Build and Modernize Applications Quickly to Reduce Costs


Companies need to accelerate their digital readiness to adapt to changing consumer behavior and market conditions. That’s only possible if they effectively modernize their applications to unlock the value of on-prem applications to increase resiliency and maximize ROI, as well as build new cloud native applications to respond to market and customer demands. In this session, you'll learn how IBM with Red Hat can work with you to assess your application estate and determine the best course for optimizing and modernizing your application portfolio with a proven, open approach—while ensuring business continuity.


Denis Kennelly

General Manager, Hybrid Cloud Integration, IBM

Denis is helping customers along that transformation journey leading the IBM Hybrid Cloud business where the mission is to enable the fastest most secure journey from the data center, to the cloud. Today we are in the midst of a major Digital Transformation of Enterprise IT where executives are challenged to drive rapid innovation while also ensuring existing business-critical services are supported. This transformation journey has resulted in executives driving a strategy of selectively replacing and modernizing existing IT services on a Hybrid Multi-Cloud Platform.

Varun Bijlani

Managing Partner, IBM Services for Cloud Strategy, IBM Global Business Services

Varun Bijlani is the Managing Partner and General Manager, IBM Services for Cloud Strategy. His practice provides end-to-end advice, design, road-mapping and architectural services to help C-suite clients navigate their cloud journeys. He is also a member of the global cloud services management board at IBM.

Pascal Berger

CEO, Sixense

Pascal Berger started his career as a research engineer in the United States. Back in France, he joined the automotive industry first at Renault where he was in charge of calculation and simulation tools for the firm's design offices before becoming project manager, then within the OEM supplier Delphi as product line manager for the European market. Pascal Berger then directed his career more broadly in international operations and the development of new markets in the automobile and then in other industries, such as infrastructure equipment, telecommunications or energy, notably at Alstom and General Electric. Throughout his career, he had anticipated and managed the impact of innovation and new technologies on business models, organizations and the transformation of world markets. It’s based on this expertise that today Pascal Berger is building and consolidating the strategy of SIXENSE, a subsidiary of the VINCI group.