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Expert Integrated Systems: Can you put expertise in a box?


Can you package expertise? More and more IT executives are adopting a new approach that makes it easier, faster and less expensive to deploy infrastructure and applications by integrating hardware, software and field-tested “patterns of expertise” in the form of expert integrated systems.

This latest episode of Smarter Computing Radio’s podcast series explores the many benefits organizations are enjoying by taking advantage of a unique combination of technology, industry knowledge, business rules and deployment aids – all installed and tuned at the factory.


Alan Waite National Manager for IBM Expert Integrated Systems - Australia and New Zealand

I am currently the National Manager for IBM’s Expert Integrated Systems division. I am responsible for managing a sales and technical team across Australia and New Zealand, driving business performance. I began as a systems engineer within the mainframe and midrange customers, where I was a solutions architect. In this role, I focused on systems networking, systems management and enterprise computing.

Nancy Pearson Vice President of Expert Integrated Systems marketing for IBM Corporation

Nancy Pearson is the Vice President of expert integrated systems marketing for IBM Corporation.  She leads all aspects of global marketing for this new growth initiative, including; Web and digital, demand generation, and field marketing.

Prior roles have included Vice President of Global WebSphere Marketing, Cloud Computing, Global Marketing & Channel for the IBM Information Management business.  Nancy also led the global marketing for IBM Tivoli Software. In her leadership roles she has been responsible for the marketing integration for over 20 IBM acquisitions across multiple brands in IBM including, Cognos Software and Rational Software. 

Rob Enderle Principal Analyst, Enderle Group 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,, ZDNet Australia,, Business Week, The Register and many, many more. He also provides custom analysis services to enterprise and government clients.

Amit Dave Distinguished Engineer, Systems Technology Group Technical Sales, Middle East & Africa

Amit recently joined the Middle East and Africa STG team.  Prior to joining this team, Amit was the CTO for STG Systems Software where he focused on software strategies and business development for IBM Systems and Technology Group's value add product portfolio and partner enablement.  Amit was also part of Systems Director development team and before that has held various positions in STG leading efforts around STG Software Portfolio, IBM i and i OS Development, System i brand, Teraplex Integration Center, Executive Briefing Center Consultant, and Worldwide Technical Support organizations (ITSO) where he had authored and co-authored several Redbooks and skills transfer workshop content.  Before joining IBM in 1990, he was a principal consultant with a business partner in the UK deploying IT and outsourcing solutions.  Amit started his career as an IBM client in the UK in computer operations, leading to Systems Analysts, and then IT Management position.

03 Jan 2013
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