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Connect 2014 Lab Schedules

Take your technical and business expertise to a new level!

We’ve got all the bases covered — software, solutions, tools, training and consulting — it’s all available in the Labs.

Architects, developers, engineers and consultants with a wide range of backgrounds and expertise are available to talk, to problem solve and to help answer your questions, or to simply brainstorm.

And, you can take advantage of onsite IBM certification testing facilities to certify your own expertise.

Meet the Developers Lab

Location: Dolphin - Asia 1 and 2

This informal lab setting lends itself to friendly, relaxed discussions with the engineers responsible for designing, coding, testing, assessing performance, and deployment of IBM Social Business solutions.

Lab Hours:

Monday, January 27th 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday, January 28th 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday, January 29th 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday, January 30th 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

IBM Innovation Lab

Location: Dolphin - Asia 3

Meet IBM experts in social science, visualization, advanced analytics, and other cutting-edge technologies that will transform today's companies into tomorrow's smarter workforces. Exchange ideas with our top researchers and developers from around the world, see our latest prototypes, and discuss how they might solve your top business challenges.

Lab Hours:

Monday, January 27th 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday, January 28th 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday, January 29th 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday, January 30th 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

IBM Smarter Workforce Lab

Location: Dolphin - Europe 1

This informal lab allows attendees to engage with members of Kenexa's Product Management and Development teams.

Smarter Workforce integrates both people and processes, providing solutions to engage a smarter, more effective workforce across most critical business functions.

Lab Hours:

Monday, January 27th 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday, January 28th 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday, January 29th 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday, January 30th 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

IBM Design Studio

Location: Dolphin - Asia 4

"Good design is good business" - Thomas J. Watson
IBM Design Thinking is about creating great experiences for our users. Come to the IBM Design Studio to meet the designers for IBM Collaboration Solutions and Smarter Workforce products and learn about our IBM Design Thinking approach.

Lab Hours:

Monday, January 27th 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday, January 28th 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday, January 29th 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday, January 30th 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Certification Testing

Location: Swan - Lark

This onsite IBM Certification testing facility enables you to fit certification exams into your conference schedule with convenience and flexibility. We encourage you to take your exams as early as possible during the conference to ensure seating, as the lab typically gets busier as the week progresses.

Certification Testing Hours:

Monday, January 27th 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday, January 28th 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday, January 29th 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday, January 30th 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Certification Prep

Location: Swan - Peacock

This IBM Certification preparation facility, or study hall, provides you with materials, in both hard and soft copy, and other resources to prepare for taking IBM certification exams in the adjoining Certification Testing facility. We encourage you to make your first visit as early as possible during the conference to ensure access to resources. The lab typically gets busier as the week progresses.

Certification Prep Hours:

Monday, January 27th 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday, January 28th 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday, January 29th 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday, January 30th 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM