The Daily Think: Monday edition

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After so much time, planning, and effort, Think is finally here!

IBM’s first-of-its-kind event is happening this week in Las Vegas. And IBMers, industry experts, clients and partners are gathering together to learn, share, network and have fun.

If you can’t join us in person, you can still join online. World-changing ideas deserved to be shared, so bookmark the Think live page, for access to live broadcasts and replays.

What’s a Daily Think?

There’s so much happening this week. So, for the next four days, I’ll bring you a “daily Think”, a bite-sized dose of the sessions and events that should be on your agenda. And it’s important to note, all times listed are Pacific Time.

Let’s dive into Monday with these 5 activities!

1. Think Wellness

Focus on the whole you, and start your day off right with Think Wellness options. You’ll find kickboxing, running and yoga sessions starting at 6:30 a.m.  There’s also nutrition and wellness talks. Ask Watson for all your choice.

Think Wellness lets you focus on the whole you while you're in Vegas.
Photo by Dingzeyu Li on Unsplash

2. Can’t miss sessions 

Some might argue that everything at Think is can’t miss. And while I don’t disagree, if you have to decide, I recommend these two sessions on Monday:

AI-powered Buildings: Activating a new level of productivity

Buildings create enormous amounts of unstructured physical data. Cognitive computing, IoT and intelligent building technologies allow companies to harvest that data for insights. The goal: optimize experiences for occupants, staff and management.  Speakers for this session: IBMers Claire Penny and John Cohn. Other guests: Sebastiaan de Sterke from, Schiphol Group, Reeves Davis from JLL and Lucian Fogoros, from IIoT-World.

When: Monday, 6:00 p.m. – 6:40 p.m.
Where: Business and AI Campus, Bayside C, Theater C

AI-powered Buildings: Activating a new level of productivity ... just one of the expert sessions you'll find at Think

This is one of several “Smart Buildings” sessions you’ll find this week at Think. Photo by Davide Cantelli on Unsplash

How IBM and Nvidia Work Together to Help Manufacturers “See” Defects Instantly 

Learn how the power of AI-powered image recognition along with Nvidia technology helps clients detect and classify production line defects more quickly, accurately and reliably. See customer use cases of how IBM’s real-time visual inspection solution has helped manufacturing companies successfully transform their quality management processes by reducing inspection time and costs, improving efficiency and reliability, and reducing scrap and increasing manufacturing yield.

When: Monday, 10:30 AM – 11:10 AM | Session ID: 6711A
Where: Mandalay Bay South, Level 2 | Surf F

 3. Think Live must watch

IBM Research Science Slam: Unveiling 5 Breakthrough Technology That Will Change the World

No big deal, really. Just a talk on the big technologies that will change our lives within five years. You’ll hear the personal stories from IBM researchers that bring technology to life. And they also reveal profound scientific breakthroughs in the areas of artificial intelligence, quantum computing, security and the environment. And I’m kidding … it’s totally a big deal. So join us.

When: Monday, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where:  Mandalay Bay South, Level 1 | Think Theater, Bayside E

Join us Monday in person or via Think Live for the Science Slam: Unveiling 5 Breakthrough Technology That Will Change the World

Ready to have your mind blow? Join us in person or watch Live for the Science Slam.

4. Campus Grand Opening

Even with all that, Think officially kicks off tonight with the Campus Grand opening for our Business and AI campus. And we’re ready to invite you in! We’ve designed this unique space to answer the question: “How do I design and deliver business solutions that leverage AI across industries and professions?” Stop by and help us celebrate.

When: Monday, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Business and AI Campus, Bayside C

The Campus Grand Opening officially kicks of Think. Join us in the Business and AI campus and learn how Watson IoT can drive your digital transformation.

Throughout the week, you’ll also find “Ask Me Anything” and “Meet the Experts” sessions, DevZone Quick Labs and much, much more. Ask Watson to help you craft your perfect agenda, or use the IBM Think app (iOS or Android) and keep it at your fingertips.

5. Best selfie opportunities

Do you have a “good” side? Of course you do!. And this week you’ll find some pretty selfie-worthy moments that you’ll want to capture. Stay tuned for some of our favorite recommendations. And spoiler, at least one day, it involves a car … a really great car. We’d love to see what you’re snapping so please share your pictures using #think2018 and #WatsonIoT

Stay tuned for our pics for the best selfie-worthy spots at Think.

DAQRI smart helmet selfie, captured at an event last year. 

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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