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Did you miss any of the blogging action from Innovate? Well, we have you covered!
We have everything covered that our leadership team and social experts posted - from VoiCE, to DevOps, to Keynotes, to ISDZ.
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Greetings from the main tent at Innovate. Here we are in the second full day of events and the mornings have been exciting. The band welcomed us all and after yesterday's lightning sessions I was looking forward to some panels and speakers. First up was Robert Leblanc, SVP of Middleware. What I gleaned from him was that our customers clearly understand the latest trends of mobile, Cloud and more but they feel they are very unprepared to adopt and react to those trends. Seems like an opportunity for us to help them with the transition. I loved the example he gave with the Ford Fusion and how it contains over 15 million lines of code by the time it is complete and coming off the line. It is a walking data center. Also interesting was the how he positioned devOps to be more of and enterprise process and not an IT process. I think this shift will allow more of our customers outside of the traditional ALM and IT space to participate. I also heard a clear call to action with the directive to improve the speed of delivery of our offerings to map to the entire mobile paradigm and allowing customers to update at will at a very quick pace from the appStore.
Our final event was an interview with Alan Brown and Steve Wozniak. He focused on the fact that he designed things completely for himself and was "an engineer at heart". He did not always rely on existing documentation and design principles but worked to reverse engineer and improve upon them. He would offer challenges to himself to build something with less parts and that is what drove the entire simplicity model. Mr. Wosniak worked on many different projects and didn't ever discount those efforts. He also said it is not always easy to recognize innovation and what can be turned into money but that his partnership with Steve Jobs really helped there. What he brought to the table was the ability to be disruptive, and to not just learn the answers to the test but to ask thought provoking questions on a regular basis. This message resounded well with me as I see my own children often look for the answers instead of trying to figure out answers for themselves.
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Day 1 - Real Insights, Real Results with Danny Sabbah (GM of Rational Software), Jamie Thomas (VP Development, Rational Software) and Tom Hawk (GM, Global Industrial Sector)
Round 1 of Keynote presentations will be available on-demand after 8:00 a.m. ET on June 2nd.
Day 2 features Steve Mills (SVP, Software Group), Al Zollar (GM, Tivoli) and Grady Booch (IBM Visionary and all-round Wicked Smaht Guy)) sharing Real Innovations.
Round 2 of Keynote presentations will be available on-demand after 5:00 p.m. ET on June 2nd
Don't miss this opportunity to hear what all the buzz is about!