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5 reasons data engineers are attending IBM Insight at World of Watson

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Big Data Evangelist, IBM

Data is a fluid resource that needs to be engineered at every step in its lifecycle for serving intended business uses. Whether your organization calls you a data engineer, data integration specialist, data governance steward, data manager or some other title, it relies on you for the same broad set of functions. You gather, organize, cleanse, move and manage your enterprise’s precious data resources. You deliver the trusted data that application developers, business analysts, data scientists and other stakeholders require to do their jobs effectively.

As a professional data engineer, you need to manage your company’s information resources 24x7 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 Insight at World of Watson 2016, 24–27 October 2016, 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 data engineers like you are registering for IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016.

1. I need tips on shaping and preparing multiple data sets for analytics. 

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At IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016, you can deepen your learning in data engineering, data science, data application development and other relevant disciplines. Benefit from many useful breakout sessions that provide expert guidance on discovering, collecting, matching, cleansing, transforming and managing data from multiple sources. Learn tips on how to manage and integrate data in structured, semistructured and unstructured formats. And discover techniques for efficient processing of batch and real-time data pipelines, storage of data in optimized repositories and delivery of data services through open application programming interfaces (APIs). Data scientists and business analysts as well as business applications can then use that data for insightful business practices.

You can personalize your conference curriculum by choosing from more than 1,500 sessions, hundreds of immersive cognitive experiences and many other opportunities to build practical knowledge. Plot your personal curriculum through the conference’s diverse learning opportunities.

2. I require hands-on experience with the latest data shaping and data preparation techniques.

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At IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016, gain familiarity with IBM DataWorks, IBM InfoSphere Streams and other cloud-based solutions to help you do your job more efficiently and serve business applications more effectively than ever. More than 200 hands-on labs are available at the event. Participate in these hands-on labs to learn about using these and other solutions. And these labs offer certifications in such areas as data integration and shaping, data and model governance, data preparation and management, metadata management, advanced analytics, architecture solutions, cloud, Internet of things, IT infrastructure, security and IBM Watson. And be sure to visit the demo room, where IBM leaders and experts help you with your in-depth technical questions on over 60 products and solutions.

3. I want to network with other data engineers, data scientists and business analysts.

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At IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016, you’ll be surrounded by professionals from every specialty within data engineering and across all other enterprise data disciplines that span the full range of specialties, industries and geographies. Benefit by engaging with the deep pool of IBM experts in data collection, integration, preparation, governance, storage and management, as well as with experts from its partners and customers. At the event, sessions and activities are structured in such a way that you can’t help but meet other data professionals who share common interests and focus areas.

4. I need to learn about new tools and approaches that help simplify data access and accelerate data preparation.

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At IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016, you can bootstrap your understanding of new cloud-based tools that enable data engineers to work in an environment built for their particular skill levels and role responsibilities. Learn about new time-accelerating solution blueprints that package data integration and governance capabilities into reusable, composable services for diverse use cases—thereby enabling massive simplification of specific tasks. Explore how diverse organizations have benefitted from migrating their data assets to data lakes composed of diverse technologies such as Apache Hadoop, NoSQL and relational databases. And immerse yourself in a practical maturity model for data engineering that helps you and your organization to progress from IT-centric cost reduction to self-service analytics and insight-driven transformation.

5. I can benefit from finding out how other organizations are reducing maintenance costs with the cloud-managed subscription model. 

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At IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016, you can attend any of the wide range of client sessions. These sessions discuss how real-world organizations have gained operational efficiencies by migrating their data integration, governance and management functions to cloud-managed subscription services such as those offered on the IBM Bluemix platform.

And the foregoing is just a quick overview of how you’ll benefit from attending IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016. This annual event represents the continuing evolution of the conference formerly known as IBM Insight.

Register today