Community Day Program

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Community Day for Think 2019 Program

Welcome to Community Day at IBM Think 2019! Community Day (#CommunityDay19) is your chance to meet the folks behind the solutions you rely on, as well as the other members of the IBM hybrid cloud and security user communities. Check out some of the more than 100 sessions, network with your fellow community members, share knowledge, and support each other to make your own experience better. Talk to the IBMers who developed your solutions; check out other solutions you might be interested in; get hands-on experience in one of our BYOD (bring your own device) labs. We hope you’ll take full advantage of all the offerings, because Community Day is all about you, the members of our user community.

Important note to attendees: Community Day sessions begin at 9AM, with the doors opening at 8AM. Please allow enough time to arrive and register for your THINK badge prior to Community Day. Think Registration will open in the lobby of Moscone South at 7AM. Although we are offerring plenty of coffee and tea, due to space limitations and the overwhelming response we've had to Community Day, we will not be able to offer breakfast. So you might want to consider eating breakfast at your hotel or grabbing a bagel or something on the way.

Community Day General Schedule

Date: 02/11/2019
Location: Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, USA
Sessions

Registration: 8:30am-9am
Morning: Sessions at 9am, 10am, & 11am
Lunch: Noon-1pm (box lunches available) in the Moscone Center Yerba Buena Gardens area.
Afternoon: Sessions at 1pm & 2pm
Keynote: 3:30pm-4:30pm
Debate session: 5pm-6pm
Reception: 7:00pm-10:00, Terra Gallery, featuring the band Soul Ska. Take a look at our map to see how to get there.

See our Community Day page for the list of focus areas.

Sessions and rooms

The complete list of sessions, presentations, and labs for Community Day. All Community Day session rooms are on the second and third San Francisco Ballroom floors of Moscone South.


Session Title Time Room Speakers Abstract
7402 Security User Group: IBM QRadar 09:00  - 12:00  201 Chris Meenan, IBM, IBM Employee Join us on Feb 11th for the annual QRadar User Group meeting at Think 2019 to: network with other QRadar customers, and share your stories, challenges and best practices; learn tips for how to get more from your deployment, and learn about new capabilities you can take advantage of today, including behavioral analytics and cloud integrations; and hear from the product management team to get a sneak peek into the latest product news, roadmap and upcoming apps.
7423 Security User Group: Resilient 13:00  - 15:00  201 Ted Julian, IBM, IBM Employee Join us on February 11th for the annual Resilient User Group meeting at Think 2019 to: network with other Resilient customers, and share your stories and challenges; learn tips and tricks from other users; get answers to your questions around how best to leverage Resilient in your organization; and meet with Resilient product management and development teams.
7408 Security User Group: IBM Guardium 09:00  - 12:00  202 David VALOVCIN, IBM, IBM Employee; Luis Casco-Arias, IBM, IBM Employee Think you know how to mitigate a data breach? Come find out at the IBM Security Guardium User Group! This year’s user group will take an interactive approach to explore some of today’s hottest data protection topics. We’ll dive into how you can leverage recent innovations in the Guardium portfolio to master use cases such as: securing containerized, public cloud, and hybrid deployment models; integrating across your security ecosystem; and conducting investigative forensics on suspicious activities. Come network with your peers, share best practices, and learn from the pros as you take a hands-on approach to master smarter data protection.
7401 Security User Group: IBM AppScan 13:00  - 15:00  202 Scott Souder, IBM, IBM Employee; David Marshak, IBM, IBM Employee Are you interested in learning how your peers how to effectively leverage IBM's Application Security solutions? Our AppSec User Group at Think 2019 offers a prime opportunity for you to network with other like-minded application security practitioners. Join us as we discuss application security best practices, and the growing importance of DevOps integration, cognitive computing, open source testing, and DAST automation on application security testing. You'll network with clients in diverse industries and hear tips from our team of experienced experts. Finally, you’ll hear about the latest product updates, learn about our exciting new AppSec initiatives and receive a special sneak preview of our compelling Think 2019 content.
7405 Security User Group: IBM Identity and Access Management 09:00  - 12:00  203A Jason Keenaghan, IBM, IBM Employee Please join IBM Security for an Identity and Access Management user group meeting on Monday, February 11th. This meeting is intended for IBM IAM clients, to network and connect with peers from around the world who are working on solving IAM challenges. This is a great opportunity to discuss projects and learn from other security professionals firsthand. You’ll also get up to speed on IBM Security’s access, authentication, governance, IDaaS and privileged account management solutions. Join this user group meeting and be a part of live demos, customer stories and expert-led discussion. This session will be led by Jason Keenaghan, IBM’s director of offering and strategy for IAM and Fraud.
7407 Security User Group: IBM MaaS360 with Watson Unified Endpoint Management 13:00  - 15:00  203A Clint Adams, IBM, IBM Employee In the mobile enterprise, the shift from Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) to Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) continues to unfold. Now more than ever, IT and security leaders need a way to manage their endpoints, end-users, and everything in between with a single platform. MaaS360 does just that. Join this user group for a meeting of the minds, discussing the security and productivity impact posed by smartphones, tablets, desktops, wearables, and IoT! This session will be lead by Clint Adams, MaaS360 Offering Manager. We will also have some exciting guest speakers! No question too small, no topic to big, for this MaaS360 user group.
7425 Security User Group: IBM zSecurity 09:00  - 12:00  203B Michael Zagorski, IBM, IBM Employee; Michael J. Jordan, IBM, IBM Employee; HANS SCHOONE, IBM, IBM Employee Join us on February 11th for the annual zSecure User Group meeting at Think 2019 to: Network with other zSecure customers, and share your stories and challenges; learn tips and tricks from other users; get answers to your questions around how best to leverage zSecure in your organization; and meet with zSecure product management and development teams.
7406 Security User Group: IBM Trusteer Digital Identity Trust and Fraud 13:00  - 15:00  203B Jason Keenaghan, IBM, IBM Employee Join the IBM Trusteer meetup to engage in a dynamic discussion on digital identity trust and global fraud trends. Hear about challenges and successes, and how your peers are tackling similar issues. Learn about advanced fraud protection use cases and how you can establish digital identity trust to deliver a frictionless and more secure customer experience.
7463 Build Your Ladder to AI with IBM Cloud Private for Data 09:00 - 09:45 204 Debbani Naskar, IBM, IBM Employee; Sahil Shah, IBM, IBM Employee IBM Cloud Private for Data, a new multicloud analytics platform, helps companies collect, organize and analyze data to modernize their data estate and prepare for machine learning and AI development. Join us in this session to learn how to prepare your data for AI inside the platform.
