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What I’m looking forward to at IBM Interconnect 2017


IBM Interconnect 2017 is coming up next month in Las Vegas. Last year’s conference was a whirlwind of useful talks, inspiring hallway conversations, and great networking opportunities. I was exhausted by the week’s end, but it was totally worth it.

One of my favorite sessions from last year was Tanmay Bakshi’s keynote. It was truly inspiring to see someone so young take command of such a large stage and teach us all something. I can’t wait to hear another of his talks.

Open Technology Summit (OTS)

This year, I’m interested to see the talks at the Open Technology Summit. It’s essentially a group of lightning talks from industry experts on a variety of topics. This year’s agenda has talks on OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, Blockchain, and others. Although the event is three hours long, it feels a lot shorter than that since each talk is anywhere from 10-20 minutes long.

The OTS starts on Sunday afternoon, so be sure to arrive in Las Vegas early enough to attend.


Information security is always an interesting topic and I have my eye on the following sessions:

IT Transformation

Open Source

I hope to see you there!

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