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Featured sessions Interview
10:30 AM
 

10:30 - 11:00

Interview with Bina Hallman

Interview with Bina Hallman

Join us as theCUBE interviews Bina Hallman, VP, IBM Offering Managment Storage & Software Defined, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Special Activities The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Mon (February 11), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Bina Hallman

VP, Offering Management Storage & Software Defined, IBM
11:00 AM
 

11:00 - 11:30

Interview with Matthias Funke

Interview with Matthias Funke

Join us as theCUBE interviews Matthias Funke, Director, Offering Management, Hybrid Data Management, IBM Hybrid Cloud, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Mon (February 11), 11:00AM PT

Speakers

Matthias Funke

Director, OM Hybrid Data Management, IBM

I believe in the fundamental importance of data and enjoy to help IBM help our clients tackle the challenges around that: managing complex data architectures enabling the collection and processing of all relevant data in support of scalable, self-service access for end users.
I co-lead the IBM Analytics Hybrid Data Management business segment.

11:30 AM
 

11:30 - 12:00

Interview with Ed Walsh

Interview with Ed Walsh

Join us as theCUBE interviews Ed Walsh, General Manager, Storage & Software Defined Infrastructure, IBM Systems, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Mon (February 11), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Ed Walsh

General Manager - Storage & Software Defined Infrastructure, IBM

Edward J. Walsh is General Manager, IBM Storage & Software Defined Infrastructure, a business division that is part of the company's IBM Systems Unit. In this role he is responsible for all facets of the Storage and Software Defined Infrastructure business including strategy, architecture, operations, technology development and overall financial performance.

1:30 PM
 

1:30 - 2:00

Interview with Daniel Berg

Interview with Daniel Berg

Join us as theCUBE interviews Daniel Berg, Distinguished Engineer, IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Mon (February 11), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Daniel Berg

Distinguished Engineer, IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service, IBM

Daniel is an IBM Distinguished Engineer responsible for the container and service mesh technical strategy within IBM Cloud. He has direct responsibility for the technical architecture and delivery of the IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service providing managed kubernetes clusters worldwide. Daniel has deep knowledge of container technologies including Docker and Kubernetes and has extensive experience building and operating highly available cloud-native services. Daniel is a member of the Technical Oversight Committee for the Istio.io open source service mesh project and he is responsible for driving the technical integration of Istio into IBM Cloud.

2:30 PM
 

2:30 - 3:00

Interview with Jamie Thomas

Interview with Jamie Thomas

Join us as theCUBE interviews Jamie Thomas, General Manager for Strategy & Development, IBM Systems, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Special Activities The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Mon (February 11), 2:30PM PT

Speakers

Jamie Thomas

General Manager, Strategy & Development, IBM

Jamie Thomas is the General Manager for Strategy & Development, IBM Systems. She is responsible for strategy, development and client experience for IBM's Power, Mainframe and Storage, and Quantum Offerings. She also owns IBM's worldwide supply chain and manufacturing operations.

3:00 PM
 

3:00 - 3:30

Interview with Nataraj Nagaratnam

Interview with Nataraj Nagaratnam

Join us as theCUBE interviews Nataraj Nagaratnam, Distinguished Engineer, CTO & Director, Cloud Security, IBM Hybrid Cloud, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Special Activities The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Mon (February 11), 3:00PM PT

Speakers

Nataraj Nagaratnam

Distinguished Engineer, CTO & Director, Cloud Security, IBM

Dr. Nataraj (Raj) Nagaratnam is CTO for IBM Cloud Security. As Distinguished Engineer, he drives technical strategy and architecture for cloud security solutions

4:00 PM
 

4:00 - 4:30

Interview with Jozef de Vries

Interview with Jozef de Vries

Join us as theCUBE interviews Jozef de Vries, Director, IBM Cloudant, Cloud Databases, & SQL Query, IBM Hybrid Cloud, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Special Activities The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Mon (February 11), 4:00PM PT

Speakers

Jozef de Vries

Director, IBM Cloudant, Cloud Databases, & SQL Query, IBM

Jozef de Vries has been leading database product and engineering teams for the past 6 of his 14 years at IBM. With the belief that open source should be available to all, his teams' efforts have been focused on the management and orchestration of Cloud database technology, and where facilitated by the open source communities, contributing to the development of those respective technologies as well.

4:30 PM
 

4:30 - 5:00

Interview with Jason McGee

Interview with Jason McGee

Join us as theCUBE interviews Jason McGee, IBM Fellow, VP and CTO, Cloud Platform, Foundation Services Tribe Leader, IBM Hybrid Cloud, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Special Activities The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Mon (February 11), 4:30PM PT

Speakers

Jason McGee

IBM Fellow, VP and CTO, Cloud Platform, Foundation Services Tribe Leader, IBM

Jason McGee, IBM Fellow, is VP and CTO, IBM Cloud Platform. Jason is currently responsible for the IBM Cloud's foundation  services, including Kubernetes Containers, Functions, MessageHub, Logging, Monitoring, Container Registry, Terraform and Activity Tracker. Jason is also responsible for the technical strategy and architecture for all of IBM's Cloud Developer Platform (PaaS). Previously Jason has served as CTO of Cloud Foundation Services, Chief Architect of PureApplication System, WebSphere Extended Deployment, WebSphere sMash, and WebSphere Application Server on distributed platforms.

5:00 PM

5:00 - 6:00

Pushing the Frontiers of AI: Project Debater

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Pushing the Frontiers of AI: Project Debater

Experience a live debate between the first AI system to debate humans on complex topics, Project Debater, and a top human debater. During a twenty minute debate on a complex topic, Project Debater will digest massive texts, construct a well-structured speech, deliver it with clarity and purpose, and rebut its opponent. Join this session to learn more about the technology behind the system, witness the full live debate, ask questions to the scientists and vote on who was more persuasive, the AI or the human.

Topic:
Project Debater Special Event Smarter Business
Venue:
Theater Room
Time:
Mon (February 11), 5:00PM PT

Speakers

Dr. Dario Gil

Director of IBM Research, IBM

Dr. Dario Gil is the Chief Operating Officer of IBM Research, a global organization with over 3,000 researchers across 13 laboratories and 21 locations devoted to advancing the frontiers of information technology. As COO, Dr. Gil is responsible for guiding the strategic agenda of IBM Research, defining IBM's annual Global Technology Outlook, driving operations and financial plan execution, and establishing partnerships with companies and universities worldwide. As the Vice President of AI and Quantum Computing, Dr. Gil is also responsible for IBM's global research efforts in artificial intelligence and for IBM's quantum computing program. He co-chairs the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab along with Professor Anantha Chandrakasan, Dean of the MIT School of Engineering. Dr. Gil's research results have appeared in over 20 international journals and conferences and he is the author of numerous patents. Dr. Gil is an elected member of the IBM Academy of Technology.

Harish Natarajan

Head of Economic Risk, AKE International

Ranit Aharonov

Manager, Project Debater, IBM

Noam Slonim

Principal Investigator, Project Debater, IBM
 
Featured sessions Interview
9:30 AM
 

9:30 - 10:10

Digitizing the Flow of Goods, Information and Money with Blockchain

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Digitizing the Flow of Goods, Information and Money with Blockchain

Early adopters have built blockchain networks to re-wire their existing processes and transactions. Networks across banking, financial markets, insurance, retail, consumer goods and others have moved into production and are realizing business value. The vision of these networks is to fully connect the flow of goods to information to money to form efficient networks to automate business processes in global trade. Join leaders in the blockchain industry who are realizing this vision today, including the leader of a dozen major European banks, a pioneer of a food safety network, a consumer goods leader and the team that is building a payments network.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Blockchain
Venue:
Theater Room
Time:
Tue (February 12), 9:30AM PT

Speakers

Marie Wieck

General Manager, IBM Blockchain, IBM

In her more than 25 years with IBM, Marie Wieck has held a variety of technical and executive roles in IBM's hardware, software, and services units. She is passionate about innovation from diverse teams and driving business impact from new technologies. Likewise, she is a champion for women in technology.

In January 2017, Marie was named into her current position as general manager of Blockchain, which is poised to transform business processes and transactions. Marie is responsible for IBM's worldwide business including participation in the open source Hyperledger Project, our enterprise IBM Blockchain Platform, and transformative industry solutions including IBM Food Trust, TradeLens, and global payments.

Marie holds an M.B.A. from New York University, an M.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University and a B.S. in Engineering from The Cooper Union. She is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

Roberto Mancone

Chief Operating Officer, we.trade

Chief Operating Officer of we.trade Innovation DAC, the Joint Venture owned by 12 European Banks (Caixa, DB, Erste Group, KBC, Natixis, Rabobank, Societe General, UBS, Uni Credit), developing, executing the strategy, designing the operating model of the company, and licensing the innovative Trade Platform based on Blockchain in 13 countries in Europe.

Previously in Deutsche Bank AG as Global Head of Disruptive Technologies and Solutions for Private Wealth and Commercial Clients Division (PWCC) of the Bank, responsible for definition, design and delivery of the Scalable Advisory Banking Model of the Division, through the implementation of Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Internet of Things.

Natalie Dyenson

Vice President, Food Safety and Quality, Dole Food Company, Inc.

Based at the Dole Nutrition Institute Campus in Kannapolis, NC, Ms. Dyenson has responsibility for food safety and quality programs globally. Before joining Dole, she spent eight years at Walmart, Inc., most recently leading food safety across 6500 retail stores, 48 company owned manufacturing facilities and 220 fresh distribution centers in 26 countries for Walmart's international division. Prior to Walmart, Ms. Dyenson spent eight years with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, where she held various roles in food safety and public health supporting Walt Disney World, Disney Regional Entertainment, Disney Cruise Line and the Parks and Resorts business globally. Ms. Dyenson holds a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Iowa and a M.P.H. in Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of South Florida.

Karen Oldfield

CEO, Halifax Port Authority

Under Karen Oldfield's leadership, the Port of Halifax team has transformed the traditional port business lines through a dynamic diversification strategy leading to a tripling of revenues. The Port of Halifax is a regional economic engine generating more than 12,400 jobs from port operations and contributing over $1.7 billion in annual economic impact. Ms. Oldfield is guiding the Halifax Port Authority as it develops a new infrastructure plan to maintain its strong position as Canada's Ultra Atlantic Gateway.

Karen Oldfield is a board member for the Conference Board of Canada. She recently served as the President of the International Women's Forum of Canada. She was also a member of the Advisory Council on National Security which provided advice through the National Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada. Locally, Ms. Oldfield sits as Chair of the Board of Governors for Saint Mary's University and is a member of the Halifax Gateway Council Board of Directors.

9:30 - 10:10

Disruptive Robotic Technologies Augmenting Human Performance

Disruptive Robotic Technologies Augmenting Human Performance

Conor Walsh brings together researchers to develop new disruptive robotic technologies for augmenting and restoring human performance. This research includes wearable robotic devices to further the scientific understanding of how humans interact with machines, including how they assist those with upper extremity weakness to perform daily living activities.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Smarter Business
Venue:
Park Theater
Time:
Tue (February 12), 9:30AM PT

Speakers

Conor Walsh

Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard

Conor Walsh is a Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the John A. Paulson Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a Core Faculty Member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.
He is the founder of the Harvard Biodesign Lab, which brings together researchers from the engineering, industrial design, apparel, clinical and business communities to develop new disruptive robotic technologies for augmenting and restoring human performance. This research includes new approaches to the design, manufacture and control of wearable robotic devices and characterizing their performance through biomechanical and physiological studies so as to further the scientific understanding of how humans interact with such machines.

 
10:30 AM
 

10:30 - 11:10

Managing the Hybrid Multicloud World for Digital Transformation

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Managing the Hybrid Multicloud World for Digital Transformation

Enterprises are faced with an existential threat from digital transformation. The traditional, centralized, ITOps model is becoming obsolete in today’s hybrid multicloud world. Many enterprises, including brick and mortar, have realized that DevOps is key in establishing a digital relationship with their customers. Managing a self-service, federated model is what is required to support the six or more cloud providers that most enterprises use. Attend this session to hear real-world stories and demonstrations on digital transforming.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Cloud
Venue:
Theater Room
Time:
Tue (February 12), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Arun Sharma

Director of Development, General Motors

Arun Sharma is managing GM private Cloud services, Mobile Infrastructure, API Management, Automation and configuration management tools. Arun is driving technical architecture, strategy and leadership around app architecture to modernize monolithic app model to cloud native platforms and move towards MicroUI/MicroServices models, Agile methodologies and DevOps culture within General Motors.

Robin Hernandez

Director, IBM Private Cloud Offering Management, IBM

Robin is the Executive Director of Multicloud offerings at IBM. She has 20 years of experience in the software industry, and has been working in the Cloud Computing space for ten of those years. Her experience spans development, technical sales, and product management roles. She enjoys creating new products, developing new markets, and successfully executing across multi-discipline teams.

Robert Erickson

Director, Offerings for Hybrid Cloud Services, IBM

With more than 25 years of experience in technology across product management, product development, marketing, sales, and general management,
Robert oversees of IBM's Hybrid Cloud Services and Management product portfolio, strategy and technical roadmap efforts.

 

10:30 - 11:00

Interview with Stefanie Chiras

Interview with Stefanie Chiras

Join us as theCUBE interviews Stefanie Chiras, Vice President and General Manager, RHEL Business Unit, Red Hat, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Smart Starts Here The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Tue (February 12), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Stefanie Chiras

Vice President and General Manager, RHEL Business Unit, Red Hat
11:00 AM
 
 

11:00 - 11:30

Interview with Stephanie Trunzo

Interview with Stephanie Trunzo

Join us as theCUBE interviews Stephanie Trunzo, Global Head of the IBM Cloud Garage, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Smart Starts Here The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Tue (February 12), 11:00AM PT

Speakers

Stephanie L. Trunzo

VP, WW Cloud Garage, IBM

Stephanie Trunzo is the Global Head of IBM Cloud Garage, a collaborative environment with diverse experts working with clients to meld industry practices, startup culture, and IBM's expertise to drive meaningful business outcomes. Stephanie has more than 20 years experience in the IT industry, Most recently Stephanie was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Digital Officer for PointSource, a company she was instrumental in building from a mobile-focused boutique into a digital transformation powerhouse, and then leading through an acquisition to a public company. Stephanie has also held various executive roles in the former IBM Rational group running the Jazz platform and open standards. Stephanie is an accomplished speaker and author, and has been recognized for her leadership by The Cube, Princeton Review, and Best in Biz. She also sits on the TechGirlz Advisory Board and was on the IBM Global Business Partner Council.

11:30 AM
 
   

11:30 - 12:00

Interview with Carlos Guevara and Carlo Appugliese

Interview with Carlos Guevara and Carlo Appugliese

Join us as theCUBE interviews Carlos Guevara, Chief Data Officer, Claro Columbia, and Carlo Appugliese, Engagement Manager, IBM Data Science Elite Team, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Tue (February 12), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Carlo A. Appugliese

Data Science and Machine Learning Engineering, IBM

Carlo Appugliese is Program Director of Machine Learning and AI for IBM Analytics. Carlo is a technologist with a track record of leveraging emerging technologies and trends to drive business transformation. Carlo has held previous positions as Software Engineer, Director of Application Development and Director of Innovation.

Carlos Guevara

Chief Data Officer, Claro Columbia 
12:30 PM
 

12:30 - 1:10

Access the Future Today: Quantum Computing

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Access the Future Today: Quantum Computing

Quantum computing takes advantage of the laws of quantum mechanics found in nature and represents a fundamental change from classical information processing. For two years now, IBM has enabled more than 100,000 people around the globe to access quantum computers for learning, research, and tackling new problems. While still early, we believe it’s just a matter of time until we start using these devices to solve certain problems better than we can today. IBM’s Dario Gil will discuss this radically different approach to computing built on the laws of quantum mechanics and how the roadmap for mainstream adoption of this new technology is being forged today by IBM in collaboration with a global community across business, academia and research.

Topic:
Featured Sessions IBM Research
Venue:
Theater Room
Time:
Tue (February 12), 12:30PM PT

Speakers

Dr. Dario Gil

Director of IBM Research, IBM

Dr. Dario Gil is the Chief Operating Officer of IBM Research, a global organization with over 3,000 researchers across 13 laboratories and 21 locations devoted to advancing the frontiers of information technology. As COO, Dr. Gil is responsible for guiding the strategic agenda of IBM Research, defining IBM's annual Global Technology Outlook, driving operations and financial plan execution, and establishing partnerships with companies and universities worldwide. As the Vice President of AI and Quantum Computing, Dr. Gil is also responsible for IBM's global research efforts in artificial intelligence and for IBM's quantum computing program. He co-chairs the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab along with Professor Anantha Chandrakasan, Dean of the MIT School of Engineering. Dr. Gil's research results have appeared in over 20 international journals and conferences and he is the author of numerous patents. Dr. Gil is an elected member of the IBM Academy of Technology.

Ben Boeser

Head of R&D North America, Daimler, Mercedes-Benz

Ben is leading the Open Innovation Group at Mercedes-Benz R&D North America. His group is embedded in R&D with the mission to accelerate innovation. The group also maintains active relationships with the VC and incubator community to engage in new C-level technology partnerships aligned with Daimlers R&D needs. Additionally, Open Innovation benchmarks new chip vendors, builds series production software in their early-stage software team, builds out a new AI/big data solution for battery data and incubates new services like mobile charging with Smart Lab.

   
1:00 PM
 
 

1:00 - 1:30

Interview with Elenita Elinon and John Thomas

Interview with Elenita Elinon and John Thomas

Join us as theCUBE interviews Elenita Elinon, Executive Director of Quantitative Research, JPMorgan Chase, and John Thomas, Distinguished Engineer and Director Data Science Elite Team, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Tue (February 12), 1:00PM PT

Speakers

John Thomas

Distinguished Engineer and Director, IBM Analytics, IBM

John is a Distinguished Engineer and Director in IBM’s Analytics business. He has 25 years of experience in enterprise architecture, competitive strategy and worldwide client facing engagements. John currently provides technical direction to IBM’s Data Science Elite team, comprised of data scientists who have successfully implemented AI in the enterprise.

Elenita Elinon

Executive Director, JP Morgan Chase
1:30 PM
 

1:30 - 2:10

Innovation Doesn't Happen Without Security. And Security Needs Innovation.

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Innovation Doesn't Happen Without Security. And Security Needs Innovation.

Why do we put harnesses in a racecar and firesuits on drivers? Because drivers want the exhilaration of winning, but with the confidence that they are safe doing so. It's the same with your business. Innovation needed to stay ahead of the competition doesn't work without security. You may not be building racecars, but there is risk as you embrace disruptive technologies like cloud, IoT, mobile and AI. Cybersecurity is critical to enabling you to move your business forward, while safeguarding your most valuable data and the privacy of your clients and employees. Hear IBM clients share how they are successfully using security to spur innovation and how the security market is innovating to remain a step ahead of the changing threat landscape.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Security and Resiliency
Venue:
Theater Room
Time:
Tue (February 12), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Mary O'Brien

General Manager, IBM Security, IBM

Andy Powell

Chief Information Security Officer, Maersk

Andy Powell joined Maersk in June 2018 as the Chief Information Security Officer, and is accountable to the CIO and CEO for assuring all aspects of Information Security and Cybersecurity, across all brands that form part of A P Moller-Maersk. Prior to joining Maersk, Andy was head of the Cybersecurity business for Capgemini, prior to that for CSC, and in both roles, was responsible for delivering Cybersecurity solutions for clients across all sectors. Andy has spent much of his career in the UK Royal Air Force (RAF) as an Engineering Officer, and served as CIO/CISO for the RAF and was Head of Cyber Defence Operations for the UK Ministry of Defence. He is a keen runner (slow), ex-Windsurfer (too slow) and Golfer (beginner)!

Danica Patrick

Entrepreneur and Former Professional Race Car Driver, Entrepreneur and Former Professional Race Car Driver

One of the most recognizable professional athletes in the world, Danica Patrick joined the mainstream ranks by going against the current, immersing herself and succeeding in the male-dominated world of professional motorsports. As she broke barriers and set records on the track, Patrick made a name for herself off the track as well. She was named to TIME's "100 Most Influential People" list, has graced the cover of ESPN: The Magazine, Sports Illustrated and TV Guide and was featured in pictorials in the 2008 and 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has also appeared in a record-setting 14 Super Bowl commercials.

As she closes out this part of her professional life, Patrick's focus shifts to her next chapter as an entrepreneur and business owner. She launched a clothing line - Warrior by Danica Patrick - in 2017, authored the fitness book Pretty Intense and is the proprietor of a vineyard in California that produces Somnium Wine.

Kevin Baker

CISO, Westfield Insurance

Kevin Baker’s twenty-years in security have been centered mainly on the insurance and financial service industries. Beginning his security career in the ATM industry, he gained invaluable experience during a time when financial networks began to be exploited, ATMs jackpotted, and internet banking was brand new. His background and experience is firmly rooted in the technical aspects of information security with a deep understanding of the necessary toolsets for providing security as a service to the business.

Kevin’s strategic direction for the program at Westfield has continued to evolve with the threat, leading to a highly adaptable security posture. He emphasizes doing more with fewer tools, orchestration with both internal and external security platforms, and automation. Kevin is an innovator, particularly in the areas of security data analytics, and in the development and use of internal and external security intelligence.

1:30 - 2:10

Reaching Straight to Mars and Beyond

Reaching Straight to Mars and Beyond

Aspiring scientist, engineer and astronaut, Taylor Richardson, is not your typical teenager. She first attended NASA Space Camp at the age of nine, where she earned the title of Astronaut StarBright. Since that time she has grown her passion to learn and her love for space, “I see me on Mars and I know my possibilities are limitless! Period.”

Topic:
Featured Sessions Smarter Business
Venue:
Park Theater
Time:
Tue (February 12), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Taylor Richardson

Astronaut StarBright, Astronaut StarBright

Taylor Richardson, also known as Astronaut StarBright, is an advocate, speaker, and philanthropist with aspirations of becoming an astronaut. After visiting numerous NASA Space Centers and participating in the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Space Camp she was inspired to get more girls interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).

This year a documentary on Taylor titled, "ASTRONAUT STARBRIGHT: The Story of a Young STEM Advocate" will be released on the film festival circuit, where it has already earned two awards.

Taylor has graced the covers of Women in Aviation and Scholastic Science World magazines, and her service and advocacy have earned her distinctions such as Teen Vogue 21 under 21 and Glamour's 17 Girls Who Really Changed the World.

1:30 - 2:00

Interview with Rob Thomas

Interview with Rob Thomas

Join us as theCUBE interviews Rob Thomas, General Manager, IBM Analytics, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Smart Starts Here The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Tue (February 12), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Robert Thomas

General Manager, IBM Analytics, IBM

Rob Thomas is a global software executive, with extensive experience in analytics, data, cloud, and digital transformation. Mr. Thomas is currently the General Manager of IBM Analytics, IBM's software unit focused on data management, data governance, data science and machine learning, business intelligence, and artificial intelligence.
In his current role, Mr. Thomas is responsible for all aspects of IBM's Analytics software, including product strategy, engineering, support, services, and sales & marketing. Mr. Thomas also has responsibility for appliance manufacturing and software development sites around the world, including the United States, Canada, Germany, Japan, China, and India. Mr. Thomas' previous roles include management responsibility for IBM's engineering services and semiconductor business in Asia Pacific. Based in Tokyo, Japan, he was responsible for this $1B operation, which included custom product design and manufacturing.

2:00 PM
 

2:00 - 2:30

Interview with Clayton Donley and Greg Lotko

Interview with Clayton Donley and Greg Lotko

Join us as theCUBE interviews Clayton Donley, Head of Security and Integration, Broadcom Inc., and Greg Lotko, SVP and GM, Mainframe Division, Broadcom Inc., on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Smart Starts Here The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Tue (February 12), 2:00PM PT

Speakers

Greg Lotko

Broadcom SVP and GM, Broadcom, Inc.

Clayton Donley

Head of Security and Integration, Broadcom Inc.

Clayton Donley is currently the Head of Broadcom’s Security and Integration Business, which delivers leading solutions for Privileged Access Management, Identity & Access Management, Payment Security, and API Management. Prior to Broadcom, Clayton held key engineering and product management leadership roles at CA Technologies and Oracle.

2:30 PM
 
   

2:30 - 3:00

Interview with Ajay Patel and Harish Grama

Interview with Ajay Patel and Harish Grama

Join us as theCUBE interviews Ajay Patel, SVP and GM, Cloud Provider Software Business Unit of VMware, and Harish Grama, Vice President and General Manager of IBM Cloud, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Smart Starts Here The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Tue (February 12), 2:30PM PT

Speakers

Harish Grama

GM, IBM Cloud Platform, IBM

Before his CIO role at JPMorgan Chase, Harish has held executive roles as IBM's Vice President and General Manager of Product Management, Development and Customer Support in Software. He brings over 28 years of enterprise technology leadership, and over the past six years he has been responsible for leading a multibillion-dollar P&L.

Ajay Patel

Senior Vice President and General Manager VMWare's Cloud Provide Software Business Unit, VMware

Ajay Patel, Senior Vice President and General Manager of VMware’s Cloud Provider Software Business Unit, leads the team that develops cloud software and manages one of the world’s largest Cloud and Manage Services Provider ecosystems through its VMware Cloud Provider Program. In this capacity, Ajay is responsible for product development, go-to-market, solutions development, sales and marketing, and all partner operational systems for the service provider segment. Ajay’s team is also responsible for driving VMware’s multi-cloud strategy and go-to-market of VMware Cloud Services. Previously, Ajay help build and subsequently led vCloud Air, VMware’s cloud service business.

Ajay holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from University of California, Irvine. He is also a board member and technical adviser to several private & venture funded software companies.

3:00 PM
 
   

3:00 - 3:30

Interview with Calline Sanchez

Interview with Calline Sanchez

Join us as theCUBE interviews Calline Sanchez, Vice President, IBM WW Systems Lab Services & Technical Universities; Tucson, AZ SLE and New Mexico SSE, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Smart Starts Here The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Tue (February 12), 3:00PM PT

Speakers

Calline Sanchez

Vice President, IBM WW Systems Lab Services & Technical Universities; Tucson, AZ SLE and New Mexico SSE, IBM
3:30 PM

3:30 - 5:00

Think 2019 Chairman's Address: Building Cognitive Enterprises

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Think 2019 Chairman's Address: Building Cognitive Enterprises

Join IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty and some of the world’s top CEOs and leaders as they share their journeys to the Cognitive Enterprise.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Smarter Business
Venue:
Moscone West Level 2 Ballroom
Time:
Tue (February 12), 3:30PM PT

Speakers

Ginni Rometty

Chairman, President, and CEO, IBM

Ginni Rometty began her career with IBM in 1981 in Detroit. Since then she has held a series of leadership positions, most recently as senior vice president and group executive, IBM sales, marketing, and strategy.
Earlier she served as senior vice president, IBM Global Business Services, where she led the successful integration of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting. This acquisition was the largest in professional services history, creating a global team of more than 100,000 business consultants and services experts.
Mrs. Rometty serves on the Council on Foreign Relations, the board of trustees of Northwestern University, and the board of overseers and board of managers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree, with high honors, in computer science and electrical engineering from Northwestern University.

John Donovan

CEO AT&T Communications, AT&T Communications

Jim Whitehurst

President and Chief Executive Officer, Red Hat

Jim Whitehurst is president and chief executive officer of Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source enterprise IT software solutions and services, and author of "The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance." Whitehurst is an avid advocate for open source as a catalyst for business innovation. Whitehurst has grown Red Hat and its influence by reaching key milestones - most notable in 2012 when it became the first $1 billion revenue open source software company. Under his leadership, Red Hat was named to Forbes' list of The World's Most Innovative Companies six times; Fortune's list of the Most Admired Companies for 2018; the first-ever Fortune Future 50 list in 2017; and the Forbes' Global 2000 list in 2017. In addition, in 2018 Whitehurst was named one of the World's Best CEOs by Barron's. Prior to joining Red Hat, he spent six-years at Delta Air Lines as Chief Operating Officer and held leadership roles at The Boston Consulting Group, where he began his career.

Bernard Tyson

Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente

Bernard J. Tyson is chairman and CEO of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals - known as Kaiser Permanente, one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. With annual operating revenue of $73 billion, Kaiser Permanente serves 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. During his Kaiser Permanente career, Tyson has successfully managed all major aspects of the organization, serving in roles from hospital administrator to division president to president and chief operating officer. Under Tyson's leadership, Kaiser Permanente continues to focus on providing access to high-quality and affordable health care and improving the health of its members and communities. Modern Healthcare has named him the most influential health care executive for five consecutive years. In April 2017, he was included on the TIME 100 list of the most influential people in the world and was named among the TIME Healthcare 50 in October 2018.

Ted Chung

Vice Chairman & CEO, Hyundai Card Co., Ltd

Ted serves as the CEO of Hyundai Card, Capital and Commercial, the financial arm of the Hyundai Motor Group since 2001. He has been voted to "Top 100 CEOs", 14 years in a row by a leading business publication. Under his leadership the Hyundai finance arm has expanded to six countries including the US.

He is on the forefront of bringing unconventional branding, science and technology to finance such as music curation for Apple Music. More recently Ted has been leading the way to bringing AI and Blockchain technologies to finance and has declared that the company be a digital company not finance
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Ted is one of Korea's iconic CEOs with a strong social media presence. He continuously interacts with his followers with posts on business, culture and technology.

Greg Kalinsky

SVP & CIO, Geico

Greg Kalinsky is executive vice president and chief information officer of Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO) with responsibilities for all IT operations, actuarial pricing and reserving, underwriting and product management, treasurers and financial control, internal audit, real estate and facilities management, GEICO field representatives, and the company's competitive advantage leadership group. He also serves on the GEICO Board of Directors.

Kalinsky added the underwriting and product management and pricing and reserving management responsibilities to the others he already held in 2016, and added oversight of the treasurers and financial control, internal audit and real estate functions in 2017, and began overseeing the GEICO field representatives operation in 2018. Before being promoted to his current position late in 2016, Kalinsky had been senior vice president and chief information officer at GEICO's headquarters in Chevy Chase, Maryland, since 2010.

Priti Shah

IBM Software Engineer, IBM

I work on IBM' Quantum Computing effort as a Software Engineer, writing compilers and debuggers to unleash the capabilities of quantum now, and for the future. I became an IBMer through Tech Re-Entry pathway. I had a professional career for 12 years prior to raising my children.
You hear a lot about reinvention, but I like to think of it as evolution. I am still me; but with a lot more skills, knowledge and personality. I began my career as an engineer in digital image processing, then became a software developer for 3D printers. I choose to be a stay-at-home mom, running an enterprise that guided 2 successful humans, which met both budget and financial growth initiatives. My trophies are my sons! I also became a stakeholder in my community by winning a political campaign, for a seat on the Bernards Township Board of Education.

Gabriel Rosa

Software Engineer, IBM

Gabriel Rosa is a software developer working at IBM for over 3 years. He attended IBM’s P-TECH early college high school. The school is a 6-year model that focuses on STEM with the goal of preparing students for successful careers. Students who complete the program graduate with their high school diploma and associates degree. Gabriel completed this program in 4 years and began working at IBM at 17. He currently works on developing next-gen solutions for IBM's digital commerce platforms.

Bryon Thompson

Cyber Security Analyst, IBM

Bryon Thompson is a Cyber Security Analyst, he first began working on information technology systems for his Stepfather’s business in 2001 as a helpdesk technician. During this time, he constantly built desktop systems that were custom orders from the local Eldorado Cyber Café in Casa Grande, AZ his home town. Later he found his passion of technology systems in odd jobs from running Ethernet t cable and learning how to troubleshoot network devices such as routers, switch’s and repeaters. After Bryon had finished his school years and became an adult, he moved to West Virginia in the Summer of 2007 to visit relatives and find where part of his family was from. After working odd jobs for the next year or so Bryon Thompson decided to serve his country and joined the West Virginia Army National Guard on August 8th, 2008.

Karen Amaker

Director, P-TECH Norwalk, P-TECH

Karen Amaker is the founding director of the P-TECH Norwakl the first P-TECH school in the state of Connecticut. She brings over 2 decades of experience leading education initiatives and public-private partnerships. Karen has served as a counselor, program manager, assistant principal and director. Karen holds a B.S. from Wesleyan University, two Masters of Science degrees in Sociology and Community Counseling, as well as a 6th Year Professional Diploma in School Counseling. Karen earned her certification in Educational Leadership from Sacred Heart University. She is a former Urban School Leaders fellow and Relay Graduate School of Education National Principals Academy Fellow. Karen enjoys spending time with her eight-year-old son, Kristopher. She also enjoys traveling, photography, and reading.

     
   

4:00 - 4:30

Interview with Dave Russell

Interview with Dave Russell

Join us as theCUBE interviews Dave Russell, Vice President, Enterprise Strategy, Veeam, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Smart Starts Here The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Tue (February 12), 4:00PM PT

Speakers

Dave Russell

Vice President, Enterprise Strategy, Veeam Software

Dave Russell is a 30-year veteran of the storage industry and Vice President of Enterprise Strategy at Veeam. Prior to Veeam, Russell was Vice President and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner where he was the lead author of the Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup & Recovery Solutions from 2006 to 2017. Russell spent 15 years at IBM in storage product development and technical strategy.