7454 IBM Big Data—Db2 Big SQL and Big Replicate: Strategy and Demo 10:00 - 10:45 204 Jessica Yau, IBM, IBM Employee; Nagapriya Tiruthani, IBM, IBM Employee The big data space is evolving quickly; new innovations are happening at a rapid pace. Hadoop is maturing to data warehousing instead of just cold archive use cases. IBM Db2 Big SQL adds an SQL engine to Hadoop, providing stability for apps and developers. Big Replicate brings data replication not only to another Hadoop cluster but also to object stores. Join IBM as we discuss the achievements of 2018 and share with you the strategy, direction and roadmap for 2019. Join us as we show new innovations and capabilities around Hadoop, IBM Db2 Big SQL and IBM Big Replicate. Learn how to replicate and backup your most critical data and metadata for live data analytics. See the latest capabilities that have been added to HDP 3.0 and HDP 2.6.
7455 IBM Big Data—Db2 Big SQL and Big Replicate: Feedback 11:00 - 11:45 204 Vinayak Agrawal, IBM, IBM Employee; Jessica Yau, IBM, IBM Employee Customer feedback enables us to create great products in the big data space. We hope to make IBM Db2 Big SQL the SQL engine of choice and IBM Big Replicate the replication tool of choice for companies around the world. This discussion is designed for 1) Sharing of best practices by IBM SMEs and customers; 2) Receiving feedback from customers on their current deployments; and 3) Learning about emerging customer requirements. Your feedback, observation and direction are very helpful as we continue to shape our product/solutions strategy to make it easier for our customers to successfully execute on their big data strategy.
7558 Federating the NoSQL World: Strategy and Demo 13:00 - 13:45  204 Nagapriya Tiruthani, IBM, IBM Employee; LEI CUI, IBM, IBM Employee IBM is building a common engine across our Db2 family of on-premises and cloud offerings through consolidated federation technology.  Learn how federation can be used to provision unified access of NoSQL data with SoRs and EDWs over the business data fabric and how the ML rung on the IBM AI ladder can be used to gain more leverage in support of the business. We will show you key constructs needed to provision and access both semi-structured and structured data across disparate business silos. See how MongoDB, CouchDB and HDFS work from a data lake strategy driven out of Db2 Big SQL on HDP. Our story will demonstrate the strengths of our in-built technology, as well as give insights to our future direction with NoSQL access.
7559 Federating the NoSQL World: Feedback 14:00 - 14:45  204 Nagapriya Tiruthani, IBM, IBM Employee; Ping Liu, IBM, IBM Employee In this session, we would like to learn more about your perspectives on federation or data hub strategies and the day-to-day problems you encounter as a database administrator or data engineer, as well as what query tools and languages you prefer when it comes to working with JSON data. We also want to understand how data integration is used in your business and get feedback from you to help us prioritize what areas of virtualization are in demand in your workplace or industry.
7803 Invest in Your Future—Get AI Certified 09:00 - 09:45 205A ana ECHEVERRI, IBM, IBM Employee Join this session to learn how data science and AI practitioners can benefit from IBM's deep industry expertise and certify their skills to build an end-to-end AI solution leveraging open source and IBM AI technologies.
7456 Fast Data Solutions with IBM Db2 Event Store/Fast Data Platform—Strategy and Demo 10:00 - 10:45 205A Anson Kokkat, IBM, IBM Employee; Andrew Buckler, IBM, IBM Employee Insights that are actionable means that you can act on data in real-time to provide maximum differentiation and value to your business. See how you can act on massive data from IoT and online apps with data science, machine learning in an integrated platform using IBM Db2 Event Store and Fast Data Platform. Come join the IBM Team as we show you how to manage databases that need to be ready for 24x7, real-time, personalized applications. We will do a deeper dive into the Event Store database to see how you can reduce complexity, and look at a solution that is built for real-time operational analytics.  We will also demo the IBM Fast Data Platform, which enables you to create building blocks for fast data applications.
7457 Fast Data Solutions with IBM Db2 Event Store/Fast Data Platform—Feedback 11:00 - 11:45 205A Anson Kokkat, IBM, IBM Employee; Andrew Buckler, IBM, IBM Employee In this session, we would like to pick your brain as a data engineer, data scientist, real-time application developer or enterprise architect. Together we will explore topics around how you handle fast data today from a database perspective and also from an application development point of view.  We would like to work with you to get feedback on the considerations you feel are important when dealing with real-time analytics.
7458 IBM Informix—Into the Future!—Strategy & Demo 13:00 - 13:45  205A Milind Tamaskar, IBM, IBM Employee; Carlton Doe, IBM, IBM Employee Companies and partners around the world have long relied on the IBM Informix family of products to run mission-critical applications as well as new edge computing solutions for IoT. Informix provides industry-leading and proven capabilities that combine high performance, multiple data types including time-series+spatial, low administration and high reliability. This session will focus on the upcoming  release with significant enhancements in all of these areas, plus a preview of long-term strategy to build strong value differentiation and innovation. Join IBM as we demonstrate some of the latest capabilities and use cases as well as preview of new capabilities that will soon be released.
7459 IBM Informix—Into the Future!—A Feedback Session 14:00 - 14:45  205A Milind Tamaskar, IBM, IBM Employee; Carlton Doe, IBM, IBM Employee We invite you to join us in this journey to help make IBM Informix a modern and easy-to-use database for innovative enterprise applications, IoT edge analytics and business partner solutions. We intend to use this session to listen to your feedback, use cases, pain points and unmet needs to validate the strategy laid out in previous sessions.
7448 Open Sources Databases in the Enterprise: Strategy and Demo 10:00 - 10:45 205B Michael Connor, IBM, IBM Employee Customers are demanding choice in their delivery of new use cases (such as Operational Web, IoT, mobile, etc.). Developer requirements &and new data workloads have driven the need for open source in the enterprise in a hybrid database environment. Join the IBM team to learn more about IBM’s open source database strategy and offerings, including MongoDB. We'll discuss on-premise, public and private cloud deployment patterns, fit with the Db2 family, and current and future announcements. We will also demonstrate new capabilities and services based on open source databases such as MongoDB Enterprise Advanced. We'll look at Kubernetes orchestrated processes for IBM Cloud Private (ICP) and ICP for Data container-based deployment and management.
