Outthink possibilities with data and analytics

Outthink possibilities with data and analytics

From IBM Information on Demand to IBM Insight to the brand new IBM World of Watson, the IBM Insight conference continues to be the premier industry event for data and analytics professionals, delivering unmatched value and exciting on-site opportunities to connect with peers, hear from thought leaders, experience engaging content and receive training and certification — plus a whole lot of fun.

What happens at IBM Insight events?

Grammy Award winners
Imagine Dragons will perform
exclusively for World of Watson attendees

Trusted thought leaders
IBM Insight at World of Watson will show you where the market is going and what the most innovative IBM clients are doing to shake up their industries and professions fueled by data and data science. Don't miss key sessions from these thought leaders.
Business Partners
Connect with your peers at the Business Partner Summit and Awards Reception on Sunday, October 23.
Certification, demos, labs
Enjoy an 85% discount on all certification examinations-as many as you'd like!
Sessions for you
Join 20,000 peers and experts for four days packed with 1,500+ sessions, more than 200 labs and certifications, and hundreds of activities on the Cognitive Concourse for you to explore.
Community
At the heart of World of Watson is the opportunity to access the accumulated knowledge and expertise of your peers.

Who should attend?

Here are just a few highlights of what's in store for your profession.

Hear from IBM's Global Chief Data Officer, Dr. Inderpal Bhandari, on a must-have 30-60-90 day plan for any CDO.
Gain valuable insights into the business and technical strategies organizations are using to become data-driven, digital businesses.
Master new analytics skills with nearly 200 opportunities led by subject matter experts and how to maximize their impact in your business.
Hear the latest developments and roadmaps for IBM Cognos Analytics, IBM SPSS predictive analytics, and IBM Watson Analytics.
Grow your skills to increase your value to your business-certifications, hands on labs, expert breakout sessions and demo rooms.
Learn about new tools, approaches and best practices that simplify data access, accelerate data preparation tasks and optimize data curation.
Discover how to create engaging, data-driven apps with sessions led by practitioners and thought leaders.
Get the latest data science tips and tricks that matter from experts including Hilary Mason - CEO and Founder, Fast Forward Labs.
Learn how to advocate for data science in your business.
Learn what's new for data professionals using z Systems including be the first to get experience with the brand new DB2 12 for z/OS.

Grammy Award winners
Imagine Dragons will perform
exclusively for World of Watson attendees

Trusted thought leaders
Sessions for you
Certification, demos, labs
Community
Business Partners
Trusted thought leaders
Business Partners
Certification, demos, labs
Sessions for you
Community

Trusted thought leaders

IBM Insight at World of Watson will show you where the market is going and what the most innovative IBM clients are doing to shake up their industries and professions fueled by data and data science. Don't miss key sessions from these thought leaders.

Bob Picciano
SVP, IBM Analytics

Keynote: The power of knowing: Putting more data and teams to work
Bob Picciano
SVP, IBM Analytics

Keynote: The power of knowing: Putting more data and teams to work
Dr. Inderpal Bhandari
Global Chief Data Officer, IBM

Innovation Talk: Chief data office: The prerequisite to cognitive business
Dr. Inderpal Bhandari
Global Chief Data Officer, IBM

Innovation Talk: Chief data office: The prerequisite to cognitive business
Abbie Lundberg
Editor in Chief of CIO Magazine

Innovation Talk: From Data to Disruption: Innovating with Digital Intelligence: An HBR and IBM Perspective
Abbie Lundberg
Editor in Chief of CIO Magazine

Breakout Session: From Data to Disruption: Innovating with Digital Intelligence: An HBR and IBM Perspective
Stewart Butterfield
CEO & Co-Founder Slack

Innovation Talk: Talk to a Bot: Enhancing People's Productivity
Stewart Butterfield
CEO & Co-Founder Slack

Innovation Talk: Talk to a Bot: Enhancing People's Productivity
Hilary Mason
CEO and Founder, Fast Forward Labs

Innovation Talk: The Emergence of Data Science and What's Next
Hilary Mason
CEO and Founder, Fast Forward Labs

Innovation Talk: Making a bet on data science in your business
Alistair Rennie
GM, IBM Cognitive Solutions

Trends and Directions: Put analytics at the heart of your cognitive business
Alistair Rennie
GM, IBM Cognitive Solutions

Trends and Directions: Put analytics at the heart of your cognitive business
Marc Altshuller
GM, IBM Business Analytics

Trends and Directions: Put analytics at the heart of your cognitive business
Marc Altshuller
GM, IBM Business Analytics

Trends and Directions: Put analytics at the heart of your cognitive business
Derek Schoettle
GM, IBM Analytics Platform Services

