Explore the sessions

Insight offers a unique educational experience tailored to your needs. From business and industry solutions to deep-dive technical sessions, learn new ways to unlock the potential of data and analytics. Regardless of your interest, skill level or business priorities, the curriculum is designed to help you quickly and easily realize the full value of your investment.

Leading organizations are using data and analytics to transform their industries and professions with speed and conviction. Learn how enterprise scale, line-of-business solutions are fundamentally changing the way organizations engage with their customers, inspire new business models and outpace the competition.


Learn how to realize the value of data and analytics solutions that can help achieve better business outcomes. > Register now.


Whatever your industry, you are faced with ever-increasing expectations. Learn how technology can be strategically applied to transform your enterprise and differentiate your business. > Register now.

Data is the world’s newest resource for competitive advantage. The key is to unlock its potential and allow decision-making to move from the elite few to the empowered many. Learn how successful companies are keeping pace by optimizing and modernizing their IT infrastructures for faster access, analysis and insight.

Advanced Analytics

Learn how smart data discovery uses guided and automated intelligence for data analysis and visualization to help just about anyone in your business apply analytics to their daily work without being masters of analytics or data science. > Register now.

Data & Content Management

Discover how data and content management can help you process information faster and make better decisions to optimize your business. See the latest offerings, including critical transaction systems, in-memory computing, data warehouse modernization, customer insight, case management, document capture, secure mobile content collaboration and more. > Register now.

Hadoop & Spark

As part of IBM's ongoing commitment to Hadoop and the open source ecosystem, IBM is broadening its support for Apache Spark and offering clients access to the latest innovations around data and analytics. > Register now.

Integration, Governance & Security

Learn how organizations are delivering trusted data for warehouses and analytics, processing big data, consolidating and retiring applications, implementing 360-degree customer views, and rolling out data governance initiatives. > Register now.

Systems and Architecture

State of the art architectures and infrastructure work with one another to drive better business outcomes. Learn how to bring the pieces together to make the most of your data with real-time insights, sharing of high quality information, secure environments and improved economics of IT. > Register now.

In today's environment, data is simply moving too fast for traditional approaches. Organizations must take advantage of new best practices of harnessing data, turning it into insight, and then into action. Learn how to apply insight everywhere through new advances in Watson, cloud, mobile and the Internet of Things.


The era of cognitive computing is here. Discover how IBM Watson can transform your organization. > Register now.


Realize cloud as the growth engine for business. Cloud is at the nexus of dramatic innovation with mobile as the activation point, data analysis driving differentiation and security as the enabler. > Register now.


Effectively integrate mobile, data and analytics to engage customers in new ways, empower employees to provide superior service and increase the return on your mobile investment. > Register now.

Internet of Things

Learn how you can derive deep business insight from the Internet of Things (IoT)-- an integrated fabric of devices, data, connections, processes, and people. > Register now.

Session Types

Insight 2015 will offer a wide variety of session types for you to experience. Most sessions will last 60 minutes, featuring a 45-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer segment. For a deeper understanding of the many different session types, here’s a breakdown of what you can expect from each:

General Sessions, Keynotes & Super Sessions

Join the crowd! These 60 to 90 minute sessions allow you to explore high-level business and marketing strategies; discover the true value of conference themes, topics and capabilities; and learn from some of the most innovative IBM clients, Business Partners and IBM executive leaders. Insight will offer three General Sessions and 16 Keynotes and Super Sessions, which will be located in the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Mandalay Bay Ballroom and room South Seas F.

Breakout Sessions

Each Breakout Session will offer a detailed exploration of a single topic in a traditional classroom atmosphere, typically with a 45-minute presentation and 15 minutes of Q&A.


Moderated by IBM Subject Matter Experts, Panels allow the world’s greatest minds to engage in roundtable discussions on today’s most intriguing technological advances. While some audience participation may be encouraged, the format tends to remain structured.

Hands-on Labs

These intensive three-hour technical sessions are conducted in a classroom environment with exercises that are pre-selected, instructor-led, and offered at one or more published times during the conference. These labs allow testing of IBM products. Please be aware that these sessions will have limited seating, requiring pre-conference Event Connect enrollment to participate.

Engagement Center Sessions

Engagement Center Sessions will be held in the Solution EXPO, can be either 20 or 50 minutes, and will have limited seating.

Meet-the-Expert Sessions

Focused on IBM solutions and products, these sessions provide you with a unique opportunity to meet and speak directly with IBM Subject Matter Experts. For a larger audience experience, you can attend one of the many Meet-the-Expert Sessions in the standard breakout rooms. But you can also meet with an expert in the Solution EXPO for a more intimate one-on-one discussion.

Design Studio Sessions

These small, interactive sessions are led by IBM designers and focus on prototype test drives, design reviews and design feedback. This feedback will lead to improvements in the usability of products, uncovering new requirements, and affirming design decisions. These sessions require non-disclosure agreements and have limited seating. Please be aware that these sessions will have limited seating, requiring pre-conference Event Connect enrollment to participate.

Center Experience Solutions Theater

Located in the Solution EXPO, this large theater will host sessions focused on business and market strategy in a casual setting. Aligned with conference themes, topics and capabilities, these 60-minute sessions will feature IBM clients, Business Partners and prominent IBMers. The Center Experience Solutions Theater will also host a livestream of the General Sessions Monday through Wednesday.

EXPO Theater Sessions

The EXPO Theater is located in the Solution EXPO, and will feature 20-minute sessions hosted by IBM and Business Partner speakers.


Think of it as a playground for technical professionals that are coding the Insight Economy. dev@insight features lightning talks, demos, hands-on labs and the opportunity to explore new solutions, share ideas and get caught up on cutting edge tech. If you are a software developer, architect or designer, drop in to dev@ for the technical insight you need to get your job done.