Today is the day… This morning, we kicked off the RSA Archer Summit 2018 - the 15th anniversary edition of this annual event. Fresh off a fantastic welcome reception last night, the crowd was buzzing with excitement as they gathered for the opening keynotes. To get the Summit up and running this year, Rohit Ghai, David Lemon and David Walter welcomed over 1200 customers, partners and RSA staff outlining RSA’s vision and the future of RSA Archer. After celebrating the 15 years of the RSA Archer community, Rohit highlighted RSA’s role in helping our customers navigate through the risky – yet opportunity filled – digital transformation. His mantra of the forces affecting all companies today – Modernization, Malice and Mandates – emphasized the need for integrated strategies to address risk. David Lemon then greeted three long time customers for an insightful look into the risk management practitioner world. Finally David Walter and a host of product managers – Emily Shipman, Susan Read-Miller, Corey Carpenter and Brian Schaefer – walked through RSA Archer’s product vision and roadmap and along the way discussed key innovations that make RSA Archer the industry’s leading risk management platform.
The big surprise came at the end of David’s product keynote when he outlined RSA Archer’s mobility strategy. RSA Archer mobility strategy aims to bring the power of RSA Archer and its data to the users, where they are and in the form they want. The strategy included several facets including the ability to approve by email, developing digital assistants and providing options for mobile device experience including building a RSA Archer native app.
David also announced two key RSA Ready partnerships. The first partnership with Konexus provides crisis management capabilities – fitting nicely into the RSA Archer Business Resiliency solution. The second partnership with Mendix, a leading mobile application development platform, unveiled a prototype of a mobile app built on the Mendix platform. David invited customers present at the RSA Archer Summit to download the app – a prototype of an Exception Request and Approval application – and provide feedback. The excitement in the room was palatable as David sketched out the strategy for bringing mobility capabilities to RSA Archer and the Mendix app was a big first step.
Such an exciting start to the event… The remainder of the Summit will be full of customer presentations, learning labs, more keynotes, fantastic networking events and plenty of opportunities to celebrate this 15th anniversary of the RSA Archer Community. I am looking forward to the rest of this wonderful event.