January 31, 2017 | Written by: Ryan Bares
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The role of IT infrastructure is evolving, and companies are looking at cognitive and cloud technologies to build better business solutions and outperform the competition. At IBM InterConnect, you will have the awesome opportunity to experience firsthand how to become an IT hero.
InterConnect 2017 will take place at the MGM Grand & Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, from March 19 – 23. This premier global conference provides the ideal venue for IT leaders to join the biggest companies, the most innovative new startups and the world’s foremost technical experts to discuss IT infrastructure for the cognitive era, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and security — all on IBM Cloud.
What to expect from InterConnect 2017
Simply put, you should expect a lot of forward-thinking curriculum and fun at InterConnect! Over the course of the conference, you will experience how IBM Systems solutions are being remade for the cognitive era. Through engaging educational sessions, attendees will discover the importance of reimagined infrastructure that is designed for cognitive business, secure, reliable and built on a fast, flexible and open cloud platform.
With more than 2,000 topics and sessions covering everything from IT infrastructure, Bluemix, hybrid cloud, security, the Internet of Things, cloud for industries, cloud managed services, digital transformation and Watson, you will quickly realize the value of your investment. If you’re looking to connect and collaborate with other IT professionals, the Concourse will give you the opportunity to share your expertise with nearly 20,000 thought leaders and more than 200 exhibitors and IBM Business Partners.
You will also have the chance to hear from some of the greatest minds in cognitive and cloud technologies. Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and CEO of IBM; Wayne Brady, Emmy-winning actor, singer, dancer, comedian and cyber-bullying activist; Dan Hoffman, former intelligence officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, and many more will take us through the cognitive and cloud transformation.
Going beyond infrastructure
As we embark on the cognitive era, leaders in every industry are using data, advanced analytics and, increasingly, cognitive technologies to differentiate their cloud-based processes, services and experiences to innovate and create business value.
At InterConnect, dozens of IBM Systems sessions will help you assess your IT infrastructure to ensure you can design for cognitive business, build secure and reliable infrastructure and deliver through a fast, flexible and open cloud platform. Sessions will feature the following topics:
- LinuxONE and Blockchain
Explore how to get to market quickly and solve business problems faster and more securely with innovative open source infrastructure. You won’t want to miss the address from Don Tapscott, co-author Blockchain Revolution.
- Preparing for digital transformation with Power Systems
Experience IBM Power Systems solutions that deliver superior cloud economics with secure and open choices.
- Storage solutions
Flash is going mainstream. Hear from industry experts, clients and IBM Business Partners on how this will impact your mission-critical workloads in the cognitive era.
- Hybrid cloud innovation with z Systems
Engage with industry experts that optimize IBM z Systems solutions to master hybrid cloud infrastructure, utilize security intelligence for the mainframe and gain superior business insights with real-time analytics.
Take hold of this chance to be inspired by IT leaders that will address your industry challenges and motivate you to move ahead of your peers using cloud-based data combined with your data to create cognitive insights and actions.
If you’re excited to join us at IBM InterConnect 2017, don’t delay and register today!
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