Monday, September 14, 2015

Are You Heading to Las Vegas for IBM Insight?

The IBM Insight conference is coming up and if you work with 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 25 thru 29, 2015.

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 conferences, as well as several others, all got rolled up into IOD... which is now IBM Insight.

So with that bit of potential confusion out of the way, why should you attend this year's IBM Insight conference? Simply put, there is something of interest for everybody in a data-related profession. 

The conference boasts more than 1600 presentations that run the gamut from DB2 to IMS to Cognos to BI to Big Data to analytics to... well, you get the idea. You can experiences technical training, hands-on labs, and industry use cases delivered by over 1000 industry experts.

There will be multiple keynote sessions, focusing in on IBM's important data initiatives including:
  • Data Management
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Cloud
  • Hadoop & Spark
  • Content Management
  • Watson
Last year's event was attended by over 13,000 folks, which gives attendees a great opportunity to network with your peers and IBMers. 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.

I also want to promote my presentation at this year's conference, called Not Your Daddy's DB2! I'll talk about the changing landscape of the industry and how DB2 for z/OS has changed (and continues to change) to embrace modern IT. This session will be held on Wednesday, October 28, at 4:00 pm in the South Seas J room). If you're going to the conference, I hope to see you at my presentation.

And, as always, there will be plenty of time to kick back and relax after a long day of networking and learning. On Wednesday evening conference attendees will be treated to a free concert from Maroon 5... and, of course, everything that Las Vegas has to offer can be on your agenda, too.

So what are you waiting for? Register for the 2015 IBM Insight conference today... 

And if you register by September 18th you can get a discounted rate ($300 off).

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