The New Essential Technologies for Business

Smarter Business

Join IBM CEO Arvind Krishna as he shares his vision for the future of enterprise technology in an era of digital transformation. Arvind will discuss the new, essential platforms that provide businesses with the flexibility, speed, reliability and innovation they need to be successful in times of both crisis and opportunity.


Arvind Krishna

Chief Executive Officer, IBM

Arvind Krishna is chief executive officer of IBM. As a business leader and technologist, he has led the building and expansion of new markets for IBM in artificial intelligence, cloud, quantum computing, and blockchain. He has also played a significant role in the development of innovative IBM products and solutions based on these emerging technologies. Over his 30-year career at IBM, Arvind led a series of bold transformations and delivered proven business results. He most recently led the successful $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat, the largest software acquisition in history and one that has defined the hybrid cloud market. Arvind previously was senior vice president of Cloud and Cognitive Software. He also headed IBM Research, was general manager of development and manufacturing for IBM Systems and Technology Group, and led IBM Information Management.

Rajeev Ronanki

Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer, Anthem, Inc.

Rajeev Ronanki serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer at Anthem, Inc. He leads the transformation of Anthem to become a digital/AI-first enterprise by driving the vision, strategy, and execution of Anthem's Digital, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Exponential Technology, and Innovation Portfolios. Through these efforts, Rajeev enables Anthem to harness the power of AI and data to better understand healthcare consumers and provide tailored, personalized care. His experience spans over 20 years of innovation-driven industry and social change across healthcare and technology. Prior to joining Anthem, Rajeev was a Partner at Deloitte Consulting, LLC where he established and led Deloitte's Life Sciences and Healthcare Advanced Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Innovation practices. He was also instrumental in shaping Deloitte's blockchain and cryptocurrency solutions and authored pieces on various exponential technology topics. Additionally, Rajeev led Deloitte's strategic partnerships across a wide range of innovation programs that sought to evangelize disruptive technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, and precision medicine.