Innovate General sessions and keynotes

Tech Journalist: Katie Linendoll


Katie LinendollKatie Linendoll is an Emmy Award-winning technology expert contributing to ESPN, ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. She hosts a tech show on Spike TV and can be seen as a tech expert on TODAY. She has a degree in information technology new media from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Special Guest: Steve Wozniak


Steve WozniakA Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc.

Special Guest: Eric Ries


Eric RiesEric Ries is the creator of the Lean Startup methodology and the author of the popular entrepreneurship blog Startup Lessons Learned. He previously co-founded and served as Chief Technology Officer of IMVU. In 2007, BusinessWeek named Ries one of the Best Young Entrepreneurs of Tech and in 2009 he was honored with a TechFellow award in the category of Engineering Leadership.

Stay Ahead of the Competition

Monday, June 3, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. | Pacific Ballroom, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel

Kristof KloecknerHost: Kristof Kloeckner

General Manager, IBM Rational

Jerry CuomoMobile: Jerry Cuomo

IBM Fellow, VP, WebSphere Chief Technology Officer

Bala RajaramanCloud: Bala Rajaraman

Distinguished Engineer, IBM Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure

Rod SmithSocial: Rod Smith

VP, IBM Fellow, Emerging Internet Technologies

Anjul BhambrhiBig Data: Anjul Bhambrhi

Vice President, Big Data, IBM Information Management

Bret GreensteinProduct Development: Bret Greenstein

Vice President of Systems, IBM Rational

Stephen MorrisAgility: Stephen Morris

Chief Operating Officer, AVNET

Walker RoyceDelivery Analytics: Walker Royce

Chief Software Economist, IBM Rational


Stay Ahead of the Competition

Our world demands faster cycles of innovation. You need to stay ahead. In the opening keynote of Innovate 2013. IBM Rational General Manager, Kristof Kloeckner, will kick off The IBM Technical Summit with a provocative introduction of the technology trends that are accelerating business delivery cycles and transforming the careers of technical professionals. Kristof will feature several thought leaders delivering provocative positions on DevOps, Cloud, Mobile, Social, Big Data, Smarter Products, Agility and Delivery Analytics in hard-hitting lightning talks. Innovate keynotes deliver technical insight, no whitewash, no buzzwords, no sales pitches and no hyperbole. Additionally, deeper insights and broader coverage of these topics will be provided in newly published, hot-off-the-press technical papers. Kristof's opening keynote will be a catalyst for an intense week of community sharing and networking, focusing on how IBM and its partners can help you measurably improve business outcomes now and stay ahead of the competition.

Stay Ahead of the Curve

Tuesday, June 4, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Pacific Ballroom, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel Speakers:

Robert LeblancHost: Robert LeBlanc

Senior Vice President, Middleware Software, for IBM Software Group

Martin NallyMartin Nally

VP of Emerging Programming Models

Danny SabbahDanny Sabbah

CTO and General Manager, Next Generation Platform

Jason McGeeJason McGee

IBM Fellow, CTO PureApplication System

Bill BolanderBill Bolander

General Motors, Technical Fellow

Madge MeyerMadge Meyer

Author of "The Innovator’s Path"

Stay Ahead of the Curve

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. To help you stay ahead of the curve, the IBM Technical Summit is delivering a trifecta of talks on leadership and innovation. Hosted by Robert LeBlanc, the Senior Vice President, Middleware Software, for IBM Software Group, this session will open with thoughts from Eric Ries, the creator of the Lean Startup methodology and the author of the popular entrepreneurship blog “Startup Lessons Learned. “ Bringing principles from lean manufacturing and agile development to the process of innovation, Eric will discuss the Lean Startup strategies that help companies succeed in a business landscape riddled with risk. Continuing the discussion, Martin Nally, former Rational CTO and current VP of Emerging Programming Models will host a panel of IBM CTOs as they engage in a discussion of current trends impacting software delivery and product development, with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation in large organizations. And finally, we conclude the session with the original innovator, Steve Wozniak. Co-founder of Apple, and creator of the Apple II computer, Steve will engage in an onstage question and answer session with host Katie Linendoll. Join this session to hear from innovation leaders, and stay ahead of the curve.

Mini-main tents at Innovate: The IBM Technical Summit

This year at Innovate 2013, we will feature seven mini-main tent general sessions on key trends and topics in software and product development. These sessions and times are as follows:

Enterprise DevOps: Accelerating Delivery of Multiplatform Applications

How do you accelerate your build, test, deploy, and release processes for faster time to market and improved quality without sacrificing mission-critical performance or availability? How do you quickly reuse and extend your core enterprise applications to new customers? How do you get a better return on the investment from the systems you depend on?

