Next week, I will be attending the [InterConnect Conference] in Las Vegas, Feb 21-25, 2016. This is IBM's premier Cloud & Mobile conference for the year.
(For those not attending in person, you can watch live streams of the event at [IBMGO InterConnect channel].)
With over 2,000 technical sessions and 500 client testimonials, the event can be intimidating. For those of you attending this conference for the first time, I have some advice:
- Review all the sessions you want to attend.
- Don't limit yourself to just sessions in your area of job responsibility. Venture out. Look for adjacent spaces. Attend a session of two that you might learn something completely new and different.
- Build your schedule in advance. The mobile app [IBM Events] can help you plan out your week.
- Select one to five sessions per time slot, this gives you the choice to make a final selection, if there are last minute cancellations, or you discover a room is completely full.
- Be mindful that some sessions are at the MGM Grand hotel, and others at the Mandalay Bay Resort, so you may need to account for travel time. This [Week-at-a-Glance] can help. I will be focusing my efforts at the Mandalay Bay.
Here's my first cut at my schedule. Maybe this will help you organize your own.
|09:35am||7152A IBM Research Day: Cognitive IoT -- Today, Tomorrow and Beyond|
|10:00am||7176A IBM Research Day Demo: Cognitive IoT Analytics Enable Connected Vehicle Service Innovations|
|10:10am||7108A IBM Research Day: Blockchain and the Future of Finance|
|11:20am||7234A IBM Research Day: Building Cloud Infrastructure for Next-Generation Workloads|
|11:55am||7135A IBM Research Day: Storing and Using Data in the Cloud -- Putting Together the Puzzle Pieces|
|01:00pm||7085A Discover InterConnect: Discover the Value of IBM Systems for Your Business|
|02:00pm||7291A IBM Research Day Demo: Event-Driven, Serverless Cloud Compute and Storage|
|03:25pm||7112A IBM Research Day: Cloud Programming Models|
|04:00pm||7144A Open Technology Summit|
|05:00pm||Networking Reception -- Mandalay Bay South Convention Center Ballroom|
|08:15am||7030A General Session Day 1: Digital Business Transformation|
- 1581A University of Chicago Taps into IBM Cloud Object Storage for More Effective Patient Treatments
- 7221A Is Your Data Infrastructure Designed for Cloud, Analytics and Cognitive? Get Ready with IBM Storage!
- 1441A Data Resiliency: Data-Driven Analytics and Beyond
- 6488A Blockchain for Dummies
- 1267A Prudential and IBM: Integrating Application and Storage Management to Drive Cloud Service Levels
- 7433A Special Session: Open for Data -- An Open Invitation to Help You Solve Your Greatest Data Challenges
- 3050A IBM Cloud Architecture Center: A Story of 1001 Client Implementations and How You Can Leverage Them
- 6285A Data Management from the Cloud: Introduction to IBM Storage Insights
- 7215A Software Defined Storage: How Data Growth and Analytics are Driving New Innovation in Cloud Storage
- 3690A Meet the Experts on IBM Cloud Storage Services
|05:30pm||7171A Solution EXPO Reception - Monday|
- 6139A Manulife's Transformation to Agility with a Hybrid Cloud
- 4852A The Weather Company: How Insurers Can Differentiate with Weather Data
- 4955A IBM and Box: Delivering Hybrid Solutions for Enterprise Content Management
- 7032A General Session Day 2: IT Transformation
|12:00pm||6524A The Role of Tape in a Cloud-Based World for Economical and Secure Data Retention|
- 7310A Cleversafe: Access Breakthrough Object-Based Storage Technology to Solve Storage Challenges
- 7450A "Outta Space": Limitless Learning and the Cognitive Cloud
- 4759A Cloud Storage Success: MSPs and Enterprises Reveal their Secrets
- 7276A Rethink Mainframe Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Strategy for the Best of Both Worlds
- 5467A My Data is Out of Control! Managing the Lifecycle of Your Data with "Big Storage" Cloud Archive
- 1272A Learn How New IBM Spectrum Virtualize and Storwize Solutions Solve Cloud Challenges
|05:00pm||7215B Software Defined Storage: How Data Growth and Analytics are Driving New Innovation in Cloud Storage|
|05:00pm||7343A Solution EXPO Reception - Tuesday|
|06:30pm||7235A Addressing the Data Deluge with Web-Scale Object Storage Solutions|
- 1273A New IBM DS8880 Family: Always-On Data at Cloud Speed
- 6266A 3D Printed Cars, Microfactories and Autonomous Vehicles: Local Motors' Partnership with IBM
- 4547A Aspera on the SoftLayer Cloud at Jabil
- 3015A Open Doors with an OpenStack Approach
- 7170A General Session Day 3: Personal Transformation
- 7229A All Roads Lead to Hybrid Cloud: Are You on the Right One?
|12:00pm||7186A IBM Spectrum Storage Experiences|
- 5663A Beyond Hyperconvergence to a Hyperscale Converged Infrastructure
- 4753A Finnish Telco Anvia Rides the Lightning with IBM Storage
|01:45pm||1841A Tony Pearson presents: [IBM Cloud Storage Options]|
Systems Engagement Center – Mandalay Bay Solution EXPO
- 7253A Blogging 201: Plan, Maintain, and Optimize Your Blog
- 1013A Trends in Encryption of Data at Rest: On-Premise and in the Cloud
- 3757A Moving from Enterprise Premises to the Cloud in Gradual Steps
- 2131A Enabling Cloud Business with IBM FlashSystem
- 1709A Big Data—Beyond the Hype
- 3318A System of Systems Transformation at the Boeing Company
|04:15pm||7408A IBM + Box: Transforming Work in the Cloud|
- 1885A Enterprise IT "as-a-Service": A Hybrid Model for the Digital Enterprise
- 2692A In Wine There is Wisdom, in Beer There is Freedom, in IBM There is Digital Transformation...
- 5602A Successfully Architecting the Enterprise Edge: Insight from ADP
- 1234A Ubuntu -- Make It Your Choice for Cloud and Scale-Out Linux Workloads on POWER8
- 2154A Expert Panel on Hybrid Cloud Data Protection: Who Is the Service Provider?
|05:00pm||7172A Solution EXPO Cocktail Reception|
|08:00pm||7175A InterConnect ROCKS with Elton John|
- 2419A Enhance the Agility of Your Cloud with IBM FlashSystem
- 7398A Cybersecurity Jeopardy! Are We Putting the Answers before the Question?
|09:30am||4331A Leverage zOS and Cloud Storage for Backup/Archive Efficiency and Cost Reduction|
- 7341A IBM Storage and Catalogic: Software Defined Solutions for Hybrid Cloud and DevOps
- 2027A Get the Best From Your Storage: Why IBM Spectrum Virtualize Makes Sense for Your Cloud
|11:30am||4921A Radical Storage Simplicity for Your Cloud and How it Can Impact Your Customers|
If you use Twitter, follow @IBMInterConnect, @IBMSystems and @IBMStorage for updates, and my own tweets @az990tony. If you take a photo at the event, tag it with #ileadIT to enter into the social-photo contest!
I will be there all week! Contact me if you want to get together.
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