This year will be my sixth year at Collaborate, according to my recollection I first presented there in 2011 and have only missed one year (2013) since then. It’s going to be a shorter visit than usual, so apologies if I don’t get to connect with you or attend your session. Here is where you can find me…
Two of the most knowledgeable speakers you will see are speaking at the same time, there should be a law against it. I might shuttle between the two, because I don’t want to miss either presentations
2:45 PM– Jasmine H – Mohan Iyer
2: 45 – South Seas I – Thomas Simkiss
4:15 Jasmine H – General Ledger SIG – Always a good knowledgeable crowd.
7am – Morning run
Join myself, Peter Care (@FXLoader) and hopefully quite a few others for as many laps of the Mandalay bay pool complex as you feel up to. This is now officially an annual tradition, we ought to get OAUG to put it in the agenda. Best way to blow away the cobwebs and energize yourself for the day ahead.
8:30am – Keynote – Glenn Finch, IBM
I have been quietly spending a lot of time around blockchain for some time now, so this got my attention. If you don’t know about blockchain you should, I’m happy to talk about it at any opportunity. This excerpt from the description should give you an idea how big it really can be
“emerging technologies such as Blockchain, Cognitive and Quantum Computing will do more than change our businesses. They will transform industries and create their own ecosystems “
Expect to hear more from me about blockchain as the year goes on.
1:30pm – I’m speaking about @FAHRCS
Come see my session – 1:30 PM–2:30 PM South Seas G
2:15pm – Fintech Design Jam
I’m a mentor for this two hour Design Jam run by the Applications UX Innovation Events team. If you have not registered not sure if there is time now, but if you already are I will see you there. Our goal is to help the teams tell a story about how they would use Fintech in their work, helping them hone in on a manageable 3 minute story showcasing their design.
5pm – airport… (and breathe).