Welcome to the Nordic Cloud and AI Forum – sessions available on-demand

Following the success of the live event, we are excited to announce that the sessions are available on-demand. We have also filled the platform with inspiring content, including: analyst reports, assessments, etc.  Start deep diving already today.

Our moderator Elin Eriksson, Director of Women in Tech in Sweden, kicked-off the event with a session where we shared IBM's point-of-view on hybrid cloud and AI. Followed by an exciting panel discussion, where Jan Horsager, Research Director at IDC Nordic, industry experts and our client Voxo gave their views on “The Future is Hybrid”. Following the main session, you have a choice of four tracks that take a look at the benefits of:

  • IBM Public Cloud
  • How to build and modernize applications
  • Managing the hybrid cloud transformation
  • Getting value of data and AI

We hope you will enjoy the sessions!

Why and who should attend?

Why should I attend?

Learn how cloud and AI can help you ensure business sustainability and accelerate business transformation.

  • Gain expertise from cloud and AI experts
  • Get inspired by client stories
  • Engage with industry colleagues and technical leaders virtually to discuss present and future challenges.

Who is it for?

The event is for organisations that are in need of digital transformation, automation or a guiding light within cloud and AI that shows how to not just adapt, or recover, but thrive, and emerge smarter. Whether you’re leading a business or coding new solutions there is something for you.

What to expect?

Hear from IDC for their perspectives on Hybrid Cloud for enterprises in the Nordics. Listen to a discussion about “The Future is Hybrid” and hear what made Voxo choose IBM Cloud. Then deep dive into our 4 tracks.

Agenda topics

Rely on the most open and secure public cloud for business

While enterprises initially focused on migrating relatively simple applications and workloads to public cloud to test new technologies and extend existing applications, they are now ready to migrate, modernize and build more sophisticated, mission critical applications on public cloud. For regulated industries, such as banking, financial services and healthcare, there is a growing need for more secure public cloud solutions with relevant compliance, efficient management and tangible delivery methods.

IBM's public cloud is built on a foundation of open source software innovations, security leadership and global enterprise-grade infrastructure. It delivers trusted and secure solutions and access to innovation backed by deep industry expertise—that's battle-tested, trusted and proven—for running your core business workloads.

The sessions in this track will focus on how cloud enables innovation, Red Hat Openshift on IBM Cloud, IBM Cloud for Financial Services and Distributed Cloud (IBM Cloud Satellite).

Build and modernize to reduce costs and achieve digital readiness

Business pressures demand faster time to market and modernization. Modernization provides immediate benefits as it can accelerate digital transformation. To get started on your modernization journey, you must understand the approaches that are available and appropriate for your business.

Successful businesses are developing application strategies that optimize the core to drive efficiency, lower cost, automate ops and reduce technical debt. They unlock legacy to increase resiliency, maximize ROI with modern tech and approaches and they leverage data and AI to drive speed to market of new business models and capabilities.

Whether you are interested in modernizing existing application architecture or thinking about building new business platform and applications, these sessions will help you understand how IBM's cloud-native principles provide greater speed, flexibility, and digital readiness.

Accelerate Business Transformation with Cloud

Winning enterprises have modernized their traditional applications by embracing the cloud as a key enabler for their transformation. With a robust strategy for application development and management, clients can deploy next-generation technologies and access new innovations faster for digital transformation and business growth.

In these sessions we will outline our strategy for helping our clients optimizing and managing their business transformation securely and with workload placed where it is needed. The IBM point of view on managing multi-cloud IT environments is based on a strategy that offers clients choice with consistency, anchored in the use of Kubernetes and container-based technology, preventing vendor lock-in through the support of a standard, container-based approach to application portability with Red Hat OpenShift.

Let us show you how you can accelerate your hybrid IT transformation securely with IBM skills and experience.

Scale the value of your data and accelerate the journey to AI

Fueled by data, AI is transforming how businesses operate and deliver value, while improving efficiencies across the organization. With workflows becoming more intelligent, future outcomes can be shaped, interactions can be more personalized, and organizations can adapt at the speed of change to meet their customer needs.

To successfully scale AI throughout your organization, data complexity, talent scarcity and a lack of trust in AI systems must be overcome. Whether you are just getting started, experimenting, or fully operationalizing AI throughout your business, IBM can help. With the AI Ladder, a prescriptive framework we've developed based on thousands of AI engagements, IBM can help you determine where you are in your AI journey, and the next steps you need to take to turn your AI aspirations into business outcomes.

Featured Speakers

Elin Eriksson

Director of Women in Tech Sweden

Petra Goude

General Manager, Global Technical Services, IBM Nordic

Søren Cajus

Senior Chief Consultant, Confederation of Danish Industry

Ville Sointu

Head of Emerging Technologies, Nordea

Johan Wadenholt

CEO, Voxo AB

Peter Adielsson

Sales and Growth Manager, Voxo AB

Anders Norqvist

CEO, Asteria AB

Jan Horsager

Research Director, IDC Nordic

Anders Holm

Nordic Delivery Director, Temenos

Jan Simonsen

Vice President IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software Nordic

Rune Mejer Rasmussen

Partner - Nordic AI and Data consulting leader, Global Business Services, IBM

Karin Pedersen

Public Cloud Leader, IBM Nordic

Pål Krogdahl

CTO and Industry Technical Leader, Banking and Financial Markets, IBM

Dipa Velagapudy

Head of Multi Cloud Services, IBM Nordic

Frank Østergaard

Director, Technical Executive IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software Nordic

Flick March

Security & Resiliency Director, IBM Services, Europe

Patrick Couch

Business Developer AI & Cognitive Technologies, IBM

Lars Spindler

Associate Partner, Enterprise Strategy and Interactive Experience Practice Leader, IBM

Johan Sollbe

Business Development, Hybrid Cloud, IBM Services

Carla Arend

IDC Senior Program Director - Lead Analyst, Cloud in Europe

Henrik Sjöstrand

Solution Architect and Sales Specialist, IBM Nordic

Derek Barclay

Associate Partner, Global Business Services, IBM

Martin Jacob

Associate Partner, Global Business Services, IBM

Thomas Hobosi

Associate Partner, Global Business Services, IBM

Jesper Fogt

Director, IBM Infrastructure Services Nordic

Agenda

Main session

Time Title Hosts and speakers
On-demand session

Opening Session

In this session we will share IBMs point-of-view on Hybrid Cloud and AI . We set the scene for the future requirements on the  IT-architecture in order to support business transformation. You will get an external view from IDC on Hybrid Cloud in the Nordics, a conversation with IBM Leaders and the voice of a client (Voxo).

Hosts:
Elin Eriksson, Director of Women in Tech Sweden
Petra Goude, General Manager, IBM GTS Nordic

Speakers:
Jan Horsager, Research Director, IDC Nordic
Jan Simonsen, Vice President IBM Cloud & Cognitive Software Nordic
Rune Mejer Rasmussen, Partner - Nordic AI and Data consulting leader, Global Business Services, IBM

Track 1

Session Title Hosts and speakers

On-demand session

IBM Cloud - The most open and secure public cloud for business

In this tack opening session we will discuss why the IBM Cloud is "open" and "secure" and and how it helps clients in their businesses and IT environments. It will work as an introduction bridging to the other sessions in the track being: IBM Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud, IBM Cloud for Financial Services and IBM Cloud Satellite.

Host:
Karin Pedersen, Public Cloud Leader, IBM Denmark

Speakers:
Henrik Sjöstrand, Solution Architect and Sales Specialist, IBM Nordic
Anders Holm, Nordic Delivery Director, Temenos

On-demand session

OpenShift on IBM Cloud - Deploy highly available, fully managed clusters with a click

Our fully managed OpenShift service leverages the enterprise scale and security of IBM Cloud to help you automate updating, scaling and provisioning. The service also has the resiliency to handle unexpected surges that can lead to financial losses. The Red Hat® OpenShift® on IBM Cloud® container platform has been named the leader for developers and operators in The Forrester Wave™: Multicloud Container Development Platforms, Q3 2020.

Hosts:
Kjetil Ommundsen, IBM Cloud, Technical Manager
Lars Ipsen, Cloud Architect IBM

On-demand session

IBM Cloud for Financial Services

IBM Cloud for Financial Services™ is designed to build trust and enable a transparent public cloud ecosystem with the specific features for security, compliance and resiliency that financial institutions require. Banks can confidently host their mission-critical applications in the cloud and transact quickly and efficiently. With an ecosystem of multiple banks and more than 30 independent software vendor (ISV) partners, IBM Cloud for Financial Services offers a new generation of cloud for the enterprise. Financial institutions can now deploy on a public cloud to enable innovation and deliver new, more personalized customer experiences, while managing stringent industry regulations for sensitive data and complex workloads. In this session meet thought leaders from the financial industry both from the ISV/ecosystem as well as the banking industry, as they discuss the IBM Cloud for Financial Services and the adoption of public cloud in a regulated industry.

