Session

Accelerate Agility and Efficiency with Cloud

Services

Current events have underscored the need for organizations to operate anywhere, increasing the demand for digital transformation. IBM Cloud solutions can help make a seamless transition to remote business and intelligent workflows, powered by flexible infrastructure and public cloud. In this session, hear from IBM experts and clients about how to solve for the pressing demands of the moment while accelerating the enterprise journey to cloud with a hybrid, open and secure model that fully leverages Kubernetes to build once and deploy anywhere. You’ll learn ways the cloud can help you gain the agility to turn the thorniest challenges into opportunities, along with the efficiency needed for long-term success.

Speakers

Archana Vemulapalli

General Manager, IBM

Archana has end-to-end responsibility for IS offering design and co-creation with clients, offering management and development of market-led digital.

Aki Duvvur

Vice President & Chief Product Officer, IBM Public Cloud, IBM

Aki Duvvur has held various leadership positions within IBM’s Cloud organization since January, 2010.  Roles have included:  VP Cloud & Cognitive, North America, Cloud Platform for North America, Cloud Innovation and Enablement, Global Cloud Strategy, and Integration Executive for the SoftLayer Acquisition.  Aki’s current role is as VP & CPO, IBM Public Cloud. Prior to joining the IBM Cloud team, he was Acquisition Executive for IBM’s Novus and Softek acquisitions and Business Leader in North East Europe based in Zurich.   Prior to IBM’s acquisition of Novus, Aki was CTO for Novus Consulting Group.   Aki holds a patent for “method and system for determining a management complexity factor for delivering services in an environment” (United States 7979513) – issued July 12, 2011. His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota.

Bobby Cameron

VP & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, Inc.

Bobby serves CIOs. He is a leading expert on best practices for IT, including: business technology (BT), the empowered BT archetype, transformation from IT to BT, BT demand management, driving business innovation, business alignment, the business value of IT, BT strategic planning, IT governance, IT structure, IT/BT maturity, the marketing of IT, architecture and technology strategy, application development, IT operations, and serving the business. His specialty is transformative technology use that drives business success in the emerging world of business technology (BT), like IT value creation, technology-based business innovation, and digital business networks. While Bobby focuses his research on delivering IT excellence on the road to BT, he continues his close work with members of The CIO Group in the Forrester Leadership Boards, which he conceived and piloted in 2002. In this role, he writes CIO-targeted research, answers individual members' business and technology inquiries, and facilitates CIO Group member exchange meetings where CIOs discuss member-selected topics.

Fikri Larguet

Director of Cloud Products & Services, GEICO

Fikri Larguet is Director of Cloud Product and Services  at GEICO, an IT Division that he created 3 years ago after successfully leading GEICO’s journey into Microsoft Cloud making GEICO one of the top 5 Azure private consumers in the US. Recently Fikri  took on additional responsibilities  in leading all IBM Cloud Products and Services  initiatives.  Prior to that, Fikri ran all of Digital Sales at GEICO and drove various efforts to increase GEICO’s new business by integrating the Sales Digital Experience with Watson Services.  Fikri possesses a great blend of technical and business abilities that uniquely positions him to drive many of the strategic initiatives at GEICO. His substantial knowledge and experience in both the Cloud and Digital space make him a unique player with strong strategic insights as to what IBM Cloud can be for a customer like GEICO. Specialties: Cloud , Automation, Digital Customer Experience  , Architecture, Database , Microsoft Azure. CI/CD