Robert LeBlanc kicked off the IBM InterConnect 2015 event with a discussion of the importance of hybrid cloud. He said IBM is working to “break down the barriers between clouds and on-premise IT systems, providing clients with control, visibility and security as they use the public clouds. Data location across an ever-growing number of clouds is an increasing concern for customers, and we are unveiling new application portability and developer services to make this easier to manage.”
LeBlanc talked with Pascal Eymery, vice president of strategy and business development at Airbus, about the aircraft maker’s use of IBM’s cloud technology. Eymery said Airbus uses IBM’s cloud services for big data and analytics, including pulling information on more than 20,000 operational metrics for each flight.
5Hybrid Cloud Challenges
9IBM, Citi Team for Developers
IBM’s Cuomo and Citi’s Cox discussed details of the Citi Mobile Challenge and IBM’s involvement. Citi will host its Citi Mobile Challenge APIs on SoftLayer’s global cloud infrastructure. And IBM will also award the “Most Innovative use of Bluemix” to entrepreneurs qualifying for the IBM Global Entrepreneur Cloud program.
Dr. Steven Alberts, chairman of medical oncology at Mayo Clinic, talks about how Watson helps with clinical trials and matching patients to trials by extracting info from clinical records. Only about 5 percent of cancer patients ever enroll in a clinical trial, he said. Watson is helping to up those numbers.
12Watson Zone on Bluemix
14Hybrid Cloud Rankings
16IBM and Juniper Networks
18‘Dancing With the Stars’
19IBM’s Most Prolific Woman Inventor
Hamming it up at the end of Day One of IBM InterConnect 2015, Mario Armstrong gets IBM cloud honcho Robert LeBlanc to let loose with a fun-loving selfie. Armstrong then proceeded on a selfie spree for the rest of the conference, including several Ellen-at-the-Oscars-like group selfies (complete with Selfie Stick in tow). Ellen’s selfie broke Twitter records, but Armstrong’s helped break a bit of IBM’s stodgy, corporate image—if only for a minute or two.
Aerosmith rocks out at IBM InterConnect 2015.