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2641: Business Transformation with Managed ERP Solutions in the Cloud


Whirlpool requires near-continuous availability of its SAP systems to support business-critical functions. Come see how the iconic appliance brand improved business outcomes by moving its global SAP workloads to IBM Services for Managed Applications on IBM Cloud, achieved near-continuous availability of SAP applications and gained a competitive edge. Like other players in the fast food industry, CKE Restaurants is facing extreme competitive pressures. See how CKE addressed these challenges by migrating its critical PeopleSoft and Oracle Hyperion applications from on-premises datacenters to the IBM Cloud. Learn how IBM Services enabled CKE to undergo this transformation in less than a year—with projected savings of $3 million.

Core Curriculum Services
Smarter Business Showcase Theater B
Wed (February 13), 2:30PM PT


Madhuri Chawla

Global Director, SAP Cloud Solutions, IBM

Madhuri Chawla is the Global Director of Enterprise Application Cloud Solutions - her responsibilities include understanding the market and customer needs, shaping the cloud offering requirements and aligning with the IBM portfolio and market initiatives to create a managed applications platform cloud that is integrated with IBM’s IaaS offerings as well as IBM’s private cloud offerings to facilitate cloud adoption and support of hybrid cloud environments. Madhuri has extensive experience in building and managing partner alliances, and was instrumental in shaping SAP's strategy for HANA Enterprise Cloud and selecting IBM as their Global Partner. Madhuri manages a team of world-wide senior SAP & Oracle architects responsible for the architecture & development of IBM Managed Applications cloud solutions.

Matthew Hubbard

Senior Manager Infrastructure Delivery, Whirlpool

Matthew Hubbard, Senior Manager Infrastructure Delivery and Cloud Operations, has been with Whirlpool Corporation five years. Previously he served in the U.S. Army in Military Intelligence. Matthew’s focus for the last several years has been enabling Whirlpool’s transition to cloud computing, leveraging a multi provider strategy to shutter the companies legacy data centers.

David Collins

Director of Corporate Applications, CKE Restaurants

As the Director of Corporate Applications, I am responsible for the Oracle HCM & Payroll, Peoplesoft Financials and Hyperion applications at CKE.