Featured Sessions

Attend

Welcome to InterConnect

Leanne Kemp: Founder & CEO, Everledger

Arvind Krishna: Senior Vice President, Hybrid Cloud, and Director, IBM Research

David Kenny: Senior Vice President, Watson and Cloud Platform, IBM

Monday 9am - 10:30pm
Mandalay Bay Events Center

Watson & Cyber Security: Bringing AI to the Battle

Marc van Zadelhoff: General Manager, IBM Security, IBM

Sandy Bird: Fellow, CTO Security Systems Division

Monday 11:15am - 12pm
Mandalay Bay Ballroom H

Cloud: Infrastructure that Matters

John Considine: General Manager Cloud Infrastructure Services, IBM

Jamie Thomas: General Manager, Strategy & Development, IBM Systems, IBM

Monday 11:15am - 12pm
Cloud Theater, Bayside A

IoT: Genius of Things

Harriet Green: General Manager of IBM Watson Internet of Things, Commerce and Education, IBM

Monday 1pm - 2:45pm
Mandalay Bay Ballroom H

Bluemix Cloud Platform: Poised for the Impossible

Monday 4:15pm - 5pm
Cloud Theater, Bayside A

Chairman's Address

Ginni Rometty: Chairman, President and CEO, IBM

Randall Stephenson: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AT&T

William Cobb: President & Chief Executive Officer, H&R Block

Tuesday 9am - 10:30am
Mandalay Bay Events Center

Data Science: Unleash Intelligent Client Experiences

Derek Schoettle: General Manager, Watson Data Platform, IBM

Tuesday 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cloud Theater, Bayside A

Watson: AI for Business

Beth Smith: General Manager, IBM Watson Platform, IBM

Josh Ziegler: CEO, Zumata

Tuesday 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Mandalay Bay Ballroom H

Hybrid Cloud: Boost Your Multi-Cloud Strategy

Tuesday 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Cloud Theater, Bayside A

Blockchain: Re-imagining Business Networks

Leanne Kemp: Founder & CEO, Everledger

Ross Mauri: General Manager, z Systems, IBM

Jerry Cuomo: IBM Fellow, Vice President Blockchain Technologies, IBM

Tuesday 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Mandalay Bay Ballroom H

Dehyping Robotics and AI

Dr. Sabine Hauert
President and Co-Founder of Robohub.org, Assistant Professor in Robotics at University of Bristol

Monday 1pm - 1:45pm
Mandalay Bay Micro Theater Level 2

Privacy Engineering Medical Records

Adrian Gropper
MD CTO, Patient Privacy Rights Foundation

Monday 2pm - 2:45pm
Mandalay Bay Micro Theater Level 2

Standing Strong to Stop Cyberbullying

Wayne Brady
Emmy Winning Actor, Singer, Dancer, Comedian and Cyberbullying Activist

Monday 3:15pm - 4pm
Mandalay Bay Ballroom H

Security and Privacy in a Hyper-connected World

Bruce Schneier
Security Expert and CTO, Resilient

Tuesday 11:30am - 12:15pm
Mandalay Bay Ballroom H

Human-Artificial Intelligence Partnerships

Professor Nick Jennings
CB FREng, Vice-Provost (Research), Imperial College London

Tuesday 11:30am - 12:15pm
Mandalay Bay Micro Theater Level 2

Closing the Gender Gap in Technology: Girls Who Code

Reshma Saujani
Founder & CEO, Girls Who Code, and Author

Tuesday 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Mandalay Bay Ballroom F

Turning Traffic Lights Green: Defense and National Security in Cyberspace

Daniel Hoffman
Former Intelligence Officer, CIA

Tuesday 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Mandalay Bay Micro Theater Level 2

Blockchain Technology: The Next Generation of the Internet 

Don Tapscott
Co-author, Blockchain Revolution

Tuesday 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Cloud Theater, Bayside A

Inventors' Exchange

Tanmay Bakshi
Developer, Author, Speaker and Algorithmist

Wednesday 9:00am - 9:45am
Cloud Theater, Bayside A

The Roadmap for Next Generation Entrepreneurs

Amy Wilkinson
CEO of Ingenuity, Professor at Stanford Business School, Author of The Creator's Code

