IBM i at Think 2019: What’s in it for you?

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IBM Think 2019 is where you’ll find the people who are changing how we work by architecting the next generation of cloud, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity technology. They will be sharing this with you in over 2,000 sessions, certifications and labs.
The people who are changing businesses, driving transformation and innovation with hundreds of industry experts from around the globe will also be at IBM Think.
What’s in it for you, the IBM i user and fan? This year at IBM Think, we have an entire lineup of IBM i and Power Systems breakout sessions, Think Tanks, labs, certifications and more. Here are the three sessions that myself and the IBM i team are most looking forward to delivering. 

Open Source on IBM i- Who Knew it was so Easy? 

Speakers: Jesse Gorzinski, IBM; Tim Rowe, IBM; Liam Allan, Works of Barry
Yes, IBM i is “open” for business! In this session, Jesse Gorzinski, IBM i Open Source Business Architect, Tim Rowe, Application Development Business Architect, and Liam Allan, an IBM Champion for Power Systems and passionate advocate for open source, will show you how easy it is to get started with open source on IBM i and the business benefits of utilizing the open source community, including Node.js, Python, PHP and more. 

Client Innovation in Action with IBM i and AI

 Speakers: Alison Butterill, IBM; Client Panel 
File this one under “who knew IBM i could do that?” IBM i supports artificial intelligence workloads and integration of cloud services like IBM Watson to create new opportunities and ways to solve business challenges. In this panel session, I will be joined by several IBM i clients who are using artificial intelligence and IBM Watson to bring new capabilities into their applications to open revenue streams and improve customer service. 

Customer Success Stories with IBM i 

Speakers: Alison Butterill, IBM; Client Panel 
IBM i is driving innovation within thousands of companies around the world, such as automating warehouses with robots, improving workplace safety, digitizing and streamlining factory operations, and saving lives on the mountain slopes. In this panel session, I will be joined by several clients featured in the IBM i 30th anniversary celebration to discuss how IBM i has been supporting their business for the past three decades and will continue to do so well into the future as they continue to grow and reach new customers. 
In addition to putting these three sessions on your conference agenda for the week, make sure to stop by the IBM Power Systems booth within the Cloud and Infrastructure Campus to see the latest servers, speak with IBM experts and watch demos on the newest capabilities of IBM i. Learn more about IBM Think 2019 and register here today. We hope to see you in San Francisco February 12-15, 2019. 

Alison Butterill is the offering manager for IBM i. She owns the responsibility for the IBM i business, including defining and guiding future directions and strategies.

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