Wednesday at Innovate: Breakouts and More
Wednesday at Innovate was full of activity as eager participants took advantage of the last full day of the all-new Innovate: The IBM Technical Summit. In the morning, breakout sessions, workshops, open labs, and certification testing rooms were full ofja
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 their questions answered, and talked about issues in the consulting cafe.
In the Client Connections Lounge, it was the clients helping clients as reference customers talked about their challenges and successes with other customers considering IBM solutions.
It was all z with a lunch and learn session in the Systems z solution suite called "DevOps and the Mainframe--Can you continuously deliver on z/OS?" where participants engaged in a lively discussion of how DevOps can help them achieve continuous delivery in their unique environments.
At noon, the final Expo hours began.
The Expo was full of Visiting booths for IBM and IBM Business Partners, including Platinum Sponsors Cloud One and UrbanCode:
developerWorks Live! hosted tech talks that focused on developerWorks and Jazz Hub--concepts, future directions, new content, and more. Good news for those of you who missed them...many of these insightful sessions were recorded and will be available online soon!
Meanwhile, Design Studio hosted meetings, design walkthroughs and usability evaluations.
In the BP Cafe, IBM Business Partners met with clients and other partners, learning, forming alliances, and closing deals. "The ability to network is amazing, in one 30 minute meeting with a customer in the BP cafe. we closed a deal that paid for our trip," said Michael Elvertorp of ARROW.
And finally, buses lined up for Disney's Animal Kingdom, where attendees braved the weather and enjoyed an evening of rides, conversation and fun.
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What's Coming on Thursday
It's the last opportunity to technical training offered with Innovate’s 30 tracks worth of sessions, . Take special note of the following: