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Accelerating Digital Business Transformation with the Secure Cloud Data Center

Infrastructure Solutions

A leading analyst suggests that, by 2020, digital business will represent over a third of an average company’s overall revenue. To meet the demands that digital transformation creates, companies must rethink the way they leverage their IT infrastructure, transforming IT from a cost center to a profit center and innovating while using their data center as an engine of value creation and delivery across the business. Today’s business leaders are in the unique position of being able to reduce costs and tap into new revenue streams thanks to APIs, self-service applications and even more. Hear from industry leaders, IBM clients and experts on how they are exploiting IBM Z on their journey of digital transformation.

Core Curriculum Infrastructure Infrastructure Solutions
Modern Infrastructure Campus Theater A
Tue (March 20), 10:30AM PT


Michael Perera

VP IBM Z Software, IBM

Kyle Charlet

Distinguished Engineer - API economy and Analytics for Z; IMS strategy, IBM

Ross Mauri

General Manager IBM Z, IBM

Thomas Bauer

ARIMU Architektur und Innovation, Fiducia & GAD IT AG

Thomas Bauer, Master in Computer Science. Munich / Germany. Responsible as Software Architect and Project Leader for the introduction of Java on z at Fiducia & GAD IT AG, one of the biggest German banking computer centers. Additionally responsible for investigating the usage of blockchain technology for banking applications and the impact of blockchain technology on the banking industry.

Jos Letschert

Mainframe Domain Leader, ING

Speaker has worked in banking IT at ING since 1998 as a Technical Services Specialist for mass payments and CICS DB2 mainframe applications. Recently he has been named Product Owner for monitoring mainframe performance and for tooling exposing large mainframe data stores.

Bobby Cameron

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals, Forrester

Bobby serves CIOs. He is a leading expert on best practices for IT, including: business technology (BT), the empowered BT archetype, transformation from IT to BT, BT demand management, driving business innovation, business alignment, the business value of IT, BT strategic planning, IT governance, IT structure, IT/BT maturity, the marketing of IT, architecture and technology strategy, application development, IT operations, and serving the business.

His specialty is transformative technology use that drives business success in the emerging world of business technology (BT), like IT value creation, technology-based business innovation, and digital business networks.

While Bobby focuses his research on delivering IT excellence on the road to BT, he continues his close work with members of The CIO Group in the Forrester Leadership Boards, which he conceived and piloted in 2002.