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SiliconANGLE’s theCUBE broadcast from IBM Impact Conference in Las Vegaslast week. Helming theCUBE desk for IBM Impact were John Furrier and Paul Gillin and on Day 1 they interviewed me on how predictive analytics is stepping front & center in the business world. You can read the post here and the video is embedded below:

IBM announced Smarter Process last year, pulling a number of capabilities into a single story with a particular focus on customer centricity. This year IBM’s customers are very focused on growth – 60% of them say it is their top issue, up from 41% the year before. The Smarter Process team this year is focused [...]

I just presented on The Mobile Enterprise: Driving the Need for Better Decisions & Smarter Processes. Here are the slides: The Mobile Enterprise: Driving the Need for Better Decisions & Smarter Processes from Decision Management Solutions The consumerization of technology in enterprises, increasingly mobile employees and the demands of more social, mobile and connected consumers [...]

A very high powered executive panel – Bob LeBlanc, 6GMs and a Global Leader from GBS – took questions. No particular structure but here are some key takeaways: IBM has made, and continues to make, investments in a broad range of flexible cloud approaches supporting public, private, hybrid and localized cloud. It sees the flexibility [...]

Some data-centric technical experts participated in a second panel at IMPACT.  There were a number o data-centric  announcements at IMPACT and they quickly recapped these announcements: New Power Systems Real-time actionable insight – capturing events and data at high speed, predicting probabilities from this data, driving this into decisions by embedding existing their Decision Management [...]

Some great technical experts participated in a panel on cloud technology at IMPACT.  Working the way up the stack: Key element in Softlayer that drove the acquisition was the flexibility of their technology – that they could support various application types and workload, matching the available infrastructure to thee needs. The intent of rolling out [...]

Marie Wieck came back to discuss how to create the kind of composable business  IBM discussed on day 1. It’s critical, she says, to keep customers at the center and drive a new process from this. It’s key to use data to make better decisions, and it’s important to have the kind of scalable infrastructure [...]

A few extra items on IBM’s mobile strategy from a panel here at IMPACT: IBM’s Worklight Platform is continuing to evolve (see this review of their MobileFirst portfolio) with a focus both on providing great middleware for native apps and support for hybrid applications. Recent improvements include QA tools, running the Worklight foundation in the [...]

Tangerine Bank, an IBM customer, kicked off IBM IMPACT 2014 discussing how they are using technology to re-imagining and simplifying banking. In particular Tangerine is focused on becoming a mobile-centric or mobile first bank. They are trying to raise the bar on mobile banking applications, adding things such as voice activation and offline access. Working with [...]

I am part of a panel at IBM’s IMPACT 2014 on New Systems Meet New Business Challenges: Turn Data into Insight to Make More Accurate Decisions  (BDL-1378), Monday April 28 at 5:15pm Interactive systems, mobile devices, and social networks generate more data every day – and this is not going to stop. Making sense of this astronomic amount [...]

I am speaking at IBM’s IMPACT 2014 on The Mobile Enterprise – Driving the Need for Better Decisions & Smarter Processes (SPD-2798), Tuesday April 29 at 3:45pm The consumerization of technology in enterprises, increasingly mobile employees and the demands of more social, mobile and connected consumers are putting increased pressure on enterprises. Adopting mobile management and [...]

While at IBM IMPACT this year I was interviewed about Decision Management, Mobile and more. Check out the video below: If you want to access the white papers I mention you can find them on decisionmanagementsolutions.com/white-papers.

While at IBM’s IMPACT I recorded an Ignite presentation. For those of you who don’t know, the idea behind Ignite presentations is that you get 5 minutes (exactly) and 20 slides that move every 15 seconds to make one point. I presented on Why Model Decisions? and the result is shown below. Decision requirements modeling [...]

IBM Champion Video

As some of you know I am an IBM Champion for my work on Decision Management. As part of this year’s IMPACT event they interviewed a number of us and made this cute composite video. Enjoy

Here are the slides for my session at IBM IMPACT today Decision Management Cases: Agility and Adaptability from James Taylor Hope you enjoyed the posts from IMPACT. Don’t forget to sign up for the newsletter if you aren’t already and contact us if you need any help with Decision Management.

The last item in the program here at IBM IMPACT before I go speak is a panel of General Managers led by Rob Leblanc. Interesting points included: Is a connected car a mobile data center or just a big, complex mobile device? Or both. How do CIOs partner with COOs to drive smarter process and [...]

Day 2 at IBM IMPACT kicked off with another IBM keynote. Dave Farrell got it started telling us that IBM got record attendance this year and that customers will be talking about how “business in motion” has helped them. First up is Jim King of BMI – a licensing and rights management company in the [...]

I went to listen to the folks from Cardinal Health talking about their supply chain and their use of BPM, Decision Management and analytics. Cardinal Health delivers products to medical facilities with 60,000 sites delivered to daily, 86% of US hospitals use them and 30,000 employees are involved. Cardinal Health is focused on helping improve cost-effectiveness and quality of [...]

Dave Millen came up to talk about the Process and Decision Management updates under the umbrella of Smarter Process. Big Data, cloud, social and mobile is driving change in the Smarter Process portfolio. In particular it means that process efficiency is no longer enough to guarantee success – you need processes that are effective also. [...]

WebSphere Strategy #ibmimpact

In the analyst track we got an update on WebSphere. Marie Wieck kicked off with a quick overview of the WebSphere business and on the persistent themes, largely the same as the ones highlighted in the opening keynote (open, mobile) but also emphasizing IBM’s increased outreach to and support of developers, its focus on improving [...]