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We gathered - virtually - thousands of C-suite executives, business and technical leaders, and enterprise developers across Asia Pacific, and explored how leaders are re-imagining their operational models to not only sustainably deal with the crisis today, but to also be future-ready.

With the expertise to be gained from the IBM Cloud Forum, you will discover how cloud computing paired with industry expertise can improve your agility and sustainability in this new economic landscape.

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Brenda Harvey, General Manager, IBM Asia Pacific

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Power agility, drive innovation and forge new business models with Cloud

Explore how to drive agility, faster time to market offerings, integrate existing IT systems, and build engaging solutions with IBM Cloud.

Navigate unprecedented challenges with Cloud
Businesses are adapting to an ever-changing environment that is forcing them to think differently. While we are focused on providing quick solutions our customers need, we also want to help prepare them for a new normal. Discover more.

Brenda Harvey, GM, IBM Asia Pacific
Tech Without Borders: a new global weapon in the COVID-19 battle
The COVID-19 Critical Care Consortium was developed by University of Queensland researcher Professor John Fraser and his team at the Critical Care Research Group based at Brisbane’s Prince Charles Hospital. Join to hear Professor Fraser share the incredible story of how they are using emerging technologies to make a significant step in addressing one of the world’s most pressing issues.

Professor John Fraser, Director, Critical Care Research Group, University of Queensland
Harness the power of Cloud
We live in a digital era, and the power of cloud cannot be stressed upon enough. Know how IBM Cloud helps enterprises drive sustainable innovation, navigate the current uncertainty, and play a pivotal role in aiding organisations embrace the new normal.

Rob Thomas, SVP, IBM Cloud & Data Platform
Deliver new operating models and meet regulatory compliance with IBM’s financial-services ready public cloud
Listen to Hillery Hunter — IBM Cloud CTO and Fellow — as she gives an overview of the world's first financial services-ready public cloud for financial institutions, which provides end-to-end data protection.

Hillery Hunter, VP and CTO, IBM Cloud
Innovation Spotlight – SK C&C
SK Holdings C&C has been maintaining partnership with IBM as its premier provider of cloud infrastructure services in order to help businesses digitally transform into the new era of cloud computing. Discover how SK Holdings C&C is utilizing IBM Cloud to run solutions for various industries including financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing and game industry.

WanJong Kim, Head of Cloud Division, SK Holdings C&C
Jonghoon Kim, C&CS General Manager, IBM Korea
Quantum Computing spotlight
Join Dario Gil, Director of IBM Research, to hear how you can access and program quantum computers on the IBM Cloud today and to learn how a community of tens of thousands of people is exploring the next great frontier of computing.

Dario Gil, Director, IBM Research
Innovation Spotlight – DBS
At DBS Bank, the COVID-19 outbreak demonstrated the value of technology and the investments it had made over the past decade to modernize its technology stack. Learn how DBS adopted a truly open hybrid multi-cloud, multi-vendor approach, ensuring agility in building application for ever-changing business needs.

Jimmy Ng, CIO, Group Head T&O, DBS Bank
Martin Chee, General Manager, IBM Singapore
Cloud Satellite Spotlight
Coming later this year, IBM Cloud Satellite gives you the ability to use IBM Cloud anywhere—on IBM Cloud, on-premises, or at the edge—delivered as-a-service from a single pane of glass controlled through the public cloud.

Jason McGee, VP & CTO, Cloud Platform, IBM
Gamification & Experience Zone
You are also invited to take up the IBM Cloud Forum 2020 Challenge - earn points by attending sessions, visiting virtual booths, interacting with subject matter experts, filling up feedback form, participating in a Q&A quiz and viewing videos and activations. Upon completion of the Forum, the Challenge winner will be notified via email with prizes delivered to their door.

Build, modernize and manage apps seamlessly, with IBM Cloud

Explore how to increase resiliency, maximise ROI, and build new cloud native apps which respond to changing market needs and consumer demands.

Modernize Applications : Adapt to changing market needs
Today, digital transformation is overhauling enterprise IT. To navigate the complexity within your IT portfolio, you need a cost-effective strategy, one that adapts to your business requirements, manages risks, addresses security concerns and knows how to handle legacy apps.

Denis Kennelly, GM, IBM Cloud Integration
Nigel Graham Cain, Partner, AP COC Cloud Advisory Leader, IBM GBS
Transforming with Cloud Spotlight - LOTTECARD
LOTTECARD is collaborating with IBM to transition its core system to container-based cloud environment. Discover how this transformation is resulting in greater scalability and speed, while reducing cost and making business benefit.

