So, Pulse 2011 is in the rearview mirror* and next up is IBM Impact 2011.
Impact gives us a chance to talk to our customers about how Integrated Service Management aligns with Business Process Management and SOA as well as gives us another opportunity to show some amazing joint Cloud solutions (see the press release from Pulse, "IBM Advances Cloud Computing with New Software").
If you're at Impact (and even if you're not...more on that later in the post), here's how to find us:
Tivoli At Impact? There's a Web Page For That
The "Tivoli At Impact" web page, courtesy of David Ojalvo (@David_Ojalvo), is the offical page for everything that's going on at Impact for Tivoli software.
The Cool Kid's Table In The Solution Expo
There are many things that you'll be able to see in the Solution Expo, but if you want to know where all the cool kids (aka the Integrated Service Management folks) are then take note of the list below:
- 'Integrated Service Management' ped (Automation, Image Management and Security).
- 'Private Clouds' ped within the Smarter Computing zone (Ped SC3).
- Integrated Service Management for IBM zEnterprise' (Ped Z8).
- 'IBM Solutions for Smarter Communications' (CSP2) ped.
- The Tivoli Security for Healthcare demo will beshown at the 'Healthcare and Life Sciences' ped.
Sessions, We've Got Sessions...
It will be very difficult not to see Integrated Service Management since we'll be hosting a number of sessions and we'll have "shout outs" and material in even more sessions across the agenda.
The Impact Smart Site is the best way to create your schedule and keep an eye out for the following sessions:
- Automating SOA Policy Service Level Agreements (1569)
- Enabling secure application deployment with centralized security policy management (2778)
- Enhancing Cloud Strategy and Architecture with IBM's Integrated Service Management
- Hybrid Cloud Integration (1380)
- Hybrid Cloud Management: An Integrated Approach (1347)
- IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager (2307)
- ITCAM for Transactions: End-to-end Transaction Tracking across WebSphere Middleware (2678)
- Leverage Application Performance Management Capitalize on Complexities* (1343)
- Monitoring BPM Solutions with Tivoli: Future Directions (2960)
- Running Your Business Application With WebSphere and Tivoli joint session with WebSphere, overlaps with 2296 and 2329 (1374)
- Securing Your Agile Business - IBM Data & Application Security Strategy* (3037A)
- SOA Policy Reference Architecture What it is & How to use it (1568)
- Utilizing ITCAM to monitor WebSphere in complex topology environments (2329)
Do Not Wait To Register For The Tivoli Lunch Reception
On Wednesday, April 13 from 12:00 - 1:30pm we will be hosting a luncheon reception where you will be able to meet some of our subject matter experts and executives.
Space is extremely limited, so if you want to attend then you need to register on the website (only registered attendees will be able to get in).
It's Not Just TV, It's Impact TV
Much like we did at Pulse, Impact keynotes and a ton of interviews will be broadcast live on Livestream. Keep an eye on the Impact TV channel for all sorts of great interviews, including Jamie Thomas (VP of Tivoli Strategy and Development) on Monday, April 11 at 3pm PST (UTC/GMT -8 hours).
Jamie is one of my personal favorite people to hear talk about Integrated Service Management. She gave a killer keynote at Pulse and you'll she also had a great conversation with Scott Laningham at Pulse (along with our VP of Sales, Joao Perez) which puts her on my "must see TV" list for Impact and you should make plans to check it out too.
Special thanks to Jenny Sussin (@jsussin), the "Brandon Tartikoff" of IBM Livestream television.
Follow The Conversation
The Social At IBM Impact Portal is great for both attendees and folks sitting at their desks. Much like what we did for Pulse, this site has the latest Twitter and blog posts as well as a window to the LiveStream.
You can also follow the @ibmimpact Twitter ID or the hashtag #ibmimpact and they're also on
You might also want to follow the Impact Blog as well as the social media leads for BPM; Ryan Boyles (@therab) and Shaku Selvakumar (@shakus).
One More Thing
This is specific to WebSphere developers: I recommend you check out the WebSphere UnConference for Developers being put together by RedMonk's James Governor, Michael Coté, and Stephen O’Grady (see Shaku's blog post: Meet RedMonk at the WebSphere Unconference for Developers).
Michael Cote has an excellent podcast (of which, I was guest) and he and all the RedMonk analysts put together such amazing material that if you're there - you gotta go and attend this.
Details are on the RedMonk blog. And if you go, say hello to them for me.
(note: RedMonk is one of IBM's clients)
*don't forget, the sessions are always available on the Pulse Content Portal