Edge Delivery Services Helps Customer Stay Accessible and Employees Productive When it Matters Most


IBM understands that our customers are prioritizing work-from-home policies in order to ensure continued employee health and safety. With these initiatives growing, employee VPN infrastructure is increasingly taking on larger capacity than usual, placing strain on current employee access, resulting in poor performance. In this session learn how IBM Edge Delivery Services can help you with enterprise application access by: 1. Rapidly deploying access to all mission critical application to entire remote workforce 2. Provide employees access only to applications they need (versus entire network 3. Load balancing enhancements for improved performance 4. Support productivity tools like Slack, Trello, Box and Github.


Drew Piland

Go to Market Offering Manager, IBM

Drew Piland is a Go-to-Market Offering Manager within IBM GTS Infrastructure Services, where he is responsible for making the Edge Delivery Services offering come to life. Drew achieves this through enabling a broad group of IBMers and our clients in their journey to improve the security, availability and performance of their web facing applications. Prior to joining IBM in July 2018, Drew worked for 5 years in Digital and Product Marketing, with an emphasis on delivering exceptional customer experiences through a variety of online channels. Drew completed both his Bachelors and Masters degrees from North Carolina State University.

Tony Lauro

Director, Security Strategy & Technology, Akamai

Tony Lauro is Director of Technology & Security Strategy for Akamai Technologies. Tony has worked with Akamai’s top global clients to provide cyber security guidance, architectural analysis, web application and network security expertise. With over 20 years of Information Security operations experience Tony has worked and consulted in many verticals including finance, automotive, medical/healthcare, enterprise, and mobile applications. He is currently responsible for Akamai’s North / Central / South American clients as well the training of an internal group whose focus is on Web Application Security / and adversarial resiliency disciplines. Tony’s previous responsibilities include consulting with public sector/government clients at Akamai, managing security operations for a mobile payments company, and overseeing security and compliance responsibilities for a global financial software services organization.