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IBM Cloud Partner Town Hall: Managing Covid Complexity In IT

By JEFF BALLARD posted Tue September 15, 2020 01:57 AM

  

COVID-19 continues to disrupt our lives, our customers and our businesses. And quite often the responsibility of addressing the business challenges presented by this pandemic fall upon the IT team. They’re the ones to keep the business moving forward, managing critical business systems, maintaining servers and systems, and ensuring the security and accessibility of critical business data within a newly distributed organization.
 
All too often, though, IT is dealing with the fallout of the pandemic - dealing with budget cuts, staff reductions, and greater security concerns as more workers go remote.
 
Join us for our next IBM Cloud Partner Town Hall, Managing Covid Complexity in IT on Thursday, September 17 at 2:00 Eastern.
 
This in-depth discussion will feature a distinguished panel of subject matter experts from the IT world. The panel will call upon its collective years of experience to discuss the challenges this pandemic creates for IT, as well as to address questions from the audience. Featuring IBM and industry experts, our panel includes:
 
  • Becky Wanta, president and CEO of Alertnest Inc. Becky is a highly accomplished global senior IT executive and thought leader in Digital Transformation. Her more than 30 years of experience covers IT strategy, business intelligence and analysis, integration, strategy, cloud computing, strategic planning, and security. Throughout her career she has worked for and consulted with some of the world’s leading organizations including, Wells Fargo, the State Compensation Insurance Fund (California), MGM Resorts International, Target, Caterpillar, PepsiCo, Koch Industries, DuPont, 3M, Cargill, GE, P&G, and Miller Brewing Company.
 
  • Mac Devine, an IBM Fellow and IBM Distinguished Engineer, is a 26-year IBM veteran, and the CTO for IBM Cloud’s emerging technology and advanced innovation team focused on hyper-scale workloads such as Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud Video Services. Mac also served as CTO for Cloud Partnerships and Client Innovations for 2 years with the IBM Corporate Strategy team and co-authored the Springer’s Handbook of Cloud Computing which is used by many Colleges and Universities. Mac also serves on the faculty of the Cloud Computing Expo, Things Expo and an Advisory Board Member for the IoT LinkedIN Community.

  • Tim Martin, dedicated to reshaping the world of cloud computing, is the co-founder and CEO of Cloud Pricing Services, Inc., developer of InframeterTM. Cloud Pricing Services’ IT infrastructure meter and business intelligence platform delivers executive visibility and serves as a holistic proxy for compute consumption across an organization’s entire hybrid IT estate. Prior to Cloud Pricing Services, Tim served as COO at UCX, a startup that pioneered the first global IaaS exchange with CME Group, and earning his team the Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award. Tim was also CTO of Native Cloud, a JV focused on cloud computing in the federal sector that executed business on behalf of the Lower Brule Corporation, a Section 17 Federal Corporation.
Register Today!

Questions?  Jeff Ballard E-mail: jballar@us.ibm.com
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