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IBM InterConnect 2016 (Las Vegas, NV)

IBM InterConnect 2016

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Day 1 Kickoff
John Furrier and Dave Vellante kicked off day one at IBM InterConnect 2016. They chatted about the user experience explosion with cloud dominating the conversations.
 
Wrap Up Day 3
John Furrier, Dave Vellante, and Brian Gracely wrapped up day one at IBM InterConnect 2016. Brian reported on what he observed on the ground and in the sessions, including how everything is a service in hybrid cloud.
 
Day 2 Kickoff
John Furrier and Dave Vellante kicked off day two at IBM InterConnect 2016. They shared insight on how IBM InterConnect is all about the developer and helping customers build a digital strategy.
 
Day 3 Kickoff
John Furrier and Dave Vellante kicked off day three at IBM InterConnect 2016. They offered insight into the futuristic concepts shared at IBM InterConnect and the services available in Bluemix.
 
Wrap Up Day 3
John Furrier wraps up day three at IBM InterConnect 2016. He talked about his favorite guests that visited theCUBE and how IBM brought so many concepts together, including Bluemix, Watson, digitizing everything and integration.
 

Guests Included

Moe Abdula
GM Cloud Integration, IBM

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Interview Overview
Moe Abdula stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier about the progress with the IBM Bluemix platform. He provided insight into using cloud in a hybrid setting, defining repeatable solutions and what’s key with Bluemix.
 

Scott Amyx
Managing Partner at Venture1st, CEO, Amyx+

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Interview Overview
Scott Amyx stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about how he approaches the changes in technology. He provided insight into what a personal empowerment economy means and how to minimize the bad.
 
This was Scott’s first time visiting theCUBE!
 

Doug Balog
GM Power Systems, IBM

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Interview Overview
Doug Balog stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about what’s happening with IBM Power. He provided insight into the growth of Power, how compute is changing with the intense demands, and the price performance of computing.
 
Doug has visited theCUBE many times, including at Red Hat Summit 2015, IBM Impact 2014, IBM InterConnect 2015, IBM Pulse 2014, and IBM Edge 2015.
 

Tanmay Bakshi
Software Developer

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Interview Overview
Tanmay Bakshi stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about being a programming genius at 12 years old and why he loves teaching others about how to program. He shared how he used Watson in his latest app called Ask Tanmay.
 
This was Tanmay’s first time visiting theCUBE!
 

Cheri Bergeron
Leader of Client Engagement and Advocacy, IBM

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Interview Overview
Cheri Bergeron stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier about the customer focus at IBM InterConnect. She provides insight into how IBM is working in collaboration with Copenhagen Business School and the Roskilde Music Festival to bring technology together for this year’s music festival.
 

Randy Bergstedt
Group Product Manager, Smart Wearables, Epson

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Interview Overview
Randy Bergstedt stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about wearables in sports. He provided insight into the type of technology that athletes are wearing and the insights it is providing.
 
This was Randy’s first time visiting theCUBE!
 

Prashant Bhuyan
Co-Founder & CTO, Alpha Modus

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Interview Overview
Prashant Bhuyan stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about what the investment technology company Alpha Modus is doing. He provided insight into how they are using the Bluemix APIs and how it has improved their predictions.
 
This was Prashant’s first time visiting theCUBE!
 

Sandy Carter
General Manager, IBM Entrepreneurs and developer ecosystems Social Business Evangelism, IBM

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Interview Overview
Sandy Carter stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about the developer announcements at IBM InterConnect. She provided insight into what IBM Microservices is doing with other companies and technologies, including with Bitly, GitHub, Whisk and Watson APIs.
 
Interview Overview: Sandy, Michael and Matt
Sandy Carter, Matt Schaar and Michael King stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier about the collaboration between IBM and GitHub. They provided insight into how developers work and what they need.
 
We caught up with Sandy at IBM InterConnect 2015 and IBM Impact 2014.
 

