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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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?
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]
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]