My Interview at the VentureBeat Mobile Summit

MobileBeatI was delighted to Chair the Executive Session featuring CEOs and CTOs of innovating mobile companies at the VentureBeat Mobile Summit held at beautiful Cavallo Point Resort in San Francisco.  My co-chair was Scott Davis, CTO of End User Computing at VMWare.  Noted journalist Dylan Tweney interviewed me at the conclusion of the day (see video interview below).

The key questions covered in my sessions included:

  • Enterprise mobile trends are moving quickly. What problems have been settled and what remain open questions, and what are the tools that will help address them?
  • Will mobile enterprise devices have dual personalities or will we continue to have one device for personal use and one for work? If the former, what is the best way to do this, i.e, on the app level, or network level?  What technologies are interesting here? What needs to be developed? Where’s the opportunity for collaboration?
  • In Silicon Valley, we often talk about Mobile Device Management (MDM) as a settled subject, and we are now looking for what comes next, but where do we actually stand in MDM adoption? And what is needed in MDM to spur progress? What are enterprise customers and CIOs looking for at this moment?
  • What other apps and services (often driven by consumers?) will empower mobile workforces?
  • Will IT’s moves to protect enterprise from BYOD trends be enough in itself to spur growth?
  • How secure can we really make mobile devices? How do enterprises balance the demand for mobility and the need to protect their data and networks?

Transcript of Gaurav Tewari Video Interview, VentureBeat MobileBeat Summit 2013, with Scott Davis, CTO of End-User Computing at VMWare. Interviewed by Dylan Tweney

Note: Transcript auto-generated by YouTube/Google

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either until in Sweeney

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and executive editor Venture Beat and
I’m here with Gaurav Tewari

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Gaurav Tewari Partner with SAP Ventures arm and
we’re at the Mobile summit

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so we’ve for just can’t come out of a
discussion

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to round table that car oven I were
involved in

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regarding what’s next for enterprise
mobility and does pretty high-level

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group both of

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CEOs and executives from various IT
companies

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are how it will what what did you take
away from the discussion what were the

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high points for your car

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yeah I think it was a X Eve very
interesting and relevant discussion we

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had a great group of people in the room

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I think at a high level rate one of the
major

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kinda things to become quite apparent is
that the fact that consumers are

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adopting

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these mobile devices smartphones on
their own volition and downloading

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productivity

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app that are relevant for the in a
present up with that answer this

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federated democratize fashion

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is a key driver for many of the
underlying issues better than

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in a permitting the whole concept so far
enterprise mobility whether it be

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security or MDMA or otherwise

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3 so let’s make this our country we use
that we use simple shorthand words like

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consumerization of IT

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or bring your own device BYOD but
underlying that

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for the IT manager is like this huge
amount of chaos right because suddenly

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you’ve got a

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you know a hundred different devices and
people downloading different maps and

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they want to use Dropbox Leonys G

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gmail they want to do it all on whatever
device they bring so about that sort of

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creates challenges for the traditional
are

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see I all right absolutely no doubt
about it

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however it’s a challenge that needs to
be embraced not

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it because it is happening I you know
about but there’s a third

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like it or not it’s happening I mean
only 10 percent of enterprises today

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have a formal BYOD policy

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yet eighty percent are seeing the BYOD
bring your own device phenomenon meaning

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that Andrew

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consumers your employees as consumers
are buying is incredibly powerful

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devices

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which by the way historically wasn’t
true twenty years ago you couldn’t

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necessarily get a more powerful device

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independently then you gotta work but
today you can and in fact you can

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arguably get

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services that are more consumer rise
more usable more always on more

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ubiquitously accessible

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and as a result up you know employees
are doing this and because it’s

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convenient

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it’s productive in by the wave as a
whole for the enterprise are compelling

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reasons to believe that it adds
deficiency in reduces costs

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so it’s not necessarily a trend that one
wants to resist

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I think it is really incumbent upon up
forward-thinking CA is to recognize this

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is happening and find a way to embrace
it

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okay so they wanted they gotta get with
the program in other words

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home they’re being driven by end users
on one hand brake 21 easier to use

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devices and they said it expects to cut
a usability that they’ve

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up in train by you know how Prada Apple
products and

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the App Store and so forth alike but
they’re also business drivers behind

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this to rate where

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you know Chief Marketing officers
increasingly have more budget than CIO’s

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arm so those two things are serve
keeping the IT

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traditional IT manager really jumping I
wonder um you know one of the things

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that we focused on in this session was
trying to come up with sort of wish list

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a wish list of those things that up
enterprise mobility needs what

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what tops the list Gaurav I well I’d
heading for civil I

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you no one would wish that CIO’s should
just move

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wake up and realize that this whole
historical method of IT adoption in the

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enterprise is top-down kinda

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you know vendor selection qualification
SL a setting in mandating

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roll out to the enterprise those days
are kinda going away and today

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I think kinda to: points got you know
folks are realizing that you know

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consumers are bringing this

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into the enterprise so that whole
paradigm of how it. permeates through

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the enterprise has been flipped on its
head

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so the first by dovish eliciting is
hopefully the CIO’s

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recognize this and they realize that
they need to be more agile

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in how they think about vendor selection
evaluation and how the think about going

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to democratize access to technology to
the enterprise that’s driven

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from the bottom of the pyramid so to
speak kinda bottom-up as opposed to

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top-down

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yep okay card thank you very much for
sharing your thoughts with us

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and thanks for coming to the mobile
summit pleasure thank you

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day

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