Bring Your Suits and Cowboy Boots – IBM Pulse Has it All


If you aren’t registered for IBM Pulse 2013, you should be. I’m a first-time attendee but, thanks to the IBM Pulse 2013 SmartSite, I am prepared. The agenda at this year’s event has something for everyone. I know some of you won’t believe me, so I created this post just to prove it.

For the sports fan

Dreams will come true at Pulse 2013 for NFL fans who have always wanted a front-row seat to a Peyton Manning performance. The Super Bowl–winning quarterback will steal the spotlight in the general session on Wednesday. Not an NFL fan? Catch the session with the United States Tennis Association on how cloud and predictive analytics are changing the game for the U.S. Open.

For the tech savvy

Infrastructure matters. Find out more and get smart in record time with the smarter computing 10-minute talks at the Smarter Computing booth in the Pulse Solutions Center (#DS330).

For the business minds

Spend time with IDC Industry Insights analyst and IBM industry experts at the Business Leadership Forum. Industry experts in communications service providers, government/cities, utilities and manufacturing sectors will share their insights on big data and cloud, security intelligence, smarter infrastructure and the mobile enterprise.

For the movers and shakers

Don’t miss five-time Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood at Pulse Palooza 2013.

For the gamers

Kick off IBM Pulse with some fun! Grab your business or technical counterpart and head to the Cloud Service Management Simulator workshop. The workshop is a hands-on simulation where players are given firsthand experience running a fictional logistics organization. Players strive to improve the company’s profitability while gaining an understanding of service management concepts.

For the social butterfly

Connect with speakers, attendees and find others with similar interests using Vivastream. Through this social networking platform, you can connect with others, find people with similar interests and skills, share agendas and discuss hot topics and trends. In addition, you can join the conversation on Twitter @ibmPulse or with hashtag #ibmpulse.

For the reality show fans

No housewives or survivors. No bugs to eat. No piranha-infested waters to swim. Instead hear the real deal from clients in finance, transportation, public sector and more in one of 178 client case study sessions.

For the rule makers

Rub shoulders with leaders from open standards organizations at the Open Cloud Summit. Hear from a panel of experts where open cloud standards are headed, and understand the importance of standards in order to derive value from cloud and spark innovation. Join the conversation and provide your perspective as well.

For the well-connected

Learn about the recent IBM MobileFirst announcements and much, much more in the Mobile Enterprise stream.

I think I’ve proven my point. Register now!

I hope to see you there.

Karin Broecker currently leads a team of software architects in making sense of the IBM software portfolio to help address business challenges. Karin has tackled the big three in STG: System z, Power Systems and Storage. In addition, her background includes application development, IT architecture, education and people management. She loves building a strategy, practicing yoga and enjoying life. Follow Karin on Twitter: @kbreks

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