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Embrace the BYOD Revolution with Dux Raymond Sy at Microsoft Ignite 2015 #MSIgnite

Believe it or not, the inaugural Microsoft Ignite conference is less than one month away! At AvePoint, we couldn’t be more excited, and we’re gearing up for what is sure to be a great week of learning, networking, and celebration. Our experts will be on hand at booth 568 throughout to share best practices we’ve gained enabling enterprise collaboration for more than 13,000 organizations and more than 17,000 customers worldwide.

On that note, we’re pleased to share that AvePoint Public Sector CTO Dux Raymond Sy will lead a session from 1:30pm-2:45pm Central Time on Wednesday, May 6, entitled “Embrace the BYOD Revolution: Effectively Manage a Multi-Device, Multi-Generational Workforce”. In order to get a preview of what you can expect from the session and a few fun tips for those attending, we sat down with Dux to find out a bit more.

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Dux Raymond Sy

Why did you select the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) revolution as your session topic, and why is it especially important for the crowd at Ignite?

Dux Raymond Sy (DRS): In my session, I’ll focus on providing guidance and effective techniques to manage your multi-device and multi-generational workforce.

There’s a major business transformation that is brewing in the enterprise today. Mobile technologies, business velocity, as well as geographically dispersed and multi-generational workforces are converging to deliver the promise of responsive organizations. As many IT departments struggle to keep up with yearly technology changes, company employees increasingly want to use their own devices to access corporate data. This revolution known as BYOD – or better yet “consumerization of IT” – empowers the workforce and can contribute to increased productivity and reduced costs.

The session is important to Ignite attendees in this cloud-first, mobile-first world we live in. While this BYOD revolution brings a lot of great opportunities, the question is: How can you effectively manage this shift, ensure that it will be sustainable, and reap the benefits of being a responsive organization?

What kind of attendee is this session aimed toward, and what are the main reasons he or she shouldn’t miss it?

DRS: The session is geared toward IT decision makers, and will highlight the benefits that BYOD brings specifically in the areas of business agility, productivity, and collaboration. Additionally, we will cover key considerations around compliance, risk, data management, information governance, security, and driving sustainable adoption.

If attendees of this session walk away with just one thing, what would you want it to be?

DRS: People who attend my session will walk away with a pragmatic approach and guidance for putting together a relevant 12-month BYOD roadmap and sustainable adoption plan. Ultimately, they can take these tools back to their organization following ignite and put together a plan that ensures BYOD is a business advantage and not a hindrance.

What is the one thing about Ignite that you’re looking forward to most?

DRS: I am looking forward to networking and engaging with folks from throughout the community over a #SharePint. And, of course, I’m also very much looking forward to AvePoint’s sure-to-be-epic RED Party taking place on Tuesday, May 5.

As a seasoned traveler, what are some things you recommend Ignite attendees do in Chicago outside of the conference?

DRS: Anyone who knows me can attest that I am an unabashed foodie, and Chicago is truly a great foodie town! The top spots I recommend for checking out some of the city’s finest cuisine include:

Want more information on Dux’s session? Visit the Ignite website today!

Franklin T.
Franklin T.
In his former role as Director of Communications, Franklin was responsible for increasing brand awareness across all AvePoint's digital properties.


  1. We are looking at different BYOD regulations and definitely interested what methods are covered.

    • What all methods have you considered? Have you tested the AvePoint solution with your MDM currently?

  2. I’ve had adoption challenges here. Mobile is great, but large companies require tight security which often slows development. Good Mobile container seems to work well, but has anyone else seen MDM “dead leak” slow business adoption/code development?

  3. A hot topic and a great speaker, sure to be an in demand session, show up early or don’t get a seat

  4. Definitely got to check out this session. Thanks for the heads up Franklin.

    By the way, “Nice bow tie Dux!” 🙂


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