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Alexsas Vitenas, IBM Global Network Competency Leader, it consultants, it consultant

Alexsas Vitenas

IBM Global Network Competency Leader

Alexsas specializes in unified communications and contact centers. He leads multi-national, multi-discipline teams of subject matter experts as they orchestrate the development of complex, multiple year, custom solutions, all with the goal to ensure the consistent delivery of high-quality services that meet clients' business and technical requirements.

Allen Downs, Vice President, IBM Resiliency Services, it consultants, it consultant

Allen Downs

Vice President, IBM Resiliency Services

As Global Vice President for IBM Resiliency Services, Allen specializes in working with clients to address the rapidly changing demands of today’s business environment and the need for comprehensive business resiliency solutions. Allen has been influential in the development of managed service solutions to protect clients' facilities, critical data and applications. He has vast global experience working with clients around the world and covering industries such as manufacturing, banking and finance, and distribution.

Amit Rai, Global Offering Manager, IBM Workplace Support Services, it consultants, it consultant

Amit Rai

Global Offering Manager, IBM Workplace Support Services

Amit focuses on IBM Workplace Support Services with Watson, reinventing the traditional service desk with cognitive and artificial intelligence to enhance user experience and productivity. Previously, he was the head of delivery and engineering with British Telecom Plc. and brings rich experience in E2E delivery management and program and product management. Amit holds both an MBA specializing in digital business transformation and strategies and a Bachelor of Engineering degree.

Anil Sharma, Program Director, IBM Global Network Strategy & Portfolio, it consultants, it consultant

Anil Sharma

Program Director, IBM Global Network Strategy & Portfolio

Anil has both business and technical expertise. He works with clients to build business strategies, organizational goals, technology and business alignment, risk assessments and risk mitigation strategies. As an experienced Solutions Architect and an IBM-Certified SOA Solutions Designer, he has architected, designed and implemented multiple enterprise-scale solutions that leverage shared services, cloud technologies and SOA.

Archana Vemulapalli, General Manager, IBM Network Services, it consultants, it consultant

Archana Vemulapalli

General Manager, IBM Network Services

Archana Vemulapalli leads IBM Network Services, delivering agile, resilient and intelligent networks for public and private sector clients across the globe to support their cognitive and cloud transformations. She previously led next-generation technology initiatives at a variety of organizations, from startups to major consulting firms to government, including serving as the Chief Technology Officer for Washington, DC. Archana is the recipient of several honors, including the Washington Business Journal’s C-Suite Award, The Washingtonian Tech Titan Award, StateScoop’s Golden Executive of the Year Award and Top Women in Tech Award, as well as DC’s Top 50 Women in Tech Award.

B.J. Klingenberg, Distinguished Engineer, Storage Domain Lead, Resiliency CTO, it consultants, it consultant

B.J. Klingenberg

Distinguished Engineer, Storage Domain Lead, Resiliency CTO

As an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Resiliency CTO, BJ is responsible for developing and deploying storage automation to clients worldwide. He defines standards and reference architectures for storage management ITIL processes and tools, including asset, availability, capacity and performance management, and integrates them into change and incident management processes. He helps enhance the tools used by storage administrators and automates common processes and operations to improve efficiencies and the quality of those services. In critical customer situations where broad storage experience is required, BJ is often called in to identify and resolve issues.

Camilla Sharpe, Global Business Manager, IBM Multivendor Services, it consultants, it consultant

Camilla Sharpe

Global Business Manager, IBM Multivendor Services

Camilla is the Global Business Manager for IBM's Software Support business line focusing on multivendor products. In this role she concentrates on expanding TSS strategic alliances to aggressively grow the software support portfolio and bring exciting new offerings to market. She is passionate about constructing creative and exceptional support solutions, especially in the realm of Open Source Software. Since joining IBM in 2005, Camilla has held a range of leadership positions across several business units and functions including finance, operations and sales. She has a Honours BComm and MBA from the University of Windsor.

Chandra Pulamarasetti, Vice President, IBM Resiliency Services, it consultants, it consultant

Chandra Pulamarasetti

Vice President, IBM Resiliency Services

As founder, CEO and former CTO of Sanovi, Chandra helped drive the company’s transition from start-up to disaster recovery management (DRM) leader. With more than 20 years’ experience in large-scale enterprise systems, he was responsible for the strategy, development and delivery of Sanovi’s unique DRM management platform. Chandra holds a BS in Computer Science from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science - Pilani.

Chandru Kavichandran, Service Line Leader, IBM Network Services - Asia Pacific, it consultants, it consultant

Chandru Kavichandran

Service Line Leader, IBM Network Services - Asia Pacific

Chandru is responsible for developing the IBM IP convergence business. He works with clients to understand business needs and priorities, and accordingly designs the technology to deploy a contact center. He also discusses network transformation that caters to an IoT landscape and is suited to the client’s business.

Chetan Sharan, Global Offering Manager, IBM Network Services, it consultants, it consultant

Chetan Sharan

Global Offering Manager, IBM Network Services

Chetan has global responsibility for IBM Managed Network Services and SD-WAN offerings. He oversees the design of network offerings, develops business plans and leverages IBM technologies as well as alliances for innovative and competitive capabilities in network virtualization.

Cyrus Niltchian, Offering Manager, IBM Resiliency Orchestration, it consultants, it consultant

Cyrus Niltchian

Offering Manager, IBM Resiliency Orchestration

As the current offering manager for IBM Resiliency Orchestration, Cyrus calls on his highly technical knowledge to tackle problems proactively and follow them through to their resolution. He has worked in the IBM Research and Development Lab in Boeblingen, as software architect for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager and IBM Content Manager, and in sales and technical enablement to support the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Applications and Databases product portfolio. He is a certified IBM Design Thinking Practitioner and speaks English, French and German.

Darren McGrath, Microsoft Alliance Manager, IBM Digital Workplace, it consultants, it consultant

Darren McGrath

Microsoft Alliance Manager, IBM Digital Workplace

Darren is passionate about using digital solutions to solve client problems. He has over 20 years of IT experience working with clients to evolve their digital business models with cloud, AI and mobile solutions. His expertise spans strategy, competitive analysis, virtualization and strong technical knowledge.

Eugene Young, Global Leader for Augmented Reality, it consultants, it consultant

Eugene Young

Global Leader for Augmented Reality

Currently the Global Leader for Augmented Reality in IBM Technology Support Services, Eugene has spent almost 20 years in product development, strategy, new ventures and emerging technology management at IBM Research, Nokia Research, Nokia Finland/USA and Verizon Wireless. In his current role, he focuses on furthering the use of augmented reality tools to enhance an IBM technician's ability to perform remote problem resolution in a faster and more accurate manner. ​​​​​​​

Gene Morita, Global Offering Manager, IBM Digital Workplace Services, it consultants, it consultant

Gene Morita

Global Offering Manager, IBM Digital Workplace Services

For over 15 years, Gene has been building innovative enterprise solutions to support end-to-end device lifecycle management for end-user devices, from procurement, enrollment, security, configuration, app management and device health, all the way to retirement, disposal and recycling of devices.

Harieram Shashidhar, Offering Manager and Architect, IBM Workplace Modernization Services, it consultants, it consultant

Harieram Shashidhar

Offering Manager and Architect, IBM Workplace Modernization Services

Harieram is a Global Offering Manager and Architect with IBM Digital Workplace Services. He has spent his entire career focusing on the end-user computing industry and has extensive experience launching end-user modern workplace offerings and developing solutions to meet market needs.

Jennifer Arndt, Retail Executive, IBM Multivendor Services, it consultants, it consultant

Jennifer Arndt

Retail Executive, IBM Multivendor Services

Jennifer is responsible for IBM support offerings in the retail industry and works with OEMs to determine how to develop IBM support offerings for their products. As a multi-vendor business line executive, she specializes in developing solutions that address clients' business needs (both industry and business) and deliver client value while supporting brand-specific business strategies.

Jens Rathgeber, Principal Consultant, IBM Technology Support Services Europe, it consultants, it consultant

Jens Rathgeber

Principal Consultant, IBM Technology Support Services Europe

Jens Rathgeber is an industrial engineer, IT architect and consultant in the IT services business. He is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, with experience in banking, insurance and telecommunications. He has a strong background in IT operations and maintenance models.

Joe Robinson, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Integrated Communications & Networking, it consultants, it consultant

Joe Robinson

IBM Distinguished Engineer, Integrated Communications & Networking

Joe Robinson is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, expert in the areas of network design and security. He is an infrastructure architect and a network design specialist, concentrating on the design of network infrastructures for data center, Software Defined (SD) WAN, campus, and cloud. Currently, he is leading SDN offering development.

