Welcome to the Innovate blog! Here you will find the latest news and
details about Innovate 2013: The IBM Technical Summit , which will be held in
Orlando on June 2-6.
We’re particularly excited about this year’s Innovate, which
has a larger scope than ever before. We’ll
have the same deep Rational content you’ve enjoyed in previous years, plus a new
focus on today’s technical trends and how they affect you and a new stream,
Team Directions, which outlines strategies managers need to know.
We are putting the... [More]
In case you haven’t heard, the theme of Innovate 2013: The IBM Technical Summit is “stay ahead.” And who better to tell you how to “stay ahead” than two monsters of entrepreneurship, master startup alumni, and thought leaders...Woz and Ries?
We’re proud to announce that headlining this year’s Innovate is technology icon, master of innovation, the Woz and only... Steve Wozniak !
Steve is the practitioner’s practitioner;... [More]
The Innovate team has been busy building a curriculum that allows you to immerse yourself in deep technical training, learn from experts, be inspired by your peers, and gain insights on trends such as DevOps, Agile, Cloud, Mobile, Big Data, and Social Business. Now you can get a closer look at all this valuable content!
Use the session preview tool to search for your favorite topics and get an early
preview of the sessions you’ll find at Innovate
2013: The IBM Technical Summit
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Joining Steve Wozniak , Eric Ries , and a host of other experts at Innovate 2013: The IBM Technical Summit is host Katie Linendoll. Katie Linendoll is a multimedia, Emmy-Award winning technology expert contributing to ESPN, ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. She also hosts the Spike TV tech and pop culture show "All Access Weekly," serves as a tech expert on TODAY and is a tech journalist for a number of publications.
Linendoll travels the world and brings her thrilling... [More]
Wednesday night at Innovate traditionally means fun, and 2013 is no exception! After four days of technical sessions, go wild on Wednesday night at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. It will be a private party for Innovate attendees, with food, drinks and fun. Create your own adventure with amazing scenery, landmark displays, and exciting rides and attractions including Expedition Everest ®, Primeval Whirl ®, Dinosaur , and Kali River Rapids ®. You'll find many ways to... [More]
The Innovate blog is happy to have a guest post today from Dan Griffin , Go to Market Manager, IBM Rational, about a new event just added to the Innovate schedule.
Join us for the Open Lifecycle Summit at Innovate
Sunday, June 2, 4:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Open Standards…exciting? Surely you can’t be serious.
Well, I am serious, and stop calling me Shirley. 1
Plan ahead to make the most of Innovate 2013: The IBM Technical Summit. Technical Workshops, an exciting component of the event, give you the opportunity to have a hands-on experience using the IBM Rational solutions, tools, and processes. You will be able to see the Rational solutions come to life as you learn best practices. During a workshop you will be experiencing a complete usage scenario of the IBM Rational Solution with simulated "real-world" data and assets, providing a valuable opportunity to accelerate your... [More]
We've got another guest poster today. Andy Gurd , Go-to-Market Manager, IBM Rational Software, shares some of the valuable activities that product and systems engineers will find at Innovate. Thanks Andy!
As an executive, manager, or engineer in a product or systems development organization, you know only too well how the landscape is rapidly changing. Whether you’re envisioning & developing the latest cars, aircraft, defense systems, mobile devices, communications networks, medical... [More]
Innovate 2013: The IBM Technical Summit has a wide variety of content and activities that deal directly with the challenges you face in your industry. We're starting a new series of guest posts today on Industries at Innovate. First up is Government, with Tammy Kulesa, WW GTM Manager for Governments and Smarter Cities.
It is the time for Government IT Innovation – making the most of technology and making a difference to nations and citizens.
The times we live in... [More]
Next up in our Industries at Innovate series is Electronics, with a guest post by Paridhi Verma, Go to Market Manager, Electronics Industry.
Innovate 2013: The next wave of software advancement in the electronics industry
The world relies on electronics to achieve real business outcomes and enhance personal lives. Electronics fuel innovation in many other industries and sectors. Whether you build multi-core system-on-chips, carrier-grade network equipment, or life-saving medical devices, come to... [More]
Today we focus on the telecommunications sector, with a guest post from Scott Niemann, WW Industry Marketing Manager - Communications Service Providers.
