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Interop Panel on PaaS, SaaS, and the Taxonomy of On-Demand Apps

If you happen to be in Vegas in the coming weeks, you may want to stop by Mandalay Bay where our very own CEO Pankaj Malviya is taking part in a discussion panel at Interop Las Vegas on May 19th @ 2:45PM. The session is being hosted by Jeffery Kaplan, Founder and Managing Director at THINKstrategies. Jeffery has also covered LongJump before in a recent article. According to organizers, the panel shall discuss:

Hosted applications vary from the specific to the adaptable. At one end of the spectrum are websites with one purpose; at the other, open platforms that let you build your own applications. Navigating the landscape of on-demand applications can be a challenge — should you choose one comprehensive application suite, or best-of-breed portals? Do you need off-the-shelf functionality, or limitless flexibility? This session presents a taxonomy of on-demand applications so you can choose what works for your business.

Also participating in the discussion are:

With so many varying views on the topic of on-demand applications, this should be an excellent chance to take a snapshot of where we are today. You can register to attend Interop here.

Avigdor Luttinger is Executive Consultant at APL Technologies & Management Ltd. (, and VP of Corporate Strategy at Magic Software Enterprises (, which he co-founded. Luttinger helps technology providers achieve their business objectives by leveraging their core competencies and the market opportunities. With over 25 years of experience and recognized expertise in the software industry, Luttinger is a frequent speaker and contributor at industry conferences and publications. Luttinger currently covers Cloud Computing, Mashup technology, High Performance Workplace, Application Platforms, BPM and Integration. He holds an MBA from INSEAD in France and M.S. in computer sciences from the University of Lyon.

Jan Sysmans brings 14 years of marketing and product management experience, including particular focus in the software-as-a-service segment, to his role as Senior Collaboration Marketing Manager for Cisco’s Collaboration Software Group. In this position, Mr. Sysmans is responsible for all technical marketing programs for Cisco WebEx meetings, Cisco WebEx Connect and other Collaboration Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings. Prior to assuming his current role at Cisco, Mr. Sysmans served as Director of Marketing at WebEx Communications, where he was responsible for managing the strategic direction of WebEx’s marketing programs around Business Continuity; ease of use and viral adoption. Earlier in his career, Mr. Sysmans held product management positions at PlaceWare, Ensim, Narus and XO Communications. He also served as the chairperson of the Marketing Communications committee on the SaaS Executive Council of the Software Information and Industry Association (SIIA) from 2006-2007. Jan Sysmans holds a Bachelor of Science in commercial and diplomatic relations from the HUBrussels Business School (Belgium), and a Master of Business Administration in intercultural management from ICHEC Brussels Management School (Belgium).

Previous speaking engagements include: WebEx and Cisco User Conferences (2005, 2006 and 2007), SIIA On-Demand Conference (2006), DRJ Spring and Fall Conferences (2007 and 2008), Homeland Defense Journal (2007), Business Continuity and Corporate Security Conference (2008), World Conference on Disaster Management (2008)

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