Juhi McClelland, General Manager, IBM Technology Support Services, it consultants, it consultant

Juhi McClelland

General Manager, IBM Technology Support Services

Juhi McClelland leads IBM’s Technical Support Services development, offerings portfolio and go-to-market strategy and execution globally. Prior to this role, she was IBM VP of Sales for the Department of Defense, focused on strategic and secure solutions around datacenter transformation, cloud computing and business analytics. Juhi has worked for IBM Asia Pacific in the telecommunication business and as a Business Transformation Consultant in the IBM Strategy and Change Practice. She is a member of IBM’s Growth and Transformation Team.

Juli Trexler, Global Executive and Director, IBM Support as a Service, it consultants, it consultant

Juli Trexler

Global Executive and Director, IBM Support as a Service

Juli is the Global Executive and Director for IBM Support as a Service, leading IBM’s go-to-market strategy, offering portfolio and P&L, and working with some of IBM's largest global clients. She is a dynamic, results-driven leader with extensive experience that spans services consulting, business transformation, new product development, global supply chain, engineering and operations management. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and is a Certified Project Management Professional and a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Kevin Wahlmeier, Principal Consultant, IBM Technology Support Services Europe, it consultants, it consultant

Kevin Wahlmeier

Principal Consultant, IBM Technology Support Services Europe

Since joining IBM, Kevin has held various global operational, financial, support and management positions, including spending two years on an international assignment in Dublin, Ireland where he helped establish and manage a European and U.S. technical support center. He created and currently leads the information and analytics strategy, and works directly with IBM Research to drive key analytics initiatives, including creating the business architecture for the IBM Watson technology that is used in IBM technical support centers around the world to assist agents in delivering world-class customer support.

Mijee Walker, IBM Resiliency Services Leader, Asia Pacific, it consultants, it consultant

Mijee Walker

IBM Resiliency Services Leader, Asia Pacific

Mijee Walker has helped companies around the world determine how they can best achieve their availability and continuity goals, from both a business and technology perspective. She has led the assessment, development, and implementation of resiliency programs for businesses on 6 continents. She is currently responsible for the IBM Resiliency Services business in Asia Pacific.

Michael Puldy, Director, IBM Business Continuity Management and Global Solutions , it consultants, it consultant

Michael Puldy

Director, IBM Business Continuity Management and Global Solutions

Mike thrives in situations that require strong leadership, flawless execution and a need to transform chaos into positive function and profitability. He excels in developing strategy and executing a disciplined and team-oriented program of change management, resulting in revenue growth, reduced operating costs and accelerated profitability. Mike is also the author of The Millennial's Guide to Business Travel: Lessons for the Next Generation of Road Warriors.

Monique Ouellette, VP, IBM Digital Workplace Services, it consultants, it consultant

Monique Ouellette

VP, IBM Digital Workplace Services

Monique Ouellette works with IBM teams and IBM Business Partners all over the world to develop and refine mobile solutions focused by industry. She has extensive retail experience and works closely with IBM’s largest retail clients. She brings expertise in IBM’s cognitive, analytics and automation capabilities to help clients transform to a “Choice” workplace environment.

Nick Clayton, Distinguished Engineer Enterprise Storage Development, IBM Systems, it consultants, it consultant

Nick Clayton

Distinguished Engineer Enterprise Storage Development, IBM Systems

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Patrick Corcoran, VP, IBM Resiliency Strategy & Resiliency Orchestration Software and Services, it consultants, it consultant
Patrick Corcoran, VP, IBM Resiliency Strategy & Resiliency Orchestration Software and Services, it consultants, it consultant

Patrick Corcoran

VP, IBM Resiliency Strategy & Resiliency Orchestration Software and Services

Pat Corcoran is a member of the IBM Resiliency Services leadership team, responsible for implementing the global strategy for business resiliency (includes continuity, recovery, crisis management, cyber and so on). He also supports solutions for regional and international clients looking to protect their businesses. He led the IBM efforts to help clients impacted by the 9-11 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy and the Haiti earthquake, among others.

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Rahul Pathak, Global Offering Manager, IBM Digital Workplace Services, it consultants, it consultant

Rahul Pathak

Global Offering Manager, IBM Digital Workplace Services

Rahul develops key offerings for IBM Internet of Things (IoT) services and platforms, enterprise mobility, digital workplace and blockchain, leveraging cognitive capabilities, analytics, automation and cloud services. In his current role, he is responsible for developing the IoT Device Lifecycle Services suite of offerings. He is passionate about delivering technology solutions that solve customer problems and developing and defining solution elements, functionality and ecosystem requirements based on customer needs and priorities.

Rick Qualman, Vice President, IBM Network Services, it consultants, it consultant

Rick Qualman

Vice President, IBM Network Services

Rick focuses on the telecommunications industry as well as the media/entertainment and utilities industry. His telecommunications industry expertise spans wireline and wireless strategies as well as application managed service implementation.

Robin Gaddum, Associate Partner,  IBM Resiliency Services, it consultants, it consultant

Robin Gaddum

Associate Partner, IBM Resiliency Services

Robin Gaddum is a Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute. He specializes in resilience, business continuity, disaster recovery, crisis and emergency management, and contingency planning. He serves on the British Standards Institute committee responsible for the development of internationally recognized continuity and resilience standards.  He is a volunteer member of the Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue team.

Sandeep Parande, Solution Leader, IBM Resiliency Services, it consultants, it consultant

Sandeep Parande

Solution Leader, IBM Resiliency Services

Sandeep is a solution leader for IBM Resiliency Services, where he works with clients to design solutions that address the client's industry and business needs and deliver client value. He excels in identifying and prioritizing opportunities, focusing on innovation and business demand, and then working with clients to develop solution strategies.

Vinodraj G Kuppusamy, Distinguished Engineer & CTO, IBM Resiliency Orchestration, it consultants, it consultant

Vinodraj G Kuppusamy

Distinguished Engineer & CTO, IBM Resiliency Orchestration

Vinod Kuppusamy is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and the Chief Technology Officer for Resiliency Orchestration in IBM Global Technology Services. He is a seasoned professional and technologist with over 2 decades of experience in software product architecture, design and development with expertise in Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery (BC/DR), databases and storage domain.

William Chalk, Hybrid Cloud Network Architect, it consultants, it consultant

William Chalk

Hybrid Cloud Network Architect

Bill has designed data center infrastructure, network transformation, enterprise network design, Internet routing and web hosting architecture network solutions. As the lead network architect on many successful IBM offerings, he received a patent in one of IBM’s first network cloud designs. He has created solution concepts and designs, led the deployments and been a critical situation lead and a go-to resource for many complex network issues. Bill is currently the network architect for the always-on hybrid cloud infrastructure that hosts the Masters, Wimbledon, ibm.com and various other high-profile environments.

Militza Bishop, Solutions Specialist, IBM Multivendor Solutions and Support, it consultants, it consultant

Militza Bishop

Solutions Specialist, IBM Multivendor Solutions and Support

Militza Bishop focuses on multivendor support and complex global solutions. She is responsible for developing global offerings.

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Matthew Johnson, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Digital Workplace Services, it consultants, it consultant

Matthew Johnson

Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Digital Workplace Services

Matthew Johnson is an IT architect, working with customers across the globe to transform their user computing environment into a superior, personalized, digital workplace.  He is the chief architect for mobile virtualization services, developing solutions and assisting in Crit Sits and account health checks as a subject matter expert.

Terry Hickey, VP, GBS Global Leader, Watson AI and Quantum Computing, it consultants, it consultant

Terry Hickey

VP, GBS Global Leader, Watson AI and Quantum Computing

Terry Hickey has more than 20 years of experience and has led many areas of business within IBM Global Services. He is currently the leader for IBM Watson AI, directing a worldwide team that helps clients integrate artificial intelligence into their businesses.

Elli Hurst, VP, Global Automation GTM Leader, it consultants, it consultant

Elli Hurst

VP, Global Automation GTM Leader

Elli Hurst is a Vice President and Global Automation GTM Leader, collaborating with IBM clients throughout the world to help improve their process flow, optimize procedures and streamline their businesses. With her expertise in strategy, process engineering and application management services, she guides the implementation of robotic process automation combined with cognitive solutions to improve organizations in multiple industries.

Billy Haynes, Associate Partner, IBM Infrastructure Services, it consultants, it consultant

Billy Haynes

Associate Partner, IBM Infrastructure Services

Bill Haynes specializes in in the development of complex, transformational solutions involving managed services, SaaS, cloud, hybrid infrastructure, mobility and security services.

