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Perficient is at IBM Think with Must-Attend Sessions

If you’re attending IBM Think this week, check out Perficient at Booth #550. Talk to our experts and find out all the ways we can assist you in moving forward in the digital world. We also have six sessions for the week!

Join Our IBM Think 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

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

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

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

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

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.


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Chad Stringer, Lead Technical Consultant

I have 18 years of Maximo experience from installations, upgrades, data loading, process improvement consultation, and all around system usage. I have over 20 years of experience in the IT industry including data ETL, warehousing, process control systems, system administration, and much more.

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