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Think 2021 Spotlights Hybrid Cloud and AI

IBM Z and LinuxONE Product Marketing VP Priya Doty on highlights you should look for during the Think 2021 conference

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To the IBM Z community:
 
The IBM flagship digital event, Think 2021 (follow the hashtag: #think2021) is back in May! Hybrid cloud and AI is a foundational theme with this year’s reimagined conference. Think 2021 will deliver curated content and enable engagement with others who are using technology to make a difference. 
 
Your time is valuable! Now more so than ever during the pandemic—juggling your health, your family and friends and Zoom. And that’s why I invite you to take a quick tour with me of what’s in store for the IBM Z community at Think, so you can make the most of the time you choose to spend with us.

Insight From IBM Leaders

Join IBM Chairman and CEO Arvind Krishna as he shares his vision of the future of technology. Krishna will discuss how the agility of hybrid cloud and the intelligence of AI are accelerating digital transformation. Be sure to also watch SVP and Director of IBM Research Dario Gil’s keynote on innovation across IT infrastructure, including IBM Z, and how it’s helping businesses accelerate digital transformations and modernize workloads.

IBM Z and the Hybrid Cloud

Check out the Tom Rosamilia’s keynote, “Put security everywhere, so you can put trust everywhere,” where he’ll dive in with Lauren Nelson from Forrester on what is top of mind. “The IBM Z roadmap for hybrid cloud and AI” with Ross Mauri and M&T Bank will cover topics of IBM Z and its role in the hybrid cloud, modernization, and speed to market.
 
z/OS based and Linux on Z applications and data integrate into a cloud environment, and this year, there are several sessions that talk to the practical ways customers are doing this: Particularly relevant during the pandemic, as workloads have shifted locations and spiked due to unpredictable demand: 

Calling All Developers

15+ Think Academy labs are available on IBM Z and z/OS. Because pre-registration is required, please contact your IBM rep to get signed up ASAP. 

Security and Confidential Computing 

And last, IBM Z is more than a platform—it’s also a destination, especially when new workloads are coming to life. Look for these sessions: And if you’re looking for something cool, be sure to check out interactive activations on the Think 2021 platform where an IBM Z Augmented Reality experience will be featured.
 
We hope to see you there!
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