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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 the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

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).