Host:
Pål Krogdahl, CTO and Industry Technical Leader, Banking and Financial Markets

Speakers:
Anders Nordqvist, CEO and Asteria AB
Ville Sointu, Head of Emerging Technologies at Nordea.

On-demand session

Cloud anywhere you want it - Distributed Cloud/IBM Cloud Satellite

One of the top trends for 2021 is the distribution of public cloud services to different physical locations.
IBM Cloud® Satellite helps you deploy and run applications consistently across all on-premises, edge computing and public cloud environments from any cloud vendor. It standardizes a core set of Kubernetes, data, AI and security services to be centrally managed as a service by IBM Cloud, with full visibility across all environments through a single pane of glass. The result is greater developer productivity and development velocity. Examples of challenges a distributed cloud can solve:  

  • Data residency laws that require data to remain “in country”
  • Public Cloud services can be deployed in consistent way to any location
  • View app versions, and assure they are updated and configured properly from one pane of glass
  • Data processing happens close to the data, alleviating latency even when using predictive AI analytics

Hosts:
John Magnussson, Certified Consultant -Cloud Advisory Services (IBM)
Jone Aarre, Client Technical Professional - IBM Watson and Cloud Platform

 

Track 2

Session Title Hosts and speakers

On-demand session

Modernize Applications effectively and channel cost savings to drive Innovation in a post-Covid world

By 2025, 90% of current applications will still be in use, and most will continue to receive insufficient modernization investment. It’s essential to modernize your applications now to adapt to changing consumer and employee behavior and deliver new business value through digital channels. Application modernization brings far greater cost savings than migration alone and in a fraction of the time of a total application rewrite. Learn how modernizing with IBM’s open hybrid multi cloud platform delivers 2.5 X more value than public cloud alone. This enables you to accelerate cost savings and digital readiness by modernizing, deploying and scaling applications wherever and whenever you need to.

Host:
Derek Barclay, Associate Partner, IBM Global Business Services

On-demand session

How do you breakthrough to Innovation?

Huge modernization programs are hard to greenlight and often fail to meet planned immediate outcomes. An optimization approach enables development and operations leaders to proactively manage costs, enhancements and security throughout the application life cycle. Watch this session to gain development and operational efficiency to reduce costs and maximize ROI as well as deliver value to the market through achievable steps that fit your modernization journey.

Host:
Keith Whitehead, Worldwide Business Unit Executive, IBM Cloud Pak for Applications and IBM WebSphere

Speaker:
Geoff Pirie, Program Director, Offering Management, IBM Cloud Pak for Applications and IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition

On-demand session

What is AIOps? Learn why AIOps is the future of IT operations management

Now more than ever, enterprises need to better predict IT outages and resolve them more quickly. AI and automation applied to IT operations (i.e. AIOps) can help CIOs and IT Ops teams. Learn how by listening to our IBM experts talk through the benefits and efficiencies.

Host:
Martin Jacob, Associate Partner, Global Business Services, IBM

Speaker:
Thomas Hodosi, Associate Partner, Global Business Services, IBM

On-demand session

AIOps in a modern world

Now you have listened to the previous session which gave you an overview of AIOps, in this session we will review the importance of AI in operations and also take a deeper dive into the incident management use case.

Speaker:
Joakim Tenlen, Offering Manager, Watson AIOps IBM

On-demand session

IBM Garage - Accelerate your journey!

IBM Garage is IBM's approach to enable enterprises to accelerate and work more like startups.  In this session, you will hear our clients talking about IBM Garage and their most recent experience. They will share their point of view on what the IBM Garage is, how the Garage Methodology and team helped to uncover the business opportunities, guided through the uncertainty to find the right ideas which led to measurable business outcomes.

Host:
Helle Gadeberg, Market Focal Lead, IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software

Track 3

Session Title Hosts and speakers
On-demand session

Accelerate your Business Transformation with Cloud

In this session we will explore how businesses have been adopting cloud in various ways to accelerate business transformation. The discussion will focus on solving business challenges as decreasing unplanned downtime, using automation and AI technologies to decrease IT costs and innovating with cloud technologies. In the sofa talk, IBM experts are joining us and they will share their point of view regarding hot topics such as business resiliency, protecting your company against cyber attacks, why containers and portability of workloads is essential and how to efficiently manage IT environments in this complex reality.

