VoiCE at Watson IoT 2017-11-07T07:47:00+00:00

VoiCE registration has now closed, please contact iotvoice@us.ibm.com for any questions.    

VoiCE 2017 is an exclusive, invitation only event where we focus on the voice of our clients. VoiCE gives clients the opportunity to interact with Offering/Product Managers, technical development leads and other clients from across the IBM Internet of Things (IoT) – Continuous Engineering (CE) community. We have designed an exclusive program for our clients, utilizing their vast end-user product/solution knowledge, and desire to influence our products, solutions, services, strategy, and business decisions. Our 2017 program will provide clients with the following benefits:

  • Insight into IBM software development plans
  • Input into steering product direction
  • Access to key decision makers within IBM
  • Collaboration with industry peers to learn and share best practices
  • Participation in hands-on solution designs

We are hosting the following VoiCE Sessions:

1.  Requirements Management – Richard Watson : Senior Product Manager

2.  Reporting – Fariz Saracevic : Senior Offering Manager

3.  IBM Rhapsody and Rhapsody Design Manager – Graham Bleakley : Solution Architect

4.  IBM Rational Quality Manager –  Christophe Telep : Product Manager

5.  IBM Rational Team Concert – Rolf Nelson : Product Manager

6.  Jazz Enterprise Deployment and SaaS – Steven Beard : IBM Application Lifecycle Management Deployment Technical Lead

7.  Digital Twin as a disruptive force for connected products & systems  – Keeranoor Kumar : Program Director of Offering Management, Cognitive Digital Twin

For any questions/comments, please contact the IBM Watson IoT- VoiCE Team.

iotvoice@us.ibm.com

Tuesday, November 14th

Requirements Management

Target Audience: Engineers, architects and developers of complex cyber- mechanical products & systems, systems of systems, and makers of devices for the Internet of Things. Anyone who defines and implements engineering policy, process, and tool standards for their business.

Session Owner: Richard Watson

Time\Length: Full day

Complex products and systems involve a number of engineering disciplines, each having its own view of requirements. Systems engineers are responsible for reconciling those various views into a comprehensive and coordinated definition of requirements that are consistently managed across change and evolution of the product. This session will explore the current requirements management roadmaps and explain our strategic direction in detail. Attendees will have opportunity to engage with lead developers discussing and prioritizing key use cases that will influence development efforts through 2018.

Reporting

Target Audience: All DevOps and Continuous Engineering practitioners focused on metrics, dependency and impact analysis, analyzing relationships among engineering artifacts, and document generation.

Session Owner: Fariz Saracevic

Time\Length: Half Day – AM session

All Jazz reporting tools will be covered in this session, focusing on the latest improvements for the Jazz Reporting Service (JRS), Publishing Engine (RPE) and Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager (RELM).  We will work with you to improve reporting in your environment through out of the box reports, self service reporting, and RELM use and adoption.  We will share guidance on improving performance, scale, deploying configuration aware reporting, and easier access to document generation.  We will also explore cognitive analytics approaches and how they could be applied to DevOps to improve business outcomes. If reporting and document generation is of particular focus for you then we ask that you come prepared with end user feedback and working knowledge for how your organization uses reporting today. Attendees will have opportunity to engage with lead developers discussing and prioritizing key use cases that will influence development efforts through 2018.

Digital Twin as a disruptive force for connected products & systems

Target Audience: Engineers, architects and developers of complex cyber- mechanical products & systems, systems of systems, and makers of devices for the Internet of Things. IT deployment teams supporting Enterprise ALM, PLM, manufacturing and maintenance operations systems

Session Owner: Keeranoor Kumar and Kathy Parks

Time\Length: Half Day – PM session

Connected products are changing the way manufacturers are looking to deliver value to their customers and become truly agile enterprises. Participants will hear about IBM’s strategic developments in Digital Twin that is central to the realization of such value. Attendees will hear about how IBM is planning to bring cognitive computing and sematic networks as key enablers to a digital thread, that will connect ALM, PLM, Manufacturing, Operations to realize cross-silo value propositions. Attendees will have opportunity to engage with offering leaders discussing and prioritizing key use cases that will influence development efforts through 2018.

Wednesday, November 15th

IBM Rhapsody and Rhapsody Design Manager

Target Audience: Users of Rhapsody and Rhapsody Design Manager- engineers, architects and developers of complex cyber- mechanical products & systems, systems of systems, and makers of devices for the Internet of Things.

Session Owner: Graham Bleakley

Time\Length: Half Day – PM Session 

As an organization you need to validate early and often. Ensure that mistakes/errors are found at a time when they can be fixed and when the cost of doing so is affordable.

This session will explore the current modeling management roadmaps and explain our strategic direction . Attendees will have opportunity to engage with lead developers discussing and prioritizing use cases that will influence development.

Session will also ask attendees:
– To describe the role modeling plays in their design and verification activities
– Provide insight into how modeling will be “impacted” as their own roadmaps and strategic directions evolve

Thursday, November 16th

IBM Quality Manager

Target Audience: Test Managers, Testers, Development Leads, Product Owners

Session Owner: Christophe Telep

Time\Length: Half Day Morning Session

Meet with the IBM Quality Management leadership team to get insights to the IBM Rational Quality Manager (RQM) roadmap and provide direct feedback on key enhancement themes, including strategies around DevOps, SaaS and Product Line Engineering. This is your opportunity to influence the RQM product direction!

IBM Rational Team Concert

Target Audience: Developers, Development Leads, Product Owners

Session Owner: Rolf Nelson

Time\Length: Half Day Afternoon Session

Come hear directly from our product and development team about our vision for Rational Team Concert. We will share the roadmap and our strategies around IoT, DevOps, SaaS, agile/SAFe, scalability, usability and reuse. Our goals for this session are to:

Provide an opportunity for our key customers to influence the RTC product direction.
Explore key problems and trends our customers have with software development.
Gather input on our user interface design across RTC and CLM for developer usability.  And also, to gather input on the latest RTC Quick Planner Next flexible process and tag based UI intended to replace the existing RTC Quick Planner in our next release.

Friday, November 17th

Jazz Enterprise Deployment and SaaS

Target Audience: This session is targeted to people who deploy, administer, and maintain Jazz solutions and provide Jazz-based development environment services or those responsible for procuring Jazz Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions or both!

Session Owner: Steven Beard

Time\Length: Afternoon Session

The scalability, performance, availability, security etc. of a Jazz environment is influenced by both Jazz development decisions and deployment choices.

Unlike the individual product sessions that focus on product functions, this session solicits feedback on your experience with Jazz deployments, including designing, installing, configuring, integrating, upgrading, licensing and administering Jazz environments. As part of this session, you can help influence the Jazz deployment strategy, guidance, and product and solution directions.