7449 Open Sources Databases in the Enterprise: Feedback 11:00 - 11:45 205B Michael Connor, IBM, IBM Employee IBM puts customers at the center of its product design and development methodology. This session will help us in gauging feedback from existing and new customers. We intend to use this session to understand customer pain points, challenges and unmet needs to develop new offerings and enhance the existing ones. Finally, we'd also like to gather requirements for Community offerings, and support and fit those into growth prospects leading to enterprise-scale requirements addressing high availability (HA), secure access and scalable growth.
7444 Modern Application Development with IBM Db2: Strategy and Demo 13:00 - 13:45  205B Roger Sanders, IBM, IBM Employee; Karthik Gopalakrishnan, IBM, IBM Employee With rapid development and management, developers today focus on building intelligent apps. Join the IBM Db2 Offering Management team as they discuss Db2’s strategy, direction and roadmap for developers. We will talk about deployment models, drivers packages, federation and JSON capabilities. You will also learn about our latest code samples, videos and other resources for application development. The Offering Management team will also demonstrate how to build secure applications with modern programming languages. You will also learn to use Db2 for ML applications and with IoT devices.
7445 Modern Application Development with IBM Db2: Feedback 14:00 - 14:45  205B Roger Sanders, IBM, IBM Employee; Karthik Gopalakrishnan, IBM, IBM Employee IBM puts customers at the center of its product design and development methodology. This session will help us in gauging feedback from existing and new customers. We intend to use this session to understand customer pain points, challenges and unmet needs to develop new offerings and enhance the existing ones. Finally, we'd also like to gather requirements for Community offerings, and support and fit those into growth prospects leading to enterprise-scale requirements addressing high availability (HA), secure access and scalable growth.
7332 Next Stop: Modernizing Integration 09:00 - 09:45 206 Rob Nicholson, IBM, IBM Employee It’s time for you to modernize your integration in order to succeed with your organization’s digital transformation. Partner with your trusted IBM integration experts to learn how the IBM Cloud Integration Platform (CIP) is your best way forward. IBM CIP allows you to tap into an ever-growing set of applications, processes and information sources—sometimes across multiple clouds. Modernizing integration requires an approach that rethinks people, process and technology to develop integration capabilities across delivery models, domains, endpoints and users, while still maintaining the integration infrastructure that you have live today. Come learn more about the future of integration at this Community Day session!
7333 Embrace Event-Driven Architecture with IBM MQ and IBM Event Streams 10:00 - 10:45 206 Dale Lane, IBM, IBM Employee; Matt Roberts, IBM, IBM Employee As one of our valued MQ users, you’re already taking advantage of all of the great benefits of enterprise messaging. But did you know that you can use MQ in tandem with IBM Event Streams to create new and engaging digital client experiences on Apache Kafka? Event Streams is able to connect natively to your MQ network, helping you unlock events from your backend systems and use them to provide context for new applications. For example, with MQ and Event Streams working together, you can unlock information about orders your clients are placing to power real-time analytics that are able to make recommendations for their next steps across mobile, web and inside sales channels. Intrigued? Come to our Community Day session to learn more!
7334 IBM App Connect: No More Missed Connections 11:00 - 11:45 206 Tony Curcio, IBM, IBM Employee Can you name an organization that is only using one cloud to manage their data and applications? You can’t, can you? That’s because there is a growing need for data access to drive new customer experiences. This has significantly expanded enterprise needs for (and investments in) application integration. Come take a deep-dive into how IBM App Connect can transform how your organization tackles all of its application needs across multicloud.
7335 Accelerate Your Digital Journey with APIs 13:00 - 13:45  206 Amit Acharya, IBM, IBM Employee In today’s increasingly interconnected world, APIs are becoming the digital reflection of an organization. The API economy has captured the attention of not only software developers, but also strategists, marketing leaders and partnership executives seeking to move to the next level of marketplace differentiation. Most organizations are still in the early phases of their API journey, experimenting internally to drive greater efficiencies in application development. Now is the time to accelerate your API initiatives to drive innovation in the marketplace. Join us to learn the architectural techniques you can use to create new partnerships, monetize their data, and deliver transformation services through the use of APIs.
7336 You + Your Laptop + Integration = Humanity’s Last Hope 14:00 - 14:45  206 Michael Alley, IBM, IBM Employee Are you ready to escape the App-pocalypse? It’s the year 3659 and civilization as we know it is dying. In order to save Earth, you’ve been selected as one of the best and brightest minds out there to be put into a cryogenic chamber and preserved until after the apocalyptic event has occurred, so you can remake the world into what it is today... or at least that was the plan. After a malfunction with the cryogenic systems, it’s your job (with a little help from IBM App Connect and IBM API Connect) to save the future of humanity with just your laptop. Are you up for the challenge?
7481 Applying Deep Learning to Article Encoding for Fake News Evaluation 09:00 - 09:45 207A Mike Tamir, Uber Advanced Technologies Group, Other This talk explores real-world use case applications for automated “fake news” evaluation using contemporary deep learning article vectorization and tagging. We begin with the use case and an evaluation of the appropriate context applications for various deep learning applications in fake news evaluation. Technical material will review several methodologies for article vectorization with classification pipelines, ranging from traditional to advanced deep architecture techniques. We close with a discussion on troubleshooting and performance optimization when consolidating and evaluating these techniques on active data sets. Mr. Tamir is a Data Science faculty member at UC Berkeley and Head of Data Science at Uber Advanced Technologies Group.
7366 Conversations with IBM Watson Explorer Product Managers and Developers 10:00 - 10:45 207A Jeff Sumner, IBM, IBM Employee; Connie Yee, IBM, IBM Employee In this interactive session, the IBM Watson Explorer lead offering manager and developers will share product overviews and future directions (roadmap). Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet with subject matter experts, provide feedback on current and future product enhancements, and get your questions answered.
7362 App Dev, Deployment and Model Management for DevOps 11:00 - 11:45 207A Tony Efremenko, IBM, IBM Employee Explore how to make your insights permanent by taking your one-time model and giving it ongoing life as part of an application. The IBM Cloud Garage analytics lead will show you how to embed your model in a REST service as part of an app, deploy it as part of a DevOps pipeline, and make it a key part of your enterprise assets. A demo will show the following: 1) Take data, make a prediction; 2) Embed the model in a REST service; 3) Deploy it to the pipeline; and 4) Integrate that service with an app. Highlighted tools include IBM Watson Studio and cloud toolchains. This session targets application developers, DevOps practitioners and data scientists.
7474 Collect and Govern Analytics inside IBM Cloud Private for Data 13:00 - 13:45  207A Brandon Mackenzie, IBM, IBM Employee IBM Cloud Private for Data, a new multicloud analytics platform, helps companies collect, organize and analyze data in order to modernize their data estate and prepare for machine learning and AI development. Join us in this session to learn how to use ICP for Data to collect and govern analytics in a single platform.
