Experience the IBM Cloud at NRF 2017!

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NRF is less than a month away, and if you’re attending “The Big Show” January 15th through the 17th, I hope you can make some time to sit down with one of our IBM Cloud or IBM Retail industry experts.  By doing so, you can learn how IBM Cloud is helping retailers become efficient innovators that can consistently bring ideas to market faster and engage consumers in a differentiated digital experience.  And then discuss how IBM could help you do the same!

We have multiple opportunities you can take advantage of throughout the event:

  • Three executive round tables
  • Cloud briefing
  • Pop-up Garages running continuously
  • Private briefings available upon request

The choice is yours.  See below for more information to help you decide.

Monday – Cloud Executive Roundtables

Join IBM and peers to discuss how Hybrid Cloud, API Economy and DevOps are all catalysts for digital transformation in the Retail industry.  Choose from one of the following:

11 am – “Monetizing a Digital Future with API’s: Use Cases for the Retail Industry” with Savio Rodrigues, Director, StrongLoop & Interaction Services, IBM Cloud

2 pm – “The Catalyst to Digital and Cognitive Transformation – Hybrid Integration” with Tony Curcio, Program Director, Hybrid Integration, IBM Cloud

Tuesday – Cloud Briefing

IBM executives will discuss cloud computing, the pressure of innovation, and how retailers are using born-on-cloud technologies like micro-services, IoT, Blockchain and DevOps to accelerate innovation.

10 am – “Delivering Retail Capabilities Efficiently in the Digital World using Cloud” with Jagan Karuturi, VP, WebSphere Offering Management, Application Runtimes and DevOps, and Vish Ganapathy, VP & CTO, Global Consumer Industry, IBM

Monday through Wednesday – Pop-up Garages

Kickstart one of your key projects at a Pop-up Garage session in the IBM-sponsored NRF Clubhouse. Sign up for private “1:1 Ideation Design Thinking Workshops” or join other clients in the “Idea to App Garage.”

At your convenience – Private Cloud Briefings

Schedule a private briefing with key Cloud and Retail Execs from IBM to discuss your top interest areas
and to discuss your company-specific issues with one of our senior executives.

To learn more about what IBM is doing at NRF, visit:

Don’t miss out on a chance to experience the latest on IBM Cloud!  To register for a roundtable, visit this link, and to sign up for a cloud briefing, contact your IBM account representative or email me directly at for more information.  I hope you see you at The Big Show!

IBM Cloud, IBM Consumer Industry Manager

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