You have probably experienced that even minor updates can be tedious and error-prone when dealing with applications that span multiple platforms, languages and processes.

IBM has been helping IT organizations and teams to embrace DevOps practices and address these challenges. In this session, we'll share some of our customer success stories as well as highlight the new announcements and capabilities that IBM is bringing to market for DevOps and beyond— including support for mainframe, mobile, and cloud development environments.

Monday, June 3, 10:00 a.m. – 10.45 a.m. | Pacific Ballroom, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel


Status-quo is not an option! A Systems Approach to Product and Systems Development

The infusion of software in the products and systems of today is changing not only what is possible, but the expectations of the consumer.  Gone are the days of bent metal, a few wires and chips here and there. To compete, companies are being forced to evolve their technology while facing the new complexities associated with “any-time, any-where” development, such as social collaboration, cloud-based applications, big data and agile methodologies. Furthermore, their engineers must work closely and collaboratively across engineering disciplines including electrical, mechanical, systems engineering and software development.

Join this keynote and learn how IBM is helping companies adopt a systems approach to product and systems development.  You will hear from industry leaders on the need to adopt an integrated systems engineering approach and achieve tighter collaboration with operations. You will also learn about our three (3) imperatives to success and how we are investing for your future success with

Monday, June 3, 10:00 a.m. – 10.45 a.m. | Southern Hemisphere I-III, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel


Go Agile, Grow Agile and Continuously Deliver

Agile in the Enterprise is a lot like exercise: Many claim to be doing it, most are not and those that are doing it are doing it wrong.

The biggest challenge is scaling agile beyond a few teams. Even if you are able to adopt agile with your Development teams, can operations or the business keep pace? Can you remove the overhead and waste associated with waterfall governance and status reporting? How do you keep pace with competitors who are cranking out new versions of their solutions every day with a relentless focus on their customer needs?

Join our technical leaders as we explore the new Agile paradigms, practices and tools that are needed to stay ahead of the competition.

Monday, June 3, 11:15 a.m. – 12.15 p.m. | Southern Hemisphere I-III, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel


Accelerating Software and Service Delivery through the Power of Cloud Computing

On today's Smarter Planet, enterprises are turning to the cloud to revamp existing business models while managing an unprecedented rate of change. In fact, the number of enterprises moving to cloud computing will double within the next few years as they seek to transform enterprise IT into a strategic center of business innovation.

Join us at the Cloud Computing Mini-main tent session to understand how this transformation will help to drive delivery of high-quality software and services. Focusing on an open=standards approach to cloud computing, and leveraging cloud to help developers deliver software faster and more efficiently, IBM's cloud strategy can help your organization seize market opportunities and gain a competitive advantage.

Monday, June 3, 11:15 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. | Northern Hemisphere A1-A2, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel


Stay ahead with IBM MobileFirst: Put your business in motion

In a world where everyone is connected to everything, your mobile presence is becoming the face of your organization. The challenge is building, testing, managing and securing mobile applications to deliver superior value for customers, suppliers and employees and respond rapidly to their feedback.

IBM MobileFirst solutions help organizations stay ahead of their competition and create the highest quality mobile apps while responding rapidly to user feedback, turning every interaction into an opportunity to create value. 

Join our technical leaders as we explore how IBM MobileFirst is helping increase your enterprise’s agility in delivering new mobile apps and multichannel web experiences connected to back-end systems and applications, along with the evolving M2M/machine-to-machine paradigm for instant access to information and transactions.

Monday, June 3, 11:15 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. | Northern Hemisphere A3-A4, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel


Staying Ahead with Big Data in the Enterprise

Big Data has opened up a new frontier to access and leverage data for making informed decisions in the enterprise. The challenge starts from getting the data into a form that can be understood and combined with other existing data. Come hear a walkthrough of the evolution of Big Data from full bore custom development over the last few years to more standardized approaches and see a glimpse of how the platforms and best practices are starting to evolve to make help speed up deployment of Big Data applications.

Monday, June 3, 11:15 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. | Southern Hemisphere IV, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel


You Live in a Social World. But Do You Work in One?

Social networking adoption continues to soar as businesses look to transform their organization into a smarter enterprise that is capable of empowering a global workforce and transforming client experiences. How can you integrate your business processes with the right social tools to secure a competitive advantage and pioneer new ways of doing business? Are you anticipating needs of your clients to deliver exceptional experiences and create advocates? Find out how you can leverage The IBM Platform for Social Business to inspire your workforce to innovate and collaborate more productively, creating tangible business value. The social business toolkit is your instrument to add the social capabilities that will enhance your business applications.

Monday, June 3, 11:15 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. | Southern Hemisphere V, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel

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