The top 6 cloud announcements from Think 2019

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Ginni Rometty IBM Think 2019A central theme of IBM Think 2019 was cloud transformation.

Thousands of business leaders and technical experts from around the world gathered in San Francisco to share ideas, build partnerships and learn about the future of IT, including what’s next with the cloud. For those who weren’t able to attend, here are some of the biggest cloud highlights from the event.

1. The IBM Chairman’s Address.

IBM chairman, president and CEO Ginni Rometty took the stage to share her vision for how enterprises can move beyond early adoption and tackle the second chapter of cloud transformation. Watch the replay.

2. Watson Anywhere.

With Watson Anywhere, the full suite of IBM Watson products will now run anywhere: on any cloud, from any vendor. For the first time ever, artificial intelligence (AI) is truly multicloud. Read the announcement.

3. New IBM cloud services.

Many clients are looking for ways to tackle some of the complexities and challenges of multicloud.

With new IBM Services for Cloud Strategy and Design, IBM is providing a comprehensive set of new consulting services to advise organizations on their cloud journeys. Read the announcement blog post.

4. Breakthroughs in cloud security.

According to the IBM Institute for Business Value, 57 percent of the IT managers surveyed worry about security and compliance. At Think 2019, IBM Cloud announced a host of new security capabilities that will help create end-to-end protection in the multicloud world. Read the announcement.

5. New IBM VMware capabilities.

IBM and VMware showed off new security and integration capabilities for modernizing and migrating workloads. Read the announcement.

6. Open source panel.

Ginni Rometty sat down with the world’s leading experts on open source to discuss the present and future of open innovation. Watch the replay.

These are only a few of the many big announcements and discussions that took place at Think 2019. To learn more, visit the website and browse recordings of some of the major sessions.

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