Think big, think new, think innovation Think Brussels, 2019 IBM MSP Blog

If you’re an innovative thinker, working in the digital and AI industries, then Brussels, Belgium, was the place to be on Friday 11th October

Placing the latest advances in AI, cloud, security and IT infrastructure at your fingertips, with experts on hand to take part in informative debates or seminars, the main takeout for everyone there was –what more can I accomplish with all these new, cutting-edge technologies to take advantage of?

Interacting with technical experts, innovators, and like-minded business owners provided the perfect opportunity to explore the very latest enterprise-transformative strategies while building an invaluable network of contacts.

Of course, augmented Artificial Intelligence was heavily discussed, as was the potential of Quantum Computers.

Cyber security was also a well-debated subject, it now being universally recognised that every organisation needs a resilient plan to deal with an attack. Integrating Managed Security Services was similarly seen to be essential.

Specially prepared campus areas dealt with more specific matters, including Smarter Business, Security & Resiliency, and Data & AI. The Cloud & Infrastructure Campus, for example, explored faster optimisation of infrastructures utilising smarter platforms and services.

If you missed the event, or simply wish to recall some of the key talking points delivered by the speakers, you can find out more about the Brussels summit and other IBM Think events by accessing the links provided below.


Think Brussels

Think Brussels categorised articles for the Belgium blog, where you can discover the impact IBM has on everyone, every day, in the world we’re helping to build.


Think Summit, Brussels, Belgium

Originally prepared as the site setting out the agenda for the Brussels Think Summit, videos taken at the event will gradually be uploaded as they’re made available. Key speeches delivered at the 2018 event are also accessible.


Revisit Think 2019

The conference may be over, but its innovation, inspiration, and insights live on. Access our collection of on-demand videos and session materials to continue learning how to build a smarter business.


Think 2019 Chairman’s Address: Building Cognitive Enterprises

IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty and some of the world’s top CEOs and leaders share their journeys to the Cognitive Enterprise.


5 take-aways from IBM Think 2019

Celerity, Craig Aston

Hybrid cloud was a running theme through IBM Think 2019, all flowing from stats such as “over 80% of data for enterprises still resides behind corporate firewalls”, which shows that although public cloud has become important and prevalent in the marketplace, most medium and larger organisations will have a combination of on-premise and a number of public cloud providers.

What does this mean; it means that legacy skills remain very important, and that on-premise solutions remain very relevant, but that offerings from the channel have to ensure that they support this Hybrid cloud proposition.


Seven significant announcements from IBM Think 2019.

valuable insight, and while the event of the year may now be wrapped up, journeys to becoming a more cognitive enterprise are almost certainly underway.

Fifty keynote speakers, 2000+ sessions and 180+ sponsors made the event a place of infinite ideas, one that played host to the innovation, insights and integrity essential to your clients’ and business partners’ transformation.


Virtual conference experience

A place where you can find a combination of IBM people, partners and clients all helping to drive innovation in business impacting the world in a positive way. Here you can listen in to important speeches you regretfully missed, an opportunity to catch up on valuable insights that could help boost your and your clients’ businesses.


Summit highlights

See how cities around the world are exploring the topics and technologies that matter most to them


IBM Live

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An unmissable event

In short, the event was an unmissable opportunity to sharpen skills, meet technologists and thought leaders, and get hands-on experience of the latest technology, while also taking part in new, extensive professional networks.

Did you miss a Think Summit you now wish you’d been able to attend?

There are still places available at Think Summits taking place elsewhere across Europe as well as globally.

There’s also next year to look forward to.

Think 2020 is set to be IBM’s largest ever global conference

Over four days from May 4th to the 7th, there will be a new Think Summit being held in San Francisco, California.

And you can sign up for the latest event updates, breaking news, exclusive announcements and more.

So make sure you join us at a flagship event being held in a city near you, and explore insights and innovations that are shaping the way the world works.

Then you can really begin to Put Smart to Work for your clients.

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