IBM speaker sessions at SXSW: vote now!
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Once again in 2014 key IBM thought leaders will be at SXSW and look forward discussing the business impact of the latest trends in technology, with a particular focus on social, mobile, big data and cloud.
And once again, you, the audience, will have the opportunity to vote on what sessions you would like to hear.
Voting runs until September 6. In order to vote, first create an account and then click on the session links below. You’ll see the ‘Thumbs Up’ icon for voting in the top left.
Now, who should you vote for? Here is a taster of just some of the IBM submissions to help you decide:
Avoid being a social zombie in a global world
From Dubai to Mumbai to Zürich, companies report that zombie communities abound. Who knew? Just as there are similarities globally for social, global nuances are also emerging. Leading author and well-traveled IBM senior executive Sandy Carter stresses the importance of thinking through our cultural differences when it comes to engaging on social media.
Sandy will be bolstering her presentation with observations from Tom Smith, CEO of GlobalWebIndex, one of the leading research organizations on global social media trends.
Socialytics Bootcamp! Social+Big Data+Analytics
This time Sandy Carter focuses on the power of combining social, big data and analytics to transform your business, whether that be through understanding the importance of trust and influence, personalizing the customer experience or creating fast and flexible business processes.
Sandy will be enlisting Lowe's Vice President, Clarissa Felts to share real examples in this dynamic, action-oriented bootcamp.
Mobile enables the Internet of Things
Ed Brill, Director, Mobile Enterprise Marketing at IBM will explain why mobile is more than phones and tablets.
Advances in technology are enabling machine to machine connections that are redefining business. For instance nanotechnology helps us infuse intelligence and processing power into objects to create thinking things and the latest power technology allow us to place devices in more remote locations than ever before.
Impact of Cloud, Social, Location-Aware and Mobile Technologies Converging
Another submission by Ed Brill, this time looking at the solutions and services enabled by the convergence of cloud, social and mobile.
Big Data: The art of the possible
Dave Wilkinson, VP IBM InfoSphere Development, will explore how Big Data and advanced analytic techniques are being used today and what are the social, societal and business implications as data expands exponentially and computing power continues to grow.
User Experience Design and Agile at the mobile frontier
Good design is good business. Leigh Williamson, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Rational CTO, describes how to face mobile projects with an Agile methodology: adapting your deliverables to your stakeholders whilst incorporating a distinctive design.
The Wrong Side of History - Worst Technology Ever
Heather Hinton, IBM Distinguished Engineer for Cloud Security will join a lively panel exchange, going way deeper than simply successes and/or effects on society, but diving into precedents and ethics associated with technologies ranging from mustard gas to apple newton.
The Rise of Wearables: Innovations and Impacts
Dr. Bob Sutor, VP of Research at IBM will explain how wearable technology is poised to become an integral part of our world. Advances are already allowing wearables to monitor and track our activities and actions and anticipate and react in a variety of ways and situations.
You can see more talks submitted by IBMers for SXSW 2104 by searching on ‘IBM’ here.
Want to see a recap from SXSW 2013? Take a look at this Slideshare by Ryan Boyles.