Cars, Trains and the IoT: Video Highlights from IBM Impact 2014

IBM Impact 2014 brought over 9,000 attendees to Las Vegas in late April—and I was there with a video camera to capture some of the excitement.

IBM Impact has traditionally been a showcase for IBM WebSphere*, the Java*-based middleware that provides an integration and application infrastructure for the enterprise. However, this year IBM Impact pivoted from its enterprise data center focus to address new opportunities in mobile apps, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Together, Intel and IBM provide an end-to-end architecture to help organizations connect data and discover fresh intelligence for improved decision-making. This new architecture connects new and legacy systems and enables seamless and secure data flows between edge devices powered by Intel® Quark processors though Intel® Gateway Solutions for the Internet of Things to the IBM SoftLayer* cloud.

I had a chance to chat with some of the exhibitors and learn more about the collaboration between Intel and IBM, and in particular their jointly developed technologies for the IoT.

  • To learn about Intel’s activities at IBM Impact, watch this video where I provide an overview of the show’s highlights.
  • Florence Hudson from IBM discusses the partnership between IBM and Intel for creating an end-to-end architecture for the IoT.Watch the video to learn how Intel, with its focus on hardware endpoints and gateways, and IBM with its expertise in the cloud and storage, are working together to create an IoT that’s more secure and able to deliver apps and intelligence that make a difference to businesses, governments, and end-users.

  • In this video, Jonathon Skeele of Intel’s IoT team demonstrates how sensor technology and Intel Gateway Solutions for the IoT can target industrial and transportation verticals.
  • What if the endpoint device in an IoT network were a car?In this video, Adam Keiser of Local Motors explains how Intel Quark processors, the Tizen* operating system, and the IBM SoftLayer public cloud interact to provide connected cars with real-time services and efficiencies.

Intel also presented six breakout sessions, including two on the performance of IBM WebSphere on Intel-based platforms. Read our white paper, Blazing Application Server Performance, to learn about the newest performance benchmarks for the IBM WebSphere* Application Server 8.5.5 software running on a platform based on the Intel® Xeon® processor family.

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Tim is a strategic marketing manager for Intel with specific responsibilities related to the cloud, big data, analytics, datacenter appliances and RISC migration. Tim has 20+ years of industry experience including work as a systems analyst, developer, system adminstrator, enterprise systems trainer, product marketing engineer and marketing program manager. Prior to Intel Tim worked at Tektronix, IBM, Intersolv, Sequent and Con-Way Logistics. Tim holds a BSEE in computer engineering from BYU, PMP certification and a MBA in finance from the University of Portland. Specialties include - PMP, MCSE, CNA, HP-UX, AIX, Shell, Perl, C++