Dublin, Ireland

Digital Hub

Dublin, Ireland

Digital Hub

Think Summit, Dublin 2020

IBM Think Summit, Dublin Highlights (YouTube, 01:30)
 

We are sorry that we couldn’t welcome you to the Aviva Stadium on March the 12th. We didn’t want you to lose out, so we recorded a number of the sessions. You can enjoy listening at your leisure, from whatever location you find yourself.

You can still hear from Irish businessman, entrepreneur and round-the-world sailor, Enda O’Coineen, who shares his experience of digital business transformation and why trust is so important in both business and when you’re alone in the middle of the ocean.

Don’t miss IBM’s Bob Sutor’s keynote, where he shares how Quantum computers hold the promise of solving entirely new categories of problems that are far beyond the reach of even today’s most powerful supercomputers. Quantum computing is no longer science fiction – today, tens of thousands of people around the world are using real IBM Quantum computing systems to explore new problems.

If you would like to learn more about IBM technologies to help your business navigate the uncertainty and emerge resilient, please join us at Think 2020, the Digital Event Experience.

Online Keynote Sessions


Welcome and opening keynote

Building trust in the era of data and AI everywhere

In this session Paul Farrell will outline how IBM is helping clients and building trust in every aspect of our relationship with them.

Speaker:

Paul Farrell

Paul Farrell

General Manager, IBM Ireland

At IBM, Mr Farrell has operated in several executive and leadership roles including Consulting Services leader for GBS UK & Ireland and leadership roles across the Nordics, Italy and the wider European market. Having served as an officer in the defence forces, he then worked as a consultant and partner in the Irish market before joining IBM.

Mr Farrell is currently responsible for IBM's business in one of the corporation's key portfolios that includes IBM Research - Ireland, IBM Ireland Development Lab and IBM European Digital Sales Centre.

He is a member of IBECs National Council, a board member at American Chamber of Commerce Ireland and was recently conferred with an Honorary Doctorate from NUI Galway.

 


Quantum Computing for the 2020s

IBM first put a quantum computer in the IBM Cloud in 2016. Since then, over 200,000 registered users have run over 65 billion quantum circuits on IBM Quantum hardware. What does this mean for you at the beginning of this new decade? What are the use cases and how will we measure progress? What can quantum plus classical systems do that classical systems cannot do alone? How might quantum computing give you competitive advantage? We’ll discuss all of this to help you map your business and technology strategy for taking advantage of this new technology.

Speaker:

Bob Sutor

Bob Sutor

VP, IBM Quantum Ecosystem Development, IBM Research

Bob Sutor has been a technical leader and executive in the IT industry for over 30 years. He is the author of a book about quantum computing called 'Dancing with Qubits', published in late 2019.

More than two decades of Bob's career have been spent in IBM Research in New York. During his time there, he worked on or led efforts in symbolic mathematical computation, optimisation, AI, blockchain, and quantum computing. He is the co-author of several research papers and the book 'Axiom: The Scientific Computation System' with the late Richard D. Jenks.

Bob has also been an executive on the software side of the IBM business in areas including emerging industry standards, software on Linux, mobile, and open source. He is a theoretical mathematician by training, has a Ph.D. from Princeton University and an undergraduate degree from Harvard College. Bob started coding when he was 15 and has used most programming languages.

Areas in which Bob has worked include: quantum computing, AI, blockchain, mathematics and mathematical software, Linux, open source, standards management, product management and marketing, computer algebra and web standards.

 


IBM and Red Hat: The whole is greater than the sum of the parts

Alex Rutter and Keith Lynch will discuss the strategy behind IBM's biggest ever acquisition and how in the new world of hybrid multi-cloud, being open is the most important technology decision clients can make and in doing so, accelerate their journey to cloud regardless of cloud provider.

Speakers:

Keith Lynch

Keith Lynch

Country Manager, Red Hat Ireland

Keith has 20 years of experience in the IT Industry, primarily with enterprise software companies and their customers. He started his career as a software engineer and then went into consulting and professional services before moving into business general management. He co-ran a technology start-up before joining Red Hat and has spent most of his years in technology living and breathing Open Source. He recently returned to Ireland with his family after spending the last two decades working abroad.

