IBM Connect 2014 is right around the corner!

One of my favorite events at IBM Connect is the App Throwdown!  It’s a lively, energizing event where IBM business partners can showcase their social business applications.

The audience votes in the qualifying rounds and three companies progress to the main stage at Connect, where they will demo their integration to an audience of thousands!

I love the audience participation and interaction.  It’s inspiring to see how our ecosystem partners have created innovative integrations that can deliver real value to customers. Our ecosystem is critical and the App Throwdown is a great opportunity to highlight our partner solutions to our customers and to our IBM sellers.  I can’t wait to see what our partner community will develop next!

This year, I’ll be co-hosting with Nigel Beck, VP Business Development in IBM Collaboration Solutions.

Make sure to apply to participate in the App Throwdown by submitting a video link of your integration here.  This year YOU could join us on the main stage!

Hope to see you there!