Explore Analytics, Security, IoT, AI and Cloud at IBM THINK 2018!

IBM THINK 2018 is IBM’s conference for clients and partners where Capgemini & Sogeti will be Level One sponsors in Reimagining your Business with AI (Watson) and Security campuses.”

Collaboration solutions are all about bringing together people, information and technology to enable new innovations and drive business impact. The future of the collaboration market is evolving quickly with tighter integrations of advance technologies in cognitive, machine learning, data, internet of things and security. Any organization that is implementing a collaboration platform needs to do so with the entire ecosystem of capabilities and applications that digitize work. Earlier this year IBM announced the merger of several of their premier events into one flagship conference that reflects the way we do business. IBM Think will debut March 2018 and will combine all of the amazing content and coverage of IBM World of Watson, InterConnect, Edge, Amplify and Connect.

 IBM THINK 2018 is IBM’s conference for clients and partners who are building new business models, transforming industries, and creating better outcomes.

This conference is a perfect opportunity to learn more about IBM’s portfolio in the areas of Analytics, Security, Cloud, Internet of Things, Commerce, and, of course, Watson (Cognitive).

IBM THINK 2018 offers a unique educational experience tailored to your interests with more than 2,000 sessions. From technical and business breakout sessions to hands-on technical explorations, the THINK curriculum is designed to help you quickly and easily realize the full value of your investment. In addition to sessions, labs and workshops, you’ll also enjoy countless networking opportunities with thousands of peers and industry leaders representing the full lifecycle of IT, from Cloud and Mobile developers to IBM Executives and distinguished engineers. More information can be found on the IBM THINK site:

Capgemini and Sogeti have secured two, Level One sponsorships in two distinct conference campuses: Reimagining your Business with AI (Watson), and Security. These are the highest level sponsorships, guaranteeing a large, branded presence and multiple speaking session opportunities during the conference.

Where to find us:

  • Cybersecurity Campus : Booth No. 158
  • Reimagining your Business with AI Campus: Booth No. 276

Activities you can expect at the Capgemini & Sogeti booth: Demos, Videos, Meeting point for clients (not private), Networking and Games to drive traffic to the booth.



Join us at our speaker sessions:

Topic: How UK Water Utilities are Solving a 100-Year-Old Leakage Problem with Data Science and IBM
Session ID: 3376A
Date, Time & Location: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | 10:30 AM – 11:10 AM | Breakers H
Speakers: Mark Deighton, Capgemini | Brandon Mackenzie, IBM | Kevin McIntyre, IBM
Description: Learn how to radically improve water leakage detection without capital investment. 30%+ of drinkable water is lost to leaks. UK water utilities are radically transforming leak detection and location using the data they already possess. Smart data science powered by Capgemini on the IBM Watson Data Platform delivers over 80% accuracy in leak detection using existing SCADA data together with IBM Intelligent Operations Center—the foundations of a Smart Water Network. In this session, we will present how we took seven years of historical data to identify the “signature” of a leak and enable operations teams to move from reactive to proactive repair processes; and how we are adapting the model to tackle other business challenges.

Topic: Watson Conversation and Customer Engagement: Two Real-Life Stories
Session ID: 3525A
Date, Time & Location: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 12:30 PM – 1:10 PM | Mandalay Bay South, Level 2- Lagoon E
Speakers: Ben Rose, nib NZ Ltd | Saugata Ghosh, Capgemini
Description: nib is the second-largest health insurance provider in New Zealand, thrives on embracing New Zealand’s diversity and serving new customers profiles in new ways. Instrumental to this strategy, nib’s website features Frankie, a virtual consultant that works 24/7 to provide immediate answers to customers about their health insurance coverage, claims, etc. On the other side of the globe, SAS, a leading European airline, leverages the power of Watson Conversation to enable the Pepper robot to automatically answer flight booking queries. This session presents the experiences and lessons in creating the solutions, both built through strong partnerships between the customers, Capgemini/Sogeti and IBM.

