Vita is a world-class expert in distributed systems — a critical discipline in computer science with applications to cloud computing and beyond. Her passion lies in combining theory and technology to bring about practical innovations for large-scale systems. Toward this end, she specializes in high availability, robustness and scalability applied to enterprise solutions.
Jerry is a world-renowned experimental physicist who has led IBM’s quantum computing hardware toward cloud deployment. His work on 2-qubit gates and large-system calibration, stability and integration has sparked a worldwide evolution of quantum computing from research stages to systems development and deployment. He has led IBM’s experimental effort, from initiating breakthroughs in hardware metrics to scaling up stable systems that enable high-impact science and that are widely available through the cloud.
Christian is a leading innovator in IBM zSystems hardware development, and has led the definition of the architecture, new functions and accelerators for several generations of IBM zSystems — driving optimization of each generation across the entire hardware/software stack. He is a transformational leader inside IBM, and a sought-after mainframe expert who is called on regularly to advise clients and senior executives.
A B is a widely recognized thought leader in hybrid cloud platform solutions for IBM clients, helping lead the way for their digital transformation journey. With expertise in platform engineering, SRE, AIOps and hybrid cloud platform technologies, he is renowned for transforming engineering delivery and for advancing how IBM Services sells and delivers digital and hybrid cloud services by creating an integrated “One IBM” cloud-native approach. A B led the engineering and delivery of all applications for the Apple+IBM partnership, and drove the transformation of Hybrid Cloud Management by implementing next-generation cloud engineering practices.
“I built my career by pushing the boundaries and challenging de facto standards,” said Marcel. “Early in my career I had responsibility for Java on zSystems, when many believed Java didn’t belong on it. I had to understand not just technology, but the market pressures in that space, and then evangelize inside IBM and with clients, to help all see the value and believe they’d succeed with it.”
Rosalind is the recognized industry leader in bringing DevOps to z/OS at IBM’s largest clients. Her visionary leadership and technical innovation brought common development practices and open-source tools to z/OS, driving product innovation and changes that facilitated digital transformation. Most recently, she is driving the overall DevSecOps and application modernization transformation across IBM’s own enterprise IT and will continue expanding this effort, with the goal of making the IBM CIO office the premiere showcase for hybrid cloud: IBM’s “Client 0.”