Host:
Dipa Velagapudy, Head of GTS Multi Cloud Services, IBM Nordic

Speakers:
Jesper Nikolaj Fogt, Director, Infrastructure Services IBM Nordic
Johan Sollbe, Business Development, Hybrid Cloud, IBM Services

On-demand session

Every Second Counts

Let IBM Cyber Resiliency Director, Felicity March, show you how a cyber-attack impacts the retailer SMart and how you can mitigate the impact on cost, time to recover and reputational damage.

Host:
Flick March, Security & Resiliency Director, IBM Services, Europe

On-demand session

Cybergeddon - The Inquest

What would you do, or say, if a major incident at work cost your company millions, and put your livelihood and reputation on the line?  Join Flick March and play detective, reviewing the evidence of they key personnel  at the inquest into the Cybergeddon attack at retailer SMart

Host:
Flick March, Security & Resiliency Director, IBM Services, Europe

On-demand session

Why Hybrid Cloud Architecture

Learn about why a hybrid cloud architecture is the foundation to ensure that you as a company can maximize your business value. According to a recent study, enterprises that invest in a single hybrid platform fabric gets 2.5x the value compared to enterprises who are choosing a public cloud only path. Join Dipa Velagapudy, Head of Multi Cloud Services, IBM Nordic and Frank Östergaard, Director and Technical Executive, IBM Nordic as they explain the key components of a hybrid cloud platform, discuss areas where clients can gain substantial business value such as business acceleration, developer productivity and infrastructure efficiency and share client examples.

Host:
Dipa Velagapudy, Head of GTS Multi Cloud Services, IBM Nordic

Speaker:
Frank Østergaard, Director, Technical Executive IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software Nordic

On-demand session

Container Modernization: From adoption to scaling. How to transform and manage a modern infrastructure.

Join Carla Arend, IDC Senior Program Director: Lead Analyst, Cloud in Europe, and Marco Sebastiani, IBM Infrastructure Services CTO, EMEA, as they discuss how container technology is pivotal in helping organisations modernize to accelerate their digital transformation, highlighting real client cases.

Host:

Carla Arend, IDC Senior Program Director: Lead Analyst, Cloud in Europe

Speaker:
Marco Sebastiani, IBM Infrastructure Services CTO, EMEA

On-demand session

Manage hybrid multicloud environments with consistency

IT leaders need to keep the existing running while innovating and delivering the new, even faster. This means they must use the right technologies to achieve speed and deliver digital solutions. Join Robert Erickson to discover what should be part of your considerations.

Host:
Robert Erickson, Director, Managed Multicloud Services Platform Offerings, GTS

 

Track 4

Session Title Hosts and speakers
On-demand session

The Journey to AI with data, IoT and sustainability

In this key session, you will first listen to Jan at IDC,  who will talk about data and AI trends and where the future is taking us. This will be followed by a virtual data and AI sofa talk, where IBM experts will share their points-of-views, real life examples and experiences around AI, IoT, 5G, edge, sustainability, blockchain and information architecture. This session will also include a client interview.

Host:
Rune Meijer Rasmussen, Nordic AI and Data consulting leader, Global Business Services, IBM

Speakers:
Jan Horsager, Research Director, IDC Nordic
Patrick Couch, Business Developer AI & Cognitive Technologies, IBM
Lars Spindler, Sustainability & Blockchain leader, IBM
Henrik Sjöstrand, Lead Hybrid Cloud Architect, IBM Nordic
Søren Cajus, Senior Chief Consultant, Confederation of Danish Industry

On-demand session

The Journey to AI

AI will impact our lives and the way we do business at large. But what does that mean for me and my company? What is the key things I now need to consider and how do I get started? Hear our experts and early adpoters/clients sharing their view.

Hosts:
Victoria Rosell, Data and AI leader IBM Cloud
Rune Meijer Rasmussen, Nordic AI and Data consulting leader, Global Business Services, IBM

Speaker:
Mateusz Jazdzewski, Head of Consumer Services, Electrolux IT

On-demand session

IBM & Red Hat - the multi deployment Data and AI platform (english subtitles)

This session will create a highlevel overview of Red Hat Openshift and IBM Cloud Pak for Data. You will hear how the experts in this session will discuss the needs and requirements of an information architecture and a why a data platform needs to be built on open standards.

Host:
Bo Holteman, Data & AI Sales, IBM

Speakers:
Rune Stenbaek, Solution Sales Specialist, Red Hat
Søren Ravn, Data & AI architect, IBM

On-demand session

Rethinking the Mayflower with AI & Edge Sub: A New Mayflower for a New Era of Marine Exploration

The story of the Mayflower Autonomous Ship has captured the world’s imagination in the way it connects past and future, daring and innovation. The goal is to build a modern, fully-autonomous research vessel capable of crossing oceans. The new Mayflower will have no captain or crew; instead it will use AI and edge technologies to spend long times at sea collecting data that will help protect the world's most important resource from threats such as pollution, over exploitation, and global warming. Hear from IBM’s Head of Content & Storytelling for Europe Jonathan Jessop Batty about the inception of the project, the challenges and technologies involved and the importance of the mission to the future of the world.

Speaker:
Jonathan Jessop Batty, Head of Content & Storytelling for IBM Europe

On-demand session

IoT: Using Artificial Intelligence to create value out of the Internet of Things

The convergence of artificial intelligence and the internet of things is as fruitful as it is inevitable. Artificial intelligence depends upon data for its “magic” and the internet of things generates data in an unprecedented manner. At the same time, without judicial use of artificial intelligence, the proliferation of data that comes with IoT tends to generate noise rather than signals. So how do you leverage artificial intelligence to create value out of the internet of things? What new possibilities do the combination of AI & IoT create? And what are some innovative ways Nordic industrial companies are addressing these possibilities?

Speaker:
Patrick Couch, Business Developer AI & Cognitive Technologies, IBM

On-demand session

Infuse Watson AI & Natural Language Understanding into your Apps & Workflows - now also including Nordic languages

AI is changing how people work and redefining the way businesses operate. AI at IBM is Watson. By infusing IBM Watson into your apps and workflows, you can create better and more personalized experiences for customers, scale the expertise of your best people across the organization, automate complex processes, and make smarter decisions based on deep insights from data.
Is your business keen to discover insights in unstructured text archives in your local language? To quickly find trends or repeating issues in your customer feedback? Or enable your customer support agents to find solutions in disparate knowledge bases, web sites and documents? Interested in training your search platform to recognize the important sections of your documents?
In this session, we will showcase the recently launched Nordic language capabilities of IBM Watson Discovery, our award-winning AI-powered search and data mining technology using text analytics and natural language processing to break open data silos. The session language will be English while the content in the use case examples will be in Nordic languages.

Speakers:
Sara Elo-Dean, Watson Delivery Solution Architect, Data and AI, IBM
Asbjörn Natås, Watson AI leader, Europe, IBM

On-demand session

Danske Bank: The Journey of a New CDO

Attend this session to hear Richard Black, CDO at Danske Bank talk to Seth Dobrin, VP Data and AI, Chief Data Officer Cloud and Cognitive Software about his experiences coming into Danske Bank as their first ever CDO. The conversation will focus on his first 12 months in this journey and the opportunities and challenges this has brought.

Speakers:
Richard Black, CDO, Danske Bank
Seth Dobrin, VP Data and AI, Chief Data Officer Cloud and Cognitive Software IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software

On-demand session

Viva the AI Revolution!

The AI Revolution is powerful, unstoppable, and affects every aspect of our lives. It is fueled by data, and powered by AI practitioners. With great power comes great responsibility: to bring trust, sustainability, and impact through AI. Learn how IBM could help you not only succeed, but lead, in the AI Revolution!

Speaker:
Dr. Susara van den Heever, principal data scientist & program director, IBM Data Science Elite

On-demand session

Trust and Bias within Data and AI

On trust and bias as a potential obstacle on your AI-journey. Using Data and AI to predict scenarios and improve customer experiences can help differentiate you in the market. However, bias is an important element to consider to be able to trust your data and AI models. In this episode, we are joined by Therése Svensson, Data Science & AI Ethics Solution Specialist, IBM and Mikael Haglund, CTO, IBM Sweden. The two experts will address pitfalls and possibilities to enable you to take advantage of Data and AI – without repeating someone else’s mistakes.

Host:
Thomas Anglero, Nordic Director of Innovation, IBM

Speakers:
Therése Svensson, Data Science & AI Ethics Solution Specialist, IBM
Mikael Haglund, CTO, IBM Sweden

On-demand session

Get your head around the automation hype

Technology can change the way we work – but how far should we take it? In this episode, you can hear Patrick Couch, Business Developer AI & Cognitive Technologies, IBM, and Maria Ericsson, CTO Industrial Sector Nordics, IBM, talk about how automation can create opportunities to innovate and overcome some of the challenges that enterprises are currently experiencing. And listen in, as they discuss how Automation will affect us in the future.

Host:
Thomas Anglero, Nordic Director of Innovation, IBM

Speakers:
Patrick Couch, Business Developer AI & Cognitive Technologies, IBM
Maria Ericsson, CTO Industrial Sector Nordics, IBM.

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