IBM Edge 2016: Make the Move to a Cloud Platform with z Systems

Sep 19 - Sep 22 • Place: MGM Grand | Las Vegas, Nevada

Make the Move to a Cloud Platform with z Systems at IBM Edge 2016

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September 19 – 22
MGM Grand | Las Vegas, Nevada

Learn about our latest solutions that enable you to create outstanding customer experiences through mobile and analytics, deliver agility and efficiency through cloud, and ensure always on service and data protection.


Can’t make it to Edge? Watch IBM Edge September 19-22 live & on demand with IBMGO, the virtual platform for IBM events. Register at IBMGO

IBM z Talks

At EDGE 2016 the emphasis is on learning, so we’re engaging conference participants, to hear and address their business issues, review key IT trends and technologies, and provide 1:1 expert advice.  You can view all the IBM z Systems  Talk sessions details with speaker names, description and times here.

Featuring z Systems and Open Technology topics, IBM z Talks are a series of 15-minute interactive presentations, covering these topics and more:

  • Security intelligence
  • Modernizing enterprise development
  • Mastering the hybrid cloud infrastructure
  • Real-time analytics for superior business insights
  • Fast, reliable infrastructure
  • Moving from OPEX to innovation
  • Leveraging blockchain to secure your business
  • Agility and scalability with open source

Plus we’ll take a deeper look into key topics at our pedestal demonstrations including one-on-one expert advice with IBM subject matter experts discussing hybrid cloud,
dev ops, analytics, systems management, security, infrastructure and blockchain. IBM will be capturing feedback from our clients and business partners throughout
the conference with our z Systems “Fan Can” located at the IBM Systems Booth #320.


Keynote: Out Think the Status Quo (This session will be live streamed on IBMGO)

Monday, September 19

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM PST (11:30 AM to 1:00PM EST)

Learn from peers, innovators and IBM leaders who will show how an IT infrastructure designed for the cognitive era transforms digital disruption into business opportunity.


Jacob Yundt –UPMC, Satya Sharma –IBM, Matt Cadieux – Red Bull Racing, Ed Walsh

IBM, Matthew Whitbourne- IBM,  @InventorMatt  Tom Rosamilia- IBM @TomRosamilia

Michael Lawley- HealthPlan Services, Jason Pontin –MIT Enterprise Forum and MIT Technology Review, Scott Gnau – HortonWorks

Keynote: Trends & Directions: z Systems – Open Innovation for Cloud and Cognitive Computing

Monday, September 19
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM PST

Cloud adoption continues to grow across every industry and the fastest segment of that growth is in hybrid cloud. IBM z Systems and LinuxONE bring together the best of enterprise and open computing to provide the ideal platform for hybrid cloud infrastructure. Ross Mauri, IBM General Manager for z Systems and LinuxONE will lead this session featuring clients, partners and IBM subject matter experts detailing the business benefits of new technologies and innovations being brought to market by IBM and its partners. This session will highlight how collaborative innovation and DevOps methodologies can be pivotal in delivering new services for an API economy. It will examine how key technologies such as Spark can deliver advanced analytics for cognitive business. We will then be joined by Alex Tapscott, author of the best selling“Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business and the World”  to discuss the role of z Systems & LinuxONE  in trusted blockchain.


Ross Mauri, IBM General Manager, z Systems and LinuxONE

Alex Tapscott,  CEO and Founder, Northwest Passage Ventures;Co-author of “Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business and the World”

z Systems Tracks

Click on the agenda links below for information on specific tracks.

Put these IBM z Systems sessions on your IBM Edge agenda.