The Daily Think: Wednesday Edition

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Welcome to Wednesday’s edition of The Daily Think. It’s your bite-sized list of the “must-see, must-do” at this week’s Think, the flagship IBM conference to help you digitize and secure your enterprise. We’re well into the swings of things now but there are still many more great sessions and activities in store for you today.

1. Today’s Can’t-Miss Sessions

We have another jam-packed day of sessions for you. Here are 5 that you won’t want to miss. Get there early to secure a seat!

Finessing IoT at Bausch & Lomb: Devices, Data Privacy & Industry Regulation

Explore how Baush & Lomb has introduced IoT into their surgical product line—covering both the technical and business issues of architecting and implementing an IoT strategy within a heavily regulated industry focused on safety

Wednesday, 8:30 AM – 9:10 AM PST
Session ID: 8000A  | Surf F

Keeping Things Straight: How the IoT is Transforming Operations

Hear from clients who are optimizing connected assets, equipment and processes across their supply chain to transform yield and quality and reduce costs.

Wednesday, 11:30 AM – 12:10 PM PST
Session ID: 8770A  | Theater A

Turning Rotterdam into the World’s Smallest Port with IBM & IoT

Join this session and learn how the Port of Rotterdam drives 24/7 uptime in an extreme and caustic environment with asset management processes and IoT technology.

Wednesday, 2:30 PM – 3:10 PM PST
Session ID: 9462A  | Surf E

Get a preview of their story in this video:

Survive and Thrive Amid Digital Disruption with New Product and Services Revenue

To remain relevant, the most successful and established businesses must constantly reinvent new ways to drive revenue. Learn how Boeing and Groupama are doing just that.

Wednesday, 2:30 PM – 3:10 PM PST
Session ID: 8762A  | Theater A

Deploying Digital Products and Services in the Age of AI

Succeeding in the software-driven world means rapidly improving systems, products and applications while considering complexities of AI capabilities. Learn what it takes to deliver while managing complexity and quality.

Wednesday, 4:30 PM – 5:10 PM PST
Session ID: 8767A  | Theater C

2. Robots, Maseratis, and AI…oh my!

If you haven’t visited the Business and AI campus yet, today is your chance!


Experience the AI-powered robot in the Business and AI Campus.

You’ll find us to the left as you walk into the campus.

The first thing you might notice is the robot. Come by for a demo to see how AI-powered manufacturing can improve quality processes through visual and acoustic inspections.

Then take a stroll over to the Maserati (just follow the huge crowd) to experience a connected car in real life.

3. Not one, but TWO great bands to choose from

There is no shortage of entertainment tonight! Whether you prefer rock or more of an EDM-pop vibe, you’ll be able to let your hair down after a long day.


Train performing tonight at THINK 2018.

After you’ve met the robot, it may be time to “Meet Virginia.” Train is a multi-GRAMMY award-winning band from San Francisco, CA, that has had 14 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 list since the release of their debut self-titled album. Find them at the Mandalay Bay Events Center from 7:00-10:00 PM PST.


Pop duo, The Chainsmokers, to perform tonight at THINK 2018.

But first, let’s take a “Selfie” with The Chainsmokers. The Chainsmokers have evolved into a dominating musical force with a diverse repertoire of songs that have led them to become today’s hottest young artist/producer duo. They will be performing at the MGM Grand Garden Arena from 7:00-10:00 PM PST.

Whichever you choose, it’s sure to be a night to remember.

4. Stay social with us at Think

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 Facebook Lives each day. You can catch today’s at 9:00 am PST and 5 pm PST.

If you can’t catch the sessions live, you can also live stream many of them with IBM Think Live.

5. 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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