Trends and Directions: Conquer the Digital World with a Cloud Analytics Platform
Derek Schoettle
GM, IBM Analytics Platform Services

Trends and Directions: Conquer the Digital World with a Cloud Analytics Platform
Rich Howarth
VP, IBM Enterprise Content Management

Trends and Directions: Outthink content chaos: The power of a content services strategy
Rich Howarth
VP, IBM Enterprise Content Management

Trends and Directions: Outthink content chaos: The power of a content services strategy
Rob Thomas
VP, Product Development, IBM Analytics

Trends and Directions: Building & Innovating with Data
Rob Thomas
Vice President, Product Development, IBM Analytics

Trends and Directions: Building & Innovating with Data

Business Partners

Connect with your peers at the Business Partner Summit and Awards Reception on Sunday, October 23, and learn how the latest innovations in data, analytics, and cognitive computing will create opportunities to help you grow your business.

  • Certifications

    Enjoy an 85% discount on all certification examinations-as many as you'd like!

  • Breakout sessions

    Experience the largest collection of breakout sessions during the main event on advanced analytics, cognitive solutions, data integration, content management and much more.

  • Hear from the experts

    Network with 20,000 attendees, gain valuable skills from more than 200 hands-on labs and workshops, and 1,500+ breakout sessions focused on data, analytics and cognitive.

  • Become a sponsor

    Showcase your services and solutions in the Cognitive Concourse to get more face time with prospective clients.

  • Digital Marketing Workshop

    Attend the highly acclaimed Digital Marketing Workshop where you'll learn how your clients' buying processes have changed, and how to apply digital marketing to your own business to drive impressive results.

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IBM Insight at World of Watson

Outthink possibilities with data and analytics

Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
October 23-27, 2016

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Certification, Demos, Labs

  • Certifications

    we have more than 180 IBM certifications available on site at 85% off of the standard rate! No reservations required, and there's no limit on the number of tests a client can take. Click here for more info.

  • Demonstration room

    Our popular demo room will feature 60+ data and analytics platform products and solutions where IBM analytics leaders and experts can help our clients with their in-depth technical capability and roadmap questions.

  • Hands-on labs

    we have 100 instructor-led, hands-on labs to gain skills for technologies like Apache Spark, Cognos Analytics, and more.

IBM Insight at World of Watson

Outthink possibilities with data and analytics

Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
October 23-27, 2016

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Community

At the heart of IBM Insight at World of Watson is the opportunity to access the accumulated knowledge and expertise of your peers. In addition to over 800 breakout sessions, more than 100 hands on labs, this year, we're doubling our focus on community-specific networking events and skill-building activities for a range of professions and technologies.

Enterprise Content Management

Participate in key Enterprise Content Management (ECM) activities, including our trends and directions session, breakout sessions, hands on labs, demo room, and more to learn how organizations are using content to improve customer centricity, business agility and collaboration.

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  • Attend the ECM trends and directions session on Monday from 4:00 - 5:00 PM that shows through "secret CEO" scenarios how content chaos presents itself organizations.
  • Bring your questions about IBM ECM products, features, capabilities and futures to our ECM Expert Exchange on Monday from 10:00 AM 0 12:00 PM where ECM offering, development and services experts tackle your most challenging questions.
  • Network with peers to learn, lead and advance your ECM journey at any of three user group meetings:

    • Content Manager User Group: Sunday, 10:00 - 11:30 AM, Mandalay Bay North, Tropics B
    • Content Manager OnDemand: Sunday, 12:00 - 5:00 PM, Mandalay Bay North, Tropics B
    • StoredIQ: Tuesday, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, Mandalay Bay North, Lagoon H

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Chief Information Officers

Gain valuable insights into trends and directions that will affect your industry and organization through varied opportunities to learn from cutting edge thought leaders and interactions with your peers across industries.

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  • Attend a networking reception featuring Abbie Lundberg (former editor-in-chief of CIO Magazine and author of "From Data to Disruption: Innovating with Digital Intelligence. An HBR and IBM Perspective") on Monday at KUMI Lounge from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.
  • Attend the CIO and CDO engagement sessions in the Analytics Community Theater, Tuesday, 2:00 - 4:00 PM for the CIO Expert Exchange session and more.
  • Attend the Trends and Directions talk, Conquer the Digital World with a Cloud Analytics Platform on Monday from 10:00 - 10:45 in the Mandalay Bay Amphitheater.

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Data Scientists

Listen to and interact with thought leaders, learn new technologies driving data science and your profession though numerous and engaging breakout sessions, trends and directions talks and hands on labs.

