Social Business Virtual Event: Bob Larrivee and How Mobile Devices will Transform Paper Processes

By Jesse Wilkins posted 08-01-2011 10:51



Here's the latest post in our series of interviews with the speakers for our inaugural Social Business Virtual Conference which is being held completely online this September 8, 2011
I asked Bob Larrivee, Director at AIIM, to share some thoughts about his presentation with us. 
What are you going to speak about at the Social Business virtual conference Sept 8th?
I will be speaking about how mobile devices are transforming paper process and the impact it has and will continue to have in business. This includes a glimpse into the future or what could be the future based on current directions and predictions by several futurists.
Do you have any examples of implementations or case studies?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced it is producing guidelines for Smartphone and mobile device applications that could be used to monitor heart beat and other vital functions. Imagine you are having a heart attack and a nurse or Doctor near you takes out a phone, attaches leads to it and is able to record what is happening. This can be fed directly to the hospital or the Emergency team when they arrive.
What will the attendees learn from your presentation?
This session will provide a good foundational view of changes in mobile devices and how they can and are being used with regard to capturing and accessing information. In addition, since mobile is an extension of the workplace, there is some discussion on governance and the need to have governance over mobile usage to protect corporate information assets. 
How long would you say you have been involved with social media from a business perspective? 
The term social media is an interesting one but the concept of it spans many years to a time when we used bulletin board services (BBS). Now I know that for some it dates me and will cause others to ask what a BBS is, but suffice to say I have been involved at some level for the past 25 or so years.
How have you seen social business impact your job/organization for the better? Industry?
I think the impact of social business has been positive and still moving in a positive direction. At first I found businesses struggling, and for some it is still a struggle to understand how social technologies play in business, but it is here and gaining popularity as a method of outreach to clients and prospects alike. As with most technologies, I see social business bringing folks and businesses closer together.
What do you expect or what would you like to see next in the adoption for social business tools or practices?
I look forward to an increased and enhanced use of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, for true business use. I think many folks see these as nice for personal use but in reality, with applications becoming more cloud centric and hardware agnostic, I think that for the most part these will be the common business device of the future. Workers will have more ability to work from anywhere at any time without being tied to a bit of hardware located in an office. I think the add-on industry to these mobile devices will explode with attachment for every purpose including medical.
Sneak Peek at other Social Business Virtual Conference speakers' sessions:
Ming Kwan: Share to Connect
Steve Ressler: The Story of
You can find out more about Bob and what he is working on by following him on Twitter @boblarrivee
Please join Bob for his presentation and Q&A immediately following on September 8, 2011 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time.

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