Jungwook Jang, GTS General Manager, IBM Korea
What about the other 80%-The Realistic Journey to Cloud
Most enterprises are only 20 percent of the way into their cloud journeys, and they’ve initially migrated only simple applications and workloads to the public cloud. They want to balance the advantages of running in the public cloud with requirements that keep them in their data centers while seeking speed, simplicity and velocity using public cloud services consistently available anywhere they need to run their workloads. But now we have entered a new Era of Public Cloud and IBM Satellite can help run Cloud services anywhere.

Harish Grama, GM, IBM Public Cloud
Transforming with Cloud Spotlight - Federal Bank
Organizations are increasingly trying to simplify their journey to cloud. Migrating on premises workloads to the cloud is a big decision. There are many ways this journey could go, depending on the goal, budget and vision. Join experts to learn how they are navigating through in their journey to cloud.

Shalini Warrier, Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer and Business Head – Retail, Federal Bank
Lingraju Sawkar, General Manager, GTS, IBM ISA
The New Normal: Business Continuity with Cloud
Key challenge of this moment that organizations are facing around the world is how to ensure business continuity while minimizing risk. For most businesses, only 20% of mission critical workloads have been moved to the cloud, making it difficult to maintain business continuity while transforming IT operations. There is a need to enable resilient models for conducting business during the pandemic and beyond. Organizations need to enhance IT resiliency and business continuity by protecting enterprise and customer data, minimizing disruption to business operations, and reducing pandemic-related downtime.

Archana Vemulapalli, GM, IS Offering Management, IBM
Jim Freeman, CTO, IBM Services, Asia Pacific
IBM Garage: Start-up Speed. Enterprise Scale.
Learn about the IBM Garage, a bold, comprehensive approach to innovation and transformation that brings designers and developers together with your business and IT stakeholders to quickly create and scale new ideas. IBM Garage focuses on outcomes first, applies advanced technologies with a purpose, and is your trusted partner for moving faster, working smarter and innovating when it matters most.

Juan Carlos Soto, VP, IBM Garage and Solution Engineering
Experiential & Partner Zones

Be future-ready with your cloud strategy

Hear from our leaders, clients and experts on how to simplify your journey to cloud.

The Enterprise Cloud Built for Industry
Organisations need a future-ready cloud strategy that can scale quickly and provide data-intensive services at an affordable cost. Now, cloud offer solutions that work to make the cloud a realistic and game-changing opportunity for all industries, working with the unique needs and desires of every company.

Howard Boville, SVP, Cloud, IBM
Cloud Journey Spotlight – Vodafone Idea Limited
Join IBM President Jim Whitehurst and Vodafone Idea CTO Vishant Vora to hear about Vodafone Idea's partnership with IBM for a hybrid cloud based digital platform to enable more intimate engagement with its over 300 million subscribers enhancing business efficiency, agility and scale plus simplification of its business processes.

Jim Whitehurst, President, IBM
Vishant Vora, Chief Technology Officer, Vodafone Idea Limited.
Bridging the future with open, hybrid cloud
As new computing architectures and approaches evolve for cloud computing, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT), it’s clear that open source development model allows innovation to be recombined and remixed in powerful ways. Discover more.

Dirk Peter Van Leuween, SVP & GM, Red Hat APJ
Cloud Journey Spotlight
Discover how Krungsri built a secure and resilient cloud enabled infrastructure, migrated to and manage a hybrid cloud environment, resulting in accelerated application development, extended security posture to applications running on cloud, optimised cost, assets and utilization centrally.

Khun Voranuch Dejakaisaya, Chief Information and Operations Officer, Krungsri BAY
Scale the value of your data and accelerate your journey to AI
Fuelled by data, AI is transforming how businesses operate and deliver value, while improving efficiencies across an organisation. Whether you are just getting started, experimenting, or fully operationalising AI through your business, IBM can help. Discover more.

Sriram Raghavan, Vice President, IBM Research AI
Driving innovation, accelerating growth through transformation with Cloud : Fireside Chat
Organizations are keen to simplify their journey to cloud, however, migrating their on-premises workloads to the cloud is a big decision, dependent on their goals, budget and vision. Listen to this session as leading industry leaders talk about their real-world cloud experience and know how they moved forth on their journey to cloud.

Lula Mohanty, GM, Global Business Services, IBM AP
Sarajit Jha, Chief Business Transformation & Digital Solutions, Tata Steel
ByongSun Kim, Head of Software Defined Data Center, SK Hynix
Haji Adibi Ambak, Head of Customer and Markets, Tenaga Nasional Bhd
Closing Remarks

Brenda Harvey, GM, IBM Asia Pacific
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