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To get to the heart of your business concerns and technical needs, while building upon the World Health Organisation’s recommendations regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus, we’re taking an entirely new approach to our signature events.

As the health of IBM’s clients, employees and partners is our primary concern, we’ve completely transformed our Think 2020 conference to give you the very best of IBM, wherever you are.

IBM Think 2020, our premier client and developer conference, and PartnerWorld, for our Business Partners, will be recreated as a global, digital event.

It will still be held on May 5-6.

But now Think 2020 will be an exciting combination of live streamed content and interactive sessions and certifications, working alongside and in combination with locally hosted events.

This will allow you to discover the latest advancements in open technologies, from hybrid multicloud to data and AI, while interacting with the luminaries who are using this tech to transform our lives – and all without the risk of travelling.

Root your reinvention in this year’s reimagined event experience.

And access it all for free with your free pass.


Think 2020: it’s not just one, single event

As an annual IBM business and technology conference, Think 2020 isn’t a single conference for thousands of people.

It’s thousands of curated conferences in one.

It’s a place, too, to network with like-minded innovators in the business.

The place to discuss your own theories and concerns with the industry’s luminaries, people who are using the latest advancements in open technologies to transform our lives.

At the Think Academy, you can build your credentials and bring thousands of dollars’ worth of lessons back to your organisation with access to hands-on training, certifications and labs.

You can opt for either scheduled or self-paced labs too, participating in guided, step-by-step technical sessions with expert instructors or, alternatively, exploring on your own time and at your own pace.

There’s also a choice of 250+ proctored certification and technical sales mastery exams, along with limited-capacity Master Classes run by IBM, Red Hat and other industry leaders.

They’ll ensure you master the technology you’re using today, the services you’re building for tomorrow, and the open solutions that integrate them seamlessly.


Think 2020: what to expect

Featured sessions

Gain insight into the most critical issues facing organisations – and the world – today, and discover how renowned experts are solving them.

Discover sessions

Sharpen your focus on key business insights with sessions strongly correlated to an enterprise’s key requirements.

Discover breakouts

Get an exclusive look at today’s most complex business problems as shared by the industry leaders who are arriving at innovative solutions.

Discover panels

Engage with experts as they discuss the products and technologies responsible for their success.


Think 2020: every area covered and discussed

Automation: Infuse your organisation with Al and Intelligent Automation to transform how you work.

Blockchain: Optimise business processes and streamline legacy systems with an open, distributed and secure ledger system.

Data and Al: Transform your data to meet the demands of a hybrid, multi-cloud world with Watson, the most intelligent Al on the planet.

Cloud: Leverage the power of scaling your business quickly and securely while applying analytics, machine learning, and Al across hybrid multicloud to drive new insights.

Code: Learn about the latest advancements, join tech talks, and take part in open source and product quick coding challenges.

HR and Talent: Reinvent workflows, elevate culture, and build the best team possible.

Industry Platforms: Stay ahead of the competition with smarter ways to do business as you discover surprising avenues to exceptional experiences.

Mobile: Drive innovation within your company with a digital-first mentality.

Infrastructure: Improve your business as you accelerate game-changing innovation with servers and storage systems engineered for your most demanding workloads.

Security: Safeguard against cybersecurity threats simply and effectively.

Internet of Things: Explore IBM IoT and establish your organisation as a truly connected network.

Services: Design business and technology solutions specifically for your company.

Strengthen your supply chain: Build an intelligent, self-correcting supply chain that capitalises on Al and blockchain.


Think 2020: the leaders, inventors, and change-makers

From gamers and lawyers to artists and CEOs, our inspiring roster of Think speakers will spotlight the newest innovations across industries and explore what’s next.

Amongst these you’ll hear from Ginni Rometty, IBM Chairman, President and CEO, highlighting the role of trust in creating and deploying the latest technologies.

Arvind Krishna, IBM Senior Vice President, Cloud and Cognitive Software, will also be in attendance, answering your queries on the cloud and data platforms you’re utilising to build the future.

You’ll also hear how industry leaders have tackled their biggest problems with ground-breaking results, interact with subject matter experts on how to leverage emerging technologies for specific business problems, and explore the 5 innovations predicted to change our lives within 5 years.


Think 2020: Reimagining how you connect

For Think 2020, we’ve designed an event where you can easily connect with the people important to you in a natural way.

Your experience comes first with:

Sessions to spark conversation

Unique interactive spaces to learn

Conference experience tailored to you

A mingling of education and events


Like to know more?

Get started today by taking a more detailed look at all the sessions and labs you can tap into through May 5th to May 7th.

Or better still, register for the Digital Event Experience.

But whatever you do, make sure you don’t miss out on taking part in our ground-breaking Global Digital Event: Think 2020.

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