What does IBM THINK mean? A Storageneers interview
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Christian Henke, Program Director, EMEA Storage Competence Center IBM Systems
Serge Monney, European Storage Competence Center, Member of IBM Technical Expert Council / Academy of Technology #AOT
The Storageneer team could interview Christian Henke Program Director, EMEA Storage Competence Center to collect his impression about THINK 2018.
Christian, this interview is intended to get feedback on your personal impression on the IBM THINK2018 Conference that took place from March 19 till March 22 in Las Vegas. To start with could you please shortly outline what is THINK2018 for you?
For me the main purpose of the conference is networking! Altogether 30000+ people from all over the world attend this conference - Clients, Business Partners and IBMers.
Many client I am dealing with were somehow represented on the conference. It's a unique chance to meet with clients in an informal atmosphere. In addition it is also a great opportunity to meet our international IBM team.
What was your impression about the way IBM did present its capabilities on THINK2018?
On THINK2018 IBM presented its capability to holistically help
Christian, you are leading the EMEA storage support in IBM Systems. What was your specific take-away for this mission?
IBM Systems and in particular IBM storage was not often explicit part of the conference discussions. However I always see the following analogy: You need to drink every day but usually you do not talk too much about water.
So this means that there is no higher level of technology without the unde
IBM Systems and IBM Storage in particular is the foundation, no doubt about it.
From your networking with clients: What is the most discussed topic and why:
OK, you know I am part of storage support. My introduction usually triggers the direction of the discussion....
One client told me the following: "I understand that technology can fail. However, in case it fails I want that IBM takes this very serious, but I'm not always getting this impression."
Our clients business is very often to a large extend absolutely dependent on our infrastructure. So this expectation is very understandable!
Thank you very much Christian and see you at Thin
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