5 reasons to attend InterConnect 2017


As a business technology professional, you need to manage your company’s information resources 24×7 while juggling concurrent projects and staying up to speed on changes in the technology and in your chosen field. You’re stretched thin but continue to seek out professional learning opportunities that you can fit into your crowded schedule.

That’s where IBM InterConnect 2017, 19-23 March 2017, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, can be just the experience for you. This annual conference is your opportunity to learn about new methodologies, tools and practices for data engineering in the era of cloud data services, cognitive computing, data science and big data analytics.

Here are the top five reasons why your peers are registering for IBM InterConnect 2017.

1. We need strategic guidance on becoming a cognitive business.

At IBM InterConnect 2017, you can learn to advance your business through cognitive technologies. InterConnect 2017 has many sessions of keen relevance to Chief Executive Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Marketing Officers, and others in the “C-suite.” Learn to tap into new cognitive innovations for competitive edge and digital transformation. Discover how investments in the following cognitive technologies can transform your company into a lean 21st century powerhouse: cloud computing, artificial intelligence, deep learning, machine learning, predictive analytics, big data, unstructured data integration, decision management, blockchain, mobile computing, the Internet of Things and the API economy.

2. We need perspectives on building an enterprise architecture that accelerates cognitive innovation.

At IBM InterConnect 2017, you can discover how to shift from managing IT operations to stimulating collaborative innovation. Enterprise architecture professionals—including Solution and Software Architects, Managers of Application Architecture, and Directors of IT Strategy— can participate in sessions that show how to accelerate digital transformation and build agility through investments in business process management, decision automation, hybrid cloud integration, blockchain, microservices, and application lifecycle management solutions.

3. We need a framework for converging DevOps around investments in cognitive, cloud, mobile and Internet of Things platforms.

At IBM InterConnect 2017, you can explore a wide range of DevOps topics for enterprise systems, mobile, z Systems, software testing, toolchains, application delivery, application lifecycle management, and IT service management. InterConnect has many sessions on these topics relevant to application development and it software design and development professionals. Explore best practices on how to extend your existing IT infrastructure for mobile, cloud and software as service. Learn to modernize your application infrastructure and build new “as a service” cognitive apps and microservices.

4. We need the benefit of lessons learned on IT data-center operations management.

At IBM InterConnect 2017, you can learn how to transform IT operations & streamline data management on your cloud. IT operations management professionals—such as VP of IT operations and infrastructure, data center operations directors, network managers, and systems administrators—can go in-depth on IBM’s tools for cloud management, cloud orchestration, application performance, it operations analytics, service desk, and workload automation. Discover best practices on how to extend your existing IT infrastructure for mobile, cloud and Software as Service. Attend a wide range of DevOps sessions on Application Lifecycle Management, Testing, and more.

5. We need tips for ensuring comprehensive security, compliance, and risk management over cognitive IT assets.

At IBM InterConnect 2017, you can learn how not to be caught off guard in this new era. InterConnect 2017 has many sessions that provide practical advice for Chief Information Security Officers, IT Security and Compliance Directors, and other security professionals responsible for protecting your organization’s cloud and managing risks while also reducing costs and controlling overhead. Learn how to protect your cognitive computing and other IT investments through strategic investments in continuous intelligence, threat protection & incident response, endpoint & mobile security, fraud and cybercrime, identity & access management, application and data security, anti-malware, and other platforms, tools, and applications.

Join your peers at IBM InterConnect 2017 on March 19-23 in Las Vegas.

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