5173 End-to-End AI 14:00 - 14:45  207A Nick Pentreath, IBM, IBM Employee The common perception of AI is that it starts with data and ends with a model. In real-world applications, the data science and machine learning workflow of data preparation, feature engineering and model selection, while important, is only one aspect. A true intelligent system requires continuous, real-time learning. Equally important for enterprise-grade and mission-critical systems are the typical elements of software systems, such as scalability, fault tolerance, operations, monitoring and security. In addition, these systems most often cut across team boundaries, making the challenges not just technical but organizational, too. This talk will provide best practices for going from "just" machine learning to true, end-to-end AI.
7318 Community Day: What's New with Data Replication 09:00 - 09:45 207B Davendra Paltoo, IBM, IBM Employee Get the latest news on the IBM Data Replication portfolio. In addition to recent product enhancements and offerings, this session will highlight IBM's plans for the coming year. The discussion will cover specific technology topics including industry trends, customer needs and use cases, and how these are being addressed via technology roadmap content including: 1) IBM InfoSphere Change Data Capture (InfoSphere CDC); 2) "Classic" IBM Information Management System (IMS) and VSAM replication; and 3) Q Replication.
7315 IBM Industry Models Forum 10:00 - 10:45 207B Katie Kupec, IBM, IBM Employee For existing IBM Industry Models customers, this session will discuss the role of Industry Models within the Unified Governance and Integration platform. This session also presents innovations being added to the models to speed the adoption of new regulations as well as cover current regulatory challenges, such as GDPR. It also provides an overview of the ongoing focus for data lakes, and how the industry models can address this heterogenous environment to bring sense and order.
7320 IBM Information Server: What is New and What is Next in Governance, Quality and Integration 11:00 - 11:45 207B Beate Porst, IBM, IBM Employee In this session, we look at how the IBM InfoSphere Information Server has been updated and modernized to serve modern-day demands on the data integration and transformation capabilities offered through the portfolio. We will dive deeper into what's new and exciting, and talk about our short- to longer-term roadmap as well.
7317 Cataloging, Quality, and Governance for the Enterprise 13:00 - 13:45  207B Dan Schallenkamp, IBM, IBM Employee IBM's Unified Governance strategy has brought about the unification of various governance capabilities from IBM across both structured and unstructured data, making it significantly easier to holistically manage governance within the enterprise. In addition, we bake industry expertise and data quality into the mix to yield a modern-day governance solution that you simply cannot ignore. Attend this session to learn more about what IBM has to offer with Information Server, Information Governance Catalog, and Watson Knowledge Catalog, and how they will evolve in the months to come.
7321 IBM MDM and Entity Analytics Portfolio User Community Forum 14:00 - 14:45  207B Henk Alblas, IBM, IBM Employee This forum will offer valuable insights into how IBM's master data management offerings enable new and innovate use cases. We'll also explore how master data is becoming more and more critical to analytics and big data initiatives, making master data pervasive throughout an enterprise, using blockchain exchanges with trusted data through MDM, and much more. For existing customers of IBM's MDM and Entity Analytics offerings, this is a great opportunity to get our view of the future.
7596 Optimize Your Business with IBM Multicloud Manager 09:00 - 09:45 208 Matt Rodkey, IBM, IBM Employee 94% of enterprise customers today are using multiple cloud environments (public or private). Two-thirds of surveyed organizations say an actively managed multicloud environment is critical to controlling costs, but only 41% of those operating in these environments have a multicloud management strategy, and even they are not necessarily executing on it. Successful enterprises require an intelligent, unified management platform based on open standards, which works across the entire IT environment regardless of what model is used—public, private or hybrid—and lets you securely manage and automate workloads and applications without vendor lock-in or sacrificing visibility and control. Join us for a discussion about IBM’s Multicloud Manager.
7594 Cloud-Scale, Cognitive Management for IT Operations—Helping Drive the Business Outcomes You Need 10:00 - 10:45 208 jim Carey, IBM, IBM Employee Listen to how IBM and our customers are making dreams a reality by creating the space to innovate, enabling proactive management and staying ahead of the metrics that the Lines of Business require. As an IT Operations Manager, you face daily increases in complexity. Just as you get something under control, a new problem arises, similar but not identical. Tomorrow, there are five new applications coming online, delivered across a multicloud infrastructure, and only one of those is your own! Discover how to stay ahead of multiple DevOps teams, effectively manage multiple clouds, gain actionable insights and push for very high levels of automation that drive the business outcomes you need.
7595  An Open Future for Java in the Cloud 11:00 - 11:45 208 Steve Poole, IBM, IBM Employee This session examines the future of Java: technology advances in the cloud, the implications of new communities replacing much of the old governance around Java, the emergence and growth of a completely open IBM Java stack including OpenJ9 and Open Liberty, and the changing business landscape around Java support in the industry. New hardware, new software, and new ideas are powering Java toward uses far removed from that envisioned at its inception. Whether driven by AI or quantum computers, the problems of tomorrow demand new approaches and new thinking. Hear IBM’s evolving vision for the future of Java, and see how IBM and the Java community continue to rise to the challenge of keeping Java vital, healthy and moving forward.
7593 DevOps Day 2: Taking the Next Step 13:00 - 13:45  208 Allan Wagner, IBM, IBM Employee For many application delivery teams, much of the easy work of DevOps, like optimizing the delivery pipeline for existing applications, is done. But as you embark on a journey of app modernization and introducing heterogeneous toolchains to meet the wide range of development needs, new DevOps challenges will arise. Join Al Wagner, Technical Evangelist - DevOps, Deployment Automation and Continuous Testing, to explore how application delivery teams: Automate deployments in an “uber” distributed environment; orchestrate software release across heterogeneous delivery pipelines; eliminate delivery pipeline bottlenecks while accelerating testing; and measure and improve DevOps maturity level across the enterprise.
7296 Modern Application Management for the Modern Cloud Environment 14:00 - 14:45  208 Mike Mallo, IBM, IBM Employee Are you feeling the need to modernize your monitoring solution to keep up with the changes you are seeing from the adoption of containerization, cloud platforms, and even complex, microservices-based applications? Join us as we explore how teams are adapting to expand their roles from handling only traditional monitoring workloads to writing modern workloads that are equipped for automatic monitoring with cloud-enabled monitoring tools. Learn about what it takes to embrace modern techniques pioneered by site reliability engineers to make your life easier.