Innovate 2013: Optimizing your business for success in the telecom sector
Ovum reported that worldwide revenues of telecom sector were more than $2 trillion in 2012, an improvement of 2% year over year. Mobile service providers account for nearly 60% of the total revenue. The telecommunications industry has emerged as a key driver for global economic recovery, yet these... [More]
Next up in the Industries at Innovate series is Financial Services from Sue Green, Financial Services WW Marketing Manager, IBM Software Group - Rational, Banking, Financial Markets and Insurance.
What’s shaking up your world? Financial Services at Innovate 2013: The IBM Technical Summit
“90% of financial transactions in the U.S. will be cashless by the year 2020.”
“Mobile payments will account for $1 trillion worth of global transactions by 2015.”
Sharing how defense agencies can stay ahead at Innovate with systems and IT is Tammy Kulesa, WW GTM Manager for Governments and Smarter Cities.
Systems are increasing in complexity, communications within defense agencies are getting more and more difficult. IT is critical to meeting the needs of the warfighter in the quality of weapon systems, platforms, and responsiveness.
With teams under so much pressure to react to changing theater needs quickly, communication and collaboration are even more crucial. Not only are there real... [More]
Helping us think about aerospace in entirely new ways is guest blogger Brian Nolan, Go to Market Manager, Aerospace & Defense, Rational Systems Marketing.
Innovate 2013: You don't need to be a genius like Leonardo da Vinci…
Separated at birth?? Or just happy to be going to Innovate?
You don't need to be a genius like Leonardo da Vinci or an IBM Fellow like Grady Booch to figure out you ought to attend Innovate 2013: The IBM Technical Summit
In these challenging days, however, you need all... [More]
The automotive industry takes the stage today with a guest post from Manprit Singh, WW Go To Market Manager for Automotive Rational Systems.
What brought you here won't take you there !
The U.S. state of Nevada passed a law in June 2011 permitting the operation of driverless cars in Nevada. Google had been lobbying for driverless car laws. The Nevada law went into effect on March 1, 2012, and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles issued the first license for a self-driven car in May 2012. The license was issued to a Toyota... [More]
Do you have what it takes to STAY AHEAD of the competition?
Walker Royce – IBM’s Chief Software Economist & Puzzle Monster – has created Stay ahead: The game .
Prove you’ve got the mental mettle to STAY AHEAD of the pack. Decode Walker’s twelve brain-bending challenges to reveal the GPS coordinates of a mystery location. Email your answer (the place name and coordinates) to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you solve it but no later than midnight on Saturday,... [More]
While the official Innovate ribbon cutting (complete with big scissors!) happens when the Expo opens on Sunday night (6:30 p.m. at the Expo), there’s a lot to take part in before the ribbon is cut. Here are seven activities that make it smart to arrive early at Innovate:
Open Lifecycle Summit
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
This exciting event will be comprised of several short lightning talks from leaders of open standards organizations, real implementation stories from companies using this technology, and an... [More]
Here's another guest post with further details about the Open Lifecycle Summit, which will be held Sunday, June 2. Sean Kennedy, OSLC Community Development Leader for IBM Rational and Operations Coordinator for the OSLC Steering Committee, shares his thoughts today.
Unlock Your Lifecycle with Open Technology
As Dan Griffin first wrote about a few weeks ago , there is a new and awesome event this year on Sunday May 22. The Open Lifecycle Summit at Innovate brings us together to build on the Open Cloud Summit at... [More]
Are you a developer? Then you won’t want to miss Innovate 2013: The IBM Technical Summit. The jam-packed agenda has a ton of deep-dive technical content, but also great opportunities for you to stretch your mind and have some fun. Here are eight activities you won’t want to miss!
1. Meet the minds behind the products you use each day
Visit developerWorks Live! In the Innovate Expo and meet with technical experts who will share their tools, tips, tricks, and techniques on topics such... [More]
Adding “The IBM Technical Summit” to the Innovate title was not a minor change. This year’s Innovate incorporates a new stream, Team Directions, which encompasses the breadth of IBM technology and provides technical leaders such as architects, project managers, development managers, operations managers, chief engineers and CTOs with detailed information on technical trends such as DevOps, Cloud, Analytics, Big Data and Mobile, directly from the experts in those areas.
