UPDATED 13:00 EDT / FEBRUARY 23 2015

New open source strategy revelations at IBM Interconnect 2015

An opportunity for IBM’s individual businesses to come together and demonstrate how they best leverage each other’s technologies and capabilities, IBM InterConnect 2015 will touch on cloud, mobile, DevOps, security, asset management, Internet of Things, application integration, and smarter processes.

Taking place at the MGM Grand & Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV, the event kicked off yesterday, February 22, 2015 and will run through the 26th. SiliconANGLE is live at the event, broadcasting exclusive interviews and analysis from its roving news desk theCUBE. Follow our coverage and conversations here.

IBMInterconnect 2015

 

For Attendees

 

The event features a General Session, divided into three categories: A New Way to Think, A New Way to Work and A New Way Forward, featuring speakers such as IBM Fellow and CTO for Cloud Services Jason McGee, Animation Research Ltd. CEO Ian Taylor and IBM VP for Enterprise Mobile Phil Buckellew, to name a few.

IBM InterConnect is the fusion of three big IBM events – Impact, Innovate and Pulse – and aims to create the most comprehensive and collaborative event to provide a richer experience for attendees. The event focuses on Cloud, Mobile, DevOps, Security, Asset Management, Internet of Things, Application Integration, and Smarter Process.

IBM InterConnect 2015 also offers opportunities for attendees to unwind, relax and expand their network with special events like the Welcome Reception, Open Technology Summit and a special performance by legendary rock band Aerosmith.

What to Expect

 

In combining efforts from across its businesses, IBM Interconnect demonstrates the company strategy to offer a single point of service for enterprise IT. We expect a big push on cloud initiatives, including IBM Bluemix, the Platform-as-a-Service layer created with the open source Cloud Foundry, and Softlayer.

IBM is differentiating its open source strategy, telling of the company’s desire for monetizing revamped efforts around cloud services. IBM has similar end goals as Hewlett-Packard Co. and Oracle Inc., also in the throes of reworked cloud offerings that leverage a variety of services under the same roof. For IBM, open source is a foundation for crafting enterprise-grade services by filling in the gaps of the cooperative projects. To this end, we’ll be looking for new developments with Cloud Foundry, and hope to learn more of IBM’s work with containerization.

Cloud also supports IBM’s mobile efforts, and we hope to hear the updates from IBM’s recent partnership with the iPhone maker Apple, Inc.

Follow the buzz

 

Follow IBM InterConnect on Twitter @IBMInterConnect and #ibminterconnect, as well as on Facebook.

TheCUBE, SiliconANGLE’s premier video production coverage, will be at IBM InterConnect 2015. TheCUBE hosts will be interviewing C-level executives, so make sure to watch the live stream interviews at SiliconANGLE.tv.


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