7403 Security User Group: IBM BigFix 09:00  - 12:00  209 Tom Mulvehill, IBM, IBM Employee Join us on February 11th for the annual BigFix User Group meeting at Think 2019 to: Network with other BigFix customers, and share your stories and challenges with endpoint management and security; learn tips and tricks from other users; get answers to your questions around how best to leverage BigFix in your organization; and meet with BigFix product management and development teams.
7424 Security User Group: IBM QRadar, Part 2 13:00  - 15:00  209 Jake Munroe, IBM, IBM Employee Join us on Feb 11th for the continuation of the annual QRadar User Group meeting at Think 2019 to network with other QRadar customers, and share your stories, challenges and best practices; learn tips for how to get more from your deployment, and learn about new capabilities you can take advantage of today, including behavioral analytics and cloud integrations; and hear from the product management team to get a sneak peek into the latest product news, roadmap and upcoming apps.
5645 The IBM Code Model Asset Exchange: Deep Learning for Everyone 09:00 - 09:45 210 Nick Pentreath, IBM, IBM Employee; Fred Reiss, IBM, IBM Employee We’ve all heard that AI is going to become as ubiquitous in the enterprise as the telephone. But what does that mean, exactly? In this talk, we’ll break down the challenges a domain expert faces today in applying AI to real-world problems. We’ll talk about the challenges that a domain expert needs to overcome in order to go from “I know a model of this type exists” to “I can tell an application developer how to apply this model to my domain.” We'll conclude the talk with a live demo that showcases how a domain expert can cut through the stages of model deployment in minutes instead of days using the IBM Code Model Asset Exchange.
7450 Hybrid Data Warehousing with Db2 Warehouse and IBM Integrated Analytics System: Strategy and Demo 10:00 - 10:45 210 Ben Hudson, IBM, IBM Employee; Miran Badzak, IBM, IBM Employee Learn about IBM’s hybrid data warehousing strategy, and how we’re building upon our enterprise-grade, battle-tested database engine to help you perform more powerful analyses, save operational costs, and tackle new uses cases. We’ll focus on some key themes which drive our warehousing strategy, such as elasticity, resiliency, and machine learning. Join IBM’s Hybrid Data Warehousing Offering Management team as they demonstrate some of the latest capabilities that were released recently, as well as preview of new capabilities that will soon be released.
7451 Hybrid Data Warehousing with Db2 Warehouse and IBM Integrated Analytics System: Feedback 11:00 - 11:45 210 Hemant Suri, IBM, IBM Employee; Miran Badzak, IBM, IBM Employee In this session, we’d like to pick your brain as an enterprise data warehousing architect, data engineer, data scientist, or application developer. We’d understand the challenges and key requirements you face in data warehousing, from database capabilities to deployment options, as well as the use cases you need to drive. We’d like to hear how your data warehousing needs are evolving with the shift from BI to machine learning, and how we can best help you succeed with our hybrid data warehouse offerings. We intend to use this session to establish an ongoing partnership with you to help address your pain points and challenges and work closely with you on your top priorities.
7452 Data Replication for Continuous Availability: Strategy and Demo 13:00 - 13:45  210 Doug Dailey, IBM, IBM Employee; John Bell, IBM, IBM Employee In this session, we would like to pick your brain as a database administrator or data architect responsible for the business continuity plan for your enterprise. We'll look at how much availability is enough in supporting critical business applications. This session will elicit your feedback and input around business continuity and high availability based on your current business needs, constraints and limitations. We would like to work together with you to get feedback on what are important considerations you evaluate data protection and availability of data.
7453 Data Replication for Continuous Availability: Feedback 14:00 - 14:45  210 Doug Dailey, IBM, IBM Employee; John Bell, IBM, IBM Employee In this session, we would like to pick your brain as a database administrator or data architect responsible for the business continuity plan for your enterprise. We'll look at how much availability is enough in supporting critical business applications. Our goal is to elicit your feedback and input around business continuity and high availability based on your current business needs, constraints and limitations. We would like to work together with you to understand the important considerations you evaluate regarding data protection and availability of data.
7599 Command Your Microservices Fleet to Success with Kubernetes and Istio 09:00 - 09:45 211 Sai Vennam, IBM, IBM Employee Microservices revolutionized the way we all look at app development and is now one of the most popular programming architectures. Now, Docker alongside Kubernetes is changing the way teams look at deployments of these microservices. Kubernetes provides powerful, production-grade orchestration for your “dockerized” microservices. With Istio on top, you gain the capabilities to connect, manage and secure your microservices. All this allows developers to focus on writing actual code and lets the framework take care of the rest. In this talk, we’ll discuss the potential of these frameworks as well as show a real-world demo of transforming a microservices application to use Kubernetes and Istio.
7442 IBM Db2: A New Outlook for the Enterprise!—Strategy and Demo 10:00 - 10:45 211 Pandit Prasad, IBM, IBM Employee; Jon Lind, IBM, IBM Employee Companies around the world rely on the IBM Db2 portfolio of products to help them manage both mission-critical applications as well as modern workloads, and to gain competitive insight from their data.  This session will focus of the direction of Db2 for enterprise-class solutions, and how Db2's technology innovations in security, resiliency, columnar in-memory and cognitive will allow clients to secure their data, scale access to that data across their organizations, increase availability to the data, and extend usage to allow users to drive new applications and insight. Join IBM’s Db2 Offering Management team as they demonstrate some of the latest capabilities as well as new capabilities that will be released.
7443 IBM Db2: A New Outlook for the Enterprise!—Feedback 11:00 - 11:45 211 Pandit Prasad, IBM, IBM Employee; Simon Lightstone, IBM, IBM Employee We invite you to join us on this journey to make IBM Db2 a modern and most sought-after database for all the enterprise needs. We would like to work together with you, our new and existing customers, to get feedback on your top priorities for Db2. We will use this input to understand your pain-points, challenges and unmet needs so we can develop new offerings and enhance the existing ones.
7446 Hybrid Data Management Unified Consoles—Strategy and Demo 13:00 - 13:45  211 Peter Kohlmann, IBM, IBM Employee; Rene Rodriguez, IBM, IBM Employee IBM is building a common experience across our Db2 family of on-premises and on-cloud offerings through a common Db2 Management Console. See how this strategy is being rolled out across our portfolio to provide the same experience from ground to cloud, walk-up-and-use capabilities, and enterprise-ready scalability, security and extensibility. Come join the IBM team as we show you how you can take advantage of what is available today to manage your Db2 family of offerings from ground to cloud. See your whole IBM data management enterprise through a single pane of glass. Then see how we are realizing our strategic vision through numerous updates and additions across our common Db2 management consoles.