Featured sessions Data & AI Smarter Business Cloud & Infrastructure Security & Resiliency Business Partner Interview
8:30 AM
 
     
8:30 AM

8:30 - 9:10

Rewiring Global Trade Finance Networks

Rewiring Global Trade Finance Networks

Trading lies at the heart of a market economy. Yet many banks have not developed their trade finance solution, a vital component of trade deals, for decades. We.trade, a joint venture between nine major European banks, created a trading platform using Blockchain to reduce friction and ease the trading process for small and midsized enterprises. It has recently added three former Batavia consortium banks and is now serving 13 European countries. Join this session to learn how they broke down the barriers between the banks, and hear the future vision of expanding the network globally.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Blockchain
Venue:
Data & AI Theater C
Time:
Wed (February 13), 8:30AM PT

Speakers

Jason E. Kelley

GM, Blockchain Services, IBM Sr. State Exec Texas, IBM

Roberto Mancone

Chief Operating Officer, we.trade

Chief Operating Officer of we.trade Innovation DAC, the Joint Venture owned by 12 European Banks (Caixa, DB, Erste Group, KBC, Natixis, Rabobank, Societe General, UBS, Uni Credit), developing, executing the strategy, designing the operating model of the company, and licensing the innovative Trade Platform based on Blockchain in 13 countries in Europe.

Previously in Deutsche Bank AG as Global Head of Disruptive Technologies and Solutions for Private Wealth and Commercial Clients Division (PWCC) of the Bank, responsible for definition, design and delivery of the Scalable Advisory Banking Model of the Division, through the implementation of Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Internet of Things.

8:30 - 9:10

Entertainment Comes Alive: Elevating the Fan Experience

Entertainment Comes Alive: Elevating the Fan Experience

Courtside or ringside, on the green or on the field, few experiences can match a live sporting experience. Yet AI, XR and other emerging technologies are changing the game when it comes to bringing the fully immersive live event experience (and more!) to fans around the globe. Hear how IBM iX is harnessing leading-edge technologies to help some of the greatest names in sports and entertainment deliver the ultimate fan experience, well beyond the game.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Services
Venue:
Smarter Business Showcase Theater B
Time:
Wed (February 13), 8:30AM PT

Speakers

Matt Candy

Global Leader, IBM iX, IBM

Matt is the Global Leader for IBM iX, leading a team over 16,000+ and 42 studios worldwide who blend strategy, technology and creativity to tackle every client challenge. With over 20 years of experience, Matt has focused on complex multi-channel business transformation engagement for clients across multiple industries around the world.

Jon Svensson

CMO, Vasaloppet

Jon Svensson is the Marketing Manager of Vasaloppet, since 7 years, and also head executive for the Digital strategi and the process for its implementation in one of the worlds biggest sportcompetitions in the world! Jon has an background as an cross-country athlete and entreprenuer in the advertising branch.

Alex Willis

Head of Communications, Content & Digital, The AELTC Championships Limited

Alexandra has achieved industry recognition in her use of technology to transform the perceptions of a traditional brand in her role at Wimbledon, working with IBM to build an award-winning digital and marketing strategy that has tripled global digital audiences and more than doubled commercial return. A WEF Young Global Shaper alumnus, she was named one of the BIMA 100 and Drum Digerati 2018.

8:30 - 9:10

Trust and Ethics in Technology

Trust and Ethics in Technology

We have reached another defining moment in the history of technology; one marked by exponential learning, thanks to unprecedented data and advanced tools like AI. As such, organizations can pursue opportunities like never before. But with empowerment comes responsibility—to your customers, your industry, and your employees. Your IT infrastructure choices play an important role in building credibility and trust with your stakeholders. Hear from Tom Rosamilia, SVP, IBM Systems, about how you can enable technology for good and combat those who do the opposite. Technology is only as powerful as the people behind it, so learn how to leverage both with your infrastructure to drive exponential outcomes for your organization and your industry.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Infrastructure
Venue:
Cloud & Infrastructure Theater F
Time:
Wed (February 13), 8:30AM PT

Speakers

Tom Rosamilia

Senior Vice President, IBM Systems and Chairman, North America, IBM

Tom Rosamilia is Senior Vice President of IBM Systems, with global responsibility for IBM server and storage systems and software, which enable an IT infrastructure that is purpose-built for the performance, agility, and security that enterprises need today and in the future. Tom also has global responsibility for IBM's Global Business Partner organization.
Previously, Tom served as Senior Vice President of IBM Systems and Technology Group and IBM Integrated Supply Chain. Prior to that, he was Vice President of IBM Corporate Strategy and General Manager of Enterprise Initiatives.
In April 2016, Tom was elected to the board of directors of Rockwell Automation. In 2015, Tom was appointed as Economic Advisor to the Governor of Guangdong Province of the People's Republic of China and was re-appointed in 2017. In April 2018, he completed a year-long assignment in Beijing, China, where he continued to lead IBM Systems and acted as a local representative of IBM Corporate Headquarters.

Terri Quinn

Deputy Associate Director for HPC, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Agus Sudjianto

EVP, Head of Corporate Model Risk, Wells Fargo Bank

8:30 - 9:10

Cognitive, AI, Machine Learning-Whatever You Call It-Can Make Your Applications More Secure

Cognitive, AI, Machine Learning-Whatever You Call It-Can Make Your Applications More Secure

AI today provides major breakthroughs in application security by reducing false positives, increasing accuracy, and making developers more efficient in maintaining secure code. Come see how you can benefit from AI today!

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Secure DevOps
Venue:
Security & Resiliency Theater A
Time:
Wed (February 13), 8:30AM PT

Speakers

David Marshak

Senior Offering Manager, IBM

David Marshak focuses on IBM’s Application Security portfolio, including the AppScan product line, Application Security on Cloud, and applying cognitive computing to application security.

Prior to joining IBM in 2005, Marshak was an internationally known industry analyst and consultant with Patricia Seybold Group for 18 years.

Marshak has spoken worldwide on emerging technologies and future trends and has been a featured speaker and panel moderator at industry conferences such as IBM InterConnect, Connect, Pulse, VoiceCon, Collaboration Technologies Conference, Burton Group Catalyst Conference, COMDEX, InternetWorld, Groupware, VON, NetWorld, and Lotusphere, among others. He has appeared as an expert commentator on PBS, CNBC, and on National Public Radio and has lectured on collaboration at MIT and Babson College. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, New York Times, Business Week, and Investor’s Business Daily as well as the technical press.

Scott Souder

Program Director | Application Security | IBM Security, IBM

Scott is the Program Director and leader in the IBM Security division where he is responsible for the products in the Application Security portfolio. In addition to setting the direction and the overall strategy for AppScan and ASoC (Application Security on Cloud), Scott's focus is on extending and growing the success of these solutions through customer engagement, partner ecosystem development, and harnessing the breadth and depth of the IBM organization. In his spare time, Scott enjoys family, antique tractors, and playing the 5-string banjo.

   
9:00 AM
 
     

9:00 - 9:20

Changing the Security Equation: Achieving More Effective Security with Cisco

Changing the Security Equation: Achieving More Effective Security with Cisco

How do you change the security equation for your organization? With fast-moving threats, tons of products to manage from dozens of vendors, and teams stretched to a breaking point, cybersecurity is difficult and complex. This complexity seemingly puts the good guys at a disadvantage as attackers quickly and constantly update their techniques to get inside the enterprise. And, to be successful, the bad guys only have to be right once. This talk explains how Cisco is enabling “collaborative defense” for your organization by teaming up with IBM's Services and Security teams to deliver integrated security solutions that effectively reduce the time to detect and respond to a threat. Come learn how you can quickly improve your security posture.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Stop Threats and Respond Effectively
Venue:
Business Partner Showcase Theater I
Time:
Wed (February 13), 9:00AM PT

Speakers

Mohammed Ahmed

Business Development Executive, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Mohammed Ahmed is a Business Development Executive at Cisco where he manages the global strategic partnership with IBM. As part of his responsibilities, Ahmed leads the architecture alignment and Go-To-Market efforts between the two companies for Security, Internet of Things (IoT), Collaboration, and Blockchain. He has led the development and delivery of various transformational solutions between the two companies.

 
9:30 AM
 
     
9:30 AM

9:30 - 10:10

Accelerating Your Business with AI 

Accelerating Your Business with AI 

AI is key to achieving strategic imperatives and investments in the technology are increasing rapidly. Yet, only a handful of enterprise applications infused with AI are launched into production. In this session, you'll learn more about issues surrounding trust and explainability, the skills required to build and support AI, practical applications of AI across its lifecycle, and how IBM Watson OpenScale is solving these issues to help enterprises scale the adoption of AI.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Watson
Venue:
Data & AI Theater C
Time:
Wed (February 13), 9:30AM PT

Speakers

Ritika Gunnar

VP Watson AI, IBM

Ruchir Puri

CTO & Chief Architect, IBM Watson; IBM Fellow, IBM

9:30 - 10:10

Artificial Intelligence and the Business of Government

Artificial Intelligence and the Business of Government

Governments and businesses are increasingly embracing AI, but what are the implications for trust and ethical use? Governments play a role as both users of AI and protectors of citizens. What are the benefits of AI in government? How does it bridge the public and private sectors? What do government leaders need to know to embrace AI to better serve both their constituents and the workforce of the future? This session will explore data ownership, privacy, decision-making and skills in the era of AI.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Industry Solutions
Venue:
Smarter Business Showcase Theater B
Time:
Wed (February 13), 9:30AM PT

Speakers

Erwin Rademaker

programme director Smart Infrastructure, Port of Rotterdam

Sreeram Visvanathan

Global Managing Director, Government, IBM

Sreeram is the Global Managing Director for Government at IBM. Sreeram and his team cover all of IBM's activities across Federal, State, Local Governments and Defence industries across the world. Sreeram works with Government clients around the world and is a passionate advisor on how Governments can leverage digital technologies to shape society for future generations.

9:30 - 10:10

The Centrifuge of Technological Change Never Stops

The Centrifuge of Technological Change Never Stops

Imagine that your business has been placed in a spinning centrifuge, which sorts out the businesses, cities, and nations that will thrive from those that won’t. This describes business and the global economy today. The centrifuge is driven by an accelerating rate of digital progress enabled by modern infrastructure choices. Forbes publisher and futurist Rich Karlgaard describes this new dynamic and its effect on all organizations. He also offers four best practices to stay alert and adaptive in the age of Watson’s Law, which goes beyond the 50-year reign of Moore’s Law. Bottom line: the decisions you make today about your IT infrastructure will determine whether you thrive—or survive—the next five years.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Infrastructure
Venue:
Cloud & Infrastructure Theater F
Time:
Wed (February 13), 9:30AM PT

Speakers

Rich Karlgaard

Publisher and Futurist, Forbes Media, Forbes

One of the most influential and respected figures in the technology, economic and business worlds, Rich Karlgaard advises audiences on how to harness an organization's disruptive spirits to maximize business opportunities in the global marketplace. As an expert in artificial intelligence, Blockchain and the internet of things Rich is also a regular panelist on one of cable news' most popular business shows, Forbes on FOX. He is a co-founder of Upside magazine, Garage Technology Partners (with Guy Kawasaki) and Silicon Valley's premier public business forum, the 7,500-member Churchill Club. For the latter, Karlgaard won an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

9:30 - 10:10

Managing at the Helm: Achieving an IAM Transformation to the Cloud at BCBSMA

Managing at the Helm: Achieving an IAM Transformation to the Cloud at BCBSMA

In regulated, established industries like insurance, change is slow. The technical debt of IT environments is high, regulations are exacting, and processes are tangled in complex organizational structures. How can identity teams effect meaningful change in this climate? When BCBSMA was faced with the task of modernizing its IAM, Angela Patsios, Senior Project Manager/Program Manager, knew this would require changing course. In this session, Angela will discuss how the team at BCBSMA drove adoption of the IBM Cloud Identity Platform with IBM's phased methodology. Success requires more than picking the right product: it takes bringing together diverse teams, focusing on user experiences, and broad thinking about impact to the business.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Govern Identities with Digital Trust
Venue:
Security & Resiliency Theater A
Time:
Wed (February 13), 9:30AM PT

Speakers

Angela Patsios

Senior Project Manager/ Program Manager, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Brenda Lech

Cloud Identity Services, Project Manager, IBM

My passion for checklists and timelines has lead me to Project Management. My college major in Computer Information Systems (CIS) gave me my technical start. My discovery of compliance, identity management and security gave me the foundation that brought me to Project Management in Cloud Identity Services (CIS). Who knew CIS would take me from the classroom to the Cloud!

9:30 - 9:50

Project Nakamoto: KPMG's Blockchain-Based Intercompany Reconciliation Tool

Project Nakamoto: KPMG's Blockchain-Based Intercompany Reconciliation Tool

Regular business relationships among a parent and subsidiary can artificially increase assets, liabilities, income and expenses of companies within a group, necessitating intercompany reconciliation activities to ensure a true representation of the consolidated financial position and performance. At KPMG, we’ve experienced that most of our customers with heterogeneous IT environments rely on manual procedures for their reconciliation activities, making the process increasingly time-consuming and prone to errors. Utilizing the advantages of blockchain technology’s decentralized and consent-based nature, our intercompany reconciliation tool reduces process time by an average of 80-90% in the first year after implementation.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Blockchain
Venue:
Business Partner Showcase Theater I
Time:
Wed (February 13), 9:30AM PT

Speakers

Dirk Distelrath

Senior Manager, Digital Compliance Services, KPMG in Germany

I'm Senior Manager in the area of IT-Consulting with experience in the digitalization of Finance Business Processes. I led more than 100 different digitalization projects at a variety of companies. By managing these projects, I am able to proactively drive the development and application of the Blockchain technology while sparking a discussion about how the technology can be integrated into ERP.

 
10:00 AM

10:00 - 11:00

IBM Research Science Slam: Predicting 5 Innovations to Help Change Our Lives in the Next 5 Years

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IBM Research Science Slam: Predicting 5 Innovations to Help Change Our Lives in the Next 5 Years

Our mission at IBM is to help our clients change the way the world works. There’s no better example of that than IBM Research’s annual “5 in 5” technology predictions. Each year, we showcase some of the biggest breakthroughs coming out of IBM Research’s global labs –five technologies that we believe will fundamentally reshape business and society in the next five years. This innovation is informed by research taking place at IBM Labs, leading edge work with our clients, and trends we see in the tech/business landscape. Presented via a 'Science Slam' - our researchers will share their work and predictions through compelling, personal narratives that bring the technology out of the labs and into everyday life - in under five minutes each.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Smarter Business
Venue:
Moscone West Level 2 Ballroom
Time:
Wed (February 13), 10:00AM PT

Speakers

Geraud Dubois

DGM Science to Solutions, IBM Research - Almaden, IBM

Arvind Krishna

Senior Vice President, Cloud and Cognitive Software, IBM

Arvind Krishna is senior vice president, Hybrid Cloud, and director of IBM Research. In this role, he leads the company's hybrid cloud business, including strategy, product design, offering development, marketing, sales and service. He also guides IBM's technical strategy in core and emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, quantum computing, cloud platform services, data-driven solutions and blockchain. Previous roles include general manager of IBM Systems and Technology Group development and manufacturing, general manager of IBM Information Management and vice president of strategy for IBM Software. Arvind has an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the recipient of a distinguished alumni award from the University of Illinois, is the co-author of 15 patents, has been the editor of IEEE and ACM journals, and has published extensively.

Jeannette M. Garcia

Global Lead for Quantum Applications in Quantum Chemistry & Science, IBM

Donna N. Dillenberger

IBM Fellow, Enterprise Solutions, IBM

Donna Dillenberger is an IBM Fellow. She has worked on analytic models for financial, insurance, retail, industries. She has designed new features for systems scalability and availability. She is a Master Inventor, an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, the CTO of IT Optimization and is currently working on artificial intelligence, counterfeits, blockchain and enterprise solutions.

Juliet Mutahi

Software Engineer, IBM Research, IBM

Sriram Raghavan

VP, IBM Research-India & Singapore, CTO IBM India, IBM Research, IBM
     

10:00 - 10:20

Transform the IT Experience with ServiceNow

Transform the IT Experience with ServiceNow

Your employees are the keys to any successful digital transformation. Point tools and legacy "solutions" lead to overwhelming complexity and struggling IT teams resort to siloed, manual processes—making IT appear resistant to the pace of the business. If they're freed from onerous, non-automated processes, then in turn they can apply their creativity to amaze customers and build even better services aligned with your strategy. Your digital transformation should start by making the world of work, work better for your employees. Join this session to understand how to enable your employees to deliver services with speed and agility, ensure availability and performance and improve employee service experience.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Cloud
Venue:
Business Partner Showcase Theater I
Time:
Wed (February 13), 10:00AM PT

Speakers

Bruce Randall

Director of Product Marketing, ServiceNow

Bruce Randall is a director of product marketing at ServiceNow. He has worked with IT teams worldwide for over 23 years. He is Scrum and ITIL certified and has a passion for working to solve customer problems with innovative solutions. Bruce has been a featured speaker at many industry events as well as multiple user forums for companies like HP, CA, Concur, SAP, and ServiceNow.

 
     
10:30 AM

10:30 - 11:10

Put AI to Work for Business with IBM Data Science

Put AI to Work for Business with IBM Data Science

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been thrust into the business mainstream. This session discusses how IBM Watson Studio can help you put AI to work for business. Come hear how IBM incorporates the latest data science trends into our platform to drive client success. We will also provide an overview of the IBM Data Science product portfolio, including Watson Studio.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Data and Analytics Data Science and AI
Venue:
Data & AI Theater C
Time:
Wed (February 13), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Carlo A. Appugliese

Data Science and Machine Learning Engineering, IBM

Carlo Appugliese is Program Director of Machine Learning and AI for IBM Analytics. Carlo is a technologist with a track record of leveraging emerging technologies and trends to drive business transformation. Carlo has held previous positions as Software Engineer, Director of Application Development and Director of Innovation.

Shadi Copty

Director, Data Science & Machine Learning Offerings, IBM

Shadi Copty is responsible for the business and strategy for IBM Analytics' Data Science and Machine Learning offerings. Prior to this role, he led the Data Science practice in IBM Watson Customer Engagement and held various technical and business leadership roles in IBM Research. He holds a BSC in Computer Science and an MBA from the Technion, Israel.

10:30 - 11:10

How Citizens Bank Transformed Its Talent Strategy

How Citizens Bank Transformed Its Talent Strategy

Last year, Citizens Bank embarked on an ambitious journey to develop its people, drive talent mobility, and standardize on a common set of skills and competencies that powers its talent strategy. Come hear the results of the transformation from one of the world's most successful financial services companies.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Human Resources and Talent
Venue:
Smarter Business Showcase Theater B
Time:
Wed (February 13), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

John Ferguson

Head of Talent Management, Citizens Bank

John is responsible for enterprise talent management including leadership, executive development, succession planning, performance management, and colleague career development. Prior to Citizens, he held leadership positions in management consulting, higher education, and with the U.S. government and military both domestically and internationally.

Aarti D. Borkar

Vice President, Watson Talent and Collaboration, IBM

Aarti Borkar is the Vice President of Offering Management and Design for for Watson Talent and Collaboration. She leads a worldwide team of offering managers and designers with responsibility for the suite vision and direction. She has a background in defining product direction and executing on the strategy through various Product Management and Development roles across IBM Cloud and Analytics.

10:30 - 11:10

Digital Transformation Demands Integration Modernization

Digital Transformation Demands Integration Modernization

To succeed with digital transformation, organizations must tap into an ever-growing set of applications, processes and information sources—sometimes across multiple clouds. These disparate sources pose challenges, as IT leaders responsible for integration face mounting pressure to speed up, scale and distribute integration capabilities. According to Gartner, integration has become an obstacle to success: traditional, centralized and systematic integration approaches cannot keep up with the volume and pace of business innovation. Modernizing integration requires an approach that rethinks people, process and technology to drive successful digital transformation projects.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Cloud Cloud Integration
Venue:
Cloud & Infrastructure Theater F
Time:
Wed (February 13), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Claus Torp Jensen

CTO, Aetna

Claus is Aetna's Chief Technology Officer, leading the Architecture Planning, Architecture Delivery, Architecture Forensics, Technology Innovation and M&A teams in the CTO organization plus providing technology and architecture guidance for Aetna as a whole.

Claus is a transformational change agent. He and his team have been instrumental in critical initiatives such as defining and executing the Next Gen Platform strategy, creating a 3 year business platform transformation roadmap, launching the Digital Transformation program and optimizing the quality of Provider Directories.

Claus has been with Aetna since February 2015. His background prior to Aetna spans 20 years of transformational leadership roles at Danske Bank and IBM.

Claus has a PhD in Computer Science from Aarhus University, Denmark. He is a thought leader in business and IT integration, holds 14 patents, and is a published author of five books and numerous articles.

Ken Parmelee

Cloud Integration WW Business Unit Executive, API and DataPower, IBM

Ken Parmelee leads the worldwide business strategy for IBM Integration Modernization and API Economy, which includes Cloud Integration Platform, API Connect and Datapower software offerings. Mr. Parmelee lead the acquisition of Strongloop as a critical part of IBMs API Economy strategy. Prior to IBM, Ken lead research for Gartner in Mobile.

Charaka Kithulegoda

CIO and SVP, Retail Banking, PNC

Juan Carlos Soto

Vice President, Hybrid Cloud Integration, IBM

Dennis W. Ashby

Director, SWAT, Integration & Development, IBM

Dennis Ashby is the Director of the Integration and Development SWAT organization. His organization has specialists that focus helping clients successfully deploy their Integration products (API Connect, APP Connect, Aspera, MQ, Event Streams).

10:30 - 11:10

Managing an Application Security Program: It Takes More than Just Scanning for Vulnerabilities

Managing an Application Security Program: It Takes More than Just Scanning for Vulnerabilities

As companies write more code and built more applications, there is more pressure on security teams to provide developers with the right tools that allow them to check for security issues. However, application security is more than just scanning. This session will discuss the other aspects of an application security program that can make you successful. We will explore topics such as measuring risk and identifying areas of focus, and how to utilize the data to plan for the future.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Secure DevOps
Venue:
Security & Resiliency Theater A
Time:
Wed (February 13), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Florin Coada

Technical Offering Manager - IBM Security AppScan, IBM

I'm a Technical Offering manager for IBM Application Security portfolio. I previously worked as a pre sales engineer focusing on the AppScna portfolio and worked with customers from various industries and of various sizes. I like to stay up to date with the latest technologies and try as many of them as I can.

10:30 - 10:50

Nutanix Basics: Unify AIX and Linux Infrastructure and Cut Deployment and Management Time by 50%

Nutanix Basics: Unify AIX and Linux Infrastructure and Cut Deployment and Management Time by 50%

Enjoy fresh levels of simplicity in provisioning, managing and running your AIX and Linux environments on a common datacenter infrastructure. Learn how IBM Hyperconverged Systems powered by Nutanix converges compute, storage and virtualization into standardized building blocks that build a foundation for your private cloud. This infrastructure can start small and then seamlessly grow to handle the most demanding workloads, from midsized companies to the world's largest corporations.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Infrastructure
Venue:
Business Partner Showcase Theater I
Time:
Wed (February 13), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Ed Stickney

OEM Sales Manager, Nutanix

Brian Cox

Director of Product Marketing, Nutanix

Brian has over 20 years of experience in the Enterprise IT industry, including executive positions with vendors such as Nutanix, EMC, NetApp, ADP, SanDisk and HPE in Product Management and Marketing.

At Nutanix, Brian is responsible for promoting the platforms and appliances from Nutanix and the other system vendors on which the Nutanix software runs.

10:30 - 11:00

Interview with Bala Rajaraman

Interview with Bala Rajaraman

Join us as theCUBE interviews Bala Rajaraman, IBM Fellow, IBM Hybrid Cloud, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Wed (February 13), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Bala Rajaraman

IBM Fellow, IBM
11:00 AM
 
     

11:00 - 11:20

Ann: The Warm Hands of Artificial Intelligence

Ann: The Warm Hands of Artificial Intelligence

Is it possible to disrupt the current state of elderly care with the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning, without replacing warm care with cold technology? We absolutely believe so! Together with experts in dementia, and a health and public service client in Norway, we created Ann—an IBM Watson powered virtual agent that helps bridge the communication gap between people suffering from dementia and their families and caregivers. This cognitive IoT prototype illustrates how data collected from patients, medical records, and input from caregivers can be used with AI and machine learning to aggregate hypotheses on health issues, predict behavior, and help caregivers understand the needs of those unable to articulate them.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Watson Conversational AI
Venue:
Business Partner Showcase Theater I
Time:
Wed (February 13), 11:00AM PT

Speakers

Tiril Sommerfeldt syversen

Digital Transformation Consultant, Accenture Interactive

Christer Idland

Manager, Accenture

11:00 - 11:30

Interview with Katie Dunlap and Ben Cesare

Interview with Katie Dunlap and Ben Cesare

Join us as theCUBE interviews Katie Dunlap, VP, Unified Commerce & Marketing, Global Business Services, IBM, and Ben Cesare, Global Industry Solutions for Retail, Salesforce, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Wed (February 13), 11:00AM PT

Speakers

Katie Dunlap

VP, Bluewolf Global Commerce & Marketing Services, IBM

Katie Dunlap is the Global Practice Lead for Commerce and Marketing at Bluewolf/IBM. Her focus is bring to the market innovative, intelligent, personalized and compelling solutions that enhance user experiences and increase customer. She also ensures that we can deliver on the promise of excellence in delivery.

11:30 AM
 
   

11:30 - 12:10

Accelerating the Journey to AI

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Accelerating the Journey to AI

Organizations recognize data is what fuels digital transformation, and are looking for new ways to unlock the value of their data and accelerate their journey to AI. That is why 80% of them view AI as a strategic opportunity.  Yet, only 19% of organizations understand the data required for AI. Successful organizations apply a prescriptive approach to climbing the ladder to AI, based on a unified architecture that delivers everything they need for enterprise AI, on any cloud.  In this session, hear Chief Data Officers and Chief Innovation Officers share a behind-the-scenes look at their approach to managing the full lifecycle of AI, and the essential lessons learned on their journey to drive smarter decisions throughout the organizations.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Smarter Business
Venue:
Think Theater
Time:
Wed (February 13), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Jack McCarthy

CIO, The State of NJ Judiciary

Since 2012, Jack McCarthy has been responsible for establishing strategies and direction for technology in the NJ Courts. Jack works closely with the leadership team of the judiciary to digitially transform and innovate business processes. Jack began his career as a probation officer, worked on the original case management systems, worked in information security, and led the judiciary business analysis unit before becoming CIO.

Arvind Krishna

Senior Vice President, Cloud and Cognitive Software, IBM

Arvind Krishna is senior vice president, Hybrid Cloud, and director of IBM Research. In this role, he leads the company's hybrid cloud business, including strategy, product design, offering development, marketing, sales and service. He also guides IBM's technical strategy in core and emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, quantum computing, cloud platform services, data-driven solutions and blockchain. Previous roles include general manager of IBM Systems and Technology Group development and manufacturing, general manager of IBM Information Management and vice president of strategy for IBM Software. Arvind has an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the recipient of a distinguished alumni award from the University of Illinois, is the co-author of 15 patents, has been the editor of IEEE and ACM journals, and has published extensively.

Robert Thomas

General Manager, IBM Analytics, IBM

Rob Thomas is a global software executive, with extensive experience in analytics, data, cloud, and digital transformation. Mr. Thomas is currently the General Manager of IBM Analytics, IBM's software unit focused on data management, data governance, data science and machine learning, business intelligence, and artificial intelligence.
In his current role, Mr. Thomas is responsible for all aspects of IBM's Analytics software, including product strategy, engineering, support, services, and sales & marketing. Mr. Thomas also has responsibility for appliance manufacturing and software development sites around the world, including the United States, Canada, Germany, Japan, China, and India. Mr. Thomas' previous roles include management responsibility for IBM's engineering services and semiconductor business in Asia Pacific. Based in Tokyo, Japan, he was responsible for this $1B operation, which included custom product design and manufacturing.

Dr. Dario Gil

Director of IBM Research, IBM

Dr. Dario Gil is the Chief Operating Officer of IBM Research, a global organization with over 3,000 researchers across 13 laboratories and 21 locations devoted to advancing the frontiers of information technology. As COO, Dr. Gil is responsible for guiding the strategic agenda of IBM Research, defining IBM's annual Global Technology Outlook, driving operations and financial plan execution, and establishing partnerships with companies and universities worldwide. As the Vice President of AI and Quantum Computing, Dr. Gil is also responsible for IBM's global research efforts in artificial intelligence and for IBM's quantum computing program. He co-chairs the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab along with Professor Anantha Chandrakasan, Dean of the MIT School of Engineering. Dr. Gil's research results have appeared in over 20 international journals and conferences and he is the author of numerous patents. Dr. Gil is an elected member of the IBM Academy of Technology.

Laurent Prudhon

Cognitive Factory leader, Credit Mutuel

Cognitive Factory Leader at Credit Mutuel

Reena Ganga

Senior UX Designer, IBM

Reena Ganga is a Senior UX Designer at IBM's Silicon Valley Lab, creating experiences for next generation analytics products. She's developing new ways of interacting with data using augmented reality to help data scientists uncover insights faster. Reena previously worked in the television and travel industries, a multi-disciplinary background that helps her develop innovative design approaches.

Guy Taylor

Executive Head of Data-Driven Intelligence, Nedbank

Guy Taylor is a full-stack data scientist with a strong focus on contribution to business innovation and driving behavior change. Having established a substantial portfolio of accomplishments in start-up and entrepreneurial ventures, Guy has assumed the role of Executive Head of Data-Driven Intelligence in Nedbank as part of the Enterprise Data Services team. Guy has headed up and incubated data science teams in the FinTech and EdTech space.

Kelly Combs

Director – Emerging Technology Risk, Advisory, KPMG LLP

Kelly is a Director in KPMG's Emerging Technology Risk practice with experience in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Intelligent Automation platforms. She has led and executed engagements across a range of industries and sectors including Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Consumer Markets, and Healthcare. Kelly has also delivered a wide range of traditional and innovative solutions to her clients including emerging technologies (i.e., mobile, cloud, Intelligent Automation) risk assessments, technology enabled business process reviews and controls integration, IT audit support for Sarbanes Oxley and Financial Statement Audits, IT Internal Audit projects over emerging technologies, Service Organization Control (SOC) reporting, and various other risk and compliance related engagements. In addition, Kelly has experience with medium-large sized clients with complex IT environments (40+ systems).

11:30 AM

11:30 - 12:10

Data Integration and Governance in a Multicloud World

Data Integration and Governance in a Multicloud World

Clients are adopting a cloud strategy on the journey to AI to innovate, experiment, achieve faster time to value and differentiate in the marketplace. They are looking for cloud providers that offer scalability and unparalleled reliability, and do not want to be locked into a single vendor. Did you know that more than 94% of the clients that are on cloud use more than one cloud provider? Today, large enterprises typically use as many as five cloud providers. It is therefore imperative that cloud providers have strong multicloud strategies and are continuously modernizing their architectures. Please join us to hear about IBM's multicloud strategy and the role modernization plays in enabling it.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Data and Analytics Unified Governance and Integration
Venue:
Data & AI Theater C
Time:
Wed (February 13), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Upasana Bhattacharya

Offering Manager, IBM

Jean-Claude Mamou

STSM and Program Director. DataWorks, Cloud Data Services, IBM

11:30 - 12:10

Enabling Business Transformation with Managed ERP in a Multicloud World

Enabling Business Transformation with Managed ERP in a Multicloud World

In this session, industry leaders Whirlpool and Ogilvy will share how their teams are taking advantage of a managed environment to run their SAP applications to drive business transformation. Mark Slaga, General Manager of IBM Services for Managed Applications will announce new multicloud capabilities for managed ERP. Ann Corrao, CTO and Distinguished Engineer, IBM Services for Managed Applications, will showcase tools and capabilities that can accelerate cloud adoption by 30% and integrate AI, IoT, and Blockchain with SAP and Oracle applications.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Services
Venue:
Smarter Business Showcase Theater B
Time:
Wed (February 13), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Mark Slaga

General Manager, IBM Services for Managed Applications, IBM

Mark Slaga is General Manager of IBM Services for Managed Applications. Mark is responsible for the business transformation of clients as they plan, build, and run their enterprise applications on the cloud. Previously he served as CEO of Dimension Data Americas. Mark was chosen as one of the "Top 25 Most Influential CEOs in Technology" by CRN Magazine in 2014.

Ann M. Corrao

CTO/DE IBM Services for Managed Applications, IBM

Ann is a Distinguished Engineer and CTO for IBM Services for Managed Applications. Specializing in storage and developing cloud services, she has been with IBM for 18 years. In her role as CTO, Ann sets the technical strategy and drives innovations. She has 18 patents issued and another 8 in progress.

Michael Berendsen

VP, IT, Whirlpool Corporation

Berendsen has 30+ years of experience with Whirlpool including more than 13 years at the senior leadership level. His current responsibilities include enterprise strategy & architecture, information security & compliance, enterprise network, data center and operations. He and his team are working to transform Whirlpool's compute landscape to an asset light, cloud based contemporary footprint.

Lou Eng

Senior Business Partner, Ogilvy Business Technology, Ogilvy

I have been in the IT industry for 28 years, spending a majority of that time with Ogilvy, a leading global advertising agency that is part of the WPP Group. I am responsible for the SAP solution that services Ogilvy's US and Canada operations for Finance, HR, off-shore BPO operations, as well as middleware, applicant tracking and knowledge collaboration systems.

11:30 - 12:10

Building Computing Architecture for the Era of Multicloud and AI

Building Computing Architecture for the Era of Multicloud and AI

A "cloud-first" strategy drives efficiency and competitiveness. But as organizations deploy more demanding, data-intensive workloads like in-memory databases, predictive analytics and AI in a cloud environment, most infrastructure hits a wall when it comes to performance. Learn how “purpose-built” infrastructure and co-optimized software can help you overcome these challenges, accelerate your journey to multicloud and drive performance for cutting-edge workloads like AI.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Infrastructure Agility for a multi-cloud world
Venue:
Cloud & Infrastructure Theater F
Time:
Wed (February 13), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Hillery Hunter

CTO and VP, Cloud Infrastructure, IBM

Hillery is an IBM Fellow and CTO of Infrastructure in the IBM Hybrid Cloud business. She has served in technical and leadership roles in memory technology, IBM Research, Systems for AI, and other areas of hardware-software co-optimization. She is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology.

