In a few short weeks, Pulse 2014 will be held from Feb 23-26 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas! Pulse is an amazing opportunity to network with other clients, business partners and IBMers and learn more about existing and new features, and meet 1-1 with experts to get all your questions answered.
Maximo will be featured under the 'Smarter Infrastructure' or SI Track. So if you are looking for information, sessions or people to talk about Maximo - heads towards SI!
To get the most out of your Pulse 2014, below please find a number of recommendations along with featured sessions that we'd like to share with you to MAXIMIZE your Pulse User Experience.
1. Headed out Early? Be sure to participate in some of the Pre-Pulse Industry Solution Meetings including
Saturday, Maximo Rail Industry Summit 8:30 - 5:00
Sunday, Maximo Industry User Groups, 1-4 PM
There are a wide variety of Industry User Groups available to you! These are FANTASTIC opportunities for you to network with people in your industries! These industry solution groups include
Maximo Utility Working Group (MUWG) and Supply Chain - Room 116
Life Sciences Maximo User Group - Room 108
GOMaximo - Oil & Gas User Group - Room 118
Maximo Manufacturing User Group - - Room 117
Maximo Transportation User Group - Room 120
Facilities Management Maximo User Group - Room 115
Airports Maximo User Group- Room 111
2. Solution Center!! The solution center is the best place for you to meet with Maximo experts to see the latest functionality, and get answers to all your questions. Experts will be available to answer all of your questions on Security, Performance, Install, Mobile, Supply Chain, Integration, Workflow, Reporting and many more topics! The hours for the Solution Center are
Sunday, 6 to 8:30pm
Monday, Noon to 7 pm
Tuesday, Noon to 6pm
Wednesday, Noon to 4pm
3. Maximo Technical Sessions A wide range of Maximo Technical Sessions are available that you don't want to miss - including
1:00 - 2:00 Session 2524 How Planning, Scheduling and Optimization can be done inside Maximo with Brian Downey, Jim Rieske and David Peplinski
2:15 - 3:15 Session 1269 Mobile Smarter Infrastructure: Maximo Anywhere and Worklight with Ana Biazetti
3:45 -4:45 Session 2433 Smarter Infrastructure Portfolio overview including Maximo, TRIRIGA and Control Desk with Pete Karns and Lisa Wood
3:45 - 4:45 Session 1825 Thought Leadership in Asset Management Analytics with Stan Tims, Trevor Cothron and Paul Pauesick
5:00 - 6:00 Session 1291 Maximizing Maximo Reporting with Pam Denny
6:00 - 7:00 Session 1134 Ford Motor Company's Maximo Upgrade and Performance Best Practice with Manju Makonahalli, David Borland
9:45 - 10:45 Using Scheduler for Crew management and Dispatching with Lisa Stuckless and David Peplinski
11:00 - 12:00 Session 2432 Maximo Product Update, Roadmap and New Features with Dave Gasdia
1: 00- 2:00 Session 1257 Introducing Maximo Anywhere with David Havican
1:00 - 1:20 Session 2683 I didn't know you do that with Online Support with Scott Peluso
2:15 -3 :15 Session 2272 Maximo Spatial current architecture and roadmap with Joao Souto Maior and George Rozier
3:45 - 4:45 Session 1034 Taking Maximo Health Safety and Environment manager to the Enterprise with Stephen Hume, Lloyd Gholson and Terry Ray
3:45 - 4:45 Session 1290 Maximo Business Intelligence (BI) Packs with Pam Denny
5:00 - 6:00 Session 1074 Enriching your Maximo & Facilities Management with Emptoris Solutions with Kevin Buonogurio, Karen Merrill, DeeDee Washington, Norris Minnis
10:45 - 11:45 Session 2275 DTE Energy & IBM Partner to Painlessly upgrade to Maximo 7.5 with Ed NIckolite and Miguel Cedeno
1:00 - 2:00 Session 1653 Managing Operational Technology with IT Capability with Ed Rossie
2:15 - 3:15 Session 1088 Downer's EAM success through integration technologies with Uchiraka Yatawara and Dean La Porte
4. Lunch! Grab a brown bag lunch - and learn about the latest features while you MUNCH! A few of the key Maximo Lunch sessions include
Tuesday: 12:00 to 12:45
Session 1289 Maximo Ad Hoc Reporting with Thomas Rosenburg and Robert Clarkson
Session 1128 How Building Information Modeling Enables Smarter Asset and Facilities Infrastructures with Jim Fletcher, Russ McKay, Stephen Bardin
Session 1283 Maximo 6.2 to 7.5 Upgrade with Darlene Nerden, Osvaldo Hamilton, Jerry Saulman and Katie Doyle
Wednesday: 12:00 to 12:45
Session 1673: Asset Maintenance Empowered Through Maps with Vinicius Garmatz, Jay Shankar
Session 1271: Upgrading integrations from Maximo 6.x to 7.x with Tom Sarasin, Ron Bryant, Patrick McBurneyn
Session 1876: Smart Facility Assessment - integrating Maximo and Tririga with Kyle Harding
Session 1250: The Power of Automation Scripts for Enhancing Development, Deployment, and the End User Experience with Sampath Sriramadhesikan, Steve Hauptman
5. Meet the Experts Sessions! These sessions are held in a more casual environment, and intended for you to directly interact with IBM Product experts. The sessions this year include
Session 2688: Maximo SAAS - Monday 1-2pm or Tuesday 1-2pm with Dave Gasdia and Ed Rossi
Session 2691: Emptoris for Enhanced Supply Chain. Monday 2-3pm or Tuesday 3-4pm with Kevin Buonagurio and Karen Merrill
Session 1184: Leveraging Security with Maximo Asset Management 7.5 Monday 3-4pm or Tuesday 3-4pm with Shane Howard and Manju Makonahalli
Session 2698: Maximo Performance. Monday 4-5pm with Jenny Wang and Bill Cary
Session 1313: Smart Cloud Analytics - Log Analysis tool for Fast Maximo Problem Diagnosis. Tuesday 12-1 or 4-5pm with Jenny Wang and Bill Cary
Session 1901: OSLC as a REST API Tuesday 12-1pm with Anamitra Bhattacharyya and Tom Sarasin
Session 1127: Building Information Modeling Tuesday 3-4pm with Lori Pilgrim and Paul Lacey
6. And More Best Practices, Case Studies and Client Sessions!
Each day will offer you a wide variety of sessions focusing on Operating and Maintaining your Asset Infrastructure, Maximo Best Practices and Case Studies! These sessions feature clients including Walt Disney, Sarasota County Public Works, Port of Seattle, Southern Power, Honda North America, FBI, Duke and many, many more!
Be sure to attend these fabulous, informative sessions!
7. NEW THIS YEAR! dev@Pulse
New this year, dev@Pulse is a continuous 2 day event for Developers only. It will take place within the MGM, and enable developers to interact and hear from industry leaders on mobile, front-end development, analytics and more! To learn more about this - click here
8. Maximo Labs!!! Starting on 10am on Sunday thru 6pm on Wednesday, don't miss this incredible opportunity to learn more about Maximo thru any of the hands-on labs and certifications.
9. Start Planning Now! If you are going to Pulse, start planning the sessions you want to attend, and people you want to connect with NOW!
One way to do this is with the Pulse Agenda builder tool accessible below. This is a great tool to insure you maximize your time at the conference by planning your sessions ahead of time.
Thank you very much, and if you have any questions, please let me know. See you in a few weeks!