IBM decided to re-imagine its annual flagship conference – making the event accessible and free of charges for everyone globally
IBM is hosting THINK 2020 online, from 5th to 7th May, covering new technologies, expert opinions, and immersive experiences responding to the current COVID-19 crisis.
The giant decided to reconsider the approach to its signature events – responding as per the global precautions raised in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will comply with the World Health Organization recommendations prioritizing the health of its partners, employees, and clients.
THINK 2020 is to be a digital-first event and will feature interactive sessions, live-streamed content, certification opportunities, and smaller events hosted locally. The arrangements have been made to highlight IBM’s expertise and industry-first technology without the need to travel and pay for it.
The sessions will focus on supply chain resiliency, AI, blockchain, and IoT, along with the upcoming product developments. Top IBM leaders will attend the THINK 2020, like Telstra and Southern Company, to discuss the outlook for operational optimization and efficiency in the wake of coronavirus. The event will highlight the latest applications and the free resources which can help enterprises to navigate through the pandemic successfully.
IBM will continue with innovations to strategic business operations and enablement of the supply chain, introducing the latest capabilities and initiative to allow businesses to transition through the “new normal” business environment successfully. Some highlights are:
- IBM will announce the latest updates to its Maximo platform, aiming to streamline critical management functionalities through a new licensing model. This update will focus on providing a comprehensive, user-experience driven approach to asset management.
- Sterling Supply Chain’s evolution and update of Business Transaction Intelligence leveraging blockchain technology – will also be covered in the event. This will focus on promoting smarter and more resilient supply chains with real-time shared multi-enterprise visibility, allowing capabilities that include including cycle time predictions to identify patterns and predict events like order acknowledgment and shipment updates.
- Six specialized academies designed to enable customers to mitigate risks, reduce disruption, and ensure business continuity will be launched. The academies will include Engineering, TRIRIGA, Maximo, Weather Solutions, Sterling B2B Collaboration, and Sterling Supply Chain.
The entire industry is looking forward to this event as IBM is re-imagining THINK this year as a premier digital experience, as a first of sorts.