In March 2014 at SXSW Sandy Carter, IBM General Manager for Ecosystem Development caught up with a number of the young rockstars from the Austin design studio, and asked them to explain the process for the design of IBM Bluemix.
In March 2014 at SXSW Sandy Carter, IBM General Manager for Ecosystem Development caught up with a number of the young rockstars from the Austin design studio, and asked them to explain the process for the design of IBM Bluemix.
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This year the Smart Camp finals take place in San Francisco on Thursday, February 6th as a part of Global Entrepreneur Week. Eric Ries will be speaking. He is an inspiration to many startups and budding entrepreneurs alike! Lean is mean!
Check out the agenda for the event. Not only will there be a rapid fire pitchfest where 8 of the top startups will compete for the big win but there will also be a great opportunity to network with investors and serial entrepreneurs, academic leaders, industry experts and others who are passionate about entrepreneurship. It's all free! Hope to see you there. http://ibmsmartcamp.com/2014/01/24/come-one-come-all-ibm-smartcamp-global-finals/
Throughout the summer there are many sporting events to both watch and participate in. One of my personal favourites is Tennis.
Wimbledon is one of the most well known tennis event. From a technical standpoint it was extremely well done and the IBM tools used to "make it happen" are being implemented in many businesses today. Watch how IBM uses Mobile, Cloud and Big Data Offerings to make the Wimbledon experience much richer for all involved.
This event is designed for Business Partners, ISVs, MSPs looking to maximize their relationship with IBM. Learn best practices, meet local contacts and establish next steps as you partner and grow with IBM. You will learn through IBM Roadmaps. These sessions can be held in a one-on-one environment or in groups. Contact us to schedule a private session.
Designed to improve efficiency, reduce risk, and cut cost, WebSphere Application Server is the IBM entry strategy to SOA through service creation and reuse.WebSphere Application Server V8.0 and V8.5expands on previous versions by delivering complete Java™ EE 6 support and certification, Web services enhancements, OSGi and SCA enhancements, Enterprise Java Beans (EJB) 3.0 and Web 2.0 Feature Pack support, plus a range of features.
This four day bootcamp covers Big Data fundamentals, with focus on InfoSphere BigInsights. Learn how a Hadoop-based solution complements existing IM products (such as relational data warehouses) and how BigInsights can be integrated into an existing enterprise environment. This bootcamp will also touch on the basics and fundamentals with other IM Big Data portfolio products such as InfoSphere Streams and Vivisimo Velocity.
IBM Flex System™ is a new category of computing that integrates multiple server architectures, chassis, storage, networking and system management capabilities into a single, integrated system that is easy to deploy and manage.
This event is designed for Business Partners, ISVs, MSPs looking to maximize their relationship with IBM. Learn best practices, meet local contacts and establish next steps as you partner and grow with IBM. You will learn through IBM Roadmaps. These sessions can be held in a one-on-one environment or in groups.
Join us for our upcoming sessions...open to all Business Partners.
IBM is the recipient of the 2013 Chairman's Award for its Smarter Cities Challenge. The award was accepted by Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive officer of IBM on behalf of the company. This video was played at the 2013 CECP Summit - June 4th and 5th. Way to go IBM!!
In 2010, IBM Citizenship created the Smarter Cities Challenge to help 100 cities over a three-year period to address some of the critical challenges facing cities. We do this by contributing the time and expertise of our top experts from different business units and geographies, putting them on the ground for three weeks to work closely with city leaders and deliver recommendations on how to make the city smarter and more effective.
Edge2013 will offer 4.5 days of world-class technical education for IT professionals and practitioners including:
350+ technical sessions and hands on labs geared for novices to experts, with the ability to test drive the latest technology.
Exciting general sessions focused on Smarter Computing innovations and real-world success stories.
World class certification available on-site to validate your skills and demonstrate your proficiency in the latest IBM technology and solutions.
A comprehensive and expanded Solution Center giving you access to the latest storage, System x and PureSystems solutions from IBM and our sponsors.
There are 3 different tracks at Edge2013. General sessions are open to all conference attendees. ExecutiveEdge participation is by IBM nomination and approval. TechnicalEdge attendees may add ExecutiveEdge sessions to their agenda.
There is something for everyone.
Become a next generation MSP at Edge2013. An exclusive event for MSPs to learn, share and network.
The MSP Summit at IBM Edge2013 is a two-day session focused on specific business and technology topics important to an MSP’s success. This exclusive event is designed to create new business opportunities and accelerate your growth. Hear from IBM executives about new incentives, offerings, marketing programs and more. Share your business challenges and best practices in our many sessions and panel discussions. Network among your peers, clients, and IBMers.
