SAN JOSE, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- SVForum, Silicon Valley’s leading not-for-profit organization devoted to innovation and entrepreneurship, is pleased to announce their upcoming conference: “Apps to Platforms” to be held on Thursday, February 20th, 2014, in San Jose, California. In conjunction with the Global Innovation Summit + Week, the conference will provide a dynamic forum for developers, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and investors to discuss the changing ecosystem of platforms and applications. Confirmed speakers include Don Dodge of Google, Randy Heffner of Forrester, Saad Kahn of CMEA, Sam Ramji of Apigee, Matt Thompson of Microsoft, and John Wolpert of IBM.
The agenda features a full day of panel discussions, lightning talks, and keynote speeches on API adoption and delivery: benefits and risks, technical and business model requirements, trends and predictions, best practices, and much more. Attendees will have ample opportunity to connect with and learn from industry leaders; featured topics will include the Saas-to-platform transition process, startup CEO challenges, and the enterprise API ecosystem.
“I’m excited to speak at SVForum’s upcoming Apps to Platforms conference,” said Matt Thompson, General Manager of Platform Evangelism at Microsoft and a featured keynote speaker at the conference. “Understanding the role API’s play in the establishment of a platform is critical.”
Apps to Platforms will be held at the McEnery Convention Center in downtown San Jose. The conference will begin at 8:30 am, and wrap up with a networking reception at 5:30 pm. Sponsors include IBM, Microsoft, SAP, and Carr & Ferrell. To register as an attendee, please visit our website; to sign up as a student or to look at demo table opportunities, please visit our event page. To connect with Apps to Platforms on social media, follow and tag updates with #SVA2P.
For over thirty years, SVForum has been the leading not-for-profit organization in the Bay Area, providing an unbiased source of information and insight to the technology community. SVForum programs create networks and relationships, providing education and access to resources both in person and digitally to a global audience. The organization reaches over 20,000 technology professionals annually through more than 20 events each month. SVForum partners include global leaders IBM, Microsoft, Qualcomm and SAP, as well as leading venture capital firms such as NEA and Hummer Winblad.
For further information, visit the SVForum website at www.svforum.org.
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