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.
This track will highlight how IBM solutions enable organizations to integrate within and beyond the enterprise. This includes rapidly and securely integrating Mobile & Web apps with enterprise apps, APIs, services, and data, within the enterprise and in the Cloud. You will learn how APIs are transforming businesses through exposing services as business APIs, enforcing consumption policies and providing security, governance, lifecycle management, API monitoring, socialization and managed developer communities. You will also learn about the Internet of Things that enables you to connect millions of endpoints in the Cloud. Hear directly from customers how leveraged these technology solutions and SOA principles to grow the business and drive effectiveness. Topics included are Enterprise and Cloud Integration. API Management and Security Gateways, the Internet of Things, and how to plan your SOA Journey.
Client Use Cases: Integration in Action
Learn from others in your industry on how they successfully implement IBM solutions to securely integrate within and beyond the enterprise. This sub-track will include sessions on connecting mobile, cloud, and web apps with enterprise apps, APIs, services, and data. Real world examples and use cases from clients, business partners, and the IBM community will be featured.
Enterprise and Cloud Integration
The technology that businesses rely on is diverse, from enterprise systems and packaged applications to Cloud-based services, and ensuring that this technology is properly integrated is critical. Come along to the sessions in track to hear best practices on integration from successful clients, and for the latest technology updates in this important area.
APIs and Gateway
APIs are the fastest growing business channel. It is predicted that 75% of fortune 2000 companies will expose an external API by end of 2014 and that 50% of b2b transaction will take place over APIs. Even more APIs will be used for internal innovation. Socialization, security, scalability, and management are paramount. Learn how to implement solutions to enable your business for the API Economy, IOT and Mobile.
Internet of Things
With the explosion of data available through sensors and mobile devices, business are now able to connect to their end users with unprecedented intimacy and awareness. With this knowledge and potential for two-way interaction, the Internet of Things is enabling transactions when the time is most optimal for their customers. Learn how solutions can be implemented and how this exchange of data can increase your business' decision making power and build your customer loyalty, trust, and satisfaction.
Innovating through SOA and APIs
Learn how to innovate by leveraging SOA principles to Mobile, Cloud, and Social agendas to design and deliver services and APIs that enable business agility and extend the reach of 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.