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Innovate 2014

June 1–5 Orlando, Florida


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Special Sessions

Open Technology Summit

Sunday, June 1st, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Southern III ballroom

Hosted by:

  • Kevin Stoodley

    Kevin Stoodley

    IBM Fellow and Rational CTO

  • Angel Diaz

    Angel Diaz

    Vice President, IBM Open Technology and Cloud Performance Solutions

Featured Speakers:

Want to stand out from your peers? Want to understand which emerging technologies and open source projects are changing the world and why? Then join us Sunday afternoon for the Open Technology Summit and learn about the open technologies that are powering today's Cloud and Mobile environments and reshaping Systems Engineering. Hear industry leaders deliver lightning talks on topics such as jQuery, Cordova, OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, and OSLC, and participate in a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing product, and software, delivery organizations. You'll learn how these open technologies enable delivery agility and velocity that were impossible just a few years ago. You’ll have the opportunity to mingle and exchange ideas with the speakers and to help advance these industry initiatives.

Refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by:



Leading Scaled Agile® Framework (SAFe)

Saturday, May 31 - Sunday, June 1
Swan Hotel
Exclusive offer for Innovate registrars! Two-day course at Innovate: Leading Scaled Agile® Framework (SAFe) adoption instructed by the creators of the methodology. Act fast! Space is extremely limited. SAFe adoption is rapidly gaining momentum so don't miss this opportunity.
Cost: Only $995 (normally $1395)

How to Register?

Energy Day @ Innovate: Past, present, and future: Progress and innovation in the energy sector

Tuesday, June 3, 11:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Energy Day @ Innovate includes a forum that explores progress in clean energy over the last decade, and looks into the future of trends, technologies, challenges, and innovations in the energy industry. This forum features a view into energy innovations from local organizations, a panel exploring nuclear energy and systems engineering, and an expert panel presenting perspectives on the future of clean energy.

Innovate 2014 is z place to be!

Discover best practices and tools for implementing continuous delivery on IBM System z, and positively impacting your bottom line. Enterprise applications contain a wealth of data and business logic that can be leveraged to provide substantial momentum for your business. With the sessions presented at Innovate 2014, you'll be able to accelerate delivery of new services by transforming culture, processes, and tools. Enterprise DevOps from IBM helps deliver modern applications and new workloads by leveraging mobile, cloud, social, and big data. Join your peers to network and share success stories and best practices around multi-platform development, test, release, deployment, and lifecycle management. Learn how the IBM DevOps approach for System z enables enterprises to optimize productivity and performance while extending back office applications and data to cloud and mobile delivery channels. Be fast, agile, competitive.

Continuous Engineering

Mark your calendars and plan to attend these special events JUST for engineers! Where else can you get INCOSE certification training? Be able to answer the question "what is Continuous Engineering?" Meet the next generation engineers and party with the current generation!

Panel Discussion—An In-Depth Look at Continuous Engineering
Monday, June 2 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Dolphin Hotel – Oceanic 7
Join a lively and interactive discussion of what continuous engineering really means, as we assemble an elite panel comprised of customers, partners and IBM experts to present their views and experience with continuous engineering. We'll explore the key elements of continuous engineering in more detail, and address questions and ideas from the audience in this truly unique Innovate session!

Meet and Greet: How FIRST Robotics is Changing Our World
Tuesday, June 3 | 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. | Dolphin Hotel – Oceanic 7
FIRST is transforming our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders. Come meet and greet FIRST robotics team 1649, EMS (Engineers Mentoring Students), their robot and Hunter Smith from National Instruments. See and learn how FIRST is educating our future engineers and how you and your organization can support our future generation.

Continuous Engineering Block Party
Tuesday, June 3 | 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | The Cabana Bar and Beach Club
For our continuous engineering customers, please join us for drinks at The Cabana Bar and Beach Club (by the pool at the Dolphin). This will give you a great opportunity to network with our executives, customers, engineering organizations, business partners and our systems team. Come and relax by the pool and enjoy the evening with us.