George Herbert, IBM Technology Support Services Business Manager, it consultants, it consultant

George Herbert

IBM Technology Support Services Business Manager

George Herbert started his career as a customer engineer 28 years ago and subsequently has worked in every aspect of the technical support business. In addition to his knowledge of the TSS Portfolio, his expertise spans IT service management, cloud computing, social media, education, hardware support and software programming.

Niki McKenna, Strategy and Offering Manager, IBM Workplace Support Services, it consultants, it consultant

Niki McKenna

Strategy and Offering Manager, IBM Workplace Support Services

Niki McKenna is an Offering Development Executive in IBM Global Technology Services, defining the strategy for the Next Generation Service Desk. In this role, Niki leads the development of the Workplace Support Services portfolio that uses innovative automation, analytics and cognitive computing solutions (IBM Watson technology) to help clients accelerate their workplace transformation and deliver a superior, cost competitive user experience.

Michael Weller, America's Cloud Migration Factory   - Program & New Business Validation , it consultants, it consultant

Michael Weller

America's Cloud Migration Factory - Program & New Business Validation

Michael Weller is a leader in transition and transformation programs for Financial, Distribution, Healthcare, and Manufacturing institutions. He has extensive experience directing business process re-engineering, enterprise resource planning implementations and data center cloud migrations supporting strategic outsourcing programs.

Saurabh Bhide, Center of Competency Leader, Hybrid Cloud Services, it consultants, it consultant

Saurabh Bhide

Center of Competency Leader, Hybrid Cloud Services

Saurabh Bhide has broad experience in all areas of enterprise hybrid IT. He specializes in public, private and hybrid cloud managed services, and focuses on developing solutions to help clients meet their business objectives and improve time to market.

Marc Hayem, Partner, Global Advanced Analytics Practice , it consultants, it consultant

Marc Hayem

Partner, Global Advanced Analytics Practice

Marc Hayem leads the Global Advanced Analytics Practice in IBM Global Business Services. His team specializes in solving complex business problems for IBM customers using machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies. Marc’s team also creates reusable cognitive assets and components. Marc has more than 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry, working with customers in many markets and in more than 20 countries. During that time, Marc has managed technical teams specialized in business intelligence, SQL and NoSQL databases, CRM, Big Data and machine learning. Marc lives in New York and holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from ENSEIR Bordeaux (France).

Ravi Poddar, Director, IBM Integrated Managed Infrastructure, Hybrid Cloud Services, it consultants, it consultant

Ravi Poddar

Director, IBM Integrated Managed Infrastructure, Hybrid Cloud Services

Ravi Poddar is the Founder and Director of IBM Integrated Managed Infrastructure (IMI) Services. IMI Services can help to simplify hybrid infrastructure management with modular, pay-as-you-go services, accelerate innovation with exceptional service quality, improve business agility and reduce complexity. Ravi has deep expertise in infrastructure managed services and can help businesses rapidly adopt hybrid infrastructure models to be more competitive and differentiate in the market.

Gregg Smith, Consultant, IBM Workplace & Mobile Services, it consultants, it consultant

Gregg Smith

Consultant, IBM Workplace & Mobile Services

Gregg Smith specializes in enterprise mobility strategy consulting. He is a mobility and workplace solutions architect with experience in enterprise integration of smartphones and their corresponding wireless middleware platforms, including iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, MDM, MobileIron, Airwatch, BES, Good, IBM Endpoint Manager and Worklight.

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Gopal Soora, Global Portfolio Executive, IBM Network Services, it consultants, it consultant

Gopal Soora

Global Portfolio Executive, IBM Network Services

Gopal Soora manages the IBM Network Services portfolio of offerings. He focuses on high-growth areas such as SDN/NFV, UCaaS and CCaaS, but his extensive networking experience also spans network transformation services for cloud, data centers, local area (wired and wireless) and wide area, voice, video, unified communications, contact center infrastructures and client-premises and cloud-based deployment models.

Matt Candy, Global Leader, IBM iX, it consultants, it consultant
Matt Candy, Global Leader, IBM iX, it consultants, it consultant

Matt Candy

Global Leader, IBM iX

Matt Candy is the Global Leader for IBM iX, a global professional services organization that helps clients reinvent their business by design. He leads a team of 15,0000+ renegades and realists in a global network of 37+ studios, blending strategy, technology and creativity to tackle client challenges. Matt was named in the 2017 BIMA 100, their annual showcase of the digital industry's brightest stars, seeking to recognize the individuals who are shaping the future of Britain’s digital industry. Matt is a frequent public speaker and blogger on the impact of design driving business reinvention, customer experience and digital transformation.

Shankar Kalyana, IBM Fellow, CTO Cloud Consulting Services, it consultants, it consultant

Shankar Kalyana

IBM Fellow, CTO Cloud Consulting Services

Shankar Kalyana is a CTO with over 32 years of IT experience. He has architected, designed, developed and implemented custom and packaged software solutions across a vast spectrum of environments and platforms. His areas of expertise include hybrid and multi-cloud as-a-service strategies that drive digital and cognitive enterprises to operational excellence.

David Subia, Business Line Executive, IBM Technology Support Services, it consultants, it consultant

David Subia

Business Line Executive, IBM Technology Support Services

David Subia has been with IBM for more than 20 years, with experience spanning IBM hardware, software and multivendor IT support – including product management, offerings, brand relationships and as a business line executive. David's primary responsibility is to drive growth for IBM Technology Support Services, specifically Multivendor Support. His initiatives include developing capabilities to support the four walls of clients' data centers, with offerings like IBM Integrated Multivendor Support (IMS) and IBM Integrated Support Services (ISS). He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Arvind Sogathur, Senior Program Manager - Cloud Migration Factory, it consultants, it consultant

Arvind Sogathur

Senior Program Manager - Cloud Migration Factory

Arvind is a project manager with PMI certification and more than 18 years of experience delivering cloud migration and transition solutions to large enterprise customers.

Ann Corrao, CTO and Distinguished Engineer of IBM Services for Managed Applications, it consultants, it consultant

Ann Corrao

CTO and Distinguished Engineer of IBM Services for Managed Applications

Ann Corrao is a Distinguished Engineer and CTO for IBM Cloud Managed Services, which delivers Managed SAP on the Cloud. Her specialty is in storage and developing cloud services. In her role as CTO, Ann sets the technical strategy and drives market innovation. She has lead the software-defined storage strategy for IBM Services outsourcing and was Chief Storage Architect for the Cloud Innovation Lab, which is redesigning the storage services for our cloud (file, object and block). Ann has 18 patents issued and another 8 in progress.

Itzhak Bambagi, Cognitive Business Consultant, it consultants, it consultant

Itzhak Bambagi

Cognitive Business Consultant

Itzhak is the Director of Network Services for Europe. He works with the European markets and the global team to reposition and launch IBM network services in hybrid IT environments, redefining the function and needs of new network architecture and delivery models. He joined IBM in 2002 after holding several senior management positions in and around major IT services companies. He has in-depth experience in technical solutions and in the FSS, telecommunications, utilities, distribution and industrial industries.

Paul Martin, Head of Consulting for IBM Global Technology Services, UK and Ireland, it consultants, it consultant

Paul Martin

Head of Consulting for IBM Global Technology Services, UK and Ireland

Paul is the Head of Consulting for IBM Global Technology Services in the UK and Ireland. His teams are responsible for infrastructure topics like IT strategy and optimization, hybrid cloud, service management, migration, NW optimization, workplace strategy and IT resiliency. Paul previously headed up the IBM Systems Services organization, providing managed server and storage services to enterprise clients, and was Head of Sales for both the financial services sector and IBM Security. Earlier in his 30-year career in IT, Paul was a Global Account Manager and worked in Corporate Strategy. He was originally a technical specialist working with the IBM zSeries TPF operating system. Throughout his career, Paul has tried to enable positive change in organizations through the appropriate and considered use of IT.

Mickey Iqbal, IBM Fellow & Global Lead for  Enterprise IT Transformation Advisors, it consultants, it consultant

Mickey Iqbal

IBM Fellow & Global Lead for Enterprise IT Transformation Advisors

Mickey Iqbal is an IBM Fellow, IBM Master Inventor and chief architect responsible for designing word-class IT infrastructure management systems for IBM's largest clients. He leads the worldwide Enterprise IT Transformation Advisors team for IBM GTS. With expertise in service delivery automation and technology deployment initiatives, he has chaired the IBM GTS Architecture Board.

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James Martin, Cloud Solution Leader, it consultants, it consultant

James Martin

Cloud Solution Leader

James works with the IBM US Cloud Customer Hub, where his primary focus is on SAP Managed Services. He has more than 25 years of IT experience working on various SAP applications and solutions, including new implementations, upgrades, enhancements, integrations, migrations, traditional hosting and cloud managed services. James has worked with clients of all sizes across a variety of industry sectors.

Shweta Srivastava, Global Offering Manager, IBM Integrated Managed Infrastructure Services, it consultants, it consultant

Shweta Srivastava

Global Offering Manager, IBM Integrated Managed Infrastructure Services

Shweta Srivastave's experience spans business process, IT Service Management and IT Strategy. In her role as Global Offering Manager, she provides detailed direction on key technical and marketing tasks for Integrated Managed Infrastructure (IMI) and is responsible for key outcome metrics, including customer satisfaction, accessibility and revenue.

William A. Brown, CTO Cloud Application Services, Master Inventor, it consultants, it consultant

William A. Brown

CTO Cloud Application Services, Master Inventor

William A. Brown is an IBM Distinguished Engineer. In his current role as CTO for Cloud Application Services Accelerated Application Development. He is responsible for the design, development and delivery of solutions using cloud, services, APIs and PaaS.

Cameron Art, Managing Partner, Enterprise Cloud Applications, it consultants, it consultant
Cameron Art, Managing Partner, Enterprise Cloud Applications, it consultants, it consultant

Cameron Art

Managing Partner, Enterprise Cloud Applications

Cameron Art has global responsibility for driving innovation into IBM’s strategic clients, transforming their enterprise systems into cloud and SaaS models from next-generation enterprise cloud platforms. He works with industry-leading business partners like SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and Workday, and also creates ecosystems around and with those business partners to deliver value for IBM’s clients.

Jitendra Nandwani, Technical Solutions Leader,  IBM Network Services, it consultants, it consultant

Jitendra Nandwani

Technical Solutions Leader, IBM Network Services

Jitendra Nandwani manages solution teams responsible for building innovative technology solutions for clients with networking and resiliency. He has been responsible for building IBM Network Innovation Centers across the globe and has experience with growth markets and start-ups. Jitendra also brings in Industry relationships with technology leaders and the IBM strategic partner ecosystem.

Jason Kelley, GM, IBM Blockchain Services, it consultants, it consultant

Jason Kelley

GM, IBM Blockchain Services

Jason Kelley leads IBM’s Global Blockchain Services, working with client organizations and consortia to unleash the exponential business value of blockchain technologies and reinvented business process. His teams provide the thought leadership and consulting capabilities needed to design, develop and rapidly adopt digital ledgers, digital identity trust and transparency with IBM Blockchain offerings and solutions.

Dominik Bredel, IT Management Consultant, it consultants, it consultant

Dominik Bredel

IT Management Consultant

Dominik is an IT Consultant for IBM Business Resiliency Advisory. His work focuses on combining architectural and consulting expertise to build state-of-the-art, end-to-end resiliency solutions for clients in the areas of business continuity, IT service continuity and disaster recovery. He has contributed to various customer projects and has experience in many different industries and business sectors. Dominik is a certified IT Service Continuity Manager and the primary contact for the holistic cyber resiliency approach in the DACH market.

Brendan Coffey, IBM CTO, GTS Mainframe Services, Master Inventor, IBM Academy of Technology member, it consultants, it consultant

Brendan Coffey

IBM CTO, GTS Mainframe Services, Master Inventor, IBM Academy of Technology member

Brendan Coffey has over 35 years of experience within IBM with positions spanning hardware and software development; business development and transformation consulting; and project management. He has 12 filed, pending or awarded US patents and was appointed as an IBM Master Inventor in 2014. Brendan specializes in cloud computing, IT optimization, and server consolidation and virtualization.

Carol Zichi, Global Portfolio Executive, IBM Digital Workplace Services, it consultants, it consultant

Carol Zichi

Global Portfolio Executive, IBM Digital Workplace Services

Carol Zichi leads development of mobility and workplace offerings to enable the Digital Workplace. She developed IBM’s first generation of services for managed mobility services involving cross–mobile device technologies and device platforms including BYOD.

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Hasan A. Hashmi, Solution Manager, IBM Infrastructure Services Pakistan, it consultants, it consultant

Hasan A. Hashmi

Solution Manager, IBM Infrastructure Services Pakistan

Hasan A. Hashmi has extensive knowledge in software defined resiliency, IT business continuity, disaster recovery, workload and performance management, infrastructure integration and implementation. He designs private cloud, Backup as a Services (BaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), collocation and managed services solutions in the Pakistan region.

Kendra C. Gullette, Global TSS MVS Offering Manager, it consultants, it consultant

Kendra C. Gullette

Global TSS MVS Offering Manager

Kendra is a Retail Offering Development Manager in IBM Services, defining strategy for transforming the store's support environment. She leads the development of Intelligent Store Support that uses augmented reality, innovative automation, analytics and cognitive computing solutions to help stores redesign, rethink and transform technology support.

Christoph Lipke, Sales Leader Network Services Europe, it consultants, it consultant

Christoph Lipke

Sales Leader Network Services Europe

Christoph is the IBM Network Services Sales Leader for Europe. Over the last 5 years, he’s held several appointments in IBM Infrastructure Services Sales. As a Sales Leader for the DACH region, he gained wide experience in different industries and business sectors. Christoph joined IBM after having several management roles for IT system integrators in Germany, focusing on IT consulting and engineering for workplace, network and data center services.

Jeffrey P. Cohen, Systems Services Consultant, IBM Infrastructure Services, it consultants, it consultant

Jeffrey P. Cohen

Systems Services Consultant, IBM Infrastructure Services

Jeffrey Cohen consults on IT infrastructure, operations and management improvement for enterprise corporate clients. He focuses on building our global IBM Consulting practice and serving global IBM clients on implementing innovative technologies and ways of working, management discipline, and optimal financial structures to increase business value.

John Hollingsworth, IBM Distinguished Engineer & Director, Integrated Communications & Networking, it consultants, it consultant

John Hollingsworth

IBM Distinguished Engineer & Director, Integrated Communications & Networking

John Hollingsworth is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, expert in the areas of network design and security. He is an infrastructure architect and a network design specialist, concentrating on the design of infrastructures including servers, storage, workstations, middleware, non-application software, networks, and the physical facilities that support the applications and business processes required by clients.

Billy Seabrook, Partner, Global Chief Creative Officer, IBM iX, it consultants, it consultant

Billy Seabrook

Partner, Global Chief Creative Officer, IBM iX

Billy has created innovative marketing strategies and omnichannel customer experiences for leading brands in the automotive, comsumer products, financial services, retail, technology and travel industries. A true digital native, he strives to discover unique intersections between art, science, commerce and storytelling, and has won numerous awards for his distinctive work.

Dean Parker, Global Offering Manager, IBM Cloud Private Storage, it consultants, it consultant

Dean Parker

Global Offering Manager, IBM Cloud Private Storage

Dean Parker is a global offering manager for IBM Services' Storage as a Service offering portfolio, including IBM Cloud Private Storage. He is experienced with cloud computing, storage (including flash technology), and server and networking infrastructure, as well as from driving offering roadmaps for IBM Services, System x, Storage and Microelectronics brands.

Matthew Schwartz, VP & Managing Partner, SAP Practice North America, it consultants, it consultant
Matthew Schwartz, VP & Managing Partner, SAP Practice North America, it consultants, it consultant

Matthew Schwartz

VP & Managing Partner, SAP Practice North America

Matthew Schwartz is an SAP industry recognized thought leader in innovation, digital transformation, mobile, social, analytics, and cloud technologies. He has more than 20 years of progressively increasing responsibility in delivering technology-led transformation for clients. In Matt’s current role as the Vice President & Managing Partner of the SAP Practice for North America, he is responsible for driving enterprise digital transformation using SAP S/4 HANA, Analytics, Ariba, Hybris and SuccessFactors.

Julien Lavayssiere, Systems Offering Portfolio Leader - GTS Europe, it consultants, it consultant

Julien Lavayssiere

Systems Offering Portfolio Leader - GTS Europe

Julien is a Managed Cloud Portfolio Leader for IBM Global Technology Services, IBM Services Europe. In this role, he manages the Managed Cloud Services content and roadmap for Europe, with a specific focus on hybrid cloud and cognitive automation. Julien has previously held several management positions in the areas of architecture and project management within IBM. His expertise spans solid technical knowledge and strong delivery experience with major clients.

Henrik Lieberkind Hansen, Cognitive Business Consultant, it consultants, it consultant

Henrik Lieberkind Hansen

Cognitive Business Consultant

Henrik is a Cognitive Business Consultant for IBM Services in the Nordics. Based in Copenhagen, he supports various cognitive client projects across the four Nordic countries. Henrik has been a pioneer in the cognitive arena at IBM Services and is considered a trusted advisor in the field of cognitive and artificial intelligence. Through his work with many Nordic clients, he’s gained in-depth industry expertise that he uses to support sales teams in different countries as an ambassador for cognitive solutions.

