Sunday Innovate Wrapup
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 their second day of ScrumMaster training.
IBM Rational General Manager Kristof Kloeckner cut the ribbon for the largest-ever Expo, hosting over 60 sponsors and presenting a full gamut of today's technology for software and product delivery. The opening reception provided a first glimpse into the wide array of solutions and activities, plus food, networking and more!
In Design Studio, the design team acted out the key roles in an Enterprise implementing a program of projects. Stop by to find out when they will reprise their four scenes that demonstrate the challenges and discuss the opportunities of using service virtualization, keyword testing, and automated release processes to help manage this program of projects to success. Next door, developerWorks Live! booth, which is hosting Tech Talks all week, kicked them off with a series of well-received talks all about Mobile.
--> Read about the Innovate 2013 Sponsors
Also in dW Live was the official list of winners for Stay Ahead: The Game. Five brave souls, (including two teams!) solved the Stay Ahead challenge and found the mystery location:
For Innovate attendees who would like to try Part Two of this puzzle, stop by the Social Lounge and pick up a card. You'll enjoy the challenge, but keep in mind what the Stay Ahead solvers shared: more than one perspective helps solve the puzzle faster!
Earlier in the day, nearly 300 IBM Business Partners got a full-day lesson in moving their businesses forward as Forrester analyst John Rhymer joined key Rational and IBM Business Partner executives in a wide variety of sessions.
-->Learn more at the IBM Business Partner blog
The door was open at the Open Lifecycle Summit where industry experts led a series of lightning talks and a panel discussion focused on the latest news in open technologies, including a look at how open source and standards are being used to achieve business success.
--> Read about OSLC at Innovate
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What's Coming on Monday
An exciting general session, mini main tents, Expo hours and more. Take special note of the following:
-->Read what to watch for on Monday.