Kevin Eagan
Vice President & General Manager, IBM

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Interview Overview
Kevin Eagan stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about what it means to move to a digitized world. He provided insight into how to make sense of content and data so it’s personal and makes sense.
 
This was Kevin’s first time visiting theCUBE!
 

Bob Egan
Founder & CEO, Sepharim Group

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Interview Overview
Bob Egan stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about the mobile meets CIO agenda. He provided insight into what mobility means to CIOs, what they need and they questions they have.
 
This was Bob’s first time visiting theCUBE!
 

Adriana Gascoigne
CEO & Founder, Girls in Tech

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Interview Overview
Adriana Gascoigne stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about what’s happening with Girls in Tech. She provided insight into the courses they are now offering and the countries they have expanded into, including places that have low access to education, role models and technology.
 

Michael Gilfix
Vice President, IBM MobileFirst Offering Management, IBM

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Interview Overview: Michael and Pete
Michael Gilfix and Pete Teigen stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about the success of MobileFirst. They provided insight into what’s changing with mobile and how it’s bigger than smart phones and tablets.
 
We caught up with Michael at IBM Pulse 2014.
 

Scott Hebner
Vice President, Marketing, IBM Global Technology Services, IBM

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Interview Overview
Scott Hebner stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about the notion of digitizing everything. He provided insight into how businesses have been digitizing for the past 20 years and ways organizations are trying to offer more personal ways to interact.
 
This was Scott’s first time visiting theCUBE!
 

Neal Henderson
Founder, APEX Coaching & Consulting

Neal Henderson

Interview Overview
Neal Henderson stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about how data is changing sports. He provided insight into the advancement in tools they are using with Olympic track cycling.
 
This was Neal’s first time visiting theCUBE!
 

Eric Herzog
VP Storage & Defined Marketing, IBM

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Interview Overview
Eric Herzog stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about what’s going on with storage and software. He provided insight into the cognitive side and the cloud infrastructure side of storage.
 
Eric has stopped by theCUBE numerous times, including most recently at VMworld 2015 with Michael Kuhn, IBM Edge 2015 and IBM InterConnect 2015 and also at Flash Memory Summit 2014, Oracle Open World 2014, VMworld 2014, Oracle Open World 2013, and VMworld 2012.
 

Jason Jacobs
Founder & CEO, Runkeeper

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Interview Overview: Jason and Simon
Jason Jacobs and Simon Wheatcroft stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about technology has enabled Simon, a blind athlete, to continue pursuing his dreams. They provided insight into how Simon used RunKeeper to be his eyes while running.
 
This was Jason’s first time visiting theCUBE!
 

Mark Josephson
CEO, Bitly

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Interview Overview
Mark Josephson stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about how Bitly has expand. He provided insight into how links are saved and how they are making links more marketable to help marketers collect more data.
 
This was Mark’s first time visiting theCUBE!
 

Michael King
Product Marketing, Github

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Interview Overview: Sandy, Michael and Matt
Michael King, Sandy Carter and Matt Schaar stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier about the collaboration between IBM and GitHub. They provided insight into how developers work and what they need.
 

Bryson Koehler
Chief Information & Technology Officer, The Weather Company, an IBM Business

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Interview Overview
Bryson Koehler stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about what has changed now that The Weather Company is owned by IBM. He provided insight into the technology they have been implementing by IBM and how The Weather Company is affecting IBM in a good way.
 
We caught up with Bryson at AWS Re:Invent 2014.
 

Chris O’Connor
GM, Watson Internet of Things, IBM

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Interview Overview
Chris O’Connor stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about some of the results with Watson. He provided insight into how Watson makes people and processes more efficient and how the operational savings pays for Watson.
 
Chris previously stopped by theCUBE at IBM Pulse 2014 and IBM Edge 2013.
 

