If you are considered attending IBM's largest global conference, "Information On Demand," but need to justify the expense or convince a higher up to approve the cost to attend, think about this event as an investment and what you and your organization can potentially gain by attending. Here are five good reasons to go.
- Free Training.
That's right, while at IOD you have the opportunity to receive the best technical education and take IBM Software certification exams. There will be 700 technical education sessions and 110 hands on labs to take advantage of at the conference.
- Peer to Peer Insight.
Think of Information On Demand as the world's largest Cognos, SPSS, etc. user group meeting. There will be 300 sessions presented by IBM software customers, your peers. You will discover new ways to leverage the software your organization has invested in.
- Best Practices Knowledge.
Most of the informative sessions and presentations at IOD are geared toward best practices. Learn how the software solutions are meant to be utilized. See demonstrations and ways to get the most out of your investment.
- Software Roadmaps.
Information On Demand is where new software and new releases of software are revealed to the community by IBM and IBM Business Partners. You will get a chance to see demonstrations of new features and solutions and discover how they can benefit you and your organization. You'll also get an idea of where they're investing their R&D.
- Meet the IBM Product Managers.
Information On Demand is the only place where you'll be able to access all of the brains behind the software solutions. This is your chance to speak directly with the leaders behind the development to discuss the products, how you're using them and ways to improve your usage.
- Discounted Registration.
We mentioned five reasons, however a discounted registration cost is worth including in the list. If you register with code G13MOTIO by August 30th, you'll receive a $400 discount and a $50 Visa gift card. See below for registration details.
Here's how to register:
- Visit the IBM Information On Demand 2013 Web site registration page
- Enter your email address and choose the 'client' registration type
- Under the 'Promotion Code Information' section, enter the code G13MOTIO
- Register by 8-30-2013 to receive a $50 Visa® gift card and save $400 off your registration fee
- Complete the webform registration page to reserve your gift card