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Pulse Networking Begins Today
So now you've decided that you are going to Pulse. One of the top reasons you made the decision to attend Pulse is to take full advantage all the rich networking opportunities with the 6000-plus IBM experts, partners and clients in attendance. No need to wait until you arrive at the MGM in late February to start networking with other attendees. After you register for Pulse and receive your confirmation details, visit the Pulse SmartSite where all the excitement has already begun. Maximize your Pulse investment by getting a jump start and get to know everyone weeks before we cut the ribbon and open the expo on Sunday February 27.
The Pulse SmartSite is accessible today at www.pulsesmartsite.com and HTML5 smart phone browsers including Android, iPhone, Windows Mobile, and Blackberry Storm2, and of course onsite at event kiosks throughout the MGM Grand.
Feeling shy? Here's an icebreaker to start the conversation:
When I first heard someone say, “40 is the new 20!” I figured that person was the "YAY! My glass is half full!" sort of who didn’t care to see 20 again perhaps because they became a little bit smarter over the years.
If Earth Day was a real person, would it be sulking in a corner, scowling, "GET AWAY!" when Arbor Day and Valentines Day bopped in with black balloons a giant shiny "OVER THE HILL
Or would it be all, "WOO-HOO! Whose taking me out for a spring water cocktail after work?" (No. Earth Day does not do Jager-bombs. I don’t even want to think about how many kinds of wrong that would be . . .)
From a personal perspective (which I do not technically qualify to have since I have not yet gone over the hill reached 40 years), I would wager that Earth Day would be having more than one of those spring water cocktails during happy hour today. True, a famous friend of ours is trying to convince the world that MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE YESTERDAY BECAUSE MIAMI AND NEW YORK AND SOME OTHER AWESOME PLACES NOT IN THE US ARE GOING TO GET WASTED BY A GLACIER TIDAL WAVE BEFORE YOU CAN SAY WIPEOUT. The jury is still out on that and the Mayan 2012 theory.
However, like our famous friend, most SANE people agree that the need for smarter use of resources is indisputable. Except for the dude who is still topping off his 4 mile-to-the-gallon 1981 SUV Dinosaur-mobile after litter-bugging plastic water bottles out of his window (I call that Messing With Texas no matter where you do it.) He probably also denies that dinosaurs ever existed or that they all got dead because they ate themselves out of house and home. Or maybe it was a dinosaur-hating meteor passing by who was like, "POW! Take that, giant lizards!"
But getting pwned by a meteor is a digression from the point of this post and leaves no room for behavior modification. I may be a “YAY! The glass is half full” person but I do believe Earth Day prefers 2010 over 1990 because the planet is getting smarter. Look here: the proof is in the code.
At Pulse 2010, we announced Integrated Service Management, and a new Smarter Planet Theme: Product and Service Innovation, which provides organizations with an integrated means to design, deliver and manage business and IT services. In June, we're continuing the drum beat with Innovate 2010, a revamped and upgraded software and services conference, featuring hundreds of hands-on technical workshops and skill-building sessions. Innovate 2010 will feature an entire track – 16 sessions - devoted to Integrated Service Management.
Come to Innovate 2010 to see Integrated Service Management solutions that:
define an effective service strategy to gain unique competitive advantage
develop tools and processes across architecture, development, and operations for faster time to market
assure the health and performance of composite applications with faster problem identification and resolution
leverage new delivery options like virtualization, cloud computing and many more.
