IT and business leaders, as well as developers responsible for combining technology with business to promote innovation and growth, can learn how to BE FIRST to:
Impact 2014 explores how forward thinking enterprises are embracing an integrated technology transformation to help you uncover hidden opportunities and capitalize on them by creating new business models, revenue streams, products and services.
Learn how organizations build technology into short- and long-term business strategies and scale departmental initiatives into enterprise-wide deployments.
Learn how the customer-activated enterprise is vital to your business, including core processes and decision-making.
Cloud is powering business growth. With a broad cloud computing portfolio and deep cloud expertise, IBM can help you confidently realize the benefits of cloud. This track will feature sessions to help you realize the speed, empowerment, and economics of cloud computing. Learn how to use cloud computing to innovate faster, quickly build cloud applications on open architectures, and tap into pay-for-use global cloud infrastructure. See how cloud can give users the software they need, free developers to focus on apps, and enable IT to become a service provider. Discover how to save time with self-service cloud, buy just what you need and get to market faster – all while shift CAPEX to OPEX and increasing utilization.
Client Use Cases: Cloud in Action
IBM Cloud hosts 30% more top websites than anyone in the world and powers 270,000 more websites than Amazon. The best-performing companies trust the IBM Cloud. Hear directly from customers why and how they are choosing and using IBM cloud computing to innovate faster, give their users the software they need, and develop mobile applications all while saving time with self-service.
Making the move to cloud? Learn about the underlying business value of adopting cloud technologies and explore IBM solutions and options to support your journey to the cloud. Discuss key considerations and learn best practices that cut across the different layers of a cloud architecture, including security, management, data, and DevOps.
Cloud Services for Business
Cloud is innovating the way people work. Learn how marketing, procurement, supply chain, sales and commerce, human resources, legal, finance, and other business professionals can use market-leading services and applications (SaaS and BPaaS) to better connect with customers, easily implement business process changes, and drive top-line sales and bottom-line profitability.
Cloud Composable Services for Developers
Cloud is innovating application development. See how private and public cloud technologies (PaaS) can transform business models and allow developers to quickly build, deploy and integrate next generation cloud and mobile applications and consume a breadth of middleware services leveraging an ecosystem of open source, IBM, and third party software.
Cloud Infrastructure Services for IT
Dynamic clouds deliver responsive IT. Hear from industry experts and learn how to deploy virtual and dedicated bare metal servers and run production-ready workloads using IBM’s robust, open infrastructure services (IaaS). Learn how to build cloud infrastructure solution on premise with IBM technologies and tap into IBM’s self-service and managed infrastructure offering, SoftLayer.
Learn how IBM Application Infrastructure helps provide flexibility and dynamic scale to transactional applications and dramatically faster rates of change.
Learn how IBM solutions enable secure API and service integration with mobile and web apps, within and outside the enterprise.
System z virtual track
The IBM mainframe has been, and continues to be, at the leading edge of business and technology innovation. Most mission critical data and applications reside and run on the mainframe, leveraging its enterprise qualities of availability, reliability, scalability, and security to deliver proven business value. The System z virtual track will feature sessions from industry leading clients, business partners and IBM experts that span the entire Impact curriculum. Discover how innovations in System z software are transforming companies, generating new business models and continuing to keep the mainframe at the forefront of strategic business and technology initiatives such as cloud, mobile, and smarter processing.
PureSystems virtual track
Since launching in 2012, the IBM PureSystems family has quickly moved toward the front of an emerging and exciting category of integrated systems. To achieve the speed and flexibility business requires, IBM's expert integrated systems accelerate, simplify and reduce the cost of your data, infrastructure and application lifecycle projects. This virtual track will feature clients from leading organizations across various industries sharing their experiences of how PureSystems can quickly deploy ready-to-work solutions for Big Data & Analytics, Mobile, Social, and Cloud. These clients are benefitting from a broad ecosystem of business partners who, along with IBM, have codified their expertise in more than 550 published systems and application patterns and solutions. Attend these sessions to learn how IBM PureSystems can help you innovate and achieve your goals faster with less cost and risk, and redefine how IT can deliver on business needs.
Industry virtual track
Customers today are more empowered than ever before with the digital revolution providing new ways of interaction and generating huge amounts of data and insights. Organizations are looking to leverage the latest mobile, analytic and integration technology capabilities for their specific industry to capitalize on this shift and generate value for their customers and their business. At the same time, organizations are faced with increasing pressure to gain efficiencies and are turning to cloud and smarter industry processes to improve their operations. In the Industry track at Impact 2014 you will hear first-hand from industry business and technology leaders how they are adopting these technologies for competitive advantage. These sessions identified across the program will showcase industry best practices, thought leadership, technical expertise and roadmaps for business transformation. Join us to explore how to transform your company with creative industry strategies and discover how to reach new markets and unleash a catalyst for innovation in a mobile-enabled world.
Power Systems Virtual Track
Built with open innovation to put data to work, Power Systems delivers faster insights for the world’s most demanding data-hungry applications. With price for performance advantages and security-rich capabilities, Power Systems helps clients achieve better economics and have the confidence they need to move data-centric applications to the cloud. The Power Systems virtual track will feature clients, partners and IBM experts demonstrating the benefits of Power Systems’ open innovation revolutionizing the way IT is created and consumed.
DevOps Virtual Track
Today's successful companies are recognizing that software delivery is increasingly a competitive advantage for their business. An enterprise capability for continuous software delivery can enable organizations to seize market opportunities, respond more rapidly to customer feedback, and balance speed, cost, quality and risk. By applying lean and agile principles across the software delivery lifecycle, DevOps helps successful teams deliver a differentiated and engaging customer experience, achieve quicker time to value, and gain increased capacity to innovate. In this virtual track, you will learn how successful teams accelerate software delivery through collaborative development, continuous testing, continuous release & deployment and continuous monitoring across multiple platforms including cloud and mobile. Join us as IBM executives, renowned subject matter experts and distinguished customers share best practices, solutions and real-world examples across the Impact 2014 program.