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For the very first time, IBM Think is headed to the Golden City – San Francisco, California. Think is a conference designed to bring attendees together to sharpen skills, grow professional networks, engage with industry experts and have some fun! You’ll find IBM Systems at the Cloud & Infrastructure campus. There, attendees will have an immersive experience showcasing client stories, interactive think tanks, theater sessions and demos of IBM technologies including quantum computing. Whether you’re attending Think in person or following the action from afar, there are several ways to stay in touch with what’s happening through the web and social media.
Linus Tech Tips in real life
YouTube personality and technology aficionado Linus Sebastian will be joining us at Think 2019. While in San Francisco, Linus will be hands-on with the latest tech, chatting with industry experts and hosting a meetup on Thursday, February 14th with Think attendees. The meetup will be held Thursday afternoon in the Cloud & Infrastructure Campus Think Tank I from 1:30-2:10PM PST. Be sure to follow Linus Tech Tips on Twitter to catch the latest from him at Think.
Industry leaders on the ground
Occasionally IBM Systems invites industry social influencers to attend our events and share their unique points of view. Registration and accommodations are covered by IBM Systems for these “Social VIPs”; however, the content and opinions expressed come directly from the influencers and don’t necessarily reflect the views of IBM.
Jump in the conversation and engage today with #think2019 and #IBMpartner.
Chris Aniszczyk @cra
Neil Cattermull @NeilCattermull
Alex Jiménez @RAlexJimenez
Craig Mullins, @craigmullins
Send your love from San Francisco
Whether you’re traveling from near or far, you can let your significant other know you’re thinking about them on Valentine’s Day?. Find our special activation at Think by the Bay at Pier 39 to send a personalized love letter to your special someone.
Become a Systems Insider
Attendees are able to bring their Think experience to life by engaging with different infrastructure demos, activations and core sessions in the Cloud & Infrastructure Campus to become a Systems Insider. Be on the lookout for brand ambassadors handing out instructions at the Infrastructure Campus entrance. Participants have the chance to receive giveaway prizes for completing the tasks–and even an opportunity to win tickets to Infrastructure Village featuring actor, comedian and television host James Corden. Good luck!
Social accounts and hashtags to follow
Twitter. Whether you’re in San Francisco or follow along remotely, Twitter will be at the center of conference activity. Be sure to follow the event hashtag and the IBM Systems Twitter feed @IBMSystems.
Hashtag. The official event hashtag is #think2019.
Blog. Stay tuned in right here on the IBM IT Infrastructure blog for Think 2019 reflections in the weeks following the event.
IBM Live. If you have any specific questions around the conference, be sure to direct message @IBMLive and they’ll get you the support you need quickly.
Watch Think live and on demand
If you can’t be at Think, you can watch many sessions live from the Think?website. You’ll be able to participate in live Q&A for featured sessions and filter based on topic and session highlights. You have no excuse to miss out on the action.
And yes, there’s even an app for that!
If you are headed to Think, the IBM Events mobile app is the best way to make plans, build an agenda with the help of Watson and explore event offerings. In addition to using it to follow the event schedule, there are some exciting new features for 2019:
- 3D mapping
- Think TODAY
- Health and wellness steps challenge
- Session capacity indicator
You can download the app now and start planning. Search “IBM Events” in the App Store or on Google Play. Pro tip: if you’ve had it previously downloaded, uninstall and reinstall the app.
As you build your agenda for the conference, be sure to include featured IBM Systems sessions across the portfolio.
Whew that’s a lot! It’s going to be an amazing week of professional growth, new friendships and entertainment in San Francisco. I hope to connect in person, or you can follow me on Twitter.