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General Sessions

Gain valuable insights as industry experts, fellow IBM clients, IBM Business Partners and IBM executives share their experience and guidance for managing big data and analytics at the speed of business.


Host: Jake Porway

Jake Porway, data scientist,
machine learning enthusiast and
television personality.
Jake Porway will lend his unique perspective each day in the General Session. Jake uses big data to tackle big social problems. As the founder of DataKind, he connects—and acts as an accessible bridge between—data scientists and not-for-profit companies.

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Monday, November 4

8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

In the new era of computing, new opportunities to transform an organization or an entire industry are emerging for organizations who embrace Social, Mobile, Cloud, and Big Data. Getting there, however, requires focusing on the right strategies, investments and business outcomes, and Information On Demand 2013 is the right place to learn the fastest route to turn big thinking into big impact for your organization.

Start your week by hearing first-hand from business and IT leaders who are harnessing IBM Big Data & Analytics for better insight and business outcomes. See the latest innovations that can help you maximize the use of big data, anticipate and shape business outcomes, add value at the point of impact, and improve the economics of your IT investments.

Tuesday, November 5

8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Through thousands of engagements with clients across all industries, it is clear that each industry has a distinct set of challenges and unique opportunities. In this session, hear how leading organizations are optimizing their business and IT investments using IBM Big Data & Analytics solutions designed to unlock new opportunities, including to deepen customer engagement, optimize operations and infrastructure, identify threat and fraud, and find new sources of revenue.

Learn from IBM executives about the imperatives, solutions and capabilities that deliver game-changing results for a single department, an entire organization and those helping transform whole industries. Attend this session to understand the latest industry and C-suite studies that will help you discover your next big opportunity.

Wednesday, November 6

8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

The Next Generation of Innovation

It's hard to imagine a world without social, mobile, cloud and big data these days. These disruptive technology factors are part of everyone's lexicon and are responsible for shaping our society, how organizations conduct business and how we live our lives. The possibilities for further change are endless, but succeeding in the future requires that you think differently today.

In this session, top technology thought leaders will discuss the exciting possibilities that lie ahead and how you can stay ahead of your competition by positioning yourself for success today. With their insight, you'll begin to see opportunities instead of challenges and view the possibilities in a different way. You'll leave the session ready to return to your organization with a new vision for the future.

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Serena Williams

Serena Williams

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