Michael C. Hollinger

Master Inventor, STSM, and Principal Engineer, Machine Vision for IBM Cognitive Systems, IBM

Mike Hollinger is Principal Engineer for machine vision in IBM Cognitive Systems. Mike previously spent two years in Taipei, Taiwan as Lead Software Architect for Power Systems Firmware Development. Mike's also an IBM Master Inventor, recognizing his contributions to the IBM intellectual property. When he's not tinkering, he's either running on a trail in Austin, TX, or trying out a new recipe.

Kenneth S. King

General Manager, OpenPOWER, IBM

11:30 - 12:10

National Stock Exchange of India Transforms Business Resiliency to Improve Recovery Times by 80%

National Stock Exchange of India Transforms Business Resiliency to Improve Recovery Times by 80%

The National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) is one of the largest stock exchanges in India. In terms of the computer transactions, it is the third-largest in the world. The NSE has a mandated recovery time objective (RTO) of 3 to 4 hours. However, some past disruptions got them thinking about automating the DR drill and switching to a disaster site faster. The NSE implemented IBM Resiliency Orchestration and achieved an 80% leap in RTO, from 4 hours to less than 40 minutes. NSE implemented the IBM Resiliency solution in phases and ensured that their end users, the investors and the broking community, could continue with their normal business activity and maintain business as usual.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Strategies for Business and IT Resilience
Venue:
Security & Resiliency Theater A
Time:
Wed (February 13), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Andrea Sayles

General Manager, Business Resiliency Services, IBM

Andrea has an extensive career in IBM and built teams responsible for growth in our Global Markets. She was named the GM of Business Resiliency Services in 2018. Andrea was also a Managing Director in support of IBM's largest clients based in Singapore and London. She was awarded the prestigious Lou Gerstner Award for Client Excellence, IBM's highest recognition for dedication to client success.

Yatrik Vin

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, NATIONAL STOCK EXCHANGE OF INDIA LIMITED

Mr. Yatrik Vin is the Group CFO of the National Stock Exchange of India Limited. As the CFO, he played a leading role in transforming NSE into one of the world's largest exchange through effective leveraging of Technology. Mr. Vin holds a masters degree in Finance & Economics and is also a fellow member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India.

Rajanish Nagwekar

VP, IT-Enterprise Solution, NSE

Rajanish Nagwekar is the Vice President IT-Enterprise Solutions at National Stock Exchange of India. Rajanish provides leadership for Enterprise level software solutions, robust and secure environment throughout NSE. His experience spans design and development of real time systems, cloud-native implementations and web based application development.

11:30 - 11:50

Applied AI in Enterprises-Enabled by a Use Case Approach

Applied AI in Enterprises-Enabled by a Use Case Approach

This session will cover industry adoption of AI in enterprises, and how the progressive success is building traction for new services in cloud-based consumption models. This used to be driven by pilots under innovation groups, but is now moving to mainstream implementations. The discussion will cover applied AI use cases in business operations and IT operations that are delivering business benefits.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Automation
Venue:
Business Partner Showcase Theater I
Time:
Wed (February 13), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Shailesh Katti

US Head AI and Automation Ecosystem, Wipro

“Shailesh is Head of Americas for AI & Automation Ecosystem and responsible for helping customer in Enterprise AI Adoption across industry verticals.
The session will focus on how AI is impacting various departments in the enterprise and how use case approach ease the way for Applied AI.”

Shailesh Katti, Head Americas for AI, ML and Automation Ecosystem at Wipro Limited

11:30 - 12:00

Interview with Inderpal Bhandari

Interview with Inderpal Bhandari

Join us as theCUBE interviews Inderpal Bhandari, Global Chief Data Officer, IBM, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Wed (February 13), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Inderpal Bhandari

IBM Global Chief Data Officer, IBM

As the Global Chief Data Officer of IBM, Inderpal leads IBM’s data strategy. His mission is to deliver a trusted, secure, multi-cloud, data and AI backbone along with scaled use cases for transforming IBM into an AI Enterprise and to enable IBM clients to replicate the same.

12:00 PM
 
   

12:00 - 12:20

Mainframe Update with IBM and Broadcom: Learn, Adapt and Evolve at the Speed of Business

Mainframe Update with IBM and Broadcom: Learn, Adapt and Evolve at the Speed of Business

Join the General Manager of Broadcom’s new Mainframe Division, Greg Lotko, as he discusses Broadcom’s vision for the mainframe market post CA acquisition. Greg will also speak with Barry Becker, VP of Hybrid Cloud Services at IBM about what customers can expect from IBM and Broadcom going forward, highlighting collaboration initiatives that will drive new automation, DevOps and security capabilities for the next-generation mainframe.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Infrastructure
Venue:
Business Partner Showcase Theater I
Time:
Wed (February 13), 12:00PM PT

Speakers

Barry Becker

Vice President, GTS IS and Cloud Services Center of Competency, IBM

Greg Lotko

Broadcom SVP and GM, Broadcom, Inc.
 
12:30 PM
 

12:30 - 1:10

Modernizing Your Data Estates for an AI and Multicloud World

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Modernizing Your Data Estates for an AI and Multicloud World

A new wave of economic revolution is underway, driven by advancements in AI and multicloud technologies. Leading businesses are crafting strategic plans to modernize data estates for this emerging reality. At the top of their wish list is the ability to virtualize all their data regardless of where it lives, deliver data as a self-service utility, apply data ops, and have business users and systems self-develop and operationalize AI. The question is: how do you best start to plot your journey through the array of data advancements on the horizon? Learn from forward-thinking experts building the future of data & AI systems to best prepare your business for next wave of data-driven business disruptors and create your journey into the future.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Data and Analytics
Venue:
Theater Room
Time:
Wed (February 13), 12:30PM PT

Speakers

David Bernert

Chief Enterprise Architect, The Boeing Company

Dinesh Nirmal

Vice President, Analytics Development, IBM

Dinesh Nirmal's development mission is to help businesses operationalize machine learning. He leads ten development labs worldwide; major releases include IBM Cloud Private for Data, Machine Learning for z/OS, IBM Integrated Analytics System, and IBM Watson Studio, winner of multiple design awards. Dinesh is a Member of the Board of the R Consortium and an Advisor to Accel.AI.

Jenna Goldberg

Augmented Reality Software Designer, IBM

12:30 - 1:10

Empowering the World with an Innovative Social Platform

Empowering the World with an Innovative Social Platform

Tiffany Pham is Founder and CEO of Mogul, an award-winning platform that enables women worldwide to connect, share information and access knowledge from each other. Driven by her passion to provide information access to the world, Pham has grown Mogul into a global phenomenon, now accessed across 196 countries and 34,470 cities.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Smarter Business
Venue:
Park Theater
Time:
Wed (February 13), 12:30PM PT

Speakers

Tiffany Pham

Founder & CEO, Mogul

Tiffany Pham is the Founder & CEO of Mogul, an award-winning platform enabling women to connect, share information, and access knowledge from each other. A coder, she developed the first version of Mogul, which now reaches millions of women per week from over 196 countries and 30,470 cities worldwide. Headquartered in NYC, with offices in San Francisco and Paris, Mogul was named one of the 100 Most Exciting Startups by Business Insider, Best Website for Finding Top Talent by Inc. Magazine, Top Website for Marketing Your Company Online by Forbes, and has been honored by the City of Fort Worth, City of New York, and City of Paris. Tiffany is a Judge on the TLC TV show "Girl Starter," produced by Al Roker, and Co-Host of the show "Positive Pushback" from the Producer of The View. She speaks regularly at the United Nations to present gender policy recommendations, as well as MSNBC, Bloomberg, Viacom, Microsoft, AOL, Prudential, SXSW, Harvard Business School and Wharton Business School.

 
12:30 PM

12:30 - 1:10

Four Ways IBM Ways Watson is Driving Reimagined Workflows

Four Ways IBM Ways Watson is Driving Reimagined Workflows

How is Watson working with businesses to reimagine workflows? With Watson, partners are seeing faster and larger business benefits than ever before with AI. Hear directly from Box on how clients are leveraging Box Custom Skills with Watson to structure and find value in content, George Washington University on their service desk enhancements through BMC, VMWare on how clients are integrating Watson to drive fast resolution within customer service experiences, and Siemens on the use of Watson with Apple Core ML to break more new ground in the manufacturing industry.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Watson
Venue:
Data & AI Theater C
Time:
Wed (February 13), 12:30PM PT

Speakers

Rashida Hodge

VP, Watson Strategic Partnerships, IBM

Alex Bewley

Sr. Manager, Digital Platform Architecture, VMware

Alex is part of the VMware Global Services Digital Platform team which in one and a half years from concept to corporate strategic priority, launched a product called Skyline. Skyline radically transforms VMware's support organization from reactive to proactive by using machine learning techniques on real-time telemetry data from customer environments.

Donna Hill

Assistant Director; Service, Configuration, & Continuity Management, The George Washington University

Nathan Grzymkowski

Product Manager - Closed Loop Quality, Siemens PLM Software

Michael McCabe

VP, IBM Go to Market, Box

12:30 - 1:10

The Cognitive Enterprise: Bringing Dark Data to Light

The Cognitive Enterprise: Bringing Dark Data to Light

About 80% of the world’s data is hidden within organizations. Yet most curating proprietary data to create better insights and a competitive edge remains more ambition than reality for most companies. Those that take the proactive step to curate and enrich their data using digital technologies, AI, and Blockchain will have the advantage. Come learn how IBM is helping clients find their data advantage, making data easier to access and to trust. Hear how Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) Major Account Service organization (MAS) was faced with increasing data complexity and costs. With IBM, ADP is now using ML and digitization tools across the enterprise to reduce data complexity and improve business processes.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Services
Venue:
Smarter Business Showcase Theater B
Time:
Wed (February 13), 12:30PM PT

Speakers

Amit Jain

Division Vice President / General Manager, ADP LLC

Amit is responsible for managing ADP's middle market benefits administration and talent solutions P&L. In addition, he is championing digital transformation initiative for ADP Major Accounts, ADP's middle market business including Payroll, HR, Benefits administration, Workforce management and other products.

Glenn Finch

GM, Global Leader CBDS, IBM

Glenn Finch is the GM for Cognitive Business Decision Support. Mr. Finch’s emphasis on Process Re-Imagination, AI, Data and IOT is focused on the most challenging and transformative engagements which IBM undertakes. Those engagements have leveraged broader Customer Centricity, Customer Experience, and Operations work across the Customer Acquisition, Customer Management, and Servicing processes.

12:30 - 1:10

SDN Transformation in a Multicloud Environment

SDN Transformation in a Multicloud Environment

The IT industry is undergoing a profound set of technology shifts—at a pace faster than what has been experienced in the past two decades. Enterprises are also looking at new technologies to enable their hybrid and multicloud environments, where the network is a key foundation for this transition. Join us to hear how software-defined network (SDN) transformation is a key attribute that helps clients on their cloud migration journeys to support their business and digital initiatives.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Services
Venue:
Cloud & Infrastructure Theater F
Time:
Wed (February 13), 12:30PM PT

Speakers

Zach Nimboorkar

VP, Global Network Services & IT Strategy, Hertz

Archana Vemulapalli

General Manager | Network Services, IBM

Archana Vemulapalli, General Manager, Global IS Offering Strategy, Management, and Development has end-to-end responsibility for IS offering design and co-creation with clients, offering management and development of market-led digital.

12:30 - 1:10

Security Automation and Orchestration for Accelerated Threat Detection and Triage

Security Automation and Orchestration for Accelerated Threat Detection and Triage

Every day, organizations receive close to 10,000 alerts, most of which go unmanaged. Security operations teams face fatigue from expanding attack surfaces, increasing event volume, decentralized security tools and limited skilled resources. Yet these teams are heavily relied upon as a core defense front to protect against attacks. This session will cover how companies can use Security Automation and Orchestration (SAO) solutions to automate time-intensive, manual processes and workflows to deliver actionable analytics and reporting that streamline threat detection and triage. It will also demonstrate practical uses cases for disrupting attacks through automation, and provide a benefits case to take to Boards and executives.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Stop Threats and Respond Effectively
Venue:
Security & Resiliency Theater A
Time:
Wed (February 13), 12:30PM PT

Speakers

Himanshu Anand

Senior Manager, EY

Himanshu leads the cyber orchestration engineering and security information and event management (SIEM) engineering teams in North America at Ernst & Young LLP’s cybersecurity practice. He has over 10 years of experience in the areas of data management and data analysis tools for cybersecurity, web infrastructure architecture and web application performance management tools. He focuses on cyber threat management, performing architecture and design tasks for threat detection and response tools for clients, including the cyber-as-a-service (CaaS) service offering. He has experience in leading large-scale strategic IT initiatives, working directly with CISOs.

Renana Friedlich

Senior Manager, EY

Renana is the North America Incident Response leader at Ernst & Young’s Advanced Security Center (ASC) and has more than fourteen years of experience in information security. Over the last twelve years, she led breach investigations for global clients, detected nation-state APT campaigns at Fortune 500 companies, developed incident response plans and facilitated cyber simulations. Renana led EY’s response to several well-known security data breaches, where she directed the work of the technical groups and provided briefings to executives and C- Suites. Her experience includes responding to destructive malware attacks, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), data exfiltration, W2 fraud, and more

   
1:00 PM
 
 

1:00 - 1:20

Caption This: How IBM Watson Media is Disrupting Live Closed Captioning

Caption This: How IBM Watson Media is Disrupting Live Closed Captioning

IBM Watson Media will take the stage to discuss the impact of Watson Captioning’s rollout. Attendees will understand how broadcasters can reduce the time it takes to air accurately captioned news—ensuring that all communities get the most value out of programming. The team will discuss the AI technology powering Watson Captioning; the rigorous training program that was implemented to ensure that broadcaster-specific information is captioned quickly and correctly; and how the solution learns over time to improve accuracy rates to deliver a compelling and more accessible viewer experience.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Watson Watson Media
Venue:
Business Partner Showcase Theater I
Time:
Wed (February 13), 1:00PM PT

Speakers

David Kulczar

Sr. Offering Manager - Watson Media, IBM

David is responsible for the IBM Watson Media portfolio which is focused on bringing Artificial Intelligence solutions to the Media and Entertainment market.

 
1:30 PM
 
   

1:30 - 2:10

Hybrid, Multicloud by Design. Accelerating the Enterprise Cloud Journey

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Hybrid, Multicloud by Design. Accelerating the Enterprise Cloud Journey

Cloud is integral to virtually every enterprise digital transformation strategy. Yet less than 20% of workloads have moved to the cloud. Why? Put simply, complexity. Enterprises are struggling to modernize apps and workloads, and overcome persistent tech and data silos reinforced by vendor lock in. Agile enterprises can accommodate changing business requirements at speed. The right cloud foundation built on open standards frees workloads and data to run on the right cloud model, on or off premises, and across multiple clouds. It embraces tech and data from more sources to speed innovation. And when combined with unique industry, security and tech expertise, it can tailor the journey to cloud to your enterprise for better outcomes.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Smarter Business
Venue:
Think Theater
Time:
Wed (February 13), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Hillery Hunter

CTO and VP, Cloud Infrastructure, IBM

Hillery is an IBM Fellow and CTO of Infrastructure in the IBM Hybrid Cloud business. She has served in technical and leadership roles in memory technology, IBM Research, Systems for AI, and other areas of hardware-software co-optimization. She is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology.

Arvind Krishna

Senior Vice President, Cloud and Cognitive Software, IBM

Arvind Krishna is senior vice president, Hybrid Cloud, and director of IBM Research. In this role, he leads the company's hybrid cloud business, including strategy, product design, offering development, marketing, sales and service. He also guides IBM's technical strategy in core and emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, quantum computing, cloud platform services, data-driven solutions and blockchain. Previous roles include general manager of IBM Systems and Technology Group development and manufacturing, general manager of IBM Information Management and vice president of strategy for IBM Software. Arvind has an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the recipient of a distinguished alumni award from the University of Illinois, is the co-author of 15 patents, has been the editor of IEEE and ACM journals, and has published extensively.

Pat Gelsinger

CEO, VMware

Paul Cormier

Executive Vice President and President, Products and Technologies, Red Hat

Paul Cormier leads Red Hat's technology and products organizations, including engineering, product management, and product marketing for Red Hat's technologies. His leadership and experience in enterprise technology helped to pioneer a commercial business model for open source software, moving open source innovation from passionate communities to broad adoption from the datacenter to the cloud.

Sarp Uzkan

Vice President, IT, Tribune Publishing Company

Sarp Uzkan is the VP of IT at the Tribune Publishing Company. He is accountable for all aspects of IT including over 300 newspaper applications, hybrid cloud infrastructure, networking, telecom and all IT services provided to Tribune employees. He also leads Tribune Publishing's M&A activities from IT perspective and typically co-leads M&A integrations from a business perspective.

Colleen Speer

SVP, SAP Cloud Platform, SAP

Devin Miller

Digital Development Manager, ExxonMobil

Devin Miller serves as the North America Digital Development Manager for ExxonMobil, the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company. His leadership and experience in technology has helped the company build brand loyalty by transforming the fueling experience for its app users. ExxonMobil’s ongoing partnership with IBM has proved pivotal in its digital transformation. By focusing on consumer pain points and solving them with digital solutions, the consumers receive a more secure, customized and simple way to pay and earn with the Exxon and Mobil brands.

Juan Antonio Zufiria Zatarain

Senior Vice President, Global Technology Services, IBM

Juan Antonio Zufiria is Senior Vice President of IBM Global Technology Services. In this role, he has worldwide responsibility for Infrastructure Services, which includes Mobility, Resiliency, Systems and Networking service lines, and Technology Support Services.

Before his latest appointment in January 2019, Mr. Zufiria was General Manager of IBM Europe where he successfully led the business to achieve new revenue growth, profit margin expansion, and significant new signings with clients across a spectrum of industries.

From January 2013 to October 2016, he was General Manager of Global Technology Services for IBM Europe. Previously, he was General Manager of IBM Spain, Portugal, Greece and Israel.

In 2011, he was appointed Numerary Member of the Royal Academy of Engineering of Spain.

1:30 PM

1:30 - 2:10

Change the Game: Learn How to Win with AI

Change the Game: Learn How to Win with AI

Data is what fuels digital transformation. AI promises to unlock the value of your data in totally new ways. But data collection and preparation are time-consuming and hinder deployment of AI. IBM can help you on the journey to AI by unlocking the value of your data and accelerating your journey to AI—leveraging a multicloud architecture that works with all your data in totally new ways, regardless of where it lives. With integrated analytics platforms available in public and private clouds, IBM can help with the most challenging aspect of AI adoption: data preparation.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Data and Analytics IBM Cloud Private for Data
Venue:
Data & AI Theater C
Time:
Wed (February 13), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Seth E. Dobrin

VP & Chief Data Officer, IBM

Ibrahim Hassan

Executive Director of Investment, Qatar Development Bank

Ibrahim Hassan is the Executive Director of Investments, where he manages a fund of USD 100 million with a mandate to provide funding solutions to start-ups and SMEs to support their growth and global scalability. IH plays a vital role through QDB to reform the local ecosystem in Qatar and provide entrepreneurs with knowledge and mentorship.

1:30 - 2:10

Unlocking Sustainability for Utilities and the Energy Sector

Unlocking Sustainability for Utilities and the Energy Sector

Energy fuels global economic growth. Meanwhile, environmental, resource, scarcity, security, and other concerns continue to accompany energy initiatives. Those concerns are impacting international economic growth and development efforts. Smarter systems are cutting billions in operating costs, reducing the need to build more capacity, providing timely information, quickening the detection and resolution of issues, and enabling more effective integration of cleaner energy alternatives into the grid. Hear how these systems are facilitating global sustainability by providing relevant solutions to the world’s energy, water and utility sectors.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Industry Solutions
Venue:
Smarter Business Showcase Theater B
Time:
Wed (February 13), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Brad Gammons

Global Managing Director , IBM Energy, Environment and Utilities, Member IBM Industry Academy, IBM

Deepak Garg

Founder / Chairman, Smart Energy Water

Harman Sandhu

President, SEW smart energy water

1:30 - 2:10

Storage for the Data-Driven AI World

Storage for the Data-Driven AI World

Data is the driving force behind successful businesses. Join Ed Walsh, General Manager of IBM Storage, to learn how you can derive business value from oceans of data using analytics and AI technologies on a hybrid multicloud infrastructure that is flexible, agile, and built with modern technologies. In this session, you'll see how clients of all sizes—early disruptors and incumbents alike—are building IT infrastructure to put data to work.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Infrastructure Agility for a multi-cloud world
Venue:
Cloud & Infrastructure Theater F
Time:
Wed (February 13), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Ed Walsh

General Manager - Storage & Software Defined Infrastructure, IBM

Edward J. Walsh is General Manager, IBM Storage & Software Defined Infrastructure, a business division that is part of the company's IBM Systems Unit. In this role he is responsible for all facets of the Storage and Software Defined Infrastructure business including strategy, architecture, operations, technology development and overall financial performance.

1:30 - 2:10

How IBM HC3 Delivers Continuous Compliance for Cyber Security and Hybrid Cloud

How IBM HC3 Delivers Continuous Compliance for Cyber Security and Hybrid Cloud

In a landscape of ever-shifting compliance requirements and regulator one-upmanship, how do you keep up? As your organization moves to hybrid cloud utilization, how do you monitor the shared responsibility scenario with the CSPs? The answer today may be staffing dedicated resources to identify compliance gaps or risk paying hefty fines for unaddressed regulations. In this discussion, you will learn about the new IBM managed service that simplifies the path to continuous compliance with an industry-standard framework monitored by our experts and Watson technology.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Prove Compliance and Enforce Security Basics
Venue:
Security & Resiliency Theater A
Time:
Wed (February 13), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Gary Meshell

Global Sales and Business Development Leader Security Offerings Financial Services Industry, IBM

Gary Meshell leads IBM's World Wide Security business in financial services and is responsible for sales, business development, offering management and the overall go to market strategy for IBM's security offerings in financial services.
Gary is a recognized thought leader in the areas of security and cloud within the financial services industry

David Cass

VP & CISO. Global Partner, Cloud Security Services., IBM

Global responsibility for cloud security practices. Mr. Cass serves as a regulatory SME and an Executive Steering committee member for IBM’s International Banking Customers. David works closely with U.S., and International Regulators. David and his team have led large scale transformation projects at top global financial institutions. MSE from the University of Pennsylvania, and a MBA from MIT.

 

1:30 - 2:00

Interview with Mark Gildersleeve

Interview with Mark Gildersleeve

Join us as theCUBE interviews Mark Gildersleeve, Vice President, Head of Business Solutions Watson Media and Weather, The Weather Company, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Wed (February 13), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Mark D. Gildersleeve

Vice President and Head of Business Solutions, Watson Media and Weather, IBM
2:00 PM
 
   

2:00 - 2:20

Pushing the Boundaries of Policyholder Experience

Pushing the Boundaries of Policyholder Experience

Insurers are experiencing a shift in the expectations of their policyholders and agents. Digital disruptors are capturing market share by becoming more relevant and available to their policyholders across whatever channel they wish to engage. According to a study by Salesforce, 65% of consumers and 52% of business buyers would likely switch from a carrier that does not attempt to personalize their communications. These evolving expectations, coupled with industry and demographic changes, create a unique opportunity for insurance companies to engage their policyholders on a deeper level.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Industry Solutions
Venue:
Business Partner Showcase Theater I
Time:
Wed (February 13), 2:00PM PT

Speakers

Ryan Kush

Lead Solution Engineer, Salesforce

Jennifer Brooks

Sr. Financial Service Marketing Manager, Salesforce

Jennifer Brooks is a Senior Financial Services Marketing Manager on the Salesforce Industry Marketing team supporting Insurance and Wealth. In her role, Jennifer is responsible for shaping the marketing strategy in addition to providing product marketing support for Financial Services Cloud for wealth and insurance.

2:00 - 2:30

Interview with Mary O'Brien

Interview with Mary O'Brien

Join us as theCUBE interviews Mary O'Brien, General Manager of IBM Security, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Wed (February 13), 2:00PM PT

Speakers

Mary O'Brien

General Manager, IBM Security, IBM
2:30 PM
 

2:30 - 3:10

Simplifying Support Services with Automation and Insights Innovation

Simplifying Support Services with Automation and Insights Innovation

Nearly every day, a new requirement for technical support comes into the IT department. Digital transformation. New devices. Internet of Things. Automation. Open source software. Productivity apps — the list is endless. At the same time, legacy systems need to be maintained to keep the business running 24x7. The field of technology support is rapidly changing in response to disruptive technologies, and technology innovation through analytics, augmented reality, blockchain, cloud, cognitive computing, and more are driving fundamental changes in how support services are delivered.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Services
Venue:
Theater Room
Time:
Wed (February 13), 2:30PM PT

Speakers

Laura Laltrello

GM of Data Center Global Services, Lenovo

Laura is GM of Data Center Global Services for Lenovo. She has 20 years in services, products, strategy, marketing and operations in Fortune 500 tech companies. Laura founded Lenovo's NAF internship program for high school students. She was recognized by Working Mother magazine as "Lenovo's 2017 Working Mother of the Year" for her efforts to mentor working mothers about growth and balance.

Kevin Wahlmeier

Information and Analytics Leader - TSS, IBM

Since joining IBM, Kevin has held various global operational, financial, support and management positions, including spending two years on an international assignment in Dublin, Ireland where he helped establish and manage a European and U.S. technical support center. He created and currently leads the information and analytics strategy, and works directly with IBM Research to drive key analytics initiatives, including creating the business architecture for the IBM Watson technology that is used in IBM technical support centers around the world to assist agents in delivering world-class customer support.

Sergio Saad

General Manager, WW TSS Multivendor Services and Offerings, IBM

Sergio B. Saad is General Manager of GTS Worldwide TSS Multi-vendor Services and Offerings and mission is to drive IBM Multi-vendor Support Services and Offerings. Multi-vendor Services offers a wall-to-wall support approach, with advanced technologies to improve the client experience through automation. This integrated approach can produce big cost savings from improved IT asset management, reductions in complexity and in operating costs through outage mitigation and accelerated problem resolution. He excels at managing motivated and diverse integrated teams across the globe, as well as discovering and fulfilling the needs of many of the world'™s most essential enterprises. His combination of leadership, execution and expertise is key to driving success in the Multi-vendor Services business.

Dr. Rahul Singh

President and Co-Founder, Entercoms Inc.

Rahul is an entrepreneur, passionate about innovating solutions that will drive service supply chains of the future. At Entercoms, he drives the vision for its operational analytics and AI platform that delivers outcomes for customers through insights and automation. He has over 20 years of experience impacting the service and supply chains of many Fortune 500 companies, helping them become more agile, manage their complexity, while driving results to their bottom-line.

Rahul holds a Ph.D. in Operations Management from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, and has published articles in academic journals on the topics such as statistical quality management, supply chain and product line design. He holds a B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, an M. Tech. in Industrial and Management Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.

2:30 - 3:10

Human-robot Interaction

Human-robot Interaction

Dr. Kate Darling’s passion is in investigating social robotics, exploring the emotional connection between people and lifelike machines, and seeking to influence technology design and policy direction. Her writing and research anticipate difficult questions that lawmakers, engineers, and the wider public will need to address as human-robot relationships evolve in the coming decades.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Smarter Business
Venue:
Park Theater
Time:
Wed (February 13), 2:30PM PT

Speakers

Dr. Kate Darling

Research Specialist, MIT Media Lab & Harvard

Robots are taking increasingly bigger roles in life and business - moving well beyond manufacturing and into transportation, education, medicine and care for the elderly. But ethics and law haven't caught up. Dr. Kate Darling, a pioneer in the fields, is helping quicken the pace.

A leading expert in robot ethics, she is a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab where she investigates social robotics and conducts experimental studies on human-robot interaction. Darling explores the emotional connection between people and life-like inventions, seeking to influence technology design and policy direction. Her writing and research anticipate difficult questions that lawmakers, engineers and the wider public must address as human-robot relationships evolve in the coming decades. Darling's work has been featured in the BBC, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, CBC, WIRED, and more.

2:30 - 3:10

Zucked

Must watch

Zucked

Along with Seth Dobrin, IBM VP & Chief Data Officer, Roger will tell his story of how as a tech venture capitalist, early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and investor in his company, woke up to the serious damage Facebook was doing to our society and set out to try to stop it. This is the story of a company and its leadership. It’s also a larger tale of a business sector unmoored from normal constraints, at a moment of political and cultural crisis- the worst possible time to be given new tools for summoning the darker angels of our nature and whipping them into a frenzy. McNamee has been a Silicon Valley investor for 35 years and was an early investor in Google and Facebook.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Smarter Business
Venue:
Think Theater
Time:
Wed (February 13), 2:30PM PT

Speakers

Seth E. Dobrin

VP & Chief Data Officer, IBM

Roger McNamee

Tech Investor, Author, Elevation

Roger McNamee has been a Silicon Valley investor for 35 years. He co-founded successful funds in venture, crossover and private equity, including Silver Lake Partners, the first private equity fund focused on technology businesses. Additionally, along with partners including U2’s Bono and former Apple CFO Fred Anderson, Roger founded Elevation Partners with a focus on the intersection of media and technology. At Elevation, he was an advisor to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg. A Founding Advisor to the Center for Humane Technology, Roger has been engaged in a campaign with former Google design ethicist Tristan Harris to trigger a national conversation about the dark side of Internet technology. Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe, tells the story of how as a long time ally of Facebook woke up to the damage the company was doing to our society, and set out to try to stop it. Roger is a regular guest on CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” and advisor to HBO’s “Silicon Valley”.

2:30 PM

2:30 - 3:10

Inside RBS’ Agenda to Transform the Customer Service Experience

Inside RBS’ Agenda to Transform the Customer Service Experience

Royal Bank of Scotland as a whole, and its Home Buying and Ownership business in particular, are reimagining the way work gets done. They are deploying transformational initiatives that incorporate emerging technologies to deliver a better customer service experience. Learn how the Home Buying and Ownership business at Royal Bank of Scotland is deploying AI to deliver beautiful customer journeys, improve the productivity of agents, and drive greater efficiency. This AI initiative has inspired them to launch other transformation projects, such as paperless renewals and mortgages and new ways of working through business-led agile transformations. Join us to learn from their experiences in transforming their business.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Watson
Venue:
Data & AI Theater C
Time:
Wed (February 13), 2:30PM PT

Speakers

Jay Bellissimo

GM, Cognitive Process Transformation, GBS, IBM

Beth Smith

GM, IBM Watson AI, IBM

As the GM of Watson, Beth Smith 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. Fueled by scientific innovations born out of IBM's research and engineering teams, Watson is IBM's flagship AI system.

2:30 - 3:10

Business Transformation with Managed ERP Solutions in the Cloud

Business Transformation with Managed ERP Solutions in the Cloud

Whirlpool requires near-continuous availability of its SAP systems to support business-critical functions. Come see how the iconic appliance brand improved business outcomes by moving its global SAP workloads to IBM Services for Managed Applications on IBM Cloud, achieved near-continuous availability of SAP applications and gained a competitive edge. Like other players in the fast food industry, CKE Restaurants is facing extreme competitive pressures. See how CKE addressed these challenges by migrating its critical PeopleSoft and Oracle Hyperion applications from on-premises datacenters to the IBM Cloud. Learn how IBM Services enabled CKE to undergo this transformation in less than a year—with projected savings of $3 million.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Services
Venue:
Smarter Business Showcase Theater B
Time:
Wed (February 13), 2:30PM PT

Speakers

Madhuri Chawla

Global Director, SAP Cloud Solutions, IBM

Madhuri Chawla is the Global Director of Enterprise Application Cloud Solutions - her responsibilities include understanding the market and customer needs, shaping the cloud offering requirements and aligning with the IBM portfolio and market initiatives to create a managed applications platform cloud that is integrated with IBM’s IaaS offerings as well as IBM’s private cloud offerings to facilitate cloud adoption and support of hybrid cloud environments. Madhuri has extensive experience in building and managing partner alliances, and was instrumental in shaping SAP's strategy for HANA Enterprise Cloud and selecting IBM as their Global Partner. Madhuri manages a team of world-wide senior SAP & Oracle architects responsible for the architecture & development of IBM Managed Applications cloud solutions.

Matthew Hubbard

Senior Manager Infrastructure Delivery, Whirlpool

Matthew Hubbard, Senior Manager Infrastructure Delivery and Cloud Operations, has been with Whirlpool Corporation five years. Previously he served in the U.S. Army in Military Intelligence. Matthew’s focus for the last several years has been enabling Whirlpool’s transition to cloud computing, leveraging a multi provider strategy to shutter the companies legacy data centers.

David Collins

Director of Corporate Applications, CKE Restaurants

As the Director of Corporate Applications, I am responsible for the Oracle HCM & Payroll, Peoplesoft Financials and Hyperion applications at CKE.

