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6644: The Cognitive Enterprise: Architect Your Business for Change


Most enterprise blueprints don’t represent a future state or constitute a plan for change. To become a cognitive enterprise, an organization should adopt new business platforms so as to operate with full agility and exploit technologies like AI, automation, IoT, blockchain and 5G. There is also a strong need for intelligent orchestration of open and hybrid architectures across networks and ecosystems. This requires architecture with secure, frictionless connections and loose coupling, which yield fast scaling and competitive advantage. Together with IBM GM John Granger, come hear Gary Delooze, CTO of Nationwide Building Society—the UK's second-largest mortgage provider—share insights on becoming Britain's first cognitive enterprise bank.

Core Curriculum Services
Smarter Business Showcase Theater B
Wed (February 13), 4:30PM PT


Gary Delooze

Chief Technology Officer, Nationwide Building Society

Chief Technology Officer since 2017, Gary has shaped & built the Nationwide’s Technology function and led the development of the Technology Strategy, resulting in $4 billion of investment over the next 5 years to exploit Cloud native architectures, Analytics and AI. He previously led IT Strategy and Architecture teams over for 20 years in Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group, PwC, EY and IBM

John Granger

General Manager - GBS Cloud Application Innovation, IBM

John Granger is the Global Leader for Cloud Application Innovation at IBM Global Business Services (GBS). In this role, John is responsible for helping clients€™ transform their business with technology at scale with quality, speed and consistency. His responsibilities cover Enterprise Applications (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and Workday). In addition, John is responsible for clients€™ Cloud Application Migration: the modernisation and migration of applications to the Cloud, as well as native Cloud development. He is also responsible for the Application Maintenance business (AMS). He is charged with building these services end-to-end across geographies, in addition to managing GBS network of global delivery centers.