This week’s Wednesday and Thursday IBM will be attending Slush in Helsinki together with 15 000 technology companies, startups and investors. Before the event we want to give you a short heads up on what to expect. We encourage all of you to seize this exclusive chance to network and explore fresh ideas and innovations at the biggest tech event in the Northern Europe!
At Slush we are bringing you our Watson, Cloud and Analytics expertise served through our digital innovation platform Bluemix, which is designed to help you accelerate your business. An essential part of IBM’s presence at this year Slush is to give the participants a chance to try out the platform and experience what is has to offer to companies and startups. What’s special in Bluemix is that it has over 100 services available, such as Watson, Cloudant and IoT to facilitate rapid creation, deployment and management of mobile applications. Everyone registered for the platform will automatically participate in a draw organized on both days to win a brand new Go Pro Hero 4 Silver Camera – another good reason to try out Bluemix! The winners will be announced at 17.00 on both days at our booth.
During these two days we are planning to have more than 100 one-on-one meetings, so don’t hesitate to come by our booth! You can book a quick 15 minute meeting with us or alternatively drop by at our booth during the event. We are looking forward to meeting your company and exchanging ideas with you!
As part of Founders’ Day you can spot IBMers with exclusive ecosystem stories on Tuesday 10th November on Ninja Stage. Antti Partanen and Oliver Meeker are sharing brief “the what, to whom, why and how” about our cloud and Watson ecosystems. In addition we bring the members of the ecosystem to the stage to share their stories: Jaakko Ala-Paavola, Head of Business IoT from Espotel, Jani Tierala, CEO of Morrr and Marko Lehtimäki, Co-Founder & CEO of AppGyver join the session with us. And last but not least hands-on demo with Bluemix at our booth and at Ninja Stage.
Last minute hint for startups:
IBM brings to you at Slush our Global Entrepreneur Program, which offers free resources, expertise and access to IBM’s global client network for 12 months. If you are among the Slush validated top 100 startups you can still today, 9th of November participate in a competition to win cloud credits for Softlayer and Bluemix.
During Slush you have the opportunity to get a developerWorks membership with a discount by entering the promo code SLUSHDWP on the registration site. With developerWorks you can create and manage applications with the tools also utilized at Slush Junction.
To get going with the atmosphere, last weekend we had the opportunity to attend Junction hackathon together with our partner IF by powering their pitching competition with Bluemix. The winner will be pitching their solution at Slush as well – all the best for that and thanks for an inspiring weekend full of coding and new solutions! Below some pictures from Junction hackathon to kick-start Slush 2015 – see you there!