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Eggs with Benedict Mobile Strategies Workshop in London

Eggs with Benedict
I had the honor of presenting a mobile strategies workshop (Eggs with Benedict) yesterday in Convent Garden's Hospital Club in central London.  The Hospital Club is a high tech and digital media gathering spot that was perfect.  The interior was very chic with couches and over-stuffed chairs, funky lighting and a lounge inside.

Attendees traveled from all parts of England, and we had some even fly in from other parts of Europe for the workshop.  I was told by a group of attendees following the workshop that it was valuable and useful.  I even had requests to return and present another series of workshops.

It is my observation, backed by solid research, that companies are struggling with developing an enterprise-wide mobile strategy.  Sometimes the IT department is the laggard, but most often I believe the business is the laggard.  Mobile technologies can truly transform a company.  It can change business models, and revolutionize industries.  The business must understand how they will respond and utilize mobility to drive competitive advantages.

I think some businesses are approaching enterprise mobility as simply an interesting set of technologies.   There is danger in not recognizing it for what it is.  Just like the web revolutionized and transformed media and the publishing industries (just to name a few), mobile technologies will lead to the demise of many companies that are not capable of understanding the scope and scale of the sea change introduced by mobile technologies.

I believe business leaders should enroll their staff in an educational process on mobile technologies.  Find an experienced mobility expert (google mobile experts) and have them stretch the imaginations of your leaders as to the possibilities of enterprise mobility.  Mobility is here for the rest of your careers, so the faster you can understand it, and create a vision and roadmap, the better for your company.

Kevin Benedict, Mobile Industry Analyst, Mobile Strategy Consultant and SAP Mentor Alumnus
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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Kevin Benedict serves as the Senior Vice President, Solutions Strategy, at Regalix, a Silicon Valley based company, focused on bringing the best strategies, digital technologies, processes and people together to deliver improved customer experiences, journeys and success through the combination of intelligent solutions, analytics, automation and services. He is a popular writer, speaker and futurist, and in the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries. He has over 32 years of experience working with strategic enterprise IT solutions and business processes, and he is also a veteran executive working with both solution and services companies. He has written dozens of technology and strategy reports, over a thousand articles, interviewed hundreds of technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries.