The man that Fortune magazine calls "Edison's rightful heir" is an incomparable inventor, author, and futurist. In his seven books, Kurzweil lays out his future vision in computing, artificial intelligence, and its impact on humanity that is nothing short of astonishing.
Kurzweil will set the stage for this unique event by exploring the exponential increase in computing power and intelligence, and discuss the inexorable impact they will have on transforming information management for the enterprise.
In his latest book that is listed by The New York Times as a best seller, How to create a mind, he describes reverse-engineering the brain to understand precisely how it works and then applies that knowledge to create vastly intelligent machines.
Kurzweil's latest challenge will be directing Engineering for Google. What will he create that will forever change the Web and information management?
The term "big data" is pervasive, but the notion engenders confusion. Despite what seems like unrelenting media attention, it's difficult to find detailed information on what organizations are really doing.
Big data is used to convey many concepts that include huge quantities of data, social media analytics, next generation data management capabilities, real-time data, and more. Whatever the label, organizations are starting to understand and analyze a vast array of information in new ways.
In doing so, a growing number of pioneers are achieving breakthrough business outcomes. In industries throughout the world, executives are recognizing the need to learn how to fully exploit big data.
This session will share some breakthrough business outcomes and benefits. It will also provide you with the critical success factors for planning positive business results, and provide an overview of the critical technologies involved.
Neil Isford is the Vice President of Smarter Solutions for North America. He leads a team of industry subject matter experts who propose IBM solutions that help Line-Of-Business and Functional executives achieve their desired business outcomes. These Smarter Planet Industry Solutions can include IBM software, services, and hardware, and incorporate IBM's Big Data, Analytics, Smarter Commerce, Smarter Cities, Mobility, Cloud, and Social Business capabilities.
There are two main methods to manage information for rapid retrieval—the "Web way" and the "old way."
The old way is to structure information in a database to make the right information easy to find for people with access. This yields highly accurate results, but the drawback of this approach is that information in the modern age moves faster than you can structure it and a lot of it cannot be structured. For the "Web way," you simply allow information to live wherever it wants and make searching for it easy. When information is in a Web format, it becomes searchable by default. Note that search needs to be more accurate and intelligent to enable real-time collaboration. With the Web way, getting the right information to the right people at the right time becomes more than just a possibility, it becomes a reality.
Umesh Vemuri is the Head of Enterprise Federal Sales at Google. He is an experienced Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with proven success delivering innovative information technology (IT) solutions to solve customer problems in public and private sector organizations. Uniquely qualified with experience in public sector market strategy development, large scale solution delivery for commercial enterprises, product engineering and sales, assistance and advisory services and systems development and system integration services.
Enterprise social networks are the start of the next major upheaval in enterprise software. Social network enabled enterprises break down hierarchies and build a tight, inclusive Web with employees, customers, partners, and suppliers. The future organization will focus on what matters with an enterprise social network at its core.
The desktop, as we know it today, is dead. Instead, our laptops, tablets, and smart phones must be seamlessly linked. Information must be continuously updated and pushed to us. The next logical step is to aggregate all of the big data in a virtual network operations center that visually displays your global performance in real-time.
In his keynote, Richardson will describe how successful and innovative companies use enterprise social network technology. He will also examine the critical success factors that drive its adoption.
Bruce Richardson is Chief Enterprise Strategy Officer at Salesforce. He has an impressive pedigree as a highly regarded research director, analyst, and business executive with Yankee Group, AMR Research, and Gartner.
For Richardson, the desktop is dead. For Steve Fox, it has simply changed its location.
In the new world of Modern Apps and the mobile work force, we're faced with many questions around collaboration. For example, what facilitates modern and social collaboration? How does the Cloud and Mobile factor into our everyday business processes and IT operations? And how prepared are you to make the leap into this new world of collaboration? In this keynote presentation, we'll explore the Modern Business App in more detail, specifically focusing on what it is, key technologies that support it, and how you might make the transition.
Steve Fox is the author of several books about SharePoint and Windows Azure. As the Director of Microsoft's Azure business unit, he leads a team of cloud architects and developers to help drive enterprise solution development and migration into the cloud.