IBM Think overview

IBM Think 2019 is IBM's newest business and technology conference event. Learn about Blockchain, Watson, Quantum, Data, Journey to Cloud (J2C), DSX (Date Science Experience) and PowerAI, and discover what's possible. Campuses, labs, certifications, and deep dives will provide a new approach to learning. Accenture will have a large presence at this conference as a Platinum Sponsor. Accenture will also have various presentations on the main agenda, an interactive booth, and client meetings and activities to connect clients with our IBM experts. The Accenture IBM Practice Team look forward to four days full of learning, sharing insights, and (of course), a little fun.

Location
Moscone Center
747 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Accenture speakers & sessions

Throughout IBM Think 2019, we will be sharing our implementations, how clients have transformed their business and customer experiences with Accenture solutions built on IBM technologies.

Pragya Sharma & Bhavin Mehta, Accenture | Tue, Feb 12, 10:30 AM - 11:10 AM

Machine-Led Data Quality

Data quality is fundamental to the health of your business. Learn how to prevent exceptions in the future by revisiting the data quality rules.

Jens Fruehling, Accenture | Tue, Feb 12, 02:30 PM - 03:10 PM

Accenture Made 442K Employees Happy with PowerAI

Business leaders looking for that next competitive edge should consider GPU acceleration for generating better outcomes through GPU acceleration.

Kavitha Sagi, ACN; Matt Fleming, NWestern Mutual | Tue, Feb 12, 08:30 AM - 09:10 AM

NW Mutual Deciphers Voice Calls Using AI and ML

Hear how Northwestern Mutual is accelerating the business case for virtual agents by analyzing voice calls for true intent, entities and sentiment.

Tiril Syversen & Christer Idland, Accenture | Wed, Feb 13, 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM

Meet Ann: The Warm Hands of AI

Let us share how we're using AI to address the challenges facing dementia patients. We believe ""Ann"" has the potential to improve elder care.

Carl Dukatz, Accenture | Wed, Feb 13, 3:30 PM – 4:10 PM

What We’ve Built on IBM Quantum So Far

Accenture and IBM Research have come together in a unique partnership to demonstrate quantum computing’s applicability in today’s business challenges.

S. Jaiswal & V. Pillai, ACN; Judd Smith, Sprint | Tue, Feb 12, 2:30 PM - 3:10 PM

AI Powered Customer Care and Conversational E-Commerce at Sprint

The AI Powered Care offering focuses on a collection of tools and processes that reduce cost to serve customers and improve customer satisfaction.

Ramesh Balu, ACN; Deepak Chinnam, British Telecom | Wed, Feb 13, 3:30 PM - 4:10 PM

Improving Customer Care with IBM Watson & RPA

Learn how the Digital Assistant clarifies and resolves user queries through guided conversation and robotic process automation (RPA).

R. Muthusamy & S. Kunchala, ACN; Navjot Bhogal, IBM | Thurs, Feb 14, 12:30 PM - 1:10 PM

High-Speed App Environments in IBM Cloud Private

Learn how the Digital Assistant clarifies and resolves user queries through guided conversation and robotic process automation (RPA).

David Treat, Accenture | Thurs, Feb 14, 2:30 PM - 3:10 PM

Unlock Blockchain Value

Learn why it is essential to move beyond your own verticals and trusted partners to create business ecosystems business leaders may not have imagined.

Julio Sanchez Miranda, Accenture | Friday, Feb 15, 8:30 AM - 9:10 AM

Fleet Management Real-Time with IBM Data Science

Learn how the ability of IBM Data Science Experience (DSX) Local supports the best real-time architectures in the big data and analytics space.

IBM Think schedule

IBM Think officially kicks off at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 12 with "Smart Starts Here" sessions and runs through 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 15.

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Moscone Center and various offsite locations

Special access to the Think experience before the official conference starts. Sign up for special, limited-seating featured and breakout sessions, and take part in labs and certifications before the rush.

Smart Starts Here

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Moscone Center and various offsite locations

Special access to hands-on labs, certifications, Code - our developer zone, expert advice, and much before the official conference starts. Sign up for limited-seating events by enrolling in the Smart Starts Here program.

Think Academy

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Think Campus

Business Exchange is available by invitation only and space is extremely limited.

Think Business Exchange

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Think Campus

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Think Campus

A secure space for scheduled meetings with IBM executives.

