Why attend?

AI is the main ingredient to help you pivot quickly in today’s environment and ensure a successful digital transformation. To scale AI, you need to overcome the challenges of talent scarcity, data complexity and a lack of trust in AI systems.

IBM launched its Data and AI Virtual Forum series to give you the tools to tackle the talent, trust and data barriers to AI. Experience client stories, hear from industry leaders, connect with IBM executives and experts, and understand how IBM is helping you accelerate your journey to AI.

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Do you have the right talent to put AI to work? Learn how to bridge the talent gap using AI automation.


Do you trust your AI outcomes? Learn how to build and scale AI with trust and transparency.


Is your data ready for AI? Get a prescriptive approach to ensure your data is simple, accessible and business-ready.


The secret behind a smarter business: Look at the data

Responding to changes in the economy, consumer tastes, or geopolitical realities are common business obstacles. Enterprises must become smarter, operate and engage the world intelligently, respond to market changes resiliently and optimize costs to innovate. Attend this keynote to hear Rob Thomas, Senior Vice President, IBM Cloud® and Data Platform, share how IBM is helping clients unlock the value of their data to put AI to work.

Hurkan Balkir, Vice President, Architecture and Application Development, Marriott International

Rajeev Ronanki, Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, Anthem

Rob Thomas, Senior Vice President, IBM Cloud and Data Platform


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A Fortune 500 company builds its trusted AI platform for the future

In this unprecedented climate, many companies are struggling to adjust to the digital-first needs of clients and employees. Using IBM Cloud Pak® for Data, financial services leader Regions Bank will expand its data science practice to support AI that can detect drift in model accuracy and data consistency. Armed with more accurate data and models, Regions can better meet the needs of its clients while satisfying regulatory requirements. Join IBM and Regions Bank’s Chief Data and Analytics Officer to learn more about Regions’ journey to a better data science practice. And discover how you can use IBM Cloud Pak for Data to solve your most complex AI challenges today.

Manav Misra, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Regions Bank

Shadi Copty, VP of Product Management, IBM 

John Thomas, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Data Scientist, IBM Data and AI

Manav Misra, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Regions Bank

Featured speakers

Marisa Ferrara Boston in front of a black background

Marisa Ferrara Boston, Automation and AI Lead Architect, Audit Technology, KPMG LLP

Anne Browser in an office setting

Dr. Anne Bowser, Deputy Director with the Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP) & Director of Innovation, The Wilson Center

Kelly Combs in front of off-white background

Kelly Combs, Director Advisory, Emerging Technology Risk Services, KPMG LLP

Chris Driscoll in front of white background

Chris Driscoll, Innovation Delivery Manager, Maricopa County Clerk of the Superior Court

Chad Houck in front of office background

Chad Houck, Chief Deputy Secretary of State for Idaho

Ritu Jyoti in front of grey background

Ritu Jyoti, Program Vice President, Artificial Intelligence Research, Global AI Research Lead, IDC

Curren Katz in outdoor office setting

Curren Katz, PhD, Director of Data Science R&D, Highmark Health

Aaron Levie in front of off-white background

Aaron Levie, Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder and Chairman, Box

Omer Minkara in front of off-white background

Omer Minkara, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Aberdeen

Itumeleng Monale in office setting

Itumeleng Monale, Executive Head of Enterprise Information Management Personal & Business Banking, Standard Bank of South Africa, South Africa

Arun Murthy in front of black background

Arun Murthy, Chief Product Officer, Cloudera

Jennifer Page in corner office setting

Jennifer Page, Marketing Manager, Hill Country Memorial Hospital

Dr. Klaus G. Paul in office setting

Dr. Klaus G. Paul, R²Data Labs at Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG

Laurent Prud’hon in front of off-white background

Laurent Prud’hon, Cognitive Factory Leader, Euro Information

Mara Reiff in front of white background

Mara Reiff, Vice President, Strategy and Business Intelligence, Bell Canada

Sujay Santra in front of off-white background

Sujay Santra, Founder and CEO, iKure

Srividya Sridharan in front of off-white background

Srividya Sridharan, Vice President, Research Director Serving Customer Insights Professionals, Forrester Research

Daniel Hernandez in front of off-white background

Daniel Hernandez, General Manager, Data and AI, IBM

Alan Bivens in front of off-white background

Alan Bivens, Director, Public Cloud Data Services, IBM

Seth Dobrin

Seth Dobrin, Vice President and Chief Data Officer, Data and AI, IBM

David Cox in office setting

David Cox, Director, MIT-IBM Watson® AI Lab, IBM Research AI, IBM

Madhu Kochar in front of off-white background

Madhu Kochar, Vice President of Offering Management, Data and AI, IBM

Adam Kocoloski in front of white background

Adam Kocoloski, IBM Fellow, Vice President, CTO, IBM

Kristen Summers in front of off-white background

Kristen Summers, AI CTO, Data and AI Expert Labs and Learning, IBM

Paul Zikopoulos in office setting

Paul Zikopoulos, Vice President, Cognitive Systems, IBM

Jean-Philippe Desbiolles in front of off-white background

Jean-Philippe Desbiolles, Global Vice President of Data, Cognitive and AI - Financial Services, IBM

Jessica Rockwood in front of off-white background

Jessica Rockwood, Vice President of Development, Multicloud Management & AIOps, IBM

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