improve visibility into business activity and health indicators for smarter products and services to ensure continual service improvement
Sessions in the Integrated Service Management track include:
End to End Application Quality & Performance Management - Joseph P. Toomey, IBM; Bryan Chagoly, IBM
Closing the Gap between Development and Operations by Integrating Process, Tooling, and Data - Balachandar (Bala) Rajaraman, IBM; John Wiegand, IBM
Faster Releases by Development and Operations using Rational Asset Manager and Tivoli CCMDB - Derek D. Baron, IBM; Rich Johnston, IBM
How to Recover from and Avoid an Application "Heart Attack" (ROI models for Service delivery optimization and market survival) - Casey Plunkett, IBM; Michael T. Lundblad, IBM
Bridging the Deployment Gap - Deployment Planning and Automation - Daniel Berg, IBM; Hari Madduri, IBM; Leigh A. Williamson, IBM
Leveraging IT Cloud Environments to Bridge the Development/Operations Gap - Balachandar (Bala) Rajaraman, IBM; Leigh A. Williamson, IBM
Enhancing the Application Lifecycle With IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager - Todd A. Kindsfather, IBM
Effective Management and Realization of IT Architectures - Daniel Berg, IBM; Michael Elder, IBM; Jonathan Stinton, IBM
Smart Testing Service with integration between IBM Rational Build Forage and IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager - Yan Zhang, IBM; Man Sun, IBM; Allen Chia, IBM
Closing the Loop: From Support Request to ALMRequest and Back with Client Lifecycle Management on IBM Rational ClearQuest - Bertrand Durou, IBM; Christian Glockner, IBM
Transitioning to an IT Service Management (ITSM) Model - Colin ONeill, IconATG & OCSolutions
Using Rational and Tivoli Tools in IBM Systems and Technology Group Systems Test - David Mehaffy, IBM
Getting started with service strategy
Trends and developments in industry standards
Mind the Gap: converging software delivery and operations with process, training and tools - Carol Pollard, IBM; Dhiraj Gupta, Progressive Insurance; Michael T. Lundblad, IBM
Managing Smarter Services with Integrated Business Activity & Service Health Monitoring - Robert Sawyer, IBM; James Moore, IBM
Vice-President Al Gore discussed how business leaders can step up to the challenge of helping to make the world a better place with energy efficiency and climate change. Gore's humor was a big hit with the audience.
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Some breaking news! IBM has added a new Pulse Track Kick-Off: Title: Systems for a Smarter Planet
Date/Time: Monday, February 22 - 10:30-12:00 pm Location: Conference Center - 109
Abstract IBM systems have again taken high performance of both hardware and software to a whole new level. Most recently, POWER7 has arrived and with it, massive parallelism becomes mainstream! In this session, Alan Ganek, CTO and VP of Strategy and Technology, IBM Software Group and Karl Freund, VP of Marketing and Strategy, IBM System z Platform, and Brad Day, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, explain how IBM Software on POWER 7 and System z optimize performance and deliver best value for integrated service management. Workload optimizing systems that enable virtualization without limits, resiliency without downtime, management with automation and dynamic energy optimization are what Smarter Planet capabilities are all about -- the best foundation for the demanding workloads of today and tomorrow. This session launches three Special Interest Areas at Pulse: Integrated Service Management for System z, Integrated Platform and Service Management, and Virtualization.
POWER7: A new kind of system that redefines the industry's prevailing view of performance System z and IBM Software: Integrated value on the mainframe IBM Software on Power Systems: Massive parallelism for Smarter Planet solutions
Now Pulse is going virtual with live Webcasts and chats with industry experts and IBM innovators today.
The pretty brochure will tell you the event is for you to:
Deliver superior business and IT services with agility and speed
Address today’s security, resiliency, and compliance challenges
Achieve breakthrough productivity gains through virtualization, optimization, energy stewardship, and flexible sourcing
Normal language please? My translation: the event will focus on latest trends and innovations for helping folks manage their Infrastructure better. The key focus is on responding quickly to change, managing assets, and delivering quality service.
Virtual attendees can exchange electronic business cards and attend six different solution booths to grab collateral, watch customer videos and demos, and chat about solutions for better managing their assets and infrastructure.
The 6 booths
Service Management for IT
12:00 PM: Managing a Dynamic Infrastructure 12:15 PM: Chat with the Experts 12:45 PM: Datacenter Automation in an Uncertain Economy 01:30 PM: Chat with the Experts 02:30 PM: Security for the Dynamic infrastructures 03:30 PM: Industrialize and Automate the Way you deliver Services with IBM Cloud 04:15 PM: Chat with the Experts 04:30 PM: Closing Comments: Pulse 2010 05:30 PM: Exhibit Hall Closes
*Eastern Standard Time
I plan on popping in and out today to chat with some of my favorite IBMers, customers, and Business Partners. I hope to see you there! -->Register for the event
Cartman's Adventures at Rational Software Conference In this cartoon short, Cartman leads the South Park gang down to the Rational Software Conference in the Sunshine State to - well - pick a fight with some techni-brains over the virtues of incrementally adopting model-driven software development and then skinny-dip in the famous fish fountain in the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel . . . Click here to read the rest of the blog.
