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IBM Insight 2014

The Conference for Big Data and Analytics. October 26 -30 Mandala Bay, Las Vegas, NV.


The conference for Big data and Analytics

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Guest Keynotes

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey

Wednesday, October 29

We know Big Data. So does Netflix. That's why its hit series "House of Cards" just netted 10+ Emmy nods. Join Emmy-nominated star and executive producer Kevin Spacey at Insight to find out how disruptive technologies, new business models and evolving platforms can capture and engage your audience and customers.

Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips

Wednesday, October 29

An amazing tale of hijacking, heroism and honor on the high sea. Captain Phillips will explain how he solved the unsolvable to save his ship and crew. Capt. Richard Phillips is an American merchant mariner and author, who served as captain of the MV Maersk Alabama during its hijacking by Somali pirates in April 2009.

General Sessions

Seize This Moment – Envision Your Future

Monday, October 27 | 8:15am - 9:45am

Change can be disruptive, but it also opens up opportunities to think, understand, and act in ways you’ve never imagined before. When you embrace the transformative power of data and analytics, you’ll realize what’s now possible, grasp what you’ll need to make your vision a reality, and plan for how best to mobilize your organization to connect this valuable resource into everything you do.

Seize This Moment – Transform Your Industry

Tuesday, October 28 | 8:15am - 9:30am

When data and analytics moves to the center of your business, new operating models emerge where none existed before. The transformative nature of data can be seen in virtually every industry, especially when combined with game-changing cognitive computing to enhance and scale expertise across your business. And industries are re-drawing value chains across sectors, often powered by the Internet of Things, to better serve common customers and introducing new opportunities for innovation and improvement.

Seize This Moment –
Chart Your Journey

Wednesday, October 29 | 8:15am - 9:30am

What does all this means for you? Fortunately, It’s now your time in the sun, and to be an agent of change. Data and analytics are a strategic imperative that propels the organization forward, not just reports on the past. With this shift comes change--new roles emerge and existing ones expand and/or morph. You want to proactively plan for your future rather than passively let it happen.

Program and Category Keynotes

Envision Your Journey: Are You Ready for Real-time Decision Making?

Monday, October 27 | 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Program: Business & Industry Leadership

"How to make real-time decision making real?” may be the biggest challenge for any organization seeking to obtain the greatest value and insight to improve business performance from volumes of data at its disposal. We’ll start with the foundation of the latest client insights, supported by the award-winning Institute for Business Value’s latest new research findings on analytics and big data programs, and share specific lessons you can use from an industry leading client’s own journey and how members of their team approached the journey.

We’ll discuss the relevance and role of analytics across their lines of business, and how each group within the organization collaborated with the CIO to create a successful approach. Supported by other IBM client examples, we’ll show how business leaders are capitalizing on big data and analytics to transform their industries, and changing their customer’s experience.

Bust Common Myths and Unlock Your Information Potential

Monday, October 27 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Program: Information Management

Organizations across all industries are recognizing the value of leveraging big data. However, there are many myths about how best to evolve existing information infrastructures and take advantage of the instant availability of cloud. The emergence of Hadoop, in-memory and stream computing, as well as advances in context computing and agile information governance, mean it is now possible to utilize trusted data when and where it is needed. It is time to chart your course to empower every individual, application and business process in your organization with the right data. Join Beth Smith, General Manager of Information Management, as she busts common myths and discusses how IBM will bring data from IT to everyone.

Smarter Content Now: The Right Content to the Right Person at the Right Time

Monday, October 27 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Program: Enterprise Content Management

Organizations around the world must maintain focus on what’s important to their business and customers as Mobile, Cloud and Social technologies transform old business models. Learn how IBM's market leading Enterprise Content Management capabilities can drive growth, profitability and better customer engagement outcomes by sourcing, transforming and delivering smarter content now -to the right people at the right place at the right time.

Powerful Analytics for Everyone

Monday, October 27 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Program: Business Analytics

Most firms estimate that they are only analyzing 12% of the data that they have today*. What happens to the other 88%? This gap illustrates the enormous amount of possibility for your business. We are at a tipping point where the emergence of cloud, new design paradigms, and advances in analytics mean data-driven decisions can now be an essential daily activity for IT and business people alike. Join Alistair Rennie, General Manager, Business Analytics for a look at how IBM is making bold moves with Watson Analytics, a unified analytics experience on the cloud that helps users find what matters most to their business. Cultivate a new level of productivity which leverages your current analytics investments as a trajectory for the future.

* The Forrester Wave™: Bid Data Hadoop Solutions,Q1 2014, Forrester Research, Inc., February 27, 2014

Putting Cognitive Computing to Work: What Will You Do with Watson?

Tuesday, October 28 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Category: Watson & Cognitive Computing

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.

We are in the middle of a dramatic shift in how we interact with data. IBM Watson has marked the beginning of the new era of Cognitive Computing, and the effects are being felt around the world. IBM has been putting Watson to work – scaling and extending expertise across the enterprise, empowering individuals to create, and helping us discover new relationships from overwhelming amounts of information.

Join Mike Rhodin, the IBM Watson Group, and our clients and partners in a one hour showcase of Watson at work. See clients and partners demonstrate transformative applications, get an inside look at what is next for cognitive computing, and learn how you can capture a sustained competitive advantage today by tapping into the transformative power of IBM Watson.

The Power of Data on the Cloud

Tuesday, October 28 | 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 a.m.

Category: Cloud

Data is transforming industries, informing decisions on everything from financial risk to customer interaction at the individual level. It’s the path to competitive advantage.

Understand how to enable business users and developers to quickly turn big data, including from the Internet of Things, into real-time actionable insight using hybrid cloud.

Security Intelligence: Finding and Stopping Attackers with Big Data Analytics

Tuesday, October 28 | 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Category: Security

Attackers are using increasingly sophisticated methods to access your most sensitive data, and at the same time cloud, mobile and other innovations expand the perimeter you need to protect. This keynote discusses how to build a more secure enterprise with real-time analytics and behavior-based activity monitoring.

Advanced Security Intelligence tools store, correlate and analyze millions of events and flows daily to identify critical incidents your security team needs to investigate. The volume, variety and velocity involved clearly defines Security as a “Big Data challenge.”

Learn how advanced predictive analytics and incident forensics help defend against advanced attacks and respond to and remediate incidents quickly and effectively.

Infrastructure Matters for Delivering Value with Big Data and Analytics

Tuesday, October 28 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Category: Infrastructure Matters

It's time to change how you think about hardware and storage. Break the cycle of thinking that good enough is good enough. Even though 70 percent of organizations realize that making the right IT infrastructure choices are critical to business outcomes and competitive advantage, less than ten percent believe their existing infrastructure is prepared to address big data and analytics challenges. Those who are prepared know that it is smart business to choose the right infrastructure for their data center to enable real-time insights, deliver an engaging customer experience and offer 24x7 access and availability. In fact, new systems and storage technologies can offer up to 82X faster time to insight from big data and analytics and up to 50 percent in storage cost reduction. Join this session to learn how IBM and its community-led, open innovation can help you achieve greater competitive advantage.

Unleashing Enterprise Transformation through Mobile & Social Insights

Tuesday, October 28 | 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Category: Mobile & Social Engagement

Today, many enterprises view mobile and social technologies primarily as new channels to engage with customers and communicate with employees. But the true potential of mobile and social in the enterprise is realized only when these technologies are combined with analytics to deliver relevant insights to the right people, at the right time, in the right place.

Unleash the transformational power of mobile and social business to realize the full potential of your employees, evolve your business models, and accelerate growth and innovation.

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