The traditional American ‘workspace’ is changing – and this is especially true in and around Washington, D.C. Knowledge workers roam from their homes to client sites and to traditional corporate offices, expecting their computing experience to be virtually the same no matter where they connect. As a result, maintaining a consistently powerful computing experience is one of the most crucial, yet vexing, issues facing IT leaders today.

Complicating the issue is the growing conflict over the level of risk government agencies and contractors face when employees are permitted to bring their own devices. With cost avoidance becoming a key attraction of BYOD, decision makers are caught between the allure of lowering client purchasing costs and the inevitability of spending time and resource to ensure data is properly secured – even if the device is not technically owned by the enterprise.


62% of businesses report having employees work remotely either part time or full time.

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Over 30% of federal workforce are eligible for teleworking under a law passed in 2010.


By 2017, half of employers will require employees to supply their own device for work purposes.

The New Workspace: Where BYOD is Going Next

An InformationWeek Leadership Event

The best alternative for an increasing number of enterprises has been to deploy virtual desktop solutions, which aims at capitalizing on improved manageability and stronger protection of corporate data. For many IT decision makers, however, there is a certain amount of disappointment regarding expected ROI gains that have yet to materialize with VDI. Yet, without a robust VDI environment, how can enterprises economize on hardware refreshes, tightly manage security, and fuel greater worker productivity? This is one of the central questions we will address during our special InformationWeek Executive Event, The New Workspace: Where BYOD is Going Next”.  Our event is specifically designed to closely examine, and debate, the merits of the various options such as VDI and Microsoft’s Windows To Go to ‘outfit’ a mobile enterprise worker.

Interact with your IT executive peers and walk away with:
  • What is Mobile Workspace and how the Windows To Go approach can become a part of your strategy
  • Key insights on what should drive your client-hardware deployment and usage strategies
  • The preparations IT heads are making for government teleworkers.
  • Using cost avoidance, worker productivity and satisfaction, and IT resource efficiency as key measures to evaluate device strategies
  • An understanding of new ‘workplace’ solutions that greatly reduce deployment costs and IT oversight
  • How to prepare for fast-evolving corporate BYOD strategies


The New Workspace: Where BYOD is Going Next

Join your IT executive peers and representatives from InformationWeek, Microsoft and Ironkey for a rich and informative discussion.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

8:30 – 9:00am
Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:00 – 9:10am
Welcome & Overview: “Enterprise Agility and the Next Chapter of BYOD”

9:10 – 10:00am
Microsoft and Imation: Windows To Go Use Cases and Demo

10:00 – 10:45am
Executive Roundtable Discussion

10:45 – 11:00am
Key Takeaways & Closing Remarks


  • Kirk Laughlin
    Kirk LaughlinContributing Editor, InformationWeek

    Kirk Laughlin is a contributing editor for InformationWeek and an award-winning writer, moderator and subject expert in information technology and business strategies. He has served in a variety of editorial leadership roles during his 18-year career in journalism. Prior to working with TechWeb, he was Editorial Director at Ziff Davis Media/Enterprise Events which included developing programming content for leading Ziff brands – EWeek and CIO Insight. At Ziff Davis, Laughlin built content programs in the areas of CIO strategies, Web 2.0, enterprise mobility, financial industry solutions, storage, security, unified communications, risk management, IT governance, virtualization and business intelligence. He has worked with many leading technology suppliers in developing strategic content solutions for a variety of media platforms.

    • Sean Siler
      Sean SilerDirector of Device Sales, Department of Defense, Microsoft

      Sean owns the business of selling Windows based tablets into the US Department of Defense. This is a new role for Microsoft, and Sean is building the business from the ground up. He partners closely with hardware manufacturers, large account resellers, and the entirety of the Windows ecosystem to build solutions that address the mobility needs of America’s warfighters. Sean has been an IT professional for more than 20 years, and has been using Windows since Windows 3.1 was released. He holds many industry certifications, including MCP, MCSE, MCT, Network+, Security+, and many others.  He began working with Microsoft in early 2005.  He is a member of the IEEE, the Internet Society, and Mensa.

      • Larry Hamid
        Larry HamidChief Architect, Imation Mobile Security

        Laurence joined Imation in 2011 as Chief Architect and brings over 15 years of experience in the information security industry. In the Mobile Security Group at Imation he is responsible for product architecture, forward looking technology, intellectual property, and security validations. As CTO at MXI Security he provided the technology vision of the company and managed the development of innovative USB Portable Security Devices with security solutions for government and enterprise. Laurence started his career at American Biometric Company where he helped develop the industry’s first low cost fingerprint recognition technology for PCs, and industry-leading authentication and single sign on solutions. He held Director of Research and Program Management positions at ActivIdentity where he worked on the advancement of biometric technology in smart cards, contributed to biometric standards, and managed product development.

        • Brian Kelly
          Brian KellyU.S. Federal Sales Manager, Imation Mobile Security

          Brian Kelly is U.S. Federal Sales Manager for Imation Mobile Security, provider of data, identity and workspace solutions that marshal some of the most advanced authentication and encryption technologies available today. Brian’s customer centric focus on problem solving has led to Civilian, Defense and Intel U.S. Federal Government customers implementing cutting-edge mobile technology IronKey solutions by Imation Mobile Security.

          • Tamar Motley
            Tamar MotleySystems Engineer, GovConnection

            Tamar Motley has over 13 years of diversified information systems experience in federal government computing.  Tamar joined GovConnection in August of 2000 were he has been involved in computing from the user level with desktops, notebooks and printers to the enterprise level including  virtualization, Windows server computing, storage area networks and backups.  Tamar has been trained and supports multi vendor environments in these solution areas.  One of Tamar’s strengths is being able to meet customer needs by being able to pair different vendor products together to provide solutions that meet specific customer needs.


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