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6923: The Next Chapter: Mission critical systems on the cloud

Smarter Business
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Cloud is integral to virtually every enterprise digital transformation strategy. Yet less than 20% of workloads have moved to the cloud. Why? Put simply, complexity. Enterprises are struggling to modernize apps and workloads, and overcome persistent tech and data silos reinforced by vendor lock in. Agile enterprises can accommodate changing business requirements at speed. The right cloud foundation built on open standards frees workloads and data to run on the right cloud model, on or off premises, and across multiple clouds. It embraces tech and data from more sources to speed innovation. And when combined with unique industry, security and tech expertise, it can tailor the journey to cloud to your enterprise for better outcomes.

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Wed (February 13), 1:30PM PT


Hillery Hunter

CTO and VP, Cloud Infrastructure, IBM

Hillery is an IBM Fellow and CTO of Infrastructure in the IBM Hybrid Cloud business. She has served in technical and leadership roles in memory technology, IBM Research, Systems for AI, and other areas of hardware-software co-optimization. She is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology.

Arvind Krishna

Senior Vice President, Cloud and Cognitive Software, IBM

Arvind Krishna is senior vice president, Hybrid Cloud, and director of IBM Research. In this role, he leads the company's hybrid cloud business, including strategy, product design, offering development, marketing, sales and service. He also guides IBM's technical strategy in core and emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, quantum computing, cloud platform services, data-driven solutions and blockchain. Previous roles include general manager of IBM Systems and Technology Group development and manufacturing, general manager of IBM Information Management and vice president of strategy for IBM Software. Arvind has an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the recipient of a distinguished alumni award from the University of Illinois, is the co-author of 15 patents, has been the editor of IEEE and ACM journals, and has published extensively.

Pat Gelsinger

CEO, VMware

Paul Cormier

Executive Vice President and President, Products and Technologies, Red Hat

Paul Cormier leads Red Hat's technology and products organizations, including engineering, product management, and product marketing for Red Hat's technologies. His leadership and experience in enterprise technology helped to pioneer a commercial business model for open source software, moving open source innovation from passionate communities to broad adoption from the datacenter to the cloud.

Sarp Uzkan

Vice President, IT, Tribune Publishing Company

Sarp Uzkan is the VP of IT at the Tribune Publishing Company. He is accountable for all aspects of IT including over 300 newspaper applications, hybrid cloud infrastructure, networking, telecom and all IT services provided to Tribune employees. He also leads Tribune Publishing's M&A activities from IT perspective and typically co-leads M&A integrations from a business perspective.

Colleen Speer

SVP, SAP Cloud Platform, SAP

Devin Miller

Digital Development Manager, ExxonMobil

Devin Miller serves as the North America Digital Development Manager for ExxonMobil, the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company. His leadership and experience in technology has helped the company build brand loyalty by transforming the fueling experience for its app users. ExxonMobil’s ongoing partnership with IBM has proved pivotal in its digital transformation. By focusing on consumer pain points and solving them with digital solutions, the consumers receive a more secure, customized and simple way to pay and earn with the Exxon and Mobil brands.

Juan Antonio Zufiria Zatarain

Senior Vice President, Global Technology Services, IBM

Juan Antonio Zufiria is Senior Vice President of IBM Global Technology Services. In this role, he has worldwide responsibility for Infrastructure Services, which includes Mobility, Resiliency, Systems and Networking service lines, and Technology Support Services.

Before his latest appointment in January 2019, Mr. Zufiria was General Manager of IBM Europe where he successfully led the business to achieve new revenue growth, profit margin expansion, and significant new signings with clients across a spectrum of industries.

From January 2013 to October 2016, he was General Manager of Global Technology Services for IBM Europe. Previously, he was General Manager of IBM Spain, Portugal, Greece and Israel.

In 2011, he was appointed Numerary Member of the Royal Academy of Engineering of Spain.