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The era of artificial intelligence (AI) is upon us. Applying deep learning and turning data into AI insights requires organizations to reimagine their IT infrastructure. Business and IT leaders also have a tremendous opportunity to learn more about cognitive infrastructure and chart their way forward at Think 2018, March 19–22 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A reimagined infrastructure starts with the processor architecture, and Think 2018 conferees can look forward to experiencing how IBM Power Systems is innovating for the AI era. The recently introduced IBM POWER9, for example, is propelling Power Systems to take an evolutionary step forward. Three new POWER9 servers will be on display in the conference EXPO, and a virtual reality experience and virtual rack demonstration is expected to help bring POWER9 innovations to life in an immersive way.

At Think, the Modern Infrastructure campus gives attendees opportunities for face-to-face conversations with experts and product developers, networking with clients who face similar challenges and meeting with hundreds of IBM strategic business partners. Highlights include the following informative keynote presentations on the main stage of the Modern Infrastructure campus.

Deconstructing deep learning: Sumit Gupta, Vice President, HPC and deep learning, IBM Cognitive Systems, speaks on how next generation hardware for widening I/O bottlenecks and accelerating across the stack is combined with software designed to flatten the deep learning curve to value. Discover how doing so helps businesses overcome barriers and unleash data insights.

Accelerating your future with POWER9: Increasingly, clients are tapping into hybrid cloud and cloud-native approaches to turn massive amounts of data into actionable insights. This path requires a new type of infrastructure that is cloud-ready and capable of crushing today’s most advanced data applications and next-generation AI workloads. Learn more from Bob Picciano, Senior Vice President, IBM Cognitive Systems, about how POWER9 helps your organization compete and win in this new era of computing.

Build a next-generation private cloud for AI: IBM Hyperconverged Systems powered by Nutanix brings radical IT simplicity for private cloud platforms. Find out from Stefanie Chiras, Vice President, Offering Management, IBM Cognitive Systems, how the combination of IBM Cloud, Power Systems and Nutanix can accelerate the AI journey.

From here to AI, beyond the hype: Don’t miss this panel examining the enterprise AI phenomenon. Join us as innovators from IBM, NVIDIA and Mark III Systems reveal how you can tap into AI and drive quantifiable business benefits.

These main stage sessions will be followed by 16 Think Tanks, which are intimate sessions that enable you to explore ideas and talk with presenters and your peers. Also planned are numerous client and IBM Business Partner sessions and a multitude of labs, certifications and technical deep dives that provide the information you need to take back to your organization and make it your own.

IBM created Think for those who seek inspiration and education, reinvention and innovation. It offers a chance to connect with experts and achieve unexpected results. Discover what’s possible for IT infrastructure and AI, cloud-enabled POWER9 servers and more at Think 2018.

Start planning now. Check out the full slate of Power Systems content, presentations and education—and get ready to have some fun. You can attend performances by Barenaked Ladies, The Chainsmokers and Train. Plus, a reception just for IBM Systems attendees will be held at Top Golf.

Register for Think 2018, and use the promo code SYSTEMSVIP for a $300 discount and an invitation to the IBM Systems Top Golf VIP reception. I look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas.

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