Pulse 2014







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

#ibmpulse

IBM Business Partners at Pulse 2014

Pulse Business Partner Summit
Bold Moves, Bold Results.

IBM Pulse, the Premier Cloud Conference will include many exciting activities specifically designed for IBM Business Partners, including the exclusive IBM Pulse Business Partner Summit on Sunday, February 23rd, the Business Partner Reception, the IBM Business Partner Café, the Pulse Solution Center, one-on-one meetings with executives, and hundreds of education courses offered throughout the week.

The Pulse Business Partner Summit at IBM Pulse 2014 offers a tremendous opportunity to build skills; hear from executives, meet the experts, network with other Business Partners, and fine-tune your strategies for growth. It will be the premiere event to explore the latest developments in cloud, security, asset management, and smarter infrastructure. Join us for our visionary general session and expert exchange sessions in order to be out in front of your competition with our leading edge educational program exclusively for our IBM Business Partners.

Whether you're already engaged as an IBM Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure (formerly Tivoli) Business Partner or an IBM Security Business Partner, or you're interested in learning about potential opportunities for your business, Pulse 2014 is the most important event of the year for ensuring your success.

Business Partner Summit Agenda - Sunday, February 23, 2014

Conference Center, Level 3
8:15 am - 8:45 am Business Partner Networking Breakfast
8:45 am - 9:15am Opening General Session
9:30 am - 11:00 am C&SI Brand Keynotes

Security Brand Keynotes
11:15 am - 12:30 pm Expert Exchange Sessions
12:45 pm - 2:30 pm Lunch, Awards, Guest Speaker
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Expert Exchange Sessions
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Networking Reception

Bold Moves. Bold Results
IBM Cloud as a Growth Engine for Your Business

Sandy Carter, General Manager, Ecosystem Development and Social Business Evangelist
Nancy Pearson, Vice President, IBM Cloud Category Marketing
Mark Register, Vice President, Software Business Partners & Midmarket

Cloud is here, and it is accelerating globally -- By some estimates, the global cloud market is set to grow to $200 billion by 2020*. The potential of cloud computing extends far beyond the walls of the IT department. IBM Cloud is a growth engine for your business. This session will provide every Business Partner with an introduction to understanding how cloud computing is helping people and businesses in industries of all kinds around the world. You will learn how IBM’s ecosystem can help you integrate your application with the cloud, everything from building your solution to programs to help you market and sell it -- as well as incentives to reward you for selling solutions hosted by IBM.

*IBM Market Intelligence
Under cloud cover: How leaders are accelerating competitive differentiation (PDF, 358KB)

C&SI Brand Keynote: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
For Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure (Tivoli) Business Partners
Deepak Advani, General Manager, Cloud & Smarter Infrustructure
Lou Atanasio, Worldwide Vice President, Sales, Cloud & Smarter Infrustructure
Rodney Foreman, Director, Channels Sales, Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure
Cloud Analyst (TBD)

Deepak Advani and other C&SI executives deliver key messages and provide executive insights, including 2013 Bold Results and 2014 Bold Moves in business direction and marketplace shifts. Identify how to create new opportunities and partner more effectively with IBM. A top analyst will address the cloud market in 2014. Be Bold, Be There!

Security Brand Keynote: 9:30am - 11:00 am
For Security Business Partners
Carola Cazenave, Director of Channels, Security Systems
Brendan Hannigan, General Manager, IBM Security Systems
Denis Kennelly, VP Security Systems Development
Marc van Zadelhoff, VP Security Systems Strategy, Marketing, Product Management and Alliances

We can't wait to share with you what's in store for the IBM Security business in 2014. We're making more bold moves to grow the portfolio, our partner ecosystem and our Business Partner programs. Join us Sunday to hear why IBM Security is the rising star of the IBM Corporation. We can't wait to see you there!

Special Guest Speaker: Robyn Benincasa
No one exemplifies Bold Moves and Bold Results better than Robyn Benincasa, our special guest speaker at the Business Partner Summit luncheon and awards program. A New York Times best-selling author and world champion adventure racer, Robyn accepts full blame for inspiring people to do insane things like climb Mount Kilimanjaro, run their first triathlon, start their own adventure racing teams or start a business. Don’t miss this inspirational speaker.

