Progress Software Corporation Chief Scientist and Vice President Sheldon Borkin on Chaos Tuesday
App Project Development and Management
Revenues accumulated by the global mobile application market approximate $30 billion.
The app development debate is sapping up considerable organizational attention today – especially in large organizations that often have the budget and IT resources to build their own mobile business application.
The CHAOS team of Jim Johnson, Steve Swartz and Rick Brutti are joined by Sheldon Borkin, Chief Scientist and Vice President of Progress Software Corporation to discuss how to develop and manage mobile app projects.
Mobile projects are different from other types of projects and there are key things to be aware of when executing applications specifically designed to work on smart phones and mobile devices such as an iPad. Sheldon defines the unique distinctions of mobile app projects, and how to tune-in to the mobile app user. He talks about the team skills needed for mobile app projects, the steps in executing and some examples.
Progress Software Corporation is a global software company that simplifies the development, deployment and management of business applications on-premise or in the cloud, on any platform or device, to any data source, with enhanced performance, minimal IT complexity and low total cost of ownership
Sheldon Borkin, Ph.D., is Chief Scientist and VP at Progress Software responsible for technology strategy and innovation including supporting M&A strategies.
Sheldon is currently leading Progress’ efforts in mobile app development tooling, in advanced capabilities for real-time analytics of big data, and in strategy for cloud delivery of situation-aware mobile applications.
He initiated the work leading to the innovative Progress Control Tower for real-time business analytics, visibility, and response. He also led the first-release worldwide development efforts for Progress’ RPM suite – named by IDC the most innovative business process platform.
Sheldon led the design and prototyping of next-generation application development environments, and led efforts resulting in Progress being named by Forrester as the leader in SOA management.
Sheldon was recently a mentor at Boston Startup Weekend and a judge for the Temple Univ. business plan competition.
He previously was at start-up Cendura (acquired by CA) as VP delivering leading-edge systems management products to major players in financial, healthcare, and Internet industries.
At WebMD (from start-up to $1B/yr revenue) Sheldon held senior management positions in application development, technology strategy, and strategic partner management. He led the clinical applications group and was VP, Information Security, responsible for all aspects of WebMD’s HIPAA compliance. He led creation of the M&A-driven growth plan for the $600M Emdeon division.
He also held positions as Director at Silicon Graphics leading product development for consumer interactive television, Director of Lotus Notes at Lotus, and Chief Scientist at Bachman from start-up through IPO leading the design and development of highly-acclaimed database design products.
Dr. Borkin authored a book on semantic databases, was co-author of the SANS book on HIPAA Security, was awarded a patent, and taught at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.