO, Sybase, an SAP company
  • Willie Jow, Global Vice President, Managed Mobility, SAP
  • Haridas Nair, Vice President, Product Management, Mobile Commerce, Sybase 365
  • James Naftel, Senior Product Manager, SAP
  • Bryan Whitmarsh, Senior Product Manager, SAP
  • David Brutman, Senior Director, Developer Marketing, SAP
  • Howard Stevens, Senior Vice President, Global Messaging Solutions, Sybase 365
  • Matthew Talbot, Senior Vice President, Mobile Commerce, Sybase 365
  • Sanjay Poonen, President and Corporate Officer, SAP Global Solutions and Go-to-Market
  • Jason Yotopoulos, Head of Research, SAP
  • John Sims, President, Sybase 365
  • William Dudley, Group Director, Product Management, Operator Services, Sybase 365
  • Hari Subramanyam, Global Rollout Manager, RDS Mobile Solutions Assembly & Packaging, SAP

I will post a link to each interview.

A general observation was that to me it seemed that everyone had an iPad and were using it in every way imaginable. Gone are the days of Tablet devices being mere 'Executive Jewelry'

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As one of the Sybase Technical Evangelists, Ian regularly addresses technical audiences all over the world and his sessions are always very well attended. He also writes education classes, whitepapers, demos and articles for various Sybase products and publishes regularly in Journals such as SYS-CON's PBDJ and International Developer Magazine. He is also the Sybase Unwired Platform & PocketBuilder Evangelist and works closely with the team in Dublin, CA and Concord, MA on new features and demonstrations for the products. In his customer-facing Evangelist role, Ian is very involved with the design, production and testing of Enterprise class Unwired Solutions, that have been implemented using Sybase's Unwired tools for Sybase customers around the globe. In addition, Ian is a dedicated technical expert continually working with Sybase's key partners and clients to enhance the capabilities of the Unwired solutions that Sybase can offer to its customers. Ian can also be found on Twitter @ithain