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February 2, 2016 Daniel Nofsinger

A View from 40,000 feet and Las Vegas Bound for IBM’s Interconnect 2016 Conference

Well it’s that time again.  Time to go to InterConnect 2016 and network with clients, peers and reconnect with some old friends.  It is also a great opportunity to understand the trends, direction and opportunities we are all facing with technology in the New Year.

This year, security is at the top of my mind, and I’m really excited about IBM Security, including offerings such as QRadar to Maas360 to Big Fix to Guardium. You will probably find me at any session that is showcasing these products.    I’m also very interested in StrongLoop and what IBM has planned for its marriage with IBM APIM.  I’m looking forward to announcements in that arena.  There are usually great labs at Interconnect so I hope to attend a few if our schedule permits.

This year I will not be speaking, which is a rarity! I am looking forward to being an attendee and absorbing a lot of new information.  I’m sure there will be many dining opportunities and meetings with clients, but I do plan on using this time wisely and attending what I think will be the important sessions.  I may even schedule a certification test or two.   Nothing like filling your week up to the max!

Once I have my schedule of sessions chosen I’ll post again to let you know what are my recommended sessions.  My team will be tweeting as we progress through the week, so  follow the iSOA Team, to learn where we are at and my thoughts on key takeaways.

What are your hot topics this year?  Any sessions you would recommend to your CTO at 40000 feet?   I and my team hope to see you at Interconnect and have a great 2016!

Bryon Kataoka is the iSOA Group, Inc. CTO sharing his experience as a technical leader for over  20 years.  In his role at iSOA Group, Inc. he is a thought leader as well as a consultant to many companies helping them be successful with their Middleware strategy and implementations.