Infosys team at Pulse 2012 - Day 0
I am back again in Vegas for IBM Pulse 2012. Though I have attended all Pulse events since its inception in 2008 (last year I gave it a miss), it still looks new every year. Probably every time a new interesting theme from IBM makes it worth attending. Also, the horizon of the event is increasing every year, which makes it more exciting. This year, 7000+ people are scheduled to attend this event.
The first Pulse event in year 2008, after MRO acquisition, was more of an extension of earlier MRO world or Maximo world event, hence was mainly Maximo focused. Then onwards, IBM is enhancing it every year, from a mere service management in 2008 to Dynamic Infrastructure to optimization of world infrastructure in 2012.
Infosys is one of the Gold sponsors this time again and having a booth and is represented by our two Infosys teams - Maximo Asset Management and Cloud. We are also showcasing our Pipeline Integrity Management Solution which is built on Maximo.
Had an uneventful journey from India- was long though. Switched 3 airports. Have never spent that much time in air to travel to West coast from India. Fortunately no jet legs as well. Pretty excited to meet many of my Maximo friends spread world over and all of us travel for this event to make it an yearly get-to-gather.
As always, event was opened late evening with an international connection reception and then expo theatre grand inauguration. Realized this time, Maximo is having a lion's share in terms of sponsorships. Almost 60% of the event sponsors are Maximo service providers with almost all Gold sponsors are related to Maximo. This year IBM has also brought in Tririga, after recent acquisition. As Tririga fits well with Maximo and may ultimately be merged/seamlessly woven in Maximo, it will be interesting to learn more on this in next 3 days.
Next three days are going to be full packed with lots of keynote sessions, IBM meetings, client meetings, breakout sessions, birds of Feather sessions and of course meeting with all my Maximo colleagues.
I will be blogging live during the event about significant announcements, client and IBM meetings.