7447 Hybrid Data Management Unified Consoles—Feedback 14:00 - 14:45  211 Peter Kohlmann, IBM, IBM Employee; Rachel Miles, IBM, IBM Employee In this session, we would like to pick your brain as a database administrator or data engineer on foundational interfaces like our SQL editor, object navigation and management, database monitoring and rapid problem determination. Your input will also help us to prioritize key new features and improvements across our common user interface experience.
7364 Conversations with IBM Watson Studio Lead Product Managers and Developers 09:00 - 09:45 212 Armand Ruiz gabernet, IBM, IBM Employee; Vishnu Alavur Kannan, IBM, IBM Employee In this interactive session, IBM Watson Studio lead offering managers and developers will share product overviews and future directions (roadmap). Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet with subject matter experts, provide feedback on current and future product enhancements, and get your questions answered.
7365 Conversations with IBM Watson Studio Desktop and Modeler Product Managers and Developers 10:00 - 10:45 212 Doug STAUBER, IBM, IBM Employee In this interactive session, IBM Watson Studio Desktop and Modeler lead offering manager and developers will share product overviews and future directions (roadmap). Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet with subject matter experts, provide feedback on current and future product enhancements, and get your questions answered.
7511 How to Transform Your Organization to Become a Model-Driven Enterprise 11:00 - 11:45 212 Nir Kaldero, Galvanize, Other Companies that do not transform to become model-driven enterprises that harness the power of AI technology will, simply put, not survive. In this session we will explain ways in which you can lead the transformation in your organization. We’ll discuss the journey to become a model-driven enterprise, with a particular focus on the organizational change management that must happen to operationalize the models and realize the ROI. We’ll provide stepping stones and best practices that can be applied to transform your organization into one that harnesses data and gains the most benefits from this cutting-edge technology. This session is designed for people who want to lead their organizations in the journey to AI.
7351 IBM Cognos Analytics JAM Session, Part 1 13:00 - 13:45  212 Kevin Mcfaul, IBM, IBM Employee Kickoff your IBM THINK 2019 experience by joining the Cognos Analytics JAM sessions. These open house styled sessions are perfect for organizations planning or executing an upgrade or looking for the latest product information. Join us on Monday, February 11 for a chance to meet peers from different industries, see detailed product roadmaps and offer feedback to the IBM Offering Management team. It’s also a great place to make contacts and exchange ideas about the evolving role of analytics in the era of digital transformation.
7352 IBM Cognos Analytics JAM Session, Part 2: Panel Discussion 14:00 - 14:45  212 Roberta Wakerell, IBM, IBM Employee Kickoff your IBM Think 2019 experience by joining the Planning Analytics JAM sessions. These open house styled sessions are perfect for organizations planning or executing an upgrade or looking for the latest product information. Join us on Monday, February 11 for a chance to meet peers from different industries, see detailed product roadmaps and offer feedback to the IBM Offering Management team. This is also a great place to make contacts and exchange ideas about the evolving role of analytics and finance in the era of digital transformation.
7363 How to Deliver on Machine Learning Projects 09:00 - 09:45 213 Cheryl Howard, IBM, IBM Employee In this session, we will explore best practices for building end-to-end predictive analytic solutions. We will discuss challenges encountered in real-world engagements and the need for cross-disciplinary cooperation leading to a successful deployment. Dr. Howard is currently focused on creating synergy between enterprise and open source tools in heterogeneous data environments. She was recently cited as one of the "Outstanding Women in Analytics 2017" on Forbes.com. She will share her experience from multiple engagements in which all of these roles had to collaborate to successfully deploy a production application across the enterprise. This session designed for data stewards, data engineers, application developers and DevOps practitioners.
7385 You Empower AI as Much as a Data Scientist Does! 10:00 - 10:45 213 Stacey Ronaghan, IBM, IBM Employee Whether you are looking to transition into a data science role or expect to support data science engagements, your knowledge and expertise are very important for AI to be successfully deployed in your business. This session will explain ways to identify opportunities for AI within your business, as well as how you must guide the success criteria and deliverables. The discussion targets business analysts, domain experts and others who want to engage in the successful delivery of data science projects in their organizations.
7757 Conversations with SPSS Statistics Desktop Product Managers and Developers 11:00 - 11:45 213 Brent Gardiner, IBM, IBM Employee; Angela Jamerson, IBM, IBM Employee In this interactive session, SPSS Statistics offering managers and developers will share product overviews and future directions (roadmap). Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet with subject matter experts, provide feedback on current and future product enhancements, and get your questions answered.
7350 IBM Planning Analytics JAM Session, Part 1 13:00 - 13:45  213 Ronnie Rich, IBM, IBM Employee Kickoff your IBM Think 2019 experience by joining the Planning Analytics JAM sessions. These open house styled sessions are perfect for organizations planning or executing an upgrade or looking for the latest product information. Join us on Monday, February 11 for a chance to meet peers from different industries, see detailed product roadmaps and offer feedback to the IBM Offering Management team. This is also a great place to make contacts and exchange ideas about the evolving role of analytics and finance in the era of digital transformation.
7353 IBM Planning Analytics JAM Session, Part 2: Panel Discussion 14:00 - 14:45  213 Abigail Wawryk, IBM, IBM Employee Kickoff your IBM Think 2019 experience by joining the Planning Analytics JAM sessions. These open house styled sessions are perfect for organizations planning or executing an upgrade or looking for the latest product information. Join us on Monday, February 11 for a chance to meet peers from different industries, see detailed product roadmaps and offer feedback to the IBM Offering Management team. It’s also a great place to make contacts and exchange ideas about the evolving role of analytics and finance in the era of digital transformation.
7342 Conversations with IBM Watson Machine Learning Product Managers and Developers 13:00 - 13:45  214 GREGORY D. FILLA, IBM, IBM Employee; Anthony Casaletto, IBM, IBM Employee IBM Watson Machine Learning is your runtime for AI. It helps you manage models, scale deployments from development to production, automatically improve model performance by providing a closed loop learning system, and train new ML and DL models in batch. This session will demo some recently added functionality, including streamlined deployment from Watson Studio for assets and models that can now be configured and promoted through stages. We will also review the roadmap to look at exciting new features coming in 2019. This is a great opportunity to provide feedback to offering managers and developers to help guide the future of Watson Machine Learning.
