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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.