IBM University Day in RTP

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL ON NOVEMBER 14 AT IBM UNIVERSITY DAY IN RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NORTH CAROLINA

Join your many colleagues who already plan to attend!

The IBM Research Triangle Park Center for Advanced Studies
(RTP CAS) and
IBM North Carolina Technical Experts Council
(NC TEC)
invite you to
IBM University Day
Friday, November 14th
8:30 AM - 12:40 PM
at the IBM Employee Activity and Fitness Center (EAFC)
Building 400, 3039 E. Cornwallis Road
RTP, North Carolina

Contact Andy Rindos (rindos@us.ibm.com) if you plan to attend.

The theme will be the Internet of Things (IoT)

Speakers include
our IBM RTP executives and technical community
and
numerous faculty/researchers performing IoT related research (sensor-based, mobile, real-time data pre- and post-processing, etc.) at many of our local universities

Also in attendance will be representatives from the IBM Academic Initiative, IBM Recruiting and IBM Global University Programs

We are currently accepting submissions for poster presentations by students and faculty (contact rindos@us.ibm.com)

Also, we encourage students to participate in the IBM BlueMix IoT Design Workshop that will be held in the main hall in the afternoon after IBM University Day Please see more details - and register - at http://cloudmobilechallenge.mybluemix.net (The Grand Prize for the Top Winner is $2000 cash.)

We would like to invite all faculty/educators and students to participate in IBM University Day on Friday, November 14, (8:30 AM - 12:40 PM) at the IBM Employee Activity and Fitness Center (EAFC) in RTP, NC. Each year, RTP CAS sponsors IBM University Day, as an opportunity to bring together the IBM NC research/development/services and local/regional academic communities. One goal is to allow the universities to inform the local IBM community of ongoing projects, new developments and opportunities for collaboration (highlighting skills and strengths, etc.) - and vice versa - hopefully helping to launch new projects. Another goal is to bring future employees (students) together with prospective employers (IBM managers and recruiters) - with a student poster as one very effective approach to advertising one's self. The event consists of three tracks: main hall presentations, parallel back room workshops and meetings, and poster sessions and tables/booths in the hallways.

This fall, the theme of IBM University Day will be the "Internet of Things (IoT)". Our technical leaders will provide an overview of the challenges to and planned responses by IBM web and cloud infrastructure solutions to this rapidly growing space, along with advanced research and development around the BigData challenges associated with exploding sensor and other IoT-related data.

The rest of the day's agenda will be comprised of a series of presentations on IoT-related research being performed by the faculty and researchers at several of our local universities,.

Backroom workshops and tables/booths will be sponsored by several IBM university relations programs. Students will have an opportunity to meet with prospective hiring managers. Representatives from the IBM Academic Initiative will also be available to discuss its many program benefits, including the availability of most of the IBM software catalogue for use in teaching and research, absolutely free. And representatives from IBM Global University Programs (which funds university collaborations through programs like the IBM Shared University Research, Faculty Awards and PhD Fellowship programs) will also be there.

Immediately after IBM University Day, we will be hosting the IBM BlueMix IoT Design Workshop in the main hall of the IBM RTP EAFC. The event is specially designed for students to provide them hands-on experience with our hosted IoT services, as part of the larger IBM BlueMix IoT Design Challenge. Students can register at http://cloudmobilechallenge.mybluemix.net and should attend the kickoff meeting on November 7. See the website for more details.

Additionally, IBM Recruiting will be on hand, and we are organizing a recruiting event for students with local IBM Managers. More details will follow.

Therefore, please reserve the date, and encourage your fellow faculty and students to attend. Feel free to forward this announcement to others in your department, college or university (both faculty and students).

The agenda and directions are given immediately below. Contact Andy Rindos, rindos@us.ibm.com , with any questions, as well as to submit a poster or register for the event.

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Friday, November 14
Employee Activity & Fitness Center
Building 400, 3039 E. Cornwallis Road,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Theme: The Internet of Things (IoT)

Agenda

8:00 - 9:00 AM Sign-in/poster set-up

Main hall (Presentations)

Morning
8:30 - 8:40 AM Welcome
8:40 - 9:20 AM IBM Keynote Speaker: Mac Devine (CTO & VP SDN, SoftLayer, IBM)
9:20 - 10:00 AM University Keynote Speaker: Veena Misra (Director, ASSIST; NC State)
10:00 - 10:15 AM Break (view posters, etc.)
10:15 -10:35 AM IoT invited talk: Alper Bozkurt (NC State) "Remote controlled cockroaches for environmental sensing and search-and-rescue"
10:35 - 11:15 AM Clemson IoT (multiple speakers)
11:15 - 11:55 AM Duke CS IoT (multiple speakers)
11:55 AM - 12:35 PM NC State IoT (multiple speakers)

Afternoon
1:00 - 4:00 PM IBM BlueMix IoT Design Workshop

Back room (Workshops)

Morning:
10:00 - 10:40 AM NC State-Duke VCL mash-up
10:40 - 11:20 AM IBM Watson workshop
11:20 AM - noon IBM-Clemson Extreme Orange planning meeting
noon - 12:40 PM IBM SoftLayer/IoT workshop

Afternoon
1:30 - 5:00 PM IBM-Duke Day (strategic partnership planning meeting)

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IBM BlueMix IoT Design Challenge (full schedule)
Event Schedule.

Nov 7: Design Challenge kickoff (4:00 PM - 6:30 PM)
IBM Bldg. 500, 4205 S Miami Blvd, Durham, NC 27703

Nov 14: Design Workshop (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
IBM EAFC, 3039 E Cornwallis Rd.,Durham, NC 27709

Dec 12: Demo Day and Award Ceremony (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Location:
IBM Employee Activity and Fitness Center,
Building 400,
3039 E. Cornwallis Road,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

DIRECTIONS

Directions when approaching RTP traveling east on I40 (from the Greensboro direction):
Take Davis Drive exit #280.
Turn right at the top of the exit ramp.
Go straight through two lights (the second light is the intersection between Cornwallis Road and Davis Drive).
Almost immediately past the second light, take an immediate right into the IBM Employee Activity and Fitness Center.
(If you get to the guard gate, you missed the turn-in.)
Park in the lower lot.
Registration and the conference rooms are in the main building.

Directions when approaching RTP traveling west on I40 (from the RDU airport):
Take Davis Drive exit #280.
Turn right at the top of the exit ramp onto Davis Drive.
Go through the stoplight at Cornwallis Road.
Almost immediately after passing through the Cornwallis Road and Davis Drive intersection, take an immediate right into the IBM Employee Activity and Fitness Center.
(If you get to the guard gate, you missed the turn-in.)
Park in the lower lot.
Registration and the conference rooms are in the main building.

Directions when approaching RTP from the Durham Freeway (Highway 147):
Take the Cornwallis Road Exit (exit number 6).
Turn left onto Cornwallis Road.
Turn left onto Davis Drive (the second stoplight).
Take an immediate right into the IBM Employee Activity and Fitness Center.
(If you get to the guard gate, you missed the turn-in.)
Park in the lower lot.
Registration and the conference rooms are in the main building.

Best regards.
Andy

Head, RTP Center for Advanced Studies (CAS)
Manager, Emerging Technology Institute (ETI)
University Relations for IBM NC
email: rindos@us.ibm.com
phone: (919) 486-2016