Sangita Singh, General Manager, Global Cloud Consulting Services, it consultants, it consultant

Sangita Singh

General Manager, Global Cloud Consulting Services

Sangita is a seasoned professional and accomplished executive with 23 years of experience. In her current role as General Manager for IBM Global Cloud Consulting Services, she is responsible for helping clients accelerate their adoption of cloud and cloud technologies. Sangita began her distinguished career holding diverse leadership roles at Wipro. Prior to joining IBM, she was the Executive Vice President for Healthcare and Life Sciences at Infosys.

Brian O'Connell, Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor, it consultants, it consultant

Brian O'Connell

Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor

Brian O’Connell is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Master Inventor, focusing on driving automation in networking. He is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and a Franz Edelman laureate, and he has more than 375 issued US patents.

Gerald Longoria, IBM Workplace Support Center of Competency Leader, it consultants, it consultant

Gerald Longoria

IBM Workplace Support Center of Competency Leader

Gerald Longoria has built expertise in managed storage services, data protection and resiliency solutions and storage systems. Since coming to IBM, his expertise has extended to managed cloud services, enterprise content management, cognitive and analytics solutions and managed services for workplace support.

Kelly Mooney, Chief Experience Officer, IBM iX North America, it consultants, it consultant

Kelly Mooney

Chief Experience Officer, IBM iX North America

Kelly Mooney blends keen consumer insight, a passion for thought leadership and a relentless pursuit of creativity and innovation on her clients’ behalf. She is IBM iX North America’s first Chief Experience Officer (CXO) and provides leadership to the iX North America strategy, creative and design disciplines.

A past Ad Age “Woman to Watch,” Kelly is also a frequent speaker at industry events and author of The Open Brand and The Ten Demandments. She is chief architect of the IBM iX Brand Belonging Study and POV, and hosts The Belonging Brief podcast on the same topic.

Gene Chao, Global VP, IBM Enterprise Automation, it consultants, it consultant
Gene Chao, Global VP, IBM Enterprise Automation, it consultants, it consultant

Gene Chao

Global VP, IBM Enterprise Automation

Gene Chao leads teams in accelerating business growth through client advocacy, thought leadership and client engagement models. He builds offerings and develops skills and competencies across automation, autonomics, cognitive and the next generation of business process transformation. Gene has held general management, sales and executive leadership positions in business and IT services, and, most recently, was the Chief Revenue Officer of IPsoft.

Steve Currie, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Technology, Innovation & Automation Network Domain, it consultants, it consultant

Steve Currie

IBM Distinguished Engineer, Technology, Innovation & Automation Network Domain

Steve Currie, Distinguished Engineer, IBM Global Technology Services, has over 25 years’ experience in IT consulting. Currently, he is leading the qualification and adoption of software defined networking (SDN) technologies with IBM clients as a member of the GTS Technology Innovation and Automation team. He delivers leading edge IT services and solutions to solve clients’ issues.

John Granger, GM,GBS Cloud Application Innovation, it consultants, it consultant

John Granger

GM,GBS Cloud Application Innovation

John Granger is responsible for helping clients transform their businesses with technology across their enterprises at scale with quality, speed and consistency. His expertise includes large-scale cloud application migration, next-generation enterprise application and mobile, and complex system integration.

Mark Peterson, VP and Global Partner, Building and Asset Optimization, it consultants, it consultant

Mark Peterson

VP and Global Partner, Building and Asset Optimization

Mark Peterson is a VP and Global Partner in the IBM Global Business Services Watson IoT Consulting group, and leads IBM’s Real Estate and Building IoT initiatives globally. He is focused on emerging solutions in physical assets, including the Internet of Things, predictive analytics, energy analytics and related connected solutions. Mark joined IBM through the acquisition of TRIRIGA, where he was the Executive VP of Sales and Services. Mark was one of the original executives at TRIRIGA and spent 10 years developing and bringing the industry-leading IWMS technology to the market. Mark has more than 35 years of experience applying technology to solving asset-related business challenges. Mark has been involved in a wide variety of industries, including utilities, retail, government, manufacturing and aerospace and defense. His experience includes more than 10 years at Intergraph Corporation, 5 years at Cabletron and a variety of Silicon Valley startups.

Benedikt Ernst, Senior IT Management Consultant - GTS Business Resiliency Advisory, it consultants, it consultant

Benedikt Ernst

Senior IT Management Consultant - GTS Business Resiliency Advisory

Benedikt is a Senior IT Management Consultant for IBM Business Resiliency Advisory. He focuses on combining architectural and consulting expertise to build state-of-the-art, end-to-end resiliency solutions for clients in the areas of business continuity, IT service continuity and disaster recovery management. He has contributed to various customer projects and has experience in many different industries and business sectors. Additionally, Benedikt is a certified IT Service Continuity Manager and certified in the implementation of a Business Continuity Management system according to ISO/IEC 27301.

Ahmed Saleh, Global Lead, Incident Response & Proactive Services, IBM X-Force IRIS, IBM Security, it consultants, it consultant

Ahmed Saleh

Global Lead, Incident Response & Proactive Services, IBM X-Force IRIS, IBM Security

Ahmed Saleh leads a global team of information security professionals that deliver forensic, incident response, and proactive security services all over the world. He works closely with organizations to understand and effectively manage cybersecurity threats to their environments. He has been a principal consultant at Disney, NASA, the U.S. Air Force and Mandiant, helping these companies adjust to the evolving threat landscape. He has applied his expertise in incident response, intrusion investigations, cyber threat analysis and security risk management to investigate security breaches with national security significance.
Ahmed has spoken at industry conferences including Black Hat, DEFCON, Hollywood IT Society, the Digital Crime Consortium and the DoD Cybercrime Conference. He holds a B.S.E. in Computer Systems Engineering and a M.S. in Computer Science.

Ingo Janßen, Go To Market & Portfolio Manager Hybrid Cloud Services & Business Resiliency Services, it consultants, it consultant

Ingo Janßen

Go To Market & Portfolio Manager Hybrid Cloud Services & Business Resiliency Services

Ingo has more than 20 years of experience consulting and managing complex services engagements. He focuses on matching each customer’s specific transformation agenda with the latest technology and service innovations, and advises clients on how new service approaches can help them transform into an IT as a Service company by strengthening their critical capabilities to broker, provide, manage, orchestrate, automate and operate IT services from multiple service providers.

John Field, Hybrid Cloud Network Architect, it consultants, it consultant

John Field

Hybrid Cloud Network Architect

John is a Senior-level Pre/Post Sales Network/Cloud Architect/Engineer/Consultant with multiple vendor certifications and 20 years of diverse client-facing experience across multiple verticals. He has extensive experience with multivendor infrastructure solutions within the cloud, data center, campus, LAN and WAN environments both wired and wireless. Core skills include communication, leadership and solution selling, teaming and technical. He's currently focused on sales enablement and business development within hybrid cloud architecture, automation, orchestration, virtualization, SDN, SDWAN, NFV/VNF and SDDC solutions.

Stefan Pappe, IBM Fellow & VP - Services Platform Architecture, TI&A, GTS, Global, it consultants, it consultant

Stefan Pappe

IBM Fellow & VP - Services Platform Architecture, TI&A, GTS, Global

Dr. Stefan Pappe is an IBM Fellow with Global Technology Services—the highest technical rank in IBM—an expert in hybrid cloud, chief architect of the IBM Services Platform with Watson and Vice President of a global team of IBM Distinguished Engineers, focused on enterprise IT, client innovation with hybrid cloud and the IBM Services Platform with Watson. His work spans research, software and the services unit, and ranges from infrastructure to application domains. He holds a Masters in Economics from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Mike Fitzgerald, Partner, Global Lead, Cloud Adoption Services, Cloud Consulting Services, it consultants, it consultant

Mike Fitzgerald

Partner, Global Lead, Cloud Adoption Services, Cloud Consulting Services

Mike Fitzgerald is a seasoned business strategist with over 30 years of experience helping organizations around the world transform their operations through technology. In his current role, Mike focuses on Global Cloud Adoption Services and optimizing cloud architecture to enable innovation and business value.

Jason C. Lascola, Senior Certified Architect, Member of IBM Academy of Technology, Innovation Leader, it consultants, it consultant

Jason C. Lascola

Senior Certified Architect, Member of IBM Academy of Technology, Innovation Leader

Jason has 20 years’ experience as an IBM Senior Certified Architect, Enterprise IT Advisor and IBM Academy of Technology member. His expertise spans a broad set of technical domains, including enterprise outsourcing, analytics, automation, technology and service integration, hybrid cloud and complex data center migration. He excels at architecture team leadership, resolving complex technical problems and driving business transformation.