DevOps is an enterprise capability for continuous software delivery that integrates development with operations and enables organizations to seize market opportunities, respond more rapidly to customer feedback, and balance speed, cost, quality and risk. As a featured topic at Innovate 2014, we encourage you to join these select sessions and events:


DevOps Delivers@Speed
Monday, June 2 | 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | Dolphin Hotel – Pacific Hall
DevOps: Release and Deploy Keynote
Monday, June 2 | 4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. | Dolphin Hotel – America's Seminar

Breakout Sessions

Practical CD Implementation Showcase from a Large Telco
Monday, June 2 | 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. |Dolphin Hotel – Oceanic 3
Delivering the Magic: Disney's Innovative Move to Continuous Delivery (DevOps)
Tuesday, June 3 |1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. | Dolphin Hotel – Asia 1
Real Experiences with Moving to Continuous Delivery
Wednesday, June 4 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Dolphin Hotel – Asia 1
Birds-of-a-Feather Session: Accelerating Business Success with DevOps
Monday, June 2 | 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. | Dolphin Hotel – Asia 1

Open Labs
DevOps in the Cloud
Learn more about Open Labs

Instructor-led Workshops
Full-Stack Application Release and Deployment Engineering with IBM UrbanCode
Sunday, June 1, 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Dolphin Hotel – Northern A1

DevOps for the Enterprise: IBM System z Development and Continuous Testing
Sunday, June 1, 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Dolphin Hotel – Northern A2

Building the Bridge to DevOps: Using the IBM Collaborative Development Solution
Monday, June 2, 2:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Dolphin Hotel – Northern A2

Solution EXPO
See our products in action and consult with experts by visiting the DevOps Zone.
Meet-up with the DevOps Pit Crew on Monday, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., at the Pit Stop

SPECIAL EVENT at bluezoo
Monday, June 2, 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., Dolphin Hotel – Lower Level
Relax and exchange war stories with fellow developers at our Developer Social Mixer. Get there early, space is limited.


New disruptive technologies are pushing companies to rethink how they do business. Are you leveraging cloud across your organization to gain a competitive edge? The Cloud topic at Innovate will help you discover how business leaders, IT leaders and developers are embracing cloud technology to promote innovation and drive business growth. Learn how to quickly build cloud applications on open architectures and tap into global cloud infrastructures.

See how cloud can give users the software they need, free developers to focus on apps, and enable IT to become a service provider. We encourage you to join these special sessions, focused on cloud, as part of your conference agenda:

Cloud Keynote: Dynamic Cloud: A Growth Engine for Business
Monday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Northern C

The New Developer Experience: Rapid Solution Delivery with Codename: BlueMix Services
Monday, 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m., Dolphin Hotel – Australia 3

"Make An App for That": Empowering Business Developers to be Apps Heroes
Monday 4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Dolphin Hotel – Australia 3

What's New in IBM DevOps Services?
Tuesday, 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m., Dolphin Hotel – Australia 3


Building truly successful mobile apps is tough work, especially when you consider that 80 percent of mobile apps are deleted after their first use. When you are building and securing mobile apps which are destined to be the face of your business, either to clients or employees, a constant focus on the user, understanding their needs, delivering what really matters to them and responding rapidly to their feedback are critical. As a featured topic at Innovate 2014, we encourage you to join these special sessions, focused on mobile, as part of your conference agenda:

Keynote: MobileFirst: Rapid Delivery of Truly Engaging Mobile Experiences to Drive Business Success
Monday, 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m., Dolphin Hotel – Northern C

Featured Sessions

A Strategic Guide to Becoming a Mobile Enterprise
Monday, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Dolphin Hotel – Northern A4

Mobility Trends in the Insurance Industry
Wednesday, 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m., Dolphin Hotel – Northern A4

Continuous Quality for Mobile Apps—Reduce Your Time-to-Feedback
Wednesday, 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Dolphin Hotel – Northern A4

The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is transforming the way corporations and consumers interact with each other and the environment around them. It is changing business models, technology investments, consumer experiences, and everyday life. As a featured topic at Innovate 2014, we encourage you to join these special sessions on our agenda:

Keynote: Internet of Things
Monday, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Dolphin Hotel – Northern C

Featured Sessions

IBM and Connected Vehicle
Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Dolphin Hotel – Australia 3

Testing in the Internet of Things – A Connected Vehicle Case Study
Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m., Dolphin Hotel – Australia 3

IBM Watson

Watson represents a first step into cognitive systems, a new era of computing. It uses programmatic computing plus the combination of three additional capabilities that make Watson truly unique: natural language processing, hypothesis generation and evaluation, and dynamic learning. As a featured topic at Innovate 2014, we encourage you to join these special sessions on our agenda:

Keynote: Will You Be the Next Market Disruptor: Developing Next Generation Cognitive Apps with Watson
Stephen Gold, Vice President, Watson Ecosystem
Monday, 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Dolphin Hotel – Northern C

Watson Mobile Developer Challenge – Live Judging
Monday, June 2 | 5:30 p.m. | Dolphin Hotel – Northern C
The Watson Mobile Developer Challenge gave developers around the world a chance to propose the next cognitive mobile application. Of the hundreds of challengers, five finalists will be at Innovate to compete and present their final proposals to a panel of experts during a live judging session. The three winners will be announced at Innovate and, with the support of IBM Watson and IBM Interactive, work to bring their application to market. Please join us for the live judging event on Monday, and don't miss the announcement of the winners in the general session on Tuesday morning.

Featured Session

DevOps in Watson – Working Smarter, not Harder!
Carl Kraenzel, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Director Watson Managed Services
Wednesday, 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Dolphin Hotel – America's Seminar

Live Demo
An Ecosystem of Innovation: Creating Cognitive Apps Powered by IBM Watson and IBM BlueMix
Swaminathan Chandrasekaran, Executive Architect, Watson CTO Office and Carmine DiMascio, Advisory Software Engineer
Tuesday, 4:15 p.m., Dolphin Hotel – America's Seminar

Hands-on Demo
Throughout the conference, on the Solution EXPO floor in the Innovate Pit Stop

The Blue Hurricane: A special cocktail created by IBM’s Watson Cognitive Cooking System.
Innovation is served! Join us at the Sunday evening Solution EXPO reception in the Pit Stop for a Watson-inspired cocktail.

IBM Certification Testing

Validate your knowledge and technical expertise by certifying your skills with on-site IBM Professional Certification exams!

Customers attending IBM Innovate are entitled to take two (2) FREE IBM Rational Certification exams while on-site at the conference. Additional exams may be taken at the significantly reduced price of USD $100. Certification exams from Cloud Computing, Cognos, IBM Enterprise Content Management, Information Management, Lotus, SOA, Tivoli, WebSphere and XML are also being offered at a 50% discount. These special exam prices offer Innovate attendees a significant discount over external testing center prices. Exams are payable through an online test tool with any major credit card. A complete listing of all IBM Rational certification exams will be available at the Certification Lab.

Each exam offered relates to a specific certification path where each path consists of a series of examinations specifically designed to validate one's technical proficiency. It is strongly recommended that potential test takers prepare for their exams prior to the conference. To prepare, and to understand the requirements in terms of the certification descripion, test objectives, recommended educational resources and estimated time required to take the test, refer to the IBM Rational Professional Certification Program on the IBM website.

IBM Software Technical Sales Mastery Testing
This year IBM Business Partners will be able to validate their skills on IBM Rational solutions and products by being able to the IBM Software Technical Sales Mastery tests within the Certification Lab. They will be eligible to take two (2) free tests as an attendee. For details on the available tests, descripions, test objectives and recommended education, refer to the website here.

Certification Testing Hours
Sunday, June 1 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Monday, June 2 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 3 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 4 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 5 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m

Certification Exam registration
There is no pre-registration. Exams will be provided on an availability basis during the published conference testing hours. However, you must create a Pearson Vue web account at least 48 hours prior to testing event.

Exams are closed-book, and computer-based, containing multiple-choice questions. They are delivered in a proctored environment via Prime, a password protected, web-based tool. To reduce the wait time, follows the directions on the Innovate website on Certification and create your Prometric Username and Password before coming to the Certification Lab.

Join the ranks of technical professionals who expand and promote their skills by taking advantage of this great opportunity to become part of the IBM Certified Community!


I am attending Innovate where certification testing is offered. Is there anything I need to do prior to the event?

Yes, prior to the testing event, please visit and create a Pearson VUE web account:

If you had a Prometric account previously than be sure to use the same Candidate Testing ID. This will assure all your test results remain together on

If you are unsure of your previous Prometric Candidate Test ID; you may click "Forgot my username" and/or "Forgot my password" on the Pearson VUE IBM site link above.

Please create your account at least 2 days prior to the testing event. In order to prevent multiple accounts for a single individual, Pearson VUE may hold the creation of an ID for 24 hours.

Please take your Pearson VUE username and password with you when attending Innovate. You will use this information to schedule your exam. All exams that are taken at Innovate must be scheduled on the day of the event.

Pearson VUE Customer Service
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.

Pearson VUE Customer Service
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.

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