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  • On Monday at 2:00 PM, listen to Hilary Mason, Hilary Mason, Founder, Forward Labs and Data Scientist in Residence at Accel Partners in her keynote session. Schedule time later that day for a meet and greet with Hilary at Ri Ra Irish Pub at 5 PM.
  • Attend the Data Scientist community engagement session on Tuesday from 2:30 - 4:20 PM to learn how to put data science to work through IBM SPSS, Bluemix and Data Science Experience

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Chief Data Officers

As a Chief Data Officer, at World of Watson you will find talks with industry luminaries on key topics across data, analytics, and cognitive, multiple networking opportunities to engage with your peers and IBM experts, and a host of hands on experiences where you can get up close and personal with cutting-edge technology.

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  • Hear from IBM Global Chief Data Officer, Inderpal Bhandari on Monday 5 PM in the Micro-Theater on a must-have 30-60-90 day plan for every Chief Data Officer
  • Chief Data Officer networking reception (invite only), Monday 10/24, 6:00PM with Hilary Mason, Founder, Forward Labs and Data Scientist in Residence at Accel Partners.
  • Attend the Data and Analytics keynote, The power of knowing: Putting more data and teams to work, featuring Bob Picciano, Senior Vice President IBM Analytics, Tuesday, 11:00 AM, T-Mobile Arena

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IBM Champions

At World of Watson, network with fellow IBM Champions through number of special activities, including a welcome reception, engagement and conference sessions.

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  • Attend the IBM Champions private reception on Monday, October 24, from 6-7:30pm, at Border Grill.
  • Meet and learn from IBM Champions at the Engagement Sessions in the Cognitive Concourse on topics like How to become an IBM Champion, Secrets of a Successful User Group and more.
  • Hear from the thought leaders on Data Management, Advanced Analytics, Data Integration and Governance, Industries and more.

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Watson Analytics/Cognos Analytics

Participate in the Business Analytics community activities to feel the power of cognitive capabilities and data discovery and also learn about self-service analytics.

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  • Hear firsthand how you can use data science, business intelligence, and self-service smart data discovery to solve challenges at the Analytics Trends and Directions session, Monday from 11:00 - 11:45 AM.
  • Take part in 75 Business Analytics sessions that features real-world stories, practical advice and best practices centered on self-service data discovery and managed business intelligence solutions.
  • Attend the client lounge on Monday evening, Oct. 24, where clients will share Watson Analytics, Cognos Analytics or Business Analytics success story.

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Weather Enthusiasts

Weather effects every business and their clients every day. Join the growing weather community at World of Watson to learn from meteorologists and business leaders to learn how to combine weather data with your operational and customer data to leverage weather-enriched insights into daily operations.

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  • Attend key weather breakout sessions to learn how to enrich your business decisions with weather, including the spotlight session "Weather and Climate Science: Benefits to Society to Date and Future Trends," Monday from 1:00 - 1:45 PM.
  • Weather Business Partner Breakfast on Monday and the Weather Community Breakfast on Tuesday, both from 7:00 - 8:30 AM at the Border Grill at Mandalay Bay
  • Join The Weather Company Meteorologists as they discuss storm chasing adventures and the keys to forecasting accuracy at the Weather Company Expert Exchange at the Analytics Community theater on Tuesday from 1:00 - 2:00 PM.

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IBM Insight at World of Watson

Outthink possibilities with data and analytics

Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
October 23-27, 2016

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Sessions tailored for you

Join 20,000 peers and experts for four days packed with 1,500+ sessions, more than 200 labs and certifications, and hundreds of activities on the Cognitive Concourse for you to explore.

Featured track topics:

  • Advanced Analytics

    Learn how to discover unexpected insights from data more effectively - from business intelligence and data discovery to predictive, prescriptive and streaming analytics.

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  • Data Management

    Learn how organizations are building their modern data architectures - from achieving insight from analytics and managing data across multiple workloads, on-premises and cloud, while reducing costs.

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  • Data Integration and Governance

    Learn how organizations are spending less time putting data to work - from agile data integration and governance to MDM, and protecting the security and privacy of their data.

    View data integration and governance sessions

  • Analytics for Business

    Learn how to optimize finance, sales management, and risk management processes - from smarter decisions, streamlined planning to process automation and performance dashboards for sales teams.

    View analytics for business sessions

  • Enterprise Content Management

    Learn how to use content as a differentiator - from ubiquitous cloud and mobile deployments to helping organizations improve customer centricity, business agility and collaboration.

    View enterprise content management sessions

IBM Insight at World of Watson

Outthink possibilities with data and analytics

Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
October 23-27, 2016

Register now and save