Wednesday 10:15am - 11am
Mandalay Bay Micro Theater Level 2

Cybersecurity Evolution: From Physical to Digital Threats

Robert S. Mueller III
Former Director, FBI and Partner, WilmerHale

Wednesday 11:15am - 12pm
Cloud Theater, Bayside A

Cybersecurity Evolution: From Physical to Digital Threats

Robert S. Mueller III
Former Director, FBI and Partner, WilmerHale

Wednesday 11:15am - 12pm
Cloud Theater, Bayside A

Fake News, Filter Bubbles and Social Media

Mike McAvoy
President and CEO – Onion, Inc., EVP of Sales – Fusion Media Group

Wednesday 1pm - 1:45pm
Mandalay Bay Micro Theater Level 2

How IoT and Bluemix Are Helping ISS Disrupt the Delivery of Integrated Facilities Services Globally

Mark Brown, ISS
Brian Strømsted, ISS

Monday 11:15am - 12pm
Mandalay Bay Micro Theater Level 2

The Future is Now: How a Watson-Enabled Cognitive SOC Augments Threat Investigation

Phil Tyler, Avnet
Vijay Dheap, IBM
William Bird, IBM

Monday 3:15pm - 4pm
Mandalay Bay Micro Theater Level 2

How Verizon Uses APIs to Make the Mainframe a Revenue Generator and Not a Cost Center

Jason Fournier, Verizon

Monday 4:15pm - 5pm
Mandalay Bay Micro Theater Level 2

Digital Reinvention: How IBM's Total Customer Experience Unleashes Innovation

Kevin Eagan, IBM

Tuesday 11:30am - 12:15pm
Mandalay Ballroom F

Five Cloud Essentials for the Boardroom: Optimizers, Innovators and Disruptors

David K. Zimmerman, IBM

Tuesday 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Concourse - Concourse Theater

How a CIO, a CMO and a Cloud Platform Drove Positive Disruption in Canada's Insurance Industry

Alice Keung, Economical Insurance
Michael Shostak, Economical Insurance

Tuesday 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Mandalay Bay Micro Theater Level 2

Banco Original Disrupts the Brazilian Financial Services Sector with IBM MobileFirst, BPM and IIB

Norberto Marque, Banco Original
Leonardo Azevedo, GFT

Wednesday 8am - 8:45am
Mandalay Bay Micro Theater Level 2

Driving Business Excellence through Competitive Technologies

Anthony Sardella, Evolve24
Himesh Patel, Green Brain Tech,
Christopher Higgs, Royal Bank of Canada
David Lapp, IBM

Wednesday 9am - 9:45am
Mandalay Bay Micro Theater Level 2

8 Tips for Choosing a Cloud Provider to Maximize the Value of an SAP Deployment

Sid Satish, HCL
Joseph Chetupuzha, IBM

Wednesday 9am - 9:45am
Surf B

What It Takes to Get a Flight Off the Ground in Time: The Lufthansa ManageGates Solution

Tobias Heep, Lufthansa,
Walter Jenny, IBM

Wednesday 10:15am - 11am
Islander H

Mobile Payments: A Better Way to Pay at the Pump, Featuring ExxonMobil

Greg Mondello, ExxonMobil
Christian Menkens, IBM

Wednesday 11:15am - 12pm
Mandalay Bay Micro Theater Level 2

Leveraging Cognitive to Shift from Reactive to Proactive IT Operations: A Client Panel

George Knoll, Haddon Hill Group
Bryan Hooper, Kaiser Permanente
Peter Drosos, UBS
Denny O'Brien, IBM

Wednesday 1pm - 1:45pm
Mandalay Ballroom F

Close Brothers' "Digital by Design" Hybrid Integration: The Gateway to Digital Transformation

Chris Loake, Close Brothers Premium Finance

Wednesday 2pm - 2:45pm
Mandalay Ballroom F

Swiss Re's Approach to Content Lifecycle Management in a DevOps World

Roger Altorfer, Swiss Re
Swen Tobler, Swiss Re

Wednesday 2pm - 2:45pm
Mandalay Bay Micro Theater Level 2

IBM Cloud in a US Federal Agency: How Bluemix Helps NASA Innovate

Peter Kostiuk, Robust Analytics
Randall Ho, IBM

Wednesday 3:15pm — 4pm
Mandalay Bay Micro Theater Level 2