Tom Morton, GTS, Cognitive and Workplace Consultant, UKI, it consultants, it consultant

Tom Morton

GTS, Cognitive and Workplace Consultant, UKI

Tom is a Subject Matter Expert in cognitive initiatives, advanced ticket analytics, user analytics and right-to-left. He focuses on defining successful, tailored workplace support services, strategies and solutions. Tom believes the most successful workplace support solutions need to be based on data analysis, cultural change, user experience (and adoption) and continual improvement of the service. He advises customers on optimal initiatives for improving cost efficiencies and the quality of user support, and defines roadmaps that enable clients at any level of maturity to accelerate their workplace support transformation.

David Wilkinson, ICT Consultant/Solution Architect, IBM Network Services, it consultants, it consultant

David Wilkinson

ICT Consultant/Solution Architect, IBM Network Services

David Wilkinson is a Senior Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Consultant and Solution Architect. His extensive knowledge of a wide range of ICT network technologies includes network protocols (IP/MPLS, SDH/PDH, industry proprietary), wireless transport (UHF/VHF, microwave, mobile, WiMax) and wired transport (copper, optic fibre/OPGW, PLC/BPL), management systems and supporting infrastructure (towers/masts, huts/racks, power). His industry experience spans energy (smart grid, metering, oil and gas), water, transportation and finance.

Bridget Karlin, CTO and VP, IBM Technology, Innovation & Automation, it consultants, it consultant
Bridget Karlin, CTO and VP, IBM Technology, Innovation & Automation, it consultants, it consultant

Bridget Karlin

CTO and VP, IBM Technology, Innovation & Automation

Bridget Karlin is responsible for developing the IBM Services Platform with Watson, and for leading the transformation of the IBM Global Technology Services business, leveraging advanced technology, innovation and software-defined cognitive automation. She is a recipient of the 2016 Industrial IoT 5G Innovators award, the Malcolm Baldrige Software Quality award and the BellSouth Technology Innovator award.

Nigel Pink, Strategic Business Development & Consulting, Network Services Europe, it consultants, it consultant

Nigel Pink

Strategic Business Development & Consulting, Network Services Europe

Nigel is responsible for IBM Network Services’ strategic business development and consulting services in Europe, where he works with major enterprises and service providers. His work is focused on the creation of transformational roadmaps for clients to gain tangible business outcomes from hybrid cloud networking and underpinning technologies such as orchestration, automation, software-defined infrastructure (SDI), and network functions virtualization (NFV).

Anyck Turgeon, Cyber Resiliency & Security Evangelist, it consultants, it consultant

Anyck Turgeon

Cyber Resiliency & Security Evangelist

Anyck is the global chief Cyber Resilience & Security Evangelist for IBM. Her work centers on designing and generating awareness about the latest suite of solutions from IBM that help ensure the business resilience of customers worldwide.

Maheswaran Surendra, Vice President and CTO, IBM Cognitive Services Delivery, it consultants, it consultant

Maheswaran Surendra

Vice President and CTO, IBM Cognitive Services Delivery

Maheswaren Surendra is responsible for the overall direction for IT services delivery. His strategic focus is on automation and cognitive technology for IT service management and managed services. He holds a PhD in chemical engineering and holds multiple patents.

Nick Davinic, Global Associate Partner, Digital Strategy, it consultants, it consultant

Nick Davinic

Global Associate Partner, Digital Strategy

Nick Davinic has more than 12 years of experience leading business turnaround and organizational transformation consulting engagements for firms in industrial and engineered products sectors. He has also supported several US Government agencies with related services. For the past three years, he had led a team of 45+ people developing new digital products and services based on applying predictive analytics to social media, mobile, IoT and other open source data.

Anand Surada, Global Offering Manager, IBM Cloud Brokerage Services, it consultants, it consultant

Anand Surada

Global Offering Manager, IBM Cloud Brokerage Services

Anand Surada provides the detailed direction on key technical and marketing tasks required for IBM Cloud Brokerage Services. He has worked in almost all functions of cloud product management, as well as in business consulting, technical pre-sales, program management, vendor management, and business and channel strategy development. Anand comes from a technology background, with experience in software design and development, project management and delivery, and has programmed scalable, multi-threaded applications, web services and APIs in several languages and markups using an object-oriented approach for delivery across various platforms. Additionally, his experience spans service integration, telecommunications, hosting, behavioral healthcare and federal procurement.

Raphael Ezry, NA Leader, IBM Cognitive Business Decision Support, it consultants, it consultant

Raphael Ezry

NA Leader, IBM Cognitive Business Decision Support

Raphael (Rafi) Ezry is a Global Business Services VP and Partner, leading IBM’s worldwide Advanced Analytics Practice—a global cross-sector, next-generation consulting organization with over 15,000 data scientists and 30 innovation and delivery centers. He collaborates with clients to help them realize value by linking market-leading innovations to practical, sustainable enterprise transformation.

Gert-Jan van Dommelen, BDE for Multi-Vendor Services - Technology Support Services, it consultants, it consultant

Gert-Jan van Dommelen

BDE for Multi-Vendor Services - Technology Support Services

Gert-Jan is a Business Development Executive for IBM Technology Support Services, with a deep understanding of business alignment and technology utilization to meet corporate objectives and timelines. His background includes experience as a Management Consultant and an Executive Program Manager in the financial, public and industrial sectors.

Richard Esposito, General Manager, IBM Digital Workplace, it consultants, it consultant

Richard Esposito

General Manager, IBM Digital Workplace

Richard Esposito leads the team that helps clients drive improved performance and capture value through mobile and enterprise workplace solutions. Richard has worked with business executives and CIOs in various industries — utilities, government, insurance, retail and telecommunications — and on technology infrastructure solutions for data center, networking, workplace, mobility and cloud computing. Richard has a B.S. in Decision Science and Computers from Rider University and an M.B.A. in Corporate Finance from Drexel University. He has multiple publications, is a frequent speaker and has a patent for Branch Optimization.

Simon Gale, Associate Partner (CTO) Digital Workplace Services UKI, it consultants, it consultant

Simon Gale

Associate Partner (CTO) Digital Workplace Services UKI

Simon Gale is an Associate Partner and CTO for IBM Mobility & Workplace Services in the UK and Ireland. He’s seen technologies come and go in his almost 20 years working in end-user computing but has always held to the belief that the essential goal is ensuring the business, its employees and its customers have access to useful data how, when and where it can do the most good. When he’s not working, you’re likely to find Simon cooking and sharing good food and wine.

Gerry Kluck, Global Sales Executive, IBM Technology Services, it consultants, it consultant

Gerry Kluck

Global Sales Executive, IBM Technology Services

Gerry Kluck is a global sales executive with experience helping clients transform their businesses with SaaS, hybrid and private cloud computing, managed outsourcing services, enterprise software defined environments, IoT, operational analytics, web application performance and content distribution.

Philip Dalzell-Payne, Global Partner, it consultants, it consultant
Philip Dalzell-Payne, Global Partner, it consultants, it consultant

Philip Dalzell-Payne

Global Partner

Philip Dalzell-Payne has extensive experience developing digital strategies for consumer-facing brands. He combines strategy consulting expertise with a deep understanding of digital sales and marketing to deliver transformational change and accelerated value capture to clients. His experience ranges across the retail, consumer products, travel and financial services industries.

David Wylie, Client Solutions Executive, Technology Support Services, it consultants, it consultant

David Wylie

Client Solutions Executive, Technology Support Services

As a CSE, David consults with IBM clients to address a wide range of infrastructure support requirements. He is primarily focussed on TSS Integrated Support Services (ISS). ISS incorporates Enterprise Availability Management and Multi Vendor Services that both deliver a single point of contact for streamlined support for hardware and software across multiple vendors.

Ray Paskauskas, Executive IT Architect, IBM Canada, it consultants, it consultant

Ray Paskauskas

Executive IT Architect, IBM Canada

Ray Paskauskas is an executive IT architect who focuses on leading large complex industry solutions. His background includes business development, solution architecture, technical project management and complex outsourcing across a variety of industry segments. He has experience in complex IT as a Service transformations, IP telephony systems and automation.

Manish Modh, IBM Distinguished Engineer & CTO Brokerage Services, it consultants, it consultant

Manish Modh

IBM Distinguished Engineer & CTO Brokerage Services

Manish Modh is responsible for the technology strategy and direction of the IBM Cloud Brokerage platform that enables IBM Brokerage Services. His expertise is architecting and designing enhancements to the platform for visibility, governance and application innovation. His experience spans many cloud-based services, (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, Managed Services), Amazon, Azure, SoftLayer, VMware, and more. He has 22+ software patents.

