What Not to Miss at IBM Connect 2017

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There’s so much going on at IBM Connect 2017 that it can be hard to figure out where to even start. Fear not, we’re here to help. Whether you’re an IT professional, a line-of-business leader, a developer, or just somebody interested in ways to work better, there are plenty of sessions to give you a better understanding of how IBM collaboration solutions can positively impact your customers and your bottom line. Below we list some highlights in the conference’s three tracks: Emerging Technologies, Strategy & Business, and Design, Development & Tools.

 IBM Watson Workspace and Watson Work Services

Today’s rapidly changing business environment requires a new way of working. That’s why IBM created Watson Work, a new branded category comprising solutions that bring the cognitive power of IBM Watson to collaboration solutions like IBM Connections and IBM Verse. These tools act as a trusted advisor and personal analyst for everybody in your workforce, helping everyone at every level become more efficient and effective. At IBM Connect you’ll see how Watson Work can help teams collaborate seamlessly and keep up with the ever-increasing explosion of interactions and data to drive real business results.

Highlighted Sessions

“IBM Watson Workspace and Watson Work Services Strategy and Roadmap”

Tuesday, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM | Room 2008 | Session ID: 1249A 

Take a deep dive into IBM Watson Workspace, a new team collaboration application that helps users experience fewer interruptions, be “in the know” and be natural in their work. Also learn how Watson Work Services is extensible to provide cognitive insight in conversations and your application.

Speakers: Rob Ingram and David A. Brooks, IBM, and Mike Gotta, Gartner

“Watson Work Services: What’s in It for Me?”

Wednesday, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM | Room 2000 | Session ID: 1598A 

Learn how the Watson Work Services platform allows organizations, software vendors and developers to embed intelligent collaboration services directly into any business application they use every day. These services help users quickly identify what they need to know and do, without worrying about all the noise.

Speakers: Marc Pagnier, IBM, and David Schubmehl, IDC

 IBM Verse On-Premises

IBM Verse has revolutionized the enterprise inbox from the ground up for today’s social and mobile workplace. Now IBM is delivering these same revolutionary capabilities and enhancements for IBM’s on-premises Domino customers as an entitlement to what you already have in your on-premises infrastructure. At IBM Connect you can learn how Verse On-Premises V1.0 combines collaborative communication with a focus on work and tasks that matter in an intuitive user interface.

Highlighted Sessions

“IBM Verse Deep Dive and Roadmap”

Wednesday, 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM | Room 2007 | Session ID: 1207A

Check out this session for the latest updates and future plans for IBM Verse, including advances in offline, cognitive, calendaring and connecting to third-party applications, plus an update on the recently delivered version of the product for on-premises Domino environments.

Speakers: Scott Souder and Andy Yiu, IBM

“IBM Verse On-Premises for Dummies”

Wednesday, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM | Room 2007 | Session ID: 1209A 

Join this session for a tour of the new on-premises version of the popular enterprise inbox product. Get a look at the road ahead, and understand how your organization can now benefit from a range of improvements in end-user satisfaction and engagement with IBM’s powerful and easy-to-use inbox.

Speakers: Scott Souder and Simon Butcher, IBM

IBM Connections and Connections Pink

IBM Connections provides the platform of social tools you need to transform your organization. At IBM Connect you can explore the future of Connections including Connections Pink, in which virtually everything is an API, and continuous updates are achieved instantaneously. This collaboration platform learns and evolves with you, using cognitive computing provided by the power of Watson to give you more time to complete critical tasks and make your life a lot easier. This is the future of connectivity.

Highlighted Sessions

“What Is New and What Is Coming with IBM Connections”

Tuesday, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM | Room 2011 | Session ID: 1305A 

In this session, explore what’s new in the brand-new IBM Connections release and preview a few new features being planned for the next release. See first-hand how IBM Connections can work for you and how you can embrace all the new capabilities coming.

Speakers: Baan Slavens and Rene Schimmer, IBM

“The Future Is PINK: IBM Connections Your Way”

Wednesday, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM | Room 2007 | Session ID: 1048A 

Get an introduction to the PINK way of extending and customizing Connections – in the cloud and on-prem. PINK will allow you to work against modern APIs and easily adjust the behavior of Connections through powerful extensibility features. Come learn how!

Speakers: Andre Hagemeier and Maureen Leland, IBM

IBM Notes and Domino

IBM Notes and Domino work together to deliver social business messaging, applications and collaboration capabilities to users when and where they need them, on desktop or mobile device. Together they enable your organization to accelerate operations, improve decision-making and increase productivity. Come to IBM Connect to hear how the aveedo platform modernizes the Notes/Domino UI, augments them with new features, and makes it easy to get Watson Discovery to work on Domino/Notes data and to integrate the results in your applications.

Highlighted Sessions

“Notes and Domino Roadmap”

Wednesday, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM | Room 2007 | Session ID: 1045A 

Come get a recap of the latest Notes/Domino updates as well as a sneak peek at what the next 12-18 months have in store as Notes and Domino move to a continuous delivery model. Demos will show you how the improvements include end-user productivity and help for business partners in developing plugins.

Speakers: Ram Krishnamurthy and Barry Rosen, IBM

“Cognitive Data Exploration for Domino/Notes Applications with Watson Discovery”

Wednesday, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM | Room 2001 | Session ID: 1703A 

In this session you’ll see how easy it is to build a cognitive search that unlocks actionable insights hidden in your unstructured Notes/Domino application data, using Watson Discovery and aveedo. A demo will highlight different capabilities of Watson Discovery and aveedo.

Speakers: Roland Becker and Stefan Sucker, We4IT GmbH

We hope you are able to join us at San Francisco’s Moscone West from 20–23 February as we explore the future of collaboration solutions infused with cognitive.

Registration is now open. Click hear to register today.

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