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6497: Enabling Business Transformation with Managed ERP in a Multicloud World


In this session, industry leaders Whirlpool and Ogilvy will share how their teams are taking advantage of a managed environment to run their SAP applications to drive business transformation. Mark Slaga, General Manager of IBM Services for Managed Applications will announce new multicloud capabilities for managed ERP. Ann Corrao, CTO and Distinguished Engineer, IBM Services for Managed Applications, will showcase tools and capabilities that can accelerate cloud adoption by 30% and integrate AI, IoT, and Blockchain with SAP and Oracle applications.

Core Curriculum Services
Smarter Business Showcase Theater B
Wed (February 13), 11:30AM PT


Mark Slaga

General Manager, IBM Services for Managed Applications, IBM

Mark Slaga is General Manager of IBM Services for Managed Applications. Mark is responsible for the business transformation of clients as they plan, build, and run their enterprise applications on the cloud. Previously he served as CEO of Dimension Data Americas. Mark was chosen as one of the "Top 25 Most Influential CEOs in Technology" by CRN Magazine in 2014.

Ann M. Corrao

CTO/DE IBM Services for Managed Applications, IBM

Ann is a Distinguished Engineer and CTO for IBM Services for Managed Applications. Specializing in storage and developing cloud services, she has been with IBM for 18 years. In her role as CTO, Ann sets the technical strategy and drives innovations. She has 18 patents issued and another 8 in progress.

Michael Berendsen

VP, IT, Whirlpool Corporation

Berendsen has 30+ years of experience with Whirlpool including more than 13 years at the senior leadership level. His current responsibilities include enterprise strategy & architecture, information security & compliance, enterprise network, data center and operations. He and his team are working to transform Whirlpool's compute landscape to an asset light, cloud based contemporary footprint.

Lou Eng

Senior Business Partner, Ogilvy Business Technology, Ogilvy

I have been in the IT industry for 28 years, spending a majority of that time with Ogilvy, a leading global advertising agency that is part of the WPP Group. I am responsible for the SAP solution that services Ogilvy's US and Canada operations for Finance, HR, off-shore BPO operations, as well as middleware, applicant tracking and knowledge collaboration systems.