IBM’s fast growing ecosystem of MSP partners includes VARs, ISVs, VADs, CSPs, Telcos, System Integrators, and more.
Get Certified at Edge2013 and Save!
Take advantage of certification testing at Edge2013 and save up to 50% versus the standard pricing offered at Prometric centers. The Professional Certification Program from IBM provides skilled sales and technical professionals an opportunity to demonstrate their expertise in business solutions to the world. The program is designed to validate skills and proficiency in the latest IBM technology and solutions. Professional certification instills confidence in your employer. Your skills have been tested and demonstrated, enabling you to deliver higher levels of service and technical expertise than non-certified employees and move on a faster career track. Professional certification puts you in control of your career.
The Edge media center contains resources that help remind you of that key technique you learned or introduce you to breakthroughs you may have missed. All organized into the easy-to-browse libraries. To access the Media center ... http://www.ibm.com/systems/edge/mediacenter.html
This Connect to Win Networking Reception is an executive event where you will meet with an ecosystem of IBM Executives, MSPs, and ISVs who can complement your portfolio of offerings and provide the different types of expertise needed to bring your solution to the next level.
This session will teach you to Use mobile to create new revenue streams and a competitive advantage, Build mobile applications to transform the client, partner and employee value chain and Capitalize on every interaction, every device, everywhere -- and learn how to make the next interaction event smarter and "impactful".
This event is designed for Business Partners, ISVs, MSPs looking to maximize their relationship with IBM. Learn best practices, meet local contacts and establish next steps as you partner and grow with IBM. You will learn through IBM Roadmaps how to set priorities and stay on track to align with IBM solutions.
This technical workshop is for IBM Business Partners who want to learn how to develop solutions on IBM BigInsights 2.0. Attendees will learn how to develop solutions on IBM BigInsights using the various analytical capabilities of the platform
This event is designed for Business Partners, ISVs, MSPs looking to maximize their relationship with IBM. Learn best practices, meet local contacts and establish next steps as you partner and grow with IBM. You will learn through IBM Roadmaps how to set priorities and stay on track to align with IBM solutions
IBM MobileFirst Put your Business in Motion - Connect to Win
Based on nearly 1,000 customer engagements, 10 mobile-related acquisitions in the last four years, a team of thousands of mobile experts and 270 patents in wireless innovations, IBM MobileFirst offers an array of solutions that helps businesses connect, secure, manage and develop mobile networks, infrastructures and applications. By bringing our mobile portfolio under this new name, we're signaling IBM's unified approach to help our clients and partners to deliver best-in-class solutions, take advantage of more commercial opportunities, and provide superior customer service.
Join us in the IBM Innovation Center, located at 3600 Steeles Avenue East in Markham, Ontario on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 to see IBM MobileFirst, a new portfolio of mobile products and services announced at the Mobile World Congress. We will review the new capabilities for developing and managing mobile applications, and how these can help you expand your business.
You will also discover how to:
Use mobile to create new revenue streams and a competitive advantage.
Build mobile applications to transform the client, partner and employee value chain.
Capitalize on every interaction, every device, everywhere -- and learn how to make the next interaction event smarter and "impactful".
Date : June12, 2013
Time: 09:00 a.m. - 01:30 p.m. EST
Address: 3600 Steeles Avenue East
IBM Canada , Auditorium 3600
Join us for this event in Toronto on May 29, hosted by Judy Smolski, IBM, Vice President Mid-Market, centered around seizing the growing opportunity in the managed services space. Be sure to stay for the "Connect to Win" networking reception to make connections with an ecosystem of partners who can complement your portfolio of offerings and provide the different types of expertise needed to bring your solution to the next level.
Meet with IBM executives who will expound on the latest mid-market and MSP research
Discover more about the IBM PartnerWorld initiative for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) designed to create new business opportunities and accelerate your growth
Network and identify MSP, ISV and SI relationships that can bring together different capabilities and strengths
Learn more about IBM infrastructure offerings and cloud solutions designed to help you compete and profit in today's Smarter Planet
Our solution roadmaps provide a step-by-step guide to help you get the most out of your relationship with IBM. Each roadmap provides an overview, resources to learn more, and actions you can take to help you succeed.
Join us on May 15, 2013 in Markham, Ontario for an event to familiarize you with our Roadmaps.
We will explore the Pure Systems Roadmap and how to best utilize it to take your product to the marketplace.
These Roadmap sessions are designed to help Business Partners utilize the roadmaps to navigate through IBM with a step by step process of what is required to take their product to market. They encompass the Learn, Build, Sell Model.
Date: May 15, 2013
3600 Steeles Avenue East
IBM Canada , D107
We invite you to join us for a Unique networking experience.
