PureSystems at IBM’s PartnerWorld Leadership Conference


IBM’s PartnerWorld Leadership Conference is rapidly approaching! Business Partners from around the world will converge on Las Vegas February 25-28 to hear from IBM executives on the latest trends in the IT marketplace and what it will take to align and transform their businesses to go after these new opportunities. It’s a time to learn, network, and expand partnerships.

The PureSystems family of expert integrated systems, introduced last year, will be a hot topic during the conference and there will be many opportunities to see how this advanced technology can open new doors for IBM Business Partners. On Monday, the first day of the conference, PureSystems will be discussed within the ISV/MSP Forum and participants will hear how using patterns of expertise is like strapping a rocket engine to application deployment, and how new offerings and financing make PureSystems an ideal infrastructure and application platform for Managed Service Providers.

Throughout the conference, Business Partners will have lots of opportunity for one-on-one time with IBM executives and PureSystems experts in the Executive Meeting Center and Connections Cafe.

Beginning Monday and continuing through Thursday, all three members of the PureSystems family – PureFlex System, PureApplication System, and PureData System will be on display at the mini solution EXPO. Partners will be able see and touch the systems and product experts will be on hand to answer questions.

On Tuesday and Wednesday there will be two Leadership Exchange Sessions specifically on PureSystems. One will cover PureFlex and be led by Andy Monshaw, IBM General Manager for PureFlex. The other will cover PureApplication and PureData System and will be led by Jason Gartner, IBM Vice President for PureApplication Product Management , and Radoslav Nikolov, Director of PureData Product Management. The sessions will both be offered multiple times.

On Tuesday evening, PureSystems is co-hosting a reception with IDR at the Pure Nightclub (fitting venue, right?!) from 9:00pm to 10:30pm. Special VIP invitations will get select PureSystems channel partners, ISVs, and MSPs in the door early at 8:30pm There will be complementary hor d’oeuvres and drinks and plenty of opportunity to press the flesh with IBM executives. Attendees will also get free admission to the Pure Nightclub afterwards.

To top it all off, during the General Session on Wednesday morning, the IBM Beacon Award winner for the new PureSystems category will be announced. This will be the first ever PureSystems Beacon Award given and recognizes the IBM Business Partner for delivering an outstanding client solution built on PureSystems.

There’s no doubt, PureSystems will be everywhere at PartnerWorld!

IBM Business Partners can visit the PartnerWorld web site to learn more and register for the conference.


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Todd Austin

About Todd Austin

Todd Austin is the global leader for IBM PureSystems partner marketing. In his worldwide capacity, Todd is responsible for driving the ecosystem marketing strategy, plans, and programs across all IBM business units for the new PureSystems family of offerings. Prior to this position Todd was the worldwide channel program marketing manager for cloud computing within IBM Corporation's Global Business Partner Organization. A 28-year veteran in the IT industry, he has held numerous other management and staff positions within IBM marketing, finance, business development, and software engineering organizations. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and a Masters degree in information systems.