Opening General Session: Preparing our clients for the future of business performance — The IBM strategy
8:00 - 9:30 AM, Tuesday May 16, 2017
Bonnet Creek Ballroom, Salons X-XII
Speaker: Neil Isford
General Manager, Watson Industry Platforms
No technological forces have more potential to disrupt markets and empower organizations than data, analytics and artificial intelligence. Individuals, departments and companies across all industries are starting to solve problems and find opportunities in ways we couldn’t have imagined only a decade ago. To compete in this "cognitive era," IBM and its partners need to help our clients get ahead and stay ahead by focusing on the future of business performance. Learn about the IBM Hybrid Cloud (formerly IBM Analytics) strategy and the continued evolution of IBM’s smart, self-service portfolio of solutions for planning analytics, reporting and dashboarding, data discovery and predictive analytics.
Speaker: Kimberly Deobald
Vice President of Global Sales for Business Analytics Tools, IBM Hybrid Cloud
The disruption in the Financial Services Industry is moving faster then predicted. Our clients are demanding innovative, secure solutions to reach new clients through new modes of interaction – digital, mobile and always contextually sensitive. You need to respond to existing clients and find new clients with cost effective business models only available through the IBM Cloud and Cognitive capabilities that are built into our Financial Services Solutions. Learn how to transform your business to outperform your financial expectations and stay relevant to stay in business.
Speaker: Amy Lewis
Director - Global Business Partners Sales & Ecosystem Development, Watson Industry Platforms