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Featured sessions Cloud and Data Security and Resiliency Business and AI Live Interviews
10:30 AM
 
     

10:30 - 11:00

Interview with Jerry Thompson

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Interview with Jerry Thompson

Join us as theCUBE interviews Jerry Thompson, Chief Revenue Officer, Identify Guard, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Mon (March 19), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Jerry Thompson

Chief Revenue Officer, Identity Guard

Jerry Thompson is the Chief Revenue Officer at Intersections, Inc.® the parent
company of Identity Guard®. He joined the company after Intersections acquired
White Sky, Inc. where Jerry was the co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer. He has led the development and innovation of mobile security and commerce applications providing new ways for companies to interact, monetize and retain their customers through solutions that consumers use daily to protect their identities while banking, investing, shopping, socializing and browsing. As part of the executive team at Intersections, Inc. Jerry has responsibilities for business
development, marketing and customer experience. Under his leadership, the company has expanded its business development efforts into the employee benefits business, become an advocate and thought leader for identity theft protection, and helped focus on providing solutions for business partners through customer experience focus.

11:00 AM
 
     

11:00 - 11:30

Interview with Garrett McDonald

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Interview with Garrett McDonald

Join us as theCUBE interviews Garrett McDonald, Chief Technology Officer, DHS Australia, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Mon (March 19), 11:00AM PT

Speakers

Garrett McDonald

Head of Enterprise Architecture, Department of Human Services, Australia 

Garrett McDonald has a strong IT Applications and Infrastructure background with over 15 years experience in the Health and wider DHS Senior IT management positions. As National Manager Enterprise Architecture he is a major influencer for key technology-based decisions within DHS. He was responsible for the successful introduction of Australia’s myGov system which provides the citizen authentication and authorisation gateway for all Federal Government online services both from within DHS and wider including Australian Taxation Office for tax returns.

11:30 AM
 
     

11:30 - 12:00

Interview with Joel Horwitz

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Interview with Joel Horwitz

Join us as theCUBE interviews Joel Horwitz, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & Offerings, IBM, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Mon (March 19), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Joel Horwitz

VP Strategic Partnerships and Offerings, Digital Business Group, IBM
1:00 PM
 
     

1:00 - 1:30

Interview with Ferd Scheepers

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Interview with Ferd Scheepers

Join us as theCUBE interviews Ferd Scheepers, Chief Information Architect, ING Group, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Mon (March 19), 1:00PM PT

Speakers

Ferd Scheepers

Chief Information Architect, ING Group

“Ferd Scheepers is the global Chief Information Architect of ING. Ferd has been driving ING’s journey to becoming a data driven company for the last 5 years. As part of this journey, he has defined ING’s architecture for Information management, best known as the ING Data Lake, and has implemented this architecture across the globe. He has published (with IBM) on Data Lakes, and is a frequent speaker on both major vendor conferences, and on open source summits. Currently he is championing the Apache Atlas & ODPi open metadata initiative. Passionate about data and information, both on the opportunities and the risks, Ferd loves to share his vision and ideas on what data will mean for both companies, and for individuals.”

1:30 PM
 
     

1:30 - 2:00

Interview with Ranjana Young

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Interview with Ranjana Young

Join us as theCUBE interviews Ranjana Young, Chief Data Officer, IBM, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Mon (March 19), 1:30PM PT
2:00 PM
 
     

2:00 - 2:30

Interview with Bret Greenstein

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Interview with Bret Greenstein

Join us as theCUBE interviews Bret Greenstein, VP, Watson IoT Offerings, IBM, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Mon (March 19), 2:00PM PT

Speakers

Bret Greenstein

Vice President and Global Leader, IBM Watson Internet of Things Consumer Business, IBM
2:30 PM
 
     

2:30 - 3:00

Interview with Namik Hrle

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Interview with Namik Hrle

Join us as theCUBE interviews Namik Hrle, IBM Fellow, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Mon (March 19), 2:30PM PT

Speakers

Namik Hrle

IBM Fellow, IBM

Namik Hrle is IBM Fellow (the highest technical distinction in IBM) and works in the IBM Boeblingen Development Laboratory. He is CTO for IBM Analytics Private Cloud Platform and z Analytics. As IBM Fellow and a member of the IBM Academy of Technology he belongs to a small circle of the top technical leaders whose work and expertise impact the direction of IBM. Holder of numerous patents (he has a title of 'IBM Master Inventor'), outstanding technical achievements, author recognition and corporate awards, Namik Hrle is respected as the ultimate expert in the area of intersection between enterprise applications and information management technologies. He is one of the most sought after experts by customers, IBM sales, marketing and technical support teams world-wide.

3:00 PM
 
     

3:00 - 3:30

Interview with Steven Hill

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Interview with Steven Hill

Join us as theCUBE interviews Steven Hill, U.S. Head of Innovation and Global Leader of Innovation and Investments, KPMG, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Mon (March 19), 3:00PM PT

Speakers

Steve Hill

Global Head of Innovation & Investments, KPMG LLP
4:00 PM
 
     

4:00 - 4:30

Interview with Rick Vanover

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Interview with Rick Vanover

Join us as theCUBE interviews Rick Vanover, Director, Product Strategy, VEEAM, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Mon (March 19), 4:00PM PT

Speakers

Rick Vanover

Director, Product Strategy, Veeam Software
4:30 PM

4:30 - 6:00

IBM Research Science Slam: Unveiling 5 Breakthrough Technologies That Will Change the World

IBM Research

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IBM Research Science Slam: Unveiling 5 Breakthrough Technologies That Will Change the World

Join IBM Research Director Arvind Krishna to kick off the 2018 Think Conference with a "Science Slam" where we unveil our predictions for the five technologies that will change our lives within five years. Sharing personal stories that bring technology to life, IBM researchers will reveal profound scientific breakthroughs in such areas as artificial intelligence, quantum computing, security and the environment that promise to change the way we all work, live and interact. Through a series of short, informal talks, you will meet both well established and up-and-coming scientists as they explain their passion for changing the world as we know it.

Topic:
Featured Sessions IBM Research
Venue:
Think Theater, Bayside E
Time:
Mon (March 19), 4:30PM PT

Speakers

Arvind Krishna

Senior Vice President, Hybrid Cloud, and Director of IBM Research, 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 guidesIBM’s technical strategyin core and emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, quantum computing, cloud platform services, data-driven solutions and blockchain. Previous roles include general manager of IBMSystems and Technology Group development and manufacturing, general manager of IBMInformation Managementand vice president of strategy for IBM Software. Arvindhas 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 adistinguishedalumniawardfrom the University of Illinois, is the co-author of 15 patents, has been the editor of IEEE and ACM journals, and has published extensively in technical conferences and journals.

     

4:30 - 5:00

Interview with Matt Kalmenson

Interview with Matt Kalmenson

Join us as theCUBE interviews Matt Kalmenson, Vice President, Service & Cloud Provider Sales, VEEAM, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Mon (March 19), 4:30PM PT

Speakers

Matt Kalmenson

Vice President, Service & Cloud Provider Sales, VEEAM

Matt has held various executive leadership roles in both Fortune 500 and technology startups. From leading direct sales, channel sales and inside sales for a software manufacturer to being a partner/owner in a regional Service Provider offering Resale, Integration, Hosted and Managed Services, Matt has always put people first. With a dedicated focus on the North American cloud business, Matt is intently focused on bringing the value of the Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) program to our clients, partners, and employees alike. Matt lives on Long Island, NY and is happily married with three children and two dogs.

     

5:00 - 5:30

Interview with Ashok Reddy

Interview with Ashok Reddy

Join us as theCUBE interviews Ashok Reddy, GM, Mainframe Business Unit, CA Technologies, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Mon (March 19), 5:00PM PT

Speakers

Ashok Reddy

General Manager DevOps, CA Technologies

Ashok responsible for CA’s Mainframe Business unit and WW product organization and is applying his 25+ years of software industry and technology expertise that helps clients with digital business optimization and fuel digital business transformation for enterprise companies who depend on mission critical applications for building, operating, automating and securing next generation transactional systems leveraging blockchain, real time machine learning based algorithms and AI. Ashok joined CA in November, 2015 from IBM, where he served as the VP of company’s API Economy and Hybrid Cloud Integration portfolio. Previously Ashok has worked at Rational Software, Honeywell, Fluor and Novartis. Ashok has a MBA, MS and BS in Engineering and is Professional Engineer (PE, California) and has patents IT governance and automation and published several papers. Ashok currently also is pursuing a Master’s Degree at Georgia Tech in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

     

5:30 - 6:00

Interview with Mark Bregman

Interview with Mark Bregman

Join us as theCUBE interviews Mark Bregman, SVP and CTO, NetApp, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Mon (March 19), 5:30PM PT

Speakers

Mark Bregman

SVP and CTO, NetApp
6:00 PM
 

6:00 - 7:00

Cloud and Data Tonight!

IBM Cloud

Cloud and Data Tonight!

An entertaining and informative show featuring comedian Greg Schwem, the "America’s Got Talent" sensation who will amaze you; and mentalist Oz Pearlman, along with conference highlights including tips on how to get the most out of your time here at Think.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Cloud Cloud Integration
Venue:
Cloud and Data Campus Theater A
Time:
Mon (March 19), 6:00PM PT

6:00 - 6:40

Security and Resiliency Rocks!

IBM Security

Security and Resiliency Rocks!

Come to the Security and Resiliency Campus Theater for a short welcome address from IBM Security General Manager Marc van Zadelhoff to preview the week’s activities, followed by the musical stylings of artist ZZ Ward. With a combination of blues and hip hop, ZZ peppers an old back porch musical recipe with hip-hop urgency and hashtaggable wisdom for an unforgettable musical experience.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Embracing Resiliency and Business Continuity
Venue:
Security and Resiliency Campus Theater A
Time:
Mon (March 19), 6:00PM PT

Speakers

Marc van Zadelhoff

General Manager, IBM Security, IBM

Marc van Zadelhoff is the General Manager for IBM Security, the fastest-growing enterprise security company in the world. Before taking over as head of the IBM Security business, a business he helped IBM architect several years ago, Marc was Vice President, Strategy, Marketing and Product Management for the division.

In his leadership role, Marc continues to help clients around the world develop a security strategy and employ the best technologies to meet their specific security needs. He is responsible for leading the IBM Security team in the development and delivery of software and services offerings that protect enterprises with intelligent, integrated security solutions and expertise.

Marc received an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of Business and a BA in Economics from Bowdoin College. He lives outside of Boston with his wife and three daughters.

6:00 - 6:40

Rewire Business with Blockchain to Derive New Value

IBM Global Business Services

Rewire Business with Blockchain to Derive New Value

Unlike any technology before, Blockchain is transforming the way organizations come together to solve critical issues and create greater business value. First-to-market innovators are already doing this today with the creation of active Blockchain networks, rewiring ecosystem and transactions of information, goods and money. Join this session to hear how they have founded Blockchain networks and achieved business outcomes from it.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Cloud Blockchain
Venue:
Business and AI Campus Theater A
Time:
Mon (March 19), 6:00PM PT

Speakers

Jason KELLEY

GM, Blockchain Services Global Business Services, IBM

Jason Kelley leads IBM
’s Global Blockchain Services, partnering with client organizations and
consortia to unleash the exponen-tial business value of blockchain
technologies and reinvented business process. His teams
provide the thought leadership and consultive capabilities needed to
design, develop and rapidly adopt digital ledgers, digital identity, trust
and transparency with IBM Blockchain offerings and solutions.

Roberto Mancone

Managing Director - Global Head of Disruptive Technologies and Solutions, Deutsche Bank

Roberto Mancone is the Global Head of Disruptive Technologies and Solutions for Private Wealth and Commercial Clients Division of Deutsche Bank. He is in charge of definition, design and delivery of the scalable advisory model of the Division responsible for Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), Strategic Partnership with Fintechs, Industrial Accelerators, redesign of E2E processes and Customer Journey, Access Channels and Data Analytics. Previously Mancone was Global Head of Business Products (Micro, SMEs and MidCorporate) and Vice Chairman of the Global Credit & Deposit Product Executive Committee (Mortgages, Consumer Finance, Business Products, Payments, Deposits and Accounts) covering Germany (Deutsche Bank and Postbank), Italy, Spain, Portugal, Poland, India and China. He joined Deutsche Bank in 2007 as the Italy Country Head of Business Clients and Business Products Segment.

Robert Rencher

Sr. Systems Engineer, Associate Technical Fellow, The Boeing Company

Robert Rencher is a Senior System Engineer at Boeing. His primary area of expertise is in the identification and validation of strategic Information Technology solutions for Boeing and the aviation industry. Robert is recognized as an effective expert in addressing issues related to complex airline information systems—specifically, the integration, security, and performance of the global information technology infrastructure utilized by the commercial aviation industry.

 
Featured sessions Cloud and Data Modern Infrastructure Security and Resiliency Business and AI Live Interviews
8:30 AM

8:30 - 10:00

Think 2018 Chairman's Address: Putting Smart to Work

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Think 2018 Chairman's Address: Putting Smart to Work

Join IBM Chairman, President and CEO, Ginni Rometty and distinguished guests for a can’t miss address bringing together some of the world’s top CEOs and business thinkers who are building the future today by putting smart to work.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Chairman's Address
Venue:
Events Center
Time:
Tue (March 20), 8:30AM 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.

Lowell C. McAdam

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Verizon Communications

Lowell C. McAdam is chairman and chief executive officer of Verizon Communications, a leading provider
of wireless, fiber-optic and global Internet networks and services. He was named CEO on Aug. 1, 2011,
and chairman on Jan. 1, 2012.
Prior to that, McAdam was Verizon’s president and COO, with responsibility for wireline and wireless
operations. He was also responsible for internal services and the technology management and CIO
functions.
Under his leadership as CEO, Verizon took over complete ownership of Verizon Wireless by purchasing
Vodafone’s 45 percent stake in the company, positioning Verizon for a new phase of wireless growth. He
is also leading the company’s push into growth markets in the Internet of Things and digital media. In
April 2017, Verizon launched Oath, formed from the company’s acquisition of AOL and Yahoo, which
houses more than 50 digital and technology brands that together engage more than 1 billion people
worldwide.

Dave McKay

President & Chief Executive Officer, RBC

Dave McKay is President and CEO of RBC, Canada’s biggest bank, and one of the largest in the world based on market capitalization. Dave is credited with helping transform the bank’s retail division and introduce new technology that has enabled RBC to adapt and evolve to rapidly-changing consumer demands. Appointed President and CEO in 2014, the following year he led the acquisition of City National Corporation, creating a platform for growth with institutional, corporate and high net worth clients in the U.S.

Dave started his career at RBC in 1988 as a computer programmer before moving to the organization’s retail banking arm. He then held progressively senior roles in Canada and Japan in retail and business banking, group risk management, and corporate banking, ultimately becoming Group Head, Personal & Commercial Banking in 2012. Dave was named ‘Retail Banker of the Year’ in 2012 and 2015 by Retail Banker International.

Michael White

CEO-designate, IBM-Maersk Joint Venture, IBM-Maersk Joint Venture

Mike White manages the Global Trade Digitization organization for Maersk. He is responsible for a global team which aims to establish a global platform to facilitate trade and create more transparency, efficiency and security within supply chains. GTD is a major step in our commitment to solve the problems our customers face in getting real-time visibility in their supply chain and the lack of standards of moving goods internationally.

     
8:30 AM
 
       
10:30 AM

10:30 - 11:30

The Journey to AI

IBM Watson

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The Journey to AI

Explore the science behind the AI revolution and the tremendous opportunity being unleashed for businesses and society. This session will look at AI's progress in cultivating new knowledge in the enterprise and in transforming critical industries like healthcare, telecommunications and financial services. Join IBM's Dr. John Kelly and David Kenny and special guests to examine the underlying complexities of developing new AI technologies and how forward-thinking leaders are using AI to reimagine workflows within their professions and industries.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Keynotes
Venue:
Events Center
Time:
Tue (March 20), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Gary M. Reedy

Chief Executive Officer, American Cancer Society, Inc.

Gary M. Reedy has dedicated his life to improving the health of people worldwide. He took that vision to the American Cancer Society when he became chief executive officer in April 2015, but his work with the organization truly began more than 15 years ago, when he first became a volunteer leader with the Society.
As CEO, Reedy is leading the organization to become the new American Cancer Society – the most relevant and powerfully impactful cancer-fighting organization in the world. He has a laser focus on customer experience, stewardship, and innovation. And under his leadership, the organization has set a historic goal to double its annual research funding to approximately $240 million by 2021. The increase aims to dramatically grow what is already the largest and arguably most successful nonprofit research program in the nation.

Dr. John E. Kelly III

Senior Vice President, Cognitive Solutions and IBM Research, IBM

Dr. John Kelly is senior vice president, Cognitive Solutions and IBM Research. He is focused on IBM’s investments in several of the fastest-growing and most strategic parts of the technology market, including IBM Watson and Cloud Platform, IBM Watson Health, IBM Watson Internet of Things, IBM Watson Customer Engagement and IBM Security. He is also responsible for IBM Research and the company’s Intellectual Property team.

Most recently, he spent seven years as senior vice president and director of IBM Research. Under Dr. Kelly, IBM Research expanded its global footprint by adding four new labs (including IBM’s first in Africa, South America and Australia), creating a network of approximately 3,000 scientists and technical employees across 12 laboratories in 10 countries.

Craig B. Thompson, MD

President and Chief Executive Officer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Craig B. Thompson, M.D., is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). Dr. Thompson received his BS from Dartmouth and MD from the University of Pennsylvania, followed by clinical training in internal medicine at Harvard Medical School and in medical oncology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute. Dr. Thompson has extensive research experience in cancer, immunology, and translational medicine. His current research focuses on the regulation of cellular metabolism during cell growth/differentiation and on the role that metabolic changes play in the origin and progression of cancer. Dr. Thompson is a member of the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Medical Advisory Board of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He is also a Fellow of the AACR Academy.

Jensen Huang

Founder, President and CEO, NVIDIA

Jensen Huang founded NVIDIA in 1993 and has served since its inception as president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors.
Starting out in PC graphics, NVIDIA helped build the gaming market into the largest entertainment industry in the world today. Its invention of the GPU in 1999 made possible real-time programmable shading, which defines modern computer graphics, and later revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI — the next era of computing — with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world.
Huang is a recipient of the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award from the Global Semiconductor Association in recognition of his exceptional contributions to driving the development, innovation, growth and long-term opportunities of the fabless semiconductor industry.

David Kenny

Senior Vice President, IBM Watson & Cloud Platform, IBM

David Kenny is senior vice president, IBM Watson and Cloud Platform, spearheading the Watson technology platform development, as well as optimizing IBM’s public cloud for data and cognitive workloads.
David was most recently General Manager, IBM Watson, responsible for the Watson platform, its global ecosystem of business partners and developers, and emerging solutions. Prior to joining IBM, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Weather Company (Weather), where he oversaw the company’s portfolio of consumer and business-to-business weather brands and businesses including The Weather Channel, weather.com, wunderground.com and WSI. David was previously president of Akamai, the leading cloud platform designed to help enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences to mobile and fixed Internet users.

Aaron Levie

Chief Executive Officer, Cofounder and Chairman, Box

Aaron Levie is Chief Executive Officer, Cofounder and Chairman at Box, which he launched in 2005 with CFO and cofounder Dylan Smith. He is the visionary behind the Box product and platform strategy, incorporating the best of secure content collaboration with an intuitive user experience suited to the way people work today. Aaron leads the company in its mission to transform the way people and businesses work so they can achieve their greatest ambitions. He has served on the Board of Directors since April 2005.
Aaron attended the University of Southern California from 2003 to 2005 before leaving to found Box.

André Coisne

Chief Executive Officer, Orange Bank

André Coisne began his career in consulting at Accenture before joining Citibank in
1987, where he held various positions in the retail banking and credit sectors in France
and Belgium. In 1994, he joined Fidelity to launch the Luxembourg funds distribution business
in France. In 2000, he launched ING Direct France, which he headed up for eight years.
He joined Crédit Agricole in 2008 to develop the online banking offer for its 39 regional
banks,and became CEO of BforBank, where he oversaw its successful development until 2016. He joined Orange in July 2016, and was appointed CEO of Orange Bank in October 2016. André Coisne graduated from ESCP Europe Business School.

Barbry McGann

Senior Vice President, Project 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.

 

10:30 - 11:10

Lisa Ling - Global Realities and Societal Resiliency

Lisa Ling - Global Realities and Societal Resiliency

Important societal issues are often overlooked by modern “sound bite” media, but Emmy-award winning journalist Lisa Ling shines a light on the unusual, extraordinary, authentic and unforgettable stories she has covered across the globe. Ling shares how these stories have profoundly affected her outlook on life and highlights a few of the heroes she has met along her journey.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Innovation Talks
Venue:
Think Theater, Bayside E
Time:
Tue (March 20), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Lisa Ling

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

Lisa Ling is the executive producer and host of This is Life on CNN. Here, Lisa explores the scourge prescription pill addiction in Utah, the recent influx of women in North Dakota’s boomtown, and a town in the rural Midwest where young men aspire to be priests. For five seasons prior, Ling executive produced and hosted Our America on OWN: the Oprah Winfrey Network. In Our America she examined the problems that plagued America through in - depth investigating and reporting. Lisa is the co - author of Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood and Somewhere Inside: One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and the Other's Fight to Bring Her Home, which she penned with her sister, Laura. She is a co - founder of www.SecretSocietyofWomen.com, a contributor to www.iVolunteer.org

 
10:30 AM

10:30 - 11:10

Empower Professionals across Your Enterprise to Make More Confident, Insight-Driven Decisions

IBM Analytics

Empower Professionals across Your Enterprise to Make More Confident, Insight-Driven Decisions

It's been eleven years since it was declared that "data is the new oil." Many companies thought they would be further along by now on their analytics journey to become an insight-driven organization. However, this goal has proven elusive for most, especially at an enterprise level. Join us to learn how to catapult your organization forward by using a combination of the major analytics disciplines—descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive—with cognitive, machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) to put insights into the hands of decision-makers. See how we bring business analytics and data science together to help you avoid the most common traps that keep companies from achieving their analytics objectives.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Data and Analytics Business Analytics and Visualization
Venue:
Cloud and Data Campus Theater A
Time:
Tue (March 20), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Deborah Leff

Global Sales Leader, Business Analytics, IBM

With over 20 years of experience, Deborah currently supports thousands of sellers as they help their clients transform their business. She is passionate about the Business Analytics space and its potential to help companies leverage insights to forge their path forward.

Greg Mullinax

Mgr Enterprise Business Analytics, American Airlines

Seth Dobrin

Vice President and Chief Data Officer for IBM Analytics, IBM

Dr. Seth Dobrin is Vice President and Chief Data Officer for IBM Analytics. In this role he is responsible for the transformation of the Analytics Business operations using data and analytics, influencing IBM Analytics offerings to meet the needs of CDOs and providing his perspective and experiences to clients.

Homarjun Agrahari

Director, Advanced Analytics, FleetPride, Inc.

Homarjun Agrahari is Director of Supply Chain Analytics at FleetPride, Inc. which is the nation’s largest independent distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer replacement parts with over 260 stores across US. His team is involved in inventory optimization, supply chain network design, transportation network optimization. Before FleetPride, Homarjun led the Operations Research team at FedEx Corporate and before that he was manager of operations research at BNSF Railway. Homarjun graduated from Texas A&M University in 2007 with PhD in Industrial Engineering. His PhD dissertation research involved developing "Models and Solution Approaches for Intermodal and Less-than-Truckload Network Design with Load Consolidations". Homarjun lives in Frisco, TX with his wife Vandana and daughters Reva and Riya.

Haoming Tian

Business Analytics Consultant, FleetPride

Data analytics expert specialized in Supply Chain, Marketing, and Customer Insights. Currently Data Science Analytics Lead at Cresco International, Supply Chain analytic consultant at Fleetpride, and Senior BI consultant at Gamestop. Master of Science in Marketing specialized in Marketing Research, Master of Science in Information Technology Management specialized in Business Intelligence from the University of Texas at Dallas.

10:30 - 11:10

Accelerating Digital Business Transformation with the Secure Cloud Data Center

IBM Systems

Accelerating Digital Business Transformation with the Secure Cloud Data Center

A leading analyst suggests that, by 2020, digital business will represent over a third of an average company’s overall revenue. To meet the demands that digital transformation creates, companies must rethink the way they leverage their IT infrastructure, transforming IT from a cost center to a profit center and innovating while using their data center as an engine of value creation and delivery across the business. Today’s business leaders are in the unique position of being able to reduce costs and tap into new revenue streams thanks to APIs, self-service applications and even more. Hear from industry leaders, IBM clients and experts on how they are exploiting IBM Z on their journey of digital transformation.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Infrastructure Infrastructure Solutions
Venue:
Modern Infrastructure Campus Theater A
Time:
Tue (March 20), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Michael Perera

VP IBM Z Software, IBM

Kyle Charlet

Distinguished Engineer - API economy and Analytics for Z; IMS strategy, IBM

Ross Mauri

General Manager IBM Z, IBM

Thomas Bauer

ARIMU Architektur und Innovation, Fiducia & GAD IT AG

Thomas Bauer, Master in Computer Science. Munich / Germany. Responsible as Software Architect and Project Leader for the introduction of Java on z at Fiducia & GAD IT AG, one of the biggest German banking computer centers. Additionally responsible for investigating the usage of blockchain technology for banking applications and the impact of blockchain technology on the banking industry.

Jos Letschert

Mainframe Domain Leader, ING

Speaker has worked in banking IT at ING since 1998 as a Technical Services Specialist for mass payments and CICS DB2 mainframe applications. Recently he has been named Product Owner for monitoring mainframe performance and for tooling exposing large mainframe data stores.

Bobby Cameron

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals, Forrester

Bobby serves CIOs. He is a leading expert on best practices for IT, including: business technology (BT), the empowered BT archetype, transformation from IT to BT, BT demand management, driving business innovation, business alignment, the business value of IT, BT strategic planning, IT governance, IT structure, IT/BT maturity, the marketing of IT, architecture and technology strategy, application development, IT operations, and serving the business.

His specialty is transformative technology use that drives business success in the emerging world of business technology (BT), like IT value creation, technology-based business innovation, and digital business networks.

While Bobby focuses his research on delivering IT excellence on the road to BT, he continues his close work with members of The CIO Group in the Forrester Leadership Boards, which he conceived and piloted in 2002.

10:30 - 11:10

Rock Your SOC: Building the AI-Enabled Security Operations Center

IBM Security

Rock Your SOC: Building the AI-Enabled Security Operations Center

In today’s threat environment, given the sophistication and increase in cyber attacks, security analysts must investigate and accurately identify threats on a daily basis to detect and stop threats in time before damage is caused. Learn how an AI-enabled SOC can help security analysts identify and respond to threats with speed and accuracy.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Building the Cognitive Security Operations Center
Venue:
Security and Resiliency Campus Theater A
Time:
Tue (March 20), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

James Brennan

Vice President, Strategy and Offering Management, IBM

Koos Lodewijkx

Vice President, CTO for Security Operations and Response, IBM

10:30 - 11:10

Fast, Secure, and Effective: Delivering Results From Cloud Migration and Modernization

IBM Global Business Services

Fast, Secure, and Effective: Delivering Results From Cloud Migration and Modernization

To capitalize on the myriad digital technology options, you've got to make smart decisions on cloud and AI. In this session, industry leaders will explain the choices they made: the right cloud model, migrating applications painlessly, and retaining the sovereignty of data—and the insights that can be gleaned. These leaders will show how attacking complex challenges wisely can unlock unprecedented opportunities.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Cloud Cloud Platform and Hosting
Venue:
Business and AI Campus Theater A
Time:
Tue (March 20), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Sanjay Rishi

General Manager - Global Cloud Consulting Services, IBM

Sanjay Rishi captivates audiences. He inspires and motivates them
with real-life stories of organizations that are achieving success using
innovative IBM technology. As a former CIO in the automotive industry,
Dr. Rishi has collaborated with C-level executives in a multitude of
corporations throughout the world, earning his stellar reputation as a
strategist, innovator and disruptor. Currently, as Managing Partner for
Global Cloud Application Services, his focus is on cloud technology,
cognitive computing, and how the two can be combined to create a
powerful engine that not only moves organizations, but dramatically
changes the way they do business. Whether he’s brainstorming
one-on-one with corporate leaders or speaking to a large gathering of
industry professionals, Mr. Rishi helps others target higher achieve-
ment through deeper thinking, digital empowerment and industry
transformation.

