Think 2018

Inside the Business and AI Campus – Tuesday, March 20

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How do you design and deliver business solutions that leverage AI across industries and professions?

Now is your time to be the disruptor–see change before it happens or risk losing relevance. The way forward is to practice continuous reinvention of your business with the customer and employee at the core. Modernize applications and put the cloud to work. Redesign workflows and processes with AI, automation, IoT, and blockchain so your team can focus on uncovering insights that protect and fuel innovation at scale. In this campus, reimagine your business to conquer today’s biggest challenge: tomorrow.

 

Campus Themes


1. Create new revenue streams through innovation
2. Remove cost and accelerate speed to market
3. Capture customer loyalty and advocacy
4. Build a culture of innovation and boost productivity
5. Transform enterprise applications
6. Manage risk and regulatory compliance
Business and AI Activations


 

1. Create new revenue streams through innovation

Unlock revenue opportunities by introducing new business models, monetizing data across your ecosystem and driving continuous innovation of software-driven AI-enhanced products and services.

Connected Lives: Creating New Features and Futures for Home and Work

Tuesday, 10:30 AM – 11:10 AM

Mandalay Bay South, Level 1, Bayside C, Think Campus | Business and AI Campus Theater C

Session ID #8914A

This presentation will share insights that firms have gained from connecting a diverse network of industry partners, and will discuss how these insights are transforming their businesses and the services they deliver.

Speakers:

  • Scott Burnett, IBM
  • James Pak, Samsung Mobile
  • Emanuele Mora, Whirlpool Corporation

 


 

2. Remove cost and accelerate speed to market

Achieve new levels of operational performance by optimizing your processes, modernizing your core systems and supporting trusted transactions that build stakeholder and supplier loyalty.

Intelligent Automation: Retooling Processes to Improve Customer Experience, Efficiency and Scale

Tuesday, 1:30 PM – 2:10 PM

Mandalay Bay South, Level 1, Bayside C, Think Campus | Business and AI Campus Theater A

Session ID #8766A

New forms of digital automation—powered by artificial intelligence—are changing the way enterprises operate by using advances in technology to optimize business processes, personalize customer experiences and enhance decision-making.

Speakers:

  • Gene Chao, IBM
  • Michael Gilfix, IBM
  • Anand Chandel, DBS

 


 

3. Capture customer loyalty and advocacy

Set the new standard for how you work, engage your customers and achieve measurable business outcomes by turning prospects into customers – and customers into enthusiastic, loyal fans.

How AI Empowers You to Engage Customers at Every Step of Their Journey

Tuesday, 2:30 PM – 3:10 PM

Mandalay Bay South, Level 1, Bayside C, Think Campus | Business and AI Campus Theater A

Session ID #8860A

Hear how AI-powered solutions can help you and your teams do more with data and get actionable insights faster to personalize campaigns, deliver seamless omni-channel experiences, assess and preempt disruptions and act with confidence at every step of the customer journey.

Speakers:

  • Richard Hearn, IBM

 


 

4. Build a culture of innovation and boost productivity

Focus on your talent strategy to create a culture of creative innovation. Empower people to do their best work by uniting conversations, content and systems, augmented with AI to drive action-oriented outcomes.

Focus on Your Biggest Asset—Your People: How AI is Redefining the Way You Assemble Winning Teams

Tuesday, 2:30 PM – 3:10 PM

Mandalay Bay South, Level 1, Bayside C, Think Campus | Business and AI Campus Theater D

Session ID #8819A

Learn about IBM’s vision for the next generation of HR technology and HR optimization services and how it will help companies develop the teams and skills they need to achieve their business results.

Speakers:

  • Aarti Borkar, IBM
  • Craig Shoneman, IBM

 


 

5. Transform enterprise applications

Manage costs, enable innovation at scale, and build a foundation for ongoing innovation. Take the steps you need to modernize your applications and ensure a successful digital transformation.

Building Customer-Centric Supply Chains with AI and Blockchain

Monday, 6:00 PM – 6:40 PM

Mandalay Bay South, Level 1, Bayside C, Think Campus | Business and AI Campus Theater D

Session ID #8817A

Find out how, with AI, systems can think, analyze, present findings and recommendations and learn from interactions with humans—resulting in the ability to mitigate disruption in minutes, not days.

Speakers:

  • Shari DIAZ, IBM

 


 

6. Manage risk and regulatory compliance

Make more informed, timely and confident decisions and ensure the appropriate controls are in place to protect your organization’s reputation, preserve and enhance stakeholder trust, and drive business performance.

Beyond the Hype: Redefining Risk and Compliance with AI

Tuesday, 1:30 PM – 2:10 PM

Mandalay Bay South, Level 1, Bayside C, Think Campus | Business and AI Campus Theater B

Session ID #8784A

Join us as we discuss how firms can start applying cognitive capabilities to proactively manage regulations while understanding and monitoring behaviors.

Speakers:

  • Vivek Bajaj, IBM

 


 

Business and AI Activations

Watson primer

The Watson Primer

The Watson Primer is an immersive exploration of Watson’s capabilities. A space designed to educate and inspire attendees to think about how they might apply the capabilities in their own profession.

Connected vehicle IBM

Intelligent connected vehicle

Today’s cars are moving data centers and entertainment systems, and driver expectations are high. Visit the Connected Car experience to learn how IBM IoT and Harman International have partnered to deliver a voice-activated cognitive driving experience to a Maserati, powered by IBM Watson Personal Assistant. Learn how our vehicle-to-cloud solution is improving the in-car experience through onboard sensors and computers that capture real-time information about the vehicle. Join us and discover a smarter way to drive.

AI powered manufacturing

Robotics, combined with IBM Visual Insights will show you how cognitive visual inspection can identify and manage product defects. The results: reduced manufacturing labor costs, and improved process throughput and product quality. In this activation, you’ll see first-hand how machine learning, combined with human expertise can identify defects and automate quality inspections across key manufacturing processes.

 


 

We can’t wait to show you Think 2018

Watch Think 2018 on demand and learn all about the ways your business can put smart to work. We hope you enjoy the keynotes, interviews, and sessions, and we can’t wait to see you in San Francisco in 2019!

 

Director & Product Marketing Leader, IBM Watson Internet of Things at IBM

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