May 9, 2018 | Written by: Kate Addicott
Share this post:
There’s no better place to celebrate innovation than Paris this month as startups and leaders gather for VivaTech 2018. With more than 30 IBM Theater sessions on this year’s schedule, those in attendance can find everything they need to implement and optimize the latest technologies. Session topics range from understanding the basics of quantum computing to capturing the full value of AI throughout the enterprise. Regardless of where your organization is in its journey to cloud, AI, blockchain, and beyond, these IBM Theater sessions are designed to help you figure out your next step.
The top 5 IBM Theater sessions you won’t want to miss
#1 A world built on blockchain
In today’s growing digital economy, trust is more important than ever. The promise of authenticity and transparency could be the key to unlocking vast amounts of value currently trapped and siloed inside business processes and organizations. By implementing a shared, immutable ledger for recording the history of transactions, blockchain has the power to instill the trust we need to optimize business processes and ensure security.
Join us to learn why blockchain is becoming so popular so quickly and what it can do for your organization.
#2 Quantum for dummies
There are certain problems that the computers we use today — known as classical computers — will simply never be able to solve. Quantum computers are incredibly powerful machines that take a new approach to processing information based on the laws of quantum mechanics, a branch of physics that explores how the physical world works at the most fundamental levels. At the quantum level, particles behave in strange ways — from taking on more than one state at the same time to interacting with other particles that are very far away. Quantum computing harnesses these quantum phenomena to run new types of algorithms to process information more holistically, moving beyond classical computing limitations of 1s and 0s. Following Watson and blockchain, quantum computing may provide the next powerful set of industry-changing services delivered via the IBM Cloud.
Acquaint yourself with the strange and exciting world of quantum computing in this introductory session.
#3 Watson Assistant family: AI assistant for your business
Watson Assistant is an enterprise AI assistant that helps businesses enhance brand loyalty, improve customer engagement, and benefit from the insights of increased interactions. In this session, you’ll learn how Watson Assistant can deliver proactive and personalized services while ensuring data privacy to increase customer engagement and loyalty. From transforming call centers to creating conversational AI solutions for businesses large and small, the Watson Assistant family of products is built to deliver personalized and engaging experiences.
Learn more about Watson Assistant and how it can help elevate your brand, your data, and your customers’ experiences.
#4 AI everywhere with IBM Watson and Apple Core ML
With IBM Watson Services for Core ML, it’s easy to build apps that access powerful Watson capabilities right from your iPhone or iPad. Providing dynamic, intelligent insights is just the beginning. Watson Services can be used to enable your apps to quickly analyze images, accurately classify visual content, and easily train models. And these insights will improve over time so you can meet the evolving needs of your customers and your business.
Find new ways to build intelligence into your iOS apps in this highly informative session.
#5 Introduction to Scale Zone: A new approach to startup enterprise collaboration
Scale Zone is a program developed to select, accelerate, and assist the global market entry of innovative, high-growth-potential tech companies. Startups selected for this six-month acceleration program receive executive guidance, technology assistance, mentoring, and more to help them prepare for their international market product launch.
Discover how IBM is bridging the gap between startups and enterprises, enabling all to benefit from these partnerships.
Learn more about how we’re putting smart to work with the latest technologies like AI and blockchain — all built on the IBM Cloud Platform. Join us at VivaTech 2018, May 24 – 26 in Paris, to attend these can’t-miss sessions and many more.