The future of hybrid cloud and AI is here

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Hybrid cloud and AI are the foundation of smarter business. Think is where they come to life.

We understand that the world — and business — is in the midst of rapid and unpredictable change. Join us at Think 2021 to learn how to navigate change through transformation, automation and modernization. Learn about the future of hybrid cloud and AI and meet others who are using technology to make a difference.

Reasons to attend Think 2021
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    Reasons to attend Think 2021

    Personalized curriculum

    Tailor your agenda to your interests with on-demand and live sessions focused on real-world scenarios and solutions. Learn from innovators, thinkers and doers about the best tools to tackle your organization's imperatives.

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    Credential-building education

    Think Academy provides thousands of dollars' worth of training and knowledge to make yourself indispensable to your organization. Learn about the latest products and technologies in technical breakouts, hands-on labs, master classes and discounted certification exams.

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    New ways to engage

    Join our community and directly network with subject matter experts and your peers. Participate in community forums, break away for one-on-one chats and collaborate in the IBM Garage with the pros who create the technology you use every day. Get direct access to experts and local-language instructors in interactive panels and watch parties.

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    Meet the thinkers and doers who are changing the world

    Think 2021 speakers are visionaries, innovators and game changers. Hear from today's brightest minds in keynotes, roadmap sessions, Trends & Directions talks and speaker chats.

    Sessions at a glance





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    1043Training and staffing tips for your cloud transformation project

    Cloud skills are an issue for most cloud projects. How are other experts managing their cloud skill gaps? When should you invest in training versus consulting? Join us for a panel discussion moderated by Aki Duvvur, VP IBM Public Cloud and joined by Thibault Dauphin, Cloud Education Lead for BNP Paribas; Mark Wyllie, CEO of Flagship Solutions Group; and Joe Noonan, Client Technical Leader, IBM.


    1061Unleashing Industry 4.0 innovation on hybrid cloud with 5G, AI and Edge

    Manufacturers around the globe are encountering unprecedented challenges brought about by technological disruption and the COVID-19 pandemic. Deep integration of cutting-edge technologies with the changing nature of work will be key to turning these challenges into opportunities for growth. This session will explore how the intersection of 5G, AI, cloud, IoT and Robotics at the Edge can create a unique platform for Industry 4.0 transformation, worker empowerment and business innovation.


    1088Maturing threat management with security as a service

    In this session, Dr. Matti Mantere, CISO of Luminor Group, the third largest provider of financial services in the Baltics, shares lessons learned on the group’s cyber risk management maturity journey. He talks about initiatives the group took to improve its internal capabilities, and why it chose to move to a security-as-a-service model to progress on its journey. He also shares his insights on the benefits and challenges to consider for successful threat management.


    1115KPN drives digital transformation by changing the paradigm on software support

    KPN, the largest telecom provider in the Netherlands, chose IBM’s software support solution for a subset of its Oracle products. The IBM solution significantly reduces cost while offering personalized ,high quality service. Savings are re-invested in KPN’s digital transformation, including IBM security and network optimization. Based on very high satisfaction, KPN is moving more Oracle products to IBM support. Join us to hear from KPN directly about their experience.


    1120Building real-time inventory solutions leveraging multiple styles of integration with Prolifics

    In today's environment there is little patience for application outages from spikes in demand and no room for the additional costs to handle the scale-up or -down requirements manually. Learn how IBM Cloud Pak for Integration’s latest messaging and events capabilities deliver uniform clustering and native high availability (HA), which reduces outage risk and costs. You will also hear examples from our partner Prolifics, who will share a real-time inventory solution built on Kafka and IBM MQ.


    1127Modernize with containers: Migrating legacy applications

    On the journey to the cloud, enterprise developers are facing challenges moving their existing on-premises applications to the cloud quickly and cost-effectively. One of the best solutions to this challenge is to modernize the platform infrastructure of an existing application and update its internal architecture and features. In this session by IBM Developer and Infosys, we will discuss what Application Modernization looks like in the real world and how we can run an app on the cloud.

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