IBM Edge2014 – The premier event for infrastructure innovation (May 19-23) is in full swing in Las Vegas. As we have already seen the excitement on day 1 and day 2 at Edge, yesterday (the third day of the event) was no exception. More than 4200 attendees from 1009 companies across 22 industries and 55 countries made it to the event to discover latest technologies and share best practices in infrastructure innovation. Let’s take a quick look at what all happened yesterday at Edge2014:
More than 150 expert technical sessions and hands-on labs were held spanning 14 technical tracks including Software Defined Environments (SDE) and Storage. Attendees were able to get unparalleled technical education plus numerous opportunities to expand their professional network. With IBM’s latest announcements around SDE and storage, we got to see lot of excitements among our participants. Additionally, the Edge2014 Solution Center featured exhibits from more than 50 sponsors plus the IBM Infrastructure Matters Zone. Attendees got real-life experience to explore the products and personally interact with experts. No doubt, the solution center fetched huge traffic and excitement to learn more about IBM latest innovations.
At the Winning Edge, IBM Systems & Technology Group (STG) Specialty Business Partners and IBM Sellers were invited and offered an exclusive and concise sales education opportunity. The event uncovered infrastructure opportunities within the hottest solution areas like cloud and analytics. The Winning Edge Awards were also presented during yesterday's session.
In addition to this, the Business Partner Forum for all IBM Business Partner attendees provided an opportunity to gain valuable insights, resources and contacts to help build their business. A half-day event reinforced the critical role of Business Partners in IBM’s STG & Channel strategy.
Social Media at Edge2014
Social Media is playing a key role during the activities at the IBM Edge2014 conference. In addition to interacting in real time at the conference, IBM is encouraging attendees to interact socially via social media like crowd chat and to share their conference experiences using the hashtag #IBMEdge. Yesterday was no exception as we got to see large conversations around Edge that together generated more than 55 million impressions worldwide. You can join the chat with hashtag #IBMEdge and continue the exciting conversation around IBM Edge!
What’s coming next?
Last two days to experience Edge2014. Today and on tomorrow (Thursday and Friday), we will see more than 180 sessions in expert technical sessions for all levels spanning 14 unique tracks. Taught by IBM distinguished engineers, leading product experts, clients and partners, each session will be focused on IT infrastructure innovations. Come join us and be a part of this incredible opportunity. You can build your customized agenda using the IBM TechU Attendee Tool.
If you can’t make it to Edge2014, you can still experience the event by watching the Livestream or the Cube live interviews. Be sure to share your experience with us by using #IBMEdge on Twitter.
IBM Systems & Technology Group