Keynotes

These industry experts and thought leaders will inspire and educate you at the 2016 DB2 Tech Conference in Austin. 
 
Open for Data

David Girish, VP, Data Gavity and InnovationGirish Venkatachaliah, Vice President, Data Gravity and Innovation, IBM Corporation

Monday,  May 23rd  

As a data professional, we know you are always looking for a better way to do your job. Developers want to invent new digital experiences for customers. Data scientists search for new and unexpected trends. Data architects need to make everything scale and integrate across IT and lines of business. Whether your data is on premise or in the cloud, IBM can help you get more out of your data, no matter where it comes from or how you access it.

As we move into even more data-rich environments, from the Internet of Things to the connected enterprise, data will no longer fit into traditional buckets — the tools we use to interact with them cannot either. New capabilities like Spark represent a new paradigm to drive a competitive advantage for your organization.  

IBM is Open for Data, opening a new dialogue across IT, app dev, data scientists, lines of business and more.

About Girish:

Girish Venkatachaliah is Vice President of Data Gravity and Innovation at IBM Corporation. During his nearly 20 year-long career with IBM, Girish has served in a variety of executive development roles in Data Management including Informix and DB2. He is credited with multiple patents and is an internationally recognized speaker across Information Management.

Venkatachaliah holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering in Electronics and Master's degree in both Engineering Management and Computer Science. Further, he holds an MBA from the prestigious dual degree program of University of California, Berkeley and Columbia University, New York.

A Perfect Storm: Challenges of the Digital Tomorrow

Jonathan Adams Jonathan Adams, Vice President of R&D, BMC Software

Monday, May 23rd 

When good enough isn’t good enough  is your business keeping up with the new Digital Business? Today's businesses need to re-align or invest in new technology and business models to engage with the consumer of the future. Customers today are sophisticated and tech-savvy with high expectations. Eventually, every product and service will go digital, creating massive volumes of data that may be more valuable than the original data. Everything is connected.

The storm is only going to get worse. It is estimated that by 2020, more than seven billion people and businesses, and at least 30 billion devices, will be connected to the Internet.

How are you going to stay in touch with your new technological consumer? What new technology are you going to adopt? Social and the Internet of Things, Mobile apps, Analytics, Cloud, Big Data, Automation, Mainframe? Are you going to use business intelligence, analytics, or possibly even Watson to stay in touch with your customer to find insights? Finding insights in your data – doesn’t that generate more data? How are you going to manage your new digital business infrastructure? How do you plan to service your technological consumers with the information they need in a timely manner?

About Jonathan:

Jonathan Adams is vice president and general manager of ZSolutions and Select Technologies at BMC Software, Inc. He leads product management, research and development, and marketing for the company’s full suite of mainframe products as well as those in its Select Technologies portfolio.