Steve Robinson

General Manager, Client Technical Engagement, IBM Cloud, IBM

Steve Robinson is the General Manager for Client Technical Engagement in IBM Hybrid Cloud. His organization’s mission is to work directly with clients on their cloud journey and ensure their success with IBM Cloud technologies. Steve is also the executive founder of the IBM Bluemix Garages. The Garages are intentional spaces that combine elite design and development expertise in an entrepreneurial environment to drive successful innovations, using technologies like cognitive and blockchain, on the cloud. Steve earned his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

10:30 - 11:00

Interview with Edward J. Walsh

Interview with Edward J. Walsh

Join us as theCUBE interviews Edward J. Walsh, General Manager, Storage & Software Defined Infrastructure, IBM, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Tue (March 20), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Ed Walsh

General Manager - Storage & Software Defined Infrastructure, IBM
   

11:00 - 11:30

Interview with Mary O'Brien

Interview with Mary O'Brien

Join us as theCUBE interviews Mary O'Brien, VP of Development, IBM, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Tue (March 20), 11:00AM PT

Speakers

Mary O'Brien

VP of Development, IBM Security, IBM
11:30 AM
 

11:30 - 12:10

IoT and AI: This Changes Every-thing

IBM Watson IoT

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IoT and AI: This Changes Every-thing

To capitalize on the digitization of the physical world, businesses are using AI-powered IoT solutions to better engineer products, manage operations and engage with people through connected things. Join us to learn how leaders are incorporating the Internet of Things into their businesses to drive profitable growth.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Keynotes
Venue:
Keynote Theater, Mandalay Bay Ballroom
Time:
Tue (March 20), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Kareem Yusuf

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.

Parham Antonio Vasaiely

Senior Manager Autonomous Vehicle Development, Jaguar Land Rover

Parham Vasaiely is Senior Manager, Jaguar Land Rover, leading the Autonomous Vehicles and Driverless Car engineering. Prior to this role he was the strategy manager for high priority and fast-to-market features. Before joining JLR, Parham worked as software and systems engineer at Airbus Group in Germany and in the UK, as well as a big data and analytics consultant in Switzerland. In addition Parham also represents Jaguar Land Rover as chair of the workplace charter of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mindfulness. This government led working group aims to give employees and leaders the right mental tools and the resilience to cope with the increasing amount of information and complexity in today’s workplace.

Stephen Surhigh

Vice President, Automotive Cloud Solutions, Harman International

Stephen L. Surhigh is Vice President and General Manager, Automotive Cloud Services for Harman International. He leads business development for Harman’s Automotive Cloud Services business unit that focuses on data exchange between vehicles and the cloud. He has over 30 years of operations, sales and management consulting experience and has led cloud-based implementations for a substantial number of Automotive Manufacturers and Suppliers.

Previously, Mr. Surhigh was the Vice President, Automotive Solutions for Compuware Corporation. In this role, Mr. Surhigh was the global lead responsible for sales and delivery of Compuware products and services to auto manufacturers and Tier One suppliers.

Guido Jouret

Chief Digital Officer, ABB

Guido Jouret is the Chief Digital Officer of ABB where he leads the development and deployment of digital solutions worldwide. Guido is a U.S. and Belgium citizen with long experience in Silicon Valley. Previously, he was General Manager of the IoT business at Cisco, which aims to connect billions of devices to the internet. Before that, he was CTO and General Manager of Cisco’s Emerging Tech-nologies Group, responsible for incubating new businesses. Guido’s team created nine internal start-ups, including Cisco’s TelePresence and IoT groups. Guido also led the software business at Envision Energy, a renewable energy company, where his team developed a platform for the emerging Energy Internet. And he was CTO at Nokia, responsible for the virtual reality and digital health businesses and the acquisition of Withings, a leading digital health company. Guido has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a PhD in Computer Science from Imperial College, London.

11:30 - 12:10

Do Well By Doing Good: Leverage Your Company's Strengths For Social Impact

Do Well By Doing Good: Leverage Your Company's Strengths For Social Impact

In his 2018 letter to CEOs, Blackrock's Larry Fink declared, "Society is demanding that companies, both public and private, serve a social purpose…To prosper over time, every company must not only deliver financial performance, but also show how it makes a positive contribution to society." This talk will discuss strategies for leveraging a company's strengths - such as its talent, technology and networks - to make a powerful impact on pressing social and environmental challenges, using examples from IBM's award-winning work with community partners around the world on health, education, and resilient communities.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Innovation Talk Think Tanks
Venue:
Think Theater, Bayside E
Time:
Tue (March 20), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Jennifer Ryan Crozier

President, IBM International Foundation & Vice President, IBM Corporate Citizenship, IBM

Jennifer Ryan Crozier leads IBM Corporate Citizenship – overseeing the company’s contributions of technology and talent to address global health disparities, reinvent education for 21st century jobs, and blaze new trails in citizen diplomacy.

Ms. Crozier pioneered the Corporate Service Corps (CSC), IBM's version of the Peace Corps, which has deployed over 4,000 IBM experts to address humanitarian challenges in more than 40 countries, and built groundbreaking partnerships with the American Cancer Society, Peace Corps and over 140 mayors around the world.

She also leads IBM's P-TECH program, a grades 9-14 schools initiative that leverages strategic partnerships to connect high school to college and career, and directs IBM's community resilience and disaster response efforts, including the award-winning World Community Grid.
Ms. Crozier is a frequent speaker on the role of innovation in philanthropy and serves on the board of the American Cancer Society.

Karen Amaker

Director, Norwalk Early College Academy (NECA)

Karen is the founding director of Norwalk Early College Academy (NECA), Connecticut’s first P-TECH. She began her career as director of Summerbridge New Haven, a national education nonprofit. Karen’s work includes leading A Better Chance in CT and NY and the middle school of Presidio Hill School in CA. She served as director of educational opportunity at Yale University School of Medicine, supporting minority students and directing SCHOLARS, providing high school students with residential learning at Yale. Karen joined Norwalk High School in 2007, ultimately assuming the role of assistant principal. She was hired to lead NECA in 2014. Karen has an AS degree from Gateway Community College, a BS from Wesleyan University, MS degrees from Southern Connecticut State University, and certification in Educational Leadership from Sacred Heart University. She is an Urban School Leaders Fellow and Relay Graduate School of Education National Principals Academy Fellow.

Peggy Clark

Vice President, Policy Programs; Executive Director, Aspen Global Innovators Group; Director, Alliance for Artisan Enterprise, The Aspen Institute, The Aspen Institute

Peggy Clark has had a 30-year career working on issues of poverty alleviation, global health, social enterprise and development finance. Serving in founding and leadership roles and on numerous boards, Peggy has been a leading figure in identifying and building industries, movements, and creative advocacy on key issues of our times. Currently, Peggy directs programs promoting breakthrough solutions to global development including global health, new voices leadership development, women’s rights and health, health workforce sustainability, and entrepreneurship in creative industries. Peggy is the recipient of numerous awards including The Presidential Award for Excellence in Microenterprise Development from President Bill Clinton, the Thomas J Watson Fellowship Award, Rockwood Leadership Fellow, and Trustee Emeritus at Calvert Impact Capital. Previously, Peggy served as founding Managing Director of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative and as EVP of the Aspen Institute.

 
11:30 AM

11:30 - 12:10

IBM and Maersk: Secure, Scalable, AI-Ready Containers

IBM Cloud

IBM and Maersk: Secure, Scalable, AI-Ready Containers

Join Jason McGee (IBM Fellow, VP, and CTO) and our featured customer Maersk discussing how they modernized Maersk's business with IBM Cloud Container Service. In this keynote, Jason brings his know-how about enterprises: their legacy needs and their future journey, encompassing security, simplified management, and interoperable environments. You'll learn from Maersk how they modernized onto the cloud and also extended their value, using Docker containers, microservices, and Kubernetes. Jason's demo shows the modernization of a traditional Java app onto public cloud containers and goes one step more—to extend that Java app with AI APIs.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Cloud Cloud Platform and Hosting
Venue:
Cloud and Data Campus Theater A
Time:
Tue (March 20), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Simon Whelband

Chief System Architect, Maersk

An experienced speaker. Have build lots of IT systems from zero. Now Chief architect at Maersk responsible for building the future Cloud solution for Maersk.

Jason McGee

IBM Fellow, VP and CTO, IBM Cloud Platform, IBM

Jason is currently responsible for the Bluemix foundational developer services, including Containers and Schematics. Jason is also responsible for the technical strategy and architecture for all of IBM’s Cloud Developer Platform. 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.

11:30 - 12:10

Hybrid Cloud Data Availability: It's More Than a Data Protection Hub

IBM Systems

Hybrid Cloud Data Availability: It's More Than a Data Protection Hub

Modern workflows in a hybrid cloud strategy require a new way to backup, manage and store data. Organizations can use the cloud to improve on-premises availability at lower cost. Learn how thinking holistically about data availability and governance can streamline daily business operations, provide more control, and ensure business continuity.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Infrastructure Servers and Storage
Venue:
Modern Infrastructure Campus Theater A
Time:
Tue (March 20), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Bina Hallman

VP, Offering Management Storage & Software Defined, IBM

Sam Werner

Offering Management, Software Defined Storage, IBM

Matt Cadieux

CIO, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing

11:30 - 12:10

Understanding the Cost of a Data Breach for Your Company: A Study by the Ponemon Institute

IBM Global Technology Services

Understanding the Cost of a Data Breach for Your Company: A Study by the Ponemon Institute

This session will be jointly presented by Ponemon Institute and IBM to educate attendees about the impact of cyber attacks, and the different approaches you can take to minimize their impact. According to Ponemon Institute's "2017 Cost of Data Breach Study" sponsored by IBM, the average cost of a data breach is $3.62 million. Further, by adopting business continuity management practices, organizations are able to reduce the total cost of a breach by 16.2% and identify and contain a data breach 78 days faster. Learn how your business can bring together information security, business continuity and organizational resilience to combat the risk and impact of a data breach.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Embracing Resiliency and Business Continuity
Venue:
Security and Resiliency Campus Theater A
Time:
Tue (March 20), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Patrick Corcoran

Global Strategist, Resiliency Services, IBM

With over forty years of professional IT, services and management experience in diverse technology projects and international market segments, Corcoran currently is the executive responsible for creating, implementing and managing the global strategy for IBM Business Resiliency Services, including ensuring the integration into the IBM Corporate strategy. Corcoran has worked with a variety of organizations ranging from Fortune 500 to startup companies. Corcoran has also been a part of IBM’s crisis response efforts for numerous regional crisis events including the aftermath of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, Hurricane Katrina, March 11, 2011 Japan Earthquake/Tsunami, and Hurricane Sandy.

Larry Ponemon

., Ponemon

11:30 - 12:10

Combining Forces to Transform Your Business: How IT and HR Leverage AI

IBM Collaboration Solutions

Combining Forces to Transform Your Business: How IT and HR Leverage AI

Combining AI and talent is a big opportunity for Human Resources, and market-leading companies are doing this to drive better experiences, culture and performance. Richard Hughes, SVP & COO Human Capital, UnitedHealth Group, will tell the story of how they are transforming their organization, starting with their people. He will discuss the urgency of change, and how the new employee experience, modern operating models and saving money has an organization-wide impact. Tina Marron-Partridge, IBM Global Leader, Talent and Engagement and Bob Schultz, IBM General Manager, Watson Talent and Collaboration Solutions will discuss where HR is headed with AI.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Human Resources and Talent
Venue:
Business and AI Campus Theater A
Time:
Tue (March 20), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Richard Hughes

SVP and COO of Human Capital, UnitedHealth Group

As Senior Vice President and Head of Strategy, Rich Hughes has enterprise accountability for global human capital strategy, research, analytics and technology.

UnitedHealth Group is the country’s largest diversified healthcare services company, and is dedicated to making the health care system work better for the more than 100 million people it serves in the US and abroad. Mr. Hughes and the human capital team support UnitedHealth Group’s mission by ensuring the effective management of the company’s most vital asset—its more than 260,000 employees and leaders.

Mr. Hughes joined UnitedHealth Group in 2003 serving as vice president of Human Capital within the company’s Optum division. He also served as United’s Chief Learning Officer and most recently its Chief Operating Officer, Global Human Capital.

Prior to joining UnitedHealth Group, Mr. Hughes served as vice president of human resources for eBenX, Inc. In addition, he has held various human resource leadership position

Tina Marron-Partridge

Partner and Vice President, Talent & Engagement Global Leader, IBM

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.

Duke Daehling

Partner, IBM GBS Talent & Engagement,, IBM

11:30 - 12:00

Interview with Steve Robinson and Bala Rajaraman

Interview with Steve Robinson and Bala Rajaraman

Join us as theCUBE interviews Steve Robinson, General Manager, Client Technical Engagement, IBM Hybrid Cloud, and Bala Rajaraman, IBM Fellow, IBM Hybrid Cloud, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Tue (March 20), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Steve Robinson

General Manager, Client Technical Engagement, IBM Cloud, IBM

Steve Robinson is the General Manager for Client Technical Engagement in IBM Hybrid Cloud. His organization’s mission is to work directly with clients on their cloud journey and ensure their success with IBM Cloud technologies. Steve is also the executive founder of the IBM Bluemix Garages. The Garages are intentional spaces that combine elite design and development expertise in an entrepreneurial environment to drive successful innovations, using technologies like cognitive and blockchain, on the cloud. Steve earned his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Bala Rajaraman

IBM Fellow, IBM
12:30 PM
 

12:30 - 1:10

Ready For Anything: Build a Cyber Resilient Organization

IBM Security

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Ready For Anything: Build a Cyber Resilient Organization

In an age of exponentially more data, connected devices and computing power, there are more ways for attackers to breach an organization than ever before. Teams are challenged to manage these threats as they deal with too many disparate tools from too many vendors, an enormous security and IT skills shortage, and a growing number of compliance mandates.

In the struggle to keep up, organizations are not doing a good job of mastering the security fundamentals. We believe that with the right approach, technologies and experts, we can fight back. Hear from clients and IBM leaders how we deliver security and resiliency at the scale and speed necessary to protect businesses against the challenges of today, and tomorrow.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Keynotes
Venue:
Keynote Theater, Mandalay Bay Ballroom
Time:
Tue (March 20), 12:30PM PT

Speakers

Marc van Zadelhoff

General Manager, IBM Security, IBM

Marc van Zadelhoff is the General Manager for IBM Security, the fastest-growing enterprise security company in the world. Before taking over as head of the IBM Security business, a business he helped IBM architect several years ago, Marc was Vice President, Strategy, Marketing and Product Management for the division.

In his leadership role, Marc continues to help clients around the world develop a security strategy and employ the best technologies to meet their specific security needs. He is responsible for leading the IBM Security team in the development and delivery of software and services offerings that protect enterprises with intelligent, integrated security solutions and expertise.

Marc received an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of Business and a BA in Economics from Bowdoin College. He lives outside of Boston with his wife and three daughters.

Ted Julian

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

Ted is a well-known, highly regarded figure in the security and compliance markets. Over the last 12 years, he has conceived and launched multiple successful security start-ups across software, hardware, and professional services. He served as the founding VP of Marketing at Application Security, the leading provider of database security solutions. Prior to Application Security, Ted was a company founder and Chief Strategist (functionally the VP of Marketing) at Arbor Networks (acquired by Danaher), a leading network security firm whose technology protects the backbone networks of virtually every provider around the globe. Prior to Arbor, Julian was a company founder and VP of Marketing at @stake, the premier digital security consulting firm (acquired by Symantec). He got his start in high tech as an industry analyst at International Data Corporation (IDC) and Forrester Research.

Mike Errity

Vice President IBM Resiliency Services, North America, IBM

Mike Errity is Vice President of IBM Resiliency Services in North America for IBM Global Technology Services. He manages the consulting, sales and delivery team implementing industry-leading service processes to create client value and earn loyalty. Mike and his team work with clients to design and deploy solutions for business resiliency and to mitigate operational risk.

Wendi Whitmore

Global Partner, IBM Security Services, IBM

Wendi Whitmore is a technical leader with 15 years of diverse experience in incident response, proactive and strategic information security services, intelligence and data breach investigations. At IBM, Wendi was instrumental in creating IBM X-Force IRIS which includes the global X-Force Incident Response, Proactive Services and Threat Intelligence practices. In her role, Wendi leverages people, infrastructure, data and technology to drive the capabilities of detection and defense against targeted threats for client organizations throughout the world.

Richard Puckett

VP – Security Operations, Strategy & Architecture, Thomson Reuters

12:30 - 1:10

Big Bets in Infrastructure Innovation

Big Bets in Infrastructure Innovation

Tom Rosamilia, senior vice president for IBM Systems, and industry experts and leaders share their 'Big Bets' in infrastructure innovation. During this session, gain insights into high-performance technologies that are optimized for cloud, designed for AI and data-intensive workloads, and enabling the world's most powerful and secure transaction processing. In this new era of human-computer interaction, discover how the right infrastructure investments - or your own 'big bets' - can help you tackle new workloads and deliver personalized and differentiated customer experiences that will put you on top.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Keynotes
Venue:
Think Theater, Bayside E
Time:
Tue (March 20), 12:30PM PT

Speakers

Tom Rosamilia

Senior Vice President, IBM Systems , IBM

Tom Rosamilia is Senior Vice President of IBM Systems. In this role, Mr. Rosamilia has global responsibility for IBM server and storage systems and software as well as the company's global Business Partner organization. Mr. Rosamilia is currently based in Beijing, China, where he continues to lead IBM Systems and acts as a local representative of IBM Corporate Headquarters.
For 18 months prior to his leadership of IBM Systems, Mr. Rosamilia served as Senior Vice President of IBM Systems and Technology Group and IBM Integrated Supply Chain, where he led IBM’s semiconductor, servers, storage, and the system software business; all of IBM’s supply chain; and the company’s Global Business Partners organization. During that time, he oversaw the strategic transformation of IBM’s Systems & Technology Group to better align with client infrastructure priorities and high-value growth opportunities in the Cognitive Era.

Donna Dillenberger

IBM Fellow, Enterprise Solutions, IBM

Donna Dillenberger is an IBM Fellow at the Thomas J Watson Research Center. In 2005, she became IBM's Chief Technology Officer of IT Optimization. In 2006, she became an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Engineering. She is a Master Inventor and is currently working on artificial intelligence, blockchain, security and enterprise systems.

Chester Gorski

Chief Technology and Operations Officer, Vietnam Technological and Commercial Joint-stock Bank

Chester is the Chief Technology and Operations Officer (CTOO) for Techcombank, a leading national bank in Vietnam. He is a member of the bank’s Board of Management, and has responsibility for all technology and business operations for a rapidly growing frontier market bank. His focus is driving large-scale transformations to drive operating efficiencies, revenue growth, and improved customer experience.
In addition, he has significant executive experience at Anthem, Wells Fargo, Aon, McKinsey and Price Waterhouse.
Chester earned an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in Business Systems from Taylor University.
He recently completed the Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon.

Garrett McDonald

Head of Enterprise Architecture, Department of Human Services, Australia 

Garrett McDonald has a strong IT Applications and Infrastructure background with over 15 years experience in the Health and wider DHS Senior IT management positions. As National Manager Enterprise Architecture he is a major influencer for key technology-based decisions within DHS. He was responsible for the successful introduction of Australia’s myGov system which provides the citizen authentication and authorisation gateway for all Federal Government online services both from within DHS and wider including Australian Taxation Office for tax returns.

Hillery Hunter

Director, Accelerated Cognitive Infrastructure, IBM Fellow, IBM

Hillery Hunter is an IBM Fellow and Director of the Accelerated Cognitive Infrastructure group at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY.She is interested in cross-disciplinary technology topics, spanning silicon to system architecture to achieve new solutions to traditional problems. Her team pursues hardware-software co-optimization to take the wait time out of machine and deep learning problems. Her prior work was in the areas of DRAM main memory systems and embedded DRAM, and she gained development experience serving as IBM's server and mainframe DDR3-generation end-to-end memory power lead. In 2010, she was selected by the National Academy of Engineering for its Frontiers in Engineering Symposium, a recognition as one of the top young engineers in America. Dr. Hunter received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology.Hillery was appointed as an IBM Fellow in 2017.

 
12:30 PM

12:30 - 1:10

Empower Your Business with a Hybrid Cloud Data Architecture

IBM Analytics

Empower Your Business with a Hybrid Cloud Data Architecture

Among the best ways to deliver a business advantage are to be more efficient at new application development, and to leverage all your data sources for deeper insights. Success depends on your ability to converge data on the right data architecture for increased responsiveness. We will explain the benefits of a common database and data warehouse strategy so you can land transaction data, then easily analyze or move it without application rewrites. See how AMC Networks has partnered with IBM to build an enterprise hybrid cloud platform for industry-leading insights into audience preferences. Find out how to get your development projects off to a solid start on this flexible hybrid cloud platform that puts data to work for you.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Data and Analytics Hybrid Data Management
Venue:
Cloud and Data Campus Theater A
Time:
Tue (March 20), 12:30PM PT

Speakers

Matthias Funke

Director, OM Hybrid Data Management, IBM

Matthias helps clients build data management solutions for Analytics and AI from ground to cloud for all workloads and all data, leveraging Open Source and proprietary IBM technology. He has more than 20 years of IBM experience and has held various leadership positions in Research & Development, Business Development and Offering Management. He has a strong passion for data as the foundation for business success and a better life.

Thomas Chu

Director, Offering Management, Hybrid Data Management, IBM

Thomas is the Director of Offering Management for IBM Hybrid Data Management that spans Cloud, Private cloud, and on-premises integrated solutions. Throughout his career, Thomas has served in a variety of development management roles for IBM data server and data warehousing software, as well as integrated data management systems.

   

12:30 - 1:10

Discover How Salesforce and IBM Make AI Work with Human Intuition

IBM Watson

Discover How Salesforce and IBM Make AI Work with Human Intuition

Join us to discover how the Salesforce and IBM partnership is helping customers take AI to new heights. This talk will explore the most important consideration in developing AI-powered applications: human intuition. Salesforce Einstein's VP of Product, Marco Casalaina, will walk through the different underlying technologies at play in enterprise intelligence, and will delve into the importance of user experience in developing intelligent apps.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Data and Analytics Data Science and Advanced Analytics
Venue:
Business and AI Campus Theater A
Time:
Tue (March 20), 12:30PM PT

Speakers

Marco Casalaina

VP Product, Salesforce Einstein, Salesforce

Marco S. Casalaina is VP Product Management of Salesforce Einstein. He was previously VP of Applications at RingCentral, where he ran RingCentral’s contact center and collaboration business units. Prior to that he was VP Products at machine learning startup KXEN, which was acquired by SAP AG in 2013. This is in fact Marco’s second stint at Salesforce - during his first term at Salesforce, from 2005 to 2010, he was one of the original developers of the Service Cloud product and then its product manager. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Cornell University.

 
1:00 PM
 
     

1:00 - 1:30

Interview with Madhu Kochar and Pat Maqetuka

Interview with Madhu Kochar and Pat Maqetuka

Join us as theCUBE interviews Madhu Kochar, Vice President, Analytics Product Development, IBM, and Pat Maqetuka, Chief Data Officer, Nedbank, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Tue (March 20), 1:00PM PT

Speakers

Patricia Maqetuka

Chief Data Officer, Nedbank
1:30 PM
 

1:30 - 2:10

The Rise of Platform-Centric Business Models

Must watch

The Rise of Platform-Centric Business Models

Businesses are entering an era of transformative business models enabled by new technologies that empowers them to operate in new ways. This revolutionary shift will lead enterprises to new platform models they can own, lead or participate in. By adopting new platforms that support data and AI infused workflows, businesses can transform the way employees add value and keep their edge. What will the journey look like and what are the factors for success?

Join this session for a view of how business leaders can explore and quickly deploy these new business models to become cognitive enterprises, gaining a significant competitive advantage both within their industries, and by entering entirely new markets.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Keynotes
Venue:
Keynote Theater, Mandalay Bay Ballroom
Time:
Tue (March 20), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Bridget van Kralingen

Senior Vice President, IBM Global Industry Platforms, IBM

Bridget van Kralingen leads IBM Global Industry Platforms, delivering disruptive cloud-based solutions that advance key industries and establish IBM as leader in blockchain. Industry Platforms has Financial Services offerings that help Banks and Financial Markets firms contend with rising regulation and reduce spend on risk and compliance processes. It has established a core Insurance processing platform with MetLife and Majesco. These capabilities are on the IBM Financial Services cloud, complemented by industry specific APIs, data and analytical models. Bridget’s team has contributed to the open source HyperLedger Fabric, created a high security IBM Blockchain Platform for clients to build and operate blockchains, and have more than 400 enterprise blockchain engagements.

Todd White

COO - Chief Operating Officer, Goldcorp

Mark Foster

Senior Vice President, 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. GBS’s 125,000 consultants partner with leading clients around the world to set digital strategy, reinvent business processes with AI and modernize core applications and systems on the cloud.

Bob Wolpert

Corporate Senior Vice President and President, Logistics, Golden State Foods

Bob Wolpert is a senior executive at Golden State Foods – a $7B global, private company – where he is responsible for US and international supply chain services for leading food industry customers. Bob has also been the GSF executive champion for IT Technology, Corporate Strategy & Innovation.

Prior to joining GSF, Bob was Global Innovation Champion for ITT Corporation (later Xylem Corporation), President of an ITT Corporation global division and concurrently CEO of ITT’s businesses in China and India.

Bob began his career in IT systems integration and then held a progression of general management leadership roles in several industries, each time using IT solutions to benefit customers and deliver differentiated services.

Bob has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Denver and earned an MBA from Harvard University. He serves as board member and executive committee member for two non-profits, LeadersUp and Second Harvest Food Bank of OC.

1:30 - 2:10

From Digital Disruption to Dominance: Reimagining Every Customer Experience

IBM Watson Customer Engagement

From Digital Disruption to Dominance: Reimagining Every Customer Experience

The first wave of digital disruption – and the data deluge that followed – threw countless businesses off their customer experience game. But the tides are turning. Leaders are embracing bold new strategies, AI, Blockchain and more to reimagine every customer interaction and business workflow. They’re extracting actionable insights faster. Amazing customers with hyper-personalized experiences. And empowering marketing, commerce and supply chain professionals with AI-infused business applications that give them the tools and time to do their most exceptional work. Hear from IBM clients and leaders who are tackling digital disruption from every angle to transform customer experience, unleash innovation and drive unprecedented business growth.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Keynotes
Venue:
Think Theater, Bayside E
Time:
Tue (March 20), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Inhi Cho Suh

General Manager, Watson Customer Engagement, IBM

Inhi Cho Suh is the GM of Watson Customer Engagement. Inhi is responsible for driving a multi-billion-dollar portfolio of digital experience, marketing, order management and supply chain solutions, infusing AI, machine learning and analytics capabilities. Previously, Inhi was the GM for IBM Collaboration Solutions, responsible for launching the first AI-enabled conversational collaboration solutions. Prior to ICS, Inhi was the head of IBM Analytics Strategy & Business Development. She led the partnerships with Twitter, Box and acquisition of The Weather Company. Inhi co-chairs IBM’s Global Women Diversity Initiative. She was recognized by Aragon Research for top Women in Technology and the California Professional Business Women’s Association. She was featured as one of the top IBM rock stars by BusinessInsider News and has been featured on the cover of Working Mother. Inhi received a B.S. from Duke University and a J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law.

Marie Wieck

General Manager, IBM Blockchain, IBM

In her more than 25 years with IBM, Marie has held a variety of technical and executive roles in IBM's hardware, software, and services units. She is passion-ate about innovation from diverse teams and driving business impact from new technologies.

In January 2017, Marie was named into her current position as general manager of Blockchain, which is poised to transform business processes and transac-tions. Marie is responsible for IBM’s participation in the Hyperledger project and in building an open blockchain ecosystem for developers and service providers, and to create and run enterprise blockchain networks and solutions.

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), the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

Paul Papas

Global Leader, Digital Strategy & iX, IBM

Roe J. McFarlane

Chief Digital Product Development & Marketing Officer, Follett Higher Education Group

Roe is responsible for the $350M online & digital product P&L, and driving innovation of their retail e-commerce solutions, marketing services, digital academic tools, program development, and strategic planning. He also leads the performance marketing teams to deliver multi-channel marketing programs via mobile, social, SEO/SEM, retargeting, comparison shopping engines, e-mail, brand partnerships, and in-store experiences.

As a respected speaker & presenter with more than 17 years of extensive international business, product management and marketing experience relating to developing, marketing, and managing digital businesses for both enterprise and consumer software, he has built teams delivering B2B & B2C digital products, executed international product launches & marketing campaigns, lead user experience & design teams, and managed acquisition strategies for both public & private enterprises.

Bobby Bernard

Global Procurement and Supply Chain Executive, Lenovo

Jen Zick

Vice President, Direct Marketing, Ticketmaster

Jen Zick is a passionate direct marketing strategist specializing in the live entertainment industry. As Vice President of Direct Marketing for Ticketmaster, Jen is coupling her agency digital marketing expertise with 10+ years of working with hundreds of professional sports franchises, arenas, amphitheaters, casinos and higher education institutions. Jen's current focus is on provisioning Ticketmaster's latest industry-leading email and marking automation platform, called tmEngage. tmEngage is powered by IBM and is designed to help Ticketmaster clients better engage with their fans to drive event awareness and ultimately more ticket sales.
Prior to joining Ticketmaster, Jen has worked in senior level sales and marketing roles within Ovations Food Services, tickets.com, FanOne Marketing and New Era Tickets. Jen also began her career in sports working for World Tennis Teams.

 
1:30 PM

1:30 - 2:10

Couples Therapy: Bringing Data Science and IT Leaders Together

IBM Analytics

Couples Therapy: Bringing Data Science and IT Leaders Together

Are you a data science leader struggling to work with IT to get things done? Or are you an IT leader struggling with data scientists who don't understand risk and governance? Are arguments between you two getting more frequent? Sounds like it's time for couples therapy. In this session, we'll bring a real data science leader and IT leader on stage to talk about their perspectives, goals and how they can work together more effectively. Attendees will receive a free copy of the book "Machine Learning for Dummies."

Topic:
Core Curriculum Data and Analytics Data Science and Advanced Analytics
Venue:
Cloud and Data Campus Theater A
Time:
Tue (March 20), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Trisha Mahoney

Product Marketing Manager, IBM

Trisha Mahoney is a Product Marketer & Data Scientist for IBM’s Data Science Experience (DSX). Trisha has spent the last 9 years working in product marketing and product management roles in Cloud, IoT and Analytics. Prior to that, Trisha spent 8 years working as a data scientist in the chemical detection space.

Ryan Arbow

Offering Manager - Data Science & Machine Learning, IBM

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, which included top Machine Learning, Optimization and Statistical learning experts that invented, built, and supported the models that became the heart of the business's cognitive engine. Prior to that Mr Copty held various technical and business leadership roles in IBM Research, where he started his career 17 years ago. He holds a BSC in Computer Science and an MBA from the Technion, Israel.

 

1:30 - 2:10

Silent Security: The Best Identity and Access Management is the Kind You Don't Know is There

IBM Security

Silent Security: The Best Identity and Access Management is the Kind You Don't Know is There

Your IAM program is one of the few security initiatives that every single one of your users must touch, yet it works best when your users don't even know it's there. How can you achieve "silent security"—security that remains in the background, only intervening when something's wrong? And what separates successful, secure IAM programs from the ones that fail? In this cutting-edge new point of view from IBM's IAM experts, learn how you can silently put security in your corner with an IAM program that facilitates your digital transformation, gives the right people the right access and establishes trust across your organization.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Infusing Identity Everywhere
Venue:
Security and Resiliency Campus Theater A
Time:
Tue (March 20), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Dustin Hoff

Partner, Global IAM Services Leader, IBM

Dustin Hoff is a Partner in IBM Security and leads our global IAM services business. He is a seasoned management consultant who has been leading global teams and using technology to cost-effectively solve business and information security problems for more than a decade. He combines extensive industry experience with a deep understanding of security trends and best practices to be a trusted advisor to his clients. Dustin earned his BA degree from American University and his MS degree from Johns Hopkins.

Patrick Wardrop

Chief Product Architect, Identity & Access Management Portfolio, IBM

JASEN MEECE

Managing Partner - Cloud Identity Service, IBM

Jasen is Director of Strategy and Offering Management in IBM's Security business unit focusing on Identity Management and Cyber Risk. Jasen is a dynamic results-oriented executive who leverages technology products and services to achieve business value-based transformation efforts. He has over 20 years of leadership experience in IT driving both internal and external facing organizations.

1:30 - 2:10

Intelligent Automation: Retooling Processes to Improve Customer Experience, Efficiency and Scale

IBM Global Business Services

Intelligent Automation: Retooling Processes to Improve Customer Experience, Efficiency and Scale

New forms of digital automation—powered by artificial intelligence—are changing the way enterprises operate by using advances in technology to optimize business processes, personalize customer experiences and enhance decision-making. Industry leaders are applying new developments in machine learning, IoT, robotic process automation, natural language processing and analytics to expand the capabilities and effectiveness of workers in all industries. Join us for a report from the front lines of automation, as several customers share their innovations and lessons learned.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Services Cloud
Venue:
Business and AI Campus Theater A
Time:
Tue (March 20), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Gene Chao

Global Vice President - IBM Enterprise Automation Global Business Services, IBM

Gene leads teams in accelerating
business growth through client
advocacy, thought leadership, and
client engagement models. He
builds offerings and develops skills
and competencies across
automation, autonomics, cognitive,
and the next generation of
business process transformation.
Gene has held general
management, sales, and executive
leadership positions in business &
IT services and most recently was
the Chief Revenue Officer of IPsoft.

Michael Gilfix

VP, Digital Business Automation, IBM

Anand Chandel

Senior Vice President, DBS

1:30 - 2:00

Interview with Scott Hebner

Interview with Scott Hebner

Join us as theCUBE interviews Scott Hebner, VP Marketing, IBM Analytics, IBM, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Tue (March 20), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Scott Hebner

Vice President, Marketing & Digital Channels, IBM
2:30 PM

2:30 - 3:30

Put Your Data to Work on the Cloud for Smarter Business

IBM Cloud

Must watch

Put Your Data to Work on the Cloud for Smarter Business

The hallmark of a smarter business is the ability to transform data into digital intelligence for unique advantage. The next generation architecture for business helps you elevate the value of your data, inside and outside the firewall, using the latest technologies – analytics, blockchain, machine learning, artificial intelligence. It applies unique expertise and agile, cloud-native design to rapidly innovate and modernize applications -- putting the right workloads on the right cloud model to best meet your unique requirements. All while delivering visibility and control across multi-cloud environments. That’s the power of a flexible cloud for business that’s built for all your applications, AI ready, and secure to the core.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Keynotes
Venue:
Events Center
Time:
Tue (March 20), 2:30PM PT

Speakers

David Kenny

Senior Vice President, IBM Watson & Cloud Platform, IBM

David Kenny is senior vice president, IBM Watson and Cloud Platform, spearheading the Watson technology platform development, as well as optimizing IBM’s public cloud for data and cognitive workloads.
David was most recently General Manager, IBM Watson, responsible for the Watson platform, its global ecosystem of business partners and developers, and emerging solutions. Prior to joining IBM, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Weather Company (Weather), where he oversaw the company’s portfolio of consumer and business-to-business weather brands and businesses including The Weather Channel, weather.com, wunderground.com and WSI. David was previously president of Akamai, the leading cloud platform designed to help enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences to mobile and fixed Internet users.

Arvind Krishna

Senior Vice President, Hybrid Cloud, and Director of IBM Research, 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 guidesIBM’s technical strategyin core and emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, quantum computing, cloud platform services, data-driven solutions and blockchain. Previous roles include general manager of IBMSystems and Technology Group development and manufacturing, general manager of IBMInformation Managementand vice president of strategy for IBM Software. Arvindhas 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 adistinguishedalumniawardfrom the University of Illinois, is the co-author of 15 patents, has been the editor of IEEE and ACM journals, and has published extensively in technical conferences and journals.

Maya Leibman

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, American Airlines

Maya Leibman is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. She is responsible for all information technology systems, including systems development, infrastructure, operations and strategy.
Prior to her role as CIO, Leibman was president of the AAdvantage loyalty program, where she oversaw all aspects of the AAdvantage program and led the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and customer research initiatives for the airline worldwide. Leibman joined the airline in 1994 in the Revenue Management department and led a variety of pricing and yield management teams focused on optimizing airline revenue.
She serves on the Dallas Theater Center board of trustees and volunteers for a number of local organizations, including the So SMAART program, where she works with minority girls ages 9 to 12, teaching them about technology and life.

Martin Jetter

Senior Vice President, Global Technology Services, IBM

Martin Jetter is Senior Vice President for IBM Global Technology Services. In this role, he
has worldwide responsibility for Infrastructure Services, which includes Mobility, Resiliency,
Systems and Networking service lines, and Technical Support Services.
For nearly three years prior to his current role, Martin was General Manager of IBM
Japan. In this role he was responsible for strategy, execution, business results and client
satisfaction for IBM's business in Japan. He also joined the Board of Directors of IBM
Japan in April 2012 and continues to serve in the role. In 2011, Martin was Vice President of Strategy and General Manager of Enterprise Initiatives for IBM Corporation. In this position, he was responsible for IBM Corporate Strategies and the creation and execution of enterprise wide business initiatives.

Walkiria Schirrmeister Marchetti

CIO, BRADESCO

Works in the IT area of Banco Bradesco S.A since 1981. Currently she holds the position of Executive Director Manager as Bradesco's CIO.

During her career, she restructured the Business Technology dept regarding organization, initiatives prioritization and follow-up and led one of the Bank's largest IT initiatives, the Systems Architecture Program, which provided the organization with a service oriented architecture, promoting simplicity, independence and interactivity in the design of solutions, being the basis for today's digital development. In 2017, she restructured all technology areas, expanding Infrastructure and Development Departments´ activities, creating the Systems Architecture Department and strengthening IT Governance; being responsible for all technology operations in Bradesco. Always focusing on people and new talent retention, she serves as a member of the Bradesco Foundation's Governing Board.

Alice Keung

Senior Vice-President and Chief Transformation Officer, Economical Insurance

Alice Keung is currently the Chief Transformation Officer of Economical Insurance, one of Canada’s top 10 P&C insurance company. Ms. Keung is an industry-recognized champion of digital innovation and strategist in business transformation. She brings extensive executive management experience from the public and private sectors, both in Canada and internationally. Her previous roles included Chief Operating Officer of eHealth Ontario, Assistant Deputy Minister at the Ontario Ministry of Health and LongTerm Care, Vice-President and Chief Information Officer at Air Canada, Senior Vice-President and Chief Information Officer with the National Bank, Vice-President of Asia-Pacific Operations, Interface Inc..
The Women Executive Network has twice recognized Ms. Keung as one of Canada’s “Top 100 Most Influential Women”. She is also the recipient of an Award of Distinction from Concordia University for her outstanding contribution to business and communities.

     
2:30 PM
 

2:30 - 3:10

Accelerating Your Future with POWER9

IBM Systems Hardware

Accelerating Your Future with POWER9

Today’s IT landscape is undergoing disruption, forcing the reinvention of compute to meet the needs of traditional and emerging workloads. In this new era, fueled by data and delivered in the cloud, enterprises seek cloud-ready systems capable of crushing the most advanced data applications as well as new AI workloads. This session explores how IBM Power Systems are helping organizations win in this new era of computing. Bob Picciano, SVP, IBM Cognitive Systems, will be joined by Gurinder Grewal, Sr., Director of Architecture and Engineering, PayPal, to discuss fighting fraud with AI; followed by a panel discussion with Helge Tautorat, Director of IT for Richemont SA, and John Appleby, global head of DDM/HANA Centers of Excellence at SAP.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Infrastructure Servers and Storage
Venue:
Modern Infrastructure Campus Theater A
Time:
Tue (March 20), 2:30PM PT

Speakers

Robert Picciano

IBM SVP, Cognitive Systems, IBM

Gurinder Grewal

Sr. Director, Architecture & Engineering at PayPal, PayPal

Passionate technology leader with focus on delivering business results. Experience in motivating large teams to drive change by setting inspiring vision and strategy. Extensive experience in delivering large scale platforms and products for large user base. Foster innovative, positive and can-do attitude in the organization.

Specialties - Effective Leadership, Technology Vision and Strategy, Mentorship, Fraud and Compliance Risk Management Systems, Distributed Systems, Large Scale Fast Data Platforms, Big Data, Relational and NoSQL Database Technologies, Cloud Computing, Middleware, Manufacturing Automation Systems

John Appleby

Global Head of DDM/HANA COEs, SAP

Helge Tautorat

Director Global Infrastructure, Richemont

2:30 - 3:10

Intelligent Orchestration: The Future of Incident Response

IBM Security

Intelligent Orchestration: The Future of Incident Response

With today’s major challenges in the SOC—too many point products, too much data, and not enough staff—security teams struggle to stay ahead of the threats they face. To help, IBM Security has developed the next evolution of security operations: Intelligent Orchestration. Intelligent Orchestration is the powerful combination of people, process, and technology that IBM Security uniquely delivers on an open systems architecture with embedded AI to advance an organization's ability to respond to threats faster and be more secure. This presentation will provide an in-depth exploration of the components of an Intelligent Orchestration strategy, and will outlines steps for organizations to implement Intelligent Orchestration in their own SOC.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Optimizing Incident Response
Venue:
Security and Resiliency Campus Theater A
Time:
Tue (March 20), 2:30PM PT

Speakers

Ted Julian

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

Ted is a well-known, highly regarded figure in the security and compliance markets. Over the last 12 years, he has conceived and launched multiple successful security start-ups across software, hardware, and professional services. He served as the founding VP of Marketing at Application Security, the leading provider of database security solutions. Prior to Application Security, Ted was a company founder and Chief Strategist (functionally the VP of Marketing) at Arbor Networks (acquired by Danaher), a leading network security firm whose technology protects the backbone networks of virtually every provider around the globe. Prior to Arbor, Julian was a company founder and VP of Marketing at @stake, the premier digital security consulting firm (acquired by Symantec). He got his start in high tech as an industry analyst at International Data Corporation (IDC) and Forrester Research.

Wendi Whitmore

Global Partner, IBM Security Services, IBM

Wendi Whitmore is a technical leader with 15 years of diverse experience in incident response, proactive and strategic information security services, intelligence and data breach investigations. At IBM, Wendi was instrumental in creating IBM X-Force IRIS which includes the global X-Force Incident Response, Proactive Services and Threat Intelligence practices. In her role, Wendi leverages people, infrastructure, data and technology to drive the capabilities of detection and defense against targeted threats for client organizations throughout the world.

2:30 - 3:10

How AI Empowers You to Engage Customers at Every Step of Their Journey

IBM Watson Customer Engagement

How AI Empowers You to Engage Customers at Every Step of Their Journey

Your customers demand more with every interaction. Eclipse expectations and outdo competitors with a bold strategy that produces the best customer experiences and the most empowered marketing, commerce and supply chain teams. Hear how IBM clients are wowing customers with experiences that go beyond what they want and need to surprise, delight and drive new levels of loyalty and advocacy. You’ll also see firsthand how AI-powered solutions can help you and your teams do more with data and get actionable insights faster to personalize campaigns, deliver seamless omni-channel experiences, assess and preempt disruptions and act with confidence at every step of the customer journey.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Customer Engagement Commerce
Venue:
Business and AI Campus Theater A
Time:
Tue (March 20), 2:30PM PT

Speakers

Richard Hearn

General Manager, Worldwide Sales & Offerings, IBM

2:30 - 3:00

Interview with Pat Corcoran and Larry Ponemon

Interview with Pat Corcoran and Larry Ponemon

Join us as theCUBE interviews Pat Corcoran, IBM Business Resiliency Services, Global Strategy Executive
GTS, Infrastructure Services, IBM, and Larry Ponemon, CEO, Ponemon Institute, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Tue (March 20), 2:30PM PT
3:30 PM

3:30 - 4:10

Dr. Michio Kaku - The Scientific Future

Must watch

Dr. Michio Kaku - The Scientific Future

Internationally-recognized futurist and popularizer of science, Dr. Michio Kaku offers a stunning and provocative vision of the future. Join the co-founder of String Field Theory as he predicts trends based on the latest frontiers in science and technology.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Innovation Talks
Venue:
Events Center
Time:
Tue (March 20), 3:30PM PT

Speakers

Dr. Michio Kaku

Renowned Physicist, Futurist, and Popularizer of Science, Renowned Physicist, Futurist, and Popularizer of Science

Dr. Michio Kaku is one of the most renowned figures in science and the world. He works to complete Einstein’s “theory of everything” to sum up every physical law of the universe, and, as author/futurist, predicting trends on business, medicine, finance, and our way of life. Kaku has written many NY Times Bestsellers, like Physics of the Impossible, Physics of the Future, and The Future of the Mind, each #1 hardcover non-fiction on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. His latest, The Future of Humanity, traverses the frontiers of astrophysics and AI, offering a stunning vision of man’s future in space. Co-founder of “String Field Theory,”Dr. Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at City University New York. Graduating summa cum laude from Harvard, he earned his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. With 3 million Facebook fans, Kaku has appeared on every major TV network & over 500 radio stations. He hosts Science Fantastic, the largest nationally syndicated science show on commercial radio

 

3:30 - 4:10

Collaboration in the Age of Disruption

IBM Collaboration Solutions

Collaboration in the Age of Disruption

Fortune 500 companies lose $2.1 billion dollars per year due to unproductive meetings and email glut. Businesses struggle to drive better employee engagement, productivity and reduce information overload. Join renown author Geoffrey Moore and Bob Schultz, IBM’s General Manager of Watson Talent and Collaboration for a lively discussion about the future of work and the powerful role that AI and collaboration technologies provide in improving efficiency, work-flows, and teamwork processes.  As experts in tackling the challenges business leaders and companies face in the age of digital transformation, they describe the importance of smart technology solutions in empowering companies to do their best work.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Keynotes
Venue:
Think Theater, Bayside E
Time:
Tue (March 20), 3:30PM 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.

Geoffrey Moore

Author, Speaker & Advisor, Author, Speaker & Advisor

Geoffrey Moore is the Chairman, Founder and Managing Partner of TCG Advisors (TCG-A), a consulting practice that provides marketing strategy and organizational services to many leading high-technology companies as well as to those in other sectors. Moore is also a Venture Partner with Mohr, Davidow Ventures, a California-based venture capital firm specializing in specific technology markets, including e-commerce, internet, enterprise software, networking and semiconductors. In this latter role, as a venture partner at a leading “VC” firm, he provides market strategy advice to their high-tech portfolio companies.

3:30 - 4:10

Out-Think Old School

Out-Think Old School

Technology, globalization, and our economy are changing so fast….offering enormous opportunity while also being very disruptive and unsettling. Big data, AI, and other technologies allow us to tackle big problems in new ways, engaging students, enabling teachers and harnessing a new culture of empowerment within schools. Join Phaedra Boinodiris, a member of IBM's Academy of Technology, as she relays lessons learned of how we can harness play, tech, social impact and entrepreneurship to out-think old school.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Innovation Talk Think Tanks
Venue:
Micro Theater
Time:
Tue (March 20), 3:30PM PT

Speakers

Phaedra Boinodiris

Member, IBM Academy of Technology, IBM

Phaedra Boinodiris is the senior lead for IBM’s new EdTech program influencing curriculum in traditional and non-traditional learning spaces through entrepreneurship and social impact. Since the start of her career at IBM she has been a Developer Advocate and IBM's global lead for serious games and gamification. She is also the author of Serious Games for Business, published in 2014 by Megan-Kiffer press. Boinodiris' earlier work in serious games are being used in over 1000 schools worldwide to teach students the fundamentals of business optimization. Boinodiris was honored by Women in Games International as one of the top 100 women in the games industry as she started the first scholarship for women to pursue degrees in game design and development in the US. In November of 2015, Boinodiris was elected as a member of IBM’s Academy of Technology and has 6 patents in the gaming space. Boinodiris happily mentors business school students at her alma-mater UNC-Chapel Hill.

3:30 PM
 

3:30 - 4:10

Driven by Data: Your Business Without Compromise

IBM Systems

Driven by Data: Your Business Without Compromise

Data has become the driving force behind successful businesses, making demands throughout the entire IT infrastructure. Clients derive business value from data using analytics and AI technologies on a multi-cloud infrastructure that it flexible, agile, and built with modern technologies such as software-defined and flash. In this session, we'll discuss how this approach can help transform on-premises infrastructure to meet new business needs.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Infrastructure Servers and Storage
Venue:
Modern Infrastructure Campus Theater A
Time:
Tue (March 20), 3:30PM PT

Speakers

Ed Walsh

General Manager - Storage & Software Defined Infrastructure, IBM

Inderpal Bhandari

Global Chief Data Officer, IBM

3:30 - 4:10

Transform Your Security Organization: Lessons Learned from IBM's Cyber Range

IBM Security

Transform Your Security Organization: Lessons Learned from IBM's Cyber Range

In day-to-day security operations, organizations need to be equipped with the right tools, best practices, expertise, and leadership skills. The IBM X-Force Command Center is a state-of-the-art cyber range fully equipped to help teams simulate a live attack scenario. Over 1,300 customers have come through the range since its inception, so the the amount of cyber best practices collected is massive. Join this session to learn how to take your cyber incident business response from "good" to "great" with a pervasive security culture. This session is designed for security teams, executives, and all lines of business to help grasp the impact of a security threat while experiencing a live simulation.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Transforming Your Security Program
Venue:
Security and Resiliency Campus Theater A
Time:
Tue (March 20), 3:30PM PT

Speakers

Christopher C. Crummey

IBM Security Executive, IBM

Christopher leads the IBM Security X-Force Command Customer Experience strategy thru Evangelism and Outreach. The X-Force Command Cyber Range is the first commercially built range in the world to educate them on best practices in how they would respond to a cyber incident.

Bob Stasio

Program Director - Cyber Threat Hunting and Analysis, i2 Intelligence, IBM

Allison Ritter

Creative Director of IBM X-Force Command Center, IBM Security

Allison Ritter is the Cyber Range Threat Gamification Engineer and Creative director for the IBM X-Force Command Center, IBM's cyber range. Allison is responsible for all the Cyber Range Challenges for our customers. In 2017, she co-lead all 1400 customers thru highly immersive and gamified cyber simulations.

3:30 - 4:10

Speed Your Digital Reinvention with Experiential Connections to Consumers

IBM Watson IoT

Speed Your Digital Reinvention with Experiential Connections to Consumers

In a software-driven world, today’s users are becoming active participants in product experiences. The increased levels of code and connectivity to create these experiences exist not only between products and supporting ecosystems, but also include consumers as well. This means new requirements, both from design and business points of view, for delivering transformational experiences and delighting customers.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Internet of Things Product Development
Venue:
Business and AI Campus Theater A
Time:
Tue (March 20), 3:30PM PT

Speakers

Bret Greenstein

Vice President and Global Leader, IBM Watson Internet of Things Consumer Business, IBM

Tom Buhl

Executive Vice President, Kaon Media

Debashis Bagchi

CEO, AirWire Technologies

Debashis Bagchi, President & CEO, brings 20 years of startup experience in wireless, telecommunications, semiconductor, software and gaming industries as a businessman, entrepreneur, strategist and inventor. Prior to AirWire, Mr. Bagchi served as the Chairman of the Board of ShareGate –
a residential gateway equipment provider. As CEO, he led ShareGate where he raised $30M from Silicon Valley venture capitalists thereby establishing important strategic relationships with service providers and telecom equipment manufacturers. At ShareGate, he was instrumental in growing a team from its initial headcount of 4 to a headcount of over 100 and recruited the appropriate executive management, administrative, and engineering teams. During that time, he co-authored two patents both of which
have been granted and issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Bagchi holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Lucknow University, India.

Martin Arend

General Manager, Architecture & Technologies, BMW Group, BMW

Since 2015 Martin Arend is General Manager E/E Architecture, Technologies within Research, New Technologies, Innovations at BMW Group located in Munich. Part of his responisbilities are Research and Pre-Development with focus on future vehicle architectures, Enabler- and Software Technologies in an early stage of the development process. Including projects Augmented Reality Glasses and Connected Mobility Lab.

Martin Arend started his career as Business Development Manager in a medium-sized enterprise with introducing Bluetooth Technology. Joining BMW Group 2003 as a Telefonie/Telematics specialist he was promoted Head of CE Connectivity in 2010. 2014 he changed to the position Head of Sensors and Algorithms for Advanced Driver Assistant Systems (ADAS).

He completed his degree in electrical engineering at Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule in Amberg/Bavaria. He holds several international patents for BMW Group.

3:30 - 4:00

Interview with Bina Hallman and Steven Eliuk

Interview with Bina Hallman and Steven Eliuk

Join us as theCUBE interviews Bina Hallman, VP, Offering Management Executive, IBM Storage Systems, and Steven Eliuk, VP, Deep Learning, Global Chief Data Office, IBM, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Tue (March 20), 3:30PM PT

Speakers

Bina Hallman

VP, Offering Management Storage & Software Defined, IBM

Steven Eliuk

VP, Deep Learning, Global Chief Data Office, IBM

Steven is responsible for the Deep Learning (DL) platform orchestration, full-stack, e.g. from efficient data movement to traditional distributed & HPC infrastructure, to optimizing & generalizing tools. Second pillar is applying DL to the enterprise to accelerate cognition into internal processes, literally hundreds of processes while maintaining governance, security, privacy and trust. This enormous and multifaceted project is revenue generating and showcases cognition at IBM scale to clients.

 
4:00 PM
 

4:00 - 4:30

Interview with Rajesh Nambiar

Interview with Rajesh Nambiar

Join us as theCUBE interviews Rajesh Nambiar, General Manager, GBS Application Services, IBM, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Tue (March 20), 4:00PM PT

Speakers

Rajesh NAMBIAR

General Manager, GBS Application Services Global Business Services, IBM

When innovation and collaboration combine, they create a dynamic
force that dislodges old ideas, drives progress, and disrupts the
competitive landscape. We call this the power of inspiration. Rajesh
Nambiar has been inspiring teams across the IBM Client Innovation
Centers in India, China and Philippines - leading change and progress
for all of IBM’s stakeholders. He has also led consulting and applica-
tions services business across six countries while working in the IBM
ASEAN Singapore office.
Now in his role as General Manager and Global Leader for IBM’s
Application Services and custodian of IBM’s culture across the organi-
zation, Mr. Nambiar is responsible for offering development, solution-
ing, sales and delivery of all applications for IBM’s clients worldwide.
An inspirational leader who has been invited to participate in numer-
ous executive-level committees and organizations.

4:30 PM
 
 

4:30 - 6:00

Power in Progress

Power in Progress

On March 8th, the global community celebrates International Women's Day. While this is a time to honor the contributions of women, it also focuses on unity, equality, and advocacy. As professionals in business, we are at a pivotal moment in advancing diversity. It is our time to create a culture that instinctively values every individual, to draw strength from our great diversity, and to not only press for progress but to achieve it. Let's make this moment matter.

Topic:
Special Activities Receptions
Venue:
Think Theater, Bayside E
Time:
Tue (March 20), 4:30PM PT

Speakers

Jeffery Tobias Halter

President, YWomen, YWomen

Marie Wieck

General Manager, IBM Blockchain, IBM

In her more than 25 years with IBM, Marie has held a variety of technical and executive roles in IBM's hardware, software, and services units. She is passion-ate about innovation from diverse teams and driving business impact from new technologies.

In January 2017, Marie was named into her current position as general manager of Blockchain, which is poised to transform business processes and transac-tions. Marie is responsible for IBM’s participation in the Hyperledger project and in building an open blockchain ecosystem for developers and service providers, and to create and run enterprise blockchain networks and solutions.

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), the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

Michelle Peluso

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, IBM

As SVP and CMO of IBM, Michelle Peluso oversees all global marketing and brand initiatives, strategy, and execution for the IBM company, including stewardship of thousands of marketing professionals worldwide. Michelle brings to IBM deep, customer-centric marketing and leadership experience, as IBM accelerates its transformation into a Cloud and Cognitive platform company.
Prior to IBM, Michelle served as the CEO of Gilt. She also spent four years as Global Consumer Chief Marketing and Internet Officer at Citigroup, CEO of Travelocity, and CEO and co-founder of the startup travel company, Site59.
She serves on the Board of Directors for NIKE, Inc., nonprofit TechnoServe, and Tech:NYC.
Michelle received an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Pembroke College at Oxford University, and her BA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. She lives in NYC with her husband and two children.

Patti Fletcher

Leadership Futurist, SAP and Author, SAP

Dr. Patti Fletcher currently works with SAP SuccessFactors on redefining HR technology with a D&I lens and redefining how the world thinks about Core HR. As the author of the ‘Disrupters – Success Stories from Women Who Break the Mold, she is recognized as an innovation through inclusion expert. Patti writes for Entrepreneur, Inc., Huffington Post, The Guardian, and has contributed to and been featured in online, print, radio and TV including Bloomberg, NASDAQ, Cheddar TV, Greater Boston, Time Magazine, Al-Jazeera, Forbes, Newsweek, Xconomy, The Muse and many more. She was invited by the White House to talk about the state of gender equity in the workplace. In the world of business, Patti advises corporate executives and board members from lean start-ups to Fortune 100s, from small community organizations to large global non-profits.

Leanne Kemp

Founder & CEO, Everledger

Leanne Kemp is the Founder & CEO of Everledger, a leading emerging technology enterprise that tracks the provenance of high-value assets on a global digital ledger in an authenticated immutable manner. Using her extensive background in emerging technology, business, jewellery and insurance, Leanne is pushing boundaries with Everledger in building a global verification system that asserts transparency along the entire supply chain process. This enables the tracking and protection of high-value assets, consequently mitigating risk and fraud in global marketplaces. Her leadership role in technology has been recognised, winning awards including Innovator of the Year 2018 at the Women in IT Awards (London). She has also been named an IBM Champion for 2018. Leanne is an appointed member of the World Economic Forum’s Blockchain Council and a Co-Chair for the World Trade Board's Sustainable Trade Action Group. She is also on the IBM Blockchain Platform Board of Advisors.

 
4:30 PM

4:30 - 5:10

Put Your Data to Work with AI

IBM Analytics

Must watch

Put Your Data to Work with AI

If you’re on a mission to build a data-driven culture, where evidence-based decisions support bottom-line business objectives and AI is embedded into workflows across your organization, this session is for you.You’ll hear firsthand from IBM clients who have solved the same problems you’re facing. Learn how they make their data live up to its promise, ensure their data is secure and accessible, wherever it lives, andget insights from data and turn them into competitive advantage.Perhaps even more important, you’ll learn how these industry leaders use the entire spectrum of data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning to lay a foundation for a fast-approaching future where AI isn’t just an advantage, it’s essential.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Keynotes
Venue:
Cloud and Data Campus Theater A
Time:
Tue (March 20), 4:30PM PT

Speakers

Beth Smith

General Manager, Watson Data and AI, IBM

As the GM of Watson, Beth Smith is responsible for the the overall success of
IBM Watson’s data and AI strategy and execution. She leads the engineering and
delivery of the Watson technology, the tooling that allow for a seamless data
experience, 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 that runs natively on the cloud.
More broadly across IBM, Beth contributes to technical and business strategy as a
member of several senior leadership teams responsible for shaping key strategic
initiatives across the corporation.

Rob Thomas

General Manager, IBM Analytics, IBM

Rob Thomas is General Manager, IBM Analytics. He brings extensive experience in management, business development, and consulting in the high technology and financial services industries. He has worked extensively with global businesses, and his background includes experience in business and operational strategy, acquisitions and divestitures, manufacturing operations, and product design and development. He has published numerous articles and his writing can be found on his blog: http://www.robdthomas.com

Ferd Scheepers

Chief Information Architect, ING Group

“Ferd Scheepers is the global Chief Information Architect of ING. Ferd has been driving ING’s journey to becoming a data driven company for the last 5 years. As part of this journey, he has defined ING’s architecture for Information management, best known as the ING Data Lake, and has implemented this architecture across the globe. He has published (with IBM) on Data Lakes, and is a frequent speaker on both major vendor conferences, and on open source summits. Currently he is championing the Apache Atlas & ODPi open metadata initiative. Passionate about data and information, both on the opportunities and the risks, Ferd loves to share his vision and ideas on what data will mean for both companies, and for individuals.”

Masahiro Takeuchi

Chief Information Officer, Forum Engineering

Mr. Takeuchi got involved in human resource industry on late twenties, has lead BPR, SFA, MA, and recommend engine project. Joined Forum Engineering Inc. on 2012.
As Chief Information Officer, has been driving ICT innovation and strategy.

Arin Bhowmick

VP, Design, Hybrid Cloud, IBM

4:30 - 5:10

Driving Operational Efficiency through Cognitive Support

IBM Global Technology Services

Driving Operational Efficiency through Cognitive Support

In an always-on world, there is no tolerance for downtime. Keeping everything running inside and outside the data center can be a challenge. Shifting to an integrated IT support strategy with IBM Technology Support Services can help you autonomously manage your IT operations, reduce errors and respond to incidents faster with our wall-to-wall, technology-enabled approach. IBM clients report significant savings from this approach, including 43% reduction in time managing multiple vendors and +2.5 years additional useful life of multi-vendor equipment.​

Topic:
Core Curriculum Infrastructure Infrastructure Solutions
Venue:
Modern Infrastructure Campus Theater A
Time:
Tue (March 20), 4:30PM PT

Speakers

Juhi McClelland

VP, Business Line Executive, IBM Technology Support Services

Juhi leads IBM’s Technology Support Services development, offerings portfolio, go-to-market strategy and execution globally. She is also responsible for multivendor support services including working with key alliance partners ranging from mobile, digital, PCs, servers, storage, networking, security and software alliances.

Kevin Wahlmeier

Information and Analytics Leader - TSS, IBM

Kevin Wahlmeier is Information and Analytics Leader for IBM Technology Support Services, Research Triangle Park, NC. Since joining IBM, Mr. Wahlmeier has held various global operational, financial, support and management positions, including spending two years on an international assignment in Dublin, Ireland establishing and managing 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.

4:30 - 5:10

Security Orchestration and Incident Response

IBM Security

Security Orchestration and Incident Response

Bruce Schneier, CTO of IBM Resilient and special advisor to IBM Security, is a long-time security thought leader on the future of cyberattacks. In this session, he will discuss what he describes as our current age of pervasive security threats is being compounded by IoT and connected devices. His solution? Making sure organizations are cyber resilient. Bruce will give attendees a look at how to achieve cyber resilience in an uncertain world of security attacks. He will explain how security teams need to focus on understanding data and using orchestration strategy to execute efficiently on incident response. Attendees will also learn about OODA loops, and how the concept can be applied to incident response.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Optimizing Incident Response
Venue:
Security and Resiliency Campus Theater A
Time:
Tue (March 20), 4:30PM PT

Speakers

Bruce Schneier

Chief Technology Officer, IBM Resilient; and Special Advisor, IBM Security, IBM Resilient

Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a “security guru” by the Economist. He is the author of 14 books – including the New York Times best-seller “Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World” – as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. His influential newsletter “Crypto-Gram” and his blog “Schneier on Security” are read by over 250,000 people. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, a fellow at the Belfer Center at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He is also a special advisor to IBM Security.

4:30 - 5:10

How Watson Works Inside the Platforms You Use Today, from CRM to Procurement

IBM Watson

How Watson Works Inside the Platforms You Use Today, from CRM to Procurement

To get the most from AI, you shouldn't have to wrangle multiple systems and products—AI should work seamlessly in your existing platform systems. But how does a business do this? IBM's Vice President of Watson Embed and Strategic Partnerships, Rashida Hodge, joins clients joins clients Orange Bank, SAP Ariba, RBS and DXC, which are building Watson into their customer workflows. Learn about the impact AI has had on their businesses and on the customer experience, and what advice they have on getting started.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Watson Watson APIs
Venue:
Business and AI Campus Theater A
Time:
Tue (March 20), 4:30PM PT

Speakers

Rashida Hodge

VP, Watson Embed and Strategic Partnerships, IBM

Shivani Govil

VP, AI and Cognitive Procurement Product at SAP Ariba, SAP

Senior executive with a passion for driving revenues and scaling new businesses. Expertise in enterprise software applications. Combines business acumen with technical expertise to uniquely develop the big picture strategy and execute to achieve desired results. Emphasizes User Centricity and Design Thinking to drive innovations across new product development, sales and customer engagement - delivering amazing business results. Highly effective communicator who embraces challenge and inspires teams around a common vision to consistently exceed targets. SAP black belt in Design Thinking.

Domain expertise: Enterprise Apps, AI/ Cognitive, Mobile, Big Data, IOT, Cloud, Analytics
Functional expertise: Product Management, Sales/ GTM, Strategy and Business Development
Industry Expertise: Retail/ CP, O&G/ Utilities/ Manufacturing, Public Sector, Education
Company size: Large, mid-size and small startups (including founder experience).

Naresh Vyas

Head of Innovation Engineering, Royal Bank of Scotland

Naresh Vyas has over 20 years experience in financial services including roles at Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, and Standard Chartered Bank prior to joining the Royal Bank of Scotland. He has a proven track record of delivering innovative capabilities into large financial services institutions, being awarded with the Best Digital Bank at both Citi and Standard Chartered.

He is responsible for driving and introducing new ideas into production, working closely with the architecture, data and CTO teams to ensure the safe passage of innovation activity into the hands of our customers

RBS, under his leadership, has deployed multiple innovative solutions internally and to customers, such as in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Enterprise Social, and Cyber Security.

Naresh is also supporting the bank’s Innovation Education initiatives.

André Coisne

Chief Executive Officer, Orange Bank

André Coisne began his career in consulting at Accenture before joining Citibank in
1987, where he held various positions in the retail banking and credit sectors in France
and Belgium. In 1994, he joined Fidelity to launch the Luxembourg funds distribution business
in France. In 2000, he launched ING Direct France, which he headed up for eight years.
He joined Crédit Agricole in 2008 to develop the online banking offer for its 39 regional
banks,and became CEO of BforBank, where he oversaw its successful development until 2016. He joined Orange in July 2016, and was appointed CEO of Orange Bank in October 2016. André Coisne graduated from ESCP Europe Business School.

Tadd Koziel

Global Practice Leader - Mobility and Workplace Services, DXC

4:30 - 5:00

Interview with Cameron Clayton

Interview with Cameron Clayton

Join us as theCUBE interviews Cameron Clayton, General Manager Watson Content & IOT Platform, IBM, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Tue (March 20), 4:30PM PT

Speakers

Cameron Clayton

General Manager Watson Content & IOT Platform, IBM
5:30 PM
 
   
5:30 PM

5:30 - 6:10

Cloud-Scale, Cognitive Management for IT Operations—Helping Drive the Business Outcomes You Need

IBM Cloud

Cloud-Scale, Cognitive Management for IT Operations—Helping Drive the Business Outcomes You Need

Listen to how IBM and our customers are making dreams a reality by creating the space to innovate, enabling proactive management and staying ahead of the metrics that the Line of Business requires. As an IT Operations Manager, you face daily increases in complexity. Just as you get something under control, a new problem arises, similar but not identical. Tomorrow there are five new applications coming online, delivered across a multi-cloud infrastructure and only one of which is your own! Stay ahead of multiple DevOps teams, effectively manage multiple clouds, gain actionable insights and push for very high levels of automation that drive the business outcomes you need.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Cloud Hybrid IT Management
Venue:
Cloud and Data Campus Theater A
Time:
Tue (March 20), 5:30PM PT

Speakers

Ciaran Ryan

Director Offering Management & Development, IBM

Ciaran is the business owner of the Netcool portfolio with responsibility for Offering/Product Management and Development. His focus is on helping the IT and Network Operations teams manage the complexity and change that is going on around them within their organizations; helping the DevOps engineer to ensure their application is continuously available; giving the Line of Business owner visibility and insights into the experience of their clients. Ciaran has over 20 years experience in the industry. Since joining IBM in 2007 he has held various roles in that time and has always worked with clients on a day to day basis. Before 2007 Ciaran worked in a number of IT Service Management roles in companies such as Vodafone and Ericsson.

Keld Stehr Nielsen

Head of IT Operations Enablement & Analytics at Danske Bank, Danske Bank

Danske Bank has one of Denmark’s largest IT organizations. IT Operations has the group responsibility for keeping the bank’s IT services available.

ITOP Enablement & Analytics is the technology department within IT Operations and charged with maximizing the value of the tools used to monitor and manage IT services. The department consists of individuals in both Denmark, Lithuania and India. Responsibility includes strategic partnership relations with main external partners.

Michael Kaczmarski

IBM Fellow, CTO DevOps and Service Management, IBM
     

5:30 - 6:00

Interview with Al Martin

Interview with Al Martin

Join us as theCUBE interviews Al Martin, Hybrid Platform Development and Client Success, IBM, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Tue (March 20), 5:30PM PT

Speakers

Albert Martin

VP, Hybrid Platform Development and Client Success, IBM

Rob Thomas

General Manager, IBM Analytics, IBM

Rob Thomas is General Manager, IBM Analytics. He brings extensive experience in management, business development, and consulting in the high technology and financial services industries. He has worked extensively with global businesses, and his background includes experience in business and operational strategy, acquisitions and divestitures, manufacturing operations, and product design and development. He has published numerous articles and his writing can be found on his blog: http://www.robdthomas.com

Dennis Waldron

SVP, Head of Enterprise Data Architecture, Northern Trust

Dennis Waldron is a Senior Vice President, Head of Enterprise Data Architecture at The Northern Trust Company, Chicago. Prior to his career with Northern Trust, Dennis was the Global Lead Architect for the Oracle Practice at Accenture, Director of Enterprise Architecture for ACNielsen, Data Management executive for Discover Financial Services, and an Information Management Solution Architect at IBM. Most recently, he served as Chief Solution Architect & Big Data Champion at Teradata. Dennis has been a board member for TDWI (The Data Warehouse Institute) Chicago chapter since 2009 and is the founder of the Business Intelligence User Group of Chicago.

Featured sessions Cloud and Data Modern Infrastructure Security and Resiliency Business and AI Live Interviews
8:30 AM
 

8:30 - 9:10

Now Being Served: Bringing Speed, Trust and Transparency to Business Networks with Blockchain

Must watch

Now Being Served: Bringing Speed, Trust and Transparency to Business Networks with Blockchain

Innovators across global supply chains, financial services, healthcare, government and many other industries are reinventing their business models by convening business networks to change their core processes and the way they transact using blockchain technology. Join the Blockchain keynote and listen to first movers working with their industry and partners to bring trust, efficiency and transparency to their ecosystems. Hear how they got started and the technology, expertise and ecosystem required to create production networks providing business value. Learn about best practices to build a blockchain for business, exciting IBM Blockchain announcements and how to get started with your business network today.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Keynotes
Venue:
Keynote Theater, Mandalay Bay Ballroom
Time:
Wed (March 21), 8:30AM PT

Speakers

Bridget van Kralingen

Senior Vice President, IBM Global Industry Platforms, IBM

Bridget van Kralingen leads IBM Global Industry Platforms, delivering disruptive cloud-based solutions that advance key industries and establish IBM as leader in blockchain. Industry Platforms has Financial Services offerings that help Banks and Financial Markets firms contend with rising regulation and reduce spend on risk and compliance processes. It has established a core Insurance processing platform with MetLife and Majesco. These capabilities are on the IBM Financial Services cloud, complemented by industry specific APIs, data and analytical models. Bridget’s team has contributed to the open source HyperLedger Fabric, created a high security IBM Blockchain Platform for clients to build and operate blockchains, and have more than 400 enterprise blockchain engagements.

David Katz

Founder and CEO, The Plastic Bank

David is founder and CEO of the Plastic Bank, the world’s only organization to monetize plastic waste, providing an opportunity for the worlds disadvantaged to collect and trade plastic waste as a currency. David is the recipient of the 2017 United Nations Lighthouse Award for Planetary Health, Named by Salt Magazine as the 4th most compassionate entrepreneur in the world, the Entrepreneur Organizations Global Citizen award recipient, and has been featured in over 300 global media articles.
Title: Can Our Ocean’s Greatest Threat Be Humanity’s Richest Opportunity?

Marie Wieck

General Manager, IBM Blockchain, IBM

In her more than 25 years with IBM, Marie has held a variety of technical and executive roles in IBM's hardware, software, and services units. She is passion-ate about innovation from diverse teams and driving business impact from new technologies.

In January 2017, Marie was named into her current position as general manager of Blockchain, which is poised to transform business processes and transac-tions. Marie is responsible for IBM’s participation in the Hyperledger project and in building an open blockchain ecosystem for developers and service providers, and to create and run enterprise blockchain networks and solutions.

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), the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

Frank Yiannas

Vice President, Food Safety, Walmart

As Vice President of Food Safety, Frank Yiannas oversees all food safety, as well as other public health functions, for the world's largest food retailer, Walmart, serving over 200 million customers around the world on a weekly basis. Frank’s scope of responsibilities includes food safety oversight of Walmart’s stores, Neighborhood Markets, and Sam’s Clubs. Training and education of Associates, food safety oversight of thousands of food suppliers,and a number of critical regulatory compliance issues also come under his purview.Prior to joining Walmartin 2008, Frank was the Director of Safety & Health for the Walt Disney World Company, where he worked for 19 years. In 2001, under his tenure, Walt Disney World received the prestigious Black Pearl Award for corporate excellence in food safety by the International Association for Food Protection.

Wesam Lootah

CEO, Smart Dubai Government Establishment, Smart Dubai Government Establishment

Wesam Lootah is the CEO at the Smart Dubai Government Establishment.
A committed and talented Emirati, Wesam has more than 18 years of experience in strategic leadership positions where he has leveraged Information Technology to create innovative channels and Smart Government infrastructure to improve the quality of public services for citizens, residents, visitors and businesses in Dubai.
Wesam has worked in both government and the private sector in high profile organizations. From 2009 to 2012, Wesam was Vice President, Information Technology at World Trade Centre where he led the transformation of IT through a number of initiatives including the implementation of sales force automation, CRM, and ERP implementation.
Prior to that, he was Director, Information Technology at Emaar Properties. During his time at Emaar, Wesam led the global rollout of sales automation and ERP across Emaar subsidiaries. This included countries such as Pakistan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Canada.

   
8:30 AM

8:30 - 9:10

Integration in a Cloud and AI World

IBM Cloud

Integration in a Cloud and AI World

What makes "what if" a reality? We believe it's the ability to connect everything across cloud and AI. Integration is no longer relegated to the IT back room; it's become a business differentiator. Getting the most out of all relevant data means connecting disparate data types from inside and outside your walls. This requires a more unified view of integration; one that supports the latest integration techniques: API, application, message-based, and data. It is based on multiple clouds, new lightweight architectures, event-driven patterns and new connectivity options. Let us show you how integration can grow your business today, tomorrow and well into the future.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Cloud Cloud Integration
Venue:
Cloud and Data Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 8:30AM PT

Speakers

Juan Carlos Soto

VP, Cloud Integration, IBM

ROBERT G. THELEN

Product Manager, IBM

Sunil Ramakrishnappa

Manager, API CoE at FCA, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Sunil Ramakrishnappa is a Manager, API Center of Excellence, Strategy & Application Architecture. Sunil is responsible for leading the strategy, roadmap, and management of API platform and Application Architecture. He is passionate about technology, avid reader, enjoys biking, backpacking and volunteers as Assistant Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America.

Carl Nordman

Global Director C-Suite Study Program and CFO Lead, GBS, IBM

8:30 - 9:10

Machine Learning for Smarter Insights: Boost Your Analytics Agility

IBM Systems

Machine Learning for Smarter Insights: Boost Your Analytics Agility

Organizations are looking to uncover meaningful insights from their data securely and efficiently. You can build intelligence into everything you do while avoiding added cost and latency, and removing security risks of moving data with IBM's machine learning solution on z/OS. Make better decisions with data securely in place and accelerate insight from your enterprise data by implementing the new Accelerator on IBM Z. Your data is the new source of business value—come learn how Z does it right. Moderated by Mythili Venkatakrishnan, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Industry Expert, with guest IBM executives as well as client speakers, we will explore the challenges and exciting opportunities for machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Infrastructure Business Needs
Venue:
Modern Infrastructure Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 8:30AM PT

Speakers

Barry Baker

Vice President, Offering Management, IBM Z & LinuxONE, IBM

Barry Baker is the Vice President leading Offering & Product Management for IBM Z and LinuxONE. This includes working across hardware and software development, sales, ecosystem and marketing to set the strategy and detailed direction and priorities to drive platform growth. Follow Barry at @bakerbar.

Rahul Singal

Principal, Singal Health Innovations

Dr. Rahul Singal has 20+ years of health care experience as a scientist, practicing internist, medical director and health care information technology entrepreneur. He is currently evaluating a couple startups as well as consulting for an early stage company. Most recently, he was Chief Medical Officer of DST Health (NYSE: DST) where he led product innovation and clinical oversight for the companies 2 health care divisions. DST Health provided pharmacy, medical claims processing and analytics for over 100 health plan customers covering over 50 million beneficiaries. During his tenure, he led the development of several machine learning applications that improved decisions making for stakeholders at the point of care and point of sale transactions.

Daniel Hernandez

Vice President of Offering Management for IBM Analytics, IBM

Daniel G. Hernandez is the Vice President of Offering Management responsible for the strategy, transformation, and performance of the hybrid data management, data science & machine learning, and governance and integration businesses at IBM. He and the Analytics team are on a mission to make data simple for everyone. The offerings and services they deliver such as Db2, SPSS and Information Server help clients around the world collect, store, and manage all data, generate insights, explanations, and predictions that inspire data-driven decision making, and protect data so that it always safe and trusted.

Mythili K. Venkatakrishnan

Distinguished Engineer, IBM Z Analytics Technology Lead, IBM

Michael Willette

Technical Fellow, USAA

Michael currently serves as the Technical Fellow for Data and Analytics, Chief financial office, Chief Legal office, and Governance, Risk, and Compliance . Primary objectives in this role include setting long-term strategic technical direction for the Association for my respective Domains, working with business side partners to understand needs and future capabilities, and selection of analytic and data infrastructure.

Rizwan Ali

VP, Global Technology, JPMorgan Chase

Rizwan Ali has near 18 years of IT experience across various domains. In his current role, VP of Global Technology at JPMorgan Chase, Rizwan manages the JPMorgan Chase Consumer Card mainframe Point of Sale platform.

8:30 - 9:10

Simple Steps You Can Take to Proactively Address Data-Related Business Risk

IBM Security

Simple Steps You Can Take to Proactively Address Data-Related Business Risk

Critical data protection is no longer just an IT security issue—it's quickly become a Board issue! Are your line of business owners and executives aware of the risk that their critical data may be in? Can they answer questions such as: 1) Which Lines of Business (LOBs) carry the greatest risk? 2) What sensitive data is at risk? 3) How valuable is the at-risk data? 4) Who are the data owners? 5) Which users are putting organizational data at risk? Join our expert speakers as they talk about how executives and business managers need to proactively address data-related business risk. gain early visibility into potential risks and identify specific, high-value, business-sensitive assets that are placed at risk due to such exposure.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Protecting Mission-Critical Data
Venue:
Security and Resiliency Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 8:30AM PT

Speakers

RAVI SRINIVASAN

Vice President, Strategy and Offering Management, IBM

Ravi leads the IBM Security Information Risk and Protection strategy and offering management, driving the investments for Identity & Access, Data, Application, Mobile and Advanced Fraud Prevention. He’s is a frequent speaker at trade, analyst conferences and customer events to share a worldwide customer perspective and insights on secure digital transformations and hybrid cloud. Ravi lives in Austin, TX.

David Mahdi

Research Director, Gartner Inc.

8:30 - 9:10

Creating the Ultimate Customer Experience: Melding Physical with Digital

IBM Global Business Services

Creating the Ultimate Customer Experience: Melding Physical with Digital

We live in an increasingly digitally connected world, yet physical memories are some of the most powerful: from the roar of the crowd at a sporting event to the immersive experience of browsing the merchandise in-store. The next frontier is melding the two to create intuitive and immersive experiences, harnessing AI and new technologies to engage, surprise and delight customers. Join us as we explore how across industries, with the help of IBM, companies are building stronger omni-channel strategies and reinventing the physical spaces in which they deliver them to create the ultimate customer experience.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Services Customer Engagement
Venue:
Business and AI Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 8:30AM PT

Speakers

Paul Papas

Global Leader, Digital Strategy & iX, IBM

Jared Miller

Chief Digital Officer and Senior Vice President – Analytics & Technology, AMB Sports + Entertainment
 
9:30 AM
 
 

9:30 - 10:10

David Katz - Can Our Oceans’ Greatest Threat be Humanity’s Richest Opportunity?

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David Katz - Can Our Oceans’ Greatest Threat be Humanity’s Richest Opportunity?

The Plastic Bank is world-renowned for creating social and environmental impact –by turning ocean pollution into currency. Hear from compassionate business innovator, David Katz, as he describes how monetizing plastic waste transcends poverty by providing an opportunity for the world’s disadvantaged to trade collected waste as currency.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Innovation Talks
Venue:
Think Theater, Bayside E
Time:
Wed (March 21), 9:30AM PT

Speakers

David Katz

Founder and CEO, The Plastic Bank

David is founder and CEO of the Plastic Bank, the world’s only organization to monetize plastic waste, providing an opportunity for the worlds disadvantaged to collect and trade plastic waste as a currency. David is the recipient of the 2017 United Nations Lighthouse Award for Planetary Health, Named by Salt Magazine as the 4th most compassionate entrepreneur in the world, the Entrepreneur Organizations Global Citizen award recipient, and has been featured in over 300 global media articles.
Title: Can Our Ocean’s Greatest Threat Be Humanity’s Richest Opportunity?

 
9:30 AM

9:30 - 10:10

Building a Trusted Analytics Foundation to Drive Agility, Insight and Compliance

IBM Analytics

Building a Trusted Analytics Foundation to Drive Agility, Insight and Compliance

Increased competition from those who have mastered analytics is driving organizations to transform themselves. Organizations are realizing that data is one of the key components of competitive advantage. With 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created, shared and stored every day, organizations need to know and trust their data, in order to use it to drive business insights and innovate. Trusted data becomes the foundation of building a single source of truth that ensures organizations can decentralize decision-making processes, enable self-serve analytics and drive a unified approach to business transformation. Join us to hear concrete strategies, approaches and challenges our customers faced during their transformation.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Data and Analytics Unified Governance
Venue:
Cloud and Data Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 9:30AM PT

Speakers

Rob Thomas

General Manager, IBM Analytics, IBM

Rob Thomas is General Manager, IBM Analytics. He brings extensive experience in management, business development, and consulting in the high technology and financial services industries. He has worked extensively with global businesses, and his background includes experience in business and operational strategy, acquisitions and divestitures, manufacturing operations, and product design and development. He has published numerous articles and his writing can be found on his blog: http://www.robdthomas.com

Joel Lutz

Head of Enterprise Data Governance and Privacy Department at Vanguard, The Vanguard Group, Inc.

Joel created and now leads Vanguard’s Enterprise Data Governance and Privacy Department, which focuses on orchestrating people, processes, and technology across Vanguard’s global operations to ensure Vanguard’s data is treated as a vital corporate asset. This includes implementing both a global data governance program and a global privacy program.

Joel graduated from Tulane Law School and began his legal career in private practice focusing on complex business litigation, primarily in the area of state and local taxation. In 2008, he joined The Vanguard Group’s Legal Department where he managed a team of lawyers and analysts advising on a wide range of internal clients on corporate and contract matters. In addition to his law degree, Joel holds bachelor degrees in Economics and Business Management and a Master’s Degree in Finance and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP).

Brandon Thomas

Chief Data Officer, Zions Bank

As Chief Data Officer for Zions Bancorporation, Brandon Thomas is responsible for the development of a unified Big Data and analytics strategy, creation of a data governance framework, enterprise-wide business intelligence team, and data repository. Mr. Thomas also serves as the Director of Enterprise Information Management and is continuing to build a data-informed culture through the expanded use of Big Data and an open access data model. Previously, he was Director of Financial Operations and Systems at Zions Bancorporation as well as Manager, Corporate FP&A. Prior to Zions, he held positions at Barclays Global Investors and Investors Bank & Trust. Mr. Thomas received his MBA from Brigham Young University and BS in Finance from the University of Utah.

 

9:30 - 10:10

Cloud Security State of the Union

IBM Security

Cloud Security State of the Union

Over 8 million cloud-based applications have been built by the top 20,000 enterprises in IaaS platforms. Analysts are predicting that over 60% of enterprise workloads will be cloud-based by 2020; security is a key barrier. At IBM, securing built-in-the-cloud applications is priority number one. Join a panel of security leaders to hear insights into cloud security and how IBM meets customers' demanding security and compliance requirements—and, in many cases, helps them improve their security posture over existing methods.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Securing the Cloud
Venue:
Security and Resiliency Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 9:30AM PT

Speakers

Sridhar Muppidi

CTO, IBM Security, IBM

Dr. Sridhar Muppidi is an IBM Fellow and Chief Technology Officer in IBM Security Systems. He leads the technical strategy, architecture and Research for IBM Security, focused on
Identity & Access Management, Application & Data, Mobile & Cloud Security. He is a technical leader with about 20 years’ experience in security, software product development and
security solutions architecture for several industry verticals. His current responsibilities also include providing secure cross brand security solutions to enterprises, leading work groups
in security & privacy and representing IBM in open standards activities. He is an IBM Master inventor with number of patents and publications.

