Seattle, October 12, 2011 — Formotus CEO Adriana Neagu took part yesterday in a panel discussion moderated by Chetan Sharma at TechNW 2011, an annual event organized by the CTIA and billed as “Washington’s most influential tech event:”
“Global mobility now translates to an $800 billion a year industry and the opportunities are everywhere. Connected devices led by smartphones and tablets application stores featuring hundreds of thousands of applications, cloud-based services and the advent of the mobile web have resulted in explosive industry-wide growth,” according to the panel description.
Neagu focused on three drivers underlying the rapid transformation of enterprise mobility: The advent of cloud computing, the arrival of tablet devices, and the new role of citizen developer in the enterprise. Cloud computing is particularly important to the SMB, she says, because it allows small companies to gain the advantages of information technology without needing their own IT infrastructure. As for tablet devices, she believes they are having a far faster influence in business than they are on the consumer side.
Earlier this year Neagu was invited by the White House as an entrepreneur to participate in a live panel discussion organized by Startup America Partnership and broadcast nationwide from FaceBook headquarters. Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Austan Goolsbee was the moderator.