It’s July and the Esri Faithful Return San Diego in Record Numbers
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Last month I, too, boarded the JetBlue flight from
My week at the “UC” started on Saturday with the Esri Team Water/Wastewater meeting in the
IBM had a strong presence at the UC this year, including an exhibit in the Pavilion featuring six different offerings plus a kiosk about IBM Watson, the first non-human quiz show contestant on Jeopardy.
· IBM Smarter Water Asset Management – this demonstration featured the work done by the IBM R&D labs in conjunction with DC Water to create analytics-driven asset management with Esri built using Maximo, SPSS, Cognos, and iLOG. The solution provides spatial schedule optimization for work management, predictive failure analytics for maintenance optimization and asset usage analysis for revenue optimization. IBM Maximo Spatial drives efficient operations while Esri’s ArcGIS Server drives location based metrics and the IBM advanced analytics turns water data into actionable insights
· IBM Smarter Utilities – IBM has teamed with Telvent around the smart grid, this demonstration showed Telvent’s Designer integrated with IBM Maximo which streamlines the entire graphic work design process with a quick and efficient system updates through integration instead for multiple manual, paper-fed workflows
· IBM Cloud Computing – this exhibit opened the discussion about the latest in cloud computing at IBM, including capabilities and benefits of cloud computing applicable to enterprise geospatial applications and data.
· IBM Intelligent Operations Center – this demonstration featured a new Software Group Industry Solutions offering to help cities coordinate their efforts to deliver exceptional service to their citizens. Leveraging information across all city agencies and departments allows organizations to make smarter decisions and coordinate cross-agency resources to respond to issues rapidly and effectively
· Public safety and predictive analytics - IBM Business Analytics partnered with Esri and SpotOn to provide deeper insights, better decision-making and ultimately improved public safety outcomes through predictive analytics, business intelligence, reporting and dashboards integrated into our combined Crime Prevention and Prediction solution
On Thursday morning, IBM’s Xuan Liu teamed up with Louis Desjardins from DC Water to speak about “Leveraging GIS for Effective Asset Management.” This was a popular topic with about 150 attending the session where they showed how GIS makes difference in DC Water's asset management and what benefits they have achieved.
IBM sponsored a special presentation on the IBM Cloud Portfolio and Strategy, as well, a number of Special Interest Groups (SIG) including GIS in Logistics, Enterprise Architectures, Aviation, Ports and Railroads. But the most interesting SIG was the “Water/Wastewater Pool Party” ( everyone loves this name ) it was held at the Hilton Bayfront’s pool and featured a great band made up of all Ersi employees.
Esri likes conference attendees to have fun, so on Thursday evening everyone was taken by bus (all 15,000) to
It is a tradition at the UC for all the IBMers to wear matching Hawaiian shirts – fitting in the warm
To see what Jack Dangermond and Steve Mills, head of IBM Software Group have to say about "Making Cities Smarter with Esri and IBM" visit this link.