IBM Academic Initiative

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Conferences and Bluemix give faculty advantages

Join us at InterConnect 2015 on February 22-26 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Combining Impact, Pulse, and Innovate conferences into one software event, IBM InterConnect 2015 explores the very best IBM has to offer in cloud, mobile, DevOps, security, asset management, internet of things, application integration, smarter process, and more. As an influencer in accelerating skills development in these areas, plan to attend InterConnect with over 20,000 others. For faculty, we recommend either:

Watch for more details for Academic Initiative members like you who are creating the new technology landscape. In the meantime, email us if you can join us at InterConnect 2015.


BDA EdCon attendees explored the need for cross-discipline curriculum changes


The October 2014 Big Data and Analytics Education Conference (BDA EdCon) brought together educators and industry leaders to explore curriculum updates needed to close the big data and analytics skills gaps. The conference provided sessions, workshops, and collaboration for faculty from business, information systems, math, statistics, computer science, cognitive sciences, journalism, and many other university programs.



Immerse yourself in IBM Bluemix

Check out the Bluemix resources under the new Platform as a service teaching topic. Download faculty guides, labs, and more resources that provide you step-by-step information to teach your students how to leverage Bluemix: IBM's next generation cloud platform.


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