2:30 - 3:10

Why Every Enterprise Needs a Cloud-Native Strategy to Have a Competitive Advantage

Why Every Enterprise Needs a Cloud-Native Strategy to Have a Competitive Advantage

Today only 15% of enterprise workloads run in cloud-native environments, with an expected increase to 32% by 2020. In leveraging cloud-native architectures, companies are now able to shape their futures while staying relevant in a fast-changing market and meeting customers’ increasing expectations. Learn how IBM Cloud is helping customers like Whirlpool staying ahead of competitors with its cloud-native capabilities. This session will detail IBM Cloud’s full stack of cloud-native development strategy including DevOps, agile methodology, microservices, containers orchestration like Kubernetes, and continuous delivery—in short, every new and modern method of application deployment that IBM Cloud offers. We will also discuss MZRs, HA and more.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Cloud Application Development
Venue:
Cloud & Infrastructure Theater F
Time:
Wed (February 13), 2:30PM PT

Speakers

Jason McGee

IBM Fellow, VP and CTO, Cloud Platform, Foundation Services Tribe Leader, IBM

Jason McGee, IBM Fellow, is VP and CTO, IBM Cloud Platform. Jason is currently responsible for the IBM Cloud's foundation  services, including Kubernetes Containers, Functions, MessageHub, Logging, Monitoring, Container Registry, Terraform and Activity Tracker. Jason is also responsible for the technical strategy and architecture for all of IBM's Cloud Developer Platform (PaaS). Previously Jason has served as CTO of Cloud Foundation Services, Chief Architect of PureApplication System, WebSphere Extended Deployment, WebSphere sMash, and WebSphere Application Server on distributed platforms.

Don Boulia

GM Cloud Developer Services, IBM

Joao Mendes

IoT Director, Whirlpool Corporation

Leads the Internet of Things Cloud and Mobile Services at Whirlpool. His accountabilities includes delivering digital experiences for connected appliances, new capabilities and 24/7 operations for the IoT group. He has teams in four different geographies and operating in an agile approach.
Has a MBA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and Bachelors Degree from Mackenzie Presbyterian University.

2:30 - 3:10

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Using IBM Resilient to Manage PSIRT Efforts

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Using IBM Resilient to Manage PSIRT Efforts

Honeywell is implementing IBM Resilient to manage its Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) tickets. This presentation will provide an honest evaluation of the process from procurement to implementation and use. It will identify what went well and what could have gone better, and compare managing PSIRT efforts through Resilient versus using Jira.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Stop Threats and Respond Effectively
Venue:
Security & Resiliency Theater A
Time:
Wed (February 13), 2:30PM PT

Speakers

Jeff Hahn

Product Security Incident Response Team Manager, Honeywell

Jeff Hahn leads the Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) effort for Honeywell, and is responsible for product vulnerability management and incident handling across Honeywell's business groups.

2:30 - 2:50

Elevating Business Intelligence

Elevating Business Intelligence

Today most business users have a rich and complex inventory of reports, dashboards and analytics tools on multiple data sources. But many still struggle to make data-driven decisions. The encompassing issue is that they have lot of information points but not much data intelligence to make a decision based on available data. Hence they are forced to use their business instinct/acumen to arrive at a decision that might have a huge business impact. This risk and consequence of making decisions based on incomplete information is reflected in business emotions: we don’t have single version of the truth, a unified solution is missing, insights prelude intelligence, and what is our data strategy?

Topic:
Core Curriculum Data and Analytics
Venue:
Business Partner Showcase Theater I
Time:
Wed (February 13), 2:30PM PT

Speakers

Swapnil Khekale

Sr. Dir, Artificial Intelligence & Analytics, Cognizant

Jay Warren

Vice President-Artificial Intelligence & Analytics, Cognizant
 
3:00 PM
 

3:00 - 3:20

Banking: The Periodic Table of Digital Transformation

Banking: The Periodic Table of Digital Transformation

Digital transformation in banking is a complex topic, but there is a formula you can use to demystify the process. It’s more than just an app or a website; it also involves data integration, customer insights, and a platform for continuous innovation. Learn how banks have used this formula to create digital experiences that are personalized, intelligent, and connected across channels and lines of business.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Industry Solutions
Venue:
Business Partner Showcase Theater I
Time:
Wed (February 13), 3:00PM PT

Speakers

Matthew Cameron

Senior Industry Product Marketing Manager, Financial Services, Salesforce

3:00 - 3:30

Interview with Paul Zikopoulos

Interview with Paul Zikopoulos

Join us as theCUBE interviews Paul Zikopoulos, Vice President, Cognitive BigData Systems, IBM, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Wed (February 13), 3:00PM PT

Speakers

Paul Zikopoulos

Vice President, Cognitive BigData Systems, IBM
3:30 PM
 

3:30 - 4:10

The Future of Infrastructure

The Future of Infrastructure

Technology forces and innovation accelerators are transforming businesses at an unprecedented rate – from AI and machine learning to blockchain and quantum computing. Looking to the future, the winners will be those who make the right modern infrastructure decisions today. Hear from a panel of the most influential leaders in technology and business as they explore the future of infrastructure. Tom Rosamilia is joined by Rich Karlgaard (Forbes), Hilary Mason (Cloudera) and Jeff Jonas (Senzing) to discuss the driving forces behind today's disruptions and how IT leaders can prepare to compete and lead in a new reality.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Infrastructure
Venue:
Theater Room
Time:
Wed (February 13), 3:30PM PT

Speakers

Tom Rosamilia

Senior Vice President, IBM Systems and Chairman, North America, IBM

Tom Rosamilia is Senior Vice President of IBM Systems, with global responsibility for IBM server and storage systems and software, which enable an IT infrastructure that is purpose-built for the performance, agility, and security that enterprises need today and in the future. Tom also has global responsibility for IBM's Global Business Partner organization.
Previously, Tom served as Senior Vice President of IBM Systems and Technology Group and IBM Integrated Supply Chain. Prior to that, he was Vice President of IBM Corporate Strategy and General Manager of Enterprise Initiatives.
In April 2016, Tom was elected to the board of directors of Rockwell Automation. In 2015, Tom was appointed as Economic Advisor to the Governor of Guangdong Province of the People's Republic of China and was re-appointed in 2017. In April 2018, he completed a year-long assignment in Beijing, China, where he continued to lead IBM Systems and acted as a local representative of IBM Corporate Headquarters.

Rich Karlgaard

Publisher and Futurist, Forbes Media, Forbes

One of the most influential and respected figures in the technology, economic and business worlds, Rich Karlgaard advises audiences on how to harness an organization's disruptive spirits to maximize business opportunities in the global marketplace. As an expert in artificial intelligence, Blockchain and the internet of things Rich is also a regular panelist on one of cable news' most popular business shows, Forbes on FOX. He is a co-founder of Upside magazine, Garage Technology Partners (with Guy Kawasaki) and Silicon Valley's premier public business forum, the 7,500-member Churchill Club. For the latter, Karlgaard won an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Hilary Mason

General Manager of Machine Learning, Cloudera

Our speaker, Hilary Mason, is General Manager of machine learning at Cloudera, Inc. She was CEO and Founder of Fast Forward Labs, an independent data technology research lab that was acquired by Cloudera, Inc. in 2017. She is also Data Scientist in Residence at Accel Partners, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm. She was Chief Scientist at bitly from 2009-2013, the link-shortening service that facilitates sharing across many social media platforms. While at bitly, Hilary sifted through the records of the hundreds of millions of clicks to find patterns. That's a lot of data. She can tell you, if people visit your website, what other pages they're probably looking at. Hilary is also a member of NYCResistor and Mayor Bloomberg's Technology and Innovation Advisory Council. She is on Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business 2013.

Jeff Jonas

Founder & CEO, Senzing

Jeff Jonas is a three-time entrepreneur, acclaimed data scientist and privacy by design ambassador. Prior to Senzing, Jonas served as IBM Fellow, after IBM acquired his last company in 2005. He led a team at IBM creating next-generation AI for Entity Resolution technology, code named G2. In 2016, Jonas founded Senzing, based on a one-of-a-kind IBM spinout of the G2 technology and team.

3:30 - 4:10

Unleashing Technology for Social Good

Unleashing Technology for Social Good

In the age of artificial intelligence and digital acceleration, leaders, like IBM, are reinventing the way they address critical societal needs. Guillermo Miranda, Vice President & Global Head of IBM Corporate Citizenship, along with featured guest speakers, will dive into various ways technology has disrupted and advanced the traditional means of creating a powerful social impact. Using examples from IBM's world-class initiatives in sustainability and education, this talk will highlight how to leverage technology, partnerships, and activation for social good.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Smarter Business
Venue:
Park Theater
Time:
Wed (February 13), 3:30PM PT

Speakers

Guillermo Miranda

Vice President & Global Head of IBM Corporate Citizenship, IBM

Guillermo Miranda is VP & Global Head of IBM Corporate Citizenship. He leads IBM’s Citizenship Sustainability and Reputation (CSR) and Social Impact initiatives which drive the digital transformation of IBM's citizenship programs and initiatives to create the future. Guillermo is deeply engaged in using digital learning to transform the workforce for the future. He is passionate about the tangible benefits of diversity and inclusion. Since 1997, he has served IBM in various leadership roles around the world, beginning in Peru and extending across Europe, Latin America, North America, Africa and the Middle East. His previous leadership roles include IBM’s Chief Learning Officer, People & Talent Head for the Digital Business Group, Regional HR VP for Africa & Middle East, among others. Guillermo holds an MBA from Deusto University (Spain), and a Law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. He and his family live near Washington, D.C.

Rachel Krausman

Senior Director, 2-1-1, United Way Worldwide

Julia D. Turek

P-TECH, Corporate Citizenship Intern, IBM

Julia is an eighteen-year-old DACAmented student currently attending P-TECH Norwalk, the first P-TECH school to open in Connecticut. She will graduate with her Associate's degree in Software Engineering along with her high school diploma in the Spring of 2019. Julia currently serves as a Citizenship Intern at IBM. Julia plans to major in interdisciplinary studies where she will continue to forge her ability to solve for world issues through technology. After college, she plans on continuing to work on citizenship and education initiatives at IBM. Julia is committed to leveraging her story and skills to inspire the same passion and understanding within the next generation. She believes it is vital to teach students how to integrate technology into their interests because tech is no longer the future, it is the here and now.

3:30 - 4:10

The Blueprint for Smart Businesses

Must watch

The Blueprint for Smart Businesses

How do you design your business for growth? Being "digital" at the edges is no longer enough. To succeed companies need to truly align the data they own towards purposeful innovation. This is the story of an insurance company who is now a risk management expert. Of a car manufacturer who found their competitive advantage in mobility. It is about an apparel retailer who is a fashion expert. But where do you start? Smarter businesses differentiate themselves from within. They have a culture of agile innovation that leverages AI and cloud on their journey to become a smart, secure and sustainable business. This is a new era for business - defined by incumbent disruptors - where companies who have a past, have the most promising future.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Smarter Business
Venue:
Think Theater
Time:
Wed (February 13), 3:30PM PT

Speakers

Mark Foster

Senior Vice President of Global Business Services, IBM

Mark Foster is Senior Vice President, IBM Global Business Services, 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.
Prior to joining IBM in 2016, Mark built a distinctive record of achievement as a global business leader, a consultant to businesses and governments around the world, and a creative thinker of broad knowledge and wide interests. After 27 years with Accenture, Mark retired as Group Chief Executive, Global Markets and Management Consulting, leading a team of 15,000 consultants. While at Accenture, Mark chaired the World Economic Forum Global Health Initiative Against AIDS, TB and Malaria and was Vice Chair of the Mayor of Seoul's International Business Advisory Council.
Mark has served on multiple business Boards and graduated with a masters of art in classics from University College Oxford.

Kelly Chambliss

Managing Partner, Global Business Services North America, IBM

Kelly Chambliss is the Managing Partner of IBM Global Business Services (GBS) North America (NA). She leads a business unit that provides consulting, systems integration, business process outsourcing, and application management services across the United States and Canada. She previously led the Distribution and Industrial Markets in GBS NA. Prior to that, she served as the Global Chief Technology Officer for IBM GBS, with a focus on the development, marketing, sales, and delivery of cloud-based solutions.

Kelly joined IBM in late 2002 through the acquisition of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Consulting. She serves as an Independent Director on the CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE: COR) Board of Directors and resides in Chicago, Illinois with her husband and two young children. Beyond business and technology, Kelly’s interests include running, drawing, and writing.

Claire Dickson

BP Downstream CIO, BP

Accountable for provision of IT to Downstream businesses in 70 countries including pipelines, 8 refineries, manufacturing & movement of products to customers & airports, the Castrol business & operations for 18000 retail sites. A transformational CIO preparing for a resilient future, accelerating digital to enable speed to market of customer offers & enabling intelligent operations in Refineries.

Sorabh Saxena

President - A&T& Business Global Operations & Services, AT&T

Sorabh Saxena was appointed President, Global Operations & Services, AT&T Business in October 2017. His organization is responsible for end-to-end operations supporting AT&T's more than 3 million enterprise customers worldwide. In this role, Sorabh uses his vast executive leadership experience across technology and business to deliver solutions that provide a competitive edge to our customers. Sorabh is credited with imprinting technology in all aspects of operations and delivering a best-in-class transformation program across an organization that allows continual incorporation of new capabilities and delivering at scale. The transformation has helped reduce cycle time, increase productivity, improve customer experience while continually bringing new products to the market. In 2018, through the collective efforts of AT&T Business associates, our customers recognized us with J.D. Power's 2018 U.S. Business Wireline Satisfaction awards for both large enterprise and very small business.

3:30 PM

3:30 - 4:10

The Road to AI-A Journey to Modernize Your Data Architecture

The Road to AI-A Journey to Modernize Your Data Architecture

AI is radically transforming business. Are you ready? The evolving nature of data in 2018 is forcing data management solutions for analytics architectures to evolve, too. The key is to build a modern data architecture that is open, flexible and scalable. IBM Hybrid Data Management not only advances your ability to make your business insight-driven, reduce costs, and enhance productivity—but also positions your organization for the future, one in which the use of AI is required. Learn how, with IBM Hybrid Data Management, your organization can modernize its data architecture and begin its journey to becoming AI-driven.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Data and Analytics Hybrid Data Management
Venue:
Data & AI Theater C
Time:
Wed (February 13), 3:30PM PT

Speakers

Thomas Chu

Director, Offering Management, Hybrid Data Management, IBM

Matthias Funke

Director, OM Hybrid Data Management, IBM

I believe in the fundamental importance of data and enjoy to help IBM help our clients tackle the challenges around that: managing complex data architectures enabling the collection and processing of all relevant data in support of scalable, self-service access for end users.
I co-lead the IBM Analytics Hybrid Data Management business segment.

3:30 - 4:10

Managing Diabetes in An Age of Exponential Tech: Medtronic and IBM Help Make Patients’ Lives Easier

Managing Diabetes in An Age of Exponential Tech: Medtronic and IBM Help Make Patients’ Lives Easier

Medtronic, a global leader in medical technology, partnered with IBM Watson Health to create a groundbreaking diabetes application geared toward solving some for the most pressing problems in the day-to-day management of the condition. Leveraging the power of connected IoT and important diabetes data, as a well as IBM's analytics capabilities hosted on the IBM Cloud, the combined team built a first-of-its-kind contextual diabetes management assistant that produces in-the-moment insights that can help people living with diabetes to make informed choices. The diabetes management assistant also includes predictions up to four hours ahead of a potential hypoglycemic event to help patients improve daily diabetes management.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Industry Solutions Healthcare
Venue:
Smarter Business Showcase Theater B
Time:
Wed (February 13), 3:30PM PT

Speakers

Paul Acito

Vice President, Medtronic

3:30 - 4:10

Simplifying Enterprise Workloads with Modern Cloud Infrastructure

Simplifying Enterprise Workloads with Modern Cloud Infrastructure

Trade-offs of current and emerging technologies for infrastructure design continue to blend and play critical roles for businesses operating across the entire cloud platform. Industry pipelines for larger-than-life workloads are focusing more on driving innovation across the stack with a unified architecture as workflows demand more interactivity. Come learn how IBM Cloud Infrastructure is evolving their strategy and driving the pace for these next-generation capabilities. We’ll also sit down with today’s top leaders in the field of internet-based technology for media and entertainment to hear first-hand how rising compute, storage and networking trends shape their IT moves across the cloud.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Cloud
Venue:
Cloud & Infrastructure Theater F
Time:
Wed (February 13), 3:30PM PT

Speakers

Satinder Sethi

GM, IBM Cloud Infrastructure Services, IBM

Yi Wang

General Manager, Tencent Cloud Intl

Davy now is leading the technical team in Tencent Cloud America. Previously he worked as the regional director of Amazon AWS Greater China Region and was the first in the country to obtain AWS expert level certification. He used to be a senior technical expert and director of Alibaba Cloud. Also worked at IBM as a Senior Architect Manager at IBM Global Services.

Matthew Prince

CEO, Cloudflare

Matthew Prince is co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare and is the co-creator of Project Honey Pot, the largest community of webmasters tracking online fraud and abuse. Matthew holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago, and received a B.A. in English Literature and Computer Science from Trinity College.

Raejeanne Skillern

VP Data Center Group and GM of the Cloud Service Provider Platform Group (CPG), Intel Corporation

Raejeanne Skillern is VP in the Data Center Group and GM of the Cloud Service Provider Platform Group at Intel. She manages Intel’s business, roadmap and customer engagements for public cloud infrastructure deployments and leads the team responsible for working closely with the world’s largest cloud service providers to optimize Intel’s data center solutions for their unique needs.

3:30 - 4:10

Migrating to Multicloud Securely and with Confidence

Migrating to Multicloud Securely and with Confidence

As organizations migrate workloads to cloud, security and compliance remain top concerns. Cyber attacks have become more sophisticated and lack of security skills in the industry is exacerbating the challenge. Cloud vendors have started to offer native security controls. However, organizations struggle to normalize the varying security controls across various cloud vendors along with their on-premises security infrastructure. In this session, you will learn about the three key dimensions to evaluate when transitioning to cloud: network and visibility, data protection and identity. We'll look into the requirements for each and cover the solutions that provide the security controls needed for a secure transition to a hybrid cloud environment.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Protect Data and the Cloud
Venue:
Security & Resiliency Theater A
Time:
Wed (February 13), 3:30PM PT

Speakers

Vikram Chhabra

Global Program Director, Offering Management and Strategy, IBM

Vikram Chhabra is a Global Director with IBM Security Services. He is responsible for security services offers across cloud security, network, data, identity and compliance. Vikram is driving the next generation of security transformation services through IBM X-Force Platform to protect clients from advanced threats. Vikram has an MBA from Babson College and a MS in Computer Science from WPI.

3:30 - 3:50

The Blurring Boundaries of Reality in the World of AI, ML and Watson

The Blurring Boundaries of Reality in the World of AI, ML and Watson

AI will augment and enhance, rather than automate and replace, our human experiences—but only when combined in a meaningful way. What is "reality"? It means coming up with an altogether different meaning in today’s hyper-connected and digital world governed by AI and machine learning. Put IBM Watson into the mix and you get a spicier variety! The reality is that to do AI @ scale, you need the right people, enough data, and the right algorithms. Come hear how Cognizant leverages AI for due diligence process automation.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Data and Analytics
Venue:
Business Partner Showcase Theater I
Time:
Wed (February 13), 3:30PM PT

Speakers

Anirban Ganguly

North America Lead of Cognizant’s Strategic Enterprise Partnership with IBM for AI & Analytics, Cognizant Technology Solutions

Anirban has played a variety of roles in North America for over a decade, w/ customers in BFS, INS, & LS. His experience encompasses customer relationship handling, large scale program management, BD, Marketing & Partnerships. In his current role he is responsible for growing market-share & mindshare for IBM in data, analytics & cloud portfolios, administer JGTM solution development & enablement.

Vikas Kumar

North America Practice Leader - Alliances, Cognizant Technology Solutions

Vikas is the Head of Strategic Alliances for Cognizant Digital Business. Over the last 20+ years of his career, he has held multiple leadership responsibilities across both Product and Consulting organizations, in multiple geographies. With a strategic focus on creating innovative, next-gen Analytics solutions; Vikas drives transformation initiatives and key customer & partner relationships.

 
4:00 PM
 

4:00 - 4:20

Infrastructure Designed to Help Enterprises Adopt Cutting-Edge AI to Solve Business Problems

Infrastructure Designed to Help Enterprises Adopt Cutting-Edge AI to Solve Business Problems

Building a successful AI solution pushes infrastructure demands to new heights. To crunch volumes of data at the speed AI requires, you need massive processing power, high throughput, and GPU acceleration. Learn how PointR Data Inc. was able to leverage IBM PowerAI Vision on Power Systems to train edge AI applications that integrates cameras and other sensors to provide real-time business intelligence at scale. Join us and see demos featuring industry use cases for retail, transportation and logistics.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Data and Analytics
Venue:
Business Partner Showcase Theater I
Time:
Wed (February 13), 4:00PM PT

Speakers

Sarah Saund

Co-Founder and CEO at PointR Data Inc, PointR Data Inc

Saran Saund is a virtuoso Silicon Valley entrepreneur. As CEO of PointR Data Inc., he leads a team of versatile data scientists and engineers in democratizing AI applications in the Enterprise. From scan less stores like Amazon GO to inspecting rail carriages in remote areas, Saran is deploying deep neural networks at the edge to replace human vision with machines.

4:00 - 4:30

Interview with Steven Hill

Interview with Steven Hill

Join us as theCUBE interviews Steven Hill, Global Head of Innovation, KPMG, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Wed (February 13), 4:00PM PT

Speakers

Steve Hill

Global Head of Innovation, KPMG LLP
4:30 PM
 

4:30 - 5:10

We’re the Movers – Migrating Cloud From Anywhere To Anywhere

We’re the Movers – Migrating Cloud From Anywhere To Anywhere

Enterprises are making the journey to cloud on the promise of agility, optimized costs, reduced risks and high availability but only 20% of workloads have been migrated. The remaining 80% are a spectrum of various workloads including mission critical that have specific requirements of resiliency and high availability. With over 100k migrations, learn how IBM has helped enterprises break the 20% barrier in this interactive session and can help remaining 80% to accelerate modernization through flexible architectures built with open standards, high availability and greater automation. On stage with key clients, hear the lessons learned and how the key to success requires the right people, processes, and technology.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Cloud
Venue:
Theater Room
Time:
Wed (February 13), 4:30PM PT

Speakers

Laurence Guihard-Joly

General Manager, Cloud Migration GTS, IBM

Laurence Guihard-Joly is GM, leading the Global Cloud Migration Factory, accountable for strategy, business performance, delivery excellence & client satisfaction; covering of all types of migration from anywhere to anywhere, across all Geos and Industries. From Data Center relocation to Cloud migration for Infrastructure, Data & Applications in hybrid & multi-cloud environments, the Factory is helping Clients complete their journey to the cloud and achieve their business objectives. During 33 years at IBM, Laurence worked from Europe, North America and in Asia Pacific. She held GM roles in sales, services and P&L management in Industrial Sector, ERP, Networking, Security, Resiliency, Outsourcing, Transformation & Change management, Communications. Laurence earned her Master from Lille Business University, France. She moved to NY with her Family in 2003 and likes travels, horse riding, wild nature, mindfulness & meditation, and is engaged in support of people with disabilities.

Harish Grama

GM, IBM Cloud Platform, IBM

Before his CIO role at JPMorgan Chase, Harish has held executive roles as IBM's Vice President and General Manager of Product Management, Development and Customer Support in Software. He brings over 28 years of enterprise technology leadership, and over the past six years he has been responsible for leading a multibillion-dollar P&L.

Ajay Patel

Senior Vice President and General Manager, VMware

Ajay Patel, Senior Vice President and General Manager of VMware's Cloud Provider Software Business Unit, leads the team that develops cloud software and manages one of the world's largest Cloud and Manage Services Provider ecosystems through its VMware Cloud Provider Program. In this capacity, Ajay is responsible for product development, go-to-market, solutions development, sales and marketing, and all partner operational systems for the service provider segment. Ajay's team is also responsible for driving VMware's multi-cloud strategy and go-to- market of VMware Cloud Services. Previously, Ajay help build and subsequently led vCloud Air, VMware's cloud service business.

Christopher Catterfeld

Chief Marketing Office and Chief Product Officer, Iptor Supply Chain Systems

Christopher Catterfeld (41) has more than 15 years of extensive experience transforming and managing international organizations in the technology space, most recently in CMO, Managing Director, and Board positions at global cloud software businesses. His driving factor is the injection of customer excitement creating tangible growth to top and bottom line.

Currently as CMP, CPO and Partner at Iptor Supply Chain Systems accounting for the transformation of one of the leading global ERP & Supply Chain vendors resulting in the company's most significant growth momentum in recent history.

Prior to that, he led product and marketing activities as European CMO as well as drove the European HCM units as Managing Director at Sage Group plc.

With his passion for transformation, Christopher also acts as Angel Investor and Advisor in the IT sector and holds Non-Exec Board positions in the business software area.

 

4:30 - 5:10

Unlocking New Value From IoT, with AI and Advanced Analytics

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Unlocking New Value From IoT, with AI and Advanced Analytics

Leaders at today’s enterprises are reshaping how everything in the world is made, distributed and used. By applying the power of IoT and AI today, businesses such as L’Oreal, Visa, Mercedes-Benz and Mitsufuji are deriving new insights from their physical assets—from equipment to vehicles to facilities—achieving operational efficiency and reducing costs. During this session, Kareem Yusuf, PhD, General Manager Watson IoT, and executives from these companies will demonstrate how they are using IoT and AI to boost operational performance and delight new customers.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Internet of Things
Venue:
Think Theater
Time:
Wed (February 13), 4:30PM PT

Speakers

Kareem Yusuf, Ph.D

General Manager, Watson IoT, IBM

Kareem Yusuf is the General Manager of Watson IoT, an IBM Business Unit focused on providing solutions that harness the power of IoT to provide insights, intelligence and innovation that help clients transform their business.

Kareem has been with IBM for 19 years and has held leadership positions in a variety of disciplines across IBM. These have included Offering Management, Software Development, SaaS Operations, Mergers & Acquisitions and Field Technical Sales. Kareem has a Ph.D from the University of Leeds, focused on Decision Support Systems for Civil Engineering construction. He maintains an active interest in all things technical, with a particular interest in digital media and programming languages. He is a TED Speaker and also the author of "Enterprise Messaging Using JMS and IBM WebSphere.

Stephane Lannuzel

Operations Chief Digital Officer at L'Oreal, L'Oreal

Imperial College (UK) and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees (FR) graduate, Stephane started his career in project finance for large-scale infrastructure projects in Asia-Pacific for a French bank, Caisse des Depots et Consignations. Stephane then moved to strategy consulting and spent 7 years with A.T. Kearney focusing on the luxury and FMCG industries on strategic planning and operations topics.

For the past 12 years, Stephane has worked in the cosmetics industry for Shiseido and L'Oreal as Operations Director. During the last 2 years, Stephane has been managing the digital transformation of L'Oreal operations on a world-wide basis, combining new technologies to develop new business models and to meet more and more demanding customers requests. Stephane's passion is to lead large-scale complex transformation projects involving strategic planning, technologies and change management.

Beyond his responsibility at L'Oreal, Stephane is also Board Member of Hub IA France.

Ayumu Mitera

CEO, Mitsufuji

He is the third-generation owner of Mitsufuji Corporation. He has a long successful carrier and a strong background in various IT fields before taking over the operation of Mitsufuji. He’s succeeded in transforming Mitsufuji from a traditional Kyoto textile Nishijin factory to a world-leading wearable IoT company and now is looking ahead to the future.

Dr. Siegmar Haasis

CIO R&D, Mercedes-Benz

Dr. Siegmar Haasis is CIO Research and Development Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler AG, Böblingen, where he oversees nine departments and more than 1,000 employees worldwide. At Mercedes-Benz, Dr. Haasis is responsible for MBC Engineering processes, methodologies, and IT systems globally. He is the author of five technical books, numerous papers and proceedings, and has three patents in the field of process innovation. In the year 2002 he won the DaimlerChrysler research award. He received his doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering/Process Engineering from the Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany.

Olabisi Boyle

Vice President, IoT Platforms, Visa

Olabisi Boyle is Vice President of Visa's Internet of Things (IoT) program, overseeing activities across IoT verticals including cities, automotive, home, and retail. She is responsible for commercializing connected payment solutions featuring cutting-edge payment technology, identifying strategic partnerships, and managing the cross-functional team to bring these new payment experiences to fruition.

Olabisi has achieved numerous awards, honors, and accomplishments, including election as co-chair and board member of the Chrysler African American Network and board member of the Detroit-area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP). She was the recipient of the 2018 Women in Payments Innovation Award and is currently an AutoMobility Advisory Board Member for the Los Angeles Auto Show and AutoMobility LA.

4:30 PM

4:30 - 5:10

Modernizing Your Data Platform and Making Your Data Ready for AI

Modernizing Your Data Platform and Making Your Data Ready for AI

Al Martin, VP of IBM Hybrid Data Management Development and Client Success, will discuss putting your data to work for you and preparing your company and your data for AI. Specifically, the discussion will center around IBM's ladder to AI: quickly and easily collecting, organizing and democratizing your data for analytics; and readying that data for AI. Joining him for a lively Q&A session will be Jeff Jonas, founder and CEO of Senzing, an acclaimed data scientist and the leading creator of Entity Resolution systems. Together, they will tackle some of the most burning questions around big data and AI today.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Data and Analytics Hybrid Data Management
Venue:
Data & AI Theater C
Time:
Wed (February 13), 4:30PM PT

Speakers

Albert Martin

VP, Hybrid Platform Development and Client Success, IBM

Jeff Jonas

Founder & CEO, Senzing

Jeff Jonas is a three-time entrepreneur, acclaimed data scientist and privacy by design ambassador. Prior to Senzing, Jonas served as IBM Fellow, after IBM acquired his last company in 2005. He led a team at IBM creating next-generation AI for Entity Resolution technology, code named G2. In 2016, Jonas founded Senzing, based on a one-of-a-kind IBM spinout of the G2 technology and team.

4:30 - 5:10

The Cognitive Enterprise: Architect Your Business for Change

The Cognitive Enterprise: Architect Your Business for Change

Most enterprise blueprints don’t represent a future state or constitute a plan for change. To become a cognitive enterprise, an organization should adopt new business platforms so as to operate with full agility and exploit technologies like AI, automation, IoT, blockchain and 5G. There is also a strong need for intelligent orchestration of open and hybrid architectures across networks and ecosystems. This requires architecture with secure, frictionless connections and loose coupling, which yield fast scaling and competitive advantage. Together with IBM GM John Granger, come hear Gary Delooze, CTO of Nationwide Building Society—the UK's second-largest mortgage provider—share insights on becoming Britain's first cognitive enterprise bank.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Services
Venue:
Smarter Business Showcase Theater B
Time:
Wed (February 13), 4:30PM PT

Speakers

Gary Delooze

Chief Technology Officer, Nationwide Building Society

Chief Technology Officer since 2017, Gary has shaped & built the Nationwide’s Technology function and led the development of the Technology Strategy, resulting in $4 billion of investment over the next 5 years to exploit Cloud native architectures, Analytics and AI. He previously led IT Strategy and Architecture teams over for 20 years in Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group, PwC, EY and IBM

John Granger

General Manager - GBS Cloud Application Innovation, IBM

John Granger is the Global Leader for Cloud Application Innovation at IBM Global Business Services (GBS). In this role, John is responsible for helping clients€™ transform their business with technology at scale with quality, speed and consistency. His responsibilities cover Enterprise Applications (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and Workday). In addition, John is responsible for clients€™ Cloud Application Migration: the modernisation and migration of applications to the Cloud, as well as native Cloud development. He is also responsible for the Application Maintenance business (AMS). He is charged with building these services end-to-end across geographies, in addition to managing GBS network of global delivery centers.

4:30 - 5:10

Predicting the Future the Red Hat Way

Predicting the Future the Red Hat Way

Red Hat Executive Vice President Paul Cormier looks at how world-changing open source technology led the company—and the industry—to adopt solutions and practices that can adapt to today’s constantly advancing IT environments. From virtualization and containers to cloud and Kubernetes, each evolution builds on the next. Yet they are all predicated on Linux and community-powered innovation.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Cloud
Venue:
Cloud & Infrastructure Theater F
Time:
Wed (February 13), 4:30PM PT

Speakers

Paul Cormier

Executive Vice President and President, Products and Technologies, Red Hat

Paul Cormier leads Red Hat's technology and products organizations, including engineering, product management, and product marketing for Red Hat's technologies. His leadership and experience in enterprise technology helped to pioneer a commercial business model for open source software, moving open source innovation from passionate communities to broad adoption from the datacenter to the cloud.

4:30 - 5:10

Five Key Technologies for Recovery from Ransomware and Other Cyberattacks

Five Key Technologies for Recovery from Ransomware and Other Cyberattacks

When it comes to cyberattacks, every second counts. The robustness of your data protection and recovery strategy can determine the survival of your business. Join this session to understand the advanced technologies that can enable a cyber resilience framework.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Stop Threats and Respond Effectively
Venue:
Security & Resiliency Theater A
Time:
Wed (February 13), 4:30PM PT

Speakers

Frank Dickson

Research Vice President, IDC

Frank Dickson is a Research Vice President within IDC’s Security Products research practice. In this role, he provides thought leadership and guidance for clients on a wide range of security products including endpoint security, identity and access management, authentication, threat analytics, and emerging products designed to protect transforming architectures and business models.

Chandrasekhar Pulamarasetti

VP, Global Resiliency Orchestration Software/Services, GTS, IBM

Chandra, visionary founder/CEO of Sanovi Technologies, an IBM company, currently drives the Cloud Resiliency Orchestration software business for IBM Resiliency Services as Global VP. He has 25+ years of experience in enterprise systems and co-authored five patents. Chandra actively promotes Mindfulness Meditation at workplace and outside.

4:30 - 4:50

Zen and the Art of Cognos Upgrades

Zen and the Art of Cognos Upgrades

Stop procrastinating your upgrade with our proven, fast and efficient way to get the latest version of IBM Cognos Analytics. You’ll learn how we helped real Cognos customers conquer their challenges with upgrades to reduce time/effort spent on testing data, formatting and performance from months to weeks; remove (safely) up to 60% of content not needed in the new Cognos environment; and cut internal effort and consultancy hours in half. We’ll talk about our partnership with IBM that gives you the free use of our software for your Cognos Analytics 11.1 upgrade, now that Motio is "in the box." You’ll gain the confidence you need to quickly upgrade to the new IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1 and get the new AI features without any hassle.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Data and Analytics
Venue:
Business Partner Showcase Theater I
Time:
Wed (February 13), 4:30PM PT

Speakers

Edwin Van Megesen

VP of Business Development, Motio

Motio delivers software solutions to optimize BI and Analytic implementation at organizations. Our solutions help companies to lower the total costs of Business intelligence, but also solve day-to-day problems in the development process, during BI upgrades and migrations.