David Cass

Vice President, Cloud and SaaS CISO, IBM

David Cass is the CISO & Global Partner of Cloud Security Services. He has global responsibility for all aspects of cloud security practices, processes, and policies across the IBM Cloud & Security Services Unit. He serves as a regulatory SME and an Executive Steering committee member for IBM’s International Banking Customers. David is an active contributor to the FS-ISAC on Cloud Compliance and Security for financial services firms, and works closely with U.S. and International Regulators.
David has over 4.5 years of experience running a regulated FTSE 100 enterprise in the cloud, and extensive experience in IT security, risk assessment, risk management, business continuity and disaster recovery, developing security policies and procedures. He has played a key role in leading and building corporate risk & governance and information security organizations in the financial sector. David has a MSE from the University of Pennsylvania, and a MBA from MIT.

Mary O'Brien

VP of Development, IBM Security, IBM

9:30 - 10:10

Digitizing a Global Supply Chain and Breaking Down Barriers with Blockchain

IBM Cloud

Digitizing a Global Supply Chain and Breaking Down Barriers with Blockchain

In January, IBM and Maersk announced plans to form a joint venture to improve international supply chains. Today, 80% of the goods consumers use daily are carried by the ocean shipping industry and more than US$4 trillion in goods are shipped each year. The new company aims at bringing the industry together on an open platform, through which the entire supply chain ecosystem will share a single trusted view of shipping events and can participate in paperless trade. Join this session with the leaders from the new company and the global supply chain participant to hear about the story and the value of its platform.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Cloud Blockchain
Venue:
Business and AI Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 9:30AM PT

Speakers

Marvin Erdly

Global Trade Digitization Leader, IBM Blockchain, IBM

Michael White

Head of Global Trade Digitization, A.P. Moller – Maersk

Mike White manages the Global Trade Digitization organization for Maersk. Mike White built his career at Maersk and prior at P&O Nedlloyd, joining the organization in 1990 before the company was acquire by Maersk in 2005. For nearly two decades, he has held a number of leadership roles across many geographies. Prior to his current role, he served for 8 years as President of Maersk Line’s liner business in North America.

 
10:00 AM
 
     

10:00 - 10:30

Interview with Ken King

Interview with Ken King

Join us as theCUBE interviews Ken King, General Manager, OpenPOWER, IBM Systems, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Wed (March 21), 10:00AM PT

Speakers

Ken King

General Manager, OpenPOWER IBM Systems, IBM
10:30 AM
 

10:30 - 11:10

Beyond Infrastructure: Architecting the One Platform for Smarter Business

IBM Cloud

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Beyond Infrastructure: Architecting the One Platform for Smarter Business

The primary driver of cloud adoption has evolved considerably, from cheap storage and compute to one that addresses the exponential explosion of data –structured, unstructured or yet to be defined –and leverages the extraordinary potential of AI. To build with data and AI at a competitive pace requires new, natively integrated tools, as well as massive network and compute power. Whether you’re ready to modernize existing applications to run on cloud, optimize your data portfolio strategy, require management of your multi-cloud or hybrid environments or are ready to explore how the combination of data and AI can augment decision-making across the enterprise, join this session to see how the IBM Cloud can meet you there.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Keynotes
Venue:
Keynote Theater, Mandalay Bay Ballroom
Time:
Wed (March 21), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Bryson Koehler

GM and CTO, IBM Watson and Cloud Platform, Distinguished Engineer, IBM

With a grounded, yet visionary approach to innovation through transformation, Bryson’s hands-on leadership style is as creative as it is technical, helping companies achieve short and long-term business and technology objectives.

Bryson is GM and CTO of the IBM Watson and Cloud Platform, and distinguished engineer for IBM. As CTO, Bryson leads the architectural charge bringing together the cognitive and AI computing capabilities of Watson machine learning, a new, true cloud-native IaaS architecture, data and analytics, the Watson Data Platform, Cloud Video and The Weather Company. Before joining IBM, Bryson served as CTO for The Weather Company, where he led the company's transformation by building one of the world's largest IoT/data platforms -- an integral factor in IBM's decision to acquire The Weather Company.

Robin R. Hernandez

Director, IBM Private Cloud, IBM

Robin is the Executive Director of private cloud 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.

Faiyaz Shahpurwala

General Manager, IBM Cloud platform, IBM

Faiyaz Shahpurwala is general manager of IBM Cloud Platform
and is responsible for IBM's global public cloud footprint with
data centers across 19 countries and six continents, delivering a
portfolio of cloud offerings that enable enterprises to leverage
solutions such as Watson, Blockchain and IoT.
Prior to joining IBM, Faiyaz was Senior Vice President of Cloud
Infrastructure and Managed Services at Cisco Systems where
he was responsible for designing, developing and maintaining
the delivery infrastructure for Cisco’s cloud offerings, which
included building the Services and Data Center businesses and
directing Cisco's focus on industry solutions.

Ajay Patel

SVP & GM, Cloud Provider Software Business Unit, VMware, Inc.

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.
Prior to VMware, Ajay led the core middleware business, Cloud Application Foundation,
at Oracle. He led Oracle Exalogic, a middleware engineered system, and Oracle WebLogic, a Java EE Application Server, which was #1 in the market during his entire tenure.

Denis Kennelly

General Manager, IBM Cloud Integration, IBM

As organizations transition to the Cloud, we see evolution from private data centers to public cloud services for a variety of technical and commercial reasons such as offloading an application or big data management. The reality is that almost every cloud environment has a connection back to the data center. This is resulting in more hybrid cloud services being developed and many large enterprises already have hybrid cloud deployments. Denis is passionate about technology and innovation –with more than 25 years of industry experience in Security, Networking, Telecommunications, Storage and Systems.
Throughout his career, he has seen first-hand that disruptions and innovations can make or break whole industries. Those experiences have shaped his philosophy on the need to continuously drive change and innovation on his teams. Denis joined IBM through the acquisition of Vallent Technologies in 2007.

Jeff Martin

SVP & CTO, Infrastructure Technology Solutions, TD Bank

Jeff Martin is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Infrastructure Technology Solutions with TD Bank Group.
In his current role, Jeff is responsible for leading the technology infrastructure strategy which will empower TD to "Be the Better Bank" by delivering leading infrastructure solutions to our partners with a focus on efficiency and agility. Jeff is responsible for transforming technology ensuring that the bank has the platforms that will help it compete and delivery high customer satisfaction. He is committed to making it easier for our TD colleagues to get their work done by providing modern and flexible collaboration tools that can be used anywhere, anytime.
Jeff has held progressively senior roles with TD, most related IT strategy, infrastructure, digital, business operations and risk.

John LaFreniere

Global Vice President of IT Architecture, Hertz

John LaFreniere is Vice President of Global IT Architecture and Chief Architect for the Hertz
Corporation. Along with traditional IT architectural responsibilities John is the technology
transformation executive with Hertz; focused on positioning Hertz for the future through cloud, data, and application transformation. John serves the community as the President of the Board of Directors, Southwest Florida regional Technology Partnership (SWFRTP) and is an active member of the IBM Cloud Customer Advisory Council. Throughout his 30-year career, John has held IT leadership positions for Ally Financial, Vanguard Car Rental, GMAC, Cisco, AT&T and variety of technology service companies. He has a broad spectrum of experience in architecture, data management, application delivery, business integration and application migration, and infrastructure design.

Tom Kershaw

CTO, The Rubicon Project
 

10:30 - 11:10

Greenhouse Gas as a Resource

Greenhouse Gas as a Resource

Sometimes the problem is the solution. While everyone else tried to bury, tax, and demonize carbon emissions, Mark Herrema of Newlight Technologies decided to do something useful with them and his company now turns greenhouse gas into a biodegradable, biocompatible material that can be used to replace plastics, fiber, and other materials. Newlight is on a mission to fight climate change. Join this session to find out how.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Innovation Talk Think Tanks
Venue:
Micro Theater
Time:
Wed (March 21), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Mark Herrema

CEO, Newlight Technologies, Inc.

Mark Herrema is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Newlight Technologies.

Newlight Technologies is an advanced biotechnology company using carbon capture technology to produce high-performance polymers that replace oil-based materials by out-competing on price and performance.

Newlight was founded in 2003 with a question: instead of letting carbon go into the air, why can't we use that carbon as a source of good? Over the course of 10 years of research and development, Newlight developed a biotechnological process to produce a material called AirCarbon®: a thermoplastic polymer made by combining air and greenhouse gas that is able to replace a range of oil-based materials, such as plastics.

10:30 AM

10:30 - 11:10

Roadmap Alert! See What IBM Business Analytics Has in Store for You

IBM Analytics

Roadmap Alert! See What IBM Business Analytics Has in Store for You

Disrupt or be disrupted—that’s today’s challenge. Join this session to see how IBM Business Analytics self-service dashboards enable everyone from developers to business users to data scientists to uncover insights quickly and easily. Witness the evolution to a new, intuitive user experience with augmented intelligence for personalized analytics. Built on an open, governable, modern architecture, with features such as conversational analytics and chatbots, we’re literally putting answers in your hands so you can be confident you’re making the right decisions. Get a front-row view of IBM's roadmap to infuse traditional analytics with capabilities like machine learning and embedded smarts, whether you’re on-premise or on cloud.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Data and Analytics Business Analytics and Visualization
Venue:
Cloud and Data Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Sam Wong

Head of Analytics and Data Science, QuadReal Property Group

Sam Wong is Head of Analytics and Data Science at QuadReal. Sam is responsible for leading QuadReal’s Analytics Program and guiding them on how to leverage data with technology for a competitive edge.
Working in the BI space for over 15 years, Sam has worked in numerous industries, including financial services, telecommunication, media, automotive and healthcare, while advising companies on how to strategically manage their data more effectively. Sam recently presented IBM as a speaker at the recent Gartner Data & Analytics Summit

Rachel Su

Offering Manager, IBM

Rachel Su is an Offering Manager for Cognos Analytics. She has over 10 years of experience in different areas of Cognos. Her current area of focus is Cognos Analytics reporting. She is passionate about analyzing the market landscape, as well as transforming and modernizing Business Intelligence. She also has proven track record of delivering complex product features.

Jason Tavoularis

Offering Manager, IBM

Jason Tavoularis is a Product Manager focusing on the data access layer of IBM Cognos software. He has spent the past decade engaging with IBM Cognos customers through roles in customer support, demonstrations and enablement, and product management. He has a bachelor's degree in computer engineering and an MBA from the University of Ottawa.

Kevin McFaul

Offering Manager, IBM

Kevin McFaul, an IBM Analytics Product Manager has been a key driver in the evolution of Cognos Analytics to a modern BI platform. His is involved in a variety of aspects of the analytics portfolio. His commitment to improving the business user experience is evident in one of his current areas of focus - Storytelling - a new way to empower users to communicate their data and findings in a more effective and engaging manner. He is passionate about continuously driving the future evolution of Analytics to enable all users to realize its potential.

Kiran Sreewastav

Senior Director, Enterprise Data Architecture & Analytics, GameStop

Anthony Molle

Manager, Business Intelligence and Analytics, WestJet

10:30 - 11:10

Paradigm Shift to Hybrid Cloud: The New Enterprise IT Model

IBM Global Technology Services

Paradigm Shift to Hybrid Cloud: The New Enterprise IT Model

While cloud is a driver for innovation, it is causing unprecedented disruption to the IT operating model—affecting how IT resources are consumed, delivered, and governed. Forrester Analyst Dave Bartoletti and IBM General Manager Mohammed Farooq discuss changes in the market, and how they are affecting people, process, and technology. They will share the new Gen 2 model that is needed to support multi sourcing and DevOps with federated management.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Infrastructure Business Needs
Venue:
Modern Infrastructure Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Mohammed Farooq

General Manager, Brokerage Services, IBM

Dave Bartoletti

VP, Principal Analyst Serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals, Forrester Research

10:30 - 11:10

Why Endpoint Management is Critical to Security Strategy

IBM Security

Why Endpoint Management is Critical to Security Strategy

Security “moments of truth” start at the endpoint. What do WannaCry, Petya/NotPetya, and Apache Struts have in common? They all represent security risk introduced at the endpoint. You cannot secure your enterprise if you are not effectively managing your endpoints. Operating system patch hygiene is needed and necessary—but it’s not a strategy. Enterprises must consider endpoint visibility and compliance. It is imperative that timely endpoint compliance data be shared with other security tools. Learn how an effective endpoint management strategy can help bridge the gap between IT Operational and Security teams.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Bridging Security and IT Ops
Venue:
Security and Resiliency Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Tom Mulvehill

Program Director, IBM BigFix, IBM

Tom Mulvehill is the Program Director for IBM BigFix Offering Management. He is an established security professional with over thirty years of combined product management, product marketing and development experience. Tom has worked with a wide range of customers to define and deliver new products for both start-up and large companies. For the past ten years Tom has focused on application, mobile, and endpoint security. Focusing on best practices, he has helped organizations develop secure web-based and mobile applications. In his current role Tom is responsible for advancing IBM's endpoint management and security strategy. He routinely works with customers and partners to advance their security plans and roadmaps.

10:30 - 11:10

Will You Lead or Lag? Prioritizing Enterprise Applications to Succeed in Digital Transformation

IBM Global Business Services

Will You Lead or Lag? Prioritizing Enterprise Applications to Succeed in Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is all around us—every industry worldwide is experiencing it and it's not a "one and done" event. What separates leaders and laggards in digital transformation? Learn from IBM clients about how they are succeeding at digital reinvention, including key actions they are taking and the quantitative results they are realizing. Also hear from Forrester analyst Liz Herbert and IBM general manager John Granger about a new  joint global study that uncovered the importance of enterprise applications as the critical foundation to enable success in digital transformation. The study documents the best practices and results of organizations that are succeeding at digital reinvention.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Services Cloud
Venue:
Business and AI Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

John Granger

General Manager - Cloud Application Innovation IBM Global Business Services, IBM

In John Granger’s very expansive world, clients come first. Whether he’s opening a new Client Experience Center in Bangaluru or consulting with key accounts in the US, Mr. Granger is a respected senior executive and trusted advisor who has helped transform some of the world’s most respected organizations. Previously, he led IBM teams to excellence, driving strategy execution and business results of IBM business consulting, systems implementation and application services in 19 countries across Europe. Today,he shares his wisdom and wealth of experience with professionals who want to transform their businesses through technology and innovation. He has spoken to audiences worldwide,and most recently appeared at Nasscom’s India Leadership Forum and IBM Interconnect. Mr. Granger’s current focus is on cloud migration, next gen apps, mobile technologies, and applying them to the benefit of his very appreciative clients.

Eric Abecassis

CIO, Schlumberger

Eric Abecassis is Chief Information Officer, a position he assumed in January 2017. Eric is responsible for the corporate transformation with a focus on IT strategy and enabling solutions as well industry leadership for digital transformation. Before this appointment, Eric served as president, Schlumberger Information Solutions (SIS).

Liz Herbert

VP, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, Forrester

As a VP and Principal Analyst at Forrester, Liz concentrates on software and software services. In this role, Liz helps clients navigate the fast-changing technology market and maximize the business value of their technology investments. Liz has extensive experience helping technology buyers devise software and software services strategies. She also advises technology and technology services vendors on market dynamics, buyer demands, competitive landscape, and go-to-market.

Prior to joining Forrester in 2002, Liz worked at the MIT Media Lab, where she designed and programmed systems that sense and "think" and researched UI/UX. Liz also worked at the US Department of Transportation Volpe Center as a Researcher, where she programmed test scripts and built prototypes for GPS-based ship navigation systems.

Liz holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from M.I.T.

John Hill

CIO, Carhartt

John Hill is the Chief information Officer at Carhartt and is responsible for working with the rest of Carhartt’s senior leadership team to define its technology strategy for the company’s growth objectives. John leads the teams responsible for planning and executing initiatives to meet the company’s technology vision while ensuring that informational systems are available and secure. In addition to his technology responsibilities John is responsible for the company's Planning and Pricing functions.

Previous to Carhartt John has held executive positions in technology, business development and supply chain at organizations such as Grainger, Roche, IBM, General Motors and the Province of Ontario.

John is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy and began his career as an officer in the Air Force.

10:30 - 11:00

Interview with Daniel Hernandez

Interview with Daniel Hernandez

Join us as theCUBE interviews Daniel Hernandez, VP, Analytics, IBM Hybrid Cloud, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Wed (March 21), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Daniel Hernandez

Vice President of Offering Management for IBM Analytics, IBM

Daniel G. Hernandez is the Vice President of Offering Management responsible for the strategy, transformation, and performance of the hybrid data management, data science & machine learning, and governance and integration businesses at IBM. He and the Analytics team are on a mission to make data simple for everyone. The offerings and services they deliver such as Db2, SPSS and Information Server help clients around the world collect, store, and manage all data, generate insights, explanations, and predictions that inspire data-driven decision making, and protect data so that it always safe and trusted.

11:00 AM
 
 

11:00 - 11:30

Interview with Dave Lindquist and Ajay Apte

Interview with Dave Lindquist and Ajay Apte

Join us as theCUBE interviews Dave Lindquist, IBM Fellow/VP Private Cloud, IBM Hybrid Cloud, and Ajay Apte, Distinguished Engineer, Hybrid Cloud Management, IBM Hybrid Cloud, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Wed (March 21), 11:00AM PT

Speakers

David Lindquist

IBM Fellow/VP Private Cloud, IBM

Ajay A. Apte

Distinguished Engineer, IBM

Ajay is an IBM Distinguished Engineer who is currently leading IBM Cloud Private effort. Ajay has been with IBM for over 20 years and has worked on projects like WebSphere Application Server, PureApplication, VMware on IBM Cloud.

11:30 AM

11:30 - 12:10

From Sci-fi to Reality: Quantum Computing is Here

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From Sci-fi to Reality: Quantum Computing is Here

There is a whole class of problems that are too difficult for even the largest and most powerful computers that exist today to solve. These exponential challenges include everything from simulating the complex interactions of atoms and molecules to optimizing supply chains. But quantum computers could enable us to solve these problems, unleashing untold opportunities for business. IBM Director of Research Arvind Krishna will describe how quantum computers have become a reality at IBM. He’ll discuss what companies are doing to become “quantum ready” for a new era of computing. He’ll also present the roadmap for IBM Q, the first commercial quantum program that is expected to deliver powerful results for businesses within a few years.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Keynotes
Venue:
Events Center
Time:
Wed (March 21), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Arvind Krishna

Senior Vice President, Hybrid Cloud, and Director of IBM Research, 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 guidesIBM’s technical strategyin core and emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, quantum computing, cloud platform services, data-driven solutions and blockchain. Previous roles include general manager of IBMSystems and Technology Group development and manufacturing, general manager of IBMInformation Managementand vice president of strategy for IBM Software. Arvindhas 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 adistinguishedalumniawardfrom the University of Illinois, is the co-author of 15 patents, has been the editor of IEEE and ACM journals, and has published extensively in technical conferences and journals.

Jerry Chow

Manager and Distinguished Research Staff Member, Experimental Quantum Computing, IBM Research, IBM

Jerry Chow is an experimental physicist and the manager of IBM Research's Experimental Quantum Computing group at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. His group explores applications of novel quantum devices to computing, specifically on building networks of superconducting qubits as part of IBM Q systems, and ultimately toward the implementation of a fault-tolerant quantum computer. Jerry has co-authored many scientific publications on quantum mechanics, including a 2017 Nature cover story featuring the breakthrough simulation of the largest molecule ever performed by a quantum computer. He received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for his quantum processor with superconducting qubits work and made the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2011. Jerry has a PhD in Physics from Yale University, and MS in Applied Mathematics and AB in Physics from Harvard University. He was named a Distinguished Research Staff Member in 2017 in IBM Research.

Kohei Itoh

Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University

Kohei M. Itoh is the Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology and the Dean of the Graduate School of Science and Technology at Keio University. He graduated from Keio University and received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He joined Keio University as a faculty member in 1995 and became full professor in 2007. His main focus of research has been on physics of semiconductors, quantum computing, and quantum sensing, which led to more than 300 journal publications. He has served on a variety of executive boards including the Physical Society of Japan and the Japan Society of Applied Physics. Currently he is a Member of Science Council of Japan representing a large body of scientists in Japan. He is a recipient of the Japan IBM Prize (2006) and the JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Prize (2009). He is also the founder of the IBM Q Hub @ Keio University.

Talia Gershon

Senior Manager, AI Challenges and Quantum Experiences, IBM

Dr. Talia Gershon joined the Physical Sciences department at IBM Research in July of 2012 after earning her Bachelor’s in Materials Science from MIT (2008) and her PhD from the University of Cambridge (2012), where she was a Gates Scholar. In the fall of 2016, Talia was appointed to a position as Technical Assistant to Dr. Dario Gil, VP of AI and Quantum Computing Research, in which she supported IBM’s AI and quantum computing research strategies. During her time in that role, she wrote the Beginner’s Guide to Quantum Computing, which introduces the fundamentals of quantum computing without assuming prior knowledge. She also played a role in shaping IBM’s quantum engagement activities. Talia now leads a team responsible for designing and building IBM’s current and future cloud- and web-based experiences for quantum computing. She is also responsible for portfolio management of IBM’s AI re

SeongJun Park

Vice President, Samsung Electronics (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology)

Seongjun Park, Ph.D. is Vice President at Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Samsung Electronics. He leads the Nano Electronics Lab, which includes Graphene and 2D material-based electronics, Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy, micro-display, sound sensor, neuromorphic process, and quantum computing projects. His primary interest is in nano structured materials and its development and usage in electronic, opto electronic, and energy application devices.
He received a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Seoul National University (1994) and a Ph.D. from Stanford University (2003), where he was also a research associate for two years. Dr. Park joined Intel in 2005, where he investigated material selections for front and back-end lines based on quantum mechanical simulations. He's been with Samsung since 2010.

   

11:30 - 12:10

Taking on Traffickers with Technology

IBM Analytics

Taking on Traffickers with Technology

Human trafficking is the fastest growing global crime and IBM has partnered with Stop the Traffik, a nonprofit organization in the UK, to help disrupt human trafficking operations. Stop the Traffik gains intelligence about human trafficking hotspots, routes, perpetrators and victims with a visual intelligence analysis solution from IBM. Insights into raw trafficking data prevent trafficking at the source and make individuals and communities more resilient.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Innovation Talk Think Tanks
Venue:
Micro Theater
Time:
Wed (March 21), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Diane Melley

Vice President, Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs, Global Citizenship Initiatives, IBM

Ms. Melley is currently Vice President, Global Citizenship Initiatives in IBM Communications and Citizenship and leads a very diverse portfolio including global leadership responsibility over the IBM Impact Grants program focused on Cloud, Analytics, Social and mobile offerings for not-for-profits, schools and government organizations and awards over 500 grants annually. Ms. Melley also leads IBM Citizenships’ global resiliency efforts to strengthen communities’ abilities to anticipate and withstand the short and long-term effects of disruptive or traumatic forces, by building deep capacity to improve and thrive.

Ms. Melley has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from La Salle University. She is certified by both IBM and the Project Management Institute as a Project Executive. She lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband and two daughters.

Ruth Dearnley

CEO, STOP THE TRAFFIK

Ruth is the CEO of STOP THE TRAFFIK (STT) since May 2008. Her vision is to inspire community transformation and lead a systemic response to disrupt human trafficking. With a law degree & background in education, she inspires and enables people to transform the world around them, starting at street level. In 2005 STT campaigns resulted in thousands becoming active campaigners and activists. In February 2008 in Vienna, STT delivered over 1.5 million declarations to the first UN global forum to fight people trafficking. Ruth was honoured with the award of an OBE in the 2014 British New Year Honours. Since the launch of STT's Centre for Intelligence Led Prevention in 2016 working with IBM and the creation of The STOP APP, a smart phone data collection tool, our work is entirely intelligence-led. Ruth is committed to see STT becoming the leading global trusted source for human trafficking intelligence so we can share what we know and together build resilient communities.

11:30 AM

11:30 - 12:10

Building Future-Proof Cloud Solutions with an Enterprise-First Cloud Infrastructure

IBM Cloud

Building Future-Proof Cloud Solutions with an Enterprise-First Cloud Infrastructure

Enterprises today need a smarter cloud infrastructure. One that tackles aggressive demands for big data resources, machine learning and analytics—all at a web scale. It's a challenge that requires an infrastructure that delivers continuous innovation and tight platform integration. Join us for a look inside the capabilities of IBM Cloud infrastructure, and see how we're helping companies unlock new levels of performance, security and flexibility to power their critical workloads. Hear about their experiences behind our compute, storage and network solutions, to support their critical workloads in the era of digital transformation.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Cloud Cloud Platform and Hosting
Venue:
Cloud and Data Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

John Considine

GM Cloud Infrastructure Svs, IBM

Matthew Prince

Co-Founder & CEO, Cloudflare

Dilawar Jaulikar

Senior Manager, Business Technology, Pfizer

11:30 - 12:10

Deconstructing AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning

IBM Systems

Deconstructing AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning

The era of AI is upon us. But as with any new technology, new problems arise, and businesses are having trouble turning data into AI insights. Skilled data scientists are in short supply, data preparation is a constant time-suck, and a growing number of open source models conflate and confuse the ecosystem, thwarting broader adoption. But those that can overcome these barriers are disrupting industries, reaping revenue streams through new business models, and improving client experiences. Hear how a combination of next-gen hardware focused on widening I/O bottlenecks and accelerating across the stack, along with deep learning software focused on flattening the deep learning curve to value, is helping to overcome those difficulties.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Infrastructure Business Needs
Venue:
Modern Infrastructure Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Sumit Gupta

VP, HPC, AI & Machine Learning, IBM

Richard Liu

Quantitative Analytics Manager, Wells Fargo

11:30 - 12:10

Automate and Enforce Continuous Security Compliance

IBM Security

Automate and Enforce Continuous Security Compliance

The journey towards continuous compliance is more complex than ever. Organizations are faced with managing dynamic and distributed sensitive data at unprecedented volumes, increasingly heterogeneous environments with greater complexity, and mounting regulatory challenges. Join this core session to hear from Cindy Compert, CTO of IBM Data Security and Privacy, to learn about the core compliance challenges facing enterprises today, key trends impacting the landscape, best organizational practices for adapting to these changes, and how you can leverage technologies across the IBM Security immune system to continuously meet and enforce your compliance needs.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Connecting Compliance and Security
Venue:
Security and Resiliency Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Cindy Compert

CTO Data Privacy & Security, IBM Security/ CTO U.S. Public Sector Markets, IBM

Cindy is a technical visionary driven by wanting to make a difference around the world, advancing the health, safety, and well-being of others. She believes that Data Security and Privacy are key enablers to realizing the benefits of the digital and cognitive enterprise. Cindy has worked with hundreds of clients across multiple industries including Finance, Healthcare, and Public Sector. Cindy is an active member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), a Certified Information Privacy Manager/Certified Information Privacy Technologist, and co-author of “Information Governance Principles and Practices for a Big Data Landscape”. Cindy invented the IBM Security GDPR Framework and is leading IBM Security’s GDPR solution strategy across the company. She is a highly-regarded speaker and has presented at RSA, IAPP and IBM InterConnect conferences. Cindy was also recently granted a patent on mobile caller risk.
Cindy holds a BA/MBA from New York University.

 

11:30 - 12:00

Interview with Michelle Boockoff Bajdek and John Bobo

Interview with Michelle Boockoff Bajdek and John Bobo

Join us as theCUBE interviews Michelle Boockoff Bajdek, VP Global Marketing, Business Solutions, IBM, and John Bobo, Managing Director, Racing Operations, NASCAR, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Wed (March 21), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek

Head of Global Marketing, Business Solutions - The Weather Company, IBM

In her role, Michelle oversees a global marketing organization for the business solutions division that supports key verticals including retail, media, aviation, energy, insurance, ground transportation and government. As a brand evangelist, Michelle helps businesses understand how to make more informed decisions - and take action - in the face of weather.

With more than 20 years of experience in technology marketing and consumer marketing services, Michelle was previously head of marketing for Quaero, a data management company, where she helped large media and consumer organizations learn how to make their data work for them, not against them. Michelle has also served in leadership roles at Harte-Hanks, Jabra, and Kronos.

Michelle received her master’s degree in Communications from Simmons College and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Southern Connecticut State University.

John Bobo

Managing Director, Racing Operations, NASCAR
12:30 PM
 

12:30 - 1:10

Tanmay Bakshi - Deep Learning to Save Young Lives

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Tanmay Bakshi - Deep Learning to Save Young Lives

Growing public attention places a spotlight on mental health issues, particularly in the young population. Tanmay Bakshi, Watson’s youngest AI developer, is leveraging cutting edge AI technology to diagnose early stage depression in youth. Bakshi describes his latest ambitious project, powered by deep learning, targeted at preventing teen suicide.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Innovation Talks
Venue:
Keynote Theater, Mandalay Bay Ballroom
Time:
Wed (March 21), 12:30PM PT

Speakers

Tanmay Bakshi

Algorithmist, Neural Network Architect, and Author, Algorithmist, Neural Network Architect, and Author

Tanmay, age 14, an IBM Champion and Honorary Cloud Advisor, began coding at the age of five. He is among the youngest cognitive and cloud computing developers who build applications engineered to augment human capabilities via deep learning. Over the last nine years, his passion for learning and sharing about numerous topics, such as cognitive computing and AI, has taught him how to best utilize and apply machine learning in fields ranging from banking and finance to healthcare, medicine, music, and chatbots. Tanmay is currently working to achieve his goal of inspiring and training 100,000 kids and novice developers through the books he's authoring and the tutorials on his YouTube channel. He is also developing a unique system for those with Rett Syndrome, so they can "speak" through the detection and interpretation of EEG signals analyzed by neural network systems.