Think Executive Meeting Center

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Think Campus

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Think Campus

An invite-only program to share best practices and experiences with IBM experts and other customers.

InnerCircle

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Think Campus

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Think Campus

HR Exchange is a unique opportunity for you to hear from industry experts and HR executives who have rewritten the rules and embraced technology.

HR Exchange

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Think Campus

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Think Campus

Join thought leaders, experts, IBM clients, and peers for Think Exchange, offering dedicated tracks for marketing, commerce, and supply chain professionals.

Think Exchange for Marketing, Commerce & Supply Chain

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Think Campus

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TBD

An invite-only event for IBM strategic Business Partners.

PartnerWorld

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TBD

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Moscone West Level 2 Ballroom

IBM Chairman, President, and CEO, Ginni Rometty officially opens Think 2019 with some of the world’s top CEOs and leaders who are leveraging innovative technologies to architect transformation and change work, change business, and change the world.

Chairman's Address

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Moscone West Level 2 Ballroom

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Moscone Center

Your first look at the technical campuses in our expo. Cloud, Data, Systems, and Security will kick off the week with a party.

Campus/Expo Hall Grand Opening

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Moscone Center

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Moscone Center

Special access to hands-on labs, certifications, Code - our developer zone, expert advice, and much before the official conference starts. Sign up for limited-seating events by enrolling in the Smart Starts Here program.

Think Academy

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Moscone Center

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Moscone Center

The traditional expo experience is transformed so you can find your professional community, learn, network and have fun with people that understand your business challenges and enterprise goals. Find your campus

Campus experience

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Moscone Center

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Moscone Center

A secure space for scheduled meetings with IBM executives.

Think Executive Meeting Center

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Moscone Center

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Moscone Center and various offsite locations

From high-level strategy discussions to targeted technical training, our conference education will cover the breadth and depth of technology and business topics including cloud, AI, data and analytics, infrastructure, and many more.

Sessions

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Moscone Center and various offsite locations

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Moscone West Level 2 Ballroom

IBM Research presents its annual predictions of five technologies that will fundamentally reshape business and society in the next five years.

IBM Research Science Slam: Predicting 5 Innovations

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Moscone West Level 2 Ballroom

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Moscone Center

Special access to hands-on labs, certifications, Code - our developer zone, expert advice, and much before the official conference starts. Sign up for limited-seating events by enrolling in the Smart Starts Here program.

Think Academy

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Moscone Center

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Moscone Center

The traditional expo experience is transformed so you can find your professional community, learn, network and have fun with people that understand your business challenges and enterprise goals. Find your campus

Campus experience

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Moscone Center

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Moscone Center

A secure space for scheduled meetings with IBM executives.

Think Executive Meeting Center

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Moscone Center

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Moscone Center and various offsite locations

From high-level strategy discussions to targeted technical training, our conference education will cover the breadth and depth of technology and business topics including cloud, AI, data and analytics, infrastructure, and many more.

Sessions

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Moscone Center and various offsite locations

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Pier 39

Enjoy your last evening in San Francisco at a blowout private event at the iconic Pier 39. Beginning right after the close of Thursday’s conference events, the pier will come to life with live entertainment and street performers, complimentary world-class authentic local cuisine, and open bars.

Think by the Bay: Celebrating San Francisco

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Pier 39

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Moscone Center

Special access to hands-on labs, certifications, Code - our developer zone, expert advice, and much before the official conference starts. Sign up for limited-seating events by enrolling in the Smart Starts Here program.

Think Academy

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Moscone Center

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Moscone Center

The traditional expo experience is transformed so you can find your professional community, learn, network and have fun with people that understand your business challenges and enterprise goals. Find your campus

Campus experience

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Moscone Center

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Moscone Center

A secure space for scheduled meetings with IBM executives.

Think Executive Meeting Center

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Moscone Center

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Moscone Center and various offsite locations

From high-level strategy discussions to targeted technical training, our conference education will cover the breadth and depth of technology and business topics including cloud, AI, data and analytics, infrastructure, and many more.

Sessions

Location

Moscone Center and various offsite locations

Accenture IBM Practice Leadership

Mike Carney

GLOBAL PRACTICE LEAD – IBM TECHNOLOGIES

Mark Potts

Global Lead – Alliance and Watson Practice

Tamekwa Taylor

Global IBM Market Development Lead

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