Top 5 MobileTech Conference sessions for decision-makers

By Jonathan Hassell, on


The MobileTech Conference begins today in Berlin, Germany. The annual gathering bills itself as a leader in enterprise mobility and mobile innovation. For those still adjusting their global conference agenda, the following are the top five can’t-miss sessions for C-suite executives and others on the fast track:

“Swift on the Server”

It’s almost impossible to have missed the rise of Swift, the new programming language for Apple that teaches users how to develop apps for the iOS platform. However, Swift made it over to the server side in February, enabling much easier integration between client-side apps and the APIs and runtimes that are executed on the back end. This talk will show how to build an API using Swift and then run it on a server.

“Swift on the Server” will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13 in Jazz 1.

“MBaaS in Practice”

As mobile adoption continues its progression and more devices come online and connect to the internet, there’s an increasing need for agile, responsive mobile back ends. Cloud providers and platform developers have stepped up to the plate to deliver solutions that have short time-to-market and feature cloud optimization. Attend this talk to glean strategic insights, product tidbits and concrete experiences for companies with big appetites for mobile back end-as-a-service (MBaaS).

“MBaaS in Practice” will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13 in Music Hall 4.

“Mobile Trends 2017”

Come hear Markus Bokowsky discuss big mobile trends as you head into a fast-approaching 2017. Which improvements will there be to devices? Which new platforms will come out of mobile adoption? How will the IoT affect mobile development? How do apps, services, messengers, bots, augmented reality and machine learning all fit together in the grand scheme of mobility?

“Mobile Trends 2017” will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13 in Music Hall 1.

“State of Cross Platform in 2016″

Cross-platform development has always been a bear of a problem, but the proliferation of apps in different languages for completely different platforms means proper cross-platform development has never been more complex. This session will explore ways to cut down on this complexity, including why separate development might not be necessary and which alternatives might be suitable for your organization. Decision-makers should attend this session before they make any significant app development investments.

“State of Cross Platform in 2016” will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13 in Music Hall 2.

“The Art of Business App Development”

There is more to creating an app than simply telling your developers to sit down and write code. In enterprises, there are many moving parts — and moving targets. Which devices do you target? Which languages will you use? How will your app work across a smartphone, tablet, desktop or notebook? Should your mobile apps simply work on a specific part of a process or function rather than act as a front end to an entire back-end system? This session will offer strategies and let you be part of a key discussion.

“The Art of Business App Development” will take place from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14 in Soul.

Make sure to check out these sessions, and enjoy the MobileTech Conference!

About The Author

Jonathan Hassell

President, 82 Ventures

Jonathan Hassell runs 82 Ventures, a technical writing and consulting firm based in Charlotte, NC. He centers his focus around network administrator, security, the cloud, and mobile technologies.

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