Time to Plan Your Trip to IBM InterConnect 2017

I am looking forward to attending this year’s IBM InterConnect conference in Las Vegas, NV the week of March 19-23, 2017. And after reading my blog post today I bet you will be interested in attending, too!

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The first thing you will notice is that IBM InterConnect covers a plethora of technical topics, including some of the hottest and most important for your business. If you attend the conference you can learn abour Hybrid Cloud, Process Transformation, Integration, Internet of Things, DevOps, IT Service Management, Security, Data Management, and more.  There are educational presentations as well as hands-on sessions that allow you to build your conference experience how you’d like, using the learning techniques that best suit you.

And there are a lot of learning opportunities! IBM InterConnect has over 2,000 sessions, 200 exhibitors, hundreds of labs, certification opportunities, as well as the ability to network with other IT professionals from all around the world.

For me, there are several sessions that I’m very much looking forward to attending. The Continuous Delivery keynote on March 20th promises to inform and educate on DevOps best practices including a roadmap for IBM’s UrbanCode. On Tuesday I’m excited about the session on How Watson “Really Works… I mean who wouldn’t be interested in learning more about the AI, natural language and machine learning capabilities of IBM Watson? And Wednesday offers an intriguing session for mainframers like me – “Why z/OS is a Great Platform for Developing and Hosting APIs.”

Of course, there are a lot of additional sessions that I plan to attend, but I doubt anybody is interested in a rundown of my entire agenda. Especially with so much variety and choice available to attendees this year. And if you get stuck choosing from all the great sessions that are available, this year you can solicit Watson’s help recommending sessions as you build your agenda. I tried it and it was interesting and helpful to see what Watson chose for me.

So take a look at what IBM InterConnect has to offer this year. And if you plan on attending I hope we get a chance to meet and discuss our experiences at the conference. See you in Vegas!

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About craig@craigsmullins.com

I'm a strategist, researcher, and consultant with nearly three decades of experience in all facets of database systems development.
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