IBM at Collision 2018: Cloud, AI and blockchain steal the show

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Last week, IBM was proud to be a part of the Collision conference in New Orleans. For three days, we discussed the roles that blockchain, AI, and cloud will play in the future of all businesses — large and small. It was an amazing week that taught us all about the next generation values when it comes to leveraging technology for our everyday lives.



Day 1

The first day brought droves of attendees to our booth where they experienced popular activations such as the Blockchain Wall and the Star Trek™: Bridge Crew VR experience. Our Ask Me Anything Bar also attracted many visitors who received answers to their questions about blockchain, Watson, and cloud.

We also kicked off our daily workshops with IBMers Mitch Mason and Lennart Frantzell, who discussed how to build a chatbot with Watson Assistant and how to deploy a blockchain app with IBM Blockchain.

Read more about Day 1 at Collision Learn more about Watson Assistant Your guide to getting started with blockchain


Day 2

From building your brand, to learning about the next generation of sports and e-sports entertainment, to Lyft’s rising market share, to the evolution of storytelling for a modern audience, Day 2 at Collision was jam-packed with a wealth of diverse topics. Thanks to these provocative talks, attendees were inspired and motivated to think more deeply about where so many of us have come from, and where we may be going.

In addition to our ongoing booth activities we also continued our workshops, where IBMer Edward Saipetch led the fastest-ever workshop on IBM Cloud! This session covered all the essentials of IBM Cloud architecture from an experienced solution architect’s perspective.

Read more about Day 2 at Collision Try IBM Cloud with a $200 discount


Day 3

The final day concluded with an IBM-led workshop around AI from IBMer Shantenu R Agarwal, who shared how to learn continuously with IBM Watson. In the coming months, we’ll continue to explore Watson, IBM Cloud, and blockchain at major global events like Web Summit and RISE.

Taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, Web Summit is the largest tech event in the world. With more than 70,000 attendees — 68% of which will be senior management — few events have the potential to sway the entire tech industry like Web Summit, which is why it’s the perfect place to showcase our emerging technologies.

And RISE provides us with an unparalleled opportunity to work directly with the developers and entrepreneurs behind the explosion of technological advances happening in Asia today. In just a couple short months, RISE will give 15,000 eager attendees in Hong Kong the opportunity to get hands-on with tools they need to build the future.

If you couldn’t make it to Collision, you can register for Web Summit or RISE today.

Engage with AI specialists and developers | Learn more about Web Summit | Learn more about RISE


Content Marketing Lead, IBM Global Events

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