Brazilian C.N.A. gets highlighted at PCTY ANZ
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Today's blog comes from our reporter Pam Denny on location at Pulse Comes to You Australia.
Over 800 individuals gathered yesterday for IBM Tivoli’s Pulse Comes to You (PCTY) in Melbourne, Australia. At the second largest PCTY, attendees networked and interacted to learn from IBMers and Business partners on the latest functionality and products, and from other attendees on implementation best practices.
After Adrian Hocking, IBM Australian Country Manager, welcomed everyone to Melbourne and the Pulse Conference, Joao Perez, Vice President of Worldwide Tivoli Software Sales, kicked off the conference with his session on Unleashing Business Innovation thru Service Integration. Detailing examples of how multiple, diverse Brazilian farmers use RFID technology to track their cattle (for more on Maximo's role at C.N.A see our previous blog) and enabling internet connectivity on airlines, Joao highlighted IBM’s Smarter Planet initiatives thru increasing instrumented, interconnected and intelligent devices and functionality.
Glenn Wightwick, Director, IBM R&D Australia, then described IBM’s new research lab in Melbourne, which was started in 2010. With its focus on Life Sciences, Natural Resources and Disaster Management, Glenn described a few of the exciting research projects it is pursuing, including a close partnership with the researchers at the University of Melbourne. Jamie Thomas, Vice President of Tivoli Strategy and Development, closed out the kick off sessions by detailing the implementation evolution of Cloud Computing in Enterprise Solutions, along with new, facilitating tools including the Universal Graphical Orchestration tool.
After the initial kickoff sessions, attendees broke out into multiple interactive sessions lead by IBMers, business partners and clients. One of the highlights of these sessions was done by Anthony Honaker, Director Maximo Product Design and Development. Anthony’s session on the Maximo roadmap, included information on development principles, functionality focus and the power of the TRIRIGA Product within the Maximo portfolio. Other key client presentations included Sydney Water’s discussion of their recent successful upgrade to Maximo 7.1, the University of Western Australia’s implementation of Version 7.1 using Work Flows and minimizing application customizations, and Connect East’s implementation of the $2.5 billion construction East Link Project using Maximo to maintain its assets. Brian Downey, IBM Architect for Maximo Solutions, delivered a standing room only session on Maximo Planning and Scheduling, highlighting its features and benefits during a live product demonstration.
Networking and interaction between all attendees continued throughout the evening. Everyone agreed that they were all looking forward to another day of packed information scheduled for the second day of the conference on Thursday, July 28th.
Check out pictures from the event (more will be posted as the event continues) on Flickr.