Bold Moves. Bold Results
IBM Cloud as a Growth Engine for Your Business

Sandy Carter, General Manager, Ecosystem Development and Social Business Evangelist
Nancy Pearson, Vice President, IBM Cloud Category Marketing
Mark Register, Vice President, Software Business Partners & Midmarket

Cloud is here, and it is accelerating globally -- By some estimates, the global cloud market is set to grow to $200 billion by 2020*. The potential of cloud computing extends far beyond the walls of the IT department. IBM Cloud is a growth engine for your business. This session will provide every Business Partner with an introduction to understanding how cloud computing is helping people and businesses in industries of all kinds around the world. You will learn how IBM’s ecosystem can help you integrate your application with the cloud, everything from building your solution to programs to help you market and sell it -- as well as incentives to reward you for selling solutions hosted by IBM.

*IBM Market Intelligence
Under cloud cover: How leaders are accelerating competitive differentiation (PDF, 358KB)

C&SI Brand Keynote: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
For Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure (Tivoli) Business Partners

Deepak Advani, General Manager, Cloud & Smarter Infrustructure
Lou Atanasio, Worldwide Vice President, Sales, Cloud & Smarter Infrustructure
Rodney Foreman, Director, Channels Sales, Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure
Cloud Analyst (TBD)

Deepak Advani and other C&SI executives deliver key messages and provide executive insights, including 2013 Bold Results and 2014 Bold Moves in business direction and marketplace shifts. Identify how to create new opportunities and partner more effectively with IBM. A top analyst will address the cloud market in 2014. Be Bold, Be There!

Security Brand Keynote: 9:30am - 11:00 am
For Security Business Partners

Carola Cazenave, Director of Channels, Security Systems
Brendan Hannigan, General Manager, IBM Security Systems
Denis Kennelly, VP Security Systems Development
Marc van Zadelhoff, VP Security Systems Strategy, Marketing, Product Management and Alliances

We can't wait to share with you what's in store for the IBM Security business in 2014. We're making more bold moves to grow the portfolio, our partner ecosystem and our Business Partner programs. Join us Sunday to hear why IBM Security is the rising star of the IBM Corporation. We can't wait to see you there!

  • - Business Partner Summit Networking Breakfast

    Sponsored by: Arrow Electronics
    8:00am – 8:45am Conference Center, 312-320 Level 3
    Join us for a hot breakfast and opportunity to network with IBM Executives and experts, and fellow IBM Business Partners to share ideas and information. Stay seated for the Opening General Session to Pulse Business Partner Summit with Nancy Pearson Vice President, IBM Cloud Category Marketing. Hear key messages about IBM’s Cloud Strategy and the opportunity for Business Partners.

  • - Business Partner Summit Refreshment Break

    Sponsored by: Intel
    11:00 am - 11:15 am Conference Center, Level 3
    Join us for a quick pick me up with coffee, tea, and snacks as you head to the educational Expert Exchange Sessions.

  • - Business Partner Summit Lunch and Awards Ceremony

    Sponsored by: Tech Data
    12:45pm– 2:30pm Conference Center, 312-320 Level 3
    Join us for a banquet lunch where we will honor the 2014 Business Partner Awards winners. Learn about the innovation and contributions made by fellow partners to earn these awards. See the AWARDS tab for additional details.

  • - Business Partner Summit Networking Reception

    Sponsored by: AVNET
    4:00pm - 5:30pm Conference Center, Level 3
    Join us for refreshments following an educational day at Business Partner Summit. Relax and network with fellow IBM Business Partners and IBMers to share ideas and information. Make key contacts that will help you with your business throughout the year!

For more information, please refer to the Business Partner Summit Guide that will be provided for Business Partner Summit attendees.

Pre-Pulse Enablement Academies

Pre-Pulse Enablement Academies will once again precede Pulse at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. These educational sessions will focus on DDC Optimization, Storage Management, Host Management, Endpoint & Mobility Management, Smarter Infrastructure, and Security Solutions. Business Partners interested in attending can register to attend any of 3 enablement academies offered when registering for Pulse. (If you are already registered for Pulse, instructions will be provided).

Special Guest Speaker: Robyn Benincasa
No one exemplifies Bold Moves and Bold Results better than Robyn Benincasa, our special guest speaker at the Business Partner Summit luncheon and awards program. A New York Times best-selling author and world champion adventure racer, Robyn accepts full blame for inspiring people to do insane things like climb Mount Kilimanjaro, run their first triathlon, start their own adventure racing teams or start a business. Don’t miss this inspirational speaker.