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Expert IT: Accelerate Big Data and Cloud with Expert Integrated Systems


   
 

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Expert IT: Accelerate Big Data and Cloud with Expert Integrated Systems

Dr. Arvind Krishna Dr. Arvind Krishna
General Manager, Information Management Software
IBM

Arvind Krishna is General Manager of IBM’s Information Management Software Division which includes database, data warehouse, information integration, master data management, integrated data management and associated software. Dr. Krishna is responsible for the revenue, development, strategy, and ecosystem of the Information Management business, a multibillion dollar market. Previously, he was the Vice President of Strategy for IBM Software Group. He has held many key roles in both IBM Software and IBM Research including pioneering IBM’s security software business. He has an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the recipient of a distinguished alumni award1 from the University of Illinois, and is the co-author of 15 patents.

Adalio Sanchez Adalio Sanchez
General Manager
IBM System X

Adalio Sanchez is General Manager of IBM’s System x server unit responsible for all facets of IBM's multi-billion dollar x86 server business, including product development, marketing, sales, operations, and overall financial performance. He is also a member of the IBM Performance Team, a group of the company's highest senior executive officers.

Mr. Sanchez has over 27 years of experience in the information technology marketplace. Mr. Sanchez held the positions of General Manager of IBM Microelectronics, General Manager of IBM’s UNIX server business, General Manager of Storage Networking, General Manger of Manufacturing Operations and Business Transformation for the IBM Personal Systems Group and General Manager of IBM’s Mobile Computing unit.

Mr. Sanchez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Miami and a Masters of Business Administration from Florida International University (FIU). He was named the 2007 U.S. Hispanic Engineer of the Year and has frequently been named to the list of the Top 50 Hispanics in Technology and Business. He is a member of the FIU Foundation Board of Directors, Chairman of the FIU Engineering School Executive Advisory Council, and serves as Chairman of SHPE Advisory Board.

Phil Francisco Phil Francisco
Vice President, Product Management and Product Marketing
IBM

Phil Francisco is the Vice President, Product Management and Product Marketing at IBM. He has over 20 years of experience in development and global technology marketing. Phil holds BS degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, a Master's degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and he completed the Advanced Management Program at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Dr. Barry Devlin Dr. Barry Devlin
Founder and Principle
9sight Consulting

Dr. Barry Devlin is among the foremost authorities on business insight and one of the founders of data warehousing, having published the first architectural paper on the topic in 1988. With over 30 years of IT experience, including 20 years with IBM as a Distinguished Engineer, he is a widely respected analyst, consultant, lecturer and author of the seminal book, “Data Warehouse—from Architecture to Implementation” and numerous White Papers.

Todd Wilkes
Vice President, Enterprise Solution Development
Premier healthcare alliance

Todd Wilkes, Vice President – Enterprise Solution Development for the Premier healthcare alliance, has spent the past 20+ years leading, designing, developing and delivering big data analytical solutions that are transforming our nation’s hospitals and healthcare systems to coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care. The Premier has developed and maintains the nation’s largest clinical, financial and outcomes comparative database.  Mr. Wilkes earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Clemson University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

José Geraldo Ortigosa José Geraldo Ortigosa
Operation Director
Grupo Cephas

With more than 20 years of experience in IT Industry, Mr. Ortigosa is the Operation Director at Grupo Cephas (Valecard, Blockauto and Dentalshow) and since October 2011 he leads operation, Technology and call Center. He also holds a degree in Data Processing graduated in 1980 at Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba, with Specialization in Systems Analysis - Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Campinas.

Darrin D. Nelson
Vice President of National Software Sales
Sirius

Todd Wilkes, Vice President – Enterprise Solution Development for the Premier healthcare alliance, has spent the past 20+ years leading, designing, developing and delivering big data analytical solutions that are transforming our nation’s hospitals and healthcare systems to coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care. The Premier has developed and maintains the nation’s largest clinical, financial and outcomes comparative database.  Mr. Wilkes earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Clemson University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Kevin Piotrowski
Vice President of Business Development and PreSales
Infor

Kevin Piotrowski is the Vice President of Business Development and PreSales for the System i Business Unit at Infor. In his role, Mr. Piotrowski focuses on maximizing value for customers and on the growth and profitability of Infor’s global System i business. He's had an executive role in the System i business at Infor since it's inception in 2009. In addition, Mr. Piotrowski serves on the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) Board of Directors.

Kent Collins
Database Consultant, BNSF Railways

An IBM Champion with more than 34 years of experience in the MIS/IT Industry, Mr. Collins is a Database Consultant at BNSF Railway Inc.  He holds a degree from UTD in Computer Science and Mathematics.  Mr. Collins has worked with every version of DB2 beginning with DB2 for MVS V1.0 and participated in early adoption of many DB2 features including “Segmented Tablespaces” and “Prefetch” as well as "Data Sharing."

Bernie Sprang
Director, Strategy and Marketing, Database Software & Systems
IBM Information Management

Bernie is currently Director, Strategy and Marketing, Database Software & Systems for IBM Information Management. He has held various engineering, business development, strategy and marketing roles at IBM over 25 years. He also earned a Masters of Computer Engineering from Syracuse University during that time. Prior to joining IBM, he earned his Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology.

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