Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice chairman of markets, apps and providers, has been at Apple since 2003. She labored with the corporate’s co-founder Steve Jobs, and has witnessed such milestones because the launch of the iPhone and the iPad. Prescott can be coming to TechCrunch Classes: Enterprise in San Francisco on September 5 to debate Apple’s enterprise technique.
Prescott has been intently concerned in that from the earliest days of the iPhone, and as she informed TechCrunch in a 2018 article on Apple’s enterprise technique, the corporate was interested by the enterprise as a possible market from the beginning. “Early on we engaged with companies and IT to grasp their wants, and have added enterprise options with each main software program launch,” she stated on the time.
When you consider it, it was in truth the iPhone and the iPad that led to the Consumerization of IT and Convey Your Personal System actions, two enormous developments in enterprise IT that started within the 2011 timeframe. Later the corporate helped develop the enterprise additional by partnering with such enterprise stalwarts as IBM, SAP, Cisco, GE and most just lately Salesforce together with programs integrators like Deloitte and Accenture. Immediately, the corporate affords a variety of enterprise instruments together with Apple Enterprise Chat and Apple Enterprise Supervisor, an IT administration software for managing Macs, iPhones and iPads and the apps that run on them.
All of that provides as much as strong enterprise technique, and Prescott will talk about all of that and extra with TechCrunch editors. We’ll dive into Apple’s historical past within the enterprise and what it’s doing as we speak to reinforce that a part of its enterprise.
In all, Prescott has over 25 years of expertise trade expertise. Earlier than becoming a member of Apple in 2003, she labored for Adobe the place she had a variety of engineering, advertising and administration roles. Her final place earlier than becoming a member of Apple in 2003 was Vice President of product administration and advertising in Adobe’s Inventive Skilled Options group.
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