8065 Enter the Brave New World of Kubernetes: Strategies to Modernize Legacy Applications 14:00 - 14:45  214 Sai Vennam, IBM, IBM Employee Microservice-based architectures have seen large-scale adoption and have become the industry standard for developing cloud-native applications. This growth is supplemented by a technology stack composed of Docker, Kubernetes, Istio and many more. Although newer projects benefit greatly from this approach, established organizations with legacy applications are struggling to transform their existing workloads. Converting everything at once to a microservices architecture in a "Big Bang" approach is not feasible as it can be time-consuming and failure-prone. By incrementally modernizing legacy applications, you can ensure the best experience for users while breaking apart monoliths and taking advantage of a cloud-native technology stack.
7441 The IBM Db2 Family: A Look at the Strategy and Value 09:00 - 09:45 215 Matthias Funke, IBM, IBM Employee; Thomas Chu, IBM, IBM Employee This session will welcome IBM Db2 users, and discuss product strategy and value to the enterprise for both data users and developers. View a demo of some of the key future capabilities of the Db2 family.
7465 Modernize Enterprise IT with a private cloud data and analytics platform 10:00 - 10:45 215 Hemanth Manda, IBM, IBM Employee, Sampada Basarkar, IBM, IBM Employee IBM Cloud Private for Data, a new multicloud analytics platform, helps companies collect, organize and analyze data to modernize their data estate and prepare for machine learning and AI development. Join us in this session to learn how to modernize data workloads inside the platform.
7464 Compliant Enterprise Data Freedom - the art of the possible with ICP for Data 11:00 - 11:45 215 Ron Reuben, IBM, IBM Employee; Anuradha Pariti, IBM, IBM Employee Staying compliant with regulatory obligations while enabling a 'self-serve' workforce are opposing forces that must be balanced if the enterprise wants to truly become data driven.  As a data and analytics private cloud platform, ICP for Data strikes this balance by the infusion of an Information governance DNA into the core of the platform. In this session we will show you the art of the possible that simplifies data compliance while enabling a data driven workforce efficiency.
7466 Monetize Your Data with IBM Cloud Private for Data 13:00 - 13:45  215 Sundari Voruganti, IBM, IBM Employee, Hebert Pereyra, IBM, IBM Employee IBM Cloud Private for Data, a new multicloud analytics platform, helps companies collect, organize and analyze data to modernize their data estate and prepare for machine learning and AI development. Join us in this session to learn how to monetize data using the platform.
7468 ICP for Data troubleshooting 14:00 - 14:45  215 Deepak Rangarao, IBM, IBM Employee IBM Cloud Private for Data, a new multicloud analytics platform, helps companies collect, organize and analyze data to modernize their data estate and prepare for machine learning and AI development. Join us in this session to learn how to use IBM industry accelerators to personalize the platform.
7601 From Sensors to Insights with Watson IoT 09:00 - 09:45 216 john Walicki, IBM, IBM Employee Join IBM Developer Advocate John Walckii for a fast-paced developer journey that follows the IoT sensor data from generation to edge gateways, edge analytics, encryption, the IBM Cloud, Watson IoT, Node-RED processing, cloud storage, Watson Studio, Apache Spark analysis in Jupyter notebooks, PixieDust visualization and finally machine learning algorithms. You don't need to be an expert data scientist to look for predictive maintenance insights using Watson IoT.
6144 Data Science Contests: Engaging, Learning and Winning 10:00 - 10:45 216 Susan Malaika, IBM, IBM Employee; Karen Matthys, Stanford University, Other; Jean-francois Puget, IBM, IBM Employee This panel session will introduce various popular industry initiatives around data science and AI, including Women in Data Science, datathons, Call for Code, and Kaggle contests. The panelists will explain how to participate in these activities, and how to how to motivate employees to engage in datathons, data science and AI contests as a way to enhance skills and eminence. Panelists include Karen Matthys, Executive Director, Women in Data Science at Stanford University; Jean-Francois Puget, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Kaggle Grandmaster; Svetlana Levitan, Developer Advocate, IBM; and Susan Malaika, Senior Technical Staff, IBM.
7467 ICP Experience (hands-on lap—bring your laptop) 11:00 - 11:45 216 Roger Hong, IBM, IBM Employee; Elizabeth Silberg, IBM, IBM Employee IBM Cloud Private for Data, a new multicloud analytics platform, helps companies collect, organize and analyze data to modernize their data estate and prepare for machine learning and AI development. Join us in this session to learn how to use IBM Data Virtualization capabilities inside the platform.
7462 Developing Machine Learning Using IBM Cloud Private for Data 13:00 - 13:45  216 Tanmay Sinha, IBM, IBM Employee; Vishnu Kannan, IBM, IBM Employee IBM Cloud Private for Data, a new multicloud analytics platform, helps companies collect, organize and analyze data to modernize their data estate and prepare for machine learning and AI development. Join us in this session to learn how to develop machine learning inside the platform.
  How to build an enterprise data fabric with ICP for Data 14:00 - 14:45  216 James Cho, IBM, IBM Employee; Mukta Singh, IBM, IBM Employee IBM Cloud Private for Data, a new multicloud analytics platform, helps companies collect, organize and analyze data to modernize their data estate and prepare for machine learning and AI development. Join us in this session to learn how to develop machine learning inside the platform.
8102 IBM Champions—Welcome to Think (Closed Session) 08:00  - 08:45  301 Libby INGRASSIA, IBM, IBM Employee IBM Champions—CLOSED SESSION
8103 This is Why I Love <Your Favorite IBM Product Here> 09:00  - 10:45  301 Libby INGRASSIA, IBM, IBM Employee Hear from IBM Champions why they've spent their careers invested in various IBM products. You'll understand the passion they have for the work they do and get inspired to expand your knowledge beyond your area of expertise.
8104 Champion Success Stories and Case Studies 11:00 - 11:45 301 Libby INGRASSIA, IBM, IBM Employee In this series of IBM Champion-led lightning talks, you'll hear about the projects and successes that made 2018 worthwhile.
8105 Building the Best Conferences, User Groups, Meetups and Events 13:00 - 13:45  301 Libby INGRASSIA, IBM, IBM Employee Hear from IBM Champions and community leaders who support in-person and online user groups and gatherings on their best practices, challenges and successes.
8106 IBM Champions in 2019: Plan for Success     14:00 - 14:45  301 Libby INGRASSIA, IBM, IBM Employee Work with the IBM Champion team to plan your Champion activity for 2019. Not a Champion yet? Come hear about what you can do to join these best-of-the-best advocates.