Nancy Pearson
Vice President Marketing Cognitive Business, IBM

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Interview Overview
Nancy Pearson stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about what cognitive technology is. She provided insight into how a cognitive business infuses cognitive technology to improve their expertise, discovery and structured and unstructured data and is a system that understands, reasons and learns.
 
Nancy has stopped by theCUBE many times, including at IBM InterConnect 2015, IBM Edge 2013, and IBM Information On Demand in 2012.
 

Steve Robinson
GM, Client Technical Engagement, IBM

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Interview Overview
Steve Robinson stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about what’s happening with Bluemix that customers care about. He provided insight into the full hybrid chain of Bluemix with public, dedicated, local with many services, including Watson, analytics and Internet of Things.
 
Steve gave us great insight at IBM Pulse 2014, IBM InterConnect 2015, and IBM Impact 2014.
 

Laura Sanders
GGM, GTS Systems Services, IBM

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Interview Overview
Laura Sanders stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about her take on the current market. She provided insight into how the focus is on how users and clients are leveraging the technology and the value that IBM is bringing.
 
This was Laura’s first time visiting theCUBE!
 

Matt Schaar
Product Marketing, Github

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Interview Overview: Sandy, Michael and Matt
Matt Schaar, Sandy Carter and Michael King stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier about the collaboration between IBM and GitHub. They provided insight into how developers work and what they need.
 

Inhi Cho Suh
GM, Collaboration Services, IBM

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Interview Overview
Inhi Cho Suh stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about how IBM is infusing analytics in the next generation of tools. She provided insight into the tools cognitive analytics that are coming this year and how data is the strategic choice.
 

Pete Teigen
Mobile Leader, IBM’s Institute for Business Value, IBM

Pete_Teigen

Interview Overview: Michael and Pete
Pete Teigen and Michael Gilfix stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about the success of MobileFirst. They provided insight into what’s changing with mobile and how it’s bigger than smart phones and tablets.
 
This was Pete’s first time visiting theCUBE!
 

Jamie Thomas
GM Systems Strategy & Development, IBM

Jamie_Thomas

Interview Overview
Jamie Thomas stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about the changes and announcements around the Power Platform. She provided insight into what it means by saying take advantage of the hardware and how Cloud is not a destination, it’s about taking advantage of what you can do on the cloud and taking care of the investments you have already made.
 
Jamie has stopped by theCUBE many times, including at IBM Edge 2015, IBM InterConnect 2015, IBM Edge 2013 with Matt Hogstrom, and IBM Edge 2014.
 

Larry Weber
Program Director, Analytics Platforms & Cloud Data Services, IBM

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Interview Overview
Larry Weber stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about the core value proposition for the Analytics Platforms and Cloud Data Services Group. He provided insight into how how the flood gates are open with data and developers are building up their own systems or joining open source communities.
 

Simon Wheatcroft
Ultra Marathon Runner

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Interview Overview: Jason and Simon
Simon Wheatcroft and Jason Jacobs stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about technology has enabled Simon, a blind athlete, to continue pursuing his dreams. They provided insight into how Simon used RunKeeper to be his eyes while running.
 
This was Simon’s first time visiting theCUBE!
 

Marie Wieck
GM, Cloud Integration, IBM

Marie Wieck

Interview Overview
Marie Wieck stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about the how IBM is helping clients transform with cognitive technology. She provided insight into how they help customers sort out all the software and middleware options and how IBM is making the hybrid cloud seamless.
 
Marie has stopped by theCUBE a couple of times, including at IBM Edge 2015 and IBMz Next 2015 with Julie Ask.
 

Amy Wilkinson
Strategic Adviser, Entrepreneur, Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Global Fellow at the Wilson Center

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Interview Overview
Amy Wilkinson stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about her book The Creator’s Code. She provided insight into the six skills that entrepreneurs have, which are: find the gap, drive for daylight, flight the OODA loop, fail wisely, network minds and gift small goods.
 
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