Where Technology meets Humanity

20 June 2018

Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit


Discover how IBM and other incumbent companies are addressing disruption – putting smart to work – in interactive morning sessions.

Time Plenary – Morning Main Tent Sessions
09:00 - 09:30 Opening and Welcome
09:30 - 10:15 Keynote: Lets put smart to work – Become the incumbent disrupter.
“There will be an era, I think, that we'll look back on, and it might just favor those who have a history.” Ginni Rometty - IBM CEO. Panel discussion: Are you ready to go on the offensive with: Discovery (Anton Fatti) and Start-up bank (Jay Prag)
10:15 - 10:50 Business Transformation - Your re-invention journey starts here.
At the intersection of changing business and technology architectures. How do you set a strategy to take advantage of advanced technologies to fundamentally redesign processes, experiences and infrastructure to create new sources of value and drive greater efficiencies?
10:50 - 11:20 Creating an environment to learn exponentially
How do you architect to win?
11:20 - 11:50 Network Break
11:50 - 12:25 Re-inventing Businesses 1: IoT and AI: This Changes Everything.
To capitalize on the digitization of the physical world, businesses are using AI-powered IoT solutions to better engineer products, manage operations and engage with people through connected things.
12:25 - 12:55 Re-inventing Businesses 2: Now Being Served: Bringing Speed, Trust and Transparency to Business Networks with Blockchain - Anthony Butler.
Innovators across global supply chains, financial services, healthcare, government and many other industries are reinventing their business models by convening business networks to change their core processes and the way they transact using blockchain technology.
12:55 - 14:25 Innovation Talk: 5 in 5 - Five innovations that will help change our lives within five years – Dr Solomon Assefa and IBM Research
Pollution is everywhere. AI-powered robot microscopes may save us.; Nobody likes knockoffs. Crypto-anchors and blockchain will unite against counterfeiters; Hackers gonna hack. Until they encounter lattice cryptography; AI bias will explode. But only the unbiased AI will survive; Today, quantum computing is a researcher’s playground. In five years, it will be mainstream.

Face to face with the experts at Think hubs designed for you:

4 Think hubs and an innovation hub to link you to your community and the most relevant topics and expert talks, innovator sessions and demonstrations.

Focus on one world-changing topic at a time. Learn from your peers. Solve problems together.

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Power of data and cloud designed for you and secure to the core

How do I gain a unique advantage from data delivered on a cloud built for business?

2:00pm – 4:00pm – Show & Tell
sessions of 20 mins each

  • Capitalise on Private Cloud
  • Infrastructure for data & analytics
  • Protecting mission-critical data
  • Partner showcase

Demonstrations to experience:

  • Experience IBM Private Cloud
  • Cognitive Security
  • Real World Machine Learning

IBM Cloud and Cloud Private; Hybrid Management; Object Storage; Cloud Video; Cloud Innovation Migration; Data Science; Business Analytics; Weather; ECM; Hybrid Data Mgmt

Re-imagine your business in the age of AI

How do I design and deliver business solutions that leverage AI across industries and professions?

2:00pm – 4:00pm – Show & Tell
sessions of 20 mins each

  • Journey to AI
  • Creating new revenue with IOT
  • Showcase of the Future Workplace
  • Partner showcase

Demonstrations to experience:

  • Cognitive Asset Management
  • Visual Recognition with Drones
  • Blockchain – Know your Customer
  • Virtual Agent
  • VR Tour of Munich

IX, Blockchain; Watson IOT; Cognitive Process Transformation; Watson CE; Watson FSS; Social

Security Intelligence business defense and resiliency

How do I make the right security decisions to safeguard my business?

2:00pm – 4:00pm – Show & Tell
sessions of 20 mins each

Demonstrations to experience:

  • IOT for Insurance
  • IOT for Public Safety

Security IRP; Operations and Response; RaaS; GTS-TSS; Security Transformation Services

Infrastructure for changing and evolving workloads

How do I engineer the right infrastructure with cloud and AI to support my business?

2:00pm – 4:00pm – Show & Tell
sessions of 20 mins each in mini theatre

Z; Power ; Storage; LinuxOne

Innovation hub

Witness the art of the possible with IBM Research, developers and entrepreneurs showcasing what is possible

2pm - 4pm – Show and tell sessions (20 min each) in mini theatre

  • Innovation Challenge Showcase
  • Developer Quick Lab 1
  • IBM Research
  • Developer Quick Lab 2

Demonstrations to experience:

  • DevZone - ??
  • Innovation Challange
  • IBM Research - ??
  • Skills

Cross – for developers