Gordon Millar, WW IBM Resiliency Services Global CoC SME and GTS Associate Partner, it consultants, it consultant

Gordon Millar

WW IBM Resiliency Services Global CoC SME and GTS Associate Partner

Gordon joined the business continuity industry in 1995 as a Business Continuity Analyst for Bankers Trust, for which his background in IT operations and project management provided a sound foundation. He went on to work in a business continuity consulting role for Standard Life before joining IBM in 2001, where he is now the Worldwide Global Partner specializing in resiliency for the financial sector and has provided consulting services to some of the world's largest banks and other financial institutions. Gordon's work spans IT strategy and architecture, operational risk, and data center strategy, migration, consolidation and audits.

Mehboob Rukadikar, Global Offering Manager, IBM Cloud Automation Services, it consultants, it consultant

Mehboob Rukadikar

Global Offering Manager, IBM Cloud Automation Services

Mehboob Rukadikar has expansive technical, functional and managerial experience across the full IT Service Management and Business Service Management (ITSM/BSM) lifecycle, with ITIL® Expert certification. He has worked with various ITSM/BSM tools from multiple vendors, including BMC (Remedy, Patrol/Performance Manager, Bladelogic, Atrium/ADDM), HP (OV/OM, BAC/SiS, SM/AM, uCMDB/DDM, SA/NA), and MS (SCOM, SCCM) to provide end-to-end solutions for infrastructure, application management and operations. Additionally, Mehboob's proficiencies include cloud lifecycle management strategy and design, solution reference models and related technology architecture, value and benefit analysis, and development of delivery models from multiple localized operations to a uniform global operation.

Shahira Brennan, Sales Specialist, IBM Resiliency Services, it consultants, it consultant

Shahira Brennan

Sales Specialist, IBM Resiliency Services

Shahira Brennan helps clients maintain continuous business operations and improve overall resiliency. She employs technical innovation to address business challenges, helping clients improve performance against their key metrics.

Tina Marron-Partridge, Global Leader, IBM Talent and Engagement, it consultants, it consultant

Tina Marron-Partridge

Global Leader, IBM Talent and Engagement

Tina Marron-Partridge leads a forward-thinking team of 4,000 global practitioners focused on solutions and services that enable leading enterprises to combine applied neuroscience, business process, technology solutions and cognitive capabilities to create the optimal culture for employee engagement, talent development and business performance.

Ilyas Iyoob, IBM Distinguished Engineer, IT Supply Chain & Cloud Broker Analytics, it consultants, it consultant

Ilyas Iyoob

IBM Distinguished Engineer, IT Supply Chain & Cloud Broker Analytics

Dr. Ilyas Iyoob is an innovative analytics executive with over ten years’ experience in predictive analytics, IT capacity planning, health-IT, supply chain and logistics cloud computing, including cloud IT supply chain optimization, Cloud Brokerage Services management and cloud readiness assessment. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

Andrew Hacket, Cloud Engineer, IBM Services for Managed Applications, it consultants, it consultant

Andrew Hacket

Cloud Engineer, IBM Services for Managed Applications

Andrew is an IBM Cloud Engineer and Technical Business Development Executive for IBM Cloud. In his 25 years working in IT, including system integration, system hosting and cloud computing, he has served as a senior program manager and IT architect for world-class enterprises.

Vugranam Sreedhar, GTS/TSS IA Blockchain Leader, ACM Distinguished Scientist and Member of IBM Academy, it consultants, it consultant

Vugranam Sreedhar

GTS/TSS IA Blockchain Leader, ACM Distinguished Scientist and Member of IBM Academy

Dr. Vugranam (VC) Sreedhar recently joined IBM Services from the IBM TJ Watson Research Center. He leads all aspects of blockchain solutions for Technical Support Services. His leadership expertise spans compilers, programming technology, security, compliance, service delivery and blockchain. He is an ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) Distinguished Scientist and also a member of IBM Academy of Technology. He holds a Ph.D. with Dean's Honor from McGill University.

Arvind Viswanathan, IBM Distinguished Engineer, it consultants, it consultant

Arvind Viswanathan

IBM Distinguished Engineer

Arvind is a technical executive and strategist, focused on helping clients innovate and implement IT transformations. As an IBM Distinguished Engineer, he’s helped expand the IBM global Data Center Migration Method to incorporate assets and activities needed to support migration of workloads to the cloud. His broad IT services experience spans software development and infrastructure management.

Rajesh Nambiar, General Manager & Global Leader, IBM Application Services, it consultants, it consultant

Rajesh Nambiar

General Manager & Global Leader, IBM Application Services

Rajesh Nambiar is the General Manager and Global Leader for IBM Application Services. He is the custodian of IBM’s culture across the organization, responsible for offering development, solutioning, sales and delivery of all applications for IBM’s clients worldwide. He has been inspiring teams and changing the world for IBM through Client Innovation Centers in India, China and the Philippines. He has also led consulting and applications services business in six countries while working in the IBM ASEAN Singapore office.

Robert Erickson, Director, Brokerage Services Offerings, it consultants, it consultant

Robert Erickson

Director, Brokerage Services Offerings

Robert is the Director of Offerings for IBM Cloud Brokerage Services. He has more than 20 years of IT experience in both entrepreneurial and established organizations, and his expertise spans high-tech software products, general management and marketing.

Angel Martinez Navarro, IBM Distinguished Engineer. Enterprise IT Transformation Advisor, it consultants, it consultant

Angel Martinez Navarro

IBM Distinguished Engineer. Enterprise IT Transformation Advisor

Angel Martínez is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and practicing IT Architect. Over his 25+ years career in IT, he has accumulated experience in data and application architecture, software engineering and applications and infrastructures outsourcing, with a focus on the banking industry. He is currently part of the European IT Transformation Advisors team, where he supports large transformational programs such as migrations to hybrid IT models and the application of automation and cognitive technologies to IT delivery.

Jamshid Vayghan, CTO & VP, Application Development & Management Innovation, it consultants, it consultant

Jamshid Vayghan

CTO & VP, Application Development & Management Innovation

Dr. Vayghanis is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, patent holder and member of the IBM Academy of Technology. He understands how to use the application of technology to address business challenges—from artificial intelligence to blockchain to microservices. Dr. Vayghan helps clients transform their businesses in multiple industries, including banking, insurance and retail.

Mohammed Farooq, General Manager, IBM Brokerage Services, it consultants, it consultant

Mohammed Farooq

General Manager, IBM Brokerage Services

Mohammed Farooq is general manager of IBM Brokerage Services. He was the Chairman and CEO of Gravitant, a leading cloud services broker software company. Prior to Gravitant, Mohammed was Chief Technology Officer for the State of Texas (2004-2010) where he consolidated 30+ state data centers and an 1,800 application portfolio to an enterprise shared services operating model.

Christian Eggenberger-Wang, Senior IT Management Consultant - GTS Business Resiliency Advisory, it consultants, it consultant

Christian Eggenberger-Wang

Senior IT Management Consultant - GTS Business Resiliency Advisory

Christian is an Executive Consultant, a Business Unit Technical Lead for IBM Technology Support Services, a Master Inventor and a member of the IBM Academy of Technology. He has broad knowledge across industries, wide experience driving industry-leading initiatives and deep knowledge in business case development.

Pedro Soares, Executive Architect - Enterprise IT Transformation Advisor, it consultants, it consultant

Pedro Soares

Executive Architect - Enterprise IT Transformation Advisor

Pedro has 25 years of experience working in IT. He started as a Systems Engineer for operating systems (OS/2), and has since worked in network-oriented, IT systems management and security roles. For the last 10 years, he has been focused on cloud and enterprise architecture. As an Executive Architect for IBM Services, Pedro specializes in hybrid cloud and enterprise IT as a Service solutions.

Michael Ødegaard Larsen, Digital Workplace Services - IBM Services, it consultants, it consultant

Michael Ødegaard Larsen

Digital Workplace Services - IBM Services

Michael is a Subject Matter Expert for mobile and enterprise workplace solutions, helping clients accelerate their workplace transformation and deliver a superior, cost-competitive user experience. The portfolio services leverage innovation, automation, analytics and cognitive computing solutions (IBM Watson technology) to cover all aspects of workplace support and device management with a focus on choice programs.

Kirk Steinklauber, IBM Global Lead Network Architect for TIA Network Domain, it consultants, it consultant

Kirk Steinklauber

IBM Global Lead Network Architect for TIA Network Domain

Kirk Steinklauber is IBM Costa Rica's Chief Technology Officer and strategic Global Lead Network Architect. He has a strong background in network services, Software Defined Networking (SDN), security and cloud networking, driving engagements, transitions and delivery projects for several IBM clients.

