Archive for September 28th, 2011
I’m well into my third day of a very busy but most enjoyable business trip to Bangalore, my second in as many years.
You’ve read as I’ve written about the crazy traffic, the superb food, the wonderful people, and even an IBM India win vis a vis Escorts Group.
Now, it’s time to get down to software business. And what better way than to encourage technology peeps in the sub-continent to consider attending IBM Software Universe India.
The event is scheduled for October 20, 2011, at the Renaissance Convention Centre Hotel in Mumbai. I’m told this is India’s most awaited annual software conference, and a learning ground for IT professionals and developers who want to stay ahead of the technology curve and industry trends.
At the event, attendees can expect to hear about the next big wave in software, and centering around seven unique and diverse tracks: Social Software, Business & Collaboration Solutions, Business Analytics, Application Integration & Optimization, Business Infrastructure, and Security & Risk.
From the optimisation of traffic systems and electric grids, to the delivery of better education, transport and healthcare, to reducing costs with cloud, smarter software is inspiring new thinking and ideas that might be applied to business goals.
Some of the featured speakers and tidings you can expect:
- Keynote from John Dunderdale, VP Growth Markets, IBM, on “Harnessing the Nexg Big Wave”
- A motivating keynote by tennis legend Martina Navratilova
- Sessions by eminent industry leaders and subject matter experts
- A Bollywood Night performance by celebrated singer, Sunidhi Chauhan
- Networking with peers
- Exclusive, on the spot industry certifications
There will also be sneak previews on futuristic technology topics, including Watson, the Spoken Web, Big Data, Social Business, Track & Trace, and others.
For those who might be interested in attending the event, you can find more information and registration information at this website.
You can also find ongoing updates at the IBM Software Universe India blog.
For those of you who are socially inclined, in India and beyond, you can follow the following Twitter ID : @ibmsoftware_in and the conference hashtag: #ibmswuin.