Alex Rutter

Alex Rutter

Director of Red Hat Business & Synergy Leader, UK & Ireland

Alex is responsible for IBM's go-to-market strategy and synergy with Red Hat, and manages how the partnership will help resolve client issues in a new hybrid multi-cloud world. Prior to this role, Alex ran IBM's Cognitive Solutions business in the UK and Ireland and was responsible for making AI a reality for our clients. He also managed the integration of the Weather Company after IBM acquired the business in 2016.

 


Guest Keynote – Enda O’Coineen

Building a business in the digital age

Enda will discuss how he's applying technology to his business interests and what opportunities moving to digital offers in terms of speed, agility, cost and security. He'll also discuss his exploits as a round-the-world sailor.

Speaker:

Enda O’Coineen

Enda O’Coineen

Entrepreneur Enda O’Coineen is a management and finance graduate from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a hugely successful financier as Chairman of Kilcullen Kapital Partners. He is also the Publisher and CEO of the Business Post Media Group, and the author of five books. His most recent book, ‘Journey To The Edge’, retells his hair-raising exploits in 2017 as Ireland’s first participant in the Vendée Globe race. His conclusion that “for every risk there is a massive potential for reward and giving back” reflects his personal philosophy and has been key to his success as an entrepreneur in multiple sectors.

In addition, Enda is President of the Irish Pubs Global Federation, which has in excess of 7,000 members worldwide. His business experience extends internationally, having founded the Czech & Slovak Credit Bureaus and later Globix Telecom with an investment of $150,000, which was sold four years later at a value of $35m.

Passionately believing in ‘putting something back in’, Enda has contributed significant time and personal resource into youth and community development. He is a founding chairman of the Volvo Ocean Race project in Galway, which generated over €100m direct benefit to the local economy and is also founding President of the Atlantic Youth Trust, which aims to introduce over 1,000 young people annually to ocean adventure, challenge and personal development.

 

New for 2020

Quantum Computing

Quantum computers hold the promise of solving entirely new categories of problems that are far beyond the reach of even today’s most powerful supercomputers. Quantum computing is no longer science fiction. Today, tens of thousands of people around the world are using real IBM quantum computing systems to explore new problems. Join us at Think Summit Dublin to see the work being done with quantum computers today.

 

 

Cloud & Infrastructure

Build once. Deploy anywhere.

Webinar: Rapidly Scale your Desktops and Apps seamlessly with VMware Horizon on IBM Cloud.

 

Beneath the surface of digital transformation: Why leaders modernise enterprise applications.

Security & Resiliency

Protect your business, Respond to threats and Recover quickly in the event of disruption.

IBM X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Cybersecurity Incident Response Services, Q1 2019.

 

Webinar: Secure Your Hybrid, Multicloud Environment with Cloud Pak for Security.

Data & AI

Accelerate your journey to AI.

Learn how IBM Cloud Private for Data can help unify the work of insight teams across your organisation.

 
 

A faster journey to cloud

A faster journey to cloud

No matter where you are on your cloud transformation, IBM can help you migrate workloads, modernise apps, manage multi clouds and build cloud native apps at speed and scale.

A faster journey to cloud

No matter where you are on your cloud transformation, IBM can help you migrate workloads, modernise apps, manage multi clouds and build cloud native apps at speed and scale.

Find out how

 

A faster journey to cloud

Helping businesses become cyber resilient

IBM’s Cyber Elite team can partner with your business to take a unified approach to cyber resiliency.

Helping businesses become cyber resilient

IBM’s Cyber Elite team can partner with your business to take a unified approach to cyber resiliency.

Find out how

 

A faster journey to cloud

Seven steps to becoming a Cognitive Enterprise

Becoming digital was just the start. To evolve, transform from the inside-out by bringing together data, smart technology and smarter people.

Seven steps to becoming a Cognitive Enterprise

Becoming digital was just the start. To evolve, transform from the inside-out by bringing together data, smart technology and smarter people.

Find out how