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Eight Vendors Driving Disruption In The IBM Ecosystem

At this week’s InterConnect conference, IBM provided its ecosystem of independent software vendor (ISV) and consulting partners with the opportunity to show how their wares integrated with or supported various products on Big Blue’s extensive product line.

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty Keynotes at InterConnect

As my focus is on digital transformation, I sought out the most disruptive stories on the show floor. The ISVs I’m featuring fall into two camps: vendors who are leveraging IBM Watson to bring its inherent disruption to the enterprise, and vendors who are supporting IBM customers’ own disruptions.

Watson in the IBM ISV Ecosystem

As I wrote in my earlier article on this year’s InterConnect, Watson represents IBM’s bet-the-company gamble on artificial intelligence (AI). The first four vendors on my list are taking Watson-based services and leveraging them in one way or another to bring the value of AI to customers.

Read the entire article at https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbloomberg/2017/03/24/eight-vendors-driving-disruption-in-the-ibm-ecosystem/.

Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, Nastel and ServiceNow are Intellyx customers, and Skytap is a former Intellyx customer. None of the other organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. IBM covered Jason Bloomberg’s travel expenses to InterConnect, a standard industry practice. Image credit: Jason Bloomberg.

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Jason Bloomberg is a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting), and several software and web development positions.