Impact News: Conference Highlights
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Guest post by Melissa Polizzotto, IBM WebSphere Communications.
Whether you’re a business leader, developer or other IT professional, Impact has something for you. From General Sessions led by the industry’s brightest minds to evening receptions for networking, to client success stories from some of today’s most forward-thinking organizations. When you add the Unconference, hackathons, certifications and more, there’s as much valuable content at Impact as there are casinos in Vegas. To learn more, visit the conference site online. Read on for other activities you don’t want to miss.
Impact SmartSite: Your online guide
Available from your laptop or in your pocket from the app store of your choice, the Impact SmartSite is your complete online guide to Impact. On Android or iOS platforms, search on "IBM Impact 2013" for the official attendee application. Use the SmartSite to connect with peers and colleagues, confirm up-to-the-minute session and reception times and locations, access direct links to open labs and more. Searchable by industry, product or topic, the SmartSite is your daily agenda builder and source for presentation downloads.
IBM Bookstore at Impact
Open Monday through Thursday, the IBM Bookstore is your on-site source for some of the best curated content around. Purchase a book or two and, if you time it right, the author may be present to sign it. The bookstore is located on Level 2, across from the Information Desk.
Check the schedule in the bookstore for the business and technology expert author signings, including:
Forbes Business Leadership Forum
The Forbes Business Leadership Forum offers sessions for business leaders who want to take advantage of breakthrough technologies. During the Forbes Leadership sessions, you’ll:
Sessions on Monday and Tuesday explore topics like performance management, innovation, customer relationship, social revolution and collaboration on a global scale.
There are four program tracks to choose from within the Forbes Business Leadership Forum:
Be sure to attend the Forbes mini-main keynote on Monday from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Mobile Mini-Main Keynote on Tuesday
In a world where everyone is connected to everything, your organization’s infrastructure has no boundaries. The challenge is managing and securing an infrastructure that connects an endless array of intelligent devices and sensors that are outside your control.
At Tuesday’s mobile mini-main tent, learn how to create a mobile enterprise with IBM MobileFirst and fundamentally change and add new value to customer, supplier and employee interactions.
Be sure to attend the mobile mini-main keynote on Tuesday from 1 – 2:15 p.m.
Peer-to-Peer Networking, Tuesday through Thursday
It’s likely that others at Impact have faced some of the same challenges at their organization that you face. At organized peer-to-peer networking roundtables, you can meet face-to-face to discuss strategy and share best practices. Discussions are led by a client, Business Partner or IBM host.
Choose one of the following topics of interest: Application Development, Application Infrastructure, Business Process, Cloud and Virtualization, Mobile Enterprise, Service Oriented Architecture, Social and Big Data / Analytics.
Sessions take place from 11:30 a.m. – noon in the following locations:
Women’s Panel and Reception on Tuesday evening
Join executive host Marie Wieck, general manager of IBM Application & Integration Middleware; panel moderator Lauren States, vice president of IBM Corporate Strategy; and Kristen Lauria, vice president of IBM Mobile Solutions and WebSphere Marketing, along with our distinguished panel of women executives from Ford, Lopez Research and Target, as they share their insights on leadership strategies to drive innovation through team collaboration and development.
The panel discussion is from 5:15 – 6 p.m., and the reception from 6 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30; Level 5, Palazzo E.
Visit the Impact Solution Center
The Impact 2013 Solution Center showcases the latest cutting-edge solutions and technology from IBM and IBM Business Partners that enable business in motion. See and interact with hands-on demos, relax in the Business Partner Café and the Social Playground, and take advantage of the informal meeting spaces for networking and business.
See the Solution Center Hours.
You visited the Solution Center and you want to learn more – now you can! Download information about solutions and products of interest by visiting the e-literature site.
Complete your conference and session surveys for a chance to win!
We value your feedback – and you can win valuable prizes for sharing it. Submit your Impact surveys to become eligible for daily prize drawings, including an Apple TV. Each completed session evaluation and overall conference survey you submit earns one entry. Fill out all your surveys for a better chance to win!
As an added incentive, complete your conference survey while you’re on-site and stop by the registration area to receive a t-shirt.
Complete and submit your surveys online at the Impact SmartSite.
Forbes Magazine subscriptions for Impact 2013 registrants
Your registration includes a one-year subscription to Forbes magazine, valued at $29.99. There are no hidden costs, further obligations or bills associated with your subscription. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of your first issue. Offer is only available to subscribers within the 50 United States and the District of Columbia.
If you do not wish to receive a subscription to Forbes magazine, you may request a refund for the stated value by submitting this form within 60 days of the conference. Be sure to include a copy of your conference receipt as proof of registration. Please allow 6-8 weeks for processing.