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.
This track focuses on helping businesses drive increased revenue, operational efficiency and profitability by leveraging the exciting technological and cultural revolutions in Mobile, Social, Cloud and Big Data Analytics in conjunction with Business Process and Decision Management. Learn about the rise of the Customer-Activated enterprise and why it's vital to re-examine the way your company does business, including core processes and decision-making. Sessions will explore how starting with small, but impactful, projects can provide immediate benefit and pave the way to broader, more rewarding transformations. Hear from IBM experts, leading analysts and current clients and learn about their experiences, challenges and successes across a broad range of industries and use cases.
Client Use Cases: Smarter Process in Action
Smarter Process solutions are helping enterprises worldwide optimize core business processes and decisions to drive efficiencies and improve profitability. Hear first-hand from clients and business partners how they are adopting these solutions and the impacts to their organizations.
Extending Processes and Decisions to Other Systems
This sub-track covers Smarter Process linkages and integration with Enterprise Content Management (ECM), Master Data Management (MDM), Analytics, ERP, CRM and other systems.
Process & Decision Technology Platforms
This sub-track features sessions and hands-on labs that will give attendees the latest information on the Smarter Process portfolio of products, including administration, deployment, optimization, migration, security and tuning.
Projects to Programs: Approaches & Adoption
This sub-track features sessions on market trends, best practices and lessons learned from experts with real-life implementation experience. Learn how to successfully start with an initial project and then build upon that success to broader programs.
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.
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.