Impact 2014

The Venetian, Las Vegas, NV | April 27 - May 1


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The traditional approach to business processes, applications, IT infrastructure and workforce no longer works in today’s digital economy. At Impact 2014, IT and business leaders will learn how to create a faster, more adaptive and secure “Composable Business” to overcome challenges and thrive in the digital economy.

Be First to see how disruptive technologies like Cloud, Big Data, and Mobile can help your organization realize the benefits of this business model of the future.

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Over 9,000 developers and business and IT leaders will attend Impact 2014 to discover how to reach new markets, gain competitive advantage and unleash a catalyst for innovation. With 6 insightful tracks, over 600 interactive sessions, the Solution Expo, visionary keynote speakers and networking with 1000s of enthusiastic attendees, IBM Impact 2014 is the mobile conference you can’t afford to miss.

Imagine Dragons. ImpactROCKS! with Imagine Dragons

High-energy settings often stimulate ideas that lead to innovation. Network with leading thinkers and your peers at now legendary ImpactROCKS! This year Imagine Dragons, the 2013 breakout band of the year, will provide the right atmosphere to let you freely share ideas on how a mobile-enabled world is changing the way we do business today. This is one networking opportunity you don't want to miss.

Explore Impact curriculum in these unique tracks

Business + Technology Strategies = The art of the possible

Business + Technology Strategies = The art of the possible
Explore augmented reality, the Internet of Things, security analytics and more.

Mobile Enterprise

Mobile Enterprise
Build, integrate, manage and protect mobile infrastructures, applications, data and devices.

Smarter Process

Smarter Process
Drive increased growth and efficiency through customer-centric business processes and rules.


Use cloud computing to build cloud applications on open architectures.

Application Infrastructure

Application Infrastructure
Manage the ‘pace of change’ and handle updates across LOB and IT.

Application Infrastructure

Learn from IBM clients how to grow business and drive efficiency.

Application Infrastructure

Build applications quickly and integrate them on or off premise

Gain best practices
Learn new business and technology strategies for Mobile, Social, Cloud, Big Data, Internet of Things and Security with more than 600 interactive sessions.

See new technologies
Discover innovative new technologies, products and services for successfully building an integrated enterprise in the Solution Expo.

Network with peers and experts
Collaborate and share experiences with a community of more than 9,000 IT professionals, business leaders, developers and subject matter experts.

'An excellent conference good to see IBM's overall direction re Mobile, DataPower, PureApps and OpenStack, all areas we're interested in or looking at' - Impsct 2013 attendee.

Special Guest - Kevin Spacey

Don’t miss our special guest speaker Kevin Spacey! A two-time Academy Award® winner, Spacey is executive producer and star of the critically-acclaimed series “House of Cards”, artistic director at the Old Vic Theatre in London, and is self distributing the new documentary “NOW – In the Wings on a World Stage” May 2nd. Hear his riveting story about the transformation of the television industry and why he’s passionate about giving audiences and consumers what they want, when they want it.

Continued bio of special guest, Kevin Spacey

Spacey has won Academy Awards® for his performances in “The Usual Suspects” and “American Beauty,” which also garnered him a BAFTA Award. Additionally, he has been nominated for six Golden Globe Awards®, most recently for his role in “Casino Jack.” Spacey’s illustrious film credits include “Swimming with Sharks,” “Se7en,” “LA Confidential,” “Glengarry Glen Ross,” “The Negotiator,” “K-Pax,” “The Shipping News,” “Superman Returns,” “Beyond the Sea,” “Shrink,” “The Men Who Stare at Goats,” “Horrible Bosses,” and “Margin Call.”

Spacey’s production company Trigger Street Productions, which he runs with his producing partner Dana Brunetti, has produced multiple award-winning movies for film and television. Their films include “The Social Network,” which won a Golden Globe® for Best Picture and received multiple Academy Award® nominations. They also produced the Sony Picture’s film, “21,” and the independent features “The United States of Leland,” “The Big Kahuna,” and “Fanboys.” Trigger Street’s next feature film for Sony Pictures is “Captain Phillips,” starring Tom Hanks, directed by Paul Greengrass.

For television, Trigger Street produced two films for HBO, “Recount” and “Bernard & Doris,” both of which garnered double-digit Emmy Award® nominations and a Best Film of the Year Emmy for “Recount”.

Since 2004 Spacey has served as the Artistic Director of The Old Vic Theatre Company in London. He directed its inaugural production “Cloaca”, before appearing in “National Anthems”, “The Philadelphia Story”, “Richard II”, “A Moon for the Misbegotten”, which subsequently transferred to Broadway, “Speed-the-Plow” with Jeff Goldblum, and “Inherit The Wind.” Spacey most recently toured all over the world with the Sam Mendes production of “Richard III”, which was part of the third year of the Bridge Project between the Old Vic and BAM.

Spacey currently serves as executive producer and stars as Francis Underwood, the beguiling, charismatic and ruthless House Majority Whip, in the Netflix original series “House of Cards”. For this work he won a Webby Award and was nominated for both an Emmy Award and a Critics Choice Award. The series is produced by Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, in association with Media Rights Capital, and was been nominated for 9 Emmy Awards in its first season; winning 3 of those awards including Best Director.