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Can the CIO dilemma be solved?
If there was ever time for IT leaders to think smarter, it's now. Never has the CIO been faced with more challenges -- but also more opportunities -- than in today's changing landscape of information technology. Rapid technological change, combined with heightened demands by business stakeholders, is forcing CIOs and IT decision-makers to embrace new strategies when it comes to infrastructure, architecture and applications that align with business goals. Get an important understanding of how IBM’s Smarter Computing approach is designed to help CIOs not only overcome IT hurdles but leverage key technologies and processes for long-term business benefit.
SpeakersMarc Dupaquier Vice President Global Marketing Communications and Strategy for IBM Systems and Technology Group
Marc Dupaquier is Vice President Global Marketing Communications and Strategy for IBM Systems and Technology Group since April 2010. Before this, Marc was General Manager, Global Mid Market where he was in charge of the $7B IBM Hardware, Software and Services revenue that IBM realizes with companies of less than 1000 employees, in this position Marc transitioned IBM’s business model to a Business Partners sales model supported by a sophisticated IBM’s led Marketing engine. Prior to this, Marc had an extensive set of Senior Executive responsibilities including General Manager for the IBM system i Division, Vice President of Global Marketing for IBM Software Group, and Vice President of Global Sales for the IBM Data Management Division.Lisa Johnston Vice President, Smarter Computing, IBM
Lisa Johnston is IBM Vice President, Smarter Computing, based in Austin, Texas, and holds responsibility for IBM’s marketing for Smarter Computing, the IT infrastructure that enables a smarter planet, empowers organizations to unleash innovation through the cloud, master Big Data and secure critical information.Patrick Gray Journalist and Analyst
Patrick Gray has been reporting on enterprise information technology for 11 years and is best known as the host of the award-winning Risky Business information security podcast. He has written extensively for Fairfax newspapers, including The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, ACP Magazines, Wired.com, ZDNet Australia, SecurityFocus.com, Business Week, The Register and many, many more. He also provides custom analysis services to enterprise and government clients.Rob Enderle Principal Analyst, Enderle Group Susan Blocher Vice President, Marketing and Communications, IBM Systems and Technology Group Growth Markets
In 1995, after more than 10 years in the Aerospace Engineering industry, Susan Blocher joined the IBM Corporation as a software marketing manager, first leading IBM WebSphere marketing for three years and then IBM Tivoli marketing for four more years. In 2007, Susan became the Global Vice President of IBM System Storage marketing, and in 2009, she moved into the growth markets as the IBM Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Today, Susan is the Vice President of Marketing and Communication for IBM Systems and Technology Group (STG) across the Growth Markets Unit.