Lead in the Insight Economy

Fueled by data and analytics, a new economy built on insight is emerging. In this economy, insight is the basis for value creation and growth. It is powered by a new generation of individuals and breed of organizations who are innovating to gain competitive advantage. Organizations that succeed in this economy leverage insight to create new business models and transform their industries. They empower everyone to build an insight-driven culture that thrives. And most importantly, they disrupt entire marketplaces by reshaping the boundaries of what’s possible. How will you lead in the Insight Economy?









 

Monday: Leave no problem unsolved – transform your industry

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Mandalay Bay Event Center

In the Insight Economy every organization can change the game for customers and on competitors by pushing the boundaries of their industry. Driven by the ability to seize insight from data, new business models are emerging creating new industries that didn’t previously exist. Discover how insight can help you spot new revenue opportunities, innovate faster and solve every problem in your industry.



 

Tuesday: Run your perfect race – empower yourself

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Mandalay Bay Event Center

Organizations building an insight-driven culture based on the science of data can change the way work gets done and how decisions are made. In the Insight Economy you can enable everyone to act faster, ask more questions and think creatively about the best ways to innovate for growth. Explore how insight from cloud-based, self-service apps and open source innovations can be infused into every action your organization takes.



 

Wednesday: Make your mark – disrupt your marketplace

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Mandalay Bay Event Center

Thanks to the latest technology shifts and pervasive insights in the Insight Economy, marketplace changes are happening more frequently and are maturing faster. Organizations can now reinvent themselves to offer new services, reach new audiences and change the business landscape to their advantage. Join today’s guest speakers to hear what it means to be a leader who has disrupted marketplaces. And learn what you can do to be an agent of change in your business.



Keynotes

Business & Industry

Why your strategy doesn’t work anymore – Digital reinvention lessons from the C-suite

Monday, 10:30am-11:30am

Mandalay Ballroom


Your business model doesn’t work anymore. Even if your strategy has been solid for years, odds are that it won’t be for long because competition doesn’t just come from within your industry anymore. Technology forces are creating new experiences and disrupting operating models. Stay ahead of the disruption curve and apply digital reinvention strategies to drive growth, transform the customer experience, manage risks, and increase collaboration. IBM recently conducted over 4400 face to face interviews with CxOs from around the world in the latest C-suite study. You’ll hear first-hand how executives are transforming the way they do business and capitalizing on advanced technologies to stay ahead of the competition.


Data Management

Meeting the challenges of ground to cloud data management

Monday, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Mandalay Ballroom


Data is everywhere and in all forms. Your users require higher availability, greater agility and more self-service. Hadoop and cloud technologies are making their way into architecture decisions and your data center. Is your head spinning yet? How do you react? IBM presents the “Top 10 List of Data Management Challenges.” Competing in the insight economy requires a hybrid data management strategy where data can be leveraged in all forms and all locations to drive competitive advantage. Come hear how IBM is helping clients solve these challenges.


Advanced Analytics

Meaningful insights. Right time action. Opportunity realized.

Monday, 2:30pm-3:30pm

Mandalay Ballroom


Competing in the Insight Economy requires advanced analytics that can deliver meaningful insights at scale, and take advantage of the latest advances in Big Data, open source and cloud. Advanced analytics need to protect you from business risk while identifying and seizing opportunities with accuracy. The convergence of analytic capabilities in the Insight Economy delivers more power to the user and is blending traditional roles. Join this session to see how IBM is delivering simplified user experiences without sacrificing function. Faster, easier and smarter analytics across the spectrum of deployment models and data scale are designed to be operationalized into your business processes to drive the desired enterprise transformation.


Cloud

Maximize digital business with cloud, data & mobile

Monday, 4:30pm-5:30pm

Mandalay Ballroom


Cloud enables businesses to accelerate their digital transformation, but it can also introduce new challenges. To capitalize on mobile and analytics, organizations must be able to use data, applications and services seamlessly across hybrid environments with speed, flexibility and security. Tomorrow's leaders are taking advantage of this new digital innovation platform to maximize their ability to create value. In this session, learn how hybrid cloud can accelerate your digital transformation by unlocking new data insights to deliver the mobile enterprise.


Hadoop & Spark

Spark insight in your organization

Tuesday, 10:30am-11:30am

Mandalay Ballroom


Hadoop, Spark and Streams are critical in the insight economy and among the fastest growing technologies for data science. Join data experts to learn how Hadoop, Spark and Streams enhance your applications and see them at work live. The world of intelligence applications is now available. Attend this session to see how to enhance your applications with big data storage, a new analytics operating system and continuous computing.


Content Management

Smarter content, smarter people – An investigation into the power of content

Tuesday, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Mandalay Ballroom


Business content is expanding rapidly to include video, audio, and social media and IBM’s ECM business content solutions understand all types of content … extracting relevance, and putting insight to work to achieve the best business outcomes in the Insight Economy. New ECM mobile and cloud capabilities have created a world where content can be available anywhere on any device – to satisfy a customer, solve an investigation, design a product, or manage a business critical process. Watch ECM put content to work in a unique presentation that combines live theater with software solutions solving real world problems and join our special guests who will show us how IBM is shaping the future of the $7 Billion content industry.


Watson

What will you do with Watson?

Tuesday, 2:30pm-3:30pm

Mandalay Ballroom


Imagine a world where information presented itself at the point of possibility, decisions were made with all available evidence, and the expertise of your entire organization was available on demand. Where you could be more creative, be a better employee, and have a better quality of life.

Imagine the world of Watson.