Please join us at IBM on April 24, 2013, for a morning of networking, partnering and discussion around PureSystems. This session will provide an overview of two key members of the PureSystems family - PureApplication and PureData. We will discuss product details, key value propositions for these systems and how to identify entry points for these solutions at your accounts.
Hosted locally by our IBM experts on PureSystems, this event will help you uncover new opportunities to expand your ecosystem. You’ll find ways to create successful business connections no matter who you need to meet - IBM representatives, ISVs, Resellers, or Systems Integrators.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - Toronto IIC Event Schedule: 9 AM – 12 PM 3600 Steeles Avenue East, D107 Markham, Ontario L3R 9Z7
Space is limited, so please register at https://ibm.biz/Bdx8u9 All guests must be registered in advance with building security. We hope that you will join us on April 24th at the Toronto IBM Innovation Center (IIC).
IBM does not charge to attend this ‘Connect to Win’ event.
The IBM Innovation Center in Toronto will be hosting events to help you do just that on a regular basis in 2013.
Come and meet with your local IBM Innovation Center Team. Make the most of your relationship with IBM!
Learn best practices, meet local contacts and establish next steps as you
partner and grow with IBM. You will learn through IBM Roadmaps how to set
priorities and stay on track to align with IBM solutions.
We will explore IBMs hardware and software portfolio and how you can build your solution on that at almost no cost.
With over 11 research facilities around the world, you will have access to deep technical expertise no matter where you are or which market you’re targeting.
These Maximize Your Relationship events will help you navigate through IBM's
PartnerWorld and will speak to specific areas of interest in IBM software or
To enroll for an event in Toronto visit our enrollment site or select one of the following dates:
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Impact 2013 will provide an array of activities designed just for you,
including the IBM Business Partner Summit on Sunday, 28 Apr, 2013, the
Business Partner Cafe,
and more!. Be sure to take advantage of special promotions available to you. Save on registrations for your firm and bring clients at reduced rates, too.
Special Limited Time Offer for IBM Business Partners – Purchase by March 15th Purchase this package for your customers and receive a Full Conference Pass for your company and a VIP Package! Promotion expires March 15th, 2013.
Purchase one of the volume discount pass package and bring your clients and team together at Impact. Be one of the first three Business Partners to purchase this pass option and receive special incentives. This pass option can be used for multiple companies!
10 full conference passes for only $1700 per
pass – that’s $4,950 off the regular price. Allocate them to your
customers. Total cost = $17,000
20 full conference passes for only $1650 per pass -- that’s $10,900 off the regular price!Allocate to your customers. Total cost = $33,000
The VIP package you will receive includes one of each:
Meal with Software Group Business Partner Executives
Limo transportation to/from the Las Vegas McCarran Airport
* Complimentary Pass is pending IBM legal approval. Additional passes
can be purchased for $1,650 each after the purchase of a group discount.
Once payment is complete, you will receive a promotion code to enter
during registration. Offer is not valid when paying with co-marketing
Bring your customers, and you attend for less – Expires March 15th
Help us promote the educational benefits of attending Impact. For
every 5 customers registered with your Business Partner promo code, your
company receives $500 off of a Business Partner full conference pass.
And that’s not all! Your customer can receive $100 off their
registration. This promotion expires March 15th!
How to take advantage:
Register for the contest by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your company name, contact name and phone number.
You will receive a promotion code that your clients will need to use to register for Impact. We will include a logo for your website and invitation materials.
Promote Impact! Ask clients to use the promotion code so they receive $100 off registration and the registration is credited to you!*
Once your registration code hits 5, you will be sent a promotion code for your discounted pass.
* Discount not applied if registration is part of an already discounted pass
Watch a video invitation from Mark Register, Vice President, IBM Software Business Partners and Midmarket on why you should attend.
Faced with a variety of data you can't analyze? Is the velocity of your data overwhelming and you need decisions in real-time? Do you have an issue with the volume of data that needs to be analyzed? If any of these issues apply then you have a Big Data challenge and are missing opportunities!
With better big data, you can turn your data into trusted information that can be harvested to find new insight and to answer questions that in the past were beyond reach. Due to the popularity of this topic, we've scheduled our speakers to host this event in Montreal on November 29th in addition to our original event scheduled in Toronto for November 27th.
Come hear our industry experts share their real-world experiences to help you learn how to take control of your ever-growing supply of data and turn it into an enterprise source of knowledge.
