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Disrupt the status quo: Connect with revolutionary thinkers in San Francisco at Think 2019
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You’re a disruptor. You like to shake things up, creating innovative solutions that help change the way businesses and industries work. You’re adventurous and spontaneous, and you follow your own internal compass instead of the same old roadmaps.
If you’re coming to San Francisco in February for Think 2019 and PartnerWorld at Think, you’ll be at the global center for disruption. For decades, the San Francisco Bay Area has been home to organizations and people who have forever changed a broad range of fields, from literature and music to business and technology.
Continue the rich history of disruption in the Bay Area
Starting in the 1950s, San Francisco became a major center for cultural disruption in the United States. Beat Generation writers such as Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs and others pushed the boundaries of literature and poetry, creating works that broke free of traditional structures and conventions. Similar types of creative disruptions continued through the development of a colorful Bay Area music scene in the 1960s.
During those same decades, engineers converged in the South Bay—near San Jose—to collaborate on early semiconductor designs, building what would later be called Silicon Valley. From the 1960s through the early 2000s, the Bay Area’s peninsula was the place where organizations helped expand the fledgling Internet, designed the graphical user interface, created some of the first personal computers, built the first web browsers, developed powerful internet search engines and sparked the dot-com boom.
Today, the San Francisco Bay Area continues to be birthplace and incubator for some of the world’s most disruptive innovations. From social media platforms and virtual reality technologies to ride-sharing apps and self-driving electric cars, a wealth of groundbreaking ideas are generated and developed in the Bay Area.
That’s why there’s no better place for disruptors to meet than in San Francisco for Think 2019. Here’s just a sampling.
Explore disruptive technologies at Think
IBM is on the forefront of several disruptive technologies—including some partner-ready technologies that will be showcased at Think 2019.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has the power to transform a broad array of industries, from retail and healthcare to law enforcement and manufacturing. Yet many organizations face significant stumbling blocks to implementing AI solutions. At Think 2019, IBM will highlight the IBM PowerAI Enterprise platform, which helps overcome those stumbling blocks by combining open source deep learning frameworks and AI development tools with the IBM Power Systems Accelerated Compute Server.
Blockchain distributed ledger technology was initially developed to support cryptocurrencies. But today organizations are poised to recognize its vast potential for reshaping numerous industries beyond banking, including healthcare, supply chain management, insurance, retail, energy and more. Think 2019 will offer multiple sessions, live demos and hands-on labs with the IBM Blockchain platform—the industry’s first fully integrated, enterprise-ready blockchain platform for developing, governing and operating blockchain networks.
Do you have business or science clients who are already looking to the future of supercomputing? IBM is on the leading edge of quantum computing—a new, disruptive paradigm that represents a fundamental change in the way information is processed. At Think 2019, IBM experts will discuss the future of quantum computing and provide an interactive demo that shows how to run algorithms on the IBM Q computer.
Are you ready to help your clients disrupt their fields? Meet up with fellow disruptors at Think 2019 and learn more about leading-edge IBM technologies that help you—and your clients—change the way businesses and industries operate.
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