Thrive with AI for business on a hybrid cloud: Join Citigroup, Verizon and Palantir at Think 2021

Data and AI leaders across industries share how to build language, automation and trust into AI outcomes

By | 3 minute read | April 28, 2021

Businesses are facing significant disruptions. As they emerge from COVID-19, they’re seeing a shift to digital, changing consumer behaviors and ways of working. But how do leading companies go beyond resiliency in the face of all this change?

According to recent estimates, eight out of ten companies believe their experience with COVID-19 underscored digital immaturity, and 96% plan to speed reinvention within approximately five years. Smarter businesses are infusing the intelligence of AI and the agility of hybrid cloud to more predictively operate and engage the world. AI for business is essential as part of this reinvention.

Organizations need to predict what’s next and make decisions informed by data so they can adapt to act on those decisions in near real time. A hybrid approach allows companies to tap into all of their data regardless of where it lives.

AI for Business:  Become a predictive and resilient digital enterprise

Join us for AI for Business at where we break down the ingredients of a successful AI engagement with industry leaders who have made the grade. This segment follows IBM Chairman and CEO Arvind Krishna’s keynote address and a short greeting from Bridget van Kralingen, Senior Vice President of IBM Global Markets.

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As companies look to build their resiliency and adapt in the face of change, unlocking value from data can make all the difference. According to IBM marketing, only 0.5% of data is analyzed and used. Just a 10% increase in data accessibility could add up to $65 million in additional net income for a Fortune 1000 company.

In this 30 minute session, you’ll discover how top organizations Citigroup and Verizon are putting data to work using IBM’s prescriptive method. Following on the heels of March’s Palantir for IBM Cloud Pak for Data announcement, you’ll learn how the new partnership is set to make AI easy for companies and their users.


  • Fast Company’s Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Mehta cites the accelerated pace of technology transformation, and the growing appetite for a hybrid approach that lets data scientists access information from the data center, the cloudor the edge.
  • Marc Sabino, Chief Auditor – Head of Innovation, Citigroup, shares with IBM Data and AI General Manager Daniel Hernandez how AI is streamlining workflows and changing how his audit team works.
  • Shyam Sankar, Palantir’s Chief Operating Officer, reveals how AI can finally get into the hands of operational users, tackling the last mile to AI.
  • Sal Marraccino, Head of Data Governance and Architecture at Verizon, outlines how his organization is overcoming obstacles and automating data governance.

Following AI for Business, don’t miss Trends and Directions, three 15-minute segments that dive into IBM’s vision for how organizations cope with a more complex data environment.

Trends and Directions brings together leaders from EY, Highmark Health, Providence Health, Wunderman Thompson, ING, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and Ancestry to discuss expert perspectives on three AI and hybrid cloud topics.

How trustworthy is your AI? hosted by Seth Dobrin, Ph.D., IBM Global Chief AI Officer

AI for business is only as good as how much people trust it: to help us make decisions; to serve our customers, to continually plan and adjust our business cycles, to place bets on our future, and help us transform how we operate and engage the world. How does AI become and stay trustworthy? This session unfolds the three-part answer: governed data and AI technologies within an open and diverse ecosystem rooted in ethical principles.

How can you get more from your data? led by Steve Astorino, IBM, Vice President of Development and Data and AI Canada Lab Director 

To achieve AI success, you need to address foundational data integration, governance, and trust issues. In this session, you’ll learn the importance of modernizing your information architecture to provide a common data foundation — and trusted AI outcomes to fuel your competitive advantage with reduced risks.

How can AI help your business thrive? with Teresa Hamid, IBM Fellow, Global Business Services

As the world deals with COVID-19, businesses faced unprecedented challenges. Many turned to AI to become smarter businesses and ensure that they can react to changing market conditions, and ensure the health and safety of their employees and customers. In this session, you’ll learn how companies are using AI to achieve greater resiliency and predictability in the face of uncertainty. 

Take the next step and learn about how AI for business can help your organization thrive.

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AI for business: Become a predictive and resilient digital enterprise.

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