Think with the world’s brightest

Our visionary speakers are overcoming society’s most daunting challenges with a mix of technical prowess and real-world insights — and they’ll show you how to do the same.

Ginni Rometty
Chairman, President, and CEO

Maya Leibman
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
American Airlines

Dr. Michio Kaku
Renowned Physicist, Futurist, and Popularizer of Science

Dr. John E. Kelly III
Senior Vice President, Cognitive Solutions and IBM Research

Dr. Mae Jemison
Astronaut, Engineer, Physician, Lead, 100 Year Starship, Founder and President, The Jemison Group

Arvind Krishna
Senior Vice President, Hybrid Cloud, and Director of IBM Research

David Kenny
Senior Vice President, IBM Watson and Cloud Platform

Lisa Ling
Executive Producer & Host of CNN's This is Life with Lisa Ling

Bob Picciano
Senior Vice President, IBM Cognitive Systems

Tom Rosamilia
Senior Vice President, IBM Systems

Sal Khan
Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Khan Academy

Bridget van Kralingen
Senior Vice President, IBM Global Industry Platforms

“By 2100, our destiny is to become like the gods we once worshiped and feared. Our tools will not be magic wands and potions but the science of computers, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and most of all, the quantum theory.”

– Dr. Michio Kaku

Wade Davis
Former NFL Player, Equality Advocate & Educator

Derek Schoettle
General Manager of Watson Data Platform for the IBM Watson and Cloud Platform

Rob Thomas
General Manager, IBM Analytics

Kareem Yusuf
General Manager, Watson IoT

Martin Jetter
Senior Vice President, IBM Global Technology Services

Bettina Warburg
Co-Founder of Animal Ventures

Dr. D.J. Patil
Former U.S. Chief Data Scientist (2015-2017) at White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Inhi Cho Suh
General Manager, Watson Customer Engagement

Mark Foster
Senior Vice President, Global Business Services

Marc Altshuller
General Manager, Business Analytics

Marc van Zadelhoff
General Manager, IBM Security

David Katz
Founder and CEO of The Plastic Bank

Jessica Pointing
Quantum Computing Researcher at MIT and Harvard, Founder of Optimize Guide

Tanmay Bakshi
IBM Champion and Honorary Cloud Advisor

Beth Smith
General Manager, IBM Watson AI

Geoffrey Moore
Chairman, Founder and Managing Partner of TCG Advisors

Dr. John Graham-Cumming
Chief Technical Officer, CloudFlare

Cindy Compert
CTO for Data Privacy and Security, IBM Security

Jeff Jonas
Founder and Chief Scientist, Senzing, Inc.

Ted Julian
VP of Product Management, and Co-Founder, IBM Resilient

Marie Wieck
General Manager, IBM Blockchain

Steve Robinson
General Manager, Client Technical Engagement, IBM Hybrid Cloud

Bruce Schneier
Chief Technology Officer, IBM Resilient and Special Advisor, IBM Security

Jason McGee
General Manager, IBM Cloud Integration

Sridhar Muppidi
IBM Fellow, CTO for Information Risk & Protection

Wendi Whitmore
Global Partner, IBM Security Services

Fletcher Previn
Chief Information Officer, IBM