Modernize and Secure Your Enterprise Applications


Enterprises today are faced with growing challenges as demand for better ways of working and engaging digitally increase. They must now develop new digital services that enable their customers to conduct more of their transactions online, which requires spinning up new compute and storage resources – quickly and securely. Join Forrester analyst Lauren Nelson and VP of IBM Z software Barry Baker, as they share how enterprises can implement a hybrid cloud strategy to get the speed, agility and flexibility they need to compete in today’s marketplace. And how IBM customers are delivering business value with IBM Z.


Lauren Nelson

Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, Inc.

Lauren serves infrastructure and operations professionals. She manages and supports Forrester’s cloud- and operations-focused analysts. She is widely regarded as a top thought leader in cloud. Lauren’s specialties are cloud management, private cloud, open source strategy, cloud migration, portability, government cloud, and diversity and inclusivity (D&I) programs.

Barry Baker

VP, z Software, Systems, IBM

Barry is currently the Vice President, IBM Z Software.  In this role, he's responsible for the IBM Z Software portfolio including: strategy, product/offering management, software design & development, and support covering application serving, transaction & data processing, enterprise modernization, compilers & devops, and IT service management & optimization.