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Ginni Rometty

Ginni Rometty, IBM Chairman, President, and CEO

Mastermind Keynote: Tuesday, October 16 - 9:00AM   

 

Ginni Rometty is Chairman, President and CEO of IBM. Under her leadership, IBM has transformed into a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company, developed new educational models, and has been recognized as a global leader in diversity and inclusion. Mrs. Rometty began her IBM career in 1981 in Detroit and rose to become the ninth CEO in the company’s 107-year history. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and serves on the Council on Foreign Relations, the board of trustees of Northwestern University and on the board of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Featured Speakers

Beth Smith

Beth Smith

General Manger, IBM Watson AI

Beth is responsible for the overall success of IBM Watson’s AI strategy and execution. She leads the end-to-end business including the engineering and delivery of the technology, and the global ecosystem of Watson partners and developers.

Session:

  • Putting AI to Work: Scaling Beyond the Lab - Monday, October 15th 3:15-4:00PM
Bob Picciano

Bob Picciano

Senior Vice President of Cognitive Systems for IBM

Bob and his team are responsible for reinventing the computer for the Cognitive Era, helping drive fundamental advancements in next-generation workloads, such as AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Quantum Computing and High Performance Computing.

Session:

  • What IT leaders can learn from the world’s #1 supercomputer - Tuesday, October 16th 10:30-11:15AM
Dan Maynard

Dan Maynard

Business Development Executive, IBM Research

Dan builds external relationships, such as alliances and partnerships, for Physical Sciences, such as quantum computing; Security research, including post quantum cryptography; and other research topics.

Session:

  • Introduction to Quantum Computing - Tuesday, October 16th 12:45-1:05PM
Martin Borrett

Martin Borrett

IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO IBM Security Europe

Martin advises clients at the most senior level on policy, business, technical, and architectural issues associated with security.

Session:

  • Ready For Anything: Build a Cyber Resilient Organization - Tuesday, October 16th 1:45-2:15PM
Mark Foster

Mark Foster

Senior Vice President, IBM Global Business Services

Mark is responsible for the strategy, client value and business performance of IBM’s consulting, systems integration, digital agency, business process outsourcing and application management services businesses across all industries.

Session:

  • Creating the Cognitive Enterprise - Tuesday, October 16th 3:45-4:30PM
Jamie Thomas

Jamie Thomas

General Manager of Strategy & Development, IBM Systems

Jamie is responsible for setting and executing the innovation plans required to support clients worldwide for IBM’s POWER, Mainframe and Storage offerings. She also oversees the development and ecosystem for IBM’s Quantum computing initiative.

Session:

  • From Supercomputers to Quantum: The Future of Computing - Wednesday, October 17th 10:15-11:00AM
Matt Demmler

Matt Demmler

Director, B2B & MFT Solutions, IBM Watson Customer Engagement

Matt has 15 years of experience defining and launching numerous new offerings to market, including 12 years of B2B & MFT experience dating back to 2002 when he was employee #3 at Truecommerce where he was responsible for all product strategy.

Session:

  • Drive B2B innovation with Blockchain, AI and Hybrid Cloud - Wednesday, October 17th 1:15-1:45PM
Steve Robinson

Steve Robinson

General Manager, Client Technical Engagement, IBM Hybrid Cloud

Steve is the General Manager for Client Technical Engagement in IBM Hybrid Cloud. His organization’s mission is to work directly with clients on their cloud journey, ensuring their success with IBM Cloud technologies.

Session:

  • IBM POV on how Cloud and AI can power digital transformation - Wednesday, October 17th 3:15-4:00PM
Brian Chaput

Brian Chaput

Director of Offering Management, IBM Digital Experience Solutions

Brian Chaput leads the product offering team for IBM Digital Experience software, including IBM Digital Experience Manager, IBM Digital Experience on Cloud, and IBM Watson Content Hub as well as related offerings.

Session:

  • Compelling experiences take shape with AI-enabled rich content - Thursday, October 18th 10:15-10:45AM

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