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Welcome to the 2017-2018 season of NY SPIN, New York’s Software and Systems Process Improvement Network. We are starting the season by bringing back one of our most popular speakers, Jeffrey Bonar. 
Topic: Mobil-ize Your Application!
Presenter: Jeffrey Bonar
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

5:30 pm Networking

6 pm Announcements* & Featured Program 

7:30 pm Raffle, meet Jeff Bonar, more networking

Location: Wells Fargo Advisors

*This includes a brief financial presentation by Ronan Cox.

What kinds of process and tools are best suited to the unique challenges of building successful mobile apps? Mobile apps are not just the software on the smartphone. Whether the smartphone user is aware or not — mobile apps are a complex mix:

a gateway to enterprise data and transactions that must intelligently deal with a “sometimes disconnected” environment. What data gets cached and graceful degradation of service in the face of no connection are ever-present design criteria.

• a tool for creating and managing analytics about the mobile app usage and users

• a sophisticated mix of device specific integrations (e.g. GPS, photos, sharing content)

• a complex dance with device specific user interface conventions — leverage what is familiar when possible, but stay focused on the user’s main task

tight tailoring to specific use cases for specific kinds of users. Unlike a desktop applications, mobile apps cannot successfully be all things to all people.

This presentation will address the processes and tools that Jeff has found to work best in the mobile app environment. Beyond Agility, he also thinks a central issue is properly designing levels of abstraction and specification — what he calls hierarchies of “white-labelness”. Jeff will draw examples from construction, field service, customer relationship management, personal health advice, and issue advocacy. Principles cited and lessons learned are applicable in other verticals where mobility has become an asset.


Jeffrey Bonar's experience with software technology commercialization ranges from startups to Fortune 500 corporations in mobile software, artificial intelligence, customer relationship management, training, middleware, and software tools.

Jeff’s companies have delivered software and services to customers like Sun Microsystems, Xerox, American Airlines, United Parcel Service, MCI, Fujitsu, Blue Cross of PA, Baxter Healthcare, NYNEX, Ecolab, Time-Warner, Charter Communications, Cox Communications, HCA, and Canada Trust. At IBM he led the team delivering the first commercial version of IBM's WebSphere, now the industry standard middleware web technology. Also at IBM, he drove the adoption of Java as a replacement for proprietary IBM languages and tools.

In the 1980s Jeff was on the Computer Science faculty at the University of Pittsburgh. Jeff received his doctorate, specializing in Artificial Intelligence, at the Computer and Information Science department of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1985.

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Wells Fargo Advisors
150 E 42nd Street
(Between Lexington Ave and Third Ave - Near Grand Central Station)
By Train/Subway

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Grand Central Station/42nd Street:
4, 5, 6, 7, S (Shuttle from Times Square)
Various commuter rail lines that go to Grand Central Station
Other subway options:
42nd Street/Bryant Park (6th Ave/Ave of the Americas):
B, D, F, M
About a 5 -6 block walk, or transfer is available to the 7 train to Grand Central Station
Times Square/42nd Street:
Too far to walk from here unless you allow lots of time and don't mind walking clear across town:
A, C, E, N, Q, R, 1, 2, 3 and then transfer to the 7 (or the S Shuttle Train) to Grand Central Station/42nd Street
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Oct. 25: Jeff Bonar presents: "Mobil-ize Your Application!"
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