7338 Ask Anything about Document Capture 09:00 - 09:45 302 Benjamin Antin, IBM, IBM Employee; Mira Kim, IBM, IBM Employee; David Jenness, IBM, IBM Employee This session is your chance to find out what you need to know as an existing or potential user of IBM's Capture portfolio. IBM Business Automation Content Analyzer is the newest addition to IBM’s Capture portfolio, offering a cloud-based web service for data extraction and classification of documents that expands IBM's Digital Business Automation platform. IBM Datacap is a leader in document capture with a history of innovation, packing multiple recognition engines, cognitive tools, mobile capabilities, and multi-channel ingestion into a rich platform. A team of experts will be on hand to answer your questions.
7344 Ask Anything about Workflow 10:00 - 10:45 302 Michael Nishiki, IBM, IBM Employee; David Jenness, IBM, IBM Employee; Mira Kim, , IBM Employee The foundation of IBM Digital Business Automation, Workflow just celebrated its 20th year. IBM Business Automation Workflow (BAW) is a single offering that gives organizations a flexible tool to support three essential styles of work. Users can configure BAW for straight-through, “touchless” processing; connect a team of information workers towards completing a process; or provide a dynamic case management environment for knowledge workers conducting an investigation, working through exception handling, or completing a complex business process. No matter your use, you’ll want to be in this session to find out how IBM is continuing to maintain its leadership in this important space.
7345 Ask Anything about Decision Management 11:00 - 11:45 302 David Herring, Kaiser Permanente, Client; Stephane Mery, IBM, IBM Employee; Curtis Gearhart, IBM, IBM Employee; David Jenness, IBM, IBM Employee The use of business rules, often called decision management, is frequently invisible—yet decisions have become embedded in every aspect of the organization, and delivering new value for machine learning and blockchain. IBM Operational Decision Manager (ODM) provides a way to automate business rules and policies, even in a rapidly changing environment, while the newly announced IBM Decision Composer makes it easier than ever to design, test and deploy decisions. This session will present a panel of IBM’s Decisions product and technical team members, who will be ready for your questions.
7346 Ask Anything about Content Services 13:00 - 13:45  302 Kevin Trinh, IBM, IBM Employee; Paul Cortellesi, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Client; Lauren Mayes, IBM, IBM Employee; Joerg Stolzenberg, IBM, IBM Employee; David Jenness, IBM, IBM Employee; Michael G. Winter, IBM, IBM Employee An organization’s knowledge is embedded in the documents, records, email and rich media files that flow into and out of the enterprise. Whether it’s business or transactional Content, companies that can digitize it, secure it, protect it and make it available to those who need it when they need it do a better job of engaging employees and satisfying customers. IBM Content Services provides the industry’s most stable, scalable and secure set of capabilities for managing content building digital business solutions. Bring your questions for IBM’s content product and technical teams—whether it’s about cloud deployments, content federation, leveraging analytics or extracting insight, we’ll bring the answers.
7347 Ask Anything about Robotic Process Automation 14:00 - 14:45  302 David Jenness, IBM, IBM Employee; Mira Kim, , IBM Employee Robotic Process Automation (RPA) uses software "robots" to automate existing repetitive processes or interact with enterprise systems that do not have APIs. It is one of the fastest-growing segments of automation today. IBM has partnered with Automation Anywhere and built many connectors to the IBM Digital Business Automation platform to increase the value of RPA within capture, workflow, content and decisions. This session will give you a chance to ask questions of IBM’s RPA team, as well as experts from Automation Anywhere.
8064 Hands-On Demos with the IBM Digital Technical Engagement Team 09:00  - 03:00  303 James Pierce, IBM, IBM Employee Come one, come all and try out free hands-on demos and talk with IBM thought leaders across all areas of IBM software. Bring your laptop and experience it firsthand. All those attending will receive a coveted “lab rat” T-shirt (while supplies last). View demos at: http://ibm.biz/dte-live
7316 IBM StoredIQ and StoredIQ for Legal: What’s New, What’s Next 09:00 - 09:45 304 Amir Jaibaji, IBM, IBM Employee This talk will discuss what’s new and what’s next for IBM StoredIQ and StoredIQ for Legal. How can IBM help reduce risk and drive value for your organization? How can you best utilize analytics to discover and remediate personal data for GDPR, or just to avoid exposure during a data breach? For existing customers, we’ll dive into updates on recent releases and future directions.
7319 Optim Solutions Community Day: Agile Test and DevOps, Virtualization, Partners & SIs, Roadmap 10:00 - 10:45 304 Peter Costigan, IBM, IBM Employee In this IBM InfoSphere Optim Solutions Community Day session, we will discuss the overall Optim roadmap, direction and requirements. In addition, our keynote speaker will discuss the key Optim focus areas for 2019: test data management in continuous integration and continuous delivery, and data virtualization. We will also discuss recent and upcoming launches, as well as other Optim plans. Partners also will share upcoming plans for their offerings.
5367 Peer Inside Your IBM Kubernetes Cluster with Istio and DataDog 11:00 - 11:45 304 Jason Yee, Datadog, IBM Business Partner; Sai Vennam, IBM, IBM Employee Istio is an open platform to connect, manage and secure microservices jointly launched by IBM, Google and Lyft. When installed on Kubernetes, Istio enables key capabilities to manage your service mesh, including traffic management, policy enforcement, security, telemetry and more. Come see how to deploy microservices to an IBM Kubernetes cluster powered by Istio, and then integrate the cluster with DataDog's industry-leading monitoring dashboard to gain deep visibility into your running services.
7602 Running Solidity Contracts on Hyperledger Fabric 13:00 - 13:45  304 Swetha REPAKULA, IBM, IBM Employee Hyperledger Fabric is a permissioned blockchain platform to build applications to communicate with deployed smart contracts. But smart contracts must be written in languages like Go or JavaScript. Ethereum has made it easier to write smart contracts by inventing Contract Oriented Languages; e.g., Solidity; and creating a Web3 library that can be used to interact with smart contracts. This talk will cover how an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) has been integrated into Fabric, enabling users to write contracts in Solidity as well as interact with them via the Web3 library. Developers familiar with Ethereum can easily develop on Fabric, leverage tools like Remix, and migrate their Distributed Apps (DApps) with minimal effort.
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Conversations with Decision Optimization Product Managers and Developers

14:00 - 14:45  304 Virginie Grandhaye, IBM, IBM Employee In this interactive session, IBM's Decision Optimization lead offering manager and developers will share product overviews and future directions/roadmap. Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet with subject matter experts, provide feedback on current and future product enhancements, and get your questions answered.

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