sponsored by IBM
Posted:  18 Mar 2013
Premiered:  Mar 18, 2013
Format:  Audio
Type:  Podcast
Language:  English
ABSTRACT:

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.




Speakers

Marc 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

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.

Rob Enderle
Principal Analyst ,  Enderle Group



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