February 23–26, 2020
Hillery Hunter

Hillery Hunter
CTO and VP, Cloud Infrastructure, IBM

Hillery is CTO of IBM Cloud, responsible for technical strategy for IBM’s cloud-native and infrastructure offerings. Prior to this role, she served as Director of Accelerated Cognitive Infrastructure in IBM Research, leading a team doing cross-stack (hardware through software) optimization of AI workloads, producing productivity breakthroughs of 40x and greater which were transferred into IBM product offerings. Her technical interests have always been interdisciplinary, spanning from silicon technology through system software, and she has served in technical and leadership roles in-memory technology, Systems for AI, and other areas. She is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and was appointed as an IBM Fellow in 2017. Hillery is a BS, MS, and Ph.D. graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


9:20am9:25am Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Location: Grand Ballroom
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As the use of cloud expands from initial use cases to broader consumption, new interdisciplinary interlock across software development, cloud architecture, and data architecture are required. In this keynote, we'll touch on key pain points of this inter-disciplinary era and look at the view of holistic cloud architecture and development. Read more.
10:45am11:35am Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Location: Sutton Center
The cloud era has brought with it great efficiencies in operations, software release cadence, and speed of integration of new functions. In this talk, we'll look at each of these pressures on software and cloud architects and discuss a holistic view of cloud architecture, suited to the next wave of application modernization across industries. Read more.
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