Maria Olivera, Department Program Manager, IBM Citrix Delivery Center of Competency, it consultants, it consultant
Maria Olivera, Department Program Manager, IBM Citrix Delivery Center of Competency, it consultants, it consultant

Maria Olivera

Department Program Manager, IBM Citrix Delivery Center of Competency

Maria Olivera has experience in the planning and tactical implementation of operating systems, hardware, software and applications in both desktop and server environments.

Ron Martin, Senior Sales Leader, IBM Resiliency Services, it consultants, it consultant

Ron Martin

Senior Sales Leader, IBM Resiliency Services

Ron Martin has extensive experience creating solutions in complex environments across all industries. His areas of expertise include networking solution articulation and developing solutions with cloud-based technologies, including storage, data replication, compute and networking, delivering resiliency, scalability and economic feasibility.

Chris Molloy, Distinguished Engineer, GTS, Solutions, Delivery & Transformation, it consultants, it consultant

Chris Molloy

Distinguished Engineer, GTS, Solutions, Delivery & Transformation

Chris is a member of the worldwide Enterprise IT Transformation Advisors team for IBM Global Technology Services. He is an IBM Distinguished Engineer responsible for designing world-class IT infrastructure management systems for some of IBM's largest clients, which represent the foundation of our global economy across several industry sectors.

Sean Reilley, VP, Global Technology and Data Strategy Practice Leader, it consultants, it consultant
Sean Reilley, VP, Global Technology and Data Strategy Practice Leader, it consultants, it consultant

Sean Reilley

VP, Global Technology and Data Strategy Practice Leader

Sean Reilley serves as the Vice President of Global Technology and Data Strategy Practice Leader, responsible for building IBM’s digital strategy practice within IBM Global Business Services. He enables global business design by defining the talent, offerings, methods and strategy that will help drive clients’ digital reinvention.

Sean drove IBM’s overall agile transformation and, as a recognized expert in agile, has been asked to serve as an advisor to senior executives and present at numerous conferences on the topic of driving agile at scale. He also serves in an advisory capacity on the IBM CIO's leadership team to strengthen the connection between IBM's internal transformation work and our clients' external perspectives.

Mark Hare, MEA Systems and Network Services Sales Leader, it consultants, it consultant

Mark Hare

MEA Systems and Network Services Sales Leader

Mark is the Network Services Leader for the Middle East and Africa and has 4 years’ experience in the region. Mark Hare has built up a broad experience from many roles across IBM.
Prior to moving to the area, he held several technical sales leadership roles in the UK
Mark originally joined IBM as an engineer from Sony and since then has worked in product engineering, manufacturing, research and development, site engineering, quality assurance, contract delivery, and Sales before moving into his current Regional Sales Leader role.

Peter Wiggers, Senior Technical Staff Member - Service Management Integration and Governance, it consultants, it consultant

Peter Wiggers

Senior Technical Staff Member - Service Management Integration and Governance

Peter has a master’s degree in Business Information Management and is certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT from ISACA (CGEIT) and the SIAM Foundational Body of Knowledge. He has authored and co-authored a number of technical books. He has 20 years of experience as an IT strategy consultant. Since 2008, Peter has been a Subject Matter Expert for IBM in Europe, focusing on outsourcing governance, partnerships and service integration. His work with IBM engagements includes ABN AMRO, ABB, BBVA, Belfius, ING, RABO, Michelin, Lufthansa and Sandvik.

Derek Catlin, Cloud Brokerage Center of Competence, it consultants, it consultant

Derek Catlin

Cloud Brokerage Center of Competence

Derek Catlin is Cloud Brokerage Specialist for IBM Global Technology Services, helping transform the industry to the next generation of IT service consumption. He has over 30 years of experience in information technology, supporting customers and engagements across many industries. He has also worked as Principal Consultant and Enterprise Architect on the Transformation Services team at Wipro, and as a certified Cloud Advisor for IBM Cloud, responsible for growing sales and enhancing the recognition of IBM in delivering cloud-enabled IT and business solutions for enterprise clients. His areas of expertise include e-Business solutions design, ERP, I/T architecture and governance, Cloud, Smarter Commerce, Analytics, IT Strategy and a thorough understanding the application of best practices in helping clients solve business and technology problems.

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Scott Berentsen, Global Offering Manager,  IBM Brokerage Services, it consultants, it consultant

Scott Berentsen

Global Offering Manager, IBM Brokerage Services

Scott Berentsen is a global offering manager and is responsible for launching and managing the IBM Cloud Brokerage Services portfolio. His areas of expertise span hybrid cloud transformation, cloud brokerage services, cloud computing, enterprise software and IT infrastructure services.

Ulrich Siesenop, Offering Enablement Leader Network Services Europe, it consultants, it consultant

Ulrich Siesenop

Offering Enablement Leader Network Services Europe

Ulrich is responsible for IBM Network Services offering enablement in Europe, working with local market teams and the Global Network Services offering team. His teams translate market realities into segment strategy and offer design requirements. Ulrich is driving technology and partner strategy for Network Services in Europe while enabling internal capabilities to scale.

Dominique Rossi-Chevrel, Distinguished Engineer and Executive IT Architect - Enterprise IT Advisor, it consultants, it consultant

Dominique Rossi-Chevrel

Distinguished Engineer and Executive IT Architect - Enterprise IT Advisor

Dominique is an IBM Distinguished Engineer. She builds IT solutions using leading-edge technologies as part of an innovative and agile collaboration with IBM clients. Her areas of focus are automation, analytics and cognitive solutions.

Balakrishnan Sreenivasan, IBM Distinguished Engineer, CTO - Client Services, Cloud Application Services, it consultants, it consultant

Balakrishnan Sreenivasan

IBM Distinguished Engineer, CTO - Client Services, Cloud Application Services

Bala has more than 22 years of experience in IT, spanning all phases of the software lifecycle. He works with clients to formulate their cloud adoption journey, execution approaches and DevOps strategies, with deep focus on modernization and migration to cloud, transformation to cloud-native architectures (including microservices and APIs) and application operations on cloud.

Mariusz Konieczny, Customer Solution Executive, it consultants, it consultant

Mariusz Konieczny

Customer Solution Executive

As a Customer Solution Executive, Mariusz has extensive international experience working with a variety of customers on high-pressure, time-sensitive projects. His professional path started in the engineering field, progressing from project management and solution architecture to business development, where he applies his strong understanding of business alignment and technology utilization to meet customer needs and requirements.

Felicity March, Cyber Resiliency Specialist, Europe Infrastructure Services, it consultants, it consultant

Felicity March

Cyber Resiliency Specialist, Europe Infrastructure Services

Felicity has spent her life immersed in technology and is passionate about helping companies build resilience right into the core of their strategy and architecture. In her 25+ years working with technology giants, she has advised companies, governments and standards bodies on emerging IT trends and helped ensure integrity and sustainability are incorporated in the heart of their IT.

Caleb Redelman, Business Development Executive - Red Hat, it consultants, it consultant

Caleb Redelman

Business Development Executive - Red Hat

Caleb has been supporting Red Hat within IBM for 4+ years, working with clients across North America. As a Business Development Executive for the IBM and Red Hat relationship, he helps facilitate joint sales opportunities and is passionate about leveraging the value of Red Hat Open Source alternatives to help clients achieve their goals.

Mike Buente, Business Development Executive, Open Source Software Support, it consultants, it consultant

Mike Buente

Business Development Executive, Open Source Software Support

Mike has held a variety of roles with IBM over the past 21 years. He began his career as a Lead Financial Analyst in the Strategic Outsourcing division and progressed to various sales and operations roles before moving to IBM Technology Support Services in 2012. Mike currently serves as Business Development Executive for community Open Source Software (OSS). In this role, he focuses on helping clients receive enterprise-level support for 100+ community versions of OSS and gain access to a broad community of industry experts where they can obtain virtually unlimited assistance for a wide variety of how-to and usage questions, plus get advice on which OSS packages can be optimized or are best-suited for a specific project. Mike also drives new business opportunities in all channels (F2F, digital sales and business partners) across the United States.

Zach Whigham, Business Development Executive, SUSE Open Source Software, it consultants, it consultant

Zach Whigham

Business Development Executive, SUSE Open Source Software

Zach has been with IBM Technology Support Services for seven years. For the last three years, he has served as Business Development Executive for the SUSE and IBM relationship, where he focuses on helping clients meet their IT objectives using SUSE open source subscription and support solutions. Zach facilitates joint sales opportunities across the United States, ensuring that clients receive enterprise-level support for their entire open source ecosystem.

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