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By 2019, Most Developers in the World will live in India! IBM Loves India INNOVATION!

April 21, 2014

Today, the developer ecosystem in India is the second largest in the world, and by 2019, it will be the largest in the world. 

There are about 18.2 million software developers worldwide, a number that is due to rise to 26.4 million by 2019, a 45% increase, says Evans Data Corp. in its latest Global Developer Population and Demographic Study.

Today, the U.S. leads the world in software developers, with about 3.6 million. India has about 2.75 million. But by 2018, India will have 5.2 million developers, a nearly 90% increase, versus 4.5 million in the U.S., a 25% increase though that period, Evans Data projects.

India is ready and Social!   It is the land of Creativity, Bollywood and rich Social Networks!

India is land with rich cultural heritage, creativity and vibrancy. Bollywood is a testimony of that.  Last time I was in India, it was my birthday and we celebrated in style with the great music and people!  The soft power of India is visible on the world map. The nation of young developers has risen to the opportunity that a smarter planet can offer them.

In preparation for a business trip to India, I tweeted about my excitement and energy to spend some time in India as I’ve seen it grow as an emerging and innovative country. I have visited India before, meeting with customers and being the keynote speaker at industry leading events. I arrived in India after a long flight and nightmare experience in baggage claim. The hotel seemed like a reprise and all thoughts were focused on collapsing into sleep.

When I arrived at the hotel around 11 p.m., the hotel general manager told me that he had put the “group” waiting for me in a conference room, because it had become too large for the lobby. I was not expecting any group and made sure I told the IBMers from the region to greet me in the morning as to not take them away from their families so late at night. After completing the check-in process, I turned to the conference room where the hotel had directed me, not realizing that my “tweet” had become a connection point.

Here in Mumbai, thousands of miles away from my home in the United States, was a group of people who knew me only by my blogs, LinkedIn groups, and tweets. They trusted my expertise and were anxiously waiting to greet and talk to me about Social Business. Through that one tweet, some of the most dedicated followers in India had determined which conference I was speaking at, and therefore at which hotel I would be staying. They had also determined the flight by asking the front desk for the “expected time of arrival,” so they gathered and hoped for some time with me, which I gladly gave to my new “friends.”

I was amazed that this tweet had truly been heard across the world, and trusted by thousands of people. My connectedness had engaged this group. While social media’s growth in India will be largely dependent on the penetration of broadband, this “group” was proof that the global connectedness had extended to the Indian people from one person to another and one business to another.

We believe that Developers from this part of the world can change the game for a Global Impact

There is transformation happening the world over. In a smarter planet everything is connected. People and devices. There are millions lines of codes in a fighter aircraft. Software development and deployment is not only impacting human lives but is re writing a whole generation. BlueMix is  a level playing field for enterprise and individual developers

Codename : BlueMix is an enterprise-grade platform that allows you to build Apps as if you are playing in a sandbox! You can now create Apps with the efficiency of a cold-blooded cyborg with a single solution environment with instant services, runtimes, and infrastructure you need to push your future ideas into the present.

IBM Brings the Bluemix days in 10 Indian Cities!!

To tap into the technology skills, the BlueMix days will travel to all top developer populated cites in India.   The vibrant startup ecosystem can jump start through these events and we are seeing that the valley is not anymore confined to valley anymore. Startups with intent to impact global technology are emerging from these cities. For example,  Ideas and prototypes around wearable devices are coming from places like, Startup Village ( a startup incubator) from Cochin, Kerala ( popularly known as God’s own country ).

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The Institute of Academic excellence and research can add value to our business – – India has invested in technology leadership and nurturing them from very beginning and world of technology is enjoying the fruits.   Cloud Foundry as an open source platform can be a game changer for Sis looking for the next big idea.

Bluemix makes you cool. – Have you tried bluemix.net ? Trust me hexagons are cool!!!!

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Close Encounters of the Mobile Kind! What’s coolest mobile app?

March 27, 2014

 

 

 

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BE THE CHANGE. Enjoy the joy experience of developing the apps on the go. Register – http://www.bluemix.net Demo- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR_jDitw0Sc

 

Thank you being part of India’s Largest Technology Contest for Students. The last date for project submission for The Great Mind Challenge – Mobility Contest is 31st March 2014. What’s the coolest mobile app you have made ? Hurry submit your projects now. Submission details on http://www.facebook.com/thegreatmindchallenge

 

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Bluemix Days! Join us !

March 25, 2014

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Cambridge BlueMix Day Registration: http://www-304.ibm.com/events/idr/idrevents/register.action?meid=16628&ieid=9475

Silicon Valley BlueMix Day Registration: http://www-304.ibm.com/events/idr/idrevents/register.action?meid=16628&ieid=9478

Complete list of BlueMix Days: http://www-304.ibm.com/events/idr/idrevents/detail.action?meid=16628&ieid=9478&cmp=pw&cpb=pw&ct=pwrss&cr=pwiic&ccy=zz

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SXSW Interactive at the BlueMix Blast!!!

March 14, 2014

For the last 5 years I’ve had the opportunity to attend SXSW in Austin, Texas.

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More than 60,000 people annually attend the conference, which is consistently an overwhelmingly impressive display of up-and-coming technologies and inspirational industry thought leaders. This year, the two biggest highlights of the conference were enjoying creative culinary delights such as a burrito cooked by the Institute of Culinary Education chefs at the Watson Food Truck and having an opportunity to spend so much time with developers.

