Call for speaker
submission form


The deadline for the call for speakers submission has passed.

For more information or questions please contact:

Camilla Levinsen

Event Marketing, IBM Benelux

Tel: +31 6 1104 1542


Think Summit Amsterdam
June 13, 2019

IBM believes in progress, and together with clients and partners, we apply innovative technologies to improve businesses, society and the human condition.

At our annual event - Think Summit in Amsterdam June 13, 2019 - we invite IT and Business professionals from across industries to join peers, partners and subject matter experts to discover how to unlock new opportunities with the latest advances in technology.

In a mix of workshops, educational sessions and discussion panels, delegates can sharpen their skills and share knowledge on how to apply technologies for an ongoing digital transformation of businesses and industries.

Be part of the program – share your story

Join us with knowledge and inspiring stories. Demo your innovative client and industry solutions. Be recognized as a credible technology expert and innovative thinker. You can submit suggestions for yourself or another person, speaker from IBM or outside IBM.


We invite you for an agenda session and demo (incl. expo) proposals in the broad area of digital transformation and technology innovation. Sessions, demo’s or expo solutions should inspire to think differently about

  • How to create in the cloud
  • Innovate with IoT
  • Break down barriers with blockchain
  • Get more value from AI and data
  • Make businesses more efficient and secure

The agenda is divided by session format and type. Majority of the trends and topics go hand-in-hand. The program will therefore be put together to deliver a natural combination throughout the day.

Agenda frame-work

The event program will offer a set of plenary and parallel sessions delivered in numerous different formats. A demo area and Makerlab will form the exposition floor integrated in part of the content delivery. The set-up will inspire discussion and interactivity as well as knowledge sharing and learning.

Session types

Keynote Theater

Thought leadership presentations and panel discussions throughout the day. Length of each session is 40 min.

Fishbowl debates

Debate sessions where the audience can take centre stage and engage with pioneers and peers to explore the future around a variety of topics. Each session will be hosted and moderated to optimize the discussion. Length of each session is 40 min.

The Demo and Maker Lab

Play, learn and experience with the technology impacting our life and work. All day experience including guided tours. Length of the session 20 or 40 min.

Think Tanks

Each "Think Tank" session will be hosted by a Subject Matter Expert who will share deeper educational insights into technology solutions and the best practices for deployment. Session covering the why, how and what. Length of each session is 40 min.

Silent Theater

Inspiring TED style session brought up close and intimate through the use of headphones. Length of each session is 20 min.

Important timelines

1 April 2019

- Call for speakers submission deadline.

14 April 2019

- Notification of paper acceptance

1 June 2019

- Final session presentation / demo material delivered to IBM

7 June 2019

- Expo material delivered to IBM at venue

13 June 2019

- Event date (IBM Client Center, Amsterdam)

How do you know if your proposal is accepted?

The IBM program committee will view the content of each submission individually and rate based on a ‘five star system’ (1: less suitable – 5: most suitable). The criteria rated includes

  • Relevance of topic and business value of solution
  • Creativity in audience engagement for the selected session type
  • Inclusion of practical case(s)
  • Speaker credentials (pay attention to your speaker bio, especially previous speaking engagements)

Contact information

For more information or questions please contact

Camilla Levinsen

Event Marketing, IBM Benelux

Tel: +31 6 1104 1542


Caroline Nysen

Event Marketing, IBM Benelux

Tel: +32 475 340 393