Business Resiliency with Hybrid Cloud—Why Your Application Strategy Matters


Your path to the cloud is just as unique as your business - even more in this unprecedented world. Having a robust, but flexible strategy that combines cloud with cognitive capabilities to drive market disruption is essential. IBM can guide you through this journey, advising you on cloud strategy regardless of where you start, and where you are in the cloud adoption journey. This talk will not only showcase IBM experts and tools, but also will feature enterprise leaders sharing their unique journeys to cloud and how they are quickly adapting to challenges and turning them into advantages. We will demonstrate how to analyze your full portfolio and identify opportunities to optimize the value of your applications. Learn how you can achieve the insight and agility needed to gain competitive advantage. Industry-acclaimed transformation and cloud strategists will discuss the ways to get your business there.


Gaurav Mathur

Senior Partner, Europe Lead, IBM Services for Cloud Strategy, IBM

Gaurav Mathur is the European leader for IBM Services for Cloud Strategy. He is responsible for go to market initiatives and delivery capabilities and P/L for the business. He leads a cross industry and cross market team of leaders focused on delivering business value to clients through business and Multi-Cloud technology transformation services. In a business and technology consulting career spanning over 20 years, he has developed core expertise in business and technology strategy and transformation, working across Energy, CPG and Financial services industries. Gaurav is the Global Lead Account Partner for an European Energy & Utility client.

Jiri Potocny

Senior Director Global IT Infrastructure & Operations, ORIFLAME COSMETICS

Jiri Potocny is the head of Global IT Infrastructure & Operations at Oriflame Cosmetics, a beauty company selling direct in more than 60 countries. Jiri is responsible for the global digital solution infrastructure, operations, support, workplace services and information security. Over the past five years, Jiri was leading the transformation of operations & support services from regional & in-house to global shared & outsourced and driving the migration of the solution infrastructure from on-prem to cloud-based. You can connect with him on LinkedIn at

Monica Sabharwal

Associate Partner, IBM

Monica Sabharwal is the Associate Partner,IBM Services for Oriflame IT and Practice Area Leader for Consumer Products, Cloud Application Services. She has been successfully leading the IBM IT Operations for Oriflame on Hybrid Cloud and jointly driving the Digital transformation agenda with collaboration, trust and being essential.