Topic: Using AI to Comply with GDPR
Session ID: 8981A
Date, Time & Location: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 9:30 AM – 10:10 AM | Surf A
Speakers: Alex Wortmann, Capgemini
Description: The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) poses significant obligations to all organizations that process the personal data of EU citizens. For instance, personal data must be deleted when legal grounds do not exist for keeping it. Many organizations face significant challenges to determine which personal data they can keep and for what purpose, especially when it comes to unstructured data. In this session, Capgemini will demonstrate how IBM’s AI solutions can assist organizations with discovering and classifying unstructured, personal data, in order to help your organization become GDPR-compliant. Furthermore, I will demonstrate an Expert Assist tool that is capable of answering questions about GDPR in natural language.

Topic: Joining Virtual and Physical Worlds for an Optimized Production Phase
Session ID: 9076A
Date, Time & Location: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 3:30 PM – 4:10 PM | Surf A
Speakers: Alexander Hesseler, Capgemini | Murat Aksu, Capgemini
Description: Up until a few years ago, the following functions lived in their own parallel, yet siloed worlds: asset management, asset health, operational efficiency, supply chain, production quality and product quality. Each world had its own experts who were the masters of their domains. In the new world of connectivity and IoT, these domains quickly collapsed, creating an explosion of available data. The good news is that we now have tools and methods to augment the capabilities of experts and achieve greater product quality than ever before. Digital twins contain all relevant information, and, combined with the usage of cognitive services like visual inspection, our customers can bring the quality of their products to the next level.

Topic: Gaining Cognitive Insights from Unstructured Data for Better Business Outcome across Industries
Session ID: 8506A
Date, Time & Location: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 10:30 AM – 11:10 AM | Cloud and Data Campus Small Theater C
Speakers: Christine Livingston, Perficient | Mons Norve, Capgemini | Robert van den Breemen, Dutch Tax and Customs Administration | Hidetoshi Aiki, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems,Ltd. |Apparsamy Balaji, BayCare
Description: Watson Explorer is helping organizations across industries transform their processes and applications with cognitive capabilities. Join our business partners and their clients from the healthcare, community services and power management industries, who will show you how organizations are using Watson Explorer to create advanced search, unified information access and unstructured analytic solutions that deliver new value.

Topic: Shifting the SOC Paradigm: Cognitive, Efficient Response and Technologies
Session ID: 6247A
Date, Time & Location: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 2:30 PM – 3:10 PM | Mandalay Bay South, Level 2 – Breakers D
Speakers: Vincent Laurens, Sogeti – Capgemini | Laurent Foramitti, Ethias
Description: As the world is facing a tremendous shift in cybersecurity threats, Security Operations Centers need to shift their paradigm at a very fast pace. Based on the testimonial of Ethias’ CISO, Sogeti will describe the journey we took to bring their SOC to the next level of efficiency, leveraging the best cybersecurity toolset from IBM. From the specific setup of IBM QRadar SIEM and its different modules, to adding on the Watson for Cybersecurity cognitive engine, we will describe how we achieved a 50%+ gain in terms of incident response, and Ethias will explain the ROI they got from a risk mitigation standpoint. Don’t miss this joint client/partner testimonial demonstrating the strengths of the next-gen SOC powered by IBM.

Topic: Attack Simulation and Security Monitoring with IBM Technology for Advanced SOCs
Session ID: 3524A
Date, Time & Location: Thursday, March 22, 2018 | 10:30 AM – 11:10 AM | Breakers E
Speakers: Geert van der Linden, Capgemini
Description: Many enterprises have already implemented a SIEM, yet have failed to reach the expected benefits because of the complexity of evolving security threats. The lesson is clear: enterprise cybersecurity must also evolve. By working with trusted security partners, enterprises can stay ahead of the curve to proactively assess risks with a solution that is robust, yet not rigid; that is powerful yet intelligent. Attend this session to learn how to help your enterprise identify and preempt sophisticated attacks.


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