4:30 - 5:00

Interview with Michael Jordan and Rohit Badlaney

Interview with Michael Jordan and Rohit Badlaney

Join us as theCUBE interviews Michael Jordan, Distinguished Engineer, IBM Z Security, IBM Systems, and Rohit Badlaney, Director, IBM Z As a Service, IBM Systems, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Wed (February 13), 4:30PM PT

Speakers

Rohit Badlaney

Director - IBM Z As a Service, IBM

Michael J. Jordan

Distinguished Engineer - IBM Z Security, IBM

Michael is a IBM Distinguished Engineer focused on IBM Z security and is the overall technical leader for IBM Z pervasive encryption. He has over 29 years of IBM Z experience; including 25 years of development experience, 4 years in a client facing role leading complex and large-scale IBM Z projects and holds over 20 patents in the areas of IBM Z Security, Cryptography, and Parallel Sysplex.

5:30 PM
 
     
5:30 PM

5:30 - 6:10

The Cognitive Contact Center: Providing a Personalized Member Experience at Scale

The Cognitive Contact Center: Providing a Personalized Member Experience at Scale

A consumer's last best service experience sets the bar for their interactions going forward. These expectations require health insurers to rethink how they engage and support members by bringing in expertise from other industries such as retail, as well as tying executive compensation to metrics like Net Promoter Score (NPS). Critical is the opportunity to turn the health plan call center into a strategic service point that offers a highly personalized, 24/7 experience for members. Answering complex questions around US health plan eligibility and coverage is a new frontier for conversational systems—one that Watson is now trained to handle at scale. Join this session to learn the opportunities and challenges for call center transformation.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Industry Solutions Healthcare
Venue:
Data & AI Theater C
Time:
Wed (February 13), 5:30PM PT

Speakers

Thomas Agan

Partner, Digital Business Strategy - Health Sector, IBM

Tom Agan is a partner in the Digital Business Strategy group at IBM. His experience is across industries with an emphasis in go-to-market/growth, big data & analytics, and technology. Tom has written numerous articles for leading publications such as the Harvard Business Review, been widely interviewed by outlets such as NPR/Marketplace, and spoken at many major industry and client conferences.

Tyler Steben

Director of Offering Management, Consumer Applications, IBM

Tyler Steben leads the consumer offering management team within IBM Watson Health’s Payer business. Tyler has been a product leader for over 20 years and is passionate about innovate consumer health solutions. Tyler lives in Michigan with three kids, two dogs and a spouse who is tolerant of Tyler’s early adopter tendencies.

5:30 - 6:10

IBM Food Trust: What Does Blockchain Have to Do with Food?

IBM Food Trust: What Does Blockchain Have to Do with Food?

IBM Food Trust uses Blockchain technology to create unprecedented visibility and accountability in the food supply chain. Learn how current partners and clients have applied the solution to transform their businesses.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Blockchain
Venue:
Smarter Business Showcase Theater B
Time:
Wed (February 13), 5:30PM PT

Speakers

Ramesh A. Gopinath

VP, Supply Chain Solutions, IBM

Ramesh is responsible for blockchain solutions at IBM. He led the development of the IBM Food Trust solution currently used by many retailers and food companies. He also helped develop the TradeLens technology currently used by members of the shipping supply chain. Ramesh graduated from Rice University (Ph.D. 1993, M.S. 1990) and IIT, Chennai (BTech, 1987)

Bob Wolpert

Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Golden State Foods

Bob Wolpert is the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at Golden State Foods, one of the largest diversified suppliers to the QSR industries. Bob is also the Chair of the Food Trust Advisory Council with IBM. He's also worked for ITT Corporation, and earned an MBA from Harvard University and serves as board member and executive committee member for LeadersUp and Second Harvest Food Bank of OC.

5:30 - 6:10

An Agile and Resilient Platform in a Multicloud Infrastructure

An Agile and Resilient Platform in a Multicloud Infrastructure

Creating competitive advantage in digital business requires new levels of agility within the business and from IT. This session hosted by Ross Mauri, General Manager of IBM Z and LinuxONE, will show how digital continues to drive transformation in business and in IT. Ross will discuss IBM Z's role in getting the best from modern digital workloads as part of a multicloud infrastructure. He will be joined on stage by clients and IBM SMEs to discuss how IBM Z and LinuxONE are being leveraged to create business advantage through a flexible and resilient cloud platform. Finally, Ross will introduce the next generation of Z professionals and show the long-term strategic importance of Z for current and new clients.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Infrastructure Agility for a multi-cloud world
Venue:
Cloud & Infrastructure Theater F
Time:
Wed (February 13), 5:30PM PT

Speakers

Rohit Badlaney

Director - IBM Z As a Service, IBM

Ross A. Mauri

General Manager, IBM Z, IBM

Lauren Nelson

Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

Johan Bosch

CEO, Emid (Pty) Ltd

Johan Bosch is the Executive Director, Emid South Africa. He has more than 20 years of experience managing technology and strategy at various companies within the financial and ICT services market as CEO, COO and CIO. As a leader and an analytical thinker with a strategic and innovative approach to resolve challenges, he leads Emid in growing the business with a passion for serving their clients.

5:30 - 6:10

You Can't Afford a Data Breach: Learn How to Minimize the Impact

You Can't Afford a Data Breach: Learn How to Minimize the Impact

According to Ponemon Institute's "2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study: Impact of Business Continuity Management," sponsored by IBM, the average cost of a mega data breach during 2016-17 was $350.44 million globally. Join this session to learn how organizations can reduce the per capita cost of data breach, the mean time to identify and contain a data breach and the likelihood of experiencing such an incident over the next two years.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Protect Data and the Cloud
Venue:
Security & Resiliency Theater A
Time:
Wed (February 13), 5:30PM PT

Speakers

Abdul Masnan Qureshi

SSRC Practice Head - APAC, Associate Partner-APAC, IBM

Manan in his previous tenures has worked in leadership roles both on the management consulting side and on the consumer side across APAC, Middle East, Europe and North America managing multi-country portfolios across Cyber ,Organisational Resilience and GRC in a range of verticals including Finance, Defence, Telecom, Government and R&D.

Larry Ponemon

Chairman, Ponemon Institute

Dr. Larry Ponemon is Chairman of the Ponemon Institute and he was appointed by the
White House to the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee for DHS. Dr. Ponemon was also an appointed to two California State task forces on privacy and data security laws.

Patrick G. Corcoran

Global Strategy Executive, IBM

Pat is the Global Strategy Executive, responsible for creating/managing the overall strategy for Business Resiliency Services, which includes Cyber Resilience, BaaS, DRaaS, Consulting, and Site & Facilities. In addition, he is responsible for marketing, analyst relations and external communications. He has been with IBM over 41 years and worked in many different leadership positions.

Allen Downs

Vice President of Global Resiliency Services, IBM

Allen Downs is the Global Vice President for IBM Resiliency Services in IBM Global Technology Services. He is focused on addressing Business Resiliency needs of clients in all industries across the enterprise, from DC/ facilities, compute platform, data, applications, organization skills and processes aligned to the strategy and vision of our clients. IBM Resiliency Services is recognized as the leading provider of Resiliency Managed services around the world. 
Since joining IBM in 1996 in London, England, Allen has held a broad range of leadership positions in IBM, including Business Development and Sales Leadership across the board spectrum of the IBM Global Technology Services Businesses. He has vast global experience, working with Global Clients around the world, covering multiple industries from Manufacturing, Banking and Finance to Distribution.

5:30 - 5:50

Using Ethics to Shield Your Company from AI Destruction

Using Ethics to Shield Your Company from AI Destruction

The weaponization of AI has moved the hand of the doomsday clock 1 minute closer to 12, and we should be terrified. We often see the direct implications of weaponization as AI killing humans or even AI killing AI. But the weaponization of AI has more interesting ramifications beyond just the obvious. Most discussions focus on the law; but ethics is the deeper issue. This session presents a new framework for addressing challenges associated with ethical AI, including corporate AI ethics programs and the emergence of "responsible AI."

Topic:
Core Curriculum Data and Analytics
Venue:
Business Partner Showcase Theater I
Time:
Wed (February 13), 5:30PM PT

Speakers

Jerry Smith

Vice President of Data Sciences & Machine Learning for AI & Analytics, Cognizant

Dr. Jerry A. Smith is a visionary entrepreneurial data scientist with 20 years of cognitive computing, artificial intelligence, enterprise data sciences, and machine learning experience. Jerry is recognized as a leading expert in the simulation of human thought and the development of enterprise cognitive and data sciences capabilities.

 
Featured sessions Data & AI Smarter Business Cloud & Infrastructure Security & Resiliency Business Partner Interview
8:30 AM
 
   

8:30 - 9:10

Salesforce Einstein: AI + Analytics for Every Business Process

Salesforce Einstein: AI + Analytics for Every Business Process

AI solutions at Salesforce promise to make companies more productive by augmenting the decisions they make with relevant information. But in practice, how can you deliver algorithmic insights at scale for your business at the moment of action? Join this session to see some real-world examples of data and analytics intelligence in action. You'll hear from a healthcare manufacturing business about how they combined AI and analytics to optimize sales and production forecasting.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Data and Analytics
Venue:
Data & AI Theater C
Time:
Thu (February 14), 8:30AM PT

Speakers

David Gibbons

Senior Director, Product Marketing, Salesforce

David is a Product Marketing leader at Salesforce, and has over 20 years experience with technology products. Prior to Salesforce, David has held senior marketing and product roles in both B2B and B2C organizations.

8:30 AM

8:30 - 9:10

Crypto Assets: How are They Being Used to Make Payments on Blockchain?

Crypto Assets: How are They Being Used to Make Payments on Blockchain?

This discussion will focus on central bank digital currencies (CBDC) and their impact on local economies and cryptocurrencies. CBDCs can be divided into two forms. A retail CBDC is a digital version of central bank fiat currency that is universally available, which entails public access to central bank liabilities, as it partially replaces banknotes. In the case of a wholesale CBDC, the accessibility to this form of money is limited to commercial banks and clearing houses that make up the interbank market. This session explores the use of CBDCs plus many types of crypto assets and the roles they can play in token economics.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Blockchain
Venue:
Smarter Business Showcase Theater B
Time:
Thu (February 14), 8:30AM PT

Speakers

Jesse Lund

Global Vice President, IBM Blockchain, IBM

Ram Komarraju

Head of Innovation & Solution Delivery, CLS Bank

Michael Warner

Senior Strategist, Federal Reserve Bank (San Francisco)

Michael Warner is a Senior Strategist in IT at the San Francisco Federal Reserve.

Tammy Camp

CEO, Stronghold

Tammy is the CEO of Stronghold, a financial services platform that is native to distributed ledger technology (DLT). Tammy served as the first Head of Growth at Stellar, helping the network grow to 4 million users in its first two months. A former partner at 500 Startups, she invested in portfolio companies and ran the growth and marketing curriculum for its flagship Silicon Valley location.

Jed McCaleb

President, Stellar Development Foundation

8:30 - 9:10

Client Case Study: SAP S/4HANA Value Realization

Client Case Study: SAP S/4HANA Value Realization

To achieve its business goals, Indus Motor Company decided to build on its success with SAP solutions by seamlessly integrating its entire value chain using SAP S/4HANA. Working together with IBM Services, Indus Motor Company is deploying SAP S/4HANA with applications for materials management, production planning, materials requirement planning, finance and controlling, project management and quality assurance.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Services
Venue:
Cloud & Infrastructure Theater F
Time:
Thu (February 14), 8:30AM PT

Speakers

Faizan Mustafa

CIO, Toyota Indus Motor Company

Winner of 'CIO of the Year Award 2017' in Unified Communications. Winner of the 'Project of the Year' Award from PMI. With 18 years of demonstrated experience of transforming organizations through the best use of Technology, Faizan has a well-earned perspective on what works. Faizan graduated from Southern Illinois University and holds Bachelor's in Engineering and MBA in MIS.

Cameron B. Art

Managing Partner Next Gen Enterprise Cloud Applications, IBM

Cameron is the Managing Partner of IBM's Enterprise Cloud Applications business. Working with best-of-breed partners: SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and Workday, his focus is on creating dynamic business platforms that deliver value, and developing thousands of brilliant IBMers to serve our clients.

8:30 - 9:10

Data as Hope: How DeliverFund Leverages Data and the Power of i2 to Fight Human Trafficking

Data as Hope: How DeliverFund Leverages Data and the Power of i2 to Fight Human Trafficking

Those fighting human trafficking often struggle to fully leverage the volume and velocity of data available, or lack the skills needed to help thwart his heinous crime. Join Nic McKinley, Founder and CEO of DeliverFund, to learn how analysts leverage the power of i2 along with human-led analysis methodologies to detect, disrupt and defeat human traffickers and trafficking networks with data.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Stop Threats and Respond Effectively
Venue:
Security & Resiliency Theater A
Time:
Thu (February 14), 8:30AM PT

Speakers

Nic McKinley

CEO, DeliverFund
   
9:00 AM
 
   

9:00 - 9:20

Veeam and IBM Cloud Deliver Hyper-Availability for Critical Workloads

Veeam and IBM Cloud Deliver Hyper-Availability for Critical Workloads

The hyper-growth and hyper-sprawl of data requires cloud strategies that simplify management and optimize protection of the data and applications that power business. See how Veeam with IBM Cloud simplifies data protection and disaster recovery across the datacenter and the cloud. We’ll share how Veeam customers measure return on their investment and turn data protection into a strategic initiative that helps them transform their business and move to the IBM Cloud. If you are an IBM Cloud customer or partner, join us for an open discussion about Veeam Availability with IBM Cloud.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Cloud
Venue:
Business Partner Showcase Theater I
Time:
Thu (February 14), 9:00AM PT

Speakers

Sam Fischer

National Account Manager - Cloud, Veeam Software

Sam Fischer is a Sales Director for Veeam Software in the Cloud and Service Provider team. Sam leads the team responsible for managing Veeam's largest Cloud and Service Providers in the Americas, including IBM Cloud and Global Technology Services.

 
9:30 AM

9:30 - 10:10

From Idea to MVP: Cloud Garage Live

Must watch

From Idea to MVP: Cloud Garage Live

The IBM Cloud Garage is where you can experiment with big ideas and emerging cloud technologies. We’ve helped hundreds of companies think through how to transform that great idea into a great solution and to undergo the cultural transformation needed to make that happen. In this session, we’ll take you through the Garage methodology and more - live. We’ll show how you can quickly and efficiently move from concept to a live product, how to transform your development culture and the core cloud native technologies you need to build applications that matter, faster and more successfully than ever before.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Cloud
Venue:
Theater Room
Time:
Thu (February 14), 9:30AM PT

Speakers

Mark Lack

Strategy Analytics & Business Intelligence Manager, Mueller Inc

Mark Lack works as a digital strategist and data scientist for Mueller, Inc. Recognized as a thought leader in the functions of analytics and data management, Mark spends his time analyzing future trends to be ready for the next big disruption. In addition, he serves as an advisor to IBM for its Analytics products.

Jason McGee

IBM Fellow, VP and CTO, Cloud Platform, Foundation Services Tribe Leader, IBM

Jason McGee, IBM Fellow, is VP and CTO, IBM Cloud Platform. Jason is currently responsible for the IBM Cloud's foundation  services, including Kubernetes Containers, Functions, MessageHub, Logging, Monitoring, Container Registry, Terraform and Activity Tracker. Jason is also responsible for the technical strategy and architecture for all of IBM's Cloud Developer Platform (PaaS). Previously Jason has served as CTO of Cloud Foundation Services, Chief Architect of PureApplication System, WebSphere Extended Deployment, WebSphere sMash, and WebSphere Application Server on distributed platforms.

Stephanie L. Trunzo

VP, WW Cloud Garage, IBM

Stephanie Trunzo is the Global Head of IBM Cloud Garage, a collaborative environment with diverse experts working with clients to meld industry practices, startup culture, and IBM's expertise to drive meaningful business outcomes. Stephanie has more than 20 years experience in the IT industry, Most recently Stephanie was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Digital Officer for PointSource, a company she was instrumental in building from a mobile-focused boutique into a digital transformation powerhouse, and then leading through an acquisition to a public company. Stephanie has also held various executive roles in the former IBM Rational group running the Jazz platform and open standards. Stephanie is an accomplished speaker and author, and has been recognized for her leadership by The Cube, Princeton Review, and Best in Biz. She also sits on the TechGirlz Advisory Board and was on the IBM Global Business Partner Council.

Barry Pellas

Chief Technology Officer & EVP, Application Development & Delivery, Primerica

Yousif Yousif

Head of Digital Development and Commercial, Etihad

Briana Frank

Program Director of Offering Management in IBM Cloud, IBM

Briana directs Offering Management & Design within IBM Cloud. Together these teams create experiences that allow users to accelerate their innovation via development on IBM Cloud. Briana owns services which include the IBM Cloud Kubernetes service, registry, Istio, monitoring, logging, activity tracker, event streams and IBM Cloud Functions. Briana has run incubation teams within IBM Cloud and run Marketing and Design for a startup which achieved double digital annual growth.

9:30 - 10:10

A Practical Guide for the Use of AI in Human Rights Due Diligence

A Practical Guide for the Use of AI in Human Rights Due Diligence

Nearly 10,000 companies have participated in the United Nations Global Compact and 4,000 have committed to achieving the global development goals of human rights and sustainability by 2030. This session shares how businesses manage human rights due diligence internally and across their supply bases. It also explores how AI, cognitive computing and machine learning can augment outcomes. It reviews best practices to assess actual and potential impacts of business activities, act on assessments, track the effectiveness of measures, and transparently communicate with stakeholders. Learn how AI can augment due diligence and create new opportunities for respecting the rights of all people during times of natural disasters and unplanned events.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Services
Venue:
Park Theater
Time:
Thu (February 14), 9:30AM PT

Speakers

David Herman

Vice President - Chief Data Scientist, SAP Ariba

Tom Cassell

Partner, Next Gen Supply Chain Leader, IBM

Tom Cassell leads IBM's Next Gen Supply Chain Practice. He has over 20 years of experience in supply chain management, with an emphasis on planning, procurement, strategy, analytics and digital transformations. Tom serves as the global SAP Ariba lead for IBM GBS as well as lead for IBM's Cognitive Procurement offering, an initiative to embed IBM Watson into SAP Ariba solutions.

9:30 - 10:10

Igniting the Next Generation of Innovation to Change the World

Igniting the Next Generation of Innovation to Change the World

As vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, Chelsea Clinton is a tireless advocate for expanding access to early childhood education, improving the health and well-being of Americans across the country and providing the next generation of young leaders with the resources they need to turn their ideas into action. The Clinton Global Initiative University convenes students with experts to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. Chelsea is joined by IBM’s SVP of Cognitive Applications Bob Lord, Call for Code 2018 Winner and CEO of Project Owl, Bryan Knouse, and Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Partners, Ira Ehrenpreis, to discuss how public and private sectors can inspire and support innovation for social good.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Code
Venue:
Think Theater
Time:
Thu (February 14), 9:30AM PT

Speakers

Bob Lord

Senior Vice President, Cognitive Applications, IBM

Bob Lord is IBM's first Chief Digital Officer. His mission is to unleash IBM to empower the world - giving business leaders, developers, startups, and business partners an unparalleled experience with IBM's products and services. Bob leads the company's Digital Strategy & Platforms; Digital Sales & Routes to Market; Developer Advocacy and Venture Groups; Client Experience; and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) & Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) solutions. He has a wealth of experience in leading businesses through transformation. Before joining IBM, Bob was President of AOL, where he oversaw the company's unified global advertising operations and previously served as CEO of AOL's flagship technology group, AOL Platforms. Prior to AOL, Bob was Global CEO of Razorfish, one of the early web design and digital agencies. Bob holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in engineering from Syracuse University. He serves on the Boards of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. and Screenvision Media.

Chelsea Clinton

Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation

Chelsea Clinton is vice chair of the Clinton Foundation which works to improve lives across the United States and around the world by creating economic opportunity, improving public health, and inspiring civic engagement and service. She is also a bestselling author of She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World, She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Made History, It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!, Start Now! You Can Make a Difference, and, with Devi Sridhar, Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why? She lives in New York City with her husband, Marc, their daughter, Charlotte, and their son, Aidan. You can follow her on Twitter at @ChelseaClinton or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/chelseaclinton.

Bryan Knouse

Co-Founder, Project Owl

Bryan Knouse is a software developer based out of New York City and Co-Founder of Project Owl. Over the last decade, he has built a variety of cloud software tools for marketing agencies and enterprise companies in need of web development and data analytics. He has competed in and won numerous software competitions viewing them as an outlet to quickly ideate, design, and prototype software solutions for a wide array of customers.

Recently, Bryan has focused his efforts on AI technologies and how they are going to evolve much of the technology we use in everyday life. In particular, he is focused on natural language technology and its developing ability to improve the speed and simplicity of traditional enterprise processes such as accumulating, cleansing and analyzing data.

Ira Ehrenpreis

Managing Partner, DBL Partners

Ira Ehrenpreis is Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Partners, a leading impact investing venture capital firm, currently investing out of a $400M fund.

Ira is a recognized leader in the venture capital industry, having served on the Board, Executive Committee, and as Annual Meeting Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). Ira currently serves as the President of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists (WAVC) and as the Chairman of the VCNetwork, the largest and most active California venture capital organization.

Ira has served as the Chairman of the Silicon Valley Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF) from 2014 through 2017. He is the Founder and Chairman of the World Energy Innovation Forum (WEIF), which convenes the who's-who in the industry to discuss the important energy issues and opportunities of our time. Ira also served for many years on the Advisory Board of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE).

9:30 - 10:10

Put Open Source to Work for Data and AI

Put Open Source to Work for Data and AI

Open source is no longer the future—it is how corporations and individuals interact now, to share and test software, interact with content, and engage with a community. IBM has demonstrated a sustained commitment to driving innovation in open source, including in our Data and AI portfolio. Our information architecture supports open data and AI to allow our clients to benefit from and participate in open enterprise. Attend this session to hear from senior executives about the open source journey so far, and what the future holds.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Data and Analytics Cross-analytics Solutions
Venue:
Data & AI Theater C
Time:
Thu (February 14), 9:30AM PT

Speakers

Daniel G. Hernandez

Vice President, IBM Analytics, IBM

As Vice President of IBM Analytics, Daniel G. Hernandez defines the direction and strategy for the IBM Analytics' three core businesses: Hybrid Data Management, Unified Governance, and Data Science & Machine Learning businesses.  Daniel’s team is responsible for the strategy, roadmap, and overall performance for IBM Cloud Private for Data, Watson Studio, Watson Machine Learning, Db2, Integrated Analytics System, Informix, Information Server, Data Replication, MDM, Optim, StoredIQ, SPSS, Decision Optimization offerings, and more. Major releases and partnerships during his tenure include IBM Cloud Private for Data, the Hortonworks IBM partnership, and several offerings that have won Red Dot Awards for Design.

Jamie Engesser

SVP, Product Management, Cloudera
9:30 AM

9:30 - 10:10

How Industrial Companies are Digitally Reinventing Their Businesses

How Industrial Companies are Digitally Reinventing Their Businesses

What does digital reinvention mean for your business? In this session, industrial clients will discuss their experiences deploying three modes of digital reinvention: 1) How using digital platforms to automate existing processes enables companies to “do things better"; 2) How rethinking business models to transform customer experiences enables companies to “do better things"; and 3) How confronting disruption by leveraging core expertise and data enables companies to “do new things”. Listen to these forward thinkers to determine which approach is best for your business.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Services
Venue:
Smarter Business Showcase Theater B
Time:
Thu (February 14), 9:30AM PT

Speakers

Patrick Murphy

President, Rock Drills & Technologies, Sandvik

Stephane Lannuzel

Operations Chief Digital Officer at L'Oreal, L'Oreal

Imperial College (UK) and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees (FR) graduate, Stephane started his career in project finance for large-scale infrastructure projects in Asia-Pacific for a French bank, Caisse des Depots et Consignations. Stephane then moved to strategy consulting and spent 7 years with A.T. Kearney focusing on the luxury and FMCG industries on strategic planning and operations topics.

For the past 12 years, Stephane has worked in the cosmetics industry for Shiseido and L'Oreal as Operations Director. During the last 2 years, Stephane has been managing the digital transformation of L'Oreal operations on a world-wide basis, combining new technologies to develop new business models and to meet more and more demanding customers requests. Stephane's passion is to lead large-scale complex transformation projects involving strategic planning, technologies and change management.

Beyond his responsibility at L'Oreal, Stephane is also Board Member of Hub IA France.

Manish Chawla

General Manager, Global Industrial Products Industry, IBM

Manish Chawla is the Global Industry GM for Industrial Products (Manufacturing, Resources & Construction). He leads strategic clients and the IBM strategy, solutions & partnerships for these segments. Manish is helping clients leverage exponential technologies to fundamentally re-imagine their enterprises in the platform economy as they transform their operations, customer experience and products.

Fabio Sorgesa

Head of Corporate Partnerships and ABB Formula E Project Lead, ABB

Fabio Sorgesa, Head of Corporate Partnerships and ABB Formula E Project Lead, ABB

Darren Kwok

Group Manager- Innovation and Technology, Barminco

9:30 - 10:10

Cloud Security State of the Union

Cloud Security State of the Union

Security is a key concern when adopting the cloud. IBM Cloud’s unique security capabilities help enterprises adopt cloud with confidence. Clients can achieve continuous security for their cloud applications while protecting their data in every form—at rest, in transit and in use. During the session IBM customer KONE will highlight how they utilized IBM technologies to build authentication and authorization into their applications. Shuttle Fund will discuss how they built a hybrid cloud-native application to secure digital assets utilizing IBM Hyper Protect Services. The session will also include a demo and highlight the comprehensive IBM Cloud security portfolio to help enterprises adopt cloud with confidence.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Cloud Cloud Security
Venue:
Cloud & Infrastructure Theater F
Time:
Thu (February 14), 9:30AM PT

Speakers

Nataraj Nagaratnam

Distinguished Engineer, CTO & Director, Cloud Security, IBM

Dr. Nataraj (Raj) Nagaratnam is CTO for IBM Cloud Security. As Distinguished Engineer, he drives technical strategy and architecture for cloud security solutions

Brad Chun

Chief Investment Officer, Shuttle Holdings

Brad is the Chairman and CIO of Shuttle Holdings, a specialist investment company that focuses on disruptive technologies in areas of trust, identity, finance, and governance. Brad is a polyglot developer, experienced banker, and visionary leader with a current passion for all things blockchain. His utopia is a global economy unencumbered by artificial friction in trade and powered by blockchains.

Kerwin Guevarra

Head of Services and Solutions R&D, KONE Americas, KONE

Kerwin leads the innovation and development of services and digital solutions across North America. He has helped lead the introduction of KONE 24/7 Connected Services and Advanced People Flow solutions. His various experience including multi-disciplinary engineering background and program management is instrumental in driving strategic innovative and industrialization of digital solutions.

9:30 - 10:10

Commerce Built on Trust: Using Digital Identity to Drive a Seamless Omni-channel Experience

Commerce Built on Trust: Using Digital Identity to Drive a Seamless Omni-channel Experience

Customer interactions seldom involve putting currency on a counter and walking out with a product anymore. At point of sale, online, or on the phone, almost every touch point includes a request for people to share personal information, making trust, customer experience, and brand value inseparable. With identity as the key that can make them work together, commerce organizations need to take a fresh look at the ways they define and use identity in their customer relationships. New tools make it possible to take a new approach—one that builds identity into the relationship and uses it not only to guard the gates, but also to drive new value. Hear how Deloitte is using IBM technology to help businesses know and protect their customers.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Govern Identities with Digital Trust
Venue:
Security & Resiliency Theater A
Time:
Thu (February 14), 9:30AM PT

Speakers

Nick Thompson

Senior Manager, Deloitte

Hands on management leader with a record of meeting / exceeding objectives in multiple business environments within Fortune 500, entrepreneurial firms, and non-profit organizations. Leverages strong functional and technical skills to design, develop, and deliver web transformations for enterprise level ecommerce and portal solutions.

Dan Poliquin

Principal, Deloitte

Daniel is currently an Advisory Principal in Deloitte’s Cyber Risk Services practice and the Identity Services Innovation Leader. He has over 23 years of consulting experience with the last 20 focused on Cyber Risk Services. Daniel advises Boards of Directors on Cyber Risk and has helped multiple clients establish or improve their security.

9:30 - 9:50

Open Unlocks Your Hybrid Infrastructure Potential

Open Unlocks Your Hybrid Infrastructure Potential

Red Hat and IBM have been collaborative partners for the past 20+ years. This talk will focus on what Red Hat and IBM currently doing together, what our partnership has achieved thus far, and what's the future of open for a hybrid cloud infrastructure built for flexibility, agility and security. Come learn the benefits of a hybrid infrastructure for your business.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Infrastructure
Venue:
Business Partner Showcase Theater I
Time:
Thu (February 14), 9:30AM PT

Speakers

Tim Burke

VP, Engineering, Red Hat
 

10:00 - 10:20

Digital Transformation Begins with a Solid Shared Foundation for Development, QA, Ops and Security

Digital Transformation Begins with a Solid Shared Foundation for Development, QA, Ops and Security

Velocity and speed of execution determine the winners. The faster your software teams can deliver, the bigger your advantage. Yet traditional software development has multiple layers of friction, checkpoints and bottlenecks, often making simple projects complex, expensive and lengthy. Teams waste time waiting for inputs, fixing mistakes, shifting from one tool to another, waiting for infrastructure and maintaining complexly integrated toolchains, all of which slows innovation. Learn how to streamline your DevOps toolchain, reduce cycle times and increase the speed at which you do business.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Collaboration Solutions
Venue:
Business Partner Showcase Theater I
Time:
Thu (February 14), 10:00AM PT

Speakers

Brandon Jung

VP of Alliances, GitLab

Brandon serves as VP for Alliances at GitLab where he is responsible for partnerships, acquisitions, and industry groups. Before GitLab Brandon founded and built Google’s Cloud ecosystem with companies like Red Hat, Docker, IBM, CTP and Accenture. His career began at IBM where he built expertise in engineering, sales, marketing, corp strategy, and finally as a principal for cloud.

 
10:30 AM

10:30 - 11:10

Beyond Esthetics, When Design Means Business

Beyond Esthetics, When Design Means Business

It starts with design.

Whether you are looking to redefine the fan experience or generate customer loyalty, or indeed to make your supply chain more efficient and agile, an outcome oriented and design centric approach is the key to success. In the process take waste out and generate savings that can be reinvested towards purposeful innovation.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Services
Venue:
Theater Room
Time:
Thu (February 14), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Debbie Vavangas

DS&iX Leader, UK & Ireland; London Studio Lead, IBM VP, IBM

Debbie is a VP at IBM where she leads the DS&iX organisation for UK and Ireland. The UK iX is home to over 500 designers, creatives, technical superstars and data whizz kids and together they work hand-in-glove with clients to create human-centred best-in-class experiences using digital technology to solve their clients biggest challenges, or make best of the opportunities that new markets offer.

Rachel Higham

Managing Director of IT, BT Plc

Claire Dickson

BP Downstream CIO, BP

Accountable for provision of IT to Downstream businesses in 70 countries including pipelines, 8 refineries, manufacturing & movement of products to customers & airports, the Castrol business & operations for 18000 retail sites. A transformational CIO preparing for a resilient future, accelerating digital to enable speed to market of customer offers & enabling intelligent operations in Refineries.

10:30 - 11:10

Intersectionality, Marketplace Strategy, and the Future of Inclusion

Intersectionality, Marketplace Strategy, and the Future of Inclusion

Join IBM’s Chief Diversity Officer, Tia Silas, and other business thought leaders for a provocative and forward looking discussion on the key influences that are disrupting traditional approaches to inclusion and inspiring forward leaning companies to take bold and innovative actions to create cultures of belonging. This future state takes a multidimensional view of inclusion that represents the richness of human experience, ensuring that all the dimensions of an individual’s identity are valued. Our panel of industry thought leaders will also explore the powerful link between workplace values, marketplace strategy, corporate advocacy & social impact.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Smarter Business
Venue:
Park Theater
Time:
Thu (February 14), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Tia Silas

Vice President, Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, IBM

Tia Silas is Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for IBM where she is responsible for driving the worldwide diversity and inclusion strategy. Prior to this role, Tia led Human Resources for the Watson Health division of the company supporting Watson’s mission to advance the quality of healthcare on a global scale, improve lives and enable hope through cutting edge technology.

Tia graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in industrial and labor relations and earned her MBA from New York University, Stern School of Business.

In addition to her professional and academic endeavors Tia has also worked to serve her community through board activities. Previously, she has served on the Connecticut Board of Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Mill River Collaborative Board, aimed at restoring green space for low income communities in Stamford and the Alumni Board of Miss Porter’s School focused on young women “shaping a changing world.”

David Galloreese

Chief HR Officer, Wells Fargo

David Galloreese is the Executive Vice President, Head of Human Resources for Wells Fargo. He is responsible for building and implementing the strategies, programs, and infrastructure to develop, engage, and retain the best talent for the company. His team of HR professionals delivers a range of services, including learning, talent planning, talent development, operations, team member care, benefits, payroll, systems, and strategic insights.

Galloreese is deeply committed to developing talent, passionate about leveraging data and technology to modernize operations, and dedicated to diversity and inclusion.

