Smarter Computing Hot Topics at IBM InterConnect
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By Kelsey Howarth.
A few weeks ago, IBM held the largest event ever in Asia: IBM InterConnect. This inaugural event in Singapore brought together over 2500 business and IT leaders from 52 countries to explore how information and technology serve as the catalyst for unleashing innovation. A valuable opportunity for attendees, but we were also able to bring back some great insight for the rest of us.
Of particular interest to IBM Software Blog readers is the keynote by Rod Adkins, Senior Vice President of IBM Systems & Technology Group on "Unleashing Innovation with Smarter Computing." In his keynote, he spoke about how the confluence of Big Data, cloud, mobile and social technologies is transforming the way we find and engage customers, source and manage our supply chains, and orchestrate critical business processes. At a time when the stakes have never been higher, he shared how only IT can lead this transformation.
For more insight from Rod, download the full presentation.
Enabling Business Growth with Enterprise Systems was one of the Hot Topics at IBM InterConnect. Guests of the event heard from STG’s Doug Balog, General Manager of System z and Colin Parris, General Manager of Power Systems on how new technologies can be applied in innovative ways to promote profitable growth.
During their sessions they provided a deep dive on the three critical attributes of enterprise systems—cloud, data and security. They also shared client case studies on the major business impact stemming from a platform with trusted information delivery, security of data, and infrastructure efficiency. Finally, they shared how recent advancements and announcement within the Power and z portfolio are delivering against new and pressing challenges for IT.
Here, Doug and Colin explain the role of enterprise systems and the importance of scale, performance and service quality within.
Smarter Storage was also front and center at the event. This hot topic centered on how clients are transforming their business with IBM Storage solutions, while meeting budget constraints and increasing ROI. These experts also shared some of the critical best practices for intelligently and automatically moving data to optimize performance and cost.
Listen in as Shon Saliga, worldwide STG Market Manager for the Storage Platform as he explains how front office transformation, social, mobile and more are impacting the need for Smarter Storage.
At InterConnect attendees learned how to accelerate delivery of new applications, analytics, and exploit big data with IBM PureSystems. With solutions that are “built for Cloud”, integrated by design and simple to use and manage, they learned how IBM clients are leveraging this offering to react quickly to change. The event also offered a venue to share how IBM has expanded its PureSystems family of expert integrated systems with the introduction of the IBM PureData System.
Listen in as Jason Gartner, vice president of IBM PureSystems Product Management, how IBM PureSystems helps IT embrace a new era of computing.
Overall one of the biggest benefits this scale of event provides is the opportunity to bring together the whole IBM community—and we have that for you too. Visit the IBM InterConnect YouTube channel for more insight from leaders across software, systems, storage, services and more, along with IBM customers and partners telling their story and sharing best practices.