Ah, Wednesday morning. The penultimate day of IOD, when your feet fight even the most comfortable shoes, and your brain is nearing capacity. Luckily, a whole gaggle of bloggers has been sharing various perspectives and lessons from around the conference, helping overcome the classic overscheduling problem! And how about that Barenaked Ladies and One Republic concert last night? Any band that can tie big data into their between-song banter is definitely in the right place.
But on to the Tuesday highlights:
Tiffany Winman recaps some of the buzz on mobile at IOD, sharing a video about how IBM is using Worklight to help with the “write once, deploy everywhere” goal. This helps developers tap into device features on Android, iOS and Windows. Mobile was also a hot top at the Tuesday evening tweet-up.
Todd Watson recapped today’s Business Analytics keynote, which involved several terrific customer stories and a video that is “pure financial geek magic,” from IBM’s Doug Barton. Todd also looks at the day’s Apple announcement through an IOD lens.
Vincent McBurney has been attending several of the InfoSphere sessions, and recaps details on DataStage 9.1 in his new IT Toolbox post. Similarly, Mike Martin shot a quick video on the latest trends in Information Governance.
But PureSystems proves to be one of the hottest topics.
Richard Lee looked at the PureSystems announcement and several of the Business Analytics details. Frank Fillmore also looked at the implications of PureSystems, developing a handy “cheat sheet” for telling the PureSystems siblings apart.
Dave Beulke also shared his views on PureSystems and how it fits into the DB2 family.
Susan Visser, who is busy working the IOD Bookstore and managing a flurry of signings, snapped a couple of pictures from the biggest signing so far, with Don Haderle, the “Father of DB2.”
David Pittman attended one of IOD’s first official tweet-ups Monday night, “It’s a Big Data World! What Skills Do You Need?” Participants debated, “What’s more important: an advanced degree in data science or real-world experience?” Featuring an academician responsible for curricula, a hiring manager at a company, big data thought leaders and others, Pittman offers a look beyond the #ibmiod tweetstream.
Darice Bailer attended several sessions, and sat down with Paul Oliver, an Avnet Technology Solutions Consultant. Paul shared some really great advice he’s learned over the years, working with customers. He also detailed the most common reasons many companies don’t “do” analytics, and how you can respond. For example, show them how they can actually use analytics.
Delaney Turner did a day-long summary, starting off by saying, “Big possibilities for better outcomes dominated the stage as Information On Demand moved into day two. A kickoff video showcasing successful IBM customers Dillard’s, Moneygram and Del Monte opened attendees’ eyes to the transformative power of big data harnessed and acted upon.”
Andrew Robinson continues to share daily reactions as a first time IOD attendee on his blog.
And there’s still plenty to see and do at IOD! Jacqi Levy shares an insider’s perspective on the Big Data Zone on the Expo floor. Make sure to attend the Women in Technology panel Weds evening, and tweet your questions for Thursday’s #ibmnext lunch.
What has been your favorite IOD moment to date?