Join the IBM Academic Initiative team in Tampa, FL on May 12 for a no-charge, hands-on faculty workshop. Incorporate leading edge Commerce, Marketing and Supply Chain solutions and industry examples into your courses and provide hands on experience to your students. Stay longer to attend the IBM Smarter Commerce Global Summit 2014 at a reduced faculty rate to network with industry experts, hear from your peers and dive deeper into current trends.
Hands on training workshops, Monday, May 12:
These no charge, 3 hour hands on training workshops are specifically designed to introduce faculty to the software and course materials available through the IBM Academic Initiative for teaching the below topics. Register now for up to 2 of the 4 workshops (one morning/one afternoon) - seating is limited.
Cross Channel Customer Experience: Customers demand a seamless buying experience across all sales channels, which includes buying and picking up their products anywhere. Learn how to develop personalized shopping experiences that can improve sales and encourage more loyal, engaged customers leveraging IBM WebSphere Commerce
Marketing management: Bring modern marketing tools into your classroom. Empower marketers to turn site visitors into customers, repeat customers, and loyal advocates by orchestrating a compelling experience through each customer's individual lifecycle using IBM Digital Analytics.
Predictive Analytics: Teach students to discover hidden relationships in structured and unstructured data and predict the outcome of future events and interactions using SPSS Modeler.
Adaptive procurement and optimized supply chain: Teach students to solve complex business problems found in supply chain management, distribution network design, portfolio optimization, resource allocation and more using iLog/CPLEX and LogicNet Plus.
The IBM Academic Initiative offers a wide range of no cost resources that can enhance experiential curriculum and enable your students to develop competitive skills on the latest industry-standard software, systems, and tools.
Smarter Commerce Global Summit, May 13-15:
Hear directly from people shaping their industries on how you can turn ordinary moments into extraordinary ones. Academy award winner, Ron Howard, and award-winning author, Sally Hogshead alongside industry visionaries will share with us what it takes to break moulds and transform the way you do business:
Attend in-depth sessions designed for the industry leaders: Over 150 sessions designed specifically for leaders in Procurement, Supply Chain, Marketing, Merchandising, eCommerce, Customer Service and IT.
Network with industry and technical leaders: Learn new strategies and best practices to transform your business immediately. Share and develop ideas with some of the brightest technical and business minds from across the globe. And enhance your skills as an innovative leader in your company.
Attend TEDxTampaBay - This is Big: IBM is excited to sponsor the TEDxTampaBay event “This is Big” immediately following the IBM Smarter Commerce Global Summit on May 15th from 12:30 to 2:30 PM. The TEDxTampaBay event will be held in the same location as the IBM event at the Tampa Bay Convention Center and TEDxTampaBay has provided complimentary tickets to all IBM Smarter Commerce Global Summit registrants.
Register today for Smarter Commerce Global Summit at http://www-01.ibm.com/software/commerce/summit/! Talk to your Academic Initiative Relationship manager to receive a special promotional discount code for the event.
Faculty are responsible for personal travel and living costs.
We hope to see you there!