Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Plan to Attend IBM Insight 2014

The IBM Insight conference is just around the corner and if you care about DB2, Big Data, Analytics, data warehousing, or really, anything at all about enterprise data, then Las Vegas is the place to be the week of October 26 thru 30, 2014.

But what is IBM Insight? Well, you may remember it as the IBM Information on Demand conference, or IOD for short, Yes, IBM has renamed the conference yet again. I'm sure a lot of you can remember when there were a bunch of different "Technical Conferences" like the IMS Tech Conference or the DB2 Tech Conference. Those all (and several others) got rolled up into IOD... which is now IBM Insight.

IBM claims to have changed the name because "It's no longer just about information; it's what you can do with the information."  And that kinda makes some sense... or at least it does to me!

With that bit of confusion out of the way, why should you attend the IBM Insight 2014 conference? Well, there is something for everybody in a data-related profession. Over 1500 presentations that run the gamut from DB2 to IMS to Cognos to BI to Big Data to analytics to... well, you get the idea. And there are five fast track groups that highlight several of IBM's important initiatives covering:

  • Watson and Cognitive Computing
  • Cloud
  • Security
  • Infrastructure
  • Mobile and Social Engagement

And with over 13,000 attendees the opportunity to network with your peers is unmatched! Add to that the over 350 exhibitors at the Expo hall and you will be able to view, review, and examine all kinds of interesting software to help you manage your enterprise data.

Not to mention the fact that I'll be presenting there on the Top 10 DB2 Things You Need to Know (Wednesday, October 29, at 3:00 pm). Well, OK, I guess I mentioned it.

So what are you waiting for? Register today... and there is still time (expires September 19, 2014) to get the early bird discount of $300 off!

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