The concept of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to work has really thrown a curve ball to the IT community across all sectors of the economy. Even a few short years ago, it is doubtful that anyone would have thought it plausible for IT organizations to allow non-issued gear to connect to sensitive information resources. It would have been even less plausible in the public sector, where we have typically observed a very conservative IT culture. And yet, it looks like the BYOD phenomenon is catching on even in the Federal government. In this edition we explore some of the key issues public sector IT decision-makers face as they evaluate how to wrap their hands around this new disruptive trend.
Chris Roberts is the vice president of worldwide public sector for Good Technology. In this role, he helps drive the vision, direction, and go-to-market strategy for Good’s global public sector business. Roberts works to align market-specific, customer requirements with sales strategies, helps connect Good with appropriate policy makers, and ensures that the company’s technologies are in accordance with all government certifications.
Prior to joining Good, Roberts served as the Director of Microsoft’s Public Sector business in South Africa. He has spoken at government leaders’ forums around the world, including those in Japan, Turkey and South Africa. He has participated in IT and eGovernment panels, public sector innovation panels, public/private partnership symposiums and Microsoft partners events. He also served as a guest lecturer for the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where he focused on eGovernment.
Roberts holds a bachelor degree from the University of the Pacific in Political Science and was a member of Harvard eGovernment policy council.
Good Technology combines enterprise-grade mobile security and control with an exceptional user experience, allowing enterprise and government employees to connect, communicate, and collaborate on their devices of choice. Our solutions—Good for Enterprise and Good for Government—allows enterprises and government agencies to securely move between business and personal productivity applications, such as email, collaboration, and application management—across a wide range of today’s most popular mobile devices, including iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Only Good offers security and data loss prevention, along with military-grade encryption at both the application and device level. Good also offers Good Dynamics, a secure mobile application development platform; as well as Good for You, a white-label solution for creating custom social-media environments.
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