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Good morning, Las Vegas, and good morning to the hardcore IODers who are still here filling their heads with lots of good information.
As for me, I’ll be filling my own head this morning in the exciting “Cloud Computing Un-Conference,” being led by Cloud Camp leader Dave Nielsen (Banyan A/B, 8:30-Noon).
If you can’t make it back to this or other IOD conference sessions today, be sure to continue the dialogue after the event by joining one of IBM’s online communities in the Information Management space.
Also, please keep a lookout in the next few weeks for the IOD Virtual Conference where, from the comfort of your own office (or the beach), you’ll soon be able to view recorded sessions from this year’s event — including keynotes, general sessions, and both business and technical track sessions.
You’ll also be able to visit our virtual Expo Center, in case there were folks you didn’t have time to get by and see during your time on the ground here in Vegas. In the meantime, you can hear from some of the conference presenters that Scott Laningham and I interviewed here on the YouTube.
If you weren’t aware of the new online Information Agenda Catalog, which was launched at IOD, this new online solution will give you a single view of available Information Management solutions, including those from IBM Business Partners, IBM Global Business Services, and and the IBM Software Group.
Finally, for those of you in Europe, don’t forget that Information on Demand will be coming to Rome on May 19-21, 2010.
Well, Dave has just kicked off the Cloud Computing Unconference, so I’ve got to get to some unconferencing!
Good morning, Las Vegas!
I hope you enjoyed the indoor beach party.
What decade did you hang out in?
No decade? You don’t know what I’m talking about because you hung out in your room?
Well I can completely understand…gathering all that new intelligence was exhausting, but I have to say, I woke up today feeling much smarter, both about myself and the planet, and am very much looking forward today to Malcolm Gladwell’s keynote.
If you don’t know Malcolm’s work, you’re missing some key insights into the human condition, investigations driven by Malcolm’s sifting through lots of data, and relationships between data, to better understand ourselves and our world.
His talk kicks off at 8:15 AM this morning, and shortly after his talk he’ll be signing copies of his books at the IOD bookstore.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your day…keep an eye here on the Turbo blog for further IOD session recaps.
No jokes about the headline, please. I’ve always been a little slow, so I need as much new intelligence as I can get.
Before you click on the video, a quick housekeeping tip: Tonight’s networking event is being moved indoors to Baynote rooms A, B, and C (not the Mandalay B rooms A, B, C, as I reported in the video).
As if it makes any difference…by the time I figure out how to navigate this place, it’ll be time to leave!
Enjoy the video update!
Steve Mills kicked off today’s keynote session at the Information on Demand Conference here in Vegas with a look at how we can build “New Intelligence for a Smarter Planet.”
As an IBMer myself, I’ve followed the evolution of this initiative (I hesitate to call it a “campaign”) with great fascination, both as a marketer but also as a student of the world.
For me, the essence of smarter planet is this: We on the globe face some substantial challenges, but if we do things smarter, and if we better gather and use information and data that is everywhere around us, we can make some substantial forward progress, save lives and resources, and create a better world.
It’s a hard value proposition to argue with.
Yes, we believe IBM technology can, and already is, playing an integral role in facilitating this evolution towards a smarter planet. Specifically to this conference, IBM Software and Information Management software.
Steve started his discussion with a few thousand attendees this morning by articulating some of these pressing problems: We live in an incredibly fast changing world, we have enormous inefficiencies, there are loads of opportunities to change things for the better.
By way of example, he mentioned that fresh water is soon to be the scarcest commodity on the planet, but that if we work smarter, not harder, we can improve our use of the limited water resources we do have.
He explained that a smarter planet is one that is instrumented, interconnected and intelligent.
Instrumented meaning the opportunity to measure inputs and outputs in ways previously unimaginable, to the end of obtaining new and invaluable data.
Interconnected meaning everything, including people, objects, pipelines…use your imagination…are connected one to the other.
And intelligent, meaning we use the instrumentation and interconnectedness to derive new value and insights about the world around us.
