Business Leadership Forum 2013
The Industry Exclusive Event!
Join the conversation! Attend this “event within an event” at Pulse 2013. Engage with leading industry analysts and IBM subject matter experts to share your views, best practices, and network with your colleagues. The IBM Business Leadership Forum offers you unprecedented access to industry thought leaders. Attendees will hear from IDC Industry Insights analysts and IBM industry experts in lively “hot topics” discussion on real-world business challenges and the role of emerging technologies will have in driving business innovation and growth. The sessions will be valuable to organizations of all sizes, from large multi-national enterprises to small start-ups! Don' t miss this opportunity to ask the hard questions.
|Time||Business Leadership Forum Sessions|
|11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.||Communications Service Providers|
|11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.||Government/Cities|
|01:30 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.||Utilities|
|01:30 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.||Manufacturing|
|3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.||One-on-one with IDC Industry Insights analysts and IBM industry experts|
BLF Session Details
BLF-2290 : Hot Topics for Government/Cities on Tuesday from 11:15 to 12:45 PM
Operational efficiency and mission effectiveness are the key drivers for IT value in government in 2013. Government organizations are rapidly adopting 3rd platform technologies – big data/analytics, cloud, social business and mobility in tactical ways that will quickly transcend to broader 'Smart' strategies. In addition, the coming year will present significant changes in government/commercial partnerships to achieve mutual goals. Hear from IDC's Thom Rubel, VP Government Insights and IBM industry thought leaders in this thought provoking, interactive session. Attend this session to engage with a leading industry analyst and IBM subject matter experts and share your views while networking with your colleagues from local, municipal, higher ed, hospitals, state, and Federal Government organizations.
Thom Rubel, Vice President, IDC Government Insights, will moderate this highly interactive, thought provoking session. He is responsible for spearheading all research targeted to decision-makers within government organizations and maintains direct responsibility for managing IDC Government Insights’ global research agenda. He draws on more than 20 years of experience in government and IT research organizations to deliver research specific to strategies, operations, programs, policies, and technologies unique to Government markets.
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BLF-2289 : Hot Topics for Communications Service Providers on Tuesday from 11:15 to 12:45 PM
With the advent of 3G and 4G networks, and the move to triple and quad play pre-integrated services, Communication Service Providers (CSPs) must adopt new innovative methods to manage next generation networks, service performance and the overall customer experience. Come learn how your organization can infuse insight into business processes throughout the organization by capitalizing on the latest advancements in CSP focused software and technologies and truly monetize the latent potential of cloud and big data. Deb Osswald, Research Vice President,CSP Operations, IDC will help us moderate this discussion. Attend this session to engage with a leading industry analyst and IBM subject matter experts and share your views while networking with your colleagues from wireless carriers, telco, managed service providers.
Deb Osswald, Research Vice President, CSP Operations, IDC will moderate this highly interactive, thought provoking session. Ms. Osswald drives research efforts around communications service provider (CSP) investments in software-driven IT, networks, analytics/Big Data, cloud and M2M service enablement, BSS/OSS/SDPs, and customer experience management. She has over 25 years of communications industry experience, Deb joined IDC from IBM, where she was responsible for the Global Communications Industry’s strategy and market planning where she both developed and drove its cloud computing strategy for CSPs.
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BLF-2291: Hot Topics for Utilities on Tuesday from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
In 2013, utilities will need to beef up lagging revenues to cover infrastructure investments in a business environment where customer satisfaction is declining and reliability is threatened by cyber attacks and extreme weather. At the same time, utilities that have invested in smart meters and smart grid technology will move to the next phase, investing more time and dollars in outage response, security, business efficiency, and customer engagement. Enabling technologies ripe for investment include analytics, mobility and social business. Business owners and operators will also seek education on smarter buildings. Marcus Torchia, Research Manager, Smart Grid Strategies, IDC Energy Insights will help us moderate this discussion. Attend this session to engage with a leading industry analyst and IBM subject matter experts and share your views while networking with your colleagues from across the Electric and Gas industries.
Marcus Torchia, Research Manager, Smart Grid Strategies, IDC Energy Insights will help us moderate a discussion on these issues and more in this highly interactive, thought provoking session. His views of the utility market are based on 13 years of helping utility end-users, technology vendors, and service providers optimize technology and business planners with decisions across various utility industry initiatives.
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BLF-2292: Hot Topics for Manufacturing on Tuesday from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Supporting the productive enterprise, the necessity for speed in the context of complexity and data overload will require that supply chains embrace resiliency and become ‘massively multidimensional' are all issues facing the manufacturing industry in the near team. & Supply chain responsiveness is a first principle, including improving forecast accuracy, certainly; while also driving for more flexible and agile factory networks and broader visibility. Simon Ellis , Practice Director, IDC Manufacturing Insights will help us moderate this discussion. Attend this session to engage with a leading industry analyst and IBM subject matter experts and share your views while networking with your colleagues from Discrete Manufacturing, Automotive, and Aerospace & Defense.
Simon Ellis, Practice Director, IDC Manufacturing Insights will also help us moderate a discussion on manufacturing issues and more. Mr. Ellis currently leads the supply chain strategies practice area at IDC Manufacturing Insights. By using fact-based research , analysis of best practices, and the use of information technology , he assists clients in improving their capabilities in key process areas. Within this practice, he also specializes in advising clients on LCS (Low Cost Sourcing), Lean, Six Sigma and more. Don't miss your chance to join the conversation, to ask the hard questions of the industry thought leaders, and to share your views on these or other topics of importance to you.
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