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6937: How Smarter Leadership Delivers Transformative Outcomes in the Age of Disruption


Join this session, hosted by Charlene Li, Principal at Altimeter Group, to learn of the remarkable journeys of leadership and end-to-end digital transformation that two world-class enterprises embarked on to deliver long-term business outcomes. You’ll hear about the challenges, solutions, learnings and results at the center of these game-changing initiatives, all supported by the broad capabilities of IBM Services and grounded in a shared-commitment to three Smarter Leadership Principles: Co-Designed Vision, Outcomes-Obsessed Innovation and Enduring Execution. We’ll dispel myths, hear about practical applications of the Smarter Leadership ethos and even uncover unexpected conclusions among our esteemed slate of panelists.

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Think Theater
Thu (February 14), 1:30PM 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.

Tim Skeen

CIO, Anthem

Tim Skeen, CIO for Anthem, Inc., thrives on disruption and transformation in the healthcare industry. His mission is to simplify healthcare by delivering seamless consumer and provider experiences through technology, working to transform Anthem's products to exceed consumer demands, optimize internal operations, and empower employees to bring innovation to work each day. Significant areas that Tim directs include the launch of IngenioRx Pharmacy Benefit Manager and Diversified Business Group, two of Anthem's top business priorities; securing Anthem's information assets; enhancing data and advanced analytic capabilities; and improving performance and organizational health.

Tim has been featured in CIO, Healthcare Informatics, Healthcare Analytics News and others. He earned his degree in electrical engineering and managerial studies from Rice University and he is a member of the board for Availity, LLC, a company that provides connectivity between healthcare payers and providers.

Philip Guido

General Manager - GTS Infrastructure Services, IBM

Phil Guido is a senior business executive with more than 25 years' experience leading large scale, transformation initiatives. He has exhibited a consistent, proven track record for helping Clients' realize enterprise value through the adoption of leading edge technologies, including Cloud, automation, analytics, and "as a a Service" business models.

Phil is the General Manager of IBM's Infrastructure Services business within Global Technology Services. Infrastructure Services is $23B in annual revenues with 95,000 employees worldwide. As General Manager, he is responsible for Worldwide Go-To-Market and Portfolio Strategy, Operational Execution, Business Performance (P&L) and Client Satisfaction. Under Phil's leadership, Infrastructure Services helps clients enable their core technology platforms to drive business outcomes through deep expertise and rich industry insight.

Phil graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Kappa Phi from Montclair State University with a degree in Economics.

Charlene Li

Author, Author

For the past two decades, Charlene Li has been helping people see the future. As one of the foremost experts on social media and technologies, Li's deep knowledge of leadership, strategy, interactive media, and marketing makes her an indispensable ally in today's rapidly evolving marketplace. She's the bestselling author of five books, including the New York Times bestseller "Open Leadership" and the co- author of the critically-acclaimed book "Groundswell". She is working on her next book, "The Disruptor's Agenda" scheduled to publish in March 2019.

She's also an entrepreneur who founded and ran Altimeter Group, a disruptive industry analyst firm that was acquired by Prophet in 2015. With over 20 years of experience in tech and business, she has been a respected advisor to Fortune 500 companies on digital transformation and leadership.