12:30 - 1:10

Bettina Warburg - The Rise of the Decentralized Economy

Bettina Warburg - The Rise of the Decentralized Economy

Blockchain is about to change everything, according to researcher Bettina Warburg. In this talk, Warburg describes how blockchain eliminates the need for centralized institutions to facilitate trade, evolving age-old models of commerce and finance into a distributed, transparent, autonomous system for exchanging value.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Innovation Talks
Venue:
Think Theater, Bayside E
Time:
Wed (March 21), 12:30PM PT

Speakers

Bettina Warburg

Co-Founder, Animal Ventures

Bettina Warburg is Co-Founder of Animal Ventures, an agency of innovation that partners other “Animals” to create, implement, and invest in some of the most exciting and transformative technologies. AV educates the world’s leading executives and together they rapidly design, prototype,and build new ideas. They live to nurture, from the ground up, some of the greatest companies on earth. Animal Ventures focuses on verticals such as Blockchain, Digital Media, Artificial and Augmented Intelligence, Supply Chain Technologies, and Connected Devices.

 
12:30 PM

12:30 - 1:10

Transforming Your Business: Cognitive Enterprise Blueprint + Foundational Use Cases for Data Leaders

IBM Analytics

Transforming Your Business: Cognitive Enterprise Blueprint + Foundational Use Cases for Data Leaders

How does the Chief Data Office contribute to the success of a large enterprise like IBM? How can Chief Data Officers and Chief Data Scientists help to enable a data-driven enterprise that can act rapidly on cognitive insights? For leaders in data-driven enterprises, new mindsets and methods make the difference. Come to hear from IBM Global CDO Inderpal Bhandari and data leader Dr. Anthony Scriffignano (SVP/Chief Data Scientist at Dun & Bradstreet) on driving transformation within their organizations. Inderpal will share the Cognitive Enterprise Blueprint and five foundational use cases for infusing cognition into the enterprise, including data responsibility and trust, GDPR readiness and automated metadata generation. Don't miss this!

Topic:
Core Curriculum Data and Analytics Unified Governance
Venue:
Cloud and Data Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 12:30PM PT

Speakers

Inderpal Bhandari

Global Chief Data Officer, IBM

Anthony Scriffignano

Chief Data Scientist, Dun & Bradstreet

Anthony Scriffignano is an internationally recognized data scientist with over 35 years’ experience in multiple industries and enterprise domains. Dr. Scriffignano has extensive background in linguistics and advanced algorithms, and is a primary inventor on multiple patents worldwide. Recently, he briefed the US National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee regarding reports to the President on Big Data Analytics and Emerging Technologies Strategic Vision. Additionally, he provided expert advice on private sector data officers to a group of state Chief Data Officers and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He also served as a forum panelist and keynote speaker at the World Internet Conference hosted by Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuzhen, China. He regularly presents regarding emerging trends in data and information stewardship, the “Big Data” explosion, AI, multilingual challenges in business identity and malfeasance in commercial settings.

 

12:30 - 1:10

Cyber Resiliency—Are You Ready for Anything? IDC and IBM Provide a New Perspective.

IBM Global Technology Services

Cyber Resiliency—Are You Ready for Anything? IDC and IBM Provide a New Perspective.

As cyber attack tactics, techniques and procedures evolve and allow malicious activity to spread quickly through enterprise networks, the current defense and configurations may become less effective as they have not been designed to be resilient against destructive cyber attacks. Join the discussion with International Data Corporation (IDC) and IBM to learn IDC's point of view on current and future needs for cyber resilience; and explore IBM's capabilities for managing cyber risks in an integrated manner, bringing together information security, business continuity and organizational resilience.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Embracing Resiliency and Business Continuity
Venue:
Security and Resiliency Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 12:30PM PT

Speakers

Sean Pike

Program VP, Security Products, IDC, International Data Corporation (IDC)

Chandra Pulamarasetti

ex-CEO, Sanovi and IBM Vice President, Resiliency Strategy & Resiliency Orchestration Software and Services, IBM

With more than 20 years of sound business and technology vision and delivery experience with large scale enterprise systems in disaster recovery, storage, server and networking areas, Chandra Sekhar is one of the founders and also the CEO of Sanovi. As founder and CEO, Chandra has been one of the driving forces behind Sanovi’s successful transition from just another start-up to the industry leader in Disaster Recovery Management (DRM) space. In his earlier role as Sanovi’s CTO, Chandra was responsible for the strategy, development and delivery of Sanovi’s unique DR Management Platform. Prior to founding Sanovi, Chandra worked as the Director of SAN Engineering at Sanrise Inc., a leading storage service provider, where he delivered intelligent service-centric storage solutions in the disk, backup, and recovery areas. Chandra holds a BS in Computer Science from India’s premier technology institute, the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) at Pilani. He has also co-authored fi

12:30 - 1:10

AI for Professionals

IBM Watson

AI for Professionals

Professionals are putting AI to work to turn our most valuable resource—data—into new ways of doing business. With AI, we are no longer wrestling with data, but using it to recommend with confidence, accelerate research and discovery, and enrich interactions with customers on their terms. Discover how companies in various industries around the world are putting IBM Watson—an AI platform that embeds in workflows, learns from small data sets and allows you to own your insights—to work. Uncover the outcomes others are seeing to learn the many ways you can put AI to work today, and hear the latest Watson announcements from Watson and Data General Manager, Beth Smith.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Watson Watson APIs
Venue:
Business and AI Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 12:30PM PT

Speakers

Beth Smith

General Manager, Watson Data and AI, IBM

As the GM of Watson, Beth Smith is responsible for the the overall success of
IBM Watson’s data and AI strategy and execution. She leads the engineering and
delivery of the Watson technology, the tooling that allow for a seamless data
experience, 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 that runs natively on the cloud.
More broadly across IBM, Beth contributes to technical and business strategy as a
member of several senior leadership teams responsible for shaping key strategic
initiatives across the corporation.

Khalid Al-Kofahi

VP of Research, Thomson Reuters

Brad Brown

Chief Innovation Officer for KPMG Tax, KPMG

Wesam Lootah

CEO, Smart Dubai Government Establishment, Smart Dubai Government Establishment

Wesam Lootah is the CEO at the Smart Dubai Government Establishment.
A committed and talented Emirati, Wesam has more than 18 years of experience in strategic leadership positions where he has leveraged Information Technology to create innovative channels and Smart Government infrastructure to improve the quality of public services for citizens, residents, visitors and businesses in Dubai.
Wesam has worked in both government and the private sector in high profile organizations. From 2009 to 2012, Wesam was Vice President, Information Technology at World Trade Centre where he led the transformation of IT through a number of initiatives including the implementation of sales force automation, CRM, and ERP implementation.
Prior to that, he was Director, Information Technology at Emaar Properties. During his time at Emaar, Wesam led the global rollout of sales automation and ERP across Emaar subsidiaries. This included countries such as Pakistan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Canada.

 
1:00 PM
 
   

1:00 - 1:30

Interview with Mary Glackin and Sheri Bachstein

Interview with Mary Glackin and Sheri Bachstein

Join us as theCUBE interviews Mary Glackin, VP, Weather Business Solutions and Head of Government Affairs, IBM Watson Content & IoT Platform, and Sheri Bachstein, Global Head of Consumer Business, The Weather Company, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Wed (March 21), 1:00PM PT

Speakers

Carrie Seifer

Chief Revenue Officer, IBM Watson Content and IoT Platform, IBM

Carrie serves as vice president and chief revenue officer for IBM’s Watson Content & IoT Platform division. In this role, Carrie leads all revenue efforts for the group, offering B2B and B2C solutions together to present a cohesive set of products and services for businesses and marketers across all industries - from aviation to agriculture to consumer packaged goods and beyond. Previously, Carrie served as president of Mediavest USA, senior vice president, strategy at Millennial Media, as well as senior sales and strategy leadership roles at Meetup, Conde Nast, Vindigo, sixdegrees and Wired. Carrie is a veteran of the industry and has received industry accolades including Adweek Media All Stars 2016, Business Insider 30 Most Powerful Women in Mobile, and Cynopsis Media Top Women in Digital 2016. Carrie serves on the IAB Advisory Board and received her bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University where she received Dean’s List Honors.

Mary Glackin

VP Weather Business Solutions and Head of Public-Private Partnerships, IBM

Sheri Bachstein

Global Head of Consumer Business, The Weather Company, IBM
1:30 PM
 

1:30 - 2:10

Sal Khan - Education Reimagined

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Sal Khan - Education Reimagined

Sal Khan never intended to be an education icon. However, what started as his passion project –sharing educational videos online- eventually grew into a global digital phenomenon reaching tens of millions of eager learners. Hear how the Khan Academy has grown to a powerful voice that is moving the dial in free, world-class education to “anyone, anywhere.”

Topic:
Featured Sessions Innovation Talks
Venue:
Keynote Theater, Mandalay Bay Ballroom
Time:
Wed (March 21), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Sal Khan

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Khan Academy

Sal Khan is the founder of the Khan Academy, a nonprofit with the mission of providing free, world-class education to “anyone, anywhere.” Khan Academy has over 52 million registered users across 190 countries. A former hedge fund analyst with degrees from MIT and Harvard, Khan is also the author of The One World School House, which explores the potential impact of the web as a teaching tool.

Today, Kahn Academy’s free online learning resources cover preschool through early college education, including K-12 math, grammar, biology, chemistry, physics, economics, finance, history, and SAT prep. Khan Academy also provides teachers with tools and data so they can help their students develop the skills, habits, and mindsets they need to succeed in school and beyond.

And it’s all free, for everyone, forever.

1:30 - 2:10

Blockchain Open Forum: Learnings from Building Active Networks

Blockchain Open Forum: Learnings from Building Active Networks

The noise around blockchain isn't just hype; global industry leaders across supply chains, financial services, government and healthcare have implemented active blockchain networks to reduce friction in their fundamental business interactions and change the way the world transacts. Join this session and participate in the open Q&A forum to hear about learnings and experiences from successful client projects.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Innovation Talk Think Tanks
Venue:
Think Theater, Bayside E
Time:
Wed (March 21), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Marie Wieck

General Manager, IBM Blockchain, IBM

In her more than 25 years with IBM, Marie has held a variety of technical and executive roles in IBM's hardware, software, and services units. She is passion-ate about innovation from diverse teams and driving business impact from new technologies.

In January 2017, Marie was named into her current position as general manager of Blockchain, which is poised to transform business processes and transac-tions. Marie is responsible for IBM’s participation in the Hyperledger project and in building an open blockchain ecosystem for developers and service providers, and to create and run enterprise blockchain networks and solutions.

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), the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

Greg Wolfond

CEO, SecureKey Technologies

Ram Komarraju

Managing Director, CLS Group

Jim Gross

Digital Transformation Leader, ZF Group
 
1:30 PM

1:30 - 2:10

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions: Moving Your Workloads to the Cloud

IBM Cloud

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions: Moving Your Workloads to the Cloud

Plagued by #FOMO? Recognize the value of hybrid cloud, but feeling stuck in your own data center without a roadmap for moving to cloud? Of the 50+ million VMware virtual machines currently residing on-premises, VMware forecasts that more than 50% of them will move to the cloud by 2021. Don’t get left behind. Join experts from IBM and VMware as they share how they’ve helped enterprise clients maximize the value of their existing infrastructure, while securely and efficiently taking advantage of the benefits of the cloud. The session will feature TD Bank and how they leveraged VMware HCX on IBM Cloud (HCX), a cutting-edge new technology enabling VMware workloads to be moved to and from the cloud with no modifications or downtime.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Cloud Cloud Platform and Hosting
Venue:
Cloud and Data Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Jeff Martin

SVP & CTO, Infrastructure Technology Solutions, TD Bank

Jeff Martin is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Infrastructure Technology Solutions with TD Bank Group.
In his current role, Jeff is responsible for leading the technology infrastructure strategy which will empower TD to "Be the Better Bank" by delivering leading infrastructure solutions to our partners with a focus on efficiency and agility. Jeff is responsible for transforming technology ensuring that the bank has the platforms that will help it compete and delivery high customer satisfaction. He is committed to making it easier for our TD colleagues to get their work done by providing modern and flexible collaboration tools that can be used anywhere, anytime.
Jeff has held progressively senior roles with TD, most related IT strategy, infrastructure, digital, business operations and risk.

Zane Adam

VP, IBM Cloud (VMware and Openstack), IBM

Allwyn Sequeira

SVP & GM, Hybrid Cloud Services, VMware

1:30 - 2:10

Build a Next-Generation Private Cloud for AI

IBM Systems

Build a Next-Generation Private Cloud for AI

Cloud deployment of data-intensive workloads has never been faster, easier or more secure. IBM Cloud Private on Hyperconverged Systems powered by Nutanix are bringing radical IT simplicity for private clouds that unlocks easy access to a rich set of applications like modern data stores, analytics and AI. Find out how the combination of IBM Cloud, Power Systems and Nutanix will accelerate your frictionless journey from modernization to digital transformation to AI. Forecast? Unstoppable insight and 100% chance of business breakthroughs.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Infrastructure Infrastructure Solutions
Venue:
Modern Infrastructure Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Tim Vincent

Vice President and IBM Fellow, Cognitive Systems Software, IBM

Stefanie Chiras

Vice President, Power Systems Offering Management, System of Engagement Infrastructures, IBM

Stefanie Chiras is the currently the Vice President, IBM Power Systems Offering Management, Systems of Engagement (January 2016 to present)

Stefanie has held various key positions at IBM including:
* Director and Business Line Executive, Scale-out Power Systems (July 2014 - January 2016)
* Executive Assistant to the General Manager of Power Systems (August 2013 - July 2014)
* Senior Manager - POWER and System z Technology Development (September 2012 - 2013)
* Senior Manager - VLSI Systems (February 2011 - September 2012)
* Manager- Technology and Mainframe Test ( Aug 2008 – Feb 2011)
* Manager - Memory Systems (January 2007 – Aug 2008)

David Lindquist

IBM Fellow/VP Private Cloud, IBM

Raja Mukhopadhyay

VP of Product Management, Nutanix

James Wade

Director - Application Hosting, Florida Blue

James Wade is the Director of Application Hosting for GuideWell Mutual Holding Company, a not-for-profit health solutions company that serves 18 million people across 12 states, DC, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. His teams manage the mainframe, distributed systems, storage, databases, and web services that enable our members to have better health outcomes.

Some of his major focus areas since joining GuideWell in early 2016, have centered on improving the reliability and robustness of the technical infrastructure, standardizing the technology stack, and reducing the TCO of the tier one applications GuideWell deploys. A few key accomplishments are reducing downtime of key systems related to our sales and financial systems from 22 hours per year to less than 1 hour, upgrading key infrastructure components to the latest versions, and driving down the total spend on our infrastructure by over three million dollars per year.

1:30 - 2:10

Establish Digital Trust with a Frictionless User Experience

IBM Security

Establish Digital Trust with a Frictionless User Experience

How can you establish trust over digital channels so you can seamlessly welcome in both new and existing users? The answer lies in how you assess the risk of digital identities. To help transparently identify true users in the digital channel, organizations will need strong digital identity risk assessment capabilities that examine each user’s digital patterns and can detect potential bad actors more accurately. In this session, you will learn how IBM solutions can help you to quickly and transparently establish a trusted, frictionless digital relationship for your customers, employees, and business partners.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Establishing Digital Trust
Venue:
Security and Resiliency Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Jason Keenaghan

Director, Offering Management, Trusteer Advanced Fraud & Risk Detection, IBM

Jason Keenaghan is the Director of Offering Management for IBM’s Trusteer portfolio. In this role, he is responsible for the strategy and delivery of advanced digital fraud protection solutions. In his previous assignments, Jason was a product manager for IBM Security IAM, as well as DataPower Gateways focusing on web, mobile, API and B2B security. Jason has extensive experience in architecting high volume transaction processing systems, specifically leveraging IBM Z. Jason earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, with a minor in Computer Science, from Boston College. He also holds an MBA from Marist College.

Sridhar Muppidi

CTO, IBM Security, IBM

Dr. Sridhar Muppidi is an IBM Fellow and Chief Technology Officer in IBM Security Systems. He leads the technical strategy, architecture and Research for IBM Security, focused on
Identity & Access Management, Application & Data, Mobile & Cloud Security. He is a technical leader with about 20 years’ experience in security, software product development and
security solutions architecture for several industry verticals. His current responsibilities also include providing secure cross brand security solutions to enterprises, leading work groups
in security & privacy and representing IBM in open standards activities. He is an IBM Master inventor with number of patents and publications.

1:30 - 2:10

Reimagine Work in the Era of AI

IBM Collaboration Solutions

Reimagine Work in the Era of AI

Join IBM Collaboration Solutions for a peek into the future of work. No matter your line of business, organizational mission, or role within the company—how you, your teams and your external ecosystem get work done can make all the difference in building a competitive advantage. This session will share IBM's vision for the future of work and how our partnerships and technological innovations, including AI-infused collaboration tools, are making the future a reality now. Understand how creating digital work hubs that unite people, content and operations with the speed and efficiency of the cloud can revolutionize everyday interactions, tasks and processes and transform your business.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Collaboration Collaborative Applications
Venue:
Business and AI Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Aarti Borkar

Vice President, Offering Management and Design, IBM Talent Management, IBM

Alan Lepofsky

Vice President & Principal Analyst, Constellation Research

David Berman

President, Zoom

1:30 - 2:00

Interview with Moe Abdula and Tim Davis

Interview with Moe Abdula and Tim Davis

Join us as theCUBE interviews Moe Abdula, VP, Cloud Architecture and Solution Engineering, IBM Hybrid Cloud, and Tim David, Executive Director, Big Data Architecture Group & Services COE, IBM Hybrid Cloud, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Wed (March 21), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Moe Abdula

Vice President, Cloud Architecture and Solution Engineering, IBM Hybrid Cloud, IBM

Moe Abdula is one of the enthusiastic leaders of IBM’s Cloud portfolio and has held numerous field and development roles in IBM over the last 20 years. As Vice President of Cloud Architecture and Solution Engineering, Moe leads a team of solution experts and Distinguished Engineers with focus on defining, implementing, and enabling a key set of technology and industry patterns. Prior to his current role, Moe led offering management for for Cloud Foundation Services – a portfolio of hybrid ready infrastructure and application services. Prior to joining IBM, Moe held a number of research associate roles and lectured on Early Object Oriented computing concepts. Moe attended the University of Leeds in the UK, where he received an honors bachelor's degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering. Apart from contemplating clouds, Moe has passionate interests in history, travel, carpentry, football (soccer) and the unexpected experiences of life his two beautiful children drag him into!

Timothy G. Davis

Executive Director, Big Data Architecture Group & Services Center Of Excellence (COE), IBM

Tim is the Executive Director of IBM's Analytics, Information Management, Big Data and Cloud field Architecture team across all industries worldwide. Tim also a top IBM Banking and Financial Markets Executive for IBM Software Group, Tim leads the team of architects who provide clients with industry-specific guidance to help them identify opportunities where they can more effectively use analytics, information and information technology. This work enables clients in generating new intelligence to improve their business performance, manage risk, and create competitive advantage. Tim is one of the creators of IBM’s Data First Method, leading the field deployment and execution team driving Data Strategy and Hybrid Cloud Secure Data Lakes/Analytics for IBM clients worldwide.

2:00 PM
 
 

2:00 - 2:30

Interview with Dinesh Nirmal

Interview with Dinesh Nirmal

Join us as theCUBE interviews Dinesh Nirmal, Vice President, Analytics Development, IBM Hybrid Cloud, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Wed (March 21), 2:00PM PT

Speakers

Dinesh Nirmal

Vice President, Analytics Development IBM Hybrid Cloud, IBM

Dinesh Nirmal's development mission is to build analytics products that allow business to operationalize machine learning for immediate value. He launched 5 international IBM Machine Learning Hubs, where data professionals from industries including finance, manufacturing, and healthcare work with IBM machine learning experts to build prototypes to solve data problems. Major releases during his 2017 tenure as VP, IBM Analytics Development include IBM Integrated Analytics System and IBM's Data Science Experience, which placed IBM as the leader on the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science. Dinesh focuses on integrating open source software throughout the IBM Analytics portfolio, including Apache Spark, Apache Hadoop, Apache Atlas, and R. He serves on the Board of the R Consortium and led the IBM Spark Technology Center in 2015.

2:30 PM
 
 

2:30 - 3:30

A Just and Inclusive Society - I Believe. I Belong. I Matter.

Must watch

A Just and Inclusive Society - I Believe. I Belong. I Matter.

Wade Davis is a diversity and inclusion consultant creating affirming space for LGBT athletes. Drawing from personal experience as a gay professional athlete, he uses sports as a vehicle to unite communities around social injustice. Davis, along with Deb Bubb, IBM's Chief Leadership, Learning & Inclusion Officer and three IBM senior executives will provide an inside look at how leaders create an environment that embraces inclusion, including insights into how IBM is creating smarter teams in which every voice is heard. For IBM, diversity and inclusion is not only about policies and programs. It has been integral to IBM's habits, practices, and purpose for more than 100 years. After the session, join us to network with our speakers.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Innovation Talks
Venue:
Think Theater, Bayside E
Time:
Wed (March 21), 2:30PM PT

Speakers

Wade Davis

Former NFL Player, Equality Advocate & Educator, Former NFL Player, Equality Advocate & Educator

Former NFL player Wade Davis is a thought leader, writer, public speaker, and educator on gender, race, and orientation equality. While in the NFL, Davis played for the Tennessee Titans, the Washington Redskins, and the Seattle Seahawks, as well as for two different teams within the NFL Europe league.

In 2012, Davis “invited in” the rest of the world in an interview owning is his sexuality as a gay man. Davis is now the NFL’s first LGBT inclusion consultant where he leads training sessions and national engagement initiatives, including the Hi-Five project, working to further create affirming space in sports for LGBT athletes. Numerous professional sports leagues including the NHL, CFL, and MLS rely on Davis to provide guidance on inclusion matters at the intersection of sexism and homophobia.

Jesus Mantas

Managing Partner, Cognitive Assets & GBS Ventures and Global Head of Strategy & Offerings, IBM

Rashida Hodge

VP, Watson Embed and Strategic Partnerships, IBM

Deb Bubb

Chief Leadership, Learning & Inclusion Officer, IBM

Debora A. Bubb is an HR Vice President and Chief Leadership, Learning & Inclusion Officer at IBM, where she leads the organization responsible for corporate learning, executive leadership and management development, diversity and organizational development. Prior to joining IBM, Debora was a vice president and director of global leadership and learning at Intel Corporation. There she had overall responsibility for Intel's corporate leadership and learning strategy and for developing and deploying solutions and systems to unleash the leader inside everyone at Intel, from employee to executive. Debora's background in human resources and leadership includes deep experience in strategic business partnership roles, organizational and leadership development as well as HR operations management. Before joining Intel, Debora was an HR manager at Electronic Data Systems, Hicks Consulting Group and Avocet Inc.

Phil Gilbert

General Manager, Design, IBM

In 2012, Phil was asked to rejuvenate the legendary IBM design program, spearheading a broader transformation of how the company’s teams understand and solve complex problems. The program has established a modern standard for the role of the arts in business — adding formally-trained designers into IBM at an unprecedented scale, and reskilling its global workforce in design thinking and agile practices. Through 2017, more than 1,600 professional designers have been hired, and IBM has certified more than 100,000 others in IBM Design Thinking. This transformation has been documented in the New York Times: http://ibm.biz/nyt-ibm-design and in this documentary film (Trailer / 30-minute Film), produced by InVision as a part of its Design Disruptors series. Phil is also co-chair of IBM's Global Women's Executive Committee, and is an acknowledged expert and thought leader on topics of corporate change, enterprise design governance, strategy and culture.

2:30 - 3:10

Jessica Pointing - The World of Quantum

Jessica Pointing - The World of Quantum

Because atoms and subatomic particles behave in strange and complex ways, classical physics can not explain their quantum behavior. However, when the behavior is harnessed effectively, systems become far more powerful than classical computers… quantum powerful. Jessica Pointing, quantum computing researcher, unpacks this topic with a fascinating primer.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Innovation Talks
Venue:
Micro Theater
Time:
Wed (March 21), 2:30PM PT

Speakers

Jessica Pointing

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

Jessica Pointing is a Physics and Computer Science student at Harvard, and previously Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Jessica is doing quantum computing research at MIT and Harvard. She is also Founder of Optimize Guide, a blog that has been read by more than 160,000 people. Jessica did internships as a Software Engineer at Google, Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company, Investment Banker at Goldman Sachs and Strat at Morgan Stanley.

2:30 PM

2:30 - 3:10

Blockchain: Unleashing the Power of Your Group

IBM Cloud

Blockchain: Unleashing the Power of Your Group

Blockchain made available as a cloud service is a transformational technology that unleashes the power of groups to create value in new and exciting ways. Come learn about many Blockchain use cases that are emerging, and how several new use cases actually incentivize positive behaviors that can save energy, reduce pollution, cut food waste, improve water quality and much more. Come hear from Canadian debit payment provider Interac's Blockchain expert on the business and technical factors leading to their success with Blockchain. Their story may surprise you, but their journey exploring this technology offers lessons all Blockchain projects will benefit from.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Cloud Blockchain
Venue:
Cloud and Data Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 2:30PM PT

Speakers

Oscar Roque

AVP Digital Platform, Interac

Oscar Roque is the AVP, Mobile Platform and Products at Interac responsible for the digital commerce strategy. Previous to joining Interac, Oscar led strategy development and innovation in FinTech partnerships across several business areas including Retail Payments, Channels, and Personal & Small Business Banking for a major financial institution. Oscar speaks frequently to diverse groups about innovation and emerging technologies and has a passion for forward-thinking designs.

Jerry Cuomo

VP Blockchain Technology, IBM

2:30 - 3:10

Mission Possible: Avoiding Data Breach Headlines

IBM Systems

Mission Possible: Avoiding Data Breach Headlines

Over 9 billion records have been breached since 2013; only 4% were encrypted. How is this possible when trust is paramount? Ross Mauri, General Manager, IBM Z, will discuss the importance of security and how IBM Z helps prevent intrusions, earn trust and ensure compliance. Bobby Cameron, Principal Analyst, Forrester, will share his thoughts on digital trust and an effective cybersecurity approach, including client stories. Garrett McDonald, CTO, Department of Human Services, Australia will share how IBM Z helps deliver services to 99% of Australian citizens while ensuring data security and privacy. Michael Jordan, IBM Distinguished Engineer, will show how IBM’s unique pervasive encryption approach transforms data protection and compliance.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Infrastructure Servers and Storage
Venue:
Modern Infrastructure Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 2:30PM PT

Speakers

Michael Jordan

Distinguished Engineer - Z Security, IBM

Michael Jordan is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and has over 27 years of experience. This includes 23 years of development experience and 4 years in a client facing role leading complex and large scale z Systems projects. Michael’s expertise and passion are in the areas of z Systems Security, Cryptography, and Parallel Sysplex. He holds over 20 patents, and has been co-author for several journal articles related to his work.

Ross Mauri

General Manager IBM Z, IBM

Bobby Cameron

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals, Forrester

Bobby serves CIOs. He is a leading expert on best practices for IT, including: business technology (BT), the empowered BT archetype, transformation from IT to BT, BT demand management, driving business innovation, business alignment, the business value of IT, BT strategic planning, IT governance, IT structure, IT/BT maturity, the marketing of IT, architecture and technology strategy, application development, IT operations, and serving the business.

His specialty is transformative technology use that drives business success in the emerging world of business technology (BT), like IT value creation, technology-based business innovation, and digital business networks.

While Bobby focuses his research on delivering IT excellence on the road to BT, he continues his close work with members of The CIO Group in the Forrester Leadership Boards, which he conceived and piloted in 2002.

Garrett McDonald

Head of Enterprise Architecture, Department of Human Services, Australia 

Garrett McDonald has a strong IT Applications and Infrastructure background with over 15 years experience in the Health and wider DHS Senior IT management positions. As National Manager Enterprise Architecture he is a major influencer for key technology-based decisions within DHS. He was responsible for the successful introduction of Australia’s myGov system which provides the citizen authentication and authorisation gateway for all Federal Government online services both from within DHS and wider including Australian Taxation Office for tax returns.

