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Explore IT infrastructure for digital transformation at Think 2018

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Cloud, analytics, blockchain and digital transformation initiatives are generating significant new opportunities for – and demands on – IT infrastructure. IT leaders need to deliver greater performance and scalability than ever to meet these digital-age demands while also providing the security required to protect against internal and external threats.

Meeting these demands requires agile and innovative solutions that disrupt IT infrastructure. IBM Z is this transformational platform for the digital age, enabling the trust that powers the new virtual economy. And IBM LinuxONE is the latest open-source server, built on mainframe technology that delivers exceptional digital experiences in multicloud environments.

Discover how to optimize and innovate your infrastructure at IBM Think 2018, taking place March 19-22 in Las Vegas, Nevada. At this first-of-its-kind event, industry leaders, product developers, IBM Business Partners and clients will gather at the Modern Infrastructure campus to share ideas and experiences.

At Think you’ll discover how organizations are leveraging IBM Z and LinuxONE to drive new levels of performance and cost efficiency while optimizing data security. Core session presentations include:

Accelerating digital business transformation in the cloud data center: To meet the demands that digital transformation creates, company leaders need to rethink the way they leverage their IT infrastructure, transforming IT from a cost center to a profit center while supporting innovation and creating value. Hear from industry leaders, IBM clients and experts on how IBM Z is accelerating their digital transformations.

Mission possible – avoiding data breach headlines: Learn how IBM Z helps prevent breaches, earn trust and ensure compliance. Industry experts will demonstrate how IBM’s unique pervasive encryption approach transforms data protection and compliance. For example, Garrett McDonald, CTO of Australia’s Department of Human Services, will share how IBM Z helps deliver services to a majority of Australian citizens while ensuring data security and privacy.

Machine learning for smarter insights: Find out how to build intelligence into everything you do while avoiding added cost and latency. Data is your new source of business value. See how IBM Z helps you capture this value with IBM Machine Learning for z/OS and Open Data Analytics for z/OS, and explore the future of machine learning and cognitive analytics across major industry sectors.

Betting big on blockchain for business: Blockchain can transform your business – if done correctly. Organizations must consider many factors when selecting a blockchain platform, but the one non-negotiable is immutability. Hear real use cases from IBM experts and the customers themselves on how organizations ensure trust in their blockchain network. Learn how IBM Blockchain Platform has transformed businesses from banking to retail and discover the underlying technology that makes blockchain the most secure business platform.

You can find a range of other opportunities at Think to learn, be inspired by and connect with other attendees. In addition to hearing from visionaries and industry luminaries, you can attend breakout sessions and accompanying Think Tanks to dig deeper into topics and meet face-to-face with experts. Participating in infrastructure labs and demos will give you hands-on experience with innovative new products.

And of course, don’t miss the entertainment! Think 2018’s star-studded lineup of entertainers includes the bands Barenaked Ladies, The Chainsmokers and Train.

Register for Think 2018 today and use the promo code SYSTEMSVIP for a $300 discount and an invitation to attend the Top Golf VIP reception. Check out the full slate of IBM Z and LinuxONE sessions and presentations, and start setting your agenda now!

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