Tech Trends & Predictions for 2021
DATE CHANGE: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 @ 2 PM ET | 1:00 PM CT | 11 AM PT
Date Changed due to our moderator having COVID-19.
To say 2020 has been unprecedented would be an understatement. Needs took precedence over wants, and some, more than others, fared well simply because their products and services served that need. We hope 2021 will bring a better outlook as the world looks to scientists and technologists to restore world order.
Join a panel of experts and leaders to explore top technology predictions and trends for 2021 to solve the challenges we will face for some time to come. This panel will also share survey responses from leaders across different industries on what they see as critical challenges for them.
We will be exploring and diving deep into and discussing top trends, including:
- Hybrid Cloud is the winning enterprise architecture – for now.
- Accelerating digital transformation roadmaps and transitioning to the Cloud for increased scale and better economics.
- Remote, offshore and distributed teams will be the new norm. Working from home will outlast the pandemic raising the need for better collaboration tools and Agile methods – even in non-technology industries.
- Hiring, retaining, and scaling talent gains new importance. Skill shortage, productivity management, and employee motivation become real concerns.
- Cybersecurity moves front and center with technologies and platforms, seeing increased investments and interest.
- For some, AI goes mainstream and gets democratized at scale. However, many wonder where the journey starts and how they can leverage it rapidly to gain a competitive edge.
So join us from your peloton or grab some popcorn on the couch for this interactive ZipChat session. Submit your questions during registration for our experts to address. It’s an open mic, so come with your questions for our subject matter experts!
Panelists and Subject Matter Experts
David Farmer, CEO at AdGiants. David started his career in the advertising industry, creating award-winning campaigns for companies like Coca-Cola, American Express, Sonic Drive-Ins, and many other well-known global brands. In 2001 he left to build Ad Giants Enterprise, a marketing technology company focused on a Saas model, giving large franchised and distributed companies a platform to manage, customize and distribute their global marketing.
In 2020, David and his core team of partners pivoted to create Ad Giants, the first CMO, on-demand subscription model targeting small to medium size businesses to supply strategic leadership and marketing services. Synerzip was chosen as their development partner to bring this inventive new approach to life.
Arun Mirchandani, is SVP Products (Technology, R&D, Prog Mgmt) at Vocera Communications. The mission of Vocera is to simplify and improve the lives of healthcare professionals and patients while enabling hospitals to enhance the quality of care and operational efficiency. Arun is responsible for innovative as well as evolutionary products and solutions for Healthcare, Communications, and Wearable space. He runs product strategy and product management, as well as plays a key role in strategic M&A activities.
Mukund Rajamannar, Director of Engineering at Synerzip, has worked on architecture and design with teams to build horizontal scalable and performant product solutions with a service-oriented architecture. He’s built development teams focused on continuous engagement and delivery using open source and cloud services. Mukund also has exposure to multiple domains and technologies and has built teams of various scales, and; in his ‘spare’ time he dabbles with big data analytics and IOT.
Mike Watson, VP of Engineering, Synerzip, is a veteran engineering leader with over 15 years of experience leading software teams. Mike’s passion is in helping software product development organizations transition into strong Agile practices and cultures within. He has experience working with large and medium public companies (such as Motorola and Tangoe), as well as mid-to-late stage startups (such as 4thpass, Solbright and Quintessent). Mike has been fortunate to work with a few of the leading minds in modern agile process development.
“Synerzip team is very responsive & quick to adopt new technologies. Team naturally follows best practices, does peer reviews and delivers quality output, thus exceeding client expectations.”
“Synerzip’s agile processes & daily scrums were very valuable, made communication & time zone issues work out successfully.”
“Synerzip’s flexible and responsible team grew to be an extension to the StepOne team. Typical concerns of time zone issues did not exist with Synerzip team.”
“Synerzip worked in perfect textbook Agile fashion – releasing working demos every two weeks. Though aggressive schedules, Synerzip was able to deliver a working product in 90 days, which helped Zimbra stand by their commitment to their customers.”
“Outstanding product delivery and exceptional project management, comes from DNA of Synerzip.”
“Studer product has practically taken a 180% turn from what it was, before Synerzip came in. Synerzip cost is very reasonable as compared to the work they do.”
“Synerzip makes the timezone differences work FOR the customer, enabling a positive experience for us. ‘Seeing is believing’, so we decided to give it a shot and the project was very successful.”
“The Synerzip team seamlessly integrates with our team. We started seeing results within the first sprint. And due to the team’s responsiveness, we were able to get our product to the sales cycle within 7 months.”
“Product management team from Synerzip is exceptional and has a clear understanding of Studer’s needs. Synerzip team gives consistent performance and never misses a deadline.”
“Synerzip is different because of the quality of their leadership, efficient team and clearly set methodologies. Studer gets high level of confidence from Synerzip along with significant cost advantage of almost 50%”
“Synerzip’s hiring approach and practices are worth applauding. Working with Synerzip is like
“What you see is what you get”.”
“Synerzip has dedicated experts for every area. Synerzip helped Tangoe save a lot of cost, still giving a very high quality product.”
“Synerzip gives tremendous cost advantage in terms of hiring and growing the team to be productive verses a readymade team. Synerzip is one company that delivers “co –development” to the core!”
“Synerzip is a great company to work with. Good leadership and a warm, welcoming attitude of the team are additional plus points.”
“Our relationship with Synerzip is very collaborative, and they are our true partners as our values match with theirs.”
“Synerzip has proven to be a great software product co-development partner. It is a leader because of its great culture, its history, and its employee retention policies. ExamSoft’s clients are happy with the product, and that’s how ExamSoft measures that all is going well.”
“They possess a great technical acumen with a burning desire to solve problems. The team always takes the initiative and ownership in all the processes they follow. Synerzip has played a vital role in our scaling up and was a perfect partner in cost, efficiency, and schedules.”
“As we are a startup, things change on a weekly basis, but Synerzip team has been flexible in adapting the same”
“Synerzip team has been very proactive in building the best quality software, bringing in best practices, and cutting edge innovation for our company.”
“We’ve been working for more than six years with Synerzip and its one of the better, if not the best, experience I’ve had working with an outsourcing company.”
“My experience with Synerzip is that they have the talent. You throw a problem at them, and someone from that team helps to solve the issue.”
“The breadth and depth of technical abilities that Synerzip brings on the table and the UX work done by them for this project exceeded my expectations!”
“Synerzip UX designers very closely represent their counterparts in the US in terms of their practice, how they tackle problems, and how they evangelize the value of UX.”
“Synerzip team understood the requirements well and documented them to make sure they understood them rightly.”
“Synerzip is definitely not a typical offshore company. Synerzip team is incredibly communicative, agile, and delivers on its commitments.”
“Working with Synerzip helped us accelerate our roadmap in ways we never thought possible!”
“While working with Synerzip, I get a feeling of working with a huge community of resources, who can jump in with the skills as needed.”