2:30 - 3:10

Collaborative Defense: Accelerating Threat Protection with Partnerships and Advanced Integrations

IBM Security

Collaborative Defense: Accelerating Threat Protection with Partnerships and Advanced Integrations

The cybersecurity industry remains fragmented, with some enterprises having as many as 85 tools from 45 different vendors. These siloed technologies often lack deep integrations, resulting in ineffective security. At the same time, hackers are increasingly launching collaborative, sophisticated attacks that are hard to see and stop. To thwart these attacks, we need to take a more collaborative approach by integrating and streamlining threat defense. Learn about the latest partnerships to achieve more effective security, including the newest advanced integrations on the IBM Security App Exchange, and how IBM’s X-Force Exchange is working with other threat intelligence platforms to improve defenses on major cybersecurity incidents.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Collaborating to Strengthen Defenses
Venue:
Security and Resiliency Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 2:30PM PT

Speakers

Paul Griswold

Program Director, Strategy & Offering Management, IBM

Paul Griswold serves as the Program Director of Strategy and Product Management for IBM's Threat Protection and X-Force offerings, which include next-generation network protection, X-Force Research, X-Force Exchange, IBM Security App Exchange, and Watson for Cybersecurity. Paul returned to IBM in February 2013 after three years as Sr. Director of Products for Air2Web, a mobile marketing and analytics firm, which Paul helped sell to Velti (NASDAQ: VELT) in 2011. Prior to Air2Web, Paul spent over 10 years at Internet Security Systems (acquired by IBM in 2006), holding a variety of leadership positions in product management, architecture, and development. Paul holds both an MBA and a BS in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.

Paul Lindsey

IT Senior Principal, Cigna

Richard Telljohann

Director, Business Development, IBM

Rich serves as Director for Business Development for the IBM Security Systems Division, and leads its technology ecosystem, Ready for IBM Security Intelligence, with additional responsibilities in business and corporate development.Rich has been active in the IT Security industry for the last 15 years, and his experience ranges from multiple start-ups such as Atlanta based Internet Security Systems (ISS) and GuardedNet to publically traded companies including Apple and IBM. He joined IBM in 2006 via the acquisition of Micromuse, where he was Director of Security Products & Business Development. Prior to that he was a five-year veteran of Internet Security Systems (ISS), holding leadership positions in product management and business development.

2:30 - 3:10

Survive and Thrive Amid Digital Disruption with New Product and Services Revenue

IBM Watson IoT

Survive and Thrive Amid Digital Disruption with New Product and Services Revenue

Digital disruption in changing the playing field for today’s businesses, offering savvy upstarts the opportunity to disrupt entire industries, seemingly overnight. To remain relevant, the most successful and established businesses must constantly reinvent new ways to drive revenue.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Internet of Things Product Development
Venue:
Business and AI Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 2:30PM PT

Speakers

Edward Calusinski

IBM Fellow and Vice President, IBM

Dominique Uzel

CEO, Groupama Assicurazioni

David Bernert

Sr Director of Enterprise Architecture & IT Chief Architect, Boeing

2:30 - 3:00

Interview with Matt Candy and Archana Vemulapalli

Interview with Matt Candy and Archana Vemulapalli

Join us as theCUBE interviews Matt Candy, Global Leader, IBM iX, and Archana Vemulapalli, General Manager, Network Services, IBM Global Technology Services, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Wed (March 21), 2:30PM PT

Speakers

Archana Vemulapalli

GM - Network Services, IBM

Matthew Candy

Global Leader, IBM iX, IBM

Matt is the Global Leader for IBM iX, a global professional services organization that helps our clients reinvent their business by design. He leads a team of 15,0000+ renegades and realists across a global network of 37+ studios, who blend strategy, technology and creativity to tackle every client challenge. In 2017, Matt was named in the BIMA 100 – their annual showcase of the digital industry's brightest stars, seeking to recognize the individuals who are shaping the future of Britain’s digital industry. Matt is a frequent public speaker and blogger on the impact of Design driving business reinvention, customer experience and digital transformation.

3:00 PM
 
 

3:00 - 3:30

Interview with Calline K. Sanchez

Interview with Calline K. Sanchez

Join us as theCUBE interviews Calline K. Sanchez, Vice President, IBM Enterprise Systems Storage, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Wed (March 21), 3:00PM PT

Speakers

Calline Sanchez

Vice President, IBM Enterprise Systems Storage, IBM
3:30 PM
 
   

3:30 - 4:10

Quantum with IBM Q

Must watch

Quantum with IBM Q

Physicists have been advancing the science for decades, but in the last few years quantum computing has started to become a reality. During this session physicist Jerry Chow will talk about his role as manager of the experimental quantum computing group at IBM Research and the evolution of IBM Q, an industry-first initiative to build commercially available universal quantum computers for business and science. Attendees will learn about significant progress Jerry and IBM Q scientists continue to make across the entire quantum computing technology stack, including a prototype 50 qubit processor, the emergency of quantum computing through the cloud via the IBM Q experience, QISKit developer tools, and the exploration of early use cases.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Innovation Talk Think Tanks
Venue:
Micro Theater
Time:
Wed (March 21), 3:30PM PT

Speakers

Jerry Chow

Manager and Distinguished Research Staff Member, Experimental Quantum Computing, IBM Research, IBM

Jerry Chow is an experimental physicist and the manager of IBM Research's Experimental Quantum Computing group at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. His group explores applications of novel quantum devices to computing, specifically on building networks of superconducting qubits as part of IBM Q systems, and ultimately toward the implementation of a fault-tolerant quantum computer. Jerry has co-authored many scientific publications on quantum mechanics, including a 2017 Nature cover story featuring the breakthrough simulation of the largest molecule ever performed by a quantum computer. He received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for his quantum processor with superconducting qubits work and made the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2011. Jerry has a PhD in Physics from Yale University, and MS in Applied Mathematics and AB in Physics from Harvard University. He was named a Distinguished Research Staff Member in 2017 in IBM Research.

3:30 PM

3:30 - 4:10

IBM Cloud Private and WebSphere: A Complete Solution for Application Modernization and New Workloads

IBM Cloud

IBM Cloud Private and WebSphere: A Complete Solution for Application Modernization and New Workloads

As an IT leader, you experience firsthand the challenges of digital disruption and recognize the significant benefits that can be derived through an enterprise's digital transformation. But how can you drive innovation and productivity by integrating your existing skills and infrastructure with exciting new programming approaches? Come to this session to chart your digital transformation path using microservices, containers, Kubernetes and other key technologies embodied in IBM WebSphere and IBM Cloud Private.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Cloud Application Platform
Venue:
Cloud and Data Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 3:30PM PT

Speakers

Steve Robinson

General Manager, Client Technical Engagement, IBM Cloud, IBM

Steve Robinson is the General Manager for Client Technical Engagement in IBM Hybrid Cloud. His organization’s mission is to work directly with clients on their cloud journey and ensure their success with IBM Cloud technologies. Steve is also the executive founder of the IBM Bluemix Garages. The Garages are intentional spaces that combine elite design and development expertise in an entrepreneurial environment to drive successful innovations, using technologies like cognitive and blockchain, on the cloud. Steve earned his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Bala Rajaraman

IBM Fellow, IBM

Allwyn Sequeira

SVP & GM, Hybrid Cloud Services, VMware

Justin Youngblood

Vice President, IBM

Jani Itkonen

Chief Technical Architect, Ilmarinen

3:30 - 4:10

Storage Innovation to Monetize Your Data

IBM Systems

Storage Innovation to Monetize Your Data

Many organizations struggle to build a strategy to extract insights from their data oceans and data warehouses. Without the right foundation architecture and infrastructure, no amount of data science alone can drive profit from data. Learn how the right storage infrastructure strategy will help you monetize your data. In this session, we will discuss challenges like the rapid growth rate of data under management, optimizing efficiency to address the pressure of IT resource constraints, and how competitive pressure necessitates storage fast enough to provide near real-time insights.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Infrastructure Servers and Storage
Venue:
Modern Infrastructure Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 3:30PM PT

Speakers

Eric Herzog

Vice President Marketing - IBM Storage Systems, IBM

Andy Lin

Vice President, Strategy, Mark III Systems

Andy Lin joined Mark III Systems in 2009 and has served in various roles as a Vice President, Sales Executive, Solutions Architect, and Marketing Strategist in Mark III’s Austin office. Andy is currently responsible for helping to drive strategy and execution for key initiatives company-wide, including Mark III’s emerging initiatives. One of Andy’s key focus areas has been building out Mark III’s capabilities on supporting client bimodal IT strategies, which include helping clients build and optimize tech stacks for not only core applications, but also for digital, cloud-native on-premise and hybrid platforms that revolve around open source, cloud, analytics, AI, IoT, and mobile.

Andy is a published IBM Redbooks Author and is a current IBM Champion for Cloud and IBM Champion for Power Systems, as selected by IBM.

3:30 - 4:10

Shift Your Application and Data Protection to the Left with a Comprehensive DevOps Strategy

IBM Security

Shift Your Application and Data Protection to the Left with a Comprehensive DevOps Strategy

In this session, you'll learn how to utilize DevOps best practices to more effectively protect your organization's mission-critical applications and privileged data.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Securing DevOps
Venue:
Security and Resiliency Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 3:30PM PT

Speakers

Anatoly Bodner

Associate Partner - Data & Application Security Services, IBM

Anatoly Bodner is an industry-certified application, infrastructure and information security specialist with extensive
experience and expertise in design, development and implementation of enterprise security programs,
processes and technologies.

Anatoly currently leads the Global Application & Data Security Services Practice within IBM
Security with responsibility for design and enablement of global service offerings and methodologies; growth and
development of global customer base and service delivery teams; and delivery oversight for service engagements to
IBM clients and internal IBM lines of business worldwide.

EITAN WORCEL

Senior Offering Manager - Application Security on Cloud, IBM

Eitan Worcel was an experienced developer with years of experience in the area of Application Security testing. A few years ago, Eitan crossed sides from the development organization into the product management world and now is leading the Application Security on Cloud service which helps users to secure their web or mobile applications.
Eitan has worked closely with a wide range of customers assisting them in their quest to build secured web and mobile applications. He had participated in panels and presented in security events around the world, along with writing a numerous of blogs on the Application Security topic.

3:30 - 4:10

Getting Started with AI: Data Needed, Use Cases, Time to Value

IBM Watson

Getting Started with AI: Data Needed, Use Cases, Time to Value

Putting AI to work gives a thinking business distinct advantages over an ordinary one. Beyond optimizing the tasks we already do, AI enables entirely new ways of doing business. But where do you start? Watson and Cloud Platform Vice President of Expert & Delivery Services, Toby Cappello, discusses the many uses case for AI with the help of motor company Honda, major Brazilian bank Bradesco, and multinational software corporation Autodesk. Learn what data they brought to the table, the time to value for AI and the amazing outcomes you could expect with AI.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Watson Watson APIs
Venue:
Business and AI Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 3:30PM PT

Speakers

Toby Cappello

Vice President, Watson and Cloud Platform Expert & Delivery Services, IBM

Mark Dean

Senior Program Manager, Honda North America, Inc.

Significant experience leading multiple Agile projects within Honda to provide business intelligence for the automotive lifecycle via data-mining, analytics, extracts and organization. Technologies include a Big Data platform (IBM BigInsights, Hadoop), WEX, WEA, and Tableau for analytics and visualization. Ingesting data from internal and external data sources. Coordinating between business teams, internal resources and outside consulting teams, while ensuring compliance with existing PMO standards.

Gregg Spratto

VP of Operations, Autodesk

MARCELO CAMARA

Innovation Executive Manager, BRADESCO

Marcelo is the Innovation Executive Manager and Security Innovation Consultant. He is also leading the AI department at Bradesco (called BIA - Bradesco Artificial Intelligence). He has been attendee several nationwide and international events as speaker of Governance and Information. He was sector director of Fraud Prevention in FEBRABAN (Brazilian Banking Federation). Engineering from FEI Univ., with emphasis on Computer Science, he is the actual leader of Watson Project in Bradesco.

 
4:00 PM
 
   

4:00 - 4:30

Interview with Mohammad Farooq

Interview with Mohammad Farooq

Join us as theCUBE interviews Mohammad Farooq, GM, Brokerage Services, IBM GTS, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Wed (March 21), 4:00PM PT

Speakers

Mohammed Farooq

General Manager, Brokerage Services, IBM
4:30 PM
 
     
4:30 PM

4:30 - 5:10

Next-Generation Data Management: Power and Simplicity to the Developer

IBM Analytics

Next-Generation Data Management: Power and Simplicity to the Developer

Find out how to get your development projects off to a solid start on this flexible, hybrid cloud platform that puts data to work for you. As a developer or data scientist, you depend on data. Can you store and access it and get to it from your platform of choice? Do you have enough processing speed? Does it work with your tools of choice? Learn about our hybrid data platform approach. It includes developer editions that use a single database for structured and semi-structured data types. Discover open source support for advanced analytics and hear the benefits of a common SQL engine with data virtualization. When it comes to crunching data, take advantage of in-memory processing and massively parallel (MPP) capabilities.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Data and Analytics Hybrid Data Management
Venue:
Cloud and Data Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 4:30PM PT

Speakers

Sam Lightstone

IBM Fellow, Analytics, IBM

Sam is the Chief Architect for IBM's data warehouse portfolio, and the IBM's cloud-services related to the Db2 product line. He is a 4-time IBM Master Inventor with over 60 patents issued and pending. He is author of 4 books on data engineering and software development, several scientific papers on data systems, and a frequent speaker at technical conferences. In his spare time he enjoys fencing.

Albert Martin

VP, Hybrid Platform Development and Client Success, IBM

Caleb Curry

Data Guru, IBM

4:30 - 5:10

Mercedes-Benz Stadium—The Inside Story of One of the World's Most Technologically Advanced Stadiums

Mercedes-Benz Stadium—The Inside Story of One of the World's Most Technologically Advanced Stadiums

Hear how AMBSE partnered with IBM to design and deliver an end-to-end digital experience for the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The stadium includes a future-flexible infrastructure, with 4,000+ miles of fiber running to more 15,000 Ethernet ports, 1,800 wi-fi access points, 700+ HD security cameras, 2,000+ television displays, and the world's largest digital scoreboard. IBM designed and developed three mobile apps, one for each major constituent of the stadium—Atlanta Falcons fans, Atlanta United supporters, and stadium event goers—to provide a highly contextual, personalized experience. The stadium takes advantage of numerous IBM solutions, from enterprise-grade IBM Cloud to the robust artificial intelligence of IBM Watson.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Infrastructure Infrastructure Solutions
Venue:
Modern Infrastructure Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 4:30PM PT

Speakers

Jared Miller

Chief Digital Officer and Senior Vice President – Analytics & Technology, AMB Sports + Entertainment

4:30 - 5:10

Passwords Suck: Using Cracken to Break Passwords at the Speed of Billions of Hashes Per Second

IBM Security

Passwords Suck: Using Cracken to Break Passwords at the Speed of Billions of Hashes Per Second

This talk will go though how password hashing is weak in most operating systems, and how—using the Cracken password cracking cluster—you can quickly and easily recover most modern passwords. It will feature a live, password-cracking demo.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Transforming Your Security Program
Venue:
Security and Resiliency Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 4:30PM PT

Speakers

David Bryan

Global Manager of Technology, IBM X-Force Red

David M. N. Bryan is the Senior Managing Consultant in charge of Technology with X-Force Red, IBM’s elite security testing team. His responsibilities include establishing standardized tool sets and environments for project delivery, leading pentesting projects, and acting as a liaison for high-profile clients.

David has over 17+ years of professional Information Security experience. From being a defender of security at a top ten bank, to securing the DEF CON network. David has been a participant in the information security community for 18+ years, first starting out as a DEF CON volunteer (Goon) - and now is on the board that runs Thotcon, a Chicago Information Security conference. For the last ten plus years David has been the attacker in many scenarios as a penetration tester covering: network, embedded, wireless, web applications, and physical security. David has presented at BlackHat, DEF CON, ToorCon, LayerOne, ToorCamp, BSides Events, and AppSecUSA.

Dustin Heywood

Sr. Managing Consultant, IBM X-Force Red

EvilMog is a Senior Managing Consultant for X-Force Red, IBM’s elite security testing team. EvilMog has over 12+ years of professional Information Security experience. His experience includes Finance, Aerospace/Defense & Telecommunications. He specializes in Password Assessments & Password Security Research. He was on the research team that developed the DROWN vulnerability and is a member of Team Hashcat. He has spoken multiple times at Derbycon. EvilMog is an Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), Offensive Security Wireless Professional (OSWP), and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

4:30 - 5:10

From Closed to Open Banking: The New Face of Digital Transformation

IBM Watson

From Closed to Open Banking: The New Face of Digital Transformation

Financial institutions that viewed open banking as an imminent threat are now looking at it as a catalyst for digital transformation. In this session, you’ll hear how IBM is revolutionizing digital transformation for financial institutions through a modular and hybrid end-to-end API banking platform that enables faster innovation and ecosystem collaboration with lower risk.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Watson Watson Financial Services
Venue:
Business and AI Campus Theater A
Time:
Wed (March 21), 4:30PM PT

Speakers

Tom Eck

CTO, Industry Platforms, IBM

I am a life-long developer who has worked in numerous industries in a variety of roles including startup founder, medical researcher, and currently as CTO of IBM Industry Platforms. My focus is on building platforms that accelerate the development and monetization of modern Cloud-native assets (e.g. API's, data, analytic algorithms, ML- and DL-models, and blockchain elements). Presently I am building such a platform for the Financial Services industry that is built atop the IBM Cloud. A key component of any successful platform is a vibrant ecosystem of third-parties who build and sell assets through an integrated Marketplace. To this end, we are attracting Fintech's to participate in this ecosystem. The manifestation of this work is the new IBM Cloud for Financial Services.

4:30 - 5:00

Interview with Gene Chao and Jason Kelley

Interview with Gene Chao and Jason Kelley

Join us as theCUBE interviews Gene Chao, Global VP of IBM Automation, IBM, and Jason Kelley, General Manager, Blockchain Services, IBM, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Wed (March 21), 4:30PM PT

Speakers

Gene Chao

Global Vice President - IBM Enterprise Automation Global Business Services, IBM

Gene leads teams in accelerating
business growth through client
advocacy, thought leadership, and
client engagement models. He
builds offerings and develops skills
and competencies across
automation, autonomics, cognitive,
and the next generation of
business process transformation.
Gene has held general
management, sales, and executive
leadership positions in business &
IT services and most recently was
the Chief Revenue Officer of IPsoft.

Jason KELLEY

GM, Blockchain Services Global Business Services, IBM

Jason Kelley leads IBM
’s Global Blockchain Services, partnering with client organizations and
consortia to unleash the exponen-tial business value of blockchain
technologies and reinvented business process. His teams
provide the thought leadership and consultive capabilities needed to
design, develop and rapidly adopt digital ledgers, digital identity, trust
and transparency with IBM Blockchain offerings and solutions.

5:00 PM
 
     

5:00 - 5:30

Interview with Eric Herzog

Interview with Eric Herzog

Join us as theCUBE interviews Eric Herzog, Chief Marketing Officer, IBM Storage Systems, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Wed (March 21), 5:00PM PT

Speakers

Eric Herzog

Vice President Marketing - IBM Storage Systems, IBM
5:30 PM
 
     
5:30 PM
 
     

5:30 - 6:00

Interview with Sam Werner

Interview with Sam Werner

Join us as theCUBE interviews Sam Werner, VP, Offering Management, SDI and Storage Software
IBM Systems, on the state of the industry, new announcements, and more. theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. Over the last 7 years, more than 5,000 executives, experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and analysts have come on theCUBE and shared their knowledge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum The CUBE The CUBE
Venue:
Base of Escalators, Next to FedEx
Time:
Wed (March 21), 5:30PM PT

Speakers

Sam Werner

Offering Management, Software Defined Storage, IBM
Featured sessions Cloud and Data Modern Infrastructure Security and Resiliency Business and AI
8:30 AM
 
 

8:30 - 9:10

DevOps Transformation to Win in the Market

IBM Cloud

DevOps Transformation to Win in the Market

This is an exciting but perilous time for our businesses. Those delivering software innovation quickly can better engage their customers and win in the market. Meanwhile, those that fail to deliver quality or have significant outages can lose millions in a few hours. In the face of these realities we are changing the way IT works. We are reorganizing. We are changing culture. We are automating. We are using cloud infrastructure. In short, we are adopting DevOps. In an enterprise with established ways of working and diverse technology stacks, this can be hard. Learn how IBM clients are using IBM DevOps solutions, best practices and services to beat their competition to market and improve product quality and team productivity.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Cloud DevOps
Venue:
Cloud and Data Campus Theater A
Time:
Thu (March 22), 8:30AM PT

Speakers

Eric Minick

Product Management Lead, IBM

Eric Minick is internationally recognized as a leading authority on continuous delivery and DevOps. With a background developing delivery tools, he has helped dozens of Global 2000 companies implement modern delivery approaches. Eric shares his learnings from that experience as a speaker, blogger and author of Application Release and Deployment for Dummies.

Eric joined IBM four years ago with acquisition of UrbanCode where had worked as a developer, technical seller and evangelist for a decade. Today, he has responsibility for leading the product management team overseeing continuous delivery solutions in IBM Hybrid Cloud software including the UrbanCode suite.

Ursula Golas

Associate Vice President, Next Generation Platform (NGP) Digital Delivery, Toronto Dominion Bank

Mrs Ursula Golas has over 20 years of end to end project software development, integration and delivery experience with a proven track record of successfully delivering large, complex systems across the financial services and retail sectors. Mrs. Golas is responsible for the technology delivery of a $110MM program that is revitalizing the way digital banking is done at TD. The program will transform and replace the existing retail internet banking and small business internet banking platforms for TD America's Most Convenient bank from the host up. She is responsible for developing and delivering transformational OMNI initiatives, while identifying opportunities to leverage these new technologies across borders and channels. In 2016 we successfully launched the first part of the Program, our Universal App into production.

Chris Nowak

Chief Transformation Officer, Kingsmen Software

Chris has 20+ years in Change Management, SDLC & DevOps. He was Head of DevOps Services at 2 of the top 4 US banks where he designed, led and scaled services from the ground up, including service strategy, process optimization, organizational change, large-scale engagement / on-boarding, and operations.

At Wells Fargo (First Union, Wachovia), he automated 350 applications for the Trading, Securities and Investment Banking divisions. At Bank of America he led a combined organization of Automation Engineering, Systems, Engagement, and Deploy Operations. His teams automated and supported 800 applications from source to prod. Chris left BAC in 2016 to focus on large scale DevOps consulting.

Prior to his IT career, Chris served in the NY Army National Guard for 15 years, retiring as a captain and helicopter pilot. Chris holds an MS in Electrical Engineering and BS’s in Physics and Electrical Engineering. In 2014 he was awarded a US Patent in DevOps Methodology (USP #88755091).

Rob Lamb

VP, Hybrid Cloud Management, IBM

8:30 - 9:10

The Pivot to Gen 2 Hybrid Cloud Management

IBM Global Technology Services

The Pivot to Gen 2 Hybrid Cloud Management

With cloud usage accelerating, the current IT operating model is struggling to support the growth. A new approach is needed—one that is agile, can coexist with current investments, and is cost-effective while being secure and scalable. This Gen 2 model is DevOps first plus IT Service Management. To get here, you need a comprehensive strategy and path. Mohammed Farooq, IBM General Manager, Cloud Brokerage Services, shares how IBM is helping customers adopt this new model no matter where they are in their cloud maturity, and what you can do to get started.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Infrastructure Infrastructure Solutions
Venue:
Modern Infrastructure Campus Theater A
Time:
Thu (March 22), 8:30AM PT

Speakers

Mohammed Farooq

General Manager, Brokerage Services, IBM
8:30 AM

8:30 - 9:10

Security Operations Centers and the Evolution of Security Analytics

IBM Security

Security Operations Centers and the Evolution of Security Analytics

IBM’s Security Intelligence and Security Operations Center (SOC) consulting practice helps hundreds of clients to setup, optimize and evolve their SOC capabilities for both information technology and operational technology. This session will cover IBM’s point of view on Security Operations Centers; basic operating models; and the people, process, organization and technical best practices and innovations that are driving the evolution of the SOC. The session will highlight guiding principles, risk indicators (e.g., Asset Exposure Ratio or AER) and metrics that will help you measure and judge threat detection capabilities, SOC efficiency, SOC effectiveness, managed security services and the use of emerging best practices.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Building the Cognitive Security Operations Center
Venue:
Security and Resiliency Campus Theater A
Time:
Thu (March 22), 8:30AM PT

Speakers

Paul Dwyer

Partner, IBM Security, IBM

Mr. Dwyer leads IBM’s Global Security Intelligence and Security Operations competency (SIOC) with more than 500 clients across a wide range of industries including; Financial Services, Utilities, Transportation, Consumer/Industrial products, government and defense industries. Mr. Dwyer has worked with companies around the world to develop business driven Enterprise Security Strategies, implemented programs to establish and/or transform Security Operations Centers around the world.
Mr. Dwyer is an IBM inventor with multiple patents related to Security Operations Center (SOC) capacity modeling, SOC strategy design/implementation methods and operational control frameworks, SOC predictive analytical techniques, SOC Cognitive Analytical techniques and SOC deployment and optimization accelerators.

8:30 - 9:10

The Future of AI

IBM Research

The Future of AI

As computing becomes increasingly powerful and oceans of data deepen further, the breadth of AI’s capabilities will grow. We will find ways to integrate AI into nearly every aspect of how we work. IBM Research’s Vice President of AI Science, Alexander Gray, will share what IBM Research is working on to address the future capabilities of AI. He’ll cover teaching machines how to perform data science work automatically, creating the next wave of fundamental AI methodology, and new ways to perform the computations at the heart of AI. David Cox, Director, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, IBM Research AI, will join Alexander on stage to talk about the work the team is doing with MIT.

Topic:
Core Curriculum IBM Research AI and Cognitive Computing
Venue:
Business and AI Campus Theater A
Time:
Thu (March 22), 8:30AM PT

Speakers

Alexander Gray

VP of AI Science, IBM Research, IBM

David Cox

Director, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, IBM Research, IBM
9:30 AM

9:30 - 10:10

Jeff Jonas - GDPR: The Big Bang… from Big Data to Big Responsibility

Must watch

Jeff Jonas - GDPR: The Big Bang… from Big Data to Big Responsibility

Effective May 2018, the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect. With this comes big responsibilities for organizations. Data scientist Jeff Jonas shares strategies for fast-tracking GDPR compliance while positioning your organization for competitive advantage.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Innovation Talks
Venue:
Think Theater, Bayside E
Time:
Thu (March 22), 9:30AM PT

Speakers

Jeff Jonas

Founder and Chief Scientist, Senzing Inc.
 

9:30 - 10:10

Practical Tips to Manage and Run Successful Enterprise Data Lakes

IBM Analytics

Practical Tips to Manage and Run Successful Enterprise Data Lakes

Organizations are increasingly turning to data to drive innovation. Most organizations have built data lakes to drive self-service analytics and data discovery to drive business insights. But many are finding that they have just brought data silos together and built data puddles, or that their data lakes do not connect. Data scientists and other users are spending time cleansing data instead of driving insights. In this session, we will discuss real-life scenarios in which ING Bank and Scotia Bank overcame their challenges with building and managing effective data lakes. Join this panel discussion to learn practical steps you can incorporate in your data lakes that will help you to know your data, trust your data and use your data.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Data and Analytics Unified Governance
Venue:
Cloud and Data Campus Theater A
Time:
Thu (March 22), 9:30AM PT

Speakers

Daniel Hernandez

Vice President of Offering Management for IBM Analytics, IBM

Daniel G. Hernandez is the Vice President of Offering Management responsible for the strategy, transformation, and performance of the hybrid data management, data science & machine learning, and governance and integration businesses at IBM. He and the Analytics team are on a mission to make data simple for everyone. The offerings and services they deliver such as Db2, SPSS and Information Server help clients around the world collect, store, and manage all data, generate insights, explanations, and predictions that inspire data-driven decision making, and protect data so that it always safe and trusted.

Michael Willette

Technical Fellow, USAA

Michael currently serves as the Technical Fellow for Data and Analytics, Chief financial office, Chief Legal office, and Governance, Risk, and Compliance . Primary objectives in this role include setting long-term strategic technical direction for the Association for my respective Domains, working with business side partners to understand needs and future capabilities, and selection of analytic and data infrastructure.