Today we’ll hear from Niqqi... [More]
Take advantage of the new Innovate SmartSite , your convenient one-stop shop to personalize your experience at Innovate 2013: The IBM Technical Summit.
The Innovate SmartSite allows registered conference attendees to:
View all sessions and activities offered at Innovate 2013
Create a personalized agenda
Identify sessions by searching date, stream, track, industry, product and keyword
Submit session surveys to provide feedback
Learn more about sponsors in the Expo
Team Directions, an exciting new stream at Innovate 2013: The IBM Technical Summit, features the topics you as a technical leader need to know about to improve the practices, predictability and economics of software delivery. One of those topics is social business , which we're highlighting today.
Social business can create valued customer experiences, increase workforce productivity and effectiveness, and accelerate innovation. At Innovate you will learn how you can integrate social into the software delivery... [More]
Mobility is a key topic at Innovate 2013: The IBM Technical Summit. Innovate will feature two tracks of Mobile content, a Mobile Mini Main tent, and in the Innovate General Session that provide latest ways that IBM MobileFirst can help you stay ahead.
Here are a few highlights of the mobile schedule you will find at Innovate. To learn more, listen to the podcast At Innovate 2013, stay ahead with IBM MobileFirst "
Jerry Cuomo, IBM Fellow, VP, WebSphere Chief Technology Officer, will present a lightning... [More]
One of the highlights of Sunday at Innovate are the IBM Research sessions, found in the Imagine Track in the Technical Exchange stream. Today's guest post is from Gabi Zodik, IBM Researcher, Innovate speaker and host of a panel you won't want to miss: New Paradigms in Software and Systems Development, held on Sunday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m..
Keeping up with today's challenges in application development
By Gabi Zodik, MobileFirst Leader for Research and Research Relationship Manager for Rational
IBM's industry focus is sharper than ever! Come to Innovate 2013: The IBM Technical Summit, where you'll learn ways to improve the practices, predictability, and economics of software and product delivery in the context of your industry needs. Innovate will feature 160 industry-unique client speakers, Rational education opportunities, community building industry events, detailed industry solution demonstrations, and big-picture insights into key technical trends.
Innovate 2013: The IBM Technical Summit is the event for software... [More]
As described in this post , one of the best ways to improve predictability and achieve scalable agility is to adopt an appropriate governance model. Development analytics help quantify planning, decision-making, and measurement—providing an accurate lens into expected target outcomes.
Innovate 2013: The IBM Technical Summit will delve into this noteworthy topic in several sessions.
The Day One General Session on June 3 at 8:00 a.m. will feature a... [More]
Meet with IBM executives
Did you know that over 65 IBM executives are available at Innovate to meet one on one with clients and Business Partners? Don't miss the opportunity to meet with IBM executives to let them know what's on your mind or how IBM can help you. To request a meeting, simply contact your IBM sales or BP channel representative and ask them to request a meeting on your behalf. They can choose from a list of executives from the area you are most interested in. Request your meeting NOW by... [More]
One of the most exciting topics at Innovate 2013: The IBM Technical Summit will be thorough coverage of DevOps. "Exciting?" you ask. Absolutely. DevOps harnesses the value of end-to-end software delivery -- and IBM's recent acquisition of UrbanCode adds to the excitement.
As companies move to capitalize on market shifts, IBM's approach to DevOps will help you align the full range of resources to satisfy consumers like never before, faster, and with less risk. IBM is the leading vendor in this arena,... [More]
One of the beauties of social media is that it now provides us with a vehicle to share more around conferences – an augmented layer of interaction, if you will, that allows us to participate in a way unimaginable just a few years back. Whether you are at the conference or not, you can meet experts in your field, see what’s top of their mind and even interact and ask questions.
For instance, follow the hashtag #IBMInnovate and keep an eye on the Innovate blog and the Invisible Thread .
And of course you shouldn’t forget video... [More]
If it has to be Monday, it's a good thing to be at Innovate .
The day starts strong with insights into the hottest topics in technology at the General Session . Next you have your choice of Mini Main Tents that dive deeper into these stay ahead trends.
And here’s a sampling of all the rest of Monday has to offer.
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
You know what they say… birds of a feather lunch together. D iscuss one of these hot topics with your peers... [More]