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Training and Skills thought leadership at IBM Think 2021

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Training and Skills thought leadership at IBM Think 2021

Training and Skills are center stage at the IBM Think 2021 virtual conference. Experts will address tough topics head-on, including skill sourcing alternatives and tips for upskilling internal IT teams faster. Of course, you can see technology luminaries at IBM Think, too. Join us May 11 and 12. Get your free pass.


Training and Skills experts at Think 2021

See the following Training and Skills presenters:

Thibault Dauphin, Cloud Education Lead, BNP Paribas, a large International Financial Services company. Thibault led the development of a new training facility for the bank that includes role-based, multitier cloud training.



Mark Wyllie, CEO, Flagship Solutions Group, an IBM Solution Provider based in the United States. Flagship continuously develops skills in dynamic technology areas. Mark is an IBM Certified Professional Cloud Sales Engineer.



Roland Rosevear, Engagement Lead, Freelancer enables an elastic, on demand approach to talent sourcing that’s becoming a new way to fill skills gaps. Roland is on the Enterprise Solutions team.


Natalie Brooks Powell, Strategy and Go to Market Leader, IBM Center for Cloud Training. Natalie is an IBM Master Inventor and IBM Academy of Technology member. She holds over 60 digital credentials and certifications.



Joe Noonan, Technical Leader, IBM Global Markets team. Joe supports Healthcare customers in the US. He has IBM Professional Developer certifications for Watson and Cloud, and Professional Solution Architect certifications for IBM Cloud and all of the Cloud Paks.


Training and Skills sessions at Think 2021

I recommend the following Think On-demand Technical sessions:

  • Building cloud-native apps with ease on IBM Cloud, session 1779. This session provides a tour of IBM Cloud developer tools for building cloud-native applications from scratch and explore how IBM leveraged, the world’s largest cloud labor platform, for various projects. This session is presented by Roland Rosevear, Engagement Lead at, Natalie Brooke Powell, Strategy and Go to Market Leader, IBM Center for Cloud Training, Greg Effrein, IBM Cloud Offering Manager, and Andy Trice, IBM Cloud Architect.
  • Training and Staffing Tips for Your Cloud Transformation Project, session 1043. If you have cloud projects, you probably have skill gaps. How do others manage this challenge? This executive panel is moderated by Aki Duvvur, VP IBM Public Cloud and includes the Cloud Education Lead at BNP Paribas, Thibault Dauphin, the CEO of Flagship Solutions Group, Mark Wyllie, and Client Technical Leader for IBM Global Markets, Joe Noonan.

These sessions are sponsored by the IBM Center for Cloud Training.


IBM Certification promotion at Think 2021

Think 2021 registrants will be able to register for one discounted IBM certification exam during the IBM Think conference, by using a special promotion code. The discounted exam cost is $75 USD worldwide. Exams must be taken prior to August 31, 2021. Additional conditions apply.  See offer for details.

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