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]
As of Wednesday at Innovate 2013: The Technical Summit, Stay Ahead: The Game, Part 2 has not been solved, so we're posting it here to invite everyone to participate.
A few hints from Walker:
1) Ask your team: what do we know? What do we NOT know? That will help you find direction.
2) The solution requires 3 aha moments. Context, Complete, Compose
3) The title of this puzzle should be: Unpalatable Who will be first?
Today's guest post is from Katie Linendoll, tech journalist, who shares her experience at Innovate 2013: The IBM Technical Summit. Thanks to Katie and to all who participated in this year's Innovate!
As I return to NYC from sunny Orlando, I leave behind IBM’s Innovate 2013, where I played the roles of social host and resident tech expert.
As with every IBM conference, I bring with me many takeaways, including lessons fitting of the conference’s “Stay Ahead” theme. ... [More]
Well, the conference has barely started and we’re already seeing a great deal of participation from the IBM Champions, those innovative thought leaders who mentor others and foster community growth.
Scott Laningham and Gina Poole introduced a number of Champions new and old gathered on the Livestream stage:
The IBM Champions featured: Carson Holmes ( @carsonholmes ), Hugo Azevedo ( @hugocazevedo ), Gustavo Alves ( @alvesqualiti ), Uwe Brodtmann ( @UBrodtmann ), Yolande Palmer ( @YPTestPro ) , Mia McCroskey ( @miamc ), Julian... [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]
Dave Powell is a computer science professor at Elon University. He teaches the entire gamut of software programming (including enterprise programming, OOP, Java) and has found the IBM Academic Skills Cloud a unique offering for himself and his students.
He finds the environment particularly useful for the teaching of enterprise programming where students have access to the backend infrastructure they will encounter once they start work, which is available on-demand without the need for configuration.
He sees cloud computing as one... [More]
In the Integrated Services Delivery Zone, IBM clients talked with subject matter experts about how to expedite support issues and concerns, worked with the Jazz Jumpstart groups to have... [More]
It was worth getting up early Tuesday morning to “stay ahead” at Innovate 2013: The IBM Technical Summit, where innovation and entrepreneurship took center stage. IBM Senior Vice President Robert LeBlanc opened the General Session by reviewing yesterday’s discussion of the importance of DevOps as an enterprise capability, necessary to seize customer opportunity and reduce time to feedback.
Next up, Eric Ries, author of the Lean Startup and the blog Startup Lessons Learned, outlined his approach to put... [More]
Another day of heavy IBM Champion activity at IBM Innovate. The pinnacle was the Champion reception hosted by Gina Poole and other IBM executives where a number of Champions were presented their Blue Galaxy ‘Rock Star’ poster calling out their significant contribution. Take a look at this example from @alvesqualiti :
See more posters
We also captured a number of Champions on film, the results of which will be filtering through shortly.
Want to know where you can find Champions today? Take a look at this roster of speaking... [More]
Monday morning at Innovate started with an energizing General Session illuminating why it's a great time to be a technical professional. Software is shaping our world economy and the world is becoming programmable. Steve Farley, Vice President of Information Technology at Nationwide Insurance, opened up the session with an impressive report of his firm’s success going Lean and Agile. Next up, IBM Rational General Manager Kristof Kloeckner then introduced thought leaders who each gave five-minute lightning talks with insights... [More]
Business Partner Awards
The Innovate 2013 awards, which were announced during the Business Partner Summit on Sunday and in Monday's General Session, recognized IBM Business Partners who have demonstrated excellence in delivering business value solutions to clients based on their integrations with IBM Rational software. The winners are as follows:
Innovate Best of Show
Innovate 2013 Begins!
On Sunday, Innovate 2013: The IBM Technical Summit kicked off with research, ribbons and more. The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin was abuzz with people from around the world signing in to the first IBM Technical Summit and eager to "stay ahead." Around the corner, early birds enjoyed introductions to Rational in the Discover Rational track, got a glimpse of the future from IBM Research in the Imagine track, and engaged in certification testing and detailed workshops, while the truly ambitious finished... [More]
Innovate is winding down, but there’s still great value to take in before you leave.
8:30 a.m. – noon
Don’t miss the opportunity to experience sessions like:
IBM Mobile Development Architect, Jim Zhang, presenting Developer Experience with IBM Worklight
IBM Distinguished Engineer and Rational Lead for Analytics, Murray Cantor, presenting Predictive Analytics for Software and Systems
Fidelity Chief Architect Richard Moran presenting Automation is not Enough
So much to do before the Animal Kingdom party tonight and it’s your last chance to explore the Expo!
1:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Get what you came for… choose what you need from the continued wealth of insight and technical training offered with Innovate’s 30 tracks worth of sessions .
Get your hands on the latest Rational solutions, tools, and processes in workshops led by Rational's experts. Choose from these in-depth workshops today:... [More]
So much Innovate, so little time.
The day starts strong again with inspiring and relevant innovation and leadership talks from visionary Eric Ries, a fab-five CTO panel, and the legendary Steve Wozniak.
Here’s a sampling of what you can take in next:
10:30 a.m. – noon and 1:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Get what you came for… take in sessions led by speakers from Intel, Lloyds Banking Group, Sirius Computer, Avnet Services, Deloitte, Ericsson, Raytheon, Perfecto Mobile,... [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]
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]
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]
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]
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]