A strategic leader with broad experience in human resources and compliance, Galloreese has a proven track record of partnership, execution, and successfully leading teams through change.

Jennifer Brown

CEO, Jennifer Brown Consulting

JENNIFER BROWN is an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, diversity, equity & inclusion consultant, and author. She is the founder, president and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting (JBC), a certified woman- and LGBT-owned global diversity and inclusion consulting firm, and is well-known for her bestselling book, Inclusion. Her new book, How to Be an Inclusive Leader, will be released summer 2019.

10:30 - 11:10

Put AI to Work

Must watch

Put AI to Work

AI has fundamentally changed the way companies engage with their employees and customers, and operate their business. From increasing employee productivity and customer satisfaction to automating key business processes, many companies are seeing value from their AI deployments.

In this session, you’ll hear about specific outcomes - from improved NPS to millions of dollars in savings - from companies that have successfully implemented Watson and the tools, methods, and skills that helped them get there. We’ll also take a look at emerging use cases where Watson is being put to work and new technologies to help clients accelerate the value they get from their AI projects.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Watson
Venue:
Think Theater
Time:
Thu (February 14), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Jamie Gutfreund

Global Chief Marketing Officer, Wunderman

Beth Smith

GM, IBM Watson AI, IBM

As the GM of Watson, Beth Smith 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. Fueled by scientific innovations born out of IBM's research and engineering teams, Watson is IBM's flagship AI system.

James M. Lee

CEO, LegalMation

James M. Lee is co-founder and CEO of LegalMation. As a former experienced litigator, he has tried numerous cases in federal and state courts. He has been recognized as a top business litigator by various legal publications including the National Law Journal. He is a frequent and noted speaker and commentator in the field of AI and innovations in the field of law. He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School, and his B.S. from the University of Southern California. At LegalMation, James serves as the key driver of the Company's vision and strategy.

Naresh Vyas

Head of Solutions Delivery, Royal Bank of Scotland

Judd Smith

Director AI Strategy, Sprint

As Director of AI Strategy at Sprint, Judd is responsible for strategy and execution of artificial intelligence technologies powering intelligent and engaging customer experiences across OMNI channels. Focus includes digital transformation, conversational commerce, and agent assist for sales and customer service lifecycle management.

10:30 - 11:10

Advancing, Scaling and Trusting AI: An IBM Research View

Advancing, Scaling and Trusting AI: An IBM Research View

2018 has been a significant year for the evolution and adoption of artificial intelligence. We've seen a technology that was once primarily a topic of academic discussions gain widespread business traction and dominate consumer conversation. There have been significant advances in terms of how we build and deploy AI systems, and crucial discussions about the implications of AI in our daily lives. Inspired by IBM Research's top papers of 2018, Dario Gil, Director, IBM Research, and three of his leaders will identify a number of significant achievements and discuss what's to come in the year ahead in advancing, scaling and trusting AI.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Watson Future of AI
Venue:
Data & AI Theater C
Time:
Thu (February 14), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Dr. Dario Gil

Director of IBM Research, IBM

Dr. Dario Gil is the Chief Operating Officer of IBM Research, a global organization with over 3,000 researchers across 13 laboratories and 21 locations devoted to advancing the frontiers of information technology. As COO, Dr. Gil is responsible for guiding the strategic agenda of IBM Research, defining IBM's annual Global Technology Outlook, driving operations and financial plan execution, and establishing partnerships with companies and universities worldwide. As the Vice President of AI and Quantum Computing, Dr. Gil is also responsible for IBM's global research efforts in artificial intelligence and for IBM's quantum computing program. He co-chairs the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab along with Professor Anantha Chandrakasan, Dean of the MIT School of Engineering. Dr. Gil's research results have appeared in over 20 international journals and conferences and he is the author of numerous patents. Dr. Gil is an elected member of the IBM Academy of Technology.

Rania Khalaf

Director, AI Engineering, IBM Research AI, IBM

Dr. Rania Khalaf is Director of Engineering, IBM Research AI leading teams innovating on AI platforms such as deep learning in IBM Watson and OpenScale. Prior, she was Director of Cloud Platforms, architect in IBM GTS, chief of staff to GM/CTO of IBM Cloud, and made seminal contributions in Service Oriented Computing. She serves on the board of Boston University's Hariri Institute for Computing.

Aleksandra Mojsilovic

IBM Fellow, AI Science, IBM

Aleksandra (Saska) Mojsilovic is a scientist, Head of AI Foundations at IBM Research, Co-Director of IBM Science for Social Good, and IBM Fellow. She is a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the IBM Academy of Technology.

10:30 AM

10:30 - 11:10

Creating a “Memory” of Each Transaction: Lenovo and IBM Partner to Bring Transparency to Electronics

Creating a “Memory” of Each Transaction: Lenovo and IBM Partner to Bring Transparency to Electronics

The electronics industry is becoming much more transactional in nature. The days of fixed-price, annuity-based contracts are being replaced with explosive “as a Service” growth. IBM Technology Support Services manages over 6 million services transactions per year across over 20 countries, and processes over 10 million shipments. This requires “proof of service” to be directly linked to operational data in a trusted way. A “memory” of events, timestamps and activities must be openly and transparently linked to every single billing detail. In this session, IBM Services and Lenovo’s VP & GM Services, Laura Laltrello, will discuss a way to rapidly onboard and expand products and capabilities in a trusted manner. Blockchain is the answer.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Blockchain
Venue:
Smarter Business Showcase Theater B
Time:
Thu (February 14), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Juli Trexler

Global Executive and Director, IBM Support as a Service Business Line, IBM

Juli Trexler is the Global Executive for IBM's Support as a Service Business Line. In this role, she leads the go-to-market strategy, offering portfolio and P&L, and manages some of the division's largest client accounts. Her experience spans many areas from Services Consulting, Business Transformation, and New Product Development to Global Supply Chain, Engineering, and Operations Management.

Laura Laltrello

GM of Data Center Global Services, Lenovo

Laura is GM of Data Center Global Services for Lenovo. She has 20 years in services, products, strategy, marketing and operations in Fortune 500 tech companies. Laura founded Lenovo's NAF internship program for high school students. She was recognized by Working Mother magazine as "Lenovo's 2017 Working Mother of the Year" for her efforts to mentor working mothers about growth and balance.

Robert Bernard

Executive Director, DCG Supply Chain Strategy, Lenovo

Bobby is Exec. Dir., Supply Chain Strategy and Strategic Partnerships for Lenovo Data Center Group. He holds a B.S. dual degree in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. Bobby enjoys volunteering in youth sports and participating in Sitting Volleyball for disabled veterans.

10:30 - 11:10

How Big Data Is Changing the Way We Work, Live and Dream

How Big Data Is Changing the Way We Work, Live and Dream

More and more data is being generated by people engaging in everyday activities. The resulting data exhaust is an amazing source of insights about human behavior—insights based on actual behaviors, not samples. This talk will review the evolution of big data technologies, explore why this shift is happening now, and discuss changes that are likely to occur in the near future. It will share stories of big data and analytics done well by different types of organizations. It will also explain practical tools and techniques attendees can consider when thinking about how to use their own data—as well as how to best use their company's data.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Infrastructure
Venue:
Cloud & Infrastructure Theater F
Time:
Thu (February 14), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Hilary Mason

General Manager of Machine Learning, Cloudera

Our speaker, Hilary Mason, is General Manager of machine learning at Cloudera, Inc. She was CEO and Founder of Fast Forward Labs, an independent data technology research lab that was acquired by Cloudera, Inc. in 2017. She is also Data Scientist in Residence at Accel Partners, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm. She was Chief Scientist at bitly from 2009-2013, the link-shortening service that facilitates sharing across many social media platforms. While at bitly, Hilary sifted through the records of the hundreds of millions of clicks to find patterns. That's a lot of data. She can tell you, if people visit your website, what other pages they're probably looking at. Hilary is also a member of NYCResistor and Mayor Bloomberg's Technology and Innovation Advisory Council. She is on Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business 2013.

10:30 - 11:10

HDFC Bank: Digital Transformation and Innovation with IBM for Disaster Recovery and Orchestration

HDFC Bank: Digital Transformation and Innovation with IBM for Disaster Recovery and Orchestration

HDFC Bank is the largest private bank in India. Learn about its deployment of industry best-practice disaster recovery solutions for mission-critical and essential applications using IBM Resiliency Orchestration with a workflow library for switch-over and switch-back. Benefits include an 85% reduction in application failover time, a 75% reduction in the time required for DR drill preparation/validation, real-time alerts on RTO/RPO deviations for critical applications, and improved reporting to help meet audit requirements.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Strategies for Business and IT Resilience
Venue:
Security & Resiliency Theater A
Time:
Thu (February 14), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Arokiaraj Ignatius

Vice President, HDFC Bank

Arokia Raj Ignatius is an ITIL, PMP, ISO 22301 Lead Auditor (BCMS). With over 28 yrs of experience in IT, mainly in BFSI segment. He started his career in India, working with large Private sector bank and then moved to USA and spent 12 years working in DR/BCP. In 2010, he joined HDFC Bank, India and is currently the VP & Head DR CoE & Delivery, as part of the DR & Availability Management practice.

Amarjeet S. Gill

Director Resiliency Orchestration - Europe/AP/JP/GCG, IBM Resiliency Services GTS, IBM

Amarjeet Gill, Director Resiliency Orchestration has 24 years of global market exposure in managing strategic Sales/Presales and Delivery for storage, HA, Backup and DR. His leadership and innovation has driven business results successfully to implement effective sales models. He transitioned and transformed multiple projects, acquisitions, processes enhancement and enabling change management.

10:30 - 10:50

FARM: Supporting 500 Million Small-Scale Farmers to Tackle the Global Food Challenge Using AI and ML

FARM: Supporting 500 Million Small-Scale Farmers to Tackle the Global Food Challenge Using AI and ML

The global population is growing, especially in Africa, and more food needs to be sustainably produced to feed everyone. Whilse 80% of the world’s food is produced by small-scale farmers, these crucial actors fail to produce food efficiently. By combining different data sources—ranging from social-economic data to weather and satellite data—FARM learns and adapts to eliminate inefficiencies in the agricultural value chain. With the ultimate goal to feed the world in 2050, FARM promises to deliver the next big thing in agriculture. Our platform helps the poorest, but is designed to impact many more.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Watson Weather
Venue:
Business Partner Showcase Theater I
Time:
Thu (February 14), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Julian van Velzen

Data Scientist, Capgemini

10:30 - 11:00

Interview with Eric Herzog

Interview with Eric Herzog

Join us as theCUBE interviews Eric Herzog, Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President, Worldwide Storage Channels, IBM Storage Systems and Software Defined Infrastructure, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Thu (February 14), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Eric Herzog

CMO and Vice President Global Channel Sales - IBM Storage Systems, IBM

Eric's responsibilities include worldwide product marketing and management for IBM's award-winning storage solutions and software defined storage, and responsibility for global storage channels. He has >32 yrs of product management, marketing, business development, sales, and channels experience in the storage market, managing all aspects of marketing, product management, sales, channels, and BD

11:00 - 11:20

Cognizant One Order Management: A Lean, Mean Order Orchestration Machine for Digital Transformation

Cognizant One Order Management: A Lean, Mean Order Orchestration Machine for Digital Transformation

Cognizant One Order Management is a comprehensive, cloud-based order management solution combining industry-leading IBM Order Management with Cognizant’s best-in-class tools, accelerators and services. Cognizant One Order Management comes complete out-of-the box with fully enabled fulfillment options and pre-built integrations to popular warehouse management and digital commerce platforms, and leverages Cognizant’s deep expertise and proven methodology for rapid, cost-effective deployment.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Commerce
Venue:
Business Partner Showcase Theater I
Time:
Thu (February 14), 11:00AM PT

Speakers

Sandeep Chaudhary

Director - OMS Practice Lead NA, CTS

11:00 - 11:30

CANCELED - Interview with John Wheeler

CANCELED - Interview with John Wheeler

Join us as theCUBE interviews John Wheeler, Vice President, Global Security Services, IBM Security, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Thu (February 14), 11:00AM PT

Speakers

John Wheeler

Vice President - Services Strategy, Offerings, Engineering and Business Operations, IBM
11:30 AM

11:30 - 12:10

Open Source: The Cornerstone to Innovation and Future for the Enterprise

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Open Source: The Cornerstone to Innovation and Future for the Enterprise

Open source is an accelerant for innovation. Its open exchange of ideas and technology has been central to advances as far-reaching as the space program to crypto currency to gaming as developers build on each other's ideas. It is the ultimate democratization of technology. Yet how do the principles of open source such as transparency, participation, and collaboration enable an enterprise to gain competitive advantage?Don't miss IBM CEO Ginni Rometty who will lead a panel of experts in a discussion on the future of open source, its impact on innovation in the enterprise, and the obligations enterprises have to the community.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Code
Venue:
Theater Room
Time:
Thu (February 14), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Ginni Rometty

Chairman, President, and CEO, IBM

Ginni Rometty began her career with IBM in 1981 in Detroit. Since then she has held a series of leadership positions, most recently as senior vice president and group executive, IBM sales, marketing, and strategy.
Earlier she served as senior vice president, IBM Global Business Services, where she led the successful integration of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting. This acquisition was the largest in professional services history, creating a global team of more than 100,000 business consultants and services experts.
Mrs. Rometty serves on the Council on Foreign Relations, the board of trustees of Northwestern University, and the board of overseers and board of managers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree, with high honors, in computer science and electrical engineering from Northwestern University.

Bob Lord

Senior Vice President, Cognitive Applications, IBM

Bob Lord is IBM's first Chief Digital Officer. His mission is to unleash IBM to empower the world - giving business leaders, developers, startups, and business partners an unparalleled experience with IBM's products and services. Bob leads the company's Digital Strategy & Platforms; Digital Sales & Routes to Market; Developer Advocacy and Venture Groups; Client Experience; and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) & Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) solutions. He has a wealth of experience in leading businesses through transformation. Before joining IBM, Bob was President of AOL, where he oversaw the company's unified global advertising operations and previously served as CEO of AOL's flagship technology group, AOL Platforms. Prior to AOL, Bob was Global CEO of Razorfish, one of the early web design and digital agencies. Bob holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in engineering from Syracuse University. He serves on the Boards of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. and Screenvision Media.

Abby Kearns

Executive Director, Cloud Foundry

With nearly twenty years in the tech world, Abby Kearns is a true veteran of the industry. As Executive Director of Cloud Foundry Foundation, Abby helms the ecosystem of developers, users and applications running on Cloud Foundry, and works closely with the Board to drive the Foundation'€™s vision and grow the open source project.

Jim Zemlin

Executive Director, The Linux Foundation

Jim Zemlin's career spans some of the largest technology trends of the last decade: mobile computing, cloud computing, and open source software. As executive director of The Linux Foundation, he uses this experience to accelerate innovation through the use of open source and Linux, and works with companies to help define the future of computing on the server, in the cloud, and on mobile devices.

Steve O'Grady

Principal Analyst & Co-founder, Redmonk

Dr. Marcelo Labre

Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

Marcelo Labre is Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, working on model risk management. Prior to that he was Head of Model Risk at OnDeck Capital, and Head of Quant Analytics and Market Data for OCBC Bank prior to that, while also serving as Adjunct Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore Business School.

Marcelo held positions at Standard Bank as Managing Director and ING Bank as Director for a total of 9 years, both as Head of Quantitative Analytics based in London (United Kingdom) while also managing teams across three continents. While in the U.K., he was a member of the faculty at London Business School and earned a PhD in Mathematical Finance from Imperial College London and a Masters in Finance from London Business School.

Marcelo has extensive experience both as a practitioner and in academia in traditional quantitative finance as well as machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Andre Fuetsch

President - AT&T Labs and Chief Technology Officer, AT&T

Andre oversees the global technology direction for AT&T. This includes network planning, the company's innovation road map, AT&T Labs, AT&T Foundry, and the intellectual property organization. He is directing design of the company's 5G wireless infrastructure and software-defined networking (SDN) initiative, and leads AT&T's push into open source software, open standards, and developer engagement.

11:30 - 12:10

Mycelia - Connecting the Dots for Music Makers

Mycelia - Connecting the Dots for Music Makers

Imogen Heap is a multi-award winning recording artist -recently recognized for the score of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play- with an insatiable appetite and energy to create, collaborate, connect and share ideas in and around music tech. As the founder of Mycelia, a music maker's research and development hub using blockchain-based technology, Heap created The Creative Passport, a digital container to hold verified profile data to help get music makers - and their works - linked and open (data) for business. She'll share her passion to achieve a sustainable and vibrant music industry ecosystem, and her positive outlook for the future of music makers, who are the connective tissue for the music industry.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Blockchain
Venue:
Park Theater
Time:
Thu (February 14), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Imogen Heap

Musician, Producer, Composer, Musician, Producer, Composer

London based recording artist Imogen Heap blurs boundaries between pure art form and creative entrepreneurship. Writing and producing 4 solo albums and collaborating with music greats Jeff Beck, Mika and Josh Groban, amongst others, Heap has penned tracks for movies, TV shows and produced the score for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, winning the 'Outstanding Music in a Play' Drama Desk Award.

 

11:30 - 12:10

How Do 51 Quintillion Cells Factor into Ancestry's FP&A Process and Subscription Revenue Model?

How Do 51 Quintillion Cells Factor into Ancestry's FP&A Process and Subscription Revenue Model?

How do 51 quintillion cells factor into Ancestry's FP&A process to support a dynamic and growing subscription revenue model? Bringing together science and self-discovery, Ancestry helps everyone, everywhere discover the story of what led to them. Sophisticated engineering and technology harnesses family history and consumer genetics, combining billions of historical records, millions of family trees, and more than four million people in the AncestryDNA network. Imagine the data problems associated with this business model! How do you keep subscribers engaged? How do you register new subscribers? How do you forecast revenue and manage costs based on these data points? On-premises? Hybrid? Cloud? Scalability? Join us to learn how it’s done.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Data and Analytics Business Analytics and Planning Analytics
Venue:
Data & AI Theater C
Time:
Thu (February 14), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Curtis Tripoli

Vice President of FP&A, Ancestry

Curtis Tripoli is the Vice-President of FP&A at Ancestry. He is a technology & analytics oriented senior finance leader. His focus on developing relationships within the organization as a trusted adviser and leveraging the best technology has fueled his success in FP&A leadership roles. Mr. Tripoli holds a BA in Business Economics from UCLA and an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business.

Hans Mize

President, Data41

Hans Mize has spent the majority of his career in client facing management roles delivering high-value solutions in Analytics, ERP, and Supply Chain Management. This body of experience was the catalyst for founding Data41 in 2006. Hans holds a Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems from the Price School of Business at the University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK).

11:30 AM

11:30 - 12:10

The Cognitive Enterprise: Re-Engineer Workflows for the Future

The Cognitive Enterprise: Re-Engineer Workflows for the Future

Creating a cognitive enterprise does not depend solely on adding new technology. Redefining how work gets down is a critical first step. Organizations engineered processes for efficiency and imposed them on workers; AI and exponential technologies are liberating organizations for far greater agility. This depends on redesigning processes as cross operations workflows, leveraging technology to improve experiences and drive operational situational awareness. Business process platforms orchestrate across those workflows—strategically infusing automation, AI and data to improve how work gets done. Successful, future-ready organizations will gain competitive advantage by using business process platforms to adapt to a shifting marketplace.

Topic:
Core Curriculum IBM Research
Venue:
Smarter Business Showcase Theater B
Time:
Thu (February 14), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Dominique Dubois

null, IBM

Dominique Dubois is the Strategy and Innovation Executive for IBM’s Cognitive Process Transformation unit. She has spent the last 20 years focused on innovative solutions in business process redesign. Most recently, Dominique has focused on her passion to help companies build agility into their operations through the targeted application of automation, data and AI applications.

Tashina Charagi

Vice President, Product Operations, ADP inc.

Mike Croucher

Head of Technical Strategy and Chief Architect, Travelport

Mike is Chief Architect and Head of Technical Strategy at Travelport, with 40 years experience implementing IT systems across large, global organisations and innovating IT and business change in the travel sector. Previous to Travelport Mike lead IT at British Airways (BA) for 15 years and spent his early career at Scandinavian Airlines in Copenhagen.

11:30 - 12:10

Migration Made Easy in the Hybrid Cloud with Westpac and Fujifilm

Migration Made Easy in the Hybrid Cloud with Westpac and Fujifilm

Cloud migration is seen as complex, but it doesn’t have to be. IBM Cloud has you covered no matter where you are on your cloud journey. In this session, Westpac, an Australian banking firm, and Fujifilm, a Japanese consumer and business products manufacturer, will share their cloud migration stories around moving their on-premises VMware workloads to the IBM Cloud without compromising security.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Cloud VMware Cloud Solutions
Venue:
Cloud & Infrastructure Theater F
Time:
Thu (February 14), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Jacqui Visch

Director Cloud Services - Infrastructure & Operations, Westpac Banking Corporation

Jacqui Visch
Director of Cloud Services
Group Technology, Westpac Banking Corporation
BIS, BBus (Marketing), Masters Business & Technology (MBT)
Jacqui is leading Westpac movement to Cloud Computing; enabling faster delivery, secure & reliable platforms & services. Key Achievements; Scaled Agile, Cloud, DevOps.

Hideki Shibata

Head of IT Department / General Manager, FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation

Don Boulia

GM Cloud Developer Services, IBM

11:30 - 12:10

The Uruguayan Cybersecurity National Ecosystem

The Uruguayan Cybersecurity National Ecosystem

After 10 years of operation, AGESIC - CERTuy created the infrastructure and the enabling regulatory framework necessary for citizens to have security and confidence in the use of ICT. Now CERTuy is taking a big step by enabling SOC capabilities at a government and national level to have broad visibility of what happens in the country in terms of cybersecurity. This SOC has IBM QRadar as the heart of its alerts. They will receive information from at least 30 government agencies and share it among public and private cybersecurity service providers. They expect to finalize the solution with the participation of the largest companies in the country.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Stop Threats and Respond Effectively
Venue:
Security & Resiliency Theater A
Time:
Thu (February 14), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Santiago Paz

Security Director, AGESIC

11:30 - 11:50

How VMware Global Support Services Builds Use-Cases with Watson to Transform the Support Experience

How VMware Global Support Services Builds Use-Cases with Watson to Transform the Support Experience

VMware’s challenge is to become the most proactive support organization in the world while delivering highly personalized interaction with our customers. This is a formidable challenge considering hundreds of thousands of customers; increasingly complex interactions between software products, networks, and clouds; and keeping an internal technical support organization that spans the globe engaged and informed for high-value problem solving interactions. This means enabling machine learning technologies across many different areas of the support services business. We’ll discuss how we’ve divided our AI/ML program into three major areas: the self-driving datacenter/proactive support; faster forensics; and personalization.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Cloud
Venue:
Business Partner Showcase Theater I
Time:
Thu (February 14), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Alex Bewley

Sr. Manager, Digital Platform Architecture, VMware

Alex is part of the VMware Global Services Digital Platform team which in one and a half years from concept to corporate strategic priority, launched a product called Skyline. Skyline radically transforms VMware's support organization from reactive to proactive by using machine learning techniques on real-time telemetry data from customer environments.

11:30 - 12:00

Interview with Ashutosh Muni and Gary Delooze

Interview with Ashutosh Muni and Gary Delooze

Join us as theCUBE interviews Ashutosh Muni, Vice President, Global ADMI (GTM & Offerings), Global Business Services, IBM, and Gary Delooze, Chief Technology Officer, Nationwide Building Society (UK), on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Thu (February 14), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Ashutosh Muni

Global GTM and Offerings Leader - ADM Innovation, IBM
12:30 PM
 
 

12:30 - 1:10

Live with NFL Legend Joe Montana

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Live with NFL Legend Joe Montana

Widely considered the best NFL quarterback of all time, Joe Montana personifies performance excellence and personal integrity both on and off the field. Yet the word most closely associated with him is not winner — it's leader. Montana now brings his lessons of preparation, teamwork and performance under pressure to the world of technology, venture capital and philanthropy.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Smarter Business
Venue:
Think Theater
Time:
Thu (February 14), 12:30PM PT

Speakers

Joe Montana

Legendary NFL Quarterback, Legendary NFL Quarterback

Widely considered the one of the best NFL quarterbacks of all time, Joe Montana personifies excellence and personal integrity both on and off the field. Yet the word most closely associated with him is not "winner"-it's "leader." Throughout his career, Joe Montana led the San Francisco 49ers to four Super Bowls Championships. Montana won more than 70% of the games he started during his 16-year career and he continues to be an all-time NFL Leader in quarterback ratings. From the lectern, Montana now brings lessons of preparation, teamwork and performance under pressure to business audiences as a popular motivational speaker. In September 2005, Montana released his second book, The Winning Spirit: 16 Timeless Principles That Drive Performance Excellence.

12:30 - 1:10

Automation in the Era of AI: Infusing Intelligence to Improve Business Operations

Automation in the Era of AI: Infusing Intelligence to Improve Business Operations

Intelligent automation is driving improvements in the way work gets done—from greater operating efficiencies to enhanced experiences. The advances in technology are enabling processes to run with greater efficiencies and fewer errors. These same technologies are providing personalized customer experiences and delivering greater value to employees so they more easily leverage their expertise. Join us for insights from the front lines of automation and hear how industry leaders are leveraging developments in automation and artificial intelligence to innovate their businesses.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Automation
Venue:
Data & AI Theater C
Time:
Thu (February 14), 12:30PM PT

Speakers

Mike Gilfix

VP, Digital Business Automation, IBM

Michael Gilfix is the Vice President of Digital Business Automation. In this role, he has global responsibility for offering management, engineering, and design for business process management, decision management, enterprise content management, and robotic process automation.

12:30 PM

12:30 - 1:10

Shipping in the Age of Blockchain: Streamlining Supply Chains End-to-End for You and Your Partners

Shipping in the Age of Blockchain: Streamlining Supply Chains End-to-End for You and Your Partners

Container logistics is the backbone of the world's largest supply chains. Failure to deliver a container and the documentation that supports its journey can be catastrophic—from critical stockouts that shut down a manufacturing plant to perished food items sitting in port without clearance. TradeLens is out to change the game by changing how information moves across the globe and among trade partners. If you are a supply chain leader, this is a session you can't afford to miss. Come learn more about TradeLens, one year after we announced its formation at Think 2018.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Blockchain
Venue:
Smarter Business Showcase Theater B
Time:
Thu (February 14), 12:30PM PT

Speakers

M. T. Erdly

Head of TradeLens, IBM Blockchain, IBM

Mike White

GTD, Maersk, President, GTD

Mike is currently the CEO of Maersk GTD and is the Maersk Head of TradeLens. For the past two decades Mike has held senior management roles Across Europe and North America, most recently as President of Maersk Line North America. Prior to this Mike was CEO for Maersk Line Central Europe, CEO of Maersk Logistics North America, and President & CEO of P&O Nedlloyd North America.

12:30 - 1:10

The Road Ahead: Technologies and Skills That Will Shape the Future

The Road Ahead: Technologies and Skills That Will Shape the Future

The rapid innovation we see today has improved and changed our lives dramatically—and we are just getting started. Come hear from experts pushing the boundaries of technology to solve the unsolvable, and prepare our society for the road ahead. Advances in AI and in computing models, along with rethinking the skills we need for the future, will help us address the challenges of today and unlock the opportunities of tomorrow.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Infrastructure
Venue:
Cloud & Infrastructure Theater F
Time:
Thu (February 14), 12:30PM PT

Speakers

Christopher M. Schnabel

IBM Q Offering Manager, IBM

As Director of IBM Q Offering Management Chris is responsible for ensuring that users and clients are able to extract value from quantum computing. He has extensive technical expertise, has led highly technical teams with complex stakeholder relationships and specializes in introduction of new technologies and executing transformational shifts.

Rania Khalaf

Director, AI Engineering, IBM Research AI, IBM

Dr. Rania Khalaf is Director of Engineering, IBM Research AI leading teams innovating on AI platforms such as deep learning in IBM Watson and OpenScale. Prior, she was Director of Cloud Platforms, architect in IBM GTS, chief of staff to GM/CTO of IBM Cloud, and made seminal contributions in Service Oriented Computing. She serves on the board of Boston University's Hariri Institute for Computing.

Jamie E. Lawrence

Corporate Citizenship, IBM

Jamie leads IBM's West Coast citizenship work, partnering with government, non-profits and the private sector to establish programs benefiting underserved communities. Prior to IBM, she worked at the White House, as advisor to Vice President Biden's Chief of Staff and then as Policy Director to Second Lady, Dr.Biden. Jamie earned degrees from Syracuse University and the London School of Economics.

Donna N. Dillenberger

IBM Fellow, Enterprise Solutions, IBM

Donna Dillenberger is an IBM Fellow. She has worked on analytic models for financial, insurance, retail, industries. She has designed new features for systems scalability and availability. She is a Master Inventor, an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, the CTO of IT Optimization and is currently working on artificial intelligence, counterfeits, blockchain and enterprise solutions.

12:30 - 1:10

Expose the Attacker: Learn Advanced Tactics, Techniques and Procedures and How to Detect Them 

Expose the Attacker: Learn Advanced Tactics, Techniques and Procedures and How to Detect Them 

Think you’re safe from attackers because you regularly patch systems and don’t allow users to have admin rights? Think again. Advanced attackers use a variety of tools and techniques to exploit endpoints with even the best security hygiene. Don’t let the attackers win. Gain early warning signs of advanced exploits so you can block the attack earlier in the attack cycle and ultimately keep your organization’s data and assets safe. In this session, you will learn about advanced attack techniques and how to expose even the stealthiest attack tactics.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Stop Threats and Respond Effectively
Venue:
Security & Resiliency Theater A
Time:
Thu (February 14), 12:30PM PT

Speakers

Jose Bravo

NA Security Architect, IBM

31 years at IBM. I also have posted more than more than five hundred short YouTube videos with around than 780K views more than 4.5K subscribers, on QRadar and other components of the IBM Security portfolio. I have eleven security patents granted. BS in Electronic Engineering from Simon Bolivar University, and have a Master of Science in Computer and Systems Engineering from RPI.

   
1:00 PM
 
 

1:00 - 1:20

Infrastructure Matters: Benefits of Moving to the IBM Cloud with VMWare, IBM and Intel

Infrastructure Matters: Benefits of Moving to the IBM Cloud with VMWare, IBM and Intel

Migrate to the cloud with confidence while maximizing your investment with workload placement on secure, high-performing and fine-tuned software and hardware from industry leaders—IBM, VMWare and Intel.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Cloud
Venue:
Business Partner Showcase Theater I
Time:
Thu (February 14), 1:00PM PT

Speakers

Dale Hoffman

Director Offering Management for VMWare solutions, IBM

Dale is the Director of VMware Offering Management Solutions for the IBM Cloud. He is responsible for growing VMware workload and providing the path for Application Modernization on the IBM Cloud with VMware integration with containers. He also manages the partnership relationships with key VMware partners. Previously, he was Pgm Director Biz Dev & Strategic Alliances Linux Ecosystem.

Gene Quaglia

Sales Development Manager, Intel Corporation

Gene brings together IBM & Intel executive, sales, technical, offering & delivery teams to bring value to customers thru differentiated IBM Cloud & Service offerings. Inc cloud, analytics, security, IoT & industry solutions. Gene has 35 years w/ Intel in management, strategy and sales roles. Gene led Intel US Financial & NY Districts & holds MBA & Bachelor of Engineering degrees.

1:00 - 1:30

Interview with Rohit Badlaney and Nataraj Nagaratnam

Interview with Rohit Badlaney and Nataraj Nagaratnam

Join us as theCUBE interviews Rohit Badlaney, Director, IBM Z As a Service, IBM Systems, and Nataraj Nagaratnam, Distinguished Engineer, CTO & Director, Cloud Security, IBM Hybrid Cloud, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Thu (February 14), 1:00PM PT

Speakers

Nataraj Nagaratnam

Distinguished Engineer, CTO & Director, Cloud Security, IBM

Dr. Nataraj (Raj) Nagaratnam is CTO for IBM Cloud Security. As Distinguished Engineer, he drives technical strategy and architecture for cloud security solutions

Rohit Badlaney

Director - IBM Z As a Service, IBM
1:30 PM

1:30 - 2:10

Re-inventing the Approach to Talent in the Era of AI

Re-inventing the Approach to Talent in the Era of AI

Business is essentially about people—and today, talent is on top of every CEO's agenda. Yet organizations are struggling to meet talent demands in the midst of increased speed of business, rapid innovation, and adapting to new generations of talent. To deliver real, lasting business results, organizations must be skills-based, talent-centric, and AI-powered. In an era of exploding data and unprecedented technology, it is possible to rethink the way we identify candidates, keep people engaged, and empower employees. AI systems can become extensions of our knowledge. Hear from industry luminaries and IBM experts on how they have already started reinventing their approach to talent to drive real business value in their organizations.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Human Resources and Talent
Venue:
Theater Room
Time:
Thu (February 14), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Bob Schultz

General Manager, Watson Talent and Collaboration Solutions, IBM

Bob Schultz oversees IBM's talent and collaboration management solutions business, which help companies transform their business by providing a unique combination of software, analytics and behavioral science to help clients source, attract, recruit and hire the right people, design the workplace to ensure people feel valued and engaged, and develop strategies to help people reach their full potential and optimize the business. Schultz is also responsible for driving and innovating a multi-billion-dollar portfolio of Saas and premised-based email, social and communication software, infused with cognitive and analytics capabilities.

Diane Gherson

Chief Human Resources Officer, IBM

Diane Gherson is the CHRO of IBM, a global cloud, technology and services company spanning 170 countries with more than 360,000 employees worldwide. As a member of the top leadership team, she has worldwide responsibility for the company's people and culture including HR offerings, workforce skills, leadership, and employee experience.

