InterConnect Day 2: The Explosive Growth of Cloud
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Day Two of InterConnect opened with keen insights from Robert LeBlanc in Thursday's General Session on the New Era of Cloud Computing: "Think It. Build It. Tap into It." LeBlanc emphasized the importance of building a Cloud strategy based on unique needs and grounded in open standards. He highlighted IBM's end-to-end Cloud Portfolio – Business Process as a a Service, Software as a Service, Platform as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service. (You might notice a running theme here.) LeBlanc was joined by the Chief Strategy Officer of the newly acquired SoftLayer as he provided his perspective on Cloud as a new business model: "Compute. Network. Storage."
IBM GM of Software Defined Systems Jamie Thomas shared her thoughts on the importance of understanding the end consumer in the composable service environment and manifesting best practices as patterns.
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The second day also offered seven keynotes from IBM executives and clients. (A buffet of keynotes, if you will.) Attendees could pick and choose from Big Data & Analytics, MobileFirst, Security Intelligence, DevOps, Social Business & Smarter Workforce, Expert Integrated Systems and Smarter Commerce.
After a full day attendees were ready for the big event, "Glow," the dazzling, dizzying laser light show overlooking Singapore's bay with awesome views of its dramatic skyline. Lots of people sported glow sticks around their necks while dancing to a cover band and watching glowing performers juggling and hula hooping (naturally). Then it was time to rest up for the final day of solution sessions and technology roadmaps, centered around business best practices and solutions regarding transformational technologies. Alas, no glow sticks or lasers allowed.
We wish everyone safe travels. See you at InterConnect 2014! Clear your calendars for education, networking and overall fun.