Ferd Scheepers

Chief Information Architect, ING Group

“Ferd Scheepers is the global Chief Information Architect of ING. Ferd has been driving ING’s journey to becoming a data driven company for the last 5 years. As part of this journey, he has defined ING’s architecture for Information management, best known as the ING Data Lake, and has implemented this architecture across the globe. He has published (with IBM) on Data Lakes, and is a frequent speaker on both major vendor conferences, and on open source summits. Currently he is championing the Apache Atlas & ODPi open metadata initiative. Passionate about data and information, both on the opportunities and the risks, Ferd loves to share his vision and ideas on what data will mean for both companies, and for individuals.”

Patricia Maqetuka

Chief Data Officer, Nedbank

9:30 - 10:10

Betting Big on Blockchain for Business

IBM Systems

Betting Big on Blockchain for Business

Blockchain can transform the business—if done right. There are many considerations for a business in selecting a platform to reap the promise of Blockchain. But the one non-negotiable blockchain tradeoff is immutability. Hear about real client use cases from IBM experts who have worked with hundreds of clients, and from clients themselves, on how they ensure immutability in Blockchain networks. Learn how IBM Blockchain Platform has transformed businesses from banking to retail to transportation, and how the underlying technology that makes this the platform for business.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Infrastructure Business Needs
Venue:
Modern Infrastructure Campus Theater A
Time:
Thu (March 22), 9:30AM PT

Speakers

Donna Dillenberger

IBM Fellow, Enterprise Solutions, IBM

Donna Dillenberger is an IBM Fellow at the Thomas J Watson Research Center. In 2005, she became IBM's Chief Technology Officer of IT Optimization. In 2006, she became an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Engineering. She is a Master Inventor and is currently working on artificial intelligence, blockchain, security and enterprise systems.

Ross Mauri

General Manager IBM Z, IBM

Ram Komarraju

Head of Innovation & Solution Delivery, CLS Bank
9:30 AM

9:30 - 10:10

Roadmap to Rapid Recovery to Meet Resiliency Challenges, Featuring Ryerson

IBM Global Technology Services

Roadmap to Rapid Recovery to Meet Resiliency Challenges, Featuring Ryerson

Learn about the Roadmap to Rapid Recovery to meet resiliency requirements, including cyber attacks. We will also have a discussion with Ryerson Holding Corporation on why they chose IBM Orchestration to solve their business continuity challenges. The session will also showcase a brief demonstration of the solution offering to highlight the client experience.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Embracing Resiliency and Business Continuity
Venue:
Security and Resiliency Campus Theater A
Time:
Thu (March 22), 9:30AM PT

Speakers

James Chorosevic

Chief Technology Officer, Joseph T. Ryerson & Son, Inc.

James Chorosevic, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer of Joseph T. Ryerson Son Inc., has more than 30 years of IT experience and has worked in transportation, retail and metals distribution industries. Jim is a business and technology executive that has focused companies to be more competitive, operationally efficient, and ready to leverage technology to expand new markets. Among his significant accomplishments, Jim is experienced in building strong client relationships within the business, while optimizing IT delivery performance. During his tenure at Ryerson Jim has led the development of integrating three major ERP platforms, as well as the construction of a state-of-the art data center environment in Lisle, Illinois. He is currently involved in a major technical upgrade of Ryerson’s SAP ERP platform. Chorosevic holds a BS in Business Administration–Accounting from Southeast Missouri State University and a MBA from Fontbonne University-Eckelkamp College of Global Business

Chandra Pulamarasetti

ex-CEO, Sanovi and IBM Vice President, Resiliency Strategy & Resiliency Orchestration Software and Services, IBM

With more than 20 years of sound business and technology vision and delivery experience with large scale enterprise systems in disaster recovery, storage, server and networking areas, Chandra Sekhar is one of the founders and also the CEO of Sanovi. As founder and CEO, Chandra has been one of the driving forces behind Sanovi’s successful transition from just another start-up to the industry leader in Disaster Recovery Management (DRM) space. In his earlier role as Sanovi’s CTO, Chandra was responsible for the strategy, development and delivery of Sanovi’s unique DR Management Platform. Prior to founding Sanovi, Chandra worked as the Director of SAN Engineering at Sanrise Inc., a leading storage service provider, where he delivered intelligent service-centric storage solutions in the disk, backup, and recovery areas. Chandra holds a BS in Computer Science from India’s premier technology institute, the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) at Pilani. He has also co-authored fi

Vinod Kuppusamy

Distinguished Engineer - Resiliency Orchestration, IBM India Pvt Ltd

Vinod Kuppusamy is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and the Chief Technology Officer for Resiliency Orchestration in IBM Global Technology Services. He is a seasoned professional and technologist with over 2 decades of experience in software product architecture, design and development with expertise in Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery (BC/DR), databases and storage domain. He has extensive experience in multiple facets of software product development from technology direction, product engineering, sustenance engineering and quality assurance. He has held various technical and management positions in the BC/DR domain.

9:30 - 10:10

Marketing Panel: Leveraging Metrics Benchmarks to Drive Marketing Results That Wow

IBM Watson Customer Engagement

Marketing Panel: Leveraging Metrics Benchmarks to Drive Marketing Results That Wow

Marketing has never been more driven by data and metrics than it is today. But using the wrong metrics or interpreting them incorrectly can lead to investments in the wrong channels and damage trust and credibility with executive management. In this panel, you’ll hear how top marketers effectively and properly use metrics and key benchmarks to assess marketing success, communicate with management/stakeholders and gain adequate budget approvals. The panel will also share how they are increasingly tapping into AI-powered tools in real-time to gain deeper, more actionable insights into campaign metrics and benchmarks.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Customer Engagement Marketing
Venue:
Business and AI Campus Theater A
Time:
Thu (March 22), 9:30AM PT

Speakers

Loren McDonald

Marketing Evangelist, IBM

Michael Tarajos

Enterprise Technical Solutions, ARC

Experienced Technical Solutions Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Strong information technology professional skilled in Requirements Analysis, Win CVS, Enterprise Software, Enterprise Architecture, and Agile Methodologies.

Katie Key

Director of Operations, HarperCollins Christian Publishing

In her role at HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Katie champions marketing technology and is responsible for multiple ecommerce sites, email marketing, search and other critical digital marketing functions. As a long-time client and past speaker at IBM conferences, she brings a wealth of experience that spans both the technical and business side of marketing that affords her a unique perspective on how marketers can leverage technology to drive success.

Todd Menzel

Global Communications Manager, PADI Worldwide

Scott Larson

Director of Product, Ticketmaster
10:30 AM

10:30 - 11:10

Dr. D.J. Patil - Data Revolution

Must watch

Dr. D.J. Patil - Data Revolution

Dr. D.J. Patil, one of the most influential data scientists in the world, was tasked with making the largest organization in history—the U.S. Federal Government—a data driven enterprise. Patil shares his revolutionary vision, drawing from his involvement with transformative programs like the Precision Medicine Initiative, Cancer Moonshot, and Data-Driven Justice Initiative.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Innovation Talks
Venue:
Think Theater, Bayside E
Time:
Thu (March 22), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Dr. D.J. Patil

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

DJ Patil is perhaps the most influential data scientist in the world. Having been appointed by President Obama as the very first U.S. Chief Data Scientist, he was tasked with making the largest organization in history—the U.S. Federal Government—a data driven enterprise. Working directly with the highest ranking officials in government, DJ’s efforts led to the establishment of nearly 40 Chief

Data Officer roles across a vast array of departments and programs. He helped establish new health care programs including the Precision Medicine Initiative and the Cancer Moonshot, new criminal justice reforms including the Data-Driven Justice and Police Data Initiatives that cover more than 94 million Americans, and led the policy efforts related to national data.

 

10:30 - 11:10

Combine SAP and AI on the IBM Cloud to Gain a Competitive Edge

IBM Cloud

Combine SAP and AI on the IBM Cloud to Gain a Competitive Edge

Every organization wants an edge, whether that's getting to market first, delivering exceptional customer experience or creating unique operating efficiency. Running S/4HANA on the IBM Cloud is the starting point to capture that edge. We will cover IBM’s SAP consulting, migration, and managed services on the IBM Cloud: Designed for Your Data, AI Ready and Secure to the Core.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Cloud Cloud Managed Services
Venue:
Cloud and Data Campus Theater A
Time:
Thu (March 22), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Mark Slaga

General Manager, Cloud Managed Services, IBM

As General Manager of IBM Cloud Managed Application Services, Mark Slaga is responsible for accelerating the business transformation of clients as they plan, build, and run their enterprise applications on the IBM Cloud. Mark is a strategic leader in the Cloud business community, and brings with him a wealth of experience to IBM. Previously he served as CEO of Dimension Data Services Americas, a firm specializing in Hybrid Cloud, digital infrastructure, and cybersecurity solutions. Chosen as one of the "Top 25 Most Influential CEOs in Technology" by CRN Magazine in 2014, Mark is skilled at maximizing competitive advantage and returns on technology investments for his clients, and is an effective and dynamic speaker.

Anil Saboo

Vice President, Business Development, SAP

Anil Saboo is a Vice President of Business Development at SAP and responsible for building strategic technology and GTM partnerships to drive new business development opportunities, supporting critical customer engagements while driving programs around Digital Transformation, Cognitive, IoT, Cloud and Analytics. Anil has worked at SAP for the past 10 years in a multitude of leadership roles, across SAP's portfolio of products and solutions.

Anil has had extensive experience in the technology industry across multiple disciplines including product management, product marketing, business development and strategic alliances. Anil holds a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from VNIT, India, a Masters in Computer Science from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM)

Darren Wyatt

Chief Financial Officer, LiquidPower Specialty Products Inc. (a Berkshire Hathaway Company)

Darren Wyatt has built his career through varying responsibilities in the Chemicals & Petroleum industry including most recently VP of Finance at Lubrizol and currently Chief Financial Officer at LiquidPower Specialty Products Inc. ("LSPI") in Houston, TX. In Darren's current role, he led the spin-off of LSPI from receiving shared services support from another sister Berkshire Hathaway company into an independent stand-a-lone entity within the Berkshire Hathaway family. Mr. Wyatt holds a Bachelors of Finance from Regis University and has completed an Executive Management program at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. In his spare time, Darren enjoys traveling and spending time with his grandkids.

Ann Corrao

CTO and Distinguished Engineer of IBM Cloud Managed Services, IBM

Ann is a Distinguished Engineer and CTO for IBM Cloud Managed Application Services which delivers Managed SAP on the Cloud. She has a specialty in storage and developing cloud services. She has been with IBM for 17 years. In her role as CTO, Ann sets the technical strategy and drives innovations in the market. Ann has lead the software defined storage strategy for GTS outsourcing. She was chief storage architect for the Cloud Innovation Lab which is re-designing the storage services for our cloud (file, object and block) . She has 18 patents issued and another 8 in progress.

 
10:30 AM

10:30 - 11:10

Threats Are Moving Fast—Are You? Rethink Your Approach with the IBM Threat Management Lifecycle POV

IBM Security

Threats Are Moving Fast—Are You? Rethink Your Approach with the IBM Threat Management Lifecycle POV

How do you protect your organization from attacks when your environment is evolving almost as fast as the threat landscape? Most organizations try to keep up by adding layers of tools to their disparate security solutions. This only increases the complexity of the problem, leaving businesses vulnerable to gaps. In this session, we will discuss how to turn the historical approach on its head, empowering security teams with an adaptable security threat management framework that is end-to-end, but customizable to their needs. Based on the NIST Cyber Resiliency lifecycle, IBM’s approach to transforming your security program will help future-proof your program against threats and the evolving nature of your own organization’s IT ecosystem.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Transforming Your Security Program
Venue:
Security and Resiliency Campus Theater A
Time:
Thu (March 22), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

John Wheeler

Vice President, Services Strategy, Offerings, Engineering and Business Operations, IBM

John Wheeler is currently the Vice President, Services Strategy, Offerings, Engineering and Business Operations, IBM Security. Prior to this, John was responsible for IBM’s portfolio of Consulting, Systems Integration and Managed Security Services. In past roles, John led the Managed Security Services business for IBM, overseeing a global practice of security professionals and a network of 10 security operations centers that managed over 26 billion security events each day to protect thousands of customers and tens of thousands of devices. Mr. Wheeler has extensive experience working with organizations around the world designing, deploying and managing their security programs and implementing modernized solutions to address evolving threats. John is a frequent speaker at events and an advisor to executives in corporations around the world. John lives in Atlanta, GA with his family and when he isn’t fighting cyber threats, enjoys photography, cycling, cooking and community involvement.

Scott McCarthy

Global Program Director, Strategy and Offering Management, IBM

10:30 - 11:10

How McLane, CMHC and Kone Reinvented Their Business Operations for Better ROI

IBM Global Business Services

How McLane, CMHC and Kone Reinvented Their Business Operations for Better ROI

You need collaboration across your organization to achieve true business reinvention. But what’s at the heart of those internal partnerships? Business operations. In this session, you’ll hear from three business leaders about how they transformed their whole enterprises (from marketing to sales) through new, dynamic business operations processes.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Services Cloud
Venue:
Business and AI Campus Theater A
Time:
Thu (March 22), 10:30AM PT

Speakers

Kevin Koch

Senior Vice President - Accounting, Tax, Finance, Governmental Affairs & Special Operations, McLane Company, Inc.

Kevin is Senior Vice President of Accounting, Tax, Finance and Governmental Affairs for McLane Company, Inc. in Temple, Texas. At McLane, one of Kevin's varied roles is to lead the Special Operations Group which develops and executes innovative concepts to improve the company. Prior to joining McLane in 1989, Kevin was employed at national accounting firms of E&Y and Deliotte in various financial consultative roles. Kevin holds Accounting and MBA degrees from St Edwards University where he currently is a member of the Board of Trustees. He is also a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, and Certified Financial Planner along with a number of other positions throughout Texas and the United States. Kevin is an avid participant in endurance and adventure sports including Ironman distance triathlons, ultra-marathons, bungee jumping, mountain climbing and sky diving. He resides in Temple, Texas with his wife, Hope, a tenured professor at Baylor University.

Danilo Elez

Senior Vice President of Service, Kone

Danilo (Dan) Elez is the senior vice president of service for KONE Americas. In this role, he leads the service and maintenance business in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, while also further developing the service and sales strategy. He also oversees the strategic a
ccounts, industry spare parts, and business process change teams.

Neil Levecque

VP, Technology Strategy and Chief Data Officer, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

Tony Menezes

Vice President, Cognitive Process Transformation Global Business Services, IBM
11:30 AM

11:30 - 12:10

Achieving Meaningful Interoperability in Healthcare: Are We There Yet?

Must watch

Achieving Meaningful Interoperability in Healthcare: Are We There Yet?

While big data and open standards drive advances for consumers in other industries, healthcare appears to be on the slow-lane towards interoperability. Beyond the adoption of Electronic Health Records, we see advances in precision medicine, the rise in consumerism, plus new regulatory mandates such as the 21st Century Cures Act, creating momentum for meaningful exchange of health data. Cloud-based technology platforms that leverage open standards to harmonize disparate data have real potential to unlock data and accelerate interoperability across stakeholders; and through advanced analytics and AI, drive scalable, actionable insights to empower and transform health.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Innovation Talk Think Tanks
Venue:
Think Theater, Bayside E
Time:
Thu (March 22), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Anil Jain

VP & Chief Health Informatics Officer, Value-Based Care, IBM Watson Health, IBM

Focused on the intersection of informatics, engineering, technology, clinical research and innovation, Dr. Anil Jain is VP and Chief Health Informatics Officer for Value-Based Care at IBM Watson Health. He previously was Co- Founder, Senior VP and Chief Medical Officer of Explorys, Inc. formed in 2009 based on innovations that he developed while at the Cleveland Clinic. In April 2015, Explorys was acquired by IBM as an integral component of the newly formed Watson Health business unit. In May 2017, he was appointed by Congress to the Federal Health IT Advisory Committee formed by the 21st Century Cures Act. In addition to serving on state and national committees focused on driving quality & research through Health IT, Dr. Jain has authored more than 100 publications and abstracts and has delivered numerous talks on the benefits of sustainable Health IT innovation, clinical informatics as well as big data and cognitive analytics.

 

11:30 - 12:10

Operationalizing Machine Learning and Diving into IBM Cloud Private for Data

IBM Analytics

Operationalizing Machine Learning and Diving into IBM Cloud Private for Data

The rules of business are being rewritten because of abundant data and compute power, and machine learning research and incubation projects are everywhere. But how about the innovation unlocked once you bring machine learning out of research and into production? Learn how to build and operationalize machine learning systems, at scale. This two-part session will also take a deep dive into the newly announced IBM Cloud Private for Data, which helps you prepare your data for AI, leveraging cloud agility, lightning speed and machine learning everywhere. Attendees will receive a free copy of the book "Machine Learning for Dummies."

Topic:
Core Curriculum Data and Analytics Data Science and Advanced Analytics
Venue:
Cloud and Data Campus Theater A
Time:
Thu (March 22), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Dinesh Nirmal

Vice President, Analytics Development IBM Hybrid Cloud, IBM

Dinesh Nirmal's development mission is to build analytics products that allow business to operationalize machine learning for immediate value. He launched 5 international IBM Machine Learning Hubs, where data professionals from industries including finance, manufacturing, and healthcare work with IBM machine learning experts to build prototypes to solve data problems. Major releases during his 2017 tenure as VP, IBM Analytics Development include IBM Integrated Analytics System and IBM's Data Science Experience, which placed IBM as the leader on the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science. Dinesh focuses on integrating open source software throughout the IBM Analytics portfolio, including Apache Spark, Apache Hadoop, Apache Atlas, and R. He serves on the Board of the R Consortium and led the IBM Spark Technology Center in 2015.

11:30 - 12:10

From Here to AI (Beyond the Hype)

IBM Systems

From Here to AI (Beyond the Hype)

Is AI hype? Does it drive quantifiable business benefit? If so, how? And where do you start? This panel will examine the enterprise AI phenomenon. Join us as innovators from IBM, NVIDIA and Mark III Systems reveal how you can tap into AI an unleash data insights that give you a competitive edge.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Infrastructure Business Needs
Venue:
Modern Infrastructure Campus Theater A
Time:
Thu (March 22), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Andy Lin

Vice President, Strategy, Mark III Systems

Andy Lin joined Mark III Systems in 2009 and has served in various roles as a Vice President, Sales Executive, Solutions Architect, and Marketing Strategist in Mark III’s Austin office. Andy is currently responsible for helping to drive strategy and execution for key initiatives company-wide, including Mark III’s emerging initiatives. One of Andy’s key focus areas has been building out Mark III’s capabilities on supporting client bimodal IT strategies, which include helping clients build and optimize tech stacks for not only core applications, but also for digital, cloud-native on-premise and hybrid platforms that revolve around open source, cloud, analytics, AI, IoT, and mobile.

Andy is a published IBM Redbooks Author and is a current IBM Champion for Cloud and IBM Champion for Power Systems, as selected by IBM.

Yu-Cheng Hsu

Vice President, IBM Fellow, CTO for Storage and SDE, IBM

Dez Blanchfield

i spend my days thinking out cloud.., Garaguru

As an Industry Analyst, Business & Technology Consultant, covering Digital transformation, Cloud, Big Data & Analytics, Internet of Things, Cyber Security, Cyber Risk & Resilience & Smart Cities Dez has invested his career of some two & a half decades thinking out and influencing the development roadmaps of technology companies, aligning them to the customer experience demands and possibilities of forward thinking digital enterprises. Sits on & works with boards of government & private sector organisations to uplift their digital quotient as a thought leader & practitioner across a broad range of disruptive technologies assisting organisations to disrupt themselves before they get disrupted by emerging new entrants or competitors. Dez is passionate about leveraging new & emerging technology business, bringing the likes of Cloud, Big Data & Analytics, Machine Learning, Cognitive Computing, Robotic Process Automation, Cyber Resilience, Blockchain to organisations to ensure their success.

Charlie Boyle

Senior Director, Product Marketing, NVIDIA

Hillery Hunter

Director, Accelerated Cognitive Infrastructure, IBM Fellow, IBM

Hillery Hunter is an IBM Fellow and Director of the Accelerated Cognitive Infrastructure group at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY.She is interested in cross-disciplinary technology topics, spanning silicon to system architecture to achieve new solutions to traditional problems. Her team pursues hardware-software co-optimization to take the wait time out of machine and deep learning problems. Her prior work was in the areas of DRAM main memory systems and embedded DRAM, and she gained development experience serving as IBM's server and mainframe DDR3-generation end-to-end memory power lead. In 2010, she was selected by the National Academy of Engineering for its Frontiers in Engineering Symposium, a recognition as one of the top young engineers in America. Dr. Hunter received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology.Hillery was appointed as an IBM Fellow in 2017.

11:30 AM
 

11:30 - 12:10

Compete from the Core: Unlock the Value of Your Applications

IBM Global Business Services

Compete from the Core: Unlock the Value of Your Applications

Needs of enterprises are evolving. Disruption is everywhere. Your systems of record may be your secret weapon. In this session, learn from our panel of clients—Carhartt, KLM and TPx—as they share experiences and lessons learned from using their SoRs as strategic tools for digital transformation. Leave inspired to unlock the power of your own proprietary data, differentiate your enterprise, and create the competitive advantage you need.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Services Cloud
Venue:
Business and AI Campus Theater A
Time:
Thu (March 22), 11:30AM PT

Speakers

Rajesh NAMBIAR

General Manager, GBS Application Services Global Business Services, IBM

When innovation and collaboration combine, they create a dynamic
force that dislodges old ideas, drives progress, and disrupts the
competitive landscape. We call this the power of inspiration. Rajesh
Nambiar has been inspiring teams across the IBM Client Innovation
Centers in India, China and Philippines - leading change and progress
for all of IBM’s stakeholders. He has also led consulting and applica-
tions services business across six countries while working in the IBM
ASEAN Singapore office.
Now in his role as General Manager and Global Leader for IBM’s
Application Services and custodian of IBM’s culture across the organi-
zation, Mr. Nambiar is responsible for offering development, solution-
ing, sales and delivery of all applications for IBM’s clients worldwide.
An inspirational leader who has been invited to participate in numer-
ous executive-level committees and organizations.

John Hill

CIO, Carhartt

John Hill is the Chief information Officer at Carhartt and is responsible for working with the rest of Carhartt’s senior leadership team to define its technology strategy for the company’s growth objectives. John leads the teams responsible for planning and executing initiatives to meet the company’s technology vision while ensuring that informational systems are available and secure. In addition to his technology responsibilities John is responsible for the company's Planning and Pricing functions.

Previous to Carhartt John has held executive positions in technology, business development and supply chain at organizations such as Grainger, Roche, IBM, General Motors and the Province of Ontario.

John is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy and began his career as an officer in the Air Force.

Walter Prinzhorn

Office of CIO, Air France - KLM

Josephine Young

CIO, TPx
12:30 PM

12:30 - 1:10

Dr. John Graham-Cumming - Security on the World Wild Web

Must watch

Dr. John Graham-Cumming - Security on the World Wild Web

The practical realities of the modern internet have forced malicious users to shift their strategy in performing online attacks. As a result, there is a greater need for security thought leaders to innovate in combating malicious web activity. Dr. John Graham-Cumming, CTO of Cloudflare, discusses the latest efforts to protect web traffic from increasingly sophisticated attacks.

Topic:
Featured Sessions Innovation Talks
Venue:
Think Theater, Bayside E
Time:
Thu (March 22), 12:30PM PT

Speakers

Dr. John Graham-Cumming

Chief Technical Officer, Cloudflare

John Graham-Cumming received his Ph.D. in computer security from Oxford University. A peripatetic programmer, he has worked in Silicon Valley, New York, the UK, Germany and France. In 2004, his open source POPFile program won a Jolt Productivity Award. He has authored two books: The Geek Atlas, a travel companion for math and science history enthusiasts; and GNU Make Unleashed, a guide for programmers. In 2009, he spearheaded a successful petition to the British Government demanding an apology for its persecution of Alan Turing for his homosexuality. His personal blog was rated among the "top 30 science blogs" by The Times in February 2010. And in October, 2010, he founded an organization dedicated to build Charles Babbage's famous analytical engine.

 

12:30 - 1:10

IoT—It's Much More than M2M

IBM Watson IoT

IoT—It's Much More than M2M

IoT has moved beyond machine-to-machine communication, data collection and analysis. "Things" now include users (biometrics) and even environmental (weather) sources. Is your organization actively considering all the things that impact your manufacturing, supply chain and customer service ? If not, you're stuck in the M2M days, and critical performance information is likely not linked to your business decision support functions. Join us to hear how major manufacturers, the logistics infrastructure sector and public agencies are making better, faster decisions by looking at, and listening to, their entire operating and competitive environments.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Internet of Things Watson IoT Platform
Venue:
Cloud and Data Campus Theater A
Time:
Thu (March 22), 12:30PM PT

Speakers

Ed Evans

Chief Operations Officer, DataSkill, Inc.

Ed launched his professional career at Accenture in Boston to receive acclaim for developing the most innovative AI Expert System. For the past 25 years serving as President/COO/GM of world renowned companies such as DataSkill, Kronos, SunGard Data Systems, and Mrs. Fields Cookies. His teams have received industry leadership awards and recognition from Microsoft, Information Week, the Harvard Graduate School of Business, and CNN.

Ed is disciplined and focused in his personal life as a husband and father of 3 children, 5 time Ironman Triathlete, 2 time Xterra World Championship competitor, Coach & Community Youth Leader. Ed has extensive domestic and international business leadership experience responsible for operations in the US, Canada, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, and India. Ed has an MBA with a dual emphasis in Finance and Marketing and provides immediate insight, exceptional strategy, and unprecedented operational results.

Mark Gildersleeve

Vice President and Head of Business Solutions, Watson Content and IOT Platform, IBM

Mark Gildersleeve serves as Vice President of the Business Solutions, Watson Content and IoT Platform division of The Weather Company, an IBM Business. In this role, Gildersleeve oversees the Business Solutions division (previously known as Weather Services International or WSI), which provides critical data-driven products and services to over 5,000 global clients in media, aviation, energy, insurance, retail, ground transportation and government sectors. He also oversees the Watson Content and IoT Platform areas of the business.

Guenter Sauter

Director, Offering Management, IBM

12:30 - 1:10

Quantum Potential

IBM Research

Quantum Potential

Quantum computers are incredibly powerful machines that take a new approach to processing information. Built on the principles of quantum mechanics, they exploit complex and fascinating laws of nature that are always there, but usually remain hidden from view. By harnessing such natural behavior, quantum computing can run new types of algorithms to process information more holistically. This may one day lead to breakthroughs in materials and drug discovery, optimization of complex manmade systems, and AI. We expect quantum computing to open doors that we once thought would remain locked indefinitely. Acquaint yourself with the exciting world of quantum computing and learn about the next steps needed to make it a reality.

Topic:
Core Curriculum Infrastructure Business Needs
Venue:
Modern Infrastructure Campus Theater A
Time:
Thu (March 22), 12:30PM PT

Speakers

Bob Sutor

Vice President, IBM Research, IBM

Dr. Robert Sutor is the executive responsible for IBM Q program leadership for quantum computing education, intellectual property, analyst relations, evangelism, cross-business unit offering integration, the IBM Q Network, and the ISV/partner ecosystem. He is a 35 year veteran of IBM and has has held leadership positions across IBM in the areas of AI, blockchain, quantum computing, mobile, open source, and Linux. He is a graduate of Harvard College and has a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Princeton University.

Scott Crowder

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Quantum Computing, Technical Strategy & Transformation, IBM
12:30 PM
 
 
1:30 PM
 

1:30 - 2:10

How to Knock the SOCks off Attackers

IBM Security

Must watch

How to Knock the SOCks off Attackers

Life is not easy for a Security Operation Center (SOC) analyst - researching threats, hunting attackers, gathering data, reviewing logs, reporting to management, keeping up with trends and news and more. In this session we will take a look at several areas where we can help the SOC perform better using advanced technologies and techniques…as we challenge your entire team to think like an attacker!

Topic:
Featured Sessions Innovation Talk Think Tanks
Venue:
Micro Theater
Time:
Thu (March 22), 1:30PM PT

Speakers

Etay Maor

Executive security advisor, IBM

Etay is an executive security advisor at IBM Security, where he leads security and fraud fighting awareness and research. A security evangelist, Etay regularly presents at industry events and academic master classes as well as volunteer for educational security awareness programs.
Previously, Etay was the Head of RSA’s Cyber Threats Research Labs where he managed malware research and intelligence teams and was part of cutting edge security research.
Etay holds a BA in Computer Science and a MA in Counter Terrorism and Cyber Terrorism, he was a teaching assistant at an Introduction to Cyber Security course and contributed to the ICT (International Institute for Counterterrorism) in cybersecurity and cyberterrorism topics.

   
1:30 PM