… The Cloud/Analytics/Watson Conference (2of3)
“Insight” is the new name for IBM’s former Information-on-Demand conference – an event that had been dedicated to data related topics such as data management, data bases, data governance and Big Data analysis. Insight, however, expands beyond data to cover other IBM strategic initiatives including cloud and cognitive computing.
So picture this: 12,000 people with varied interest attending an IBM trade show on advanced technologies. These 12,000 included IBM customers (business executives, line-of-business managers, developers, database administrators, IT managers, and more); press/analysts; IBMers (sales people, product managers, educators, and executive management); and IBM business partners (offering solutions in security, enterprise content management, analytics, cloud and more). In other words, Insight attracted a gigantic crowd with a wide variety of interests.
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NOTE: This column was originally published in the Pund-IT Perspectives.