What are the game-changing technology innovations that matter to business and IT, and what can we expect to shape the future? This hard-hitting session will unveil new benchmark research on business technology innovation such as cloud, mobile and social computing methods as well as the use of business analytics, big data and business collaboration. You'll learn about true advancements in business applications and what technologies still have yet to show true impact in the industry. The session will provide the business and technology framework for more impactful sessions during the day where the research will provide a center point of factbased dialogue on the technology trends of today and tomorrow.
Mark Smith, CEO & Chief Research Officer, Ventana Research
Mark Smith is the investigative producer for WFAA-TV in Dallas. Two series he produced each won broadcast journalism's most prestigious honors: the Peabody Award and duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton.
One of the series revealed that Texas regulators often ignored possible fraud and questionable practices by workers' compensation insurance carriers. The other series detailed how paid confidential informants planted billiard chalk to contrive drug cases against dozens of innocent Mexican immigrants. The series led to the dismissal of drug charges against more than 70 defendants and prison terms for three informants and a police officer.