Live from IBM Pulse Comes to You in Australia
Mary Gorczynski 1100006B54 firstname.lastname@example.org | | Tags:  tivoli ibm-pulse-comes-to-you service-management ibmontwitter ibm-pulse eam ibmpulse maximo asset-management ibmsoftware smarter-planet
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Today's blog comes from Kim Woodbury.
Hello from IBM Pulse Comes to You Sydney – I wanted to share some of the great presentations I’ve attended today at what has so far been an outstanding first day of Pulse. We kicked off this morning in the ballroom with almost 700 attendees in general session where Joao Perez Vice President of Worldwide Tivoli Software Sales was almost straight off his flight to the main stage sharing IBM’s vision around Smart Planet, the Instrumented, Interconnect, Intelligent world and Service Management and delivery.
One point that resonated with me was the answer to a question he’s been asked a lot lately – why now? Why all this interest in smart devices and building a smarter planet? One good reason is cost – and how affordable it has become to add technology within your organization. Everyone has cell phones, the cost of an RFID tag has gone from $20.00 to 7 cents…that makes it possible to implement everywhere and make everything smarter and more interconnected. He’s a great speaker and was reluctant to take his cue that time was up – but we all enjoyed his insights and enthusiasm.
Dave Lindquist, one of only 200 Fellows within IBM and the VP and Chief Technology Officer for Tivoli was up next to share the technology direction of IBM around Cloud and other areas. I’m sure that his more that 45 patents are as insightful and brilliant as his morning talk.
Tracks kicked off then, and Dave Gasdia started the day with a roadmap presentation to a full house. Lots of great questions followed and again time was short but surely discussions carried on in the demo area.
Morning Tea break – what a refreshing name for a break time was followed up by more talks from customer and IBM representatives. I must say, my afternoon session on Facilities was very well attended with about 60 people in the room and the questions and followup were fantastic. I wouldn’t be surprised if a Facilities Management User Group started up in this region in the next year with all the interest. We had so much interest in the Space Management piece that we pulled a few people aside after and spent about 45 minutes on an impromptu demonstration. Great stuff!
University of Auckland, a client of IBM Maximo Asset Management since 1995 spoke in the afternoon – check out this video with Richard Berthet for a better recap.
Off to the speak easy – a few hour event here in about a half hour. More to come tomorrow – stay tuned.