It's been three years since the first IBM Tivoli conference arrived in Australia. This year, the annual gathering of Tivoli professionals is changing its name to Pulse ANZ to ring in a new era: one that will showcase more than just Tivoli, but everything Service Management. This means new content, new insights and a completely new look and feel.
Acquire, maintain and optimise your IT skills at Tivoli University 2009 - coming to Sydney 26 - 28 May.
Whether you're new to the Tivoli family or a Tivoli Technical User Conference alumni, this is a must-attend event that helps you increase your technical skills and knowledge on the latest products, technologies, best practices and solutions.
I hear the "Talk to me about smarter xx solutions" button, "Match your Pulse" networking game, and "Pulse Wall" were big hits! I'd like to see some pictures of those. If anyone has any, let us know or simply upload them to our Pulse Flickr group.
Just got out of Day 1 of Pulse General Session Kickoff. I was unable to get a stable connection in the Theatre, so I’ve had problems in uploading media to the two channels below, but keep checking since I should have cool stuff I’ll be discussing throughout the conference uploaded soon:
Laura Sanders and Alan Ganek, in comedy style mode, discussed demos of how Tivoli products help with Dynamic Infrastructure. I got a kick out of their Sunny and Cher-like comedy. They started off with a Pizza video that they wove through the whole demo discussion. Alan quipped, “There has to be some way to bring intelligence to your door, Laura.” Laura slammed him back on the petitions she received requesting that he not sing on stage. And several hecklers from the audience threw in “and dancing!”
Jim Haney, Harley Davidson CEO, spoke on how important Tivoli products are for delivering a superior experience.
Tom Rosamillia, General Manager of IBM WebSphere Software, spoke on how SOA and Service Management together help deliver the Dynamic Infrastructure vision and invite folks to learn more at the upcoming IMPACT conference in May.
John Brandt, from the MPI Group, spoke about how Convergence is a great opportunity moving forward. As a community strategist, a key point he kept reinforcing that resonated with me was that Customers are rarely buying a brand. For instance, they are not buying beer, but relationships and community. Yup!
He says we all should be asking three main questions: What do your customers really want? Can employees deliver real innovation? Do your processes drive consistent measurable progress?
Repeated theme throughout the entire morning was: Who will lead the charge for a Smarter Planet and Dynamic Infrastructure: You! You! You! Rich Esposito, VP of IBM IT Strategy and Architecture Services, specifically called out CIOs, stating they are in a bittersweet spot--being challenged to align with both the demands of the business and the world. He said they are in the best position to lead the journey and transform the waters. The good news is that being a good citizen strategically also helps in lowering total costs in managing IT and business infrastructure in the long run!
If you’re one of thousands of people flying into McCarran International Airport today for Pulse 2009, then you already know that we are about to explore building a smarter planet through a dynamic infrastructure with IBM Service Management. Are you ready? Good! The next thing on your agenda should be to visit The Top Six Pulse Social Networking Tools so you can decide how you want to keep in touch with friends, colleagues and clients during Pulse.
If you are not one of the lucky ones with this event already on your agenda, it’s not too late! Come by the MGM Grand and head over to the Pulse 2009 registration desk.
But, you ask, what is Pulse and why should you care? Good questions. We have the answers.
Pulse is a conference dedicated to building smarter IT infrastructure. You should care because smarter infrastructure is by far our best path to creating new, globally competitive jobs and stimulating growth. IBM research shows that focused investment in just three areas -- healthcare IT, smart electric grids and broadband -- could yield almost one million new jobs within one year.
“ Even as this plan puts Americans back to work, it will also make the critical investments in alternative energy, in safer roads, better health care and modern schools that will lay the foundation for long-term growth and prosperity, and will invest in broadband and emerging technologies, like the ones imagined and introduced to the world by people like Sam and so many of the CEOs here today, because that's how America will retain and regain its competitive edge in the 21st century."