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Join Us at IBM Think 2018

IBM Think is the premier user conference held next week, March 19-22 in Las Vegas and we hope you’ll be among those attending. There are three ways to connect with us during the conference:

Visit Our Booth
Perficient is proud to be a Level 1 Sponsor at Booth #550 to the right of the Solution Expo Entrance. You can come see us and learn how we’ve leveraged our extensive IBM portfolio expertise across Watson, cloud, optimization, customer service, and IoT.

Strategize With Our Experts
With new technology trends challenging the marketplace this year, you likely have questions that need answered. With over 20 years of IBM expertise, we have a vast range of experience across the IBM portfolio. Our experts from a range of solution areas Cloud, DevOps, Watson, Digital Experience, BPM, APIs will be available to meet to discuss strategies and maximize on your IBM investment.

Join Our Sessions
We have a great lineup of sessions for this year’s conference where you can learn from subject matter experts and thought leaders. These include:

  1. First-Ever Implementation of a Cloud-Based Unified Data Model for Healthcare
    Tuesday, 12:30 PM – 1:10 PM | Session ID: 9364A
    Mandalay Bay South, Level 2 | Surf A
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    Speaker: Jim Kouba (Perficient)To address ever-increasing volumes of data and access requirements, BJC HealthCare needed to consolidate clinical repositories, implement an integrated technology platform, and reduce infrastructure costs. To help meet these challenges, Perficient implemented a healthcare-specific blueprint for data warehousing and analytics that incorporates a robust set of data models coupled with industry-specific terms, ultimately decreasing time to implementation. Join us as we discuss how BJC was able to reduce costs, increase scalability and flexibility, improve speed to deployment, and better leverage data for clinical initiatives with the first-ever IBM enterprise data warehouse on the cloud.
  2. Innovating with WebSphere Commerce V9
    Tuesday, 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM | Session ID: 9346A
    Mandalay Bay South, Level 1, Bayside C, Think Campus | Business and AI Campus Think Tank B1
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    Speaker: Steve Gatto (Perficient)
    Learn how to innovate now with IBM’s next-generation modern commerce platform designed to give B2C and B2B organizations the power to rapidly innovate and drive their omni-channel business, with less overhead. IBM WebSphere Commerce V9 combines the scale, performance and security you expect from IBM, with the speed and flexibility of a modern, cloud-ready, extensible architecture. Innovate more, with less time spent, and deliver better business outcomes—right now.
  3. Gaining Cognitive Insights from Unstructured Data for Better Business Outcome across Industries
    Wednesday, 10:30 AM – 11:10 AM | Session ID: 8506A
    Mandalay Bay South, Level 1, Bayside B, Think Campus | Cloud and Data Campus Theater C
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    Speakers: Christine Livingston (Perficient), Mons Norve (Capgemini), Robert van den Breemen (Dutch Tax Authority)Watson Explorer is helping organizations across industries transform their processes and applications with cognitive capabilities. Join our business partners and their clients from the healthcare, community services and power management industries, who will show you how organizations are using Watson Explorer to create advanced search, unified information access and unstructured analytic solutions that deliver new value.
  4. Providing Cognitive Patient Care with Watson Explorer
    Wednesday, 11:30 AM – 12:10 PM | Session ID: 3239A
    Mandalay Bay South, Level 2 | Breakers J
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    Speaker: Christine LivingstonOne of the largest community-based health systems in Florida sought to improve their care management approach by implementing an IBM Watson-based solution for patient population identification. In this session, we will share their journey in implementing a cognitive solution to better understand unstructured information, more effectively generate insights into patient care scenarios, and ultimately better inform clinical decision-making. Find out how this healthcare leader leveraged IBM Watson Explorer and Healthcare Annotators to gain up to 14 hours of productivity per day and increase patient identification accuracy from 51% to 92%.
  5. Test-Driven Development and API Connect: The Perfect Fit for Building APIs
    Thursday, 10:30 AM – 11:10 AM | Session ID: 6232A
    Mandalay Bay South, Level 1, Bayside B, Think Campus | Cloud and Data Campus Theater B
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    Speaker: Arnold ShoonTest-driven development (TDD) can be a critical component in the success of many kinds of projects, and it also helps accelerate API development. Come join us as we discuss a real-life success story using IBM API Connect and a TDD methodology to expand an enterprise-scale API program. We’ll share best practices and lessons learned in integrating and optimizing our API products behind the scenes using CICS, IBM Integration Bus (IIB), and Operational Decision Manager (ODM). We’ll also cover the benefits of leveraging automated test suites in API development, and how to easily configure testing suites in your development environments.

Not Attending Think?

If you’re not able to attend the event, stay up to date on conference topics by following us on social media and our IBM blog. Our experts will frequently post the latest news, trends, and session recaps for those you miss.

Also, follow us on Twitter and the hashtags #IBMThink and #IBMThink2018. At the top left of this page, you can also subscribe to our weekly IBM blog digest to receive a comprehensive recap of conference posts.

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