Pervasive’s Brian Stein will be participating in a panel at the 2012 CIO Symposium.   This annual event, hosted by the North East Ohio Software Association for the past 13 years is a great forum for IT leaders.

We look forward to sharing our thoughts on this topic, as well as learning from the other great speakers who will be joining the panel and those speaking throughout the event.

For more information on the symposium, and to register for the event, please check out their site:

Thursday, September 13, 2012 : 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Embassy Suites
5800 Rockside Woods Blvd
Independence, Ohio 44131


A desription of the panel discussion, which is scheduled for 10:30am that day is provided below:

Deploying an Effective BYOD Strategy

Organizations that believe they can save money and enhance productivity just by saying, “BYOD? We’re cool with that”, are really setting themselves up for a fall.

This issue is about connection and communication, not the hardware itself. The benefits that arise from getting this point right all arise from the standard considerations – reduction of cost and risk plus value creation.

The questions IT needs to answer come thick and fast. Which devices? Do we include tablets? Fully employee owned, company subsidized, company “leased” for its teams?  All good questions, but BYOD isn’t only about devices, but something much more important – their use.

This session will explore the successes, challenges and key issues for peer IT executives and their organizations that are developing and implementing BYOD strategies.