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May 18–19, 2016: Conference
Austin, TX

Computer science artists unite! An open source retrospective to glimpse our future

Angel Diaz (IBM)
9:20am–9:30am Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Ballroom D
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As any good historian knows, we must embrace and understand our past to shine light on a successful future. Angel Diaz, IBM’s vice president of cloud architecture and technology, provides a retrospective on IBM’s deep history and its contributions to the evolution of open source technology in order to catch a glimpse of a future that is rooted in open source technologies. Angel tells the story of open source projects that exemplify the new hardcore concepts we’ll all need to accelerate innovation and success. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the top open source projects and techniques to watch for in the industry around the cloud, data, and the blockchain.

This keynote is sponsored by IBM.

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Angel Diaz


Always on the move, Angel Diaz is IBM’s VP of cloud architecture and technology. Angel and his team are responsible for the technology, architecture, and strategy behind IBM’s hybrid, open, and secure cloud, which empower IBM’s clients with a new way to work. When he’s not working to bring greater value to clients through a flexible and interoperable cloud, Angel is IBM’s leader for open technology, where he is spearheading an industry IT residence driven by open source code, community, and culture. A master of the art of the possible, Angel has been the driving force behind many of the most important cloud, data, and mobile open technology industry movements—all focused on enabling innovation that is built on simple, practical solutions. With a career rooted in IBM Research—where he has successfully led both business and development teams in building the standards upon which the Web runs—Angel has a unique perspective on technology’s effect on today’s opportunities. In those rare moments of stillness, you might find him vanquishing his foes across Azeroth or forging amazing new worlds in Minecraft with his daughter.