A dance instructor back in my undergrad college days, Bernadine Kunkel, once told me "You could go to the moon if you wanted too." I guess this was Kunkel's take on the old saying, "Anything is possible if you set your mind to it."
Prime Minister of Prussia, Otto von Bismarck, is often credited with the phrase, "the art of the possible." In Bismarck's case, he was referring to politics not being an exact science, but an art.
"Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best." (Otto von Bismarck)
Transported to today, Kunkel and Bismarck could just as well be talking about the possiblities of innovation gained by use of "disruptive technologies"—Mobile, Social, Cloud, Big Data, Internet of Things, Security - i.e., the art of the possible. Embracing an integrated technology transformation to uncover hidden opportunities and capitalize on
them by creating new business models, revenue streams, products and services is what the Business + Technology Strategies = The art of the possible curriculum track at Impact 2014 April 27-May 1 at The Venetian in Las Vegas is all about.
Business + Technology Strategies = The art of the possible track
What up and coming technologies will gain traction in your industry, within your organization, or with your customers? Social, mobile, cloud and analytics are no longer emerging technologies. They are transformative tools changing the way we do business—from operations and logistics to strategy and marketing. What's next? Explore the potential of augmented reality, the Internet of Things, security analytics and more. Join business leaders, leading edge industry technologists and IBM professionals to hear how forward-thinking organizations are building technology into their short- and long-term business strategies.
Deeper Learning — Big data, analytics, predictive modeling...technologies or business advantage? Join the discussion to hear how technology and business combine to provide deeper insight into customer preferences, market dynamics and business operations.
Getting Social — Are you participating in the “always on” global marketplace? Can you manage, and measure, your organization’s digital footprint? Do you have a plan to support or broaden your social influence? Learn how private and public organizations are tapping into the social communities of customers and constituents to become more connected and more relevant.
Putting Mobile First — Hear how organizations are leveraging mobile technologies to effectively shorten their value chain, connecting employees, partners and customers. Developing mobile applications that drive transactions at the point of engagement. Realizing ROI and developing innovating mobile-based products and business models.
Privacy, Risk and Compliance — Managing privacy, risk and compliance is a business priority, and for some, an industry imperative. Join our technologists and corporate security experts to hear how technologies that protect your customer and enterprise information can provide market differentiation and increase customer confidence.
Realizing Industry Value Amidst Technology Change — What does it take to work smarter? Hear how business and technology leaders from industry-leading organizations have leveraged partnerships within their enterprises or agencies, and within the IT industry to make customer-centric changes that make a difference. Take part in these innovative discussions to leverage the latest mobile, smarter process, cloud and integration technologies to realize business value and prepare your organization for this transformation and beyond.
Thinking Ahead — Explore technologies that are cutting-edge today, providing leadership advantage for organizations who are willing to explore and leverage technology in new ways. How can your organization benefit from cognitive computing, the Internet of Things, augmented reality, and more.
Learn how to BE FIRST—to create new business models, engage customers in new meaningful ways, and adapt faster than your competition to address new markets and opportunities—by joining IBM and 9,000-plus of your peers at Impact 2014. Register by February 21, 2014 for our Early Bird rate and receive $300 off the regular registration rate of $2,195!