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From Here to AI (Beyond the Hype)

Business Needs

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.

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


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.