Think Tanks

Discover the method. Workshops to think and work through how to transform and disrupt.

The transformative power of Blockchain

Every once in a while, a new technology comes along that sets the business world on a new course. Blockchain is that kind of technology. Now it’s up to business leaders to decide if they want to join the trailblazers who are using it to re-evaluate enterprises, ecosystems and entire economies. This hands-on Think Tank will cover:

  • The journey to incorporate blockchain, serving as an important new way to instil trust into transactions and entire business processes.
  • Examples of how organisations are working together to unleash the exponential business value of blockchain technologies.
  • Identifying new ecosystems, networks and opportunities for your organisation.
  • A step-by-step guide to building your Blockchain solution.

The Cognitive Enterprise: Reinventing your company with AI

We are at the cusp of a new era of business reinvention. Organisations are faced with an unprecedented convergence of technological, social and regulatory forces. As artificial intelligence (AI), automation, Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain and 5G become pervasive, their combined impact will reshape businesses. In this session, discover how organisations will gain competitive advantage by using business process platforms to adapt to a shifting marketplace.

Access the Future Today: Quantum Computing

Quantum computing takes advantage of the laws of quantum mechanics found in nature and represents a fundamental change from classical information processing. More than 100,000 people around the globe are already accessing the IBM Q experience for learning and research. In this session, get up close and personal to Quantum and hear Dario Gil’s insights into the future impact of this radically different approach to computing.

Customer Experience Transformation - How not to lose buyers with purchasing power

Advancements in technology continue to transform the customer experience. By 2020, experts project that more than 85% of all customer interactions will be handled without the need for a human agent. Today’s customers expect a completely different experience when it comes to customer service, driving a paradigm shift in customer service. Businesses must evolve their approach or face losing the significant buying power of the millennial consumer.

Join this interactive session and discuss how organisations can employ conversational commerce, intelligent automation and better utilise data to route customer queries to agents who can best address their needs.

Adopting a human-centred approach to AI design

Join IBM’s Arthur Proestakis, IBM Cloud Architect and AI Expert, to explore the value of applying human-centred design principles when establishing AI as a function in your organisation. Take a journey through the process of building a MVP and learn from leaders who have already climbed the ladder to AI.

Partnering to Prepare

Despite the number of high-profile breaches that have made recent headlines, 75% of organizations lack consistent incident response plans. Security breaches occur every day, but reviews and tabletop discussions don't provide real-life operational preparation. Attend this session to learn how you can transform your security program, improve collaboration and strengthen your defences. You'll gain insight into how IBM X- Force Command Centres are helping IBM Security partners discover the power of real-time simulation.

Unstructured data will save your business, and the world

You might think you’re a master of analytics, but your spreadsheets aren’t telling you everything. Discover the power of unstructured data and the lessons the team at ‘Stop the Traffik’ learnt when using AI to end human slavery.

A supply chain that can think, sense and respond

Business friction and disruptions such as natural disasters, supplier failures and weather incidents significantly affect the continuity and profitability of supply chains. In this session, we will discuss the integration of internal and external data sources to increase situational visibility and reduce friction in your trading relationships. That way, you too confidently act to manage and mitigate disruptions.