IBM Interconnect 2016

24000 attendees, Elton John, Tanmay Bakshi and a whole new world of technological innovations made this year's Interconnect one of the best shows in recent times. Bots that can answers, Servers that can cook and APIs that connect! The world is changing rapidly, and those who fail to innovate in the right direction risk being disrupted by their competition.

IBM is adopting open technologies and open-sourcing its own. Bluemix with CloudFoundry and Bluebox with OpenStack are some of the examples of this along with their new partnerships with GitHub, VMWare and Apple. IBM is truly adopting a NextGen approach to ensure that it can help organizations transition to a Digital Enterprise.

Missed something at the conference, (or) have a colleague who would like to check out what happened at Interconnect? You can download all the presentations from your IBM Events APP and check out all the keynotes and general sessions with Interconnect GO.


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Watson APIs and OpenWhisk


While IBM's Watson continues to become a phenomenon, IBM has released its new Event-Driven Platform "OpenWhisk". With micro-services becoming the defacto architecture model for tomorrow's enterprises, OpenWhisk's Server-Less architecture helps to accelerate innovation by chaining micro services for scalability while abstracting infrastructure.

Apple@Interconnect 2016


Two months after Apple Open-Sourced the Swift Run-Time and IBM gave developers its Swift Runtime there were over 100,000 developers working on it. At Interconnect 2016 IBM announced that it was brining Swift to the cloud for the server-side swift to enable developers to do more with less. Swift is now available on OpenWhisk, Bluemix and IBM's Sandbox to help you get quickly started.

API Connect v5.0 is here!


APIs have become a driving force within the Digital Enterprise, by shortening boundaries and increasing the possibilities. Create, Run, Manage and Secure! Come this March IBM will be releasing IBM API Connect v5.0 which brings together the management capabilities of API M v4.0 and StrongLoop to enable organizations to rapidly create and expose APIs for their business.

IBM is making new friends :)


At Interconnect '16 IBM announced its partnerships with Apple, bit.ly, GitHub and VMWare. While VMWare joined hands to make it Cloud Adoption easier for customers, GitHub Enterprise is coming to Bluemix as a service, Bitly is putting all of its 25 billion links in IBM's Cloud and IBM"s Swift Sandbox has over 50 Million Code Runs in 2 months.


Our Sessions

Our teams presented some great topics at Interconnect 2016 to educate you on the latest happenings in the world of IT, and we also brought along our customers to discuss their success with the world. Download the presentations and contact us if you would like more information.


# Session Title Session Speaker Location Date and Time
1815 Reinventing Your Enterprise Business Strategy with an API-Centric Approach Hanuman Veluri and Kunal Mittal Mandalay Ballroom D February 22nd, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Read More
5775 Do I Really Need a Cloud Integration Solution for Digital Transformation? Find Out! Nagendra Anubhukta and Bharathi Ramachandran EXPO Theatre - Solution EXPO February 23rd, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 3:20 PM Read More
5781 Enable Your IBM Integration Bus Deployments for Two-Speed IT with Continuous Delivery Kunal Mittal and Jyotsna Duvvuri EXPO Theatre - Solution EXPO February 23rd, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 5:50 PM Read More
2831 Everyday Infrastructure Challenges for your Enterprise that vanish with IBM SoftLayer Sravan Akipelly and Santosh Soni Mandalay Ballroom D February 24th, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Read More