Plan Your IBM Think Schedule to Learn about AI, Cloud, and Security

IBM Think is an important show for Intel, as IBM and Intel work together closely on compute-intensive workloads such as AI and HPC.

IBM Think 2019 hits San Francisco next week, from February 12-15, bringing together some 40,000 of technology’s top innovators, leaders, and thinkers at the Moscone Convention Center. IBM Think is Big Blue’s premier partner and customer conference, a forum where business executives and technology professionals come together to understand how the latest cloud, AI, data, IT, analytics, and security solutions can help your organization outpace the competition and build a more strategic technology roadmap into the future.

IBM Think is also an important show for Intel, as IBM and Intel work together closely to drive innovation for enterprise cloud solutions, particularly for compute-intensive workloads such as artificial intelligence (AI) and high performance computing (HPC). Intel® technologies, such as Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, Intel® Xeon® E processors, Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory, and Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) are the foundation of the IBM* Cloud and the on-premise IBM* Cloud Private, bringing increased performance and security to powerful and flexible cloud environments. To learn more about optimizing HPC workloads for the IBM Cloud with @IBMCloud Director on Intel® architecture, listen to this podcast from @TechAllyson.

If you can’t make it in person to IBM Think, you can still follow all the show’s excitement and announcements on Twitter. For show highlights and news of the latest co-innovation between Intel and IBM in cloud, AI, and HPC technologies, follow:

Attend IBM Think keynote session  with Intel’s VP of the Cloud Platform Group, Raejeanne Skillern, on Wednesday, Feb 13th and follow her on Twitter @RaejeanneS.

Don’t Miss These Breakout Sessions

Intel has lined up some exciting and thought provoking breakout sessions for IBM Think 2019, so be sure to put these on your schedule to learn more about the two companies’ joint innovation in enterprise data center and cloud optimization solutions.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

  • Getting Started on the IBM Cloud: The Latest Technologies from IBM Cloud Compute and Intel (8:30am-9:10am, Moscone South, Level 2 San Francisco Ballroom 205). Dustin McNab (IBM), Jamie Sumner (Intel), Norman Lim (Intel).

Wednesday, Feb. 13

  • High Performance Computing on IBM Cloud in Financial Services
    (12:30pm-1:10pm, Moscone South, Level 2 San Francisco Ballroom 205). Learn how financial services firms have leveraged HPC on IBM Cloud. This discussion with Neil Cowit and Keri Olson from IBM will cover cost/benefit and business impacts of the joint Intel/IBM Cloud HPC solution.
  • Revving Up Data Ingestion for Autonomous Vehicles (1:30am–2:10pm, Hilton Union Square, Ballroom Level, Franciscan A). Darren Pulsipher, an enterprise solution architect in Intel’s Data Center Group, and John Williams, a business development manager at Intel, explain that one of the primary challenges of autonomous driving is how to effectively receive, manage, and mine vast quantities of data to help insure safe driving outcomes. Learn how Intel and Red Hat have been working jointly in the areas of storage and memory to deliver a strong foundation—based on Red Hat* Enterprise Linux 7.6 supporting Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory and Intel® Optane™ DC SSDs—to meet these challenges.
  • Simplifying Enterprise Workloads with Modern Cloud Infrastructure (3:30pm- 4:10pm, Moscone South, Exhibit Level, Hall C, Cloud & Infrastructure Theater F). Current and emerging technologies for infrastructure design continue to blend and play critical roles for businesses operating across the entire cloud platform. Industry pipelines for larger-than-life workloads focus on driving innovation across the stack with a unified architecture, as workflows demand more interactivity. Learn how IBM Cloud Infrastructure is evolving and driving next-generation capabilities at this discussion with Intel’s VP and General Manager of Intel’s Cloud Service Provider business Raejeanne Skillern, Yi Wang of Tencent Cloud, and Matthew Prince of Cloudflare. These leaders in the field of internet-based technology for media and entertainment reveal first-hand how rising compute, storage and networking trends shape IT moves across the cloud.
  • Transform Your Analytics with IBM* Data Virtualization (3:30pm-4:10pm, Moscone South Level 3, Room 303). Join IBM’s Sam Lightstone and Intel’s Chief Data Scientist Melvin Greer for a discussion of IBM’s new virtualization technology, which provides a virtual data platform to centralize and access data across geographies, multiple major database platforms, and private and public clouds. IBM Data Virtualization helps eliminate data silos and brings data closer to the business for faster, more actionable insights.
  • Breaking Through Barriers with High Performance Computing (5:30pm-6:10pm, Moscone South, Exhibit Level, Hall C, Cloud and Infrastructure Theater G). Using the cloud to infinitely scale out your computations is game-changing, but it presents its own set of challenges at enterprise scale. Bill Magro, Intel Fellow and Intel's Chief Technologist for High Performance Computing (HPC), leads this panel discussion with executives from IBM and Rescale to explain how to leverage IBM Cloud for various HPC workloads, along with deployment examples and best practices for choosing the right software and infrastructure environment for HPC workloads.

