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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.

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Think Theater, Bayside E
Tue (March 20), 12:30PM PT


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.