Sounds easy, but with the information explosion we’re witnessing, we generate and collect more data than we take advantage of.
Steve informed us that 52% of users say they don’t even have confidence in their everyday information.
All of which leads many to pose the question: What does it mean, and what does it take, to be smarter?
And to provide an answer, Steve then discussed a number of IBM customers who are already well on their way to creating new intelligence (with some assistance by a distinguished panel of several of the IBM customers featured):
- Galway Bay, Ireland, for example, which is creating a smarter water management system.
- Geisinger Health System, which uses IBM InfoSphere Information Server to help doctors deliver better case through evidence-based medicine.
- The New York City Police Department, which built a crime-information system using Cognos 8 Business Intelligence software and which has criminals in NYC running for the exits
- HRAFN, a food producer in Norway using IBM Sensor and Actuator technology to track food through its lifecycle and ensure its safety and compliance with regulatory bodies
If you’ve not read the overview of what constitutes a new intelligence for a smarter planet, you can do so here, and just below you can click to watch the TV spot we recently produced to highlight the importance of fostering this new intelligence.
Putting data into action!
Hey there, IODers…the full tent is in full swing here in the Mandalay Bay H, the Zippers have just left the stage, and we’re now watching a video about Smarter Cities.
Speaking of which, a quick announcement: Tonight’s networking event is being moved indoors to Baynote rooms A, B, and C.
Hope to see you there!
I’m currently in the IOD 2009 press conference. IBM Software general manager Steve Mills has already taken the stage and made his opening comments, and currently speaking is Frank Kern, VP of IBM’s General Business Consulting group.
The picture they’re painting has a backdrop, the “backgrounder” if you will:
By 2010, there will be a billion transistors per person and a trillion networked things — cars, roads, pipelines, appliances, pharmaceuticals, even livestock.
Get along, little dogie. We’ll find you wherever on the range you may roam!
The volume of information created by those interactions is driving businesses to use information as a tool for making smarter and faster decisions and, in turn, gaining a competitive edge.
Even for the cows (if you’ve seen the Chick Filet billboards, you know that’s important).
The key to unlocking the value of all this information lies in developing an information strategy that makes use of business analytics and other information management for technologies for smarter, faster decision-making.
But according to a recent IBM survey of nearly 300 clients, 1 in 3 business leaders frequently make critical decisions the information they need.
Sifting through massive amounts of paperwork to get any process to the finish line is costing businesses millions of dollars.
And in IBM’s recent Global CIO Study, 83 percent of respondents identified business intelligence and analytics as a priority.
Hence IBM’s numerous investments and announcements in the business analytics space, including today’s.
In April, IBM launched a Business Analytics and Optimization services practice that draws on the company’s expertise in vertical industries, research, math, and information management.
New Analytics Solutions Centers have already opened in New York City, Tokyo, and Beijing…and Frank Kern announced in today’s press conference that new centers would be opening in Washington, D.C. (focusing on cyber) and London (focusing on financial).
And, probably most importantly, since 2006, IBM has established relationships with more than 15,000 clients and 2,300 new business partners, helping them bring Information on Demand offerings to market more quickly and around the globe.
About a quarter of the nearly 100 acquisitions IBM has made since 1995 directly support the company’s Information Management portfolio.
Read more about today’s announcements here, and if you’d like to learn more, download the IBM Business Analytics and Optimization press kit here.
You can also read more about smart intelligence in action, in ReadWriteWeb’s blog post about the soon-to-be-demoed IBM Food Traceability iPhone App, “Breadcrumbs,” which can help consumers with smarter in-store food shopping by giving them detailed information about grocery food items (including info on product recalls!)
Speaking of ReadWriteWeb, their own Alex Williams just asked a question about the real-time Web (seeming to nod to social media-like data), to which Deepak Advani, IBM VP Predictive Analytics, replied that IBM has technology to help deal with the real-time Web but that such analysis should be done in a larger context (leveraging other information sources/stores).
Okay, I’m blowing this popsicle stand for parts beyond, as I have some information of my own I need to go integrate.