IBM InterConnect: Your opportunity to make connections
1:1 Executive connections
The 1:1 executive connections offer a unique opportunity to meet with IBM executives. They enable you to gain greater insight from the leaders of IBM regarding solutions and strategy.
Peer to peer connections
Meet directly with IBM clients that are already successfully using IBM capabilities to transform their business. The InterConnect SmartSite attendee portal enables you to seek and arrange meetings with other clients that have opted in to this function. Be sure to opt in when you register.
The InterConnect Solution Center will be open throughout the event, situated at the heart of InterConnect within the Compass ballroom at Resorts World Sentosa. With topic-focused zones and interactive demonstrations, the Solution Center will bring IBM Business Partners and subject matter experts together with customers and select IBM executives to form a single unified showcase.
The Solution Center will provide a comfortable environment for participants to engage in collaborative discussions on the business challenges and opportunities they face, explore solutions with subject matter experts and gain new insights from peers and contacts within IBM. It will serve as a central catering point for most meals and networking breaks.
Exchanging best pratices
How can you learn directly from organization leaders about how they are approaching the major innovation projects they're driving? At IBM InterConnect, Exchange sessions are designed to provide a structured and yet informal setting to meet with leaders and experts in small groups to discuss the hot topic of your choice. Exchange sessions are scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
1. Polling for input
We’ll start with the results of polling done at the end of each Hot Topic presentation to understand where different organizations are today in leveraging Cloud or Mobility or Commerce or any of the other hot topic areas.
3. Learning from others
We’ll then focus on the how: How have leaders helped their organizations get started? How did they build the business case? Find the resources? Demonstrate value quickly to keep the project going?
2. Exploring the possibilities
Through the scenario of a fictitious company, we’ll discuss what's actually possible today using the capabilities available through IBM and IBM Business Partners.
4. Discussing the roadmap
Finally we’ll discuss successful approaches in driving and deploying initiatives. The focus is a practical, step by step framework that's been developed through experience with thousands of client leaders around the world.
Networking and partnering
Each Exchange session will have a mix of successful clients, Business Partners who have deep experience in the topic and IBMers who partner with clients every day to help them define, design and deploy their solutions. Everyone will be encouraged to ask questions. Share experiences. Talk about what's working and what they'd like to change in order to make their organizations more successful.
The goal is for you to leave InterConnect with not only the inspiration but also a clear picture about how to get started.