Thursday, Feb. 14

  • Harnessing the Power of IBM Cloud for High Performance Computing (11:30am -12:10pm, Moscone South, Level 2, San Francisco Ballroom 205). Keri Olson from IBM joins Raghu Moorthy, a director in Intel’s Software Group, and Bob Burroughs, director of Technical Computing Ecosystem Enabling for Intel, to discuss how HPC offerings available on IBM Cloud can accelerate HPC deployment by offering a simplified, purpose-built portal with intuitive workflows. Join this joint IBM/Intel session to learn how HPC-as-a-Service and HPC Cluster on IBM Cloud address specific use cases by highlighting real customer deployment examples and best practices.
  • Infrastructure Matters: Benefits of Moving to the IBM Cloud with VMWare (1:00pm-1:20pm, Moscone South, Exhibit Level, Hall C, Business Partner Showcase Theater). Intel’s Gene Quaglia and Dale Hoffman from IBM discuss how to migrate to the cloud with confidence while maximizing your investment with workload placement on secure, high-performing and fine-tuned software and hardware from industry leaders—IBM, VMware and Intel.
  • Supercharge IBM* DB2 with Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory (3:30pm-4:10pm, Moscone South, Level 2, San Francisco Ballroom 215). Matthew Emmerton from IBM and Jantz Tran, an Intel Software Performance Engineer, discuss how Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory can alleviate performance bottlenecks for DB2 operations in e-commerce applications requiring analytics and high-speed transaction processing in real-time. The session shows how Intel and IBM have worked together to revamp DB2 for Intel’s persistent memory technology, and presents the performance benefits from capitalizing on Intel’s new persistent memory technologies.

Intel executives will also take part in a series of lightning round sessions where industry experts share their insights in brief TED-style presentations with Q&As on variety of technical topics, including the benefits of moving to the IBM cloud with VMWare, IBM, and Intel; and Intel® Optane™ persistent memory advantages in the IBM Cloud.

Join Us for Fun and Learning at the Intel Booth

Intel booth #410 will also be a busy place. We are hosting five demos within the booth throughout each day on topics that highlight Intel’s co-engineering innovation with IBM and other key partners. Stop by to learn more about the following topics:

  • IBM Cloud HPC Solutions: Learn the value of HPCaaS and the HPC cluster on IBM Cloud, powered by Intel.
  • IBM Cloud Private on Dell* EMC VxRail: Migrate from AWS to ICP on Dell EMC VxRail and Intel® Xeon® architecture to get the power and ease-of-use of hyper converged infrastructure in the cloud.
  • Get More VMs from VMware* vSAN with Intel Optane DC SSDs: Transform your infrastructure with VMware vSAN on Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and Intel® Optane™ SSDs, with simplified deployment using the Intel® Select Solution for vSAN.
  • IBM Cloud Private with Lenovo: Lenovo has worked closely with IBM and Intel to develop infrastructure solutions for IBM Cloud Private, including an IBM appliance that supports IBM Cloud Private and runs on Lenovo* ThinkSystem hardware. Lenovo has also developed reference architectures to optimize performance and scalability of applications like IBM Db2 on IBM Cloud Private.
  • SAP* HANA Workloads on IBM: Process more data faster, increase performance for quicker insights, and retain data even without power with SAP HANA operating on Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory in the IBM Cloud.

Intel will also sponsor a series of Tech Talks at the Intel booth #410, where we’ll host half-hour discussions featuring a number of Intel partners, including VMware, SAP, Red Hat, Cloud Physics, and of course IBM. You’ll have a chance to hear about the latest partner solutions from the wide IBM-Intel ecosystem.

Attending events at the Intel booth also gives you a chance to win prizes. Pick up a Passport Program form, collect three activity stamps by attending at least three demos or Tech Talks at the Intel booth, and return your stamped passport to the Intel booth. You’ll be registered for a drawing to win a free Intel® NUC PC. A drawing takes place at the end of each day, Tuesday through Thursday, and 11:45am on Friday. Must be present to win. See Passport Program form for complete details.

We are excited to attend IBM Think 2019, and hope to see you there. Stop by the Intel booth #410 to say hello. Or catch us on Twitter!

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Jeff Wittich

About Jeff Wittich

Jeff is Intel's Director of Cloud Service Provider (CSP) Business Strategy and Product Enabling team in the Data Center Group and is responsible for setting global strategic initiatives in order to accelerate cloud growth and deliver innovative platforms to CSPs. Over the last 14 years, Jeff has held a wide range of roles at Intel across engineering, management, and leadership, including product development for 5 generations of Intel® Xeon® processors. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a Master in Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara. This unique background has given him a wealth of knowledge which he now leverages to drive Intel's platform and business strategy for the fast growing CSP market.