2:30 - 3:00 PM Registration 3:00 - 4:00 PM Achieving Competitive Advantage through Big Data Analytics 4:00 - 5:00 PM IBM Big Data Platform: Real World Approach to Introducing Big Data Business Alignment Strategy, Plan and Execution 5:00 - 6:00 PM Cocktail Reception
November seems to be the month for Big Data here in the Markham office. There are several events targeted towards IBM Business Partners coming up in the next month. If you haven't already heard about them, here they are:
Big Data Fundamentals Bootcamp November 13 - 16, 2012
This bootcamp covers Big Data fundamentals, with focus on InfoSphere BigInsights. Learn how a Hadoop-based solution complements existing IM products and how BigInsights can be integrated into an existing enterprise environment. This session will also touch on the basics and fundamentals of other IM Big Data portfolio products such as InfoSphere Streams and Vivisimo Velocity.
What is Big Data to IBM
How to use Hadoop technology and related tools that are provided by InfoSphere BigInsights
How to process streaming data to do real-time analysis and decision-making
How IBM provides extensive enterprise class capabilities, security, performance, development and user tools
NOTE: This bootcamp is for IBM Business Partners only.
Participate in an exclusive Big Data Developer Day hosted by the IBM Big Data Development team. Experience IBM’s enterprise-class big data platform that allows you to address the full spectrum of big data business challenges. The morning will include interactive discussions and live demonstrations of big data for social media and log analytics, then get hands on with Hadoop scripting and text analytics with guidance from development experts. This is a unique opportunity to develop skills and learn about exciting technologies and techniques that you can immediately take back to your organization.
Partnering with IBM Big Data to Grow Your Business November 27, 2012
In today’s world there is an ever increasing amount of data. Estimates point to data growing at 50 percent a year, or more than doubling every two years. It’s not just more streams of data, but entirely new ones. Businesses and government agencies are confronted with three dimensions of this Big Data challenge—volume, variety, and velocity. Of course, Big Data is more than a challenge; it is an opportunity to find insight in new and emerging types of data, to make your business more agile.
According to IDC, the market for Big Data technology and services will reach $16.9 billion by 2015, up from $3.2 billion in 2010. That is a 40 percent-a-year growth rate — about seven times the estimated growth rate for the overall information technology and communications business. Join us at the Toronto IBM Innovation Center to learn about the IBM Big Data solution portfolio and how you can take advantage of the great market opportunity highlighted by this IDC report. Learn how you can grow your business by integrating your solutions with IBM Big Data platforms and by creating practices around IBM Big Data solutions.
In a series of fact-filled presentations and demonstrations at this event, you will:
Learn IBM’s Big Data strategy and platform
See Big Data use cases
Understand how IBM develops Big Data Partner ecosystem and the mutual benefits by partnering with IBM Big Data
On October 9th, IBM announced the newest member of the PureSystems family. The PureData system encompasses the three core attributes of all PureSystems - built-in expertise, integration by design, and simplified experience - with a focus on big data. With today's focus on efficient management and speedy analysis of the vast quantities of data collected each minute, this new system offers three workload-optimized models:
Business Partners and customers - are you attending IBM InterConnect 2012? Only a few weeks left to register to attend this meeting place for business and IT leaders!
IBM InterConnect 2012
October 9 - 11, 2012 | Resort World Sentosa, Singapore
Hot Topic Sessions
A showcase of successful strategies that leverage the breadth and depth of IBM software and systems.
These facilitated sessions offer attendees the opportunity to dig deeper into the strategies discussed in the Hot Topic Sessions and learn how to apply lessons learned. Come out of these topics with a plan to share what you've learned with peers from your organization.
Solution Center Located central to the entire event, this space is set up to foster topic discussions and offer interactive demonstrations for IBM Business Partners, Subject Matter Experts, customers, and IBM executives.
What is Big Data? It's one of those keywords that has become increasingly prevalent as our use and consumption of information has become more demanding and all-encompassing. In an attempt to keep up to date on the ever changing areas of technology, I've been reading up on the topic. Here's a summary of what I've found to be the basics.
"The term Big Data applies to information that can't be processed or analyzed using traditional processes or tools."
IBM defines Big Data by three characteristics: volume, variety, and velocity. What does this mean?
Volume: The sheer amount of information collected on a daily or even hourly basis by organizations is massive, reaching to petabytes. Imagine having to analyze and sift through for nuggets of relevant data.
Variety: Data is being collected from a whole range of sources, from sensors to smart devices, emails to documents, social media forums, etc. Combined, these data generators bring in both traditional and raw data that may or may not be structured.
Velocity: How fast is the data flowing? It's not enough to know how quickly it is being produced, stored, analyzed, but we also need to know how quickly the data will become obsolete.
As I continue to read up on the topic, I'll share my insights and discoveries with you. One of my key go-to sources is a fellow IBM-er, Lennart Frantzell, who writes for the Silicon Valley IBM Innovation Center blog. Also, keep up-to-date on IBM's Big Data products and strategy by watching the videos at IBM Big Data on Youtube.