In response to: Asset Classes and Smarter PlanetThanks for your follow-up on my earlier question. Your response really helps me understand the areas of importance to the Transportation industry. What differentiates IBM in the marketplace here?
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Recent IBM news on “Smarter Cities” is invoking fond memories of one of my favorite courses at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Politics of design taught by Professor Langdon Winner. Some of my favorite discussions during this course focused on urban theory and planning and environmentally and ethically responsible innovations. A few of my favorite personal readings included:
The concrete connection between
While innovations and technologies always fascinate me, personally I’m most interested in the political, socio-cultural aspects of Palmisano’s statement below:
“All the ways in which the world works come together in our cities. They are the proverbial melting pot -- not only for immigrants, but for systems, blending them together to engender new forms of commerce, of culture, of science, of life and of society. Which is why cities -- more than states, provinces or even nations -- are likely to be the crucible for human progress and evolution in the coming century.”
Smart cities require smart people and deliberate thinking. How will
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It’s Good Friday, and it not only has been a good, but a GREAT week. Did you hear? IBM made the list of Top 50 social brands for March 2009: “The Social Radar Top 50 measures the most social brands by the number of unique topics of conversation. These brands are top of mind for consumers and bloggers today.”
If you haven’t noticed by now. IBM’s presence is growing more and more in the social media arena. Below are some of the hot topics lighting up this space this month.
The IBM Service Management global conference--Pulse 2009--that was in Vegas this year is hitting the road and starting off in Tokyo, Japan on April 15 and then India on April 24-26. Many more locations are yet to come. To learn more, check out the Pulse blog on adding more Pulse to your life .
IBM is a platinum sponsor of RSA 2009—the conference where the world talks security—and has a host of activities demonstrating how IBM is “Securing the Smarter Planet through a Dynamic Infrastructure.” We’ve launched new IBM Security social networking venues on Twitter and LinkedIn in honor of the conference and are hosting a pre-conference online jam on April 14. You can also learn more from an RSA podcast with Brian Truskowski, General Manager of IBM Internet Security Systems.
Ewwww, that almost sounds as decadent as eating chocolate. If you’re into networking with SOA strategists and architects, learning about real-life examples and benefits of SOA in action, then this event is for you. Dressed in character as an Imperial Servant, an IBM virtual guide will lead a tour of Virtual Worlds and share how SOA can solve architectural challenges, adding immediate value and business flexibility.
You can register for the April 28 or 29 event, but you have to do so by April 17. And hurry, they only have a select number of seats!
Some good news if you were planning on attending the IBM Cognos Forum from May 12-15. Early conference registration was extended to
If you plan on going to the 2009 Rational Software Conference from May 31-June 4, you can get a $300 discount off registration during the month of April by using the code APRIL.
If I’ve missed something, please feel free to comment and add to the list!
Register by April 30th to take $300 off registration