Barbry McGann

SVP Product Management, Workday

Barbry McGann is senior vice president of products at Workday, where she leads product management for Workday's applications including Workday Financial Management, Workday HCM, and Workday Student.

Barbry joined Workday in 2015, bringing more than 20 years of experience in product management and strategy. Prior to Workday, Barbry held several key product strategy, product marketing, and executive positions in leading enterprise software companies and start-ups including PeopleSoft, Oracle, and C3. At Oracle, Barbry was group vice president of product management for the CRM Division, responsible for product strategy, product management, and operations totaling $1.2 billion. Most recently, Barbry was a product strategy and management consultant for Medidata, Verizon, and New Relic.

Barbry holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Amy Wright

Managing Partner, IBM Talent & Transformation, IBM

Pat Wadors

Chief Talent Officer, ServiceNow

Pat Wadors joined ServiceNow in September 2017 and serves as the Chief Talent Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer for ServiceNow. Prior to joining ServiceNow, Wadors was Senior Vice President Global Talent Organization at LinkedIn where her focus was on recruiting and developing top talent, driving organizational transformation, supporting a highly engaged workforce and growing LinkedIn’s global footprint. Additionally, Wadors held human resources leadership positions at Plantronics, Yahoo!, Align Technology and Applied Materials. Wadors earned her B.S. in business management with a concentration in human resources management and a minor in psychology from Ramapo College of New Jersey.

1:30 - 2:10

From Space to Earth... and Back Again

From Space to Earth... and Back Again

From landing a man on the moon to launching AI into space, over the past 50 years the speed of innovation has rivaled our own ability to imagine the future. Technology that once seemed far in the distant future is now our everyday reality, making all of our “moonshot”ambitions, opportunities and ideas just…real life. Yet, how does reaching for the stars impact our perception and the way we live on Earth? Join us to hear from those who were behind the success of Apollo 11, as well as new trailblazers and visionaries radically changing the world from space to Earth, and back again!

Topic:
Featured Sessions Smarter Business
Venue:
Park Theater
Time:
Thu (February 14), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Taylor Richardson

Astronaut StarBright, Astronaut StarBright

Taylor Richardson, also known as Astronaut StarBright, is an advocate, speaker, and philanthropist with aspirations of becoming an astronaut. After visiting numerous NASA Space Centers and participating in the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Space Camp she was inspired to get more girls interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).

This year a documentary on Taylor titled, "ASTRONAUT STARBRIGHT: The Story of a Young STEM Advocate" will be released on the film festival circuit, where it has already earned two awards.

Taylor has graced the covers of Women in Aviation and Scholastic Science World magazines, and her service and advocacy have earned her distinctions such as Teen Vogue 21 under 21 and Glamour's 17 Girls Who Really Changed the World.

Matthias Biniok

Lead Watson Architect DACH, IBM

Matthias Biniok studied computer science and IT management. He worked in several IBM departments before he started working as Cognitive Solution Architect at IBM Watson in Munich. Currently, Matthias is the Lead Watson Architect DACH. He is project lead and AI architect of Project CIMON (sending an autonomously free-flying robot with AI powered by IBM Watson to the international space station).

Steve Smith

Astronaut, Stanford MBA , and 12-year Diplomat, Astronaut, Stanford MBA , and 12-year Diplomat

Steve Smith is one of America's most experienced astronauts, a Stanford MBA, and 12-year Diplomat. He has an unrivaled mix of outer space experience, technology and manufacturing knowledge, and understanding of international business and diplomacy after 35 years at IBM and NASA. His abilities as a decision maker, strategic thinker, and international negotiator have enabled him to develop product and operations strategies which balanced financial, technical, and political realities.

Emily Calandrelli

Executive Producer and Emmy-nominated host of Fox's Exploration Outer Space, Executive Producer and Emmy-nominated host of Fox's Exploration Outer Space

Emily Calandrelli is an Executive Producer and an Emmy nominated host of FOX's Xploration Outer Space, a chief correspondent on Netflix's show, Bill Nye Saves The World, and writer and host of "Spotlight Space" a YouTube series from Lockheed Martin detailing their latest space projects in development.

Emily, who was named to Adweek's "11 Celebrities and Influencers Raising the Bar for Creativity in 2017", is an accomplished writer and speaker on the topics of space exploration, scientific literacy, and equality.

Emily has given talks about the importance of science literacy, the benefits of space exploration, and the challenges for women in STEM careers for clients as well as dozens of K-12 schools across the nation. Her first two TEDx talks have garnered over 800,000 views on YouTube.

Emily attended West Virginia University, where she received degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering, and MIT where she received two Masters of Science degrees.

Homer Ahr

Space Exploration Advocate, Space Exploration Advocate

Homer Ahr, a retired IBM Consulting IT Architect, is a self-taught computer programmer who graduated from St. Mary's after earning a degree in Mathematics and Physics in June, 1968. He immediately joined IBM and a year later was on the console in Mission Control for Apollo 11-the mission that landed the first man on the moon. The next year, he was a maneuver control operator in Mission Control for Apollo 13 and a part of the team that managed to safely bring the damaged craft back to Earth. The team earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award from President Richard Nixon for their efforts. After 17 years on the USA's space program, Homer worked at IBM's Austin Development lab for 10 years, and then became a Consulting Architect for IBM on Health and Human Services Systems. In 2011, Ahr was featured to represent the 4000 IBMers who worked on the Apollo Space Program in multiple events celebrating IBM's contributions to historic and technological achievements.

1:30 - 2:10

How Smarter Leadership Delivers Transformative Outcomes in the Age of Disruption

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How Smarter Leadership Delivers Transformative Outcomes in the Age of Disruption

Join this session, hosted by Charlene Li, Principal at Altimeter Group, to learn of the remarkable journeys of leadership and end-to-end digital transformation that two world-class enterprises embarked on to deliver long-term business outcomes. You’ll hear about the challenges, solutions, learnings and results at the center of these game-changing initiatives, all supported by the broad capabilities of IBM Services and grounded in a shared-commitment to three Smarter Leadership Principles: Co-Designed Vision, Outcomes-Obsessed Innovation and Enduring Execution. We’ll dispel myths, hear about practical applications of the Smarter Leadership ethos and even uncover unexpected conclusions among our esteemed slate of panelists.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Services
Venue:
Think Theater
Time:
Thu (February 14), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Gary Delooze

Chief Technology Officer, Nationwide Building Society

Chief Technology Officer since 2017, Gary has shaped & built the Nationwide’s Technology function and led the development of the Technology Strategy, resulting in $4 billion of investment over the next 5 years to exploit Cloud native architectures, Analytics and AI. He previously led IT Strategy and Architecture teams over for 20 years in Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group, PwC, EY and IBM

John Granger

General Manager - GBS Cloud Application Innovation, IBM

John Granger is the Global Leader for Cloud Application Innovation at IBM Global Business Services (GBS). In this role, John is responsible for helping clients€™ transform their business with technology at scale with quality, speed and consistency. His responsibilities cover Enterprise Applications (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and Workday). In addition, John is responsible for clients€™ Cloud Application Migration: the modernisation and migration of applications to the Cloud, as well as native Cloud development. He is also responsible for the Application Maintenance business (AMS). He is charged with building these services end-to-end across geographies, in addition to managing GBS network of global delivery centers.

Tim Skeen

CIO, Anthem

Tim Skeen, CIO for Anthem, Inc., thrives on disruption and transformation in the healthcare industry. His mission is to simplify healthcare by delivering seamless consumer and provider experiences through technology, working to transform Anthem's products to exceed consumer demands, optimize internal operations, and empower employees to bring innovation to work each day. Significant areas that Tim directs include the launch of IngenioRx Pharmacy Benefit Manager and Diversified Business Group, two of Anthem's top business priorities; securing Anthem's information assets; enhancing data and advanced analytic capabilities; and improving performance and organizational health.

Tim has been featured in CIO, Healthcare Informatics, Healthcare Analytics News and others. He earned his degree in electrical engineering and managerial studies from Rice University and he is a member of the board for Availity, LLC, a company that provides connectivity between healthcare payers and providers.

Philip Guido

General Manager - GTS Infrastructure Services, IBM

Phil Guido is a senior business executive with more than 25 years' experience leading large scale, transformation initiatives. He has exhibited a consistent, proven track record for helping Clients' realize enterprise value through the adoption of leading edge technologies, including Cloud, automation, analytics, and "as a a Service" business models.

Phil is the General Manager of IBM's Infrastructure Services business within Global Technology Services. Infrastructure Services is $23B in annual revenues with 95,000 employees worldwide. As General Manager, he is responsible for Worldwide Go-To-Market and Portfolio Strategy, Operational Execution, Business Performance (P&L) and Client Satisfaction. Under Phil's leadership, Infrastructure Services helps clients enable their core technology platforms to drive business outcomes through deep expertise and rich industry insight.

Phil graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Kappa Phi from Montclair State University with a degree in Economics.

Charlene Li

Author, Author

For the past two decades, Charlene Li has been helping people see the future. As one of the foremost experts on social media and technologies, Li's deep knowledge of leadership, strategy, interactive media, and marketing makes her an indispensable ally in today's rapidly evolving marketplace. She's the bestselling author of five books, including the New York Times bestseller "Open Leadership" and the co- author of the critically-acclaimed book "Groundswell". She is working on her next book, "The Disruptor's Agenda" scheduled to publish in March 2019.

She's also an entrepreneur who founded and ran Altimeter Group, a disruptive industry analyst firm that was acquired by Prophet in 2015. With over 20 years of experience in tech and business, she has been a respected advisor to Fortune 500 companies on digital transformation and leadership.

1:30 - 2:10

Vektis Delivers Smarter Healthcare Insights with Db2 Warehouse on the IBM Cloud

Vektis Delivers Smarter Healthcare Insights with Db2 Warehouse on the IBM Cloud

Vektis, a leading healthcare business intelligence and information provider in the Netherlands, provides clear healthcare insights to enable efficient decision-making and implementation. Vektis brings together data from disparate sources into a single data warehouse, giving clients and constituents a unified view of patient information and other healthcare data. Recently, Vektis modernized its entire data architecture to take advantage of cloud flexibility, scalability and durability by deploying Db2 Warehouse on Cloud, IBM’s enterprise cloud data warehouse. In this session, we’ll cover the Vektis use cases and hear directly from Vektis' CEO on how cloud has transformed their business to be more agile and responsive to clients’ needs.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Data and Analytics Hybrid Data Management
Venue:
Data & AI Theater C
Time:
Thu (February 14), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Miran Badzak

Senior Offering Manager, Db2 Warehouse on Cloud, Lift, IBM

Herman Bennema

CEO, Vektis

Herman Bennema is CEO of Vektis. Prior to Vektis Mr Bennema was boardmenber of Solera Netherlands. Herman started his career as a technical officer in the Royal Netherlands Airforce

1:30 PM

1:30 - 2:10

The Cognitive Enterprise: Fighting Back with People and Agile Practices to Create a Smarter Business

The Cognitive Enterprise: Fighting Back with People and Agile Practices to Create a Smarter Business

Driving business growth, competitive advantage and change requires enterprise agility. Over the past few decades, layers of leaders formed and removed decision-making from employees’ hands, creating silos between leadership, strategy development, creation and execution. Companies should try a “radical” approach and utilize an existing asset, their employees, rather than buying new tools. By applying Agile approaches, giving authority back to the employees and recombining both strategy and execution, companies can create a culture of trust, transparency and accountability that will help a company move with both speed and effectiveness to fend off current and future disruptors for years to come.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Industry Solutions
Venue:
Smarter Business Showcase Theater B
Time:
Thu (February 14), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Sean Reilley

Global VP and Partner, Tech and Data Strategy, IBM

Sean leads IBM Technology and Data Strategy consulting business. He brings his experience and the Agile transformation approach he has successfully created for IBM to our clients. Sean has an extensive background in both consulting and building start-ups with experience at Ernst & Young, Scient, Vonage and with IBM.

Lisa Stewart

Vice President - Life/Health & Investment Planning Services, State Farm

Lisa Stewart, CLU, CLF is Vice President of Life/Health and Investment Planning Services at State Farm®.
She joined State Farm in 1991 and has served in numerous roles and leadership positions, including claim representative, Georgia State Farm agent, and executive roles in Agency and Corporate before entering her current role in 2015.
She is a graduate of Georgia State University.

1:30 - 2:10

Journey to Multicloud: How IBM Multicloud Platform is Driving Client Transformation

Journey to Multicloud: How IBM Multicloud Platform is Driving Client Transformation

To be competitive and deliver maximum value to customers, you need to rapidly innovate in a secure yet open environment. Now is the time to join the hundreds of enterprise clients that have used IBM Multicloud Platform to accelerate digital transformation. With an industry-leading set of capabilities—including the world's first multicloud management technology—and an extensive content catalog featuring Watson and Blockchain, IBM Multicloud Platform provides the foundation needed to deliver the ground-breaking solutions your customers demand. Join IBM's Denis Kennelly and Robin Hernandez, as they talk with clients who are already leveraging IBM Multicloud Platform, and walk away with the confidence to begin your own cloud journey.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Cloud Private Cloud
Venue:
Cloud & Infrastructure Theater F
Time:
Thu (February 14), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Denis Kennelly

General Manager, IBM Hybrid Cloud Integration, IBM

In 2017 Denis Kennelly was appointed GM, IBM Hybrid Cloud Integration, where he is helping customers along the journey from the data center to hybrid-cloud and finally to the public cloud destination.
Denis joined IBM through the acquisition of Vallent Technologies in 2007, leading a number of product development teams in various executive roles. In 2012, Denis joined the new IBM Security unit to lead Product Development, where he drove a major transformation of the IBM Security product portfolio while also integrating a number of strategic acquisitions. Denis has witnessed many innovations and disruptions that have shaped industries and those experiences are core to his philosophy of constantly embracing change and driving innovation.

Robin Hernandez

Director, IBM Private Cloud Offering Management, IBM

Robin is the Executive Director of Multicloud offerings at IBM. She has 20 years of experience in the software industry, and has been working in the Cloud Computing space for ten of those years. Her experience spans development, technical sales, and product management roles. She enjoys creating new products, developing new markets, and successfully executing across multi-discipline teams.

1:30 - 2:10

Using IBM BigFix to Support Duke Energy's Agile Transformation Journey

Using IBM BigFix to Support Duke Energy's Agile Transformation Journey

Duke Energy is one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, providing electricity to 7.6 million retail customers in six states. We have approximately 49,500 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida, plus natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.6 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Duke Energy has embraced more agile work practices, including complete agile transformation within its IT organization. Our Agile team was looking to revolutionize the way patching is done enterprise-wide, and was able to achieve enhanced automation, reduced complexity and greater transparency using IBM BigFix.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Prove Compliance and Enforce Security Basics
Venue:
Security & Resiliency Theater A
Time:
Thu (February 14), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Baiba Grazdina

Product Owner, Duke Energy

Cyber security and IT operations leader with several years of experience leading teams in agile transformation and managing cyber security program change and implementation.
Experienced with various facets of cyber security, including but not limited to incident response, threat management, firewall management, operations security, DevSecOps and application security.

   

2:00 - 2:20

Cyber Threat Hunting: From Myth to Reality

Cyber Threat Hunting: From Myth to Reality

As cyber threat hunting has grown in recent years, there are still challenges in making it “real” for organizations. We’ll discuss how organizations can take a disciplined approach to proactive threat hunting, including an overview of some of the main hunting methodologies, their benefits and drawbacks, and steps organizations can take to make threat hunting a reality. We’ll also discuss some of the key areas and campaigns you can leverage to start effectively hunting inside your enterprise.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Stop Threats and Respond Effectively
Venue:
Business Partner Showcase Theater I
Time:
Thu (February 14), 2:00PM PT

Speakers

Jason Pfeiffer

VP, Product Management, ReliaQuest

Jason Pfeiffer, VP of Product Management for ReliaQuest, responsible for the development and execution of their go to market strategy. He has spent his career building and leading world-class cyber security programs for global businesses, including Lockheed Martin and PwC. In 2015 Pfeiffer was awarded the Senior Information Security Professional of the year by ISC2.

2:00 - 2:30

Interview with Jay Limburn and Julie Lockner

Interview with Jay Limburn and Julie Lockner

Join us as theCUBE interviews Jay Limburn, Director & Distinguished Engineer, Offering Management, IBM Analytics, IBM Hybrid Cloud , and Julie Lockner, Director Portfolio Optimization, Offering Management, IBM Hybrid Cloud, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Thu (February 14), 2:00PM PT

Speakers

Julie Lockner

Director Portfolio Optimization, Offering Management, IBM

Jay Limburn

Director & Distinguished Engineer - Offering Management, IBM Analytics, IBM
2:30 PM

2:30 - 3:10

How to Engineer Modern Marketing for Business Growth

How to Engineer Modern Marketing for Business Growth

Modern marketing requires organizations to reinvent themselves–using technology and data to create human experiences that deliver business value. To succeed, IT and Marketing must work together to engineer marketing into the operational fabric of the business. How do you use data and technology to elevate the customer relationship? How do your customers really feel, in every interaction? Where can you innovate to either lock in loyalty or lure back at-risk customers? Join Paul Papas, Global Leader, Digital Strategy & iX, to see breakthrough innovations from global leaders driving transformation and business growth through marketing.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Marketing
Venue:
Theater Room
Time:
Thu (February 14), 2:30PM PT

Speakers

Paul Papas

Global Leader, IBM Digital Strategy & iX, IBM

Paul is the Global Leader for IBM Digital Strategy & iX, a global professional services organization that helps our clients reinvent their business by design. Paul leads a team of "Renegades and Realists" who blend strategy, technology and creativity to tackle every client challenge. Strategists. Industry Experts. Researchers. Designers. Developers. Engineers. Artists. Facilitators. They imagine the businesses that will shape tomorrow's world and help our clients build them. His team provides next generation strategy and advisory consulting services helping CEOs and other C-suite executives leverage disruptive digital technologies to reinvent their businesses, by design. They also provide world-class design, creative, consulting and technology services that help our clients imagine and realize deeper customer relationships through new experiences, technologies and communications.

Ari Sheinkin

Vice President, Marketing Analytics & Media, IBM

Kim Leible

AVP, Marketing Operations, USAA

Kim is an innovative business leader with a track record of developing effective cross-channel customer experience strategies. She has an expert understanding of channel management with extensive experience in Internet, Inbound and Outbound marketing and email.

Kim is currently responsible for the development, planning and execution of all direct marketing tactics at USAA with a focus on operational readiness to improve performance and delivery. In addition Kim is leading the Operational Transformation within marketing: how marketing works, how we train and definitional clarity on how we use new technology. She is responsible for process optimization as well as managing relationships with IBM, ADOBE and Cheetah Digital.

Jason Dennis

VP Performance Marketing, USAA

Jason Dennis, VP of Performance Marketing and Operations, is accountable for leading and optimizing the operations of marketing. This includes setting the strategic direction of the Media, Owned channels, Campaign Execution and Technology. Prior to this Jason served as AVP for Enterprise Client Management accountable for Military Affairs, ASC, Acquisition, On-boarding and Deepening programs. These programs support the achievement of our acquisition and deepening goals.

Becky Waddell

Senior Product Manager, Marketing Analytics IBM, IBM

Becky Waddell is a Senior Product Manager at IBM where she leads the development of Pearl, an award-winning marketing analytics and reporting platform that is at the core of IBMs data-driven marketing transformation.

Spearheading an initiative that brings UX and design to the forefront of their work, Becky has reshaped how the Marketing Analytics team approaches projects, compelling teams to think about topics like scalability and driving user adoption from the onset.

Pearl has been featured in Business Insider and on CNBC, and has been recognized by I-COM and the Association of National Advertisers for its impact.

Greg Riedel

Assistant Vice President, Martech and Social Business, USAA

Greg is responsible for the leading the Marketing Technology transformation and Social Business teams at USAA. Over the last nine years, he has served in a variety of roles at USAA including marketing strategy, Product Line leadership and marketing Brand management for USAAs Life Insurance and Investment portfolios.

Prior to his work at USAA, Greg had diverse experience across several industries including franchise marketing with Sport Clips Hair Cuts as well as time in the beer business driving marketing for the Gambrinus Company - best known for their flagship brand, Shiner Bock.

Greg received his B.A. from St. Edward's University in Austin and his MBA from the University of Texas in San Antonio.

Other fun facts:
* Greg's Grandfather served on the Underwater Demolition Team (predecessor to the Navy Seals) in the Korean and Vietnam war.
* Singer/songwriter, but knows he should keep his day job
* Greg is married to his beautiful wife Andrea and has two boys Luke and Bryce.

2:30 - 3:10

Freestylin’ the Cloud with Tony Hawk and Rodney Mullen

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Freestylin’ the Cloud with Tony Hawk and Rodney Mullen

Catch some big air and big ideas in this session featuring legendary skateboarders Rodney Mullen and Tony Hawk. We’ll explore open-sourcing the creative process, successful entrepreneurship, the never-ending quest for innovation, life as a skateboard champion and video game star, and how to keep the work fun in the face of success, failure, broken bones, and changing cultural and business trends. You might even learn how to pop an ollie…or some new tricks and methodologies to apply to your own life.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Smarter Business
Venue:
Park Theater
Time:
Thu (February 14), 2:30PM PT

Speakers

Tony Hawk

Legendary Skateboarder & Entrepreneur, Founder, The Tony Hawk Foundation

Now the most recognized action sports figure in the world, Tony Hawk was nine years old when his brother changed his life by giving him a blue fiberglass Bahne skateboard. By fourteen he'd turned pro, and by sixteen he was widely considered the best skateboarder on earth. In 1999, he became the first skater to ever complete a 900, and shortly thereafter, teamed up with Activision to launch Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, now a billion dollar video game franchise. He has created a Tony Hawk brand that includes Birdhouse Skateboards, Hawk Clothing, and the Tony Hawk Signature Series sporting goods and toys, authored a New York Times bestseller, and his 900 Films production company launched The RIDE Channel, the most popular skateboarding destination on YouTube. His Tony Hawk Foundation has given away over $5.5 million to 573 skatepark projects throughout the United States.

Rodney Mullen

Legendary Skateboarder & Entrepreneur, Legendary Skateboarder & Entrepreneur

Widely considered the most influential skateboarder in the world, Rodney Mullen invented the majority of the tricks done in the modern era of the sport and defended his world title an unprecedented 35 times. Rodney's engineering background and love for Linux & Open Source inspire him to relate the seemingly disparate subcultures of tech and skateboarding, addressing both innovation and resilience in entertaining, pragmatic ways.

 

2:30 - 3:10

Scale AI to Mobilize Your Innovation Strategy

Scale AI to Mobilize Your Innovation Strategy

Perhaps the greatest opportunity of AI is also the hardest to explain or describe... but we all recognize it when we see it. What does it mean to innovate with AI? Panelists will share their experiences in cultivating innovation in the context of scaling AI to address challenges as diverse as improving customer experiences and increasing employee productivity. Hear about best practices, lessons learned and pitfalls to avoid.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Watson Increase Productivity with AI
Venue:
Data & AI Theater C
Time:
Thu (February 14), 2:30PM PT

Speakers

Vinodh Swaminathan

Principal, Intelligent Automation, Cognitive & AI, KPMG LLP

Toby Cappello

Vice President of WW Expert & Delivery Services for Watson AI, IBM

Toby Cappello is the Vice President of WW Expert & Delivery Services for Watson AI. In this executive leadership role, Toby is responsible for ensuring our customers get value from our AI offerings and continue to drive adoption across the enterprise.

Toby has focused on working with Customers to drive business value through enablement and building competencies around transformational and disruptive technologies. He has done this by aligning people, processes and technology ensuring organizations are prepared to realize value from technology investments and business transformation.

Lee Hatton

CEO, UBank

James M. Lee

CEO, LegalMation

James M. Lee is co-founder and CEO of LegalMation. As a former experienced litigator, he has tried numerous cases in federal and state courts. He has been recognized as a top business litigator by various legal publications including the National Law Journal. He is a frequent and noted speaker and commentator in the field of AI and innovations in the field of law. He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School, and his B.S. from the University of Southern California. At LegalMation, James serves as the key driver of the Company's vision and strategy.

2:30 PM

2:30 - 3:10

Breaking Boundaries: How Taco Bell and Carhartt Drive Results through Technology

Breaking Boundaries: How Taco Bell and Carhartt Drive Results through Technology

Technology and innovation can open new opportunities for impact. Learn how businesses like Taco Bell and Carhartt are using technology to help them achieve business outcomes that are better than they’ve ever been able to achieve before. Arming their teams with insights, they can now process a return faster, personalize information for employees, shave their site load time, connect siloed information sources, and increase the chances of repeat business.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Industry Solutions
Venue:
Smarter Business Showcase Theater B
Time:
Thu (February 14), 2:30PM PT

Speakers

Russell w. Scherwin

Director of Marketing, Watson Commerce, IBM

Marisa Scirica

Communications Manager at Taco Bell, Taco Bell

Anna Cole

Director of D2C Global Digital Platforms, Carhartt, Inc.

2:30 - 3:10

The State of Quantum Computing in 2019

The State of Quantum Computing in 2019

Since launching the world's first quantum cloud service in 2016, IBM has been at the forefront of advancing the quantum industry and making this exciting technology accessible to organizations worldwide. Get a firsthand update from two of IBM's quantum executives on how this area is rapidly moving forward and what's next on the horizon.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Infrastructure
Venue:
Cloud & Infrastructure Theater F
Time:
Thu (February 14), 2:30PM PT

Speakers

Robert Sutor

VP - IBM Q Strategy and Ecosystem, IBM Research, IBM

Dr. Bob Sutor is Vice President for IBM Q Strategy and Ecosystem at IBM Research. He is responsible for driving the strategy, ecosystem, and awareness for the IBM Q quantum computing program. In this role he works across IBM to bring together essential functions to rapidly extend the footprint of IBM Q as the industry-leading quantum computing hardware/software platform.

Anthony J. Annunziata

IBM Q Network Global Leader, IBM

Nikitas Stamatopoulos

Vice President, Quantitative Research, JP Morgan Chase

2:30 - 3:10

Evaluating User Experience Needs to Implement an Identity Governance Project

Evaluating User Experience Needs to Implement an Identity Governance Project

One of the 15 biggest global financial institutions had the challenge to improve the user experience in access management through a new portal. IBM Security Services applied the Enterprise Design Thinking approach to understand the real user needs to develop the portal. After the sessions, more than 130 technical and business requirements were identified and prioritized. The Enterprise Design Thinking approach resulted in high involvement of the client's technical and business teams and ensured sponsor and stakeholder buy-in, as well as team engagement.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Govern Identities with Digital Trust
Venue:
Security & Resiliency Theater A
Time:
Thu (February 14), 2:30PM PT

Speakers

Filipe Ribeiro calado da silva

Communications and Design Consultant, IBM

Rubens Abbud de campos marques

Managing Consultant - Identity and Access Management, IBM
 

2:30 - 3:00

Interview with Armando Ortiz

Interview with Armando Ortiz

Join us as theCUBE interviews Armando Ortiz, Vice President & Partner, Mobile & Extended Reality Leader, IBM iX, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Thu (February 14), 2:30PM PT

Speakers

Armando Ortiz

Vice President & Partner, Mobile & Extended Reality Leader, NA, IBM iX, IBM

Armando Ortiz is the iX Mobile and Extended Reality Leader delivering digital experiences and transformation for over 24 years across 16 industries including airlines, retail, entertainment, utilities and telco. He teams with clients to accelerate their Digital Reinvention journeys by designing customer and employee experiences powered by AI and delivered through mobile apps and Extended Reality.

 

3:00 - 3:20

DevOps and the Modern IBM i

DevOps and the Modern IBM i

Continuous integration, continuous delivery, automated build, automated deployment: these are the fundamental concepts of modern DevOps. You can now have all this and more for your IBM i. In this session, Dan Magid from Rocket Software will talk about the latest in DevOps for the IBM i, while Norman Martens from McKesson will talk about the real-world experience of implementing DevOps on the IBM i. Learn how to use open source DevOps tools, do comprehensive IBM i builds, perform automated deployments and installations—all with just a few keystrokes or clicks of a mouse.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Code
Venue:
Business Partner Showcase Theater I
Time:
Thu (February 14), 3:00PM PT

Speakers

Daniel Magid

VP Solution Sales, Rocket Software

Daniel Magid is the Rocket Vice President in charge of Rocket IBM i solution sales. Through his many articles, speaking engagements and interviews in leading IT publications, he has become a recognized authority on the IBM i, DevOps, and application modernization. Under Daniel's leadership, Rocket has received industry recognition as the clear leader in IBM i application development solutions.

3:00 - 3:30

Interview with Eric Herzog and Sam Werner

Interview with Eric Herzog and Sam Werner

Join us as theCUBE interviews Eric Herzog, Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President, Worldwide Storage Channels, IBM Storage Systems and Software Defined Infrastructure, and Sam Werner, VP, Offering Management, SDI and Storage Software, IBM Systems, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Thu (February 14), 3:00PM PT

Speakers

Sam Werner

VP, Offering Management, SDI and Storage Software, IBM

Sam Werner is Vice President of Offering Management for Software Defined Storage and Storage Software at IBM. In this role Sam is responsible for the end to end product strategy, roadmaps, and GTM for the Spectrum family of products and on-premises commercial deployments of IBM Cloud Object Storage.

Eric Herzog

CMO and Vice President Global Channel Sales - IBM Storage Systems, IBM

Eric's responsibilities include worldwide product marketing and management for IBM's award-winning storage solutions and software defined storage, and responsibility for global storage channels. He has >32 yrs of product management, marketing, business development, sales, and channels experience in the storage market, managing all aspects of marketing, product management, sales, channels, and BD

3:30 PM

3:30 - 4:10

Real-world Modernization

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Real-world Modernization

Applications can propel you forward or hold you back from innovation and agility. Organizations modernizing their applications are about twice as successful at digital transformation. But today, only 20% of workloads have been modernized and moved to the cloud. While APIs, microservices and containers are becoming the standard, the remaining 80% of workloads require new thinking about cloud-native and beyond. As enterprises evaluate existing infrastructure and investments, they require new skills, more flexible and open architectures, developer-first strategies, advanced integration, and governance. This session provides a point of view on the trends in modernization and real-world stories about leveraging and transforming IT legacy.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Cloud
Venue:
Theater Room
Time:
Thu (February 14), 3:30PM PT

Speakers

Denis Kennelly

General Manager, IBM Hybrid Cloud Integration, IBM

In 2017 Denis Kennelly was appointed GM, IBM Hybrid Cloud Integration, where he is helping customers along the journey from the data center to hybrid-cloud and finally to the public cloud destination.
Denis joined IBM through the acquisition of Vallent Technologies in 2007, leading a number of product development teams in various executive roles. In 2012, Denis joined the new IBM Security unit to lead Product Development, where he drove a major transformation of the IBM Security product portfolio while also integrating a number of strategic acquisitions. Denis has witnessed many innovations and disruptions that have shaped industries and those experiences are core to his philosophy of constantly embracing change and driving innovation.

Claus Torp Jensen

CTO, Aetna

Claus is Aetna's Chief Technology Officer, leading the Architecture Planning, Architecture Delivery, Architecture Forensics, Technology Innovation and M&A teams in the CTO organization plus providing technology and architecture guidance for Aetna as a whole.

Claus is a transformational change agent. He and his team have been instrumental in critical initiatives such as defining and executing the Next Gen Platform strategy, creating a 3 year business platform transformation roadmap, launching the Digital Transformation program and optimizing the quality of Provider Directories.

Claus has been with Aetna since February 2015. His background prior to Aetna spans 20 years of transformational leadership roles at Danske Bank and IBM.

Claus has a PhD in Computer Science from Aarhus University, Denmark. He is a thought leader in business and IT integration, holds 14 patents, and is a published author of five books and numerous articles.

James Lang

General Manager - Platform Enablement, Toyota Financial Services

Sean Erswell-Liljefelt

Infrastructure Solution Area Designer, IKEA IT AB

Sean has been working at IKEA for 12 years in the Web & Mobile Infrastructure & Operations team as an Infrastructure Solution Area Designer.

His daily work involves designing and building internet-facing architecture and middleware solutions for web-facing applications via a range of technologies such as WebSphere/Liberty, eXtremeScale and Datapower/API Connect.

Most of IKEA's digital touchpoints are undergoing a transformation from traditional on-premise monolithic solutions to smaller, self-contained components and API's deployed across the full spectrum of Hybrid topologies such as Public/Private cloud, Kubernetes and more.

Sangita Singh

General Manager, Global Cloud Consulting Services, IBM

3:30 - 4:10

Be a Champion

Be a Champion

Research shows that when men actively support, advocate, and sponsor more women in the workplace, 96% of organizations see progress creating a diverse, inclusive culture that powers better business performance. Join IBM leaders and executives as they share successful tactics and strategies on how to engage men and women leaders to shift attitudes and drive workplace equality across their organization.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Smarter Business
Venue:
Park Theater
Time:
Thu (February 14), 3:30PM PT

Speakers

Paul Papas

Global Leader, IBM Digital Strategy & iX, IBM

Paul is the Global Leader for IBM Digital Strategy & iX, a global professional services organization that helps our clients reinvent their business by design. Paul leads a team of "Renegades and Realists" who blend strategy, technology and creativity to tackle every client challenge. Strategists. Industry Experts. Researchers. Designers. Developers. Engineers. Artists. Facilitators. They imagine the businesses that will shape tomorrow's world and help our clients build them. His team provides next generation strategy and advisory consulting services helping CEOs and other C-suite executives leverage disruptive digital technologies to reinvent their businesses, by design. They also provide world-class design, creative, consulting and technology services that help our clients imagine and realize deeper customer relationships through new experiences, technologies and communications.