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If you had a chance to interact with more than 10,000 developers at once what would you ask them? I spoke with hundreds of developers and asked them to tell me about how they are using cloud, mobile, big data and analytics to innovate, address business pain points or create the next big consumer app. For example, wearable technology such as clothing that uses, sensors to help better manage an individual’s health.

During SXSW I first met with designers and front-end developers at our BlueMix Blast! See this amazing team below!

design team of BLUEMIX

In 2013, IBM unveiled a product design studio in Austin, which has brought together hundreds of designers and front-end developers to focus on how software is designed, developed and consumed by organizations around the globe. Next, I attended IBM’s BlueMix Party along with more than 400 developers looking for an opportunity to learn about BlueMix, IBM’s new platform-as-service (PaaS) that combines the strength of IBM software, third-party and open technologies.

What is BlueMix?

BlueMix is an open-standards, cloud-based platform for building, managing and running apps of all types (web, mobile, big data, new smart devices). Capabilities include Java, mobile backend development, application monitoring, as well as capabilities from ecosystem partners and open source — all through an as-a-service model in the cloud. When thinking about BlueMix, imagine tapping into DevOps in the cloud — an open, integrated development experience that scales, helping developers, independent firms and enterprise teams get started to build enterprise applications more quickly and effectively.

If you are curious about how BlueMix can help a business, check out this video conversation I recently had with Michael Garel, CEO and Founder of eyeQ, about customer engagement and how BlueMix allowed them to simplify and improve their development process:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7_UT02jVfQ

During my conversation with developers at SXSW three key points on the future of the developer and cloud ecosystem stood out to me:
1. It’s all about the tools.
Developers today are always on the look-out to tap into systems and tools that simplify and reduce the time needed to create an application and to provision it so that they can focus on what they do best—innovating and developing top quality applications. By using the right tools that eliminate complexity, developers can quickly turn their ideas into shipped products fast and lower their time-to-market by cutting application development and deployment times from months to days and hours.
2. Keep an open mind when it comes to open standards.
An open, flexible cloud environment connecting the enterprise and born-on-the-web developers using their choice of tools in a scalable model prevents vendor lock-in, accelerates innovation and fosters growth.
3. The developer community keeps growing in size and creativity.
According to Evans Data, there are more than 18 million software developers worldwide yet less than 25 percent are developing for the cloud today. The developer population is expected to grow to 26.4M by 2016 and the parentage of developers expected to develop in the cloud will grow by 44% to 12.5M by 2019.

With new tools, ideas and processes being brought to the table every day, it’s an incredibly exciting time for developers to jump into the sandbox of their choice and start creating! To start experimenting with Bluemix today visit: https://www.ibmdw.net/bluemix/

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Pulse Cloud Ecosystem Announcements! A Summary Infographic!

February 27, 2014

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And the winner of the IBM Pulse App Throwdown is… MyMenu!

February 26, 2014

We had five fantastic finalists demonstrating some superb applications developed on the IBM cloud and security portfolio.

Standing out above some stiff competition, I am ecstatic to announce that the winner is… MyMenu. This early adopter of the IBM Bluemix beta is bringing a menu of cloud, big data and mobile to restaurants, at the same time helping to reduce ‘appathy’ induced by downloading a separate app for every restaurant we frequent.

I want to extend a huge congratulations to MyMenu for developing a solution that appeals to anyone who needs to eat.

I applaud all of the ecosystem partners who submitted an entry in the IBM Pulse App Throwdown and helped make this event such a spectacular success!

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Innovate like a startup: What Goliath can learn from David! Pulse it UP!

February 24, 2014
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Join me at IBM’s Cloud Conference in Vegas! 14 Predictions!

February 16, 2014

The IBM Pulse 2014 conference is just around the corner! As the premier cloud conference, Pulse is an exciting event where you can explore the latest developments in cloud, security and asset management. This year’s Pulse will be on February 23-26 in Las Vegas.

I invite you to attend my breakout session where I’ll be talking about my 14 predictions for social business trends in 2014. I love looking forward as we journey into a new year of social business. To that end, I’ll discuss key topics around themes, such as social tools, social talent and social conText.

To get a taste for my breakout session, watch this video I blogged about at the close of last year:

To add my breakout sessin to your Pulse conference agenda, go to this page <link to https://www-950.ibm.com/events/global/pulse/agenda/preview.html?sessionid=BME-2170A&gt; and click the arrow button.

Hope to see you in Las Vegas, and I’m really looking forward to sharing my predictions with you and hearing some of your own!

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What happens in Vegas, stays in the CLOUD! See at IBM Pulse!

February 15, 2014
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More followers? Just ask! Follow me! sandy_carter

October 9, 2013

So I was reading this weekend — with my broken leg, there is not a lot to do! I learned some interesting things about how to drive more from Twitter — quite simple actually — just ask.

In an analysis by Twitter, they found that 4 core ways to get great results from your Tweets are:

1 Ask for a download. Explicitly asking people to download accompanied by a link increases URL clicks by an average of 13%.

2 Ask for a Retweet. Explicitly asking people to retweet increases retweets by an average of 311%.

3 Ask for a follow. Explicitly asking for a follow increases followers by an average of 258%.

4 Ask for a reply. Explicitly asking for a reply increased replies by an average of 334%

So would you guys please follow me on Twitter at sandy_carter and subscribe to my BLOG! Pretty Please!

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