Watson has been learning fast – understanding new languages, gaining the ability to see, and tackling a massively diverse set of domains. Join IBM Watson, our clients and partners in a showcase of just how far Watson has come since its IBM Insight debut in 2014. See demonstrations of transformative applications, get an inside look at what is next for cognitive computing, and learn how you can be the next IBM Watson success.



Super Sessions

Systems & Architecture

IT strategies and architecture for analytics and information management

Monday, 10:30am-11:30am

South Seas F


Unleash the full power of your data. Analytics, data management, information governance, infrastructure – their synergy drives better business outcomes. Join Tim Vincent, Analytics Group CTO, Marie Wieck, General Manager-Middleware and other experts to uncover key lessons from the field for establishing scalable analytic and information management systems – on premise and in the cloud. This discussion will focus on advanced architectures that exploit software, systems, and the best of open source to rapidly, efficiently, and accurately provide information and insight.


Mobile

Context is king: How mobility is changing the game in the Insight Economy

Monday, 1:00pm-2:00pm

South Seas F


Mobile is making Big Data even bigger, presenting new opportunities and challenging existing enterprise IT processes. The bounty of real-time data from wireless devices is providing irresistible and unprecedented context about what’s happening in specific times and places and with customers – driven from a powerful and flexible cloud. Hear from IBM clients who are using these insights to take action at start-up speed on the cloud and create impressive contextual experiences in the moment, making their businesses more relevant to customers and increasing productivity and efficiency for employees. You'll also learn how to quickly capitalize on the mobile context opportunity with intelligent location awareness, geospatial mapping and more.


Insight as a Service

Combining data and expertise to reimagine analytics for the Insight Economy

Monday, 4:00pm-5:00pm

South Seas F


Leaders in the Insight Economy know that pervasive use of insight helps organically transform their business and industry. Every day, more people across the enterprise are using data and analytical tools. At the same time, organizations want to combine more sources of external data with internal information to identify patterns and ideas that impact their business. Learn how IBM Insight-as-a-Service is marrying cognitive and predictive analytics capabilities with all data, including Twitter and The Weather Company, into industry-specific solutions and curated insights. Through this new approach, IBM can help employees answer their toughest business questions. Experts will explain how to get started quickly with a simple path to proficiency.


z Systems

Distinguish your business: Compete by driving real-time high-quality insights

Tuesday, 10:30am-11:30am

South Seas F


Competing in the Insight Economy demands that every business decision, whether made by human or machine, be informed by the most accurate analysis possible within an ever-shrinking time window. Operations and analysis can no longer be distinct practices. When insights rely on operational data, latency is your enemy, security your concern and cost your inhibitor if you choose to move that data for analysis. Capabilities now available on z Systems are giving businesses real advantage today no matter their objective or technological starting point. Join this session to hear how customers are successfully transforming their operational z Systems into Decision Management Systems.


Cloud Data Services

Building today’s business in the cloud

Tuesday, 1:00pm-2:00pm

South Seas F


With the advent of cloud computing, organizations are increasingly looking for ways to tap into and leverage the availability, flexibility and ease of use of cloud data services. In this session, Derek Schoettle GM IBM CDS will introduce the audience to IBM’s Cloud Data Services portfolio and show them through the lens of a growing company with hands-on, interactive demonstrations – how you take your organization into the cloud today.


Information, Integration & Governance

Achieving comprehensive information integration and governance

Tuesday, 2:30pm-3:30pm

South Seas F


Integration & Governance is not a one-size-fits-all program of bureaucratic procedures and expensive technologies. Instead, it is an approach that helps organizations discover, enrich, integrate, locate and manage diverse data from different data sources throughout the data lifecycle. IBM Analytics solutions integrate with leading open source technologies, social and mobile platforms, and can be deployed on premise or in cost saving hybrid cloud configurations to best suit an organization’s needs. Learn about the latest Information Integration & Information Governance capabilities of the IBM Analytics Platform and hear how IBM clients are putting agile data integration and governance solutions into action.


Internet of Things

Intelligent IOT – Insight for business transformation

Tuesday, 4:00pm-5:00pm

South Seas F


Intelligent IoT has grown beyond merely linking the physical and digital worlds, to creating powerful actionable insight. Understand how you can take IoT beyond simply being about the number of data-producing things, to attaining intelligence out of those things: to consume, analyze and generate insight from all sources of data. Imagine your business possibilities with an integrated IoT platform built on an open platform that powers the next generation of IoT applications, stretching from embedded technology all the way to industry applications for smarter products, smarter cities, and smarter homes. Hear how industry leaders are acting faster and competing more fiercely using data gathered and analyzed from the Internet of Things.


Security

Stop unknown threats: Apply analytics to the challenge of security

Wednesday, 10:30am-11:30am

South Seas F


As organizations drive innovation and engage with customers in new ways, protecting against cyberattacks becomes more critical. Traditional security tools focus on the known. You need a different approach to stop advanced attacks, unknown or never-before-seen threats from outside the organization, and to deter risky behavior of insiders as well. We will explore how analytics and a big data approach to security can help you proactively protect your most critical assets.


Social Business

Technology transcendence: Giving your collaboration tools a brain

Wednesday, 1:00pm-2:00pm

South Seas F


Jason Silva from National Geographic's Brain Games will lead a conversation about the potential to extend collaboration with technologies like cognitive computing, increasing our potential as individuals and changing the way we work together. Rob Koplowitz from IBM will continue the conversation to discuss how IBM is applying the power of Watson and other technologies to make teams and people more productive, and better connected to the insights, content and files they need to succeed at work. Finally, an IBM customer will be asked about their experiences so far with advanced collaboration, and how the concepts presented here will specifically help them be more competitive and successful.