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General Session: Inspiring Bold Moves

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. MGM Grand Garden Arena

On Day 3, we look to the future and the innovations that will be needed to get there. In this exciting session you'll hear from SoftLayer CEO, Lance Crosby, who had a bold vision back in 2005 when he founded the company: to become the de facto platform for delivering cloud services. Today, with some help from IBM, that vision is becoming a reality, forever changing the way technology is delivered and consumed. The new pay-as-you-go model for everything you need in IT is shattering the old computing paradigms, from software licensing models and hardware refresh cycles to budgeting operating costs. Lance will also share his perspective on the new work IBM is doing around cloud, and what he sees as a huge opportunity for clients—and why. Also joining us will be creator of Breaking Bad, Vince Gilligan, and actress, Anna Gunn to share their perspective on how this bold bet delivered big results.

Speakers:
Lance Crosby, CEO SoftLayer, An IBM Company
Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad
Anna Gunn, Actress

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General Session: Think It. Build It. Tap into It.

Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. MGM Grand Garden Arena

For the Day 2 General Session, we dive deeper into how the Composable Business will help drive the next era of innovation in your organization—and why the dynamic hybrid cloud is “the future.” We’ll also explore why evolving to dynamic hybrid environments will require Visibility, Control and Automation built upon open standards and easy-to-consume capabilities “as a service.” Wherever you are in the cloud journey, discover how your colleagues and peers have created smarter, cloud-ready infrastructures… transformed business processes… and applied security analytics to their dynamic hybrid cloud environments. Also featured will be senior IBM executives including Steve Mills, Deepak Advani, Brendan Hannigan and Tom Rosamilia, who will share their vision and the IBM capabilities that are enabling clients to deliver real results today.

Speakers:
Matt Cadieux, Infiniti Red Bull Racing
Hugo Beltran, Honda North America
Deepak Advani, IBM
Steve Mills, IBM
Brendan Hannigan, IBM
Tom Rosamilia, IBM
Joe Kuperberg, Paychex, Inc.

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Keynote: Managing and Securing the Mobile Enterprise

Monday 3:45pm – 4:45pm Premier Ballroom

Have you put your business in motion? Today, everything is in motion. Mobile is everywhere. It’s beyond ubiquitous… it’s the primary mode of transaction. And a mobile enterprise is no longer an option—it’s a mandate. Do you need a bold approach to help you build a comprehensive mobile platform? Then don’t miss this session. Find out how your colleagues are using mobile, cloud, social and other technologies to explore new computing and business models. And learn how we can help you become a mobile-first enterprise, no matter where you are in your journey. Discover how you can Be First. Put Mobile First.

Speakers:
Chad Butler, Concur Technologies
Mike Gilfix, IBM
Steve Robinson, IBM
Chris Clark, Fiberlink
Joe Kuperberg, Paychex, Inc.

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Keynote: Optimizing IT and Service Management

Monday 2:15pm – 3:15pm Grand Garden Arena

What does the face of service management look like in your organization? And what will it look like in the future? If there’s one area of IT that clearly is being forced to make Bold Moves… it’s Service Management. Join us to explore the latest advancements in IT optimization and service management. Hear from IBM executives, industry experts and leading IT organizations as we discuss the evolution of core technologies across the product and service innovation lifecycle, and how IT organizations are seeking to reinvent themselves—and succeeding.

Speakers:
Bill Higgins, IBM
Juha Kukka, Enfo Oyj
Wing To, IBM
Chris O'Connor, IBM
Phil Emer, North Carolina State University, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
John Eastwood, Biomet

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Keynote: Intelligent Security in a Post-Perimeter World

Monday 1:00pm – 2:00pm Premier Ballroom

So let’s say you’ve made some Bold Moves in protecting the security of the enterprise. But are your moves bold enough to keep out the hackers? In the world of IT security, attackers are highly organized and using increasingly sophisticated methods to gain entry to your most sensitive data. At the same time, cloud and mobile are eliminating the concept of the “perimeter.” Learn how today's CISO is building a more secure enterprises using analytics, asset-based protection and activity monitoring to protect the crown jewels of the organization. You’ll also learn how you can make your attackers’ bold moves go… POOF!

