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6950: The Future of Infrastructure


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

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Theater Room
Wed (February 13), 3:30PM PT


Tom Rosamilia

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

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

Rich Karlgaard

Publisher and Futurist, Forbes Media, Forbes

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

Hilary Mason

General Manager of Machine Learning, Cloudera

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

Jeff Jonas

Founder & CEO, Senzing

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