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Are You Ready to Think

Steve Sibley

You’ve likely been wondering, “What happened to the IBM EDGE event?” For many years running, the conference provided a place to meet others who, like you, were running their businesses with confidence through IBM Systems infrastructure, OSes and storage. Well, I want to reassure you that we’re still committed to our clients and their IT infrastructure, which is precisely why in 2018, we’re changing the way we do conferences. We’ve listened to client feedback and have simplified the event into one that you won’t want to miss! We’re combining our key conferences into one premiere event where thinkers, inventors and leaders come together to discuss solutions to address the world’s IT challenges and opportunities. We welcome you to join us March 19-22 in Las Vegas at Think 2018 (ibm.co/2sMbbPx).

The IBM Power Systems* platform will be front and center at Think 2018. You’ll have the benefit of seeing first hand what’s new with Cognitive and Systems at our exclusive Systems Campus. It will be your chance to learn about the latest infrastructure innovations, plus you’ll get access to emerging technology, industry-leading products and sneak peeks of next-generation IBM Systems products, including POWER9*.

 “All the problems of the world could be settled easily if mankind were only willing to think.”
—Thomas J. Watson, CEO of IBM 1914-1956

Think 2018 will be much more interactive than any IBM event you’ve attended before. Sessions will feature both internal and external thought leaders, innovators, clients, and partners highlighting the industry’s hottest topics such as cognitive aware systems, machine learning/deep learning, security, hybrid and multicloud strategies, and getting the most out of your data. This is in addition to think tank sessions and hands-on demos. Think will be a truly immersive learning event—and a lot of fun networking as well!

We know infrastructure is one of your most important investments and we want to provide you with the tools to make the most of these investments. The more you modernize and optimize your infrastructure and data center operations, the better prepared you’ll be to take advantage of emerging technologies like blockchain, machine learning and deep learning to transform your business. At Think, you’ll get insight into how to more efficiently manage your day-to-day operations, as well as how you can help prepare your organization for what’s next.

As you and your organization plan for the coming year, be sure to include Think 2018 on your must-attend conference list! Get ready to “think” about how your infrastructure can help change your organization and the world. The Power Systems team and I look forward to seeing you there in March.


Editor's note: IBM will continue to invest in technical training events such as the IBM Systems Technical Universities.


Steve Sibley VP, Offering Management, IBM Power Systems

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