Speakers:
Brendan Hannigan, IBM
Deb Dixson, Delhaize Americas

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App Throwdown #ibmpulseapp at Pulse

Monday, February 24 at 12:30 in the Social Pulse Lounge

The App Throwdown at Pulse 2014 is a fabulous chance for developers and Business Partners to compete with their best cloud solution and be highlighted in front of clients and IBM Sales teams during qualifying rounds at 8:00 pm Sunday Night at Theater #1 in the Expo Center, and the main challenge starts on Monday at 12:30 in the Social Pulse Lounge. The winner will be featured on the main stage on Wednesday, February 26th in front of over 8,000 re-sellers, clients, and IBM sellers – an opportunity to reach a new and broad audience! Learn more at http:ibm.co/pulseTD

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Keynote: Building a Smarter Infrastructure

Monday 11:15am – 12:15pm Grand Garden Arena

How bold is your approach to creating a Smarter Infrastructure? Are you making the right moves? Sensors, GPS, analytics, mobile capabilities: today’s most progressive organizations are transforming the way they manage their assets and facilities to deliver solid business results. Is your business one of them? Join us at the Smarter Infrastructure Keynote as we explore these new technologies and explore the Bold Moves it will take to improve results in your organization. Find our about the latest advancements in enterprise asset management, integrated workplace management, and more. Come prepared to engage in Bold Thinking!

Speakers:
Hugo Beltran, Honda North America
Pete Karns, IBM
George Ahn, IBM
Stewart Gibbins, Infinis

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Keynote: Reinventing your Business with IBM Cloud

Monday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Grand Garden Arena

Is your head in the clouds? Is your organization? Today, cloud is everywhere. And whether it’s mobile, social or big data and analytics, the common connecting thread is cloud—a strategic enabler that belongs at the heart of every business strategy. No matter where you are in the cloud journey, and whether your objective is speeding time-to-market or using analytics to drive better decision-making, cloud can help get you there... and deliver real business outcomes. Explore how you can put cloud to work as a growth engine for your business.

Speakers:
Matt Serletic, Music Mastermind Inc.
Moe Abdula, IBM,
David Lindquist, IBM,
Jamie Thomas, IBM
Jesse Antosiewicz, Liberty Mutual
Jim Wang, eyeQ
Nicole Jeter-West, USTA

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Monday General Session: Cloud as a Growth Engine for Business

Monday 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Grand Garden Arena

It’s a Bold New World out there. Are you making the bold moves required to get the competitive edge you need in this dynamic business environment? Join us for the Day 1 Opening General Session to gain insights into the bold thinking, bold decisions and bold moves that you need to get and stay ahead—and how IBM can help you get there. Hear first-hand from your peers about their experiences, along with insights from IBM executives. Discover how to create bold opportunities, realize bold outcomes, and achieve bold dreams.

Speakers:
Jendrik Posche, Kuuluu Interactive Entertainment AG
Brian Droessler, Continental AG
Jeff Lawson, Twilio
Pamela Webb, SafeGuard World International
Robert LeBlanc, IBM
Erich Clementi, IBM
Craig Hayman, IBM
Deepak Advani, IBM

Pulse 2014







February 23 - 26
MGM Grand - Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Agenda at a Glance

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Sunday & Monday

Sunday, February 23
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. IBM Academy

IBM Business Partner Summit
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hands on Labs & Certification
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EXPO Grand Opening Reception
Monday, February 24
6:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. General Session: Cloud as a Growth Engine for Business
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Break
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Hands on Labs & Certification
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Keynote: Reinventing your Business with IBM Cloud
and Breakout Sessions
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Keynote: Building a Smarter Infrastructure
and Breakout Sessions
12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. App Throwdown
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Keynote: Intelligent Security in a Post-Perimeter World
and Breakout Sessions
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Keynote: Optimizing IT and Service Management
and Breakout Sessions
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Keynote: Managing and Securing the Mobile Enterprise
and Breakout Sessions
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EXPO Reception
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Birds-of-a-Feather

Tuesday

Tuesday, February 25
6:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. General Session: Think It. Build It. Tap into It.
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Break
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Hands on Labs & Certification
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Birds-of-a-Feather
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Evening Reception

Wednesday

Wednesday, February 26
7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. General Session: Inspiring Bold Moves
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Hands on Labs & Certification
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Birds-of-a-Feather
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions
6:00 p.m. Conference Ends

Check out Pulse 2014 curriculum in these unique streams

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Reinventing Your Business with IBM Cloud:

Transformational benefits of cloud, providing tracks that span choice, technology, and expertise including SaaS, PaaS and IaaS
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Leveraging Security Intelligence:

How to best protect your data as well as security policies to support compliance and audit
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Optimizing IT and Service Management:

Transformational power of cloud to improve the economics of IT and speed time to market
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Building a Smarter Infrastructure:

Industry and technical insights and best practices for managing enterprise assets and facilities
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Service Provider Solutions

Innovative methods to manage service performance and the overall customer experience through smarter networks
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Managing and Securing the Mobile Infrastructure

How to activate mobile technology to create more meaningful transactions with customers