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.
Learn how to use cloud computing to innovate, build cloud applications on open architectures, and employ a ‘pay-for-use’ cloud infrastructure.
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.
The role of the developer is more important now than ever before. In order to be successful you will need the right solutions. At Impact 2014 you will experience solutions Made with IBM – for Mobile, Internet of Things (IOT), Cloud, and Big Data & Analytics - that will allow you to build applications quickly and integrate them on or off premise using a robust set of tools for service composition through open APIs. Whether a developer at a powerhouse software company, a small business or just a hired gun, join us at Impact 2014 to learn about the latest IBM tools, technologies and best practices designed to help you look for better ways to invent and spread ideas to the world.
Mobile Application Development
As mobile usage continues to grow worldwide, developing five-star mobile applications is becoming increasingly essential for businesses. Although some aspects of mobile application development are the same as that of traditional software, mobile development has some unique challenges. Learn how to design and deliver apps that can transform your business.
Building Internet of Things Applications
Internet of things is about how devices are connected to the Internet and then interact with other devices, people and business processes. New use cases and scenarios are constantly coming on the scene that are changing the way we connect with customers and employees driving new business models and productivity. As a developer, join this discussion about the critical role you play in building the next generation of applications leveraging IOT technologies.
Creating Smarter Analytics Applications
Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. This data comes from everywhere: sensors, social media, digital pictures and video, purchase transaction records, mobile phones, GPS signals and many more. How do you leverage big data to build applications to improve your existing processes, detect potential problems more quickly and understand how your customers feel about their products and services? Hear about these topics, and more.
Accelerating Application Development with Cloud
Businesses are turning to the cloud to rethink business models while accelerating application development at scale. Developers are seeing the opportunity with cloud development to move from idea to shipping code quicker and with fewer hassles. However, developing applications at internet scale requires a unique approach and new techniques. At the same time, developers need to think about open technology to avoid vendor lock-in. Join these discussions and more.
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.