Big Data Innovation Summit

In-Person Event | April 28 at 8:25 a.m. through April 29 at 4:45 p.m. PT

Big Data Innovation San Jose brings more than 800 data professionals together under one roof for two days of inspiring, educating & insightful presentations, panel sessions, interactive discussions and networking. No matter where you are in your big data journey, learn more about big data use cases, data science, data analytics, data and the cloud, data architecture, Hadoop, NoSQL, machine learning and a whole host more. 

DB2 Tech Talk: What's new in the world of high availability for DB2 in 10.5

Webcast | April 30 at 12:30 p.m. ET

For followers of DB2, you're sure to have noticed all of the great enhancements and capabilities that have been made to DB2 since 10.5 was released less than two years ago. In particular, there has been a continued focus on availability improvements, and in particular with the DB2 pureScale feature, right from the original release of 10.5 through the various fix packs that have been released since then.

In this session, you will hear about all of the most recent updates, including some very exciting new features that improve availability, scalability and usability. There are also some things available that make it much easier for you to try pureScale. If you are using pureScale today or are thinking about using it in the future, you’ll want to see how you can take advantage of these latest and greatest features.

Please note that IBM has moved the webcast channel from BrightTalk to on24, which will provide us with greater features and functionalities when presenting and delivering webcast-related material.

On clicking the registration link, you will be prompted to create an IDUG username and password, after which time you can register for the TechTalk. Thank you in advance for your time and patience as we make the transition to on24.

World of Watson

In-Person Event | May 5 at 1:30 p.m. through May 6 at 4:00 p.m. ET

IBM Watson is hosting a forum for innovative thinkers, developers, innovators who are at the forefront of building, developing and using the cognitive technologies that are extending human expertise.

At this premiere event, participants will have an unprecedented opportunity to collaborate, co-create and exchange ideas with one another and the world’s most forward-thinking cognitive experts. This two-day event will focus on sharing real progress, applications and results of cognitive technologies, while previewing the next wave of innovations and applications.

The event will include:

• Development Pit: A hybrid of best practices, app development and a hack-a-thon.

• 20+ demos: See the newest demos from our partner ecosystem and Watson offerings.

• Hands on labs - The Hands on Labs at World of Watson provide senior technical attendees and developers alike a fast paced opportunity to put Watson to work themselves. Showcasing the Watson services combined to deliver value in industry use cases, the labs help attendees see how Watson can be put to work for them.

• Feature sessions: All you need to know about working with Watson! Sessions will include an insider's guide to API-accessible Watson services and a Step-by-step guide to bringing your Watson app to market.

Who should come: The senior level decision makers. A duo of the line-of-business and technical decision maker.

Why attend? Join 1000 developers, creatives and Fortune 100 business leaders from 24 countries and 17 industries who are putting Watson to work in the world today.

IBM Continuous Engineering Symposium

In-Person Event | May 12 at 8:30 a.m. CT

Please join us for the IBM Continuous Engineering Symposium to learn how IBM is helping to lead the innovation agenda while addressing the complexity challenge. This event will focus on latest trends, the future of systems engineering and systems and software development – highlighting IBM Solutions for Systems Engineering and the Internet of Things.

Topics will include:

  • 50 Shades of Systems Engineering
  • IBM Managed Continuous Engineering for the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Panel: DOORS=Success: Experts discuss why they rely on IBM Rational DOORS for managing requirements
  • Designing for Innovation – Continuous Engineering
  • Model Management with Rational Rhapsody and Rational Design Manager
  • Unlocking Engineering Knowledge – Introducing Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager (RELM)
  • Continuous Verification – Driving Quality Across the V
  • Model-based Systems Engineering and the Internet of Things
  • Applying the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) to Lean Systems Engineering (LSE)
  • Strategic re-use Across the Engineering Lifecycle
  • Continuous Innovation: Closing the Gap between Systems-Level Modeling and Physical Simulation
  • Getting Requirements Right with Model Based Functional Analysis
  • Which Path Should I Take? DOORS 9 or DOORS Next Generation (DNG)
  • Rational Team Concert (RTC) in the Systems Solution
  • JAZZ Reports Using Rational Publishing Engine
  • Networking café and reception to follow symposium

Event Location: IBM Global Solutions Center & Innovation Center, 1177 S. Belt Line Rd., Coppell, TX

Internet of Things World

Conference | May 12 at 8:30 a.m. PT

IBM is thrilled to be a Diamond Sponsor at Internet of Things World, the world's largest and most comprehensive IoT event, May 12–13 in San Francisco, California.

Pay us a visit at Stand 135. We'd love to talk with you about IoT. 

How the Internet of Things Fuels Smarter Green Retail Decisions

Webcast | May 13 at 2:00 p.m. CT

Sponsored by IBM, hosted by Green Retail Decisions


  • Dr. Claire Penny, World Wide Industry Leader, Internet of Things, IBM Corporation
  • Niall Brady, Senior Research Engineer - Intelligent Buildings/Smart Energy, IBM Research
  • John Walsh, Energy and Carbon Manager, Tesco Ireland

Today’s emergence of the Internet of Things currently has over 9 million devices around the world connecting to the internet and this number is expected to increase dramatically within the next decade, with estimates ranging from 50 billion devices to reaching 1 trillion.*

Every “thing” around us is getting smarter by the day – now is the best time than ever to embrace the Internet of Things and transform the management of your store’s facilities and assets – and ultimately the business – using big data analytics.

Join this webcast with guest speakers from IBM and Tesco Ireland, an affiliate of Tesco PLC, a supermarket and retail company to learn how retailers can use the Internet of Things as the fuel for basis of smarter green retail decisions, including how to:

  •  Optimize the performance of your in-store refrigerators
  •  Reduce energy costs in your stores by up to 20 percent
  •  Improve store operations and maintenance with predictive analytics

*Source: Disruptive Technologies, McKinsey Global Institute, May 2013

Mumbai big data meetup

Meetups | June 13 at 9:00 a.m. IT

Attend the Mumbai Big Data Meetup on June 13, 2015 to learn the latest on big data and analytics for cutting-edge insight, business intelligence and ROI. The meetup discussions will have specific focus on the fact that data analytics, infrastructure, process, technology and culture all need to be in place and working cohesively to maximize the return of big data and analytics. We are going to have an action-packed big data panel discussion entitled New Frontiers: Applications for Industries.