BYOD, data security and the BlackBerry Experience

I am moderating what will almost certainly be a fascinating discussion about BYOD, enterprise data security and device management at the BlackBerry Experience event at Montecasino in Fourways, Johannesburg today. The event is hosted by BlackBerry in partnership with ITWeb Events and will also take place in Durban and Cape Town later this month.

The speakers at the event will include Nader Henein, BlackBerry’s Regional Director for Product Security; Izak Meyer, Director for Enterprise at BlackBerry South Africa; Wikus Viljoen, a systems analyst at Nedbank and Andy Swanepoel, a technical specialist and manager at Nedbank.

We are going to talk a bit about BYOD trends (and the growing tendency towards more managed deployments), a better strategy for securing data on mobile devices and more. I don’t want to say too much about the content attendees can expect but I find much of it fascinating. You can follow the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #BBExperience if you aren’t attending the event.

Disclosure: I am being paid to participate in and moderate the panels at these events. That said, I make a point of only promoting products and services that I am interested in.

Hangout: What we’re talking about at the 2012 #ITWebSocial Summit

Today’s Hangout will be an interview/discussion with Tallulah from ITWeb Events about our contribution to the ITWeb Social Media Summit next week. We’re going to run the Hangout on our Google+ page and embed the video on our event page. The Hangout will begin at roughly 3pm today and should be streamed live as well as recorded for you to watch later.

We’re making this a cross-platform Hangout and ITWeb Events has invited its fans to submit questions for Paul to answer on Twitter. If you would like to participate on Twitter, simply tweet your question and include the #ITWebSocial hashtag. You can also @-mention us @webtechlaw or Paul at @pauljacobson.

If you’d like to participate on Google+, we have published an open invitation. At the moment event invitations and Hangouts they promote don’t integrate very well so look out for the link to the actual Hangout on our page. If you join the Hangout, post questions in the chat window or in the comments on the Hangout post itself. It’s a little complicated but we’ll keep an eye out for great questions all over the place.