Jen Taylor

Head of Product, Cloudflare

Jen Taylor is head of product at Cloudflare where she leads the delivery of cloud-based performance, security, and reliability solutions. Previously she was senior vice president of product management at Salesforce and held a variety of senior product and marketing roles at Facebook and Adobe. Jen has a BA in Public Policy from Brown University and MBA from Harvard Business School.

Eric Berridge

CEO of Bluewolf, Bluewolf

Eric Berridge is the co-founder of global consulting agency Bluewolf, an IBM Company. Bluewolf is salesforce's longest standing services partner and supports thousands of Salesforce customers in every global market.

Parisa Naseralavi

Head of Finance Transformation, Cisco
 

3:30 - 4:10

The Future of Work

The Future of Work

The future of work is here! Supported by innovative technologies and processes, this collaboration between humans and machines further enhances the strengths of the organizations that embrace it. The leaders in this space are applying intelligent automation (automation further empowered by AI) across not one, but multiple styles of work. The Future of Work includes fully implemented intelligent, enterprise automation that transforms the employee and customer experience and enhances business impact.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Automation
Venue:
Data & AI Theater C
Time:
Thu (February 14), 3:30PM PT

Speakers

Mike Gilfix

VP, Digital Business Automation, IBM

Michael Gilfix is the Vice President of Digital Business Automation. In this role, he has global responsibility for offering management, engineering, and design for business process management, decision management, enterprise content management, and robotic process automation.

Gene Chao

Vice President & GM - IBM Automation, IBM

Gene globally leads the IBM Automation Services & Solution business. He has responsibilities to build/develop our services, technical platform, skills and competencies across automation/autonomics, artificial intelligence, and enterprise solutions.

Joseph Gownder

Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester

J. P. Gownder is a vice president and principal analyst serving CIOs, CTOs, and other technology and business leaders. He leads Forrester's research into the impact that automation, AI, and robotics have on the future of work, the future of jobs, and the economy. He holds MA and BA degrees from Harvard.

3:30 PM

3:30 - 4:10

Expert Panel: Driving Real Business Transformation with Managed SAP on the Cloud

Expert Panel: Driving Real Business Transformation with Managed SAP on the Cloud

The expectations of your IT department are increasing every year. Keeping your systems up and running is no longer enough as you're asked to be a driver of business innovation in your enterprise. How do you accomplish this while still managing the day-to-day? Join Thorsten Leiduck, Global VP, SAP, along with a panel of your peers from industry leaders like Ogilvy, StarKist and Whirlpool that have found solutions to this by deploying SAP on the cloud in a managed services environment, and hear what’s next for them in their cloud journey.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Services
Venue:
Smarter Business Showcase Theater B
Time:
Thu (February 14), 3:30PM PT

Speakers

Kim Watson

VP, Global Client Experience, Managed Applications, IBM

As Vice President, Global Client Experience, Kim is responsible for the overall client satisfaction for the delivery of offerings for IBM Services for Managed Applications,.

Kim has been in the ICT (Information and Communications Technology) field for over 30 years in various leadership roles including development, sales, engineering, delivery, software, managed services and outsourcing.

Peter Caldwell

Director IT, StarKist

Pete has been in the IT Profession for over 30 years. His experience has been in the Consulting, Energy and Consumer Product Good markets. He has been with StarKist for the last 9 years and is on their Leadership Team as the Director of IT.

Michael Berendsen

VP, IT, Whirlpool Corporation

Berendsen has 30+ years of experience with Whirlpool including more than 13 years at the senior leadership level. His current responsibilities include enterprise strategy & architecture, information security & compliance, enterprise network, data center and operations. He and his team are working to transform Whirlpool's compute landscape to an asset light, cloud based contemporary footprint.

Thorsten Leiduck

Global Vice President, SAP Cloud Platform Ecosystem, SAP

As Global VP Ecosystem, SAP Cloud Platform, Thorsten Leiduck focuses on partner strategy, strategic partner adoption and go-to market growth initiatives to establish SAP Cloud Platform as the next generation development, data and business innovation platform for SAP'™s customer and ecosystem.

Lou Eng

Senior Business Partner, Ogilvy Business Technology, Ogilvy

I have been in the IT industry for 28 years, spending a majority of that time with Ogilvy, a leading global advertising agency that is part of the WPP Group. I am responsible for the SAP solution that services Ogilvy's US and Canada operations for Finance, HR, off-shore BPO operations, as well as middleware, applicant tracking and knowledge collaboration systems.

3:30 - 4:10

Blockchain Anywhere: The Next-Generation Blockchain Platform has Emerged

Blockchain Anywhere: The Next-Generation Blockchain Platform has Emerged

More and more industries are deploying blockchain. In addition to being the world’s #1 blockchain platform provider, IBM has a unique vantage point as it is also a solution provider, services consultant, open source contributor, cloud vendor, and blockchain network owner. With the most blockchain solutions in production across many industries, IBM understands what businesses need and expect from their blockchain solutions. Come hear Jerry Cuomo, IBM Fellow & Vice President of Blockchain Technologies, Gari Singh, CTO of IBM Blockchain Platform and other blockchain experts discuss key enterprise blockchain use cases, client feedback and emerging blockchain economy requirements, and get a preview of the next-gen blockchain platform in action.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Blockchain
Venue:
Cloud & Infrastructure Theater F
Time:
Thu (February 14), 3:30PM PT

Speakers

Joan Zerkovich

COO, AAIS

E. P. Moffatt

UK Design Manager, IBM Blockchain Platform, IBM

UK Design Manager for IBM Blockchain Platform.

Marley Gray

Principal Architect - Azure Blockchain Engineering, Microsoft

Marley Gray currently serves as the Principal Architect for the Azure Blockchain Engineering team leading the design and development of Microsoft's Blockchain Middleware platform code named Bletchley. Marley is a founding member of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and currently serves on the Board of Directors and Technical Steering Committee.

Gari Singh

CTO IBM Blockchain Platform, IBM

As a Distinguished Engineer and the CTO of IBM Blockchain, Gari Singh has provided the guidance and leadership that has made IBM a leader in the blockchain space. He is responsible for IBM's core blockchain platform as well as IBM's blockchain as a service offering. Gari is also a core maintainer and contributor to Hyperledger Fabric, an open source blockchain technology for enterprises.

Eileen Lowry

Global Program Director, IBM Blockchain Garage, IBM

Eileen is responsible for accelerating the adoption of IBM Blockchain and helping clients solve business network problems using blockchain technology. Her team of technical architects and developers educate clients on blockchain, design the solution architecture for blockchain applications, as well as build and deliver blockchain applications in order to drive business outcomes. She is based out of the IBM Cloud Garage in New York City, Soho. During her 10+ years with IBM, she's held various business and finance roles, including M&A strategy and business development, financial planning and analysis, as well as pricing strategy. She began her IBM career working as a software engineer for z Systems in Poughkeepsie, NY. Eileen holds an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business and BS in Computer Science from Union College.

Gennaro A. Cuomo

VP Blockchain Technology, IBM

3:30 - 4:10

Make the Most of Your Threat Intelligence Platform

Make the Most of Your Threat Intelligence Platform

It’s no secret that many organizations are overwhelmed when it comes to security. They want to use threat intelligence to help them prioritize and add value to their SIEM. However, it's vital to understand how to do this effectively. Using an integrated threat intelligence platform significantly improves visibility into attackers, their latest threats, and how they can impact your business. More importantly, it can provide the necessary information needed for security analysts to triage security incidents faster and more efficiently. In this session, learn how to integrate SIEM solutions with threat intelligence, avoid common pitfalls and simplify your workflow to derive the most value.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Stop Threats and Respond Effectively
Venue:
Security & Resiliency Theater A
Time:
Thu (February 14), 3:30PM PT

Speakers

Christian Falco

Offering Manager, IBM X-Force Exchange, IBM

Christian Falco is an Offering Manager for IBM Security, where he helps define, develop and deliver the IBM X-Force Exchange platform and Threat Intelligence Insights application.

Nick Rossmann

null, IBM

Nick Rossmann is the Lead for Intelligence Research and Operations within IBM X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS). His teams hunt for evil and reverse engineer malware. Nick works closely with offering management across the IBM Security BU to integrate threat intelligence into the portfolio.

   
   

4:00 - 4:30

Interview with Murali Nemani and Joe Damassa

Interview with Murali Nemani and Joe Damassa

Join us as theCUBE interviews Murali Nemani, CMO, ScienceLogic, and Joe Damassa, VP - Strategy, Portfolio & Alliances - Systems Services, IBM, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The Cube
Venue:
Lobby North (near escalator)
Time:
Thu (February 14), 4:00PM PT

Speakers

Murali Nemani

CMO, ScienceLogic

Joe Damassa

VP Strategy, Offerings & Alliances - Hybrid Cloud Services, IBM
4:30 PM
 
   

4:30 - 5:10

Optimizing Operations with AI and Advanced Analytics

Optimizing Operations with AI and Advanced Analytics

Innovation in IoT and AI is causing industrial leaders to rethink how they optimize the assets that are essential to enterprise operations. These organizations are using technology in new ways to reduce unplanned repairs, increase asset availability, minimize maintenance costs, and reduce failure risk for critical assets. They are spotting problems before they happen and making better asset-related decisions. Join us as we share how three leading companies are joining the IoT revolution to unlock business value across their organizations and within their customer ecosystems.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Internet of Things
Venue:
Data & AI Theater C
Time:
Thu (February 14), 4:30PM PT

Speakers

Riku Pulli

Vice President, Automation, Sandvik

Andrew Bennett

WW Sales Leader, Watson IoT, IBM

Marianne B. Flores

Senior Manager, Global Real Estate Integrated Solutions, IBM

Larry Wash

President/CEO, KONE Americas

Larry Wash is Executive Vice President for KONE Americas and serves as a member of KONE's Executive Board.
In this role, he leads a $2 billion business that includes teams across the United States, Canada and Latin America.

4:30 PM

4:30 - 5:10

How Dillards.com Scales to Meet Aggressive Growth Targets

How Dillards.com Scales to Meet Aggressive Growth Targets

Dillards.com is a major growth engine for the company as Dillards core shoppers change their shopping and buying behaviors. The eCommerce experience supports multiple channels and integrates into store systems to provide a consistent customer experience. Dillards faces many challenges due to high eCommerce growth rates, and has built/operated their platform to meet growing demand and the ever-increasing expectations of its customers. Hear how Dillards is addressing challenges like scaling its platform, omni-channel integration, ensuring a consistent customer experience and driving profitable growth.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Services
Venue:
Smarter Business Showcase Theater B
Time:
Thu (February 14), 4:30PM PT

Speakers

Jack Oaks

Ecommerce Leader, Dillard's

Rama Vedula

Executive IT Architect - iX - Digital Commerce, IBM

Rama is a technology leader for Customer Digital Platforms and Digital Commerce in IBM iX. He has more than 20 years of experience in solutioning and building digital platforms for several of IBMs top clients, globally.

Steven Preston

eCommerce Development Team Lead, Dillard's, Inc.

David S. Hallagan

Associate Partner, IBM

David Hallagan is an Associate Partner and Client Executive at IBM. In this role, he works with clients to identify - and realize - initiatives that put his clients in better competitive positions. He has worked in Retail for 20 years. Prior to IBM, David ran Staples' Direct Consumer Business Unit's IT department, managing eCommerce, Mobile, Customer Service, and Order Management teams.

4:30 - 5:10

Modernize Your IT Infrastructure in 2019

Modernize Your IT Infrastructure in 2019

The rate of innovation, tenacious competition, and perennial concerns about security and cost optimization creates enormous pressure for IT leaders. Accelerated data growth in your hybrid cloud environment complicates protecting, managing and analyzing your data. When security and infrastructure flexibility are table stakes, turning data into business insight requires new techniques like AI and workload acceleration. Join Jamie Thomas, GM of Strategy and Development in IBM Systems, and a panel of technical experts to discuss how modern infrastructure helps you maintain your advantage with software-defined storage, purpose-built AI, security for data transactions across the hybrid cloud, and new computing models like quantum computing.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Infrastructure
Venue:
Cloud & Infrastructure Theater F
Time:
Thu (February 14), 4:30PM PT

Speakers

Jamie Thomas

General Manager, Strategy & Development, IBM

Jamie Thomas is the General Manager for Strategy & Development, IBM Systems. She is responsible for strategy, development and client experience for IBM's Power, Mainframe and Storage, and Quantum Offerings. She also owns IBM's worldwide supply chain and manufacturing operations.

4:30 - 5:10

Wandera + IBM MaaS360: End-to-End Mobile Risk Management

Wandera + IBM MaaS360: End-to-End Mobile Risk Management

This talk presents details on the IBM/Wandera partnership and the integration that combines the power of IBM MaaS360’s unified endpoint management (UEM) and Wandera’s secure mobile gateway. We will present use cases on how customers are using this solution to better understand mobile data usage and enforce policies that limit their overall risk exposure. Topics covered include: How MaaS360 with Watson plus Wandera MI:RIAM yields mobile insights that ease the burden of mobility management; and looking beyond the FUD in mobile security—what's hot, what's real, what's relevant, and, more importantly, how do we protect?

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Prove Compliance and Enforce Security Basics
Venue:
Security & Resiliency Theater A
Time:
Thu (February 14), 4:30PM PT

Speakers

Jay Allen

Technical Alliances Director, Wandera

Jay is the Technical Alliances Director at Wandera, responsible for managing Global Technical Alliances and Strategic Partnerships. An experienced Technical Leader with a proven track record of leading global technical teams. He has also acted as a speaker at many industry events, conferences and trade shows.

Michael Covington

VP, Product Strategy, Wandera

Michael J. Covington, Ph.D. is a seasoned technologist and the vice president of product for Wandera, a leader in mobile security and data management. Dr. Covington is a hands-on innovator with broad experience across the entire product life cycle, from planning R&D to executing on company strategy. He previously held leadership roles at Intel Labs, Cisco Security and Juniper Networks.

Alex Cherian

Program Director, MaaS360 Offering Management, IBM

Alex has over 18 years of software development and product management experience in IBM. He has over 8 years of experience building cybersecurity products and currently handles product management and strategy for IBM MaaS360 with Watson a leading unified endpoint management and security solution.

   
5:30 PM
 
   

5:30 - 6:10

Digital Transformation and Business-Ready Data

Digital Transformation and Business-Ready Data

New competitors set on disruption, the constant need to meet customer demands and expectations and increasing regulatory pressure—businesses can't face these challenges unless they achieve digital transformation and organizational change at scale. Our clients undertake these initiatives to optimize, innovate, modernize, and to give their users self-service access to find, understand, and use data. Join us to hear from a customer panel of experts who are disrupting their industries, and learn how they are building a trusted analytics foundation for business-ready data with IBM.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Data and Analytics Unified Governance and Integration
Venue:
Data & AI Theater C
Time:
Thu (February 14), 5:30PM PT

Speakers

Daniel G. Hernandez

Vice President, IBM Analytics, IBM

As Vice President of IBM Analytics, Daniel G. Hernandez defines the direction and strategy for the IBM Analytics' three core businesses: Hybrid Data Management, Unified Governance, and Data Science & Machine Learning businesses.  Daniel’s team is responsible for the strategy, roadmap, and overall performance for IBM Cloud Private for Data, Watson Studio, Watson Machine Learning, Db2, Integrated Analytics System, Informix, Information Server, Data Replication, MDM, Optim, StoredIQ, SPSS, Decision Optimization offerings, and more. Major releases and partnerships during his tenure include IBM Cloud Private for Data, the Hortonworks IBM partnership, and several offerings that have won Red Dot Awards for Design.

Jason Caplan

Senior Solutions Architect, The Vanguard Group

Jason Caplan is currently the Senior Solutions Architect supporting Vanguard’s Enterprise Data Governance and Privacy Department. Jason has been at Vanguard for 25 years and has been part of the Data Governance program since its inception in 2012. In his current role, he is responsible for designing technical solutions to support the Company’s Data Governance Objectives, Controls, & Policies.

Thomas Lucey

CDO, Australia and New Zealand Banking Limited (ANZ)

Thomas is a management consultant with over 20 years™ experience in Master Data Management and Customer Relationship Management and has been advising financial institutions across Europe and Australia how to maximize customer information assets

Kumar Amitesh

Global Head -Solution & Sales :TCS Analytics & Insights, TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES
5:30 PM

5:30 - 6:10

The Cognitive Enterprise: The New Learning Organization

The Cognitive Enterprise: The New Learning Organization

Transformation never ends. It's a continuous journey that extends to every corner of your enterprise—and it requires building talent. The new learning organization transforms together with its people, through new agile ways of working to disrupt at scale and with speed. This session will explore how companies have learned to adapt, learn and thrive in an era of continuous change and disruption, and how people and talent management are at the center of their success.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Services
Venue:
Smarter Business Showcase Theater B
Time:
Thu (February 14), 5:30PM PT

Speakers

John Ferguson

Head of Talent Management, Citizens Bank

John is responsible for enterprise talent management including leadership, executive development, succession planning, performance management, and colleague career development. Prior to Citizens, he held leadership positions in management consulting, higher education, and with the U.S. government and military both domestically and internationally.

Amy Wright

Managing Partner, IBM Talent & Transformation, IBM

Curt Burghardt

VP HR Shared Services 7 HR Systems, Walgreens

5:30 - 6:10

Modernize Your VMware Workloads through Containerization in the Cloud

Modernize Your VMware Workloads through Containerization in the Cloud

Enterprises are looking to unlock innovation in their heritage VMware applications. But this is no easy task. In this session, we will dive into the challenges of application modernization and outline how containerizing in the cloud can make high-value services like AI and serverless computing more accessible.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Cloud VMware Cloud Solutions
Venue:
Cloud & Infrastructure Theater F
Time:
Thu (February 14), 5:30PM PT

Speakers

Christopher Moss

VMware Solutions IT Consultant, IBM

Christopher Moss is a Cloud Architect with the VMware on IBM Cloud offering who has merged a long history of Automation in the Cloud discipline. Christopher has a long history with Cloud and automation technologies.

Dale Hoffman

Director Offering Management for VMWare solutions, IBM

Dale is the Director of VMware Offering Management Solutions for the IBM Cloud. He is responsible for growing VMware workload and providing the path for Application Modernization on the IBM Cloud with VMware integration with containers. He also manages the partnership relationships with key VMware partners. Previously, he was Pgm Director Biz Dev & Strategic Alliances Linux Ecosystem.

Rahul Srivastava

Director, VMware - IBM Joint Innovation Lab, VMware

5:30 - 6:10

Cyber Resilience Maturity Assessment

Cyber Resilience Maturity Assessment

Join this session to learn how you can quickly assess your organization's cyber risks and determine its resilience readiness.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Strategies for Business and IT Resilience
Venue:
Security & Resiliency Theater A
Time:
Thu (February 14), 5:30PM PT

Speakers

Patrick G. Corcoran

Global Strategy Executive, IBM

Pat is the Global Strategy Executive, responsible for creating/managing the overall strategy for Business Resiliency Services, which includes Cyber Resilience, BaaS, DRaaS, Consulting, and Site & Facilities. In addition, he is responsible for marketing, analyst relations and external communications. He has been with IBM over 41 years and worked in many different leadership positions.

Gordon Millar

WW IBM Resiliency Services Global CoC SME and GTS Associate Partner, IBM

Gordon joined IBM in 2001, where he is now the WW Global Consultant Partner specialising in Resiliency in the Financial Sector although he has worked extensively in Retail, Airline, Oil & Gas Industries also.

   
Featured sessions Data & AI Smarter Business Cloud & Infrastructure Security & Resiliency
8:30 AM
 

8:30 - 9:10

GRC Platform Thinking

GRC Platform Thinking

Platform thinking in a governance, risk and compliance (GRC) context addresses the approaches and best practices for integrating risk management functions, reducing duplication of effort, and increasing the effectiveness of risk management across the enterprise. Utilizing GRC Platform Thinking when implementing a GRC platform allows organizations to more efficiently and successfully make meaningful connections between data, enable risk strategies and analysis aligned to the customer journey, manage data in a single repository, and facilitate integrated risk assessments and identification.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Watson
Venue:
Data & AI Theater C
Time:
Fri (February 15), 8:30AM PT

Speakers

Katie Baker

GRC and Risk Transformation Manager, Ernst & Young

Katie Baker is a Manager in the Advisory Services practice of EY. She advises financial service providers in optimizing risk and control functions by establishing GRC foundational elements, designing processes, and working with stakeholders. Katie has over 5 years of experience in the financial services industry optimizing risk processes and implementing GRC tools.

 

8:30 - 9:10

Co-Create to Differentiate: The Digital Makers Lab

Co-Create to Differentiate: The Digital Makers Lab

The Digital Makers Lab combines the best of IBM assets with external innovation to create unparalleled innovative experiences that generate new and unique opportunities through the delivery of proof of concept models together with revenue models for our clients. The session will touch upon unique PoCs created by the lab team that involve smart glasses and IoT devices.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Cloud
Venue:
Cloud & Infrastructure Theater F
Time:
Fri (February 15), 8:30AM PT

Speakers

Hiroki Shibayama

Head of Product & Development, IBM

Hiroki is the Head of Product and Development of the Digital Makers Lab. where they fuse external technology with IBM assets to create new innovative solutions. Hiroki has experienced designing and implementing banking "KIOSK" system for about 5 years. After that, he has joined into the Digital Makers Lab. when the DML was set up.

Kei Shimada

Leader, Digital Makers Lab., IBM

Kei leads the Digital Makers Lab. where they fuse external technology with IBM assets to create new innovative solutions. Prior to IBM, Kei was Global Innovation Director at Dentsu, leading 10 labs in their business development expansion abroad. He has also created Japan's first national database of evacuation shelters and holds several patents. He is also a regular at global tech conferences.

8:30 - 9:10

Don't Get Lost in Translation: Apply Business Context to Your Data Risk

Don't Get Lost in Translation: Apply Business Context to Your Data Risk

Data is one of the most valuable resources of our time—and one of the most at-risk, given the prevalence of cybercrime in the digital era. How can IT professionals communicate this business-critical information to executives, especially those without technology backgrounds? Join this session to learn how IBM Security Data Risk Manager can support your team in translating data risk for the C-suite, while also giving you a better understanding of your overall risk posture.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Protect Data and the Cloud
Venue:
Security & Resiliency Theater A
Time:
Fri (February 15), 8:30AM PT

Speakers

Nagendra Ramamurthy Pattavardhanam

Product Manager - IBM Data Risk Manager, IBM

IBM DRM Product Manager, responsible for leading the offering, product development roadmap, and implementing the vision of IBM Security thought leadership. I help customers be successful in their data security initiatives, especially leading DRM deployments and realizing the business benefits of the solution.

9:30 AM

9:30 - 10:10

GROW: Bold Decisions for Career Growth

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GROW: Bold Decisions for Career Growth

Studies show the average human makes 35,000 decisions every single day. Some are personal. Some are professional. When it comes to your career, those decisions are personal AND professional. As you watch many of your leaders in action, have you ever wondered what bold decisions were made to get to a certain position or role? Was there a cross road? Was it comfortable? Was there a challenge due to diversity? Were there regrets? No two careers look alike, but we can learn from others. Learn from some of the best leaders in the industry who champion, sponsor, support and mentor a diverse talent pool. Listen and engage as they share their experience on making bold, inclusive career decisions, the thought process, the struggle, and the rewards.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Smarter Business
Venue:
Park Theater
Time:
Fri (February 15), 9:30AM PT

Speakers

Rachel Reinitz

IBM Fellow and CTO of IBM Cloud Garage, IBM

Rachel Reinitz is an IBM Fellow, CTO and Founder of the IBM Garage. The IBM Garages are consulting labs in startup communities that partner with clients to transform how they design, develop, and deploy cloud applications. You can learn more about the Garage and the IBM Cloud Garage Method at https://www.ibm.com/cloud/garage/.

Opal Perry

EVP and Chief Information Officer, Hertz Global Holdings

Stephanie Carullo

Chief Operating Officer, Box

Stephanie Carullo is Chief Operating Officer at Box, a cloud content management company, where she oversees operations and go-to-market strategy.

Prior to Box, Ms. Carullo spent more than 25 years leading and growing billion-dollar businesses spanning global markets and industries at some of the world's leading technology companies.

Tracey Welson-Rossman

CMO,Chariot Solutions and Founder, TechGirlz.org, Chariot Solutions and TechGirlz.org

Xiaojun Huang

Digital Transformation Leader, Exxon Mobil

9:30 - 10:10

Trust Your AI Models: IBM Watson OpenScale and IBM Cloud Private for Data

Trust Your AI Models: IBM Watson OpenScale and IBM Cloud Private for Data

AI is key to achieving strategic imperatives, and AI investments are increasing rapidly. Yet only a handful of enterprise applications infused with AI are launched into production. Learn more about issues surrounding trust and explainability, the skills required to build and support AI, practical application of AI across its lifecycle, and how IBM Watson OpenScale is helping to enable AI adoption at production scale. We will also talk about building trusted AI across the enterprise on a multicloud environment using IBM Cloud Private for Data. Attendees will learn how the two products come together to create trusted AI models that can build groundbreaking enterprise applications.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Data and Analytics IBM Cloud Private for Data
Venue:
Data & AI Theater C
Time:
Fri (February 15), 9:30AM PT

Speakers

Tanmay Sinha

Offering Management, IBM Analytics, IBM

Susannah Shattuck

Offering Manager, AI OpenScale & Watson on IBM Cloud Private, IBM

Susannah Shattuck has spent her career connecting the dots between people and machines. Currently, she is an Offering Manager for Watson OpenScale, IBM's platform for monitoring, managing, and scaling AI performance in production. In previous roles at IBM, she helped Fortune 500 companies develop strategies for leveraging AI to help with everything from customer care to back office innovation.

 

9:30 - 10:10

IBM Storage Solutions for IBM Blockchain

IBM Storage Solutions for IBM Blockchain

Blockchain is becoming a disruptive technology in payments, logistics, medicine or anywhere a trusted, immutable ledger with provenance is required. But finding hard numbers on the storage required for on-chain data for Hyperledger blockchains is difficult, due to the newness of the technology and a lack of documentation from organizations using Blockchain in daily operations. IBM has recently announced an end-to-end, storage-to-compute, on-premises Blockchain solution for your distributed peer. Come hear about the latest IBM storage solutions specifically for Blockchain, including use cases and storage impacts.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Infrastructure
Venue:
Cloud & Infrastructure Theater F
Time:
Fri (February 15), 9:30AM PT

Speakers

Antoine Sater

Storage Solutions Offering Manager, IBM

9:30 - 10:10

Muscling Up Midsize Banks with Enterprise-Grade Mobile Fraud Protection

Muscling Up Midsize Banks with Enterprise-Grade Mobile Fraud Protection

Customers of midsize banks, like those of larger banks, expect easy, quick and secure mobile access to their accounts. But banks that size typically lack the resources for adequate cyber security protection. A business partner solution based on IBM Trusteer advanced device analytics and embedded in the bank's mobile platform helps meet this need—and even helps address FFIEC mobile guidelines. The turnkey solution offers enterprise-grade proactive fraud detection and protection across device, session and account; and a frictionless, omni-channel enduser experience without compromise. Come hear how the solution is built and works, and why 50+% of Apiture's mobile banking customer base is growing their mobile business with it today.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Govern Identities with Digital Trust
Venue:
Security & Resiliency Theater A
Time:
Fri (February 15), 9:30AM PT

Speakers

Bob Burgarino

EVP, Product, Marketing and Professional Services, Apiture

Craig Pawling

VP, Mobile, Apiture

Craig Pawling serves as VP of Mobile at Apiture. Craig is a senior product, research, and tech strategist with over 15 years' experience. Previously, Craig served as Director of Product for First Data'™s mobile banking and has led industry consultative research for both the banking & technology sectors in prior roles. Craig holds a bachelor'™s degree in Government and Economics from Dartmouth.

10:30 AM
 

10:30 - 11:10

Beyond the Hype: Clients in Retail, Banking and Healthcare Share Results and Lessons Learned with AI

Beyond the Hype: Clients in Retail, Banking and Healthcare Share Results and Lessons Learned with AI

AI implementation grew by 270% in the past 4 years, and 37% in just the past year, according to a 2019 Gartner study. Gartner credits this to the “maturation” of AI capabilities and how rapidly AI has become an “integral part” of digital strategies. What benefits are firms actually seeing? How did they get started? What are the lessons learned? Join Kevin Murphy, Head of Digital Supply Chain Management at RBS; Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s Rachel Cordrey, Pharmacy Supervisor; Yanni Kotziagkiaouridis, Wunderman’s Global Chief Analytics Officer; and Distinguished Engineer and VP of Technology Strategy for Watson, Rob High; along with two-time Emmy Award winner Laura Donaldson, to dive into the technology and reveal unexpected outcomes.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Watson Conversational AI
Venue:
Data & AI Theater C
Time:
Fri (February 15), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Laura Donaldson

IBM Watson Assistant Marketing Leader, IBM

Laura Donaldson is a two-time Emmy award winning broadcast journalist, enterprise marketing expert and AI specialist. Laura currently leads marketing for IBM Watson Assistant where she develops strategies to support business development, partner and analyst relationships, thought leadership and product marketing. Prior to IBM, Laura was a broadcast journalist in her home state of Indiana.

Rachel Cordrey

Pharmacy Supervisor, Peninsula Regional Medical Center

Rachel Cordrey serves as the Pharmacy Supervisor of Inpatient Operations at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Peninsula is a 280 bed non-profit hospital named among top 5% of all US hospitals and honored with a 'Five Star' CMS rating based on performance of 57 measures across the facility.

Yanni Kotziagkiaouridis

Global Chief Analytics Officer, Wunderman Thompson

Robert H. High

IBM Fellow, Vice President Technology Strategy for W&CP CTO, IBM

Rob is the CTO for IBM's Edge Computing business. He is responsible for the development of our Edge computing offering. Prior to that he lead the technical strategy for IBM's Watson and Cloud Platform and was the CTO for IBM Watson setting the technical strategy for IBM's AI commercial business.

Kevin Murphy

Procurement Innovation Lead, RBS

Kevin looks after the Procurement Innovations team at RBS. The team lead all the Procurement activities across RBS Digital Customer Propositions, including the award winning Mobile app, Artificial Intelligence, Open Banking and several new innovative projects. Kevin has consistently driven innovation and change into the workplace in multiple industries, generating raving fans.

10:30 - 11:10

Travelping's Journey to a Connected Car Mobile Platform

Travelping's Journey to a Connected Car Mobile Platform

In the age of connected cars, international telecommunications expert Travelping is massively reducing latency for the Internet of Things. Insights like vehicle status, position and speed can be transferred to a manufacturer at a rapid rate, making remote diagnosis or maintenance a near real-time reality. This session will cover the solution in detail, delving into scalable services on commodity hardware compared to telco equipment.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Cloud
Venue:
Smarter Business Showcase Theater B
Time:
Fri (February 15), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Holger Winkelmann

Founder & CEO, Travelping GmbH
 

10:30 - 11:10

BLANC & FISCHER's IBM Cloud Identity Journey

BLANC & FISCHER's IBM Cloud Identity Journey

BLANC & FISCHER FAMILIENHOLDING, with headquarters in Germany, shapes kitchen living spaces worldwide. The Group owns five subgroups, employs around 8,000+ people worldwide in 23 countries and at 52 locations, manufacturing appliances in Germany and around Europe. This session aims to provide insights on BLANC & FISCHER's deployment of IBM Cloud Identity integrated with IBM Security Access Manager and IBM MaaS360. The session will also highlight IBM Cloud Identity capabilities and deployment patterns adopted by several other customers worldwide.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Govern Identities with Digital Trust
Venue:
Security & Resiliency Theater A
Time:
Fri (February 15), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Dinesh Jain

Security IAM - Technical Offering Manager, IBM

Dinesh Jain is part of IBM Security division, working on Identity and Access Management (IAM) products since 2004. In his current job role, Dinesh is responsible for leading technical product strategy and roadmap for IBM Cloud Identity platform. He closely works with development teams, customers, business partners and sales teams worldwide.

Manfred Leistner

CTO, Blanc & Fischer IT Services GmbH

Daniel Lutz

Supervisor Infrastructure, Blanc und Fischer IT Services GmbH
11:30 AM
 

11:30 - 12:10

How a Major Retailer is Transforming Its Business with IBM Analytics

How a Major Retailer is Transforming Its Business with IBM Analytics

Hear how IBM Business Partner Veracitiz, a performance management consulting leader focused on financial analytics, empowered a major retailer to transform its business with capabilities like driver-based planning, centralized master management, unified reporting and integrated planning between finance and merchandising. Benefits include cutting the Annual Operation Planning (AOP) cycle from 24 days to 5 days, and improving the data accuracy of reporting from 70% to 97%. The discussion will cover business challenges, solution architecture/design, benefits and plans to extend the solution to deep analytics via AI and machine learning.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Data and Analytics Business Analytics and Planning Analytics
Venue:
Data & AI Theater C
Time:
Fri (February 15), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Jaydeep Vasani

Director - Sales, Veracitiz Solutions Private Limited

An Entrepreneur and Techno-Functional leader, driving Sales & Business development team of Data Science & Analytics at Veracitiz.

David Albert

Global BP Segment Lead - Business Analytics, IBM

Based in Ottawa, Dave is responsible for WW Sales for the Business Analytics segment in IBM’s business partner organization. Dave has 20 years experience in the BI and analytics space. His focus is on partner success and growth of IBM’s business partner community. His experience in sales, marketing and technical services have allowed him to be a positive influence in the BA space.

Jacky Patel

Director - Analytics, Veracitiz Solutions Pvt Ltd

Business process mapping in a most effective and agile way is the key to success for Analytics. The step by step approach to solve any complex challenges gives the best comfort to clients and easy adoption to new business process change. Using these base principles, implemented Business Intelligence, Corporate Performance Management & Data Warehouse projects for all Industry verticals since 2005.