Connect 2017
Redefine
work with
Watson

Moscone West
San Francisco, CA
February 20 – 23
#ibmconnect

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IBM Connect, the leading workplace technology conference, is moving to San Francisco, the center of the tech world.

Imagine the future you want, then learn how to make it happen today. At IBM Connect, you will gain the insights you need to capitalize on the disruptive effects of cloud, cognitive and analytics that are changing how we work.

Why attend?

Expand your knowledge
and training

Learn how to harness fast-moving collaborative technologies in ways that will make your work easier. Gain invaluable insights in over 200 sessions, labs and countless learning and networking opportunities.

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Reimagine your profession

In the cognitive era, everyone needs to rethink their skills. Join more than 4,000 fellow thought leaders, colleagues and industry experts to explore the benefits of a reinvigorated the workforce.

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Experience breakthrough solutions first-hand

It’s easy to talk about innovation. It’s another thing to touch it, talk to it and realize it for yourself. In the Solution EXPO, you will see and learn how it’s done. Discover first-hand how you can create new value – today.

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Reimagine everyday work

Discover how cloud and machine learning are helping organizations reimagine everyday work and augment human expertise. Experience the latest digital workplace technologies and see how new solutions are driving real business results.

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Stay connected

Guest speaker: Dr. Sheena Iyengar

Learn how people make decisions in a world full of options.

Redefine Work with Watson

Inhi Suh's Introduction to Connect 2017

Compete and win!

Show off your programming skills at the Connect 2017 Hackathon.

Get animated with Women in Tech

Wine and dine with our special guest speaker from the world of digital animation.

Connect with leading companies

Hear from representatives from leading companies in logistics, telecoms, travel, banking and more.

Learn from experts

Hear from IBM Champions and IBM Business Partners like Cisco, Box, Actiance, and GENBAND.

50% increase in collaborative activities

See how leading businesses use collaboration technologies to impact their customers and bottom line.

Guest speaker: Dr. Sheena Iyengar

Learn how people make decisions in a world full of options.

Redefine Work with Watson

Inhi Suh's Introduction to Connect 2017

Compete and win!

Show off your programming skills at the Connect 2017 Hackathon.

Get animated with Women in Tech

Wine and dine with our special guest speaker from the world of digital animation.

Connect with leading companies

Hear from representatives from leading companies in logistics, telecoms, travel, banking and more.

Learn from experts

Hear from IBM Champions and IBM Business Partners like Cisco, Box, Actiance, and GENBAND.

50% increase in collaborative activities

See how leading businesses use collaboration technologies to impact their customers and bottom line.

Curriculum

Connect offers a unique educational experience tailored to your needs, regardless of track, topic or role. From business content to deep-dive technical sessions, the curriculum is designed to help you quickly and easily reimagine everyday work.

Tracks

There are three primary tracks to help guide you along your journey: Strategy and Business; Emerging Technologies; Development, Design and Tools.

Topics

Take advantage of more than 200 sessions on topics specific to your business challenge.

Roles

Maximize the success of your professional journey by learning the new skills required to reshape your business.

What to expect

Connect 2017 will offer a wide variety of session types for you to experience. Most session types will range between 20 – 45 minutes, featuring a presentation followed by a short question-and-answer segment. View a breakdown of what you can expect from each.

Location

Moscone West
800 Howard Street,
San Francisco,
CA 94107

Considered one of the world's leading experts on choice, Dr. Iyengar’s core research focusses on the psychology of choice and decision-making, addressing how humans face challenges in a world where they are inundated with options.

Her book, “The Art of Choosing,” explores topics such as, why choice is powerful and where its power comes from, the ways in which people make choices, and the relationship between how we choose and who we are.

When Dr. Iyengar was three years old, she was diagnosed with a rare form of retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited disease of retinal degeneration. By 6th grade, she had lost the ability to read, and by 11th grade, she had lost her sight entirely and could only perceive light.

She graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and earned Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Stanford University and joined the Columbia faculty in 1998.

February 20 – 23
Moscone West
San Francisco, CA