The Daily Think: Tuesday edition

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Welcome to Tuesday edition of the Daily Think. It’s your bite-sized list of the “must-see, must-do” at this week’s Think, the IBM event for all of us. And – while I’ve got some great recommendations – if you take nothing away from this, remember one word: Keynote. Because today, we’ve got two of the biggest ones!

 1. Chairman’s Address: Putting smart to work

Ginni RomettyJoin IBM Chairman, President and CEO, Ginni Rometty and distinguished guests for a can’t-miss address. She’s bringing together some of the world’s top CEOs and business thinkers. And they have something in common: they’re all building the future today by putting smart to work.

When: Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: Mandalay Bay Events Center
Watch it live


2. Watson IoT Keynote: IoT and AI: This changes every-thing

Watson IoT GM, Kareem YusufGeneral Manager of IBM Watson IoT, Kareem Yusuf, takes the stage to deliver our keynote today. No spoilers, but he’s got a fascinating framework around which businesses can organize AI and IoT opportunities. It’s a new way to think about it.

Joining him onstage: HARMAN, ABB and Jaguar Land Rover. And he’ll also be making an announcement that you shouldn’t miss. I’m definitely not spoiling that; just make sure you join us and hear what all the buzz is about.

When: Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Where: Mandalay Bay Ballroom
Watch it live

3. You could be a winner …

A Land Rover Experience will be part of the giveaway during tomorrow's keynote with Watson IoT GM Kareem YusufOur friends from Jaguar Land Rover are treating us right at Think. First, they drove a Land Rover into the Mandalay Bay. And during the Watson IoT Keynote, they’ll be giving away three Land Rover Experiences. It’s an opportunity to get behind the wheel and head off-road for one exciting ride.

Not a thrill seeker? Not a problem. Because we’ll also be giving away TJBot dTJBot makes an appearance at the Watson IoT Keynote on Tuesday.ring the keynote, too. TJBot is an open source project designed to help people access Watson Services in a fun way. Conveniently, there are hands-on classes this week to help you bring your TJBot to life.

To win, you must have an IoT card that the team will be handing out ahead of the keynote. So make sure you get one and don’t lose it!

Must be present to win, in case you were wondering.

4. Five can’t miss sessions

Connected Lives: Creating New Features and Futures for Home and Work
Tuesday, 10:30 AM – 11:10 AM
Session ID: 8914A | Theatre C
Whirlpool  Samsung mobile logos 

Volkswagen’s New Digital Products and Services Empowered by IBM Watson Assistant
Tuesday, 12:30 – 1:10 pm
Session ID: 6220 | Surf F Ballroom

Speed Your Digital Reinvention with Experiential Connections to Consumers
Tuesday: 3:30 – 4:10 p.m.
Session ID: 8763A | Theater A
Curious to learn more? “Meet the Experts” in Think Tank A from 4:30 p.m – 4:50 p.m 

Schiphol’s Digital Airport Strategy: Reduce Cost/Risk, Improve Reliability and Experience with IoT
Tuesday, 4:30 – 5:10 pm
Session ID:  7849 | Surf F Ballroom

How YASKAWA is Starting a Revolution in Industrial Automation
Tuesday, 4:30-5:10 pm
Session ID: 3788 | Surf E Ballroom 

5. IBM rocks: “Our whole universe was in a hot, dense state …”

You don’t have to be a fan of the TV show, Big Bang Theory, (like me!) to be excited about tonight’s musical guests, The Barenaked Ladies. These world-renowned (and Canadian-born) rockers, have old over 14 million albums worldwide, won eight Juno awards and earned multiple GRAMMY nominations in their nearly decades together. BTW, you deserve some special recognition if you can successfully sing along with “One Week.” Chickity China the Chinese chicken,” anyone?

Barenaked Ladies will help IBM rock at Think 2018

6. Best selfie opportunities

I said there would be a great car selfie this week! Stop by the gleaming, black Land Rover outside the Think Campus area. Don’t forget to share your pics with us: #think2018 and #WatsonIoT

 The Jaguar Land Rover is the best selfie option today!

Stay social with us

Let’s stay in touch this week. Here’s a quick list of where we’ll be online with the hashtags #think2018 and #WatsonIoT. You can follow us on Twitter @IBMIoT and, Facebook, where we’ll be hosting a Facebook Live every day. Watch for details on that broadcast.

Did you download the app?

If not, it’s not too late and I highly recommend it. You’ll stay on top of your daily agenda with the full schedule at your fingertips. You’ll also have campus maps, information on speakers and exhibitors. And those networking pictures could come in handy is you’re meeting someone for the first time.


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